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How can I make Firefox use another installed Java runtime version?

For development purposes I have several Java runtime versions on my Windows 7 64 bit machine. I try to keep the number of installed JDKs and JREs to a minimum and I want … (read more)

For development purposes I have several Java runtime versions on my Windows 7 64 bit machine. I try to keep the number of installed JDKs and JREs to a minimum and I want Firefox to use JRE 1.7.0_21 (32 bit) since this came with a JDK version I am forced to use for another application.

Firefox however uses JRE 1.6.0_31, and correctly reports this as insecure. It offers me the option to upgrade, but I do not want to download and install another JRE since I already have said JRE 1.7.0_21 installed. I would highly prefer to just be able to point Firefox to that JRE. I don't see an option to select another installed JRE however.

I have already attempted to manually modify the pluginreg.dat file (I know, it says Do not edit...) by changing the JRE 1.6 entries to JRE 1.7, but upon restart my edits were overwritten and the old JRE was back. As a result I cannot view certain web sites (also corporate/internal) without having to switch to lesser browsers.

Please let me know how I can make Firefox use the already installed JRE 1.7.

Asked by sixtiek 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Unable to remove lavasoft Ad-Aware from my browser|

I have tried a lot to remove Lavasoft Ad-Aware secure search from my browser but I am unable to so. I have received this adware from uTorrent application. Please help me … (read more)

I have tried a lot to remove Lavasoft Ad-Aware secure search from my browser but I am unable to so. I have received this adware from uTorrent application. Please help me in removing the extension from my Mozilla browser as it's like Hijacker and making me worried. And it's a security flow in the Mozilla Firefox and many people have problem in dealing with this.Please check the below links about my problem that I want to convey.. 1) https://www.bugsfighter.com/remove-adaware-secure-search/ 2) https://forum.adaware.com/index.php?/topic/33145-getting-rid-of-secure-search/ 3) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1049990

All the above mentioned are very complicated for the user So I urge you to FIX this Issue as early as possible. As it is very annoying to have a unknown search engine without your consent. And Let me know as early as possible.

Asked by Drunken_Dragon 2 years ago

Answered by Drunken_Dragon 2 years ago

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How to remove yahoo search default from Firefox 38.0.1 (Macintosh)

How do I remove the automatic reset of Firefox to the awful yahoo search engine? I want Google as default search engine. Here is what I have already tried: a. Choosing Go… (read more)

How do I remove the automatic reset of Firefox to the awful yahoo search engine? I want Google as default search engine. Here is what I have already tried: a. Choosing Google over yahoo and then deleting the yahoo from preferences: Firefox always springs back to yahoo. b. Dowloading the "Google default" app. This worked on earlier versions of Firefox, before V 38.0.1. But it appears that the commercial interests behind Firefox have now circumvented this, as well, because the "Google default" app now no longer works. c. Erasing, and then re-installing the "Google default" app. No improvement.

If there is no way to deal with this, then I'm dumping FF and switching to Google Chrome.

Asked by fentonH 5 years ago

Answered by Scribe 5 years ago

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Why can't I remove the Yahoo seach suggestions from the navigation bar? How do I remove the Yahoo DNS error page?

Perhaps this is two issues. Both pooped up with a recent update. I have no yahoo extensions nor add-ons installed. a) I type a URL into the navigation bar (NOT the sea… (read more)

Perhaps this is two issues. Both pooped up with a recent update. I have no yahoo extensions nor add-ons installed.

a) I type a URL into the navigation bar (NOT the search box) and all these 'helpful' suggestions pop up. Make them stop.

b) I type a bad address in the navigation bar (NOT the search box) and I get a Yahoo page of 'helpful' links. Make them stop.

Thanks. I have screenshots I can post too.

Asked by SednaBoo 7 years ago

Answered by SednaBoo 7 years ago

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how do I save my browsing history to a separate file, before cleaning my cache

I have a Windows based 30.0 on a desktop. I want to "clean" my cache, but save my browsing history to a separate file so it is available to me in the future for referenc… (read more)

I have a Windows based 30.0 on a desktop. I want to "clean" my cache, but save my browsing history to a separate file so it is available to me in the future for reference. I am not sure where this info is stored and there doesn't seem to be a menu item to save it like you can with bookmarks.

Asked by coffeelover 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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How can I see the date a site was visited in History?

I'm trying to find a site that I visited on as specific date on Feb 11. I have the option to search by "This month," but that just shows me everything I've been to this m… (read more)

I'm trying to find a site that I visited on as specific date on Feb 11. I have the option to search by "This month," but that just shows me everything I've been to this month--I can't see things specifically from Feb 11.

Asked by michael.olsen03 7 years ago

Answered by michael.olsen03 7 years ago

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How can I remove DuckDuckGo completely from Firefox? It is not listed in addons.

I have tried a number of ways and it is still there. Can you tell me how to get rid of DuckDuckGo completely from Firefox 22.0? Thank you. It is not a listed add-on to… (read more)

I have tried a number of ways and it is still there. Can you tell me how to get rid of DuckDuckGo completely from Firefox 22.0? Thank you. It is not a listed add-on to be easily removed. Duck logo is next to home icon in browser, and intrudes on google search, etc. Thanks for your help.

Asked by wentzu 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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How do I change my keyboard shortcuts?

I want nothing more than to use Firefox Developer edition as my main browser but I simply cannot because of one simple thing. I can't change the shortcut to open develope… (read more)

I want nothing more than to use Firefox Developer edition as my main browser but I simply cannot because of one simple thing. I can't change the shortcut to open developer tools! The addons that are available that handle this task are only compatible with FF, not FF Developer edition and it is driving me crazy! I need to be able to change this. Is there anything you can offer to help?

Asked by ch4ppy 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Always allow microphone usage in Mozilla Firefox

Is there a way to always allow Mozilla Firefox to use my microphone for a certain site? Whenever I click the mic button it asks if Firefox is allowed to use my mic (Share… (read more)

Is there a way to always allow Mozilla Firefox to use my microphone for a certain site? Whenever I click the mic button it asks if Firefox is allowed to use my mic (Share Selected Device), how can I set it to always allow?

Asked by onetwo12 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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I don't want links to open in a new tab or window.

On any website with links (especially reddit), EVERY time I click a link, it opens in a new tab or window. I do not wan't this. I just want the link to open in the same t… (read more)

On any website with links (especially reddit), EVERY time I click a link, it opens in a new tab or window.

I do not wan't this.

I just want the link to open in the same tab I'm using.

Asked by John12321 6 years ago

Answered by John12321 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 7 years ago

Answered by alewis7428 7 years ago

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How can I get Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U45 10.45.2.18 back on my list of Add-ons?

Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U45 10.45.2.18 is missing from my Add-on list. I cannot find it to download. I have reinstalled Firefox, all to no avail. I have it on my laptop an… (read more)

Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U45 10.45.2.18 is missing from my Add-on list. I cannot find it to download. I have reinstalled Firefox, all to no avail. I have it on my laptop and Java works when I turn it on. Any suggestions for reinstalling Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U45 10.45.2.18 to my Add-on list? Can I make a copy of it off my laptop and install it on my desktop? Where is that file stored - I can't find it?

Asked by dcmccabe 7 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 7 years ago

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What is the " Default Browser Helper 537 " plug-in ?

I went to check if my plug-ins were up to date today and noticed a new one that I did not knowingly install: "Default Browser Helper 537" I can't find any information abo… (read more)

I went to check if my plug-ins were up to date today and noticed a new one that I did not knowingly install:

"Default Browser Helper 537"

I can't find any information about this, and when I click to see if plug-ins are up to date, it says that "Default Browser Helper 537" is Unknown.

What is this? Thank you.

Asked by tom 7 years ago

Answered by tom 7 years ago

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I want an option to open or save a download

With Firefox 20.0 I don't get the window to "open with" or "save" when I click on a file to download. I want to option to open the file automatically. I know the new do… (read more)

With Firefox 20.0 I don't get the window to "open with" or "save" when I click on a file to download. I want to option to open the file automatically. I know the new download button on the toolbar is there, but that adds a few steps to open a file. Any options?

Asked by sdescant 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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Add On Icons don't show up in the toolbar

I am currently using the newest version of firefox (just updated, but the problem was there before) and I use Windows 8. I'm using these addons: Adblock, Evernote, Self d… (read more)

I am currently using the newest version of firefox (just updated, but the problem was there before) and I use Windows 8. I'm using these addons: Adblock, Evernote, Self destruckting cookies, Youtube unblocker. Only the adblock icon shows in my toolbar. I've tried disabling/enabling all the addons, nothing changed. The cookie app works, although the icon doesn't show, but the YT unblocker doesn't work at all (I should probably need to enable it via the icon setting) I use the same combination of add ons on my other laptop, but the problem doesnt occur there! (but it is using windows 7) I've tried using the costumization but my add ons aren't listed.

Asked by irisbis 5 years ago

Answered by irisbis 5 years ago

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What happenned to Userscripts.org for Greasemonkey?

Can anyone tell me why userscripts.org is unaccessible? I've been trying for the last three days, and firefox timed out on me on all three of my computers, home desktop, … (read more)

Can anyone tell me why userscripts.org is unaccessible? I've been trying for the last three days, and firefox timed out on me on all three of my computers, home desktop, home laptop, and work computer. Thank You. David

Asked by David 6 years ago

Answered by Amjo 6 years ago

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How do I get rid of this Better Surf Ads thing?

This thing keeps opening up popups and distorts the webpage I'm reading. I have AdBlock, but, somehow this got through. How do I disable this thing? Thanks! … (read more)

This thing keeps opening up popups and distorts the webpage I'm reading. I have AdBlock, but, somehow this got through. How do I disable this thing?

Thanks!

Asked by JimFolmar 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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How can I speed up the scrolling of my middle mouse button?

When I try to scroll down using the middle mouse button, it goes so slowly that I can't stand it, so I use the scroll bar to the right. This is annoying to me. When I res… (read more)

When I try to scroll down using the middle mouse button, it goes so slowly that I can't stand it, so I use the scroll bar to the right. This is annoying to me. When I reset the mouse button on my windows to more lines, it makes it scroll too fast for my docs, but does not affect the scrolling in FireFox. I've looked for tools and options for this, and can't find anything to do about it.

Asked by CougarB 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago