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Some sites display very narrow results, strung out down the page about 4 inches wide

On MSN Money, when I navigate to various articles, they don't display normally. The page I click on is displayed about three pages down the screen and shown strung out on… (read more)

On MSN Money, when I navigate to various articles, they don't display normally. The page I click on is displayed about three pages down the screen and shown strung out on the left border about 4 inches wide, instead of displaying as a normal letter-sized page.

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Every time Firefox opened

== I accessed MSN Money last night and again today -- every time I opened it.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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firefox goes into work off line mode and will not connect to the internet

Firefox randomly disconnects from the internet. The work off line option is somehow checked and when un- checked Firefox will still not connect. A re-boot of the compute… (read more)

Firefox randomly disconnects from the internet. The work off line option is somehow checked and when un- checked Firefox will still not connect. A re-boot of the computer most often solves the problem. This is new and I have not made any changes recently. Running Fox 3.6.3

Asked by Truffels 11 years ago

Answered by Moses 11 years ago

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aaaarrrggghhh - contextual menu function disappeared

i remember having this issue in the dim and distant past, but have forgotten the solution - just ported all my apps to a new 'puter (3.6.6 to a G5 PPC), but there are no … (read more)

i remember having this issue in the dim and distant past, but have forgotten the solution - just ported all my apps to a new 'puter (3.6.6 to a G5 PPC), but there are no contextual menus available - it's a simple fix, but I just can't remember it - any input very much appreciated - thanks !

Asked by HermanHessian 11 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 years ago

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I try to open Firefox but it says there is already a copy open. I have thrown everything away and tried to download it again. It says the same thing!

I have an OLD mac G5 (2004). I have leopard 10.5 - can't go higher than that on this machine. I don't know what else you want to know. I would like to know how to uninsta… (read more)

I have an OLD mac G5 (2004). I have leopard 10.5 - can't go higher than that on this machine. I don't know what else you want to know. I would like to know how to uninstall it or what to do to make it work. I can't open Firefox at all. It says there is already a copy open but I can't find it.

Asked by whipper75229 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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I am running 3.6.6 for Mac. On Windows versions, a mouseover a hot link shows the linked url in the bottom bar of the window. How can I activate this feature?

When I put my mouse over a hot link on a web page I do not see the url that the link will take me to. In other words, I have no idea where the hot link will actually tak… (read more)

When I put my mouse over a hot link on a web page I do not see the url that the link will take me to. In other words, I have no idea where the hot link will actually take me. In the windows versions of the browser, the destination url is shown at the bottom of the Firefox window. Is it possible to activate this feature on the 3.6.6 Mac version of the browser?

Asked by dave19608 11 years ago

Answered by justto 11 years ago

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trying to remove mis-spelled word from dict. In library>application support I do not have a firefox folder...on mac

on a mac....I added a mis-spelled word to firefox dict. I found tutorials for how to remove. Following these, I went into library>application support and I don't hav… (read more)

on a mac....I added a mis-spelled word to firefox dict. I found tutorials for how to remove. Following these, I went into library>application support and I don't have a firefox folder there. I also used finder to look for the persdict.dat file and nothing. Help please.

Asked by kytsrfr 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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I specified downloads should always open automatically in Acrobat, and I want to change that now & have firefox ask every time again.

Every time I downloaded a file, Firefox asked me what to do with it: open, save to desktop, etc. There was also a check box for "do this automatically from now on." I che… (read more)

Every time I downloaded a file, Firefox asked me what to do with it: open, save to desktop, etc. There was also a check box for "do this automatically from now on." I checked that box, so now Firefox is automatically opening in Acrobat as I specified. But now I've changed my mind and want Firefox to ask me what to do with each download again. How can I change that preference?

Asked by nfield 11 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 11 years ago

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Why won't my image link display in Firefox unless link path is invalid?

I am trying to code this site and everything was fine until I created the pages named in the a href's of the large pictures: <a href="pages/resto1.html" t… (read more)

I am trying to code this site and everything was fine until I created the pages named in the a href's of the large pictures:

           <a href="pages/resto1.html" target="self"></a>
When the file is created and path is correct, link image disappears. When the path/name is incorrect or the file does not exist the image appears. Works fine in Safari and Chrome. Firebug gives a href line as grayed out/element not visible. What gives please?

Asked by amanthar 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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Entries meant for Queriac are going to Verizon "Search Assist" instead

The way my about:config is set up, all URL-bar entries that aren't formatted like a URL are instead sent to "http://queri.ac/lenoxus/X", where X is the entry. The result … (read more)

The way my about:config is set up, all URL-bar entries that aren't formatted like a URL are instead sent to "http://queri.ac/lenoxus/X", where X is the entry. The result is that I can treat the awesomebar as a command line of sorts; for example, if I enter "fb", it redirects me to Facebook, and if I type "w chocolate", it searches Wikipedia for "chocolate". (Yes, I know Firefox has keyworded bookmarks, but Queriac allows me to easily synchronize those with other computers.)

I recently set up a wireless system for my house. The router gets input from a DSL modem which gets input from a Verizon phone line. There's a sudden new behavior going on: if the entry is not a URL and doesn't contain a space, the query is instead sent to a Verizon search engine thing called "Search Assist". I tried following Verizon's directions for turning this off (re-interpreting them for Mac 10.5), but the only result was to prevent all Web pages from loading.

In any case, it seems to me that there should be a way for the pattern to go Firefox -> Queriac-based-URL -> okay Verizon, please go to that Queriac page. How do I prevent Verizon from butting in and "trying to help" before Queriac gets a chance to receive the two- or three-letter data? Is there an about:config that could work?

For what it's worth, everything does still work fine if there's a space in the entry. If I type "w dragonfly", it will load this page, but if I only enter "w", it loads this one. So a current workaround is to type things like "fb x". I want the workaround-workaround.

Asked by Chris 11 years ago

Answered by Noah 9 years ago

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Firefox used to give me a menu when I saved a bookmark--where to file, etc.; now it saves (I think), but just to the endless bookmark list. What happened?

I did do some due diligence, and asked the knowledgebase, but I admit I didn't poke around too long. Two or three upgrades ago, I was able to save bookmarks and a little… (read more)

I did do some due diligence, and asked the knowledgebase, but I admit I didn't poke around too long. Two or three upgrades ago, I was able to save bookmarks and a little menu (I want to say drop-down, but not) appeared, asking for tags, the precise placement of the new bookmark, and for me to edit the name. I'm sure that wasn't dropped, so why isn't the little menu showing up?

Also, the answer I did find said to click on the star, which autofills blue; clicking it a second time brings up the menu. Only, it doesn't.

Asked by murface 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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How do you delete drop down prompts for user id fields?

When filling in user id field thought i had tabbed to password field but hadn't, typed password in user id field after my user id. Now it appears every login for all to s… (read more)

When filling in user id field thought i had tabbed to password field but hadn't, typed password in user id field after my user id. Now it appears every login for all to see!

Asked by robobob 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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why does firefox continually link to secure.informaction.com ???

I was watching to see what links my computer was going to without my knowledge or permission. I found that Firefox (on a Mac) is regularly linking to these sites: secure.… (read more)

I was watching to see what links my computer was going to without my knowledge or permission. I found that Firefox (on a Mac) is regularly linking to these sites: secure.informaction.com oscp.godaddy.com safebrowsing-cache.google.com

Asked by guvadafe 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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The most recent to the Forecastfox add-on significantly reduced the usabilty of the add-on. Is there a way to permanently skip the update that comes up whenever I start Firefox? I am using 3.6.10 on MacOS X 10.5

Recently there was an update to forecastfox. For how I use it, it was a significant downgrade. I found and re-installed the previous (0.9.10) version. Now everytime I sta… (read more)

Recently there was an update to forecastfox. For how I use it, it was a significant downgrade. I found and re-installed the previous (0.9.10) version. Now everytime I start up Firefox, I get the update box asking me to install the unwanted update. I want to be able to skip this update permanently (or at least until the app is improved).

Asked by vicden 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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site slideshow suddenly not working

Yikes AJAX/Spry slide-show made in DW CS3 worked fine until last week Thursday!!!! Noticed update from 3.6.8 to 3.6.10 !!! Whats up change in the way code is read?? Works… (read more)

Yikes AJAX/Spry slide-show made in DW CS3 worked fine until last week Thursday!!!! Noticed update from 3.6.8 to 3.6.10 !!! Whats up change in the way code is read?? Works in all other browsers

Asked by digiadvantage 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox 3.6 wont make bookmarks

About last week I was trying to bookmark a page and it didn't let me, so I tried a few other sites and still nothing. So I reinstalled Firefox and still nothing. I did it… (read more)

About last week I was trying to bookmark a page and it didn't let me, so I tried a few other sites and still nothing. So I reinstalled Firefox and still nothing. I did it again today and it let my bookmark yahoo but not any other site I was trying to bookmark. Please help.

Asked by aubrieb06 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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I cannot compose or reply to gmail messages with firefox on my mac

I have firefox version as follows: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12 GTB7.1 I cannot reply or compose mes… (read more)

I have firefox version as follows:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12 GTB7.1

I cannot reply or compose messages on my gmail account using this browser. It gets locked in the "loading" status.

Asked by kcbruner 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago