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Get off of Beta release channel

Hello. I want to get off of the beta channel but have run into a snag. I went to uninstall FF prior to reinstalling, but there is only a FF 15 listed in my Control Pane… (read more)

Hello. I want to get off of the beta channel but have run into a snag. I went to uninstall FF prior to reinstalling, but there is only a FF 15 listed in my Control Panel and this will not initiate an uninstall. My browser shows that I am on v 17. I am wanting to opt out of the beta as flash is continually crashing. Then it will work for a couple of days, then an update hits and back to the same problems. I'm not sure if I should just do an install as I don't want to lose my settings etc. Thanks very much.

Asked by gemlink 8 years ago

Answered by ideato 8 years ago

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yahoo has hijacked my address bar

in firefox 18 my address bar seems to have been hijacked by yahoo ! or yahoo axis ! i prefer google so how do i change back to google ? i tried to go back to firefox 17 b… (read more)

in firefox 18 my address bar seems to have been hijacked by yahoo ! or yahoo axis ! i prefer google so how do i change back to google ? i tried to go back to firefox 17 but the same thing happened . is it firefox or a virus ? i have a mac and ran antivirus and ccleaner but came up with nothing . very frustrating !!

Asked by shaun1301 8 years ago

Last reply by sylcha 8 years ago

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Constant JavaScript 'Syntax error' notification after upgrading to 17.0

Almost at every page I open appears following notification 'Error: Syntax error' from JavaScript application. Even on this page where I fill the form. I have to click 'OK… (read more)

Almost at every page I open appears following notification 'Error: Syntax error' from JavaScript application. Even on this page where I fill the form. I have to click 'OK' several times to make it disappear.

Asked by zuka 8 years ago

Answered by rfwinans 8 years ago

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How do I get rid of these annoying hotlinks that pop up on webpages?

On every web page there are hotlinks that pop up when my cursor is near them. How do I get rid of these? They are excessively annoying! I'm fairly sure that they are bein… (read more)

On every web page there are hotlinks that pop up when my cursor is near them. How do I get rid of these? They are excessively annoying! I'm fairly sure that they are being let in through Firefox somehow.

Asked by edodson 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox doesn't play "embedded" youtube videos, but plays the videos on youtube.com

Firefox won't play youtube videos embedded on other sites, but plays the videos on youtube.com this only happens with youtube, and did not happen with non-youtube videos … (read more)

Firefox won't play youtube videos embedded on other sites, but plays the videos on youtube.com this only happens with youtube, and did not happen with non-youtube videos embedded in other websites, atleast not yet.

Asked by ShmenI 8 years ago

Answered by ShmenI 8 years ago

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how do i turn off smart address bar

I do not want the address bar to generate a google search. I want to navigate to the address I type in. Firefox just updated to 17.0.1 . Tonight I typed in the web addre… (read more)

I do not want the address bar to generate a google search. I want to navigate to the address I type in. Firefox just updated to 17.0.1 . Tonight I typed in the web address of Project Guttenberg and endup on a google search page. This is no acceptable. If i typed the address incorrectly an error message would be my preference

Asked by dgmfink 8 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 8 years ago

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Add protocol handler for magnet links

I am trying to get firefox to invoke a custom program when it encounters a magnet url. I have added the protocol(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > magnet > shell > open > c… (read more)

I am trying to get firefox to invoke a custom program when it encounters a magnet url. I have added the protocol(HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > magnet > shell > open > command) with regedit. It appears to be added correctly, since Chrome is able to understand it without further configuration.

I have tried adding the network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet boolean key in about:config in firefox. Neither having it set to false nor true changes anything.

The error i am getting is along the lines with "firefox does not know how to open the magnet protocol since it is not associated with any program"(My message is not in english so no exact translation).

Also, no mention of magnet shows up under Programs in the firefox settings.

My Firefox version is 17.0.1 The program association i set in regedit is "E:\Program\Python27\pythonw.exe" "E:\Program\Misc\magnet_add.pyw" "%1"

Thanks in advance for your help

Asked by jronnholm 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Tried everything to remove Claro-Search! It keeps returning when restarting browser! What do i do? help!

Hi my computer is infected with the browser hijacker called claro-search. I've done some research on it and have tried many fixes but it still keeps coming back. What I'v… (read more)

Hi my computer is infected with the browser hijacker called claro-search. I've done some research on it and have tried many fixes but it still keeps coming back.

What I've tried: Adware Cleaner Malware bytes Restarting in safe mode going to about:config and typing in claro-search then clicking reset to the search results. Troubleshooting information and resetting Firefox Going to the Profile folder under troubleshooting information and deleting the chromeappsstore.sqlite file

Does anyone have other suggestions as to what i should do?

Asked by ihateclarosearch 8 years ago

Last reply by neiljadman 8 years ago

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How do I stop FF from restoring previous session, I've already played with all the options I can find but nothing stops it unless I delete history each time.

Recently, FF has started opening my last tabs when I start a fresh session. I have already checked to make sure that none of the applicable settings are enabled, such as… (read more)

Recently, FF has started opening my last tabs when I start a fresh session. I have already checked to make sure that none of the applicable settings are enabled, such as under Options->General: When FF starts "SHOW MY HOMEPAGE" is selected. But for some reason, it opens my last session. The only way I've been able to get it to stop doing this is by having it delete my browsing history after I close the session. I don't want this since I often use my history to re-find information I need for class research. I have made certain that all my settings are the same from before FF started doing this. It only started doing this after the computer was turned off for a long weekend.

I've already searched through the Mozilla help pages and all I can find is how to restore the previous session or similar. I don't want to restore my previous session, I want it to stop restoring my previous session without having to delete my browsing history each time.

Asked by edonapig 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I get a five point solid star using character map ?

I can not retrieve a five point solid star from the " character map ". I have tried all the fonts that have a star ,and, when I paste, I get a different character ,but, n… (read more)

I can not retrieve a five point solid star from the " character map ". I have tried all the fonts that have a star ,and, when I paste, I get a different character ,but, no star. I tried the system of getting characters using the " ALT KEY " and number pad on the right side of the keyboard, but, here again, when I type in the code for a solid star ( 9733 in the list I retrieved from the internet ) a different character pops up. I have Vista, and use Firefox. I tried using " IE " but still have the same problem. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thank you

Asked by daveneedstoknow 8 years ago

Answered by daveneedstoknow 8 years ago

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DownloadHelper no longer shows with Firefox; how can I get its display back?

The add-on DownloadHelper normally would show up in the upper left corner of the Firefox opening page, in one of the bars _ I don't know a name for the bar. I have instal… (read more)

The add-on DownloadHelper normally would show up in the upper left corner of the Firefox opening page, in one of the bars _ I don't know a name for the bar. I have installed DownloadHelper but nothing is showing. How do I get it back?

Asked by earsz70 8 years ago

Answered by earsz70 8 years ago

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Is this site www.getpersonas.com/en-US/ a safe site or part of Mozilla? I found it in Allow Sites-add ons. I think it installed during installation of FireFox.

Is getpersonas.com a safe website. It appeared in Allowed sites under Security in Tools/Options. I went to the site and wasn't too sure what it's purpose is... I do not r… (read more)

Is getpersonas.com a safe website. It appeared in Allowed sites under Security in Tools/Options. I went to the site and wasn't too sure what it's purpose is... I do not recall allowing this Addon to install. I am a new user of FireFox. Thx ps Great product do not know why I stayed with IE for so painfully long.

Asked by JP Culver, Grand Master Artist 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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I have a recurring popup window asking to install "afr.php" file from website http://cas.ny.us.criteo.com. How do I stop this? Using Mac Mountain Lion and Firef

Just started today - a file wants to install on my computer "afr.php" from http://cas.ny.us.criteo.com. I have been getting spam emails from several of my friends today, … (read more)

Just started today - a file wants to install on my computer "afr.php" from http://cas.ny.us.criteo.com.

I have been getting spam emails from several of my friends today, could this be trying to infect my system?

Asked by clarissaz 8 years ago

Answered by dashielle89 8 years ago

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Keyboard not working in Mozilla

My laptop’s keyboard is not working in Mozilla at all but works anywhere else. I am currently writing this in Word and cut and pasting it into the feedback box. I really … (read more)

My laptop’s keyboard is not working in Mozilla at all but works anywhere else. I am currently writing this in Word and cut and pasting it into the feedback box. I really need to fix this because it’s really making things difficult because I really don’t want to use another browser. I’ve already tried restarting with all my plugins disabled but that hasn’t helped and I have the newest version of Mozilla. I have not downloaded anything recently and have no idea why this started. The last thing I typed was into youtube which worked but as soon as I typed something else my keyboard wouldn’t work.

Please help!

Asked by Jaggarte 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Windows 8 and CSS problems (FF 16 & 17)

I just got a brand spanking new Win 8 computer (intl English). The only things installed on it are Adobe Master's Collection, Steam, Office and Firefox. In addition I tri… (read more)

I just got a brand spanking new Win 8 computer (intl English). The only things installed on it are Adobe Master's Collection, Steam, Office and Firefox. In addition I tried installing adblocker, because that's a must for me and if this problem is resolved by removing it I will have to switch to another browser.

Now, the problem is that FF is having problems loading pages with CSS. Occasionally, this results in a pages with nothing at all (except background color, it seems) or with just unformatted text. Most of the time this is fixed by doing a shift+reload, but not always. Some times it's just partially fixed and some elements don't load still.

I've tried disabling all extensions and plugins and I've also tried resetting FF. The problem always comes back. I've even tried resetting my hosts file.

Do you have any more ways of fixing it? I believe I've done everything in my power, except change browsers (which I really don't want to do unless it's my only option).

The only thing I haven't tried, which I'll try now, is unpin all my app tabs and see if that fixes anything. I'll update this if I can...

Pages affected: Facebook (some of the time), Couch Potato (installed on my server - never seen this on other computers or even other browsers on my computer, always), MyFitnessPal (occasionally), and some low-tech dating page I'm on.

Cheers, Lars

Asked by Tiwas 8 years ago

Last reply by anzelina 8 years ago

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Firefox lately always opens a new window

Whenever I click a link in firefox, whether I option-click it or right-click it and choose "Open in new Tab." Firefox lately always opens a new window, not a tab. For the… (read more)

Whenever I click a link in firefox, whether I option-click it or right-click it and choose "Open in new Tab." Firefox lately always opens a new window, not a tab. For the life of me, I cannot get it to open a page in a new tab.

There was a time when I had one window open, and every time I would choose to create a new tab, it would create it in that window instead of the window I was currently in, but I have since closed that window, and now I cannot get a link to open in a new tab no matter what I do.

I have tried both selecting and deselecting "Open new windows in a new tab instead" In Firefox preferences, restarting Firefox in "Safe" mode, etc. to no avail.

How do I fix this?

Asked by cybernettr 8 years ago

Last reply by kellywsmith 8 years ago