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I can't enable/disable "allow third party cookies" with the new Firefox preferences

The newly revised preferences for Firefox--specifically 'Privacy' and 'Security' don't appear to have an option for me to enable and disable third-party cookies. I don't… (read more)

The newly revised preferences for Firefox--specifically 'Privacy' and 'Security' don't appear to have an option for me to enable and disable third-party cookies. I don't allow them generally, but need to enable them in order to use my bank's billpay. PLEASE--if anyone has an answer to this, I'm trying to find out how to enable and disable third-party cookies, as I did with the previous Firefox preferences.

Asked by jfgboston 9 years ago

Answered by optional 9 years ago

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Copying Safari Bookmarks to Firefox - I like to use both browsers!

I was looking for an "Import Bookmarks" function in Firefox so my Safari and Firefox bookmarks will be the same. I like to use both browsers since they sometimes operate… (read more)

I was looking for an "Import Bookmarks" function in Firefox so my Safari and Firefox bookmarks will be the same. I like to use both browsers since they sometimes operate differently with various websites. An example: HP Velotechnik in Germany manufactures high end recumbent bikes and trikes. They have a "Configurator Tool" that only opens in the latest version of Firefox. It will not open in Safari. ( A Java problem, I think) I am running Mac OS 10.7.2 on both an iMac and a MacBook Pro.

The question is how do I import my Safari bookmarks into Firefox.

Thanks,

Nick Prahl

Asked by nickprahl 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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After upgrade why do I have Old English style font on alert boxes and text on some sites?

The browser is picking up fonts from my font list to use in browser alert boxes, pull down menus, and sometimes in whole web sites. Unfortunately it chose a Old English f… (read more)

The browser is picking up fonts from my font list to use in browser alert boxes, pull down menus, and sometimes in whole web sites. Unfortunately it chose a Old English font that is virtually impossible to read under 18pt. It also uses a second scrip font for Bold styles.

For an example of where it is used, the pull down menu at the bottom of the Firefox Help page labeled "Other Languages" appears on my screen as an Old English font called "Westminster Gofisch"

Asked by whaleyk 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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can't play ogv video on this site

I am using firefox 8 on mac, and can't play ogv videos on this site: http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/f10launchstudio/videos.html I have tried in safemode with the same… (read more)

I am using firefox 8 on mac, and can't play ogv videos on this site: http://www.chronosnet.com/Products/f10launchstudio/videos.html

I have tried in safemode with the same result. I right click on the video, there's video control like (play/mute/hide control/full scren) but they're blurred out.

plugins installed: Java Applet Plug-in QuickTime Plug-in 7.7.1 Flip4Mac Windows Media Plugin 2.4.0.11 Silverlight Plug-In 4.0.60831.0 SharePoint Browser Plug-in iPhotoPhotocast doubleTwist Web Plugin Glims iGetter Plugin

Asked by lostforest 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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OSX Firefox freezes when trying to play youtube videos on facebook.

When I click on embedded youtube videos on facebook, OSX firefox freezes, and I need to force quit. Everything is up to date, and this problem has been going on for at le… (read more)

When I click on embedded youtube videos on facebook, OSX firefox freezes, and I need to force quit. Everything is up to date, and this problem has been going on for at least two updates.

Asked by virus1244 9 years ago

Answered by Matt_G 9 years ago

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How do I disenroll from beta update channel?

I agreed to be a "beta update channel" person a long time ago when I was rarely using Firefox. Now two things have changed: I am restricted to 5G a month (both up and dow… (read more)

I agreed to be a "beta update channel" person a long time ago when I was rarely using Firefox.

Now two things have changed: I am restricted to 5G a month (both up and download). I am switching to Firefox as my default browser.

Someone told me that I need to make sure I disenroll from any apps that relay usage information back to the developers. Because that is one way I can "leak" MB out of my monthly allotment.

Please understand that I am an amateur computer user and this might seem like a ridiculous question.

The bottom line is that I just want the regular version of Firefox, not the beta tester version.

Asked by urbfarm 9 years ago

Answered by rbillings 9 years ago

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Subscribing to RSS feeds in Thunderbird

When I go to an RSS feed on a website I get given the pop-up option to "Subscribe to this feed using..." and Thunderbird in the drop down options menu. When I click Subs… (read more)

When I go to an RSS feed on a website I get given the pop-up option to "Subscribe to this feed using..." and Thunderbird in the drop down options menu. When I click Subscribe though all that happens is it switches to Thunderbird but no feed appears. What am I doing wrong?

Firefox 7.0.1, TBird 7.0.1 on Mac OSX 10.7.2

Asked by Tony_Raven 9 years ago

Answered by xr417 9 years ago

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can't close window (not tab) with "CMD"+"W" on mac version of firefox 7.0.1 and firefox 8.0

i noticed that firefox can't no longer closed an opened window using "cmd"+"w" since version 7.0.1. i have to close the window by clicking the "x" button on the upper lef… (read more)

i noticed that firefox can't no longer closed an opened window using "cmd"+"w" since version 7.0.1. i have to close the window by clicking the "x" button on the upper left corner instead. i just updated to version 8 today and the problem still existed. it has never happened in previous version.

this is quite annoying especially for pop-ups.

is it a bug or a newly added feature? how can i restore it to the way it was?

thanks

Asked by xpcoolz 9 years ago

Answered by xpcoolz 9 years ago

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When I click certain links at the amazon sites nothing happens. The message of javascript:void(false) appears in the south left corner of the screen.

This only happens in the amazon site and specifically in the cart page when pressing the "delete" or "save for later" options. The message appears even before i click on… (read more)

This only happens in the amazon site and specifically in the cart page when pressing the "delete" or "save for later" options. The message appears even before i click on the option.'

Asked by julioencasa 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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can I prevent google analytics from placing its script on pages I open?

I resent google analytics for placing its script on every page that website builders ask it to. Users place a script like this on their page, which then google does when… (read more)

I resent google analytics for placing its script on every page that website builders ask it to. Users place a script like this on their page, which then google does when this request script is present. It always looks similar to this:

<script type="text/javascript"> var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.[my spoiler]com/' ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); </script>

When you open any page containing this script, it will write google's analytic script at the top of that page, this in turn, collects data about you and your browsing. At the bottom of the page is the second half of this b.s. script. How can I program Firefox to recognize this particular string at onload and jimmy this script so it can't write the script it's meant to?

Microsoft and others also have such gimmicks I'd like to jam. MS puts a 1x1 pixel "img" tag, which isn't meant to be noticed, but Firefox automatically performs a 'get' for it. This phony image is really a reference number that ends up cached.

Even this FireFof Help Page puts a similar script on this page:

<script src="/media/js/webtrends.[my spoiler]js" defer="">

Is anyone else ticked off by this? If so, can you offer help?

Many thanks in advance!

Asked by mykstor 9 years ago

Answered by David McRitchie 9 years ago

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HOW DO I DELETE BOOKMARKS FROM THE BOOKMAR TOOLBAR ON MY MAC???

Various bookmarks have appeared on my bookmarks toolbar. There are several I don't want to be there. Firefox help explains how to ADD bookmarks to the bookmarks toolbar b… (read more)

Various bookmarks have appeared on my bookmarks toolbar. There are several I don't want to be there. Firefox help explains how to ADD bookmarks to the bookmarks toolbar but not how to REMOVE them. I would very much like to know how to do that.

Asked by user86 9 years ago

Answered by zfang 9 years ago

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firefox 9 bookmark icons missing

Firefox 9 bookmark icons have disappeared. this appears to have happened after updating to version 9 of Firefox for Mac. I only have a few add-ons, that should not confli… (read more)

Firefox 9 bookmark icons have disappeared. this appears to have happened after updating to version 9 of Firefox for Mac. I only have a few add-ons, that should not conflict with the display of the icons. Menu bar bookmark icons still display, just not in the Bookmarks drop down menu.

Asked by Dave 9 years ago

Answered by Michael Verdi 9 years ago