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Shockwave Flash is CONSTANTLY not responding and crashing

Hello there, I've had this problem for a long time, and I've done most everything suggested in other forums regarding this matter. I've disabled "disabled protected mode… (read more)

Hello there,

I've had this problem for a long time, and I've done most everything suggested in other forums regarding this matter. I've disabled "disabled protected mode, disabled hardware acceleration, made sure everything is updated, and nothing works. Unfortunately, this makes Firefox so unusable that I've had to switch to another browser for the time being, but it's having it's own issues. Very frustrating! I like Firefox and would like to have it working, but this "shockwave flash plugin" problem has been a persistent problem for the last year.

I've seen many other users who have not been able to fix the problem via the above suggestions, so--what's the verdict? Is there something else I can try?

Cheers

Asked by gforcewarp9 6 years ago

Answered by gforcewarp9 6 years ago

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mailto app isn't working

when i click on an email my email opens which is ATT but its on yahoo server so my yahoo mail after it opens the email address that i clicked on doesn't appear in the TO … (read more)

when i click on an email my email opens which is ATT but its on yahoo server so my yahoo mail after it opens the email address that i clicked on doesn't appear in the TO space when i had this problem last time i posted on here but those steps didn't work this time by going into about:config changing the email to http://compose.mail.yahoo.com/?To=%s

Asked by la321 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Firefox UI is slow when typing or selecting text (after 33.0 update)

After the 33.0 update, I noticed that typing or backspacing in any field on a webpage or even in the Firefox address bar is slow to echo, about a 1 second lag. Also, se… (read more)

After the 33.0 update, I noticed that typing or backspacing in any field on a webpage or even in the Firefox address bar is slow to echo, about a 1 second lag. Also, selecting typed text (to delete it, etc.) by a quick click-drag doesn't select the whole area, yet when I click in the dialog to deselect, the portion that wasn't showing as selected at first, becomes selected for a moment before the whole string selection hilite disappears.

This makes the browser very cumbersome to use.

This appears to be new to 33.0. I tried resetting Firefox, but that didn't fix the problem. No issue in IE 11.0, so I don't think its malware. I also keep all s/w up-to-date, and run avast/zonealarm for security. I've never had a malware infection on this machine. Win7 Home Premium 64-bit, 8GB RAM. Resource utilization is low, so no out-of-control processes.

I did apply the latest Microsoft "Patch Tuesday" updates on 10/15, the same day that I updated Firefox. This may complicate the diagnosis. But again, IE wasn't affected, so how is the Firefox UI different for basic keyboard/display I/O?

If there's an easy way to "downgrade" to the prior 32.0.3 revision, I could try that to confirm. Please help!

Asked by mozgbl37 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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History only 1 day and downloads don't show in down arrow

When I check my History sidebar a load of sites are not shown under Today (Date and Site), and only Today is shown, there is no 7 day option and I would want more than 7… (read more)

When I check my History sidebar a load of sites are not shown under Today (Date and Site), and only Today is shown, there is no 7 day option and I would want more than 7 days shown anyway. By Most Visited show a lot more sites.

I also noticed that when I download something and instal the file or whatever, that file then disappears when I Show all Downloads. But if I go to Windows(C)\Users\Mike\Downloads there are a whole load of downloaded files.

What is happening here? Thanks.

Asked by bertie11 6 years ago

Answered by bertie11 6 years ago

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Firefox Sync: Is it safe?

Hi all, I just noticed that there was an update to Firefox’s sync service and it seems that my old sync details no longer work so I need to move to the new system. Since … (read more)

Hi all, I just noticed that there was an update to Firefox’s sync service and it seems that my old sync details no longer work so I need to move to the new system. Since I do so much of my work and I keep so much highly personal information in Firefox, I just wanted to know how I can check if this new Firefox sync service is safe. Is my personal information safe? Can my personal information be shared with others? Can the Mozilla people access my personal information? I didn’t want to use Firefox Sync until I was 100% certain that it was safe and nobody could access my personal information such as the Mozilla people or anyone else.

Asked by newbie333 6 years ago

Answered by user633449 6 years ago

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Why is my browser spawning invisible windows?

Operating system: OS X 10.9 Starting about four months ago, I began to see untitled and non-selectable windows spawning after my browser had been open for a while (i.e. a… (read more)

Operating system: OS X 10.9

Starting about four months ago, I began to see untitled and non-selectable windows spawning after my browser had been open for a while (i.e. after I visited a few sites). The number of these invisible windows grows over time, but are removed if I close the browser and start a new session. This has persisted through many new versions of Firefox.

I tried turning off all of the add-ons. Still happened.

I tried keeping track of what sites caused the problem. No correlation.

Today I uninstalled Firefox, using AppZapper -- which should have removed everything -- then did a new install. The only thing that I imported were bookmarks from the backup directory in my old Profile folder.

...and it's happening again. Here is a screen shot: http://imgur.com/ojcODd1

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by tensider 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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How can I permanantly prevent a website from offline data storage

Hello, I noticed that a website which I've never visited (until I noticed it today) is listed in my 'Advanced' 'Network' preferences and even though I can temporarily rem… (read more)

Hello, I noticed that a website which I've never visited (until I noticed it today) is listed in my 'Advanced' 'Network' preferences and even though I can temporarily remove it via the 'Clear Now' button, it later returns.

I've googled the issue and read bewildering lines of code, but I'm not so savvy to know where making those types of changes might lead!

I've got Firefox 33.1 on Mac 10.6.8 and hope someone in the Mozilla community may have a fix.

Thanks

Asked by JeffR405 6 years ago

Answered by CoryMH 6 years ago

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I know how to change my homepage. I know how to stop multiple pages from opening. Every time I change this , it still opens multiple tabs!!! Very annoying...Tri

When I open Firefox , multiple tabs open!! I have done everything from changing the pipe to %7C , scanning for malware , resetting my homepage to just one , and just abou… (read more)

When I open Firefox , multiple tabs open!! I have done everything from changing the pipe to %7C , scanning for malware , resetting my homepage to just one , and just about every other solution stated in your help community!! I had this problem once before , I did something and it worked! That was a few months ago so I don't remember what I did! It's like that Firefox is not remembering any changes that I make! And yes , I looked up solutions as to why that Firefox isn't changing my preferences or saving my changes also! And I have tried almost all of those solutions too! Nothing is working... thank you for your time...

Asked by iam4goblue 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Won't print, sometimes won't save, no fix lasts.

Hi folks, FYI: I have Firefox 33.0.3 running on a Dell Dimension 8300 with 1.5 GB RAM, running XP SP3. Until recently I never had a problem with any version of Firefox;… (read more)

Hi folks,

FYI: I have Firefox 33.0.3 running on a Dell Dimension 8300 with 1.5 GB RAM, running XP SP3. Until recently I never had a problem with any version of Firefox; I've used it since it first came out and ever since and kept it up-to-date. I use a Cricket modem to connect to the Web via the cell phone system. All this has worked perfectly until the last few months.

Now, when I'm online and try to print I get the default Windows "exclamation" sound and nothing happens. I've tried everything this site suggests and it works until I log on the next time. There is no problem with any other app. Lately I sometimes can't even save Web pages. I've reset Firefox several times, downloaded the newest version, etc Nothing helps. PLEASE don't make my use that horrible Microsoft browser!!!!!

Thanks for any help.

Asked by James67 6 years ago

Answered by James67 6 years ago

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Random redirects to unknown IP with fresh OS

When i try to open new tab in Mozilla i got an avast alarm saying that Mozilla is trying to acess URL:MAL with this IP https://54.200.231.121 . The problem that this is a… (read more)

When i try to open new tab in Mozilla i got an avast alarm saying that Mozilla is trying to acess URL:MAL with this IP https://54.200.231.121 . The problem that this is a clean install of OS (got this problem before and than reinstalled win7). And no strange addons included. I disabled mozilla updates and any kind of reports (may be it's them, but still no luck) This problem occurs RANDOMLY, so not the all time i open a new tab this avast error opens. I'll contact avast support too, but there are no problems with Chrome.

Asked by sbdd 6 years ago

Answered by sbdd 6 years ago

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When accessing Intranet sites that use SSL Certificates issued by our internal PKI, FF for Windows give an error of "improperly formatted DER-encoded message"

When accessing Intranet sites with that have SSL Certificates issued by our internal PKI, FF for Windows gives an error messsage - An error occurred during a connection t… (read more)

When accessing Intranet sites with that have SSL Certificates issued by our internal PKI, FF for Windows gives an error messsage - An error occurred during a connection to myshaw. security library: improperly formatted DER-encoded message. (Error code: sec_error_bad_der)

Chrome and IE work fine. This is a new PKI using the SHA-2 signature algorithm.

Asked by mcurole 6 years ago

Answered by mcurole 6 years ago

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how do i remove tabs on top in v 33.1

i just did a restore firefox action because i had a firefox message stating that could speed up my browser. After doing this, it has defaulted to putting my tabs on top.… (read more)

i just did a restore firefox action because i had a firefox message stating that could speed up my browser. After doing this, it has defaulted to putting my tabs on top. i really don't like tabs on top and want to change that setting. i read in one forum that i needed to change the setting in about:config. However I do not see the referenced tabsontop setting that was referenced. Ho can i remove tabs on top?

Bonus question: I have always liked having the description of the icons in the menu bar available. i.e. the home icon not only displays a house, but the text "home" as well.

thanks in advance for any assistance!

Asked by surfnski4jc 6 years ago

Answered by CoryMH 6 years ago

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We can't connect to Outlook - this is NOT an isolated problem!!

At the last count, 49 other people had this problem, and it hasn't been addressed properly. There were 16 other newly affected entries when I last looked. Firefox insist… (read more)

At the last count, 49 other people had this problem, and it hasn't been addressed properly. There were 16 other newly affected entries when I last looked. Firefox insists that the hotmail website is not a trusted connection, that is does not have a secure certificate, and (probably) as a result boots me out after a couple of minutes so I receive an error message "we can't conenct to outlook, please try later" I've tried adding an exception to the Firefox certificates, but am unable to do so, since it deletes the entry after I shut down the system (it will only do it on a "temporary" basis). Why should this happen now? I've used hotmail for years without problem.

Asked by bukks 6 years ago

Answered by bukks 6 years ago

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Since I will ALWAYS use Kaspersky URL Advisor, how can I stop Mozilla from CONSTANTLY requesting me to update Firefox, which i WON'T do till it works w/Firefox?

I am VERY happy after I was FORCED to uninstall the latest version of Firefox in order to regain my use of Kaspersky URL Advisor. That is one of the main reasons I have b… (read more)

I am VERY happy after I was FORCED to uninstall the latest version of Firefox in order to regain my use of Kaspersky URL Advisor. That is one of the main reasons I have bought Kaspersky and I will NOT allow it to be disabled by the "new" Firefox browser. I also use Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, and while I like the convenience of Firefox .... I will STOP using Firefox if this constant barrage of insisting I update to the newest Firefox does not cease, as in STOP bothering me with something that I will NOT do.

If you want me and others to start using the "new" Firefox .... FIX it so that it works with Kaspersky URL Advisor!

Writing that it is the problem of Kaspersky not lonly does not solve the problem, but LOSES me and others to you browser.

Got it? > Mozilla goes away WAY before Kaspersky! W A K E U P !!

Asked by airider 5 years ago

Answered by airider 5 years ago

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How do i get the SecureWebBHO malware out of FIrefox 33.03

I use Firefox (version 33.03 right now) as my main web browser. Recently, a number of regularly visited sites have started acting strange. I am also getting random pop up… (read more)

I use Firefox (version 33.03 right now) as my main web browser. Recently, a number of regularly visited sites have started acting strange. I am also getting random pop ups telling me that I need to update my video player, or Java version (my version is current). I checked the "add ons" in the control menu, nothing looks out of place (2 nVidia 3D Vision plugin, one VLC Web plug in, one OpenH264 plug in from Cisco). I fired up IE 11 to see if it had the same issue. It did. When I opened up IE's control menu, and went to "manage add-ons", it showed the SecureWeb BHO from a company called Jelbrus LLC. I disabled it in IE 11, and it is running properly. I have run Windows Defender on a full scan. It says it found 1 item, which it said it deleted. I ran the freeware version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. It says it found 2 registry problems, and a PUP (Probably Unwanted Program). Asked it to quarantine the problems. Problem still exists with Firefox, ONLY. My questions are: a) why is it not showing up as an add-on or extension or service? and b) How do I get rid of this?

Kostas

Asked by kkritsilas 6 years ago

Answered by kkritsilas 6 years ago

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Sync won't synchronize my bookmarks.

In July, I first installed Sync on my PC (Windows 7), my smartphone and my tablet (both Android 4.2.2). It worked perfectly, with all bookmarks, history and tabs synchro… (read more)

In July, I first installed Sync on my PC (Windows 7), my smartphone and my tablet (both Android 4.2.2). It worked perfectly, with all bookmarks, history and tabs synchronized, and proved useful during holidays as I was only left with my Android devices.

I haven't been using Firefox much with my Android devices lately, but yesterday, when I checked their bookmarks, I realized they were out of sync with my PC's bookmarks.

I have been through all the tips offered on this site (unlinking, updating, re-linking...), with limited success : the history of the various devices in synchronized, but NOT the bookmarks.

I tried to create a new account with a new email address, but I am still waiting to receive the email for verification (although the email address works fine). Therefore I have deleted my 'old' account and re-created a new one, with the same email address.

Any clue as to how to synchronize the bookmarks?

Asked by xpd64 6 years ago

Answered by xpd64 6 years ago

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Make firefox toolbars narrower

I want to make my firefox toolbars narrower, I do not like that tabs and other firefox parts take so much screen space, so is there a way to do so ?? Thank you for your t… (read more)

I want to make my firefox toolbars narrower, I do not like that tabs and other firefox parts take so much screen space, so is there a way to do so ??

Thank you for your time

Here is a rough sketch what I want

http://i.imgur.com/gzqVb2Z.png

I am sorry for low quality I do not know how to use gimp and I am too lazy to get to my windows pc and start photoshop sorry

Asked by Levan7 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Javascript is not enabled according to a number of apps, including synch.

I am informed by a number of apps (including FireFox Synch) that JavaScript is not enabled. I am running FireFox 33.0 on an ASUS tablet running Windows 8.1. I have re-… (read more)

I am informed by a number of apps (including FireFox Synch) that JavaScript is not enabled. I am running FireFox 33.0 on an ASUS tablet running Windows 8.1. I have re-downloaded and un/re-installed FireFox a number of times. These apps have run on other windows machines with no issues.

Asked by jazbutis 6 years ago

Answered by jazbutis 6 years ago