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Bookmark Migration for multiple users

Greetings: I am trying to copy 500+ user profiles from old windows 7 computers to new ones. One thing that isn't playing nicely is the Firefox bookmarks. Once a profile… (read more)

Greetings:

I am trying to copy 500+ user profiles from old windows 7 computers to new ones. One thing that isn't playing nicely is the Firefox bookmarks. Once a profile is copied, Firefox is run, and it does not have any of the bookmarks from the previous profile. I believe the problem is in how Firefox manages its bookmarks, and have not found a way to transfer them over. Any input is welcome.

Regards, CaffeinatedBlood

Asked by caffeinatedblood 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Eliminate popup

I have suddenly acquired a bottom-dwelling popup. It is definitely NOT from the sites I'm visiting (all of which are internal to my company). I'm thinking some sort of ad… (read more)

I have suddenly acquired a bottom-dwelling popup. It is definitely NOT from the sites I'm visiting (all of which are internal to my company). I'm thinking some sort of add-on installed without my knowledge.

It doesn't show up on every page; when it does appear, it occupies about half of the bottom of screen taken out of the middle, about the size of a standard web banner.

I don't see anything in the add-ons that looks suspicious, with the exception of that SweetPacks thing, but I can't see how to remove that.

Any help appreciated.

Asked by mfwills 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I disable the new "feature" that disables outdated plugins unless they are clicked?

I have Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 Version: 11,2,202,297 installed. It is the latest available for Linux. I have Firefox 17.0.7esr that I have been happily using for some … (read more)

I have Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 Version: 11,2,202,297 installed. It is the latest available for Linux.

I have Firefox 17.0.7esr that I have been happily using for some time, in my home folder. Today I reinstalled my OS.

Now I have the hand holding CTP dialog coming up every time I hit a site with flash. I've hunted high and low for an answer and no-one seems to be able to disable it.

I'm not looking for stupid answers such as "You should update!" and any such answer will be treated with utter distain.

Are there any plugins that I can install to overule this "bug" Has anyone figured out a way to disable it?

Asked by msjs 6 years ago

Answered by msjs 6 years ago

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firefox still hangs after renaming places.sqlite

Twice have tried the solution provided at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-hangs-or-not-responding?esab=a&as=aaq that indicates renaming the places.sqlite… (read more)

Twice have tried the solution provided at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-hangs-or-not-responding?esab=a&as=aaq that indicates renaming the places.sqlite file should address firefox Hangs/not responding but that did not fix it. In less than 3 weeks I have had this problem recur multiple times all with the most current version of FF. Please provide suggestion of a solution that works and eliminates the problem.

Asked by brokeffuser1 6 years ago

Last reply by brokeffuser1 6 years ago

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Download manager gets blocked by group policy

I set a group policy in Windows 8 professional to block executing any executable files outside those in the Windows and Program Files maps. PDF files and microsoft office… (read more)

I set a group policy in Windows 8 professional to block executing any executable files outside those in the Windows and Program Files maps. PDF files and microsoft office files can be opened anywhere.

When downloading a docx or xlsx file through Firefox and trying to open it in the download manager gives a error message from windows stating that the program is blocked by group policy. The path and file is a Word or Office file. When going to the map where it was downloaded (a temp folder or another doesnt matter) in Windows explorer the file opens without any problem.

I ve been searching for a solution everywhere for hours but I couldnt find it.

By the way PDF files are opened without problems. After installing the ESR version of Firefox opening docx files through the download manager of Firefox gave no problems but now the same problem came back.

Asked by Jeroenblack 6 years ago

Last reply by Amit Kumar Thakur 6 years ago

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I keep getting prompted to update Firefox even though it is up to date

On my home System, I am [still] running Windows XP. When I go to "Help -> About", I get the message that my version of Firefox (22, I think) is up to date. However, … (read more)

On my home System, I am [still] running Windows XP. When I go to "Help -> About", I get the message that my version of Firefox (22, I think) is up to date. However, periodically, I keep getting pop-up pages that are blank except for a small square in the middle that states that my browser is out of date and I should "click here" to download the current version. Is this malware? How can I stop this from happening? I have run a couple of anti malware programs that indicate that everything is "clean" but I *still* periodically get these annoying pop-up pages. [Specifically, I have used Malwarebytes Anti Malware and run the full scan and that is in addition to using Norton 360 which also "runs clean".] At the same time, nothing else appears to be affected and currently I just cancel these pages. Any ideas? Note that I went to the "about:configure" exercise to look at the "useragent" and there was nothing there to reset (the "reset option" was "greyed out"). PLEASE NOTE: THE "PROBLEM" HAPPENS ON A DIFFERENT WEB BROWSER FROM THE ONE WHERE I AM POSTING THE QUESTION!!! THANK YOU!!

Asked by zvi1weiss 7 years ago

Last reply by zvi1weiss 6 years ago

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I did a cut and paste cause keyboard does not work on TOR

on the create an account page I was able to type in a password. That is the only place that the keyboard has worked. Not even ^V (control V) works I have to type eve… (read more)

on the create an account page I was able to type in a password. That is the only place that the keyboard has worked. Not even ^V (control V) works I have to type everything elsewhere copy then come back here and use the edit menu This problem only happens with TOR, not with regular firefox

your 'educated guess' was windows??? For a tor user? Seriously?

Asked by factotum 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago