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My Firefox Start page has no internet address box or awesome box, only the Google search box.

Before the latest update of my Mozilla Firefox, the Firefox Start page contained an internet address box near the top of the screen, where I could enter an internet addre… (read more)

Before the latest update of my Mozilla Firefox, the Firefox Start page contained an internet address box near the top of the screen, where I could enter an internet address and hit go. It also showed the Google search box in the middle of the screen.

Now, after the Firefox update, the Start page only shows the Google search box. There is no internet address box nor an "awesome box," which according to my reading of the new features is supposed to have replaced the internet address box.

Asked by rongren 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Keyword search not working from address bar

Hello, The problem is actually explained in the title. However, I'll repeat it with some modification. When I type something in my address bar, I'm expecting to be redire… (read more)

Hello,

The problem is actually explained in the title. However, I'll repeat it with some modification.

When I type something in my address bar, I'm expecting to be redirected to Google search results, if entered string isn't an actual web address. That's what I'm used to for quite some time in FF now. As opposed, when I now enter something in address bar, I get this opened: http://something/ Obviously, not something that's much appreciated.

Please check this link before you direct me to set keyword search via about:config, because I think that this is the way it was before, while everything was working.

(link: http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/9561/9122010101528am.png)

Thank you, Dan

Asked by gusnarg 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Add-on updater is stuck trying to update Xmarks from 3.7.8 to 3.8.6 and I can't get past this to start Firefox.

Running Firefox 3.6.9 with Xmarks installed. When I launch Firefox the "Add-on updater" starts trying to update Xmarks from 3.7.8 to 3.8.6. I can't complete, skip or ca… (read more)

Running Firefox 3.6.9 with Xmarks installed. When I launch Firefox the "Add-on updater" starts trying to update Xmarks from 3.7.8 to 3.8.6. I can't complete, skip or cancel this update - the updater just hangs - and I can't get past it to open Firefox.

Asked by baw 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Major Problem with regExp.exec and regExp.test

I'm a programmer, and I'm using regExp's to simplify my life in a chat thing. Basically, ":blue:" in a chat will essentially be replaced with "". because there can be all… (read more)

I'm a programmer, and I'm using regExp's to simplify my life in a chat thing. Basically, ":blue:" in a chat will essentially be replaced with "". because there can be all sorts of colors, I can't use replace. Instead, I used regExp.exec(string). However, there is a major bug where every other time, the regExp.exec returns null even if there IS a match. If the chat is ":blue:", the response will alternate as :blue:,null,:blue:,null,etc. If the chat is ":blue: :red:" (e.g. two color blocks) the response will go :blue:,null,null,:blue:,null,null and so on. Basically, if there are 'x' color blocks defined, the .exec will work every x+1 times, and the other times it will not find a match. this also happens with regExp.test. I have gone through my code hundreds of times, and finally, I decided to run it in Opera. It works PERFECTLY fine. even in IE, it works. So i had to assume it was some bug with Firefox.

I hope this question catches the attention of the MOZILLA DEVELOPERS, as this is huge.

I'm not sure if it's just me. However, I have uploaded an html file onto http://jsbattle.tablocks.com/Untitled-1.html (the subdomain had a different purpose, but i figured i would put it here), and it will alert :blue: and null (at least for me). You can view the source code. An important note is that this .exec and .test glitch only happens inside functions. for example, regExp.exec twice just in a script tag will run fine, but while in a function abc() {regExp.exec} and executing abc(); abc(); it'll glitch out. I have not run extensive tests to see when this glitch occurs, this is all I know. Please help, Mozilla Developers. And if anyone knows how to contact the Mozilla Developers, tell me, or address them of this issue.

Asked by remax49 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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My bookmarks backup file is not matching JSON and couldn’t restore them

4 days ago I backed up the bookmarks of my firefox explorer. After I upgraded to Windows 7 I tried to restore my important bookmarks. I got the message that the file ty… (read more)

4 days ago I backed up the bookmarks of my firefox explorer. After I upgraded to Windows 7 I tried to restore my important bookmarks. I got the message that the file type is not supported. It should be JSON, but it is something deferent. I don’t know why it been saved in deferent format. Is there any solution for this problem? I really need my bookmarks, it contains very important links to my work.

Asked by AbuLaith 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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How to turn off automatic updates.

Since I have updated firefox I now get automatic updates, as I have a poor/slow connection and because I simply do NOT want updates automatically installed I want to find… (read more)

Since I have updated firefox I now get automatic updates, as I have a poor/slow connection and because I simply do NOT want updates automatically installed I want to find out how to turn off this annoying"feature".

Asked by halkamo 10 years ago

Answered by Naveen 9 years ago

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Why does firefox keep prompting me to upgrade java and then tell me it is not accepting that upgrade, over and over again?

It also keeps prompting me to install google toolbar, which I ignore. After I get on the browser, I get the message that the upgrade is not accepted and will unstall annd… (read more)

It also keeps prompting me to install google toolbar, which I ignore. After I get on the browser, I get the message that the upgrade is not accepted and will unstall annd prompts me to restart firefox.

Asked by thomases 10 years ago

Answered by Helper7677 10 years ago

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firefox will not load page unless i'm moving the coursor

I'm using a samsung NC10 and upgraded firefox yesterday, since then no internet pages will load unless I'm constantly moving the cursor with the touchpad. IE seems to wor… (read more)

I'm using a samsung NC10 and upgraded firefox yesterday, since then no internet pages will load unless I'm constantly moving the cursor with the touchpad. IE seems to work fine.

It's particularly a problem with video streaming (eg 4od), the sound stays on but the pictures freeze until i move the cursor again

Hope you can help

Asked by ghostwriter807 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Browser not recognized by some websites

For example, at comcast.net I get the message: "We have detected that the browser you are using is not fully supported by the Comcast.net web site. You can view this site… (read more)

For example, at comcast.net I get the message:

"We have detected that the browser you are using is not fully supported by the Comcast.net web site. You can view this site using your current browser but it may not display properly, and you may not be able to fully use all features.

At kerpoof.com I get:

You must enable JavaScript and Flash to access Kerpoof's activities.

You are seeing this page because you either do not have Adobe's Flash Player installed, or you have scripting turned on in your browser preferences.

I have the latest Java and Flash Players installed with Firefox 3.6.9. In Tools Options, Java script is enabled. What setting needs changing for these sites to recognize my browser?

Asked by mrsdi 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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Google keeps defaulting to the search setting of 10 results after I set it to 30.

Norton alway ate the Google cookie that saved search setting, which is one reason I hated Norton, and I've had Panda Cloud for several weeks, with no problem at first, bu… (read more)

Norton alway ate the Google cookie that saved search setting, which is one reason I hated Norton, and I've had Panda Cloud for several weeks, with no problem at first, but now, when I set the search setting to 30 or 50 results, it won't even do one single search with that setting, it pops back to 10 results.

Asked by ParrotSlave 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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Menu being disabled after I customize a toolbar

For the last two builds of Firefox, any time I customize a toolbar, the File, Edit, View, Bookmarks, Tools and Help menus go grey and are non-functional. They don't start… (read more)

For the last two builds of Firefox, any time I customize a toolbar, the File, Edit, View, Bookmarks, Tools and Help menus go grey and are non-functional. They don't start working until I restart Firefox. It also greys out the "Customize" option when I right-click on any toolbar.

Asked by Bobby 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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When I click the MFF desktop icon Firefox takes exactly 30 seconds to load, is that right?

I have just installed Firefox and it takes 30s from clicking the desktop icon to loading the home page. Tabs only take about 2s, is this right? IE loads in 2-3 s. … (read more)

I have just installed Firefox and it takes 30s from clicking the desktop icon to loading the home page. Tabs only take about 2s, is this right?

IE loads in 2-3 s.

Asked by Physicist 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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how can I make the area above the tabs smaller

From the top of the screen (the blue area) to the bottom of the tabs there is a lot of real estate that is blank, back button - refresh - stop - home - WOT -url window … (read more)

From the top of the screen (the blue area) to the bottom of the tabs there is a lot of real estate that is blank, back button - refresh - stop - home - WOT -url window then next line is just hotmail, then the next line is AVG - yahoo and search How can I move the free hotmail button or the bottom line even and get more room viewing a web page?

Asked by lemonyx 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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I want to get rid of the google content of the start page

I have already arranged for a blank page to open on FF startup. But whenever I press the home button later, the display reverts to a "google page". I want a blank page w… (read more)

I have already arranged for a blank page to open on FF startup. But whenever I press the home button later, the display reverts to a "google page". I want a blank page when I hit the home button. How do I set this up?

Asked by jandva 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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Can not see my extension on 3.6.9

Using Firefox 3.6.9 under Windows XP Pro ENU I can not see any of my extension in Firefox Tools/add-ons .- I can see the Plug ins and the Gat add ons OK. But I did not se… (read more)

Using Firefox 3.6.9 under Windows XP Pro ENU I can not see any of my extension in Firefox Tools/add-ons .- I can see the Plug ins and the Gat add ons OK. But I did not see the extensions and there are installed. ??? Thank you in advance BaTomcat

Asked by batomcat 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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Hello, I have my PC connected to my HDTV and when viewing websites on firefox, the websites are too small to read. What can I do to fix this. I have already tried dling the No Squint add-on, but some websites are still distorted. Thanks for you help

My PC specs: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.5GHz Nvidia 9800GT video card Seagate 600gb hardrive

The TV is a Philips 720p (Not exactly sure what model it is)

Asked by Cube 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago