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Can't create a desktop shortcut for a website in Firefox Tor Browser

I am a Tor Browser user, and I really like the Firefox interface. According to my about page, my Firefox browser is up to date. But For some reason I cannot save desktop … (read more)

I am a Tor Browser user, and I really like the Firefox interface. According to my about page, my Firefox browser is up to date. But For some reason I cannot save desktop shortcuts for a website. Every time I drag the icon next to a website (variously a glob, a green lock, and other icons), I get a denial mouse icon anywhere I try to put the web shortcut on the desktop. This even happens when I drag bookmarks from my bookmark bar! My guess is that something is blocked in the Tor settings that won't allow shortcuts. Any suggestions on where the shortcuts settings are in Firefox?

Asked by decorus_veritas 6 years ago

Answered by decorus_veritas 6 years ago

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Why is my browser spawning invisible windows?

Operating system: OS X 10.9 Starting about four months ago, I began to see untitled and non-selectable windows spawning after my browser had been open for a while (i.e. a… (read more)

Operating system: OS X 10.9

Starting about four months ago, I began to see untitled and non-selectable windows spawning after my browser had been open for a while (i.e. after I visited a few sites). The number of these invisible windows grows over time, but are removed if I close the browser and start a new session. This has persisted through many new versions of Firefox.

I tried turning off all of the add-ons. Still happened.

I tried keeping track of what sites caused the problem. No correlation.

Today I uninstalled Firefox, using AppZapper -- which should have removed everything -- then did a new install. The only thing that I imported were bookmarks from the backup directory in my old Profile folder.

...and it's happening again. Here is a screen shot: http://imgur.com/ojcODd1

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by tensider 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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Black artifacts when resizing browser window

The latest Firefox update ( 39 ) shows black artifacts on browser window and toolbar when resizing window. They dissapear when I resize the window or scroll. The image up… (read more)

The latest Firefox update ( 39 ) shows black artifacts on browser window and toolbar when resizing window. They dissapear when I resize the window or scroll.

The image uploader on this page does not seem to work, gets stuck on uploading...so this is the link to the image https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9GV3PS3m5ioQjhjZGRuX0w4czQ

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  • I've done a clean install and restored my previous profile ( issue still present )

Asked by sebasll 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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I am deploying Firefox ESR and need to know if plugins read from the registry can be forcibly enabled on all computers.

I am deploying Firefox ESR 31.X to all computers in my company. We have security plugins that I need to have forcibly running on each computer so that the users cannot d… (read more)

I am deploying Firefox ESR 31.X to all computers in my company. We have security plugins that I need to have forcibly running on each computer so that the users cannot disable it. The main example of this is McAfee SiteAdvisor. Firefox finds the plugin based upon the HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins registry key. The plugin provides a PATH to the DLL location in the Program Files\McAfee folder. Is there any way that I can set this plugin to always be enabled?

Asked by jdnorrad 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Apple trailers wont run in Firefox

When I go to http://trailers.apple.com/trailers and choose a trailer, the page will not show any movies (quicktime). I have quicktime installed (but the x64 version of Fi… (read more)

When I go to http://trailers.apple.com/trailers and choose a trailer, the page will not show any movies (quicktime). I have quicktime installed (but the x64 version of Firefox says it doesnt need any other plug-in). This works when I open the page in Internet Explorer.

Btw: I run a Windows 10 system...

Asked by ninepointone 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How can I prevent Firefox from opening iTunes or asking me what application I want to use for itms/itmss links?

When I open an iTunes App Store link, Firefox wants to automatically open iTunes. In Options>Applications, I found content types itms and itmss, which cause this beha… (read more)

When I open an iTunes App Store link, Firefox wants to automatically open iTunes. In Options>Applications, I found content types itms and itmss, which cause this behavior. I can change them to "Always ask", but when I do, I get a the pop-up every time I open link asking me to pick between "iTunes" or "Choose an Application." To prevent future pop-ups, I can check "Remember my choice for itmss links" but only after selecting iTunes or another application. There should be a third option there for "Do Nothing." Is there some way to tell Firefox to completely ignore itms/itmss content?

Asked by tehansweris42 5 years ago

Answered by tehansweris42 5 years ago

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How to increase the buffer of the web console?

When developing JavaScript, I tend to generate a lot of logging output. In newer version of Firefox the buffer of the console window seems to be very small, so that most … (read more)

When developing JavaScript, I tend to generate a lot of logging output. In newer version of Firefox the buffer of the console window seems to be very small, so that most of my logs are being lost.

How can I increase the buffer size of the console? To be honest, I think this should be in the preferences menu.

Asked by Fractality 5 years ago

Answered by Muhammad_Faizan 5 years ago

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Bookmarks are not working

I have Firefox 44.0.2 but this problem has been going on even on previous versions. If I click on the star it goes through the motions of placing a bookmark. I even see t… (read more)

I have Firefox 44.0.2 but this problem has been going on even on previous versions. If I click on the star it goes through the motions of placing a bookmark. I even see this animation of a star moving to the list of bookmarks. But when I go into the bookmarks they are not listed. I have tried right clicking on the page and clicking the star and I have tried it form the tool bar. Neither works. I have also renamed the places.sqlite to places.sqlite.old and that doesn't seem to do a thing.

Asked by twnorman 5 years ago

Answered by twnorman 5 years ago

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Permanently deleting history from firefox account

I cleared the browsing history on my main computer with sync turned on. Then I went and set up a print server, installed firefox and signed into sync my account to access… (read more)

I cleared the browsing history on my main computer with sync turned on. Then I went and set up a print server, installed firefox and signed into sync my account to access saved bookmarks for printing, and all the history that I had previously deleted was again loaded. How can I delete browsing history so it is also deleted from my account? This seems like a serious privacy concern not to be able to clear synced history, and hopefully there is a way aside from deleting one's account?

Asked by gothicsurf 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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shortcutcache .ico files are null

UPDATE: I am now getting the desired icons - don't know what I did :) Hi. Running latest FF release 34.0.5. When creating a desktop icon (Windows 8.1) by dragging a ur… (read more)

UPDATE: I am now getting the desired icons - don't know what I did :)


Hi. Running latest FF release 34.0.5.

When creating a desktop icon (Windows 8.1) by dragging a url from the Firefox address bar, if the website has a favicon associated with it the shortcut created has a blank icon.

I think I've traced this problem to something: the "blank" url shortcut refers to an icon stored in appdata\local\mozilla\firefox\profiles\xxprofilexx\shortcutcache -- the file exists there, but it has a value of zero Kb.

So it would seem the desktop icon is being created properly, but the associated icon is being created with a null value, and the result is a blank icon.

shortcutcache contains a file named "QtZ3nDm6pPF9K8B9ouakGA==.ico" but the size of the file is zero.

The icon which refers to this shortcutcache entry is:

[InternetShortcut] URL=https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input?qtc_tLabels1=9405510200828414686191 IDList= HotKey=0 IconFile=C:\Users\Jad\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\jad\shortcutCache\QtZ3nDm6pPF9K8B9ouakGA==.ico IconIndex=0



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Asked by lagunajim 6 years ago

Answered by ideato 6 years ago

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Unable to switch FireFox from 'release' to 'esr' update channel [v45]

Hi, Was running FF v44.0.2 set to the 'release' channel updates on Win7. Wanted to change to 'esr' channel updates of v45 [currently v45.1.1] rather than stay on 'releas… (read more)

Hi,

Was running FF v44.0.2 set to the 'release' channel updates on Win7. Wanted to change to 'esr' channel updates of v45 [currently v45.1.1] rather than stay on 'release' [currently v46.0.1]

Looking online indicated I should exit FF then change the pref "app.update.channel" from "release" to "esr" in following file i.e. I edited the file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\channel-prefs.js' to the following [there is a comment before]

pref("app.update.channel", "esr");

[I didn't change the option 'app.update.channel' in 'about:config']

Restarting FF, the FF Help/About suggested I 'Update to 46.0.1' - I was hoping it would suggest the latest from esr channel i.e. '45.1.1' :-( Checking 'about:config', 'app.update.channel' showed it still had value 'release' - I was expecting it to have changed to 'esr'

I thought that it was maybe because I need to be on an 'esr' version before the esr updating works, so I manually downloaded 'Firefox Setup 45.1.1esr.exe' from mozilla site & installed it over my existing v44.0.2. The new FF version seems to run ok but it still 'thinks' it is on the release version i.e. 'Help/About' says currently 45.1.1 & suggests updating to 46.0.1, 'about:config' shows as 'release' [and also in the 'Troubleshooting Info' window]

Any suggestions to how to get FF to join the esr channel so that it checks that for those updates i.e. when released, FF will suggest to update to 45.1.2 esr [or 45.2.0] rather than 46.0.2

TIA

M

Asked by sugob 5 years ago

Answered by sugob 4 years ago

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After installing or upgrading to Firefox 31, starting Firefox does not show homepage, customize shows a blank page and the option button does not work

I am the Windows admin for a university department and install PCs with Firefox all the time. This problem does not happen with every PC I maintain, only a select few (d… (read more)

I am the Windows admin for a university department and install PCs with Firefox all the time. This problem does not happen with every PC I maintain, only a select few (different model laptops with Windows 8.1 and update 1.) Until today, it only happened with new user accounts (with admin rights) that I setup on the laptops for our staff. Today this happened with The Administrator account while setting up a new laptop. In all cases so far, I install Windows from a saved image that was created using sysprep.

I have tried the many suggestions of resetting Firefox, deleting the users Firefox profile, deleting the users Windows profile, uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox, uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox and the latest Java, but nothing helps. After uninstalling, I run an app to delete temp files and caches and will even manually remove registry keys HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Mozilla. Plus I reboot and make sure the install folder is deleted after uninstall.

Results are the same: after installing Firefox 31, the initial setup window for migrating IE and/or Chrome pops up and after clicking the Finish button, Firefox starts, but does not show the initial new user page, only a blank page. Clicking on the Options button (3 bars) does nothing. Right-clicking in the proper area, the popup menu appears so I can choose to Customize, but that only opens another tab with about:customize in the URL and the page is blank. From the right-click popup menu, I can enable the Menu Bar and get to Options from that.

My latest attempt has helped a little. I uninstalled Firefox 31, cleaned up, deleted user Firefox profile, rebooted and then installed Firefox 30. Inital startup runs, and tells me I'm not up to date, and the Options button works. But I still cannot customize.

I then upgraded to Firefox 31, but then it's back to no startup page, no options button and no customize. I can downgrade to 30 and get all but customize working again.

Only Addon is one for McAfee Scriptscan for Firefox 15.1.0, which just after installing is disabled.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by pctechdave 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How can I save files as filename, not title, by default?

After "Refresh"ing Firefox, it now by default saves a file with the page title, not the filename. I can no longer find out how to change this default behaviour (presumab… (read more)

After "Refresh"ing Firefox, it now by default saves a file with the page title, not the filename. I can no longer find out how to change this default behaviour (presumably I'd used an addon that has been deleted). This is extremely inconvenient - many archives have large numbers of filenames like "<number>.txt", e.g. "234567.txt", but all with the same title. I don't understand why keeping the old Firefox default was not made an option when you changed to saving by title!

Asked by EwartShaw 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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All YouTube videos fail after 23 minutes 18 seconds using Firefox. No problem playing videos with Google Chrome.

YouTube HTML5 videos fail after 23 minutes 18 seconds. The audio becomes croaky and intermittent and the video freezes. I have to click somewhere on the video timeline fo… (read more)

YouTube HTML5 videos fail after 23 minutes 18 seconds. The audio becomes croaky and intermittent and the video freezes. I have to click somewhere on the video timeline for video & audio to resume. The video quality doesn't appear to be a factor because videos at 240p, 480p and 720p fail at the same time (23 mins 18 secs).

I disabled all add-ons and still had the problem.

I did a fresh install of Firefox and—before installing any add-ons—tested YouTube videos and got the same issue.

I've experimented with the "Override automatic cache management" box being unticked then ticked (with cache limit set to 200MB, then 400MB).

I don't experience this YouTube playback problem with Google Chrome (using Windows XP).

Asked by jeremygex 4 years ago

Answered by jeremygex 4 years ago

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Can not minimize, resize or close using buttons

Hello. This evening the buttons at the top right of the browser to minimize, resize and close have stopped working. I can no longer minimize or resize the browser window … (read more)

Hello.

This evening the buttons at the top right of the browser to minimize, resize and close have stopped working. I can no longer minimize or resize the browser window and I must close all tabs individually to close the browser or select "close window" on the taskbar.

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by BJNZ 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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RE: Installed "Access Denied" posting. I have same problem and none of the answers have worked. Ownership is blank but application will not accept me.

RE: "Access Denied" question following install of Firefox. I have same problem. Details follow: I tried opening in Safe Mode which did not work. I have Administrativ… (read more)

RE: "Access Denied" question following install of Firefox. I have same problem. Details follow: I tried opening in Safe Mode which did not work. I have Administrative access. When I click the general tab in properties I get a message that "firefox.exe" does not exist. Neither that file nor any other "install" type of file appears in the Mozilla Firefox directory except for "uninstall". I have downloaded and tried to install seven times from six different sources, including Mozilla, all with the same results. I've also tried a number of solutions from the web for this error message with no greater success. I tried, first, doing an upgrade then deleted the older version of Firefox and have done "install" since. Avast, Malwarebytes and Threatfire have found no malware.

I have never had a similar problem with Firefox before and I've used it for years. Anyone have any ideas I haven't already tried? I'm tired of using Internet Explorer! RE: troubleshooting information below--Windown will not open the downloaded file.

Asked by arwade 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes daily in plugin container on Facebook

OK - I have searched and Googled. This happens with FF 46 32 bit, 64 bit, portable, on Win 7 32 bit, 64 bit and windows 10. It happen in safe mode. It has all plugins up… (read more)

OK - I have searched and Googled.

This happens with FF 46 32 bit, 64 bit, portable, on Win 7 32 bit, 64 bit and windows 10. It happen in safe mode. It has all plugins up to date. I t has remove all but needed and non removable add ins - such as Flash, Acrobat Reader, etc. It happens on computers with plenty of RAM (16 GB). Oddly enough, it happens worse with safe mode and plugin container is run-a-way. With normal mode, it appears that plugin container is under control and Firefox itself runs amuck.

So - totally repeatable. Page down in Firefox with one or 50 tabs open - no matter. It will crash. Goes black, or stops responding. Until Firefox closes. NEVER happens with Edge for example.

I have to think it is a Firefox memory leak, but even using Firemin does not help much if at all.

What can be done? I have done my homework!

Problem signature:

 Problem Event Name:	APPCRASH
 Application Name:	plugin-container.exe
 Application Version:	46.0.1.5966
 Application Timestamp:	572818c9
 Fault Module Name:	mozglue.dll
 Fault Module Version:	46.0.1.5966
 Fault Module Timestamp:	572808c3
 Exception Code:	80000003
 Exception Offset:	0000efdc
 OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
 Locale ID:	1033
 Additional Information 1:	0a9e
 Additional Information 2:	0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
 Additional Information 3:	0a9e
 Additional Information 4:	0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

More info, of course. End of my rope on this one....

Thanks.

~Bob

Asked by in4m8n 4 years ago

Answered by John99 4 years ago