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I did this -- Windows 7 and Vista 1. Select the Start Menu in the Windows Taskbar. 2. In the Search box, enter the following: %APPDATA% 3. Press Enter. 4. From the Application Data folder, navigate to Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox. 5. D

When I sign out of FF and want to go back in, I have to go through Task Mgr each time by deleting FF and then signing back in. I followed these directions -- Select the … (read more)

When I sign out of FF and want to go back in, I have to go through Task Mgr each time by deleting FF and then signing back in. I followed these directions -- Select the Start Menu in the Windows Taskbar. 2. In the Search box, enter the following: %APPDATA% 3. Press Enter. 4. From the Application Data folder, navigate to Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox. 5. Delete the file xpicleanup.dat. 6. Restart Firefox. --- but I could not find Mozilla Firefox under 'Program Files'.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== about a week ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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firefox using massive amount of memory. 300,000: WHY? and, how do I fix this?

Whenever I am using firefox ( daily) it seems to use up a huge amnount of memory. It uses so much that loading pages slows to a crawl, and so do any other applications I… (read more)

Whenever I am using firefox ( daily) it seems to use up a huge amnount of memory. It uses so much that loading pages slows to a crawl, and so do any other applications I am using. This happens even if I have only 2, or even 1 tab open. I am pretty sure I don't have any viruses-- although I admit I suppose this is possible--

but why would firefox be using this much memory/ space?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== a while now..

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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Firefox users cannot presently exercise choice, to opt-in or out of "data collected for improving services." As a result, Firefox is constantly dialing home, sometimes four times a day or more up to 48 times a day. There is some over-stepping and redunda

I understand the charter on this is to "check-in" once every time the program is turned on, and then once every 6 hours after that, or, once every 24 hours presumably. B… (read more)

I understand the charter on this is to "check-in" once every time the program is turned on, and then once every 6 hours after that, or, once every 24 hours presumably. But the phone-home-effect is over-stepping these basic parameters. If a user turns their browser off and then on, Firefox is still obligated to "check-in" even if it just checked in 3 minutes prior. If the coding is not pre-designed to overstep, or act excessively in a redundant focus, the instance of once every six hours or once every 24 hours, is still overmuch if a user has been doing this (non-voluntarily-participating) for 9 months or longer.


This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== This started when Firefox took up the initiative of "improving service. to end users" or similar idea, making the web safer for novice users, etcetera.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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If i use private browsing option on a sharing computer whether the datas will be saved on the server system.

when using private browsing if i open some sites or if i download any file on a shared computer whether the information will store or can be viewed on the server computer… (read more)

when using private browsing if i open some sites or if i download any file on a shared computer whether the information will store or can be viewed on the server computer

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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In a shared computer if i browse in private browsing mode whether it is possible to track my browsing history in the server system.

I am using a computer in my office which is a shared computer with the server so if i use the private browsing mode whether is it possible to track my browsing history in… (read more)

I am using a computer in my office which is a shared computer with the server so if i use the private browsing mode whether is it possible to track my browsing history in the server computer. I understand the private browsing mode will not save any browsing history in my system but my question is will the history save on the server computer or not.. please post me a detailed answer.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Cannot type more than one letter in search box

I can't easily use the search box, either within websites or the top right google search. I type one letter and cursor de-activates. So if I do want to use it I have to t… (read more)

I can't easily use the search box, either within websites or the top right google search. I type one letter and cursor de-activates. So if I do want to use it I have to type the letter then cliclick the next space with the mouse, then type the next letter, then click etc. I still have 3.5.8 for Mac as the problem first occurred when I updated to 3.6 so I re-installed the earlier version. Its now occurred in this one too. I have All In One Sidebar, xmarks and Web Developer installed.

Asked by kinoki 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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What is happening when Firefox opens in HTML or some other similar language after I have uninstalled, reinstalled, uninstalled, installed 3.0.8?

One of the PCs at school came up with this problem. IE opens fine on the computer. I tried uninstalling plug-ins. To no avail. When I open Firefox, part of the page may l… (read more)

One of the PCs at school came up with this problem. IE opens fine on the computer. I tried uninstalling plug-ins. To no avail. When I open Firefox, part of the page may look like the regular Firefox page but most of it is in the web page language

Asked by Onionman 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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IS there a way to recover your bookmarks from the program files after an OS crash?

My computer won't boot but all of my files are intact. I want to recover my book marks on my new computer, but I'm not sure I'll be able to get back into the old operati… (read more)

My computer won't boot but all of my files are intact. I want to recover my book marks on my new computer, but I'm not sure I'll be able to get back into the old operating system to create the export file.

Asked by JPC1733 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Out of the blue, Firefox keeps forgetting my Options settings, and I see the Welcome page each time. Profile manager IS being used.

For the past three days, Firefox opens as if for the first time - forgetting all the Options setting I save each time. This is a waste of my time and money. It operated… (read more)

For the past three days, Firefox opens as if for the first time - forgetting all the Options setting I save each time. This is a waste of my time and money. It operated for years correctly.

Asked by sjduskin 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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chase.com has been taking forever to open and causes all my other tabs to slow also. Prior to this it opened fine. It opens very quickly in IE

chase.com has been taking forever to open and causes all my other tabs to slow also. Prior to this it opened fine. It opens very quickly in IE … (read more)

chase.com has been taking forever to open and causes all my other tabs to slow also. Prior to this it opened fine. It opens very quickly in IE

Asked by annettehatch 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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How do I remove Firefox as my default browser

I want Internet Explorer as my default browser. I need access to a website that firefox won't let me save. I need to remove Firefox which I have under Advanced, General, … (read more)

I want Internet Explorer as my default browser. I need access to a website that firefox won't let me save. I need to remove Firefox which I have under Advanced, General, System Defaults, un-checked is Always check to see if Firefox is your default browser on startup.

I have an Internet Exploxer icon on my desktop but it still opens up as Firefox

Asked by mvicencia 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Text INPUTs behave strangely (blink) after text is selected

In Firefox 3.5.8 on Win XP Home SP3 I'm getting some weird behavior from text INPUTs. I tried it in safe mode and it made no difference. Part of the behavior can be see… (read more)

In Firefox 3.5.8 on Win XP Home SP3 I'm getting some weird behavior from text INPUTs. I tried it in safe mode and it made no difference. Part of the behavior can be seen without any scripting and even with scripting disabled, but the problem is that this behavior is interfering with behavior that I'm trying to script.

If there's a text INPUT that has characters selected when it loses focus, and then the INPUT is refocused by clicking with the mouse pointer over characters that were previously selected, Firefox flashes the previous selection for a split second and then inserts the cursor where the pointer was.

The problem is that I'm using the HTMLInputElement.select() method to select the text of the INPUT when it receives focus, and every-other-time Firefox screws it up and just inserts the cursor instead of selecting the text. That is, it alternates between the desired behavior (selecting the text) and the undesired behavior (inserting the cursor).

So for example say there's an INPUT that contains "abcde" and "abc" is selected when it loses focus and the selection disappears. If the mouse pointer is placed over "abc" and the INPUT is clicked, the previous selection flashes and then the cursor is inserted. If instead the pointer is over "de" when the INPUT is clicked, there's no flash -- the cursor is just inserted. To be safe, click on "e", since the left half of "d" will also trigger the flashing behavior.

Here is a demo of the problem:

http://www.jessemccarthy.net/public/firefox_input_blink.html


The goal is to have #custom_wager_radio checked and the text in #custom_wager_text selected whenever either is clicked.

It works fine in the following circumstances:

  • #custom_wager_radio is clicked
  • #custom_wager_radio's label is clicked
  • The blank part of #custom_wager_text is clicked
  • #custom_wager_text receives focus by tabbing to it


It screws up when the part of #custom_wager_text that contains text is clicked, if it was selected previously. Everything works fine in Opera 10.61.


To see the problem, perform these steps with JavaScript enabled:

1) Click on #custom_wager_text and type something in it.

2) Click "Custom" (#custom_wager_radio's label). That will select the text in #custom_wager_text.

3) Click on "Standard". That will blur #custom_wager_text.

4) Click any part of #custom_wager_text that contains text.

5) Try repeating steps 3 & 4. It will alternate between a) selecting the text in #custom_wager_text and b) flashing the previous selection then inserting the cursor.


You can also try selecting the text, then clicking again to insert the cursor, then clicking Standard, then clicking the text again. In that case the text will be selected, because it wasn't selected when #custom_wager_text lost focus.

You can disable JavaScript and try the test I described with "abcde" to see that the flashing behavior happens with scripting disabled.

Anybody know what the story is with this?

Asked by jesse 9 years ago

Last reply by jesse 9 years ago

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Can't update or load new version; says I don't have permission; update is grayed out

I want to update to 3.6 from 5, but the update is grayed out and when I try to put the new version into my applications folder it tells me I don't have permission. … (read more)

I want to update to 3.6 from 5, but the update is grayed out and when I try to put the new version into my applications folder it tells me I don't have permission.

Asked by nealon 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Google home page will not display but everything else works (bookmarks,etc)

When I start FF, the page says server was reset before loading complete, yet my other system does just fine with same version of FF. Just started last night and haven't g… (read more)

When I start FF, the page says server was reset before loading complete, yet my other system does just fine with same version of FF. Just started last night and haven't gone to malicious website as they are blocked by Avast well and no emails came in. Even reinstalled FF. Please advise. Thanks everyone.

Asked by TheJohnwade 9 years ago

Last reply by TheJohnwade 9 years ago

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firefox refuses to delete cookes

Ref, firefox not opening homepage (google search). Secondary problem is firefox refuses to remove cookies under Options/Advanced/show cookies/Remove all cookies. Any sugg… (read more)

Ref, firefox not opening homepage (google search). Secondary problem is firefox refuses to remove cookies under Options/Advanced/show cookies/Remove all cookies. Any suggestions??

Asked by TheJohnwade 9 years ago

Last reply by TheJohnwade 9 years ago

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"You're computer is at risk of malware attacks" and shows a fake scan window asking me to install a Free System Scan file. from http://qujdvqlh.co.cc/scan3/53 . only firefox 3.6 which i'm using,not with any other browser or different version of firefox.

while using google search, when i click on any result,i often get message "You're computer is at risk of malware attacks" and shows a fake scan window asking me to instal… (read more)

while using google search, when i click on any result,i often get message "You're computer is at risk of malware attacks" and shows a fake scan window asking me to install a Free System Scan file. from http://qujdvqlh.co.cc/scan3/53 . I've noticed this with only firefox 3.6 which i'm using,not with any other browser or different version of firefox.also,sometimes i'm rediredted to any other site or google homepage itself

Asked by vkumar940 9 years ago

Last reply by vkumar940 9 years ago

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chase.com takes forever to open, only website I am having problems with and it opens fine in IE

For the last 3 days chase.com has been taking forever to open and causes all my other tabs to slow also. Prior to this it opened fine. It opens very quickly in IE … (read more)

For the last 3 days chase.com has been taking forever to open and causes all my other tabs to slow also. Prior to this it opened fine. It opens very quickly in IE

Asked by annettehatch 10 years ago

Last reply by dsalpha_18 9 years ago

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Tried to upgrade a IBook G4 to FireFox 4.0 and could not make it work, is 4.0 not supported on this older machine?

Per instructions I tried to upgrade to FireFox 4.0 on my older iBook G4 and would not open. The FireFox logo had a white circle imposed on it. I was really stuck with … (read more)

Per instructions I tried to upgrade to FireFox 4.0 on my older iBook G4 and would not open. The FireFox logo had a white circle imposed on it. I was really stuck with the older version gone, and the newer one would not work. I managed to copy an older version of FireFox from another machine. Funny thing is that after loading the copy, I was still asked to upgrade to 4.0. All of this was very frustrating.

Asked by pldavis@yahoo.com 9 years ago

Last reply by TonyE 9 years ago