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Firefox will not open home page on start

Firefox does not open my homepage since the latest Firefox update 44, it just opens a blank page instead. I have tried deleting the user file suggested in other posts, bu… (read more)

Firefox does not open my homepage since the latest Firefox update 44, it just opens a blank page instead. I have tried deleting the user file suggested in other posts, but that did not work.

Asked by jckinnick 5 years ago

Answered by user1298613 5 years ago

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How do I get rid of transparency in tabs?

I am working in Windows 10 and I cannot figure out how to get rid of the transparency issue under the tabs in Mozilla Firefox (version 44). This is not a problem on my o… (read more)

I am working in Windows 10 and I cannot figure out how to get rid of the transparency issue under the tabs in Mozilla Firefox (version 44). This is not a problem on my other computer (also Windows 10 and using Firefox version 44).

Asked by MissCheevis 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Adobe Flash Player suddenly does not work anymore

Hello, my Adobe Flash Player plugin stopped working recently. Any flash content just stays black and I get the loading symbol next to my cursor when I hover over the cont… (read more)

Hello,

my Adobe Flash Player plugin stopped working recently. Any flash content just stays black and I get the loading symbol next to my cursor when I hover over the content area. Both Firefox and the plugin, as well as my GPU drivers, are up to date. I already tried reinstalling Firefox and Adobe Flash, both without success. A fresh profile folder didn't do the trick either.

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by stirner 5 years ago

Answered by stirner 5 years ago

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how does one permanently remove bing ?

every time i open firefox i have to click on the search icon and "change search settings", because , even though i have removed it, the insidious bing has reappeared as t… (read more)

every time i open firefox i have to click on the search icon and "change search settings", because , even though i have removed it, the insidious bing has reappeared as the default search engine. i remove bing again, choose yahoo secure search; but if i exit firefox, vile bing will be back when i next open firefox. also, if i open the add-ons manager folder and click on extensions, i just get a blank page. thank you

Asked by barge 5 years ago

Answered by Diego Victor 5 years ago

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Insecure connection issues

Recently getting: The owner of www.facebook.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this … (read more)

Recently getting:

The owner of www.facebook.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate.

Message on both facebook & Google. No recent software changes. If I open the browser immediately after booting i can browse both sites no problem then all of a sudden get the message.

Using Bulldog antivrus etc and issue persist when firewall etc are disabled.

Its driving me nuts and I really dont want to change Browser!.

Asked by balfim 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Linux/Ubuntu and Windows: creating firefox profile for different users from command line

Hi, I would like to create from command line by using the administrator user of a system the same firefox profile with plugin and customization for each user of the same … (read more)

Hi, I would like to create from command line by using the administrator user of a system the same firefox profile with plugin and customization for each user of the same system. I cannot use sync feature for this purpose.

I know from here edit https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/...d_Line_Options https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Command_Line_Options ~J99that the correct syntax is the following firefox -CreateProfile "JoelUser c:\internet\joelusers-moz-profile". On Linux/Ubuntu the following piece of code allows to create a profile for the sudo user


user=$(sudo logname)
firefoxProfile="/home/$user/.mozilla/firefox"
if [ ! -d "$firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile" ]; then
    rm -rf $firefoxProfile
    firefox -CreateProfile "profile $firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile"
        
    7z x -y ./m4v6pi7q.profile.7z
    mv ./m4v6pi7q.profile/* "$firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile"
    sudo chown -R $user:$user "/home/$user/.mozilla/"
    rm -rf m4v6pi7q.profile.7z m4v6pi7q.profile
fi

On Windows the following piece of code allows to create a profile for the administrator user


$ProgramsPath=${env:ProgramFiles}
$FirefoxProfile="$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\u9w6vbcj.profile"
if(-Not (Test-Path $FirefoxProfile))
{
	$LocalProfile="$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*"
	if(Test-Path $LocalProfile)
	{
		Remove-Item $LocalProfile -recurse
	}
	
	$RoamingProfile="$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*"
	if(Test-Path $RoamingProfile)
	{
		Remove-Item $RoamingProfile -recurse
		Remove-Item "$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini"
	}
	& "$ProgramsPath\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -CreateProfile "profile $FirefoxProfile"

	& "$ProgramsPath\7-Zip\7z.exe" x -y .\u9w6vbcj.profile.7z
	move .\u9w6vbcj.profile\* $FirefoxProfile -force
	Remove-Item .\u9w6vbcj.profile.7z
	Remove-Item .\u9w6vbcj.profile
}

How can I create firefox profiles from a sudo/administrator user for each user (sudo/administrator and not sudo/administrator) of the system? On Linux/Ubuntu I tried with this code


usersList=$(getent passwd | grep -vE '(nologin|false)$' | \
awk -F: -v min=`awk '/^UID_MIN/ {print $2}' /etc/login.defs` \
-v max=`awk '/^UID_MAX/ {print $2}' /etc/login.defs` \
'{if(($3 >= min)&&($3 <= max)) print $1}' | \
sort -u)

for systemUser in $usersList; do
    echo $systemUser

    firefoxProfile="/home/$systemUser/.mozilla/firefox"
    firefox -CreateProfile "profile $firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile"
    7z x -y ./m4v6pi7q.profile.7z
    mv ./m4v6pi7q.profile/* "$firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile"
    chown -R $systemUser:$systemUser "/home/$systemUser/.mozilla/"
    rm -rf m4v6pi7q.profile.7z m4v6pi7q.profile
    
done

but it does not work and this is the output


sudo ./user.sh 
foo
Success: created profile 'profile /home/foo/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile' at '/home/foo/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile/prefs.js'
admin
Success: created profile 'profile /home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile' at '/home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile/prefs.js'
jack
Success: created profile 'profile /home/jack/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile' at '/home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile/prefs.js'
chown: cannot access ‘/home/jack/.mozilla/’: No such file or directory
zorro
Success: created profile 'profile /home/zorro/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile' at '/home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile/prefs.js'
chown: cannot access ‘/home/zorro/.mozilla/’: No such file or directory

Why for the first two users is the directory for profile corretly set, while for the other is the directory of the user that executes the script /home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile? I'm sorry for my very long question. Thank you


edit fixed link ~J99

Asked by erotavlas 5 years ago

Answered by erotavlas 5 years ago

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How do I disable dragging tabs that opens a separate window?

Sometimes if the program or computer is running slow, when I click on the tab to highlight it for viewing, it thinks I want to drag it over somewhere, thereby creating a … (read more)

Sometimes if the program or computer is running slow, when I click on the tab to highlight it for viewing, it thinks I want to drag it over somewhere, thereby creating a new window.

Can I disable this tab dragging feature? I looked at about:config but nothing readily jumped out at me.

Thanks!

Asked by brobert 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Why does my download come out as a page of gibberish symbols now?

All of a sudden I can't download anything. I'm pretty much technically illiterate but I DO download images/documents frequently and have never had a problem. Until now.… (read more)

All of a sudden I can't download anything. I'm pretty much technically illiterate but I DO download images/documents frequently and have never had a problem. Until now. Now no matter what I try to download- or when I try to view my previous folder of downloads instead of seeing the image I get a page of random symbols and letters. I have no idea if I pushed something by mistake to make this happen??? Any help most appreciated!

Asked by vrielsmith 5 years ago

Answered by vrielsmith 5 years ago

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PDFs are no longer displaying correctly in Firefox but OK in any other viewer

Many PDFs are only displaying images and some text using the built in viewer in Firefox 44.0.2 on A MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5. This appears to be something that has… (read more)

Many PDFs are only displaying images and some text using the built in viewer in Firefox 44.0.2 on A MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5.

This appears to be something that has only happened in the latest updates of Firefox.

Example of one that DOES NOT display well in Firefox: http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kplu/files/201602/save-kplu-ambassador-kit.pdf

Another random of a .pdf that does not display well in Firefox 44 (but used to): http://www.insurance.wa.gov/oicfiles/orders/2011orders/11-0143.pdf

(Not using "hardware acceleration," etc.)

Tom

Asked by tomas_up 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Long running script giving "continue" "debug" and "stop script" dialogue box. Stopping does not stop script and have to use task mgr to close firefox.

See the attachments. Firefox is having difficulty with a script and it appears to be having difficulty with a script in outlook.com or at least with one of the internet s… (read more)

See the attachments.

Firefox is having difficulty with a script and it appears to be having difficulty with a script in outlook.com or at least with one of the internet sites i have open, outlook.com, gmail, or outlook contacts "people". I get this script error and slow response often but not every time i'm logged in. However, it always happens with outlook.com open. Scrolling through the debug window has some references to outlook.com. It is always this same script and when it happens, stopping the script or clicking continue does nothing but hang up firefox. I have to use task mgr to kill firefox and then restart it. Can i do anything on my end to fix this very annoying issue? I have clicked on share data with outlook.com open but i'm not getting this script error at this time.

Asked by JetSkingDog 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How do I stop the shockwave flash from trying to plug in, which it does not do and slows down my computer as it tries to do it more than once?

My computer is loading up or loading a link and the dialog box comes up saying; Unresponsive plug in: Shockwave flash may be busy or stopped responding. You can stop the… (read more)

My computer is loading up or loading a link and the dialog box comes up saying;

Unresponsive plug in: Shockwave flash may be busy or stopped responding. You can stop the plug in now or you can continue trying. I click to stop it and my computer goes on and finishes the loading of either my on line start up, or whatever link I am uploading. I do not think I need Shockwave Flash. If I do not need it, please help me remove it. If I need it, then what? It does not indicate it is crashing.

Asked by fbmb0675 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar Favicons - Icons Not Displaying

I am having a problem where none of the favicons for the bookmarks in my Bookmarks Toolbar are displaying. When I go to the Bookmarks menu, and scroll down the to Bookmar… (read more)

I am having a problem where none of the favicons for the bookmarks in my Bookmarks Toolbar are displaying.

When I go to the Bookmarks menu, and scroll down the to Bookmarks Toolbar folder, all the favicons display within the folder. But in the physical Bookmarks Toolbar, only the text appears (see attached image).

How can I get the favicons to display next to the text for each bookmark on the Bookmarks Toolbar?

Asked by gordon_k 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How do I save bookmarks to an USB drive?

I am trying to discontinue using my old Dell Pentium 4 computer. It is running Windows XP with Firefox. I would like the Bookmarks to be saved onto an USB flash drive t… (read more)

I am trying to discontinue using my old Dell Pentium 4 computer. It is running Windows XP with Firefox. I would like the Bookmarks to be saved onto an USB flash drive to be used on my future computer. How do I import the Bookmarked URLS to a flash drive to be used on another computer? I am trying to clean up the house and remove all the old computers and give them away.

Asked by Lawsen 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How to disable history saving for certain websites

Is there any way to set firefox so it will not remember history from a certain website? For instance I don't want history from youtube to be saved. How can I achieve that… (read more)

Is there any way to set firefox so it will not remember history from a certain website? For instance I don't want history from youtube to be saved. How can I achieve that? I checked firefox settings but seems like I can not set it as I want it to be.

Regards, Kamil

Asked by Stonish 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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how do I forward a page to an email address

I want to forward an article to an email address - on Safari there is an icon that allows me to email the web page I/m looking at I don't see that anywhere on Firefox - … (read more)

I want to forward an article to an email address - on Safari there is an icon that allows me to email the web page I/m looking at I don't see that anywhere on Firefox -

Asked by steveberde 5 years ago

Answered by Gert Van Waelvelde 5 years ago

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Firefox won't sync to my new laptop

Hi, I have a new laptop that runs Windows 10. I'm trying to sync it with the old one that runs Windows 8.1. I start sync but nothing happens (no history, no bookmarks, no… (read more)

Hi, I have a new laptop that runs Windows 10. I'm trying to sync it with the old one that runs Windows 8.1. I start sync but nothing happens (no history, no bookmarks, no anything). They both have the newest Firefox installed. I have tried everything I've found on this forum, including e.g. from here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1090681 but nothing seems to work. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox on this new laptop, changed passwords and basically tried it all. What to do now?

Asked by annikar 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Firefox 44.0 Flash player not working

I have Windows 10 Pro build 14251 and when my firefox update last time flash player not working. I try to reinstall flash player, also I try clean installation of flash p… (read more)

I have Windows 10 Pro build 14251 and when my firefox update last time flash player not working. I try to reinstall flash player, also I try clean installation of flash player but player not working. Every sites with flash not working properly (I cant see flash content).

Asked by coaboy 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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error code "SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER" on secure internal websites

We have several internal VMware servers, that use SSL certificate, that were working just fine until a few days ago. Firefox 44.0 and chrome updates installed and suddenl… (read more)

We have several internal VMware servers, that use SSL certificate, that were working just fine until a few days ago. Firefox 44.0 and chrome updates installed and suddenly stopped working. I get the same dumb error code "SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER". I few the certificate it looks fine to me ... and it's internal. I add the Security exception same as I did when I first launched this expecting it to go passed this but NO!

Our firewall is now doing the same thing too.

I tried getting in both with IE 10 and it works after adding the exception? Why you guys gotta be like that?

Asked by shooker 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Why is Google detecting a wrong IP address in Firefox and how can I fix it?

Hi there. I recently got myself into a little bit of trouble by downloading a file containing a ton of malware. While I've managed to get rid of the majority of it some t… (read more)

Hi there.

I recently got myself into a little bit of trouble by downloading a file containing a ton of malware. While I've managed to get rid of the majority of it some things still aren't right, such as Google detecting a wrong IP address. However, I can't find a malware program that can detect anything that's wrong and I've exhausted trying to detect anything manually.

Now before you start sending me packing to a malware specialist, the reason I come here is because this problem is only happening in Firefox AND it's only affecting Google. When I search using Internet Explorer, it gives me correct IP / location information, but in Firefox, Google detects me from several rotating locations; San Jose CA, Ashburn VA, and Boardman OR. There may be others, but those are the ones I've noticed. Going to another IP detection website gives me the same IP / location detected in IE.

Is there anyone that can tell me where I might go looking in Firefox's data to eliminate this problem?


Thanks so much

WW.

Asked by WhiteWasp 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago