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My Firefox browser has started to "hang", this occurred after major windows update earlier today. Any connection?

After I open Firefox and conduct a search for information, I click on a website which comes up but then the browser hangs, mouse functions cease to work and I cannot bac… (read more)

After I open Firefox and conduct a search for information, I click on a website which comes up but then the browser hangs, mouse functions cease to work and I cannot back up. Onlyu wat out is to use the Task Mgr. and close Firefox entirely. Any ideas?

Asked by drkritch 7 years ago

Last reply by iamjayakumars 7 years ago

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Youtube videos cut short.

Firefox Aurora 21.0a2 running on Windows 8 Pro x64. Extensions & Addons installed: Adblock Edge 2.0.3 App Button Remove 1.0 Cleanest Addon Manager 7.0 Greasemonkey 1.… (read more)

Firefox Aurora 21.0a2 running on Windows 8 Pro x64.

Extensions & Addons installed: Adblock Edge 2.0.3 App Button Remove 1.0 Cleanest Addon Manager 7.0 Greasemonkey 1.8

Greasemonkey script installed: Youtube Center 1.31.3

Problem: Whenever I watch Youtube videos there is a chance that the videos will be cut short for seemingly no reason. I originally thought that the fault was with the addon Tweak Network which I removed. After doing some testing I believed this to have solved the problem but alas, it still remains although not to the same degree as before. I've tried to disable each addon one after another and none seems to solve the problem. FWIW my internet has been acting dodgy as of late but I haven't really lost the connection or experienced anything wrong except 50% slower speed than usual.

Asked by alabrand 7 years ago

Last reply by iamjayakumars 7 years ago

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Directwrite Fonts different from IE

Hi guys, I have enabled directwrite for my Firefox however I realised that the fonts that it is showing is different from those in IE10. Is this due to a setting in Firef… (read more)

Hi guys,

I have enabled directwrite for my Firefox however I realised that the fonts that it is showing is different from those in IE10.

Is this due to a setting in Firefox? Is it possible to achieve the kind of directwrite rendering that IE10 is providing?

I know this is weird but I do like the blurry fonts in IE10.

Heres a screenshot comparison: http://i.imgur.com/L5Of59z.png

Asked by zhu_ 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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When is Firefox metro going to come to 32 bit windows 8? and can improve flash and html 5 performance!

When is Firefox metro going to come to 32 bit windows 8 and can you improve flash and html 5 performance it cant play 1080p videos smoothly I love Firefox but I'm using I… (read more)

When is Firefox metro going to come to 32 bit windows 8 and can you improve flash and html 5 performance it cant play 1080p videos smoothly I love Firefox but I'm using IE 10 for browsing and video, then Firefox for developing but want to use it for everything!

Asked by matthew.hayllar 7 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 7 years ago

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Why does my eBay page not have the same buttons when I use Firefox as it does with the other browsers?

Firefox has changed my eBay page. It no longer offers me a sold button. When I go in with IE or chrome the sold button is still there. How do I get it back on Firefox? I … (read more)

Firefox has changed my eBay page. It no longer offers me a sold button. When I go in with IE or chrome the sold button is still there. How do I get it back on Firefox? I prefer Firefox because of the security and really do not want to use the others, but I need that button. Help, please! Thank you for your time, I really hope you have a fix for this! I thought it was an eBay thing but their help desk and several others I have spoken to still have the sold button. eBay told me to try using IE and there it was. So I went in with chrome and it was there. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled and went back in and the button is missing. Then I tried re-setting Firefox to the default and went back in and it still is not there. I had been using Firefox since early Feb. and just last night discovered the sold button is gone. I use it often in research, several times a day!

Asked by previer 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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I keep getting a js/phish virus detdection on my compute how can I get rid of it?

My new windows8 computer came with norton 360 but I did not think it would get rid of virus' for me so I got AVG and now about once a day AVG tells me that I have a Js/ph… (read more)

My new windows8 computer came with norton 360 but I did not think it would get rid of virus' for me so I got AVG and now about once a day AVG tells me that I have a Js/phish virus and it says its from norton how do I get rid of norton to stop getting this virus?

Asked by Luke 7 years ago

Last reply by John99 7 years ago

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Unable to connect to proxy due to automatic https

Hi there, I am the network administrator for an Australian K-12 school. We are cross platform, and support both Mac & Windows environments, based of an Active Direct… (read more)

Hi there,

I am the network administrator for an Australian K-12 school. We are cross platform, and support both Mac & Windows environments, based of an Active Directory Infrastructure.

We have local proxy server based on ISA 2006, using McAfee SmartFilter as the local filtering solution.

The issue I am having has been occuring since Firefox 12 was released. A number of websites retrieved through firefox started using the HTTPS connection by default, for example google.com, youtube.com, twitter.com, or carrying out a search using the search bar.

For example - If i search cat in the search bar, Firefox will automatically refer the search through this url - https://www.google.com.au/search?q=cat&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb.

With the majority of our Mac computers running Firefox 14 or later, this search is hampered and returns the message Proxy is refusing connection. To overcome this, I have trained staff and students to remove the 's' from http:// and to reattempt the connection. If it isn't a blocked term, ie porn, the proxy will ask for login details, and connect through.

In the case of a blocked website, such as YouTube, the same fix is applied to bring up the block page, which can allow the override. Further more, once the filtering is turn off. The issue doesn't rear again, until the filter cuts back in.

This also occurs, but less often with our Windows based computers running Firefox, as they support NTLM authentication straight through.

What makes it most curious, is that Safari versions 5 & 6, the current and many releases of Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer 7, 8 & 9 work flawlessly.

I'm looking for an option or a fix that will allow us to set a preference the HTTP over HTTPS for these website so that Firefox can at least work straight out, prior to the release of this feature, or adjust so that if the connection is refused/unable to connect by the proxy at, it will try by HTTP before failing to connect.

If there is anything else I can try, please let me know.

Asked by Samuel Wittwer 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How can I add a particular website to the Windows8 Start Screen. IE has an option but I can't find one for Firefox.

I have a new PC with Windows8 installed. I would like to add Facebook. twitter and outlook mail etc to the Start Screen. I do not wish to use the Microsoft 'Apps' as th… (read more)

I have a new PC with Windows8 installed. I would like to add Facebook. twitter and outlook mail etc to the Start Screen. I do not wish to use the Microsoft 'Apps' as they are all mobile versions and I do not like them. The only way to get these programs on the Start Screen is to add a link to the website direct. My preferred brower is Firefox but there is no option to add a website to the start screen in firefox, however there is one in Internet Explorer. Also, if possible, am I able to get the program to just open up in a new tab? rather than new window each time?

Asked by krazeegirl 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

keep getting this error: Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete. I've also tried in IE and got… (read more)

keep getting this error:

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

I've also tried in IE and got this page can not be displayed.

Cleared cache, deleted cookies.

I'm trying to access grrlzrock.com I was using it about an hour ago, and now it doesn't work. any idea?

Asked by boionfire 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I get rid of a flashing Groupon ad that appears the moment I begin to use Firefox?

It's in color and constantly moving within its' frame. The ad is dead centered on the screen. Once I continue on to another site from Firefox the ad is gone. It's specifi… (read more)

It's in color and constantly moving within its' frame. The ad is dead centered on the screen. Once I continue on to another site from Firefox the ad is gone. It's specific to Firefox. It's not logical that you've done this to torment your users. You're a non-profit. I will have to, very reluctantly, remove Firefox from my computer, though, regardless. How did Groupon worm its way onto my screen? The coincidence is that several days ago I unsubscribed from receiving Groupon's offers/ads. Could this be revenge? There's a meanness apparent here. Thank you for your attention and quick resolution. Allen R. Piper

Asked by allenrpiper 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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The download button on the taskbar does ot open the window/tab/popup with my current/completed downloads. It seems like it is there as the cursor changes.

I recently purchased a new Windows 8 laptop. On installing the newest version of firefox, I noticed that the download button on the address bar isn't functioning correctl… (read more)

I recently purchased a new Windows 8 laptop. On installing the newest version of firefox, I noticed that the download button on the address bar isn't functioning correctly. In other words, when I click it, the button "goes in" and my cursor changes to the pointing finger as if the popup window was there, but it is not visible. I a, left having to open the separate download window with CTRL J.

If there is no obvious solution, is there a way to change the settings so the separate download window opens automatically, as this is what I was used to with older Firefox versions I used.

Asked by moffooo 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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To set no proxy in command prompt mode

I need to set no proxy in command mode... for setting proxy command cd /D "%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles" cd *.default set ffile=%cd% echo user_pref("network.proxy.… (read more)

I need to set no proxy in command mode...

for setting proxy command

cd /D "%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles"
cd *.default
set ffile=%cd%
echo user_pref("network.proxy.http", "148.233.229.235 ");>>"%ffile%\prefs.js"
echo user_pref("network.proxy.http_port", 3128);>>"%ffile%\prefs.js"
echo user_pref("network.proxy.type", 1);>>"%ffile%\prefs.js"
set ffile=
cd %windir%

For remove Proxy i need to know....

Asked by bathrinath 7 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 7 years ago