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I have followed the instructions on setting how a new tab displays, but no success?

I have used the instructions for changing the new tab page. This did not change the start page. Do I need to close firefox for it to take affect? If so it is not in the i… (read more)

I have used the instructions for changing the new tab page. This did not change the start page. Do I need to close firefox for it to take affect? If so it is not in the instructions. I used to have a Google start page but now it is from Ask.com and that is useless for me. I get no good results from Ask. I tried changing to Google, I tried changing to blank, still it does not change. Any suggestions on what I can try?

Asked by nvrsady 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox default spellchecker dictionary changed by Gmail

Sometime during the past year, Firefox has stopped retaining US English as my default spellchecker dictionary. I believe Gmail is somehow the culprit, though I cannot sug… (read more)

Sometime during the past year, Firefox has stopped retaining US English as my default spellchecker dictionary. I believe Gmail is somehow the culprit, though I cannot suggest how. I have my default spellchecker dictionary set to US English (en-US).

In some tests I did just now: Launch Firefox, go to edit environment in Wikipedia, spellchecker dictionary is set to US English, about:config spellchecker.dictionary setting concurs. Restart FF, go to Gmail > compose, dictionary defaults to the French one I have installed (fr-xx-classique+reforme1990)*, about:config spellchecker.dictionary setting concurs. Open second tab, go to WP edit session, dictionary is set to en-US, though about:config setting still set to French.

I tried the above troubleshooting steps in a couple different sequences and did not get consistent results. At first, once I had switched to en-US in the Gmail compose environment (by right-clicking on an underlined string), that setting seemed to take for the remainder of the browser session across multiple tabs. I restarted FF and it still seemed to be holding, even in Gmail. Then, after restarting the computer and starting a Gmail compose session, the dictionary was back to French.

On Bugzilla@Mozilla, I see only one potentially related issue when I search on "default spellchecker": https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1061650

Anyone else reporting such behavior? Anyone have any ideas? --Eric

current system: FF 34.0.5 on Windows 7 sp1

  • Note: There is an open, longtime Red Hat Bugzilla bug that looks to be reporting possibly related behavior on Linux systems:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=439598

Asked by Eric 5 years ago

Last reply by brajawill 5 years ago

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Firefox 34.0.5 is blocking "necessary" popups & preventing me from viewing/using several sites, even though I've un- checked the box, "Block Popups".

Hi! I've been having an unusual problem relating to, what I was told is the "built-in popup blocker" in Firefox, & that there's an about:config setting(s) that I need… (read more)

Hi! I've been having an unusual problem relating to, what I was told is the "built-in popup blocker" in Firefox, & that there's an about:config setting(s) that I need to change. Here are the problems I've been having: 1. When I try to place an order online I can't use Firefox, (& I'm forced to use the nasty old IE), because when I click on certain items I don't get the small drop-down menu that allows me to choose the flavor/size/quantity. (e.g. My dog's chew bones come in 4 flavors, but when I click on the bones I want I don't get the little drop-down menu that shows the flavors; I'm unable to continue placing the order because the site needs to know what flavor I want to order) 2. There are 5 sites showing streaming media of "nest-cams" of Bald Eagles; Peregrine Falcons & various other wildlife that I view daily. One site is http://www.wildearth.tv/cam/pittsburgh-bald-eagles; however, I can't view the site on my PC because this site, (& the other 4 as well), rely on "pop-up ads" for revenue, & if you have a free account rather than a paid subscription, the pop-up ads are just part of the viewing experience on the site. I was told by one of the Moderators that Firefox has a 'built-in' pop-up blocker, (not one that's added on as an extension/add-on/plugin), & that there's an about:config setting(s) that I need to change so I'm able to view my nest-cams on their sites. ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION*** If I go to any of the 5 'problem' sites using my iPad...sitting only inches away from my PC...using the same Internet connection...I can watch these sites perfectly!! Weird, huh?!?! So, I was told I need to go to about:config & make adjustment(s), but I don't want to screw anything up! I went there & looked through everything & there are several lines containing the word "pop-up", so I need the advice of someone who knows what to do. Tada...so her I am bothering you nice people! I'm running Windows 8.1 & using Firefox 34.0.5, (this is the device that won't let me view the nest cams); my iPad is new, v.8, (I think)..& I can & do watch any site I want, (including the 5 'problem' sites any time I want...the picture is too tiny for regular viewing & I can't take screenshots for the detailed records I keep, or I'd just use my iPad all the time). I have the box in Tools>Options UN-checked for 'Block Pop-up Windows', & I do NOT have any other pop-up blocker enabled in Firefox. I hope I gave enough info, but if you need to know anything else, just ask. Thank you for taking the time to read my post, & thanks in advance for any suggestions/instructions you may provide. I really need to be able to access these 5 sites using my PC because the nest-cams have been turned on for the 2015 Season & I'm desperate to get this matter resolved. It won't be long till there are eggs being laid & I have to be ready!  :) Thanks a bunch! Nuts4Mutts  :)

Asked by Nuts4Mutts 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Options will not work. I click and nothing happens

I go to tools and click options and I am not allowed to click on any of the options. It refuses to allow what all I want to check on as far as options go. I'm puzzled as … (read more)

I go to tools and click options and I am not allowed to click on any of the options. It refuses to allow what all I want to check on as far as options go. I'm puzzled as to what to do.

Asked by DeLories 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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tried to install a ID masking program. Deleted it but now times out on every bookmarked web site. Uninstaled Firefox then reinstalled but get same problem. HELP

If I type in a search it will give me a page but will time out when I try to go to the site. It will time out when starting, will not go to my homepage. No problems that … (read more)

If I type in a search it will give me a page but will time out when I try to go to the site. It will time out when starting, will not go to my homepage. No problems that I noticed before Mask program install.

Asked by Echo5 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Change in inspect element file has changed things and I don't know how to make it go back to normal

In Inspect Element I must have clicked on something because now I have little rectangular boxes with numbers and letters in them instead of icons. How do I fix this? Wh… (read more)

In Inspect Element I must have clicked on something because now I have little rectangular boxes with numbers and letters in them instead of icons. How do I fix this? When I close the window it does not go back to default setting.

Asked by pdunaway7 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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2000 macs running firefox, need to add an exception to popup blocker or turn it off all together. this need to be done remotely. help.

i have 2000 macs in a k - 12 environment. i need to turn off firefox's popup blocker or just add an exception. this needs to be something that can be run remotely lik… (read more)

i have 2000 macs in a k - 12 environment. i need to turn off firefox's popup blocker or just add an exception. this needs to be something that can be run remotely like a script or something that could be deployed with casper or ARD.

thanks

Asked by wombatsandwich 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Trouble with the options dialog: too big for tablet screen

Installed Firefox 36 on a Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2-1051 (10" screen). Opened the Settings dialog, but the top bar (with the X) is off the top of the screen, the bottom OK and… (read more)

Installed Firefox 36 on a Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2-1051 (10" screen).

Opened the Settings dialog, but the top bar (with the X) is off the top of the screen, the bottom OK and Cancel buttons are off the bottom of the screen. I can't seem to drag the dialog up or down to get access to those buttons. The escape key and enter key seem to be the only ways out, but I can't be sure that Enter is on OK or not.

Asked by Shalf 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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add-ons bar preferences are not saved from session to session

Hi, Ive installed the "The Addon Bar (restored)" extension. Im trying to customise my add-on bar by adding extensions their after clicking on "customise". Ufortunately, e… (read more)

Hi,

Ive installed the "The Addon Bar (restored)" extension. Im trying to customise my add-on bar by adding extensions their after clicking on "customise". Ufortunately, every time I close Firefox and re-open, my extensions disapeer from the the add-on bar. The only one that remains is the evenote webclipper.

Ive done alot of trouble shooting including refreshing(from troubleshooting infomation) and deleting the the contents of pref.js(in profile folder). Neither work, weirdly tho the latter restores some of my extensions but not all

How do I resolove the problem, any help would be greatly appreciated?

Thanks

Asked by eskimo___ 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How can I remove all search engines?

In Firefox 38.7.1, I know I can remove one-click search engines in: chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul - except for the last one. How do I remove the last… (read more)

In Firefox 38.7.1, I know I can remove one-click search engines in:

chrome://browser/content/search/engineManager.xul

- except for the last one. How do I remove the last search engine? I could go to great length explaining why I don't want my browser to automatically perform searches in any circumstances, but suffice it to say that unwanted, automatic functionality will by definition hamper the way a person works. I am sure it is possible to disable this, or better, completely remove it, but how?

Asked by j4nd3r53n 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How do I stop "Babylon Search" coming up automatically when I open a new tab?

When I open a new tab it automatically comes up with this - search.babylon.com/?affID=113480&tt=280612_5_&babsrc=NT_ss&mntrId=2ad99e930000000000000aa3c453fa23… (read more)

When I open a new tab it automatically comes up with this - search.babylon.com/?affID=113480&tt=280612_5_&babsrc=NT_ss&mntrId=2ad99e930000000000000aa3c453fa23. How do I stop this?

Asked by Showy 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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Firefox has stopped opening the browser tabs I set

I defined my home page as https://www.google.co.uk/|https:uk.yahoo.com/ Firefox no longer open on this but instead opens a new tab. Can I correct this by resetting valu… (read more)

I defined my home page as https://www.google.co.uk/|https:uk.yahoo.com/ Firefox no longer open on this but instead opens a new tab.

Can I correct this by resetting values in about:config. If so what values do I have to change?

Asked by Aldhelm2 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Before I change to chrome, how do i prevent FF from changing my search engine :-( I WANT Google NOT Yahoo :-(

Every time I restart FF I get Yahoo as default Search provider no matter how many time I delete it :-( I like FF but will get rid of and use chrome if keeping google is … (read more)

Every time I restart FF I get Yahoo as default Search provider no matter how many time I delete it :-(

I like FF but will get rid of and use chrome if keeping google is not possible"

Asked by Hobee100 5 years ago

Last reply by James 5 years ago

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I'm trying to view my work website, but it is blocked.

I work for Wegmans, and they have a website called mywegmansconnect.com Whenever I try to go to this website, it tells me that it cannot connect to the website securly.… (read more)

I work for Wegmans, and they have a website called mywegmansconnect.com Whenever I try to go to this website, it tells me that it cannot connect to the website securly. On other browsers, the website works fine. Please help me fix this issue because there is no harmful data on the website.

Asked by jbenthin 5 years ago

Last reply by James 5 years ago

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How can I get rid of a web switcher?

Sometimes when I am logging onto Firefox, it sends me to one of these websites. Then I have to go into about:config and have to change my startup.url and newtab.url to th… (read more)

Sometimes when I am logging onto Firefox, it sends me to one of these websites. Then I have to go into about:config and have to change my startup.url and newtab.url to the regular correct urls. It is very annoying, I can't find it in my program files and MalwareBytes doesn't pick it up. I got it a few months ago and it is very annoying. I have done 2 resets and it still shows up. I need help.

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Asked by Phoe9x 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago