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Can't create a desktop shortcut for a website in Firefox Tor Browser

I am a Tor Browser user, and I really like the Firefox interface. According to my about page, my Firefox browser is up to date. But For some reason I cannot save desktop … (read more)

I am a Tor Browser user, and I really like the Firefox interface. According to my about page, my Firefox browser is up to date. But For some reason I cannot save desktop shortcuts for a website. Every time I drag the icon next to a website (variously a glob, a green lock, and other icons), I get a denial mouse icon anywhere I try to put the web shortcut on the desktop. This even happens when I drag bookmarks from my bookmark bar! My guess is that something is blocked in the Tor settings that won't allow shortcuts. Any suggestions on where the shortcuts settings are in Firefox?

Asked by decorus_veritas 5 years ago

Answered by decorus_veritas 5 years ago

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Why aren't web page nav icons showing up in my FF browser?

For some time now, I've noticed that small, thumbnail images -- particularly the small navigation icon images -- don't show up in my Firefox 34.0.5 browser (on a Mac, usi… (read more)

For some time now, I've noticed that small, thumbnail images -- particularly the small navigation icon images -- don't show up in my Firefox 34.0.5 browser (on a Mac, using OS 10.9.5). I've attached a small screen grab showing what appears, which is basically the image tag size box that is configured in HTML.

I'd love some help to understand this issue. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

henry

Asked by sidpink 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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I got scammed by Mackeeper and they deleted all my bookmarks and history! Help!

I have a macbook pro retina 13 (2013) and downloaded Mackeeper hoping it would clean my computer... A technician went to my computer erased all my notes in the Notes app … (read more)

I have a macbook pro retina 13 (2013) and downloaded Mackeeper hoping it would clean my computer... A technician went to my computer erased all my notes in the Notes app and my firefox content: history and bookmarks, and then left without saying anything. I dont have a back up of it and don't have a firefox profile neither. How can i get those data back?? Help!!

Thanx.

ps. i later did some researchs about mackeeper and found out that is a was a scam, a very huge scam! Don't ever download it.

Asked by ndaaunhi 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Outlook.com's Connection is reset... Since 1/1/15?

I use Firefox 34.0. Since 1/1/15, I have been unable to access Outlook.com from MSN's Webpage. I always get an error message saying that the connection was interrupted … (read more)

I use Firefox 34.0. Since 1/1/15, I have been unable to access Outlook.com from MSN's Webpage. I always get an error message saying that the connection was interrupted and has been reset. I have my msn.com and hotmail.com at the Outlook site and would like to get my mail there. I also am unable to access any site using "logon.live". This pretty much encompasses all of Microsofts Support Sites. Anybody heard anything about this or have suggestions about how I can get around the problem? Thanks.

Asked by JimmyJoeBob 5 years ago

Answered by JimmyJoeBob 5 years ago

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RE: Installed "Access Denied" posting. I have same problem and none of the answers have worked. Ownership is blank but application will not accept me.

RE: "Access Denied" question following install of Firefox. I have same problem. Details follow: I tried opening in Safe Mode which did not work. I have Administrativ… (read more)

RE: "Access Denied" question following install of Firefox. I have same problem. Details follow: I tried opening in Safe Mode which did not work. I have Administrative access. When I click the general tab in properties I get a message that "firefox.exe" does not exist. Neither that file nor any other "install" type of file appears in the Mozilla Firefox directory except for "uninstall". I have downloaded and tried to install seven times from six different sources, including Mozilla, all with the same results. I've also tried a number of solutions from the web for this error message with no greater success. I tried, first, doing an upgrade then deleted the older version of Firefox and have done "install" since. Avast, Malwarebytes and Threatfire have found no malware.

I have never had a similar problem with Firefox before and I've used it for years. Anyone have any ideas I haven't already tried? I'm tired of using Internet Explorer! RE: troubleshooting information below--Windown will not open the downloaded file.

Asked by arwade 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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videos start but stop although sound continues

Videos will start along with sound but the video will stop although sound continues.If I move my pointer over the video it will jump to where the progress bar indicates w… (read more)

Videos will start along with sound but the video will stop although sound continues.If I move my pointer over the video it will jump to where the progress bar indicates where the video is at it's current playback time.How can I fix this problem?

Asked by Rogue5 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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"This Connection is Untrusted" - My PC clock is correct, but...

Earlier today, my PC clock set itself to tomorrow's date. I fixed it, didn't think anything of it. It is currently correct. Now, I'm getting the "This Connection is Untru… (read more)

Earlier today, my PC clock set itself to tomorrow's date. I fixed it, didn't think anything of it. It is currently correct.

Now, I'm getting the "This Connection is Untrusted" on every site. If I change the PC clock to the INCORRECT date of tomorrow, it will start working again. My BIOS clock is correct.

The only thing I can think of that I've done between when Firefox was last working and now install Origin. I don't recall if it stopped working immediately after I set the clock to the correct date (I usually work in another browser save for a few sites -Opera, by the way, has no problems).

I'm stumped. Also, if it's relevant, I literally built this PC yesterday, clean installs of everything.

Asked by Awkward 5 years ago

Answered by Awkward 5 years ago

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A dialog box "Please enter the master password for the FIPS 140 Cryptographic, Key and" will not go away.

I do not have a Master Password that I am aware of. i got an email from Google that someone had tried to hack into my account and to change my password immediately. When… (read more)

I do not have a Master Password that I am aware of.

i got an email from Google that someone had tried to hack into my account and to change my password immediately.

When I tried to follow their instructions on how to change a Password this dialog box came up and I cant cancel it.

Any help greatly appreciated

Asked by cornawilla 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Hello, When i start firefox it crashes imidiatly, i looked at the help page but i cant activate the safe mode or something else cause i cant get into firefox. I removed i… (read more)

Hello, When i start firefox it crashes imidiatly, i looked at the help page but i cant activate the safe mode or something else cause i cant get into firefox. I removed it and reinstalled it but the crash keeps on comming. Yesterday i shut down my computer with everything working and today i booted it up and it crashes, no updates done. I am using the latest version of mozilla firefox 34.0.5

First time i have this problem with firefox i hope this can be fixed for me cause its the only browser i use

Asked by Xantos 5 years ago

Answered by Xantos 5 years ago

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Firefox opens HTM page locally, but not over internet

Hello, Firefox will open my HTM (not HTML!) home page stored on a local server at home when I access it from intranet, but will not open it over internet (accessed throug… (read more)

Hello, Firefox will open my HTM (not HTML!) home page stored on a local server at home when I access it from intranet, but will not open it over internet (accessed through a ddns server), it will just show the HTML code as text instead of parsing it as HTML page. The same page will be opened over internet normally with Chrome or IE. Please suggest how to solve the issue.

I don't want to publish here the address to my web page, but, if necessary, I could email it to a secure address, or I can share the code over github.

Thank you in advance. Steve

Asked by Stevestrong 5 years ago

Answered by Stevestrong 5 years ago

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Youtube videos randomly not working

Hey, ive read some other threads but didnt notice anything that solves the problem. So yeah, recently, like 3 days ago or so, youtube videos started randomly not loading.… (read more)

Hey, ive read some other threads but didnt notice anything that solves the problem. So yeah, recently, like 3 days ago or so, youtube videos started randomly not loading. I mostly use youtube to play music, got my own playlist, but now the songs try to load for like 10 seconds or so and then skip to other song. Tried playing a song not as a part of playlist, but a separate video. Tried to load, but eventually got error. On read more there were few suggestions, ive tried them all, nothing changed. Deleted cookies and cache. Tried playing firefox in safemode, then youtube videos work fine. btw, i guess i should mention, that i use adblock plus so that i could play the playlist and not get those 10 minute ads between every song. if i manually disable adblock, nothing changes mostly. Though 1 time the video started with an ad before the song but only once. if anyone could help me i would appreciate it. If u need any more info ask away :) (so far it seems like only videos from my playlist fail to load)

Asked by Lethos 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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firefox 35.0 preventing shutdown windows 7

+ System - Provider [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance [ Guid] {CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A} EventID 201 Version 1 Level 2 … (read more)

+ System

 - Provider 
  [ Name]  Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance 
  [ Guid]  {CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A} 

  EventID 201 

  Version 1 

  Level 2 

  Task 4007 

  Opcode 41 

  Keywords 0x8000000000010000 

 - TimeCreated 
  [ SystemTime]  2014-11-24T23:40:24.052272300Z 

  EventRecordID 408 

 - Correlation 
  [ ActivityID]  {0F8F9C78-F800-0007-1210-65B73F08D001} 

 - Execution 
  [ ProcessID]  1488 
  [ ThreadID]  3164 

  Channel Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational 

  Computer Beasty 

 - Security 
  [ UserID]  S-1-5-19 

- EventData

 StartTime 2014-11-24T23:35:55.651019200Z 
 NameLength 12 
 Name firefox.exe 
 FriendlyNameLength 8 
 FriendlyName Firefox 
 VersionLength 5 
 Version 33.1 
 TotalTime 47404 
 DegradationTime 45904 
 PathLength 51 
 Path C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe 
 ProductNameLength 8 
 ProductName Firefox 
 CompanyNameLength 20 
 CompanyName Mozilla Corporation

Asked by tasaholic 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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can't print ebay invoices

I have firefox 34.0 on Ubuntu 14.10. Before I start ... this all used to work just fine :) If I try to print an invoice from ebay it comes out with distorted text in the … (read more)

I have firefox 34.0 on Ubuntu 14.10.

Before I start ... this all used to work just fine :)

If I try to print an invoice from ebay it comes out with distorted text in the body of the invoice. The top line is just fine.

I have tried reseting the config print_printer option, run in safe mode, and created a new profile. No joy.

Printing works perfectly in Chrome.

Asked by Mellobob 5 years ago

Answered by Mellobob 5 years ago

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Firefox ignores settings in /etc/hosts Mac Mavericks

Firefox only sees the first entry defined in /etc/hosts for 127.0.0.1. Basically, Firefox is not seeing the modifications to the DNS entries I've made in /etc/hosts. Chro… (read more)

Firefox only sees the first entry defined in /etc/hosts for 127.0.0.1.

Basically, Firefox is not seeing the modifications to the DNS entries I've made in /etc/hosts. Chrome is. However, later I noticed that Safari is not seeing them as well. After the troubleshooting below, I fixed the problem by moving all my /etc/hosts declarations to different lines as per here: http://www.justincarmony.com/blog/2011/07/27/mac-os-x-lion-etc-hosts-bugs-and-dns-resolution/

I have no idea why that works. But it does fix the issue for Firefox and Safari.

I tried a couple of things as per this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1011327

Things I tried (typing about:config into address bar): set keyword.enabled to false set browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false turned of DNS caching.

None of these things worked, but migrating all my /etc/hosts config from multiple domains on a single line to separate lines did. Hope this helps someone.

Asked by glassdimly 5 years ago

Answered by glassdimly 5 years ago

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Change the font sizes of the Tools > Options dialog and the about:??? pages

Under Windows 7 I select 1024 x 768 for screen resolution and 125% for text size. The font size of the Tools > Options dialog is too small for me. I would like to cha… (read more)

Under Windows 7 I select 1024 x 768 for screen resolution and 125% for text size.

The font size of the Tools > Options dialog is too small for me. I would like to change it to 11 pixels.

What codes should I add to userChrome.css?

Also, I would like to increase the default font sizes of the about:??? pages and the Help > Troubleshooting Information page, so that I don't need to zoom them.

Asked by drkh 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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I cannot remove a website from my drop down list using shift+delete. Also cannot remove from history

I the pulldown list for website shortcuts, I cannot remove an image from photobucket from it. It will delete when I shift+delete it, but it just returns right away. I w… (read more)

I the pulldown list for website shortcuts, I cannot remove an image from photobucket from it. It will delete when I shift+delete it, but it just returns right away. I went to the history to delete the image from my history, and it WILL NOT delete. I checked and there are numerous images that will not remove from history in photobucket from the past 3-4 years.

I do not want have to delete and restore everything due to another Mozilla issue. Is there anyway to fix this?

Asked by wiler 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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resetting fixed the problem, restoring my backed up profile brought it back... what now?

On any site where there was an editing screen, the sprites disappeared (see screenshot). I checked Safari, and the sprites were all in place. So I made sure my FF install… (read more)

On any site where there was an editing screen, the sprites disappeared (see screenshot). I checked Safari, and the sprites were all in place. So I made sure my FF installation was backed up, and I reset. When FF finally rebooted, the problem was gone, but of course all my add-ons and customizations were gone.

I found the 'old Firefox data' folder on my desktop, quit Firefox and replaced the new profile with the old one. When I opened Firefox, all the customizations were in place, but the sprites had disappeared again.

The idea of turning all extensions off and on to check to see which one is interfering is daunting. Is there a more direct way to pinpoint the source of the problem?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Asked by stellacilento 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox will not start until wifi is active

I'm attempting to use the latest firefox (v32) on Debian/testing/64bit using the 64bit version of FF.. This machine is a laptop and is only used with wifi. The wifi that … (read more)

I'm attempting to use the latest firefox (v32) on Debian/testing/64bit using the 64bit version of FF.. This machine is a laptop and is only used with wifi. The wifi that is generally used is either a Starbucks or McDonalds which requires a click on a webpage before the connection is enabled.. When I start FF to be able to click this checkbox, it does not start. a look at the ps -xua shows firefox as a defunct/zombie process.. The way I've been working around this, is to use Google Chrome to pull up the webpage, click the box, then almost immediately the FF instance I tried to start comes up.. If I clicked the FF icon more than once I get more than one FF window.. It appears FF needs an open pipe to the internet before it will start. I MUCH prefer FF over Chrome, but if I'm going to have to use Chrome to "kick-start" FF, I might as well remove FF and just use Chrome.. Any ideas??

Asked by lvdave 5 years ago

Answered by lvdave 5 years ago