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I have 3.6, but cannot successfully download upgrade

I ran the download several times this morning. It appears to run OK, but I still get the message that my version of Firefox is no longer protected against on-line attac… (read more)

I ran the download several times this morning. It appears to run OK, but I still get the message that my version of Firefox is no longer protected against on-line attacks. Get the upgrade - it's fast & free What am I missing??

Asked by elnorris 10 years ago

Last reply by SafeBrowser 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 11 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 11 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 11 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 11 years ago

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date of blog posting is missing but time stamp is there

On slopeofhope.com there is supposed to be a time and date stamp for each posting. I only get the time, not the date. This happened Every time Firefox opened == has alw… (read more)

On slopeofhope.com there is supposed to be a time and date stamp for each posting. I only get the time, not the date.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== has always been the case

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 11 years ago

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I want to disengage the spell or word suggester whenever the curser hangs over a word

When the curser is moved around the page and stops close to a word, a box appears with a multilanguage list of suggestions for that word. I want to disengage this facili… (read more)

When the curser is moved around the page and stops close to a word, a box appears with a multilanguage list of suggestions for that word. I want to disengage this facility

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== many moons ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 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 10 years ago

Last reply by jesse 10 years ago

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How do I fix this problem when Firefox starts up? I am running Firefox 5.0.

Below is the error message window that appears upon start up and (before) the browser tabs appear. [JavaScript Application] CaptureMovieFox could not be initialized. S… (read more)

Below is the error message window that appears upon start up and (before) the browser tabs appear.


[JavaScript Application] CaptureMovieFox could not be initialized. Some files of the extension maybe missing or there is a problem wit the Firefox. You can try by restarting Firefox.


This problem started after I upgraded to Firefox 5.0.

Edited by a moderator.
If you want a divider line, such as I added during the edit, use 5 hyphen characters in a row.

Asked by glbozeman 10 years ago

Last reply by mahavir_electrons@yahoo.co.in 10 years ago

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3.6 won't load. will upgrsde to 4. Will Mozback backup restore to ver 4?

After an upgrade sometime ago Firefox 3.6 refused to load. Nothing happens when clicking the icon. Have decided to remove 3.6 and install Ver 4. I have previously used … (read more)

After an upgrade sometime ago Firefox 3.6 refused to load. Nothing happens when clicking the icon. Have decided to remove 3.6 and install Ver 4. I have previously used the Mozbackup program to transfer profiles and other data. Will this work transferring from Ver 3.6 to Ver 4? I have read many FAQ's on transferring Profiles etc but none mention Mozback which I have always found quick snd easy I am using Windows XP home

Asked by d.duncan 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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I am unable to upgrade to Firefox 4. I have upgraded my operating system .

Although I have upgraded the operating system on my iBookG4 to Mac OS X 10.5.8, I am still unable to download the latest upgrade to Firefox 4. I currently am receiving se… (read more)

Although I have upgraded the operating system on my iBookG4 to Mac OS X 10.5.8, I am still unable to download the latest upgrade to Firefox 4. I currently am receiving security warnings on websites that I often visit. I have been told to switch to Safari, I prefer not to. Please advise.

Asked by mfleming 9 years ago

Last reply by ideato 9 years ago

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I'm just trying to update from 3.5.8 to the latest version. Started on the website and it downloaded a desktop image only, no application. Then tried on Firefox to update under "Help". It's been spinning for an hour! Help. I just want the latest version

I'm just trying to update from 3.5.8 to the latest version. Started on the website and it downloaded a desktop image only, no application. Then tried on Firefox to update… (read more)

I'm just trying to update from 3.5.8 to the latest version. Started on the website and it downloaded a desktop image only, no application. Then tried on Firefox to update under "Help". It's been spinning for an hour! Help. I just want the latest version

Asked by bjwilliston 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 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 11 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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I can go on websites but can't load anything (software, youtube videos or megavideo...)

anytime i am on the internet, i just can't play online games, load videos, or simply watch them on youtube. Firefox says i have to install adobe player but i can't load i… (read more)

anytime i am on the internet, i just can't play online games, load videos, or simply watch them on youtube. Firefox says i have to install adobe player but i can't load it (there is a "loading error" message everytime i try).

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== one or two months ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 11 years ago

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How do I reopen a thread on this forum after i accidentally clicked "this solved my problem"

I accidentally clicked on a "this solved my problem" in this forum, and now I can't re-open it. I don't want to simply post a duplicate thread because:- A) That would be… (read more)

I accidentally clicked on a "this solved my problem" in this forum, and now I can't re-open it. I don't want to simply post a duplicate thread because:-

A) That would be annoying B) It would give the impression that the problem was solved.

Original thread here:- https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/684156#threadId687462

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Just once or twice

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 11 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 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago