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how can I change my encoding to Unicode(UTF-8)?

I have recently updated to firefox29. I need to change the encoding to Unicode(UTF-8) to read my emails in my own language. I cant see the UTF-8 choice in encoding part.p… (read more)

I have recently updated to firefox29. I need to change the encoding to Unicode(UTF-8) to read my emails in my own language. I cant see the UTF-8 choice in encoding part.please help me.

Asked by masoud_manutd 7 years ago

Last reply by sisozhekov 7 years ago

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Firefox 29 is painfully slow

What happened with Firefox 29? It is PAINFULLY slow. Sometimes switching between tabs takes a matter of seconds. Have a video running and FF often times out when switc… (read more)

What happened with Firefox 29? It is PAINFULLY slow. Sometimes switching between tabs takes a matter of seconds. Have a video running and FF often times out when switching between tabs and needs to be shut down.

Not running a slow or overloaded system by any means. Something is very wrong with this update.

Any idea how to fix this or degrade to FF 28, which worked amazingly well?

Asked by alcahuete 7 years ago

Last reply by Rich Kellogg 7 years ago

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Adblock not working

G'day, Yesterday I updated Firefox to which ever is the most current version (29) I have always had adblocker on my Firefox and it normally works and yesterday it was wor… (read more)

G'day, Yesterday I updated Firefox to which ever is the most current version (29) I have always had adblocker on my Firefox and it normally works and yesterday it was working fine pior to the update. However it doesn't appear to be working at all as I am getting ads on YouTube video's, one of the things adblocker is meant to remove as well as standard annoying adverts on many of the webpages I have visited, and visit regularly, which previously adblocker had dealt with and removed.

The first thing I did, as Ive heard that folk can get adverts from malware, I ran a security check of my system and it was all clear, no issues what so ever, so what I am wondering is if adblocker itself is needing updating or if there is something I am required to do ect.

Many thanks, Jim

Asked by SPECKLED-JIM 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Hiding the address bar

The previous version of firefox allowed me to hide the address bar. This was useful as I use multiple windows and like to keep them tidy and conserve space. Is there any … (read more)

The previous version of firefox allowed me to hide the address bar. This was useful as I use multiple windows and like to keep them tidy and conserve space. Is there any way I can now hide the address bar?

Asked by MarkakaDream 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.

I attempt to open firefox and despite firefox NOT being open I get the following message "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you mu… (read more)

I attempt to open firefox and despite firefox NOT being open I get the following message "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system."

Once restarted it works fine but does re-occure

Asked by 2medusa 7 years ago

Last reply by Moses 7 years ago

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Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I am using Windows XP PRO SP 3.0 32 bit I am trying to download an anti virus programme & keep on getting this message, "Windows cannot access the specified device, p… (read more)

I am using Windows XP PRO SP 3.0 32 bit I am trying to download an anti virus programme & keep on getting this message,

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I am logged on as Administrator, so what's it all mean? And, HOW CAN I FIX IT, please....???? Also, regarding the info below, (Add-on called Troubleshooter) How can a non-techie oldie user understand any of this info? Way beyond my understandings!

Sylvia

Asked by SlimSylv 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I make the tab bar background transparent?

I've installed a separate installation of Australis, to see if I can customize it the way I want. So far, with the Classic Theme Restorer add-on, I've got it pretty close… (read more)

I've installed a separate installation of Australis, to see if I can customize it the way I want. So far, with the Classic Theme Restorer add-on, I've got it pretty close.

But I want my tab bar background to be transparent.

I could accomplish this before by putting things on the (now-defunct) Navigation toolbar and hiding the bookmarks toolbar. I can't do this now, and I'm stuck with the ugly, completely opaque Windows 7 default pale blue in my tab bar background. CTR allows adding a new toolbar, but any new toolbar also has the opaque-and-ugly background. Hiding the bookmarks toolbar doesn't get rid of the ugly opaque either.

See image-- http://i.imgur.com/o7IKk6s.png?1

The top is what I have and don't want (Firefox 29). The bottom is what I want and can't figure out how to get, without installing a theme that might change the entire look of Firefox. (Firefox 28.)

I know it would be better to upgrade to 29 permanently for future security updates, but if I can't fix the tab bar background, I'm going to remain very disappointed.

Asked by Skyhooksly 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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When i load any page a Support hotline popup displays this 1-855-970-2100. It started only today, I already scanned my pc and nothing came up.

Any time i load a new page or recent page it pops up with a small box saying. I will paste what it says if it helps any. "Computer Support Hotline We have noticed your I… (read more)

Any time i load a new page or recent page it pops up with a small box saying. I will paste what it says if it helps any.


"Computer Support Hotline

We have noticed your Internet browser loaded support.mozilla.org 27.45 seconds longer than the average. Have you been experiencing slow internet and broken websites? You may have unwanted adware. Call our toll-free number to get friendly support and make your internet fast again. Get Trusted Technical Support Experts For:

   Malacious Program Removal
   Virus Removal
   Internet Speed Boosting

Call 1-855-970-2100" This is what the popup says. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Rebelman 7 years ago

Last reply by SelanneMN 7 years ago

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Firefox 29 cannot play HTML5 videos

I have been trying to play videos on Vimeo on Firefox, but all I can see is a black screen instead of the video, even though I can hear the audio. This problem occurs wit… (read more)

I have been trying to play videos on Vimeo on Firefox, but all I can see is a black screen instead of the video, even though I can hear the audio. This problem occurs with all websitest that host HTML5 videos. I have observed that this problem mainly occurs for videos of the type H.264/MP4.

I have tried disabling all extensions but the problem persists. However, if I choose Restart with Addons Disabled, then the problem gets resolved and I am able to view the Video and hear the sound as well.

I cannot imagine what's wrong. I have Disabled Hardware Acceleration and even Reset Firefox and the problem still persists.

Please help.

Asked by SargentD 7 years ago

Last reply by Ailuros 7 years ago

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where are temporary internet files kept

I am trying to change the location to where the temporary internet files are kept. I want to put them on another drive. Can you give me the path to them so I can change i… (read more)

I am trying to change the location to where the temporary internet files are kept. I want to put them on another drive. Can you give me the path to them so I can change it? Thanks

Asked by nuffa 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How can I bring back the Forward button?

In Firefox 29, the Forward button is hidden half the time. (There are several documents describing that this *is* the case, but not that say *why* this is the case. None… (read more)

In Firefox 29, the Forward button is hidden half the time.

(There are several documents describing that this *is* the case, but not that say *why* this is the case. None of the other controls simply disappear when they're not clickable. The Back button certainly does not.)

The upshot of this is that the URL bar is constantly bouncing left and right as I navigate around, which is annoying and disconcerting. How can I restore the stable Forward button, like Firefox 1-28 had?

Asked by forwardy 7 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 years ago

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After Upgrade to new version 29.0.1 my facebook video is stopped to play..

I'm firefox loyal user plz help. After upgrade to new version of firefox i.e. 29.0.1 my FACEBOOK videos are not working. just black screen appear and box show loading ic… (read more)

I'm firefox loyal user plz help. After upgrade to new version of firefox i.e. 29.0.1 my FACEBOOK videos are not working. just black screen appear and box show loading icon but nothing happen.. i wait for a long time for a small video but it is not work.. Youtube video run perfectly, i have uptodate version of flash player.. hope you should do this fast.. thanks

Asked by ashfaq_shaikh 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Why is Firefox 29.0.1 SO SLOW?

Since the recent update Firefox is running extremely slow. I've been using this software for years and experienced nothing like this prior to the update... Windows Vista… (read more)

Since the recent update Firefox is running extremely slow. I've been using this software for years and experienced nothing like this prior to the update... Windows Vista 64 bit, plenty of RAM/processor/functioning graphics card etc etc. Whatever you guys did with this update, you broke Firefox. Just letting you know.

Asked by JRoo 7 years ago

Last reply by alan_r 7 years ago

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Whenever I click on any link in the browser it opens a particular link first and then , the original link that was intended to be openend

When I click on any link in any website in the browser. It first opens a link like this "http://cdn.cloudwm.com/uploads/19/pop/pop.html?url=http%3A%2F%2F20d625b48e.se%2F%… (read more)

When I click on any link in any website in the browser. It first opens a link like this "http://cdn.cloudwm.com/uploads/19/pop/pop.html?url=http%3A%2F%2F20d625b48e.se%2F%3Fplacement%3D400298%26redirect%26test" in a new window. The original link that was intended to be opened will only open when I click the link for the second time. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox many times . I have also chacked the control panel and I could not see any plugin installation that could result in this behaviour.

Asked by maverick007 7 years ago

Last reply by Ahmed Salameh 7 years ago

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Do I need Microsoft DRM or Windows Presentation Foundation plug-ins? Status is "unknown" and Action iis "research"

The last "update" in the community on this topic was 2011... has anything changed?? Are there any updates to these plugins if we need to keep them?? As these are signific… (read more)

The last "update" in the community on this topic was 2011... has anything changed?? Are there any updates to these plugins if we need to keep them??

As these are significant Microsoft plugins, Mozilla should know about them... not a "Research" button.

Asked by sirromnelrah 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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I can't see where Mega.co.nz placed my file

I just downloaded a file on mega.co.nz, and it was 13GB. So when it was 100% it said, Download complete blah blah blah, but the file doesn't show up in my download list, … (read more)

I just downloaded a file on mega.co.nz, and it was 13GB. So when it was 100% it said, Download complete blah blah blah, but the file doesn't show up in my download list, neither does it shopw up when I search the file name in Windows Explorer. I don't have a lot of disc space left, so this is a huge problem, could anyone help? Oh btw, I have some sort of setting where all my history will be deleted.

Sorry for my bad English

Asked by LegendOfDaniel 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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My New Tab button isn't working on FF29.

I can't just press the "+" button to open a new tab, I have to open a new one either right-clicking a link from a page I already have open and clicking "open in a new tab… (read more)

I can't just press the "+" button to open a new tab, I have to open a new one either right-clicking a link from a page I already have open and clicking "open in a new tab" or click the "open new tab" task from the menu that appears if you right click the Firefox icon (if you have it pinned to your taskbar in Windows 7).

Asked by catch 7 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 7 years ago

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Firefox 29 Sucks: Slow and Unreliable

I am totally annoyed with the new FF version. FF 29 is way too slow and it is unreliable. I don't have a powerplant, but until the last update everything was ok, yet now … (read more)

I am totally annoyed with the new FF version. FF 29 is way too slow and it is unreliable. I don't have a powerplant, but until the last update everything was ok, yet now it massively sucks.

The most important error is that the browser becomes unresponsible for a couple of seconds. After clicking (or CTRL+clicking) a link, for 2-3 sec, the browser does nothing, no clicks, no shortkeys (CTRL+L, CTRL+W), no paging (Page Down), no tab switching have effect. For a couple of seconds, FF looses all input. It is especially annoying during a page load when I start typing a text: half of the typed characters are forgotten. I can be tolerant for a slow application, but this unreliable behaviour is unacceptable.

Do you have any idea how to solve this? I'd rather use IE than this FF.

Asked by i.gabesz 7 years ago

Last reply by user669794 7 years ago

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Ask before allowing cookies to be set, is that still available?

Is it possible to get Firefox to ask before I allow a site to install cookies, or not? If so, how is that done? The help files are completely unhelpful, as usual. … (read more)

Is it possible to get Firefox to ask before I allow a site to install cookies, or not? If so, how is that done? The help files are completely unhelpful, as usual.

Asked by Saintonge 7 years ago

Last reply by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago