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Keep Getting "Firefox already running, but it is not responding..." Message on attempt to Start Firefox

I started receiving a message that "Firefox is already running, but it is not responding...". Tried Task Manager to "End Processes" - Didn't work (still getting the same… (read more)

I started receiving a message that "Firefox is already running, but it is not responding...". Tried Task Manager to "End Processes" - Didn't work (still getting the same message on start up). Tried to uninstall and reinstall Firefox - Didn't work (Getting the same message when I attempt to reinstall. About to give up and go with another browser. Can someone please tell me how to get rid of this message and reinstall and start Firefox? I would REALLY rather use Firefox. Thank you!

Asked by dsmith30 2 months ago

Last reply by bjv.rems1 3 weeks ago

BLOCKING FILE SYSTEM ACCESS -- DANGEROUS ALLOWANCE -- IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Hello to all, I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years… (read more)

Hello to all,

I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years of developments... Why? To keep this allowed makes it too easy for hackers, especially with multiple screens and a shadow/background screens available which can be running in the background, not seen, when hackers do that.. Kind of the way TeamViewer allows help to be provided remotely. Kind of screen sharing. Oh well...

Maybe need lots of complaints from you all to get this changed?..


Try yourselves to use file://C:/ with 2 // and file:///C:/ with 3 // and both are allowing access to the whole file system and any data file. BONKERS??? But why to use 3 /// if 2 // still works? Insider's job or programming conflict? Why would Firefox programmers allow that? I do not understand...

I tried to use selective website blocker, but for file:/// that addon says that the page is not supported... Maybe another type of addon could be developed for this to be blocked and secured once and for all, but not sure if Firefox would allow such an access or such a blocking. May cause issues with Downloads and accessing download folder from within Firefox. HOWEVER, they could block any system or file access from the ADDRESS BAR and SEARCH BAR and then do a work-around solution by developing a special warning 'dialog message' each time when any user (owner or remote user) tries to access forlder to see or use any file. That would be a lot like a guest account requiring password to access special folder or file, or wants to perform an action usually not allowed for a guest user. Password is required for that each time, or at leats a visual confirmation. That would help, I hope...

Would need to re-educate users after this! TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP THIS IN SUCH A WAY AS IT IS NOW!!!!

DOES FIREFOX TEAM UNDERSTAND THIS? Maybe they forgot about this, maybe they did not figure out how to solve this, or maybe someone from an inside is helping hackers to have a very easy access? Not sure, but this "open doors to all system and data files for anyone" is shocking!


What about business or government people? What about online bullying and harrassment? What about privacy about which Firefox writes so much? Need more complaints to make this a serious issue. So, everyone, please write your own comments or complaints to Firefox and Chrome directly and maybe they will listen. This may take more work than we think, but my ideas may help. What about your ideas? Express them below and maybe they will help as well.


You all can ask them for this to be blocked or solved, so ask. Maybe my ideas will help to get this moving. Write your own to them as well. And Microsoft may need to get involved as well because Firefox, and from what I read, Chrome allows this too... Other browsers may be doing that as well...!!!!!! There are loads of various browsers available!!!! I read something about Windows Policies, but I do not understand what that is...


(( !!! )) If any of you will try any system changes in an attempt to try solving this issue, make sure you are okay to risk with crashed system requiring reinstall or recovery to be used, and then, write down all the changes you do in detail before carrying any further and applying them because that may ruin the system without a way to recover it.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by XERRAX 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Facebook is glitching due to Firefox browser

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my… (read more)

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my phone and I was able to do both with them all. But I still can't in Firefox. I've checked to make sure I'm updated, and I am. So she suggested I reach out to you. Should I try uninstalling Firefox and re-installing? I'm assuming I'll lose my history? Thank you!

Asked by tea4thee 5 months ago

Last reply by Trainmanhowe 5 hours ago

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Checked box for 'do not ask again' on stop unresponsive script dailogue, now facebook page does not load... Help!

I'm not sure exactly where this question should go, so apologies if I picked the wrong category. As far as I can tell, it fits into 'other problems': So I was getting … (read more)

I'm not sure exactly where this question should go, so apologies if I picked the wrong category. As far as I can tell, it fits into 'other problems': So I was getting an 'unresponsive script on page, do you want to stop it' dialogue for a Facebook page I frequent. Got sick of telling FF to stop the script every time, so I checked the 'do not ask again' box, hoping it would automatically just stop the script whenever it became a problem. Well, it's working a little too well. Now the page loads zero content. I'm just wondering how to 'undo' checking that box. Is there maybe a line in about:config I can look for, some setting I can adjust, to reset the 'do not ask again' option on 'stop unresponsive script' dialogues? Thanks in advance for any help!

Asked by Jade-Raevyn 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Upload limit

We have a website where our clients upload their images and there would be lots of images i.e 1000 or 10000 . There is one option on the website from where clients brows … (read more)

We have a website where our clients upload their images and there would be lots of images i.e 1000 or 10000 . There is one option on the website from where clients brows their files and upload .I need to know that is there a limit on the browser that he can’t upload more than 2000 files or it is depend on the system configuration. Please help me with this because there are several client who upload 10000 files once in a year. Waiting for your valuable reply . Thanks.

Asked by mohdAzim 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes after having installed Flash, don't know why. Is this fixable?

When ever install Flsh, it then crashes Firefox, I really don't know why. I have Firefox Version 26.0 on windows 7 Home premium 64 bit. I see that others have had this i… (read more)

When ever install Flsh, it then crashes Firefox, I really don't know why. I have Firefox Version 26.0 on windows 7 Home premium 64 bit. I see that others have had this issue and nothing is showing up as for a selution to this issue.

Asked by carrottop1023 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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Web Search tab opens every time i open firefox. i do not want this

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it fr… (read more)

i always have had four tabs on my as a standard when i open firefox. all of a sudden a tab called Web Search opens. i neither asked for or want this. how can i stop it from opening

Asked by toant 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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How to stop "Always Connet with HTTPS"

Hello, I have a small issue. A while back I tweaked the settings and prefs of about:config, and in that, I forced Firefox to always automatically access every site with H… (read more)

Hello, I have a small issue. A while back I tweaked the settings and prefs of about:config, and in that, I forced Firefox to always automatically access every site with HTTPS instead of HTTP. I did this as an added security feature for a friend, but that was a while ago. Now, I have noticed that she can't acess her e-mail, or a lot of other sites.I already reset firefox, but all that did was reset the exceptions, now its asking for an exception everytime. But thats not the problem even IF I add the exception, the entire Yahoo site messes up. ALL graphics and everything are disabled. All you see is raw Text data and hyperlinks that are all broken. It works fine if I access another browser and it connects normally. But no matter what, it keeps trying to connect HTTPS. I don't really remember what settings I changed, and I would like to revert it back. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by bc22889 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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Password required dialog comes up before the browser

Since V 26: When starting Firefox, the Password Required Dialog comes up before the Browser does and then is Behind the Browser. Clicking on it in the Taskbar sometimes b… (read more)

Since V 26: When starting Firefox, the Password Required Dialog comes up before the Browser does and then is Behind the Browser. Clicking on it in the Taskbar sometimes brings it up, sometimes not without restarting Firefox.. Can I fix this?

Asked by BuBuSpidecky 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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download problem

after the last Firefox update (VER 26.0) i found that when i try to pause any download activity , the pause option appear dimmed (grey colored - not active) , so i tried … (read more)

after the last Firefox update (VER 26.0) i found that when i try to pause any download activity , the pause option appear dimmed (grey colored - not active) , so i tried to run Firefox in Safe mode and i already done resetting Firefox but there is no use , the problem is still there , what should i do to solve this problem ??

Asked by sh0077 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Logging in problem in one of sites. .

When I log in to a web site .http://speakingtree.in directly and/or through Face book, Google+ Using Google chrome browser i receive the message " This webpage has a redi… (read more)

When I log in to a web site .http://speakingtree.in directly and/or through Face book, Google+ Using Google chrome browser i receive the message " This webpage has a redirect loop" and when I use Firefox browser message "Cookies seem to be disabled in your browser. SpeakingTree requires cookies to be enabled in order to operate" flashes on the screen. My attempts to log in leave a message time and again " you have log out of ST site click here to log on.

Asked by mppant 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Where did "My Search come from? is it from Fire Fox?

I recently discovered a new home page on my browser "My Search" is this from Mozilla? How do I get rid of it? it dosn't show up on installed programs . therefore I pr… (read more)

I recently discovered a new home page on my browser "My Search" is this from Mozilla? How do I get rid of it? it dosn't show up on installed programs . therefore I presume it is part of Fire Fox

Asked by Robertbgmc42 6 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 6 years ago

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Firefox shuts down Windows Vista

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista SP2. and running Firefox 26.0 It seems that when we are on Facebook, every once in a while the the system will shut it's self d… (read more)

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista SP2. and running Firefox 26.0 It seems that when we are on Facebook, every once in a while the the system will shut it's self down. It doesn't happen when you re on any other sites, just FB. We tried FB on IE & Chrome, and nothing goes wrong. We prefer FF over the others, but this has has us perplexed. Has anyone else seen this before?

Asked by Stoshu 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Can't Play Video "need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player"

Ever since upgrading to FF 26 I can't play video on YouTube or many other sites. It says "You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. Download it… (read more)

Ever since upgrading to FF 26 I can't play video on YouTube or many other sites. It says "You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. Download it from Adobe."

So I click on the link which takes me to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/, do the install which goes without trouble.

But afterwards I get the same message when I try to play videos.

Running Windows 7 on a Desktop PC. Having NO problems playing videos in IE or Chrome. FF used to be great but it's becoming more trouble than it's worth.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by pnArgus1 6 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 6 years ago

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What's 'Eazel' and how do i get rid of it? It keeps opening everytime i open a tab!

I have downloaded some software wich i didn't notice was malicious. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and it didn't detect anything. Although, everytime i open a new ta… (read more)

I have downloaded some software wich i didn't notice was malicious. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and it didn't detect anything. Although, everytime i open a new tab on Firefox it opens a 'eazel search' thing. I'm affraid my computer might still have some kind of malicious software. How do i get rid of it!

Asked by pissedOFFmudafuka 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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How can I make general.useragent.locale variable

In our domain we have different user languages. Windows adapts it's gui depending on the username they login with. We have configured Firefox settings through GPO's and b… (read more)

In our domain we have different user languages. Windows adapts it's gui depending on the username they login with. We have configured Firefox settings through GPO's and build a pakcage with the FF GPO add-in included, with also the 5 different language packs included we use in our domain. We can switch manually the GUI language, but we are looking for a way to automate this, depending on the profile language. I know we can change the user.js file, but I was wondering if there is a way to automate this through GPO's. Something like a variable we can place in the general.useragent.locale that looks for the sytem language? Or another way to automate this?

Asked by JosBxl 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to upgrade to latest version on Ubuntu 10.10 LTSP server

I run Ubuntu 10.10 LTSP server/client network and DO NOT want to upgrade Ubuntu... too much trouble, nobody can guarantee it will not hammer my LTSP install and besides, … (read more)

I run Ubuntu 10.10 LTSP server/client network and DO NOT want to upgrade Ubuntu... too much trouble, nobody can guarantee it will not hammer my LTSP install and besides, Unity is awful. I need newer Firefox due to some frequently used web pages, so I need an install procedure that will not hammer anything. It's a mission critical user environment. If anybody has positive experience with Firefox upgrade in similar environment please advise.

Asked by InterpreDemon 6 years ago

Last reply by patrickmc 6 years ago