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[FF30] I can't disable this toolbar because I CAN'T FIND IT! even with about:config! :(

[FF30] I am one of the 746,665 users of Chris Pederick's legendary WEB DEVELOPER addon: http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/ I'm not quite certain why this happen… (read more)

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I am one of the 746,665 users of Chris Pederick's legendary WEB DEVELOPER addon: http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

I'm not quite certain why this happened but at some point I apparently also installed: __________Mark Bokil __________ID: 167804 __________web_developer_toolbar-1.0-fx.xpi

. . . which is truly bizarre given that I haven't (and never will) install an addon that is still in Beta (the icon appearing yellow instead of green). What is important is that Bokil's addon is interferring with a number of my other addons and effectively disabling my user settings.

I have: Looked for this man's addon in my FF Addon tab. Looked for this man's addon in my toolbar customizations. Looked for this man's addon in every single Options tab (including sub-menus). Searched in about:config to see if this man's toolbar shows up anywhere. Emptied my History and browsing cache.

Having rebooted with this man's addon clinging to me like a VIRUS, I: Binary-searched this man's identity hidden in an xpi extension I may have saved to my hard drive. Explored any Addon Suites within which this man's addon might be buried. And finally (and this is the living END) completely uninstalled Grease Monkey.

Friends, I am here to report to Mozilla that this man's code is so perfectly HIDDEN I may have to uninstall Firefox altogether. Please advise me.

(not so) merry widow

Asked by no.cache 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Have lost all bookmarks on two accounts on my laptop & restore feature not working!

There are three accounts on my laptop; mine, my husbands and an Administration account. Yesterday morning, all was well! later in the morning I went back to my laptop acc… (read more)

There are three accounts on my laptop; mine, my husbands and an Administration account. Yesterday morning, all was well! later in the morning I went back to my laptop account, signed on to Mozilla and discovered that all of my bookmarks were gone. I have tried the Restore feature that Mozilla outline under "Bookmarks, Import & backup" but get a message "Unable to process the backup file". Is it time to go to Gmail??

Asked by CZBrat 4 years ago

Last reply by philipp 4 years ago

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secure connection failed in many https websites. (just in esr versions of firefox)!

hello. my problem is related to the question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1158868https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1158868 i believe that there … (read more)

hello. my problem is related to the question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1158868https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1158868 i believe that there is a bug in esr version of firefox that causes that i cant open many https website and recieve secure connection failed error. or is there any setting (specific to EsrVersion of firefox that i should change to can open websites? my story as followes. i one day downloaded and used one vpn program, (dont remember openning these specific websites before using vpn when i installed firefox esr version. i cant open many websites that could open previously. for example: www.daumpotplayer.com www.bleepingcomputer.com www.howtogeek.com are just three examples and the numbers are more! i reset my dns settings in network connections and solved the problem temporarily. but the problem came back again after reusing vpn program again and did not solve until now. i uninstalled and reinstalled my firefox several times without any success. using safemode (with fresh profile) as i said: does not work, because (see my previous sentence.) dont suggest any antivirus or antimalware for me, because i dont trust such programs and never use them! so, my problem is not related to interfeering antivirus or antimalware programs and there false positive! i tested google chrome and chrome opened the websites without any problem, so it is firefox issue only. so, i tested the article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can did not work for me when i changed the network.ssl options which are mentioned in the article.

i tested with several versions of firefox esr and the result was secure connection failed error message. firefox esr 45.9, 52.4, 52.5.2, 52.6 and 52.8, so i am sure that there is a problem in esr versions of firefox that should be fixed, or a unique about:config setting (present only in firefox esr versions, not regular versions) that should be change by user to resolve this issue. i wished and decided that use firefoxEsr 52.8 forever, but if the problem cant be fixed, i should firefox 51 and use it forever without update!

because when i installed firefox 51, could open all the websites without any problem and my firefox now is even faster and more responsive than esr version! i thaught that firefox esr should be more stable, trustworthy and less error! by the way, i use firefox 32bit version on windows xp.

Asked by zahra.a 3 years ago

Last reply by dkeeler 3 years ago

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Windows 7x64 FF 28 renders internal "Get Add-ons" page as text only

Setting up five new Acer Veriton E430G Windows 7 x64 desktop machines for work, each has been Windows live updated to latest spec as of end of March '14. All were brand n… (read more)

Setting up five new Acer Veriton E430G Windows 7 x64 desktop machines for work, each has been Windows live updated to latest spec as of end of March '14. All were brand new factory pre-installed Windows 7 x64, all have had the same set of software individually installed, Adobe Flash player, Adobe Shockwave, Acrobat Reader, QuickTime, Oracle Java 8x32 and x64, Picasa, 7-Zip, LibreOffice, Skype and of course Firefox 28.0. All have the exact same behaviour in that when the "Welcome to Firefox" first run page displays, it displays in text only with a large grey box "No video with supported format and MIME type found. If you go to Tools\Add-Ons\Get Add-ons, the internal page displays in full text only as well - no graphics, same problem when you load "Plugins" page and click "Check to see if your plugins are up to date", the following page/tab loads as text only.

After taking one of the machines brand new out of box and creating an Acronis snapshot of the entire drive [factory install before first run] using it as a test install, I played around with a number of software / driver / updates / Firefox add-ins scenarios trying to get to the bottom of this. I have come to a dead end in as much as all runs great within Firefox, web pages from all internal pages and many on-line websites render correctly when I load a previous version of Firefox [v26.0 or v25] rather than the latest v28.0 onto each of the machines, I tried v27.01 & v27.0, these gave the same text based pages. This has been replicated successfully on the other four machines with all of the above listed latest software versions installed [no AntiVirus software installed yet as not fully in use in Office yet], change nothing else other than load the latest version v28.0 Firefox and the problem reappears.

I did for the sake of completeness test the brand new factory install just past 'first boot set-up' and first time desktop hello, let everything settle and installed Firefox v28.0, [tested with v27.01 & v27.0] this too exhibits the exact same text only page rendering on internal Firefox pages. Yet again, over install Firefox v26.0, clear history and the same pages start loading correctly.

I am open to suggestions regards a fix for this as I really do not want to leave the machines with old version Firefox installed on each desktop. I would also prefer not to allow each member of staff to install Google Chrome. The on-line web pages that were found to be loading as text only within Firefox 28.0 were tested and rendered correctly within Chrome 33.0.1750.154 and IE 11, this would indicate something to be clashing with Firefox or Firefox not behaving with something else. I would like to get this resolved.

Asked by Jewelie 7 years ago

Last reply by guigs 7 years ago

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Baidu attack

Last sunday (aug-17) appears a program call Baidu in my PC. Baidu says it can clean all adwares and malwares from my laptop for free. I accept and it did, erase all add… (read more)

Last sunday (aug-17) appears a program call Baidu in my PC. Baidu says it can clean all adwares and malwares from my laptop for free. I accept and it did, erase all addware and malware and my laptop became faster. However It takes full control of my laptop and my email. Baidu adds apears everytime everywhere. I was reading how to clean it and I have done all the recipes I have found (1 of them erase startup register and have to rehabilite my lap with my windows CD). After 2 or 3 hours baidu reappears and it is allocated in Mozilla registers. I do not know what to do. For the moment I must quit using mozilla and start using Opera. Later I am thinking to move to Android PC or Linux PC. Any idea or solution will be appreciated. Ivan Castilla

Asked by IvCastilla 7 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 years ago

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why firefox downloading very slow when comparing to the fdm download manager

2mbps connection firefox download speed is around 80kbps but fdm download manager download speed is around 238kbps why firefox download speed is low when comparing to oth… (read more)

2mbps connection firefox download speed is around 80kbps but fdm download manager download speed is around 238kbps

why firefox download speed is low when comparing to others like chrome and free download manager

https://support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/images/2014-07-17-22-52-38-96cf1f.png

The same amount of size was downloaded 206kbps in FDM but firefox downloads 60 to 80kbps why

the 62mb file takes 10minute and more time to download the file i think the same as the speed to download the streaming content what do you think about it https://support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/images/2014-07-17-23-29-21-befa12.png

Adi answered Like this fdm downloads a file from several connections and later it appends all downloaded parts into one file. Therefore, it downloads a file in less time. It is controlled by servers of fdm. On the other hand, when firefox setup is downloaded by its installer ( Stub ) it is downloaded from server of Mozilla Firefox over a single connection, it does not download several parts in parallel or simultaneously. Therefore, it is downloaded at a slower rate. but why firefox doesn't offer this feature but chrome downloads 200kb why and how firefox hanging the border

Asked by valasudurai 7 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 years ago

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Please tell me how to fix this problem so this error msg stops & I can sign into the website it occurs on. I checked Update tab in Advanced Automatically instal

Im using Windows XP Home Edition SP3 a dialup connection with Netzero. I installed Firefox 35.0 on this computer & I get this error msg: Unable to Connect Securely Fi… (read more)

Im using Windows XP Home Edition SP3 a dialup connection with Netzero. I installed Firefox 35.0 on this computer & I get this error msg: Unable to Connect Securely Firefox cannot guarantee the safety of your data on myturbotax.intuit.com because it uses SSLv3, a broken security protocol

I checked Update tab in Advanced Automatically install updates was already checked

Please tell me how to fix this error so that I may go to the https website Please go slowly as Im only mediocre

Asked by sweets 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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Firefox 'Hello' my webcam stays 'on' even when I end contact? Where is the 'off' button?

I signed up for the Firefox/Cisco webcam connection 'Hello'... it activates my Phillips webcam/audio fine. However, when the webcam link is terminated my web cam stays a… (read more)

I signed up for the Firefox/Cisco webcam connection 'Hello'... it activates my Phillips webcam/audio fine. However, when the webcam link is terminated my web cam stays activated; there appears to be no 'off' button to switch the webcam off? Only an idiot would leave a webcam live on there computer with no idea who is watching and or listening the other end. Surely a basic requirement with a webcam activity piece of software is for an 'on' and an 'off' toggle? When such basic requirements such as this is left out... it makes me wonder on the reliability and security standard of the Cisco software. The only way I have found to switch my web cam off after activating 'Hello' is to pull the web cam USB plug and then plug it in again. If this is a 'beta'... then some latitude can be given... but even so, this is bad.

Asked by DaveH57 6 years ago

Last reply by Standard8 6 years ago

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Firefox wants updated flash player, but my laptop is only 2.0 GHZ rather that 2.33 GHZ or greater so I cant upgrade and I loose functionality in firefox Windows

What can I do when firefox says flash player is out of date, so youtube or other websites don't play. My laptop has Windows Vista home premium SP1 and it only is 2 GHZ d… (read more)

What can I do when firefox says flash player is out of date, so youtube or other websites don't play. My laptop has Windows Vista home premium SP1 and it only is 2 GHZ dual processors- but flash says minimum requirements for new flash updates takes 2.33 or greater GHZ. Can't firefox still play with older versions of flash so computers with this limitation can still play files it used to be able to play? Firefox sometimes asks me to allow outdated flash to play, but sometimes it doesn't ask me that- is the question website dependent?

your computer info below is reporting my desktop info, and my question is related to my laptop.

Asked by dayenara 6 years ago

Last reply by user633449 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes and is extremely slow

For many months now, I think since ESR 52.0 update, Firefox is extremely slow. For example, when reading a wikipedia page it takes up to 2 minutes to get the scroll funct… (read more)

For many months now, I think since ESR 52.0 update, Firefox is extremely slow. For example, when reading a wikipedia page it takes up to 2 minutes to get the scroll function to respond and move down the page a few lines. Process explorer shows an extremely large number of page faults >7,000, FF gets increasingly slower when I use it more than 10-15 minutes a day and crashes almost every time I close and restart. The crasing threads are all file access operations. From what I observe, there is a similarity to an issue I had 40 years ago when I wrote a multivariance statistics program using matrix calculations. The first few drafts were slow, taking more than 2 days to complete the calculation on a small test database. After careful analysis of the compiler and runtime system, I was able to find the appropriate order for the FOR-NEXT loops such that I minimized the number of disk accesses. The program then finished the calculation on the test database in less than 2 hours. It seems that something similar has occurred in recent revisions of Firefox. I think someone needs to examine the methods for allocating and using computer memory vs. disk memory being used by programmers.

Asked by David 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Transfering Bookmarks to New Profile

I've been having script errors for some time, and to such an extent that it makes my browser nearly useless. I've used QuickJava only to some success. Anyway, I tried t… (read more)

I've been having script errors for some time, and to such an extent that it makes my browser nearly useless. I've used QuickJava only to some success. Anyway, I tried to create a new profile and transfer my bookmarks, and current browser layout, and add-ons to the new profile using information from the forums, here. It seems that all my add-ons were automatically transfered, anyway, but even after manually transfering copied files of bookmark back-ups, none of my bookmarks or browser layout were transfered.

Can someone help me with this?

Asked by FireFoxFan1 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Why is Firefox determined to not let me use Twitter without slowing or repeatedly crashing my computer?

Firefox is the only platform I use that is incompatible with Twitter. Is there some kind of arrangement whereby Firefox is anti-Twitter? No matter how many times I tell t… (read more)

Firefox is the only platform I use that is incompatible with Twitter. Is there some kind of arrangement whereby Firefox is anti-Twitter? No matter how many times I tell the crash reporter about Firefox slowing and crashing Twitter, the problem is NEVER ever fixed. Just fix it already. I have the latest and supposedly best Firefox release, and yet, surprise, it sucks more than the earlier versions.

How exactly do I get Firefox to let me use Twitter without spending 30 minutes rebooting my computer every time?

Asked by JessGreen 7 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 7 years ago

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Whatever E-Mail I use with Firefox I am unable to attach any files to a message as it will not open a window to show me my folders where I can chose a file.

I have tried allowing the website and clicking on the padlock and checking the allow on pop ups etc but I just can't get Firefox to attach ANY file to an e-mail. When I … (read more)

I have tried allowing the website and clicking on the padlock and checking the allow on pop ups etc but I just can't get Firefox to attach ANY file to an e-mail. When I want to send a file I have to log out and open up Google Chrome and log in again.

Asked by dercookster 7 years ago

Last reply by guigs 7 years ago

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Why does Firefox give a grossly wrong location for me to other sites?

I live in Warrington, PA, zip code 18976. However, for some reason, Firefox apparently passes to other sites an address for me which is near Bethlehem or Allentown, PA, w… (read more)

I live in Warrington, PA, zip code 18976. However, for some reason, Firefox apparently passes to other sites an address for me which is near Bethlehem or Allentown, PA, which are about 50 miles north of where I live. The result is whenever a website I've selected presents a map or directions, it always provides (for example) store locations in the Bethlehem - Allentown area, not in the area where I live. This problem has existed ever since I began using Firefox, at least 3 or 4 years ago. It's getting a little tiresome.

I have tried without success to find where this incorrect address is stored in Firefox, but without success. My ISP is Verizon.

Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by gbdaly1939 7 years ago

Last reply by book.princess 7 years ago

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Tabs won't close,I can open a new one, mouse works on every thing else. ff 36.0 winXP

When I click on a tab to close it I can see the red X press down but it won't close. I can open a new tab and I can click from tab to tab and the windows change. My mouse… (read more)

When I click on a tab to close it I can see the red X press down but it won't close. I can open a new tab and I can click from tab to tab and the windows change. My mouse is working on every thing else, just can't close any tabs. There are six tabs open. This has been an ongoing.problem that seems to be getting more frequent. I usually do a restart and the problem goes away, but only for a short time. I don't know where to start to fix it. I did notice the automatic updates in windows is turned off. Could that be part of the problem? Should it be turned on? I'm using Windows XP Professional version 5.1.2600 service pack 3. Firefox version 36, just refreshed. Any suggestions?

    * Firefox 35.0   *Updated to Firefox 36.0 2/24/15*
   * Windows XP Version 5.40.2.0 service pack 3
   * Google Update
   * NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
   * Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.31.2 for Mozilla browsers
   * DRM Store Netscape Plugin
   * DRM Netscape Network Object
   * Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
   * Npdsplay dll
   * iTunes Detector Plug-in        
   * Pop up blockers:  on

Asked by greg123 6 years ago

Last reply by user1139086 6 years ago