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how does FireFox and ActiveX Controls work?

I was having issues with Videos playing so figured I had to update my Flashplayer, but when I tried to update it kept failing to install and on the Control Panel for Wind… (read more)

I was having issues with Videos playing so figured I had to update my Flashplayer, but when I tried to update it kept failing to install and on the Control Panel for Windows XP I clicked on the Flashplayer Icon and went to the Advanced Tab and it states that there are no ActiveX Control installed but I know I have ActiveX version 10 installed due to some Games I have installed on the PC. So I was wondering how FireFox worked with or around the ActiveX Controls. This is for my piece of mind and future reference as I do all my own Tech Support for my PC and am self taught through trial and error about XP. Am running an Intel Celeron processor, 697MHz with XP Service Pack 3, FireFox 12.0, 192MB of SD RAM. Yeah it's old but it works for what I do. LOL Anyway any info on this would be appreciated.

Thanks in Advance Craig

Asked by DaWolf 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I stop my searches from redirecting to search-results.com?

So, I've already tried going into about:config and resetting or changing the keyword.URL to default or google as was suggested in other questions dealing with the same is… (read more)

So, I've already tried going into about:config and resetting or changing the keyword.URL to default or google as was suggested in other questions dealing with the same issue. I think that this problem arose when a friend wanted to watch something on veoh and it said it needed a plugin. When she downloaded it, it put a bunch of stuff on my computer which I removed. Or so I thought. I can't find any trace of the stuff now, but when I first opened firefox after this, my home page had been changed to the search-results.com homepage so I changed it back thinking everything would be good. However, now when I search in the bar provided on the default home page or just in the address bar it redirects my search to search-results.com instead of google. But just going to and using google is fine. I also went and checked on internet explorer and it had search-results as well which I was able to get rid of and google chrome had said something had tried to change settings but was blocked. The only thing that I can't seem to get rid of it in is my firefox! I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox and it's still there. Also I did a scan with malwarebytes and it removed some things but I don't know if they were related in anyway to this problem. Thanks!

Asked by chickengofish 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Everything updated but java still won't work

After the lastest Firefox updates the Java platform quick working and I've tried everything suggested to get it to work again (I've gone through all the help suggestions … (read more)

After the lastest Firefox updates the Java platform quick working and I've tried everything suggested to get it to work again (I've gone through all the help suggestions listed) and nothing has worked. I need java for my business and have always been a huge fan of Firefox however this is a major issue as without java I cannot keep using Firefox. I have even tried uninstalling both Firefox and Java and followed all instructions to see if that worked and it did not fix the issue. Everything is up to date and there seems to be no fix for this. Is there something I'm missing? If this cannot be fixed I'm going to have to stop using Firefox. This is a major setback for Firefox and I'm not sure why they released a new version if this was going to happen. It says to try updating my graphics driver however this is a bit past my "expertise" and a person shouldn't have to take their computer in to a repair shop just to use Firefox or get this type of thing done. I have NO CLUE what the graphics driver is or how to check to update it, let alone if this will even work and am not going to risk messing my computer up to see if this will work. Java works on IE and Chrome perfectly fine and there should be no reason it doesn't work on Firefox.

Asked by glitzgem 9 years ago

Last reply by tactless 9 years ago

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Why is it that when I go to Yahoo mail, I can't delete any messages or move to the next page? Stays stuck on page 1..

Lately, when I log on to my yahoo mail while using firefox, it no longer shows the DELETE option at the top of the email page. So, I cannot delete any emails that I might… (read more)

Lately, when I log on to my yahoo mail while using firefox, it no longer shows the DELETE option at the top of the email page. So, I cannot delete any emails that I might wish to delete. Also, I cannot get past the first page of my emails. Every time I click on the NEXT PAGE button, it does not move from page 1. This does not happen when I log onto yahoo mail using Internet Explorer. Please advise as to what I can do to correct this. Could it be that I'm not using the latest version of Firefox? I don't know...

Asked by AdelaG 8 years ago

Last reply by iamjayakumars 8 years ago

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What is the keyboard shortcut to open Options window?

This shortcut used to be Alt+O (Windows), but this is not working anymore! There is no listing of this shortcut even in the FF shortcut help page. Am not able to set it a… (read more)

This shortcut used to be Alt+O (Windows), but this is not working anymore! There is no listing of this shortcut even in the FF shortcut help page. Am not able to set it also. How to enable it back?

Asked by Meghashyam 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Remove firefox 12 glass / transparent background?

I just updated to Firefox 12, and hate it's new appearance. Once again, they've changed it simply for the sake of changing it... My problem is with it's default glass the… (read more)

I just updated to Firefox 12, and hate it's new appearance. Once again, they've changed it simply for the sake of changing it...

My problem is with it's default glass theme. It's horrible.

Is there any way to give firefox an opaque background (DISABLING THE TRANSPARENT DEFAULT).

any and all help is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance =)

Asked by aldernon 9 years ago

Last reply by jrmourning 9 years ago

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Can Firefox be used to browse Internet on a television set, like Google Chrome?

With a new wi-fi ready TV set can one use Firefox to connect to the Internet thru a wireless network at home? If not now, are plans in the works for later? WindowsXP. … (read more)

With a new wi-fi ready TV set can one use Firefox to connect to the Internet thru a wireless network at home? If not now, are plans in the works for later?

 WindowsXP.

Asked by esemones 9 years ago

Last reply by Rhondar35 9 years ago

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when I click on a link in my Outlook Express email the computer freezes and I have to close Outlook Express down

When I click on a link in my email the computer freezes and I have to close Outlook Express using alt/ctrl/delete. I am running:_ XP Home version 2002 with service pack… (read more)

When I click on a link in my email the computer freezes and I have to close Outlook Express using alt/ctrl/delete.

I am running:_ XP Home version 2002 with service pack 3 Outlook Express for emails Firefox 12.0 - set as default browser

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Robbie

Asked by RobbieT 9 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 9 years ago

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How do I REMOVE unasked for plugins?

I have found software has secretly installed Firefox plugins (NOT ACCEPTABLE), but Firefox does not display a REMOVE option (ALSO NOT ACCEPTABLE). So may I ask, how do I … (read more)

I have found software has secretly installed Firefox plugins (NOT ACCEPTABLE), but Firefox does not display a REMOVE option (ALSO NOT ACCEPTABLE). So may I ask, how do I REMOVE those plugins?

Asked by halcinlatsmir 9 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 years ago

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PDF Not Opening

Hi, I am having problems with PDF files opening in web sites. They just come up blank. I have tried to re install the plug in/ programs etc. Ever since the update in Fir… (read more)

Hi,

I am having problems with PDF files opening in web sites. They just come up blank. I have tried to re install the plug in/ programs etc. Ever since the update in Firefox i can not see these.

I am working on a Mac with OS X 10.7.3

Asked by dmorris78 9 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 years ago

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I cannot open my gmail account. Why is this? I have already used the allow cookies thing. I have tried things already suggested. It worked yesterday Help?

When I try to open my gmail account it says it cannot open. It say: "The page isn't redirecting properly Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request… (read more)

When I try to open my gmail account it says it cannot open. It say: "The page isn't redirecting properly

  Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
       This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept
   cookies."

I have tried the suggested things, such as going to the "tools" and opening "privacy" and clicking on "use custom settings,etc. but it did not help. It worked yesterday, so I don't know why it is suddenly not working. I don't have this problem with chrome so I assume it is a firefox issue. Can anyone help? Thank you

Asked by LadyTaz 9 years ago

Last reply by Hasan 9 years ago

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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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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