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Bookmarks disapearing on startup

I have recently had a problem with my bookmarks on Firefox startup. The problem has manifested itself in two distinct ways. 1)My bookmarks on the toolbar are all repla… (read more)

I have recently had a problem with my bookmarks on Firefox startup. The problem has manifested itself in two distinct ways. 1)My bookmarks on the toolbar are all replaced by a single bookmark, ie all of my bookmarks become bookmarks for CNN.com 2)Individual bookmarks are missing, ie a single bookmark is missing from the toolbar or folders. The CNN or the Hotmail bookmark is just gone.

I am able to use the restore function to replace my bookmarks, so I have not permanently lost anything, but I have to use the restore function almost every time I start up Firefox.

Not sure if this helps or not, but OS is the current Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) and I am using adblock and noscript addons.

Thank you for any help you may be able to share on this!

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by zzxc 11 years ago

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Firefox unable to load some pages in ubuntu

When I try to open certain pages in firefox in Ubuntu, they don't load at all. It happened for firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) and also in Ubuntu 10.04(lucid). Below … (read more)

When I try to open certain pages in firefox in Ubuntu, they don't load at all. It happened for firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) and also in Ubuntu 10.04(lucid). Below is one example of such a site. But, when i open the same page from Firefox 3.6 on Windows platform (Windows Xp or Windows 7), it opens easily in a flash. Why is this so

URL of affected sites

http://www.dogpile.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by zeitgeist 11 years ago

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How do I open a file as raw text in a firefox window

I want to open a .java or .c or whatever file in a normal firefox window as raw text, just as it can do for a normal text file, but I can't see any option to tell firefox… (read more)

I want to open a .java or .c or whatever file in a normal firefox window as raw text, just as it can do for a normal text file, but I can't see any option to tell firefox to do so.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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how to update browser from 3.5.9 to newest version for linux mint 8 .deb

i am trying to update to the newest version of firefox for linux mint 8 gnome but it only shows a .bz file or something like that but i use .deb files. when i try to run … (read more)

i am trying to update to the newest version of firefox for linux mint 8 gnome but it only shows a .bz file or something like that but i use .deb files. when i try to run that file offered it does not udate my browser at all it does nothing.

== trying to update from 3.5.9 in linux mint 8

Asked by randolfdumbledore 11 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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Opendns is blocking a known good site - how do i kill this garbage in FF-3.05

When I try to access a known good good (non-phishing) web site I get a message that opendns is blocking the site because it is a phishing site. I am using FF3.05 under Sl… (read more)

When I try to access a known good good (non-phishing) web site I get a message that opendns is blocking the site because it is a phishing site. I am using FF3.05 under Slamd64 Linux. How do I stop this @#%#!#$^$%@ behavior of FF?

URL of affected sites

http://www.webersys.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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master password still required after using: chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul

I'm asked on a fairly regular basis for my master password, except I don't recall having set one up. I've completed the steps outlined in: chrome://pippki/content/resetp… (read more)

I'm asked on a fairly regular basis for my master password, except I don't recall having set one up. I've completed the steps outlined in: chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul. Preferences show no tick mark for master password, but I am being asked for it just the same.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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Problem with french characters in Ubuntu 10.4

When I have to write on a web page, I have some french characters, not all. If I let my web page opened, I write anything in another program (ex: text editor), then retu… (read more)

When I have to write on a web page, I have some french characters, not all. If I let my web page opened, I write anything in another program (ex: text editor), then return to Firefox, all my french characters are availables.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== We formatted, install new Ubuntu version (10.4) and Firefox 3.6.3

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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1.firefox exits on clicking "Downloads" or "Add-ons" and 2. i could not log-in into any site .

i was trying to learn how to develop extensions for firefox from one of the blogs of mozilla.. in that he asked me to create a profile and i was following whatever he sai… (read more)

i was trying to learn how to develop extensions for firefox from one of the blogs of mozilla.. in that he asked me to create a profile and i was following whatever he said... meanwhile this happened.. i could not sign-in into any site.. gmail or hotmail or yahooo etc...... only basic html links are working fine.... and whenever i check out the "Downloads"-- Ctrl+Y or Add-ons ,the firefox quits.... i could not download any file...

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 11 years ago

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How do I recover my preferences and bookmarks from a Windows install of Firefox?

Recently installed Ubuntu "Lucid Lynx" beside an OEM installation of Windows7 on my new laptop. Ran fine for about 24 hours, then found I couldn't boot into Windows at a… (read more)

Recently installed Ubuntu "Lucid Lynx" beside an OEM installation of Windows7 on my new laptop. Ran fine for about 24 hours, then found I couldn't boot into Windows at all anymore. Does boot into Linux OK. Grub shows TWO win installs (Vista and Win7), neither one of which boots; Vista produces a big red "ERROR" message, and Win7 (I had turned on verbose boot, lotsa DOS-looking scrolling lines of text) gets to the last driver and stops (permanently) at a "Please wait..." message. Can't kill it, have to pull both battery and power cord. What I'm trying to do at this point is recover my data (preferences and bookmarks) from the FireFox installation in Windows7, but I have no idea how to import to my Linux install of FireFox. I have no trouble accessing the files themselves, I just don't know where to look, or if I can even do an import operation at all. Any thoughts??

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I installed Linux.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by zzxc 11 years ago

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Controlling the use of scroll position when going back/forward in history

When going back in history (back button or Alt-backarrow), I sometimes get to the previous scroll position, other times not - even on the same site - and this behaviour c… (read more)

When going back in history (back button or Alt-backarrow), I sometimes get to the previous scroll position, other times not - even on the same site - and this behaviour changes from time to time for no apparent reason.

I would like to control this, e.g. the settings could have an option to explicitly turn on or off (yes, off, too) the browser's storage and/or usage of the scroll position.

How can I manage the scroll position behaviour?

Asked by Eddi 11 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 11 years ago

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When I open firefox the toolbar is greyed out and there is no address or bookmarks available

When i open firefox there is no address and no bookmarks saved. The toolbar buttons are also greyed out. I have not updated anything and have disabled plug ins and add on… (read more)

When i open firefox there is no address and no bookmarks saved. The toolbar buttons are also greyed out. I have not updated anything and have disabled plug ins and add ons but no change. Have read similar posts but cannot understand the suggestions as i have no knowledge of operating outside the applications. Please help.

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.4) Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by zzxc 11 years ago

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Home button goes to 'mozilla upgrade Ff' instead of home page.

Home button goes to 'mozilla upgrade Ff' instead of home page: http://www.google.com/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:official vs. http://www.fastmail.f… (read more)

Home button goes to 'mozilla upgrade Ff' instead of home page:

http://www.google.com/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:official

vs. http://www.fastmail.fm/

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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Possible Security Problem

When deselecting 'Remember Passwords for Sites' I would expect Ff to permanently forget all passwords. When reselected I would expect Ff to start remembering passwords ag… (read more)

When deselecting 'Remember Passwords for Sites' I would expect Ff to permanently forget all passwords. When reselected I would expect Ff to start remembering passwords again.

However, when reselecting 'Remember Passwords for Sites' all historically gathered passwords are reinstated. Is this a bug? When I leave my computer for a few days I always deselect the option so that no one can start Ff and gain access to my sites. Obviously, this is pointless as they just have to reselect the option.

This happened

Not sure how often

== Noticed June2010

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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I'm a new Linux user trying to upgrade to 3.6. It's downloading but not installing. What am I doing wrong?

I want to upgrade to 3.6. Download is showing in the download box. When I open it, it opens in an archive window and shows a list of files. None of this makes sense to me… (read more)

I want to upgrade to 3.6. Download is showing in the download box. When I open it, it opens in an archive window and shows a list of files. None of this makes sense to me. How do I install the upgrade?

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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I cannot enter my ID and password at citicards.com? I was able to for over a year but now I can't. I was told by Citicard it was a problem with Firefox. What can I do?

I cannot enter my ID and password at citicards.com? I was able to for over a year but now I can't. I was told by Citicard it was a problem with Firefox. What can I do? … (read more)

I cannot enter my ID and password at citicards.com? I was able to for over a year but now I can't. I was told by Citicard it was a problem with Firefox. What can I do?

== About five months ago when I tried to pay my bill online. It has happened every month since.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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Firefox automatically sets the zoom level to minimum for every page I load

Whenever I load any page Firefox automatically loads it zoomed right out, the only way I can prevent this is by changing the browser.zoom.siteSpecific value to false, how… (read more)

Whenever I load any page Firefox automatically loads it zoomed right out, the only way I can prevent this is by changing the browser.zoom.siteSpecific value to false, however, this way it doesn't remember if I've zoomed in on a site.

Is there a way to restore the default zoom level to normal while still having firefox remember if I've zoomed in on a particular site? (This used to work fine, I don't know how it broke. I've tried restoring the profile but no change)

Thanks very much for any help

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.70 Safari/533.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago

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How to start firefox with one tab - home page

I would like to be able to start firefox without restoring the previous session. I would just like firefox to open with one tab, and that tab be the homepage. thanks … (read more)

I would like to be able to start firefox without restoring the previous session. I would just like firefox to open with one tab, and that tab be the homepage. thanks

Asked by TimInAk 11 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 years ago