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How can I force a window to close if it continually opens dialog boxes asking to confirm

I have come across pages from time to time that try to prevent me from closing them by continuously opening dialog boxes. Generally these come up as pop-ups or hidden red… (read more)

I have come across pages from time to time that try to prevent me from closing them by continuously opening dialog boxes. Generally these come up as pop-ups or hidden redirects from other pages, rather than from a site that I actually intended to visit. The only fix that currently works is to drag the offending tab into it's own window and ignore it. This allows me to continue browsing, but the only way to get rid of it is to force quit Firefox.

When I did a web search for a way to prevent any further dialogs from opening from a given page all I could find were repeated requests to get rid of the feature and no way to get it back now that it's gone.

My suggestion would be to make an option available, if it does not already exist and easily accessible to force close a tab. This action should kill any scripts that it might be running and close it with out permitting any dialog boxes, pop-up windows or any other action. Placing it in the right click menu alongside "close tab" would be ideal, though if this is considered dangerous in the hands of the average user then create it and use a preferences bit to enable it so advanced users can enable it themselves.

Asked by ben_burrowes 7 years ago

Last reply by miffed214 7 years ago

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I've been getting a lot of pop-ups only on firefox (my other browsers work fine) and recently I also had a homegroup icon appear and disappear on my desktop??

I was wondering if the two coincide, what is(are) the source(s) of this problem? how do I remove the homegroup from my computer and eliminate the unwanted pop-ups? I have… (read more)

I was wondering if the two coincide, what is(are) the source(s) of this problem? how do I remove the homegroup from my computer and eliminate the unwanted pop-ups? I have windows 8 on my computer.

Asked by 988134 7 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 years ago

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How do disable this Warning? Although this page is encrypted, the information you have entered is to be sent over an unencrypted connection

Going from a secure page back to a non secure page I am constantly getting this warning. I had it disabled in the config page but it has now come back. I dropped IE for F… (read more)

Going from a secure page back to a non secure page I am constantly getting this warning. I had it disabled in the config page but it has now come back. I dropped IE for Firefox but if I have to put up with this it's Bye Bye Firefox.

Asked by outaluck 8 years ago

Last reply by thx1200 7 years ago

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This Connection is Untrusted

On loading http://www.google.com and then clicking the "Sign In" it goes to... https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?hl=en&continue=http://www.google.co.uk/ HOWEVE… (read more)

On loading http://www.google.com and then clicking the "Sign In" it goes to...

https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?hl=en&continue=http://www.google.co.uk/

HOWEVER - I get a report of "This Connection is Untrusted"

...and to add insult to injury, there is no button option to add an exception. Just the "get me out of here"

This is Firefox version 20 - I just updated this morning - on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. Connecting through a new Netgear router that I installed this afternoon ... so I can't tell exactly what the heck is going on.

THIS IS URGENT AS NOW I CAN'T ACCESS ANY OF MY GOOGLE SERVICES.


Technical Details

       accounts.google.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self-signed. The certificate is only valid for www.routerlogin.net

(Error code: sec_error_untrusted_issuer)

Asked by msknight 8 years ago

Last reply by malbee1023 7 years ago

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ako army security

i've tried following AKO's advise, previously post on this site (http://militarycac.com/dodcerts.htm,) etc... please help me install all needed certs, so this message st… (read more)

i've tried following AKO's advise, previously post on this site (http://militarycac.com/dodcerts.htm,) etc...

please help me install all needed certs, so this message stops appearing:

"Secure Connection Failed


         An error occurred during a connection to akocert.us.army.mil.

SSL peer cannot verify your certificate.

(Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_alert)


 The page you are trying to view can not be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
 
 Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem. Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this broken site."

Asked by lpg256 8 years ago

Last reply by richardlvance 8 years ago

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Firefox defaults to https version of a website, how to disable this?

Hello, On my website I have a SSL certificate installed so you can reach it via https://www.example.net and http://www.example.net. To administer my website, I access it … (read more)

Hello,

On my website I have a SSL certificate installed so you can reach it via https://www.example.net and http://www.example.net. To administer my website, I access it over https but when I just want to see the changes or simply visit the website, I don't want to see the the website over https. I want to visit it over the http. However, since Firefox "remembers" this website can be reached over https even when I type in the address bar www.example.net it takes me to https://www.example.net. I have to manually remove the "s" or enter the full http://www.example.net address in order to see the website over http. While some may find this default behavior desirable, I find it annoying and should I wish to access the website over https I will enter the full address with https at the beginning. My question is, how do I disable the Firefox from defaulting to https connection? I'd not like to disable completely the auto fill feature if that's the only way to do it.

Firefox 20.0 on OS X 10.8.3.

Thank you, Goran

Asked by krko 8 years ago

Last reply by spizzzz 8 years ago

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adobe shockwave crash

i continually get messages saying that shockwave flash has stopped working and if i want to stop the plug-in or continue. my shockwave flash is up-to-date so i don't kno… (read more)

i continually get messages saying that shockwave flash has stopped working and if i want to stop the plug-in or continue. my shockwave flash is up-to-date so i don't know what else to do.

Asked by telenetworx 7 years ago

Last reply by kobe 7 years ago

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how to make firefox read certificate from local windows certificate

Dear Sir, We have in our company a fortigate firewall and we apply deep packet scanning for HTTPS this need to add the fortigate certificate to the firefox browser and as… (read more)

Dear Sir,

We have in our company a fortigate firewall and we apply deep packet scanning for HTTPS this need to add the fortigate certificate to the firefox browser and as you know we have more than 300 PC for IE we define a policy on the domain and the certificate added successfully and all HTTPS sites works normally. My question is how to make firefox reads from windows certificate?

Asked by samirmansor 7 years ago

Last reply by Abdullah-Al-Imran 7 years ago

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how do I make firefox remember my yahoo id and password?

Every other site can remember my login details so I don't have to type them every time. But for some reason, Yahoo does not let Firefox remember my login details. So I … (read more)

Every other site can remember my login details so I don't have to type them every time. But for some reason, Yahoo does not let Firefox remember my login details. So I have to cut and paste from a Notepad file, since I am sick and tired of typing them every single time. Does anyone know how to fix this, so that my user-id and password can be remembered and autofill in Firefox like they used to?

Asked by wcj40 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How do I remove autocompleted address from address bar (NOT SHIFT-DEL)

How do I remove an auto-completed address entry from the address bar in firefox. Every time I start typing, firefox auto-completes a url address I do not want. Please tak… (read more)

How do I remove an auto-completed address entry from the address bar in firefox.

Every time I start typing, firefox auto-completes a url address I do not want.

Please take note, this is NOT the same as removing a history entry from the address bar (start typing -> select entry -> SHIFT-DEL). I know how to do that.

I do not want to delete all my history if possible.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by septiclummox 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I fix a McAfee Site Advisor that works when it wants to ?

I have McAfee Internet Security with a Site Advisor that works when it wants to. When I start my browser it sometimes isn't there and it isn't until I restart my computer… (read more)

I have McAfee Internet Security with a Site Advisor that works when it wants to. When I start my browser it sometimes isn't there and it isn't until I restart my computer it makes an appearance. The same problem is true for the green ticks that show whether it's safe to browse. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox and Site Advisor but neither have worked for me, so I am left with restarting my computer every time I turn it on to get a working Site Advisor. I am using Windows 7 64 bit if that helps so if anyone can fix this perplexing issue for me once and for all I will be forever grateful.

Asked by Jumbochick 7 years ago

Last reply by James 7 years ago

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I get this code (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_alert) when I try to log into my army ako with my i.d. card. How do I fix it?

I get this code (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_alert) when I try to log into my army ako with my i.d. card. How do I fix it? If possible please give step by step. I am n… (read more)

I get this code (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_alert) when I try to log into my army ako with my i.d. card. How do I fix it? If possible please give step by step. I am not that much computer literate.

Asked by joshy48 8 years ago

Last reply by Chief Geek 8 years ago

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How to clear search history from LOCATION BAR

I'm using FF 22.0. I tried various methods to clear the search history from *location* bar (not the search bar). Here's what hasn't worked: * Tools->Options->Priv… (read more)

I'm using FF 22.0. I tried various methods to clear the search history from *location* bar (not the search bar). Here's what hasn't worked:

* Tools->Options->Privacy->clear your recent history
* Shift-Ctrl-Del while in FF
* Extension "Form History Control 1.3.1.0
* Disabling all Extensions and Plugins (there are no services)
   - Then clearing recent history via GUI and Shift-Ctrl-Del
* Disabling all Extensions and Plugins
   - Ending all FF sessions and starting up a Private session
   - Then clearing recent history via GUI and Shift-Ctrl-Del

Thanks.

Asked by FoxyFirey 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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firefox has blocked content that isnt secure. How do i disable this?

I work on mturk.com & i have to continually disable the "firefox has block content that isnt secure" every time i accept a hit. Is there any way to disable the block… (read more)

I work on mturk.com & i have to continually disable the "firefox has block content that isnt secure" every time i accept a hit. Is there any way to disable the blocking?

Asked by annette53 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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A website has locked my firefox browser and wants money to unlock, How do I unlock Firefox?

website says it's the FBI and wants $300 to unlock. I went to close out and restart my Macbook pro but it would not let me so I powered off with on/off button. I let it s… (read more)

website says it's the FBI and wants $300 to unlock. I went to close out and restart my Macbook pro but it would not let me so I powered off with on/off button. I let it sit for 5 minutes then restarted. when I launched Firefox that tab was still there. How do I get rid of it?

Asked by mmitch1013 7 years ago

Last reply by jkwilborn 7 years ago