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How do I get rid of BING search engine and get my old Google search engine back

I downloaded the new Firefox and it gave me the BING search engine bar and took away my Google search engine bar. Please tell me how I can get my Google search engine ba… (read more)

I downloaded the new Firefox and it gave me the BING search engine bar and took away my Google search engine bar. Please tell me how I can get my Google search engine bar back.

I did go into add-ons but cannot find anything for BING

Thank you

Asked by rozin101 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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(Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)

I can no longer access CreditKarma, receive the error message: (Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap). Used to work fine, but no longer. Don't know much about compu… (read more)

I can no longer access CreditKarma, receive the error message: (Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap). Used to work fine, but no longer. Don't know much about computers but would like to fix this. Any ideas?

Asked by scottv 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox security certificate exceptions

I posted the following at the usenet group mozilla.support.firefox. I'm hoping to get input from this forum as well. I sometimes get the invalid certificate message from… (read more)

I posted the following at the usenet group mozilla.support.firefox. I'm hoping to get input from this forum as well.

I sometimes get the invalid certificate message from FF for visiting sites that I wouldn't expect it from. This often happens when I use the laptop from behind a (pretty tight) corporate firewall. A proxy is used to access the internet in that case. For example, www.google.ca would generate that message. I sometimes accept them because I figure they are due to the use of a proxy (though I'm entirely sure). Then I get second thoughts, because I'm not always behind the corporate firewall using a proxy, perhaps I really shouldn't have such an exception. So I go on the lookout to nuke them.

I access tools->options->Advanced->Servers. I see a list of items, some indented, some not. My vague understanding of how certificates work (correct me if I'm wrong) is that trusted authorities give them. I am assuming that the unindented list items are authorities that I have somehow chosen to trust e.g. DigiNotar, DigiNotar B.V., my own organization shows up on the list, Entrust.net, Equifax Secure Inc., GTE Corporation, The USERTRUST Network, etc. If I nuke them all, perhaps I would be nuking entries that are suppose to be universal. Would I be obliterating any ability to access the internet at all? Would I have to install FF from scratch? I would have to access the internet just to get at the current version of FF.

What should I do? There are several specific questions that I mean by this.

  • What should I do with regards to nuking the certificates under some servers, considering that I expect to use the laptop both within and outside of the corporate firewall / proxy arrangement? That is, what is best practice, and what is the trade-off in such a recommended practice?
  • How do I identify which certificates (which I assume mean the same thing as exception, at least in this context, right?) and/or servers should be nuked?

TB on 5/20/2012 6:46 AM, keyboarded a reply: > I think you can delete them without problems. The next time you > visit one of those servers it will be added again if you have the CA > installed or you add an exception when asked by FF.

On May 20, 11:36 am, RK wrote: > Seems to be confusion in this thread. To Andy, the names you have > cited are those of certificate authorities which have submitted > there Root Certificates to Mozilla for inclusion in the browser. > These Roots certs are the foundation of chains of trust. The Trees > seen in the Cert manager indicate different classes of trust chains > each cert authority issues to there clients. Not all certs are for > webpages. Some classes are for e-mail digital signing security. > There are also classes for software authentication. > > Nuking those root certs will not close you out from the internet, > but will mess you up with using any site served by SSL.

That's what I was afraid of...nuking standard authorities that are part of an initial install in order to ease the life for users. I have some follow-on questions which I've enumerated below with (Q#), and I'd appreciate input for anyone who feels up to responding.

So where would I find the certificates that I accepted, for the purpose of nuking them? In my original post, I mentioned that one of the level 1 indentation items on the list was my own organization (the one in which I am a pion, not an owner, that is). (Q1) Would the certificates that I accept fall under that CA? If so, I would simply nuke them all.

Secondly, when I am presented with such invalid certificates, (Q2a) *should* I be accepting them? [Of course, the converse is (Q2b) whether I should be nuking them]. I said that I thought that the certificate warnings might be due to the use of a proxy server behind a corporate firewall. I mistyped that I was entirely sure about this when I meant that I was not. (Q3) Am I right about blaming the proxy & firewall? On a related note, the warnings normally come up when something is amiss -- (Q4) is it possible to tell when something is really amiss versus the results of pathological behaviour from working with a proxy behind a firewall?

Finally, (Q5) is there another solution besides creating exceptions? I imagine that proliferating exceptions willy-nilly is not wise. There is also the issue that I am not always operating with a proxy behind a firewall, and those exceptions are unnecessary. If exceptions do represent potential risks, then I will be incurring those compromises unnecessarily when I am off-site.

Asked by FoxyFirey 9 years ago

Last reply by FoxyFirey 9 years ago

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What version works best with Windows2000

I have a PC with 2 GBs of RAM, running W2K, primarily. I had avoided upgrading from the Firefox 3.x.x series ( or 5 ? ) because it was my understanding that it was the l… (read more)

I have a PC with 2 GBs of RAM, running W2K, primarily. I had avoided upgrading from the Firefox 3.x.x series ( or 5 ? ) because it was my understanding that it was the last one suitable for Windows2000. Not long ago, I got an automatic robot request from Firefox to update, and tried to make sure it was still within the compatibility range for W2k.

I thought that I was getting a minor update to a W2K version, but instead, have Firefox 12, which has totally disrupted my internet activity because it constantly bogs down into barely running, or else freezes up for long periods, and frequently crashes.

I want to roll back to whatever I'd used before this disaster. And if there's any special ways to do that, I want to know how it works. Thanks.


Kiwi

Asked by Just_Kiwi 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox volume keeps dropping in the volume mixer

The volume for Firefox (and only Firefox) drops down to almost nothing, frequently. All the other applications will have volume at 100%, but the slider for Firefox will b… (read more)

The volume for Firefox (and only Firefox) drops down to almost nothing, frequently. All the other applications will have volume at 100%, but the slider for Firefox will be semi-visible at 100%, and another slider will be near the bottom of the scale.

Asked by cuwolf 9 years ago

Last reply by Artik 9 years ago

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I cannot open either Firefox or Internet Explorer on my laptop without creating a new user for my computer.

I will shut my laptop down, and when I restart my computer I click on the icon for Firefox and it attempts to load but the program does not open and there isn't a window … (read more)

I will shut my laptop down, and when I restart my computer I click on the icon for Firefox and it attempts to load but the program does not open and there isn't a window that pops up either. I have to create a new user for my laptop every time I want to use the internet and I'm not sure how to fix the problem. I may have a virus but I run my scan every day and it doesn't catch anything.

Asked by jwright2 9 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 years ago

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Quicktime Plugin crashes on Firefox 11&12. No problem with IE 8

I keep getting notifications that my quicktime plugin has crashed. I have the latest Quicktime Edition 7.7.1 and Firefox 12 installed. This does not happen with IE 8. OS … (read more)

I keep getting notifications that my quicktime plugin has crashed. I have the latest Quicktime Edition 7.7.1 and Firefox 12 installed. This does not happen with IE 8. OS is Windows XP Pro SP3.

This is the website on which Firefox plugin crashes for me consistently. http://www.janalea.com/. It's my realtors website.

Asked by donfm 9 years ago

Last reply by richpayne56 9 years ago

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How do I change the compatibility view so that my words are not running off the page?

I do data entry and in the system I am working on the words are running off the page. In internet explorer there is a little broken page on the tool bar that lets you cha… (read more)

I do data entry and in the system I am working on the words are running off the page. In internet explorer there is a little broken page on the tool bar that lets you change the compatibility and I am not finding anything like that with firefox. Please advise how I can change the setting so that the words will wrap correctly.

Asked by dlizana 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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after the update to firefox 12 some pages do not display correctly. for example my scottrade login page has no button to login.

After automatic update to firefox 12 some pages do not display correctly. As an example my Scottrade login page has no login button. My CNN money page has text along th… (read more)

After automatic update to firefox 12 some pages do not display correctly. As an example my Scottrade login page has no login button. My CNN money page has text along the left side of the page but very little graphics. Suggests some graphics setting has been changed? Need experts help. Thanks, Fred

Asked by macciofe 9 years ago

Last reply by CSFF 9 years ago

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You have chosen to open...

When I perform a search on Google using the built-in search panel in Firefox (12.0 Mac) the Google search results come up and then a dialog appears stating "You have chos… (read more)

When I perform a search on Google using the built-in search panel in Firefox (12.0 Mac) the Google search results come up and then a dialog appears stating "You have chose to open" followed by

frame

which is: application/binary (0 bytes) from: https://plus.google.com etc

What's going on and should I be worried?

Asked by Mark 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Copy and Paste of Images NOT working.

When I right click on an image and choose 'copy image' and then try to paste it into my editing software, all i get is a string of text that is the location of the image … (read more)

When I right click on an image and choose 'copy image' and then try to paste it into my editing software, all i get is a string of text that is the location of the image as if I had chosen 'copy image location' instead. what gives?

Asked by i_am_brucelee 9 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 years ago

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Unable to delete form and search history -- And advice greatly appreciated!

Hello all, I am unable to delete my Form and Search history in Firefox. Usually, yhe option is greyed out and will not allow me to delete. When it is not greyed out (on … (read more)

Hello all,

I am unable to delete my Form and Search history in Firefox. Usually, yhe option is greyed out and will not allow me to delete. When it is not greyed out (on occasion) and I select it, Firefox does not delete my form and search history. I have trawled many forums, and see others have this issue. I have followed the steps people suggested, but like some, have not been able to resolve the issue. I have uninstalled Firefox, installed older versions, beta versions, deleted folders, etc... and nothing helps. My form and search history still shows up. This is obviously a huge concern for me.

Can any offer any help or guidance?

Thank you for your time and information, it is appreciated.

Asked by maolomaolo 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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google on firefox thinks i have a cookie problem & won't start gmail; IE has no problem with this; I have followed firefox google help instructions, no good

I can't start gmail in firefox - told that my browser cookie settings are off-kilter. All other browsing works. I can use gmail in Internet Explorer but all my settings a… (read more)

I can't start gmail in firefox - told that my browser cookie settings are off-kilter. All other browsing works. I can use gmail in Internet Explorer but all my settings are in firefox. I don't want to clear all cookies & history. What to do?

Asked by jazzball 9 years ago

Last reply by philipp 9 years ago

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Where to put a plugin - Win7

I often view a map from a government mapping service that requires a plugin (from Autodesk). On my older computer running Win XP and FF12 the plugin was installed in the… (read more)

I often view a map from a government mapping service that requires a plugin (from Autodesk). On my older computer running Win XP and FF12 the plugin was installed in the plugins folder of Firefox.

I now have a new computer running Win7 and FF12 but there is no plugins folder. Where do I install the plugin so it appears in the plugins list under Tools>Addons>Plugins?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by trimguy 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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What can I do about suddenly getting certain foreign language pages etc.?

A few days ago I suddenly started getting Yahoo's Netherlands' home page, whenever I went to check my e-mail. I had to click on the US tab to the back of the Netherlands… (read more)

A few days ago I suddenly started getting Yahoo's Netherlands' home page, whenever I went to check my e-mail. I had to click on the US tab to the back of the Netherlands' one, to even try to get on the US page. Then when I tried to sign in, the page made me answer a bunch of security questions, because it said I was trying to sign on from an "unrecognized device", even though I was using my computer like I always do. That happened again & again, then last night I could go right to the US page, by typing the URL or using a bookmark, but I still got ads down the sides etc. of the e-mail page, in a foreign language.

Well now today I suddenly noticed on my AOL e-mail page, I'm getting foreign language ads too!! And just a few minutes ago I got the Yahoo Netherlands' home page again!!

I e-mailed Yahoo about the problem a few days ago, but got no response, not even an automated one.

All other sites seem to be OK. I tried a link given to me by someone in a Delphi Forums group, for help if Google loads in a foreign language, but it doesn't for me, & I don't get any foreign ads when I'm in gmail.

Whatever the problem is, it's getting worse. And I really need to know how to fix it, before it starts affecting other pages/sites, & I'm not able to get on any I can understand. Please help!!

Asked by rpcorinth 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago