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Installing older version of Flash plugin

Running XP/SP 3, with FF 4.0.1. Flash v 11 is not supported, so I downloaded and installed Flash 10.3 from Adobe archive. Installation appears successful, Control Panel… (read more)

Running XP/SP 3, with FF 4.0.1. Flash v 11 is not supported, so I downloaded and installed Flash 10.3 from Adobe archive. Installation appears successful, Control Panel sees it, but it does not show up in FF. Trying to install the exe file from the plugins window does not work - I get a 'file is corrupt' message. Restarting the computer did not help. Thanks

Asked by mflanigan020 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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YouTube does not switch to hd in full screen mode

Hi I have YouTube set to 'Always switch to HD when switching to full screen (when available)' but when using the current version of Firefox (4.0.1), this doesn't happen. … (read more)

Hi I have YouTube set to 'Always switch to HD when switching to full screen (when available)' but when using the current version of Firefox (4.0.1), this doesn't happen. I've tried it in Chrome, and it works there so it may be an issue with Firefox. Any suggsions?

Asked by GBarnes 9 years ago

Answered by JayGarcia 9 years ago

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How to deal with rogue diverter www.bywill.net in Google.

When desired site is clicked in Google www.bywill.net appears in the destination window instead of the site address listed and a different site is displayed. This happens… (read more)

When desired site is clicked in Google www.bywill.net appears in the destination window instead of the site address listed and a different site is displayed. This happens with IE as well as Firefox. Repeated searches by McAfee disclose no viruses. They suggested site blocking but this only stops bywell displaying its chosen site.

Asked by geoffsharris 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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How do you set Firefox to use alternative style sheets?

The web page I am viewing has alternative style sheets to the default one and suggests using the browser picking mechanism to select an alternative. Does Firefox support … (read more)

The web page I am viewing has alternative style sheets to the default one and suggests using the browser picking mechanism to select an alternative. Does Firefox support this and, if so, where is this picking mechanism?

Asked by IanC 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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for the past 3-4 days, every website I open looks, strange, unfamiliar, stretched out

I only have this problem w/ firefox. Even my homepage, yahoo.com looks odd. All the text & pictures are there but on a very long column and v difficult to navigate. … (read more)

I only have this problem w/ firefox. Even my homepage, yahoo.com looks odd. All the text & pictures are there but on a very long column and v difficult to navigate.

Asked by ddanghel 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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how do i import bookmarks from another computer on network?

I have an older computer that has firefox on it with a lot of bookmarks. i want to import these bookmarks to this new computer on my home network. How can I do this? I… (read more)

I have an older computer that has firefox on it with a lot of bookmarks. i want to import these bookmarks to this new computer on my home network. How can I do this? It would also be useful if during the transfer the bookmarks would get alphabetized.

Asked by curt47 9 years ago

Answered by finitarry 9 years ago

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Login problem with LinkedIn

I cannot login to LinkedIn with Firefox but there is no such problem with IE8. The trouble started about 2 months ago when I had version 3.6.15 and continues with the pre… (read more)

I cannot login to LinkedIn with Firefox but there is no such problem with IE8. The trouble started about 2 months ago when I had version 3.6.15 and continues with the present version 4.0.1. I have been in correspondence with LinkedIn ever since but nothing they suggest works. I like Firefox and it is my default browser, so it is annoying to have to use IE8 just for this task. I would therefore very much appreciate any solutions that anyone can offer.

Asked by casa-itc 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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How to keep Ask.com from overriding my preference for Google in the search box? Removing does NOT work.

In the upper-right corner of the Firefox browser is a search box. This search box allows you to search using your choice of search engine (Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, etc)… (read more)

In the upper-right corner of the Firefox browser is a search box. This search box allows you to search using your choice of search engine (Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, etc). This feature allows you to highlight text, right-click on it, and choose to search the web for the highlighted text using the search engine that the user prefers.

I always set the search engine to Google. That's what I want it set on. The problem is that every 5th time or so that I use the feature, Ask.com overrides my preference and establishes itself as the search engine of choice. I can (and do) manually switch it back to Google, but it is extremely frustrating to have to do so.

Solutions tried:

1) I have clicked on the drop-down menu for the search box, clicked "manage search engines," and then manually removed ask.com from the choices (many times). This does NOT work. Even though ask.com is no longer listed when I remove it (and for a number of hours afterward), ask.com nonetheless soon reappears on the list and goes back to overriding my Google preference.

2) I have gone into the control panel and manually deleted everything with ask.com in its description

3) I have done file searches and deleted all files/folders/etc that have ask.com in them

Unfortunately, none of this works. It's as if there's a hidden virus program that reinstalls ask.com back into my list of search engines and makes it the default search engine for the search box.

Please help. Here's what I want to know:

1) How do I stop Ask from doing this????

2) Isn't this illegal? Shouldn't Ask be shut down for this? (I assume Ask is responsible, since they're the ones profiting from it.)

Asked by Bubstubbler 9 years ago

Answered by JayGarcia 9 years ago

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Firefox opens with blank screen

I was running firefox when it randomly crashed and closed on me. I tried opening it and it seemed to be loading and then nothing. I uninstalled it then reinstalled it, … (read more)

I was running firefox when it randomly crashed and closed on me. I tried opening it and it seemed to be loading and then nothing. I uninstalled it then reinstalled it, nothing. I tried restoring to previous date, nothing. Nothing shows up in Task Manager either. Now when I try opening it a little window on the top left corner of my screen opens and when I close it, a blank maximized window opens and that is all. Please Help

Asked by bmedina5 9 years ago

Answered by Hasan 9 years ago

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hostile add-on that underlines random words and activates an ad-popup when selected. How do I get rid of it??

Random words are double underlined in the text presented on a page. When touched with the mouse a pop-up windows for 'Play SUSHI' appears and the original function relat… (read more)

Random words are double underlined in the text presented on a page. When touched with the mouse a pop-up windows for 'Play SUSHI' appears and the original function related to the word is blocked.

Asked by jkwlcxsn 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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Rapport security not visible in tab in new version

Our security Rapport used to appear in grey on edge of tab and when you wanted to activate it,you click on it and it goes green. This shows it is working. Now no Rapport … (read more)

Our security Rapport used to appear in grey on edge of tab and when you wanted to activate it,you click on it and it goes green. This shows it is working. Now no Rapport symbol is present so you can't see if web-site such as BANK! is protected!

Asked by CecilyL 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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how to download older version

sorry, developers, i seriously do not like the new look of Firefox. it is too convoluted to find anything in it. how do i download an older version of Firefox? i was smar… (read more)

sorry, developers, i seriously do not like the new look of Firefox. it is too convoluted to find anything in it. how do i download an older version of Firefox? i was smart enough not to upgrade one at work, and it works fine for me. thank you.

Asked by ukrkoz 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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How can I manage my Firefox configurations centrally?

How can I manage centrally my Firefox configuration on clients computers? Can't use GPOs because firefox isn't in the registry... I don't want to copy prefs.js at each … (read more)

How can I manage centrally my Firefox configuration on clients computers? Can't use GPOs because firefox isn't in the registry... I don't want to copy prefs.js at each login.

All I want to do for now is to force these configurations :

-Homepage URL -Disable the possibility to save passwords -Remove any proxy if there's any set.

Please, I don't want to go back to IE...

Thanks.

Asked by sys6x 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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I can't delete a canceled download...

...(ironically it was a new version of firefox) in Firefox v4 Windows XP proffessional. Also i have already tried safe mode and have admin privilages, it always says cann… (read more)

...(ironically it was a new version of firefox) in Firefox v4 Windows XP proffessional. Also i have already tried safe mode and have admin privilages, it always says cannot delete because another program is using it, even when no programs (including firefox) are open. redownloading doesn't work either, because it is automatically renamed. Also i have cleared all temporary files and registry errors from my system using CCleaner, still no go.

Asked by hk00107 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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My font & page size is SUPER HUGE and I didn't change anything. I tried a system restore, but the pages are still MR. MAGOO sized How do I fix this?

I was surfing around on eBay, when suddenly my screen morphed from the size it's always been at to SUPER HUGE. And I did NOT change any settings. I tried a system restore… (read more)

I was surfing around on eBay, when suddenly my screen morphed from the size it's always been at to SUPER HUGE. And I did NOT change any settings. I tried a system restore, and the pages on eBay are still Mr. Magoo sized. I have no idea how or why this happened, and I just want to get back the sizing settings I had before. PLEASE HELP!

Asked by BridgeStt 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago