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Firefox crashes and session restore is blank.

Session Restore is blank. After restart of computer. I know I had to many tabs. How to restore back to was? Other times also computer crashes inmedant shut off when I… (read more)

Session Restore is blank. After restart of computer. I know I had to many tabs. How to restore back to was? Other times also computer crashes inmedant shut off when I scroll with the mouse some times with to many tabs on page. Just leaves the power fan on. My computer ram is 704 mb. The older tab history is in the trouble shooting information I notice here. Can that be used to restore also?

Asked by charles_s 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Hi. Firefox v23.0.1 sessions open w/o groups; within 2 min's tabs are erroneously put into 8 to 12 groups; deleted & reinstalled to no avail. Plesase help. TYVM

My MSI GT70 0nc-008us (w/i7-3610QM, GTX 670M/3GB GDDR5, 16GB RAM, ) suffered a critical crash upon connecting a new Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable 2TB hdd. Lost Win 7 … (read more)

My MSI GT70 0nc-008us (w/i7-3610QM, GTX 670M/3GB GDDR5, 16GB RAM, ) suffered a critical crash upon connecting a new Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable 2TB hdd. Lost Win 7 (64-bit) primary account. Recovered account, which appeared intact. Contacted GeekSquad tech support merely to "check & confirm" that OS was not damaged. Tech mistakenly, without any notice, executed a "tune-up," thus rendering Firefox (& other programs that I've optimized & customized over the past 2 years) effectively useless to me. For most of my applications, the history upon which I so greatly depended throughout the day, every day, was "wiped-out." As if that wasn't bad enough, for Firefox, the tech removed ALL addons, extensions, "history," themes, etc., leaving Firefox in the most basic configuration. Due to disabilities, I could not use it in any productive manner after what he did. Thankfully, I always keep backups of the profile (which I luckily made the prior afternoon) so, when I called GeekSquad back to advise of them of what the tech did, another tech assisted me to so correct. Unfortunately, I had no restore points due to... ["...it's a long story..."] ...by a Norton Live Ultimate Help Desk tech (to which service I was previously subscribing). So this GeekSquad tech, to whom I spoke over the phone while he so endeavored, & who was surprisingly very competent & knowledgeable, analyzed my system and said the history from all of my Microsoft, Adobe & other applications, could not be restored. However, he deleted the active Firefox (default) profile & replaced it with the backup. It then "appeared" to be as it was before the mishap. However, I then noticed too few tabs opened. So I replaced the session. The chosen session opened as usual, but took longer to be accessible, and there were then 2 popups asking if I wanted to let scripts continue. The popups referenced the "session" & something about "tab mix plus" with a ".js" extension. After selecting whether to continue or stop the scripts, another 2 scripts popped-up. Whether I opted to allow the script to continue or stop the script appeared to make no difference. Within a couple of min's most of my tabs disappeared. It took a while to figure out that they had been erroneously put into groups. A few groups had names of groups I used to use, though most were untitled. I stopped using groups months ago. Also, to the best of my recollection, the script alerts (popups) which happened infrequently while using v21, have not occurred since upgrading to v23; until now. Please note that I had almost 200 tabs opened, which had been put into 12 groups. I eventually tried dragging the tabs from each group into a single group, after which it "appeared to be stable." Though I then reduced the number of opened tabs to 110, & am no longer experiencing this issue; unless I reopen my previous 187 to 208 tab sessions. [I'm wondering if those sessions could themselves be the problem...possibly corrupt?] Unfortunately, I will need to open (& leave open) a total of from 140 to 210 tabs in my default session (used throughout the day, everyday). Firefox previously functioned well with 200 tabs open, with only one or 2 crashes every couple of weeks or so; & it always restarted & worked fine. If i can provide any additional information to assist you in providing a solution, please let me know. A Google search revealed that others have suffered from the described problem with groups, though I found no solution. It is my hope that you aware of, and have successfully solved, this glitch. Anxiously awaiting your reply. Thank you ever so much in advance! All the best to you & yours. pb.

Asked by pb0 6 years ago

Last reply by user633449 6 years ago

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How to remove Yahoo Extension

Got an email from Yahoo about new Yahoo Extension for Firefox. I installed it, but did not like it. It did more than I thought it was going to do, it changed my home pa… (read more)

Got an email from Yahoo about new Yahoo Extension for Firefox. I installed it, but did not like it. It did more than I thought it was going to do, it changed my home page, default search engine, etc... so I went to my Add-On manager and Removed the extension. Reset my home page, etc, but even though the Yahoo Extension no longer shows on my add-on manager page, it is still active. When I click on the + to get a new tab, it automatically opens www.yahoo.com/?ilc=301&fr=ff-tab instead of giving me a blank page. How do I remove this.

Asked by BSLewis 6 years ago

Last reply by JohnthePilot 6 years ago

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'do this automatically for files like this from now on' box greyed out

Whenever I go to download a file, the 'do this automatically for files like this from now on' box is greyed out. I have scoured the internet looking for a solution and ju… (read more)

Whenever I go to download a file, the 'do this automatically for files like this from now on' box is greyed out. I have scoured the internet looking for a solution and just about every one of them is either severely outdated or does not fix my problem. I have reset my Firefox more than I can count and yet it does not seem to fix my problem. It used to work just fine, but it no longer does and it is very annoying and frustrating. I have even tried to completely uninstall it and reinstall it to my computer and that doesn't fix anything.

Is there any sort of way to fix this problem? Firefox is my browser of choice and I'd prefer not to have to start using another one. I know it may seem trivial because it's just one extra step, but when you're doing it a bunch of times in a row like I do, it can get quite bothersome.

Thank you.

Asked by jenz1205 6 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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No longer able to hear audio on youtube videos

Since upgrading to Firefox 23.0.1, I noticed I was having intermittent issues with no audio in Youtube videos. I have since discovered that, if I go to youtube to watch … (read more)

Since upgrading to Firefox 23.0.1, I noticed I was having intermittent issues with no audio in Youtube videos. I have since discovered that, if I go to youtube to watch a video, there is no audio. The weird thing about this, though, if the video is linked through a forum, and I watch it embedded through that forum, it works fine.

Other video sites (test site linked in the FAQ and the videos on mozilla.org) work fine. If I open the youtube video in IE, it works fine.

I've tried searching these forums and the internet in general, but I'm not seeing anything similar.

Asked by rapozd2234 6 years ago

Answered by rapozd2234 6 years ago

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Is there a good website translator?

I'm looking for a translator similar to Google translate that translates entire websites to English. I have FF23, which has a few bugs in it, but i still want to be able… (read more)

I'm looking for a translator similar to Google translate that translates entire websites to English. I have FF23, which has a few bugs in it, but i still want to be able to read a foreign language site in English. OS is Windows 8.

Asked by den-arn 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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There is no "manage account" option for sync on any of my devices, and I can't set up any new sync devices. How do I fix this?

Since none of my devices have a "manage account" selection under Sync (or Sync set up), there's no way to get or reset my recovery key. I only see "Set up Firefox sync" a… (read more)

Since none of my devices have a "manage account" selection under Sync (or Sync set up), there's no way to get or reset my recovery key. I only see "Set up Firefox sync" and "Pair a device". Everything else leads to a dead end without access to a recovery key or being able to manage the account.

Asked by olacanty 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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website malware

Hi, I am not sure what happened to all my browser when i run a search. There appear to be the following: 1. Many ads around 2. 1place.org kept appearing as my first searc… (read more)

Hi, I am not sure what happened to all my browser when i run a search. There appear to be the following:

1. Many ads around 2. 1place.org kept appearing as my first search result 3. double underline ad text.

I have run malware scanner etc but there is still no help. I have managed to capture a screen shot of what happened. Do let me know and i can attach the word doc of the screenshot i have taken. Thanks!

Asked by mahler_qs 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox 23.0.1 doesn't restore tabs from previous session

Hello. After updating to FF 23.0.1, I can't restore anymore my previous session from "History -> Restore", since the command is grayed out. Currently I'm forced to byp… (read more)

Hello.

After updating to FF 23.0.1, I can't restore anymore my previous session from "History -> Restore", since the command is grayed out. Currently I'm forced to bypass this glitch by opening the tabs automatically at FF startup. What's strange, this problem occurs about 99% of the time, while in a few rare (random?) cases the restore works like it should. (Please, bear in mind that I didn't use CCleaner between sessions)

Disabling my addons one at a time didn't work, so I deleted completely the profile folder, resetted FF for good measure, and tried again: same problem as before. In this case, I noticed that the one time everything worked, I was able to launch the restore from the button on FF default home page only, and not with the command "History -> Restore", which continued to be grayed out. Needless to say that this "miraculous" button vanished most of the times.

I even tried to uninstall and reinstall FF with no result.

Has someone any idea how to help me, please?

Asked by thakakoi 6 years ago

Answered by thakakoi 6 years ago

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Geolocation stopped working in Firefox 24 after update (Win7 64). Downgraded to FF 23.0.1 solved the problem. Same with other FF installation at another PC.

Visiting this page: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/map-geolocation or any other website using geolocation to track my location, show… (read more)

Visiting this page: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/map-geolocation or any other website using geolocation to track my location, shows a blank map and no prompt "Share location: Allow, Block, Not now".

This happened since upgrading to FF 24 (Desktop Win7 64). Downgrading to FF 23.0.1, solves the problem: FF prior to 24 supports geolocation with no problem. Tried in both my desktop and laptop with separate FF installations, using different plugins.

Thank you in advance.

[ NOTE: Now using Firefox 23.0.1, the problem only occurs after upgrading to Firefox 24 ]

Asked by SotirisKalathas 6 years ago

Answered by SotirisKalathas 6 years ago

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Can't change new tab back to tab home page

I update BitTorrent to the latest version today and after that my search bar on the top right changed from Google to "Conduit Search" That was easily fixed with two click… (read more)

I update BitTorrent to the latest version today and after that my search bar on the top right changed from Google to "Conduit Search" That was easily fixed with two clicks but for some reason it also changed what happens when I open a new tab from the default new tab page with the pinned book marks to this: http://i.imgur.com/dmU463W.png

I looked up some stuff to help and found the information on "about:config" to change the "browser.newtab.url" value to "about:newtab" however when I attempt to do that I get the window that is supposed to come up prompting me to input the new value, I put in the value and nothing changes, it remains with this Conduit Search stuff. Closing Firefox afterwards does not fix the problem and I have tried the process several times to make sure it was not just a one time bug. It also does not work for any value as leaving it blank or changing it to "about:blank" did not solve the issue.

Asked by Evilprodigy 6 years ago

Last reply by Noflieshere 6 years ago

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How to merge title bar and tab bar on Gnome desktop?

Not exactly a Firefox issue, but if it works fine on Windows it should work on Gnome too... How can I merge title bar and tabs bar? In Windows if we hide the menu bar Fi… (read more)

Not exactly a Firefox issue, but if it works fine on Windows it should work on Gnome too... How can I merge title bar and tabs bar? In Windows if we hide the menu bar Firefox puts in a single line Firefox button, tabs and minimize, maximize and close buttons. But in Gnome it keeps the separated title bar (with the minimize, maximize and close buttons). Is there any way to really implement it on Gnome Desktop?

Asked by Márcio Vinícius Pinheiro 6 years ago

Last reply by nobody158 6 years ago

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I cant install java, I get an error message message every time.

Every time I try to install java add on I get an error message that says "(path)downloaded file jre1.7.0_40-c.MSI is corrupt"> I have removed version 5, gone in and re… (read more)

Every time I try to install java add on I get an error message that says "(path)downloaded file jre1.7.0_40-c.MSI is corrupt"> I have removed version 5, gone in and removed java from the registry, deleted the files on the hard drive, everything I could think of ... HELP!!!

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Asked by dragnfyr 6 years ago

Last reply by Santhosh_PKD 6 years ago

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How to make google default search engine in address bar.

How do I make it so that when I search with my address bar it ALWAYS uses Google, regardless of what search engine is selected in the search bar? It used to be like this… (read more)

How do I make it so that when I search with my address bar it ALWAYS uses Google, regardless of what search engine is selected in the search bar? It used to be like this, but a recent Firefox update altered it. Now, when I search with my address bar it uses the search engine selected in the search bar...if I wanted to do that, I would just use the search bar! Any suggestions?

Asked by mystdni85 6 years ago

Answered by kobe 6 years ago

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Every time I try to update the latest version Adobe Flash, it fails to initialize, stops at 50%

Every time I turn on my computer, and as Firebox is my default with windows XP, I get a message that I should updated Adobe Flash as it is vulnerable. When I click on it,… (read more)

Every time I turn on my computer, and as Firebox is my default with windows XP, I get a message that I should updated Adobe Flash as it is vulnerable. When I click on it, it says that Firefox has blocked versions 10 and below, so I click to update. I download the latest version, which is 11+ something, and I save it to download. Then I open the download in Firefox, and click on run. It starts running and stops at 50%, with a message, "failed to initialize." It is getting very frustrating! I have tried several times!

Also., I downloaded the latest version of firefox and ran that too. But, the 4.0 version shortcut is still on my desktop, and looks like that 4.0 is still running. What exactly is Firefox updating automatically? I don't get it!

Thanks!

Asked by adzuki45 6 years ago

Last reply by MtMan 6 years ago

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How update firefox to my new email address?

I have a new email address. I want to receive emails from Firefox. How can I let Firefox know what my new email address is? There must be some place to access my Firefox … (read more)

I have a new email address. I want to receive emails from Firefox. How can I let Firefox know what my new email address is? There must be some place to access my Firefox account, but I don't know how/where.

Asked by LeoPerro 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago