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Disable Plugin Check

Is there anyway to disable the 'PluginCheck' website on firefox? It automatically opens up every time I open firefox. My home page also opens up as a separate tab so it's… (read more)

Is there anyway to disable the 'PluginCheck' website on firefox? It automatically opens up every time I open firefox. My home page also opens up as a separate tab so it's not the fact that my home page was changed (I also made sure in the settings). All my plugins are up to date so it's not that as well. It's extremely annoying. Help would greatly be appreciated.

https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/

Asked by atish91 9 years ago

Last reply by David McRitchie 9 years ago

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Disable Plugin Check

Every time I open firefox, a "plugin check" website opens up. I thought that once I installed and updated all the pertinent updates for the plugins, the website would dis… (read more)

Every time I open firefox, a "plugin check" website opens up. I thought that once I installed and updated all the pertinent updates for the plugins, the website would disappear when I re-opened firefox. However, the page wont' seem to disappear. I've done everything I could think of to get rid of this page. After updating all the plugins I restarted my pc, checked to make sure that my home page has not been changed the firefox plugin change, disabled all my plugins and even tried blocking the website via HOSTS.

(I am on firefox 3.6.17. I cannot update to 4.0 because some of the websites I use cannot support 4.0).

Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Website: https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/

Asked by atish91 9 years ago

Answered by mikeclark 9 years ago

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How do I disable the "Plug-In Check" window from popping up everytime I open my firefox browser? It is totally annoying...thanks

Every time I open firefox browser a very ANNOYING "Plugin Check Window" pops up. My plugins are up to date. I don't want this reminder....PLEASE let me know how to disa… (read more)

Every time I open firefox browser a very ANNOYING "Plugin Check Window" pops up. My plugins are up to date. I don't want this reminder....PLEASE let me know how to disable it...thanks

Asked by Freethink 9 years ago

Answered by kpatz 9 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox from upgrading automatically?

I have tried all options under tools options advanced update and NONE of them disable automatic updates. Whichever one is selected, at some point Firefox will upgrade wit… (read more)

I have tried all options under tools options advanced update and NONE of them disable automatic updates. Whichever one is selected, at some point Firefox will upgrade without getting user approval, which is complete and utter crap.

I have to maintain an application which must run on Firefox version 3.6, cannot be ported to any later version, and is only used to access the control application.

I'm sick and tired of having to uninstall and reinstall Firefox every time it goes in direct violation of my settings and updates itself automatically. Why even have a setting for this if hte setting is completely ineffectual?

Asked by brichter1 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I stop the check plug in page from popping up every time I double click the firefox desktop icon?

Two pages pop up when I double click the firefox icon on the desktop, the home page and the check plug in page. How do I stop the check plug in page from repeatedly popp… (read more)

Two pages pop up when I double click the firefox icon on the desktop, the home page and the check plug in page. How do I stop the check plug in page from repeatedly popping up when I double click the firefox icon?

Asked by thrashard76 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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I can't open my email in hotmail

I am unable to open my emails in my hotmail account. The page opens and I see the emails in the inbox. When I click on them, nothing happens. If I use IE everything wo… (read more)

I am unable to open my emails in my hotmail account. The page opens and I see the emails in the inbox. When I click on them, nothing happens. If I use IE everything works fine. Please help. I prefer to use Firefox for everything.

Asked by lillian48 9 years ago

Answered by jj72 9 years ago

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How do I disable the plugin check at Firefox startup?

Starting in the last day or two, every time I start Firefox, in addition to my homepage, I get a nuisance tab that is checking my plugins. I need to disable this stupid … (read more)

Starting in the last day or two, every time I start Firefox, in addition to my homepage, I get a nuisance tab that is checking my plugins. I need to disable this stupid function or I will have to discontinue using Mozilla Firefox after 20 years as a faithful Mozilla user. I am happy with, and have no intentions of upgrading, my version of Firefox (3.6.17). I also have no intentions of upgrading my Flash plugin as newer versions are incompatible with an online activity in which I engage.

I have followed instructions in the user forum for changing the status of plugins.update.notifyUser from true to false in "about:config", but it apparently resets itself to true. None of the user forum suggestions correct this problem. If this unwanted, stupid tab cannot be disabled, I guess I will have to abandon Mozilla, both for Firefox and Thunderbird, and pursue options that do not force unwanted content on the user.

In addition, it seems impossible to actually speak to anyone at Mozilla about the problem. So hopefully someone will answer this question with a solution to the problem.

Asked by rgast 8 years ago

Last reply by user633449 8 years ago

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browsewithcaret

Hello, I have the latest version of firefox 3.6.17 and absolutely not intention of changing to 4.0 as the "features" are too much and NOT very user-friendly for my use of… (read more)

Hello,

I have the latest version of firefox 3.6.17 and absolutely not intention of changing to 4.0 as the "features" are too much and NOT very user-friendly for my use of a internet-browser.

I have however this problem.

browsewithcaret:

Which ever way, I try to set this browsewithcaret, I works only one way; ALWAYS. I have this "feature", but I don't like it at all.

Could you please fix this?

Asked by nikolaj@venstrup.dk 9 years ago

Last reply by Xircal 9 years ago

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Want to copy bookmarks on 3.6 and add them to my new Mac which has Firefox

I am using Firefox 3.6 on my Windows XP Pro and want to copy my bookmarks to add them to my new Mac which has OS X 10.6.7. So how do I get this done. I am sure next will … (read more)

I am using Firefox 3.6 on my Windows XP Pro and want to copy my bookmarks to add them to my new Mac which has OS X 10.6.7. So how do I get this done. I am sure next will be the address book.

Thanks, Skip

Asked by Skip48 9 years ago

Last reply by Skip48 9 years ago

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javascript:void

Error: syntax error Source File: javascript:void(); Line: 1, Column: 5 Source Code: void(); pages load slow. I cannot get the plug in check page to load. It like… (read more)

Error: syntax error

Source File: javascript:void();
Line: 1, Column: 5
Source Code:
void();

pages load slow.

I cannot get the plug in check page to load. It like times out, and still gives me errors, it cannot connect. I am on dial up too

Asked by snowbird2 9 years ago

Last reply by snowbird2 9 years ago

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I upgraded to Firefox 4 but hated it! I went back to the previous issue of 3.6.17 but all my bookmarks are gone! HOW CAN I RESTORE MY BOOKMARKS??

Question I upgraded to Firefox 4 but hated it! I went back to the previous issue of 3.6.17 but all my bookmarks are gone! HOW CAN I RESTORE MY BOOKMARKS?? … (read more)

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I upgraded to Firefox 4 but hated it! I went back to the previous issue of 3.6.17 but all my bookmarks are gone! HOW CAN I RESTORE MY BOOKMARKS??

Asked by mysty46 9 years ago

Last reply by chuckking 9 years ago

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How do I turn off the update popup window?

How do I turn off the Firefox update popup window? I am not going to upgrade from 3.6.17 I liked the way Firefox was configured up till now. I tried the new upgrade and I… (read more)

How do I turn off the Firefox update popup window? I am not going to upgrade from 3.6.17 I liked the way Firefox was configured up till now. I tried the new upgrade and I didn't like the changed toolbars, The toolbars are reversed in the newer version, and frankly don't make any sense. There are other features too which are totally annoying. If I can' turn off that pop up up grade window I am going to get rid of Firefox and use a different browser like Safari, which I don't like as much as Firefox but it is more simple so probably better.

Asked by suziart 9 years ago

Last reply by Hasan 9 years ago

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I cannot load web pages when installing Firefox 25, but it works fine when in Firefox 3.6

I was running Firefox 3 on my system (do not remember which specific version now), and due to all the nags about that version being out of date, I decided it was finally … (read more)

I was running Firefox 3 on my system (do not remember which specific version now), and due to all the nags about that version being out of date, I decided it was finally time to upgrade. I installed v25, and suddenly found I could not load web pages. I tried all the support documents I could find, but none of them helped. I installed v24 instead, but same issue.

I removed Firefox and installed using 3.6.17, which I had downloaded previously just in case of problems with the upgrade, and Firefox works again. I have not tried any versions in between yet, so I do not know which version these issues start with, but I know it is tied to 24 and 25 at least.

Asked by Cural42 7 years ago

Answered by Cural42 7 years ago

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Howcan I set the home page for new tabs?

When I open a new tab, it opens up as a blank page. How do I setup Firefox so that the new tabs open in my home page? locked by a moderator due to age and that Firefox 13… (read more)

When I open a new tab, it opens up as a blank page. How do I setup Firefox so that the new tabs open in my home page?

locked by a moderator due to age and that Firefox 13 has a new feature for a new tab

Asked by dawoodby 9 years ago

Answered by MattF 9 years ago

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Is there any way to make the enter key on my Mac keypad function as a tab to fill out online forms quicker?

On some web forms, it would be great to be able to use the numeric keypad with enter key to enter many numbers on a website with one hand while keeping place on my paper … (read more)

On some web forms, it would be great to be able to use the numeric keypad with enter key to enter many numbers on a website with one hand while keeping place on my paper forms with other. It is the only thing left that is slowing me down on my Mac.

Asked by travis351 9 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 years ago

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The new Firefox 4 closes all my tabs without giving me the option to keep them as Firefox 3 did. Why can't we keep this feature?

I've installed Firefox 4 on my laptop but not on my PC because of 2 problems:- 1) Firefox 3 would always ask me if I wanted to retain the open tabs which I almost always … (read more)

I've installed Firefox 4 on my laptop but not on my PC because of 2 problems:- 1) Firefox 3 would always ask me if I wanted to retain the open tabs which I almost always do. Firefox 4 no longer offers this option and closes all tabs. Why?

2) Firefox 4 closes all float ins without either asking or notifying me. This not only makes my life more complicated it also prevents my customers downloading freebe offers because they are totally unaware of them. Why are you playing "Big Brother" and deciding for us what we can see online?

Blessed be

Karma Singh

Asked by karma.singh 9 years ago

Answered by PapaFrita 9 years ago

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Sometimes Firefox opens with a Google page; how do I get it to stop?

My Firefox preferences are set for it to open to a blank page. But sometimes (not all the time) it opens to a Google search page. What's worse: I may be in the middle of … (read more)

My Firefox preferences are set for it to open to a blank page. But sometimes (not all the time) it opens to a Google search page. What's worse: I may be in the middle of typing something into the Google search window in the toolbar, but half of what I'm typing ends up in the search window in the Google page. Unlike just about all of the users I have seen in the forums, I would like NOT to go to the Google page, but rather just open to a blank page. How can I do so?

Asked by jraoul 9 years ago

Last reply by Hasan 9 years ago

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Download manager: Is is possible to cancel a download and not delete the partially downloaded file?

There seems to be no way to change the default behavior of the cancel button of the download manager. I would like to be able to break a download connection without losin… (read more)

There seems to be no way to change the default behavior of the cancel button of the download manager.

I would like to be able to break a download connection without losing what I have downloaded so far.

At the moment to achieve this I pause the download, move the files, then cancel the download. This is messy and has caused me to make mistakes in the past.

thanks for any suggestions.

Asked by je2213 9 years ago

Answered by John99 9 years ago