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My PDF files are now identified as Firefox HTML documents, how to fix it?(only icons changed, extension is still .pdf)

After I uninstalled Firefox, all icons returned to usual PDF icons and files were identified as "PDF" files, but when I installed Firefox (31.0) again, all PDF files agai… (read more)

After I uninstalled Firefox, all icons returned to usual PDF icons and files were identified as "PDF" files, but when I installed Firefox (31.0) again, all PDF files again are identified as "Firefox HTML document". Extensions do not change, they are always .pdf, and files automatically open in Adobe Acrobat, but icons became "firefox HTML documents" icons and it is very confusing.

Asked by js.bigata 6 years ago

Answered by Robinson3 5 years ago

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pdf files now have a firefox icon

WIN XP. Have checked file association settings and pdf files are directed towards using Adobe reader. Completed uninstall of FFox31 and icons changed back to Adobe. Clean… (read more)

WIN XP. Have checked file association settings and pdf files are directed towards using Adobe reader. Completed uninstall of FFox31 and icons changed back to Adobe. Cleaned computer and carried out clean install. Icons remained as pdf for two restarts and then changed back to FFox icons. Everything works normally but the icons remain as FFox. Have set FFox application options to 'always ask' temporarily. I have a second WinXP machine that has upgraded to FFox 31 without this problem. Strange!

Asked by CMBANA 6 years ago

Answered by dlschool 5 years ago

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Firefox 31 changes all PDF icons to Firefox HTML icons that I can not seem to change back, can this be rectified? Using Windows XP.....

Once Firefox 31 is installed it sees all PDF files as Firefox HTML files and changes all of the PDF icons to Firefox HTML icons. This change can not seem to be reversed w… (read more)

Once Firefox 31 is installed it sees all PDF files as Firefox HTML files and changes all of the PDF icons to Firefox HTML icons. This change can not seem to be reversed without uninstalling Firefox. Only the icon is changed, not the .PDF extension.

Asked by Morgan1 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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HOw to delete yahoo from firefox?

When i search for something in the search box in the top of the browser it takes me to a list of items in google. When i click on the website in the search list it takes … (read more)

When i search for something in the search box in the top of the browser it takes me to a list of items in google. When i click on the website in the search list it takes me to a website i want to view and then a second later it takes me to yahoo. This only seems to happen when i use the search bars in the browser.

Any ideas of how i can stop this?

Asked by hairyhobo 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Font Rendering Got Bad After 32.0 Update

After the recent update, the font started to get badly rendered. Kind of blurry with jagged edges and transparent parts. It used to be okay D: Sometimes it becomes okay f… (read more)

After the recent update, the font started to get badly rendered. Kind of blurry with jagged edges and transparent parts. It used to be okay D:

Sometimes it becomes okay for a moment as I scroll down on pages, and sometimes when I stop scrolling, the font stays as it is; as if there are specific positions for the text to render properly. However, not all of the fonts are affected. Only the ones inside the scroll area.

On times that the font renders properly, the bookmarks font, title bar, and tab names are unaffected and still appear not-smooth. Same thing does not happen on other browsers. All my other system fonts look okay; it's really just Firefox.

Restarting Firefox = didn't work Restarting Computer = didn't work Tried setting up Clear Type = didn't work Tried enabling and disabling Hardware Acceleration on Firefox = didn't work Tried enabling and disabling the Graphics card itself = didn't work Tried just about all of the suggestions I found on Google = none worked Tried complete uninstall and re-install of Firefox 32.0 = didn't work

Graphics Driver are updated ~ Windows is updated ~

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6800


I fixed it by downgrading to Firefox 31 which makes me sure that 32.0 is the culprit. As I was about to send the message on top; I tried downgrading as my last resort and it worked. Now I'm only sending this as a report. I am hoping you'll figure out what caused it because I am quite strict (OC) that everything in my PC must remain updated >_<; thus I want to use Firefox 32.0 as much as possible.

Asked by jarethleon 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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New Sync not working (/questions/1007210)

I have a sync problem since yesterday 07/28/14 ... I'm signed in with my email address and password but FF is not syncing at all ... it always says Sync encountered an er… (read more)

I have a sync problem since yesterday 07/28/14 ... I'm signed in with my email address and password but FF is not syncing at all ... it always says Sync encountered an error while syncing. Unknown error ... Sync will automatically retry this action ... server status is OK

Asked by JurgenDoe 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap when trying with localhost

I am trying to connect to localhost. I am getting Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to localhost. Cannot communicate securely with peer: no c… (read more)

I am trying to connect to localhost. I am getting

Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to localhost. Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s). (Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)

What setting should i do to enable the localhost in new version?

Asked by vnanitha 6 years ago

Last reply by NoahSUMO 5 years ago

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Annoying Little Blinking Hand Cursor

I'm not sure where it came from, but I've noticed the last few days that I suddenly have this blinking hand/arrow cursor when I'm online. I thought it was just on one sit… (read more)

I'm not sure where it came from, but I've noticed the last few days that I suddenly have this blinking hand/arrow cursor when I'm online. I thought it was just on one site, but it isn't; it shows up everywhere. I've run AVG; it doesn't pick up anything. I've tried going into settings, but the arrow is chosen...not this weird blinking hand thing. Any ideas how to permanently get rid of it and go back to my arrow? Many thanks.

Asked by crl237 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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why is firefox behaving like malware?

What on earth are you thinking? We spent ages searching for malware & viruses because every time we open a new tab/window another tab opens with adverts! And we disco… (read more)

What on earth are you thinking? We spent ages searching for malware & viruses because every time we open a new tab/window another tab opens with adverts! And we discover this is an actual firefox addition. (and "its clearly labelled as an ad" is a total lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

well $%^*(# you very much. Of course we are angry - what did you think would happen!

Thankfully we found a solution: about:config -> browser.newtab.url -> set it to about:blank

BUT WE SHOULDNT HAVE TO

v30 of firefox is a disgrace. My question? Why are you making us return to Internet Explorer?

Asked by BigJonMX 5 years ago

Answered by user633449 5 years ago

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SINCE INSTALLING I.E. 11 IN WINDOWS 7, UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD OR SAVE FILES IN FIREFOX; HOW DO I CORRECT THIS PROBLEM?

This is what I wrote to the Microsoft Community seeking a correction of the issue (still no reply to my request for assistance with this matter from them): Can I go back … (read more)

This is what I wrote to the Microsoft Community seeking a correction of the issue (still no reply to my request for assistance with this matter from them):

Can I go back to I.E. 10? Ever since I installed version 11, I've had an unstable desktop. It appears to have damaged the Windows Explorer interface in other browsers, such that when I open the popup window to save downloads and/or other files, all that shows up in the window are the "Save" and "Cancel" buttons, but it does not show the interface to choose where to save the file(s), thus I cannot save anything at all in those other browsers. I primarily use Firefox, and every time I want to save a file, I have to startup I.E. 11 to save anything and everything.

I would much prefer going back to I.E. 10 which caused me no such problems; but, if I cannot go back to I.E. 10, how do I correct this issue so I can save files in other browsers? This situation has been going on for months now, and I've waited patiently thinking that there would be an update for Microsoft and/or Firefox (as well as Chrome and Safari) that would correct this problem by now; but, even though I have all of the latest updates and versions installed, no updates have corrected the issue at all. I would very much appreciate any help you can give.

Oh, also, I have tried uninstalling Firefox completely at least twice, and rebooting before reinstalling it to the latest version, but that has not corrected the problem either. I additionally tried turning I.E. 11 off in Windows, and then tried running Firefox to see if the download interface would be restored, but it still had the very same issue(s) [no ability to choose the place to save files, and thus being completely unable to save any downloads and/or other files]. I can't believe that this problem has been going on for so long now without any update(s) resolution.

Asked by S_Wolf_Britain 5 years ago

Last reply by philipp 5 years ago

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Sync Error messages

Hello. Since Monday I keep getting sync errors on Firefox 31 with a Windows 8.1 machine: "Sync encountered an error while syncing: Unknown error." Here is the sync log: h… (read more)

Hello.

Since Monday I keep getting sync errors on Firefox 31 with a Windows 8.1 machine: "Sync encountered an error while syncing: Unknown error."

Here is the sync log: http://pastebin.com/fuY8u572

It looks like it is syncing everything except for the open tabs on this computer.

Could you please take a look?

Asked by jesuita 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Can't get to Fanfiction.net. Receiving Error code: sec_error_ocsp_invalid_signing_cert

Firefox experienced a glitch while I was using Fanfiction.net, after restarting Firefox I started getting: An error occurred during a connection to www.fanfiction.net. … (read more)

Firefox experienced a glitch while I was using Fanfiction.net, after restarting Firefox I started getting:

An error occurred during a connection to www.fanfiction.net. Invalid OCSP signing certificate in OCSP response. (Error code: sec_error_ocsp_invalid_signing_cert)

every time I tried to visit the site. I've used http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com and the site is up for everyone else. I've even tried a suggestion from other similar problems and temporarily disabled strict OCSP checking. It didn't work. I can still access the site using IE but that is a very unsatisfactory solution. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by GJMEGA 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox from blocking "outdated" versions of Flash?

I don't want the Overseers at Mozilla telling what versions of ANYTHING I must use. I make my OWN decisions about security. How do I turn off those annoying, useless and… (read more)

I don't want the Overseers at Mozilla telling what versions of ANYTHING I must use. I make my OWN decisions about security. How do I turn off those annoying, useless and nanny-state warnings about Flash player being out of date? PLEASE don't answer with "Update Flash Player here." That conformist nonsense is not what I asked for.

Asked by sjduskin 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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How to stop Youtube videos playing automatically?

I don't know if this is directly a Firefox problem or whether it's an add-on issue, but since the update yesterday, embedded YouTube videos have been playing automaticall… (read more)

I don't know if this is directly a Firefox problem or whether it's an add-on issue, but since the update yesterday, embedded YouTube videos have been playing automatically when I open up a page which includes them.

Obviously this isn't ideal because I don't want to be forced to stop the videos every time, especially when there are multiple videos.

Does anyone know what the problem is and how exactly to solve it?

Asked by polikujyhtgrfedwsqa 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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Why are the developers not hearing of the problem?

I posted a few days ago my issue where with major system resources Firefox slowly drags down internet performance. This was followed by someone on our LUG posting about … (read more)

I posted a few days ago my issue where with major system resources Firefox slowly drags down internet performance.

This was followed by someone on our LUG posting about his wife and him having the same issue except a lot earlier but also with less system resources.

I'm betting that this issue of Firefox eating resources until it has to be restarted is a known one.

Why hasn't this been looked into by the coding team?

Asked by dabeegfarmer 5 years ago

Last reply by user633449 5 years ago

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Is the program from FiuneDeaalSuoft, and its associated links, causing problems?

A program from FiuneDeaalSuoft somehow appeared in my Firefox Add-0ns as of 2 days ago (08212014) according to Control Panel-Programs. I don't recognize it, but possibly… (read more)

A program from FiuneDeaalSuoft somehow appeared in my Firefox Add-0ns as of 2 days ago (08212014) according to Control Panel-Programs. I don't recognize it, but possibly I mistakenly clicked on an acceptance interface without realizing it. The ad re-directs which it caused were onerous and invasive. The re-directs first started appearing when I received a message advising me to update some other programs. I have a list of most of them. It seemed to start I went onto a Windows web page, for Windows Live Movie Maker, < http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker-file-types-faq?wlexpid=FC1B09C67C184525852C59C15A0F465E > which had 3 block ads at the top from FiuneDeaalSuoft. The links for those three ads were: < Microsoft.iYogi.com > phone 855-558-2498, < Microsoft-Windows.iYogi.com > phone 855-558-2498, and < Microsoft-Support.pchelpdesk.co > with no phone showing in my screenshot of the ad but it is probably the same as given later herein, 855-677-5531. I removed the FiuneDeaalSuoft program from Add-ons, but I still seem to be getting some pop-ups and re-directs. Looking in Control Panel, I see that the program name is slightly different: FuineDealSOfti from FineDealSofT. This program was extremely aggressive and persistent. In Control Panel, I see other programs which I am also concerned about. IDT Audio from IDT has been on my computer a while, but I can't remember much about it. Pinger from Pinger, Inc. shows that it was installed in Dec. 2013 before I bought the computer. WidgetServ 1.0 from Softomate, LLC. is through Firefox. WinSpeed from 24soft installed in April 2014 is another program which I don't know much about. Can anyone offer further analysis and review or comment of any of these programs, please, with advice as to whether you have found them useful or problematic? The software from FiuneDeaalSuoft will be uninstalled from Control Panel since I am convinced that it is very invasive and a lot of trouble. An Install Manager from dwnllistsoft.com was part of the pathway. It wanted to re-direct to < http://uhi.inureknittingrectrix.com >, which had code sections referring to < plh.tractionize.com >; < WhiteLabelBidRequestHandlerServlet >; < www.srv2trking.com >; < LTSanitizer.aspx >; and < www.ascentive.com >. The original message seemed to be one which advised that "Video Update Recommended". Another had the Firefox logo and advised that "You are currently browsing the web with Firefox and your Video Player might be outdated". The webpage address was: < http://www.lpmxp2129.com /7655407A3F26415F243E342D4D472B54AE35515F1068A175E1CFD6181CD0B859E09383E5EAA7EDFE90932B3B86A7E9D8?tgu_src_lp_domain= www.dnwyoursoft.com&ClickID=426139843&PubID=1258 > (which could have a small editing error). A smaller front screen appeared as an overlay which said "Recommended" and then " You are currently browsing the web with Firefox and it is recommended that you update your video player to the fastest version available. Please update to continue." Some other urls which appeared were: < http://www.srv2trking.com/LTSanitizer.aspx?u=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ascentive.com%2frun%2fclick%2fSEC_CPA%2fgo%2fFFTV%3fc1%3d08_107761803_ed31ad73-fc16-40f5-9cad-cccc044ea1f4 %26c2%3da-0-2464-2418-27346-0-223-0_177593 >; < https://interyield.jmp9.com/InterYield/optout.do >; < http://download1181bucket.com/go/windowsupdate?_alc=1&_cb=1&_ep=1&_sd=1&adprovider=advertisecom&source=advertisecom_driverupdater-us-dt-ron6& subid=66385-1017_1008_us&subid2=interyield+jmp9&servpixel=1408768365016_1408768324035_109_469_5987611_1 > which offered a Windows 8 update with a small front screen overlay message saying "WARNING! Please Install Update To Continue." while the main screen had a message that it was a "Windows 8 Update" with the admonition that "You are currently using - Windows 8 - which is now outdated... Please install the latest update to enhance your computer's security and performance." (part of the window screen capture was missing the full text, so I had to guess part of the message); (NOTE that the previous entry may have a disconnect between the url and actual screen, since i could not reproduce the result); < http://pmptrk.com/t/o/12/ > was another redirect; < http://updatingdriversnow.com/ujp1/?source=MG_EBT-RED&kw=ubid > another which offered a Java Update (13?) which had a front screen "Java Recommended" and "It is recommended to have Java in order to proceed."; checking on a contact link for the Video Update, < http://www.lpmxp2129.com/eQBQL8o9/videoupdater/contact.html > was the url; < http://pcupgradenow.com/su/en/4/a9551d18bc46aa01436d6fbb3caf46adc84f910f073379322921d15717c8caa4:1408769323/?a=anothervars&b=39500638&sid=ADV-sft-555&filename=Software_Update&uid=1408769323444_1408768975263_125_415_5966399_1 > appeared with a front screen overlay message saying "UPDATES RECOMMENDED! It is recommended that you install the software to ensure your browser is the latest version. Please update to continue."; the previous link had "Transferring data from static.getclicky.com" in the bottom left corner of the screen; another screen with url < http://pckeeperapp.zeobit.com/land/7.13/index.php?affid=mzb_196.8233409.1408767556.2.mzb&utm_source=ldmpcts&utm_medium=popunder&utm_campaign=pck_ldmpcts_15aug_ff&utm_term=&utm_content=&userDefiner=mzb_2380&installer=&trt=33_22526071&alert=301&tid_ext=antivirus > was very realistic (and for all I know is legitimate), showing a logo for PCKeeper, a front screen block titled "Important Message" with "Your PC Performance is Poor." and a "Fix Now" selector button; the main screen of the previous url had the overhead title of "How to Fix The Windows 8.1 error" which is somewhat peculiar since "The" is capitalized while "error" is not; also the previous screen had 1. a picture of an attractive smiling young man with a reference book titled "Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist", 2. several links for various PCKeeper options, and 3. at the bottom, block ads for AAA and alleged referrals from "The Wall Street Journal", "MAXIMUMPC", and "Business Wire" and 4. a warning that "You may be presented with an optional offer(s) during INSTALLATION" which was the link followed another link for "learn more"; < http://pchelpdesk.co/cp/support-for-microsoft.php?affiliate=63783-86_777 > was a web page for pchelpdesk.co which gave a phone number of 855-677-5531 for "Instant Tech Support for Microsoft r-copyright Products by Expert Technician"; < http://techieschoice.com/l2/support-for-microsoft.php > gave a phone number 855-677-9945 with another convincing webpage which even had several testimonials; < http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker-file-types-faq?wlexpid=FC1B09C67C184525852C59C15A0F465E > was one of the original webpages from which this detour first began with a header of "What kind of files can I use in Movie Maker?"; < http://aff2click.com/?a=939&c=8108&s1=14714782&s2=w.ascentive > which I do not have a screenshot for; < http://apps4u.pw/v14/?entry=&exit=&i=eyJ0IjoxNDA4NzcwOTQ1Mjk5MTU4MzA4LCJjIjoiNTM4ZWQzZGNiYjMyMTM2ZDE3YzI3ZWUwIiwidSI6IjA5MzQ4ZWM2 IiwiZSI6MC4wMjEsIjEiOiJ2MTQtQ29udHJvbCJ9&url=gt.penga.info > had the header "Recommended Download!" followed by "You are currently browsing on Chrome 35" and "Please Install the RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE -< which was the link > to Confirm You are Using the Recommended Version." along with other embedded links, options and disclaimers; < http://landing.driverrestore.com/ldimp/02/en/?brand=Windows&subid=US|EN|windows*download > for which I have no screenshot; < http://lp.get-soft.com/mpc____________/?o=42&campid=14403&creaid=6104&reqid=571734621 > with no screenshot; < http://trk8.com/base.php?c=109&key=5555c230910ebedab5128d543147c7c6&keyword=.ascentive.co > with no screenshot; and < http://downloadjust4u.com/download/firefox3/ > with no screenshot. I may have missed a couple or so urls, especially the intermediate transition urls, since they tended to change very quickly. Any of my screenshots are freely available if they can offer any further value. I am still uncertain if I am making this a bigger deal than it actually is. Knowledgeable feedback from anyone would be appreciated.

Thanks to everyone at Firefox. It has been my favorite browser for a few years now.

James

Asked by seekingffoxhelp 5 years ago

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Why Address bar is not showing bookmarks suggestions when I start typing?

Mozilla Firefox address is not showing bookmarks suggestions when I start typing in address bar. There are many bookmarks and either I have to type the whole web site com… (read more)

Mozilla Firefox address is not showing bookmarks suggestions when I start typing in address bar. There are many bookmarks and either I have to type the whole web site completely or I have to go bookmarks menu separately & then I select the bookmark. I want that when I start typing in address bar it should start giving me suggestions from my bookmarks. Please help.

Asked by Gagan_7591 6 years ago

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Does Mozilla Firefox offers Create Your Own Search Engine functionality?

Hello everyone, Does Mozilla Firefox 31.0 on Windows7 64-bit offers Create Your Own Search Engine functionality? If yes, how? Thank you in advance for your kind help. … (read more)

Hello everyone,

Does Mozilla Firefox 31.0 on Windows7 64-bit offers Create Your Own Search Engine functionality? If yes, how?

Thank you in advance for your kind help.

Asked by Danesh 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago