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firefox icon has yellow & blue sheild onit and requests to alter pc, on approval nothing happens. sheil remains

Both the desktop and lower task bar Mozilla icons have a shield across the right lower half. When I click on the icon, my computer asks me for permission for Firefox to… (read more)

Both the desktop and lower task bar Mozilla icons have a shield across the right lower half. When I click on the icon, my computer asks me for permission for Firefox to change the PC i agree, the Firefox opens but the shield does not go away. I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, still no change. I am concerned that it may cause problems

Asked by lauriein 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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I tried to install Firesheep and got an error stating Firesheep is not compatable with Firefox 7.0.1, is that true?

is there anyway Firesheep will work with Firefox 7.0.1? The exact error message I recieved is below in quotes. "Firesheep could not be installed because it is not compata… (read more)

is there anyway Firesheep will work with Firefox 7.0.1? The exact error message I recieved is below in quotes. "Firesheep could not be installed because it is not compatable with Firefox 7.0.1."

Asked by markleszczynski 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Is is possible to reduce the address bar size AND also remove the google search bar at the same time?

i basically want to remove the google search bar as i do not need it. but when i do the address bar becomes too long. From there i want to reduce the size of the address … (read more)

i basically want to remove the google search bar as i do not need it. but when i do the address bar becomes too long. From there i want to reduce the size of the address bar but i am not sure how, does anyone know how to do this?

Asked by hatingbait 9 years ago

Answered by Wa2011f 9 years ago

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window.resize javascript function does not work in v7 even though option enabled

Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1 [script type="text/javascript"] [!-- window.resizeTo(740, 735); //--] /script… (read more)

Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

[script type="text/javascript"] [!-- window.resizeTo(740, 735); //--] /script

This function no longer resizes popped-out windows even though Options -> Content -> JavaScript Advanced -> Move or resize existing windows is enabled.

Asked by p-p-k-b 9 years ago

Answered by blel 9 years ago

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firefox is updating way too often.

I'm wondering what you guys are playing at, why the need to update so often? this is crazy. only 11 months ago, we were in version 3, now we are in version 7?? what is go… (read more)

I'm wondering what you guys are playing at, why the need to update so often? this is crazy. only 11 months ago, we were in version 3, now we are in version 7?? what is going on? the software is not that different, to warrant a major version update. I'm merely expressing my shock here at how you have changed it, but on to a more serious concern. that is add-ons. it seems to me that by making a major release, you are making it very difficult for the add-on makers. I have noticed that there is becoming less useful add-ons for firefox and the good ones are getting abandoned because they can't keep up. don't you think you should slow it down a notch? sure, I think development goes on at a normal rate, but see if you can find a way to impliment important security updates without messing up all the add-on codes? and without making a major version update! we went from 6 to 7 and what changed in terms of functionality? I honestly don't know because i saw no real big difference.

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Asked by tremault 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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How do I tell Firefox to clear the list of downloaded files on exit?

When I was using Firefox 3.x, I configured it to clear the list of downloaded files at exit. Now, I've "upgraded" to Firefox 7.0.1 and it's stopped doing it. Not only t… (read more)

When I was using Firefox 3.x, I configured it to clear the list of downloaded files at exit. Now, I've "upgraded" to Firefox 7.0.1 and it's stopped doing it. Not only that, there doesn't seem to be a way to get that functionality back. Is there some setting I've missed, or have the Firefox devs decided that users don't need/want to have Firefox do this any more?

Asked by sideburns 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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When I forward an e-mail, all links in the e-mail become normal script. How can I maintain the links?? mickey

I am using AOL as the browser with Firefox. I receive an e-mail that has various 'links', in blue. However, when I try to forward the e-mail, all blue links disappear an… (read more)

I am using AOL as the browser with Firefox. I receive an e-mail that has various 'links', in blue. However, when I try to forward the e-mail, all blue links disappear and only normal script remains. The person to whom I am forwarding, therefore, only sees normal script and no 'links', in blue mickey

Asked by mickeygy3k 9 years ago

Answered by mickeygy3k 9 years ago

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Printing is not working! Everything is printing down a center column of a page. All other browers and my Macbook pro print perfectly, so this is entirely a firefox issue. HELP. Thanks, Sindy

Everything prints down the center of the page on all websites, emails etc. I don't know how to reset the printing and find it extremely complicated to troubleshoot. Can s… (read more)

Everything prints down the center of the page on all websites, emails etc. I don't know how to reset the printing and find it extremely complicated to troubleshoot. Can someone please call me to rectify this situation? Or send me a phone number for help. Thanks, Sindy Todo

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Asked by todomojo 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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how do lock down browser settings? i need to deploy the latest version of firefox to the enterprise

I work for a company with 4000+ users and I have been tasked to deploy the latest version of Firefox. I need to lock down the browser settings, setup home page, disable … (read more)

I work for a company with 4000+ users and I have been tasked to deploy the latest version of Firefox. I need to lock down the browser settings, setup home page, disable auto updates, rebrand the browser (e.g. Mozilla Firefox provided by companyname). i was able to do this with firefox 3.x but I cant seem to make it work with version 7.0.1

Asked by riceldi 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How can I show the URL scheme name (e.g. "http://" or "https://) in the firefox address bar?

After the latest firefox update (7.01), the URL scheme name (e.g. the "http://" part in a typical URL, like "http://www.google.com/") was removed from most of the URLs th… (read more)

After the latest firefox update (7.01), the URL scheme name (e.g. the "http://" part in a typical URL, like "http://www.google.com/") was removed from most of the URLs that I have input. The result of this is that the address bar shows only partial information about the URL (e.g. showing only "www.google.com/" and not the desired "http://www.google.com/").

Although this is redundant for the typical user, I would like to know (as a more advanced user) how to always display the full URL with scheme name included. If there is none, I suggest that you include an option to display this or to reinstate the scheme name altogether in the next update.

Asked by EchoLight 9 years ago

Answered by knorretje 9 years ago

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Adjusting Aspect ratio in Full screen mode

When Firefox is in Full Screen Mode, the text etc. occupy only the middle of the screen and is not displayed as spread over the entire screen. Why? What are the steps to … (read more)

When Firefox is in Full Screen Mode, the text etc. occupy only the middle of the screen and is not displayed as spread over the entire screen. Why? What are the steps to follow to rectify this? OS-WinXP with SP3 and NetFramework 4.0 Monitor - Samsung SA300 - 22" Wide Screen.

IE displays the page correctly.

Asked by roneyngp 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How do I remove iLivid Web Search?

I regretfully installed iLivid and have had the problem many others have experienced with the irritating searchqu. I have followed the many helpful threads on Firefox He… (read more)

I regretfully installed iLivid and have had the problem many others have experienced with the irritating searchqu. I have followed the many helpful threads on Firefox Help and through disabling add-ons, using add/remove programs etc, I have manged to just about get rid of it. One annoying aspect remains. On my Firefox page, next to the usual web address field, is another search box that is pre-filled with 'iLivid Web Search'.

Does anyone know what specific part of the removal process will get rid of this? Thanks.

Asked by strugglingauthor 9 years ago

Answered by marilyn2608 9 years ago

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I can't get rid of pop-up ads, even though Firefox isn't allowing them to open, a new screen appears.

As of a few days ago, almost every web site I visit, after the page opens, another screen opens with firefox asking to allow another site to open. It is an ad of some sor… (read more)

As of a few days ago, almost every web site I visit, after the page opens, another screen opens with firefox asking to allow another site to open. It is an ad of some sort as I have opened 1 or 2 to check them out. I've been on a site with a catalog with multiply pages to go thru and every time I hit the next page, another pop up. I've checked off the options box to stop pop up's, but that doesn't seem to work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by sh 9 years ago

Answered by sh 8 years ago

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Firefox unexpectedly changes download folder

After upgrade to FF7.0.1 (on Win7 Pro-64) I sometimes see a strange behaviour: while downloading a couple of files to the same folder, FF does occasionally change to anot… (read more)

After upgrade to FF7.0.1 (on Win7 Pro-64) I sometimes see a strange behaviour: while downloading a couple of files to the same folder, FF does occasionally change to another download folder - without request. I.e. I save files to folder A, suddenly FF offers me folder B. After choosing back to A, a couple of files later FF offers folder G, and so on. While working 10 - 12 hours with my PC, this happens once or twice a day. It doesn't depend on the file's format, happens with docs, videos, pics, pdfs, zips and other formats.

Asked by khelmsch_de 9 years ago

Answered by yaggle 8 years ago

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Firefox about:addons doesn't load

I have the newest firefox, but my about:addons page won't load. When I surf to that page, all I get is an endless "loading" dialogue. Pushing tabs (get/appearance/plugins… (read more)

I have the newest firefox, but my about:addons page won't load. When I surf to that page, all I get is an endless "loading" dialogue. Pushing tabs (get/appearance/plugins) does absolutely nothing but continue the endless "loading" problem.

Asked by Mari Adkins 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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The "Clear Recent History" option is not available in my version of FF (7.0.1). How can I restore that?

The Firefox Help section describes how to clear history, cache, etc. by using the "Clear Recent History" option, but my version of Firefox (7.0.1) does not have that avai… (read more)

The Firefox Help section describes how to clear history, cache, etc. by using the "Clear Recent History" option, but my version of Firefox (7.0.1) does not have that available.

Is there a way to restore this option to my version?

Asked by angelucci 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago