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How do I re-enable the add-ons WITHOUT being forced to upgrade.

I am running an old version of firefox intentionally, I will not update it so don't even suggest it. How can I get these addons re-enabled so I can continue to use them.… (read more)

I am running an old version of firefox intentionally, I will not update it so don't even suggest it. How can I get these addons re-enabled so I can continue to use them.

If the only answer id update FF then So long and thanks for all the fish.

J

Asked by jpotterny 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why won't Firefox COMPLETELY block video autoplay?

After following all the suggestions found by searching video autoplay, Firefox currently still autoplays videos with the sound muted. This is in websites other than thos… (read more)

After following all the suggestions found by searching video autoplay, Firefox currently still autoplays videos with the sound muted. This is in websites other than those like YouTube, such as news websites and the like. What I REALLY want is to COMPLETELY PREVENT automatic playback of any of these videos, and if necessary, whitelist domains like YouTube to allow autoplay. Is this even feasible?

Asked by gumby_dammit223 9 months ago

Answered by gumby_dammit223 9 months ago

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Java Plug-in for JRE7u21?

I go to a website that requires a Java plug-in. I downloaded the latest update (21) for Java 7 from Oracle but when I go to Add-Ons>Plugins in Firefox 20 the Java plug… (read more)

I go to a website that requires a Java plug-in. I downloaded the latest update (21) for Java 7 from Oracle but when I go to Add-Ons>Plugins in Firefox 20 the Java plug-in doesn't appear and when I do a search at the Get Add-ons nothing that mentions the Java Plug-in shows up. Where can I get the plug-in required to use with JRE7u21?

Mac OS 10.7.5, Firefox 20.0, Java Runtime Environment 7 update 21

Asked by romad 7 years ago

Last reply by swmartian 6 years ago

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how can I get the tabs back where they belong beneath the address bar , NOT on top ???

how can I get the tabs back where they belong beneath the address bar , NOT on top ??? they are on top, which puts the address bar at a variable position depending on how… (read more)

how can I get the tabs back where they belong beneath the address bar , NOT on top ??? they are on top, which puts the address bar at a variable position depending on how many tab rows exist - makes a moving target for navigating to across my dual 24 inch screens I tried your "solution" using about:config and setting browser.tab.on.top or whatever to false, but that had NO effect Maybe because TabMixPlus is installed? It does allow putting the tabs all the way at the bottom, but I don't like that either. PLEASE, give me the address bar at TOP with tabs under that!!!

Also, I don't want FlashGot to be at the right of the address bar!!!

Asked by n6ac 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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New mozilla upgrade took away session manager!! restore previous session clickable but won't work- need my old session

What is this mess? FF automatically upgrades to new version without permission and takes away my session manager, meaning my last session. I don't know why restore prev… (read more)

What is this mess? FF automatically upgrades to new version without permission and takes away my session manager, meaning my last session. I don't know why restore previous session is highlighted but won't do anything when clicked. Im using windows 7.

Asked by kids22 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Videos autoplaying even with all the new settings

Until today the options for stopping videos auto playing worked OK, suddenly they don't work at all. I had changed all the settings in about:config - please see screen … (read more)

Until today the options for stopping videos auto playing worked OK, suddenly they don't work at all. I had changed all the settings in about:config - please see screen shot attached - a couple of weeks ago when they suddenly started auto playing and that solved the issue, but now I am back to square one. Even when I have ensured that the autoplay option is changed in the preferences section they are still auto-playing. Any suggestions please as this is driving me crazy!

Thanks in advance for your help. It is much appreciated.

Asked by KezzerN 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I put the Tabs on Bottom with Firefox 71? Once again, with their update, they SCREWED UP.

I attempted to reuse the Chrome fix that was successful for previous versions, but that did not work. I want my Tabs on the Bottom where "I" put them, not they way Firef… (read more)

I attempted to reuse the Chrome fix that was successful for previous versions, but that did not work. I want my Tabs on the Bottom where "I" put them, not they way Firefox thinks I am supposed to have them I am sure others are having the same difficulty.

Asked by Anne's Place 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Got new version, want to go back to previous download box, the new one has no history and doesn't show speed of download, how do I go back?

They are in the question. I was very pleased with the old download box, I have a mac so when I got the new update from firefox, I was very surprised to see I can't look t… (read more)

They are in the question. I was very pleased with the old download box, I have a mac so when I got the new update from firefox, I was very surprised to see I can't look through the old downloads and can't see the speed in which the current file is being downloaded, it doesn't make sense to cut those options off...

Asked by cylon2021 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I change my default search engine in the URL bar back to Google after my ISP replaced my default search engine with their own?

Before I changed internet service providers, I could type my search queries into the url bar and receive search results from Google. After I switched ISPs, my queries typ… (read more)

Before I changed internet service providers, I could type my search queries into the url bar and receive search results from Google. After I switched ISPs, my queries typed into the url bar are put into my new ISP's horrible search engine. How do I change it back?

I've already tried going to about:config and changing the value of the keyword.URL preference to "http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=" but that didn't fix my problem.


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My ISP is Optimum. I have opted out of DNS Assistance and still have seen no change.

When my search term is two words or more, I am directed to Google search results. If my search term is only one word, however, I am still directed to Optimum's search results.

Asked by samshine 7 years ago

Last reply by FL0WL0W 6 years ago

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How do I set the default font size to a lower value?

I recently got the Firefox 22.0 build 20130514181517 update (at the same time as a Windows 7 update, I might add) and since then the default font sizes on all websites ha… (read more)

I recently got the Firefox 22.0 build 20130514181517 update (at the same time as a Windows 7 update, I might add) and since then the default font sizes on all websites have been enlarged. I have a 17" monitor, but due to the grossly overscaled fonts it seems more like an old 14", and it's quite irritating. To view the websites in approximately the old way they used to look, I have to zoom out twice, but it also means I have to do it on all sites. I also have the habit of accidentally zooming in or out while using my laptop's touchpad, so whenever I ctrl-0 to reset the font, it goes back to the large font, and I need to rezoom it again.

I am primarily trying to figure out if there is a way to reset the font size without using any add-ons.

Thanks

Asked by mararo 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I get rid of sponsorship tabs that open automatically?

I already have ABP Adblocker installed, but this one tab keeps popping open for some reason. The name of the tab reads Sponsorship, and the url it sends is: http://big.de… (read more)

I already have ABP Adblocker installed, but this one tab keeps popping open for some reason. The name of the tab reads Sponsorship, and the url it sends is:

http://big.deluxeforthefuture.com/g/?ilmernzkvtaz=08EDB91B0ADDD31F&pu=c3RhY2tleGNoYW5nZS5jb20=&s=firefox&nm=ilmernzkvtaz

I'm getting pretty sick of it because I thought I was going to get away from pop-ups on firefox...


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Asked by JoshHawk 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Wav files won't play in Firefox 22

Wav files won't play in Firefox 22. Previous versions of Firefox are fine. Other sound is fine. I have the latest mac OS X. Quicktime is set to play wav files. I hav… (read more)

Wav files won't play in Firefox 22. Previous versions of Firefox are fine. Other sound is fine. I have the latest mac OS X. Quicktime is set to play wav files. I have the latest version of it.

Is there a fix for this?

Is there any other plugins I can install which will play the wav files?

Asked by Sun-flower 6 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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Can't turn off the single tab in 23

There's a single tab and a plus sign next to it in 23. I thought we had the ability to turn that off. While I'm here, I'll also say that for a while now it's been weird,… (read more)

There's a single tab and a plus sign next to it in 23. I thought we had the ability to turn that off.

While I'm here, I'll also say that for a while now it's been weird, opening a new window flashes open for a moment and then flips back to my original window. It makes multi window browsing difficult, sometimes.

Before you ask, no, I never use tabs. I detest tabs.

Asked by myfeetstink 6 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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VLC player add-on is not showing correct version.

I downloaded the latest version of VLC Player today which is 2.0.8 but in my list of plug-ins, the version stayed the same at 2.0.6 and Firefox is saying it is vulnerable… (read more)

I downloaded the latest version of VLC Player today which is 2.0.8 but in my list of plug-ins, the version stayed the same at 2.0.6 and Firefox is saying it is vulnerable and needs to be updated.

My OS is Vista Home Premium.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by Booky 6 years ago

Answered by alewis7428 6 years ago

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How do I get rid of "search.conduit.com" on my new tab page

Somehow I got the search.conduit.com problem it was on my home page and I get it when I open a new tab. I have tried about:config changing the URL and I followed the step… (read more)

Somehow I got the search.conduit.com problem it was on my home page and I get it when I open a new tab. I have tried about:config changing the URL and I followed the steps for deleting User.JS and I found a User file (did not specify if it was a .JS ) but when I tried opening it I got and error. I also ran the SearchReset Addon but no luck. Well the only other option I see is reinstalling FireFox but I'm affraid I will loose all my bookmarks. Can you pleas help me?

Asked by Sive 6 years ago

Answered by parkur 6 years ago

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How do I increase font size in Firefox 57?

I've used Theme Font & Size Changer for years to enlarge Firefox's font. I was just updated to Firefox 57, & the font (on toolbars, tabs,etc) is so tiny. TF&am… (read more)

I've used Theme Font & Size Changer for years to enlarge Firefox's font. I was just updated to Firefox 57, & the font (on toolbars, tabs,etc) is so tiny. TF&SC no longer works in 57. Is there another way to enlarge so I don't have to squint? (To be clear, I'm not asking how to increase font on a webpage)

Asked by Ladyjay12 2 years ago

Last reply by loftboy 2 years ago

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No add ons, themes, extensions showing in "add ons" menu

After installing v65, when I go to the addons menu, no items are showing. Evidence exist they are there 1/ I have addons working quite well with this version, I tried a … (read more)

After installing v65, when I go to the addons menu, no items are showing. Evidence exist they are there 1/ I have addons working quite well with this version, I tried a new theme which after a few re-starts, eventually took hold 2/ when I do open add ons menu, there is evidence that there is a list there, but they are only place holders. My mouse shows a blue line around the entire field, but absolutely nothing inside... like a white out. So I can't uninstall themes, even though I have installed a trial one... nothing at all appears. HELP!

Asked by pik94 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why I can not save changes in about:config page?

Like in the description I can not save the changes I made in the about:config page no matter what I do, I already do an re installation also use the refresh button and de… (read more)

Like in the description I can not save the changes I made in the about:config page no matter what I do, I already do an re installation also use the refresh button and delete the preferences file and still the issue remains.

Asked by DSD 12 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 12 months ago

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Now Java is updated throughout my computer but the test site at their homepage indicates I don't have it.

Wanted to let you nice people know who tried to help me that Java put up another new update (gee, I wonder why?) and after several installs and removal of older Java, it … (read more)

Wanted to let you nice people know who tried to help me that Java put up another new update (gee, I wonder why?) and after several installs and removal of older Java, it finally took. Everything matches in my computer where it's supposed to be except for one thing. Someone who had earlier answered my question told me to go to the Java homepage and test there to see what version I had. After Java properly installed and plug-in page and my add-on page and my installed programs all jived, I went to Java to just check if it reflected my new version and it doesn't. It bounces to a page saying why Java isn't working. Well, duh. I have news for it, I have it done. I think these things are done to drive us crazy. LOL! Anyway, just wanted to let you know the latest and thanks!

Asked by DFelice 7 years ago

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How do I make new tabs open as my home page, not the old Firefox start up page?

Under Tools > Options > General, my Firefox home page is set to: https://www.google.com/. When I open a new tab, the page opens up to the old Firefox Start/Google … (read more)

Under Tools > Options > General, my Firefox home page is set to: https://www.google.com/. When I open a new tab, the page opens up to the old Firefox Start/Google home page. The address shows: www.google.com/firefox. In the middle of this screen reads, "You're not on the latest version of Firefox. Upgrade today to get the best of the Web!" I have the latest version of Firefox. Why aren't my tabs opening up as my initial home page opens up to: https://www.google.com/? I was looking to add a screenshot of my home page and the tabs home page, but I don't see an option to do that.

Asked by yankeespride 6 years ago

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