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How do I fix a McAfee Site Advisor that works when it wants to ?

I have McAfee Internet Security with a Site Advisor that works when it wants to. When I start my browser it sometimes isn't there and it isn't until I restart my computer… (read more)

I have McAfee Internet Security with a Site Advisor that works when it wants to. When I start my browser it sometimes isn't there and it isn't until I restart my computer it makes an appearance. The same problem is true for the green ticks that show whether it's safe to browse. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox and Site Advisor but neither have worked for me, so I am left with restarting my computer every time I turn it on to get a working Site Advisor. I am using Windows 7 64 bit if that helps so if anyone can fix this perplexing issue for me once and for all I will be forever grateful.

Asked by Jumbochick 6 years ago

Last reply by James 6 years ago

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services.sync.syncInterval is reset/overwritten when I 'Sync Now'

Hi, I use Firefox sync with multiple devices and I wanted to reduce the sync interval so that my stuff gets sync'ed more frequently. Note I sync "Add-Ons", "Bookmarks" … (read more)

Hi,

I use Firefox sync with multiple devices and I wanted to reduce the sync interval so that my stuff gets sync'ed more frequently.

Note I sync "Add-Ons", "Bookmarks" and "Preferences" between devices.

If I go into the about:config preferences and change the "services.sync.syncInterval" value from the default 3600000 to 60000 I see the value change.

HOWEVER if I then perform a "Sync Now" from the menu I immediately see the "services.sync.syncInterval" value reset to 3600000.

I was expecting that the 60000 would instead be sync'ed across to all my devices and would remain.

Can someone please advise how I might resolve this?

Appreciate any help, thanks for reading!

Asked by HaggleLad 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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New Firefox, will not save home page and opens up displaying all add-ons every time!

Okay - for YEARS now I've used ONLY Firefox - it had the best extensions and add-ons of any other browser out there. Add to it, it was safe and very quick. So it was my d… (read more)

Okay - for YEARS now I've used ONLY Firefox - it had the best extensions and add-ons of any other browser out there. Add to it, it was safe and very quick. So it was my default browser.

This week I logged into my DeviantArt site and odd advertisements started showing up in the lower left and right corners of the browser, unlike anything I'd ever seen before. Add to it, they were very inappropriate! So I assumed that something was wrong, and went through three, as in 3, programs to find out if I had any 'bugs' causing the problems. And of course, there was some kind of nasty bug in Firefox causing all kinds of issues.

So, following the suggestions of the fixer, plus the suggestions here, I deinstalled Firefox (21) then reinstalled the newer version, 23. At first, I thought, "Wow, that is really fast!". When I opened Firefox it didn't go to my home page, it went to the Firefox startup page, along with opening tabs for EVERY add-on and extension!

So, opened Tools, Options and reset the home page to my home page, https://www.google.com

Simple, and something I've done before. I'm a computer geek and have worked on my own additions. So, set up my home page, was working in Firefox, went to youtube to download a video and it wouldn't! So went to DLhelper, read their comments, changed one of the strings, and voila! No problems!

So I thought it was fixed and I was happy. That was last night. This morning I boot the puter and the first thing I do is open Firefox . And what happens? Oh, yes, that's right, NOTHING THAT I WOULD HAVE WANTED! It's back to the Firefox startup page, and it opens tabs for EVERY SINGLE ADD-ON!

Holy carp, getting tired now. So I research from 8 this morning until about an hour ago, so just over 5 hours I keep trying to fix it based on Firefox instructions. Go into about:config, work on the strings, change the home page info, etc. Save it. Go back to Tools, Options and there's my home page. Close Firefox and open it, and what the heck? Again, back to where it was, opening as if I just uploaded this browser. Now I've spent literally HOURS trying to fix this and I'm so frustrated that I'm just about ready to de-install it! My one complaint is that I searched all over to try and find this same problem and cannot find it. Is that true, I'm the only one with this bizarre problem???

Asked by Chromenut 6 years ago

Answered by kobe 6 years ago

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Unable to set up sync (new sync key is ALWAYS invalid)

When I try to set up my desktop firefox account, I always get "WRONG RECOVERY KEY" message on sync tab. Initially I was using by backuped key but it wasn't valid. Then I … (read more)

When I try to set up my desktop firefox account, I always get "WRONG RECOVERY KEY" message on sync tab. Initially I was using by backuped key but it wasn't valid. Then I cleared sync account data, deleted account, created new account. Just after finishing new account setup, every time after windows showing that sync will start soon, when I come back to sync window I ALWAYS find there "wrong recovery key" message. I've read most sync articles available none solved my problem.

Asked by PooPooToo 6 years ago

Answered by Ez2517 6 years ago

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How to fix popups when pop up blocker is already on?

I have already gone into Firefox preferences, turned my popup blocker on, and removed all exceptions. However, I'm still getting a TON of popups, mostly for software upda… (read more)

I have already gone into Firefox preferences, turned my popup blocker on, and removed all exceptions. However, I'm still getting a TON of popups, mostly for software updates and downloads. There is no malware on my computer and the popups do have the Firefox bookmark bar, so I know they are coming from Firefox.

Please help! It's really frustrating and slowing my computer down because they're constantly getting in the way when I'm trying to navigate.

Asked by rm2463a 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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you tube videos crash after few seconds in Firefox

I have got the latest flash version and Firefox. You tube videos keep crashing after a couple of seconds. Very occasionally the same one that crashes will play . I have … (read more)

I have got the latest flash version and Firefox. You tube videos keep crashing after a couple of seconds. Very occasionally the same one that crashes will play . I have been trying everything for about 2 days including reinstalling firefox with new profile, uninstalling flash with Adobe's uninstall program and every other suggestion I have found on the internet but nothing seems to make any difference. I am thinking of using Chrome which does work but I do not want to. Previously it worked fine in Firefox with hardware acceleration. I hope someone can find a solution before I tear all my hair out. Thank you

Asked by johnboy63 6 years ago

Last reply by Chromeheads 6 years ago

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I can not save my email address and password. I have reset Firefox and it still does not work.

I have four email address. I had to delete two according to my ISP and was told to reenter the email address with a new password. Now, I can not save the email address a… (read more)

I have four email address. I had to delete two according to my ISP and was told to reenter the email address with a new password. Now, I can not save the email address and the password. I have restored the default setting in Firefox. As I enter the email address and password, I check the box to remember. It will remember the email address as long as the box to remember is checked, but it does not show password. As soon as I unchecked the remember password box, it losses everything pertaining to that email address. I have checked Options, Security and it is set to remember passwords. There are no entries in the exception file. The box to "Remember Password" does not appear and any time. I have read several article on getting it to work, but nothing I do seems to help. Using a Toshiba Satellite A 665 with Windows 7.

Asked by MoChandler 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Youtube doesn't play properly on Firefox

Youtube doesn't play properly on my Firefox 23. When I play the video on youtube,It will be played for a few second and then The video will replay at the starting point a… (read more)

Youtube doesn't play properly on my Firefox 23. When I play the video on youtube,It will be played for a few second and then The video will replay at the starting point again for a few times and them the youtube will say "an error occured. Please try again later"

I try to clear cache and cookies but it's not work either.

Asked by thsecmaniac 6 years ago

Last reply by Toggle 6 years ago

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Unsolicited by me, a new tab will open saying I need a new video player or PC cleaner. Why? And how do I stop that?

Sometimes, when Firefox has been open on my laptop for a few minutes but I've not been active on it, a new tab will automatically open up with a message saying, for examp… (read more)

Sometimes, when Firefox has been open on my laptop for a few minutes but I've not been active on it, a new tab will automatically open up with a message saying, for example, that I should download a new video player or some PC cleaner software. I know it must be some kind of spam or malware, and I normally just close the tab, but I'm curious as to why this happens and how I can stop it from happening again.

Asked by Zephon 6 years ago

Last reply by spirithunterflash 6 years ago

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Hi: synching of bookmarks after reinstalling Windows. How do I retrieve my Firefox bookmarks please?

I seem to recall that Firefox synchs with Mozilla's servers. As I can't find the bookmarks on my backup that i did before I reinstalled windows, I need to access this. Pl… (read more)

I seem to recall that Firefox synchs with Mozilla's servers.

As I can't find the bookmarks on my backup that i did before I reinstalled windows, I need to access this.

Please advise how.

Many thanks indeed!

DCL

Asked by DCL1 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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keyboard shortcuts

I have a blind friend that is looking into using Firefox. I sent him this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly He wa… (read more)

I have a blind friend that is looking into using Firefox. I sent him this page

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly

He was asking if there were any commands for:

"select to beginning of line," "select to end of line," "select to top of page," or "select to bottom of page." ?

Thanks!

Asked by Suzanne Lanoue 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Javascript menus don't work.

I'm having some trouble with javascript menus (or what I believe are javascript menus). Whether it matters or not I am not sure, but it happens in both Firefox and Chrom… (read more)

I'm having some trouble with javascript menus (or what I believe are javascript menus). Whether it matters or not I am not sure, but it happens in both Firefox and Chrome...IE works fine.

Examples of sites with menus that don't work:

1. Orbitz.com: Can't pull down the "Adult" or "Child" menus. 2. toyota.com: Can't "select vehicle" at the top of the page.

I get no error messages. I have started Firefox in safe mode, I have also reset Firefox.

Asked by fiveskin 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 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 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Whats with all the pop-ups and ads and new windows and tabs? I have popups blocked but I still keep getting new windows popping up and new tab

The popups wont stop. No matter what I do I get ads on the top or sides, and when I am clicking on something in my school website I keep getting new windows and new tabs … (read more)

The popups wont stop. No matter what I do I get ads on the top or sides, and when I am clicking on something in my school website I keep getting new windows and new tabs with crap.


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Asked by losvarelas3 6 years ago

Last reply by TrudyVilmaTech 6 years ago

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Firefox sometimes freezes up my computer when I go on certain sites for about 10 seconds, and the whole time my hard drive light is on.

This has been happening since I went from firefox 3.6 to firefox 18 when it came out to the 23.0.1 I have right now. When I go on some specific heavy websites such as yah… (read more)

This has been happening since I went from firefox 3.6 to firefox 18 when it came out to the 23.0.1 I have right now. When I go on some specific heavy websites such as yahoo news, the browser and my computer will lock up for about 10 seconds while my hard drive light is on the whole time, and the only info about:crashes gives me is a link to a page called throttling, which apparently doesnt exist anymore. It happens whether its on manual or automatic cache size and only seems to happen when its at max cache. According to about:crashes it happened only 4 times before I went from 3.6 to 18.

Ive tried turning almost all of my addons off and that didnt work, ive had harware acceleration off for a really long time so its not that. I always have all my plugins turned off except flash and it doesnt seem to have anything to do with flash. The firefox health report also counts it as a crash.

Asked by FSOne 6 years ago

Answered by FSOne 6 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 6 years ago

Last reply by goodgirl0130 6 years ago

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I can no longer access the option to not open pictures to decrease GB usage!

I used to be able to click on preferences and a window would open with an option to not load images automatically. Now this option no longer appears, how do I prevent im… (read more)

I used to be able to click on preferences and a window would open with an option to not load images automatically. Now this option no longer appears, how do I prevent images from downloading or opening automatically in order to decrease my gigabyte usage

Asked by Gasman13 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox takes over 50% of my PC

Firefox 23.0.1 on my WIndows XP PC runs perfectly normally for hours then suddely it hangs, showing the hourglass and thrashes the disk while using up to 50% of my dual-c… (read more)

Firefox 23.0.1 on my WIndows XP PC runs perfectly normally for hours then suddely it hangs, showing the hourglass and thrashes the disk while using up to 50% of my dual-core PC. I have to close it down and restart it.

Any ideas or solutions?

Thanks,

peter

Asked by Peborgh 6 years ago

Last reply by waleed_sawalha 6 years ago