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Downloads window not showing

For the last few days my Firefox does not display the downloads window. I have tried to follow the suggestion set out in Firefox Help ie Tools --> Options --> Gene… (read more)

For the last few days my Firefox does not display the downloads window. I have tried to follow the suggestion set out in Firefox Help ie Tools --> Options --> General

But my General Tab doesn't show under Downloads the option to check the box "Show the Downloads window when downloading a file". Under Downloads, the only option shows "save files to Downloads" and "Always ask me where to save files".

Any suggestions on how I can get to --> Downloads the option to check the box "Show the Downloads window when downloading a file".

Thank you in anticipation

Asked by P1234 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Facebook isn't loading properly using Firefox but does using Chrome, why ?

One main reason I am asking about this is because I have to download screenshots for a group I'm in and organise tables etc... For every photo added of games played, resu… (read more)

One main reason I am asking about this is because I have to download screenshots for a group I'm in and organise tables etc... For every photo added of games played, results etc... I don't get to see the relevant information I need to be able to download it.

I've tried uploading 2 pictures to here to show what I mean but they won't upload either even though they are under 1mb. Basically, when you click on any picture on facebook, you get a distorted version of that picture, or, there are no options available for downloading it etc.. When I access the same pictures on Chrome, I can like it, download it etc...and everything else is also listed, so I don't understand how Firefox isn't showing any of it.

As both browsers are on this same computer, both upto date etc..., does anyone have any idea why Firefox isn't showing everything ?

Your help would be appreciated immensely as this really is doing my head in :(

Asked by QPRTYPOWER 1 year ago

Last reply by QPRTYPOWER 1 year ago

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get rid of outfox.tv in tab

dont know how but i have outfox.tv coming on each time i click on a tab, and not my home page, i cant find anything anywhere for outfox.tv and want to get rid of it, how … (read more)

dont know how but i have outfox.tv coming on each time i click on a tab, and not my home page, i cant find anything anywhere for outfox.tv and want to get rid of it, how do i do this

Asked by andalie 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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How do I bookmark

Click Star and no action moving to Bookmark. I can very randomly click star to create bookmark. Most of the time. No joy adding Bookmark. What did I do. FF 35.0.1 … (read more)

Click Star and no action moving to Bookmark. I can very randomly click star to create bookmark. Most of the time. No joy adding Bookmark. What did I do. FF 35.0.1

Asked by bjm_ 5 years ago

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Firefox only starts in safemode, I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times

Using PC with XP. Firefox had been working fine on this PC for a few years, Have had to fix a few times always before if needed by uninstalling completely if need be and … (read more)

Using PC with XP. Firefox had been working fine on this PC for a few years, Have had to fix a few times always before if needed by uninstalling completely if need be and starting all new,

Not this time, Have version 22.0 installed, no add on's since I reinstalled so should be clean install no ext or plug ins added yet, but it still does not run in normal mode, only in safe mode.

Asked by jamesil 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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after latest update wmp plugin is missing in add-ons, but is still correct installed. Reinstalling wont work. What can i do?

I was lissening to online radio. Firefox needed to update. After the latest update the windows media player plugin dissapeared from the add-on list, while still being ins… (read more)

I was lissening to online radio. Firefox needed to update. After the latest update the windows media player plugin dissapeared from the add-on list, while still being installed correct. I reinstalled it, but that didn't work. I replaced/deleted some files in firefox as suggested for similiar problems, but that didn't work either. Now I can't play wmp files anymore on firefox.

I hope u can help me solve this problem.

Asked by Daan1985 7 years ago

Answered by MarkRH 7 years ago

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Fox news Channel live video player recently stopped working

I frequently watch Fox News Channel live on Firefox in Windows 10. The FNC player no longer works on Firefox 52 and 53, so I have been using MS Edge to watch FNC. I think… (read more)

I frequently watch Fox News Channel live on Firefox in Windows 10. The FNC player no longer works on Firefox 52 and 53, so I have been using MS Edge to watch FNC. I think the problem may have started with Firefox 52. I would prefer to use Firefox for all my browsing.

Asked by loyall 3 years ago

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Firefox freezes loading pages

Hello I have spent 3 days trouble shooting this and can't resolve it. Firefox won't load pages, just get a grey spinning circle forever. No other message. I close fire… (read more)

Hello

I have spent 3 days trouble shooting this and can't resolve it. Firefox won't load pages, just get a grey spinning circle forever. No other message. I close firefox and restart, it won't start as it is still running in background. Task manager will not close it. I have to reboot the PC. I have tried deleting profiles, which helps for a few minutes then it locks again. I tried re-installing firefox and again it works for a few minutes then nothing. I have completely deleted all 'appdata' and still no luck. New profile doesn't help. I checked all security settings, firewall, etc. and nothing helped. I tried safe mode and the problem still exists. I have used firefox for years and now may have to walk away. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by kewltalon 5 years ago

Answered by kewltalon 5 years ago

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I have FireFox Quantum Beta and am having issues with it chewing up alot of memory (7gb!). I do have a screen capture of the task manager

Hi. I was having an extreme amount of slowness on FireFox Quantum Beta (version 57). I had the slowness just before and after a new update was installed (11/13/17 at abou… (read more)

Hi. I was having an extreme amount of slowness on FireFox Quantum Beta (version 57). I had the slowness just before and after a new update was installed (11/13/17 at about 10:45AM CDT). I captured the Task manager just before and after the update. I know that there is a legacy Flash plugin but it is set to never activate. How can I get rid of it permanently?

Asked by safemanusa 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Firefox 29 fails to exit properly and remains running in task manager.

This is a continuation of a thread found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/997448 by Compumind. I reported I was having the same experience, especially wh… (read more)

This is a continuation of a thread found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/997448 by Compumind.

I reported I was having the same experience, especially when opening links from emails in Thunderbird. I also reported I was forced to revert to FF 28.

Moses replied in above thread and suggested: (1) Download a fresh installer from https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ to a convenient location. (Scroll down to your preferred language.)

(2) Exit out of Firefox.

(3) Rename the folder

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

to

C:\Program Files (x86)\OldFirefox

(4) Run the installer you downloaded in #1. It should automatically connect to your existing settings.

I followed these instruction carefully but no joy. Upon installing FF 29, not only would it refuse to exit (using "exit") and remain running in the Task Manager until I killed it after opening links from Thunderbird, but I found it refused to exit after simple browsing and following links.

Moses had asked I not reply in original thread so I am re-posting here.

I believe this is a serious bug. With Firefox 28...no problems except a minor one I reported here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1002089

Again I am forced back to FF 28, though I miss the beautiful interface and security fixes, I need to have a browser that works properly. My wife has never even seen the Task Manager before so this is problem.

Besides the "educated guesses" made with this post, the only other thing outside of usual that I do, is to have a security policy regarding cookies (don't accept by default...I make exceptions for cookies I want to retain and have a several that are only "allow for session.") I also have FF set to delete browsing history on exit, but that takes a split second.

I look forward to when this issue can be addressed successfully and I am able to use FF 29 (and have it exit properly...I can't expect my wife to follow all these instructions and close it often manually in the task manager...nor do I want to do this.)

Good luck on all the Mozilla projects. Having installed FF 29 twice and then reverted back to 28 twice, I am going to wait and see how this plays out. Please don't send me the standard, "start in safe mode", "restart with add-ons disabled", "reset Firefox" (last time that destroyed my browser completely) stuff. I do not believe this is what's happening.

Moses added that there is a problem with email notifications going through, so take your time, friends.

Asked by Axis 6 years ago

Answered by Axis 6 years ago

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Firefox devouring 2 gis of RAM, context menu getting slow

Ive tried everything in firefox so far but its just no working for me i disabled addons manually to see whats gobbling up so much ram but nothing, i upgraded, downgraded … (read more)

Ive tried everything in firefox so far but its just no working for me

i disabled addons manually to see whats gobbling up so much ram but nothing, i upgraded, downgraded all the plugins and nothing either (the new flash plugin was giving me issues so now im on an older one btw, was still having issues with recent flash version so thats not it) i added addons that supposedly reduce ram usage but nothing

i enabled and disabled hardware acceleration but nothing either

i cleared the cache and everything that firefox can clear except the browsing history but nada

i used speedfox to try and possibly fix this annoyance but nothing at all

i updated, downgraded, and basically did everything possible with my computer's drivers but nothing either

is firefox just meant to be like this and to behave like an app that never releases its RAM afters its used? in task manager its showing me anywhere between 1.2GB or RAM being used or over 2GB's!! this isnt normal especially since i have only 4 light tabs open, all this and to add to it the context menu loading when i right click is slow as molasses

please, please, can someone just help me here? i added a log thingy that could possibly help, idk whats even going on here anymore from this, one day firefox was great and using no more than 1 gb in total with over 100 tabs open but now with just 4 after firefox has been open for a long time its devouring a quarter of my total RAM, for a browser thats a bit insane, especially since in the days i used to use Opera itd use no more than 800MB at worst

Asked by StaxOnRax 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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How do I put the Tabs on Bottom with Firefox 71? Once again, with their update, they SCREWED UP.

I attempted to reuse the Chrome fix that was successful for previous versions, but that did not work. I want my Tabs on the Bottom where "I" put them, not they way Firef… (read more)

I attempted to reuse the Chrome fix that was successful for previous versions, but that did not work. I want my Tabs on the Bottom where "I" put them, not they way Firefox thinks I am supposed to have them I am sure others are having the same difficulty.

Asked by Anne's Place 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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What happened to bookmarks "Description" box?

In prior versions of Firefox, the Properties Box used to include a large text "Description" box where I could put login information and other details for that bookmark. … (read more)

In prior versions of Firefox, the Properties Box used to include a large text "Description" box where I could put login information and other details for that bookmark. Now, in version 62.0, that text box no longer exists. Old bookmarks that I have no longer have this information either.

I used this text box extensively and Firefox was the one browser that had this box. Now it appears to have been removed. Can I get this Description box back? Or do I switch to a different browser?

Thanks, Macbel

Asked by macbel 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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After years of happily using Firefox, sudden, recurrent calamity

I've been primarily a Firefox user (with Chrome as back-up) for years, with only occasional, and minor, problems. I'm automatically updated to the latest version of Fire… (read more)

I've been primarily a Firefox user (with Chrome as back-up) for years, with only occasional, and minor, problems. I'm automatically updated to the latest version of Firefox.

So my browser life has been good--uneventful, even serene.

Until yesterday. Then Firefox suddenly stopped responding. Once, then twice, all together about five times yesterday, it would stop responding and I'd have to close the program and restart. And the pattern has repeated itself today. Sometimes when it's not responding I can still do things like open a new tab, but not download files or play a YouTube video--in fact there's a blank space where the video should be. Sometimes I can't even close Firefox in order to restart without turning off my computer.

Let me emphasize that nothing has changed in the manner of my Firefox use to possibly trigger all this.  I'm doing exactly what I always did, nothing more. 

My first awareness came when Windows notified me that Firefox had stopped responding and wanted me to click on "close program" in the dialog box and close Firefox, which I did. Windows said they would search for a solution, and let me know. At one point Mozilla came on the screen to announce a crash, and I filled out a crash report. Each time my first awareness of a problem comes when Windows appears in a little box and announces that Firefox has stopped responding. Soon after, the lack of responsiveness will become obvious to me in a variety of ways.

One notable point: if I restart Firefox everything will be fine for a while, and then, out of the blue, the unresponsiveness will recur.

I want to know why this is happening. Since my internet browsing pattern has not changed its nature, does the fault lie with this new version of Firefox? Or is there some malware that is responsible? I should emphasize that I've been using Chrome in the meantime and it has exhibited none of the problems of Firefox.

Actually, rather than my engaging in ignorant speculation, I'll just wait for analysis by the experts in this forum.

Asked by graviton37 6 years ago

Answered by graviton37 6 years ago

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Trouble opening Firefox 26.0 from Windows 7 taskbar.

I have Firefox pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar on the bottom of my screen. I use a desktop PC. Most of the time, when I click on the icon, it opens Firefox with no prob… (read more)

I have Firefox pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar on the bottom of my screen. I use a desktop PC. Most of the time, when I click on the icon, it opens Firefox with no problem. However, occasionally when I first turn my computer on and click on the Firefox icon on the taskbar, it gets highlighted but the little circle doesn't appear and the highlight fades away without opening the browser. When that happens, I can't even shut my computer off without pressing the button on the tower. That only ever happens the first time I open the browser in the morning, and it seems to be happening every couple of weeks. Any thoughts about what's going on? I just had a virus removal done, so that shouldn't be the problem.

Asked by Marcia 6 years ago

Answered by Moses 6 years ago

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Got new version, want to go back to previous download box, the new one has no history and doesn't show speed of download, how do I go back?

They are in the question. I was very pleased with the old download box, I have a mac so when I got the new update from firefox, I was very surprised to see I can't look t… (read more)

They are in the question. I was very pleased with the old download box, I have a mac so when I got the new update from firefox, I was very surprised to see I can't look through the old downloads and can't see the speed in which the current file is being downloaded, it doesn't make sense to cut those options off...

Asked by cylon2021 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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I want Firefox's current setup and look returned to build 28.0 as default

I am currently using Firefox 32.0.3 now on my Windows XP machine and I hate the look and find it difficult to navigate customizing the thing. It took fifteen minutes to s… (read more)

I am currently using Firefox 32.0.3 now on my Windows XP machine and I hate the look and find it difficult to navigate customizing the thing. It took fifteen minutes to set everything up to even come close to resembling what I used to have. Even with the Classic Theme Restorer it is horrendous. Will Firefox be able to restore the look and feel of 28.0? I would appreciate it if the next update went back to the classic settings and appearance as a default. The only reason I updated was due to supposed vulnerabilities in 28.0, otherwise I would never have upgraded. And as it is, I am seriously considering returning to 28.0 as it is, because honest to God, I cannot stand this thing. I wish I had a screenshot of how it used to look to show as a comparison to how it looks now.

Asked by Marc7 6 years ago

Answered by Marc7 5 years ago