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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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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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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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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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How do you restore History from the formhistory.sqlite (BAK file)

How do I restore my History from the formhistory.sqlite (BAK file)? When I click on Show All History, nothing shows. But I can see that the data (a few months worth) e… (read more)

How do I restore my History from the formhistory.sqlite (BAK file)? When I click on Show All History, nothing shows. But I can see that the data (a few months worth) exists in that file in my Profile folder. How do you make the back-up data convert to show in the History Library?

Asked by Brightwood 9 years ago

Last reply by John99 9 years ago

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I've been a Firefox user for years but I can't complete new Firefox download. The actual download goes well, but then I'm told to move Firefox icon into applications folder when prompted, but I don't get prompted.

I've been a Firefox user for years, but now you offer me a new version and I can't complete the installation process. The initial download goes well but then I'm instruct… (read more)

I've been a Firefox user for years, but now you offer me a new version and I can't complete the installation process. The initial download goes well but then I'm instructed to move the icon into my applications folder when prompted and I don't get prompted. Nothing whatever happens. What am I doing wrong?

Asked by bagwix 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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I did click the tab "warn me when closing multiple tabs" but it didn't work. I always close Firefox by chance so I really want it to ask me to confirm before it closes. But it doesn't. Please help me! Thank you. I'm using Sony Vaio, Windows premium 7.

I did click the tab "warn me when closing multiple tabs" but it didn't work. I always close Firefox by chance so I really want it to ask me to confirm before it closes. … (read more)

I did click the tab "warn me when closing multiple tabs" but it didn't work. I always close Firefox by chance so I really want it to ask me to confirm before it closes. But it doesn't. Please help me! Thank you. I'm using Sony Vaio, Windows premium 7

Asked by lightstar 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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"back" button does not work correctly in Firefox 4. I have downgraded because of this.

Our intranet has a page (1) from which user generates a list of links to other items (page2). Follow one of these links to page (3). Press "back" - returns to page (1) no… (read more)

Our intranet has a page (1) from which user generates a list of links to other items (page2). Follow one of these links to page (3). Press "back" - returns to page (1) not page (2). Works ok in Firefox 3.6.17.

Asked by tj.Eustace 9 years ago

Last reply by Xircal 9 years ago

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Plugincheck opens in a tab every time I start Firefox.

Lately, every time I start Firefox, I get two tabs: one with my homepage (which I expect), and the other tab is https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/. The pluginch… (read more)

Lately, every time I start Firefox, I get two tabs: one with my homepage (which I expect), and the other tab is https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/. The plugincheck tab is in the foreground and quite annoying. Why did this start happening? How can I stop it?

Asked by mikeclark 9 years ago

Last reply by Xstar 9 years ago

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Certain website will load on other browsers but not the new Firefox

I run a website for one of our school programs. It has always loaded fine in Firefox and IE, but once I (and others) updated Firefox to Firefox 45, now the center screen … (read more)

I run a website for one of our school programs. It has always loaded fine in Firefox and IE, but once I (and others) updated Firefox to Firefox 45, now the center screen of the website remains blank. I noticed this problem also occurs in Google Chrome, but not IE or the previous version of Firefox. The website is www.dsjband.com and I would appreciate any help on this matter!

Asked by CoolRabbit 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

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Using IBM SVC console with firefox 4 does not display the last row of data correctly, also see same the problem with HMC console as well.

Using Firefox 4.0.1, the IBM SVC console and the IBM HMC console both have the last line of selectable items either cut off, or overlaying the prior row of displayed item… (read more)

Using Firefox 4.0.1, the IBM SVC console and the IBM HMC console both have the last line of selectable items either cut off, or overlaying the prior row of displayed items. Junked version 4 and reverted back to 3.6.17.

Asked by markwz 9 years ago

Last reply by liguanmin 9 years ago

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Why does Firefox disregard my choice of a homepage, and change it all the time? I set it to www.startingpage.com and it changes it to http://www.searchqu.com/405. Why?

I have changed the homepage to www/startingpage.com several times, and every time Firefox changes it back to www.searchqu.com/405. These are not the same web pages. May… (read more)

I have changed the homepage to www/startingpage.com several times, and every time Firefox changes it back to www.searchqu.com/405. These are not the same web pages. Maybe I should get rid of the Web Search bar that is occupying the right hand side of the tool bar, and maybe the problem would cease. How can I get rid of that Web Search? How can I stop Firefox from changing my home page?

Asked by Essentialer 9 years ago

Last reply by kiran81077 9 years ago

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Ebay auction pages not loading correctly after Firefox updated to 3.06.17

Yesterday, Firefox prompted a message that it had a new update and updated itself to version 3.6.17. I then went to check out some ebay listings and notice the pages wer… (read more)

Yesterday, Firefox prompted a message that it had a new update and updated itself to version 3.6.17.

I then went to check out some ebay listings and notice the pages weren't loading correctly. The images and text look scattered, and are not in the typical ebay format. The interesting thing is every other ebay page loads just fine-- the homepage, my ebay, the community section, the message sections, selling sections, search results all look normal. But going to the auction pages themselves look like it didn't load correctly.

I have also tried viewing the ebay pages on Safari and everything is normal there. Those auction pages load just fine in Safari.

So this makes me wonder if the Firefox update has some issues. The ebay pages were loading just fine on the day before the update as well.

Hopefully someone knows the reason behind this. ______

Edit 5/2/11: I got my Java plugins and Shockwave flash up to date immediately after I posted this question. I thought doing so would help solve the ebay/firefox problem but nothing new.

Asked by sodagreen 9 years ago

Last reply by yamahaxc513 9 years ago