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When I click on the "new tab" tab, it shows an error page "Unable to Connect" and when I try to type a URL, the bar stays blank and still won't load any page.

I've updated many things on my computer including Firefox and some spyware and antivirus. These things have always worked fine together, but now nothing will load in a n… (read more)

I've updated many things on my computer including Firefox and some spyware and antivirus. These things have always worked fine together, but now nothing will load in a new tab and I get an "Unable to Connect" page. Nothing shows up when typing a URL. Someone please help.

Asked by kit_kat 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Youtube displays error but still plays.

I recently updated to the latest version of Firefox on Windows 7 and I'm running into a slight annoyance with Youtube. At first, videos were only loading sometimes, but … (read more)

I recently updated to the latest version of Firefox on Windows 7 and I'm running into a slight annoyance with Youtube. At first, videos were only loading sometimes, but I updated my plugins and that took care of the problem. But now, whenever I load a video (it happens more frequently with embedded ones), I get the "An error occurred. Please try again later." error and then the video plays. I have cleared my cache and cookies, I've ensured that everything is updated, and I've tried using Firefox in Safe Mode. Nothing makes a difference. This is only a minor issue because, like I said, the video still plays after displaying the error...but I have to admit that it is a bit annoying. And I'd also like to make sure there isn't some bigger problem at play here. I've tried researching this, but all I can find are people who run into issues with videos not playing at all. Any suggestions?

Asked by ZombieToast 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How do I prevent sync from creating duplicate bookmarks

I have followed the instructions and configured 4 or 5 computers with sync but I now have multiple duplicates of each bookmark. Was I supposed to remove all bookmarks bef… (read more)

I have followed the instructions and configured 4 or 5 computers with sync but I now have multiple duplicates of each bookmark. Was I supposed to remove all bookmarks before enabling sync for the first time? Is there a master copy of my bookmarks? Am I supposed to disable bookmark updates from all but one computer? It would be nice to have proper documentation.

Asked by bga_al 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Ctrl L keyboard shortcut has stopped working

For some reason, the Ctrl+L keyboard shortcut to focus on the location bar has stopped working in Firefox. I'm running version 38.0. Have tried restarting Firefox in safe… (read more)

For some reason, the Ctrl+L keyboard shortcut to focus on the location bar has stopped working in Firefox. I'm running version 38.0. Have tried restarting Firefox in safe mode with all extensions disabled and it still did not work. The alternative shortcut, Alt+D, does work.

Any ideas??

Asked by naylor83 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Running slow - INTERNET EXPLORE WORKS FINE - not comp prob!!

Everything is sloooooowwwww. Even keyboard. Just ran anti-virus and malware scans. INTERNET EXPLORER WORK ING FINE!! Therefore, I don't think it's my computer. Sin… (read more)

Everything is sloooooowwwww. Even keyboard. Just ran anti-virus and malware scans. INTERNET EXPLORER WORK ING FINE!! Therefore, I don't think it's my computer. Since switching to Firefox - I like it better. Would rather fix Firefox than switch back to Internet Explorer. Have been getting "scripts" messages occasionally - but this terrible slowness started suddenly 2 days ago.

Asked by rrhoppy 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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The red, yellow, and green buttons are touching the upper edge of the frame.

For some reason the red, yellow, and green buttons at the top of the browser window are now touching the upper edge of the frame, at least when there aren't any tabs open… (read more)

For some reason the red, yellow, and green buttons at the top of the browser window are now touching the upper edge of the frame, at least when there aren't any tabs open. It's a bit awkward. How can I fix this?

Asked by Joe_England 5 years ago

Last reply by VerizonSucks 4 years ago

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How to enable Crash Reporter?

Hi my Firefox keeps crashing but cant see report to try to figure out the problem . Any help this is the message: Submitted Crash Reports This application has not been c… (read more)

Hi my Firefox keeps crashing but cant see report to try to figure out the problem . Any help

this is the message:

Submitted Crash Reports

This application has not been configured to display crash reports. The preference breakpad.reportURL must be set.

Thanks in advance

Asked by creyes3 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Closing/Switching between Tabs

When is it when I close or switch to another tab, parts of both tabs appear together (see attached). I had closed the L.A. Times tab and the focus when to the Facebook t… (read more)

When is it when I close or switch to another tab, parts of both tabs appear together (see attached). I had closed the L.A. Times tab and the focus when to the Facebook tab and this resulted. Plus, when I switch to tab 1 to tab 2, the tab 1 page still shows when tab 2 is clearly selected. Only when I scroll is when the tab 2 starts showing? This has started since version 36/37. Why is this happening?

Asked by blwol 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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best way to do a mulit-site search?

I search 6 online catalogs most days and would like to create a multi-site search / onesearch, if that is possible in Firefox 38. Currently, I do this by opening 6 tabs, … (read more)

I search 6 online catalogs most days and would like to create a multi-site search / onesearch, if that is possible in Firefox 38. Currently, I do this by opening 6 tabs, and enter the book title into each of the sites search box.

Is it possible to create a custom multi-search?

I have been hunting in the add-ons, but all that I have found require the site to be a "Search Engine". None of the 6 sites are "search engines" e.g. Amazon Kindle USA, or the digital library catalog (overdrive.com)

From an add-on perspective -- I did find alertbox/Distill.io and this is great for 1 title 1 site, you can add the search in your browser account. But I have 1 title, looking in 6 sites.

In google searching there looks to be an add-on for Safari but I could not find any equivalent add-on for Firefox.

I then thought, other people must have this need. How do they automate this task I wondered.

Thankyou for any ideas. Regards

Asked by jendrew 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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My site, stjohnsburyband.org displays in all bold, Displays properly in Chrome, opera, Safari, IE. Tried Safemode and deleting history which didn't solve issue.

I recently updated this site http://www.stjohnsburyband.org to HTML5 and CSS. It was displaying properly and then it suddenly started displaying in all bold. I ran all of… (read more)

I recently updated this site http://www.stjohnsburyband.org to HTML5 and CSS. It was displaying properly and then it suddenly started displaying in all bold. I ran all of my pages and style sheets through the W3C validators and all are fine. The site display properly in Chrome, Opera, Safari (for Windows), and IE. I tried the solutions posted in the question where the developer had used FrontPage and had the same issue. The Safemode and deleting the history did not correct the issue. I use Notepad to create all my files. I am on Windows 7 Home Premium and Firefox 38.0.1. Why is the site displaying in all bold?

Asked by deaskren 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Firefox randomly loads msn.com at startup

FF 38.01 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Win 8.1 When I log in to Windows, (not every time), I occasionally find that Firefox has started and loaded a web page, whe… (read more)

FF 38.01 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Win 8.1

When I log in to Windows, (not every time), I occasionally find that Firefox has started and loaded a web page, when I didn't ask it to. The address says http://www.msn.com/?ocid=wispr

I can find nothing in the Registry that looks like a startup command to do such a thing. Is there a way I can identify the culprit, and make it stop?

Asked by CuppaJoe 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Open new tabs in new window

After the latest update, I can no longer open tabs in new windows. For some reason they keep on just adding tabs and taying on the same page. Is there someway that I can … (read more)

After the latest update, I can no longer open tabs in new windows. For some reason they keep on just adding tabs and taying on the same page. Is there someway that I can fix this?

Asked by Seanie28 5 years ago

Last reply by Emerogork 4 years ago

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How to use visited links color ONLY, but NOT text and background colors?

I want the Firefox browser to use the link colors I specify, but not the text and background colors. Right now it's all or nothing. There is a major problem on most web… (read more)

I want the Firefox browser to use the link colors I specify, but not the text and background colors. Right now it's all or nothing. There is a major problem on most web sites if you tell it to use your text and background colors.

It says that it uses your colors ONLY for pages that don't specify it. That is simply not true. Even on the options page itself where I make my settings selections, the options web page has specified a dark gray panel on the left, BUT if I tell it to use my colors, even though you say it won't (because the page specified it), it totally gets rid of the dark gray left panel and makes it all white. With other, fancier third party web sites that I visit, it's far far worse. The pages are virtually unreadable if you tell it to use your colors. So I want it to use the web site's choice for text and background but my color choices for link colors. Why? Unfortunately, my favorite discussion forum uses blue for "new" links, and "visited" links are purplish-blue, which is barely distinguishable on one of my monitors (at work) and shows no difference at all on a different monitor (at home). How can I get it to use ONLY the link colors but not the text and background colors (which will mess up the web pages)?

Asked by MarkHayworth 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Where do I set Preferences? Help!

I want to change my sign-off info at the end of my emails to: Sandy Oestreich, 15-year founder-president of National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance Inc, and ERA Educatio… (read more)

I want to change my sign-off info at the end of my emails to: Sandy Oestreich, 15-year founder-president of National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance Inc, and ERA Education Inc.; 300,000 members; 326 major organizations Prof. Emerita, Adelphi U., NY Fmr. elected official Co-author, internationally distributed pharmacology reference texts Nurse practitioner Biographied in Feminists Who Changed America 2014 Recipient, AAUW FL "Woman of Distinction" 2012 Recipient, League of Women Voters FL, Susan B. Anthony "Failure is Impossible" award Wife and mom www.2PassERA.org Sxxxxx@PassERA.org Fbk: Pass the Equal Rights Amendment Twitter: @SandyO -

Asked by sandyo 5 years ago

Last reply by John99 5 years ago

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Can't Get Pocket to work.

After having signed up for pocket and signed in ( tried log in too), pocket keeps on sending me in this vicious sign in/log in circle when I'm trying to go through the st… (read more)

After having signed up for pocket and signed in ( tried log in too), pocket keeps on sending me in this vicious sign in/log in circle when I'm trying to go through the steps of "pocketing" my first item (oh, I SO do hate small pockets). <<< See included screendump. Also each and every time I've closed Firefox, the pocket icon/button is gone and found back under the hamburger (the 3-bars) > customize when I start up Firefox again. Promised myself not to say wtf, so I won't - Its ANNOYING!

Anyone got any Idea what to do?

Thanks in advance
         B.R.

Asked by Bobby R. 5 years ago

Last reply by moira 4 years ago

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Currently experiencing multiple errors in Firefox, what can I do to resolve?

Salutations to the reader, I hope you are well. Since these errors began in April and still occur [and Firefox does not have a contact email for this available], I joined… (read more)

Salutations to the reader, I hope you are well.

Since these errors began in April and still occur [and Firefox does not have a contact email for this available], I joined to ask here hoping to receive assistance. I give my gratitude to whomever will provide solutions to end these errors.

- Beginning around April 28, recaptcha v.2 ceased working properly on this browser. The widget functions properly on Chrome and Internet Explorer, but on Firefox. I have check to verify if javascript is enabled, and that is. I do not think Adblock or Blur is the reason since I have the extensions on Chrome and the widget appears. - Images and flash games on certain sites do not appear/work properly currently. For example, the pictures on Blimpie's sweepstakes game do not display, but on Chrome they do. - The help button in the title bar does not work when I click to select. The button becomes responsive though when I enter Customize mode.

I did scan my computer for viruses and malware, but I have not discovered either. [aside from changing to run as administrator] I have not made any changes to my laptop or the browser also to add, so I am not certain what caused these problems to begin.

Asked by Miko96 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Feature request: client width customization

When browsing the web at 1920x1080 it is quite annoying to have the page spread on a width of 1920 pixels. I wrote this greasemonkey script (https://openuserjs.org/script… (read more)

When browsing the web at 1920x1080 it is quite annoying to have the page spread on a width of 1920 pixels. I wrote this greasemonkey script (https://openuserjs.org/scripts/Azev/WideScreen_fixer) to fix that. However it uses CSS and JavaScript, so it works well on 90% of pages. I wonder if Mozilla dev team could add an option to about:config so users can set a custom client width. Mozilla team, please be the first to add that functionality to a desktop browser!

Asked by A920 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago