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How do I pin a firefox site to the Windows 8 start screen?

I just got a new AIO with windows 8; not may favorite thing but I'm learning. I use Firefox as my browser exclusively but Window 8 help, of course, won't explain how to … (read more)

I just got a new AIO with windows 8; not may favorite thing but I'm learning. I use Firefox as my browser exclusively but Window 8 help, of course, won't explain how to pin sites through other browsers. I had to set up my desktop on my start screen so I can open Firefox from there and then I can start browsing with Firefox - but there has to be an easier way....I've tried to search through the Firefox support but I'm an accountant, not a techie and this is getting very frustrating. lol I hope someone can explain to me how to do this. And in very small words please - remember I'm bean-counter. :) Thanks y'all.

Asked by ZhannaT 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Restarting Firefox and getting back all previous tabs

So every once in a while, I have a bunch of tabs open, FF freezes up and it restarts or Windoze forces a restart. Fine except when an an FF update is staged, or like thi… (read more)

So every once in a while, I have a bunch of tabs open, FF freezes up and it restarts or Windoze forces a restart. Fine except when an an FF update is staged, or like this time, I lose my 30-40 tabs because I apparently need to know that Pocket has come to Firefox. Restore previous sessions grayed out, I seem to be toast. Getting sick of it now, losing most are fine but I really wanted some of them sitting there without having to be bookmarked, Any way of getting my tabs back when this happens almost once a week now?

Asked by FTJoe 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How do I reload / refresh a web page while viewing it

I can't find any option of reloading / refreshing a web page in the drop down menus. I read in a forum someone talking about the 'Reload Button', but I don't know where … (read more)

I can't find any option of reloading / refreshing a web page in the drop down menus. I read in a forum someone talking about the 'Reload Button', but I don't know where to find it! Thanks for any help offered!

Asked by ascott 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox add-on to allow solving of Captcha for blind users?

I use text-to-speech software to read my computer screens. Does not recognize Captcha images. Firefox once had an add-on that let me paste the Captcha image into the ve… (read more)

I use text-to-speech software to read my computer screens. Does not recognize Captcha images. Firefox once had an add-on that let me paste the Captcha image into the verification field on a page. Apparently gone, is there another solution?

Asked by james.burke99 7 years ago

Answered by user66338 7 years ago

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keyboard shortcut for duplicating tab

Every time when i want to open a new tab, i need to copy the url in current tab and open a new tab and paste the url, and then load the page. It would be lot easier if th… (read more)

Every time when i want to open a new tab, i need to copy the url in current tab and open a new tab and paste the url, and then load the page. It would be lot easier if there is a shortcut key to duplicate my current tab.

Asked by thangagiri 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to change default search in address bar from google.com.bd to google.com?

I want to change the search address in address bar from google.com.bd to google.com. How to do this? Please help. Best Wishes, Amit … (read more)

I want to change the search address in address bar from google.com.bd to google.com. How to do this? Please help.

Best Wishes, Amit

Asked by Amit 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I keep an incorrect username from coming up with a click on the box?

I typed in an incorrect username. Now, when I click on the username box to bring up my username, it shows the incorrect name as a choice, but I don't want that to show. … (read more)

I typed in an incorrect username. Now, when I click on the username box to bring up my username, it shows the incorrect name as a choice, but I don't want that to show. Is there some way to delete that name?

Asked by joho 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Full page screenshot in Firefox Developer Edition

I am using the Firefox Developer Edition which has a very nice Responsive Design View option. When in that mode there is an option to take a screenshot of the currently r… (read more)

I am using the Firefox Developer Edition which has a very nice Responsive Design View option. When in that mode there is an option to take a screenshot of the currently resized website.

I am wondering if there is maybe a setting somewhere that would allow to take a full page screenshot, instead of only getting the visible part?

I think that would be really handy, many times we need the whole resized design/page to show to the clients, at least from my experience.

Asked by madebym 4 years ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 4 years ago

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Remove/Delete old, inaccessible sync device from account.

Hello, I am a bit of a tinkerer and a tech junkie. However, I still find sync to be a very useful and handy tool, and have it applied to all of my devices (tablets, phone… (read more)

Hello, I am a bit of a tinkerer and a tech junkie. However, I still find sync to be a very useful and handy tool, and have it applied to all of my devices (tablets, phone, multiple computers). Due to my never-ending quest to make things better, though, I am frequently changing OS'es and uninstalling apps/rearranging registries on many of these devices, so I often find myself needing to reinstall firefox (and thus re-sync).

The only problem here is that sync recognizes each new iteration as its own separate device, even though a vast majority of them cease to exist entirely and are gone forever. This makes my "Tabs From Other Devices" page a huge pain to access, as most of the device names are the same and a lot still have active pages in them.

How would I go about deleting these old accounts from my sync account? Changing my password does no good at all, as since the devices cannot access the server any longer they are still present in my database, and as such are still annoying. Any help is appreciated!

Two pictures of the problem is as follows. As you can see, there are many apparent duplicate devices: http://imageshack.com/a/img14/5290/a29b.png http://imageshack.com/a/img59/6697/6sp4.png

Asked by ColeHardTruth 7 years ago

Answered by bradavon 6 years ago

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Firefox address bar search keeps going to Yahoo even when it's set to Google

Whenever I search using the address bar it keeps going to Yahoo. I already updated the configuration "keyword.URL" to "https://www.google.com/search?q=" but it doesn't wo… (read more)

Whenever I search using the address bar it keeps going to Yahoo. I already updated the configuration "keyword.URL" to "https://www.google.com/search?q=" but it doesn't work.

I have tried uninstalling FF and it still happens with a fresh install.

Please help me fix this. TIA.

Asked by Wave87 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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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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On open the cursor does not automaticaly go to the search box ?

When Mozilla Firefox is opened I would have expected the cursor to be in the search box by default. It does not ant therefore it has to be located in the box before you c… (read more)

When Mozilla Firefox is opened I would have expected the cursor to be in the search box by default. It does not ant therefore it has to be located in the box before you can start entering search criteria.

Asked by BarryStow 7 years ago

Answered by BarryStow 6 years ago

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google in firefox keeps changing english language setting, how to fix this?

I would like google in firefox ALWAYS stay in English language wherever I travel. Before I used Opera browser and there was no such question. I tried alot of web search … (read more)

I would like google in firefox ALWAYS stay in English language wherever I travel. Before I used Opera browser and there was no such question. I tried alot of web search with no definite solution. Do I have to go back to Opera again. I found out that there are so may people out there suffering from the same problem. Opera shouldn't be the only solution.

Asked by lumiere55 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How to automatically open csv files in Excel on imac

I am migrating back from Google Chrome to firefox and would like to have the browser automatically open csv files to Excel on my mac desktop. The step to have them saved… (read more)

I am migrating back from Google Chrome to firefox and would like to have the browser automatically open csv files to Excel on my mac desktop. The step to have them saved in the download folder and then go in an open it in Excel adds an unnecessary action. In the earlier versions of Firefox on my windows machine this worked as desired. Any help will be appreciated.

Asked by GrandDuke 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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How do I decode the Last_Date_ Visited field in the places.sqlite db?

I opened the places.sqlite file in Firefox SQLite Manager plug in. I can see the Last_Date_Visited field and can see it is a very large Integer. I need to be able to de… (read more)

I opened the places.sqlite file in Firefox SQLite Manager plug in. I can see the Last_Date_Visited field and can see it is a very large Integer. I need to be able to decode the date and time out of this field for a Human Resources matter. Thanks

Asked by AlanMcGee 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Is there a 'keep alive' function to prevent web sites from automatically logging me out?

Is there a function, add-on, etc that will regularly send activity to a web site to prevent it from automatically logging me out due to inactivity? There are several site… (read more)

Is there a function, add-on, etc that will regularly send activity to a web site to prevent it from automatically logging me out due to inactivity? There are several sites that I would like to keep up in my tabs for monitoring purposes, but they have ridiculous time-out periods of 5 to 15 minutes. I get tired of having to log in all over again each time I want to check up.

Asked by sdblackwell 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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set a permanent text size for firefox pages

I know about ctrl+ for temporary sizing of text on a page, but would like to set a permanent size for my default. Right now the text in firefox is simply too small … (read more)

I know about ctrl+ for temporary sizing of text on a page, but would like to set a permanent size for my default. Right now the text in firefox is simply too small

Asked by MrJohnSyersII 7 years ago

Answered by Pat 7 years ago