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I am often away from my computer for weeks at a time, digging at archaeology sites, before I return to clean, sort, and catalog my finds. And every time I launch my browser of choice, I have to sit through yet another Firefox update.

Sometime's it's a major update, like Firefox 3.6 for instance, but more often than not—too often—it's some stupid little tertiary update that requires Firefox to download… (read more)

Sometime's it's a major update, like Firefox 3.6 for instance, but more often than not—too often—it's some stupid little tertiary update that requires Firefox to download, quit, root around on the hard drive, and restart with a whole damn brand-new binary. Why?!

Just once I'd like to sit down, boot up, and get to work instead of wading through this slow, irritating process that the Mozilla developers subject me to.

I've become envious of my friends who run Safari, Apple's home-grown browser, which is updated less frequently. If they want more frequent updates, they download and install WebKit, but can otherwise continue on day after day without interruption in Safari.

I like this model, as it lets busy people like me get more work done, so I am thinking of purchasing a Mac. Really, anything to get me away from the time-wasting wreck of a browser that Firefox has become is a good idea.

The Firefox model crashes and burns its users. Literally, too, when you think about all of its other addling bugs and design flaws that crash the browser and burn countless CPU cycles.

So until I can see the web in a whole new way with Safari on a new Mac, it'll be another day, another Firefox update.

Thanks a lot for nothing, Mozilla.

This happened

Not sure how often

I installed Firefox.

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.22.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Safari/531.22.7

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Firefox is loading on desktop rather than in Applications during initial download, how do I fix this?

During initial install, Firefox loads on the desktop looking like a drive. It doesn't load into Applications like it is supposed to. From that point it won't let me do an… (read more)

During initial install, Firefox loads on the desktop looking like a drive. It doesn't load into Applications like it is supposed to. From that point it won't let me do anything with it.... Please help- I'm running a new MacBook Pro...

I tried to load it on my computer

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.22.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Safari/531.22.7

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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I can't exit firefox,my toolbar won't come down.

I have an IMAC. yesterday I put firefox on full screen view. Now i'm stuck there. esc doesn't get me out, neither do any of the function buttons. No matter what I do I … (read more)

I have an IMAC. yesterday I put firefox on full screen view. Now i'm stuck there. esc doesn't get me out, neither do any of the function buttons. No matter what I do I can't get the toolbar to appear to use it to end firefox. What do I do?

== As above. actually two days ago.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by TXGuy 10 years ago

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my top & bottom grid line has goon black, what can i do

When I open Fire Fox. The grid top & bottom shows black & can not read any text. How can I change the colour of the GRID? Your help will be appreciated. Thank u … (read more)

When I open Fire Fox. The grid top & bottom shows black & can not read any text. How can I change the colour of the GRID? Your help will be appreciated. Thank u


Gandalf


This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== few days ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Amazon still doesn't load pictures

Safe Mode did not solve my problem with Amazon not loading pictures. I tried clicking on Amazon's site identification icon>Then More Info button>Then Media tab. I n… (read more)

Safe Mode did not solve my problem with Amazon not loading pictures.

I tried clicking on Amazon's site identification icon>Then More Info button>Then Media tab. I noticed that images labeled "embedded" showed the same broken image signal I get when I view Amazon's web page. Those labeled "Image" showed a small picture; not a broken one.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I installed Firefox

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 10 years ago

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youtube homepage weird. Looks fine in Opera and Safari. Cleared cache, did not help. Using Snow Leopard with Mac and latest version of FF.

youtube homepage looks weird. Looks fine in Opera and Safari. Cleared cache, did not help. Using Snow Leopard with Mac and latest version of FF URL of affected sites htt… (read more)

youtube homepage looks weird. Looks fine in Opera and Safari. Cleared cache, did not help. Using Snow Leopard with Mac and latest version of FF

URL of affected sites

http://youtube.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by nickolay 10 years ago

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Firefox, running on Mac. I'm getting limited info on page displays on all sites, although links are in fact all there - just invisible.

Firefox, running on Mac. I'm getting limited info on page displays on all sites, although links are in fact all there - just invisible. This happened Every time Firefox … (read more)

Firefox, running on Mac. I'm getting limited info on page displays on all sites, although links are in fact all there - just invisible.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.22.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Safari/531.22.7

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 10 years ago

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Firefox, running on Mac. I'm getting limited info on page displays on all sites, although links are in fact all there - just invisible.

Running Firefox on Mac: I'm getting limited info on page displays on all sites, although links are in fact all there - just invisible. This happened Every time Firefox o… (read more)

Running Firefox on Mac: I'm getting limited info on page displays on all sites, although links are in fact all there - just invisible.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.22.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Safari/531.22.7

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 10 years ago

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a website is opening in my sidebar when I don't want it to. What gives

my personal website is opening in the sidebar all of a sudden and I didn't fill in any box asking it to do so. what gives? This happened A few times a week == this past… (read more)

my personal website is opening in the sidebar all of a sudden and I didn't fill in any box asking it to do so. what gives?

This happened

A few times a week

== this past week

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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everytime I open firefox i get a warning this app was downloaded from the internet, do you want to open it. firefox has been previously opened but the message appears everytime firefox is opened. where is that reciept or preference located so I can delete

this is a macbook running 10.6.3 with a fresh install of firefox from the mozilla site This happened Every time Firefox opened == after the upgrade from osx 10.6.3 and … (read more)

this is a macbook running 10.6.3 with a fresh install of firefox from the mozilla site

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== after the upgrade from osx 10.6.3 and 3.6.3 install of firefox

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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Firefox won't install add-ons even after clean install

Add-on installation fails in one of the following ways: 1. Unexpected installation error -203, or 2. The add-on appears in the "Extensions" tab as "Not compatible with F… (read more)

Add-on installation fails in one of the following ways:

1. Unexpected installation error -203, or 2. The add-on appears in the "Extensions" tab as "Not compatible with Firefox 3.6.3", even though it is.

Sometimes I get the first error, sometimes the second, but all attempts to install add-ons fail with one of them.

I have tried all the troubleshooting advice in the knowledge bases (e.g. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_install_themes_or_extensions_-_Firefox#Unexpected_installation_error_-203) but with no success. I even did a clean reinstall of Firefox in a new directory (as described here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Firefox#On_Mac_OS_X) but the problem remains.

What else can I do?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

I tried to install a new add-on.

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_3; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.38 Safari/533.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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Under "preferences" and the "security" tab, I don't know understand what the first 3 options mean. I checked all three and now my browsing is greatly hindered.

in preferences under the security tab, I do not understand what the first three options mean. I checked all three, and now my browsing is greatly hindered. == I checked … (read more)

in preferences under the security tab, I do not understand what the first three options mean. I checked all three, and now my browsing is greatly hindered.

== I checked the first three options

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by user66338 10 years ago

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Links within websites not working or extremely slow accessing data

When I access a website and click on another link within that site to access additional data there is no response or it is extremely slow. May show the data window minute… (read more)

When I access a website and click on another link within that site to access additional data there is no response or it is extremely slow. May show the data window minutes later after I have left the website.

== a few weeks ago

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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Certain addons are appearing in spanish. How do i change language settings?

I noticed that a few of my extensions were in spanish, specifically adblock plus and fasterfox. I just downloaded flashblock and it showed up in spanish too. I have oth… (read more)

I noticed that a few of my extensions were in spanish, specifically adblock plus and fasterfox. I just downloaded flashblock and it showed up in spanish too. I have other extensions that are showing up in english though so i'm not sure what's happening. i cant find any settings for language either. I'm using firefox on a mac by the way.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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How find 1 (hidden) bookmark in many open tabs?

I have many screens open with many tabs. FF Pull down "Window" only lists the 1 tab active on each window. I have to go to that window to read & find all my other t… (read more)

I have many screens open with many tabs. FF Pull down "Window" only lists the 1 tab active on each window. I have to go to that window to read & find all my other tabs on it. Example: I have a tab with an audio open among others on one of many similar windows. Suddenly it starts audio and I want to quickly silence it. But I can't find it until I search each individual window. Surely someone has been thusly plagued and has a solution. You will be thanked.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Wikiwide 10 years ago

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Why is 'Qlixter' Social Search not in the list of search engines?

Why is 'Qlixter' Social Search not in the list of search engines? Its a superb social search engine and would be of great benefit to all Firefox users. Am a little dissap… (read more)

Why is 'Qlixter' Social Search not in the list of search engines? Its a superb social search engine and would be of great benefit to all Firefox users. Am a little dissapointed that it is not on the selection dropdown. Would it be possible to have this included and if so how do I go about it? Thank you for your help and support. Kind Regards Leslie

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Since its launch late last year

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Tim 10 years ago

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Why do some websites (e.g. booking flights on British Airways) not work when using FF on a Mac?

I cannot complete a booking on this website. It works using Safari on a Mac or FF on a Windows computer, but using FF on a Mac does not work. URL of affected sites http:… (read more)

I cannot complete a booking on this website. It works using Safari on a Mac or FF on a Windows computer, but using FF on a Mac does not work.

URL of affected sites

http://www.ba.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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Firefox is not clearing cache with the refresh buttonl finding it necessary to clear cache with "Tools"

When trying to download PDF files from a web site, Firefox would not download the current file even after using refresh. It was necessary to clear cache using "Tools" T… (read more)

When trying to download PDF files from a web site, Firefox would not download the current file even after using refresh. It was necessary to clear cache using "Tools"

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Evidently about April 4th as the date of the stale PDF files which are updated weekly

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago