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How to remove tab history.

Despite clearing history, setting remember history to never, etc., still Firefox remembers my history in the tabs when I open a new tab. It shows certain sites. This is… (read more)

Despite clearing history, setting remember history to never, etc., still Firefox remembers my history in the tabs when I open a new tab. It shows certain sites. This is clearly in direct opposition to the clear history settings I have obviously selected, violating my privacy.

Aside from the cognitive dissonance of a browser that is supposed to be secure being completely insecure, and people not having stopped using it entirely, I assume either someone knows how to turn off tab history, or people are naively using Firefox thinking it is a secure browser.

If the first is the case, and people do know how to turn off tab history, I would like a clear explanation of how to do that, something not only a technical geek could understand.

Asked by alex19993 7 years ago

Answered by alex19993 7 years ago

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Connect your classic printers with Google Cloud Print like in chrome

be able to do this or similar in firefox If your printer is Cloud Ready, follow your manufacturer's provided instructions or see setting up your Cloud Ready printer. To c… (read more)

be able to do this or similar in firefox

If your printer is Cloud Ready, follow your manufacturer's provided instructions or see setting up your Cloud Ready printer.

To connect your classic printer, enable the Google Cloud Print connector on any (non-Chrome OS) computer that is already connected to your printer and able to print. You'll need Google Chrome to be installed on the computer. If you're using Windows XP, make sure you also have the Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed.

Once Google Chrome is installed, follow the steps below to enable the Google Cloud Print connector in Google Chrome.

   Log in to your user account on the Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.
   Open Google Chrome.
   Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
   Select Settings.
   Click the Show advanced settings link.
   Scroll down to the “Google Cloud Print” section. Click Manage.
   The next screen will show a list of devices already registered with Google Cloud Print, and new devices available on the network.
   In the "Classic printers" section, click Add printers.
   You'll see a confirmation that Google Cloud Print has been enabled. Click Manage your printers to learn more.

The printer is now associated with your Google Account and connected to Google Cloud Print. You can print to this printer using Google Cloud Print whenever you’re signed in with the same Google Account.

Asked by no1adamg 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Which version is best for Windows 8, 64 bit

I am currently running Firefox 22.0 and my browser keeps crashing. I am using windows 8 on a brand new 64 bit computer. When I investigated the upgrade to 22 i see that… (read more)

I am currently running Firefox 22.0 and my browser keeps crashing.

I am using windows 8 on a brand new 64 bit computer. When I investigated the upgrade to 22 i see that it is not recommended for 64 bit computers.

What version of firefox is my best bet on this computer?

Asked by naofisher 7 years ago

Last reply by kobe 7 years ago

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The OCSP response is not yet valid (contains a date in the future)

I receive this message when I try to go to any of the websites linked from the Add-ons Manager in Mozilla Firefox browser. Furthermore, the 'Get Add-ons' tab as well as m… (read more)

I receive this message when I try to go to any of the websites linked from the Add-ons Manager in Mozilla Firefox browser. Furthermore, the 'Get Add-ons' tab as well as mozilla.org pages will not load properly - they load as basic html, without any formatting or pictures. All other websites are loading properly, and I only have this problem when using the Firefox browser. I am using Windows 8.

Asked by lht333 7 years ago

Answered by lht333 7 years ago

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Firefox "crashes" to all-white screen

So this has been happening starting just recently, only a few days ago. When doing random tasks or just browsing, with either 1 tab open or 8 tabs open, Firefox will some… (read more)

So this has been happening starting just recently, only a few days ago. When doing random tasks or just browsing, with either 1 tab open or 8 tabs open, Firefox will sometimes freeze indefinitely, though the cursor still changes to an I-beam over inputs and a pointer over buttons and link elements. I can minimize the window using the minimize button, but when I open the window again from the taskbar the window is now completely white. If I have two instances of Firefox running when this happens, the other freezes in the same way.

I'm not getting any crash reports and when I close the window or end the task from the task manager it acts as if I had normally closed a window, not restoring the previous session as Firefox would do if it actually crashed and the crash report handled it.

Asked by EpikYummeh 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox horribly slow loading the first time

this has been going on for a while and i am considering the previously unthinkable and switching to Chrome, i don't want to but waiting five minutes for firefox to open i… (read more)

this has been going on for a while and i am considering the previously unthinkable and switching to Chrome, i don't want to but waiting five minutes for firefox to open is getting on my last never. the thing is, it only is this slow the first time. after that it is fast as usual. i have tried disabling all addons and plug ins, nothing works. as i said, it only does this when i try to open it up first thing in the morning after booting up the computer. i have a fast computer too, an intel i7 3770 processor and 16 gigs of ram so that is not an issue. i am running windows 8 by the way. i click on the firefox icon and it does nothing for at least a few minutes, then opens. very frustrating. also, i have disabled prefetch as well, no good. attached are screenshots of my addons and plug ins. yes, i have uninstalled it completely and reinstalled, no luck.

Asked by Historywriter 7 years ago

Last reply by Jgor01 7 years ago

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No Roboform toolbar in Firefox 22 Beta

Locking this "beta" thread. Firefox 22 was released yesterday. I have a Windows 8 laptop on the Beta channel. I updated to Firefox 22 Beta yesterday and noticed that th… (read more)

Locking this "beta" thread. Firefox 22 was released yesterday.


I have a Windows 8 laptop on the Beta channel. I updated to Firefox 22 Beta yesterday and noticed that the Roboform toolbox was missing. I reinstalled Roboform, just to make sure, but it was not present in the browser windows, nor is it on the Toolbar menu. It does show as an installed add-in, and the toolbar is present in I.E. 10 and Chrome.

Asked by blegs38552 7 years ago

Last reply by 55brianb 7 years ago

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Need Windows Media Player Plugin for Windows 8

When I go thru the directions to install the plugin it only shows up to Windows 7. I have Windows 8. The media player works fine thru Internet Explorer, but I'd rather … (read more)

When I go thru the directions to install the plugin it only shows up to Windows 7. I have Windows 8. The media player works fine thru Internet Explorer, but I'd rather use Firefox.

Problem - I have an important viewing of my daughter's 3d/4d ultrasound this Saturday and I don't want to mess up my laptop by installing the wrong version and not being able to view it at all.

Thanks.

Asked by sah50hme 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Before your Firefox Help question (Although I enabled cookies google tells me I need to enable cookies or clear cache./cookie mismatch)

I've just been through this and being spun around in a circle! Before your Firefox Help question (Although I enabled cookies google tells me I need to enable cookies or c… (read more)

I've just been through this and being spun around in a circle!

Before your Firefox Help question (Although I enabled cookies google tells me I need to enable cookies or clear cache./cookie mismatch)

Asked by Thursday_14 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Firefox prevents me from copying and pasting content from websites. How do I fix this problem?

When I enter this website, there are certain areas that FIrefox will allow me to copy and paste. However, if the content is located within frames, I get a message that in… (read more)

When I enter this website, there are certain areas that FIrefox will allow me to copy and paste. However, if the content is located within frames, I get a message that indicates that Copy/Cut/Paste options are unavailable in Mozilla and Firefox. Then, the information box asks me if I want more information or to cancel the request. When I ask for more information, the system offers information about altering the preferences; however, those steps don't appear to work for me. Please help.

Thanks.

Asked by csholola 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Bookmarks - Convert from places.sqlite to .xlsx (Excel) - How?

I have installed SQLite Manager 0.8.1 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/ Go to File Explorer / Show Hidden items (so you can see App Data, nex… (read more)

I have installed SQLite Manager 0.8.1

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sqlite-manager/

Go to File Explorer / Show Hidden items (so you can see App Data, next)

Put a copy of places.sqlite in C:\temp (work from a copy)

C: \ Users \ Username \ App Data \ Roaming \ Mozilla \ Firefox \ Profiles \ long string \ places.sqlite

Go to the FF drop down menu in the top left / Web Developer / SQLite Manager

. . . it opens the program in a new window

Within the program, go to:

Database / Connect Database / C:/temp/places.sqlite

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You will see many Tables. The two pertinent ones I think are:

moz_bookmarks / Browse & Search tab

all the new bookmark Titles are in here at the bottom, even ones not in the Unsorted folder, but the URLs are not here!

the Titles appear to be added in sequential order, according to the id


moz_places / Browse & Search tab

all the new bookmark Titles, and URLs, are in here, they are not readily identifiable, you have to use Ctrl+F

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To export the tables:

right-click on the table / Export Table /

CSV tab / [check] First row contains column names

Comma, Double quotes, Save CSV Export Settings

Ok / Save it to desktop as a CSV

Open the CSV, and then save it as an xlsx

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Question: How can I get my Title and URLs?

There are over 17,000 rows in moz_places.

I would be putting all new bookmark in Unsorted though, so the question is, how do you identify them?

This seems possible.

Alternatively, if I could add the URL column to moz_bookmarks, then I could just export that. I would work from a copy . . . but it doesn't look like SQLite Manager will let me do this.

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I have also installed: SQLite Database Browser, Version 2.0b1

http://sourceforge.net/projects/sqlitebrowser/

I try to open places.sqlite with it, and nothing happens. Any idea why? Thx.

Asked by sludge7051-x 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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I get this message on the new Firefox v22 -Error: Illegal operation on WrappedNative prototype object

Every time I go to a website other than mozilla support I get the following -Error: Illegal operation on WrappedNative prototype object I have updated Java on my Windows … (read more)

Every time I go to a website other than mozilla support I get the following -Error: Illegal operation on WrappedNative prototype object

I have updated Java on my Windows 8 machine. I have not gone to 8.1 yet. On the older version of Firefox -(I used it an hour ago) this message did not appear.

What do I need to do>

Asked by marvealan 7 years ago

Answered by kathelee 7 years ago

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Firefox doesn't prompt to authenticate proxy settings

After entering my proxy settings, I am never prompted to enter my login info and thus nothing loads but Firefox's "Unable to connect" error page. I've tried restarting wi… (read more)

After entering my proxy settings, I am never prompted to enter my login info and thus nothing loads but Firefox's "Unable to connect" error page. I've tried restarting with addons disabled (safe mode), but still no luck.

Asked by frank_r 7 years ago

Last reply by RandomlyGenerated 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 6 years ago

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Firefox has started freezing on opening and crashes/freezes frequently during use.

Firefox has begun opening very [very!] slowly, as well as crashing and freezing during use. This is happening on all of my three machines, two running Win 7 and one Win 8… (read more)

Firefox has begun opening very [very!] slowly, as well as crashing and freezing during use. This is happening on all of my three machines, two running Win 7 and one Win 8. I have tried refreshing and disabling hardware acceleration, but to no avail. Now it seems to freeze on opening and takes a minute or two even to become responsive, if at all. When I look at Task Manager during a freeze I see the Firefox process is using 35-50% of memory [i have 8GB, 12GB and 16GB] and up to 50% of processsor resources. All has been fine until the last couple of weeks. As an adjunct, in the last month I have noticed an almost permanent error message on the status bar - "Sync encountered an error while synchronising: Unknown error. Sync will automatically retry this action."

Asked by tontoe 5 years ago

Answered by tontoe 5 years ago