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Firefox 17.0 updates to 17.0.1 then reverts to 17.0 and on and on forever

I updated v17.0 to v17.0.1 Works fine for a day then next day I bring up Firefox and find it again welcoming me to V17.0. I upgrade to 17.0.1. It works fine for a day … (read more)

I updated v17.0 to v17.0.1 Works fine for a day then next day I bring up Firefox and find it again welcoming me to V17.0. I upgrade to 17.0.1. It works fine for a day and then the cycle starts again. This has happened once a day for the last several days. I tried completely uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling. No joy; same cycle continues.

Asked by swood02 7 years ago

Answered by iamjayakumars 7 years ago

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My old computer crashed and the hard drive is non recoverable. Is there a way to recover my saved bookmarks through the Firefox website?

My old computer crashed. I took hard drive to specialist to see if it could be recovered but it can't. I now have a new computer and will be running Firefox. is there a w… (read more)

My old computer crashed. I took hard drive to specialist to see if it could be recovered but it can't. I now have a new computer and will be running Firefox. is there a way to recover my Firefox bookmarks and files to my new computer through the Firefox website?

Asked by Richard Lewis 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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How do I completely get rid of Babylon which downloaded with Firefox?

Babylon search downloaded with Firefox Download. I have removed the toolbar and altered the search and set Google as my browser but Babylon search comes up first each ti… (read more)

Babylon search downloaded with Firefox Download. I have removed the toolbar and altered the search and set Google as my browser but Babylon search comes up first each time I open my browser. I have reset all defaults but Babylon still comes up. I have run Malware and Super anti-spyware programs. Nothing shows.

The Babylon "program" is hiding somewhere. I also get underlines in my browser and links that I do not want. Ideas please.

Mark

Asked by mark33 7 years ago

Answered by PauloL 7 years ago

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Upgrading to the latest version of Firefox would cost me about $2,500 so why am I mad?

I have a Mac G5 with OS 11.4.11. In order for me to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox I would have to install a new system. If I install a new system I have to ins… (read more)

I have a Mac G5 with OS 11.4.11. In order for me to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox I would have to install a new system. If I install a new system I have to install all new programs. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive and other CS programs, plus PowerPoint, QuarkXpress , and many others. I can't afford to upgrade. I really like Firefox but what am I suppose to do?

Asked by Lutefisk 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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does anyone know how to uninstall web2pdf?

On FireFox's sync site, it endorses web2pdf. It doesn't work and it prevents my making PDFs with Adobe. I need to uninstall it, but there is no uninstall, it's not list… (read more)

On FireFox's sync site, it endorses web2pdf. It doesn't work and it prevents my making PDFs with Adobe. I need to uninstall it, but there is no uninstall, it's not listed as a program, and Revo can't see it. Does anyone know how to uninstall this garbage? I have a Win8 desktop.

Asked by freethink001 7 years ago

Answered by iamjayakumars 7 years ago

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Java platform and Java Deployment should be updated but there is no other version, always the warning to update but thats not possible

Java Platform 7u9 and Java Deployment Kit plug-ins are yellow and asked to be updated. The problem is that there is no other version than I have already installed. Even i… (read more)

Java Platform 7u9 and Java Deployment Kit plug-ins are yellow and asked to be updated. The problem is that there is no other version than I have already installed. Even if I try to instal this latest version again I've get the message that I already have the latest version. The same problem was with Flashplayer where I installed the latest version but three days Firefox asked to update the plugin. The last one is now ok but Java Platform and Java Deployment Kit is hopeless. Why it ask for an update if there is none? What should or can I do? I always be careful and patch my pc if necesserry. All my friends who are working with Firefox have the same problem. Can anybody tell me whats going on here? greetings, Mimi321

Asked by Mimi 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Has the file size of maintenanceservice_installer.exe changed above 157,698 bytes (security sw complains)?

In the past, my Firefox has updated automatically. This (I understand) means the file "maintenanceservice_installer.exe" has been running, allowing the dialog box that wo… (read more)

In the past, my Firefox has updated automatically. This (I understand) means the file "maintenanceservice_installer.exe" has been running, allowing the dialog box that would ask me permission to update to be avoided. Now, today, my employer's security software complains that this file should be blocked, and do I want to allow it to run. This is consistent with the file signature having been changed (as by malware, such as from a couple on non-standard websites I visited yesterday). The actual file size on my disk is: 192, 768, dated Wed, 12/5/12 9:32:22 AM. But, checking on the Internet, this file has been known, in the past, to be 157, 608 bytes in size. So, has the file been intentially changed by Mozilla, or has my file been corrupted. If the latter, how should I proceed - delete the file, and would that cause that to be loaded again from the source?

Asked by dave_b 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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Videos will not run on Mozilla. They work fine on IE. How can I fix it or should I simply delete Mozilla.

This is a relatively recent problem. All videos, whether from friends, new casts or U tube show nothing but a blank black screen. I even took it to a repair shop. I can… (read more)

This is a relatively recent problem. All videos, whether from friends, new casts or U tube show nothing but a blank black screen. I even took it to a repair shop. I can view everything on IE. I am not particularly computer literate and am much more comfortable using Mozilla. This problem exists on both of my PC's and my laptop. Can this be fixed or should I educate myself more on IE and just delete Mozilla Foxfire?

Asked by gmd43 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Mac 10.6.3 Microsoft Sliverlight problem

I am running Mac 10.6.3 and have a problem. when I try to play a video it says you need Sliverlight plug in so I install Sliverlight (it said it was successful install) … (read more)

I am running Mac 10.6.3 and have a problem. when I try to play a video it says you need Sliverlight plug in so I install Sliverlight (it said it was successful install) . I tried t run the video again and it says to install the plug in?? any ideas. I have tried Mac Safari and the video plays with no problem just will not work with Firefox.

Asked by mgman71 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Choosing a webbrowser in Blue Griffon

I construct a webpage in BlueGriffon (webpage-maker). Then I want to see the result in my webbrowser Firefox (version 17.0.1 under OS Linux Kubuntu version 12.10). A box … (read more)

I construct a webpage in BlueGriffon (webpage-maker). Then I want to see the result in my webbrowser Firefox (version 17.0.1 under OS Linux Kubuntu version 12.10). A box opens, I have to choose a webbrowser. My question: Where on my harddisk can I find the Firefox executable (So that I can choose that one)??!

Asked by robverment 7 years ago

Answered by gzgz 7 years ago

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Can't restore backup folder

I had a problem with my laptop HDD(bad sectors) and I had to format it. Before formatting it, I saved the profile folder in my external HDD. I tried to restore the prof… (read more)

I had a problem with my laptop HDD(bad sectors) and I had to format it. Before formatting it, I saved the profile folder in my external HDD. I tried to restore the profile but it doesn't work. It only contains the "Cache" folder (12 MB), "mozilla-media-cache" folder (0 KB), "OfflineCache" folder (11KB), "startupCache" folder (1,06 MB), "thumbnails" folder (50 KB), urlclassifier3.sqlite and urlclassifier.pset I can't find cookies.sqlite, formhistory.sqlite, etc. Is it possible to restore everything from "Cache" folder or any other way? My HDD is now low level formatted, so restoring the old data is impossible.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by florinbrv 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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How can I get rid of the Android Download invitation screen every time I load Firefox

My home page is Google.com but each time I load Firefox , Mozilla starts another tab and asks if I want to download the latest Android. I cannot seem to get rid of this s… (read more)

My home page is Google.com but each time I load Firefox , Mozilla starts another tab and asks if I want to download the latest Android. I cannot seem to get rid of this screen and I do not have any android devices

Asked by Howatharra 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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how do i minimize microsoft, google and facebook always in my face. I want pure fox.

Bing and Google and facebook are not welcome. They have this huge bluster of entitlement. If i wanted them I would invite. It is like if I sell you a product at your d… (read more)

Bing and Google and facebook are not welcome. They have this huge bluster of entitlement. If i wanted them I would invite. It is like if I sell you a product at your door and instead of thanking you and leaving I barge in and insist you buy something again and again. To top it off I refuse to leave and apparently the law is on my side. I dig in and sell and push and crush even any attempt for you to just ignore me. I am a one percenter (1%) and I am fully entitled to take and take because life owes me a living. Sorry 4 the soapbox.

What I want is a Firefox browsing experience minus the above. Will I need to learn code to mold my own UI?

I greatly appreciate any consideration.

Rudy

Asked by tionlighs2 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How do I uninstall browser backgrounds?

When I installed browser backgrounds, when I open a new tab, I get these images that I don't want. I want to go back to my usual websites when I open a new tab. How do … (read more)

When I installed browser backgrounds, when I open a new tab, I get these images that I don't want. I want to go back to my usual websites when I open a new tab. How do I uninstall this feature that I downloaded?

Asked by ChrisLW 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Simplepass 6.0 does not work on Firefox 17.

I have a brand new laptop with Windows 8 that came equipped with Simplepass 6.0, I'm assuming is the newest version of Simplepass. I downloaded the most recent copy of F… (read more)

I have a brand new laptop with Windows 8 that came equipped with Simplepass 6.0, I'm assuming is the newest version of Simplepass. I downloaded the most recent copy of Firefox, version 17, and Simplepass does not work. If I can't get this to work, I'll use Internet Explorer because I want to use the fingerprint scanner. If this can't be fixed, is there a somewhat recent copy of Firefox that will work with Simplepass 6.0?

Asked by Morrison20 7 years ago

Answered by Andrew 7 years ago

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So For The 3rd TIME WHEN I'VE PLEADINGLY ASKED NOT TO UPDATED Why Does FF Update My Browser?

You see, I've asked this same question twice before, because Firefox has once again for the third time updated by browser DESPITE MY PLEADING REQUEST TWICE BEFORE NOT TO … (read more)

You see, I've asked this same question twice before, because Firefox has once again for the third time updated by browser DESPITE MY PLEADING REQUEST TWICE BEFORE NOT TO DO SO. but now I have a platform to make Firefox's DISHONESY public, putting them to task for specifically defying a very adamant request, NOT TO UPDATE MY BROWSER, CIRCUMSTANCES THAT have consistently, repeatedly occurred throughout all the years I've been with Firefox since 2005.

Why is it that Firefox deliberately continues to defy, ignore the wishes of its most loyal customers inflame me beyond words, when I've repeatedly made it KNOWN QUITE WELL NOT TO HAVE MY BROWSER UPDATED.

BUT NOW AFTER ALL THIS TIME, TOGETHER WITH THE INSIGHT I HAVE ACCRUED AS AN IT INDUSTRY SPECIALIST I do very well know why Firefox CONTINUES THIS PRACTICE WITH ABANDON.

1.They don't like anyone fooling around with the about:config (then why did you ever include it in the first place) the way I do.

2. They don't like anyone making incompatible add-ons extensions COMPATIBLE again the way I do.

3. They don't like anyone tampering with Firefox the way I do.

And all Firefox has to do to nullify all the meticulous hard work I spend changing about:config. configurations to accommodate my own and my company's needs and all the hard work. spending time enabling newly incompatible extensions I need to work as efficiently and effectively as possibleamong other things that I've tweaked, WHICH I EXACTLY WHAT YOU DO FOR THE REASONS I GAVE. YOU DO IT deliberately, spitefully so. And that is the definitive reason for YOUR total defiance in disregarding a customer's request. Additionally, YOU, fIREFOX feel that since YOU wrote the code, and own the code, YOU can insist USERS follow the Firefox protocols exactly as YOU demand.

Another example of YOUR dictatorial approach to browsing the web is that that YOU feel no one should dare take a gander at content that is not up to the standards of WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS purity AND ANY OTHER CONTENT CORRUPTING THE MORALS OF OUR YOUTH.

In one of the instances in which my browser was updated despite my adamant position against it, SOMEONE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION deleted several STRICTLY STRAIGHT adult sites from my bookmarks.

SO NOW, NOT ONLY DO you HAVE AN INTRUSIVE BIG BROTHER ATTITUDE THAT NO ONE DARE DEVIATE FROM THE OFFICIAL FIREFOX BROWSING PROTOCOLS BUT NOW YOU'VE IMPLEMENTED A CENSORING CAMPAIGN ON WHAT YOU CAN READ, LOOK AT OR SIMPLY BOOKMARK.

BUT IT GETS WORSE, MUCH WORSE.THE LAST TWO TIMES YOU UPDATED MY BROWSER AGAINST MY WISHES, YOU GAVE ME THE LAMEST MOST ASININE, INSULTING, MORONIC REASON WHY YOU UPDATED IT TWICE BEFORE AS IF THEY WERE MERELY EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD NEVER HAVE VIOLATED YOUR CUSTOMER'S PRIVACY AS WELL AS BEING DEFIANT, ARROGANT AND JUST PLAIN TERRIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES. BUT NOW IN ADDITION TO PROVING YOURSELVES TO BEING SOCIOPATH MEGALOMANIACS YOU'VE ALSO REVEALED YOURSELVES TO BEING ABSOLUTE CHRONIC LIARS.

AND THAT IS BECAUSE I'M IN CHARGE OF MY COMPANY'S IT DEPARTMENT AND HAVE MANY COMPUTERS UNDER MY CONTROL AND SUPERVISION. I'VE ONLY RECENTLY SWITCHED OVER SOME OF OUR COMPUTERS FROM IE TO FIREFOX AS A TEST AND I AM PRIVY TO WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON AMONG THE COMPUTERS THAT HAVE BEEN USING FIREFOX AS A TEST STUDY.

AND WHILE THE TRUTH BEING WHAT IT IS, YOU MADE SURE NOT TO MESS WITH MY BROWSER, AS IT IS CLEARLY CONFIGURED NOT TO BE UPDATED, WHICH TO YOUR CREDIT, YOU HAD GIVEN IT A WIDE BERTH, BUT YOU DID SINISTERLY UPDATE SIX COMPUTERS THAT WERE PART OF OUR TEST STUDY THAT HAD THE SAME BROWSER CONFIGURATION REQUEST NOT TO BE UPDATED BUT WHICH YOU UPDATED NEVERTHELESS. THESE COMPUTERS WERE PART OF A PRODUCTIVITY STUDY WHICH BY UPDATING IT SET THE ENTIRE LITTLE EXPERIMENT OF OURS BACK A BIT.

SO, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH YOU? I REALLY HAVE TO THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT HOW I RESPOND TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAS SHOWN NOTHING BUT THE WORST SORT OF APATHY, DISHONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES I'VE SEEN SINCE BEING IN THE IT INDUSTRY.

Asked by mediamayven 7 years ago

Answered by finitarry 7 years ago