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lost video capability, old processor, can't go above FF ver 48, flash 29 blocked by FF, how do I unblock it.

I'm running an old AMD P4 equivalent that doesn't have the SSEE capability I think it's called so I can't upgrade above firefox 48.0.2 which I have. I only use it for web… (read more)

I'm running an old AMD P4 equivalent that doesn't have the SSEE capability I think it's called so I can't upgrade above firefox 48.0.2 which I have. I only use it for web search but occasionally I like to browse youtube but now I can't as I can only go up to flash player 29 and firefox blocks it. I got around it once by uninstalling flash and firefox then re-installing both, but that doesn't work now. Can you help? I'm not worried about security issues on this machine as it's for leisure only with no personal/sensitive data on it.

Thank you in advance

Jim

Asked by JimParker 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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how to troubleshoot the firefox gpsd geolocation?

I built Firefox 51.0.1 (dont have rustc installed, hence this older version) with --enable-gpsd flag set. I also set geo.provider.use_gpsd to true. But firefox still does… (read more)

I built Firefox 51.0.1 (dont have rustc installed, hence this older version) with --enable-gpsd flag set. I also set geo.provider.use_gpsd to true. But firefox still does not use gpsd for geolocation. I did verify, that gpsd is up and running correctly. How can I troubleshoot the geolocation issue?

Asked by shpenat 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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addons.mozilla.org needs an override for installing incompatible addons

There is a major issue regarding the addons.mozilla.org method of addon compatibility checking. The problem is that when a addon is detected as incompatible based on vers… (read more)

There is a major issue regarding the addons.mozilla.org method of addon compatibility checking. The problem is that when a addon is detected as incompatible based on version number it becomes impossible to attempt to install it even if the add on it's self is compatible.

The example I am going to use here are unofficial forks of firefox that support both web extensions and npapi plugins. Because some of these forks use quantum version numbers it disables the ability to install the npapi legacy addons (which are still fully compatible)

It is IMPERATIVE that advanced users are provided with an INSTALL ANYWAY button because frankly its a bit stupid and completely broken to prevent advanced users from installing an add on just because of a version number mismatch.

This needs to be fixed and it needs to be fixed yesterday.

I included a image displaying a mockup of how I expect the site to behave instead of simply disabling the addon

Asked by Mike_Loeven 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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How can I throttle firefox?

I have trouble accessing a certain app via the internet. When I point firefox to it there are many files downloaded and many MBytes. The app partially loads then hangs a… (read more)

I have trouble accessing a certain app via the internet. When I point firefox to it there are many files downloaded and many MBytes. The app partially loads then hangs and does not do anything more. I have already spent a huge amount of time trying to troubleshoot and have ruled out the usual kind of trouble such as memory issues etc. I have followed many support articles on this mozilla website.

By looking at technical info and logs I see that firefox sends out many HTTP requests rapidly. Sends many out before receiving a response to one. I think what happens is there are so many responses coming rapidly from the servers that some get dropped in the local internet due to limits on the amount of traffic (congestion). My local internet is known to have limitations.

So I want to try throttling firefox, that is make it send out HTTP requests slowly or wait for a reply before sending the next request. How can I do that?

Again I want to emphasize I have already pursued many tips on this mozilla website so you don't need to suggest any of those.

Asked by Ayrehead 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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How do I restore accidentally deleted passwords in Firefox 52 with Windows XP?

I accidentally deleted all my saved passwords in Firefox while intending to delete only one password. I have Firefox version 52, with Windows XP. All of the solutions I h… (read more)

I accidentally deleted all my saved passwords in Firefox while intending to delete only one password.

I have Firefox version 52, with Windows XP. All of the solutions I have found online so far only apply to later versions of Windows (7 and beyond). I understand that my logins.json file is the one which needs to be restored to its earlier condition, but I cannot find any way to do this in Windows XP.

Immediate help requested. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Asked by DaveSteve 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How to run with safety a Java certified web based applet

I want to run with safety a Java certified web based applet. It's a Java game which it's certified. I have the latest Java version. I downloaded 52.9 ESR Firefox which t… (read more)

I want to run with safety a Java certified web based applet. It's a Java game which it's certified. I have the latest Java version. I downloaded 52.9 ESR Firefox which there is a problem with it https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1235246#answer-1158505 , and I have noscript and https everywhere except from antivirus. Is it possible while playing, another script which does not belong to game to run?

Asked by johncfire 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How to stop sites from changing the behaviour of keys?

In some sites, I can't use arrow keys or pgup pgdown to scroll or f5 to refresh, which is very annoying. Disabling javascript does make the keys work again but breaks the… (read more)

In some sites, I can't use arrow keys or pgup pgdown to scroll or f5 to refresh, which is very annoying. Disabling javascript does make the keys work again but breaks the sites. Is there a way to block the javascript thing that mess with the keys or force the browser standard key behaviour?

Asked by FakeName 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How do you get rid of all types of auto completion when typing in an address in the address bar?

The search bar setting is set to "Use the address bar for search and navigation", I don't want to use "Add search bar in toolbar", because I don't want to have the extra … (read more)

The search bar setting is set to "Use the address bar for search and navigation", I don't want to use "Add search bar in toolbar", because I don't want to have the extra search field in the top part of the browser, and if I go to customize, and remove it, it just changes the setting back to "Use the address bar for search and navigation".

I've already disabled the default search engine: "Provide search suggestions", and Address Bar: "Browsing history", "Bookmarks", and "Open tabs" options.

I want to be able to type an address in the address bar, without having any kind of auto completion options, but right now when I try to type and address like google for example, it still shows two lines with visit and search options, and it says "search for google with:", then shows icons for a bunch of different search engines.

I used to use firefox but stopped using it a while ago when they made ridiculous changes to it, and I'd like to use it again, but I don't know how to disable the address bar auto completion settings completely. Is there a way to fix that? Thanks.

Asked by ip02 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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why so many profile files?

After one opening of FF, FF opens and stores data in 11208 files for a total of 210.39MB. It uses .....Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\kn2940wd.default\...... Why so man… (read more)

After one opening of FF, FF opens and stores data in 11208 files for a total of 210.39MB. It uses .....Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\kn2940wd.default\...... Why so many profiles and why doesn't FF delete all these files when a session is finished? This causes FF to use 100% of disk time and causes FF to "Not Responding".

Asked by FirefoxNotResponding 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Firefox is no longer capable of doing many of the things that made it great

I know the support forum isn't the best place for this, but I really don't know how else to get people's thoughts on this. I get the impression the Devs have no idea how … (read more)

I know the support forum isn't the best place for this, but I really don't know how else to get people's thoughts on this. I get the impression the Devs have no idea how or why some people use Firefox.

I've been using Firefox on and off before it was even at version 1.0. When I started working at a big company in 2008 with a locked-down IT policy, Firefox had me 100% covered, and did everything I could ever dream of wanting it to do.

In the last year or two, key features that always made it a winner have slowly been disappearing, and now it has gotten to the point that it is actually barely any better than IE11, and no different than Chrome. Why? Big reason is now addons don't work, or can't work the way they used to/need to, but it goes beyond that.

1. I can no longer have my homepage open, when I load a new tab. This is absolutely mind boggling, even internet explorer can do that! NOTE: My homepage is a webpage saved on my harddrive that I made that gives me quick access to everything I need to do for work. I used to be able to load it natively, then it became something that required an add-on, and now it is completely broken, and impossible to do.

2. Devs clearly don't understand the concept of a PROXY. Lots of people (i.e. in corporate environments) have everything go through a proxy. I can't even use the firefox installer anymore (as I discovered yesterday) because it requires a direct connection to the internet.

3. Speaking of Proxy issues, when I open firefox, it immediately needs to connect to the internet, resulting in proxy authentication pop-ups. These used to be Auto-accepted with the addon AUTO-AUTH, however with the new web API crap this apparently isn't possible. There are settings in firefox that are supposed to auto-accept proxy-logins, but they don't work. So - I'm stuck hitting enter every single time I open the bloody program. There is no way to delay or stop firefox from automatically trying to connect to the internet which is also stupid.

4. I could go on, but what's the point... the Devs don't care. Time to go back to FF v51 or whatever version it was before things went so wrong and hang on to that, with my windows 7 installation. Sigh.

Asked by Cab0oze 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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When I wach youtube, any video freeze at 23.18!

At first freeze video, then freeze audio too, and all stoped. If I reload the window and check to 23.18, I can watch video next, strictly until 46.36 ie two times more. I… (read more)

At first freeze video, then freeze audio too, and all stoped. If I reload the window and check to 23.18, I can watch video next, strictly until 46.36 ie two times more. I understand that using WXP and FF ESR 52.7.3, something might not work, but I dont understand, why does up to 23.18 work, and after - no?!

Asked by bgfdbhdbhen 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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unknown web site connected to when starting Firefox?

When I open firefox, my firewall asks permission to connect to 187.27.199.10, Akamai, Cambridge, MA. If I deny can not access the internet. Is this location associated wi… (read more)

When I open firefox, my firewall asks permission to connect to 187.27.199.10, Akamai, Cambridge, MA. If I deny can not access the internet. Is this location associated with Mozilla/Firefox?

Asked by jt711 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why Mozilla Firefox has become such a bullshit programm? I would not pay 0,01USD for such a rubbish!

Why Mozilla Firefox hasd become such a bullshit programm? I would not pay 0,01USD for such a rubbish! Quite regularly (i.e. at least twice a week) this shitty rubbish bro… (read more)

Why Mozilla Firefox hasd become such a bullshit programm? I would not pay 0,01USD for such a rubbish! Quite regularly (i.e. at least twice a week) this shitty rubbish browser collapses! Go and make Your homework!

Asked by sloburn3000 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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I cannot access my hotmail account via firefox, but have checked and there is no problem with my hotmail account.

I cannot access my hotmail account via firefox, but have checked and there is no problem with my hotmail account, i can access it via other web browsers. Can anyone offer… (read more)

I cannot access my hotmail account via firefox, but have checked and there is no problem with my hotmail account, i can access it via other web browsers. Can anyone offer any help as to what the problem might be?

Asked by kathr 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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uploaded Youtube video will not play on browser.

I've started making some promotional videos for my website recently and me not being the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to computer tech, I ask a lot of question… (read more)

I've started making some promotional videos for my website recently and me not being the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to computer tech, I ask a lot of questions first before I plunge in.

Now the problem I have here is as seen with some other questions that my browser does not support any of the video formats etc etc, giving me an html 5 error.

My software is Camtasia Studio 8, the exact same as one of my friends use, I had to ask him what format do I use for uploading to Youtube, he said to leave it as the default which was MP4 720p, which I did. After uploading was complete on youtube I got the error message; totally bizarre really because I can see videos he has made quite well, with the same settings. Generally I can see 99% of videos on youtube. (although I cannot see any at all on Dailymotion, but that isn't an issue)

My Browser is Firefox 52.9.0, my operating system is Windows XP.

Asked by Melanie86 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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unable to open gmail.com website infirefox 56.0.2 64 -bit

Completely unable to open gmail.com and to login into my gmail account in firefox 56.0.2 64-bit. Message (2) that apear on the screen are: 1. Corrupted Content Error … (read more)

Completely unable to open gmail.com and to login into my gmail account in firefox 56.0.2 64-bit. Message (2) that apear on the screen are: 1. Corrupted Content Error

   The site at   https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0    has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be     
    repaired.
   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

2. Corrupted Content Error

    The site at   https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#spam    has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot   
     be repaired.
    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.
     Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.



Problem appeared 5-6 days ago.Runing windows 8.01,Kaspersky internet security(for several years had no problem with it). In Google Chrome and on i Phone,that issue does not exist (yet). Other web pages still have no souch problem(to be precise I'm not having that kind of problem :ONLY WITH gmail.com  ! )

What might be the cause , and how to solve it. Did Google change something,so that earlier versions of firefox do not work with gmail anymore (keeping the 56.0.2 because of Ant video downloader)

THANK YOU FOR THE ANSWER AND HELP IN ADVANCE !!!

Asked by Dmitar8 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Browser don't show some pages

For example: -http://itpool.ru/blog/arhiviruem-faylyi-s-pomoschyu-programmyi-pkzip.html -https://www.notebookcheck-ru.com/Obzor-noutbuka-Dell-Latitude-E6520-i5-HD.53226.0… (read more)

For example: -http://itpool.ru/blog/arhiviruem-faylyi-s-pomoschyu-programmyi-pkzip.html -https://www.notebookcheck-ru.com/Obzor-noutbuka-Dell-Latitude-E6520-i5-HD.53226.0.html

I can download any info about mu browser. I was try to use Mozilla x64 night, but after mozilla sync activation it was equal on see to my old x32 mozilla=((. Also i see all hystory and all added in new wersion plugins. Nefore sync Mozilla x64 night was display exampled above pages. I think it's block some of plugins. King regards

Asked by saifullin 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can't import bookmarks from Firefox 63.0 to Firefox 56.0.2

I was running Firefox ver. 56.0.2. Somehow it updated to Firefox 63.0. I reinstalled ver. 56.0.2. All my bookmarks have disappeared. I have tried to restore yesterdays… (read more)

I was running Firefox ver. 56.0.2. Somehow it updated to Firefox 63.0. I reinstalled ver. 56.0.2. All my bookmarks have disappeared. I have tried to restore yesterdays bookmarks and I get a message saying "unable to process the backup file".

How can I get my bookmarks back?

Thanks, Docfxit

PS: I also can't save a bookmark

Asked by Docfxit 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago