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What is plugin-container.exe?

The extension plugin-container.exe wanted access to the internet. The file was located in my Mozzile folder, but I read somewhere that it is malware. Is this file suppose… (read more)

The extension plugin-container.exe wanted access to the internet. The file was located in my Mozzile folder, but I read somewhere that it is malware. Is this file supposed to be there, and is it normal for attempt to receive a connection? Is it safe?

This happened

Just once or twice

== After the most recent update just a few hours ago.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 10 years ago

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I want to revert to 3.5

I'm not happy with the new Firefox, which I think is 4.0. It's far too complicated. I just want to go back to 3.5 version. I think it's called 3.5. How do I do it? … (read more)

I'm not happy with the new Firefox, which I think is 4.0. It's far too complicated. I just want to go back to 3.5 version. I think it's called 3.5. How do I do it?

Asked by StephenWinbaum 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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Can't download files because Firefox keeps asking for consent and there isn't an ALLOW button anywhere

Everytime I try to download a "large" file Firefox keeps asking me: Firefox needs your consent to download large files. Please click ALLOW to continue your transfer. If y… (read more)

Everytime I try to download a "large" file Firefox keeps asking me:

Firefox needs your consent to download large files. Please click ALLOW to continue your transfer.

If you cannot see the request, please click on the icon next to the address bar.


I didn't have this kind of troubles before until the new version, I'm so frustrated that I'm really thinking to switch to Chrome instead.

And in case someone wonders, there isn't a request icon at ALL.

Asked by Redsteel 7 years ago

Answered by GP45 7 years ago

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FF 29 sometimes will not start. Popup with an error message.

Hi. With FF 29, I frequently get a popup message saying that "Firefox is already running" and I have to kill that process and restart the browser under XP. Is anyone else… (read more)

Hi.

With FF 29, I frequently get a popup message saying that "Firefox is already running" and I have to kill that process and restart the browser under XP. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by Compumind 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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Since updating from 16 to 17, desktop shortcuts created by dragging show generic Windows icon instead of Firefox-page icon.

Upon upgrading from FF 16 to 17, I can still drag the icon that's to the left of the url to the desktop (or even to the XP Quick Launch Bar, Folder Shortcuts, etc.) to cr… (read more)

Upon upgrading from FF 16 to 17, I can still drag the icon that's to the left of the url to the desktop (or even to the XP Quick Launch Bar, Folder Shortcuts, etc.) to create an internet shortcut to the current page. However, with 17 this method produces a shortcut that shows a generic Windows icon instead of a Firefox-page icon. Even though a generic Windows icon normally denotes "no program associated," these still open with FF when double-clicked. But it doesn't look right. (BTW, all the shortcuts created by this method in FF 16 or lower retained the FF-page icon with the upgrade to 17.)

Any ideas why this changed and how to fix it so it looks the same as before?

Pending resolution of this (and another issue) I went back to FF 16, and it works normally again. However, the shortcuts that were created while I had 17 still show the generic Windows icon.

fixed in Firefox 21 - locking this old thread

Asked by Rick216 7 years ago

Answered by smzit 7 years ago

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Automatic update to FF 38.01 Has had XS PROBLEMS (especially printing) and I want to instal version - PLEASE ADVISE

I have to turn this feature OFF but FF updated itself to 38.01 and I've had MULTIPLE problems. I see there are solutions however I do NOT have the time to even manipulate… (read more)

I have to turn this feature OFF but FF updated itself to 38.01 and I've had MULTIPLE problems. I see there are solutions however I do NOT have the time to even manipulate hardware acceleration.

BTW, I sent for my user name (which I'd forgotten) 45 minutes ago and it still has not arrived...

I do not even KNOW the version prior to 38.01 but it was stable.

Dell vostra LAPTOP (wireless) XP pro sp3 AVAST! free version (2014.9.0.2021) EPSON WF 545 printer (on the network).

MAIN PROBLEM IS TRYING TO PRINT: (Other programs do print) Printer's s/w U-T-D (Symptom => crashing....)

PLEASE ADVISE on how to obtain older ff versions. Thank you so much!

P.S. I have now spent another 15 minutes looping to try and ask this question.

Asked by vtanyav 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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google toolbar does not work with firefox 5.0. why not!

google toolbar does not work and will not download to firefox 5.0. Moderator edit - 07-23-2011 The Google Toolbar "will not be supported on Firefox 5 and future versions… (read more)

google toolbar does not work and will not download to firefox 5.0.

Moderator edit - 07-23-2011
The Google Toolbar "will not be supported on Firefox 5 and future versions."
http://googletoolbarhelp.blogspot.com/2011/07/update-on-google-toolbar-for-firefox.html

http://www.google.com/support/toolbar/bin/answer.py?answer=1342452&topic=15356%29

Asked by jjaazzman 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Firefox 30 won't start, hangs after closing (Bug1004476)

Hello, everyone! I've filed a bug report here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1004476 The problem is that after installing Firefox 29 with no profile at all… (read more)

Hello, everyone!

I've filed a bug report here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1004476 The problem is that after installing Firefox 29 with no profile at all and installing any addon that requires a browser restart (NoScript for e.g.) Firefox restarts OK, but after closing it and trying to open again I get a message: "Firefox is already running". I can see in the Task Manager that there is already Firefox running in the background. I've found several people complaining about this issue. Here: http://forums.informaction.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=19612 And here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2825639

Thank you in advance

Modified May 13, 2014 11:01:46 PM BST by John99


2nd Update. (Comment by a moderator)
Engineers are working on issues that have been identified.
The known issues are problems with Firefox hanging on closedown resulting in Firefox not restarting unless the hung process is killed.

Workaround ensure Firefox is NOT set to clear History on Close down
Use NewButton New Fx Menu → Preferences → |Privacy| Firefox will: [Remember History v ]
See also my post downthread /questions/997918?page=2#answer-572501 ~J99

 Modified June 5, 2014 12:26:07 AM BST by John99

3rd Update

A fix is now on the Beta Channel Fx30b8 hopefully in a couple of weeks that will be on everyone's Release of Firefox30.

Asked by TheExplorer 6 years ago

Answered by TheExplorer 6 years ago

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Firefox has arbitrarily disabled IDM cc which was working fine for months, how can I reinstall it as I will cease using Firfox if I can't use IDM.

Firefox has arbitrarily disabled IDMcc even though I have been using it multiple times a day for months with no problems. I wish to reinstall IDM and use it. If I can't I… (read more)

Firefox has arbitrarily disabled IDMcc even though I have been using it multiple times a day for months with no problems. I wish to reinstall IDM and use it. If I can't I will stop using Firefox and go back to IE. I would prefer to stay with Firefox but I will not use a browser that won't let me use IDM which was working just fine.

== I reloaded Firefox I told IDM had been disabled

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Cheng Wang 10 years ago

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Google borks Firefox in Gmail

Google, ever helpful, has replaced the mp3 attachment player in gmail with something that apparently only works in Chrome. In other browsers, it blames the browser for no… (read more)

Google, ever helpful, has replaced the mp3 attachment player in gmail with something that apparently only works in Chrome. In other browsers, it blames the browser for not being able to play the attachment, and immediately demands that you download the file (preferable to Drive) and get yourself an app to listen. I just want to listen to my damn voicemail without being forced to do it in Chrome nor to preserve it for all posterity. Has anyone got a workaround for this crap?

Asked by pjcamp 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Is there a way to force Firefox 4 to offer to remember and to remember user ids and passwords for sites that use the autocomplete mechanism to block such offers and rememberings?

locked by a moderator on 2-7-2012 - has outlived its usefulness In Firefox 3.6.16 (and presumably other earlier versions) one could force FF to offer to remember user ids… (read more)

locked by a moderator on 2-7-2012 - has outlived its usefulness

In Firefox 3.6.16 (and presumably other earlier versions) one could force FF to offer to remember user ids and passwords for many sites by editing the file ...\Mozilla Firefox\components \nsLoginManager.js to ignore site- requested autocomplete disabling (_isAutocompleteDisabled returns false).

FireFox 4 does not use that file or any similar that I was able to find.

Can the result (FF ignores site attemps to turn off autocomplete) be achieved in some other way or by editing some other file?

Asked by ral 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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How do I install google toolbar for firefox 5?

Please tell me how to get my google toolbox back after I downloaded firefox 5 'locking as solved - answered repeatedly in this thread - moderator … (read more)

Please tell me how to get my google toolbox back after I downloaded firefox 5


'locking as solved - answered repeatedly in this thread - moderator

Asked by newyorklady217 9 years ago

Answered by Nagareboshi20 9 years ago

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How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

Hi, Somehow, Babylon toolbar and search provider got installed. And now I want to get rid of it. So, 1) I uninstalled it from "add or remove programs" in the control pan… (read more)

Hi, Somehow, Babylon toolbar and search provider got installed. And now I want to get rid of it. So, 1) I uninstalled it from "add or remove programs" in the control panel 2) cleared out the "add-ons" from all the browsers and even 3) searched the registry for "Babylon" and deleted all the traces of it 4) searched C: drive for the keyword "Babylon" and deleted all the folders

But still to my surprise, the search results of about:home in Firefox 11.0 came out of "Babylon"

Asked by trsbabu 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Coupons.com plugin disappeared after upgrade to FF v21, and can't be reinstalled

The Issue.... Coupons.com plugin disapeared after upgrading FF to v21 (from FF Help Menu>About) I then was prompted to install the plugin when i went to print a coupon… (read more)

The Issue.... Coupons.com plugin disapeared after upgrading FF to v21 (from FF Help Menu>About) I then was prompted to install the plugin when i went to print a coupon from coupons.com... the installation shows it succeeds with no issues, however the plugin is still not showing in the plugin list, and of course coupons don't print (You are prompted by coupons.com to download the plugin...over and over again)

How it happened..... I almost never reboot the PC. Before today everything was working fine. I didn't reboot PC, but decided to upgrade FF to latest version (previous was 20.something)... because i was getting a really long (and context insensitive menu when right clicking anything).

The upgrade appeared to run flawlessly, but then the issue with coupons.com became apparent, and upon a quick look in about:plugins, i noticed the coupon.com (coupon printer) plugin is no longer there....

I closed all browsers, uninstalled the Coupons.com plugin (from Add/Remove programs), and verified that Internet Explorer can't print coupons anymore from coupons.com. Then i reinstalled the plugin (from coupons.com) and Internet Explorer was once again able to print coupons. This means the plugin is being installed on the PC, and while Internet Explorer works, Firefox doesn't (since this version 21)

Asked by tinvaltino1 7 years ago

Answered by Coupon_Support 7 years ago

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Firefox keeps redirecting me, after I try to open a webpage I've found in "search"

Locked due to age. If you still have a problem, please start a new thread After doing a search, I will click on suggested websites. It will start to load, then will redir… (read more)

Locked due to age. If you still have a problem, please start a new thread

After doing a search, I will click on suggested websites. It will start to load, then will redirect me to another site that generally has nothing to do with the original search.

This happened

Not sure how often

== a couple of days ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Moses 10 years ago

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clearing cookies

I asked this some time ago. "Does clearing cookies in Firefox delete usernames and passwords". The answer i got was no, only if i have a remember me. I`ve tried this agai… (read more)

I asked this some time ago. "Does clearing cookies in Firefox delete usernames and passwords". The answer i got was no, only if i have a remember me. I`ve tried this again without the remember me box ticked on some sites but it does delete the usernames and passwords. Any further information please?

Asked by Terry 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to deal with rogue diverter www.bywill.net in Google.

When desired site is clicked in Google www.bywill.net appears in the destination window instead of the site address listed and a different site is displayed. This happens… (read more)

When desired site is clicked in Google www.bywill.net appears in the destination window instead of the site address listed and a different site is displayed. This happens with IE as well as Firefox. Repeated searches by McAfee disclose no viruses. They suggested site blocking but this only stops bywell displaying its chosen site.

Asked by geoffsharris 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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Javascript not working

When I visit this site:http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html I can no longer see the image thumbnails when I click on the image IDs. I contacted the site ow… (read more)

When I visit this site:http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html I can no longer see the image thumbnails when I click on the image IDs. I contacted the site owner, and he said it worked for FF on his computer, but I'm afraid my javascript isn't working here. I did everything, cleared the cookies, ran Safe Mode, checked options- though i may have goofed. And I'm almost sure javascript is enabled here. I have Win XP. I don't want to check another browser; if the problem is here than it needs fixing. I'm waiting more word from the site owner, but I tried everything he suggested. So what do I do? Do I download another Javascript?

Asked by den-arn 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Real Player Video Downloader does not work anymore - isn't even accessible anymore - after Firefox / Adobe Flash Player update, how to fix this?

Real Player Video Player no longer provides option to download after my Firefox / Adobe Flash Player updated. How can this be fixed? This happened Every time Firefox op… (read more)

Real Player Video Player no longer provides option to download after my Firefox / Adobe Flash Player updated. How can this be fixed?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== After FireFox / Adobe Flashplayer Update

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by nlgbeem 8 years ago

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After the upgrade to 3.6, my flash player crashes while I'm trying to play Farmville. I have tried updating the flash player. I have tried restarting the computer. Nothing is working.

Last night, my system was still using Firefox 3.5.8. I was playing Farmville on Facebook and everything was working fine. This morning, I log onto my computer and find … (read more)

Last night, my system was still using Firefox 3.5.8. I was playing Farmville on Facebook and everything was working fine. This morning, I log onto my computer and find that I am upgraded to Firefox 3.6. I have been trying to play Farmville all morning, and the Adobe Flash Player keeps crashing. I have tried to update the Flash Player. I have tried restarting the computer. Nothing is working.

URL of affected sites

http://facebook.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by zzxc 10 years ago