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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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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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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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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 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

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Can't get rid of Alot as a homepage on my mac

Somehow Alot has become my default homepage in firefox... I cannot remove it... I tired the obvious solution ---- go under tools - click add-on - and remove ---- but alas… (read more)

Somehow Alot has become my default homepage in firefox... I cannot remove it... I tired the obvious solution ---- go under tools - click add-on - and remove ---- but alas I cannot find the alot add-on (I also checked extensions).... Does anyone have any solutions for me???

Asked by sabilyra 10 years ago

Last reply by f.cosentino 10 years ago

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I can't upload pictures into websites like i could before i was using Mozilla Firefox?

When iwas using internet explorer i could upload pictures and all that but w/ Mozzilla Firefox i'm always getting an error in my pictures URL of affected sites http:// … (read more)

When iwas using internet explorer i could upload pictures and all that but w/ Mozzilla Firefox i'm always getting an error in my pictures

URL of affected sites

http://

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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How to configure connection settings centrally, e.g. by using config file or Active Directory GPO?

For use of Firefox within our company I would like to configure the connection settings centrally. One example of such a setting is the automatic proxy configuration url;… (read more)

For use of Firefox within our company I would like to configure the connection settings centrally. One example of such a setting is the automatic proxy configuration url; http://server1.acme.com This server (hosting the .pac or wpad.dat file) needs to be different per location.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Directly after installing, if no proxy configured there will be no internet access

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Ik krijg de volgende opmerking als ik op mijn Macbook de nieuwe versie 4.01 wil installeren ter vervanging van versie 3.5 : De bewerking kan niet worden voltooid, omdat u geen bevoegdheden hebt om toegang te krijgen tot sommige onderdelen.

Na de download en de toestemming om de huidige versie te vervangen krijg ik de volgende boodschap: De bewerking kan niet worden voltooid, omdat u geen bevoegdheden hebt o… (read more)

Na de download en de toestemming om de huidige versie te vervangen krijg ik de volgende boodschap:

De bewerking kan niet worden voltooid, omdat u geen bevoegdheden hebt om toegang te krijgen tot sommige onderdelen.

Uiteraard lukt het dan niet om de nieuwe versie in gebruik te nemen.

Graag de oplossing.

Asked by hscbetw 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago