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Why does Firefox 3.6.12 truncate attachment file names containing blank spaces (Windows)?

Whenever someone sends me an attachment and I save it, Firefox truncates the file name if the file name contains blank spaces. I am running 3.6.12 under Windows 2000 SP4… (read more)

Whenever someone sends me an attachment and I save it, Firefox truncates the file name if the file name contains blank spaces. I am running 3.6.12 under Windows 2000 SP4 right now. But this behavior has persisted for a long time, with earlier versions of Firefox and under Windows XP. Unfortunately, I cannot control the names of attachments people send me. As an example, if someone sends me a file named "file name.doc" (without quotes, of course), Firefox either displays it (via Micro$oft Word) or saves it as "file.doc". If I receive "filename.doc", that's how it gets saved.

Asked by ben_myers 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox does not open more than one window, only opens new tabs. Firefox doesn't open in safe mode.

Firefox does not open more than one window at a time, then opens only new tabs. When asked to open link in a new window - nothing happens, no page or error message appea… (read more)

Firefox does not open more than one window at a time, then opens only new tabs. When asked to open link in a new window - nothing happens, no page or error message appears. Otherwise it works fine, but no new firefox window could be opened from menu or mouse. I tried to reinstall firefox several times, that didn't help.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== 3-4 months ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 11 years ago

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Firefox 25 won't install on Windows XP SP3 -- "... requires Microsoft Windows XP SP 2 or newer"

Firefox keeps on telling me, my v24.0 installation was up to date, which is obviously wrong. Trying manually to install v25.0.1 results in an error message, saying "Sorr… (read more)

Firefox keeps on telling me, my v24.0 installation was up to date, which is obviously wrong.

Trying manually to install v25.0.1 results in an error message, saying "Sorry, Firefox can't be installed. This version of Firefox requires Microsoft Windows XP SP 2 or newer."

This would make sense -- only that I am running Windows XP SP3 and never had any problems in that respect so far ... !

I couldn't find any information relating to this on the web, neither in English nor in German. Any ideas?!

Thanks a lot in advance Jens

Asked by eriom 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Flash Player Plugin disappearing from FireFox 11.0 - 4 times a day

Hi, I need to state first that I am using w2000 SP5. This is a clean install, with no male ware. I understand that the OS is not supported. But, my other computer has … (read more)

Hi,

I need to state first that I am using w2000 SP5. This is a clean install, with no male ware. I understand that the OS is not supported. But, my other computer has a defective motherboard and unable to replace it now.

I am using the last version of Firefox that was available for w2000, ( ver 11.0 )

I have modified Firefox NOT to UPDATE plugins. (Because new plugins don't; work in W2000.Firefox 11.0)

I have installed the last version of Flash that works in W2000 also. ( fp_10.1.102.64_and_9.0.289.0_archive )

All works as normal. No crashes. No issues.

Except, that the install magically disappears as a plugin from Firefox.

It disappears 3 or 4 times a day. Usually after I open Firefox a few hours later.

But, it is still in installed Programs list on computer.

I have been re-installing it every time, which is VERY annoying.

I have disabled Flash from automatic updates also.

There must be something that is checking to install a new version, and deleting my current install.

But, I can't find it.

I have tried many versions of flash, and all do the same thing.

So, I believe the problem is in Firefox.

I am posting my problem at Adobe also.

Please help me. TIA

Asked by DigitalDave_ 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Yahoo! recommending Firefox 16 for Windows 2000 users

http://downloads.yahoo.com/firefox/sysreq states Mozilla Firefox Optimized for Yahoo! System Requirements Windows Operating Systems Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista … (read more)

http://downloads.yahoo.com/firefox/sysreq states

Mozilla Firefox Optimized for Yahoo! System Requirements Windows Operating Systems

Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista or 7

Dear Yahoo! do NOT rub salt in my wound.

Asked by drewdove 8 years ago

Last reply by hjm1999 8 years ago

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How to get rid of entire Yahoo toolbar; it got in after Firefox 4

After I installed Firefox 4, I got some sort of message asking if I want yahoo as home page (I think that's the way it went). I accidentally clicked on the wrong thing. … (read more)

After I installed Firefox 4, I got some sort of message asking if I want yahoo as home page (I think that's the way it went). I accidentally clicked on the wrong thing. I still have the same screen that I always had & wanted come up when I boot up, but now I have, just beneath t he bar with the back/forward buttons and the address bar and google search bar, a full bar across of yahoo stuff. It messes me up because, when I'm in yahoo email, it opens a nuisance window that won't go away.

How do I delete the yahoo tool bar invasion and get rid of its invasive, nuisance windows? I don't want any of it on my screen. I've gone to yahoo all along via my bookmarks, and that's all I want. Also don't need the word "yahoo" in my firebox bar (the one that has file-edit-view-history-bookmarks-tools-help).

Please put your reply in simple, low-tech terms. Thank you.

Asked by mollhunter 10 years ago

Last reply by Mac 10 years ago

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slow video streaming from internet

When playing a video stream from a website, I get choppy playback. The playback works in 10 second groupings, then stops to retrieve more data, plays a little more, then… (read more)

When playing a video stream from a website, I get choppy playback. The playback works in 10 second groupings, then stops to retrieve more data, plays a little more, then repeats process. A 3 minute video can take 6 minutes of frustrating playback. I'm trying to start with Firefox, Windows 2000 machine (yes, it's a dinosaur) to see how to speed it up.

Asked by BMac 10 years ago

Last reply by clcoon 10 years ago

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I can't get download to work - it will not copy the mp3 file to my chosen location (as set in tools/options) - it gives me a new window with a player - no dwnlo

I am running windows xp sp2 and I have set my dowload location under (tools/options), but when I select an MP3 file to download, firefox does NOT copy the file to my chos… (read more)

I am running windows xp sp2 and I have set my dowload location under (tools/options), but when I select an MP3 file to download, firefox does NOT copy the file to my chosen location on my HD - instead, it opens up a new window with a makeshift "player" and begins loading the player with the MP3 file. The problem is that I have no idea where on my system firefox has copied this file to, so, I cannot leave and come back later and play this MP3 file using winamp. I have to listen to it right then or lose it - if I close that new window (with that puny little "player"), then I lose the download, wherever firefox put it on my PC (I got no idea where it is). This is all under firefox 25.0

I am also running FIrefox 12.0 on an older windows 2000 machine and that works perfectly - I can download any MP3 file I want, and firefox 12.0 (on win2k, sp4) downloads it to my chosen location (on my HD), and it gives me the download window so I can watch its progress and have some control over pause, and resume, and, when it is done, the download window offers me the option to "open containing folder" so I can make sure it got to where I wanted it. In other words, Firefox 12.0 on WIn2k, sp4 works better than firefox 25.0 on winxp sp2!!!!! What gives? I went through and set up my options for XP just like I did with Win2k and it all looks good, but firefox 25.0 just ignores my chosen location and always defaults to give me that makeshift player and I am not able to actually copy the mp3 file to my harddrive - it makes firerox 25.0 almost unusable since downloading mp3 files is a big part of my firexfox use - please help - I am not able to upgrade windows at this time, and, since firefox 12.0 still works fine on win2k, I can't understand what happened at firefox?

Asked by littleberry 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Extraction of Firefox 4.0 setup.EXE failed - corrupt file- what to do now?

I downloaded this setup file and when I tried to run it from my downloads window, the extraction failed due to it being a corrupt file. Is there another source for this f… (read more)

I downloaded this setup file and when I tried to run it from my downloads window, the extraction failed due to it being a corrupt file. Is there another source for this file as well as the other file in the Firefox 4.0 English US folder?

Asked by JohnGade 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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Firefox crashes

OS W2k Pro, FF 11.0. Multiple web site crashes, with no reports issued per FF. Tried Changing Profile; Starting in FF Safe Mode; Disabling PlugIns; without stopping crash… (read more)

OS W2k Pro, FF 11.0. Multiple web site crashes, with no reports issued per FF. Tried Changing Profile; Starting in FF Safe Mode; Disabling PlugIns; without stopping crashes.

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Crash Reports\LastCrash is 1388173986.

Please decipher.

Asked by ashershe 7 years ago

Last reply by ashershe 7 years ago

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How do I block web pages?

I want to block a web site from being viewed by my computer. Internet Explorer provided a way to block sites but I had never attempted it on Firefox. Can't locate any in… (read more)

I want to block a web site from being viewed by my computer. Internet Explorer provided a way to block sites but I had never attempted it on Firefox. Can't locate any info on how to do that.

Asked by Grumpy 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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Firefox will not import bookmarks, etc. from Opera

I have been using Opera (version 10.63) without problems for a long while. I decided to switch to Firefox, but wanted to import my Opera bookmarks, etc. When I follow the… (read more)

I have been using Opera (version 10.63) without problems for a long while. I decided to switch to Firefox, but wanted to import my Opera bookmarks, etc. When I follow the directions to do so - File>Import>Opera>next- I am presented with an empty window indicating that there are no items I can import. The Help article says there should be a series of choices presented here, as there is if I choose Internet Explorer.

How can this be corrected?

Asked by BarefootBaker 10 years ago

Answered by Hasan 10 years ago

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Newest version of Firefox will not access internet due to "proxy server"???

I have tried twice to upgrade my firefox to the most current (as of 7/18/10). When I did that I was unable to get anywhere on the internet. The message said the proxy se… (read more)

I have tried twice to upgrade my firefox to the most current (as of 7/18/10). When I did that I was unable to get anywhere on the internet. The message said the proxy settings from my server would not allow it and to make changes. I am using a home computer with Windows 2000. It hooks straight up to the DSL, there is no Server in my house. I am not too computer savvy but tried using the tools info but that just assumes I already know about proxies, servers, etc. I was able to delete the new version and load an older one stored on my computer and have no problems with getting on the net. What is the fix that I can do? What steps do I take. I am not going to hire a guy to do what should be a simple task.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 11 years ago

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I have windows 2000 prof. and i am having problems with my firefox browser, freeze-ups etc. i have explorer 6 as my default browser. Can you help me?

Unable to upgrade Explorer 6, as well as firefox. Computer tells me it can not find an access point or path can not be found. System: Compaq Preserio,Microsoft 2000 5.00.… (read more)

Unable to upgrade Explorer 6, as well as firefox. Computer tells me it can not find an access point or path can not be found. System: Compaq Preserio,Microsoft 2000 5.00.2195. I continue to have issues with freeze-up, downloads, web browsing, e-mail browsing etc. My web co. is Juno and they use Explorer as their default browse. I have contacted them many times with no luck. Is the anything you can help me with here. I have a limited budget, for I am unemployed and need this computer to help me find a job. Can you please help me with these issues?

                                                                       Sincerely, Ernest Caron

Asked by ernestcaron 8 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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I keep getting a pop-up that tells me to upgrade my operating system. How do I turn this pop-up off?

There's an annoying pop-up that loads every time I start Firefox. It tells me to upgrade my operating system, as the latest version of Firefox doesn't support it. But i… (read more)

There's an annoying pop-up that loads every time I start Firefox. It tells me to upgrade my operating system, as the latest version of Firefox doesn't support it. But it's the most advanced version of the OS my system will cope with, so that's not an option.

How do I turn the pop-up off?

Asked by uncle_wilf 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago