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Prevent firefox from using HTML5 player in Youtube.

How do I prevent firefox from using HTML5 player in youtube and use flash player instead? I am not sure what advantage HTML5 has over Flash. I noticed that Flash plays sm… (read more)

How do I prevent firefox from using HTML5 player in youtube and use flash player instead? I am not sure what advantage HTML5 has over Flash. I noticed that Flash plays smoother than HTML5 and there is also a difference in quality of the video at low resolution. HTML5 does not seem to have smooth streaming compared to Flash. I may be wrong and I am ready to learn the advantage of HTML5 over Flash. But until then I wish to revert FF to its previous behavior of playing in flash.

If there is no way of bypassing this player (html5), how do I set it to ask before I allow it to play the video? I dislike videos playing automatically as soon as I open the link or any websites (reason why I set Flash player to 'ask to activate').

Thank you for your generous help. :)

Asked by Ѕeeкɘя 5 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 5 years ago

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How do I go back to a previous page when I am surfing the web; I;m used to having the "back" arrow!

In Internet Explorer, I have BACK and FORWARD arrows when searching the internet, such as in checking out a site like Walmart.com for a catalog item, but in Mozilla, I ca… (read more)

In Internet Explorer, I have BACK and FORWARD arrows when searching the internet, such as in checking out a site like Walmart.com for a catalog item, but in Mozilla, I can't seem to go back to a previous page without losing the entire program. There MUST be a secret that I am missing..... Help!

Asked by Charlie A 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Add-ons file location

Hi, Where does Mozilla Firefox saves the files from add-ons? Don't know if it is from Windows update or from Firefox update, but my add-ons settings keeps on resetting an… (read more)

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Where does Mozilla Firefox saves the files from add-ons? Don't know if it is from Windows update or from Firefox update, but my add-ons settings keeps on resetting and I lose a lot of data from them because of that. And if I know where Firefox saves those files, then I can make a backup for them.

Asked by S.Valentin 3 years ago

Answered by S.Valentin 3 years ago

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Gah. Your tab just crashed?!!

I'm getting this odd error with the standard install of FF since the last few updates every time I try to load FF (even starting up with a blank page) or open a new tab. … (read more)

I'm getting this odd error with the standard install of FF since the last few updates every time I try to load FF (even starting up with a blank page) or open a new tab. Tried a fresh profile .. same result. Completely uninstalled FF & deleted the existing profile, then installed again ... ditto. Ran in FF safe mode .. ditto. Disabled hardware acceleration .. ditto. Scanned for nasties (ESET) .. nothing. Installed the latest portable version .. worked fine. Copied the old profile into the portable version .. worked fine. So what could be causing the installed version to give the 'Gah ..' error, both on starting up FF & opening a new tab, but not affect the same FF portable (same version)? The system is an ASUS laptop Win7Pro 32-bit. It's my wife's pc and she uses IE (gasp), so it's not a life or death situation. I'll use FF portable & update now & then unless there's a fix??? One final observation - the first time FF is run after an update or a fresh install, it oddly works then, but shut FF down & restart it .. and all I get is "Gah.." - Gah indeed!

Asked by 1984a 3 years ago

Answered by John99 3 years ago

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Como eliminar 22find.com da minha página inicial?

Eu já tentei desinstalar pela própria página, configurei a página inicial em "Opções-->Geral", mas não consigo, não adianta, o firefox direciona sempre pra esta página… (read more)

Eu já tentei desinstalar pela própria página, configurei a página inicial em "Opções-->Geral", mas não consigo, não adianta, o firefox direciona sempre pra esta página (que eu odeio): http://www.22find.com:8080/newtab/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=cor&from=cor&uid=ST3808110AS_5LR1PTRDXXXX5LR1PTRD&ts=1359583568 Por favor, me ajudem a livrar meu pc desta praga!

Asked by Natalie 7 years ago

Last reply by edxmoises 7 years ago

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Netflix videos won't play

For the past week or so I have been unable to play any Netflix videos in Firefox. Netflix works fine in other browsers and all other video streaming sites I've tried in F… (read more)

For the past week or so I have been unable to play any Netflix videos in Firefox. Netflix works fine in other browsers and all other video streaming sites I've tried in Firefox still work. Initially the problem was that I would just get stuck on the red loading circle, however, after updating Firefox to the latest version (version 53), I now get an error message on Netflix telling me to check I have the latest version of Firefox, with an error code, F7702-1003. A solution posted from about a year ago involving changing the path in profiles.ini did not help, nor did removing pluginreg.dat.

I would be grateful for any assistance.

Asked by DCR93 3 years ago

Answered by soljargon 3 years ago

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Youtube HTML5 videos not playing (some)

So I'm getting a error "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available" and when clicking the link, it says H.264 and MSE & H.264 are no… (read more)

So I'm getting a error "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available" and when clicking the link, it says H.264 and MSE & H.264 are not supported. I used to get the black error screen for a split second before the video would blink and (I'm guessing) select another player and just play normally. Today is the first day that I've had this screen permanently displayed and it only shows up for a few videos. I can watch other videos on the same channel, just one or two that have the error.

It's the same if I try it in Safe Mode or with a new profile. I updated Firefox to 49.0, updated java, updated windows media component, and tried it with "media.windows-media-foundation.enabled" true and on false. No changes

I'm at my wits end with this one! I can watch the videos just fine in Chrome, but would much rather prefer to continue to use firefox as my default browser. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by acegeek 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How to prevent ALL new firefox windows from opening? I want ONE INSTANCE ONLY.

I want to prevent pop ups, pop unders, etc. Literally not one answer was appropriate, so I am rephrasing the question. I want firefox to simply not even acknowledge the r… (read more)

I want to prevent pop ups, pop unders, etc. Literally not one answer was appropriate, so I am rephrasing the question. I want firefox to simply not even acknowledge the request to open ANY new window or tab from the html code, website, server etc. I don't even want it to alert me that is hasn't acknowledged the request to open a new window or tab. I don't EVER want to see a firefox window or tab or instance that I haven't directly caused via mouse or keyboard input, and I want it to be COMPLETELY transparent. How do I do that? (I don't care if the answer is long or technical.)

Asked by violetlaughter 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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Cannot download files from Google Drive using Firefox

Never had problem with downloading files via Firefox from Google Drive until now...instead of file download I get tab page with following url: https://doc-04-c8-docs.goo… (read more)

Never had problem with downloading files via Firefox from Google Drive until now...instead of file download I get tab page with following url: https://doc-04-c8-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/jom0u67oa0tfigrh4n9sea600sv1527e/s7srbc6ckut7m2fm1eeurtos8v4ecb70/1493064000000/07580902641423571478/07580902641423571478/0B1FDjJYZYLbhRTlLQmtERjVCZ2s?e=download&nonce=4ekqosb5geo8u&user=09357804788864382250&hash=t8fpbl8um4ju2acaskk56nd6e491l86b

Uploading to GD using Firefox works..MS Edge and Chrome download fine...reinstalled and refreshed Firefox..tried troubleshooting tips for download problems per Mozilla help page and community forum..no MIMEtypes folder exists in my profile folder..any suggestions?

Asked by Dino808 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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How to get normal blank page when open a new tab, using "+"

When open a new tab, using "+", I want Firefox to open blank page. But it shows all my visited websites from browsing history. "Blank page" is with pictures-hyperlinks of… (read more)

When open a new tab, using "+", I want Firefox to open blank page. But it shows all my visited websites from browsing history. "Blank page" is with pictures-hyperlinks of those webpages! How to get normal blank page without pictures-hyperlinks of browsing history without deleting all of browsing history?

Asked by Evropeec 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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How to Start the Firefox in Safe Mode on Windows 8 Directly from Start Menu without switching from normal start?

Is there any option to start the firefox the safe mode without opening the firefox i normal mode In Windows 7 there is an option to start the Firefox in Safe Mode in the … (read more)

Is there any option to start the firefox the safe mode without opening the firefox i normal mode

In Windows 7 there is an option to start the Firefox in Safe Mode in the Mozilla Firefox Menu

Asked by Rigin Oommen 6 years ago

Answered by Moses 6 years ago

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No unity plugin after webplayer install

Hello, I am using Firefox x64 on Windows 10 x64 platform. There are no unity plugin after installing web player. Enabling of plugins preload according to https://support.… (read more)

Hello,

I am using Firefox x64 on Windows 10 x64 platform. There are no unity plugin after installing web player.

Enabling of plugins preload according to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/windows-media-or-other-plugins-stopped-working does not help

Asked by rvm1975 4 years ago

Answered by James 4 years ago

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Firefox keeps hanging ("not responding") every couple of minutes consistently. Nothing works to stop that

I've gone through all the suggestions, troubleshooting listed here and nothing has worked in stopping this "hanging" business. It started earlier this week with FF16. So … (read more)

I've gone through all the suggestions, troubleshooting listed here and nothing has worked in stopping this "hanging" business. It started earlier this week with FF16. So I tried uninstalling, clearing out any traces of it, profiles and all. R-installed with the previous extensions, plugins and scripts. Still did it. So I either disabled or uninstalled said add-ons. Still did it. Upgraded to 17, then 18. Same problem. "Not responding" every couple of minutes for just a few seconds, longer when I switched tabs. I'm a heavy tab user, but given the problem, I've gone down to no more than 3 open at the same time. Still hangs. So I decided to do a complete overhaul. Did a reset. I even thought it was my computer (Vista with SP2) which had been working fine and was slowing down around the same time FF was hanging and being a resource hog.

With FF uninstalled, with the help of Microsoft support, I worked on the laptop. Uninstalled my usual programs, including AV (which had avast). Moved all my files to an external hard drive. In essence leaving my computer with bare bones. Did a defrag and a system restore. I reinstalled av, then ran it. All clear. Ran malwarebytes. All clear. Ran registry clean. All fine. So I reinstalled FF18 and did not use any add-ons. Still hanged. Went up to FF19 beta thinking whatever but there is, would be cured. And it worked fine witn no add-ons. So I started installing my usuals, but leaving only the most important ones, ABP, No Script. Was ok so I added greasemonkey, smartest toolbar, download statusbar and unhide passwors. All which I've used for years with no problems. And FF19 worked fine with no hanging for like a day and a half. Today, (jan 24) not only is it haning and not responding again, but it's doing it more frequently and for longer.

FF never has crashed, it just hangs and freezes. My job is ALL online. I don't like Chrome (not user friendly to me). I'd rather avoid using IE. I'm a user of FF since day one, but this is stressing me out because I cannot do my job properly.

What can I do to make it stop? My only other option is to just forget FF and try and get used to Opera.

Now that I think about it, could this hanging problem be related to the Java issue that has come out publicly recently?

I don't know what else to do. I've tried everything that has been written here. Trust me, I've wasted 2 days on this issue. Time I'll never get back and I could've used to do work.

Thanks

Asked by moritafan40 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Hide a <select> arrow in Firefox 30

Is there a way to hide the arrow of a <select> element in Firefox 30 using CSS? Maybe there's a hidden (pseudo) element or property I can access? I couldn't find a… (read more)

Is there a way to hide the arrow of a <select> element in Firefox 30 using CSS?

Maybe there's a hidden (pseudo) element or property I can access?

I couldn't find anything on https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/Reference/Mozilla_Extensions. I tried a couple of -moz-appearance values, but they either add styling I cannot remove, or they do not allow restyling, or they still show the arrow.

In Firefox 29, there was a hack that worked, described here: https://gist.github.com/joaocunha/6273016 it no longer works in Firefox 30. There is also a bug about the unstylability of select elements here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=649849. If anyone can point me to a changeset that might have changed this in Firefox 30, I'm also interested. I know I can hide the arrow by overlaying an element, or by nesting the select and hiding the overflow, I’m not really interested in that.

Asked by BlaiseFirefox 6 years ago

Answered by BlaiseFirefox 6 years ago

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HTTP Strict Transport Security prevents me from accessing a server that I'm doing development on

I cannot access a clients site that I'm working on due to an HSTS error, I used to be able to bypass this with test.currentTimeOffsetSeconds, however it seems to not work… (read more)

I cannot access a clients site that I'm working on due to an HSTS error, I used to be able to bypass this with test.currentTimeOffsetSeconds, however it seems to not work anymore.

I use Firefox for development because it has better tools than any browser I've use in the past, however this is a real blocker for me, since the sites I'm working on don't have DNS names yet and can't get updated certificates till then.

I've also manually added an exception in the certificate options, though that also didn't work.

Please guys, I've always been pushing people to use Firefox, though if it starts limiting my options without any way to bypass it if I feel I need to do something, then I'll be forced to go hunting for a browser that gives me more freedom, not to mention this is costing me work hours.

Asked by nmjbhoffmann 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago