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How can I limit Firefox access to one site only?

I run an educational centre and want the students to only be able to access one web site on one particular computer particular through Firefox. The computer runs Win XP. … (read more)

I run an educational centre and want the students to only be able to access one web site on one particular computer particular through Firefox. The computer runs Win XP. Use of this machine is sometimes unsupervised and I want them to only be able to access certain practice material on one specific site.

Asked by numbaworka 5 years ago

Answered by Banban 5 years ago

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Firefox keeps crashing with OSX El Capitan

Since Update to 42 it keeps crashing 5-10 times a day. Seems like the same mentioned here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7269348 Meldungs-ID Sendedatum bp-534552… (read more)

Since Update to 42 it keeps crashing 5-10 times a day.

Seems like the same mentioned here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7269348


Meldungs-ID Sendedatum bp-534552c9-0fdb-4f05-9b49-55beb2151024 24.10.15 13:01 bp-53541f78-3d03-414f-80e9-9fa6e2151024 24.10.15 13:01 bp-490702e2-ea63-4e5b-bd95-0a7cc2151024 24.10.15 13:01 bp-f93b3c6f-756c-49ca-b0cf-940752151024 24.10.15 13:00 bp-fec291be-2225-4720-a4fc-68fe52151024 24.10.15 13:00 bp-d27af96c-a3cb-43c3-abcb-7ae272151024 24.10.15 13:00 bp-de878a2f-b6d5-4ce8-86b1-7eab32151024 24.10.15 13:00 bp-4fa8f9fd-3981-4e71-80e5-37e732151024 24.10.15 12:28 bp-b404e677-d9e1-452f-8f4f-d52ce2151023 23.10.15 20:14 bp-7a91ac84-14f7-40fe-b4c2-733302151023 23.10.15 19:54 bp-447b2055-4098-4260-b846-f65c52151023

Asked by hirschferkel 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to remove social media bar?

Please help,I never use the social media bar. I don't understand twitter, never use facebook, don't have g+, pinterest or instagram account. How do I make it GO AWAY! It … (read more)

Please help,I never use the social media bar. I don't understand twitter, never use facebook, don't have g+, pinterest or instagram account. How do I make it GO AWAY! It doesn't have the small arrow to close, and it's not even transparent, just annoying.

A step by step for dummies would be greatly appreciated.


Thanx!!

Asked by ilse004 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Suddenly I have random squares on my Firefox windows. (mostly on the edges, but also other places)

Yesterday my Firefox suddenly started showing strange boxes over various parts of every web page. For example, there are black boxes over the scroll bar. When viewing F… (read more)

Yesterday my Firefox suddenly started showing strange boxes over various parts of every web page. For example, there are black boxes over the scroll bar. When viewing Facebook, there are little squares (black, grey, white) over the scroll bar, the little IM boxes at the bottom of the screen (the ones currently in use), etc. It seems a little better ont he Mozilla Support forum, but not at the bottom of the screen or on the Scroll bar. For the most part I can see most parts of every webpage. The scroll bar still works fine, as does IMing on FB, but the little boxes blink and are very annoying. So far I've tried to restart Firefox, checked to see if it's updated, but alas it's all as it should be. This is not happen when I use MS Word or Powerpoint, Safari, iTunes, other apps. Only with Firefox so I know it's a Firefox issue.

I Have a Macbook Pro 13 inch mid-2010 2.4 GhZ Intel Core Duo processor 4 GB. Running Mac OSX Yosemite. I've also uploaded an image. It's of the scroll bar on the edge of the FB page. I can try to get others if you want to see more examples. The squares tend to flash and change shape, so it's hard to get a good screen capture.

Thanks in advance for you help.

JDClevergirl.

Asked by JDClevergirl 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Search suggestions is enabled but not working?

The search bar in the "Awesome bar" has recently stopped offering search suggestions, either from my search history or from Google itself. When I control-click in the se… (read more)

The search bar in the "Awesome bar" has recently stopped offering search suggestions, either from my search history or from Google itself. When I control-click in the search bar, "search suggestions" has a check next to it, and it is also ticked in the Preferences.

I've re-set network.http.speculative-parallel-limit to 0 and then set it to 6 and 10, with no difference. Re-starting the browser makes no difference.

browser.search.suggest.enabled = true browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark = true browser.urlbar.suggest.history = true browser.urlbar.suggest.history.onlyTyped = false browser.urlbar.suggest.openpage = true browser.urlbar.suggest.searches = false

I've been having problems with Javascript seeming to just quit working after the browser has been running for a while over the last several updates, which affects things like comment loading on some sites, Java-based menus not working, etc. but I don't know if that would be related to this problem. A re-start didn't solve things in this case, not today anyway.

Asked by elusis 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox doesn't connect to the internet unless restarted

So recently I've had a problem with Firefox not connecting to the internet unless I quit and reopen the app. It happens like this: - I open Firefox and it works; - I l… (read more)

So recently I've had a problem with Firefox not connecting to the internet unless I quit and reopen the app. It happens like this: - I open Firefox and it works; - I lose the internet connection (e.g. I turn off my wifi, or my laptop goes to sleep); - I reconnect to the internet; - the open Firefox browser will not connect to anything and just keeps loading when I click on a link - I need to quit the Firefox app and restart it before it starts to work again.

This doesn't happen to my other browsers (Safari, Chrome), once I reconnect to the internet the open browser will just continue working without needing to be restarted.

It's not a big deal but it is a little inconvenient and I'd like to know if there's something I can do to fix it.

Asked by lordleycester 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Every YouTube video says "An error has occurred, please try again later."

Hello, Recently I cannot seem to load any YouTube videos on the first try. Sometimes they will load after numerous refreshings, but for the most part they will always sho… (read more)

Hello,

Recently I cannot seem to load any YouTube videos on the first try. Sometimes they will load after numerous refreshings, but for the most part they will always show the error message after loading for a while. I have tried deleting my preferences, refreshing Firefox, trying in safe mode, disabling all plug-ins, using a flash-blocking add-on, and nothing has seemed to work. YouTube also seems to work fine for Safari and Chrome.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Asked by padfoot 5 years ago

Answered by padfoot 5 years ago

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How to open new window or tab with empty page

Hello volunteers, my sympathies with your task of dealing with the likes of me. How can one set new Firefox windows or tabs to open with a blank, instead of home page, or… (read more)

Hello volunteers, my sympathies with your task of dealing with the likes of me.

How can one set new Firefox windows or tabs to open with a blank, instead of home page, or large colorful tiles of suggested thumbnails? If my memory hasn't gone, this used to be possible, even the default! I'd prefer not to make about:blank my homepage, but that is my current solution.

I noticed this problem several Firefox versions ago, but only recently got really fed up.

This question is operating system and device independent, but important for slow devices such as, oddly enough, laptops and smartphones on the road, when not getting a strong wireless signal.

Asked by DisgruntledOldHead 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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I use Firefox as first priority browser, still Google takes over. Why?

Problems with Google taking over the browsing when I browse on Firefox's line I have checked that the settings are as they should be as to your suggestion, and it doesn't… (read more)

Problems with Google taking over the browsing when I browse on Firefox's line

I have checked that the settings are as they should be as to your suggestion, and it doesn't solve the problem with Google taking over the browsing, I 'm afraid.

If I can I should like to remove Google permanently from my mac. I find it a bit difficult because I can't see the icon anywhere, which I find very strange. I have tried to seach in finder and elsewhere. I'll try to follow the instructions from a fellow on Youtube and see if I can manage. Can you help?

Asked by denmjb15 5 years ago

Answered by Gnospen 5 years ago

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How do I get to Options, Advanced?

I can't find Options in either the menu in the upper right or Tools. I'm running Firefox 57. I cannot retrieve my security certificate until I can get to Advanced Options… (read more)

I can't find Options in either the menu in the upper right or Tools. I'm running Firefox 57. I cannot retrieve my security certificate until I can get to Advanced Options. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by MWIrby 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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search engine keeps going back to yahoo

I have set my preferences so that when I type something into the URL bar it will use google as my search engine, yet lately it keeps going to yahoo. When I go to preferen… (read more)

I have set my preferences so that when I type something into the URL bar it will use google as my search engine, yet lately it keeps going to yahoo. When I go to preferences: search: default search engine: google and it still goes back to yahoo as the default search engine. I'm not sure what else to do.

Asked by mand92 4 years ago

Answered by Moses 4 years ago

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favicon - how to get a favicon from a website (to use for another bookmark)

hello: I have installed this wonderful addon, to help me replace my favicons lost in replacing corrupt places.sqlite. The addon is wonderful as enables a folder to store… (read more)

hello:

I have installed this wonderful addon, to help me replace my favicons lost in replacing corrupt places.sqlite. The addon is wonderful as enables a folder to store your troublesome favicons. So for me, gives me more control to backup and restore if they disappear again (which is very frequent on Fx upgrade for me)

Bookmarks Favicon Images

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmarks-favicon-images/

Please note: The sync favicon addon has not been helpful. I still have many favicons that are not showing (that were there in pre-upgrade/replace corrupt places.sqlite)


  • I clicked on the bookmark, and the favicon has not dispalyed. So I navigated to another page on the website, and the favicon is showing.
  • How to get a websites favicon?

Thankyou for your time

Asked by jendrew 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to disable the Firefox 45.0.1 "insecure connection" popup warning.

I have started to get a popup warning. First it was when I visited secure pages, but now it happens whenever I open a new tab! The warning is: "The information you hav… (read more)

I have started to get a popup warning. First it was when I visited secure pages, but now it happens whenever I open a new tab! The warning is: "The information you have entered on this page will be sent over an insecure connection and could be read by a third party". How can I turn this off? I'm using Firefox 45.0.1 on a Mac with Yosemite 10.10.5. Thanks in advance!

Asked by marknarayn 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Can't find favorite add-on

I previously used an add-on that would preview a web page when hovering over the link with my cursor on the current web page. The web page would pop up and then disappear… (read more)

I previously used an add-on that would preview a web page when hovering over the link with my cursor on the current web page. The web page would pop up and then disappear after I removed the cursor form the popup. Can anyone tell me the name of the add-on?

Asked by SilverMiner 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How to install multiple Firefox versions

For many years I'm using Firefox on several versions of Mac OS X. Due to compatibility reasons I have to keep the latest 3.6.28 and I would like to use the latest version… (read more)

For many years I'm using Firefox on several versions of Mac OS X. Due to compatibility reasons I have to keep the latest 3.6.28 and I would like to use the latest version.

Until version 35.0.1 there was not a problem at all to have multiple versions installed. The problem started with 36.x and also remains with the very latest 38.0.

Problem: all booksmarks disappear when switching between versions. Browser history also disappears. How to reproduce the problem: I'm launching the old version 3.x, all booksmarks are there. Then I'm shutting down 3.x. Then I'm launching the latest version 36.x or 37.x or 38.x and all booksmarks are still there. Then I'm shutting down this version. Back to 3.x all bookmarks are gone. In any FF version.

I need to recover the Firefox folder in the Application Folder to get back to the 35.0.1.

Any help would be really appreciated.

Best Wishes from Germany,

Boris

Asked by McPrell 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox 40 does not allow Flash Shockwave player to work any longer?

Just upgraded to Firefox 40, it doesn't allow me to view any Flash Shockwave based sites or plugins, anywhere on the net. I've installed Shockwave player. All other brows… (read more)

Just upgraded to Firefox 40, it doesn't allow me to view any Flash Shockwave based sites or plugins, anywhere on the net.

I've installed Shockwave player. All other browser work fine.

41 seems to be working fine. 39 works fine as well.

Asked by gotoandbliss 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How can I change Bookmark and Bookmark Folder icons in the Bookmark Manager, dialogue box and Sidebar?

Using Stylish I’ve changed the Bookmark and Bookmark Folder icons in the Firefox toolbar and menu (with base64 coded images), but this doesn’t change the icons in other p… (read more)

Using Stylish I’ve changed the Bookmark and Bookmark Folder icons in the Firefox toolbar and menu (with base64 coded images), but this doesn’t change the icons in other places:

- the Bookmark Manager - the Bookmark dialogue box - the Bookmark Sidebar

They still use the standard icons. What CSS should I use to change them too?

Asked by Basicsman 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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FIrefox won't update after downloading update

FIrefox sends an update message to 38.something. I have downloaded and restarted a dozen times, but I am still on 37.0.1. I even rebooted the computer. Why won't the upd… (read more)

FIrefox sends an update message to 38.something. I have downloaded and restarted a dozen times, but I am still on 37.0.1. I even rebooted the computer. Why won't the updates update?

Asked by lastdollar 5 years ago

Answered by ideato 5 years ago