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Just updated to firefox 3.6.8 and now my laptop's hard drive failed after subsequent firefox crashes.

I just updated to firefox 3.6.8 this morning after getting prompted to update as I started firefox. The firefox update successfully installed page said that I should upd… (read more)

I just updated to firefox 3.6.8 this morning after getting prompted to update as I started firefox. The firefox update successfully installed page said that I should update to the latest adobe flashplayer, so I did that as well, although that installation failed for whatever reason. I figured that I would update it later. I started watching live streaming videos on a website, and it was working for awhile, but firefox started to not respond. I tried opening up task manager, but even that started to lag and took minutes to open. The problem seemed resolved for awhile, but firefox started to not respond off and on, task manager stopped responding completely, explorer crashed, and my computer blue screened. It wouldn't even get off the blue screen after minutes of waiting, so I shut my laptop down manually. I'm positive that this couldn't have been a virus, since I only visited my usual websites, and I have both adblock plus and noscript installed. As for my laptop now, it won't boot to windows vista. I tried the hard drive test and failed. Now my laptop isn't even able to turn off no matter how long I hold down the power button. It's not an old laptop, so I doubt that it was just time for it to die.

I have always been a fan of firefox, but this is just horrible. I don't know if it was firefox's fault but it sure seems like it...

I'm currently on my older laptop, since my other one is obviously dead now. My broken one had vista installed and again, firefox 3.6.8 version.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by MidiMagic 9 years ago

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Why is Firefox 3.6.3 the most unstable browser available?

Firefox 3.6.3 freezes, hangs, crashes, won't terminate, won't delete the stupid parental file when it crashes, I have to use Task Manager to manually close FF before re-a… (read more)

Firefox 3.6.3 freezes, hangs, crashes, won't terminate, won't delete the stupid parental file when it crashes, I have to use Task Manager to manually close FF before re-attempting. I had less problems with a dial-up connection at 28.8 baud than this! It's practically unusable, and it this continues, myself and perhaps hundreds of thousands of Mozilla enthusiasts will cease to be so, abandoning Mozilla's products. After all, the recent changes to Thunderbird are the worst changes EVER made, virtually wiping out entire e-mail accounts and all of the e-mails contained in them with the stupid IMAP problems and not clearing mail servers. Let me know when Mozilla is dead, it's heading there very quickly. Actually, don't bother, I probably won't care anymore by then.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by mvcm 9 years ago

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All my bookmarks and personalized start page are GONE. Where are they and how do I get them back?

I opened Firefox & was told it had automatically updated to 3.5 (yes that is what it said). ALL my bookmarks, my bookmarks toolbar and my other two toolbars are GONE… (read more)

I opened Firefox & was told it had automatically updated to 3.5 (yes that is what it said). ALL my bookmarks, my bookmarks toolbar and my other two toolbars are GONE, my personalized home page is GONE. How do I get them back? VERY frustrated with Firefox which has been crashing a LOT lately, and several other updates have taken away my personalized home page. Why can we not keep these even tho you update?? Loosing my bookmarks is NOT ok with me. My Xmarks and delicious are Missing... HELP!

This happened

Just once or twice

== Firefox auto updated to version 3.5. It was ok yesterday

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Is there a way to remove a computer from Weave/Sync?

I just sold a computer that I used to associate with weave, but some of the stuff from that computer is still showing up on my other computers. Is there a way to get that… (read more)

I just sold a computer that I used to associate with weave, but some of the stuff from that computer is still showing up on my other computers. Is there a way to get that stuff out of the DB, since I no longer care about it, and have sold that computer?

Like, for example, in my "Tabs from Other Computers" screen, my sold computer is still listed as a computer, taking up space. How do I get rid of it?

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Every time Firefox opened

== I look in various places where data remains from the other computer.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by alan carter 8 years ago

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Why does Quicktime plugin 7.6.4 show as vulnerable (in plug-in check)?

I recently updated FF from 3.5.2 to 3.6.6 and had problems with 3.6.6 in reference to my Dreamweaver program. Decided to go back to 3.5.2 and then decided to update plug… (read more)

I recently updated FF from 3.5.2 to 3.6.6 and had problems with 3.6.6 in reference to my Dreamweaver program. Decided to go back to 3.5.2 and then decided to update plug-ins. Quicktime plug-in 7.6.4 (from 7.6.2) now shows as vulnerable. Why?

Mac OS 10.4.11 G4 MDD

Asked by ProDirect 9 years ago

Last reply by James 8 years ago

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I have upgraded Firefox four times in the last ten minutes! Explain, please.

At the top of this 'page' is a message saying "Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk!" followed by a green background rectangle with UPGRADE in whit… (read more)

At the top of this 'page' is a message saying "Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk!" followed by a green background rectangle with UPGRADE in white. I have done this at least four times and still the message comes up. Help! Please!

Asked by theolfa 6 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 6 years ago

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Firefox widows update 3.6.8 showed size 11.0 MB from firefox auto update. I am on high speed internet connection and normally it took just seconds to update firefox but this time, it took 45 minutes to finish downloading. While it was downloading, I did m

Firefox widows update 3.6.8 showed size 11.0 MB from firefox auto update. I am on high speed internet connection and normally it took just seconds to update firefox but t… (read more)

Firefox widows update 3.6.8 showed size 11.0 MB from firefox auto update. I am on high speed internet connection and normally it took just seconds to update firefox but this time, it took 45 minutes to finish downloading. While it was downloading, I did my internet speed test. It was at 4MB/sec. I later check firefox website, the 3.6.8 file size should be 8 MB. I don't know if my firefox update download is legit. Although, after installation, the new version seem worked file. Any suggestions?

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Just once or twice

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Firefox crashing frequently

My firefox(3.6) was crashing very often.. So I downgraded it to 3.5.2... Even then I'm facing issues with it.. Today it just crashed 4 times.. The crashing happens unexpe… (read more)

My firefox(3.6) was crashing very often.. So I downgraded it to 3.5.2... Even then I'm facing issues with it.. Today it just crashed 4 times.. The crashing happens unexpectedly.. No patterns or nothing.. Please help..

Crash ID(s)

f2554c69-3cb2-43a4-8f09-11ce42100720, 976fbecc-523b-4e63-82a0-e804c2100720, b702e6f2-a89c-453f-96ca-43a342100720, 6db886ea-bbf4-4ab1-b550-26b3d2100720

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by rohitpahari 9 years ago

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Change text coding in popup window

Issue I have another kind of problem with Firefox Description Hi there, I have one question about firefox popup menus. At some site I'm clicking a link, and popup window… (read more)

Issue

I have another kind of problem with Firefox

Description

Hi there, I have one question about firefox popup menus. At some site I'm clicking a link, and popup window appears. This is good because the site does notify that to work properly popup windows must be allowed in firefox. So the window appears, but with wrong chars coding, so I want to change it accessing View->Text Coding, but the problem is that the popup window doesn't contain any menu bar at all, it also has'nt any tool bar... the only thing that is showed in this window - the text, that the page contains. So how do I can make that popup window look normal (I mean it has to show menu bar, tool bar, and all other elements of firefox window) so I can change the text coding?

http://i48.tinypic.com/2xpg.jpg

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox 4.0 won't load because "Firefox could not install this item because of a failure in Chrome Registration. " I have removed google chrome , but I still get the message. I pops up about 4x everytime I open Firefox. This is really annoying. Help?

Open Firefox and this message pops up 4x before I get to home page. "Firefox could not install this item because of a failure in Chrome Registration. Please contact the… (read more)

Open Firefox and this message pops up 4x before I get to home page. "Firefox could not install this item because of a failure in Chrome Registration. Please contact the author about this problem." I have removed google chrome , but I still get the message. It pops up about 4x everytime I open Firefox. This is really annoying. Help?

Asked by lsandstrom 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Newly downloaded version icon won't drag into Applications folder because I "don't have sufficient privileges" - what does that mean & how do I fix it?!

I opened a new window in Firefox, which was still open from last night. I saw the notice: URGENT! Your version of Firefox is no longer protected against online attacks. … (read more)

I opened a new window in Firefox, which was still open from last night. I saw the notice: URGENT! Your version of Firefox is no longer protected against online attacks. Get the upgrade - it’s fast and free! So, I clicked on the download which ran fine. At step 3, drag the Firefox icon to the Applications icon, a pop up said I didn't have sufficient privileges to do that. What does this mean and how do I fix it?! Thank you, Allison

Asked by AllisonE 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Having found the prompt referred to in my previous question, I am not allowed to replace the old version in my apps folder because of some lack of permissions. How now, brown cow?

I'm installing the update 4.0.1. After dragging the firefox icon into the image of the apps folder and being asked if I want to continue--because the old one will be ove… (read more)

I'm installing the update 4.0.1. After dragging the firefox icon into the image of the apps folder and being asked if I want to continue--because the old one will be overwritten, I'm guessing,--I say yes and am then unable to complete this mission because of a lack of some permissions. How can I give myself the permission I need in order to complete this urgent update? Thanks, Mary

Asked by mloney 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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What is the support model of Firefox? In other words, what are the criteria for Mozilla to end support of a version of Firefox?

The developers at my company need to know the frequency in which Mozilla stops supporting a browser version. What does ending support mean to Mozilla? Does Mozilla end su… (read more)

The developers at my company need to know the frequency in which Mozilla stops supporting a browser version. What does ending support mean to Mozilla? Does Mozilla end support of a browser after a new full version is release?

Is there a Web page that shows browser versions that are supported and no longer supported?

Asked by userX 9 years ago

Last reply by SafeBrowser 9 years ago

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Tells me to update to the new version even if I have the new version, when trying to play games online. I.e Angry Birds.

Every time i go on newer games like Angry Birds or Farkle ( On Facebook ) It tells me that I'm running an old version of Firefox. (Works fine when I go on google chrome, … (read more)

Every time i go on newer games like Angry Birds or Farkle ( On Facebook ) It tells me that I'm running an old version of Firefox. (Works fine when I go on google chrome, but I don't like chrome.) Then when I go to update my Firefox, I see that it's the same version that I'm using right now. Getting quite annoyed with this. :/ Ps; I'm on mac. So the version I have now is 8.0.1

Asked by Bryndiseva87 8 years ago

Last reply by mluna 8 years ago

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Why, everytime I upgrade Firefox and then go to Facebook, am I told my Firefox version is an old one and poses security problems?

I keep upgrading Firefox and know, from my list of programs, that it's the latest version. But when I click on my Facebook account, it tells me, repeatedly, that I have … (read more)

I keep upgrading Firefox and know, from my list of programs, that it's the latest version. But when I click on my Facebook account, it tells me, repeatedly, that I have an out of date version of Firefox, which poses a security risk. It's driving me mad!

Asked by MelMenzies 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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how can you fix firefox if the crash will not stop

i was searching for ar max when my browser would not stop crashing so i did what i could and i push the home button well it did nothing but crash which lol it made me mad… (read more)

i was searching for ar max when my browser would not stop crashing so i did what i could and i push the home button well it did nothing but crash which lol it made me mad it fix for sort times and still crash's

Asked by devildogskyfire 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do i get firefox to save my username and paswords now that I have windows7?

Ever since I switched windows 7, I've had trouble with firefox remembering my username and passwords. Any help? This happened Every time Firefox opened == i switched to … (read more)

Ever since I switched windows 7, I've had trouble with firefox remembering my username and passwords. Any help?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== i switched to windows7

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by TonyE 10 years ago

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I downloaded 3.6.6 so now what? What next? What do I have?

I downloaded 3.6.6. Now what do I do next? I cannot find the areas you mentioned to find out what version I now have. Do I have 3.6.6 yet? I do not like video instr… (read more)

I downloaded 3.6.6. Now what do I do next? I cannot find the areas you mentioned to find out what version I now have. Do I have 3.6.6 yet? I do not like video instructions.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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I'm trying to correct a mistake in my signature block. I save it but when I go back and look, it's not saved. Help!

I made a spelling error in my signature block. I corrected this and hit save. When I got out and went back in, it wasn't saved. How do I fix this? This happened Every ti… (read more)

I made a spelling error in my signature block. I corrected this and hit save. When I got out and went back in, it wasn't saved. How do I fix this?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== June 7, 2010

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago