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Videos freezing when i watch an episode

i tried watching an episode of Friends on vodlocker & gorillavid & it starts to skip, the video become staticky, changes to green then crashes. (shockwave) also P… (read more)

i tried watching an episode of Friends on vodlocker & gorillavid & it starts to skip, the video become staticky, changes to green then crashes. (shockwave)

also Pandora does the same thing. i listen to a song, it starts to skip, shockwave crash box pops up. i stop the plugin then the tab closes.

i allow Adobe flash to run on the page.

i have no add ons or downloads. i reset firefox yesterday. i'm confused as to whats wrong.

Asked by UserofFirefox2014 5 years ago

Last reply by James 5 years ago

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Active Tab has floating chinese characters as well as the tab name how do I get rid of this?

Previously this seemed to driven by an addin which I removed. Now each time Firefox updates itself every 1-2 days this problem reappears without the original addin. Beca… (read more)

Previously this seemed to driven by an addin which I removed. Now each time Firefox updates itself every 1-2 days this problem reappears without the original addin. Because the chinese characters float over the top of the tab name it makes it difficult to read the tab name is is plain irritating.

Asked by ConfusedAndDazed 5 years ago

Last reply by Vincent 5 years ago

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Tabs replaced with unknown code

Hello I have a bunch of tabs, and some of them get periodically replaced with some javascript code? I'm not sure, but i did find a few people that have exactly the same p… (read more)

Hello I have a bunch of tabs, and some of them get periodically replaced with some javascript code? I'm not sure, but i did find a few people that have exactly the same problem:

http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/161366-Code-in-Firefox-after-closing-all-tabs

And further this:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Internet_Email/Web_Browsers/Q_28246484.html

Now ,my pc is windows 7 ,running whatever the last version (always up to date) of firefox was at the time (a few months ago it started and then happened a few times)

I still have the tabs sitting like there like that , and would appreciate if there's a solution. I would like a solution to prevent it from happening again and i want to understand what the meaning of the code is and if there's somewhere within it that i can find the lost webpages.

Thank you

Asked by shadyz 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes when i press Space to clear text in an email

Okay, here's what just happened. I go to type up an email response , i usually go Ctr+A to select the entire text when i'm responding and i click the Space button to clea… (read more)

Okay, here's what just happened. I go to type up an email response , i usually go Ctr+A to select the entire text when i'm responding and i click the Space button to clear it, and firefox crashed. Now.. that's never happened before and it kept happening everytime i tested it. Has that come up before? What could be making that happen?

Asked by shadyz 5 years ago

Last reply by shadyz 5 years ago

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firefox does not recreate or change prefs.js

After deleting prefs.js file Firefox does not create a new one. Firefox does not save any of my settings so i tried all the method described in the following articles: ht… (read more)

After deleting prefs.js file Firefox does not create a new one.

Firefox does not save any of my settings so i tried all the method described in the following articles:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save#w_unable-to-save-any-preferences-or-settings

finally I uninstalled FF completely, deleted the FF installation directory and moved my old profile. Reinstalling FF did not help in anyway. After reinstalling, the preferences were still not saved so I deleted the profs.js file. When I start Firefox it does not create a new profs.js file adn of course my setting are still not saved

What can i do? change? I'd rather fix this than install chrome instead...

Asked by karpiyon 5 years ago

Answered by karpiyon 5 years ago

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Why is Firefox 34.0 freezing?

After Firefox updated to 34.0, it suddenly started freezing up at inopportune times. Not always at the same point, nor at the same web site. I tried Google Chrome on the … (read more)

After Firefox updated to 34.0, it suddenly started freezing up at inopportune times. Not always at the same point, nor at the same web site. I tried Google Chrome on the same sites Firefox would freeze and Chrome worked perfectly as did Internet Explorer 11. I also noted that it would only scroll part way then freeze, then scroll a bit more then freeze, so badly I could not view the page at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2875544/How-escape-Alcatraz-Researchers-reveal-1962-escapees-presumed-dead-freedom.html. I tried this same page on Chrome and it worked perfectly. I did not have this problem prior to the latest update. Please also note that Firefox 34.0 may work fine for a day or so then start the freezing again. I tried Safe mode and could not get the freeze problem to duplicate. But like I said, sometimes it works fine then others not. I will try to remember to run Problem Step Recorder the next time it starts freezing. I also installed Troubleshooter as per below. I just tried the above page link and recorded it with Problem Step Recorder. It froze up loading but then started working again. Previously, it would show a Not Repsonding message in the top bar of Firefox. It did not this time.

Asked by wrgarrett 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox freezes temporarily on certain websites and computer hangs

When loading certain websites, Firefox freezes for 10 to 30 seconds. When this occurs, the entire operating system is unresponsive. One website it almost always happens o… (read more)

When loading certain websites, Firefox freezes for 10 to 30 seconds. When this occurs, the entire operating system is unresponsive. One website it almost always happens on is the Comcast TV schedule site I use: http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv-listings It happens with some regularity on facebook.com as well. Once the problem has occurred, it does not recur until the next session.

Asked by Eric 5 years ago

Last reply by Wizzlbang 4 years ago

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Silverlight (Netflix) not working after latest Firefox update

After the latest Firefox update (34.0.5), I can't get Silverlight to work on Netflix. I get a black screen with no error codes. Netflix has a checklist of things to do if… (read more)

After the latest Firefox update (34.0.5), I can't get Silverlight to work on Netflix. I get a black screen with no error codes.

Netflix has a checklist of things to do if you get a black screen (https://help.netflix.com/en/node/95), and I've done all of these things several times -- manually removing Netflix cookies, uninstalling and reinstalling Silverlight (and I used a Fix-It app on the Microsoft website to troubleshoot), disabling ad blockers and virus software, and scanning for malware. I've done all of these things, and nothing has helped. I can play Netflix videos in Chrome, but I think there's no reason why I shouldn't be able to use my preferred browser, especially since I was able to do it without incident up until Wednesday night.

I had two chats with Netflix tech support. Neither were much help, but the second person suggested that I uninstall Firefox entirely and then reinstall. I don't really want to do that. I'm not really that tech-y, and I'm afraid of losing my settings. Honestly, I would cancel Netflix before doing that.

Has anybody else had this problem? Are there any OTHER workarounds or suggestions of what I can try to fix this problem? Also, is it possible to be prompted when there's a new Firefox update.. and not have it automatically updated without my permission? I can't, by any chance, roll back to the version when everything worked fine?

Asked by tenderprey 5 years ago

Last reply by gerardoerak 5 years ago

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Having issues with saving and history

"Save Link as" isn't working at all. When I try it, either nothing happens at all, or when something does happen, I can't save a file. When something does happen and the … (read more)

"Save Link as" isn't working at all. When I try it, either nothing happens at all, or when something does happen, I can't save a file. When something does happen and the folder location where I'm trying to save it opens, it just says "dwn" in the filename box. And I can't save anything I try to save.

And when I "left click" when trying to save something, it just says "connecting..." and after a couple minutes, it will let me save the file I'm attempting to save. But if what I'm trying to save a file and the link has a limit, it always expires before I get to save it.

I've tried Safe Mode, restarting Firefox to factory state, I've uninstalled it completely and reinstalled it, cleared history, cache, and cookies, but nothing has worked.

And also when I cleared the history, my address bar wasn't cleared at all.

Please help me with this, it's getting really frustrating.

Asked by kmc524 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox 34.05 incorrectly identifies plugins as out-of-date

As of midnight 12/12/14, Firefox started blocking plugins (in this case, Adobe Flash and Java Deployment Toolkit, possibly others as I've just been to websites that use t… (read more)

As of midnight 12/12/14, Firefox started blocking plugins (in this case, Adobe Flash and Java Deployment Toolkit, possibly others as I've just been to websites that use those), saying that they're out of date. When I click on "Update Now," the Plugin Status page tells me that all my plugins are up to date. (I'm currently running Flash 15.0.0.239 and Java Deployment Toolkit 10.71.2.14, for the record.)

I get the point of this feature, and I really don't want to permanently turn on "always allow," but having to click two "allow" prompts every time I load a website that features Flash is quickly making web browsing intolerable. I'm on the verge of switching to Google Chrome over this.

Asked by WhyDoIHaveToSignUpForThis 5 years ago

Answered by James 5 years ago

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I am not able to copy bookmarks to desktop. This started a few days ago.

I ran Spybot and Adaware. I cleaned my computer and it seems to be working better. I installed Adblock and I am not getting ads which is really nice. I noticed that my… (read more)

I ran Spybot and Adaware. I cleaned my computer and it seems to be working better. I installed Adblock and I am not getting ads which is really nice. I noticed that my bookmarks on my desktop will not work now. Also, if I try to drag the block or circle to the desktop, it will not work. I have reset Firefox, started in safe mode without AdBlock. Nothing seems to work. Any ideas? Thanks a bunch.

Asked by jalleer 5 years ago

Answered by jalleer 5 years ago

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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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How do I revert the search bar to its old appearance?

I'm using Firefox 34, and I can't stand the new search bar. How can I change it back to the old style? I've tried restarting with add-ons disabled, so I know the proble… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 34, and I can't stand the new search bar. How can I change it back to the old style? I've tried restarting with add-ons disabled, so I know the problem is with Firefox

I can upload pictures to explain better, if needed.

Asked by thedude9821 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox will not reset to factory or reset prefrences.

I have tried to reset Firefox to factory settings, but doesn't work. Tried to uninstall, didn't work. How do I reset my browser? Things like Facebook and Pandora do not w… (read more)

I have tried to reset Firefox to factory settings, but doesn't work. Tried to uninstall, didn't work. How do I reset my browser? Things like Facebook and Pandora do not work in my browser.

Asked by DustinGibson 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why has the dropdown list of search engines changed from a straightforward list to a field of indistinguishable icons?

Until the most recent update the dropdown listing of available sites in the search box was easily legible and simple to use. Being able to target one's searches so readil… (read more)

Until the most recent update the dropdown listing of available sites in the search box was easily legible and simple to use. Being able to target one's searches so readily and conveniently was one of Firefox's most attractive features.

Now I'm confronted with a panel of mostly indecipherable and in many cases confusingly similar icons. I hate it and want my simple verbal listing back!

Yes, mousing over the icons and hovering will reveal what they represent. But having to do this every time makes what was a quick, convenient routine irritatingly slow and clunky.

Please at least let us choose whether to have icons or a simple listing. Please...

Asked by TezB 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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How do I get rid of the new version that will not permit me to choose my search engine?

I just want my old version that functions properly back. I can no longer choose search engines. Can't search Amazon or Ebay. Don't want to install work arounds on my … (read more)

I just want my old version that functions properly back. I can no longer choose search engines. Can't search Amazon or Ebay. Don't want to install work arounds on my computer.

Asked by acronshaw 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Text is being cut off on websites.

I just noticed this problem and so far it's only happening with my school's website. I assume this is because of the latest update. See this link: http://catalog.uab.edu/… (read more)

I just noticed this problem and so far it's only happening with my school's website. I assume this is because of the latest update. See this link: http://catalog.uab.edu/undergraduate/collegeofartsciences/psychology/#courseinventory The text becomes cut off at PY 390. (The last class that should be displayed is PY 499.) This happens on every single page that lists each major's courses (Here's another example: http://catalog.uab.edu/undergraduate/collegeofartsciences/justicesciences/#courseinventory). Only the tabs that display courses are affected, so I assume this probably has to do with page length?

From what I can tell this is a text issue with Firefox - when I zoom out, I can see that all the text is still there, but Firefox is cutting it off for some reason (tested this in Chrome and it's true - I can see everything fine in it). But obviously that's not practical and would likely cause eye issues.

Asked by ArtisticScientist 5 years ago

Last reply by Torye 5 years ago