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Had installed Renew It Now New Tab accidently. How do i uninstall it?

While exploring the options of the browser had installed unintentionally a new tab called 'Renew it Now New Tab'. It is not at all useful for me and so I wish to uninstal… (read more)

While exploring the options of the browser had installed unintentionally a new tab called 'Renew it Now New Tab'. It is not at all useful for me and so I wish to uninstall it. Please tell me how to do it.

Asked by JERRY_A 3 years ago

Answered by Happy112 3 years ago

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it says i won a new iPhone 7 and it even knew which school i attended. (im using the school computer) is it a scam?

i was browsing the internet with firefox and it said that i won a free iPhone 7. I was using the school computer and it knew which school it came from. Is it a scam?? … (read more)

i was browsing the internet with firefox and it said that i won a free iPhone 7. I was using the school computer and it knew which school it came from. Is it a scam??

Asked by joesaw 3 years ago

Last reply by Moses 3 years ago

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someone is private browsing using my copmuter. howto stop them?

Someone has been accessing my computer using roku and private user firefox. How can I delete them or find out who they are. I don't use foxfire and I don't have roku. … (read more)

Someone has been accessing my computer using roku and private user firefox. How can I delete them or find out who they are. I don't use foxfire and I don't have roku.

Asked by jeriCur 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.usps.com/help/contact-us.htm" on this server. Reference #18.e7d3e743.1485351589.1389b766

I have been able to access the USPS website prior to 1/24/17 without issues now I am receiving this message - I do not know if its internal on my end or if its firefox o… (read more)

I have been able to access the USPS website prior to 1/24/17 without issues now I am receiving this message - I do not know if its internal on my end or if its firefox or USPS server. I did refresh firefox and it did not resolve. Im not techy enough so I dont want to mess around too much... Our IT dept refreshed firefox yesterday and it did nothing..

Asked by buddylove 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Am I to blame for poor performance through having too much open?

I regularly experience poor performance - slow responses, occasional "not responding" messages, and so on. Doesn't appear to be a system performance/resource issue. Befor… (read more)

I regularly experience poor performance - slow responses, occasional "not responding" messages, and so on.

Doesn't appear to be a system performance/resource issue.

Before I start investigating, I wanted to find out if I'm to blame for the way I use Firefox, which may be atypical. I often have several Firefox windows open, each with several tabs. Right now, the count is 8 windows with a total of 59 tabs.

Is this a "Well what do you expect? Bound to cause problems" scenario? Are there internal Firefox resources likely to be oversubscribed? Are they tunable?

Or is it the case that as long as the system is not showing any resource issues this ought to be fine, so the problem is not due to the number of tabs/windows open?

Mike

Asked by mike101 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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None of suggestions work: how to get rid of search suggestions?

This is so annoying. I've read all the threads about how to get firefox to stop asking me to change my search provider. I want to use Google, period. Under these settin… (read more)

This is so annoying. I've read all the threads about how to get firefox to stop asking me to change my search provider. I want to use Google, period. Under these settings, I have unchecked all except for google. I have unchecked the box that says "provide search suggestions". It doesn't work. I don't have any toolbars installed. Now every time I enter something in the google search bar, firefox is wasting my time and I have to double enter my search criteria. There is only one search engine that matters: google. If you uncheck all the other search engines, and especially uncheck "provide search suggestions" and there is no other toolbars interfering with that, why does firefox ignore my settings? I have blinders on. Google, and only google. I even tried going to the about:config and doing the false setting for the ask option, but that does not work. I have booted in safe mode, and that does not work. I also don't want to disable my add ons. This is annoying. I wished they still provided support for Chrome, or else I would be using that. I just don't understand why Google doesn't understand what I am telling it NOT to do. I am beginning to hate firefox. Again. (I have tried all the latest versions of firefox, and they all just cannot accept what I am commanding it to do, like, it's saying, "Are you SURE you want to use only Google?" So maddening. arrrrrgh......

Asked by _matty 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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I have 2 accounts, one for addons.mozilla.org and one for accounts.firefox.com

The first one is the "real" one, using it with the same username here in the forum as well (elzach). The other one is just the email address I registered less than a year… (read more)

The first one is the "real" one, using it with the same username here in the forum as well (elzach). The other one is just the email address I registered less than a year ago on the browser settings itself.

All my activity and add on reviews are under the first one. Problem is, I can't log in, it seems Firefox is permitting only the second account, registered as "accounts", which it uses for sync purposes. This is a very recent development it seems.

Any thoughts?

Asked by elzach 3 years ago

Answered by Scribe 3 years ago

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adobe flash player problem

I want to run it even if it is huge vulnerable with all its risks and I want it always activate without any updates. flash player always vulnerable and adobe updates don'… (read more)

I want to run it even if it is huge vulnerable with all its risks and I want it always activate without any updates.

flash player always vulnerable and adobe updates don't run what can I do? I try to download it from below links but nothing was happened the file downloaded and didn't run with any way (double click, right click then open or run as... or extract and found no exe file to run).

1-http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?promoid=JZEFT (1.14mb file and didn't run).

2-https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html then https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe (19.4mb file and didn't run).

3-http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe (19.4mb file and didn't run).

I want to use any working version without updates and always activate even if it was old version.

Note : if this problem was solved, I still want to disable auto deactivated for flash player and become always activate. And if I want to deactivated it I will be free to do that. in short I want the opposite way for current.

Asked by ah.2000 3 years ago

Last reply by ah.2000 3 years ago

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tiles change at evey login

Hi AllI in the past I had when ever I opened FF 4 collums and 3 rows of tiles. Now when ever I open FF, have only 2 rows of tiles. If I zoom out I get first five collums… (read more)

Hi AllI in the past I had when ever I opened FF 4 collums and 3 rows of tiles. Now when ever I open FF, have only 2 rows of tiles. If I zoom out I get first five collums and eventually 3 rows of tiles. By that time the tiles are so small I can't see what they for anymore. When I try to download a Add-on that seems to be able, to do exactly what I want,(had it with my previous version) it says I can't download the add-on as FF 38.0 (my current version ) has the feature build in. My FF does not have it!! It also does not have advanced option in the bottom left corner. It also does not matter if I use classic or inhanced view. PLEASE POINT ME TO A ADD-ON as FF changed for me to the worse, OR tell me which version of FF I can still have my tile lay out customized and do not need to take what some programmer seems nice Any and every help welcome

Asked by harryPotte 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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one-click search engine is stuck on "search for firefox search engine" all the time, every time i changed it and it wont stay as google, it will revert back

one-click search engine is stuck on "search for firefox search engine" all the time, every time i changed it and it wont stay as google, it will revert back i want it to… (read more)

one-click search engine is stuck on "search for firefox search engine" all the time, every time i changed it and it wont stay as google, it will revert back

i want it to be like it was before, google as my main search engine

now its always stuck on "search for firefox search engine" which is yahoo search engine which is really rubbish

Asked by cartedor 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Firefox refresh has deleted my open tabs and deleted bookmarks and history.

It was not supposed to do this. All my logins are wiped too. What is the problem, and how do I fix it? It has also removed the menu bar at the top of the screen. I refr… (read more)

It was not supposed to do this. All my logins are wiped too. What is the problem, and how do I fix it? It has also removed the menu bar at the top of the screen. I refreshed because FF was hanging badly, and this was promised to fix it, but not to delete everything. It seems to have switched to ESR 'update channel' Windows FF ESR 38.2.1

Asked by benglasson 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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"don't load tabs until selected"

Is there any solution to "don't load tabs until selected"? No tab should ever load in the background (until that tab is selected). BarTab worked for previous versions, bu… (read more)

Is there any solution to "don't load tabs until selected"? No tab should ever load in the background (until that tab is selected). BarTab worked for previous versions, but does not in 38 or 45 or 49. What is the solution?

Asked by spdgnzls 3 years ago

Answered by spdgnzls 3 years ago

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How to tell Firefox to load plugins only from a trusted path

Let's say the trusted path is "F:\tp\Mozilla\FireFox\49.02\Data\plugins\". And ignore all other path's like "C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\". (I know how to disable … (read more)

Let's say the trusted path is "F:\tp\Mozilla\FireFox\49.02\Data\plugins\". And ignore all other path's like "C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\".

(I know how to disable Flash. That's not the point.) This is an issue with FF-portable on a stick in an Internet-Café-Shop.

-- FF49er

Asked by FF49er 3 years ago

Last reply by philipp 3 years ago

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I'd like to stop updating my version of FF. I've read this thread > https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1132364

From the thread number above > "Here's how I do it. http://kb.mozillazine.org/User.js_file The file has to be named user.js and it has to be located in the active Prof… (read more)

From the thread number above > "Here's how I do it. http://kb.mozillazine.org/User.js_file

The file has to be named user.js and it has to be located in the active Profile folder. And this is the correct code for disabling updates.

   // turn off application updates:
   user_pref("app.update.enabled", false);  "

That may sound very simple to some, but it raises questions in my mind. What is the path to the active profile folder? What is the exact name of said folder? Do you add those two lines to what is in there or do you replace lines with this? You make sure it only says that and nothing else in the file? I'm not a programmer (Clearly) and I dont want to be. I would love to read a complete explanation in standard English where the writer assumes I know nothing except English. No assumptions and no ambiguity! Please explain it to me like I was five if possible. I certainly know how to create a text file. I know how to find files, unhide system files and a good working knowledge of using the path (when given to me). Is this kept in program files or app data?

As for the continual harangue about security, I believe that update does not equal improvement. Very often I find it limits our ability and program utility. Only the extremely naive would believe newer is better in every way. It's not. I've seen too many user rights disappear in the name of security, when in fact they were in the service of copyright protections for content providers, not our protection. Just ask the NEW CEO and compare the release right after he took over with the prior release. All of a sudden every download utility stops working. My "security"... Using 38.0.5 on Win 7 Professional (64 bit) and I wish to keep it that way. Thank you very much for your kind and complete replies.

Asked by papollonio 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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When I open my school's blackboard -> course materials, it automatically tries to open or save the top document on the list. Can I stop the suggestion?

I've tried to check the settings in Applications, but the only options are 1. Always ask 2. Save File 3. Use Microsoft Word (default) 4. Use other... I have already re… (read more)

I've tried to check the settings in Applications, but the only options are 1. Always ask 2. Save File 3. Use Microsoft Word (default) 4. Use other...

I have already read the file and I have saved it as well. I don't want to deselect the suggestion every time I open my Course Materials. Is there any other option?

The image shows my course materials list. The top file that is always suggested is syl16. I just don't want any suggestions. Thanks.

Asked by jdsimpkins 3 years ago

Last reply by jdsimpkins 3 years ago