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Since upgrading to Windows 8, Firefox locks up when I try to use it, can anyone suggest why please?

We had to download Firefox once we had installed Windows 8. Although we now have a Firefox tile on the new Windows desktop, to enable access to Firefox, whenever we click… (read more)

We had to download Firefox once we had installed Windows 8. Although we now have a Firefox tile on the new Windows desktop, to enable access to Firefox, whenever we click on it to go to Firefox, we get the option to select Firefox as our default browser. Whether we say Yes or No, the screen then locks up and we have to use Control, Alt and Delete to close it.

Asked by jqmes 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Moving from Windows 8 Release Preview to Windows 8 Retail Release

I moved user profile folders to my retail copy of Win8. My startups (I start TBird when the system starts) imported - and amazingly Thunderbird started up from the start… (read more)

I moved user profile folders to my retail copy of Win8. My startups (I start TBird when the system starts) imported - and amazingly Thunderbird started up from the startups even though I hadn't installed it.

Then I installed Firefox, and it immediately booted up and asked if I wanted to restore my previous session! There was no previous session in the Retail - but it was the session from my copy of the Release Preview.

My questions are

"Is this a feature of Mozilla products, or a happy byproduct of storing program info/settings/etc in the AppData folders?"

"Will I lose my info if I remove the old hard drive with the Release Preview - or is everything stored in the AppData folders?"

Asked by usasma 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox Tab Height under Windows 8 is double sized.

The Tab on my browser is double sized under Windows 8. I have already searched the forums for a solution and none worked. Already tried: 1. Safe mode 2. Create new Profil… (read more)

The Tab on my browser is double sized under Windows 8. I have already searched the forums for a solution and none worked.

Already tried: 1. Safe mode 2. Create new Profile 3. Reinstalled with NO extensions 4. Cleaned out everything entry in appdata/programdata/registry

After everything double sized tab persists.

So I am led to believe that this is some new setting for Firefox where it detects an unknown 'Tablet' mode and sets the default theme as having double sized tabs. -- And just FYI -- I am NOT using a touchscreen. So whatever it is detecting, it is faulty. If you are going to put this in as an option, please add an option to DISABLE it.

When I change to another theme, such as Mx3, it does fix the double sized.

Asked by Fdiio 8 years ago

Last reply by spacemanjupiter 7 years ago

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Firefox 18.0.2 failed to check for updates on Windows8 Enterprise

When I check for update in Firefox 18.0.2 it is showing that Firefox is Up to date. However, the latest version is 19.0. After a little googling I found an addon Httpfox … (read more)

When I check for update in Firefox 18.0.2 it is showing that Firefox is Up to date. However, the latest version is 19.0. After a little googling I found an addon Httpfox which shown me the URL firefox is requesting to check the updates. It is

https://aus3.mozilla.org/update/3/Firefox/18.0.2/20130201065344/WINNT_x86-msvc/en-US/release/Windows_NT%206.2.0.0%20(x86)/default/default/update.xml?force=1

This is giving a XML with empty update tags

However, if I change Windows version from 6.2.0.0 to 6.1.0.0 like this,

https://aus3.mozilla.org/update/3/Firefox/18.0.2/20130201065344/WINNT_x86-msvc/en-US/release/Windows_NT%206.1.0.0%20(x86)/default/default/update.xml?force=1

it is showing some update related xml.

Is the manual download and install is the only solution I've left with now?

Asked by ravindra-gullapalli 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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The last day and a half, Firefox has crashed 10 times - what gives?!

Actually, it's been 10 times in the last 25 hours - and this is my work computer, I've only even been on it for maybe 8-9 of those hours. The report ID's from about:crash… (read more)

Actually, it's been 10 times in the last 25 hours - and this is my work computer, I've only even been on it for maybe 8-9 of those hours.

The report ID's from about:crashes are: bp-980d7c22-8816-4e20-8c6a-0d8c32130222Fri-22-Feb-1311:06 AM bp-aa924b23-2c88-4726-9381-3c2582130222Fri-22-Feb-1311:06 AM bp-cf6f9ea8-17cc-49a1-b4c4-077b82130222Fri-22-Feb-1311:04 AM bp-83fd0cee-9350-41e4-a3d4-00a8f2130222Fri-22-Feb-1311:03 AM bp-e54d994f-e5d2-4520-a651-27c402130222Fri-22-Feb-139:40 AM bp-74c0e3bf-7327-47c3-a2a0-5f47a2130221Thu-21-Feb-133:08 PM bp-e84ba533-a028-408f-8ea4-b42e62130221Thu-21-Feb-132:35 PM bp-81b43c81-3d8b-41c1-a1f4-4daf82130221Thu-21-Feb-132:09 PM bp-2fc77e54-3e0d-4100-8223-c9cf42130221Thu-21-Feb-131:21 PM bp-c85904c7-648b-4b8b-822e-2b5e32130221Thu-21-Feb-1310:08 AM

This is absurd. Please tell me what to do.

Asked by SMc12 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Firefox 19 on Windows 8: How do I turn off the sidebar?

Actually, the question really is how do I get to the sidebar setting utility so that I can remove any item that I have inadvertently put into the sidebar. Right now I ha… (read more)

Actually, the question really is how do I get to the sidebar setting utility so that I can remove any item that I have inadvertently put into the sidebar.

Right now I have aol.com coming up in the sidebar, I know how to close it when it comes up, but I dont want the sidebar to even appear on the screen.

Asked by PeteCruzn 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox 19 Windows 8 64 Bit Slow

Firefox works okay but I notice it slow down an lag. When I go on Pandora an play music it'll work fine but once I start opening other tabs it will start lagging the musi… (read more)

Firefox works okay but I notice it slow down an lag. When I go on Pandora an play music it'll work fine but once I start opening other tabs it will start lagging the music. This doesn't happen on Internet Explorer. If I play a video YouTube in HD I sometimes have to let it load all the way up or it'll start lagging. I have none of these issues on Internet Explorer. What can I do to fix this?

Asked by iggie45 7 years ago

Last reply by ihotep 7 years ago

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I'm trying to set up a new feed reader (Brief) using Live Bookmarks but the suscribe button doesn't work. Anyone got a solution to this?

I'm currently using Google reader for my feeds but Google is discontinuing it in July. So I need a new feed reader option. I am trying to set up the Brief add-on as my … (read more)

I'm currently using Google reader for my feeds but Google is discontinuing it in July. So I need a new feed reader option. I am trying to set up the Brief add-on as my reader, using Live Bookmarks but when I attempt to subscribe to a feed, the subscribe button doesn't work.

Asked by laffin 7 years ago

Last reply by laffin 7 years ago

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Waterfox is not allowing me to log in to Zynga.com

When I open Zynga.com I get repeated log in messages. When I click them , they disappear and then come back. I have contacted zynga and reloaded facebook Neither helped. … (read more)

When I open Zynga.com I get repeated log in messages. When I click them , they disappear and then come back. I have contacted zynga and reloaded facebook Neither helped.

Asked by erivard 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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This Facebook phishing website opens 15+ tabs everytime I'm idle on FireFox or I start my computer. How do I fix this?

These two websites open on re-boot, or when I'm idle on firefox. https://fbcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/test-favela.html?529354585 https://fbcdn-sphotos… (read more)

Asked by mntwins7 7 years ago

Last reply by finitarry 7 years ago

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get my virgin email to show full page

My virgin e-mail only shows on half a page and I want to get rid of space aboove so it will show more. How can I do this. Found one possible way by using Adblock plus? Ca… (read more)

My virgin e-mail only shows on half a page and I want to get rid of space aboove so it will show more. How can I do this. Found one possible way by using Adblock plus? Can you advise what steps I need to do to help solve issue?

Asked by hmfc1874 7 years ago

Last reply by Swarnava Sengupta 7 years ago

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I'm not able to pick an item from a 'dropdown' list of choices. The list flashes on and off so quickly that it doesn't pause long enough to make a selection.

I'm not able to pick an item from a 'dropdown' list of choices. The list flashes on and off so quickly that it doesn't pause long enough to make a selection or it doesn't… (read more)

I'm not able to pick an item from a 'dropdown' list of choices. The list flashes on and off so quickly that it doesn't pause long enough to make a selection or it doesn't show the dropdown list at all. This was not an issue for me before FF 19.

I'm running Windows 8.

Asked by dlpb1783 7 years ago

Last reply by ideato 7 years ago

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so far I've been using Flash Player 11.2 which is the only normal playing sound newer versions are stereo sound streamed normal once the second is the center sp

so far I've been using Flash Player 11.2 which is the only normal playing sound newer versions are stereo sound streamed normal once the second is the center speaker star… (read more)

so far I've been using Flash Player 11.2 which is the only normal playing sound newer versions are stereo sound streamed normal once the second is the center speaker started to play

Asked by simnov 7 years ago

Last reply by user633449 7 years ago

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How to add all imported bookmarks (from Chrome) to the toolbar (not just the bookmark menu)

I have been able to import all bookmarks from Chrome but want them to appear as Firefox bookmarks and be immediately accessible (as they were before I migrated to chrome … (read more)

I have been able to import all bookmarks from Chrome but want them to appear as Firefox bookmarks and be immediately accessible (as they were before I migrated to chrome from Firefox) and on the bookmarks toolbar. I can't find a way of doing this.

Asked by isombard 7 years ago

Answered by Amit Kumar Thakur 7 years ago