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How to make file extensions save on a Mac.

When downloading a .xls file from a customers web site Fire fox knows it should be opened with OpenOffice. If I chose the open with option OpenOffice opens a Black work b… (read more)

When downloading a .xls file from a customers web site Fire fox knows it should be opened with OpenOffice. If I chose the open with option OpenOffice opens a Black work book.

If I chose the Save file option the file is saved in my Downloads folder. But Firefox fails to save the file with the file extension (.xls)

If I rename the file and add the .xls the file will open with OpenOfice so the Files are not corrupt!

how can I make Firefox save the files with the proper file extensions?

Thanks in advance dak

Asked by Dakbrew 7 years ago

Last reply by ideato 7 years ago

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I have three bookmarks (Firefox 19) that I can neither move or delete; two have empty dashed boxes in front of them.

While filing and deleting bookmarks three items would neither delete nor could be filed in existing folders. Two of the items have an empty dashed box in front of them th… (read more)

While filing and deleting bookmarks three items would neither delete nor could be filed in existing folders. Two of the items have an empty dashed box in front of them that has no meaning to me. The third is an ebay sign on site.

Asked by Threepeaks 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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startup only one wepage

when I first open browser I get 3 website that pop up fox android website and the fire download webpage. how do get rid of the websites that are not my homepage. … (read more)

when I first open browser I get 3 website that pop up fox android website and the fire download webpage. how do get rid of the websites that are not my homepage.

Asked by charlie4126 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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My IT guy found a fix for me, but when I go to Tools, Options, and Content, I can't find Portable Document Format to change the Action to Use Adobe Reader.

When I try the workaround that my IT guy suggested (see below), I can't Scroll down the Content list and find Portable Document Format. I have Windows XP, which may be w… (read more)

When I try the workaround that my IT guy suggested (see below), I can't Scroll down the Content list and find Portable Document Format. I have Windows XP, which may be why I can't find it, but I need to have Adobe Reader as my default, rather than the default to html, which started happening out of the blue today.

"Here is a workaround for Firefox. Open Firefox, click the 'Tools' menu. Select 'Options'. Scroll down the 'Content' list until you find the 'Portable Document Format' entry. Change the 'Action' to 'Use Adobe Reader'.

Now when you click on a PDF document ( a report or trigraph), Firefox will quickly download the file and open it in Adobe Reader, which will allow you to save as a PDF."

Thank you for your anticipated assistance.

Susan Bellows

Asked by sbellows 7 years ago

Last reply by Navjot Singh 7 years ago

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PDF viewer? NO! I want it back the way it was!

I have Acrobat. I don't want to view PDFs within Firefox. I set Acrobat to NOT open in a web browser (because I want the full blown Acrobat program with all the menus a… (read more)

I have Acrobat. I don't want to view PDFs within Firefox. I set Acrobat to NOT open in a web browser (because I want the full blown Acrobat program with all the menus and options the way I want it). FF should do like before, ie, ask me if I want to download it or open it in Acrobat, just the way it was. Can anybody help me? Otherwise, it's uninstall and go back to FF18.

Asked by nobler 7 years ago

Last reply by user832823 7 years ago

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I can't remove firefox as my starting page, I have even unistalled it - I have tried tools:general etc and I want a blank page when I start!

I can't save any changes in Firefox. I want a blank starting page, not to be asked about passwords everytime, adjust my security etc. Nothing works. I go to Tools, make t… (read more)

I can't save any changes in Firefox. I want a blank starting page, not to be asked about passwords everytime, adjust my security etc. Nothing works. I go to Tools, make the changes, and the next time I open Firefox, it is as if nothing has been saved.

I have even tried to uninstall and install it, but that doesn't work either. Should I go for Chrome forever, and just unistall Firefox, because this is so frustrating.

Asked by IamstartingtoreallyhateFirefox 7 years ago

Last reply by ideato 7 years ago

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why has address br dissapeared when I updated to version 19.0?

how do I get address bar back after just updating to version 19.0? theres nowhere to type in web address! Also, how do I get forward and back arrows or tabs to go back or… (read more)

how do I get address bar back after just updating to version 19.0? theres nowhere to type in web address! Also, how do I get forward and back arrows or tabs to go back or forward to a page?

Asked by ducatiray 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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why doesn't firefox 19 alert when entering or leaving secure websites when this has been selected as true using about:config

Using previous version it always alerted when entering or leaving a secure website. After udating to 19.0 it stopped alerting. I checked the settings about:config and bot… (read more)

Using previous version it always alerted when entering or leaving a secure website. After udating to 19.0 it stopped alerting. I checked the settings about:config and both entering and leaving secure sites were set as True. Tried disabling and then re-enabling but still no alerts.

Asked by pete346 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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crashes on exit

When ever I exit Firefox I get the message box "Firefox has stopped working". I tried restarting in "Sfe mode" and disabling all add-ins and plug-ins. Same result. The … (read more)

When ever I exit Firefox I get the message box "Firefox has stopped working". I tried restarting in "Sfe mode" and disabling all add-ins and plug-ins. Same result.

The details from the dialog are:

Problem signature:

 Problem Event Name:	BEX
 Application Name:	firefox.exe
 Application Version:	19.0.0.4794
 Application Timestamp:	511ed1c1
 Fault Module Name:	StackHash_e98d
 Fault Module Version:	0.0.0.0
 Fault Module Timestamp:	00000000
 Exception Offset:	00000000
 Exception Code:	c0000005
 Exception Data:	00000008
 OS Version:	6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.4
 Locale ID:	1033
 Additional Information 1:	e98d
 Additional Information 2:	e98dfca8bcf81bc1740adb135579ad53
 Additional Information 3:	6eab
 Additional Information 4:	6eabdd9e0dc94904be3b39a1c0583635

Asked by chazware 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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After 19.0 Update Diigo Toolbar No Longer Appears After Sign-in - What Can Fix This?

Ran auto update on Firefox (to 19.0). Rebooted the computer. The Diigo Sign-in Icon appears (normal). Clicking the Sign-in icon does bring me to the Diigo web page wh… (read more)

Ran auto update on Firefox (to 19.0). Rebooted the computer.

The Diigo Sign-in Icon appears (normal). Clicking the Sign-in icon does bring me to the Diigo web page where I can enter my info - exactly as expected.

However, after signing-in the other Diigo icons / buttons do not appear. And, the Sign-in icon behaves as if I had not signed in (it usually presents a popup menu if clicked, once signed in).

Asked by teff76491 7 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 7 years ago

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I had to uninstall Firefox and when I reloaded it i lost the ability to right click and it would show ADD TO and gave a list of to whom you wanted it shared

so i was able to right click say on an article or a photo and it show a list of places i could share ,in my case it is to share on face book. how do get that back? … (read more)

so i was able to right click say on an article or a photo and it show a list of places i could share ,in my case it is to share on face book. how do get that back?

Asked by Scott42 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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For Mac OS 10.8.2,latest flash plug in, Firefox 19 will not play any You Tube video. Am at wits end.

The video seem to load, then start, run for about 5 secs, and then stop, no more video. This is on every You Tube video I try. Your instructions-troubleshooting ideas alm… (read more)

The video seem to load, then start, run for about 5 secs, and then stop, no more video. This is on every You Tube video I try. Your instructions-troubleshooting ideas almost never fit a Mac OS 18.8.2 with the latest Adobe flash plug in. Nothing I have seen on your troubleshooting web site solves my problem, and I do not have the time to spend on this for the rest of my life. Fix it.

Asked by Ed Marek 7 years ago

Last reply by Josh 7 years ago

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opening to yahoo email without signin

wow! what a pain in the a** to registar with this site! I dont want a difficult password! I had to retype repeated profanities [as I got more irritated] as my password ju… (read more)

wow! what a pain in the a** to registar with this site! I dont want a difficult password! I had to retype repeated profanities [as I got more irritated] as my password just to finally ask a question. seven tries!

I have my yahoo email filled into home opening [as bookmark for default] how do I not have to sign in and go directly to email.I am soooooo sick of security features that are TSA theatre. all passwords offer zero protection to pros hackers........I will likely never use this again as it was not friendly. pls pass this comment upstairs. tanx

Asked by bobz 7 years ago

Last reply by user633449 7 years ago

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firefox won't let me into Wells Fargo online banking

After I sign in to Wells Fargo online banking I get the screen that says "your online security is important to us, Please wait while we verify your identity" and it wont… (read more)

After I sign in to Wells Fargo online banking I get the screen that says "your online security is important to us, Please wait while we verify your identity" and it wont go beyond that screen. I am able to access my account with "internet explorer" and on my Ipad but not on my P.C. The problem seems to be in Firefox. This is the only prob. I have run into with your service.

Asked by johnsavage 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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New window is opening when editing a google search,how can i solve this?

The window has the title 'opening search' .It looks like Opening search You have choosen to open: [] search which is a :application/json from :https:www.google.com What … (read more)

The window has the title 'opening search' .It looks like Opening search You have choosen to open:

[] search

which is a :application/json from :https:www.google.com What should firefox do with this file? Open with [] Save file

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Asked by blessy 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox just disappears, my HD lights are running, Firefox comes back in 10-15 seconds. Sick of it doing this.

I am on Firefox 19. The previous versions have also had this problem. Firefox loads fine, but while on a webpage it just disappears from my screen, I see my HD light runn… (read more)

I am on Firefox 19. The previous versions have also had this problem. Firefox loads fine, but while on a webpage it just disappears from my screen, I see my HD light running, and Firefox reappears about 15 seconds later. This is very annoying. I can be in the middle of something important and it will do it. Starting to piss me off. I see this has been a common problem with Firefox since last year.

Asked by wahoospa 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I make firefox operate as fast as internet explorer?

I have a brand new lenovo IBM thinkpad. I installed firefox 19 on this machine, and it takes up to a minute to open a webpage. I used the internet explorer and it opera… (read more)

I have a brand new lenovo IBM thinkpad. I installed firefox 19 on this machine, and it takes up to a minute to open a webpage. I used the internet explorer and it operates 10 times faster. I have an older version on an XP computer that NEVER had this issue. Any advice? I would rather use Firefox, but feel like it will not work on this computer.

Asked by snakesjakes 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago