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Long string in new tab url

Firefox always used to open a new tab with a simple url, which if I clicked in it would automatically become selected, so it was easy to overtype an different url. Lately… (read more)

Firefox always used to open a new tab with a simple url, which if I clicked in it would automatically become selected, so it was easy to overtype an different url.

Lately each new tab is opening with along string like this: http://www.google.com.au/firefox?gfe_rd=ctrl&ei=jlGcUpi5JquN8Qfz5YGYDQ&gws_rd=cr

And when I click in it the cursor is placed at the end of the string, so I have to select the whole string with Ctrl and A or backspace to get rid of it. What changed and how do I get my short url with auto click / select back

Also, I have opened in safe mode without any addons, didn't make any difference.

Thanks

Asked by zaggle 7 years ago

Last reply by zaggle 7 years ago

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How can tube dimmer add on be removed. It keeps coming back.

tube dimmer is an add on. It is not a program that appears in the control panel list of apps. I remove it from my add ons and it keeps coming back. What can be done to … (read more)

tube dimmer is an add on. It is not a program that appears in the control panel list of apps. I remove it from my add ons and it keeps coming back. What can be done to dispose of if completely. tube dimmer allows pop ups on many web sites such as amazon.com.

Asked by dashengst 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How to fix the error: Warning unresponsive plugin: Shockwave player.

Hello. So when ever I get on Youtube I get this error and I need help fixing it. http://gyazo.com/5ced1c061b204910abc7d6524a9c95ee Now before everyone goes and tells me … (read more)

Hello.

So when ever I get on Youtube I get this error and I need help fixing it. http://gyazo.com/5ced1c061b204910abc7d6524a9c95ee

Now before everyone goes and tells me uninstall firefox then reinstall it or unistall/reinstall shockwave! I have tried that and neither were successful. I have let the script run longer by going to about:config and changing the variable to 20. I have checked if all of the above ^ were up to date. I've created a new profile. and I have updated my drivers. But none of these have worked. Does anyone have any other possible ideas as to why this is happening?

Asked by Rathaan 7 years ago

Last reply by Rathaan 7 years ago

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Why do I keep getting popups of advertisers when I try to c lick on my email?

When I go into my email and try to read something a popup comes forward for scorpion or psychics or things like that. What is scorpion is it some kind of ad on. I am gett… (read more)

When I go into my email and try to read something a popup comes forward for scorpion or psychics or things like that. What is scorpion is it some kind of ad on. I am getting frustrated. Also when I try to pull up certain sites they don't come up. Like some horoscopes, I Village, Publishers Clearing House. I never had a problem before. Thanks Connie

Asked by stev2con 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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I keep getting n extra tab saying I need to update my browser, I go to mozilla.com and it says I'm useing the current one?

I keep getting a new tab wanting me to update my FireFox. browser Also when I go to sights even this one while trying to sign in it opened up a new tap with this sight ht… (read more)

I keep getting a new tab wanting me to update my FireFox. browser Also when I go to sights even this one while trying to sign in it opened up a new tap with this sight http://uplayer.us.com/lp/video-player/videoPopUp.php?pk=899882&aid=674 wanting me to install a video player. I have ran scans to see if I have a virus or a tracker or what ever. It does it also on my 53rd page it pops up with a thing saying 53rd member have something hey can do and get something. How do I stop it and is anyone having this too? How can I stop this?

Asked by mgi85 7 years ago

Last reply by mnemon 7 years ago

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This page http://search.conduit.com........ has hijacked my newtab URL and will not allow me to change it.

Search.conduit.com has hijacked my newtab.url setting in about:config. I have tried to change it back to about:newtab but it acts as though it is read-only. I have unin… (read more)

Search.conduit.com has hijacked my newtab.url setting in about:config. I have tried to change it back to about:newtab but it acts as though it is read-only. I have uninstalled the sweet pack and tried the SearchReset add on (Other solutions suggested on this support site). I even uninstalled FIrefox and reinstalled it, to no avail. It also hijacked my homepage, but I was able to set that back to my preferred page.

Does anyone have a solution to this issue?

Asked by awperli 7 years ago

Last reply by philipp 7 years ago

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http://do-search.com/ comes up on start-up despite instructions for blank screen, how can I stop this site from loading?

Never subscribed. Don't want to subscribe. Seems to have shown up with Firefox V 25. Removed it from about:config. Blocked all cookies and graphics. Tools / options is se… (read more)

Never subscribed. Don't want to subscribe. Seems to have shown up with Firefox V 25. Removed it from about:config. Blocked all cookies and graphics. Tools / options is set to start with blank page, yet on start-up it loads every time. Is there anyway to block URLs in FireFox?

Product claims to be from "Smott Technology Limited" but can't find this company in an internet search.

Asked by stevehg 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Firefox Crashes, on reload it asks to install "Better Surf Plus" add-on

Despite having two different antivirus programs on my PC, which suprisingly do work together, this one seems to have slipped through the net.... I had this problem once … (read more)

Despite having two different antivirus programs on my PC, which suprisingly do work together, this one seems to have slipped through the net.... I had this problem once before whereby I was surfing the net and suddenly Firefox dissappeared, on restarting it I was prompted to install "Better Surf", which I ignored. Now history has repeated itself, firefox crashed and on restart I've been asked to install "Better Surf Plus 1.1"... from C:/program files/ BetterSurfPlus - with the text at the top: "Another program on your computer would like to modify Firefox with the following add-on"

I have ignored this prompt, and yet going to the tools>addons menu, it is listed there but disabled and no option to remove it. One of my antivirus programs detected the master DLL file and has quarantined it... but it did this with Better Surf version 1, yet somehow I've 'been updated' to a newer version.

Whilst I'm not sure if this currently poses a problem since it's in quarantine, my main query is simply:

- Where Has This Come From?

My antivirus programs disable auto-downloads, and scan everything that is downloaded - which leaves me to think that a firefox addon currently active is downloading malware through a back door. Anybody got any ideas? thanks.

Asked by mazeteam 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I empty my cache when I can't even find it?

I belong to Hallmark for the purpose of sending ecards. They recently changed their format - completely. It won't let me send any cards. I sent them an email about thi… (read more)

I belong to Hallmark for the purpose of sending ecards. They recently changed their format - completely. It won't let me send any cards. I sent them an email about this, and they said I had to empty my caches first to see if that helped. Well, I used to be able to find the cache, but I can't anymore, unless history= cache. But I'm not going to go dumping anything until I know what it is. Please help this techno-peasant.

Asked by ohsomotley 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox constantly locking up Windows 8

Hello, I have been having constant problems with Firefox and Windows 8. What will happen is that Firefox will lock up my entire computer piece by piece until I am unable … (read more)

Hello,

I have been having constant problems with Firefox and Windows 8. What will happen is that Firefox will lock up my entire computer piece by piece until I am unable to interact with anything, after 1 - 2 minutes, the system will work again. Checking event logs shows nothing. The system does not crash but simply slows everything down until no movement is possible then it works. I honestly do not know how to fix this and any advice from anyone will be helpful. Below is a list of everything that I have done. It will happen with one tab or multiple tabs. It will happen on ANY site.

Specs: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit AMD FX 8120 CPU 16GB DDR3 1066 120GB SSD Boot Drive 6870 2GB Video Card


Completely reinstalled Windows. - One of the first applications (after drivers of course) was FF. Started happening almost immediately. Upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 - No Change Disabled HW acceleration - No change Enabled HW acceleration - No Change Changed Flash to click to enable - No change Updated BIOS - No Change Updated video card drivers - No Change Set FF to run as admin - No Change Disabled C State in my CPU - No Change Ran FF in comparability mode - No Change Updated sequentially to other FF versions - No Change

This is pretty infuriating when I am trying to work. I love FF and although I am OK using IE, and have no issues there.

Please help!

Asked by muufin 7 years ago

Last reply by tittiger 7 years ago

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Certain websites not working properly after resetting Firefox

So a few days ago I was plagued with the Conduit search protect issue that I know a few people have had and thanks to a few things, I was able to get rid of it. However,… (read more)

So a few days ago I was plagued with the Conduit search protect issue that I know a few people have had and thanks to a few things, I was able to get rid of it. However, in order to completely remove it from Firefox, I had to reset Firefox. I've for the most part gotten everything back to where I had it, but for whatever reason, I've noticed a few problems.

For example, on Dailymotion, the Age Gate button appears but I can't click it as if it was a still image on the page. On Instagram, I can't even load anything after log in and just get a blank page. I also had one video player (unsure of what it is, but it's that gray generic one with the triangle black play button) not let me press any of the controls.

I loaded up Firefox in safe mode and got the Dailymotion button to start working, but disabling my add ons manually did not fix this problem. The other Instagram issue is also still there in safe mode.

I have no idea what to do to get everything to work again and wish I didn't reset Firefox now since I can't seem to find what the problem is.

Asked by TheLoneWolf826 7 years ago

Last reply by SilentWill7 7 years ago

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Font rendering is messed up

I read an archived thread with this same subject line. Running Firefox 25. Problem just started this evening. It only occurs in Firefox. Other apps are OK, including … (read more)

I read an archived thread with this same subject line. Running Firefox 25. Problem just started this evening. It only occurs in Firefox. Other apps are OK, including IE. My wife does not have this problem on her machine. Both running Windows 7 Professional. Ran PC Doctor and video card and monitor are OK. Tried HDMI cable, but still had the same issue.

Asked by papaac 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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what is equivalent to 'new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")' in javascript for mozilla

To find the hard disk serial number of client system while accessing website in mozilla. By using 'new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")' in javascript acheiv… (read more)

To find the hard disk serial number of client system while accessing website in mozilla. By using 'new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")' in javascript acheived above, but not in mozilla.

Asked by madhavithallam 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How to setup proxy

I tried the most hidden proxy but I can't connect in proxy test it shows my IP. Who can tell me step by step guide to connect this proxy. EDIT:Also I restarted my broswer… (read more)

I tried the most hidden proxy but I can't connect in proxy test it shows my IP. Who can tell me step by step guide to connect this proxy.

EDIT:Also I restarted my broswer.

Asked by here4question 7 years ago

Last reply by here4question 7 years ago

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I installed update to Mozilla 25 using Premium Installer. Is this what is used for the install?

I was prompted to update to Mozilla 25. When I did the install, it was done using Premium Installed. Mozilla was not mentioned any where. Was this install correct or d… (read more)

I was prompted to update to Mozilla 25. When I did the install, it was done using Premium Installed. Mozilla was not mentioned any where. Was this install correct or did I infect my machine with bogus software?

Asked by calendula45 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago