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How do I get firefox to stup adding WWW to the beginning of a URL that does not start with WWW?

I have a URL I need to access "http://vb.bytware/forums/index/php" but fire fox keeps adding WWW to he beginning of the URL returning "http://www.vb.bytware/forums/index.… (read more)

I have a URL I need to access "http://vb.bytware/forums/index/php" but fire fox keeps adding WWW to he beginning of the URL returning "http://www.vb.bytware/forums/index.php" whis is worng and therefore returns a Site not Found error.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== today - the first time I entered the URL

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by kb123 9 years ago

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Firefox update messed up text boxes on every website I access; need to fix this.

I was happy with the old version of Firefox I was using, but I wanted to install an addon that required a later version, so I "upgraded". Prior to the upgrade I has whit… (read more)

I was happy with the old version of Firefox I was using, but I wanted to install an addon that required a later version, so I "upgraded". Prior to the upgrade I has white text on a black background set as my default. After the upgrade those settings were maintained, *except* in most web text-input boxes (such as the text-box on teh Google main screen). These boxes either became reverse colored (e.g. black text on white background), or even worse, bleck text on black background, so the text is invisible. (This happens on secondary Google search pages.) Very annoying and not very useful.

Also, buttons like the Google search and "I'm feeling lucky" buttons are showing up blank, as does the "submit" button on THIS page. And on some sites "captcha" boxes are invisible, making it impossible to register or login at those sites.

How do I fix this?

I've seen a number of suggested fixed for similar problems, ranging from editing the userChrome.css file to using "Stylish" to install overlays. None of these fix the problem. They either don't work at all, or they are overkill, changing a whole bunck of -other- things that I -don't- want changed. Also, they all seem overly complex for a problem that SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE. An upgrade that trashes my installed settings isn't an "upgrade", it;s a downgrade.

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Asked by Dr_H 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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firefox prevented this page from auto redirecting to another page

firefox prevented this page from auto redirecting to another page I get this message every time I go to new search page. I am so F-ING tired of pressing the key allow it… (read more)

firefox prevented this page from auto redirecting to another page I get this message every time I go to new search page. I am so F-ING tired of pressing the key allow it's not funny. Can't Fire fox remember the dam pages I go to? Every freaking time I go to a new page that props up and I have to click allow. I would like to get rid of that for good so if you can help me that's cool if not then good bye. I go to explorer for browser. I can't take it anymore. Plus when I'm reading that page moves up again and I have to click allow again.

Asked by LauraParis 9 years ago

Answered by SafeBrowser 9 years ago

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I am running Windows XP, SP3, with Firefox Version 24.0. I get this error message on several sites, including this one:http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Here is the complete URL of the update message:http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?f=25&utm_expid=71153379-28.vG1F80OiT9mXu6FaOITmDg.2&from=sfx&uid=267 … (read more)

Here is the complete URL of the update message:http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?f=25&utm_expid=71153379-28.vG1F80OiT9mXu6FaOITmDg.2&from=sfx&uid=267 If I use my Help menu, it tells me my version is the latest and needs no update.

Asked by MeTeeCee2 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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When I start Firefox it always wants to start in safe mode, how can I fix this?

When starting Firefox it first offers me an option box to do things like reset my preferences, turn on my addons, etc. or continue in safe mode. If I make a selection I a… (read more)

When starting Firefox it first offers me an option box to do things like reset my preferences, turn on my addons, etc. or continue in safe mode. If I make a selection I am offered a chance to restart Firefox, which it then does fine. But when I start Firefox again, it does the same thing.

Asked by djstewartnc 10 years ago

Last reply by Helper7677 10 years ago

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How to remove Toggle Seach Engine toolbar from Firefox?

I inadvertantly clicked on a window which downloaded Toggle search engine which placed a toolbar on Firefox 3.5.5 and has replaced the 'standard' Firefox-Google home pag… (read more)

I inadvertantly clicked on a window which downloaded Toggle search engine which placed a toolbar on Firefox 3.5.5 and has replaced the 'standard' Firefox-Google home page. I deleted Toggle from manage search engine options and delted the Toggle files in windows explorer on my 'C' hard drive, and uninstalled firefox 3.5.5 and then reinstalled Firefox 3.5.5, but the Toggle Toolbar returns to Firefox home page.

How can I eliminate the Toggle files or uninstall as there is no uninstall option that I can find.

Asked by gilde 10 years ago

Last reply by Helper7677 10 years ago

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Tried to install Firefox 14.0.1. Won't install, says I need XP, but I have XP.

Downloaded Firefox 14.0.1. Would not install. Got message: "This version of Firefox requires Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or newer." I have dial-up and it took an hour to loa… (read more)

Downloaded Firefox 14.0.1. Would not install. Got message: "This version of Firefox requires Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or newer."

I have dial-up and it took an hour to load, now it won't install. Very frustrating, particularly as I have Windows XP. Why won't it load?

Thank you.

Asked by JimBassplayer 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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how do I transfer my bookmarks from Mac to PC

I'd like to transfer my FF bookmarks from my Mac partition to my Windows partition (same computer). I've seen a lot of descriptions of the reverse process but so far non… (read more)

I'd like to transfer my FF bookmarks from my Mac partition to my Windows partition (same computer). I've seen a lot of descriptions of the reverse process but so far none for this one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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ok - suddenly my facebook is opening zillions of new tabs in firefox - doesn't do it in -gag - explorer. I'm running windows 7 - don't know what I changed or did to cause this....just want it to STOP. HELP!

When I open Facebook on my laptop - I suddenly get tab after tab of facebook opening .... no reason - no changes that I know of .... have tried several things with no po… (read more)

When I open Facebook on my laptop - I suddenly get tab after tab of facebook opening .... no reason - no changes that I know of .... have tried several things with no positive results. I'm running windows 7.

Asked by parnold 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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I upgraded to 6.02 and still get this message from Gmail: "You are using an old version of Firefox which Gmail no longer supports. Some features may not work correctly. Upgrade to new version."

When I opened Gmail in my Firefox browser, I got a message I've never seen, before: "You are using an old version of Firefox which Gmail no longer supports. Some feature… (read more)

When I opened Gmail in my Firefox browser, I got a message I've never seen, before: "You are using an old version of Firefox which Gmail no longer supports. Some features may not work correctly. Upgrade to new version." I clicked on upgrade to a new version and was taken to the Mozilla site, where I downloaded the latest version of Firefox... then, when I restarted my computer, Gmail still gives me the same message!! What's going on?

Asked by podman 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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I just download the newest version of firefox and apparently it was supposed to replace my old version why can I still access the old version from my dock icon.

I am running mac os x version 10.7.4 and I was attempting to update from Firefox version 3.5.5 to the latest version. The Firefox icon in my doc still persists and leads… (read more)

I am running mac os x version 10.7.4 and I was attempting to update from Firefox version 3.5.5 to the latest version. The Firefox icon in my doc still persists and leads me to the old version of Firefox. Is this supposed to happen?

Asked by rong.88 7 years ago

Answered by Amit Kumar Thakur 7 years ago

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I removed ASK.com from Windows XP using add/remove programs - ASK.com has now returned as my "default" firefox home page - how do I PERMANENTLY AND FOREVER remove ASK from my computer ?

When I "boot up" my windows XP computer -SOMETIMES ASK.com shows up as my default home page in Firefox - I am technical enought to remove it by clicking "most visited" an… (read more)

When I "boot up" my windows XP computer -SOMETIMES ASK.com shows up as my default home page in Firefox - I am technical enought to remove it by clicking "most visited" and deleting the page for ASK - and I delete all the cookies - SIXTEEN of them I open windows control panel, select add/remove programs - ASK is NOT there - for the rest of the day NO WEBSITE I visit gives me any info about installaing ASK on my computer - I think I have finally OUTWITTED ASK.COM - even do another shutdown/restart - may not have ask for a day or two - but just when I think its goine forewver - IT COMES BACK - today iits back and I decided to ask you why firefox lets this happen - I have found a phone number for ASK and will be calling them today - I suspect they won't talk to me because its apparent they're just like MALWARE - secretly sneaking into my computer on the coattails of something else - why can't this kind of crap be stopped - is there some time of INTERNET STANDARDS and AGENCY where I can report this ?

Asked by BobWhiteXX 10 years ago

Last reply by TonyE 10 years ago

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Google+ / Facebook version issue

Google+ and Facebook keep telling me I have the wrong version. Here's what "About" says: 16.0.2 Google+ won't allow me in at all. Facebook give me this message: "You ma… (read more)

Google+ and Facebook keep telling me I have the wrong version. Here's what "About" says: 16.0.2 Google+ won't allow me in at all. Facebook give me this message: "You may want to upgrade your browser. You're using an old version of Firefox that is no longer supported and may be insecure. To upgrade, open Firefox's Help menu and click Check for Updates..." The link takes me to: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-36-no-longer-supported

Asked by robcook 8 years ago

Last reply by philipp 8 years ago