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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 I have scoured the internet looking for a solution and just about every one of them is either severely outdated or does not fix my problem.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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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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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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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

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New Firefox, will not save home page and opens up displaying all add-ons every time!

Okay - for YEARS now I've used ONLY Firefox - it had the best extensions and add-ons of any other browser out there. Add to it, it was safe and very quick. So it was my d… (read more)

Okay - for YEARS now I've used ONLY Firefox - it had the best extensions and add-ons of any other browser out there. Add to it, it was safe and very quick. So it was my default browser.

This week I logged into my DeviantArt site and odd advertisements started showing up in the lower left and right corners of the browser, unlike anything I'd ever seen before. Add to it, they were very inappropriate! So I assumed that something was wrong, and went through three, as in 3, programs to find out if I had any 'bugs' causing the problems. And of course, there was some kind of nasty bug in Firefox causing all kinds of issues.

So, following the suggestions of the fixer, plus the suggestions here, I deinstalled Firefox (21) then reinstalled the newer version, 23. At first, I thought, "Wow, that is really fast!". When I opened Firefox it didn't go to my home page, it went to the Firefox startup page, along with opening tabs for EVERY add-on and extension!

So, opened Tools, Options and reset the home page to my home page, https://www.google.com

Simple, and something I've done before. I'm a computer geek and have worked on my own additions. So, set up my home page, was working in Firefox, went to youtube to download a video and it wouldn't! So went to DLhelper, read their comments, changed one of the strings, and voila! No problems!

So I thought it was fixed and I was happy. That was last night. This morning I boot the puter and the first thing I do is open Firefox . And what happens? Oh, yes, that's right, NOTHING THAT I WOULD HAVE WANTED! It's back to the Firefox startup page, and it opens tabs for EVERY SINGLE ADD-ON!

Holy carp, getting tired now. So I research from 8 this morning until about an hour ago, so just over 5 hours I keep trying to fix it based on Firefox instructions. Go into about:config, work on the strings, change the home page info, etc. Save it. Go back to Tools, Options and there's my home page. Close Firefox and open it, and what the heck? Again, back to where it was, opening as if I just uploaded this browser. Now I've spent literally HOURS trying to fix this and I'm so frustrated that I'm just about ready to de-install it! My one complaint is that I searched all over to try and find this same problem and cannot find it. Is that true, I'm the only one with this bizarre problem???

Asked by Chromenut 6 years ago

Answered by kobe 6 years ago

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Unable to set up sync (new sync key is ALWAYS invalid)

When I try to set up my desktop firefox account, I always get "WRONG RECOVERY KEY" message on sync tab. Initially I was using by backuped key but it wasn't valid. Then I … (read more)

When I try to set up my desktop firefox account, I always get "WRONG RECOVERY KEY" message on sync tab. Initially I was using by backuped key but it wasn't valid. Then I cleared sync account data, deleted account, created new account. Just after finishing new account setup, every time after windows showing that sync will start soon, when I come back to sync window I ALWAYS find there "wrong recovery key" message. I've read most sync articles available none solved my problem.

Asked by PooPooToo 6 years ago

Answered by Ez2517 6 years ago

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How to fix popups when pop up blocker is already on?

I have already gone into Firefox preferences, turned my popup blocker on, and removed all exceptions. However, I'm still getting a TON of popups, mostly for software upda… (read more)

I have already gone into Firefox preferences, turned my popup blocker on, and removed all exceptions. However, I'm still getting a TON of popups, mostly for software updates and downloads. There is no malware on my computer and the popups do have the Firefox bookmark bar, so I know they are coming from Firefox.

Please help! It's really frustrating and slowing my computer down because they're constantly getting in the way when I'm trying to navigate.

Asked by rm2463a 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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keyboard shortcuts

I have a blind friend that is looking into using Firefox. I sent him this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly He wa… (read more)

I have a blind friend that is looking into using Firefox. I sent him this page

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly

He was asking if there were any commands for:

"select to beginning of line," "select to end of line," "select to top of page," or "select to bottom of page." ?

Thanks!

Asked by Suzanne Lanoue 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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content not visible in Firefox

Hi! I use your awesome browser as my #1 browser. Since the most recent update, however, I can not see content on Facebook that was available (and works on all other bro… (read more)

Hi! I use your awesome browser as my #1 browser. Since the most recent update, however, I can not see content on Facebook that was available (and works on all other browsers).

Here is a link where you can see it working on all other broswers but not FF:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gables-Inn/91848818163?id=91848818163&sk=app_243138959111822

It in an iFrame FYI.

I have developed over 3000 FB pages and now they only work in the other browsers. I have gotten most of my clients to instal FF so this is an even bigger issue. I am out of ideas. Please let me know if its me or what to do to make it work.

Thank you so much!!!!

Sean

Asked by sadorno 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Firefox sometimes freezes up my computer when I go on certain sites for about 10 seconds, and the whole time my hard drive light is on.

This has been happening since I went from firefox 3.6 to firefox 18 when it came out to the 23.0.1 I have right now. When I go on some specific heavy websites such as yah… (read more)

This has been happening since I went from firefox 3.6 to firefox 18 when it came out to the 23.0.1 I have right now. When I go on some specific heavy websites such as yahoo news, the browser and my computer will lock up for about 10 seconds while my hard drive light is on the whole time, and the only info about:crashes gives me is a link to a page called throttling, which apparently doesnt exist anymore. It happens whether its on manual or automatic cache size and only seems to happen when its at max cache. According to about:crashes it happened only 4 times before I went from 3.6 to 18.

Ive tried turning almost all of my addons off and that didnt work, ive had harware acceleration off for a really long time so its not that. I always have all my plugins turned off except flash and it doesnt seem to have anything to do with flash. The firefox health report also counts it as a crash.

Asked by FSOne 6 years ago

Answered by FSOne 6 years ago

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I can no longer access the option to not open pictures to decrease GB usage!

I used to be able to click on preferences and a window would open with an option to not load images automatically. Now this option no longer appears, how do I prevent im… (read more)

I used to be able to click on preferences and a window would open with an option to not load images automatically. Now this option no longer appears, how do I prevent images from downloading or opening automatically in order to decrease my gigabyte usage

Asked by Gasman13 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How can I get the 'Remember Password' prompt to display again after deleting a saved password before?

My username and password for my university website: https://www.bb.reading.ac.uk/ stopped appearing automatically, and the password only appeared when I typed in my usern… (read more)

My username and password for my university website: https://www.bb.reading.ac.uk/ stopped appearing automatically, and the password only appeared when I typed in my username. I couldn't bothered to type the username every time, so I deleted the website in the 'Saved Password...' section thinking I would be prompted to remember the password again. But it never came up and cannot seem to find a function that would allow me to remember a password for the website.

Asked by edwinnnnnn 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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How to print exactly what's shown

I often want to print exactly what's shown on the current page. But some websites apparently intercept the print command and rearrange or completely reformat the content… (read more)

I often want to print exactly what's shown on the current page. But some websites apparently intercept the print command and rearrange or completely reformat the content according to what they "know better" you need. Google Maps does this. Is there a way to avoid this and print exactly how it's currently laid out?

Sincerely, John Boncek

Asked by Old Dog 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How can I set the New Tab Page so that it only shows my Bookmarks (Like chrome) and not the history ?

Hello, I've recently installed Firefox on my new PC after giving Chrome yet another chance (I've had bad experiences with it) and after seeing crashes everywhere I just … (read more)

Hello, I've recently installed Firefox on my new PC after giving Chrome yet another chance (I've had bad experiences with it) and after seeing crashes everywhere I just gave up. I'm a long-time Firefox user but I've never been able to figure out how to prevent the New Tab Page from showing the Browser's History. Is there a way to make Firefox show Bookmarks and Folders on the NTP instead ? Also, is there a way to make the Bookmarks bar show on the New Tab Page ONLY ?

Asked by Xeraser 6 years ago

Answered by TheOldFox 6 years ago