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UTF-8 Problems with Times New Roman as default font.

Today i encountered a strange problem. My firefox stopped displaying UTF-8 characters, especially dingbats (U+2700) using the default font "Times New Roman". This is show… (read more)

Today i encountered a strange problem. My firefox stopped displaying UTF-8 characters, especially dingbats (U+2700) using the default font "Times New Roman".

This is shown: http://imgur.com/Ym9IB on http://www.danshort.com/unicode/ (select by hex 2700)

I changed the default font to DejaVu Sans and everything showed up correctly.

Does anyone know whats wrong with my Firefox? Tried a new profile, with addons disabled and so on... nothing helped.

Internet Explorer shows same site without problems using Times New Roman.

Is there a setting which might cause this?

Asked by Refizul 8 years ago

Answered by Refizul 8 years ago

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The firefox plugin checker is not working, how do I fix it?

Firefox is not updating my Java Applet after install. I erased the pluginreg.dat file and that did not help. I have a screenshot showing that it is working and installed,… (read more)

Firefox is not updating my Java Applet after install. I erased the pluginreg.dat file and that did not help. I have a screenshot showing that it is working and installed, from oracle.

Asked by saneman 8 years ago

Answered by saneman 8 years ago

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Changing the Tab Bar position

After upgrading to Firefox 12, my Tab Bar has reverted back to being on top of the address bar. How do I make it go back below the address bar and quick links? All of the… (read more)

After upgrading to Firefox 12, my Tab Bar has reverted back to being on top of the address bar.

How do I make it go back below the address bar and quick links?

All of the information that I have found seems to be out-of-date.

Asked by shooky 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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When I type in a name in the Google Search Bar using the Classic Home Page, nothing happens, i.e, type in the word BASEBALL, then hit ENTER, and nothing happens

When I type in a name in the Google Search Bar using the Classic Home Page, nothing happens. For example, if I type in the name BASEBALL, and then hit ENTER, nothing hap… (read more)

When I type in a name in the Google Search Bar using the Classic Home Page, nothing happens. For example, if I type in the name BASEBALL, and then hit ENTER, nothing happens. This just started today.

Asked by ChaCha 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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New computer, new Firefox install but it will not ask to remember passwords?

New computer, Dell XPS 17 laptop, Windows 7 64 bit, downloaded the latest Firefox (v12.0), but it will not ask to remember passwords? That is one of the big reasons to ev… (read more)

New computer, Dell XPS 17 laptop, Windows 7 64 bit, downloaded the latest Firefox (v12.0), but it will not ask to remember passwords? That is one of the big reasons to even use Firefox, is there something that needs to be set? Also bummed that Easy Windows Transfer from the old computer, which allegedly copied "everything" over, did not copy my Firefox stuff over?

Asked by jarnold 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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why don't certain downloads appear in my downloads window?

certain downloads do not appear in my downloads window. the latest example: my inability to download the latest flashplayer--11.2.202.235--from the adobe website. my cur… (read more)

certain downloads do not appear in my downloads window.

the latest example: my inability to download the latest flashplayer--11.2.202.235--from the adobe website. my current version is 11.2.202.233. i have firefox 12.0

i have tried the suggestions here,but, regrettably, i've had no success. and no success in trying to update it in windows explorer 8.

i wud be grateful if a firefox expert and/or moderator provides detailed information about how i can accomplish this. and, if there isn't a workable way, what alternative do i and other 12.0 users have?

thank you.

Asked by ariel 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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findamo.com has hijacked my homepage how can I remove it ?

My homepage in Firefox has been hijacked by www.findamo.com. Re-setting the homepage does not work. Avast, CCcleaner, Spybot and DDSKill cannot detect it as malware. It i… (read more)

My homepage in Firefox has been hijacked by www.findamo.com. Re-setting the homepage does not work. Avast, CCcleaner, Spybot and DDSKill cannot detect it as malware. It is caused by a plugin called bPortectorForWindows. It puts many java scripts on the system. The executable and dll are found in the C:\Documents And Settings\All Users\Application Data\bProtectorForWindows folder. The exe file can be removed but the dll and .settings file cannot be removed as you are informed that they are being used by another user. An entry is also found in Scheduled tasks which runs every minute called bprotect which executes se.exe from the system32 folder of Windows. The exe file can be removed and the scheduled task can be removed. After re-starting the system everything except the scheduled task has been re-created and the home page remains as www.findamo.com. I have tried stopping each running service and deleting bprotect.dll and bprotect.settings but to no avail. I have even tried to install Recovery Console from the XP CD to allow me to delete these files but I get a blue screen crash saying that either a virus is present on the HDD or it is corrupt. Running CHKDSK /F proves that the HDD is not corrupted. All plugins have been removed but the problem persists. IE8 had the same problem but it has an option to stop software from changing the desired homepage and this solved the problem for IE8 once this option was set.

Asked by jual99 8 years ago

Answered by jual99 8 years ago

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How do I disable the App Tabs' blue glow feature?

I like having Gmail and Facebook pinned as App Tabs, but I am trying to restrict the number of times I check them in order to increase my work productivity. How can I dis… (read more)

I like having Gmail and Facebook pinned as App Tabs, but I am trying to restrict the number of times I check them in order to increase my work productivity. How can I disable the "blue glow" feature so that I am not constantly distracted while working?

Asked by sovink 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Underline glitch in Firefox or Sidebar Bookmark Selector 2.3

I have Firefox 12 with the Sidebar Bookmark Selector 2.3 app. They've been running together for atleast a few years now. Starting last week when I open my bookmarks I'l… (read more)

I have Firefox 12 with the Sidebar Bookmark Selector 2.3 app. They've been running together for atleast a few years now. Starting last week when I open my bookmarks I'll get underlines going through any that I run over with the mouse in an upwards fashion. If I go up 10 bookmarks, there will be ten underlines. If I go back down through them, they all erase. What the heck is going on?? Any google search with the words "Firefox" and "underlining" will only bring you to an answer of going into tools, options, colors, and unchecking the underlining box. This is not it. This is driving me mad! Any suggestions? I don't even know at this point if it has anything to do with either one of them at this point.

Asked by CT71 8 years ago

Answered by CT71 8 years ago

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Java disabled but I still get FF alert on startup

I got the Java disabled message: Missing Java? "For your safety, Firefox has disabled your outdated version of Java. Please upgrade to the latest version." and I decided… (read more)

I got the Java disabled message:

Missing Java? "For your safety, Firefox has disabled your outdated version of Java. Please upgrade to the latest version."

and I decided I didn't really need Java so I removed it thru the Add/Remove programs feature in Control Panel. The message still pops up every time FF is started. It even comes up in FF safe mode with all add-ons disabled. I updated to ver 12 but that doesn't help either.

How can I stop this alert window from opening every time I start FF?

WinXP FF ver 12

Thanks!

Asked by LocalHero 7 years ago

Answered by LocalHero 7 years ago

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Previous session, closed tabs, closed windows (OFF)

v12.0b2 (20120321033733) The Session Manager addon can't save (save button allways off), and these menu options history allways off too: -restore previous session -recent… (read more)

v12.0b2 (20120321033733) The Session Manager addon can't save (save button allways off), and these menu options history allways off too: -restore previous session -recently closed tabs -recently closed windows Please fix ASAP Please fix ASAP!

Asked by joesrv 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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Why is my Firefox background pink after updating and the palettes in the options contain ONLY shades of pink?

After the update to 12.0, my browser has changed to pink. Attempting to change the colors back (after reading the forum posts) I discovered that the palettes were entirel… (read more)

After the update to 12.0, my browser has changed to pink. Attempting to change the colors back (after reading the forum posts) I discovered that the palettes were entirely pink.

I did start Firefox in safe mode and the pink went away, suggesting that one of my add-ons was to blame, but after disabling all of them one at a time (except for the default theme ...the only one I have) the pink remained.

Asked by zognarlio 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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When I disable cookies cookies are still being set.

I normally disable cookies entirely and then allow for "Exceptions" for certain domains. However, with the newer version of Firefox even sites that are not in my Exceptio… (read more)

I normally disable cookies entirely and then allow for "Exceptions" for certain domains. However, with the newer version of Firefox even sites that are not in my Exceptions list are able to set cookies.

Why are cookies still being allowed for domains that are not in my Exceptions list?

This was not the case with Firefox 3.6.X.

Asked by crmaki 8 years ago

Answered by crmaki 8 years ago

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Hotmail not loading properly in Firefox

Hey folks, This morning I cannot open any messages or folders in Hotmail. It was working fine last night. Everything looks completely normal (although I have noticed that… (read more)

Hey folks,

This morning I cannot open any messages or folders in Hotmail. It was working fine last night. Everything looks completely normal (although I have noticed that the ads on the side are no longer loading?) and messages appear in my inbox as normal. However, if I click on any messages in the inbox or try to select a different folder at the left, there are no error messages or popups, all that happens is literally nothing. The message looks like it is selected in the inbox link when I click on it, but it never loads...the browser never even shows that the folder or message is loading. Browser is Firefox 12. It works fine in Internet Explorer (which I loathe).

I tried it on three completely different computers, two running Windows XP Professional with SP3, one with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with SP1, all three running Firefox 12. Hotmail works fine with all of them in IE, but not Firefox. Also tested Firefox 12 on a Puppy Linux 5.28 machine with Hotmail and that surprisingly worked fine.

I've tried clearing the cache and cookies completely and Hotmail will still not work properly...I seem to remember something like this happening before, but I cannot remember how I fixed it...all other sites on all the computers work perfectly, only Hotmail is acting weird and has been doing so for 4 hours or so now.

...anybody have any thoughts?

EDIT - I should also mention I've done no updates, installed no addon plugins, or altered anything in any way since it was last working correctly on any of the computers.

EDIT#2 - I tried running Firefox in Safe Mode with everything disabled...same issue, Hotmail doesn't work.

Asked by Darkstrike 8 years ago

Answered by silkphoenix 8 years ago

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Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand

Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. I get this message every time I try to upload a picture anywhere in the internet. I have … (read more)

Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.

I get this message every time I try to upload a picture anywhere in the internet. I have cleared cookies, I have dumped my firefox account, I have cleared my cache, I have removed all history, I have re-installed firefox. Still getting this issue and 've been looking for solution for the last 3 hours and no luck

Asked by Uuni 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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When I click on "Check to see if your plugins are up to date" in the Add-Ons Manager it sends me to a 404page at the Mozilla Student Reps site.Any help on this?

When I click on "Check to see if your plugins are up to date" in the Add-Ons Manager it sends me to a 404 page at the Mozilla Student Reps site. Is this a wide spread is… (read more)

When I click on "Check to see if your plugins are up to date" in the Add-Ons Manager it sends me to a 404 page at the Mozilla Student Reps site. Is this a wide spread issue? Any solution?

Asked by wbffox 8 years ago

Answered by ricksterto 8 years ago

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When using print selection in Firefox 12.0, it prints wherever the selection is on the page (on paper) instead of at the top of the page (of paper).

When attempting to use print selection, printing starts in location it starts as on the web page. For example, if it is down half way on web page, it starts printing half… (read more)

When attempting to use print selection, printing starts in location it starts as on the web page. For example, if it is down half way on web page, it starts printing half way down on printer paper. Then continue on to another paper. This only happens in Firefox, not other browsers. This is really making me want to change default browser so I don't have to keep switching to print correctly. Tried Print Edit plugin but it is to time consuming to do something that should be simple.

Asked by jamjps 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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Index of file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/

Acer aspire 5735 laptop : windows vista : 32bit operating system Every time i run Firefox and go to a different page i get an error saying Index of file:///C:/Program F… (read more)

Acer aspire 5735 laptop : windows vista : 32bit operating system


Every time i run Firefox and go to a different page i get an error saying Index of file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/ and eventually after about 10 minutes or so it crashes my computer and gives me the blue screen i restored my computer to factory settings and this issue is still happening

Asked by alexxx473 8 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 8 years ago

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Where Is the Bookmark Drop Down Box to Go To a Bookmark?

Where is the bookmark drop down box? What happened to it? How do I get to a bookmarked page without having to open a new window labeled Library? I built a new computer, p… (read more)

Where is the bookmark drop down box?

What happened to it?

How do I get to a bookmarked page without having to open a new window labeled Library?

I built a new computer, put Win 7 on it, downloaded Firefox, and what I got was a browser that has no dropdown box for Favorite or Bookmarked websites.

I can bookmark a website easy enough, but when I want to go to a bookmarked website, I have to open anther window, search through this thing called a Library, then close that window. Firefox can't be serious with this convoluted, cumbersome method to do what was so simple before.

What is the hidden shortcut I haven't found yet?

Asked by Tom Bk 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago