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14.04 unity does not load firefox-only gksudo or guest "will"

for 6 or so months now Firefox quit launching from the unity icon . . . it does the loading ball cycle and---nothing, it only will load from terminal as gksudo firefox,… (read more)

for 6 or so months now Firefox quit launching from the unity icon . . . it does the loading ball cycle and---nothing, it only will load from terminal as gksudo firefox, or as a guest visitor. Literally hundreds of terminal codes by "experts" have failed... it appears I am not recognized as administrator/owner by either Ubuntu or firefox..... and it cannot be accessed as preview from bluefish (same problem) ubuntu is the only OS, and firefox the only Browser. please be sure I receive responses by email.

Asked by whazammo 5 years ago

Answered by christ1 5 years ago

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Private Browsing issues: New window is a "pop-up" & Right-clicking bookmarks shows grayed-out options

When I'm in private browsing mode in Firefox 38.0.1 for Windows 8.1, I cannot do the following things. 1. When I click on a link to open a new window, that new window is … (read more)

When I'm in private browsing mode in Firefox 38.0.1 for Windows 8.1, I cannot do the following things.

1. When I click on a link to open a new window, that new window is like a pop-up window (no menus, no scroll-bars). But I have pop-up windows blocked, so it acts like but is not technically a pop-up window since it's not being blocked.

2. When I choose a bookmark and then right-click on it to choose another bookmark either in a new window or new tab (or any of the other options that appear), the text is grayed out so that I cannot choose it.

Are these "issues" normal for Firefox 38.0.1?

Asked by FoS 5 years ago

Answered by finitarry 5 years ago

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Disabling all add-ons fixed problem.......but disabling one at a time has not......how can this be??

I have four Wordpress blogs that I visit. Wordpress has a black bar at the top of the screen that you can click on and it'll bring you back to the top of the page. I a… (read more)

I have four Wordpress blogs that I visit. Wordpress has a black bar at the top of the screen that you can click on and it'll bring you back to the top of the page. I am running FF 38.0.5, and on one of these blogs this feature stopped working. I ran in safe mode and the feature worked correctly. When I unistalled each add on one by one to figure out which one it might be, the problem still persists. How can this be??

Asked by CT71 5 years ago

Answered by CT71 5 years ago

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Can't remove Pocket from Bookmarks using msconfig

I opened Firefox and saw View Pocket List. The link takes me to information about the add-on, which I don't want and haven't signed up for. I can't right-click on the b… (read more)

I opened Firefox and saw View Pocket List. The link takes me to information about the add-on, which I don't want and haven't signed up for. I can't right-click on the bookmark.

I tried the following, posted by edmeister (sp?) __________ That menu item is part of the new Pocket feature in Firefox 38.0.5.

See if disabling the new Pocket feature makes that "view pocket list" bookmarks menu item go away.

Type about:config in the Location Bar and hit Enter. Accept the warning message. Put this pref in the Search field to filter those advanced preferences

browser.pocket.enabled - the default value is true. To turn this feature off - either right-click that pref and select Toggle or double-click that pref to change the value to False. __________

Even after I changed the value to False and re-started Firefox, the View Pocket List is still in my bookmarks menu. I want to remove it. How can I do this?

Asked by ajk1962f 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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when I open facebook I get x rated posts on my timeline. OK when I use Internet Explorer. What can I do to stop.

Every time I open facebook using firefox I get about 3 x rated posts on my timeline. I delete and around 5 minutes later it happens again. Never happens if I open faceboo… (read more)

Every time I open facebook using firefox I get about 3 x rated posts on my timeline. I delete and around 5 minutes later it happens again. Never happens if I open facebook using internet explorer. I tried in safe mode on firefox and it did not happen. I have ran virus searches with AVG and nothing comes up. What can I try or do?

Asked by dutchie741 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Clean install on Windows 7 SP1 x64. Tools / Options -> AppHangB1

I've been using Firefox for years but I can't find a way around this issue. The problem started after I upgraded to v38.0.5 but I've tried going back to v35.0 and it's no… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for years but I can't find a way around this issue. The problem started after I upgraded to v38.0.5 but I've tried going back to v35.0 and it's not fixed the problem. I tried safe mode and eventually uninstalled, deleted the Mozilla registry entries and performed a clean install. I'm still unable to view the options.

As soon as I click the Tools / Options menu item I get an AppHangB1. The issue originally manifested itself when trying to add attachments in Gmail. Much of the browser works, I'm posting this issue from Firefox but certain actions cause the browser to hang. The easiest to reproduce is Tools / Options, the showshopper is not being able to upload / download files.

Hopefully someone will know how I can get firefox to work again. Currently I'm running without any extensions, just a clean install.

Asked by sixeyes 5 years ago

Answered by kenkon 5 years ago

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Spinning mouse cursor

This only happens when I visit Facebook, but the mouse cursor spins and will not stop. Firefox never freezes nor stops responding, but it acts as though it is always maki… (read more)

This only happens when I visit Facebook, but the mouse cursor spins and will not stop. Firefox never freezes nor stops responding, but it acts as though it is always making my PC "think." Any ideas on how to stop my cursor from spinning endlessly?

Asked by Brandon 5 years ago

Answered by Brandon 5 years ago

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Change profile with profile from different computer

Computer 1 crashed. I restored all files to computer 2 from the cloud back up service I use. The restored files were placed on my desktop in a folder labeled C. I believe… (read more)

Computer 1 crashed. I restored all files to computer 2 from the cloud back up service I use. The restored files were placed on my desktop in a folder labeled C. I believe I know the profile I used from computer 1 and I want to make it the profile to use on computer 2? I've included a screenshot of what I found in the folder labeled C that was restored from computer 1.

Asked by bowcastle1 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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All of a sudden, after a firefox update, I am getting "This Connection is Untrusted" for Facebook, it doesn't matter if I use http: or https:, WHY????????

All of a sudden, after a firefox update, I am getting "This Connection is Untrusted" for Facebook, it doesn't matter if I use http: or https:, WHY???????? Here are all t… (read more)

All of a sudden, after a firefox update, I am getting "This Connection is Untrusted" for Facebook, it doesn't matter if I use http: or https:, WHY???????? Here are all the details from the error message:

This Connection is Untrusted

You have asked Firefox to connect securely to facebook.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified. What Should I Do?

If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.

facebook.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.

(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

(Also included a screen shot.)

Asked by binxykat 5 years ago

Answered by pheczko 5 years ago

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Windows 64-bit for Firefox

So it's my understanding that the 64 bit Firefox version for Windows has been released, and it's some sort of Developer Edition. 1.) Because i am using Windows 64 bit … (read more)

So it's my understanding that the 64 bit Firefox version for Windows has been released, and it's some sort of Developer Edition.

  1. 1.) Because i am using Windows 64 bit does that mean when i update Firefox it automatically will update to 64 bit Firefox version or do i need to uninstall the Firefox i am using and re-install it with the 64 bit Firefox version if i want to use the 64 bit?
  1. 2.) Because i am using Windows 64 bit, should i be using 64 bit Firefox version?
  2. 2a.) What are the advantages of using 64 bit Firefox version?
  3. 2b.) What are the advantages of this developer edition and do i need it?
  1. 3.) The Firefox version i am using is up to date.. I have about 50+ tabs open. If i need to delete this version of Firefox, then install this 64 bit Firefox version will i lose my profile, the 50+ tabs i have open, and will i need to reinstall my add-on?

Asked by Teagan 5 years ago

Last reply by James 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox is crashing all the time. I am using it since Netscape, Phoenix and its first versions..It is worst when I use Gmail - for instance a filter, or if I open more t… (read more)

Firefox is crashing all the time. I am using it since Netscape, Phoenix and its first versions..It is worst when I use Gmail - for instance a filter, or if I open more than one Gmail account. Thanks.

Asked by SilviaAlves 5 years ago

Answered by Prasads 5 years ago

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Saving Pictures is defaulting to JPEG instead of JPG

When we click to "Save Image As..." option, the default "File As Type" setting used to be blank and would permit us to save graphics as JPGs. Now, for some reason, the d… (read more)

When we click to "Save Image As..." option, the default "File As Type" setting used to be blank and would permit us to save graphics as JPGs. Now, for some reason, the default "File As Type" setting is set to JPEG. This is very inconvenient because we have to select the "All Files" option so that we can see the list of files we have already saved in order to keep our picture-numbering sequence in order for our operations. The other problem is that we can't use JPEGs because all of our web pages and print pages we publish are linked to files that are JPG, so if we convert to JPEG, we would have to entirely re-do all of our thousands of page templates.

We are using Firefox version 35.0.5. We have tried updating Firefox via their website. Didn't work. Then we tried uninstalling and then installing a fresh version, still same problem. Also, the problem is only happening on 2 systems that we have and not on the other 2.

Please help!

Asked by mozilladude55 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How do I revert to an earlier version of Firefox

I loathe the current version of Firefox, and was much happier with the previous version. I'm afraid I don't know what the current version number is, and don't know what t… (read more)

I loathe the current version of Firefox, and was much happier with the previous version. I'm afraid I don't know what the current version number is, and don't know what the previous version number was, but so far as I know it was the latest before this new version.

How do I revert to the earlier version, while keeping all my addons and bookmarks? If I can get the previous version I will certainly store it on my computer so I don't have to ask this question again.

Regards, Alex

Asked by AlexBell 5 years ago

Answered by Scribe 5 years ago

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firefox crashes on exit because of norton toolbar-- getting corrupt files

Hello, Recently Firefox is crashing *a lot* on exit. I sometimes quickly exit Firefox when I am switching to another application, and then a few seconds after exit, the … (read more)

Hello,

Recently Firefox is crashing *a lot* on exit. I sometimes quickly exit Firefox when I am switching to another application, and then a few seconds after exit, the crash reporter appears.

I have read elsewhere that this might be caused by the Norton Toolbar. I have the latest version of Firefox 38.0.5, and the Norton Toolbar 2014.7.12.14, and I would think they are compatible, but I guess not.

In addition, I am getting integrity violations on my Windows 8.1 PC. SFC is showing corrupted files. I have been able to fix these, only to have them come back the next day. I understand it that a program abruptly ending can cause such corruptions, so I am wondering if Firefox is causing this?

In a perfect world Mozilla and Norton would work out their differences. For now I have disabled the Norton tool bar, which isn't a fix as I need it to stay safe as I browse. I prefer not to switch to IE or Chrome either. That isn't a fix.

Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Does anyone have a solution for my particular instance of Firefox crashing on exit?

Thanks,

MRINTRBL7 Michael

Asked by mrintrbl7 5 years ago

Answered by mrintrbl7 5 years ago

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Can't download Firefox Add-ons manually with 'Save Link as...' because "Firefox prevented this site () from asking you to install software on your computer"

Hi Guys, since Firefox Version 38.0 (ESR) it is not possible to download Firefox Add-ons manually ( ...from the site addons.mozilla.org (!) ) with 'Save Link as...' (...f… (read more)

Hi Guys,

since Firefox Version 38.0 (ESR) it is not possible to download Firefox Add-ons manually ( ...from the site addons.mozilla.org (!) ) with 'Save Link as...' (...from the Right-Click Context-Menu).

All of the Add-Ons for Firefox (signed or un-signed) have a size of '0 kb' after trying to 'Save Link as...' to a local directory. If I'm choosing there (...in the 'Mozilla Add-On Store') a Thunderbird Add-On everything works fine with the 'Save as...'-alternative.

I have tested this with all of the ESR versions 38.0 to 38.6.1 and also with the new 'public' version 44.0.2 (= no ESR), ...also with new and clean Profiles. Everywhere the same effect. 31.8 ESR is the last one where I can download and save Add-Ons with 'Save Link as...' to a local directory.

(I know that it is possible to choose the Button '+Add to Firefox' with Left-Click. In this case the Add-On Download starts without any problems promptly ...and the installation process starts directly.)

Is there a Pref available which I can set in the about:config page or another option to download Add-On files manually?

Asked by JanetM. 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Spinner box controls not displaying

One installation of Firefox 38.0.5 on windows 8.1 does not display spinner box controls (see attached image). They are there but with 1 or 2 pix height as clicking the gr… (read more)

One installation of Firefox 38.0.5 on windows 8.1 does not display spinner box controls (see attached image). They are there but with 1 or 2 pix height as clicking the grey bar sometimes increases and sometimes decreases the numeric value.

Tried creating a new profile with no addons. Same problem. Haven't tried reinstalling Firefox yet.

This is not a problem with the website as this occurs on all sites with this type of form element.

It is also probably not a Firefox bug as I have Firefox 38.0.5 on Windows 7 at work that displays these form elements correctly.

Zoom (Ctrl +/-) does not change the erroneous appearance of the controls.

Any idea how to fix this?

Asked by tomlut 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Being asked to update (or manually activate) Flash Player plugin...

....but it was updated a month ago to the latest version (17.0.0.188)! What's going on here?? Could it be that the old version 11 is somehow still being detected? On my … (read more)

....but it was updated a month ago to the latest version (17.0.0.188)!

What's going on here??

Could it be that the old version 11 is somehow still being detected?

On my Plugins page I only see version 17 with the warning "Shockwave flash is known to be vulnerable..."

Asked by elzach 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Hii, Can we lock a network preferance in firefox 38.01 or higher version, if then how?

I want global config file of firefox which control all the available vesion of my firefox and it also lock my network preferance so that no other user can make changes in… (read more)

I want global config file of firefox which control all the available vesion of my firefox and it also lock my network preferance so that no other user can make changes in it.

Thanks in advance Shilpa

Asked by shilpa123 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago