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How do I change the default search engine in firefox 14?

I had tried to change my default search engine to no avail. Had read a lot from the help file but it seems none of the recommendations had work. The problem is in the upp… (read more)

I had tried to change my default search engine to no avail. Had read a lot from the help file but it seems none of the recommendations had work. The problem is in the upper right hand corner search box where the default as of now (the search engine when I open firefox for the first time) is Yahoo. I had tried to change this to goggle by clicking the drop down arrow and select a new search engine but does not take effect. Yahoo is still in effect as the search engine in spite of making the change. I had also followed the advise of some to change the default engine by typing "about:config" in the address bar and reset some values but yet after closing and opening firefox again, Yahoo is still the default search and could not be change by selecting in the drop down list of the search.

Asked by joeker 8 years ago

Answered by joeker 8 years ago

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Is there a shortcut for the address bar?

Not like CTRL+K for the search bar then Shift+Tab. or F6 then Tab (and another Tab in some cases) If there is shortcut for the address bar, then why isn't it listed here… (read more)

Not like CTRL+K for the search bar then Shift+Tab. or F6 then Tab (and another Tab in some cases)


If there is shortcut for the address bar, then why isn't it listed here: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Keyboard%20shortcuts?as=aaq

If there are no shortcut, does anyone know the reason why? For me it would be the most used shortcut by far.

Asked by Gatemoon 9 years ago

Answered by David McRitchie 9 years ago

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How do I create a default profile for all users of a computer in Windows 7/Vista for Firefox versions above 8? I'd like all new users on a computer to get the same defaults, bookmarks, homepage, etc...

I have found help for this on older versions of Firefox, but I can't seem to find anything for the latest versions above 8. There must be someway to accomplish this for i… (read more)

I have found help for this on older versions of Firefox, but I can't seem to find anything for the latest versions above 8. There must be someway to accomplish this for imaging on a large scale.

Asked by cdevildevil 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How do I resize the Firefox window to a specific pixel width (from within Firefox)?

I need to take screen captures at a specific width. How can I set the window width, say, to 1275 pixels? Height is not important. I'd like to be able to do this from with… (read more)

I need to take screen captures at a specific width. How can I set the window width, say, to 1275 pixels? Height is not important. I'd like to be able to do this from within the Firefox window itself.

Asked by shuttie27 9 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 9 years ago

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How to remove babylon as homepage?

I'm stuck with Babylon as a homepage. I used REVO to remove the toolbar but something in the process must have gone wrong because the homepage keeps coming back. I cleane… (read more)

I'm stuck with Babylon as a homepage. I used REVO to remove the toolbar but something in the process must have gone wrong because the homepage keeps coming back. I cleaned the About:config as stated in earlier posts (mstone, homepage and new tab) and when I restart Firefox the first tab is firefox and the second babylon. When I close and startup firefox again then the first tab is babylon and I'm back to square one. The removal of the browser manager seemd too technical to me and I didn't dare to do it. Any suggestions?

Asked by xxxjeroen 8 years ago

Answered by xxxjeroen 8 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox from upgrading automatically?

I have tried all options under tools options advanced update and NONE of them disable automatic updates. Whichever one is selected, at some point Firefox will upgrade wit… (read more)

I have tried all options under tools options advanced update and NONE of them disable automatic updates. Whichever one is selected, at some point Firefox will upgrade without getting user approval, which is complete and utter crap.

I have to maintain an application which must run on Firefox version 3.6, cannot be ported to any later version, and is only used to access the control application.

I'm sick and tired of having to uninstall and reinstall Firefox every time it goes in direct violation of my settings and updates itself automatically. Why even have a setting for this if hte setting is completely ineffectual?

Asked by brichter1 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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HOW DO I DELETE BOOKMARKS FROM THE BOOKMAR TOOLBAR ON MY MAC???

Various bookmarks have appeared on my bookmarks toolbar. There are several I don't want to be there. Firefox help explains how to ADD bookmarks to the bookmarks toolbar b… (read more)

Various bookmarks have appeared on my bookmarks toolbar. There are several I don't want to be there. Firefox help explains how to ADD bookmarks to the bookmarks toolbar but not how to REMOVE them. I would very much like to know how to do that.

Asked by user86 9 years ago

Answered by zfang 9 years ago

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Downloads disappear after finishing?

So about 5 days ago this problem started. I've tried everything, uninstalling, reinstalling, installing older versions of Firefox, everything in the help file about this,… (read more)

So about 5 days ago this problem started.

I've tried everything, uninstalling, reinstalling, installing older versions of Firefox, everything in the help file about this, going into about:config to set scanning to false, uninstalling my virus program (avast), etc.

They only thing I didn't try is restore points because they didn't go back far enough.

What could this possibly be? The moment the download finished it's absolutely gone.

Asked by trialdownloader 9 years ago

Answered by trialdownloader 9 years ago

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PNG transparency is shown as white, how do I fix this?

In a PNG file with transparency (such as this http://puu.sh/L19h ), I can only see this. http://puu.sh/L1aa Can anyone please tell me how to fix this? Thanks. … (read more)

In a PNG file with transparency (such as this http://puu.sh/L19h ), I can only see this. http://puu.sh/L1aa

Can anyone please tell me how to fix this?

Thanks.

Asked by mercurysulfide 9 years ago

Answered by Oxylatium 9 years ago

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How can i turn off the 'smooth scrolling' in firefox?

since I installed Firefox 13.0, scrolling down pages went a bit smoother. My PC is a bit old, so when i have youtube played in one tab and I'm smoothly scrolling in anoth… (read more)

since I installed Firefox 13.0, scrolling down pages went a bit smoother. My PC is a bit old, so when i have youtube played in one tab and I'm smoothly scrolling in another, every time i scroll down the music stops for the time i scroll down. Like some sort of lag, but my internet connection is fine.

so my question was; How can i turn this feature off, so i can listen to music without the stops when scrolling?

Asked by NL_Wessel 9 years ago

Answered by philipp 9 years ago

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Remove Plugin Container

I've upgraded to the latest firefox, and now Plugin Container is back :( Please help me put it back to just the one "firefox.exe" process that i've had it set to since Ve… (read more)

I've upgraded to the latest firefox, and now Plugin Container is back :(

Please help me put it back to just the one "firefox.exe" process that i've had it set to since Version 3.

Asked by goodiesguy 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How to change permanently the Search Engine (about:config not working)

I cannot change the search engine permanently. I changed in about:config manually the search machine. But if I put in a search string into the address, the "old" engine s… (read more)

I cannot change the search engine permanently. I changed in about:config manually the search machine. But if I put in a search string into the address, the "old" engine shows me the results again. Also in the search engine management on the right side (sorry, using german version, so I'm not totally sure about the right name) I cannot delete the engine. If I delete there the search engine, FF ignores my command. Thank you for helping me!

Asked by bhado 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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how do I "view source" in firefox 6

Since upgrading to Firefox 6 the option to "view source" is apparently no longer available (I used in in Firefox 5 only yesterday and am missing it already). Can it be ma… (read more)

Since upgrading to Firefox 6 the option to "view source" is apparently no longer available (I used in in Firefox 5 only yesterday and am missing it already). Can it be made available please?

Asked by dwsolo 9 years ago

Last reply by wewerwqerweqr 9 years ago

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New tab automatically loads search conduit

I've been having terrible trouble with an unwanted service called search conduit which has wormed its way into my firefox. First it changed my homepage, which I reverted.… (read more)

I've been having terrible trouble with an unwanted service called search conduit which has wormed its way into my firefox. First it changed my homepage, which I reverted. Then whenever I searched something in the address bar, instead of google, search conduit would handle it instead. I read some other questions on here, and found out how to stop this by changing the browser search value in about:config.

However, one problem remains. Every time I open a new tab, instead of being a blank tab like it used to, search conduit's page loads instead. So I went to about:config and changed browser.newtab.url to about:blank, which is what other answers that I read suggested. Problem solved, or so I thought. But nothing has changed; when I open a new tab it's not blank - it's still search conduit.

This is beyond a joke. It's actually disobeying orders. It's "overruling" me! I was going to uninstall firefox and download it again, but that's too much hassle what with bookmarks and the like.

How do I purge the devious search conduit once and for all? I've looked in add-ons and plugins but I can't find it. I'm at my wits end.

Asked by NuclearOptimism 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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Why is adblock plus not working

New computer, just installed adblockplus but is not blocking ANY ads. Hover on icon, says Blocked items on this page: 0 out of (however many). Worked fine on my old compu… (read more)

New computer, just installed adblockplus but is not blocking ANY ads. Hover on icon, says Blocked items on this page: 0 out of (however many). Worked fine on my old computer.

Asked by lordbane 9 years ago

Answered by Swarnava Sengupta 9 years ago

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How to "forget" a HSTS setting.

I am a web developer. I tried HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) in my developing website. Now I want to cancel (forget) the HSTS setting for this site, but I cannot. … (read more)

I am a web developer. I tried HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) in my developing website.

Now I want to cancel (forget) the HSTS setting for this site, but I cannot. Cannot I access my developing website with HTTP anymore?

Asked by Yasushi 9 years ago

Answered by Yasushi 9 years ago