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I have followed the instructions on setting how a new tab displays, but no success?

I have used the instructions for changing the new tab page. This did not change the start page. Do I need to close firefox for it to take affect? If so it is not in the i… (read more)

I have used the instructions for changing the new tab page. This did not change the start page. Do I need to close firefox for it to take affect? If so it is not in the instructions. I used to have a Google start page but now it is from Ask.com and that is useless for me. I get no good results from Ask. I tried changing to Google, I tried changing to blank, still it does not change. Any suggestions on what I can try?

Asked by nvrsady 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How to stop firefox from constantly popping up firefox homepage, up to 20

Everytime I play a game, firefox decides to pop up about 20-30 pages of my homepage. How do I stop this? I scanned my computer for viruses and have adblocker and none of … (read more)

Everytime I play a game, firefox decides to pop up about 20-30 pages of my homepage. How do I stop this? I scanned my computer for viruses and have adblocker and none of these work are contributing. Its been going on for 2 weeks now. If I'm not using firefox, it happens on Chrome as well.

Asked by chinky_candie 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Firefox using much CPU; how to find the offending tab/URL?

My Firefox 32 .0 is using lots of CPU, and it frequently goes into "not responding" state. I restarted in safe mode, and the same condition happened. Is there any way f… (read more)

My Firefox 32 .0 is using lots of CPU, and it frequently goes into "not responding" state. I restarted in safe mode, and the same condition happened. Is there any way for me to determine what tab(s)/URL(s) are causing the problem? I really do not want to start closing each of my many tabs and windows one-by-one to see which one(s) might be causing the problem. I am running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. Thanks.

--Barry Finkel

Asked by bsfinkel 6 years ago

Last reply by finitarry 5 years ago

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shockwave flash crashes

Hi I am in the same situation as many others I have seen posting here. Shockwave flash is continually crashing to the extent it takes several minutes to get to the add-on… (read more)

Hi I am in the same situation as many others I have seen posting here. Shockwave flash is continually crashing to the extent it takes several minutes to get to the add-ons manager and disable shockwave flash. I have reinstalled all adobe plugins, so they are up to date. I am having real problems accessing a lot of web pages/web page content because with shockwave flash enabled firefox is all but frozen and with shockwave flash disabled a lot of web content isn't available.

I have looked at other threads that I found and have attempted all of the suggested solutions and have selected the Troubleshooting Information option below this text box. I have a huge list of crash reports, unfortunately I am not sure how to load them

Any suggestions appreciated

Regards.

Asked by fredsone 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Firefox copy function not working when pasting to Word 97 as clipboard remains empty

As of today, I noticed, very oddly, that I cannot copy and paste anything from Firefox 44 into Word 97, which is something I generally do every day. I reset Firefox, but … (read more)

As of today, I noticed, very oddly, that I cannot copy and paste anything from Firefox 44 into Word 97, which is something I generally do every day. I reset Firefox, but this changed nothing. I reinstalled Word 97, but this changed nothing. All the more oddly, copying from Firefox works fine into NotePad or Word 2013. Conversely, I can copy and paste from Explorer into Word 97 with no problems. It's only when copying and pasting from Firefox to Word 97 that things are impossible. As I have reinstalled everything, I'm at a loss. Any ideas? I've heard that Firefox has had some issues with copying...

Asked by Jonathan147 4 years ago

Last reply by Jonathan147 4 years ago

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Force firefox to use spellcheck with a certain site

My FF spellcheck works just fine, for almost all sites. But there is one site in particular (requires a login; it is a Moodle learning management system online class page… (read more)

My FF spellcheck works just fine, for almost all sites. But there is one site in particular (requires a login; it is a Moodle learning management system online class page) that must tell my browser not to use spellcheck on it.

Is there a script or about:config command I can use, to get FF to ignore this request, and give me spellcheck?

Asked by paulri 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Version is not compatible

I've using Firefox for many years on my computer. However, yesterday it was the first time that this message popped up. "the version of this file is not compatible with … (read more)

I've using Firefox for many years on my computer. However, yesterday it was the first time that this message popped up.

"the version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher"

My computer is a Lenovo Z570 Windows 7 and uses a 64-bit Operating System

I highly appreciate if someone can help me

Thanks

Asked by spidermarx82 5 years ago

Last reply by spidermarx82 5 years ago

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Firefox and Thunderbird do not connect to the net, and they also hang.. What is the Fix?

In the blink of an eye, both Thunderbird and Firefox have BOTH STOPPED connecting to the Net. let me share with you what I have done... and what has been unsuccessful t… (read more)

In the blink of an eye, both Thunderbird and Firefox have BOTH STOPPED connecting to the Net. let me share with you what I have done... and what has been unsuccessful this far.

System & Software Pertinents.. Windows 7 x64 System running a i7 Intel CPU, with 8 GB of RAM and a 500 GB Drive. Thunderbird is Version 24.2 Firefox is Version 27.

Here are the specific things that I have done, POST problem, to try and solve..

A) Check firewall settings... BOTH programs are cleared for Bit Passage

B) Check Anti-Virus.... Anti-Virus Disabled.. UNINSTALLED and Registry Cleaned.. still has the problem persisting..

C) Deleted and Reinstalled Thunderbird & Firefox Working Directories (without deleting User Profiles)... Problem still persisting..

D) Created NEW Profile with Profile Mgr in Firefox.. no go...

E) RAN WHOLE System VIRAL/MALWARE Check... .. No infections..

F) FRESH REINSTALLS of Thunderbird and Firefox... NO go...

G) Checked Processes using ENUM and DNS Checks... both check out fine!

H) OTHER browsers connect... OPERA.. Chrome and IE even... Also, Sea Monkey... but not Firefox.

In TRYING to create an e.mail account, Thunderbird's Account Creation interface sits there attempting to connect... no connection achieved...

Any help that you can offer is appreciated!!

Thank you all, in advance!

Asked by Suigeneris 6 years ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

I wish I knew why Firefox has been crashing, but even in Safe Mode it dies. Here's what I do know: 1) Firefox was running fine in Fedora 17. Very rarely a crash even wi… (read more)

I wish I knew why Firefox has been crashing, but even in Safe Mode it dies. Here's what I do know:

1) Firefox was running fine in Fedora 17. Very rarely a crash even with 30 windows and 100+ tabs on multiple desktops.

2) I upgraded (as in: new install, but same home directory) from Fedora 17 to Fedora 20. No new hardware. Constant crashes - sometimes multiple times per hour. Sometimes multiple times per minute. Sometimes, crashing immediately on 'restart' of session while opening all my tabs back up & I have to do this a few times to get it working... usually, once it's up, it stays running for an hour or two.

3) Reduced windows to 12-15, and tabs to ~30. No effect.

4) Tried creating a new profile; tried different desktop environment (Cinnamon vs Gnome); tried uninstalling Flash plugin, other plugins, and then tried Safe Mode. Crash, crash crash.

I'm kind of at my wit's end. Fedora 20 is updated with latest packages. I am using the Nvidia proprietary drivers, but it crashes even in "Safe Mode", so hardware accel shouldn't be the cause.

I can run memtest86+ (which could take quite a while on a 16G RAM machine), but it would be quite a coincidence that I would have a memory failure right at the time I upgraded to Fedora 20, would it not?

Asked by LuminaryCrush 6 years ago

Last reply by LuminaryCrush 6 years ago

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Firefox hangs. Doesn't give a clean crash. Doesn't give report. Cannot restart. Removed completely (even Mozilla Maintenance) and re-installed: same problem.

Firefox has been my browser of choice for about 6 years. On 3/16 /15 it stopped working. I tried all of the suggestions. I then completely uninstalled Firefox and Mozill… (read more)

Firefox has been my browser of choice for about 6 years. On 3/16 /15 it stopped working. I tried all of the suggestions. I then completely uninstalled Firefox and Mozilla Maintenance. I restarted and checked my disks and memory. All other browsers: IE, Safari, Chrome & Opera work fine. I installed from Firefox Setup 36.0.3.exe this morning. Same problem. Works for about 5 minutes and then hangs.

Firefox hangs. Doesn't give a clean crash. Doesn't give report. Cannot restart. Removed completely (even Mozilla Maintenance) and re-installed: same problem.

What can I do?

Asked by iskeen 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How do I make Firefox quit reloading web pages multiple times (while I'm reading a page), so the back button will go back to previous page

The back button has not been working properly for maybe a month. I've finally addressed the problem but have no solution. Updated to Firefox 43.0, disabled all my add-ons… (read more)

The back button has not been working properly for maybe a month. I've finally addressed the problem but have no solution. Updated to Firefox 43.0, disabled all my add-ons plus reverted to default header, then also ran the refresh which deleted my add-ons. This problem happens on multiple web sites. I'll click on Rawstory.com (as an example), then click on an article and start reading it. While the page doesn't appear to reload as I read, I have noticed that the little Rawstory icon in the tab winks (as if reloading the page). This happens over and over again. Now I know to pull down the window under the back arrow to see what happened. The last page that I read ended up showing up 9 times under the back arrow, even though all I'd done was click on it once and read the article. I've wondered if my clicking on the scroll bar to read down the article is somehow causing this problem (ditto for using my fingers on the track pad). Thanks for your help.

Asked by Jerseygirl01 4 years ago

Answered by Jerseygirl01 4 years ago

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Bookmarks are not working

I have Firefox 44.0.2 but this problem has been going on even on previous versions. If I click on the star it goes through the motions of placing a bookmark. I even see t… (read more)

I have Firefox 44.0.2 but this problem has been going on even on previous versions. If I click on the star it goes through the motions of placing a bookmark. I even see this animation of a star moving to the list of bookmarks. But when I go into the bookmarks they are not listed. I have tried right clicking on the page and clicking the star and I have tried it form the tool bar. Neither works. I have also renamed the places.sqlite to places.sqlite.old and that doesn't seem to do a thing.

Asked by twnorman 4 years ago

Answered by twnorman 4 years ago

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Where is "Don't open tabs until selected" in version 47.0b7?

I had selected "Don't open tabs until selected" but all of a sudden they are all opening on startup. The "Don't open tabs until selected" option is not there anymore when… (read more)

I had selected "Don't open tabs until selected" but all of a sudden they are all opening on startup. The "Don't open tabs until selected" option is not there anymore when I go to Options. What can I do? This is urgent because I have multiple tabs open and they're all going strong at the same time and some of them are YouTube videos!

Asked by jimkirk 4 years ago

Last reply by spdgnzls 3 years ago

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I use to browse on a site called www.Old-Games.com. Before it used to show a clicked linked with dotted lines around, now it does not??? How to bring this back?

I use to browse on a site called www.Old-Games.com. Before it used to show a clicked linked with dotted lines around, now it does not??? How to bring this back? … (read more)

I use to browse on a site called www.Old-Games.com. Before it used to show a clicked linked with dotted lines around, now it does not??? How to bring this back?

Asked by Themevictory 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How to save cookies in cloud drive?

Hey I have to delete the cookies once in a while to keep my device fast. But there are some important cookies that I need to keep. But as I delete all cookies, they get d… (read more)

Hey I have to delete the cookies once in a while to keep my device fast. But there are some important cookies that I need to keep. But as I delete all cookies, they get deleted too. So is there any way that the cookies that get stored from websites, will be transferred to a cloud storage. Like Onedrive, Dropbox, Google Drive etc? It will be a lot of help if it is possible.

Asked by Arafat_AAK 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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very slow opening hangs closing

Firefox has been running slow upon opening and slow upon closing .( Hanging; with up to 500k in memory. To close now I must end task via the Task manager. it is so bad I … (read more)

Firefox has been running slow upon opening and slow upon closing .( Hanging; with up to 500k in memory. To close now I must end task via the Task manager. it is so bad I must use "the other guys" browser that begins with "I" and ends with "R" in order to contact you.

The following, are solutions I have tried.

Safe mode disabled add-ons and plugins removed cookies, session, places, SQLite files among others as suggested deleted old profiles; created new profiles re-installed, fresh installs of various versions * after removing all traces of FF on the system run various virus, malware checks *including Microsoft, Malware Bytes, Trend Micro (full system online scan which took hours to complete). replaced the Time Warner Cable Modem Tried with and without add-ons directly connected from the Modem to the Computer bypassing my router. spent hours trouble shooting using various recommendations and suggestions via the internet and this forum to no avail. and have accomplished nothing accept make the situation worse.

its a miracle if I can get FF to start even in safe mode .

I am handicapping you I am sure since I am unable to provide more trouble shooting information. I don't know how to get it from FF into IE. for that I apologize. Currently using

windows 7 home sp1 64-bit I7 3770 16.0 gig RAM

FF Ver. 41.0.2 yes I know it is a tad older but the problems remain regardless of version. 

I am lost, old, and tired after having spent countless hours on this and not being to familiar with Forums, I am begging for help and thanking you in advance for it.

Cheers,


Lowensj

Asked by lowensj 4 years ago

Last reply by pineappleseller 4 years ago

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Mozilla.org causes hang on restart w/ restore

Got one message saying something about the server connection being broken during the page loading. Then I force quite FF and tried again, and got a runaway script popup … (read more)

Got one message saying something about the server connection being broken during the page loading. Then I force quite FF and tried again, and got a runaway script popup box -- but the buttons were non-functional so I could not stop the stupid script. Had to vorce quite again.

firefox is proving to be a real piece of shit software.

Asked by VerizonSucks 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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when i open firefox nothing works at all

I updated firefox when I saw there was a new one. It was not working prior to the update but now its worse as it will not do anything. When I try to go to another websit… (read more)

I updated firefox when I saw there was a new one. It was not working prior to the update but now its worse as it will not do anything. When I try to go to another website it acts like its going to load but does not go to the website. I have added firefox to the allowed apps on my firewall as well as the other suggestions. I need help in resolving this problem.

Asked by trilanne30 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Can Firefox be optimized for google docs

When I bring up a spreadsheet online in google docs Firefox starts dimming the screen, others tabs run slow. The screen dimming will last, for 2-3 minutes, and then clear… (read more)

When I bring up a spreadsheet online in google docs Firefox starts dimming the screen, others tabs run slow. The screen dimming will last, for 2-3 minutes, and then clear up, 2-3 minutes later it will dim again. The fewer tabs I have helps, but not the answer. IMO the problem has gotten worse over the few upgrades. I have an HP 2000 Laptop, CPU 1300.000 MHz, memory 7586 MiB.

Thx, Larry

Asked by l6griffin 5 years ago

Answered by l6griffin 5 years ago