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Why does my Firefox not have a Java plug-in?

My question is similar to "Java Plug-in for JRE7u21?" but all the suggestions there that worked are for Windows, and I'm on a Mac, and I don't want to hijack that thread.… (read more)

My question is similar to "Java Plug-in for JRE7u21?" but all the suggestions there that worked are for Windows, and I'm on a Mac, and I don't want to hijack that thread. For the record, that thread is /questions/958847. aw

I have Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, Firefox 24.0, which says it's up to date, and Java 7 update 45, also up to date. I only want answers for Mac OS X, not Windows, not Linux.

The online Java test works OK in Safari but not in Firefox. Firefox thinks Java is not installed. There's no "Java Applet Plug-in" in the plug-ins list.

Since Safari is OK, I assume there's a bug in Firefox. Can we narrow it down by identifying which combinations of versions (of Mac OS X, Firefox and Java) have the Java plug-in and which don't?

Asked by marty39 7 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 7 years ago

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I keep getting a Yahoo DNS error handler page, and can't even access the add-ons page to disable it because it redirects me to the Yahoo DNS page immediately

I have already seen some suggested solutions to the problem of this extremely annoying Yahoo DNS error solutions page, but they involve going to the add-ons page of firef… (read more)

I have already seen some suggested solutions to the problem of this extremely annoying Yahoo DNS error solutions page, but they involve going to the add-ons page of firefox and disabling various add-ons. The issue is that even when I try to go to the add-ons page I get immediately redirected to the Yahoo DNS solutions page again.

I have cleared my browser history and cache, hoping it would help, but nothing. Extremely annoying as I never installed anything - it simply started after a Firefox upgrade.

Any help much appreciated.

Asked by jayapapaya 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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Where do I put libflashplayer.so for linux?

openSuSE 12.1 firefox 33.1 Flash doesn't load by default so I downloaded the flash plugin. I have libflashplayer.so, where do I put that file so that firefox will load i… (read more)

openSuSE 12.1 firefox 33.1

Flash doesn't load by default so I downloaded the flash plugin. I have libflashplayer.so, where do I put that file so that firefox will load it?

The '<installdir>/plugins' directory doesn't exist, so I created it and copied there. No luck. Copied into the root install directory. No luck. There's a components directory with some .so files so I copied it there and updated the manifest. Still no joy.

Where does it go?

Asked by justwantabrowserthatworks 5 years ago

Answered by justwantabrowserthatworks 5 years ago

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How do I get firefox to open a pdf in adobe instead of the new pdf reader?

Before the recent update, 19.0, I would google something and see [PDF] next to a link. I click the middle mouse button to open it in a new tab. Firefox would download t… (read more)

Before the recent update, 19.0, I would google something and see [PDF] next to a link. I click the middle mouse button to open it in a new tab. Firefox would download the file and open it with Adobe Reader. I like this.

With the new update 19.0, the pdf file would be opened in the new tab. I have to go and down load it and then open it in Adobe. I don't like this.

I go into preferences under applications. I look to see if I can change this. Next to Adobe Reader document, I choose Use Adobe Reader, but when I click on a [PDF] link, it still opens the file in Firefox and not Adobe.

I want it back to the way it was.

Asked by mrotsliah 7 years ago

Answered by budlong 7 years ago

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How to hide or disable vertical and horizontal scrollbars?

I would like to hide or disable the vertical and horizontal scrollbars from the Firefox (20.0.1 at the moment) window, is there any CSS rule or setting in "about:config" … (read more)

I would like to hide or disable the vertical and horizontal scrollbars from the Firefox (20.0.1 at the moment) window, is there any CSS rule or setting in "about:config" resource to get this behaviour?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Alfonso Commer 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I open each new tab as my home page?

My home page includes my Google search box. I would like each new tab to be the same as my home page when opened. Please can you tell me how this is done? Many thanks … (read more)

My home page includes my Google search box. I would like each new tab to be the same as my home page when opened. Please can you tell me how this is done? Many thanks

Asked by FreddieD 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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when i open a new tab in my home page [ google] the new tab dosen't show google i want the new tab also to open with google

i reinstalled firefox to my desktop the previous one used to show my homepage google when i opened a new tab in my home page .but it doesnot open my homepage google now i… (read more)

i reinstalled firefox to my desktop the previous one used to show my homepage google when i opened a new tab in my home page .but it doesnot open my homepage google now it is blank with some rectangular blocks

Asked by sumu 7 years ago

Answered by sumu 7 years ago

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How do I set downloads to automatically save instead of prompting me to open them?

I recently reset Firefox. Before whenever I downloaded a file, it automatically prompted me if I wanted to open the file or save it to my computer, with saving it to my c… (read more)

I recently reset Firefox. Before whenever I downloaded a file, it automatically prompted me if I wanted to open the file or save it to my computer, with saving it to my computer preselected. This was fine because I almost never want to open these downloads automatically, and I like all my downloads to go into my downloads folder on a separate drive with much more space (not the temp folder on C:\). The option "do this automatically for files like this from now on" was useful for the rare file type that I would want to open automatically (usually because it's a very small music file or something).

Now every time I download virtually any file type, the prompt comes up with 'open the file' preselected, and "do this automatically for files like this from now on" greyed out. As a result, on more than one occasion, I have mistakenly clicked ok and opened huge files automatically after downloading (which has resulted in them popping open even hours later and playing automatically once the download finished). I'd like to be able to select "save it to my computer" and have it do this automatically, but that option is greyed out.

The help available seems to suggest going into options>Applications and changing the action for the appropriate content type, but: (a) not all the content types I download are listed, i.e. .mov, .mpeg, .rar, etc. (b) changing the action for the content types I do have (.wmv and compressed/zipped folder only) has done absolutely nothing.

I'm still prompted for each and every file I download, still preselected to open the file, with the "do this automatically for files like this from now on" still greyed out.

I'd like to change it to the way I had before, or at the very least automatically set all downloads to save into my downloads folder.

Asked by ltm_1988 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How do I get rid of Snap.do that comes up each time I open a new tab? I've tried unstalling but it's still there.

I have uninstalled Snap.do but short of completely erasing all my history, nothing has worked so far. Each time I open a new tab in Firefox, Snap.do is there as the searc… (read more)

I have uninstalled Snap.do but short of completely erasing all my history, nothing has worked so far. Each time I open a new tab in Firefox, Snap.do is there as the search bar. What a pain!!!

Asked by traveler7429 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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How do you get html5 to work with Firefox?

I have disabled and removed adobe flash player. I go to youtube, enable the html5 trial version, and try to view videos and it won't work. If I enable flash, the videos w… (read more)

I have disabled and removed adobe flash player. I go to youtube, enable the html5 trial version, and try to view videos and it won't work. If I enable flash, the videos work fine. I can get html5 to work in Chrome, but it will not work in Firefox. Why?

Asked by mozilla452 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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why is the pop-up blocker not working at all now?

and furthermore, I see that almost all the question threads asking about this have been closed. I've downloaded the suggested add-on, but my question is ..what changed? … (read more)

and furthermore, I see that almost all the question threads asking about this have been closed. I've downloaded the suggested add-on, but my question is ..what changed? Firefox was the best at blocking popups but now it's as if the popup blocker is nonexistant. I have not changed settings, but popups started becomming increasingly abundant, I have checked and unchecked and rebooted with no improvement. It's not an occasional popup ad, literally every third click I make (even within one window) causes some popup ad to appear....I've counted. Has something happened to firefox or have the ad guys just gotten smarter about going around popup blockers in firefox? Either way, PLEASE FIX THIS. Otherwise, why have the option of checking a popup blocker in Options? Thanks!

Asked by spooze27 7 years ago

Answered by spooze27 7 years ago

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How Update Flash Player for Firefox Without Running Firefox?

I have had a problem with Firefox freezing when I try to do just about anything other than simple browsing for at least two years. Updates don't help nor disabling all ad… (read more)

I have had a problem with Firefox freezing when I try to do just about anything other than simple browsing for at least two years. Updates don't help nor disabling all add-ons, nor reinstalling, etc. Nobody can figure out how to fix it so I use it as-is. I would like to update the Adobe Flash Player add-on but Firefox freezes every time I try. Is there a way to update the Flash Player in Firefox with actually running Firefox?

Thanks

Running XP SP3 and latest Firefox. Also running IE8 using the latest Flash Player.

Asked by David6040 7 years ago

Answered by kobe 7 years ago

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Is the plugin "OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc." supposed to come with firefox?

I recently reinstalled Firefox on my computer and there is now a plugin called "OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.". I have used Firefox for quite some … (read more)

I recently reinstalled Firefox on my computer and there is now a plugin called "OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.". I have used Firefox for quite some time and have never seen this. Is this supposed to be there. Does it come with the Firefox download now?

Asked by DuckBilledPlatypus 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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How can I get Firefox to default to Unicode rather that Western ?

This is the same question as the unanswered, archived thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/989012?fpa=1 Firefox 33.0 displays mojibake+English instead of Ja… (read more)

This is the same question as the unanswered, archived thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/989012?fpa=1

Firefox 33.0 displays mojibake+English instead of Japanese+English. It shouldn't matter whether the web page is encoded in ShiftJIS, EUC, raw JIS (though that's rare), or UTF8; all of them should be easy to autodetect.

I can go to the View menu, Character Encoding, and select Japanese, but this should not be necessary. I shouldn't have to teach it to ordinary users.

View - Character Encoding - Auto-detect is off, but even if I set that to Japanese it doesn't help. Hypothetically even if it helped Japanese it wouldn't help Greek.

If I understand correctly there used to be an option View - Character Encoding - Universal, but that option was removed? WTF???????????????????????????????

I've read a few expert opinions that I should change the web server to ... I'm not sure what I should change it to, because looking at the page again it seems that it already says Unicode ... but anyway, I don't think one of Japan's largest transportation companies will let one of their smallest personal individual customers barge in and reprogram their web server.

http://www.sagawa-sgx.com/sgx/trackeng.asp?CAT=AWB&enc=ENG&AWB=25903880-0

This part probably didn't help but shouldn't hurt too much: body{

 background-color:darkblue;
 font-family:Arial;
 font-size:12px;
 background: #ffffff;

}

This part should help, shouldn't it?: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=unicode">

How can I set auto-detect to use information from the web page, and to turn on auto-detection for web sites that don't say?

Asked by n0diamond 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I get Bing to stop loading in a new tab?

I had Google as my home page and when I would open a new tab it's blank but when I updated my Divx player it set Bing as my homepage and loaded Bing when I open a new tab… (read more)

I had Google as my home page and when I would open a new tab it's blank but when I updated my Divx player it set Bing as my homepage and loaded Bing when I open a new tab. I have Google as my homepage and it comes up when I open a new window but when I open a new tab it still goes to Bing. How do I disable this so a blank page comes up again?

Asked by MikeJ 7 years ago

Answered by TyJS31 7 years ago

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How can I adjust the Timeout setting?

I'm running some OBIEE reports in Firefox that by nature do take a long time to run. One of my local Tech Support folks suggested increasing the Firefox Timeout setting (… (read more)

I'm running some OBIEE reports in Firefox that by nature do take a long time to run. One of my local Tech Support folks suggested increasing the Firefox Timeout setting (he showed me how to do this once, but I didn't write it down). Can you provide written instructions (or annotated screen pictures), please?

Asked by CMReynolds 5 years ago

Answered by Jon Gregory 5 years ago

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Wanting a different zoom level instead of 100% default zoom.

I've read many other posts on this issue, don't seem to find a solution. So I have to ask. . I'm wanting a different default zoom level other than 100%. I understand We… (read more)

I've read many other posts on this issue, don't seem to find a solution. So I have to ask. . I'm wanting a different default zoom level other than 100%. I understand Websites create their websites to generic 100%. I have UnTicked "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above",... but this still is not enough to "Have it my way". I have scoured "about:config" for ZOOM and changed many settings to (for say) 115% and this includes removing the 100% from the 3 lists of zoom levels... but oddly it still defaults to 100%. LASTLY: I am trying to do my best to keep ADD-ONS to a minimum, requiring the installation of yet another ADD-ON seems counterproductive. . It seems it be easier to have an eye transplant than getting a simple default zoom of my choice. .

Asked by fm.usa 3 years ago

Answered by fm.usa 3 years ago