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All addon icons are missing from the customize window

I am using FF 3.6.18 on XP, Vista, and Win7. Since FF updated itself to 3.6.18, I'm missing all kinds of addon icons. Needless to say, most addons can't work unless the i… (read more)

I am using FF 3.6.18 on XP, Vista, and Win7. Since FF updated itself to 3.6.18, I'm missing all kinds of addon icons. Needless to say, most addons can't work unless the icon there to click. When I went to the [toolbar customize] window to drag the icons back out to the menu/tool/status bars, I find that ALL of my addon icons missing. The default FF icons are there, but all of the addon icons are missing. I have seen lots of posts from people with the same problem running FF4, but it is not a problem only with version 4. Most of the replies given have advised going to the customize window and dragging the icons back out - obviously written by people who weren't reading the question very carefully. Others recommend clicking the [restore default icons] button. They haven't read the question very carefully either. I have this problem on all my PCs, those running XP, Vista, and 7. Yes, I have already run virus and spyware checkers, and that didn't help any of my PCs. Reinstalling the addons doesn't help either. Since the problem is on all my PCs of various OSs, and upgrading to FF4 only seems to make things worse, it seems like a FF bug. Most of my friends who use Firefox have the same problem. Is it a bug, or is it fixable? Does anyone know how to troubleshoot this?

Asked by TomTinker 9 years ago

Answered by TomTinker 8 years ago

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What is the Keyboard shortcut to go back to the previous tab (I mean most recent tab)?

I normally work on Firefox with more tabs than one open. I want to switch between two open tabs frequently. Is there any shortcut to do so? eg. "Alt+Tab" to open most rec… (read more)

I normally work on Firefox with more tabs than one open. I want to switch between two open tabs frequently. Is there any shortcut to do so? eg. "Alt+Tab" to open most recent window on Windows OS.

Asked by Fractal 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Undoing 'Recently Closed Tabs' no longer available - please help!

I find myself unable to access the 'undo closed tab' option, which I have previously found so useful. When I go to History > Recently Closed Tabs, the Recent Closed Ta… (read more)

I find myself unable to access the 'undo closed tab' option, which I have previously found so useful. When I go to History > Recently Closed Tabs, the Recent Closed Tabs entries are greyed-out. How can I reactivate this essential functionality please?

Asked by Pipps 9 years ago

Answered by Hasan 9 years ago

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my search bar, addres bar, and all other option menues from the top of the menu bar have disapeared. Please help Me!!

I was adding some handy add-ons, and adjusting some settings when all of the sudden everything but for my bookmarks were gone. All of the pop-down menu options (such as… (read more)

I was adding some handy add-ons, and adjusting some settings when all of the sudden everything but for my bookmarks were gone. All of the pop-down menu options (such as File, Tools, and Help) dissipated as well, so i could not find an easy way to change back the settings.

Please help me, any suggestions would be wonderful.

Asked by evseymae 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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display window size

I recently came to Firefox from IE due to many problems. Firefox is great and I don't have any of the old problems. I do miss one feature from IE that I cant find on Fi… (read more)

I recently came to Firefox from IE due to many problems. Firefox is great and I don't have any of the old problems. I do miss one feature from IE that I cant find on Firefox. When looking at a web site, if the display isn't large enough, I was able to enlarge the page with a size selector in the lower right corner. Does Firefox have a similar selector?

Asked by stevebird 9 years ago

Answered by SafeBrowser 9 years ago

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firefox upgrade has lost "weather Bug" why ?. had to use F10 to access help, Why ?.

Having upgraded to the latest Firefox, I find that my "weather bug" is not longer available, Why ?. Also, I could not access the help programme until some told me you h… (read more)

Having upgraded to the latest Firefox, I find that my "weather bug" is not longer available, Why ?. Also, I could not access the help programme until some told me you have to press F10 to do so. These Firefox updates leave a lot to be desired with regards to information. Are they being rushed through without too much thought. Neil Hague.

Asked by neilhague@gmail.com 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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I have a client that is still using 3.0 and I need to get a copy to support them. where to go?

I have a client that is not allowed to upgrade due to their company policies. They have come across a section of javascript that is not supported and I need to install 3… (read more)

I have a client that is not allowed to upgrade due to their company policies. They have come across a section of javascript that is not supported and I need to install 3.0 in order to find a solution for them.

Where can I download Firefox 3.0?

Asked by kscally 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How to change what webpage the new tab button opens.

When I click the new tab button, it always opens to a certain search engine. I've tried to change this default to my preferred search engine, but haven't succeeded. Any… (read more)

When I click the new tab button, it always opens to a certain search engine. I've tried to change this default to my preferred search engine, but haven't succeeded. Any hints?

Asked by tonyloco 9 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 years ago

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I have firefox 3.6.18 and status bar is gone.how to get it back. Thanks

I have updated java to version 6-update 26,updated Avast antivirus version 6.0.1203 and windows updates KB915597,KB2545698,KB2541763, in the past 24 hours and just reali… (read more)

I have updated java to version 6-update 26,updated Avast antivirus version 6.0.1203 and windows updates KB915597,KB2545698,KB2541763, in the past 24 hours and just realized no status bar. I have restarted firefox and windows a couple of times but still no status bar.Any suggestions? Thanks

Asked by poker123 9 years ago

Answered by David McRitchie 9 years ago

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Why does "Check for Updates..." show that there are no updates available while I'm using Firefox 3.6.18 and latest version is 5.0.1?

First and foremost, I'd like to clarify that I hardly have any technical knowledge. So pardon me if this comes across as a silly question to the professionals. Here are t… (read more)

First and foremost, I'd like to clarify that I hardly have any technical knowledge. So pardon me if this comes across as a silly question to the professionals. Here are the details pertaining to this problem as per the best of my limited knowledge:

I'm currently using Mozilla Firefox 3.6.18; previously it was 3.6.13. It was updated to 3.6.13 from 3.6.9 after I clicked on Check for Updates... and it told me that it'd be done when I reboot my system. When I restarted my PC, I was surprised to find that it was downloading the version 3.6.18. I didn't know how much it'd progressed in the process, so I let it finish it. After that, I disabled the option that enables it to download and update on its own, and turned it off. Next time when I started it, it was 3.6.18, but wasn't updating on its own anymore.

Now I wanna update it directly to the latest version 5.0.1. But when I leave it to "Automatically download and install the update" option under Tools>Options>Advanced>Update, it downloads and updates the versions as per their release order. So if I leave it to it, then when I start it next time, it'll start downloading the version next to 3.6.18 and update to it instead of updating directly to 5.0.1. It'll keep doing so until it reaches there. For reasons of my own, I don't like that. So I unchecked the "Automatically download and install the update" option and chose the "Ask me what I want to do" option (so that it doesn't keep repeating the "downloading and updating" process on its own every time I start my PC). Then I went to Firefox site and thought of downloading and updating to the latest version on my own. But then I was informed that if I do so, I'll get the latest version, but I'll lose all my saved bookmarks unless I follow some hectic procedure to save them and load them again after installing the latest version of Firefox. I don't want to let that happen either. So, can anyone suggest me a way out of this situation without losing my bookmarks?


Almost forgot. I tried several times by going to Help>Check For Updates..., but every time it returned the same result: "There are no updates available. Firefox will check periodically for updates." How come no update is available while the version I'm using is 3.6.18 and the latest version is 5.0.1? In short, Check for Updates... didn't help either. (Even when I updated it last time, shouldn't it have updated itself from version 3.6.13 to 5.0.1 directly?)


So, can anyone suggest a way by which I won't lose my bookmarks and would be able to update to the latest version directly too? An answer that wouldn't involve removing the current version and installing the latest one, but directly update to it (it's okay if it needs downloading) would be more welcome. I know that the bookmarks can be saved in a file and all, but I'd like to know if it's possible as it happened for my current version from previous version. (It downloaded and updated itself on its own, disturbing nothing, not even logged me out of certain accounts where I stay logged in. The only problem there was that it wasn't updating directly to the latest version.)

I hope the aforementioned details make sense and are helpful enough for others to help me. Thanks.

Asked by imrealgod 9 years ago

Answered by James 9 years ago

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Why Has Too Many Tabs Been Suddenly Removed?

Firefox and add ons have been working fine. Following a crash I am now informed that Too Many Tabs 1.3.6 is not compatible with Firefox 3.6.18 . I don't want to upgrade b… (read more)

Firefox and add ons have been working fine. Following a crash I am now informed that Too Many Tabs 1.3.6 is not compatible with Firefox 3.6.18 . I don't want to upgrade because, usually, numerous add ons fail to work with upgrades and an upgrade tends to be a retrograde step as regards add ons. Firefox usually issues new versions prematurely, and tends to put the cart before the horse as regards add ons. They can't patiently wait until add ons are ready and compatible.

Asked by Novice22 9 years ago

Answered by alan_r 9 years ago

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I keep getting errors while installing Download Helper

I updated to FF 4.xx and lost my Download Helper. I also had a lot of memory and lockup problems. I uninstalled FF 4 and went back to FF 3.6.17. Now I cannot reinstall Do… (read more)

I updated to FF 4.xx and lost my Download Helper. I also had a lot of memory and lockup problems. I uninstalled FF 4 and went back to FF 3.6.17. Now I cannot reinstall Download Helper. I keep getting and error near the end of the install. The error reads as follows.

Firefox could not install the file at http://releases.mozilla.org/pub,mozilla.org/addons/3003/videos_downloadhelper=4.9.3-sm+fx.xpi

Because: Unexpected installation error Review the error Console Log for more details. -203

I went and found the error log and it said to clear my cache and or wait a few hours and try again. It's been several weeks and I still can't install it. I tried to uninstall Download Helper completely and reinstall and get the same error.

Also, once in a while when I start FF it asks me to upgrade Download Helper which leads me to believe it is seeing it. If I allow it to upgrade the same error occurs. I'm baffled!

Asked by georgeducharme 9 years ago

Answered by _mig 9 years ago

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how do I get rid of the history search section on the left of my screen?

All of a sudden there is a section on the left side of my Firefox online screen that has: Search: [?] [View ] + Yesterday + Last 7 days I don't know how it … (read more)

All of a sudden there is a section on the left side of my Firefox online screen that has:

           Search:  [?]  [View ]

+ Yesterday + Last 7 days

I don't know how it got there, I've tried disabling plug-ins, personalizing tool bar, etc., and can't get rid of it. If I place my cursor on the line that separates this section from the regular Firefox screen, an arrow appears as if I could drag the right part of the screen to the left and "cover up" this search section, but the drag won't work.

Asked by crazyjl 9 years ago

Answered by neo2712 9 years ago

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Firefox keeps popping up wanting me to upgrade. What happens if I don't? I have tried the more current versions, however my computer continually has problems with it. So I have downgraded to 3.6.

Basically, I just want to know what happens if I choose not to upgrade to the most current version? I keep getting pop ups to upgrade my 3.6 but it always takes me to th… (read more)

Basically, I just want to know what happens if I choose not to upgrade to the most current version? I keep getting pop ups to upgrade my 3.6 but it always takes me to the download for 6.0! I DO NOT want 6.0-it sucks! My computer is not even a year old but Firefox 6.0 caused many issues. Plug ins-all updated/current, but 6.0 would not allow some of my programs run properly. So I uninstalled it and reinstalled 3.6. This version seems to be the only one that does not cause problems! If you need any further information, please eel free to contact me @: removed

Asked by Kauyamari 9 years ago

Answered by Hasan 9 years ago

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I have a mac osX, HP 550 printer and Firefox 3.6.18 Pages are printing blank from firefox internet, I don't have this problem with Safari or my other applications. It has been working fine for years.

When I press print I get a blank page, only from web pages using Firefox. I checked print-preview and the page is blank. So I know something is not being recognized. Than… (read more)

When I press print I get a blank page, only from web pages using Firefox. I checked print-preview and the page is blank. So I know something is not being recognized. Thank you.

Asked by blimarose 8 years ago

Answered by Swarnava Sengupta 8 years ago

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Is there an option for turning off the suggested links on a webpage?

I'm not sure if that is the proper way to describe it. When a web page opens, random words are underlined (such as laptop on this Ask A New Question page.) Sometimes i… (read more)

I'm not sure if that is the proper way to describe it. When a web page opens, random words are underlined (such as laptop on this Ask A New Question page.)

Sometimes if it is a word like "claims," the link goes to an insurance company. I think this should be an option to turn this off because I think it is annoying. I guess it might be helpful if I was doing research but I'm not.

Asked by selumom 9 years ago

Answered by David McRitchie 9 years ago