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Cannot restore "Search the web from the Address Bar" feature

I have just recovered my system from the Funmoods virus. In the process, I uninstalled all the Funmoods components and then cleaned my registry with Malwarebytes. However… (read more)

I have just recovered my system from the Funmoods virus. In the process, I uninstalled all the Funmoods components and then cleaned my registry with Malwarebytes. However, I can no longer search the web from the address bar in Firefox. I followed the instructions in the Mozilla help section on this (here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-web-address-bar). My config settings are:

    keyword.URL            default     string
    keyword.enabled     default     boolean     true

I believe these are the correct settings, but clearly either they are wrong or there are other settings I need to adjust. Can anyone steer me in the right direction on this?

Asked by caf21 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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firefox freezes windows

Firefox will freeze at random. Not only does the browser freeze, my entire OS seems to be affected as well. My mouse will move, and I can get the start menu to pop up, b… (read more)

Firefox will freeze at random. Not only does the browser freeze, my entire OS seems to be affected as well. My mouse will move, and I can get the start menu to pop up, but that is about it. Ctrl+Alt+Del does not work.

If i click on the Firefox window, it turns gray, says "not responding", then after about 45 seconds of waiting, it recovers. Occasionally it doesn't recover and I have to do a hard reboot.

At first i thought this was a flash issue, however it happens at random with no repeating pattern.

Firefox Version 16.0.2

Addons installed:

AdblockPlus DownloadStatusBar SearchStatus

I love firefox for its customization abilities, but this is really killing my experience as it happens at least once every 15 minutes or so.

Any ideas?

Asked by ViperThreat 8 years ago

Answered by dumdidadida 8 years ago

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Windows 8, 64-bit, Flash 11.3, pages not loading properly?

I've just got a new 64-bit laptop with Windows 8. Websites using Flash keep crashing on Firefox, but work fine on Chrome and IE10. I tried the suggestions in Hot Topics … (read more)

I've just got a new 64-bit laptop with Windows 8. Websites using Flash keep crashing on Firefox, but work fine on Chrome and IE10.

I tried the suggestions in Hot Topics here 'Flash 11.3 doesn't load video in Firefox' and here 'Flash 11.3 crashes', by downgrading to Flash 10.3, but it didn't help, probably because they're about Windows 7.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Asked by Tricia_TD 8 years ago

Answered by Tricia_TD 8 years ago

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What can I do if all HTML links refresh site instead of redirecting properly (FF only, HTML 1.0 Strict valid, no plugins) just after using autocompleted url?

I was testing a XHTML 1.0 Strict valid website on my localhost. It had URL "http://localhost/visaita/tictactoe/Web/index.php?item_id=8&game_password=73|55fc84c0c432ad… (read more)

I was testing a XHTML 1.0 Strict valid website on my localhost. It had URL "http://localhost/visaita/tictactoe/Web/index.php?item_id=8&game_password=73|55fc84c0c432ad625a901caaa13108aa&chat_code=74|50b3b60c8be203.98819772#.ULO2EnC23XQ". If I click in URL field between 8 and ?. Then pres shift + end and delete the rest of URL, I get a drop down of suggestions. Then I press arrow left in my keyboard - suggestions dissappear. I press enter and my URL is immediately reset to initial one (with all arguments) even though I wanted to delete them. Server receives all the arguments, so this is not the case of a back-end redirection (tested).

The most interesting effect is that after such refresh ALL HTML LINKS stop working. They refresh page instead of redirecting. Even if I click on a link redirecting to another domain, page still gets refreshed and not redirected. I see it as an obvious and serious bug which happens in very special conditions.

All FF plugins and add-ons disabled. Tested in safe mode as well. One interesting fact is that this page is opened by a redirect from another page (JavaScript performs redirect), but the page where error happens does not contain any JavaScript redirection code. Error console is also empty.

During these redirects FireBug (when enabled) displays interesting stuff. It shows that request without arguments is pending infinitely while immediately after it another request is launched with all unwanted arguments.

Another interesting fact is that page is using late polling AJAX technique (not sure whether it has any impact).

It seems that it is some caching bug.

Asked by Whitend 8 years ago

Answered by Whitend 8 years ago

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Strange Crash - Possible Graphics Driver Related

Ever since upgrading to a Radeon HD7870, Firefox experiences crashes every now and then. Normally, I'd say this is an issue with the card, but it only happens in Firefox… (read more)

Ever since upgrading to a Radeon HD7870, Firefox experiences crashes every now and then. Normally, I'd say this is an issue with the card, but it only happens in Firefox. Games run fine, movies run fine. Chrome and Opera run fine, but Firefox has issues.

The problem is that I have no idea what's causing it, though I want to say it has to do with Javascript since the vast majority of the time the issue occurs when I hover a link and very rarely when a page like Google updates.

As for what happens? My entire screen goes creamsicle orange (at least it's a pleasant color!). The operating system is still running it seems. Hard drive still blinks, music will still play in the background, but I can't actually do anything since my screen is orange. Only way I've been able to fix it is a hit the reset button on my case.

This has persisted through several versions, starting with 16 I think. I don't actually remember what version I was running when I upgraded to this card (the first few days of October, and I'm always up-to-date). It doesn't happen very often, maybe once every few days, but it's incredibly annoying.

Asked by IndigoAK 8 years ago

Answered by IndigoAK 8 years ago

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virus/spam pop-ups in email's "header and body" words

Yesterday when I was using firefox 15 to retrieve my emails, I found the header words & some body words in the emails (like subject, date, & some words in the tex… (read more)

Yesterday when I was using firefox 15 to retrieve my emails, I found the header words & some body words in the emails (like subject, date, & some words in the text body) were highlighted. As I moved the cursor to those hi-lite words, spam/virus pop-ups appeared - like you can make $xxx per month, a young girl face with enticing message, etc.

At first, I thought my firefox 15 was corrupted. I upgraded to firefox 17, and the same phenomenon is happening still.

I then had a live chat with earthlink.net tech support last night, thinking it was earthlink problem (see below). He saw the pop-ups on his screen also and suggested that I used IE to access my emails, which did not have those "surprised" pop-ups. Thus, he concluded that the problem is with firefox browser.

Since Mozilla/firefox do not have live chat. I need to resort to send you this email. My question is: Is my firefox browser very corrupted that I need to stop using it, and to delete everything related to mozilla/firefox in drive c?

Thanks much in advance George Ling

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Asked by dglwow 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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back navigation arrow doesn't work anymore, also not getting suggestoins when I start typing a URL... how can these be fixed?

So after I deleted a bunch of files/applications today (computer was threatening to crash), Firefox started to do a couple weird things. Navigating backward is no longer… (read more)

So after I deleted a bunch of files/applications today (computer was threatening to crash), Firefox started to do a couple weird things. Navigating backward is no longer possible; the back navigation arrow is greyed out. Also, when I start typing a URL, it no longer suggests the rest of it, either in the URL bar itself or in a drop down menu (it used to do both). 16.0.2 is the current version, right? That's the one I kept, I deleted the others. Recently, I got the announcement that Apple isn't supporting my operating system, Mac OS X 10.5.8 anymore, I don't know if that is relevant. How can these things be fixed?

Asked by kristengalvin 8 years ago

Answered by Mushaf 8 years ago

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Since updating to the latest version Firefox 18 can't get Norton toolbar to work

Hi there, Since updating to the latest version of Firefox (v18) can't get Norton toolbar or Norton vulnerability protection to work ? Can you please advise which version … (read more)

Hi there,

Since updating to the latest version of Firefox (v18) can't get Norton toolbar or Norton vulnerability protection to work ? Can you please advise which version of Firefox is compatible with Norton 360 and how I might install it ? Many thanks -

Kind Regards,

Peter.

Asked by sneakypete 8 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 8 years ago

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Adobe Flash Player is suddenly throwing lots of ActionScript errors on some pages.

Suddenly, Firefox is having a great deal of trouble on pages with ActionScript, particularly the Adobe ActionScript reference website. This is a very common one: TypeErro… (read more)

Suddenly, Firefox is having a great deal of trouble on pages with ActionScript, particularly the Adobe ActionScript reference website. This is a very common one:

TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference. at ZeroClipboard()

These errors always at least slow the program to a crawl, and usually Firefox just freezes up entirely. I'm using Flash 11.4.402.278 on Windows 7 x64.

Asked by tlhinman 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox ignoring styles

I recently changed to a new computer and I have been having problems with Firefox that I haven't experienced before. Whenever I use Firefox I find myself having to force … (read more)

I recently changed to a new computer and I have been having problems with Firefox that I haven't experienced before. Whenever I use Firefox I find myself having to force refresh (Ctrl+F5) a site almost every time. I do this when I see the site that I am at looking weird (like the picture below) like it is ignoring the styles. Can anyone help me fix this?

I have tired running Firefox in safe mode, Chrome renders just find all of the time, and I have cleared the cache and everything multiple times

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5G_RAIUyaK8ZHFNaHQtLUxIYmM

Asked by SamuraiBoy90 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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When I visit "https://developers.google.com/" I get garbage. Reminds me an image put on screen as text. Perhaps google is using zip and firefox isn't decoding?

I literally get this "�??��=�o?�u��W�/F����wG�H ?)Y�E�?i��!?s�swC��vvI��?1R�@�|?�$(?�I��i�? Ң�S�?�|5�O�ѯA�?����ff�/�Q⹩?�vgg޼y���1�fwn��{;�o�� ����6�x4�lVXP!�G�ܬ��D�U��?�… (read more)

I literally get this "�??��=�o?�u��W�/F����wG�H ?)Y�E�?i��!?s�swC��vvI��?1R�@�|?�$(?�I��i�? Ң�S�?�|5�O�ѯA�?����ff�/�Q⹩?�vgg޼y���1�fwn��{;�o�� ����6�x4�lVXP!�G�ܬ��D�U��?��2��?\�,����H�x���mk�Bl�P:??c"#g�b?�1��c?I[�?B0�#Y��0%��ǃc?1o�"��d���B�^�6+1{?ێ�?ҍX�?�? cAM=�?�uE?;IL�#���ܧ?&�6=��5�S?�@��cV,?�k�?�_�??�?4լj�m?IJ�?��1?rYs��#�֦>�z��B?\>��\_��?�����J�^U?Us�T5}�)}���!|��?}��'��?oI��q¢�ݨ-�?���`?�?X�nVtńW��$���j�Q7�V����?==5�?�# ]\;f�����Ѓ�Ο�o=??�ļ�c��c�?��<��'���'�#��?B?hOPw�z�eB=�?�W?�?Rm�/��9FV����1my", etc., etc., etc. Any ideas?

Asked by garystampa 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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How to print any web page to PDF in Windows 7 after Firefox version 8?

Some web pages do not print to PDF after Firefox Version 8. The result is either incomplete PDF or the print progress stops at some point and Firefox is stuck. For exampl… (read more)

Some web pages do not print to PDF after Firefox Version 8. The result is either incomplete PDF or the print progress stops at some point and Firefox is stuck. For example the following web page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln prints to PDF with Firefox Version 8, but it does not print with any version of Firefox newer than 8. Note that the latest version of Acrobat Professional produced the same results as well as other PDF generating tools such as "FreePDF XP" and "Bullzip". Also the same web page on this same machine does print from within Internet Explorer. However using Internet Explorer is not a solution for our needs.

Thank you for looking into this. Plamen Djambazov

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Asked by plamen 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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Can't like or dislike YouTube videos?

Hi there, I can't seem to like or dislike videos on YouTube in Firefox. I've tried Internet Explorer and it works fine. It's not that the buttons aren't there (which a lo… (read more)

Hi there,

I can't seem to like or dislike videos on YouTube in Firefox. I've tried Internet Explorer and it works fine. It's not that the buttons aren't there (which a lot of people seem to have problems with from Googling), it's just when I click on them, they don't say that I've liked/disliked it and doesn't bring up the stats for the video like they normally do. Also, when I look at my 'likes' history, the video I've tried liking doesn't come up, which shows that the 'like' hasn't worked.

Here's a print screen or what it looks like: http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/1753/15480973.png

Asked by ChrissyToph 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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Nov. 28th, 2012 : Is the current FireFox for MAC update compatible with the ANGEL LMS system?

I teach at a community college and need to use ANGEL - so I need to know about compatibility so I can keep teaching [not really into switching to another browser] Curren… (read more)

I teach at a community college and need to use ANGEL - so I need to know about compatibility so I can keep teaching [not really into switching to another browser] Currently using a MAC using OS X 10.6.8

Asked by kurtm 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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I'm getting lots of adware on my firefox browser on my laptop only. How can I get rid of this? It's not happening on IE9.

I'm getting ad-ware on internet sites, including my own site when using the firefox browser. It's not happening on IE9. I've ran Norton Security and has found no viruses … (read more)

I'm getting ad-ware on internet sites, including my own site when using the firefox browser. It's not happening on IE9. I've ran Norton Security and has found no viruses on my computer. How do I fix this?

Asked by webeton 8 years ago

Answered by webeton 8 years ago

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when using firefox to go to aol, typing outgoing emails becomes irratic by the fifth or sixth line -suddenly won't accept new characters in a sentence, requirin

composing e mails on aol, using firefox, becomes iratic by the Then it stops accepting keystrokes until I start a new line. I also can't get chosen font settings to "take… (read more)

composing e mails on aol, using firefox, becomes iratic by the Then it stops accepting keystrokes until I start a new line.

I also can't get chosen font settings to "take" on firefox

Asked by dovbar1 8 years ago

Answered by iamjayakumars 8 years ago

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I have an 'Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family' internal graphics card which is supported by every other browser expect Firefox. I'm running Windows8

I'm having trouble understanding why h/w acceleration is not supported for my graphics card. I have an 'Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family' internal card. Firefox sa… (read more)

I'm having trouble understanding why h/w acceleration is not supported for my graphics card. I have an 'Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family' internal card. Firefox says 'Blocked for your graphics driver version' under troubleshooting information. I'm running Firefox 18 beta under Win8x64. So, here's the trouble. When i was running Windows7x64, h/w acceleration was available only under chrome & that was limited too. I never really complained because i understood my card was about 5 years old. When i moved to Windows8, i was planning on getting a new graphics card, but to my surprise Intel had released new drivers for this version of windows & suddenly i was getting full acceleration under IE & Chrome & Adobe flash is also playing h/w accelerated videos. It would be helpful if someone could tell me why only Firefox seems to have a problem.

Asked by unyk 8 years ago

Answered by dumdidadida 8 years ago

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firefox can't read msgfilterrules.dat

I spend time creating my message filters only to find out the next time or so that I open firefox that it can't read the file. I have deleted all instances of msgfilterru… (read more)

I spend time creating my message filters only to find out the next time or so that I open firefox that it can't read the file. I have deleted all instances of msgfilterrules.* and started over - several times-. It will work for awhile then give me the error message that the file can't be read and has made a backup copy of the file. I am running ver 16.0.2 This is getting very frustrating!

Asked by blcain 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago