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how do i get my start up language in english

when i open firefox my google box is not in english i will like to turn it back to english This happened Every time Firefox opened == yesterday … (read more)

when i open firefox my google box is not in english i will like to turn it back to english

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== yesterday

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by rihckvarzdov 9 years ago

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Firefox memory leak

At the end of my rope with Firefox now. I've tried using Chrome, but it's buggy as hell with some of my sites and logmein doesn't work well on it (I telecommute a lot). I… (read more)

At the end of my rope with Firefox now. I've tried using Chrome, but it's buggy as hell with some of my sites and logmein doesn't work well on it (I telecommute a lot). IE is pants as well, because... well, it's IE (no extensions, no bookmarks toolbar etc etc)

So - after much experimentation, and using Chrome/Firefox about 50/50 I've ditched Chrome altogether. However, I'm frustrated as all hell that Mozilla appear to be completely ignoring the obvious memory issues that have been plaguing FF for aeons now. 3.6 is unusable after about six hours - memory use constantly rises to around 380Mb, then maxes out one of my cores and the browser hangs completely. That's every signle version of 3.6 I've tried.

3.5.x is a little better - I generally get around 18-20 hours' use out of it before the browser hangs and I have to restart it. I need to leave multiple windows open for various monitoring systems - it's a major, major pain in the arse to have to restart it (especially since it takes about 30 seconds to close it down then kill the (inevitable) hung process in task manager then start everything up again.

I have tried leaving FF open overnight with anywhere from between one to five tabs/windows open - but every single time I check after they've been open about a day, sure as eggs is eggs FF has crashed. I've done all the usual crap (I wasted days if not weeks on it before I got so pisse doff I went over to Chrome) like disabling all add-ons, running FF in safe mode, checking all my plugins are up to date etc etc etc - none of this had any effect.

It's insane - I have the fastest PC I've ever used at home (quad core running at 2.6Gh, 12Gb RAM, Win 7 x64) yet I'm still using a browser that feels and performs like it was written in the stone age.

Since I see dozens of other threads around similar to this - often with boilerplate responses from Mozilla volunteers condescendingly telling people to disable their antivirus client or start stopping processes one-by-one to try and find something else to blame - I don't expect there will be any official assistance or advice, but has anyone else figured out a way to get FF to stay well-behaved after being open for an extended period of time?

Asked by zebulebu 9 years ago

Last reply by stephe59 8 years ago

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Why isn't my PC F/F browser upgraded after I download it?

I'm being 'bombarded' with requests from FF and several other websites for me to UPGRADE my browser. Sooooo....I click on the FF Upgrade link....then something appears on… (read more)

I'm being 'bombarded' with requests from FF and several other websites for me to UPGRADE my browser. Sooooo....I click on the FF Upgrade link....then something appears on my desktop...but then...NOTHING is really downloaded...that is, I STILL have the same old FF version on my PC . I get a little 'confirmation' note from FF stating that the download is complete....but, still.....NOTHING (just the same outdated FF browser). This process has repeated itself for the past several months...and it's very frustrating (to say the least).

Asked by Don R. 6 years ago

Last reply by kobe 6 years ago

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BBC iPlayer does not work in the latest two versions.

any attempt to play video or radio on demand or live streaming fails using v3.6.7 and v3.6.8 - going back to v3.5 and all works well again. BBC is my normal station using… (read more)

any attempt to play video or radio on demand or live streaming fails using v3.6.7 and v3.6.8 - going back to v3.5 and all works well again. BBC is my normal station using the url below:

URL of affected sites

http://beta.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_radio_four

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by jonnygrimbo 8 years ago

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Firfox has made it's website my home page and will not let me change my home page.

before my homepage was set on roadrunner. Turned on the computer and my homepage is now http://www.google.com/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:offici… (read more)

before my homepage was set on roadrunner. Turned on the computer and my homepage is now http://www.google.com/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

and it will not let me change my home page to anything else.

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Every time Firefox opened

== July 14

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Firefox automatically loads certain websites' mobile phone version.

Gawker sites (io9, lifehacker, gizmodo, etc.) are automatically loaded as mobile versions. Browser cache is cleared, firefox has no extensions or addons. 5 minutes prior … (read more)

Gawker sites (io9, lifehacker, gizmodo, etc.) are automatically loaded as mobile versions. Browser cache is cleared, firefox has no extensions or addons. 5 minutes prior to the problem arrising, everything was OK. Nothing was installed, nothing changed. Seems my firefox thinks my laptop is a phone.

URL of affected sites

http://

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by ccat11 9 years ago

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how do i change the find feature search engine back to google. it's on search amazon.com at the moment.

when i highlight a word or sentance of text on a page, then right click ,a box pops up with copy, select all, search amazon.com for, view selection source, i'd like to c… (read more)

when i highlight a word or sentance of text on a page, then right click ,a box pops up with copy, select all, search amazon.com for, view selection source,

i'd like to change back to" search google for" instead of amazon.com.... i don't recall changing it to amazon, but i could be wrong when i set up ff4 on my computer. thanks!

Asked by ripjack13 9 years ago

Last reply by everett1a 9 years ago

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How can I get the favorites from my favorites tool bar to open in the main window and not the sidebar?

I created a favorites toolbar. When I click on some of the icons, they open in the main window like I expect. Others open in a sidebar which I do not want and cannot ev… (read more)

I created a favorites toolbar. When I click on some of the icons, they open in the main window like I expect. Others open in a sidebar which I do not want and cannot even get to full size. How do I get all of them to open in the main window?

Asked by katt2country 9 years ago

Last reply by v_r_collins@hotmail.com 9 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Since the update to version 11, I have had a serious problem with Firefox completely locking up and crashing when the following occurs: I have multiple tabs open. I close… (read more)

Since the update to version 11, I have had a serious problem with Firefox completely locking up and crashing when the following occurs:

I have multiple tabs open. I close them one at a time. When I close the SECOND LAST tab the whole thing locks up.

There is no troubleshooting info because 'task manager' is required shut it down.

When I reopen Firefox, it reopen EVERY SINGLE TAB I had previously closed before the crash.

Asked by roanan 8 years ago

Last reply by ideato 8 years ago

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Silverlight stutters on Netflix

Feels like a cache is being filled somewhere -- movie starts out fine, but ~5 minutes in, video pauses for half a second every three-four seconds -- irritating. Download… (read more)

Feels like a cache is being filled somewhere -- movie starts out fine, but ~5 minutes in, video pauses for half a second every three-four seconds -- irritating. Download speeds measure at 2.8±1 MB/s; system memory 1.04 GB, available 482 MB, system cache 632 MB. Ideas?

URL of affected sites

http://netflix.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Hasan 8 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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Why can't I unistall Starfield Zoom, what is it and why is it auto-installing with a new FF install??

Why can't I unistall Starfield Zoom 1.1, what is it and why is it auto-installing with a new FF install?? I did not ask for it to be installed, did not download it, did n… (read more)

Why can't I unistall Starfield Zoom 1.1, what is it and why is it auto-installing with a new FF install?? I did not ask for it to be installed, did not download it, did not tell it to, and is it a hack or something?? And why isn't there any explanation of this by Mozilla?? The description of the plugin is "Productivity application zoom extension." Well it's not good enough that I can only DISABLE it, I want it GONE because I didn't authorize this in my browser! And if you can't be helpful or don't know, then would someone PLEASE tell me how I can contact someone at Mozilla who does? Because this forum post will probably never be read by any developer and I think it's a crock of you know what that you can't get better support for something like this and there's almost no information to be found on it.

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== Today

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Helper7677 9 years ago

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how to use check4change

I downloaded the check4change automatic refreshing feature but do not see it in my tool bar. Ive used it before on a different computer, so the way I understand it, I sh… (read more)

I downloaded the check4change automatic refreshing feature but do not see it in my tool bar. Ive used it before on a different computer, so the way I understand it, I should highlight a section of the page I want refreshed, find the Check4Change feature in my tool bar and indicate my preferences in time, noise, etc. How do I get the option to appear on my tool bar though? Thank you, Jessie

Asked by Jessie 9 years ago

Last reply by Sandra7 9 years ago

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Firefox crashes when I copy or paste Asian characters

Recently, I noticed that when I tried to paste Asian characters (Japanese or Chinese, I don't speak Korean so I haven't tried it) that it would freeze Firefox and I would… (read more)

Recently, I noticed that when I tried to paste Asian characters (Japanese or Chinese, I don't speak Korean so I haven't tried it) that it would freeze Firefox and I would have to forcefully end the process.

I thought perhaps it was because I recently (within the last few days) updated to Firefox 4.0, so I uninstalled it, and reinstalled the last one I had an installer for (3.5.1). That didn't solve the problem either, and now I'm noticing that I cannot copy Asian characters from within Firefox either. Not only does it crash the program itself, but the data never actually gets entered into the clipboard!

Asked by DarknessSavior 9 years ago

Last reply by Xircal 9 years ago

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out of date message appears no matter how many times I update

Have downloaded new free versions up to and including latest (6). Appears to load perfectly but message warning of out of date version under search bar never disappears. … (read more)

Have downloaded new free versions up to and including latest (6). Appears to load perfectly but message warning of out of date version under search bar never disappears. Has been going on for months.

Asked by nancyf 8 years ago

Last reply by Colin WG 8 years ago

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finding passwords in Mozilla files

I found today and then lost instruction as to HOW to recover passwords from a file in the Documents and settings/mozilla folder. But cannot now find the answer. Anyone a… (read more)

I found today and then lost instruction as to HOW to recover passwords from a file in the Documents and settings/mozilla folder. But cannot now find the answer. Anyone able to point me in the right direction please as I have found an OLD backup of the Documents folder and all the files therein.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Digitalmind 9 years ago

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Where do I find settings for opening links with Firefox?

When I click links they've opened up with Firefox, but the other day they started opening with IE and I can't find the settings to change it back to Firefox. So my questi… (read more)

When I click links they've opened up with Firefox, but the other day they started opening with IE and I can't find the settings to change it back to Firefox. So my question is basicly as the title; Where can I find the settings for opening links with Firefox?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 10 years ago