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find on a page skips search query

When searching on a page using the Firefox FIND function, it skips the the search query on the results page if it is in a link. Example: using Bing, Google, Yahoo etc, I … (read more)

When searching on a page using the Firefox FIND function, it skips the the search query on the results page if it is in a link. Example: using Bing, Google, Yahoo etc, I search for 'airplane' (no quotes). On the results page, I search for airplane. The Firefox FIND function skips the word 'airplane' if it is in a link. It finds it if it is plain text. I used safe mode, cleared the cache - no good. Updated 3 addons that needed it. Checked the list of troublesome addons - none of mine are on it. I reset it to defaults- no good. Then I copied localstore.rdf and prefs.js to another location and renamed the ones in the profile. When I restarted Firefox the problem was gone but so where my addons (thats all I noticed; I still had my my bookmarks). Then I changed the 2 files back to their original names. My bookmarks were back but so was the problem. Using 3.6.17

Asked by firefox526 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Every time I start FireFox 3.6.17 it now loads the Plugin Check page. How can I stop it from doing this?

I'm not sure why it started to do this today, but every time I start FireFox version 3.6.17, it loads the page https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ https://www.mozi… (read more)

I'm not sure why it started to do this today, but every time I start FireFox version 3.6.17, it loads the page https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ How can I get it to stop doing this? All my plugins are up to date.

Asked by FAUguy 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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what versions of firefox will not allow skype to work?

I recently got a popup saying that I should update my firefox. But it also said that skype would not work with the update. Has anything been done to correct this or shoul… (read more)

I recently got a popup saying that I should update my firefox. But it also said that skype would not work with the update. Has anything been done to correct this or should I not do the update yet?

Asked by maggie0352 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Bookmarks are missing from the bookmarks menu

The complete contents of my Bookmarks Menu folder isn't displayed any longer in the bookmarks menu. The bookmarks themselves still exist, though, and I can access them v… (read more)

The complete contents of my Bookmarks Menu folder isn't displayed any longer in the bookmarks menu.

The bookmarks themselves still exist, though, and I can access them via the bookmarks administration but they're no longer displayed in the bm menu. Tried restarting the Mac and FF, then starting FF in safe mode, all to no avail.

TIA :)

Asked by ullistrator 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Google search returns to top of page 1 when back button used after visiting a search page

When searching google, page returns to top of page 1. It used to return to the last search looked at, so if you are searching on page 6 it returns to page 1 and you have … (read more)

When searching google, page returns to top of page 1. It used to return to the last search looked at, so if you are searching on page 6 it returns to page 1 and you have to go back to 6 & scroll down to where you were. Running Firefox 3.6.17. Windows 7

Asked by Janine Thompson 10 years ago

Answered by parycash 9 years ago

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Firefox in Multiple Desktop

I have implemented the multiple desk top MS feature which allows me to separate different activities such as banking from general work and allows upto 4 desktops each wit… (read more)

I have implemented the multiple desk top MS feature which allows me to separate different activities such as banking from general work and allows upto 4 desktops each with a separate version of Internet Explorere. However I wanted to use Firefox and have up to 4 versions of this set up with different profiles- one for each desktop by using short cuts set up with name of profile and also -no-remote- on three of the profiles. I can set up four versions of FF running one on each desktop and they will all do self initiated queries. However if I try to activate a link to a web site from say a document I get messgae that FF already running whether it is of not for that desk top. Also if I try to start the Default User it always says that it is already running even if there is no copy of FF running

Asked by petrusknut 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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How to copy & paste from a blog to send on in an email?

Never having copied or pasted anything on Mozilla Firefox (or any other site) I am completely ignorant of how to do it! Someone has directed me to his blog and suggested … (read more)

Never having copied or pasted anything on Mozilla Firefox (or any other site) I am completely ignorant of how to do it! Someone has directed me to his blog and suggested that I forward a large part of the contents to a third party using 'Copy & Paste'. How do I do this? Please keep the instructions simple as my basic knowledge is really basic. Thanks.

Asked by rogereye 10 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 years ago

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In Firefox Preferences, under General, for Home Page, I would like http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Community_Portal|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Contents|http://www.google.ca/ to open up as separate windows instead of tabs. How would I do that?

I know the vertical bar character | can be used for launching webpages in separate tabs, when opening Firefox. I would like to know what character (if any) can be used fo… (read more)

I know the vertical bar character | can be used for launching webpages in separate tabs, when opening Firefox. I would like to know what character (if any) can be used for launching webpages in separate windows (instead of tabs), when opening Firefox.

Asked by TheAviv 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Can't see the leaderboard on the Golf.com website, but can with IE.

On the Golf.com website, when clicking on "Leaderboard" no details are displayed. My computer supplier advises that there probably is a problem with the Firefox version … (read more)

On the Golf.com website, when clicking on "Leaderboard" no details are displayed. My computer supplier advises that there probably is a problem with the Firefox version I am running. I'm unsure how to check what version of Firefox I have, but the "download" page of Firefox states that "I'm already up to date". There is one other website in NZ "SkySports Virtual Rugby" where I am having the same problem. In both cases I can see the respective leaderboards using IE. Any advice?

Asked by nakidad 10 years ago

Answered by Xircal 10 years ago

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liinks on my website stopped working after upgrading to v3.6.17

Typical link code: <a href="infopages/000001-info.php"> the img tag here </a> 1. img tag content has been removed for clarity 2. The link is inside a div… (read more)

Typical link code:

<a href="infopages/000001-info.php">
   the img tag here
 </a>

1. img tag content has been removed for clarity 2. The link is inside a div 3. DOCTYPE is for HTML4.01 strict 4. Code passes W3C validation for HTML4.01 and CSS

The majority of links on images are now disabled but not all. Most <a> links around text still work but a few do not. All links work in IE8 and Opera.

The Error Console refers to an "uncaught exception"

Find it at qualitycanvasart.co.uk/catalog/abstracts-01.php

Asked by jim.livesey 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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why doesn't Mozilla acknowledge these issues?

crashing browser, slower pages, missing buttons, keystroke delays...these seem to be widely experienced issues. I have yet to find an acknowledgment from Mozilla. It woul… (read more)

crashing browser, slower pages, missing buttons, keystroke delays...these seem to be widely experienced issues. I have yet to find an acknowledgment from Mozilla. It would be helpful to know that they are aware, not in denial, and working on fixing it. Otherwise, I (and others) might move to another browser and like it enough to never come back.

PS: For me, with v.4, everything slowed down, keystrokes and scrolling were delayed. I reverted to v. 3.6 and am now looking at other browsers.

Asked by Brauser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Why are my webpages transferring data from www.chaosserver.com?

In the bottom left hand corner of the web page, instead of showing'transferring data from www.eclswansea.com, it now shows 'transferring data from www.chaosserver.com. Wh… (read more)

In the bottom left hand corner of the web page, instead of showing'transferring data from www.eclswansea.com, it now shows 'transferring data from www.chaosserver.com. Why is this? When loading the same pages in Internet Explorer I only see 'transferring data from www.eclswansea.com

Asked by sarahard 10 years ago

Answered by Xircal 10 years ago

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My 'paid-for' version of Roboform, ( v. 6.10.2) works with FF v. 3.6.17, so why doesn't it work in FF v. 4?

I have a 'paid-for' copy of Roboform, (v. 6.10.2) which works just fine and free on Firefox v. 3.6.17. But it does not work on Firefox version 4. I do not want to buy a… (read more)

I have a 'paid-for' copy of Roboform, (v. 6.10.2) which works just fine and free on Firefox v. 3.6.17. But it does not work on Firefox version 4. I do not want to buy another version of Roboform to use on FFv4. What happened? Why does it not work anymore? I cannot afford to buy another,newer computer, nor do I wish to. I downgraded to FF v. 3.6.17 and Roboform v. 6.10.2 works just fine. Please tell me what you changed between FF v. 3.6.17 to v. 4 to make Roboform v. 6.10.2 to stop working.

Asked by mr.msb 10 years ago

Answered by James 10 years ago

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Sites that use javascript code to initiate a download fail in FF but work in IE.

All the financial websites I use (TD Ameritrade, SunTrust bank, AmEx, etc.) allow me to download monthly statements in pdf. These used to be direct links to a pdf file, … (read more)

All the financial websites I use (TD Ameritrade, SunTrust bank, AmEx, etc.) allow me to download monthly statements in pdf. These used to be direct links to a pdf file, which could either be downloaded or viewed directly in Firefox. Now they're javascripts that probably formulate the pdf file on the fly from records, then download. I get a garbage file on my desktop instead. In IE, the javascript triggers a query to view or download. In Firefox, I believe there is a flash of a window that pops up, then nothing. I've tried disabling AdBlocker and have the sites listed to allow pop-ups, so that's not it.

Asked by Allen Clark 10 years ago

Answered by Xircal 10 years ago

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Error 400 when clicking on Monster job listings.

All versions of Firefox loaded since March 2010 have this problem. Cannot load Monster job details after clicking on the job link. Browser responds with Error 400. Must c… (read more)

All versions of Firefox loaded since March 2010 have this problem. Cannot load Monster job details after clicking on the job link. Browser responds with Error 400. Must copy job link, then paste into IE.

Presently using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.17) Gecko/20110420 Firefox/3.6.17 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Asked by larryc99 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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How to upgrade to ff 7xx - got a tarbal, don't know how, and no docs I can find

I want to upgrade from 3.6.17 - Looks like I have to download 7.whatever. Can't figure out how to do it by just clicking something that says "upgrade." Docs say updating … (read more)

I want to upgrade from 3.6.17 - Looks like I have to download 7.whatever. Can't figure out how to do it by just clicking something that says "upgrade." Docs say updating is automatic, and will be asked to click OK when upgrade is availabe. That does not happen. Another doc say click help, then upgrade. That is no an option in the help menu. It is great that FF is free, and all that, but it seems impossible to find ANY documentation that is CURRENT and HELPFUL PLEASE HELP.

Asked by Daveisme 10 years ago

Answered by James 10 years ago