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Firefox update messed up text boxes on every website I access; need to fix this.

I was happy with the old version of Firefox I was using, but I wanted to install an addon that required a later version, so I "upgraded". Prior to the upgrade I has whit… (read more)

I was happy with the old version of Firefox I was using, but I wanted to install an addon that required a later version, so I "upgraded". Prior to the upgrade I has white text on a black background set as my default. After the upgrade those settings were maintained, *except* in most web text-input boxes (such as the text-box on teh Google main screen). These boxes either became reverse colored (e.g. black text on white background), or even worse, bleck text on black background, so the text is invisible. (This happens on secondary Google search pages.) Very annoying and not very useful.

Also, buttons like the Google search and "I'm feeling lucky" buttons are showing up blank, as does the "submit" button on THIS page. And on some sites "captcha" boxes are invisible, making it impossible to register or login at those sites.

How do I fix this?

I've seen a number of suggested fixed for similar problems, ranging from editing the userChrome.css file to using "Stylish" to install overlays. None of these fix the problem. They either don't work at all, or they are overkill, changing a whole bunck of -other- things that I -don't- want changed. Also, they all seem overly complex for a problem that SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE. An upgrade that trashes my installed settings isn't an "upgrade", it;s a downgrade.

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Asked by Dr_H 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Your firefox make weird noices? Click here for answers!

So, a lot of people are frustrated that their firefox is making weird noices so I thought it would be a good idea to explain to everyone whats happening. These "weird" s… (read more)

So, a lot of people are frustrated that their firefox is making weird noices so I thought it would be a good idea to explain to everyone whats happening.

These "weird" sounds you hear are from pacman. Today is Pacmans 30:th birthday and google wanted to celebrate by making the pacman game playable at their website "www.google.com". You will notice that their logo is changed to pacman with the map swapped out to the text "google". The game will probably just be here today so all noises will be gone by tomorrow. If you don't want to hear the sound today then please don't visit google or just turn your volume down.

Also, it looks like the google toolbar plays the pacman sounds too but I am not able to confirm this.

Yours sincerely: LAwLz

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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I keep seeing URGENT message upon opening mozilla firefox home page... URGENT! Your version of Firefox is no longer protected against online attacks. Get the upgrade - it’s fast and free!

I'm hoping you can help; I have tried to upgrade firefox a few times and each time rebooting my lap top, I still keep receiving this message when I open my Mozilla Firefo… (read more)

I'm hoping you can help; I have tried to upgrade firefox a few times and each time rebooting my lap top, I still keep receiving this message when I open my Mozilla Firefox homepage:

"URGENT! Your version of Firefox is no longer protected against online attacks. Get the upgrade - it’s fast and free! "

Thanks!

Asked by K_Vella 10 years ago

Last reply by Hasan 10 years ago

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Help/About says I have 4.0, but addon (Awesome Screenshot) seems to think I don't? I've reinstalled 4.0 twice. thx I have XP.

When I click on awesome screenshot addon, the upload button greys out and says I need fox4.0, and I've installed it twice, and it says I have it in the help/about drop do… (read more)

When I click on awesome screenshot addon, the upload button greys out and says I need fox4.0, and I've installed it twice, and it says I have it in the help/about drop down menu. I have a 64x2 computer, and my OS is Windows XP 32, and why does your educated guess about my system say I have version 3.5.5?! What do I need to fix? Thanks for your help.

Asked by Ashtherod 10 years ago

Last reply by Ashtherod 10 years ago

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appearance of firefox application

I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.… (read more)

I recently upgraded from 16.0.2 to 17.0. The fonts used by firefox in the toolbar and the names on the tabs have changed to a dirty, bold look. I do not like it. In 16.0.2 I am using the default theme. In 17.0 I am also using the default theme of 17.0. I am running Windows 7. Since my home and work machines have similar configurations, the work version (still 16.0.2) has the nicer looking fonts. If this antiquated system allowed one to attach screen shots, I could visually show the difference brought about by the upgrade to 17.0

How do I get back the application fonts that were used in 16.0.2?

Asked by robertlaub 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Tried to install Firefox 14.0.1. Won't install, says I need XP, but I have XP.

Downloaded Firefox 14.0.1. Would not install. Got message: "This version of Firefox requires Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or newer." I have dial-up and it took an hour to loa… (read more)

Downloaded Firefox 14.0.1. Would not install. Got message: "This version of Firefox requires Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or newer."

I have dial-up and it took an hour to load, now it won't install. Very frustrating, particularly as I have Windows XP. Why won't it load?

Thank you.

Asked by JimBassplayer 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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tell how to restrict any site...........

i have vista home basic ..................using firefox 3.6.6 version please tell me how to restrict any site for example( www.orkut.com ) so nobody will able to open thi… (read more)

i have vista home basic ..................using firefox 3.6.6 version please tell me how to restrict any site for example( www.orkut.com ) so nobody will able to open this restricted site...........

This happened

Not sure how often

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Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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What is Security Analyst?

While on the internet yesterday, a page suddenly appeared titled Security Analyst - Mozilla Firefox. It said my computer was infected with five viruses and prompted me to… (read more)

While on the internet yesterday, a page suddenly appeared titled Security Analyst - Mozilla Firefox. It said my computer was infected with five viruses and prompted me to download and run the attached protection software (which I didn't) . Since I have anti-virus software and scan my computer regularly, I'm wondering if this page was actually sent by Mozilla Firefox, or if it was a fake. So, my question is, does Firefox actually send such advisories + software to users?

Thank you for your help!

Asked by stournar 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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Is there a Firefox rev I can install and use on my iMac OS 8.5?

We have an old iMac (one of the original blue plastic "bubbles") and I would like to move some files off of it. We have no writeable media hardware, but I was hoping I co… (read more)

We have an old iMac (one of the original blue plastic "bubbles") and I would like to move some files off of it. We have no writeable media hardware, but I was hoping I could attach files to email via a browser....

Suggestions?

Asked by FoxUserDon 11 years ago

Last reply by FoxUserDon 11 years ago

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How do I get firefox to stup adding WWW to the beginning of a URL that does not start with WWW?

I have a URL I need to access "http://vb.bytware/forums/index/php" but fire fox keeps adding WWW to he beginning of the URL returning "http://www.vb.bytware/forums/index.… (read more)

I have a URL I need to access "http://vb.bytware/forums/index/php" but fire fox keeps adding WWW to he beginning of the URL returning "http://www.vb.bytware/forums/index.php" whis is worng and therefore returns a Site not Found error.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== today - the first time I entered the URL

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by kb123 9 years ago

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When I click the "submit feedback" option I get told to upgrade to the verison of firefox I already have.

Hi. I wish to submit feedback, so I click "help" then "Submit feedback". I get directed to a page: Oh! So, you want to offer us feedback on Firefox. Thank you, but you'll… (read more)

Hi. I wish to submit feedback, so I click "help" then "Submit feedback".

I get directed to a page:

Oh! So, you want to offer us feedback on Firefox. Thank you, but you'll need to be on the latest version.

To do that, simply go to our download page and install/update to the latest version of Firefox!

But:

Firefox 4.0.1 Firefox is up to date

I can not submit feedback unless I update a copy of fire fox that is "UP TO DATE!".

Asked by Dorsai 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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firefox 5 is not recognized by websites

Since upgrading to 5.0, many websites tell me my browser is not up to date (for example, if I try to sign up for Google +, it says my browser needs to be upgraded...same … (read more)

Since upgrading to 5.0, many websites tell me my browser is not up to date (for example, if I try to sign up for Google +, it says my browser needs to be upgraded...same with some pages on FaceBook). This is keeping me from using some websites and quite annoying.

Not sure if it's related, but ever since I did upgrade, if I click on options on one of my add-ons, nothing happens except it renders the browser frozen and I can't click on anything without having to force close it and restart the browser.

Asked by Anita 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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after numerous updates, certain sites, including Mozilla, keep telling me that i am not using the most current version of firefox. please help.

Upon visiting pandora.com recently, it asked me to update to the most current browser. i have done so numerous times and that site (pandora) and your site, continue to te… (read more)

Upon visiting pandora.com recently, it asked me to update to the most current browser. i have done so numerous times and that site (pandora) and your site, continue to tell me that i am not using the most current version of firefox. i don't understand. am i missing something simple? please help.

Asked by gormitt26 9 years ago

Answered by Hasan 9 years ago

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My e-mails come back as failures but they contain a different name and they are links.

Issue I have another kind of problem with Firefox Description Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: Email contents deleted -- Cw When I send e-mails 2… (read more)

Issue

I have another kind of problem with Firefox

Description

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

Email contents deleted -- Cw

Troubleshooting information

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

   mailer-daemon@gmail.com
Email content deleted -- Cw

Firefox version

3.5.5

Operating system

Windows XP

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; es-ES; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 GTB7.1

Plugins installed

  • -NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Picasa plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • 6.0.12.1739
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Last reply by Cheng Wang 11 years ago

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Different icon sizes, depending on the toolbar they're in?

I'd like to have large icons in my navigation toolbar, but small icons in all other toolbars. Checking/unchecking the "use small icons" box changes the size of ALL icons.… (read more)

I'd like to have large icons in my navigation toolbar, but small icons in all other toolbars.

Checking/unchecking the "use small icons" box changes the size of ALL icons. For instance, when I check the box, the icons in my navigation toolbar become small, but I want them to be large.

Can someone help?

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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My geographical location is Philippines. How does Firefox know that? When I go to google.com, it automatically sends me to the tagalog google, which I can't use.

I don't care if it redirects me to google.com.ph, that's alright, and that's what IE6 does. But I want english version. … (read more)

I don't care if it redirects me to google.com.ph, that's alright, and that's what IE6 does. But I want english version.

Asked by jonpal 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Comma key doesn't work but quick search just wants to run commas infinitum

My comma key does not work at all - in Yahoo or Word offline or my blog. I have Mozilla 3.5.5 and am on a MSI Wind Notebook. Windows XP. My homepage is Google. … (read more)

My comma key does not work at all - in Yahoo or Word offline or my blog. I have Mozilla 3.5.5 and am on a MSI Wind Notebook. Windows XP. My homepage is Google. When I click on my bank icon in the toolbar about 6 commas suddenly appear in the Google search box. Then immediately the Quick Search box comes up and runs a whole bunch of commas nonstop complete with clicking noises until I press Escape. It does not do this with any other website - just my bank.

Asked by compcomp 10 years ago

Last reply by compcomp 10 years ago

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I upgraded to 6.02 and still get this message from Gmail: "You are using an old version of Firefox which Gmail no longer supports. Some features may not work correctly. Upgrade to new version."

When I opened Gmail in my Firefox browser, I got a message I've never seen, before: "You are using an old version of Firefox which Gmail no longer supports. Some feature… (read more)

When I opened Gmail in my Firefox browser, I got a message I've never seen, before: "You are using an old version of Firefox which Gmail no longer supports. Some features may not work correctly. Upgrade to new version." I clicked on upgrade to a new version and was taken to the Mozilla site, where I downloaded the latest version of Firefox... then, when I restarted my computer, Gmail still gives me the same message!! What's going on?

Asked by podman 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Why does firefox.com and other sites say that I have an old version of firefox when I'm using v7.0.1?

Th mozilla.com web site and a few others that I've visited report that I'm using an older version of firefox, even though I'm using version 7.0.1. … (read more)

Th mozilla.com web site and a few others that I've visited report that I'm using an older version of firefox, even though I'm using version 7.0.1.

Asked by buzbard 9 years ago

Last reply by buzbard 9 years ago