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I keep deleting program named Google from my computer, and Firefox persists in reloading it. How may I stop this?

I keep deleting program named Google from my computer, and Firefox persists in reloading it. How may I stop this? duplicate. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/… (read more)

I keep deleting program named Google from my computer, and Firefox persists in reloading it. How may I stop this?

duplicate. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1291181

Asked by abrupt 2 weeks ago

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Eliminate the Firefox SJW BS on the new tab page

How do I get Mozilla to stop shoving virtue signaling SJW nonsense down my throat every time I open a new tab? When I want your politics, I'll ask for it. Until then, a… (read more)

How do I get Mozilla to stop shoving virtue signaling SJW nonsense down my throat every time I open a new tab? When I want your politics, I'll ask for it. Until then, a partisan free web browser would be nice.

Asked by jmatt 2 weeks ago

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How do I make the picture I chose of christmas candles go away fromt he top of my screen?

At Christmas time, I downloaded a look on my toolbar offered by Firefox that was Christmas candles. I've tried over 25 times to make it go away with no luck. I'm sure thi… (read more)

At Christmas time, I downloaded a look on my toolbar offered by Firefox that was Christmas candles. I've tried over 25 times to make it go away with no luck. I'm sure this is easy...but is sure isn't obvious. Can you help? It is just where my tabs go and it was an option I saw on Firefox to customize the screen. Seemed like a great idea on a cozy Saturday before Christmas but it has become UBER annoying.

Asked by roxanneteg 7 years ago

Last reply by Kadir Topal 7 years ago

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I'm trying to work out how to hit an email address so that it opens my gmail (compose) on a seperate page?

Hi, I have just changed from IE10 to Firefox and can't work out how to change my preference on emails links! I'm trying to hit email links so that it opens on a different… (read more)

Hi, I have just changed from IE10 to Firefox and can't work out how to change my preference on emails links! I'm trying to hit email links so that it opens on a different/new page, but at the moment the page that I'm on changes to my gmail (compose) replacing the page I was on. Can anyone please help with instructions?

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Asked by Helpme32 7 years ago

Last reply by cityofulysses 7 years ago

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Issue with right-click menu after latest update

After updating Firefox, the right-click menu is showing much more commands than before (Play, Pause, Mute etc. etc.), most of them out of context ("Open Link in New Tab" … (read more)

After updating Firefox, the right-click menu is showing much more commands than before (Play, Pause, Mute etc. etc.), most of them out of context ("Open Link in New Tab" when there is no link) and none of them working.

Asked by CarlosInada 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Duplicate question please see and continue with /questions/957305#answer-429490 BROWSER DOES NOT KEEPING MY ADJUSTMENTS OF LAST SESSION FOR TABS AND WINDOWS AS WELL AS … (read more)

Duplicate question please see and continue with /questions/957305#answer-429490

BROWSER DOES NOT KEEPING MY ADJUSTMENTS OF LAST SESSION FOR TABS AND WINDOWS AS WELL AS THE PLACE OF SAVING.

Asked by mour98 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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add-on enabled but doesn't work

Locking duplicate thread. Please continue here: [/questions/958401] Lost my use of the Extension add-on Multi-row Bookmarks Toolbar vs 5.0.1 (latest), don't have any id… (read more)

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Lost my use of the Extension add-on Multi-row Bookmarks Toolbar vs 5.0.1 (latest), don't have any idea why. It was enabled but wouldn't work. Ended up removing, downloading and installed it again. Restarted Firefox but it still doesn't work. It shows up as active allowing 5 rows to be displayed. Frustrating!!

Any help will be appreciated..........Ralph

Asked by ralphjramirez 7 years ago

Answered by ralphjramirez 7 years ago

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Searching in the address bar doesn't work.

I tried solving my question regarding searching in my address bar, which results in me being brought to an DNS address somethimes instead of google. Through doing this I … (read more)

I tried solving my question regarding searching in my address bar, which results in me being brought to an DNS address somethimes instead of google. Through doing this I have created a new problem, this being, everytime I search in the address bar i'm being brought directly to google frontpage, without any search result to show for it.

So if we could solve these 2 problems, it would be amazing. :)

Thanks for reading.

Asked by Mirinquads 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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How can i change firefox's default writing styles?

Articles appear in a font style that i want to change i have tried from options > content > Advanced and the set the style i want but still the problem pessimists. … (read more)

Articles appear in a font style that i want to change i have tried from options > content > Advanced and the set the style i want but still the problem pessimists.

Asked by Solara 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Conflict between Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader and how I fixed it

For the past 5 years, I have owned Adobe Acrobat version 9, and recently installed Adobe Reader as well (version 10.7). I was previously able to set up Firefox to use Acr… (read more)

For the past 5 years, I have owned Adobe Acrobat version 9, and recently installed Adobe Reader as well (version 10.7). I was previously able to set up Firefox to use Acrobat to display PDF files in the browser without downloading them, but I recently noticed that this was no longer the case. Instead, every PDF file I tried to view was being downloaded instead. I came here to find a solution, and discovered that many other people are having similar problems. I followed the instructions given here (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-without-downloading-them), but found that they were actually UNhelpful. They tell you to turn off the Firefox PDF viewer by editing about:config to disable the file pdfs.js, which is the native Firefox PDF viewer-- but that will cause the PDF file type to disappear from the Tools/Options dialog, so you can't assign it to another program (whether Adobe or anything else). This makes it impossible to assign the Adobe plugin to open PDF files. I did figure out a solution on my own, and wanted to post it here to help other users with the same problem.

I ultimately learned, through trial and error and a lot of research both here and on Adobe's website, that the root cause of my problem was a conflict in Firefox between Acrobat and Reader. I was able to solve it by upgrading Acrobat, getting rid of Reader and enabling the Firefox PDF viewer so that I could assign the PDF file type to the Acrobat plugin within Firefox. Here are the details of my problem and how I solved it:

1. Acrobat and Reader conflict with each other in Firefox, but this isn't totally Firefox's fault. It's mostly Adobe's fault, and they pretty much admit it. Specifically, they say that Acrobat and Reader can't coexist on the same machine unless both are version 10 or higher. They tell you to upgrade to solve the problem--but I can't afford to pay for a new version of Acrobat. If you have to keep Acrobat 9.x, Adobe says the lowest version of Reader that will work with it is Reader 11. I couldn't upgrade to this because I have Vista, and Adobe hasn't issued Reader 11 for Vista (and doesn't plan to). I did cheat and download the Win 7 version of Reader 11, but it didn't help.

2. If you have both Acrobat and Reader, you can choose a setting in Reader to make it the default PDF handler--but Firefox ignores this information and defaults to Acrobat no matter what. (This is the part we can blame Firefox for.) If you have a version of Acrobat which is below 9.5.5, Firefox actually blocks it as a security risk, so the plugin won't work at all, regardless of version number. That's why PDFs are being downloaded through your standalone program instead of being displayed in the browser. If you want to view PDFs in Firefox and keep Acrobat on your computer, you MUST upgrade Acrobat to version 9.5.5 or above.

3. Unless you can upgrade Acrobat to at least 10.x, GET RID OF READER. As long as you can access Acrobat 9.5.5, it will work fine in Firefox and there's no need for Reader. I never used to have Reader myself, only Acrobat, but it must have been downloaded automatically when Acrobat was blocked by Firefox (which I didn't even realize).

4. IF YOU NEED TO UPGRADE ACROBAT 9.X TO 9.5.5, YOUR LAST CHANCE IS TODAY--6/26/13. Adobe has announced that today is the "end of life" for the Acrobat 9.x platform, and all support and upgrades will cease after today.

When I searched for updates by going to Adobe's website, it told me there were none available--but when I checked for them FROM THE ACROBAT PROGRAM ITSELF (Help/Check for updates), I was offered a 300 MB upgrade that took me all the way from version 9.0 to 9.5.5 in one step. (It did take a very long time to download and install.)

5. Once you have Acrobat 9.5.5, this is how to enable it in Firefox:

a. INSIDE ACROBAT, set your preference for "Internet" to "view PDF files in browser." Close Acrobat. Close Firefox if it's already open.

b. Reopen Firefox. Check Tools/Add-Ons/Plugins to make sure the Acrobat plugin is there. Enable it if disabled. Close Firefox.

If the plugin isn't there at all, repair your Acrobat installation through Control Panel. Then return to Firefox and enable it. Close Firefox.

c. Reopen Firefox again. Go to Tools/Options and check the list of file types. For the names that contain "Adobe" and "Acrobat," Acrobat should be set as the default program to open them. Select it from the drop-down list if it's not. Continue to scroll through the alphabetical list--you should see another entry called Portable Document Format. If it's there, the default will be "preview in Firefox." You should be able to change this to "Acrobat (in Firefox)" using the drop-down menu. Do NOT pick the option that says "Acrobat"--this is the standalone program and will cause your PDFs to be downloaded.

If you don't see "Acrobat (in Firefox)" as an option, this means your plugin is not working. Go back and fix it using the instructions above (including repair of Acrobat if necessary).

d. If you don't see a file type for "Portable Document Format" at all, that means the Firefox PDF viewer is disabled. You must enable it by editing the about:config file. To see it, type about:config in the Firefox address bar. You will get a warning message--just click OK and keep going.

This file is a long list of statements in alphabetical order. LOOK FOR A STATEMENT THAT SAYS "pdfjs.disabled" with a Boolean value of "true." Select this statement and right-click. A context menu will offer you choices including "Toggle." Select that one, which will change the Boolean value to "false." Exit about:config. Close Firefox.

e. Now return to Tools/Options, scroll through the list of file types, and you should see "Portable Document Format." Select "Acrobat (in Firefox)" as in the instructions above. Close Firefox.

f. The first time you try to open a PDF file in Firefox, you may get a dialog box which offers you choices of how to open the file. The first will be Acrobat, but DON'T CHOOSE THAT--it will cause your PDF to download. Instead, go to the choice that says "Open as application/pdf." You don't need to change the program that opens this file type, because your settings are already correct. Your PDF should open in the browser, with the full-featured Acrobat menu (including the option of editing or saving the file).

I hope other users can benefit from the truly painful experience I had figuring all of this out. Good luck.

Asked by harrietvane 7 years ago

Last reply by user633449 7 years ago

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Firefox startpage

Locking Duplicate please see and continue with /questions/964572 ~J99 Hello. I always use the default firefox page as the start page when I think about that you can apply… (read more)

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Hello. I always use the default firefox page as the start page when I think about that you can apply right away, I have so chosen Google as a search engine. So I need to use the search button which comes standard page. One day succeed for Yahoo to change that, so it did not go to google, but yahoo. after a lot of problems and reading on the internet, I uninstalled yahoo shit. So now I search on google again, but the search button which appears on firefox default page works no longer, nothing happens when I type something in and press search. It seems as if something has been removed from the default search page, so it does not link to google search engine. I go up in the right corner of the browser and search on google but not from the search box which appears on the default page. Can you help me solve this? It does not help to opdate the browser to another version, I have tried several times.

Asked by LK-2076 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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something called superfish is making window adds pop up. how do I stop this?

a small window pops up on the bottom right of the screen with an ad and in small print at the bottom is says "by Superfish" there is a button to disable it, but it makes … (read more)

a small window pops up on the bottom right of the screen with an ad and in small print at the bottom is says "by Superfish" there is a button to disable it, but it makes another window open that wants me to download something....

how do I get rid of this?

Asked by goomba888 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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BlockSite addon pushed by wips.com is unwanted, misleading

Today I opened firefox to find a new tab by "Wips.com". While initially concerned that a virus on my laptop had hijacked my copy of firefox, I found out from http://forum… (read more)

Today I opened firefox to find a new tab by "Wips.com".

While initially concerned that a virus on my laptop had hijacked my copy of firefox, I found out from http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2737553 that what actually happened was Wips.com has 'hijacked' addons.mozilla.org by inserting vastly different code into an addon which was previously useful.

The new version by Wips.com doesn't seem to be worthy of my trust, compared to the original addon created in good faith by the original author.

The massive change to the purpose of the addon, including "phone-home" code that reports back to Wips.com, should not have been allowed. It should have been published as a separate addon.

I really don't like the idea that a company can get their software pushed down to my system because they purchased an existing addon that I had installed.

Asked by ajhlinuxuser 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Setup Printer Preferences and not just margins, etc.

My Printer's default setting is for size A5 (about 8.5"X5.5"). When printing from Firefox I wish to print to Letter size, but must set my printer preferences each time. … (read more)

My Printer's default setting is for size A5 (about 8.5"X5.5"). When printing from Firefox I wish to print to Letter size, but must set my printer preferences each time. Is there a way to have Firefox set the printer's preference for me?

Thanks Uncle Dewey

Asked by Uncle Dewey 6 years ago

Last reply by user633449 6 years ago

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Is it possible for the Firefox CLOSE button on MAC OS to function like native applications ... eg Safari?

Locking as duplicate of /question/971280 I would like to know why FIREFOX doesn't act like a native mac app when it comes to the red-close button. Or maybe it does but I… (read more)

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I would like to know why FIREFOX doesn't act like a native mac app when it comes to the red-close button. Or maybe it does but I am not sure how to activate it.

Basically when pressing the red X it closes and loses all saved session information. Would be good to have it act like, say, Safari, where it saves the session information and just runs in the background instead of actually closing.

Asked by solomani 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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I am getting Desk Top Wallpaper from Mozilla / Firefox and I want it OUT of my computer

I know where it is on my computer and the last few steps are app Data / Roaming / Mozilla / Firefox - and in that part is Desktop Background.bmp Well if it is a chpice … (read more)

I know where it is on my computer and the last few steps are app Data / Roaming / Mozilla / Firefox - and in that part is Desktop Background.bmp Well if it is a chpice between that - Ugly Michael Jackson or Iron ~Maiden or so9me little fox curled up - I do not want that - I had some advice from one of your guys he TRIED to help - but the fault is in Mozilla Firefox - the Mozilla app will not let my Windows Desktop run my slide shows and I wanted some Indian Wildlife - Tigers and stuff but then this Mozilla Firefox loads up and kicks off the Windows that I WAnt iF YOU WILL WANT ME STILL AS A CUSTOMER AFTER THAT - TELL ME HOW TO GET RID OF THE mOZILLA fIREFOX dESKTOP BMP and by the way - no more advice - unless you KNOW it wiollo answer my problem - I ought to go back to internet explorer at this rate

Asked by Patricia 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago