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want to stop multiple spam windows from opening when I click on a link

All of a sudden when I click on a link all sorts of spam windows open up. I have "Pop-Up" windows set to off....but they still open...also all of a sudden pages on line w… (read more)

All of a sudden when I click on a link all sorts of spam windows open up. I have "Pop-Up" windows set to off....but they still open...also all of a sudden pages on line will have tons of words highlighted as hough they are links.... and when I click on them thinking it is a link it is another annoying pop up window. I have checked my "plug ins" and "add ons" and there is nothing there that I can find. I am using Windows 7 and this problem just began this week. I ran a McAfee scan and found no virus......can you help???

Asked by trezzsc 6 years ago

Answered by Moses 6 years ago

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Icons appear only as rectangular shapes (unicodes)!!!

Icons such as the facebook or twitter appear only as rectangles: http://www.4shared.com/photo/n5x25lf2ba/Untitled.html While is has to show the following: http://www.4sha… (read more)

Icons such as the facebook or twitter appear only as rectangles: http://www.4shared.com/photo/n5x25lf2ba/Untitled.html While is has to show the following: http://www.4shared.com/photo/8km-7eNgba/Untitled1.html Apparently, the problem exists only in Firefox, for the icons are perfectly displayed on Google Chrome. This occurred to me that morning, without any change of the settings or so... knowing that everything was alright until then. I searched for solutions elsewhere, but nothing seems to work!!! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, and I thank you previously for all attempts to help me find a solution for my problem.

Asked by Alexander666 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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On starting FF, get error 'the update cld nt be installed.Make sure no other copies running' even from cold. Have reset but still persists.

On starting Firefox (Windows 7), even from a cold boot I get a dialogue box with the message 'The update could not be installed. Please make sure there are no other copi… (read more)

On starting Firefox (Windows 7), even from a cold boot I get a dialogue box with the message 'The update could not be installed. Please make sure there are no other copies of Firefox running on your computer and then restart Firefox to try again' I have checked task manager and there are no other copies. I have downloaded the latest version 29 Firefox but the error persists. I have reset Firefox to default state but the error still persists.

Help please!

Asked by billbuck99 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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What happened to "bookmark this page" selection in the "show your bookmarks" menu on the right?

Now I have to: 1) click again on the stupid blue star to get the menu to place my new bookmark where I choose to instead of have it go to unsorted bookmarks... OR 2) brin… (read more)

Now I have to: 1) click again on the stupid blue star to get the menu to place my new bookmark where I choose to instead of have it go to unsorted bookmarks... OR 2) bring up or have up the menu bar and click on the "bookmarks" menu choice of "bookmark this page" which brings up what I'd call the choice or sort menu that lets me access my bookmarks menu...

...where I wanted to go to create a bookmark AND I get to select "choose", which is what I used to do when adding ANY bookmark.

I want the "bookmark this page" selection back on the "show your bookmarks" list on the right...where it belongs. Why does everyone want to keep hiding the useful tools?

Firefox 29 stinks and I've had nothing but problems from the beginning...and since making the mistake of resetting. I now have a folder of stuff that I have no clue what to do with as, upon resetting, I got "Oooops this is embarrassing, we're having a problem" or something. Any clues about what to do with all that "junk" (now, to me) might also be helpful.

Asked by droonfang 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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Can't open links from email

I'm using Firefox 29 on Win7x64. It's my default browser. Sometimes, when I try to open a web link from Outlook email or Yahoo email, the link does not open. Instead, … (read more)

I'm using Firefox 29 on Win7x64. It's my default browser. Sometimes, when I try to open a web link from Outlook email or Yahoo email, the link does not open. Instead, Firefox opens a process every time that I click, but does not open the link or even a page. If I try to open another Firefox instance by clicking the shortcut, yet another process starts, but a page does not open. Safe mode does not help. The only resolution thus far is to close every process or reboot, and then re-install Firefox. This issue began in v29 or the one just before. I also have tried suggestions posted to the forum. Thanks!

Asked by jimmy59601 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I back up or save a copy of my bookmarks to a file my XP computer can read

I used to make a backup or saved copy of my favorites with internet explorer on my XP computer and the result was an easily opened list of all my links in order. Recently… (read more)

I used to make a backup or saved copy of my favorites with internet explorer on my XP computer and the result was an easily opened list of all my links in order. Recently I installed firefox and I now tried to do the same thing. I did a backup to my bookmarks and could not open the file initially. After some searching I was able to open the file with several programs but all of the results were useless. I kept getting a document with tons of data from the extreme left to right side of the screen in no format or in a usable list. So how can I get the backup or a saved copy in microsoft windows works (not word) processor like all my other windows XP documents are in?

Asked by CAPaul 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Web site icons disappear from my tabs.

After trying out the "pin tabs" option, the icon associated with that web site disappeared. I unpinned both sites, yet (even after reloading the tabs) I cannot get the ic… (read more)

After trying out the "pin tabs" option, the icon associated with that web site disappeared. I unpinned both sites, yet (even after reloading the tabs) I cannot get the icons to show on the tab.

I have had this happen before, even without pinning tabs: certain icons no longer show up on my tabs. It is becoming very difficult to locate the tabs I want now. I ended up having to remove FF completely, then reinstall it - NOTHING else worked. This is not an acceptable option.

Please help me before I decide to abandon Mozilla products forever!

Asked by jgandalf 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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how do i change automatic opening of a program with skype link

I clicked a skype link and it said what program do you want to use to open it, i browsed to skype shortcut then checked 'always open this when this link's clicked', but i… (read more)

I clicked a skype link and it said what program do you want to use to open it, i browsed to skype shortcut then checked 'always open this when this link's clicked', but it didn't work and now i can't find a place in options that let's me choose another program to open it.

Asked by bncase 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Will firefox restore websites from private browsing after a crash?

I was in private browsing and firefox crashed. If someone else used my computer right after the crash, would firefox "restore session" restore the websites visited while … (read more)

I was in private browsing and firefox crashed. If someone else used my computer right after the crash, would firefox "restore session" restore the websites visited while in private browsing?

Asked by opmar1010 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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downloaded yahoo toolbar to see my yahoo bookmarks but I can't sign in to them, why?

I downloaded the yahoo toolbar because that was the only way to keep them. Did that got the red flag pressed it and got a pop up sign in -pressed sigh in and keep gettin… (read more)

I downloaded the yahoo toolbar because that was the only way to keep them. Did that got the red flag pressed it and got a pop up sign in -pressed sigh in and keep getting the same pop up. I can't get any help for yahoo or Firefox about this, it is like they don't want to hear from us. I need my bookmarks and they are out there just can't get to them. please help ydelle

Asked by ydelle 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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i just updated to 29.0.1 version and i cannot find the download bar or status of a download

just updated to the latest version( 29.0.1). i tried to download a video form a site that im using daily and doesn't download or see the status of download. I do not have… (read more)

just updated to the latest version( 29.0.1). i tried to download a video form a site that im using daily and doesn't download or see the status of download. I do not have a download icon or bar anymore( basically its dead-nothing happens)

Please let me know

Asked by pmplayer 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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my dock disappears when firefox browser (latest version) is opened all other programs dont do this. Imac less than one year old version 10.8.5

after updating recently to the latest version of firefox my dock is vanishing when I open the browser. I have to click on the bare desktop and the dock reappears. it does… (read more)

after updating recently to the latest version of firefox my dock is vanishing when I open the browser. I have to click on the bare desktop and the dock reappears. it does not happen with any other application. I checked my dock preferences and nothing there makes any difference if changed.

Asked by davezaluski 6 years ago

Answered by Jackson1442 6 years ago

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How do I print out an email -- just the email?

With the change in recent email format, my ability to printout the email has disappeared. No problems before this rcent change. The 2 options available: the "File" opt… (read more)

With the change in recent email format, my ability to printout the email has disappeared. No problems before this rcent change. The 2 options available: the "File" option on the menu at top left of page, and the 3 horizontal bars indicating "menu" on the top right of page -- BOTH print out the whole page with the email itself truncated.

Another irritating issue is my inability to find the email address of the sender. This has got to be easy to find, BUT I CAN'T find it!!

Asked by andrea46 6 years ago

Answered by Epicaleb 6 years ago

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When trying to click on any dropdown options listed on websites the list instantly goes before I can click on anything unless I KEEP clearing the cache,cookies

When I click on any dropdown lists for options on any website, the list disappears before I can click on any option. I find by clearing the cache and cookies each time, … (read more)

When I click on any dropdown lists for options on any website, the list disappears before I can click on any option. I find by clearing the cache and cookies each time, it will work just once before it needs clearing again. So it has to be cleared for every single click on an option.

Asked by ChristineHughes 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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FF 29 havoc...how to fix or revert?

Once again, a FF update just drives me crazy and wastes my time. So, I update to FF 29.1 (When will I ever learn?) My preferred theme--no longer compatible. Forecast Fox-… (read more)

Once again, a FF update just drives me crazy and wastes my time.

So, I update to FF 29.1 (When will I ever learn?)

My preferred theme--no longer compatible. Forecast Fox--no longer compatible.

I see no "refresh" or reload button any more. Where did it go? How do I get it back? I also see no "STOP" button. How do I get that back?

I once went to the trouble of putting tabs on bottom (below the toolbars...not the bottom of the page) But the new "upgrade" wipes that out. Thanks! Nothing like constantly having to redo the same things. How do I do that in the new version?

I want my status bar back, too. I like putting certain things at the bottom--particularly Fox CLocks and Forecast Fox (oops!). Where did it go? Things that used to be there are now up near the search/url box, taking up space I do not want consumed there.

I saw a note on opening up extensions and selecting Classic Theme---but it's not there to select. So, I'm reading an instruction on selecting Classic Theme but there is no classic theme to modify. So, I have to download something to get back to where I was?

Perhaps we can simplify this. If it takes this much effort to make the new version look like the old version, maybe I should just have the old version. How do I revert back to the last version and get rid of this new design with the least amount of fuss and effort?

Asked by monsieurms 6 years ago

Answered by monsieurms 6 years ago

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Icons do not display on some websites.

Several websites (examples : Yahoo Sports, Guildportal) do not correctly display icons on my firefox. The icons correctly display if I switch to IE. Screenshot of what I … (read more)

Several websites (examples : Yahoo Sports, Guildportal) do not correctly display icons on my firefox. The icons correctly display if I switch to IE.

Screenshot of what I get on Firefox : http://i.imgur.com/HmG2mCu.jpg

Screenshot of what I get on IE : http://i.imgur.com/UGZRPJ2.jpg

Asked by Dolicoja2 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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My remember passwords is greyed out, how do I change this?

I have a fresh install of the program, but I am unable to select the save passwords option as it is greyed out. How do I ungrey this so it will remember my passwords and… (read more)

I have a fresh install of the program, but I am unable to select the save passwords option as it is greyed out. How do I ungrey this so it will remember my passwords and logins?

Asked by MOBee 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox does not shut down properly upon exit

Firefox 29.0.1 does not always close properly upon exit. It will occasionally hang (4 or 5 times a day) and the process stays in memory. I have to go to the Windows Task … (read more)

Firefox 29.0.1 does not always close properly upon exit. It will occasionally hang (4 or 5 times a day) and the process stays in memory. I have to go to the Windows Task Manager in order to kill the process and restart Firefox. Also, page load times seem to have noticeably increased from the previous version.

Here is some relevant system info: OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Manufacturer INTEL System Model DZ77GA System Type x64-based PC Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. GAZ7711H.86A.0063.2013.0129.1913, 1/29/2013 SMBIOS Version 2.7 Windows Directory C:\Windows System Directory C:\Windows\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514" Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB Total Physical Memory 7.97 GB Available Physical Memory 6.09 GB Total Virtual Memory 15.9 GB Available Virtual Memory 13.8 GB Page File Space 7.97 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Here are the extensions (All are latest versions) I am running: Adblock Plus Better Privacy Download Helper Flagfox Flashblock Foxclocks Ghostery Image Zoom Noia Fox options NoScript Theme font and size changer Appearance: Noia Fox

Asked by tjhoover5272 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago