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pop up ads

A few days ago I started to get random popup ads. All of a sudden an ad will op up that says something like "you are at rusk, get Macafee" or "get Norton" etc. The ads p… (read more)

A few days ago I started to get random popup ads. All of a sudden an ad will op up that says something like "you are at rusk, get Macafee" or "get Norton" etc. The ads pop up in the center of my screen and are about 20% the size of my screen. I have to click the x to get them to close. Sometimes there is the "don`t show me this again" option at the bottom left but even when I click ok the ads continue to pop up.

I`ve tried a few things but can`t figure it out. I`m retired and not a geek so it can get pretty frustrating pretty quick. I`ve lost my patience to scour through help articles looking for the exact sentence I need.

A step by step tutorial would be nice, thank you. I am using a laptop with windows 8.1. I use Firefox.

Thanks David

Asked by djrobinson2008 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I want to further increase the maximum reading speed in reader view mode

As shown in the attached image, I manually change max = "100" to max = "300" every time to increase the maximum reading speed in reader view mode. Is there a way to fix t… (read more)

As shown in the attached image, I manually change max = "100" to max = "300" every time to increase the maximum reading speed in reader view mode. Is there a way to fix this to max = "300"?

Asked by lsdoll02 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Mozilla firefox gets disconnected intermittently

Hello My firefox is getting disconnected that lasts for a couple of minutes and then the connection gets restored. It is frequent and has been taking place since a few da… (read more)

Hello

My firefox is getting disconnected that lasts for a couple of minutes and then the connection gets restored. It is frequent and has been taking place since a few days ago. The problem is only in Mozilla Firefox and all the other software tools are well connected to the internet. I tried to fix the problem by refreshing the firefox and then uninstalled it and re-installed it but the issue remains.

I would appreciate any help.

Cordially

Houman

Asked by hoomangurbani 1 year ago

Answered by hoomangurbani 1 year ago

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Missing Bookmarks folders

I accidentally delted two folders from my Bookmarks file, and I can't find them. I've done everything the forums suggest at least twice, but they're still gone. At this p… (read more)

I accidentally delted two folders from my Bookmarks file, and I can't find them. I've done everything the forums suggest at least twice, but they're still gone. At this point, I just need to know if they're gone forever or if there really is a way to get them back. I got them in a JSON file but it's all hireoglyphics and is no help.

Asked by claycoppedge 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Previous session not correctly closed

Some major probs just developed & now I have a totally different theme & a new version of Firefox 56.0 installed today... See image of installed programs while I … (read more)

Some major probs just developed & now I have a totally different theme & a new version of Firefox 56.0 installed today... See image of installed programs

while I still have Firefox 95.0.2 from 12/20/2021 Firefox 54.0.01 from 8/19/2017 Firefox 61.0.01 from 7/30/2018 Over time newer versions accumulate & I've been told not to try to uninstall any of the older versions as it may crash ALL versions


it happened I think sometime after closing a normal session ... I was trying to clear out everything (junk & temp files etc.) as I normally do when using CCleaner then a message said Previous session not correctly closed a message said Firefox is still running do you want to force it to close" I said yes...then it said "its taking a long time to close... do you want to force it to close? I said yes... this happens occasionally & with EDGE as well...but usually there's no problems afterwards

btw: I'm using [Windows 8.1] & after several attempts at restarting Firefox...with different 'fixes' including using safemode... I did a computer restart ... & I did a regular profile backup last time 12/16/21 so as a last resort it may help...but I'm afraid to try to mess with it

anyway...then I was trying to look up solutions & for those of us who are not tech savvy..there's too much info & too may options & links & they lead to new articles like using about:config & browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash & restoring sessions etc which just gets confusing I copied raw data to clipboard (which is a million pages) & then copied text to clipboard (not as bad...but it may help someone to help me....

hopefully someone can straighten this out for me... I'm worn out trying to figure it out myself thanks

Asked by firefoxylady 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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bookmarks

My 'Other Bookmarks' used to open on the left of the screen. Now they appear on the right hand side. How do I get them back to the left hand side please. The toolbar is … (read more)

My 'Other Bookmarks' used to open on the left of the screen. Now they appear on the right hand side. How do I get them back to the left hand side please. The toolbar is ok and the regular drop down is ok.

Asked by digbyquigly 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Replacing installed extension (shortcuts?) into menu bar

I was hoping to re-order the extension icons in my menu bar but it seems like that can't be done (akin to how open tabs can just be re-ordered), so I figured the best thi… (read more)

I was hoping to re-order the extension icons in my menu bar but it seems like that can't be done (akin to how open tabs can just be re-ordered), so I figured the best thing to do was to remove them and re-populate the menu bar with them in the desired order.

So I didn't uninstall them, but removed them from the menu bar, thinking I could then just put them back in the order I'd like, but I'm not seeing any way to re-insert their icons/shortcuts into the menu bar. Even once they're completely uninstalled and re-installed, they no longer seem to go into the menu bar as per usual, as if they've been earmarked as not belonging there regardless of a whole new re-install.

In brief: Is there any way to get the icon/shortcut for installed extensions back into the menu bar once they've been removed from there?

Thanks for your time.

Asked by reay.jespersen 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE can't reach my AOL mail box

Hello, can anyone help me because I am getting the "SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE" message every time I try to connect to AOL mail and only on this site... I have been using Fi… (read more)

Hello, can anyone help me because I am getting the "SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE" message every time I try to connect to AOL mail and only on this site... I have been using Firefox on Windows 8 with confidence for a long time, and do not wish to change. Is it still possible to exchange emails with a minimum of security, without being flooded with spam? A big thank you to the one who found a solution and wants to communicate it to me! Jean

Asked by jjdubreuil 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Search text not showing up in search bar of homepage, only address bar.

Title should describe the problem, search function text appears now in the address bar, and not in the text field of the home page when I'm typing it. Very difficult to g… (read more)

Title should describe the problem, search function text appears now in the address bar, and not in the text field of the home page when I'm typing it.

Very difficult to get used to.

Asked by scraf.pro 1 year ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 year ago

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site gamigo,desert operations keeps trying to connect.My anti virus stops it but i just want them to stop.

Hi.I would like to know how i can stop this site from constantley trying to connect with my P.C.luckeley my firewall stops it but eventully they will succeed.Iplayed it a… (read more)

Hi.I would like to know how i can stop this site from constantley trying to connect with my P.C.luckeley my firewall stops it but eventully they will succeed.Iplayed it a long time ago.I stopt,deleted my account but they keep attacing several times a day.I,ll be gratefull with any help\advise about this.i tryed acsessing the page sourse and i think i,ve only made it worse.

Asked by scarrleg 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Imported bookmarks beign overwritten by old bookmarks

[This happens on both PC (Win 8.1) and Mac (Mojave 10.14.6) with the current version of Firefox (95.0.2).] I backed up my bokmarks on both PC and Mac as .json files due t… (read more)

[This happens on both PC (Win 8.1) and Mac (Mojave 10.14.6) with the current version of Firefox (95.0.2).]

I backed up my bokmarks on both PC and Mac as .json files due to switching laptops for my holiday (PC is personal, Mac is work). When I imported the personal .json file on the Mac, the bookmarks did get imported but all jumbled up - the folders were still there but empty and all the bookmarks were just dumped in random order in the Bookmarks Menu root folder. So I tried synchronising profiles instead which didn't work either.

Now I'm back home and of course the synch has messed up the bookmarks on my PC as well. I deleted everything, restored the bookmarks from the personal .json again, and it does restore them properly for about 2 seconds and then all of the neatly sorted bookmarks in their folders get overwritten again by the jumbled mess. The same thing happens when I restore from the automatic restore point instead (from a day before my holiday).

I have disconnected the snych, restarted and updated several times, and tried this on both PC and Mac with both the personal and work .json files, with the same result every time. I have about 1200 bookmarks in total so I would love to be able to fix this without going through all of them to put them back into their respective folders manually. Any idea how I can fix this?

Asked by seppukuu 11 months ago

Answered by seppukuu 11 months ago

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DOWNLOAD MANAGER WINDOW

Why does the current version of firefox have a download manager window open very time a new download is initiated? This is a nuisance. It is typical for me to download ma… (read more)

Why does the current version of firefox have a download manager window open very time a new download is initiated? This is a nuisance. It is typical for me to download many small files in a session and having that window open every time, and having to click it away is a nuisance. Is there a way to disable this feature I haven't found?

Asked by NET123.0 6 months ago

Answered by YongHan 6 months ago

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Text can no longer be read after Firefox update - too bright

Hello After the latest Firefox update, 101.0 (64-Bit) for Windows, the text of our website can't be read anymore because it suddenly appears way too bright. It worked sin… (read more)

Hello

After the latest Firefox update, 101.0 (64-Bit) for Windows, the text of our website can't be read anymore because it suddenly appears way too bright.

It worked since years before and still works with other browsers.

Is this a know bug with version 101 and might be fixed? Or is there any other problem?

The website is: link text

Thanks a lot, if someone can help!

Kind regards,

Wolfgang

Asked by public66 6 months ago

Answered by public66 6 months ago