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is my computer strong enough to run the new version of firefox?

Hi. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I'm very computer illiterate. Unfortunately Firefox 3.6 (which I'm content with) apparently won't be maintained with secu… (read more)

Hi. Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I'm very computer illiterate.

Unfortunately Firefox 3.6 (which I'm content with) apparently won't be maintained with security updates much longer. So I checked out the system requirements for the new version, and it looks like I'm right on the edge.

The label on my 8-year old computer says:

3000+ AMD Athlon XP Processor (2.16GHZ) 512 MB RAM PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory

I have no idea what that version of AMD is equivalent to in Pentium, and 512 MB is exactly what is listed in the recommended hardware for the new version.

Will firefox run at all on my system, or will it just run slower than before? (It said recommended software, not minimum). I don't use the Net for watching videos or playing games or anything fancy. I just do some simple browsing on a few sites. Believe it or not, I'm still on dial-up. I would hate to have to buy a brand new computer just to use Firefox, but I'd also hate to switch browsers (used to use Explorer and hated it).

So do I need to buy a new computer, or will the new version still work on mine? I also saw an article on here about high memory usage, detailing a few ways to decrease memory use. Would those be enough to make a difference, or is my system just too old?

Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by reckoning 9 years ago

Last reply by John99 9 years ago

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"Firefox 11.0.exe.part " Windows can't open this file.

I have been asked 3 times to update my Firefox over the past few days. Each time I tried it, Windows says it cannot open this file, or that it needs to know who created i… (read more)

I have been asked 3 times to update my Firefox over the past few days. Each time I tried it, Windows says it cannot open this file, or that it needs to know who created it. Then the next day I am told once again that I have to update Firefox. This is annoying to me.

Asked by OwlJulie 9 years ago

Last reply by grinpaint 9 years ago

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can not bring up web page to print

I am having trouble bring up pages to print on difference web pages. Example, I use to bring up the irs site to print off tax forms. I would bring up the form I want an… (read more)

I am having trouble bring up pages to print on difference web pages. Example, I use to bring up the irs site to print off tax forms. I would bring up the form I want and it would show it on the screen and I could print it off with not problem. Within the last couple of month when I bring up a page I use to print off I get a couple of windows I did not get before, (where do I want to download) then I get download complete, but can not find it or even see it on the screen .I do not know what happen where I just can't bring it up on the screen and hit print the way I use to do. Thank you

Asked by rjmesq 9 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 9 years ago

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I need to find out how to unblock someone from my email address so they can write me on it again

I hit the word block under the list of choices in the box that shows up next to their email address on the list at the left side of my screen, and the whole box and his … (read more)

I hit the word block under the list of choices in the box that shows up next to their email address on the list at the left side of my screen, and the whole box and his email address went away. Now I want him to be able to write me again, how can he? And how do I get his email address to stay back at the list on the left of my screen?

Asked by robinkraatz 9 years ago

Last reply by user633449 9 years ago

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Downloaded latest Firefox but my computer says I haven't. Can't see Google line to type in

On my Firefox start page there is no google box to type in just a flashing line. So downloaded latest Firefox. This didn't solve my problem and when I go to start page I … (read more)

On my Firefox start page there is no google box to type in just a flashing line. So downloaded latest Firefox. This didn't solve my problem and when I go to start page I am told I am not on lastest firefox

Asked by vimichalow 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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How do I upgrade FF without losing my bookmarks?

My problem is urgent. I installed the latest FF at home and it lost all my bookmarks from 3.6.28. Now Flash Player refuses to work with FF 3.6.28 ...AT WORK. This wi… (read more)

My problem is urgent.

I installed the latest FF at home and it lost all my bookmarks from 3.6.28.

Now Flash Player refuses to work with FF 3.6.28 ...AT WORK. This will cause horrendous problems in 2 days time, Mon 2 April. That is why I have stayed late for three hours of my own time to try to sort this out.

There are NO error messages. Flash content simply will not load.

If I install FF 4.0, I cannot spend half a working day searching and re-saving 400-500 indispensible work bookmarks.

So.... there can only be 2 solutions that can work for me and my employer....

- either please advise how 3.6.28 can be made to work with Flash Player

- or instruct how to install FF 4.0 without losing indispensible work bookmarks.

Doing my job effectively on Monday depends on this!

Please help urgently!

Thank you Will Golden

Asked by willgolden 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Whenever I switch tabs, the first link is highlighted.

This is not a big issue, I know, but on certain websites, such as any page within the Wikimedia project, the first link is hidden, meaning that the entire page moves up a… (read more)

This is not a big issue, I know, but on certain websites, such as any page within the Wikimedia project, the first link is hidden, meaning that the entire page moves up and down when I switch tabs and then click. I am running Firefox 3.6, which I know is quite out of date, but I cannot update because I am using OS X 10.4 and current versions of Firefox are not supported. Thank you for any advice you have to offer.

Asked by hb94 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox crashes after dragging and dropping any component.

When the TorButton add-on is enabled, Firefox will crash when an attempt is made to drag and drop any component. This includes tabs, text, images, and any other item dra… (read more)

When the TorButton add-on is enabled, Firefox will crash when an attempt is made to drag and drop any component. This includes tabs, text, images, and any other item drag-and-drop-able under normal circumstances. This is a known bug and info lives at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=715885 but I don't know if any fix has been found. I am running version 3.6 of Firefox, which I recognize is rather out of date. This is because I have yet to update from OS X 10.4. Thank you for any input you have.

Asked by hb94 9 years ago

Last reply by user633449 9 years ago

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Possibly corrupt prefs.js file. Need help with this file please.

I've been having a problem with sending/receiving text messages in Yahoo Messenger and I think I've narrowed it to the prefs.js file in Firefox. I'm using Firefox 3.6.25 … (read more)

I've been having a problem with sending/receiving text messages in Yahoo Messenger and I think I've narrowed it to the prefs.js file in Firefox. I'm using Firefox 3.6.25 on Windows XP sp3. The Yahoo Messenger window would not open when the appropriate mobile phone link was clicked. I uninstalled/reinstalled flash without change. I cleared cache, etc., without change. I created a new Firefox profile and I was able to get the Yahoo Messenger window to open. When I copied the prefs.js file from the old profile to the new profile, I encountered the problem again. I opened the prefs.js file with wordpad and noticed that editing should occur in about:config in the currently running Firefox browser. I briefly compared the two about:config tabs from the working profile and the non-working profile. They were significantly different. How do I make a copy of one so that I can paste it into wordpad and make the editing of the other one easier? Where can I find information about the individual parameters and their settings?

Asked by aqualion 9 years ago

Last reply by Vivek 9 years ago

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How can I get rid of an unsolicited scan?

Any time I am working, an unsolicited ad from PCTools.com crashes into and destroys what I'm working on and starts a scan immediately. I do not want this product. How d… (read more)

Any time I am working, an unsolicited ad from PCTools.com crashes into and destroys what I'm working on and starts a scan immediately. I do not want this product. How do I get rid of the irritating ad that keeps deleting whatever I'm working on a starts scanning as though I was a customer. I assure you, I am NOT a customer. I've written to them and they say they can't talk to me unless I purchase the product. I told them I would not do that. All I want is for the ads to stop.

Asked by vbono 9 years ago

Last reply by user633449 9 years ago

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im having trouble with responding on e-mail reply forward dont work

the reply button or forward button do not work on fire fox. my drop down window under my favorites is blocked often showing a highlighted window that is blank inside. … (read more)

the reply button or forward button do not work on fire fox. my drop down window under my favorites is blocked often showing a highlighted window that is blank inside.

Asked by cclancy8 9 years ago

Last reply by user633449 9 years ago

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want to replace default downloader with my own downloader

We have developed our own Download Optimizer. It is in testing process. Want to replace default downloader of Mozilla with our own so that we can test its working. Really… (read more)

We have developed our own Download Optimizer. It is in testing process. Want to replace default downloader of Mozilla with our own so that we can test its working. Really not getting any clue for that.

Asked by Anantashisham 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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I want to turn off auto updating on my Mac 10.4.11 How do I do this?

Question I want to turn off auto updating on my Mac 10.4.11 How do I do this? When firefox tries to upgrade (without asking) it tends to upset my Mac's usual functionin… (read more)

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I want to turn off auto updating on my Mac 10.4.11 How do I do this?

When firefox tries to upgrade (without asking) it tends to upset my Mac's usual functioning.

Asked by mmmgood 9 years ago

Last reply by user633449 9 years ago

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I have Firefox 3.6.28 and I'm about to download Firefox 11. Will I still be able to get Plain Old Favorites on my Menu Bar? Which Extensions will I lose?

I use Windows 7. I like my Extensions and I'm afraid of losing them in the upgrade. Is there a list of Extensions that I will lose? What alternatives are there for the… (read more)

I use Windows 7. I like my Extensions and I'm afraid of losing them in the upgrade. Is there a list of Extensions that I will lose? What alternatives are there for the Google Toolbar? Help.

Asked by drawohna 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox crashes or stall frequently

I was using FireFox 10. It stopped working this morning. I tried re-installing it. Same thing happened. Trie this three times. Finally totally uninstalled FireFox. … (read more)

I was using FireFox 10. It stopped working this morning. I tried re-installing it. Same thing happened. Trie this three times. Finally totally uninstalled FireFox. Downloaded FireFox 3.6 which was the only version the would properly run Real Player Plus..my PDF Concerter program..Flash player.....google translation and tool bar

Now FF 3.6 does the same thing

Is there a FF browser that will run my programs noted above??

Asked by enk1 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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I upgraded from 3.6 only to have to return to it because I couldn't copy links in ynetnews sites: please advise what I should do if 3.6 is being discontinued

ynetnews articles contain numerous links to other articles and every time I came to one the copy facility jammed. If I copied the whole article regardless it only gave m… (read more)

ynetnews articles contain numerous links to other articles and every time I came to one the copy facility jammed. If I copied the whole article regardless it only gave me the beginning and end. Otherwise, I was having to type in all the links manually and I didn't then have the facility to click on the copy to go to the link - which was of course a rubbish situation. My computer support man found the same problem on his machine using his updated version of firefox! So he reinstated 3.6. I think it was version 8 that gave me the problems but I would like to know that any version I upgrade to isn't going to have the same problems. Please could you go to ynetnews sites , check your product on it and tell me which version I need to upgrade to. Thanks. Or get ynet to make their sites compatible!

Asked by janeallen 9 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 years ago

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how do I disable ff from reminding me to upgrade to a newer version

I am using version 3.6.28. I understand this is the last UPDATE. How do I REMOVE PERMANENTLY or PREVENT the annoying box that appears EVERYTIME I open FF reminding me to … (read more)

I am using version 3.6.28. I understand this is the last UPDATE. How do I REMOVE PERMANENTLY or PREVENT the annoying box that appears EVERYTIME I open FF reminding me to UPGRADE to a newer version? I have no plans to change. In my opinion the updates to broeserd in general are minimal at best and do not change the browsers use in any significant way from the users point of view, mine. In TOOLS/OPTIONS/ADVANCED/UPDATE, the 2 radio buttons cannot be UNCHECKED at the same time. ONE of the 2 must be ckecked. I want NEITHER to be checked.

Asked by mike100 9 years ago

Last reply by Gingerbread Man 9 years ago