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Adobe Flash crashes endlessly, reset or update does no good

I have dealt with this for years. I have "reset" Firefox numerous times, I have uninstalled Adobe Flash and reinstalled version 16.0.0.235. After I uninstalled and update… (read more)

I have dealt with this for years. I have "reset" Firefox numerous times, I have uninstalled Adobe Flash and reinstalled version 16.0.0.235. After I uninstalled and updated it ran for a while but I am back to the "Flash is busy" message. The only way I can go on is to stop the plug in, or disable it, but of course then I have no video. I installed "Videowithoutflash" (I think that was the name of it listed with Firefox extension and highly reviewed, and it all ran fine for about a day. But then the next day no videos would play unless I enabled flash, and then it soon starts crashing again. This is a problem for years now. I have been through many forums trying to find an answer, nothing works, or if it does not for long. Is there not some way to get rid of Adobe Flash and play videos? Are there any browsers that don't use flash for viewing videos? Help! Thanks in advance Bill

Asked by BillyBob58 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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firefox keeps getting eaten by my computer

I download and install firefox, I use it, I turn off computer. I come back hours later I cannot use icon to launch firefox it no longer works....what is happening? How c… (read more)

I download and install firefox, I use it, I turn off computer. I come back hours later I cannot use icon to launch firefox it no longer works....what is happening? How can I fix it?

Asked by firefoxjmk 6 years ago

Last reply by firefoxjmk 6 years ago

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just downloaded the latest Mozilla and my bookmarks are gone.help!

I just downloaded the latest version of Mozilla and all of my bookmarks are gone! This has never ever happened to me before when I would update Mozilla. Where are my book… (read more)

I just downloaded the latest version of Mozilla and all of my bookmarks are gone! This has never ever happened to me before when I would update Mozilla. Where are my bookmarks? I am not happy with the deletion of my bookmarks. Am I tough out of luck or is there some magical way to restore the bookmarks that the update removed? Help!!! Thank you, Nadine

Asked by nadinespr 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

Latest update

Since downloading the latest version, the browser stops functioning after the first site. It won't even allow me to quit, without the 'force quit'. Plus, while in the fir… (read more)

Since downloading the latest version, the browser stops functioning after the first site. It won't even allow me to quit, without the 'force quit'. Plus, while in the first site (my local newspaper) it stops recognising key strokes and mouse clicks. In fact, everything stops working.

I'm sending this through Chrome.

Any fixes?

Thanks, Stan Nikolic

Asked by eatsonnyeat 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Zate.tv when I try to add on, it just is blocked no option to allow

On the website Zate.tv, when I try to add the plugin, I get a message that Firefox didn´t allow it, but it doesn´t give me the option to allow it. I have changed the secu… (read more)

On the website Zate.tv, when I try to add the plugin, I get a message that Firefox didn´t allow it, but it doesn´t give me the option to allow it. I have changed the security parameters, adding exceptions and allowing Pop Up, but still it doesn´t work

Asked by aarauz02 5 years ago

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After unistalling and installing new Java 8, can´t aktivate the plug-in needed

Have tried both installing Java 8, unistalling it and a version of Java 7 uppd. 67 that doesn´t seem to exist, but still is there... I´ve tried restarting my computer, a… (read more)

Have tried both installing Java 8, unistalling it and a version of Java 7 uppd. 67 that doesn´t seem to exist, but still is there... I´ve tried restarting my computer, activating plug in for Java 8, but I still get the message that I Need a plug-in to be able to show content.

Asked by Anniina 5 years ago

Last reply by Anniina 5 years ago

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Upgrades to Firefox change my home page setting

Lately when Firefox upgrades, it resets my home page to some Mozilla start page. Why did you start stepping on my settings for upgrades? I use my own bookmark file and wi… (read more)

Lately when Firefox upgrades, it resets my home page to some Mozilla start page. Why did you start stepping on my settings for upgrades? I use my own bookmark file and wikipedia and my home page(s) and DO NOT want to have to reset that.

Asked by AlStonyBridger 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox will not load.

Firefox will not load. I installed Kaspersky Internet Security and everything was working fine until it wasn't. I then uninstalled Kaspersky, but Firefox would still not … (read more)

Firefox will not load. I installed Kaspersky Internet Security and everything was working fine until it wasn't. I then uninstalled Kaspersky, but Firefox would still not load.

Since I love Firefox I restored my computer to a previous state and that fixed everything, so then I installed a different Kaspersky product and everything was perfect. Now the problem is back again.

I don't know if the problem is on Kaspersky side or Firefox, but I would prefer not to restore again and I have no more troubleshooting ideas.

Firefox starts in Windows safe mode. When I double click on the Firefox icon the mouse indicates FF is loading, but then it doesn't start. Chrome starts fine. Contacted Kaspersky, but their first troubleshooting tip did not work. Under Event viewer I can see crash details for Firefox, but I can't interpret them and I don't know if they are related to FF not loading.

I'm okay with unintelligible Firefox and then reinstalling, but I do not want to lose my bookmarks, themes, add-ons, etc.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

Asked by Another_user 5 years ago

Answered by Phoxuponyou 5 years ago

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Firefox as default browser (regular solution doesn't work)

Hello, I've tried to make Firefox (version 43.0.1) my default browser on Windows10 (version 1511 Build 150586.36), but the "default apps" page in the control centre does… (read more)

Hello,

I've tried to make Firefox (version 43.0.1) my default browser on Windows10 (version 1511 Build 150586.36), but the "default apps" page in the control centre doesn't give me any options beside Microsoft Edge and looking for an app in the store. Searching the store does not yield any results for Firefox either.

I have been using Windows 10 for some months now, and always had Firefox as the default; however, since an update about a week ago, the option simply vanished.

FIrefox works fine otherwise, but opening links from mails or documents automatically uses Edge without giving me any other option.

Thanks for any help, and happy holidays.

Asked by Sylt 4 years ago

Answered by Sylt 4 years ago

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I need Mozilla 33.1.1 to work with Java 7u67 for my organization's core applications

We'll soon be using a core program in are organization that works better on Firefox than in IE. However, We are at a point where Java 7u67 is the supported version of J… (read more)

We'll soon be using a core program in are organization that works better on Firefox than in IE. However, We are at a point where Java 7u67 is the supported version of Java. Having installed Mozilla Firefox v.33.1.1 I find that it is rejecting Java 7u67 for security reasons. Is there a way to allow the use of 7.67 with our core application?

Asked by Dave Larson 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox prevented site from asking me to install software on my computer that I want. How do I get it to allow?

Firefox is blocking https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/193648/super_start-3.4.4b-fx.xpi** How do I get it to allow it? … (read more)

Asked by Tras 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox v41 asking to Enable Add-ons Every Time I use Firefox

Using Windows 7 - since installing v41 every time I use Firefox it asks me enable every add-on rather than automatically loading them automatically - how can I prevent th… (read more)

Using Windows 7 - since installing v41 every time I use Firefox it asks me enable every add-on rather than automatically loading them automatically - how can I prevent this from happening? I want them loading automatically like they were with v40.

Asked by blueboy714 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox & Thunderbird installed on D drive which died. Reinstallation on C drive - 'profile cant be found', both programs

I had Firefox and Thunderbird installed the D drive. The D drive died. I try to reinstall on the C drive and it installs but when run says that the profile is not availab… (read more)

I had Firefox and Thunderbird installed the D drive. The D drive died. I try to reinstall on the C drive and it installs but when run says that the profile is not available (same for both programs). I have deleted all reference to mozilla in user>appdata and the same happens. Tried running "firefox -p", with the same resulting message. Back to Opera?

Asked by gary-a 3 years ago

Last reply by user1378671 3 years ago

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How do I stop intrusive Firefox, "Software Update" Unable to Update message from popping up in the middle of my screen when I'm working or watching videos?

When I'm working or watching videos on YouTube, for example, I keep getting this damn popup. "A recommended security and stability update is available, but you do not hav… (read more)

When I'm working or watching videos on YouTube, for example, I keep getting this damn popup. "A recommended security and stability update is available, but you do not have the system permissions required to install it. Please contact your system administrator, or try again from an account that has permission to install software on this computer. You can always get the latest version at; https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/". I'm using a user account, not the Administrator account. I'm fed up with these popups appearing in the middle of my screen when in the middle of work or trying to relax when I'm watching a video. Such popups are supposed to go to desktop not in my face when I'm in the middle of something. How do I stop it?

Asked by JOHN_DUH 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago

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firefox.exe has "disappeared" so I can't open it. If I download and install new version will I lose all my bookmarks etc?

I've had a lot of crashes, some just firefox, some the whole computer. In process of migrating to new machine so wasn't overly concerned. But after a restart today, I f… (read more)

I've had a lot of crashes, some just firefox, some the whole computer. In process of migrating to new machine so wasn't overly concerned. But after a restart today, I found I could not get firefox to open at all. After finding the system searching for firefox.com, I checked program files\mozilla firefox and firefox.exe is not there. A search showed it not to be anywhere. Not ready to stop using this machine just yet. Any way to get firefox.exe reloaded without losing all my related stuff??

Asked by lostpaws 6 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 6 years ago

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Since version 36 upgrades, crash reporter comes up each time when asked to restart after getting newer updates while in version 36.

These problems started when upgraded to version 36. Each time there were newer upgrades while still in version 36, for example; when I check for a newer version in Help/A… (read more)

These problems started when upgraded to version 36. Each time there were newer upgrades while still in version 36, for example; when I check for a newer version in Help/About/check for updates, there have been 4 sub-upgrades 36.0.1, 36.0.2, 36.0.3, 36.0.4.

When I was asked to restart after it downloaded the upgrades, it closes my browser and then about 30 seconds later, the crash reporter comes up. This never happened before and is getting to be a concern at this point.

Asked by fredfletcher 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Downloaded Firefox, had issues, deleted everything, now nothing is working!

We downloaded Firefox without reading all of the fine print. Got impatient and clicked through everything without reading what was being installed. Once the download an… (read more)

We downloaded Firefox without reading all of the fine print. Got impatient and clicked through everything without reading what was being installed. Once the download and install was complete, we had issues with many other things on our computer and it wasn't working properly. We deleted everything that we thought was installed with the download of Firefox. Now we are unable to access the internet via Chrome or IE. We know that our connection is working because other devices are able to connect. I have tried a few things to get this problem fixed, but not sure what else to do. I am afraid that he deleted something important when he was trying to fix the problem!

Asked by spennerr 5 years ago

Answered by spennerr 5 years ago

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How to complete Firefox 38.0.1? It always re-installs automatically.

Hi, After I un-install Firefox 38.0.1, it will automatically re-install again. I've remove Firefox folder in Program Files and AppData. OS: Windows 7, 64bit Thank you. … (read more)

Hi,

After I un-install Firefox 38.0.1, it will automatically re-install again. I've remove Firefox folder in Program Files and AppData. OS: Windows 7, 64bit

Thank you.

Asked by nijawang 4 years ago

Answered by nijawang 4 years ago

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Missing plugin dead end

I am getting a missing plugin message on the Udemy site when attempting to view PDF lectures, videos play without incident. There is no available link for the missing plu… (read more)

I am getting a missing plugin message on the Udemy site when attempting to view PDF lectures, videos play without incident. There is no available link for the missing plugin or even any information on what it may be. I have installed the latest flash update and have no adblock addon running.

Asked by Kerrek_88 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago