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How to install Active X plug-in?

I am using Firefox Version 3.6.16 and my operating system is Windows XP Home Service Pack 3. Some games require Active X to be played. Please advise how to install Acti… (read more)

I am using Firefox Version 3.6.16 and my operating system is Windows XP Home Service Pack 3. Some games require Active X to be played. Please advise how to install Active X.

Thank you

Asked by Kayem38 10 years ago

Last reply by Kayem38 10 years ago

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My Adobe Flash plugin is fully updated but it keeps crashing when I use Facebook applications

My Adobe Flash plugin is fully updated but it keeps crashing when I use Facebook applications. What could cause of this crash? This happened Not sure how often == 3 days… (read more)

My Adobe Flash plugin is fully updated but it keeps crashing when I use Facebook applications. What could cause of this crash?

This happened

Not sure how often

== 3 days ago

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Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by SuperWood 9 years ago

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Why does my browser sometimes redirect me to sites that I didn't type in the address bar. Frequently, I type in Facebook and it goes to Myspace (more recently the Washington Post.com).

Sometimes, when I try to go to facebook, it automatically redirects me to myspace.com. Yesterday, it redirected me to washingtonpost.com. Today, I tried to go to www.ch… (read more)

Sometimes, when I try to go to facebook, it automatically redirects me to myspace.com. Yesterday, it redirected me to washingtonpost.com. Today, I tried to go to www.chicagotribune.com/sports and it redirected to myspace.com

URL of affected sites

http://www.facebook.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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Looking for a keyboard shortcut for Back. Neither Cntr + left Arrow or Cntr + backspace work.

The Firefox help on this subject titled "N900 Keyboard Shortcuts" indicate that the either Cntr + Left Arrow or Cntr + Backspace equates to hitting the "Back" button ... … (read more)

The Firefox help on this subject titled "N900 Keyboard Shortcuts" indicate that the either Cntr + Left Arrow or Cntr + Backspace equates to hitting the "Back" button ... Neither work. Perhaps this advice is a remnant from an earlier version that no longer works ... This is an important shortcut for those of us with repetitive motion strain ... Or for using a touch pad ...

Thanks

Asked by JussAskin 10 years ago

Answered by Helper7677 10 years ago

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Why do I keep getting pop ups if I have turned my pop up blocker on?

I have my pop up blocker turned on, no websites are on my exception list and yet I still get pop up windows. I have STOPzilla and it has removed any spyware, adware, etc … (read more)

I have my pop up blocker turned on, no websites are on my exception list and yet I still get pop up windows. I have STOPzilla and it has removed any spyware, adware, etc from my computer. I also have pop up blocker with that program as well. Yet I still receive pop ups. I need help in solving this issue.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by loudbeats 9 years ago

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Changing navigation tool bar search engine?

I had the navigation toolbar search engine set as google but now it is using AOL as the search engine how do I change this? This happened Not sure how often == Not sure … (read more)

I had the navigation toolbar search engine set as google but now it is using AOL as the search engine how do I change this?

This happened

Not sure how often

== Not sure

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by na_1203 9 years ago

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how to export options settings (transfer to Firefox on another PC/OS)

I have Firefox set up on my old XP machine. I now want to set up Firefox on my new Windows 7 machine. I can easily export my bookmarks to transfer to my new machine. I ca… (read more)

I have Firefox set up on my old XP machine. I now want to set up Firefox on my new Windows 7 machine. I can easily export my bookmarks to transfer to my new machine.

I cannot find any way to export my Options settings. In particular I need to export my lists of "Exceptions" to Cookie / Image / Pop Up Rules. However it would also be nice to Export the other settings such as homepage. I want to set up three accounts on the new machine and it will be very tedious if I must re-enter all the information - especially as it is not possible even to cut-and-paste the text from the Exceptions lists.

Is there any tool for me to save all the Options from one installation and then load then into another?

I knew which files and/or registry keys to copy it would help as I would not have a problem making appropriate registry changes if it would save me from having to go via the Options menus.

Surely there is some method to do this?

Regards. Steve

Asked by steve333 10 years ago

Last reply by steve333 10 years ago

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Flash player lags bad with Firefox but not with google chrome,what is the problem ?

Every time i try to play any game using flash player with Firefox i have a lot of lag time. I have to stop playing and wait for things to catch up to play to play any mor… (read more)

Every time i try to play any game using flash player with Firefox i have a lot of lag time. I have to stop playing and wait for things to catch up to play to play any more,I do not have this problem with google chrome playing the same games.I have updated all add ons and plugins.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== about a month ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by mercurycc 9 years ago

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Where is "Google Web Toolkit Developer Plugin for Firefox?"

I can not find this plug in for the version of Firefox I have 3.6.8, even though it already runs with it? I can not find Google Web Toolkit Developer Plugin for Firefox f… (read more)

I can not find this plug in for the version of Firefox I have 3.6.8, even though it already runs with it?

I can not find Google Web Toolkit Developer Plugin for Firefox for Firefox 3.6.8 even though I already have Google Web Toolkit Developer Plugin for Firefox running on a version of Firefox 3.6.8 on other computers.

  1. There is no regular information that tells you how to get this plugin as there is with other plugins.
  2. When GWT Devmode loads the Firefox brower, it says "missing plugin." you click to install, and it can't find it.
  3. I know that I have previously been able to install Google Web Toolkit Developer Plugin for Firefox version 1.0.7511 installed on Firefox 3.6.8 on another machine. But I'm migrating to this one.

(Edited to correct the formatting to stop the post scrolling to the right - TonyE)

Asked by richkatz 11 years ago

Last reply by preetesh25 9 years ago

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where on my computer are the cookies stored, i mean the file name and location. thanks

in IE i can select where the cookies folder is placed. In firefox i have looked for it but can't find it. i just want to know where the cookies are stored on my HD and th… (read more)

in IE i can select where the cookies folder is placed. In firefox i have looked for it but can't find it. i just want to know where the cookies are stored on my HD and the name of the folder. btw i do not use IE i just remember it from years ago when i did use it before i saw the light and used Firefox! thanks

Asked by Block97 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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Videos on YouTube have sound, but there is no picture. Any suggestions? I just updated Firefox a few miutes before the problem started occurring.

I watch videos on Youtube, and shortly after updating Firefox, I have noticed that the sound for the video is fine, but the image is a blank screen. I have looked at eve… (read more)

I watch videos on Youtube, and shortly after updating Firefox, I have noticed that the sound for the video is fine, but the image is a blank screen. I have looked at every control and I can find no reason why I get sound but no picture when playing the video.

Asked by fangflyer 10 years ago

Last reply by fangflyer 10 years ago

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"imesh" keeps hijacking my home page. Every time I change it , imesh changes it back to the imesh search page. How can I get rid of it?

While downloading a music sharing program called "imesh" a number of different addons were added to my toolbars.I uninstalled the imesh program but all the additional add… (read more)

While downloading a music sharing program called "imesh" a number of different addons were added to my toolbars.I uninstalled the imesh program but all the additional addons stayed. I got rid of most of these but my home page was switched to the "imesh" search page. No matter how many times I have tried to switch back to my preferred home page, as soon as I shut down Firefox and then return to it later, the homepage has been swithched back to the "imesh" search page.

Asked by myersdam 10 years ago

Last reply by 2swift8612 9 years ago

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Latest Firefox uses THREE TIMES as much RAM as Firefox 3.6, and is slower to boot.

My laptop has limited RAM - about 2GB. Of the browsers I've tried (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), Firefox uses the least RAM, but it still uses around 1GB of RAM to display ab… (read more)

My laptop has limited RAM - about 2GB. Of the browsers I've tried (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), Firefox uses the least RAM, but it still uses around 1GB of RAM to display about 10 tabs (gmail, facebook, reader, and assorted other websites) - this seems insanely high.

Thinking back, this didn't seem to be a problem "back in the day", so to speak, so I tried installing Firefox 3.6 again.

Lo and behold, with the same addons and the same tabs open, Firefox 3.6 is using 300MB of RAM where Firefox 21 used 980MB of RAM. In addition, navigation is noticeably snappier in Firefox 3.6 - probably because it doesn't have to page to disk as often (which would often lock up my computer using Firefox 21).

I thought that newer versions were supposed to improve memory performance, not triple the required memory...

Asked by charlesangus 8 years ago

Last reply by user633449 8 years ago

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How do I change the default printer used?

How do I permanently change the default printer Firefox uses. I have 3.6.6 and have read that the was fixed and the solution was to select the printer you want to be defa… (read more)

How do I permanently change the default printer Firefox uses. I have 3.6.6 and have read that the was fixed and the solution was to select the printer you want to be default and it will be default until you select another printer. It doesn't work for me, I had to change via about:config.

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Every time Firefox opened

== I changed the printer to print a special job.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by dariansdad 9 years ago

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NCH Toolbar can be uninstalled by going tool tab scroll down to addons find NCH Toolbar and uninstall

I was downloading several programs and being very careful not to except any additional downloads. When the next day I booted up my computer and found NCH Toolbar on my br… (read more)

I was downloading several programs and being very careful not to except any additional downloads. When the next day I booted up my computer and found NCH Toolbar on my browser and with it a number of other problems.

(added this from "more system details") - I went to Add/Remove but the NCH Toolbar wasn't there but it's on my browser. I went to Search and typed in 'how to remove NCH Toolbar'. What a bunch of junk- Go to Add/Remove,I did that already-Get free removal software,Yell right with up-sell on software. I burned up two days chasing my tail or these idiots,you know who you are and they'll identify themselves when they try to defend themselves. I kept playing around on the Tabs on Firefox and came to the Tab marked Tools. I opened Tools and found Add-ons and opened that and found NCH Toolbar Uninstall. WOW !!! It worked why did it have to be so hard,because the greedy Jerks have to make money on us. Well, I don't need to ruin to my reputation so my information is free.

Asked by RCGARD 11 years ago

Last reply by billvero580 9 years ago