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How do I restore my Firefox profile when I cannot even open Firefox because I receive the message "a copy of Firefox is already open?"?

I was able to use firefox, but all my bookmarks and history disappeared. Also, the forward and back arrow and refresh buttons weren't working. I followed the directions f… (read more)

I was able to use firefox, but all my bookmarks and history disappeared. Also, the forward and back arrow and refresh buttons weren't working. I followed the directions for restoring firefox profiles, and that didn't work. I wasn't able to open firefox again, and I received the message: "a copy of firefox is already open. only one copy of firefox can be open at a time." I tried closing firefox, even uninstalling it and reinstalling another file, but I still get the same message over and over again.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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Installed Firefox on Mac (OS 10.5.8) Will not open a browser window even after rebooting. Also - Must "Force Quit" to exit Firefox

I installed Firefox on my Mac today (Mac OS 10.5.8) However File>New does not open browser window. Nothing happens. I rebooted and launced Firefox again but this did… (read more)

I installed Firefox on my Mac today (Mac OS 10.5.8) However File>New does not open browser window. Nothing happens. I rebooted and launced Firefox again but this did not help. I had been using Safari. Firefox is clearly running and I must do a "Force Quit" to quit Firefox.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

I installed Firefox on my Mac today.

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.1 Safari/533.17.8

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by tineke 8 years ago

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Keep getting "firefox is in offline mode" errors when I go to youtube

Very shortly after the latest update, I started getting "firefox is in offline mode" error messages when I try to watch Youtube videos. URL of affected sites http://you… (read more)

Very shortly after the latest update, I started getting "firefox is in offline mode" error messages when I try to watch Youtube videos.

URL of affected sites

http://youtube.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Why are there dozens of old numbered versions of bookmarks-xx.html in my profile folder?

My profile folder has more than five dozen old bookmark files, each with a different suffix number. These files have modified dates going back to 2006. Do I need these or… (read more)

My profile folder has more than five dozen old bookmark files, each with a different suffix number. These files have modified dates going back to 2006. Do I need these or are they safe to delete?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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All webpages default to way too zoomed in

I updated Firefox yesterday and now every single website I go to is way too zoomed in. It was not like that before and it somehow has become the default zoom level. I h… (read more)

I updated Firefox yesterday and now every single website I go to is way too zoomed in. It was not like that before and it somehow has become the default zoom level. I have to manually change the zoom level each time I go to a page, refresh a page, open a new window, open a new tab, etc. How do I fix this? It's only been one day and it's getting annoying.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I updated Firefox yesterday

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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I'm told I'm told I don't have enough priviledges to install the latest software... I do

I've downloaded the latest update. When I go to install, I'm told I don't have enough privileges. I AM the owner and administrator of this computer. What's up? == When I … (read more)

I've downloaded the latest update. When I go to install, I'm told I don't have enough privileges. I AM the owner and administrator of this computer. What's up?

== When I downloaded 3.6.8

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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When I type a word or mispelled web address in the address/location bar, Firefox performs a search using a search engine. In my case, it uses an obscure Bresnan website and I want to use google. Is there a way to control which search engine it uses?

When I type a word or misspelled web address in the address/location bar, Firefox performs a search using a search engine. In my case, it uses an obscure Bresnan website… (read more)

When I type a word or misspelled web address in the address/location bar, Firefox performs a search using a search engine. In my case, it uses an obscure Bresnan website and I want to use google. Is there a way to control which search engine it uses?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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How do I change the automatic download options when I am downloading from email or a website?

I was uploading (or downloading, I'm not sure) a music file that was sent to me by email, and the gray box that automatically asks me if I want to download came up, and I… (read more)

I was uploading (or downloading, I'm not sure) a music file that was sent to me by email, and the gray box that automatically asks me if I want to download came up, and I accidentally clicked the wrong thing instead of just hitting okay. (there are two options to click - click the little bubble, and I have mine always on the first option) I don't remember what the option was, but now it asks me where to save it and when I hit iTunes, it doesn't go to my iTunes. How do I get the original "would you like to save this file" or "download now" box back?

This happened

Just once or twice

== I accidentally clicked the wrong option while downloading

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Previously visited websites aren't coming up in the address bar

I just switched to firefox 3.6.8 from 3.5.11. My bookmarks all saved, but the address bar isn't showing websites from my history. For example, I used to be able to just s… (read more)

I just switched to firefox 3.6.8 from 3.5.11. My bookmarks all saved, but the address bar isn't showing websites from my history. For example, I used to be able to just start typing "fa" and facebook would pop up, along with any websites with "fa" in the title. Now, nothing comes up in the address bar. I have to manually type in every website. I previously downloaded 3.6.6 and had the same problem, so I switched back to 3.5.11.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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navigation not working properly

Firefox has difficulty navigating nested frame sets. I posted this problem in detail several days ago but have not received your response. Initial Frame set is overridden… (read more)

Firefox has difficulty navigating nested frame sets. I posted this problem in detail several days ago but have not received your response. Initial Frame set is overridden. Its suppose to place secondary frameset within the splash screen frame of the first. Result is that Navigation menus are lost. Please respond. This is a critical problem for me. Thank you

URL of affected sites

http://www.johncregar.com

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/533.16

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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How do I block Facebook's website from Firefox? I use Apple OS X.

How do I block Facebook? I use Apple OS X. I canceled my Facebook account, but there are sometimes advertising links on other sites where you can't tell it's a Facebook… (read more)

How do I block Facebook? I use Apple OS X. I canceled my Facebook account, but there are sometimes advertising links on other sites where you can't tell it's a Facebook site until after clicking on the link. The problem with Facebook is if you cancel your account but then visit again (accidentally or otherwise), it reactivates your old canceled account--unless they've changed their privacy settings again to stop this. How do I set up Firefox so that it blocks Facebook, or at least warns me that I'm about to go go Facebook? Thx.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Is there a way to make the prior session appear as a check list without a crash?

Hi, I love the feature where prior session tabs appear as a checklist after a crash in Firefox. Is there a way to make this appear without a crash? I tried the session ma… (read more)

Hi, I love the feature where prior session tabs appear as a checklist after a crash in Firefox. Is there a way to make this appear without a crash? I tried the session manager plugin but it froze constantly.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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How can I get to my "lost" bookmarks in less than 5 minutes?

Firefox upgraded my system without my permission. Now the last bookmark, with my most recent searches, is missing. I don't have hours and hours to go through hundreds o… (read more)

Firefox upgraded my system without my permission. Now the last bookmark, with my most recent searches, is missing. I don't have hours and hours to go through hundreds of articles looking for the "secret" to where you hid them. Put them back and leave my system alone.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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I've tried recovering bookmarks unsuccessfully. Any other ideas?

Tried various solutions without success. My library (bookmarks) is empty and I cannot find the files you mention under my finder/ librarly / application support / Firefo… (read more)

Tried various solutions without success. My library (bookmarks) is empty and I cannot find the files you mention under my finder/ librarly / application support / Firefox (missing, but Mozilla exists, but it doesn't have the files you mention).

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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the error console erases itself almost immediately for support files

I see error messages flash by in my support files such as javascript or CSS, but they go away faster than I can read them This happened Every time Firefox opened == rece… (read more)

I see error messages flash by in my support files such as javascript or CSS, but they go away faster than I can read them

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== recently perhaps right after loading FF 3.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Firefox is crashing soon after startup (about 5 seconds). It is not enough time to process the latest crash ID but I was able to copy the code: bp-53911d93-01fb-44fa-a0ac-c44da2100726.

Firefox crashes soon after startup (5 seconds). I have uninstalled all addons and the latest crash ID is bp-53911d93-01fb-44fa-a0ac-c44da2100726. Crash ID(s) bp-53911d9… (read more)

Firefox crashes soon after startup (5 seconds). I have uninstalled all addons and the latest crash ID is bp-53911d93-01fb-44fa-a0ac-c44da2100726.

Crash ID(s)

bp-53911d93-01fb-44fa-a0ac-c44da2100726

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/533.16

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Cheng Wang 10 years ago

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Suddenly I cannot print from firefox. It was printing one day and would not communicate with the printer the next.

Suddenly I cannot print any web pages from Firefox. It was printing one day and not communicating with the printer the next. Did not happen with an upgrade to Firefox o… (read more)

Suddenly I cannot print any web pages from Firefox. It was printing one day and not communicating with the printer the next. Did not happen with an upgrade to Firefox or plugins. Printer dialog came up but nothing sent to printer.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== suddenly- no known reason

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Bocko 10 years ago