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Why doesn't firefox 26.0 doesn't show download window/box!

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!! In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in ve… (read more)

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!!

In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in version 26.0 I no longer see the download box. When I go to about:config my setting are as they were in version 25.0.1 but there is still no download box opening. Will this issue be fixed and or will I need will downgrade to version 25.0.1.????

Asked by lapetite66 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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plugin check not working

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "vulnerable - Update Now" for my Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.510.13. and Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U51 plugins. The 'update now' link… (read more)

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "vulnerable - Update Now" for my Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.510.13. and Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U51 plugins.

The 'update now' link takes me to the Java download page which invites me to download the latest Plugin 7.51. but i already have 7.51 installed so the plugin checker is incorrectly displaying "vulnerable - Update Now". I have had 7.51 installed since January 17th and run the plugin checker on a weekly basis so i'm not sure why it has suddenly decided that this is a vulnerable plugin.

I am running Firefox 28.0 on Windows 7

thanks ...

Asked by richlaughlin 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 5 years 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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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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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

Last reply by yankeespride 6 years ago

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[Firefox 26] Download box

Hi, i just update today to firefox 26, and with my surprise the download box disappear, then i click on the download option (ctrl + j) and the bookmark open. Are you devs… (read more)

Hi, i just update today to firefox 26, and with my surprise the download box disappear, then i click on the download option (ctrl + j) and the bookmark open.

Are you devs out of your mind?

I use firefox for years and i love the separate download minibox where i can manage all my downloads, see the download speed, pause, resume and so on, why the hell you remove the best feature of your browser with this crappy bookmark/history integration no one ask? I really don't get it.

Please consider to revert this awfull change, at least make it optional so if i want to use the old download box i can use it.

If nothing will be done i'm forced to remove firefox from my pc and install chrome, after all these years with FF is a shame that you put in bad features like these withourt asking your community before.

Really disappointed, hope you revert the change.

Asked by Fnights 6 years ago

Last reply by Fnights 6 years ago

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Firefox 26 Has Completely Removed Download Progress Display

For those who are not happy with Firefox's removal of the downloads display progress bar in the 25 series, you'll be even more unhappy with the 26 series. Even typing ab… (read more)

For those who are not happy with Firefox's removal of the downloads display progress bar in the 25 series, you'll be even more unhappy with the 26 series. Even typing about:config and isetting browser.download.useToolkitUI to true no longer works. I sincerely despise companies that DO NOT provide their users OPTIONS, OPTIONS. OPTIONS! Instead of pissing off a sizable number of people who prefer things the way they were. Stop changing things for the worst! I want to monitor my downloads progress without having to take an extra step by clicking on the "Library" tab. Who are you trying to impress?

Asked by NYCGRIFF 6 years ago

Last reply by ehw0405 6 years ago

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Updated to FF41.0.1 and addons started disappearing again when I restart my Windows 7

I installed addons (e.g. adblock lite, ad killer) and when I shutdown Windows and start it again, the addons disappeared in Firefox. I'm using Firefox 40.0.3 non of addon… (read more)

I installed addons (e.g. adblock lite, ad killer) and when I shutdown Windows and start it again, the addons disappeared in Firefox. I'm using Firefox 40.0.3 non of addons will stay. I restored Firefox to its original state, installed everything again, also did the Malware scan as suggested on a post and the problem stays. So every time I start Firefox, have to install the add ons which is a bit hectic.


Please help me with some solution.

Asked by Rutz 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox says click here to update Shockwave, but that says Shockwave is disabled so you can't click that link. Please provide fix.

On the Add-ons Manager page/Plugins entry for Shockwave Flash appears the line "Shockwave Flash is known to be vulnerable and should be updated." This is followed by a l… (read more)

On the Add-ons Manager page/Plugins entry for Shockwave Flash appears the line "Shockwave Flash is known to be vulnerable and should be updated." This is followed by a link reading "Update Now". When I click this link, Firefox thinks for a while and then brings up a page that says (it's quite long, so this is a summary) Shockwave Flash versions have been disabled, so this page appears when you click on any of its links.

Since "Update Now" doesn't work, please send me an executable file that will fix this. Firefox says it is version 30.0.

Asked by SF11blocked 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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can't go into general settings

as the title says, i can't access the general settings. im running 57, but this problem is also on 56. i've refreshed, uninstalled and reinstalled a bunch, run in safe mo… (read more)

as the title says, i can't access the general settings. im running 57, but this problem is also on 56. i've refreshed, uninstalled and reinstalled a bunch, run in safe mode, went back to 55 when the settings were different but nothing has helped. i haven't messed with any of the files to cause this. none of the other threads have helped. thanks

Asked by nishkle 2 years ago

Last reply by nishkle 2 years ago

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Downloading .docx files gets gibberish

I have Firefox 26.0 installed (though this has happened in previous versions). I have been through all the previous questions about this problem, but none match what I'm… (read more)

I have Firefox 26.0 installed (though this has happened in previous versions). I have been through all the previous questions about this problem, but none match what I'm seeing. It's happening to others accessing my web site. I have a sample web page that I have up that presents the problem at http://flory.net/gabl/docx.htm.

When I click on the link on the above page (an office 2007 word document .docx), I get a page of gibberish as though it downloads the file as a text document. I've been through all the steps I could find in support to fix this to no avail, including resetting all defaults, etc. .doc works great, but I cannot find anything in the Options/Applications that will allow me to modify/add info to handle neither .doc nor .docx.

Asked by dflory 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Can't install extensions that require browser restart

Hi, FF 42.0 / Windows 7 64-bit I have a problem with installing any extension that requires browser restart (for example Web Developer Toolbar). Addons that do not requir… (read more)

Hi,

FF 42.0 / Windows 7 64-bit

I have a problem with installing any extension that requires browser restart (for example Web Developer Toolbar). Addons that do not require browser restart (like firebug, adblock plus) are installed with no issues. When I go to about:addons search for addon, click install, it gets installed with no error messages but after I restart the browser it's simply not installed. By the way this problem has every windows workstation I checked in my company (Thomson-Reuters, Gdynia) and there is always the same problem even after fresh FF installation so it's not related to my specific laptop. I checked with local IT but they have no idea what the reason of that problem could be. This is not officially supported browser so it's not their duty to troubleshoot it. They just checked if the problem reoccurs when addon is installed with antivirus disabled and yes - with disabled antivirus software the problem still exists. I checked https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/unable-install-add-ons-extensions-or-themes but none of the cases from above-mentioned KBs seem to be relevant to my problem. I'm not power Firefox user so I would like kindly ask for advice how the problem could be troubleshooted: -are there any specific settings in about:config I should look into? -are there any certificates that could have been replaced on a corporate machine and are required for addon installation? -any specific entries in configuration files that I should check before and after the browser restart? -anything else..

Regards, Rafał

Asked by rafajot 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Can´t open files because Firefox recognizes it as executables

When I try to open a file after download it in the Firefox downloads menu, it shows a pop-up that says the file is executable, although it is an image or a pdf, and if I … (read more)

When I try to open a file after download it in the Firefox downloads menu, it shows a pop-up that says the file is executable, although it is an image or a pdf, and if I click "ok", then nothing happens. I have already tried to delete mimetypes file and change default actions and no result. I also tried to create a new Firefox profile, but when I do that, the default applications option just show a couple of options, not even png or jpg, and if I try to open that files the problem is the same, it recognizes it as an executable file and can´t open. It just happens on my Linux partition, not on Windows. What could be the problem?.

Asked by RBNXI 1 year ago

Last reply by RBNXI 1 year ago

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Every time I start Firefox after rebooting my PC it asks me to re-enable all of my add-ons; started about 3 or 4 days ago.

I have already tried deleting the extensions.* files and refreshing Firefox (the latter which caused me to have to re-install all my add-ons, BTW). Happens only after I r… (read more)

I have already tried deleting the extensions.* files and refreshing Firefox (the latter which caused me to have to re-install all my add-ons, BTW). Happens only after I reboot my PC. What, if anything, has changed in the past few days...?

Asked by Sowalsky 4 years ago

Last reply by philipwatling 4 years ago

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when I type to reply to email in my Gmail account the format of the text disappears

In the last month( i think after updating to frfx 58) when I type to reply to email in my Gmail account in my browser ( firefox 58.0.2) I get to see the standard formatti… (read more)

In the last month( i think after updating to frfx 58) when I type to reply to email in my Gmail account in my browser ( firefox 58.0.2) I get to see the standard formatting of the text (blue, comic sans etc) but when I actually send it, the sent email has the format disappeared and is standard format instead (in black plain font for example). This also happens in my other Gmail accounts too. I tried in MS IntExplorer and there is not a problem (meaning it is NOT my GMAIL's account settings)

Any suggestion/help?

Asked by akmsupport 2 years ago

Last reply by guigs 2 years ago

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Since latest update on Firefox I get tabs automatically opened for Ghostery and Youtube HD

Using Firefox 66.0.2 (64 bit) on a Macbook pro OS 10.14.4. Firefox has been my default browser for years but this issue has appeared since the last update of Firefox. Whe… (read more)

Using Firefox 66.0.2 (64 bit) on a Macbook pro OS 10.14.4. Firefox has been my default browser for years but this issue has appeared since the last update of Firefox. When Firefox is opened I get three tabs: one for my home page (Duckduck go), one for Ghostery settings, and one for Youtube HD settings. If I close Ghostery and YTHD the same thing will occur the next time Firefox is opened. At first I thought that the preferences to Ghostery and YTHD needed to be set (or reset), but these changes are not updated. I checked preferences of Ghostery and YTHD upon opening Firefox (when the additional tabs open) and preferences are not updated? Have no idea why this change is happening.

Asked by gm19 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Clicking a link will not open a new tab

On a Win7 computer, Firefox 34.0.5 works fine for the administrator account. For the user account however, a new tab will not open when clicking on a link in a web page.… (read more)

On a Win7 computer, Firefox 34.0.5 works fine for the administrator account. For the user account however, a new tab will not open when clicking on a link in a web page. The settings under options / tabs are all checked properly. I have uninstalled Firefox, removed all the files from the profile directory for the user, then reinstalled Firefox - got the same result. I even uninstalled Flash player per https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1032376 - still, a new tab will not open when clicking on a link in a web page. Have tried safe mode and restoring defaults without any luck. I suspect the answer is simple (Occam's razor) - just can't seem to find it though.

Asked by postseason 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Unable to update outdated plugin

This problem seems to be coming a regular occurrence now with plugins. I have an outdated plugin that says "Update Now" Adobe Reader Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Net… (read more)

This problem seems to be coming a regular occurrence now with plugins.

I have an outdated plugin that says "Update Now"

Adobe Reader Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape outdated 15.9.20069.28170 Update Now


When i visit the Adobe website to update Adobe Reader it offers me 2015.009.20069 and then fails to install because i already have it leaving the plugin check still telling me that i need to update now

Windows 7

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Asked by richlaughlin 4 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 4 years ago