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When visiting one particular site my user name is automatically entered when clicking in the required box. I want to prevent this, how?

This site requires a user name to be filled in a specific box and in another box you have to enter a series of numbers generated by a number generator (so not a password … (read more)

This site requires a user name to be filled in a specific box and in another box you have to enter a series of numbers generated by a number generator (so not a password - different series every time you log in). However I don't want my username to appear automatically in the first box. When trying to change this in the security settings (extra-options-security), there is a password section where you can choose exceptions to the rule of remembering (if the remember box is marked). When clicking this exceptions box, the url of the site I'm talking about is not shown and it cannot be entered either, since you can only remove here. When clicking the "saved passwords" option, neither the site nor the username is listed. I think I have read all the help sections in relation to usernames and passwords, but found no solution. How do I prevent this username (so only a username - not the combination usename/password), to appear in the box?

Asked by Elron 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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How do I determine if Java is resident/active on my computer, and how do I disable it?

My concern regarding Java lies in the current caution issued by the government on possible malware access through Java. I can not find Java in the "Add/Remove Programs" … (read more)

My concern regarding Java lies in the current caution issued by the government on possible malware access through Java. I can not find Java in the "Add/Remove Programs" list, but am not sure if this really ensures that the Java program is resident or not.

Asked by goodyt 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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How to I block the unwanted Mozilla.org page that loads before my homepage. Using Firefox 18.0

When I open Firefox 18.0, instead of my homepage, I get an unwanted page from Mozill.org. Using Options/General tab/ I have show my homepage selected. I can get the URL… (read more)

When I open Firefox 18.0, instead of my homepage, I get an unwanted page from Mozill.org. Using Options/General tab/ I have show my homepage selected. I can get the URL fore my homepage entered in the Home page blank, but it will not hold. If I close FireFox and restart I still get the unwanted Mozilla.org page

Asked by Tom Ryan 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How can I tell if the history has been cleared?

Obviously, if the whole history is cleared, you know. But since FF offers a partial clearing, how can I know if that has been done? I know I probably need better parental… (read more)

Obviously, if the whole history is cleared, you know. But since FF offers a partial clearing, how can I know if that has been done? I know I probably need better parental controls in place; that's one issue. But I would still like to know how to tell if history is being partially cleared.

Asked by LinkZ 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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How do I change my computors address..eg: it keeps showing my location as Herndon,Va on my local search, weather etc:..Im in Florida

How do I change my computer address...eg: It keeps showing my location as Herndon, Va on my local search, weather etc: when my actual location is in Orange City, Fla. Th… (read more)

How do I change my computer address...eg: It keeps showing my location as Herndon, Va on my local search, weather etc: when my actual location is in Orange City, Fla. This just began fairly recently (the past month) Thank you for your help!

Asked by lunarjet 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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On current release of firefox, cannot sign out of google mail without always "clearing current history", this has never happened till today, what is going on?

I am using my domain name "parente-ca.org" administered by google. I signed on as "mike@parente-ca.org". I attempted to sign off. It starts to go through the motions and … (read more)

I am using my domain name "parente-ca.org" administered by google. I signed on as "mike@parente-ca.org". I attempted to sign off. It starts to go through the motions and then cycles and signs me back into "mike@parente-ca.org". I have been on current release of Firefox for some time. I have never had this happen until today.

The only way I can get out of this is if I go into options, privacy and "clear current history". Although this works I've never had to do it before and it is annoying to have to start doing it now.

Why is this happening?

Asked by mparente 8 years ago

Answered by mparente 8 years ago

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How do I remove isearch.fantastigames.com from firefox

When I add a tab, the url http://isearch.fantastigames.com comes up by default. How do I stop that from happening. I used to get a window that opened to about 6 of my fa… (read more)

When I add a tab, the url http://isearch.fantastigames.com comes up by default. How do I stop that from happening. I used to get a window that opened to about 6 of my favorite sites.

Asked by tomacker 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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I can't find a way to block cookies from the Bank of America website. Is there a way to still do this?

Previously, when accessing the Bank of America Online Banking website I could keep them from placing cookies on my machine. Following your online instructions I can only… (read more)

Previously, when accessing the Bank of America Online Banking website I could keep them from placing cookies on my machine. Following your online instructions I can only deal with history. How can I block cookies with the current version of Firefox running on a Mac?

Asked by wbp37211 8 years ago

Answered by wbp37211 8 years ago

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How do I disable the Plugin check at startup in 17.0.2 esr?

In testing the latest 17.0.2esr I keep getting the plugin check at startup. Even logged in as a Standard user with no Admin rights I still get this page which makes no s… (read more)

In testing the latest 17.0.2esr I keep getting the plugin check at startup. Even logged in as a Standard user with no Admin rights I still get this page which makes no sense since Standard users do not have permissions to install software. This is supposed to be the Enterprise version of Firefox which in my mind means that all updates and controls are left to the dicretion of an Administrator and not an end user. Is this a bug in ESR? How do I eliminate this?

Asked by gormil4 8 years ago

Answered by gormil4 8 years ago

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How can I avoid firefox resetting my browser preferences when my antivirus software scans my computer

Starting on 2/19/2013 each time my antivirus software scans my computer (Daily), various Firefox browser preferences are being reset. (It appears Firefox may be being r… (read more)

Starting on 2/19/2013 each time my antivirus software scans my computer (Daily), various Firefox browser preferences are being reset. (It appears Firefox may be being reset to default.) My home page is being reset to mozilla etc...

I have reset Firefox, un-installed and re-installed Firefox to no avail. 
Each time the computer is scanned my browser preferences are lost.

The system info follows: Windows 7 pro 64 bit AVG antivirus 2013 current build.

Firefox v19.

Asked by esmer 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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my firefox is auto resetting to default how can I stop this?

my firefox is auto resetting to its default setting everyday what is causing this and how can I stop it? I ran virus, malware, adware scanners and found nothing wrong the… (read more)

my firefox is auto resetting to its default setting everyday what is causing this and how can I stop it? I ran virus, malware, adware scanners and found nothing wrong there every time I find this I have to reset all my security and privacy option as well

Asked by Mrpuzzled 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I prevent Firefox from updating itself if it is going to disable one or more add-ons which are critical for me?

I am running Firefox 19.0.2 on Windows XP (SP3). As a part of my KASPERSKY INTERNET Security 2013 the following add-ons (all version 13.0.1.4250) are installed (a) Kaspe… (read more)

I am running Firefox 19.0.2 on Windows XP (SP3). As a part of my KASPERSKY INTERNET Security 2013 the following add-ons (all version 13.0.1.4250) are installed (a) Kaspersky URL Advisor (b) Content Blocker (c) Safe money and (d) Virtual keyboard . They were all enabled and active when the KIS was installed on 17-2-2013 but a subsequent update of Firefox has disabled them all. I want that Firefox should update itself only if all the existing add-ons are compatible with it, else the existing version should continue unchanged. How do I achieve this? What is the last version of Firefox that is compatible with these add-ons?

Asked by kamathrj 8 years ago

Answered by Blazewolf 8 years ago

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how do i remove "ads by coupon drop down" from my browser? i never installed it and it is not an add-on. it is not in my add/remove programs list either.

also, there are always unlined text throughout all the web pages i visit, that allows an ad to show up to be clicked on if the mouse is placed on the underlined word. … (read more)

also, there are always unlined text throughout all the web pages i visit, that allows an ad to show up to be clicked on if the mouse is placed on the underlined word.

Asked by pgordin 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Has the security issue between FF and Java been resolved (FF 19 & Java U17)?

I get the following message when I log into an interactive website I use frequently. It began with Java Update 10 or so and continues. Is this issue resoved yet? "The ve… (read more)

I get the following message when I log into an interactive website I use frequently. It began with Java Update 10 or so and continues. Is this issue resoved yet?

"The version of Java you are running has been known to cause stability problems with Firefox. That issue has been reported to Oracle

In the meantime, you'll need to either Use another web browser such as Chrome or Internet Explorer OR Download Java."

Asked by DanteToo 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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Why is FF able to save and update passwords for sites other than Blackboard?

I'm able to save and update passwords on other sites, but not on Blackboard Learn for my university. They require us to change our pw's every so often and I think I notic… (read more)

I'm able to save and update passwords on other sites, but not on Blackboard Learn for my university. They require us to change our pw's every so often and I think I noticed this after Blackboard had done a few updates to their site. It will still load autofill with my old account and password, but not update it. I deleted the stored password and tried to get FF to remember it again on my laptop, but it didn't even ask to save it. I'm guessing there's a new code or script for the log in procedure? Is there a manual way to enter and update stored credentials?

Asked by TofuPrelude 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago