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how to download with a direct link address

How do I initiate a download if I have a direct link address? I really don't know what downloader is installed on my PC in Win10 and I can't locate it in my PC's list of … (read more)

How do I initiate a download if I have a direct link address? I really don't know what downloader is installed on my PC in Win10 and I can't locate it in my PC's list of programs. I use a VLC player.

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Asked by ligeperry 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Font issues after upgrading to Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10. Some of the Font are white with black outlines making it hard to read some pages. I refreshed and reinstalled firefox and it's still there.… (read more)

After upgrading to Windows 10. Some of the Font are white with black outlines making it hard to read some pages. I refreshed and reinstalled firefox and it's still there. I disabled and removed all addons and it's still happening.

Asked by Dash4125 5 years ago

Answered by Dash4125 5 years ago

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How to disable new tab opening after clickinkg magnet link?

When i click magnet link Firefox opens blank new tab. How to disable that from happening? My previous pc/firefox didnt open new blank tab after magnet link and i dont rem… (read more)

When i click magnet link Firefox opens blank new tab. How to disable that from happening? My previous pc/firefox didnt open new blank tab after magnet link and i dont remember changing any settings back then. I have tried Tab Utilities add-on but i couldnt get it work and Tab Mix Plus which worked some times but not that good that it prevents me writing this. I have NoScript and AddBlockPlus installed and settings on those are same as in my previous pc/firefox.

Please please help me with this annoyance, its driving me crazy. If problem gets solved before next friday i promise to drink pint of beer to honor all problem solvers out there :)

Asked by poeepo 5 years ago

Answered by poeepo 5 years ago

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How can I find the "about:preferences" page to close it to save cookie preferences?

I get told by websites that I am not accepting cookies. I followed th Firefox instructions. But at the end it says "Close the about:preferences page to save changes. What… (read more)

I get told by websites that I am not accepting cookies. I followed th Firefox instructions. But at the end it says "Close the about:preferences page to save changes. What is the about preferences page, where do I find it? How do I close it?

Asked by jonny222 5 years ago

Answered by Scribe 5 years ago

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Icons for frequently visited websites on top of screen have disappeared

I spent a lot of time adding icons to the top of the page for easy access to frequently-visited websites (Doppler radar, local weather, Netflix, Amazon, etc.) but they've… (read more)

I spent a lot of time adding icons to the top of the page for easy access to frequently-visited websites (Doppler radar, local weather, Netflix, Amazon, etc.) but they've all disappeared. Clicking on "Show Bookmarks Toolbar" in Customize didn't help.

Asked by Zenesz 5 years ago

Answered by Zenesz 5 years ago

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Icons and images are distorted. Only happens in firefox. Resetting doesn't help.

Hey there, So today when I opened Firefox, this is how it looked. Icons and images are distorted. Text is fine, scrolling is fine. And this only occurs in Firefox (i.e. e… (read more)

Hey there,

So today when I opened Firefox, this is how it looked. Icons and images are distorted. Text is fine, scrolling is fine. And this only occurs in Firefox (i.e. every other program on my computer including other browsers are fine).

Any idea what this is and how to fix it?

Thanks.

Asked by nhm414 5 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 years ago

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No Proxy Authorization Prompt

Mac OS X 10.10.5 Firefox 40.0.3 I have set FireFox to use a proxy(just the browser not my entire system) but there simply is no prompt for username and password in Prefer… (read more)

Mac OS X 10.10.5

Firefox 40.0.3

I have set FireFox to use a proxy(just the browser not my entire system) but there simply is no prompt for username and password in Preferences: Advanced: Network: Connection settings. Additionally, many times people bring up changes that need to made in about:config but either those preference names no longer exist or they have no effect on this issue.

Does anyone know how to get FireFox to prompt for username/password or where to find the login?

Thanks, MDS

Asked by MDS0LDI3R 5 years ago

Answered by MDS0LDI3R 5 years ago

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Problem with fonts. If I enable Hardware acceleration bold fonts look weird, but if I disable it, bold fonts look good, but normal fonts look weird

Title. With hardware acceleration: http://imgur.com/jHRk6Yl Words look "empty", and look really weird instead of being bold. But if I disable it, normal fonts look 'w… (read more)

Title.

With hardware acceleration: http://imgur.com/jHRk6Yl Words look "empty", and look really weird instead of being bold. But if I disable it, normal fonts look 'weird' in some webs (not all), and are hard to read. Any solution?

Thanks!

Asked by Piecito 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Why am I getting the message "It looks like you haven't started Firefox in a while..." when I use it all the time?

It may have been a recent update, but it indicates that I haven't used Firefox for while when I used it this morning. Is this just a function of the update? I would exp… (read more)

It may have been a recent update, but it indicates that I haven't used Firefox for while when I used it this morning. Is this just a function of the update? I would expect that if Firefox did know how long it has been since I used it last, that it wouldn't give that message.

Asked by dpatrickdow 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Images on yahoo homepage do not load/show in firefox

Suddenly when the yahoo homepage loads none of the page images are visible. This has never been a problem in the past. I've tried the previously recommended fixes, such … (read more)

Suddenly when the yahoo homepage loads none of the page images are visible. This has never been a problem in the past. I've tried the previously recommended fixes, such as clear cookies, clear, cache, refresh firefox, etc. I even tried deleting firebox and redownloaded/reinstalled it but still having the problem.

Asked by rskmgtpro 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Untrusted connection does not contain I understand the risks

Hello, When I try to access tumblr it gives me Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain and no option to carry on to the site. It's only doing it with this site, I haven't m… (read more)

Hello, When I try to access tumblr it gives me Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain and no option to carry on to the site. It's only doing it with this site, I haven't made any recent changes that would effect this. My date is correct, I am not using a conflicting virus software like kapersky, I just have ad-aware. I ran firefox in safe mode with no change, it's been doing this for two days.

Thank you.

Asked by mistysteel 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How can I scan for a virus

I just realized I have no anti-virus protection program for Firefox on this personal computer. I have I.E. 9 Browser as well & run scans weekly & have M.S.S.E fo… (read more)

I just realized I have no anti-virus protection program for Firefox on this personal computer. I have I.E. 9 Browser as well & run scans weekly & have M.S.S.E for protection program. My questions are- do I need an anti-virus protection program for Firefox & where can I find a program that will scan for adware, malware, virus, etc. like Microsoft Security Essentials do for my Internet Explorer 9 Browser?

Asked by hgw53t 5 years ago

Answered by Chandan_Baba 5 years ago

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Ctrl Left click switches to new tab

I don't know what happened but I haven't changed any settings and now my Firefox keeps opening new tabs and switching to them even though "When I open a link in a new tab… (read more)

I don't know what happened but I haven't changed any settings and now my Firefox keeps opening new tabs and switching to them even though "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately" is unchecked in settings and both browser.tabs.loadInBackground and services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.tabs.loadInBackground are set to true in the about:config. I've also tried the extension "Switch to tab no more" and that doesn't work. I have no idea what caused my browser to act this way but it's pretty frustrating.

Asked by markme72 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes - v40.0.3 Ubuntu 15.04 64bits

Hello, Ever since updating to 40.0.3 Firefox crashes almost every time on several different pages. I've had many crash reports submitted. Please advise as it still goes o… (read more)

Hello,

Ever since updating to 40.0.3 Firefox crashes almost every time on several different pages. I've had many crash reports submitted.

Please advise as it still goes on, even when disabling all extensions and running in safe mode.

Asked by MattMuffin 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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i why is Google Untrusted? its an website everyone uses!

its saying this. This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to www.google.co.uk, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure. Normall… (read more)

its saying this.

This Connection is Untrusted

You have asked Firefox to connect securely to www.google.co.uk, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified. What Should I Do?

If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.

www.google.co.uk uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown. The server might not be sending the appropriate intermediate certificates. An additional root certificate may need to be imported.

(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

Asked by notaKtiks 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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When will version 41 of Firefox come out? I crash every time I go to weather.com

I don't want to lose my cookies for weather.com, because I want to be able to get my local forecast every time I sign in without the extra steps. Firefox didn't have thi… (read more)

I don't want to lose my cookies for weather.com, because I want to be able to get my local forecast every time I sign in without the extra steps. Firefox didn't have this problem on my old XP computer, which also ran version 40.0.3. On this computer, I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, and every time I go to weather.com, either by bookmark or by manually typing it in the address bar, the entire browser crashes to the desktop. It is repeatable, and I've repeated it about 10 times now. So, when is version 41.0.0 coming out to fix this strange crash issue?

Asked by Browzilla 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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I want to see my tabs at the top at all times. Is there a setting for this?

It seems in my new version of Firefox 40.0.3 that I no longer see the tabs at the top at all times. They disappear until I hover over the top of the screen and they then… (read more)

It seems in my new version of Firefox 40.0.3 that I no longer see the tabs at the top at all times. They disappear until I hover over the top of the screen and they then they reappear. Some of my work requires that I see when the browser tab is finished loading, or updating and this is not possible when the tab is not showing. is there a setting I can choose to make the browser tabs stay visible at all times? thanks for any ideas.

Asked by Hilderuth 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox always immediately crashes on startup, giving a message popup box saying: "We're Sorry Firefox had a problem and crashed. We'll try to restore your tabs and windo… (read more)

Firefox always immediately crashes on startup, giving a message popup box saying: "We're Sorry Firefox had a problem and crashed. We'll try to restore your tabs and windows when it restarts. To help us diagnose and fix the problem, you can send us a crash report." It then crashes again if I select Restart Firefox, and crashes even if I quit and restart it later.

I have uninstalled Mozilla multiple times with a clean removal and redownloaded and reinstalled and the same thing happens. Also persists even with numerous restarts between removal and reinstallation. Crash ID: bp-fc0e63cc-13b5-4657-995f-8dfa02150919 is one of these crashes.

Firefox used to work all the time every day; this started 4 days ago--no new installs of anything else.

Asked by mozcrash 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago