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Opening a new tab, my home page isn't display; instead an unwanted page is displayed. I don't have the screen button the reset article references. Help

When I open a new tab, instead of my home page (google.com) I get a bing search page. I do not get the "top sites" as I do on my other computers. I have checked them to… (read more)

When I open a new tab, instead of my home page (google.com) I get a bing search page. I do not get the "top sites" as I do on my other computers. I have checked them to see if I could mimic, but no luck. In the article about removing unwanted pages, the article shows a screen shot of a button in the shape of a square with little dots making the square shape. The article says to click that button and then reset my tab. My new tab pages do not have that button. It shows the down arrow for downloads and the home button for home page. I've looked in the add-on manager and the bing toolbar is not there. I've also gone through the Tools/Options and can find nothing there to get rid of the bing toolbar. My homepage is set to google.com in the options. Also followed the steps for about:config and after making the change, new tabs still come up with bing (and its ads). What do I do to get my home page to display? Thanks

Asked by vhosford 7 years ago

Answered by Pradeep India 7 years ago

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Mobile version of a website showing up on my laptop

I was running malwarebytes last night and removed a bunch of "registry errors". Today, one of the websites I use frequently; fodors.com, shows up in Firefox as the mobil… (read more)

I was running malwarebytes last night and removed a bunch of "registry errors". Today, one of the websites I use frequently; fodors.com, shows up in Firefox as the mobile version. It's the only site that seems to show up as a mobile version and the mobile version is not showing up when I try it in Internet Explorer. Any suggestions?

Asked by agedude 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How to lock down Firefox in an Enterprise Environment?

I need to lock a bunch of preferences so they can not be changed by users on multiple Windows 7 computers running Firefox. I was able to get most of the settings I needed… (read more)

I need to lock a bunch of preferences so they can not be changed by users on multiple Windows 7 computers running Firefox. I was able to get most of the settings I needed locked down in a test environment by using the Firefox-GPO-Addon and an .adm template I found online:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/gpo-for-firefox/

   The template is outdated and does not match many of the settings, but it was easy to add settings to the .adm template. I do not like this method since I have to install the addon (somehow) on all of the computers. Also, there are a couple of settings I need to configure (such as privacy.sanitize.promptOnSanitize", false) that are not currently in the 'about:config' by default and the GPO does not create them.
   So, I have been trying to figure out the other method of configuring Firefox settings in an enterprise environment, and have been working mostly with these articles:

http://stealthpuppy.com/prepare-mozilla-firefox-for-enterprise-deployment-and-virtualization/
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locking_preferences

   I figured once I have the mozilla.cfg and local-settings.js configured, I can copy them to all of the computers with a script, instead of having to install the GPO AddOn. Here's what my local-settings.js looks like:

pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);
pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg");

And here's my mozilla.cfg file, with some of the settings I need configured:

//
pref("browser.startup.homepage", http://www.msn.com);
lockPref("browser.startup.homepage", http://www.msn.com);
pref("security.tls.version.max", 1);
lockPref("security.tls.version.max", 1);
pref("security.tls.version.min", 0);
lockPref("security.tls.version.min", 0);
pref("security.default_personal_cert", Ask Every Time);
lockPref("security.default_personal_cert", Ask Every Time);
pref("app.update.enable", false);
lockPref("app.update.enable", false);
pref("browser.search.update", false);
lockPref("browser.search.update", false);
pref("extensions.update.enabled", false);
lockPref("extensions.update.enabled", false);
pref("network.protocol-handler.external.shell", false);
lockPref("network.protocol-handler.external.shell", false);
pref("plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types", PDF, FDF, XFDF, LSL, LSO, LSS, IQY, RQY, XLK, XLS, XLT, POT PPS, PPT, DOS, DOT;
lockPref("plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types", PDF, FDF, XFDF, LSL, LSO, LSS, IQY, RQY, XLK, XLS, XLT, POT PPS, PPT, DOS, DOT);
   However, when I copy the mozilla.cfg file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\ and the local-settings.js file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref it has no effect on the settings in Firefox. I can go to about:config and see nothing has changed. 
   Any help is appreciated!

Asked by commguy24 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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How do I stop the "Ads not by this site" on every Firefox web page?

An advertisement appears on the to of the majority of web pages. It is always accompanied by the words "Ads not by this site". In some cases the area consumed by this add… (read more)

An advertisement appears on the to of the majority of web pages. It is always accompanied by the words "Ads not by this site". In some cases the area consumed by this add removes data from the bottom of the page and can not be recovered. This "feature" has appeared two days ago and I have tied, without success, to disable it.

Asked by Merty 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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VLC player add-on is not showing correct version.

I downloaded the latest version of VLC Player today which is 2.0.8 but in my list of plug-ins, the version stayed the same at 2.0.6 and Firefox is saying it is vulnerable… (read more)

I downloaded the latest version of VLC Player today which is 2.0.8 but in my list of plug-ins, the version stayed the same at 2.0.6 and Firefox is saying it is vulnerable and needs to be updated.

My OS is Vista Home Premium.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by Booky 7 years ago

Answered by alewis7428 7 years ago

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Unable to view photos on Instagram properly

When viewing a user's photos on instagram.com/user, I click on one photo and it opens in a new tab (as opposed to popping up in the same tab in middle of the screen). The… (read more)

When viewing a user's photos on instagram.com/user, I click on one photo and it opens in a new tab (as opposed to popping up in the same tab in middle of the screen). Then, when I 'X' out the new tab and return to the old one with the rest of the photos, I cannot click on anymore. I have to refresh the page each time I want to view a new photo. This does NOT occur when I view the instagram.com/user page using Internet Explorer. Shockwave Flash and all other plug-ins are up to date. I just noticed this issue with Firefox's newest upgrade.

Asked by circean 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Search.us.com has taken over my firefox how do I remove

please assist in removing search.us.com it has taken over Firefox I like Firefox and don't want this rubbish I don't know how it got here - I am desperate have tried ever… (read more)

please assist in removing search.us.com it has taken over Firefox I like Firefox and don't want this rubbish I don't know how it got here - I am desperate have tried everything- have run a full scan Malware pro I have windows xp

Asked by SAfirefox2013 7 years ago

Answered by Giedrius_M 7 years ago

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Despite resetting the home page, I can't remove Start.qone8.com as my home page.

My home page seems to have been hijacked. Despite using the home page settings it continues to come up with Start.qone8.com. I tried using the Reset Firfox and that has… (read more)

My home page seems to have been hijacked. Despite using the home page settings it continues to come up with Start.qone8.com. I tried using the Reset Firfox and that hasn't helped either.

Asked by Bart10 7 years ago

Answered by Michto 7 years ago

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I cant install java, I get an error message message every time.

Every time I try to install java add on I get an error message that says "(path)downloaded file jre1.7.0_40-c.MSI is corrupt"> I have removed version 5, gone in and re… (read more)

Every time I try to install java add on I get an error message that says "(path)downloaded file jre1.7.0_40-c.MSI is corrupt"> I have removed version 5, gone in and removed java from the registry, deleted the files on the hard drive, everything I could think of ... HELP!!!

Drag

Asked by dragnfyr 7 years ago

Last reply by Santhosh_PKD 6 years ago

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Open links in the same tab?

Whenever I browse on Firefox and click on a link it opens in a new tab, I want it to open in the same tab. Is that possible? Because every time I open up a link, then my … (read more)

Whenever I browse on Firefox and click on a link it opens in a new tab, I want it to open in the same tab. Is that possible? Because every time I open up a link, then my tabs gets longer, like ten in one window.

Asked by iSkyiera 7 years ago

Answered by ideato 7 years ago

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where is (Use TLS 1.0) in the new version of firefox ?

hello dear In previous versions of your software as an option (Use TLS 1.0) existed, but the new version does not have this option. How can tick off this option? Please g… (read more)

hello dear

In previous versions of your software as an option (Use TLS 1.0) existed, but the new version does not have this option.

How can tick off this option?

Please guide.

Asked by new_chater 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How can I open 'Manage Search Engines'?

When searching for something, a Search Engine called 'Delta' popped up. Despite ticking a box to say NO I didn't want it, I've now got it on both Firefox and Google. I've… (read more)

When searching for something, a Search Engine called 'Delta' popped up. Despite ticking a box to say NO I didn't want it, I've now got it on both Firefox and Google. I've followed as many instructions as I could understand and removed it from Add-ons but IT WON'T GO AWAY. What on earth can I do to get my settings back to normal and rid myself of the dreaded DELTA?

(NB. Whilst trying to comprehend various instructions I disabled all my add-ons and now can't see how to enable them again.)

Asked by valhvalentine 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Need to download quicktime plugin to use the site Blackboard for school. can't find plug in but downloaded actual quick time. please help, thanks!

hello, I need to download the quicktime plug in to use certain features on the site, Blackboard, for school. Plug in cannot be found and I downloaded quicktime. Please he… (read more)

hello,

I need to download the quicktime plug in to use certain features on the site, Blackboard, for school. Plug in cannot be found and I downloaded quicktime. Please help.

Thank you,

Kirsten

Asked by kirstenlani 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Can't change new tab back to tab home page

I update BitTorrent to the latest version today and after that my search bar on the top right changed from Google to "Conduit Search" That was easily fixed with two click… (read more)

I update BitTorrent to the latest version today and after that my search bar on the top right changed from Google to "Conduit Search" That was easily fixed with two clicks but for some reason it also changed what happens when I open a new tab from the default new tab page with the pinned book marks to this: http://i.imgur.com/dmU463W.png

I looked up some stuff to help and found the information on "about:config" to change the "browser.newtab.url" value to "about:newtab" however when I attempt to do that I get the window that is supposed to come up prompting me to input the new value, I put in the value and nothing changes, it remains with this Conduit Search stuff. Closing Firefox afterwards does not fix the problem and I have tried the process several times to make sure it was not just a one time bug. It also does not work for any value as leaving it blank or changing it to "about:blank" did not solve the issue.

Asked by Evilprodigy 7 years ago

Last reply by Noflieshere 6 years ago

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How do I stop firefox from refreshing pages constantly? I have to click "back" dozens of times if I'm on a page for more than 15 seconds.

every page on every open tab refreshes every 30 seconds and each time it is saved in my cache. If I want to go back to a previous page, I have to click back once for ever… (read more)

every page on every open tab refreshes every 30 seconds and each time it is saved in my cache. If I want to go back to a previous page, I have to click back once for every 30 seconds I was on the current page. Very annoying!! It just started doing this recently and I don't know why. I did reset the about:config to "0", but that didn't help.

Asked by rskarma 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Mixed Content Blocking preferences not remembered

I want to permanently disable Mixed content Blocking on certain websites. When I click "Disable protection on this page", Firefox seems to remember the choice till the en… (read more)

I want to permanently disable Mixed content Blocking on certain websites. When I click "Disable protection on this page", Firefox seems to remember the choice till the end of the session. After restart I have to disable it again. Is there a way to remember these settings permanently, without turning the entire feature off?

Asked by maaxxify 7 years ago

Answered by MattC 6 years ago

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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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content not visible in Firefox

Hi! I use your awesome browser as my #1 browser. Since the most recent update, however, I can not see content on Facebook that was available (and works on all other bro… (read more)

Hi! I use your awesome browser as my #1 browser. Since the most recent update, however, I can not see content on Facebook that was available (and works on all other browsers).

Here is a link where you can see it working on all other broswers but not FF:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gables-Inn/91848818163?id=91848818163&sk=app_243138959111822

It in an iFrame FYI.

I have developed over 3000 FB pages and now they only work in the other browsers. I have gotten most of my clients to instal FF so this is an even bigger issue. I am out of ideas. Please let me know if its me or what to do to make it work.

Thank you so much!!!!

Sean

Asked by sadorno 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago