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Can't switch to another window/program unless I minimize Firefox first

I just had a major system lock-up on my Win10 laptop today and was forced to shutdown by holding the power button. After restarting, I accidentally told FF to refresh ins… (read more)

I just had a major system lock-up on my Win10 laptop today and was forced to shutdown by holding the power button. After restarting, I accidentally told FF to refresh instead of starting in safe mode and have been dealing with various technical issues ever since.

The one I'm battling with at the moment is my inability to switch to other programs I have open by clicking on their icons in the taskbar. I can see the animations in the background as they minimize/maximize each time I click on them, but FF remains the active window at all times. I have no problem switching between them this way once FF is minimized or if I use ALT + TAB; so it's clear to me that it's something to do with FF - yet I cannot find any setting that could even be misinterpreted to involve a "keep FF on top" setting.

Asked by Treylan 4 years ago

Answered by Treylan 4 years ago

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How can I restore my task bar from the top of my home page, it's disappeared

Over last two days I've lost the task bar from the top of my home page - the one that has Outlook etc. I've tried 'restore to default' but that hasn't got it back. I've… (read more)

Over last two days I've lost the task bar from the top of my home page - the one that has Outlook etc. I've tried 'restore to default' but that hasn't got it back. I've tried starting in safe mode to restore, no luck. I would be grateful if someone could advise what I should try. It's very annoying to have to 'google' hotmail to see my mail. I have a desk top pc with windows 7 pro and use Mozilla for internet. Thanks in advance.

Asked by jacquiwilliams4 4 years ago

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how can I change the text highlight color?

I'm on FireFox version 43.0.4 on MacBook running OS10.11.2. Any text like in the URL line displays with dark gray highlighting making it difficult to read. How can I ch… (read more)

I'm on FireFox version 43.0.4 on MacBook running OS10.11.2. Any text like in the URL line displays with dark gray highlighting making it difficult to read. How can I change the color of the highlighting please? drum@hawaii.rr.com

Asked by drumaloha 4 years ago

Answered by drumaloha 4 years ago

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Firefox won't restore profile.

I backup the folder in %localappdata%\mozilla\firefox\profiles regularly. I just reinstalled windows on a new SSD, and installed firefox through Ninite. Doesn't seem to… (read more)

I backup the folder in %localappdata%\mozilla\firefox\profiles regularly. I just reinstalled windows on a new SSD, and installed firefox through Ninite. Doesn't seem to matter if I copy all the files into the new profile folder or delete that and copy the old profile folder over, neither way seems to want to take. I have 2 copies of this, 1 from earlier today(that seems like it might have somehow wiped itself out...it appears to have similar files to the fresh install, no sessionstore.js, search.json, etc.) and another from the 7th(of this month).

I don't know why it doesn't seem to want to take the profile, even though the backed up files stay in the folder after opening up firefox.

Asked by MooTaters 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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All of the sudden I can't upload photos in Firefox, neither as attachments to emails or uploading to websites, but everything works fine in other browsers.

All of the sudden I am unable to upload photos or attach photos to emails while using Firefox. I can't upload either from my desktop or my OneDrive. The problem just seem… (read more)

All of the sudden I am unable to upload photos or attach photos to emails while using Firefox. I can't upload either from my desktop or my OneDrive. The problem just seemed to start for no reason. If I switch to another Browser (like Edge) everything is fine. I'm not a techie at all so I'll need the dummied-down version of an explanation. Thanks for your help.

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Asked by danbe 4 years ago

Answered by Michal Stanke 4 years ago

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Can't upload files to various sites

Recently I have become unable to upload my audio files to sites like youtube and sendspace. Files also fail to upload with email attachments. Uploads suddenly stopped w… (read more)

Recently I have become unable to upload my audio files to sites like youtube and sendspace. Files also fail to upload with email attachments. Uploads suddenly stopped working a few weeks ago. I have a Dell Inspiron with Vista Home Basic. Could a recent update on Firefox be incompatible with Vista or something like that? Like I said up until about 10 days ago everything was working fine. Would appreciate any help.


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Asked by lincolnross 4 years ago

Answered by philipp 4 years ago

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how do i fix (firefox not responding)?

I continually experience the dreaded rotating blue-green circle with “Firefox not responding” message. My only option is to close the program. When I reopen, FF may work … (read more)

I continually experience the dreaded rotating blue-green circle with “Firefox not responding” message. My only option is to close the program. When I reopen, FF may work for a site or two but clicking on a new tab invariably triggers “not responding.” If I open FF via Run As Administrator, the problem does not occur. I’ve tried every fix I can find, including: 1) uninstall and download a new copy of FF; 2) Refresh FF; 3) create a new profile (although when I then clicked Start FF, nothing happened); 4) close FF and rename places.sqlite (to places.sqlite.old) and cookies.sqlite (to *.old); 5) set sessionstore resume-from-crash to False; 6) unchecked Use Hardware Accelerator; 7) made sure there is no session-store.js file; 8) change status of Shockwave to Ask to Activate; 9) change HomePage to FF default. What have I missed?

Asked by FredClose 4 years ago

Answered by FredClose 4 years ago

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Javascript causing crashes

I've been troubleshooting for issues of Firefox hanging. It is primarily with one location, full of media content: http://www.theguardian.com/au First, I closed some wind… (read more)

I've been troubleshooting for issues of Firefox hanging. It is primarily with one location, full of media content: http://www.theguardian.com/au

First, I closed some windows with many tabs, which didn't help. I followed instructions for increasing speed by changing settings for pipelining, which did not seem to help. I started to, but did not, change places settings. Also looked at suggestions re shockwave, but do not think I followed any.

Then I downloaded YesScript. This has solved the loading/hanging problem. But it has also made viewing comments in their normal presentation impossible. Even when I turn YS off, the comments do not load in a useful way.

Since it now appears that my primary problem is due to javascript, is there any other way I can rectify the problem? Thanks.

Asked by maveet 4 years ago

Answered by maveet 4 years ago

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Firefox does not auto-fill the password fields in Hotmail

First of all i apologise for my english. I am not expert but i try Until yesterday if i want to singin to my hotmail inbox, i will type the first letter of my email accou… (read more)

First of all i apologise for my english. I am not expert but i try Until yesterday if i want to singin to my hotmail inbox, i will type the first letter of my email account in user name field, and appear a dropdown list with my emails which start with this letter When i enter my email address in dropdown list the password field auto complete. From today this is not work The list appear normaly in user name foeld, but i must type manual the password. This happen only in hotmail site (i dont check all sites which have saved passwords but i check the most ) And nothing is changed in firefox or in my computer from me I read many articles here in support i check the options in tools-privacy and about:config and all looks fine Any idea?

Asked by bmagigr 4 years ago

Answered by bmagigr 4 years ago

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I can not get Firefox to offer me the "remember" for filling in a password. Is there something that I need to do before I log in?

I have looked at the information for having my password remembered, but the box asking me if I would like for Firefox to remember it never shows up. I am probably missing… (read more)

I have looked at the information for having my password remembered, but the box asking me if I would like for Firefox to remember it never shows up. I am probably missing something very simple, but I am not sure what it is!

Asked by Dr.BiteMe 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Gmail says javascript must be enabled on my Mac and I can't figure out how to do that.

I have a Mac and have Firefox 43.0.4 for my browser. I couldn't get an interactive website to work so did something with javascript. It was the wrong thing to do. Gmail … (read more)

I have a Mac and have Firefox 43.0.4 for my browser. I couldn't get an interactive website to work so did something with javascript. It was the wrong thing to do.

Gmail msg says: "JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use Gmail in standard view. However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. To use standard view, enable JavaScript by changing your browser options, then try again."

Somehow I ended up disabling javascript and now can't reactivate it. I need help as non of the sites are working now.

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Asked by lbauck 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How do I back up a new security certificate?

I live in Spain and had to install a special security certificate to use the government visa process. They "strongly recommend" that I back up the certificate. I have see… (read more)

I live in Spain and had to install a special security certificate to use the government visa process. They "strongly recommend" that I back up the certificate. I have seen no help topics on this. How do I backup the certificate?

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Asked by Steph527 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Website works with Edge and not Firefox

I'm finding that on some websites, with Firefox, I click on something....and nothing happens. When I try the site with Edge, that site works fine. Here's a site for exam… (read more)

I'm finding that on some websites, with Firefox, I click on something....and nothing happens. When I try the site with Edge, that site works fine.

Here's a site for example: http://www.loctite.com/index2.php?cc=us (Click on the box above "Consumer". With Firefox, nothing happens. With Edge, it redirects like it is supposed to.

Any ideas?

I appreciate your help!

Regards, Leaning

Asked by leaning 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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I can't close the "show all downloads" window. The window is maximized and has no icons.

When I open the "show all downloads" screen on my Mac, it fills the whole screen and has no icons to close,minimize. Only way seems to quit firefox. See attached scree… (read more)

When I open the "show all downloads" screen on my Mac, it fills the whole screen and has no icons to close,minimize. Only way seems to quit firefox. See attached screenshot.

Asked by dankakr 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to delete duplicate bookmark folders? How to close "All Bookmarks" when buttons are gone??

I have 3 sets of bookmark folders. I want to combine the contents and then delete the extra empty folders. Please give very simple directions. I'm very unsavvy about t… (read more)

I have 3 sets of bookmark folders. I want to combine the contents and then delete the extra empty folders. Please give very simple directions. I'm very unsavvy about tech stuff.

I also have lost the close buttons that used to be on the top of the All Bookmarks screen. Now the only way I can close it is to reboot. How can I get the buttons back?

Asked by Ailine 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Websites are not recognizing my location properly.

When at a website that needs my location such as Toyota. It was going to take me to dealerships in my area. It thought I was in South Carolina. It should know my locat… (read more)

When at a website that needs my location such as Toyota. It was going to take me to dealerships in my area. It thought I was in South Carolina. It should know my location. I don't know if this is a Mozilla problem. I need to know how to fix it.

Asked by herr8 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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for the past few days, Firefox will not open some web sites that work OK with other browsers

will not open pfpdocs.com fidelity.com when I try to send report to Firefox I can fill out the form but when I hit Submit nothing happens some web sites work with Firefox… (read more)

will not open pfpdocs.com fidelity.com when I try to send report to Firefox I can fill out the form but when I hit Submit nothing happens some web sites work with Firefox and others do not

Asked by gascomp 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago