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How to make google default search engine in address bar.

How do I make it so that when I search with my address bar it ALWAYS uses Google, regardless of what search engine is selected in the search bar? It used to be like this… (read more)

How do I make it so that when I search with my address bar it ALWAYS uses Google, regardless of what search engine is selected in the search bar? It used to be like this, but a recent Firefox update altered it. Now, when I search with my address bar it uses the search engine selected in the search bar...if I wanted to do that, I would just use the search bar! Any suggestions?

Asked by mystdni85 7 years ago

Answered by kobe 7 years ago

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How can I get the 'Remember Password' prompt to display again after deleting a saved password before?

My username and password for my university website: https://www.bb.reading.ac.uk/ stopped appearing automatically, and the password only appeared when I typed in my usern… (read more)

My username and password for my university website: https://www.bb.reading.ac.uk/ stopped appearing automatically, and the password only appeared when I typed in my username. I couldn't bothered to type the username every time, so I deleted the website in the 'Saved Password...' section thinking I would be prompted to remember the password again. But it never came up and cannot seem to find a function that would allow me to remember a password for the website.

Asked by edwinnnnnn 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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I'm getting "The connection has timed out" when I try to connect to one specific website. I can connect to the site using Internet Explorer. Help?

As suggested by Firefox, I cleared my history and cache. I also downloaded and ran one of the Firefox recommended malware applications. I also removed Firefox from my f… (read more)

As suggested by Firefox, I cleared my history and cache. I also downloaded and ran one of the Firefox recommended malware applications. I also removed Firefox from my firewall and then added it back as suggested by Firefox. I have no problem accessing the site using Internet Explorer.

Asked by 1dancinjoe 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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No longer able to hear audio on youtube videos

Since upgrading to Firefox 23.0.1, I noticed I was having intermittent issues with no audio in Youtube videos. I have since discovered that, if I go to youtube to watch … (read more)

Since upgrading to Firefox 23.0.1, I noticed I was having intermittent issues with no audio in Youtube videos. I have since discovered that, if I go to youtube to watch a video, there is no audio. The weird thing about this, though, if the video is linked through a forum, and I watch it embedded through that forum, it works fine.

Other video sites (test site linked in the FAQ and the videos on mozilla.org) work fine. If I open the youtube video in IE, it works fine.

I've tried searching these forums and the internet in general, but I'm not seeing anything similar.

Asked by rapozd2234 7 years ago

Answered by rapozd2234 6 years ago

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Recovering my bookmarks from an OLD hard drive to move to a new PC

I took the old drive out of the laptop and put it in a USB case so I now have my entire OLD hard drive as drive E ...but no applications will actually run of course. So.… (read more)

I took the old drive out of the laptop and put it in a USB case so I now have my entire OLD hard drive as drive E ...but no applications will actually run of course. So...I want to find my OLD profile on drive E (particularly bookmarks) and copy and move it to my NEW firefox installation on drive C. Both computers were/are running Win7 64 bit if that helps. Thanks much in advance for any help.

Asked by Camaraderie 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Opening a new tab, my home page isn't display; instead an unwanted page is displayed. I don't have the screen button the reset article references. Help

When I open a new tab, instead of my home page (google.com) I get a bing search page. I do not get the "top sites" as I do on my other computers. I have checked them to… (read more)

When I open a new tab, instead of my home page (google.com) I get a bing search page. I do not get the "top sites" as I do on my other computers. I have checked them to see if I could mimic, but no luck. In the article about removing unwanted pages, the article shows a screen shot of a button in the shape of a square with little dots making the square shape. The article says to click that button and then reset my tab. My new tab pages do not have that button. It shows the down arrow for downloads and the home button for home page. I've looked in the add-on manager and the bing toolbar is not there. I've also gone through the Tools/Options and can find nothing there to get rid of the bing toolbar. My homepage is set to google.com in the options. Also followed the steps for about:config and after making the change, new tabs still come up with bing (and its ads). What do I do to get my home page to display? Thanks

Asked by vhosford 7 years ago

Answered by Pradeep India 7 years ago

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How do I stop the "Ads not by this site" on every Firefox web page?

An advertisement appears on the to of the majority of web pages. It is always accompanied by the words "Ads not by this site". In some cases the area consumed by this add… (read more)

An advertisement appears on the to of the majority of web pages. It is always accompanied by the words "Ads not by this site". In some cases the area consumed by this add removes data from the bottom of the page and can not be recovered. This "feature" has appeared two days ago and I have tied, without success, to disable it.

Asked by Merty 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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I cant install java, I get an error message message every time.

Every time I try to install java add on I get an error message that says "(path)downloaded file jre1.7.0_40-c.MSI is corrupt"> I have removed version 5, gone in and re… (read more)

Every time I try to install java add on I get an error message that says "(path)downloaded file jre1.7.0_40-c.MSI is corrupt"> I have removed version 5, gone in and removed java from the registry, deleted the files on the hard drive, everything I could think of ... HELP!!!

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Asked by dragnfyr 7 years ago

Last reply by Santhosh_PKD 6 years ago

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Open links in the same tab?

Whenever I browse on Firefox and click on a link it opens in a new tab, I want it to open in the same tab. Is that possible? Because every time I open up a link, then my … (read more)

Whenever I browse on Firefox and click on a link it opens in a new tab, I want it to open in the same tab. Is that possible? Because every time I open up a link, then my tabs gets longer, like ten in one window.

Asked by iSkyiera 7 years ago

Answered by ideato 7 years ago

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Need to download quicktime plugin to use the site Blackboard for school. can't find plug in but downloaded actual quick time. please help, thanks!

hello, I need to download the quicktime plug in to use certain features on the site, Blackboard, for school. Plug in cannot be found and I downloaded quicktime. Please he… (read more)

hello,

I need to download the quicktime plug in to use certain features on the site, Blackboard, for school. Plug in cannot be found and I downloaded quicktime. Please help.

Thank you,

Kirsten

Asked by kirstenlani 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Can't change new tab back to tab home page

I update BitTorrent to the latest version today and after that my search bar on the top right changed from Google to "Conduit Search" That was easily fixed with two click… (read more)

I update BitTorrent to the latest version today and after that my search bar on the top right changed from Google to "Conduit Search" That was easily fixed with two clicks but for some reason it also changed what happens when I open a new tab from the default new tab page with the pinned book marks to this: http://i.imgur.com/dmU463W.png

I looked up some stuff to help and found the information on "about:config" to change the "browser.newtab.url" value to "about:newtab" however when I attempt to do that I get the window that is supposed to come up prompting me to input the new value, I put in the value and nothing changes, it remains with this Conduit Search stuff. Closing Firefox afterwards does not fix the problem and I have tried the process several times to make sure it was not just a one time bug. It also does not work for any value as leaving it blank or changing it to "about:blank" did not solve the issue.

Asked by Evilprodigy 7 years ago

Last reply by Noflieshere 6 years ago

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How do I stop firefox from refreshing pages constantly? I have to click "back" dozens of times if I'm on a page for more than 15 seconds.

every page on every open tab refreshes every 30 seconds and each time it is saved in my cache. If I want to go back to a previous page, I have to click back once for ever… (read more)

every page on every open tab refreshes every 30 seconds and each time it is saved in my cache. If I want to go back to a previous page, I have to click back once for every 30 seconds I was on the current page. Very annoying!! It just started doing this recently and I don't know why. I did reset the about:config to "0", but that didn't help.

Asked by rskarma 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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content not visible in Firefox

Hi! I use your awesome browser as my #1 browser. Since the most recent update, however, I can not see content on Facebook that was available (and works on all other bro… (read more)

Hi! I use your awesome browser as my #1 browser. Since the most recent update, however, I can not see content on Facebook that was available (and works on all other browsers).

Here is a link where you can see it working on all other broswers but not FF:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gables-Inn/91848818163?id=91848818163&sk=app_243138959111822

It in an iFrame FYI.

I have developed over 3000 FB pages and now they only work in the other browsers. I have gotten most of my clients to instal FF so this is an even bigger issue. I am out of ideas. Please let me know if its me or what to do to make it work.

Thank you so much!!!!

Sean

Asked by sadorno 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Is there a way to keep the Firefox window on top of other applications windows when Firefox is minimized?

My goal is to watch a movie in a small Firefox window (upper left 1/3 of screen) while continuing to work in my other application.in the remaining portion of the screen. … (read more)

My goal is to watch a movie in a small Firefox window (upper left 1/3 of screen) while continuing to work in my other application.in the remaining portion of the screen.

Asked by dbyster 7 years ago

Answered by John99 7 years ago

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I'm only getting one quarter of a screen on Flash Player on Firefox.

Only the upper left quadrant of the Flash Player screen has content. The rest of the screen is either blank or the original static image. This occurs on YouTube and any w… (read more)

Only the upper left quadrant of the Flash Player screen has content. The rest of the screen is either blank or the original static image. This occurs on YouTube and any website that has Flash Player content. Computer is a Macbook Pro Retina using OSX 10.8.4. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Flash Player (twice) and uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. The problem doesn't occur when I'm using Safari.

Asked by Fosterbeach 7 years ago

Answered by alport 7 years ago

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'do this automatically for files like this from now on' box greyed out

Whenever I go to download a file, the 'do this automatically for files like this from now on' box is greyed out. I have scoured the internet looking for a solution and ju… (read more)

Whenever I go to download a file, the 'do this automatically for files like this from now on' box is greyed out. I have scoured the internet looking for a solution and just about every one of them is either severely outdated or does not fix my problem. I have reset my Firefox more than I can count and yet it does not seem to fix my problem. It used to work just fine, but it no longer does and it is very annoying and frustrating. I have even tried to completely uninstall it and reinstall it to my computer and that doesn't fix anything.

Is there any sort of way to fix this problem? Firefox is my browser of choice and I'd prefer not to have to start using another one. I know it may seem trivial because it's just one extra step, but when you're doing it a bunch of times in a row like I do, it can get quite bothersome.

Thank you.

Asked by jenz1205 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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I have lost my toolbar and task bar. I have tried all the sugestions on this site to no avail. I don't know how to try a system restore with out them.

I was enlarging pictures on Facebook to full screen. When i went to move on. All my tool bars and my task bar have disappeared. I have tried all the suggestions on this s… (read more)

I was enlarging pictures on Facebook to full screen. When i went to move on. All my tool bars and my task bar have disappeared. I have tried all the suggestions on this site to no avail. I don't know how to do a system restore without my task bar, and don't want to lose my book marks. Please help, i can't grt to my important favorite sites.

Asked by lankdi 7 years ago

Last reply by goodgirl0130 6 years ago

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How can I change the default application for a content type?

Running a version of Linux, the default application for PDF files is "Use Document Viewer (default)", which appears to be /usr/bin/evince. I'd much prefer to use /usr/b… (read more)

Running a version of Linux, the default application for PDF files is "Use Document Viewer (default)", which appears to be /usr/bin/evince. I'd much prefer to use /usr/bin/okular; how can I change the default. This question is NOT about how to change the function that is automatically applied when I access a link, in this case "Preview in Firefox", but rather to the default application that I can select when I download a file being viewed in Firefox's previewer.

Asked by Jonathan Ryshpan 7 years ago

Answered by Jonathan Ryshpan 7 years ago

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How do you stop and get rid of the side ads (hide ad-open ad) that continually bombard every screen while using Firefox

When you click on hide ad a whole bunch of ad sites come up. Whoever in Mozella thought up this ought to Sh_t!!!!!! title edited by a moderator … (read more)

When you click on hide ad a whole bunch of ad sites come up. Whoever in Mozella thought up this ought to Sh_t!!!!!!



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Asked by calrey 7 years ago

Answered by kobe 7 years ago