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Why isn't my check spelling working?

Hi guys, Since last Mozilla update to version 23.0 my check-spelling isn't working anymore. I seem to be miss-writing every word, as all of them are being underlined. H… (read more)

Hi guys,

Since last Mozilla update to version 23.0 my check-spelling isn't working anymore. I seem to be miss-writing every word, as all of them are being underlined.

How do I solve this problem? I do not want to change to another crappy browser just because I can't use a check-spelling add-on...

Just as a side note, this whole thing was working on version 22, and I don't quite understand why it isn't now. I just want to see this fixed, please help? Thanks in advance.

Asked by botail 7 years ago

Answered by pan-firefox 7 years ago

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How can I whitelist specific URLs to disable mixed content blocking? (New Feature in FF23)

For a few of the enterprise products I use, the mixed content blocker disables my ability to use these tools. While I understand I can toggle to allow mixed-content -- I … (read more)

For a few of the enterprise products I use, the mixed content blocker disables my ability to use these tools. While I understand I can toggle to allow mixed-content -- I would like to be able to whitelist the URLs that I use regularly that I don't want content blocking enabled. Is this possible?

Asked by byjohnson 7 years ago

Answered by TheLateJC 7 years ago

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I'm only getting one quarter of a screen on Flash Player on Firefox.

Only the upper left quadrant of the Flash Player screen has content. The rest of the screen is either blank or the original static image. This occurs on YouTube and any w… (read more)

Only the upper left quadrant of the Flash Player screen has content. The rest of the screen is either blank or the original static image. This occurs on YouTube and any website that has Flash Player content. Computer is a Macbook Pro Retina using OSX 10.8.4. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Flash Player (twice) and uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. The problem doesn't occur when I'm using Safari.

Asked by Fosterbeach 7 years ago

Answered by alport 7 years ago

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Firefox 23 uses 1.2 GB of RAM with 4 tabs open!

I just checked task manager, since my computer was running a bit slow, and found firefox to be using nearly 1.2 GIGABYTES of RAM, with only 4 tabs open + Chatzilla for IR… (read more)

I just checked task manager, since my computer was running a bit slow, and found firefox to be using nearly 1.2 GIGABYTES of RAM, with only 4 tabs open + Chatzilla for IRC. I have Skyrim running at the same time, and it is using LESS RAM than Firefox is!

I've tried disabling plugins, to the point where I only have the Flash and Adobe PDF ones running, I had to disable the plugin container since it crashes repeatedly (Usually at least once every couple of days). I tried using the "Free Memory" options in about:memory, and they do literally nothing to reduce the RAM usage. It's normally between 400 and 600 MB (Which is still insanely excessive for a browser). Closing Chatzilla only reduces the RAM usage by about 10-15 MB, so it doesn't seem to be the problem.

How in the name of all that's sacred is a browser using more RAM than a modded version of Skyrim?


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This is a popular thread with over 10000 views. By all means scroll through and read it for useful tips & information. If however you have your own problem See

  1. My comment about telemetry in post-524332and consider turning that on.
  2. My post 510510 & use special link and start your own thread.
  3. (2nd edit 21Jan2014) Also note some related questions with solutions found after they started a new thread
    /questions/982539 the addon no script was apparently causing 1GB of memory use.
    /questions/980440 a workaround was to tweak the pref Browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers to improve the memory issue

Asked by r.helsdon 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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How can I setup the printer's preferences & not just margins, etc.

The default setting for my printer is A5 (about 8.5X5.5", and each time when printing a page (document) from Firefox I must set the printers preferences to Letter size an… (read more)

The default setting for my printer is A5 (about 8.5X5.5", and each time when printing a page (document) from Firefox I must set the printers preferences to Letter size and which tray to print in. Is there a way for me have Firefox do that for me?

Thanks, Uncle Dewey

Asked by Uncle Dewey 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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how can I stop firefox from preventing pages to automatically redirect to another page

This problem was raised 2 years ago but was never resolved to the user then and the problem they were having the same one I came looking for an answer to. I need to be … (read more)

This problem was raised 2 years ago but was never resolved to the user then and the problem they were having the same one I came looking for an answer to.

I need to be able to allow individual sites to "automatically redirect" while preventing other sites from having that privilege.

As it is now, I use Opera to access the problem site when Firefox won't allow it. I REALLY DON'T want to change this setting universally.

Asked by rv4fun 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Where is my bookmark button in bookmark tool bar?

I used to have my bookmark button (the one where, when clicked, drops all my bookmarks). this button being there allowed me to just drag a tab into it so bookmark it as w… (read more)

I used to have my bookmark button (the one where, when clicked, drops all my bookmarks). this button being there allowed me to just drag a tab into it so bookmark it as well as drag the tab into any folders within the bookmarks to simply put a mark there. but the recent update erased this from my bookmark toolbar. i had it on the left most position but it's no longer there and i can't drag any tabs into it anymore as i have to go into the firefox button for bookmarks. how do i bring this back? i unclicked the auto update due to this issue. please help.

Asked by billyhuh 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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'do this automatically for files like this from now on' box greyed out

Whenever I go to download a file, the 'do this automatically for files like this from now on' box is greyed out. I have scoured the internet looking for a solution and ju… (read more)

Whenever I go to download a file, the 'do this automatically for files like this from now on' box is greyed out. I have scoured the internet looking for a solution and just about every one of them is either severely outdated or does not fix my problem. I have reset my Firefox more than I can count and yet it does not seem to fix my problem. It used to work just fine, but it no longer does and it is very annoying and frustrating. I have even tried to completely uninstall it and reinstall it to my computer and that doesn't fix anything.

Is there any sort of way to fix this problem? Firefox is my browser of choice and I'd prefer not to have to start using another one. I know it may seem trivial because it's just one extra step, but when you're doing it a bunch of times in a row like I do, it can get quite bothersome.

Thank you.

Asked by jenz1205 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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How can I add a URL (checkfreeweb.com) to my trusted sites

When I go into my online banking account and click on "pay bills" it no longer goes into the pay bill account. gives me a message me that I need to add the following URL… (read more)

When I go into my online banking account and click on "pay bills" it no longer goes into the pay bill account. gives me a message me that I need to add the following URL to my trusted sites (checkfreeweb.com). I never had to do this before my latest security upgrade.

Asked by dlightner 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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I have lost my toolbar and task bar. I have tried all the sugestions on this site to no avail. I don't know how to try a system restore with out them.

I was enlarging pictures on Facebook to full screen. When i went to move on. All my tool bars and my task bar have disappeared. I have tried all the suggestions on this s… (read more)

I was enlarging pictures on Facebook to full screen. When i went to move on. All my tool bars and my task bar have disappeared. I have tried all the suggestions on this site to no avail. I don't know how to do a system restore without my task bar, and don't want to lose my book marks. Please help, i can't grt to my important favorite sites.

Asked by lankdi 7 years ago

Last reply by goodgirl0130 7 years ago

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Load Images Automatically Missing

Firefox Version 23.0 Mac 10.8.4 With version 23 of Firefox the preference "Load Images Automatically" under the content tab is GONE. The only options that remain are Blo… (read more)

Firefox Version 23.0 Mac 10.8.4

With version 23 of Firefox the preference "Load Images Automatically" under the content tab is GONE. The only options that remain are Block Pop Up Windows, Fonts & Colors, and Languages.

I use this preference EXTENSIVELY and I have searched every corner of the preference panel in case it was moved and I cannot find it anywhere. Please do not tell me you got rid of this function.

UNRELATED - On this website there is no way to contact support with an existing account. Clicking on the 'I already have an account' button does absolutely nothing. I have tried it in every browser. You must create a new user account to get the page I am writing you on.

This thread has been locked by a moderator because the recent tone of the responses has deteriorated into the gutter. Question asked and answered (repeatedly). Please start your own thread using Ask a question if you need support.

Asked by timt2011 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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auto save changes made in inspector

I frequently work with Inspector in firefox and I want to save changes(atleast those I make in direct html or css code) to my source code. Is this possible with any add-o… (read more)

I frequently work with Inspector in firefox and I want to save changes(atleast those I make in direct html or css code) to my source code. Is this possible with any add-on or some in-built option in firefox?

Asked by Nitish 7 years ago

Answered by Marc Sances 7 years ago

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How can I change the default application for a content type?

Running a version of Linux, the default application for PDF files is "Use Document Viewer (default)", which appears to be /usr/bin/evince. I'd much prefer to use /usr/b… (read more)

Running a version of Linux, the default application for PDF files is "Use Document Viewer (default)", which appears to be /usr/bin/evince. I'd much prefer to use /usr/bin/okular; how can I change the default. This question is NOT about how to change the function that is automatically applied when I access a link, in this case "Preview in Firefox", but rather to the default application that I can select when I download a file being viewed in Firefox's previewer.

Asked by Jonathan Ryshpan 7 years ago

Answered by Jonathan Ryshpan 7 years ago

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Certain embedded YouTube Videos won't play in FireFox 23

I have YouTube videos embedded on my website and some of them will play and some will not. This happens on both PC and MAC so is not OS specific and all the embedding cod… (read more)

I have YouTube videos embedded on my website and some of them will play and some will not. This happens on both PC and MAC so is not OS specific and all the embedding coding on the website is the same. When I first embedded the videos they all worked, now only certain ones play. The ones that will not play have a black screen and audio only plays.

Asked by lajollacreative 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I save an image from the web to a specific folder on my Mac?

When I try to save an image to my Mac - I have the option of saving it to my Desktop, my Docs folder or a few others, but not to a specific folder for different things I'… (read more)

When I try to save an image to my Mac - I have the option of saving it to my Desktop, my Docs folder or a few others, but not to a specific folder for different things I'm saving. I can't scroll through my Documents folders for example and save it to one of them.

So i end up saving things to my Desktop and that soon gets out of hand.

How can I save to a specific folder, and a different one each time if I choose. I can do this in Safari, but prefer Firefox.

Thanks.

Asked by VickyW 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Enabling SSL

i just have updated my firefox beta to version 23. the problem is i cant find the encryption tab to enable SSL so this error keeps coming "Secure Connection Failed!. … (read more)

i just have updated my firefox beta to version 23. the problem is i cant find the encryption tab to enable SSL so this error keeps coming "Secure Connection Failed!.

Asked by miladv9 8 years ago

Answered by farid87 7 years ago

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The latest version of firefox keeps crashing. It still crashes in safe mode, and I have recently cleaned out al malware,etc. What can I do to fix this?

Firefox crashes multiple times in one session. This started happening right after I updated Firefox to the latest version. It still crashes, even in safe mode. I have … (read more)

Firefox crashes multiple times in one session. This started happening right after I updated Firefox to the latest version. It still crashes, even in safe mode. I have also cleaned out all malware, etc, and it keeps crashing. What can I do about this?

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Asked by cath68 7 years ago

Answered by cath68 7 years ago

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After the update of firefox 23, whenever I click back button doesn't reload the page.

Before the update everything was working fine, but yesterday after the update I noticed that whenever I open a page and after that I hit back button, it doesn't reload th… (read more)

Before the update everything was working fine, but yesterday after the update I noticed that whenever I open a page and after that I hit back button, it doesn't reload the page like before. It's annoying, because I use forum and sometimes is confusing when I open a thread and after that it still says that "new thing", the only way to remove it is to reload the page from the refresh button.

Asked by N.Nikolay 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Where is the settings tab/button?

I can't seem to find the settings button. I have looked for answers similar to mine, but no success. This is such a confusing web browser.! I thought maybe it would be ne… (read more)

I can't seem to find the settings button. I have looked for answers similar to mine, but no success. This is such a confusing web browser.! I thought maybe it would be near the star, down arrow, and home button..but it's not. So I looked under the orange Firefox thing. No luck. No matter where I look at, I do not find my solution. All I wish to do is change my homepage and a few other things. But I am having no such luck on changing my homepage. I thought maybe going into Control Panel --> Network & Internet --> Internet Options --> Change homepage (Internet Properties)..but that didn't solve my issue nether. I just don't understand why the developer did not place the settings tab/button right in clear view. The developer would have such more users if he/she changed the way the browser was set up. Please help! Thank you for your time.

Asked by Angel2014 7 years ago

Answered by SHASHANK ROY 7 years ago