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Adobe Flash Not Working Firefox 21

I just installed Firefox's newest version 21. I went to a website which required flash and it said I did not have flash installed. So I installed flash from adobe's websi… (read more)

I just installed Firefox's newest version 21. I went to a website which required flash and it said I did not have flash installed. So I installed flash from adobe's website and it said it installed successfully I went back to the website after restarting my browser and it still did not work. I restarted my computer and nothing. I reinstalled flash again and it still does not work even though adobe is telling me it installed successfully.

Asked by richey.kyle.i 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Open links in the same tab?

Whenever I browse on Firefox and click on a link it opens in a new tab, I want it to open in the same tab. Is that possible? Because every time I open up a link, then my … (read more)

Whenever I browse on Firefox and click on a link it opens in a new tab, I want it to open in the same tab. Is that possible? Because every time I open up a link, then my tabs gets longer, like ten in one window.

Asked by iSkyiera 6 years ago

Answered by ideato 6 years ago

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Firefox do not play sound in any HTML5 player.

When trying to play any sample from any album sold in Bandcamp.com the player starts playing, but there is no sound. Meanwhile other browsers plays it fine. I use latest … (read more)

When trying to play any sample from any album sold in Bandcamp.com the player starts playing, but there is no sound. Meanwhile other browsers plays it fine.

I use latest FF, I tried disabling various addons and plugins but it didn't help (they are not sound related anyway).

I run on Win8x64.

Update: The sound plays fine everywhere else on Firefox. YouTube etc. It plays everywhere except Bandcamp.

And the Bandcamp player is not Flash, it has nothing Flash related. It is HTML5 player.

Asked by rhazor 6 years ago

Answered by rhazor 6 years ago

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How to Start the Firefox in Safe Mode on Windows 8 Directly from Start Menu without switching from normal start?

Is there any option to start the firefox the safe mode without opening the firefox i normal mode In Windows 7 there is an option to start the Firefox in Safe Mode in the … (read more)

Is there any option to start the firefox the safe mode without opening the firefox i normal mode

In Windows 7 there is an option to start the Firefox in Safe Mode in the Mozilla Firefox Menu

Asked by Rigin Oommen 6 years ago

Answered by Moses 6 years ago

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Cannot run Java with Firefox

I have tried anything for 5 hours and nothing works. New dell laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bits. Firefox version: 37.0a1 (2014-12-05). Install Java twice via jxpiinstall.e… (read more)

I have tried anything for 5 hours and nothing works.

New dell laptop with Windows 8.1 64 bits. Firefox version: 37.0a1 (2014-12-05). Install Java twice via jxpiinstall.exe and jre-8u25-windows-i586-iftw.exe. 32 bits version. Java test page https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp reports that 'java is disabled or not installed'. Java console shows that Java is enabled for browsers. DOS Command line 'java -version' shows java running. I have even put the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_25' in the global PATH variable and created a JAVA_HOME variable with this directory. I went into regedit and change the rights on all mozilla mozilla.org keys.

Finally, I downloaded Chrome and it works after some configuration. Regards.

PS: the register process to be able to ask a question is the most impossible (being polite) that I have ever seen.

Asked by jp_fayolle 5 years ago

Answered by finitarry 5 years ago

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Mixed Content Blocking preferences not remembered

I want to permanently disable Mixed content Blocking on certain websites. When I click "Disable protection on this page", Firefox seems to remember the choice till the en… (read more)

I want to permanently disable Mixed content Blocking on certain websites. When I click "Disable protection on this page", Firefox seems to remember the choice till the end of the session. After restart I have to disable it again. Is there a way to remember these settings permanently, without turning the entire feature off?

Asked by maaxxify 6 years ago

Answered by MattC 6 years ago

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how can I stop firefox from preventing pages to automatically redirect to another page

This problem was raised 2 years ago but was never resolved to the user then and the problem they were having the same one I came looking for an answer to. I need to be … (read more)

This problem was raised 2 years ago but was never resolved to the user then and the problem they were having the same one I came looking for an answer to.

I need to be able to allow individual sites to "automatically redirect" while preventing other sites from having that privilege.

As it is now, I use Opera to access the problem site when Firefox won't allow it. I REALLY DON'T want to change this setting universally.

Asked by rv4fun 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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How to change program used to open mailto links in windows 8

I'd like to use Firefox to open Mailto links in Windows 8. I found this support article, but it isn't relevant to Windows 8: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-… (read more)

I'd like to use Firefox to open Mailto links in Windows 8. I found this support article, but it isn't relevant to Windows 8: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-program-used-open-email-links?esab=a&as=aaq

When I open Control Panel --> Default Programs, and try to associate Mailto with Firefox, the only options it gives me are "Mail" (the Metro app I'm trying to ditch) and "Look for an app in the Store". No Firefox. How do I get Firefox to appear in the list of apps that can be associated with Mailto? Thanks very much for any help.

Asked by Tridens 7 years ago

Answered by Tridens 7 years ago

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How to stop Firefox from hanging and lagging?

I have tried nearly everything I have seen suggested so far, but nothing seems to work. Firefox started hanging and lagging randomly a few days ago. When scrolling, hover… (read more)

I have tried nearly everything I have seen suggested so far, but nothing seems to work. Firefox started hanging and lagging randomly a few days ago. When scrolling, hovering over buttons, clicking and typing, there tends to be a half-second or 1 second delay. Youtube videos and other video websites are basically unwatchable because they lag so much.

So far I have tried:

- starting firefox in safemode - resetting firefox - using hardware accelleration and not using hardware acceleration to see if there was any changes. - disabling all plugins and extensions and disabling each one-by-one to see if any took up a lot of memory usage. (Firefox memory usage was sometimes over 400 Mb) - downloading a freeware program called "Firemin" which apparently stops memory leaks when used to launch firefox. (Memory usage went from 350-400 Mb to 4-8 Mb !) This helped slightly when watching youtube videos but not with any other hanging and lagging problems.

I'm currently using Firefox 22.0.

Please if you have any suggestions respond because I do not want to have to resort to using Chrome. I am too used to using firefox and don't want to lose my bookmarks.

Asked by tasteslikemunchies 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Can't copy and paste from Firefox 22.0 anymore other than ctrl c & v

Normally I would select/wrap text in Firefox and right click and choose copy from the top of menu, click and go to Word,Notepad etc. and go to paste but nothing there pas… (read more)

Normally I would select/wrap text in Firefox and right click and choose copy from the top of menu, click and go to Word,Notepad etc. and go to paste but nothing there paste item in menu greyed out.

It works ok ctrl v and c but is frustrating because the built-in function is so much cleaner

  • UPDATE - Downloaded Firefox 23.0 Beta1 - problem is gone - works again - Thanks all!!

Asked by jimmy-d 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Firefox doesn't load some facebook games

I am using Firefox 20. I can play Facebook games like Angry birds. Flash player is not the problem because YouTube works fine. games like crazy taxi, cube, backgammon not… (read more)

I am using Firefox 20. I can play Facebook games like Angry birds. Flash player is not the problem because YouTube works fine. games like crazy taxi, cube, backgammon not loading, not even the page - full blank. I tried with other browsers, It works.

Asked by mayouran 7 years ago

Answered by Kail 7 years ago

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Firefox not rendering or displaying graphics correctly, tried everything?

Firefox not rendering or displaying graphics correctly... When a page first loads up, fine but if you hit some buttons, then the back button to go back to the page the im… (read more)

Firefox not rendering or displaying graphics correctly... When a page first loads up, fine but if you hit some buttons, then the back button to go back to the page the image is either cut in half or missing pieces of it, On the page that it happens, if I delete the history and refresh page, everything is fine again, I also was working on a web page that does the same thing , on the server or locally, I tried no- cache, refresh on page load, ran Firefox in safe mode, my friend has Firefox also and he got the same results, Internet explorer, no problems, Chrome no problems, I need to fix this with in webpage I'm working on on the code side, so that everyone doesn't have this problem.

Asked by Nat611 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How do I download an XPI without Firefox trying to install it?

Mail Redirect, a TB addon, recently switched to Sourceforge because MozDev was shutting down or something. However, attempting to download the latest XPI from Sourceforge… (read more)

Mail Redirect, a TB addon, recently switched to Sourceforge because MozDev was shutting down or something. However, attempting to download the latest XPI from Sourceforge (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/mailredirect/mailredirect-0.7.7-sm%2Btb.xpi?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fmailredirect%2F%3Fsource%3Ddirectory&ts=1370301869&use_mirror=iweb) fails, because Firefox assumes the download is supposed to be an install of a Firefox addon, and Mail Redirect's metadata is set to be incompatible with Firefox.

There is no way to override this and force an actual download; clicking "Direct Link" on the page does the same thing, and dragging either of the links to the Downloads window (Ctrl-J) downloads an HTML document with a .XPI extension, which is obviously useless. What's more, Thunderbird has no convenient way of opening arbitrary webpages.

I finally caved and used IE to download it. It took about 30 seconds.

Asked by Web-Crawling_Stickler 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Enabling SSL

i just have updated my firefox beta to version 23. the problem is i cant find the encryption tab to enable SSL so this error keeps coming "Secure Connection Failed!. … (read more)

i just have updated my firefox beta to version 23. the problem is i cant find the encryption tab to enable SSL so this error keeps coming "Secure Connection Failed!.

Asked by miladv9 7 years ago

Answered by farid87 6 years ago

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Where is the settings tab/button?

I can't seem to find the settings button. I have looked for answers similar to mine, but no success. This is such a confusing web browser.! I thought maybe it would be ne… (read more)

I can't seem to find the settings button. I have looked for answers similar to mine, but no success. This is such a confusing web browser.! I thought maybe it would be near the star, down arrow, and home button..but it's not. So I looked under the orange Firefox thing. No luck. No matter where I look at, I do not find my solution. All I wish to do is change my homepage and a few other things. But I am having no such luck on changing my homepage. I thought maybe going into Control Panel --> Network & Internet --> Internet Options --> Change homepage (Internet Properties)..but that didn't solve my issue nether. I just don't understand why the developer did not place the settings tab/button right in clear view. The developer would have such more users if he/she changed the way the browser was set up. Please help! Thank you for your time.

Asked by Angel2014 6 years ago

Answered by SHASHANK ROY 6 years ago

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Why can't I get the "save as" option when I download a file, it automatically saves EVERYTHING to download folder.

When I download a file, I used to get an option to "save as", instead of just save. If I download a file I like to immediately download it into the appropriate folder on … (read more)

When I download a file, I used to get an option to "save as", instead of just save. If I download a file I like to immediately download it into the appropriate folder on my desktop (not just one folder.) Instead I have to download it, go into the downloads folder and move it. I do a lot of downloading for work and this is just an extra step that I find so annoying. Is there a way to change this, or and "add on" feature to get "save as" as an option? I get this option on Internet Explorer, but I do not like using IE :(

Asked by bebeblues 6 years ago

Answered by user633449 6 years ago

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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 6 years ago

Answered by alex19993 6 years ago