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why when i click file; then i click file open does it go back to the screensaver?

In the upper left hand corner is the word File; when I click on it and instead of opening my files it goes back to the screen saver where I have to click Mozilla to start… (read more)

In the upper left hand corner is the word File; when I click on it and instead of opening my files it goes back to the screen saver where I have to click Mozilla to start all over again. This is a recent problem.

Asked by lightninwillie 10 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 years ago

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Firefox suddenly quit working and I get the following error message: Could not initialize the application's security component. The most

Error message: Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory. Please che… (read more)

Error message: Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or close to full. It is recommended that you exit the application and fix the problem. If you continue to use this session, you might see incorrect application behaviour when accessing security features.

Asked by coloradoracer 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox initializes OK with the latest update, bu then alwasys crashes in a short time (quite reliably). When are you going to get rid of the latest update?

Latest Firefox update allows it to initialize OK, but then in short time abruptly crashes it ) no matter what the usage mode, but immediately always when using multiple w… (read more)

Latest Firefox update allows it to initialize OK, but then in short time abruptly crashes it ) no matter what the usage mode, but immediately always when using multiple windows). Obviously the latest update has not been adequately tested! When are you going to update the update?

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by Morbus 11 years ago

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Update move to another machine and another OS all at once

Old machine (desktop) runs Win2K and FF 3.6. New machine (laptop) runs Win7 but has no browser (except IE). Want to put current FF (10?) on laptop and transfer profile fr… (read more)

Old machine (desktop) runs Win2K and FF 3.6. New machine (laptop) runs Win7 but has no browser (except IE). Want to put current FF (10?) on laptop and transfer profile from desktop. Can't put current FF on desktop because current Flash won't run on Win2K. Profile, I presume, includes bookmarks, passwords, form help (auto-completion of (e.g.) email add.) and all add-ons. I can find (thanks to article here) the profiles on both machines. Can I just copy and overwrite the presumably blank one created when I install current FF on the laptop? If not how do I do it?

Asked by OldButWise 9 years ago

Answered by user633449 9 years ago

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Firefox 4.0.1 new features did not install.

I installed Firefox ver. 4.0.1 but everything looks the same as before the install. The only noticeable difference is that the Home Button did move from the middle to th… (read more)

I installed Firefox ver. 4.0.1 but everything looks the same as before the install. The only noticeable difference is that the Home Button did move from the middle to the right side. When I check About Firefox, it does list the version as 4.0.1. When I click on Check for Updates, it says, “Firefox is up to date” When I click on Download Firefox, it says I am already running 4.0.1

According to the TAKE THE TOUR site, the most obvious missing features are: 1) Firefox Button which should be in the upper left-hand corner 2) Bookmark Button which should be to the right, next to the Home Button.

Also, there is no “one click” button for Private Browsing, the Awesome Bar does not seem to have the extra features as described, and new sites do NOT open as Tabs,

According to Firefox 4.0.1 is compatible with Windows 2000 so it should not be a problem with the operating system. One other tip, I did try to upgrade one of the Add-ons (AniWeather) which has been updated to be more compatible with 4.0.1. It would not install because of missing dll’s. This seems to be one more clue that 4.0.1 did not fully install.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by bobfedz 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Firefox crashes randomly, leaving no crash info

Firefox crashes randomly. I have tried all the fixes I could find in the support forums. It crashes in safe mode. I have updated all the add-ons. There is no crash report… (read more)

Firefox crashes randomly. I have tried all the fixes I could find in the support forums. It crashes in safe mode. I have updated all the add-ons. There is no crash report. I have created a new user. I have check for virus and malware

Crash ID(s)

No crash reports have been submitted.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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I can neither save new bookmarks nor delete existing ones.

My bookmark system worked until a few days ago, and now will not let me save new pages or delete existing ones. Tried the two methods described on main site, neither wor… (read more)

My bookmark system worked until a few days ago, and now will not let me save new pages or delete existing ones. Tried the two methods described on main site, neither worked.

Asked by Ricci 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Does FF7 support Windows 2000?

Where are the system requirements for FF7? The only ones I found were for FF5. On my ancient work computer running Win2K, the 'Check for Updates' says it is up to date, e… (read more)

Where are the system requirements for FF7? The only ones I found were for FF5.

On my ancient work computer running Win2K, the 'Check for Updates' says it is up to date, even though I am running 6.02. Has Win2K support been dropped? I'm hesitant to run the stand-alone install.

Asked by andyross 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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no menu features, accidently closed out tool bars

Tool bars were cleared and unintentionally closed out. Now I can't do any thing ..... How do I get menu functionality back This happened Just once or twice … (read more)

Tool bars were cleared and unintentionally closed out. Now I can't do any thing ..... How do I get menu functionality back

This happened

Just once or twice

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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CP is at 100% with Win 2k, 9.0 is worse than 4.0, Flashblock?

CP is at 100% meaning computer is maxed out bad performance Win 2k is the Operating System 9.0 seems to be the worse performer 4.0 maxes at 100 but not as frequently Rese… (read more)

CP is at 100% meaning computer is maxed out bad performance Win 2k is the Operating System 9.0 seems to be the worse performer 4.0 maxes at 100 but not as frequently Research indicates increased ads and non essential overhead hurts, something related to a "Flash" So............ How do I inhibit all the graphics and ads??

Asked by calx 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Firefox won't load pages and says "Stopped" in the lower left corner of the screen.

Latest FF and XP Pro. 2.4 Ghz Celeron, 1 gig RAM. FF will work for a while, then it will stop loading pages and say "Stopped" in the lower left corner of screen. Sometime… (read more)

Latest FF and XP Pro. 2.4 Ghz Celeron, 1 gig RAM. FF will work for a while, then it will stop loading pages and say "Stopped" in the lower left corner of screen. Sometimes I can refresh and the page will load, but 95 out of 100 times I can keep refreshing and it will say "Stopped". Or, the page will partially load and then quit and say "Stopped". I have disabled IPv6 and DNS Prefetching and it is still doing it. IE is doing about the same thing. VERY frustrated. My last PC started doing this and I finally upgraded to a newer one and it was fine for a couple months, but started doing the same recently. Arghhh ... Thanks!

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== with my last computer a few months ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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Are crashes when linking with Firefox 12 to NBCnews a compatibility problem?

I use Firefox 12 because new versions won't work with my operating system. Over time, I find more and more sites are either unavailable or cause the computer to crash. I … (read more)

I use Firefox 12 because new versions won't work with my operating system. Over time, I find more and more sites are either unavailable or cause the computer to crash. I have assumed that it's a compatibility problem and not a problem with my computer, so nothing can be done except to avoid those sites. Am I correct?

Asked by LeeKolb 5 years ago

Answered by James 5 years ago

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The 'Recently-accessed pages' button has disappeared. How to get it back?

There was untril very recently a 'Recently-accesssed' (or 'Most-frequently-accessed') button at top left of the screen. This has disappeared - it was very useful and I wo… (read more)

There was untril very recently a 'Recently-accesssed' (or 'Most-frequently-accessed') button at top left of the screen. This has disappeared - it was very useful and I would like to get it back.

Asked by Angus.Ross 9 years ago

Answered by Hasan 9 years ago

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How do I stop the Plugin Check page from appearing?

Firefox 3.6.17, Win2K. Don't laugh at the OS, it just works. But I get the Plugin Check page every time I start Firefox. It doesn't help, because I have the most recent… (read more)

Firefox 3.6.17, Win2K. Don't laugh at the OS, it just works.

But I get the Plugin Check page every time I start Firefox. It doesn't help, because I have the most recent versions of all my plugins that support Win2K. I just *cannot* update my plugins.

How do I kill off this screen?

Well, you know, short of removing Firefox forever.

Asked by steveread999 10 years ago

Answered by psychadelicm 9 years ago