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How can I move bookmarks to new Mac when the Sync page says "this add-on has been removed by its author"?

I tried to move bookmarks by creating a Sync profile but it gave me the message "the add-on was removed by its author" and I don't know what that means. Within the forum … (read more)

I tried to move bookmarks by creating a Sync profile but it gave me the message "the add-on was removed by its author" and I don't know what that means. Within the forum I found a message indicating I can do this by first updating to Firefox 9 or something, but my current OS is stuck with the Firefox 3.6.26 version and won't upgrade beyond that until I upgrade my OS on my newer computer. So how can I save and move bookmarks to my new computer, a Mac with 10.6?

Asked by tjphoto 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How do I reset right-click search from Bing to Google?

Several months ago for an unknown reason my right-click search changed from Bing to Google. How do I change it back? I'm on a Mac OS 10.4.11 and Firefox 3.6.25. I got a l… (read more)

Several months ago for an unknown reason my right-click search changed from Bing to Google. How do I change it back? I'm on a Mac OS 10.4.11 and Firefox 3.6.25. I got a little over my head and tried two things, one from an article here which says -

Changing the Internet Keyword service

You can specify any valid URL to perform the Internet Keyword searches by modifying the keyword.URL preference in the about:config page:

   * To use the Browse by Name service from in earlier versions of Firefox, keyword.URL can be set to http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=. Google will forward you to the relevant site if it finds a clear match. Otherwise, the search results page will be displayed. 
   * To use Yahoo!, set keyword.URL to http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=, Bing, set it to http://www.bing.com/search?q= and so on.
   * To reset the Internet Keyword service to use a standard Google search Google's Browse by Name service, right-click hold down the Ctrl key while you click on keyword.URL and select Reset. 

and one from an outside article which said to go to about:config, find Bing and replace it with the URL http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=

Neither worked and it's probably I don't have a clue as to what I'm doing beyond following those instructions. I suspect it might be because those solutions were meant for a different version of Firefox. I got out of there because I didn't want to screw anything up.

Anything else I need to add?

Asked by notjenna 9 years ago

Answered by Tim 9 years ago

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Why has Firefox quit displaying my home page properly?

I am presently using Firefox version 3.6.24 on my PPC mac using system 10.4.11. I have been using Firefox for many years with no problems. Yesterday I received and alert … (read more)

I am presently using Firefox version 3.6.24 on my PPC mac using system 10.4.11. I have been using Firefox for many years with no problems. Yesterday I received and alert on my screen that there was a new update of Firefox available to install. I clicked OK and the update started. When it finished I checked and it was the same version, 3.6.24, which I was using and apparently nothing had changed until I went to my eBay classified site. Once on my site I signed in and went to the manage my items page. The page looked different because normally it displays all items I have for sale and at the top of the list of sale items are three items to check and look at My Ads, which I am looking at, My Profile and My Alerts. When you click on one of these you are normally taken to another page. When I went there after the apparent installation of the updated version of Firefox the page showed My Ads in one column, My Profile in another column and a third column for my alerts all on one page. This is not normal. I signed out and went page to my home page which is http://www.rr.com/. It was now different. Parts of the site were now missing, the sections with the weather, news and notices. I thought it might be the site and then I launched Safari and went to the same page and it was normal. This morning when I launched Firefox it displayed my home page as screwed up as yesterday. Safari showed it as it should look. I then launched SeaMonkey and it showed the page as it should look. I really like Firefox and would like to get it working again like it should. Would appreciate any suggestions. My email address is jsimmons15@cfl.rr.com

Asked by jimgersim 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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how to delete a wrong password that Firefox always shows; I tried deleting cookies and profile, but it doesn't help.

Firefox helps filling in forms (eg webmail inlog) but it also shows a wrong inlog (consisting of inlog name plus password). I want to remove wrong inlog names from Firefo… (read more)

Firefox helps filling in forms (eg webmail inlog) but it also shows a wrong inlog (consisting of inlog name plus password). I want to remove wrong inlog names from Firefox. I already tried to remove all cookies for this site, and deleted the default profile from my Mac applications folder. But still several options for inlog on webmail are given. Where can I find the place where inlog suggestions are kept?

Asked by janFaber 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Message says I have old version of Firefox, and updating isn't possible because my " system is incompatible." What now?

Every time I access e-mail, a pop-up box appears saying that I'm using an old version of Firefox, and I should update. But when I click on the "update now" box, another… (read more)

Every time I access e-mail, a pop-up box appears saying that I'm using an old version of Firefox, and I should update. But when I click on the "update now" box, another message appears saying that "your current system is incompatible with updating." So what am I supposed to do?

Asked by mensablondeone 10 years ago

Answered by James 10 years ago

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updated to 14.0 and no longer can access firefox on my mac OSX--help!

Firefox urged me to update from 3.6 to 14.0, so I did. At the end of the process I was told that "14.0 is not compatible with your OSX system". I have since been unable… (read more)

Firefox urged me to update from 3.6 to 14.0, so I did. At the end of the process I was told that "14.0 is not compatible with your OSX system". I have since been unable to access Firefox, and lost all my bookmarks and other info. Also, my computer is slow since then (I"m using Safari). I hope you can help me reverse this, or do what is necessary to get back to Firefox.

I think you should alert people to this incompatibility before urging them to update! Thanks very much.

Asked by Lindabu 9 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 9 years ago

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how to suppress the voice which describes all my moves?

As of today, I now hear a voice describing all my moves as for a blind. Example: "Firefox has new window" - When I play radio, the voice is still there covering the radi… (read more)

As of today, I now hear a voice describing all my moves as for a blind. Example: "Firefox has new window" - When I play radio, the voice is still there covering the radio sound. What can I do? Thank you

Asked by mrbiloa 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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I have unwanted background music when using firefox

Every time I now use Firefox (Imac 10.4.11) a nasty computer generated music starts. It sounds like an old computer game. Each time I open a window it starts and does not… (read more)

Every time I now use Firefox (Imac 10.4.11) a nasty computer generated music starts. It sounds like an old computer game. Each time I open a window it starts and does not stop. It carries on, sounding like a siren from a police car. I switch off the speakers, but it drives me mad!!

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Every time Firefox opened

== Today- 21/May/2010

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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the autocomplete function of the navigation bar is not working at all, I have already tried going through 'privacy settings' and 'about:config.'

I just updated to the latest version and I have a mac osx 10.4. Ever since this update the navigation bar doesn't come up with any history, bookmarks or anything at all. … (read more)

I just updated to the latest version and I have a mac osx 10.4. Ever since this update the navigation bar doesn't come up with any history, bookmarks or anything at all. All of the settings in privacy and about:config were already enabled for the autocomplete to work...

Asked by nadia19 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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Firefox gets stuck in a loop opening blank tabs when mail link to "NewInventors@intven.com" is clicked, on url http://www.intellectualventures.com/Inventors.aspx

Firefox gets stuck in a loop opening blank tabs when mail link to "NewInventors@intven.com" is clicked, on url http://www.intellectualventures.com/Inventors.aspx I'm on M… (read more)

Firefox gets stuck in a loop opening blank tabs when mail link to "NewInventors@intven.com" is clicked, on url http://www.intellectualventures.com/Inventors.aspx

I'm on MAC OS X 4.10.11, and the link goes through MAC Mail, which I never use. I use Firefox. So I looked up how to link Mac OS X mail to Firefox (using WMAP) and set it according to directions.

This problem occurs whether I look the url up on Firefox or quit Firefox and open the url on Safari, and click the link there: either actions start Firefox, and it loops opening new blank tabs. I've tried unplugging my hardwired link from MAC to cable modem, but by then the damage is done.

Quitting and NOT restarting firefox does not clear the problem, until Firefox has done this opening of huge numbers of blank tabs twice - the second time with the modem connection unplugged.

Sounds like either a Firefox bug, an incompatibility with OS X mail (between site and OS X), or incorrect MAC OS X Mail WMAP setup. I don't know how to isolate it any better than that, sorry.

The MAC Mail to Gmail Link via WMAP appears to work normally, in just viewing, reading, and deleting items in my GMAIL incoming mail box.

Sending a test message from myself in OS X mail to Gmail Firefox works fine.

URL of affected sites

http://www.intellectualventures.com/Inventors.aspx

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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I'm running MAC OS 10.4.11- Using older unsupported Firefox- Have to buy a new Mac to run upgrade of Firefox?

I'm running an older Mac tower-running 10.4.11. Firefox will not support this OS after a while. Don't thing I can install newer Mac OS(10.5) on this machine. There's some… (read more)

I'm running an older Mac tower-running 10.4.11. Firefox will not support this OS after a while. Don't thing I can install newer Mac OS(10.5) on this machine. There's some talk about installing Linux OS but takes me to confusing Wikipedia page. So, do I need to spend $$$ and purchase a new Mac computer?

Asked by markho47 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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SAYS: Close Firefox a copy is already open. Can't find a way to do so; Force Quit not a choice.

Can't close second copy FF app. Can't find why this is true; only have one FF.app; have kept only one profile. There must be some sort of superForceQUIT, BUT FQ ISN'T WOR… (read more)

Can't close second copy FF app. Can't find why this is true; only have one FF.app; have kept only one profile. There must be some sort of superForceQUIT, BUT FQ ISN'T WORKING I have worked at MacOS level looking for Firefox usage but it isn't there

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Every time Firefox opened

== Since I tried to recover profile data

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by Morbus 11 years ago

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How can I get rid of an exasperating Wikipedia balloon which pops up with a dictionary definition of a random word it chooses? Thanks!

I'm not sure whether or not the cursor activates this problem as it happens to pass over a word that wikipedia is programed to respond to w/ this definition balloon--it h… (read more)

I'm not sure whether or not the cursor activates this problem as it happens to pass over a word that wikipedia is programed to respond to w/ this definition balloon--it happens too fast for me to back track and figure out what i might have done that triggers its appearance. Seems random. No X to close balloon. Sometimes clicking cursor outside the balloon shuts if off...sometimes i can't get rid of it.Random occurrences of balloon but enough to be annoying.NOTE! Just now in hilighting "trouble shooting info" from Help menu, a balloon appeared w/ 4 icons:google, search Wikipedia, search duckduckgo and search surf canyon. This balloon appeared when the cursor went over the hi lighted text...it's like the Wikipedia dictionary definitions balloon i get when i'm reading online text! Connected?

Asked by imasutiki 11 years ago

Answered by TonyE 11 years ago

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My website is accessible via Internet Explorer but not Firefox? It is a simple jpeg image being used as a home page.

No matter whether I am using FireFox on MAC or Windows my new posted home page is not showing up when I access the domain. The home page in question is only a jpeg image … (read more)

No matter whether I am using FireFox on MAC or Windows my new posted home page is not showing up when I access the domain. The home page in question is only a jpeg image labeled index.html in the prime directory. The jpeg or "home page" is accessible and is coming up correctly in IE. I am checking it on a desktop MAC and a Windows 7 laptop. Again the home page is only one file.

www.2-49drycleaning.com

Asked by CraigHarkey 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Firefox doesn't remember any history although the setting is "remember history". How can repair this?

I am not using private browsing and the setting ist "remember history" but Firefox doesn't remember any histories. What can I do to let Firefox remember history again? … (read more)

I am not using private browsing and the setting ist "remember history" but Firefox doesn't remember any histories. What can I do to let Firefox remember history again?

Asked by chie 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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I have a Mac G4 yes i know its old but what can i do to get firefox 4 installed without havig to buy another computer?

My mac is a G4 I have tried to download firefox 4 onto my computer message cmes up as firefox 4 not compatible with my operating system. So what do I need to do to make … (read more)

My mac is a G4 I have tried to download firefox 4 onto my computer message cmes up as firefox 4 not compatible with my operating system. So what do I need to do to make it compatible?

Thank you

Asked by JULIET.TUSIIME 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago