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Message says I have old version of Firefox, and updating isn't possible because my " system is incompatible." What now?

Every time I access e-mail, a pop-up box appears saying that I'm using an old version of Firefox, and I should update. But when I click on the "update now" box, another… (read more)

Every time I access e-mail, a pop-up box appears saying that I'm using an old version of Firefox, and I should update. But when I click on the "update now" box, another message appears saying that "your current system is incompatible with updating." So what am I supposed to do?

Asked by mensablondeone 9 years ago

Answered by James 9 years ago

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why won't firefox open a hot link in a new tab? I have selected the setting that is supposed to do this, but Firefox insists upon opening a new window, every time! It's annoying as hell.

OK...ummmm, I'm running Mac OS10.4.11 (not so sure about the last two digits, but you get the idea). I installed the latest Firefox update maybe a week ago... my monitor … (read more)

OK...ummmm, I'm running Mac OS10.4.11 (not so sure about the last two digits, but you get the idea). I installed the latest Firefox update maybe a week ago... my monitor crapped out yesterday, so I replaced it with a bigger one that I had lying around. I have used this monitor with this machine before, and had no problems with getting Firefox to open links that I clicked on in a new tab. As per your Help site, I checked the monitor's 'size' and it was as always. I even reduced the 'size' of the monitor, but no joy.

What gives, oh Mighty One?

Asked by oznabrag 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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I typed the wrong username and now it comes up in the dropdown list. How can I get rid of it?

I typed the wrong username and now it comes up in the dropdown list. How can I get rid of it? This happened Every time Firefox opened == I typed the wrong name. … (read more)

I typed the wrong username and now it comes up in the dropdown list. How can I get rid of it?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I typed the wrong name.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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What is tha latet version of Firefox compatile with MAC OS 10.4.11

When I down load the latest version of firefox supposidly compatible with my compute I get a message it is not compatible and I should dowm load the latest version tha ti… (read more)

When I down load the latest version of firefox supposidly compatible with my compute I get a message it is not compatible and I should dowm load the latest version tha tis compatible with my system, 10.4.11 running on a G 5 based machine. NOT INTELL! So what is the appropriate version and please send me a link!!

Asked by Drsata 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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I lost my bookmarks and history function when I logged onto to Firefox this morning. I tried rebooting, but do not have history or bookmarks. There is a heading stating that the Bookmark and History function wil not work because

I had no Bookmarks or History system when I logged in this morning. I re-booted and tried the suggestion from the support page, nothing. There is a banner heading stating… (read more)

I had no Bookmarks or History system when I logged in this morning. I re-booted and tried the suggestion from the support page, nothing. There is a banner heading stating "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem."...What do I do?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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"Tools" in my menu bar missing "options" and other items. Can only use 3.6.26 on my computer.

When I click "Tools" in my menu bar, only these items appear: web search, downloads, add ons, error console, page info, start browsing history, and clear recent history. … (read more)

When I click "Tools" in my menu bar, only these items appear: web search, downloads, add ons, error console, page info, start browsing history, and clear recent history. How can I get back other items such as "options"?

Asked by nyc25 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Cannot comment or like on Facebook using older version of Firefox.

Whenever I try to Like something on facebook, nothing happens, and when I try to comment, if I write further than the small existing chatbar, it will not scroll to allow … (read more)

Whenever I try to Like something on facebook, nothing happens, and when I try to comment, if I write further than the small existing chatbar, it will not scroll to allow me to see what I'm typing. When I hit Enter to make the comment, nothing happens.

I'm concerned that Facebook simply won't work properly for me because of my old version of firefox (3.6.28), however I cannot upgrade to a newer version because of the age of my computer (running OSX 10.4.11), and I'm not in a position to get a new computer right now, so I'd like to see if I can find a fix.

I have already tried clearing my cookies and cache, I've checked my plugins for problematic ones, including "Effective Measure Community Plugin 3.1.0 (by Effective Measure Pty Ltd)" mentioned in another thread (it wasn't there) and disabled those it listed as being known to cause problems. I've checked to make sure my JavaScript is up to date and enabled. I've tried turning off all add-ons, and the possible combinations of some on, some off. I've tried adding a cookie permission for Facebook. So far, none of these fixes have been effective. I haven't been able to try troubleshooting in Safe Mode, because the option to run in Safe Mode is not listed under the Help dropdown menu.

Is there anything I haven't tried that anyone knows of for fixing the issue, or is my browser simply too outdated?

Asked by SDon 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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Autoscrolling stopped working in Firefox 3.6.28 for Mac OS 10.4

I have two Mac G4 desktop computers and have always had autoscrolling Firefox. Now the feature is no longer working. I don't recall updating Firefox recently, but can't… (read more)

I have two Mac G4 desktop computers and have always had autoscrolling Firefox. Now the feature is no longer working. I don't recall updating Firefox recently, but can't go beyond my current version, 3.6.28 because the machines are not Intel.

The autoscroll is very useful. I have tried checking the Preferences..Autoscrolling is checked. I have tried restarting. No luck. I cannot start in Safe Mode as there is no option for it.

If there is some fix for this, it's not apparent on the Firefox Help Website. So any suggestion that would restore this feature will be very much appreciated. It doesn't seem to be a plug in, or and add on. My feeling is there may be some resetting procedure necessary...but I have no idea how to do that. Again, help to restore Autoscrolling very much appreciated. It worked for years...all I had to do was press the middle mouse button. It could go slow and faster. Now what happens when I press the middle button is that I get my dashboard apps. Hmm.

Thanks!

Asked by keithgvp 7 years ago

Answered by keithgvp 7 years ago

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In trying to update I received this message: Firefox 3.6.3(2).dmg.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.

In trying to download an update I first received: "There were problems checking for, downloading, or installing this update. Firefox could not be updated because: No da… (read more)

In trying to download an update I first received: "There were problems checking for, downloading, or installing this update. Firefox could not be updated because: No data was received (please try again)" It also gave a link to download manually. When I tried from the Firefox website I got: /Users/(deleted for privacy)/Desktop/Firefox 3.6.3(2).dmg.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.

Try again later, or contact the server administrator. I tried this 3 times.

This happened

Not sure how often

== Mon around 11 am, central time, May 17, 2010

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Moses 10 years ago

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Firefox will not connect to USAToday.

USAToday has been my homepage for years, suddenly FIrefox will no longer open as either my preferred homepage or entering it into the address line. URL of affected site… (read more)

USAToday has been my homepage for years, suddenly FIrefox will no longer open as either my preferred homepage or entering it into the address line.

URL of affected sites

http://usatoday.com/

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Morbus 10 years ago

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Why does Google analytics freeze up when I go to Kijiji?

I'm using a MiniMac with O.S. 10.4.11. It's an old 1.42 Ghz. pre-Intel chip. I'm using Firefox 3.6.6, and when I attempt to go to Kijiji, for no reason whatsoever, Google… (read more)

I'm using a MiniMac with O.S. 10.4.11. It's an old 1.42 Ghz. pre-Intel chip. I'm using Firefox 3.6.6, and when I attempt to go to Kijiji, for no reason whatsoever, Google analytics shows up at the bottom left of my screen, and the load bar shows about 3/4's of being done. And that's where it freezes COMPLETELY. The existing blue line on the load bar doesn't even have the auger turning, indicating that it's working. Please fix, but whatever you do, don't tell me I've got a worm, or something. I'm sure it's just Google's spyware screwing up.

URL of affected sites

http://calgary.kijiji.ca/

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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I can't access my hotmail account or book a hotel room since upgrading to 3.6.8. I get the following message: "The proxy server is refusing connections. Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections. Check the proxy settings to

I can't access my hotmail account among some other websites since upgrading to 3.6.8 on my macbook. I get the following message: "The proxy server is refusing connections… (read more)

I can't access my hotmail account among some other websites since upgrading to 3.6.8 on my macbook. I get the following message: "The proxy server is refusing connections. Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections. Check the proxy settings to make sure that they are correct. Contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working." I can't even find the proxy settings anymore.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 10 years ago

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SAYS: Close Firefox a copy is already open. Can't find a way to do so; Force Quit not a choice.

Can't close second copy FF app. Can't find why this is true; only have one FF.app; have kept only one profile. There must be some sort of superForceQUIT, BUT FQ ISN'T WOR… (read more)

Can't close second copy FF app. Can't find why this is true; only have one FF.app; have kept only one profile. There must be some sort of superForceQUIT, BUT FQ ISN'T WORKING I have worked at MacOS level looking for Firefox usage but it isn't there

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Since I tried to recover profile data

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Morbus 10 years ago