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Filesize download limits

My office uses firefox. I want to put download restriction there to avoid internet surfing blockage. Is there a way i can put a download limit in firefox? That is to say … (read more)

My office uses firefox. I want to put download restriction there to avoid internet surfing blockage. Is there a way i can put a download limit in firefox? That is to say no one can download a file that exceeds a filesize of say 30 MB?

Asked by archz2 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Why does private browsing close unexpectedly sometimes on Windows 8.1?

I had all these tabs open in private browsing but then it suddenly closed. I don't get any crash reports or anything, it just closes as if I'm the one who clicked on the … (read more)

I had all these tabs open in private browsing but then it suddenly closed. I don't get any crash reports or anything, it just closes as if I'm the one who clicked on the 'x' - my cursor was nowhere near it. I thought it might have something to do with my touchpad but I can't find any solution to this online. There are certain ways to close apps in Windows 8.1 but it requires me to move my mouse to the top right corner which I don't do.

I tried different swipe actions on my touchpad while using firefox but nothing happens. Private browsing just closes on random occasions.

Sometimes I'm using private browsing and when I click on a different tab, instead I've been switched to firefox in non-private browsing mode (although my tabs don't move over, it just switches to that window).

Asked by Fabbiano 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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memory leak in firefox 3.6.24 on ubuntu 10.04

I am using Mozilla Browser on Ubuntu 10.05 Linux system that comes installed with that version. As i am having a website running over it and only a single page which is a… (read more)

I am using Mozilla Browser on Ubuntu 10.05 Linux system that comes installed with that version.

As i am having a website running over it and only a single page which is also not very heavy, but when i navigate from one page to other page of the website the memory utilization the Ubuntu system increases and does not drops/reclaimed back. This results in crashing of any process on the system and also sometimes there is so less memory that no process on the system is running except some kernel processes.

Asked by yogesh2910 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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Why can't I get Constant Guard to work properly with firefox. I have done as constant guard asked, but find no constant guard add-on in firefox. I want to use

I have been intouch with constant guard , have uninstalled and re-installed it but it doesn't work properly. when I go to your add-ons it does not show up and I want to u… (read more)

I have been intouch with constant guard , have uninstalled and re-installed it but it doesn't work properly. when I go to your add-ons it does not show up and I want to use constant guard and firefox. Please help me so I don't have to go to another web browser. thanks.

Asked by skatedon 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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'save as' redownloads the data

everbody notice how if you dont cow-down to the mods here, and pretend to worship there replys the threads get locked. Has anybody figured out how to fix the dl issues ye… (read more)

everbody notice how if you dont cow-down to the mods here, and pretend to worship there replys the threads get locked. Has anybody figured out how to fix the dl issues yet. The question i posted you cannot right click save as on an image, after the image has been dl already to save it FF re-downloads the image again. Noone can produce a config setting that corrects that. so if your paying for data FF is causing you to pay double. while something is DL most of the time the dl stalls. You now cannot pause and resume a dl to get it going again, the old Dl dialogue box had a pause function, the new one 'right-click' shows a pause but its grayed out and does not function FF cannot handle multiple tabs anymore, if you open multiple tabs it freezes FF and you get a slow script error. But the same tabs can be opened in an old version of IE 7, the repeated crashes are well known without a fix, the new version seems to have numerous bugs without fixes, or explanations that you need some add-on instead of a FF function. the mere fact that FF cause double data usage without a fix or explanation is beyond inexcusable. Payinf for double data because of a code error is unbelievable. test i opened IE went to a pg open 3 tabs saved the images, and did the same in FF and it used 3.23 times more data. Every since that Tor / FF debacle when the old versions were declared no good every version of FF since then has had to many errors without fixes that it has became an industry joke. The fact that chrome and IE or better browsers now speaks volumes. I am no code writer, but since that time, every version is so slow and bug prone, that what ever attempt to say face or redemption has been a disaster.

this is the reply To answer your questions here:

   you cannot right click save as on an image, after the image has been dl already to save it FF re-downloads the image again. Noone can produce a config setting that corrects that. so if your paying for data FF is causing you to pay double. 

I'm not sure I understand this. When I click save image as then try again it works fine for me. Can you clarify what you are trying to achieve?

   while something is DL most of the time the dl stalls. You now cannot pause and resume a dl to get it going again, the old Dl dialogue box had a pause function, the new one 'right-click' shows a pause but its grayed out and does not function 

It is better to use an external Download Manager (DM) if you are on dialup or have an unreliable connection. An external Download Manager offers better support for resuming interrupted downloads than the built-in Firefox DM.

You can use the FlashGot extension to integrate an external Download Manager in Firefox. FlashGot: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/flashgot/

   FF cannot handle multiple tabs anymore, if you open multiple tabs it freezes FF and you get a slow script error. But the same tabs can be opened in an old version of IE 7, 

This is most likely the way Firefox is set up on your end. What add-ons are you running since I don't see any listed. I need some more non-personal information from you. Please do the following:

   Click the Firefox button at the top left, then click the Help menu and select Troubleshooting Information from the submenu. If you don't have a Firefox button, click the Help menu at the top and select Troubleshooting Information from the menu. 

Now, a new tab containing your troubleshooting information should open.

   At the top of the page, you should see a button that says "Copy text to clipboard". Click it.
   Now, go back to your forum post and click inside the reply box. Press Ctrl+V to paste all the information you copied into the forum post. 

If you need further information about the Troubleshooting information page, please read the article Use the Troubleshooting Information page to help fix Firefox issues.

   the new version seems to have numerous bugs without fixes, or explanations that you need some add-on instead of a FF function. 

I see you have Fx 26 installed and not the latest 27.0.1. See what's new with Firefox in version 27.0.1 http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/27.0.1/releasenotes/

   the mere fact that FF cause double data usage without a fix or explanation is beyond inexcusable. Payinf for double data because of a code error is unbelievable. test i opened IE went to a pg open 3 tabs saved the images, and did the same in FF and it used 3.23 times more data. 

Double data usage? Are you talking about a smart phone data limit or your RAM usage?

then i got this, Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems. See "Creating a profile":

   https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles
   http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox#Profile_issues 

If the new profile works then you can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over the problem.

   http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox 

So i replied and they locked the thread, so no answer but theirs could be shown, and shown it didnt work. the fact they did not understand the issue of save as re-dling from the web instead of saving from cache is inexcusable This is the reply It is not brain surgery, the post speaks for itself. if you are on a website and open an image in a new tab to save it, ff dl's it to cache so you can view it in that tab. if you right click to save it "save image as" ff re-downloads the image a second time, it DOES NOT save it from the already downloaded cache version of it. That is double the data usage to get a single image. if it is a 2 mb image, ff uses 2mb to open the tab and view in tab, and then uses another 2 mb to re-save the image. IT DID NOT USE TO DO THAT ON THE OLD VERSIONS. and 27 does it too. No if your internet plan charges you by the mb or gb your wasting data charges on duplicate data, because of a FF code problem. as for the numerous bugs, read the forum, and just like your answer instead of a fix, YOU suggest you use an add-on or other software instead of fixing the issue or default config problem. No-one should have to use a dl manager just because FF wont fix its dl problems. That is the biggest issue these days is the excuses and workarounds instead of fixes. The older FF all had a pause and resume option so even if the off chance it stalled you could stop and start it. now you cant, the pause button is visible but grayed out. (that is on ever persons ff I have seen) home work, friends, not just mine. and there are numerous hits about that on web searches. The ff browser is the software that reads the script, all the new versions have repeated slow script warnings when the browser stalls. that is a browser issue, not a computer, or setting, or website error. FF the browser is reading the script, and the slow script error is a FF issue, with no fix. then you try and say to upgrade again to 27 from 26. The whole issue and problem is FF instead of fixing the bugs just claims upgrade. that's fine but 27 has the same bugs as 26, but FF wont fix a "bug' under 26 so every bug up to that point that has been reported is ignored. FF will only address bugs under 27, but the code for 27 is 99.8% of 26, but all the bugs from 26 and earlier version that are migrated into 27 have to be reported individually AGAIN, and new bug reports made, but by that time there will be a 28 and again nothing will be fixed. you cant just throw out a new version every 3 days and ignore the old bugs and not fix them. FF is just becoming useless, you sure cant dl with it, pics, files, etc. no dl will complete. god help you if you have to dl a zip file. As for the settings, just an excuse. So to prove it, before replying I remove all add ons, reset to default, FF will not dl a 30 mb file. but on the same connection IE did it in under 13 seconds, and chrome 24 seconds. FF failed to complete 3 different times and stalled to the point it froze the browser the final try. That is not any other issue but the browser software and code.

How much more simplier do they want it explained. the issue with them is they did not have an answer, so they lock the thread to keep you from replyimg. Note: that i reset all the defaults and cleared all the addon thus a brand new profile not to mention the new reinstall.

then this

No need to personalize your comments here. We get it - you aren't happy with the Mozilla developers and with Firefox, but there is no need to take it out on the support volunteers.

If the sole purpose if this thread was to provide feedback to Mozilla, please do so here (using the current version of Firefox) - https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback Since I don't see any support questions here, I am locking this thread.

Asked by worthlessforum 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Is it possible for Firefox (and Thunderbird) to be made more speech recognition friendly?

I switched to Firefox and Thunderbird after having a lot of trouble with MIE and Windows Live mail. I love them both and am very grateful to Mozilla. Now I have some prob… (read more)

I switched to Firefox and Thunderbird after having a lot of trouble with MIE and Windows Live mail. I love them both and am very grateful to Mozilla. Now I have some problems with my hands and find voice recognition software a great boon.

I find I can do less with voice recognition in the Mozilla programs than in their Microsoft counterparts. Voice recognition "experts" tell me the reason is in the Mozilla programs rather than in the voice recognition software that I use.

Whether or not this is correct, I do not know. However, I don't want to be forced back to the Microsoft browser and email client, and so have posed my question to you.

Asked by Tanzanian 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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The play button on HTML5 video doesn't work, however the play option in the context menu does

I have embedded a video using HTML5 using the mp4, webm, and ogg formats. In Firefox the video poster displays as do the native controls. When the video is clicked on (e… (read more)

I have embedded a video using HTML5 using the mp4, webm, and ogg formats.

In Firefox the video poster displays as do the native controls. When the video is clicked on (either on the poster or the play button on the controls) the poster disappears to be replaced with the first frame of the video. However the video then fails to play.

If i right click over the video and select play it plays fine, similarly if i then click the pause button it pauses, the play button still does not work though.

The video plays in all other browsers that i have tested in without an issue.

Asked by Obverse 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Mozilla-Windows vista severe CRASHINGS

I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING!!! IT KEEPS CRASHING ALL THE TIME!! ALL THE SECONDS OVER AND OVER AGAIN! it all started with SEVERE crashings of the Adobe Flash and the Mozilla … (read more)

I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING!!! IT KEEPS CRASHING ALL THE TIME!! ALL THE SECONDS OVER AND OVER AGAIN! it all started with SEVERE crashings of the Adobe Flash and the Mozilla always crashed...also with the Shockwave.... the Mozilla keeps NOT RESPONDING either its Google,facebook or other report.

 I UNISTALLED flash,shockwave,google etc!!!! reinstalled !!! nothing.... defragments and all the TuneUp utilities stuff Antimalwares etc...... UNISTALLED PROGRAMMS etc..
well.... what to do?....    my OS is Total:232 GB
                                                       fREE space:144 GB

i cant even type properly.... cause its... Crashhh.........

Asked by CALCULIUS 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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Firefox printing incorrectly to printer with Generic /Text Only driver

I have a printer that uses the Generic / Text Only driver, and everytime I try and print to it with Firefox, a carrage return is added after every space. For example thi… (read more)

I have a printer that uses the Generic / Text Only driver, and everytime I try and print to it with Firefox, a carrage return is added after every space. For example this text:

<
875 000 096 099
>

Gets printed like this:

<
875 
     000 
        096 
           099
>

The text gets printed correctly if I use IE9 or notepad. Any suggestions?

Asked by broke 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Am unable to use the virtual scroll utility (Synaptics v17.0.19) on Mozilla's web pages. It works fine in IE8, Word, PDFs, but not Mozilla.

My machine is a HP laptop (ze4600us) running OS Windows XP3, & Mozilla 26.0. Updating the drivers for Synaptics, re-installing Mozilla, downloading updates from MS &a… (read more)

My machine is a HP laptop (ze4600us) running OS Windows XP3, & Mozilla 26.0. Updating the drivers for Synaptics, re-installing Mozilla, downloading updates from MS & re-starting the computer hasn't done the trick... It seems others in this community are having the same issue. Any workable answers?

Asked by JonLA 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox Sync not keeping devices bookmarks, ect the same.

So I have Firefox on a main O/S Windows 8.1 & a second boot Ubuntu 12.04. I've set up my sync account on Windows 8.1 & when I set it up on Ubuntu with the recover… (read more)

So I have Firefox on a main O/S Windows 8.1 & a second boot Ubuntu 12.04. I've set up my sync account on Windows 8.1 & when I set it up on Ubuntu with the recovery key it will import the bookmarks, add ons, preferences ect. The problem is if I add bookmarks in Windows Firefox & then boot Ubuntu Firefox it won't change it on Ubuntu, if I add a new bookmark on Ubuntu Firefox it won't change it on Windows. They both keep their own instance of my sync but won't share it & share the changes.

Am I supposed to select a setting at the Sync Options to tell it to keep both the browsers the same & to also let each other add bookmarks? If you know what I mean ;)

Asked by cyborgcygnus 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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How can I make it so that Firefox (26.0 Mac) never goes into fullscreen mode no matter what?

From time to time, and unpredictably, Firefox opens in fullscreen mode. Even when it was not in fullscreen when I last quit Firefox. I want it to NEVER go into fullscreen… (read more)

From time to time, and unpredictably, Firefox opens in fullscreen mode. Even when it was not in fullscreen when I last quit Firefox. I want it to NEVER go into fullscreen mode. How can I achieve this?

Asked by macmozz 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Processor: AMD FX 8350 8 core black Ram: 8.0 g Antivirus: Kaspersly Pure 2.0 Since using Firefox (for over 10 years now) I see increase… (read more)

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Processor: AMD FX 8350 8 core black

Ram: 8.0 g

Antivirus: Kaspersly Pure 2.0

Since using Firefox (for over 10 years now) I see increased instability and a catastrophic inability to handle Adobe Flash. I experience more and more frequent total crashes to desktop because of it.

In the process, I lose all the work I was in the middle of, doing research on various web pages in order to write technical postings.

At this point I am experiencing 3 to 5 crashes per day, with an average of 5 hours total time spent using the browser.

This is no longer acceptable, as Mozilla appears to be doing NOTHING to alleviate the problem - which appears to be an inability to free the memory resources used by Flash. When the files are unused for a long enough time, they should be automatically deleted, instead of accumulating to approx 500 mb.

Since Mozilla seems completely uninterested in correcting the issue, and more interested in pointing the finger of blame everywhere else, I am now forced to return to using IE.

I can't stand IE. That should illustrate how completely fed up I am on inaction to this issue.

Firefox would be ideal - IF IT WAS RELIABLE. It no longer is.

And I cannot continue to reduplicate my research and resume writing long articles from scratch every time it crashes.

I would much rather use your product, but as long as it continues to crash, I cannot.

Asked by MystWlker 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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Connection Partially encrpted causing page to refresh rapidly.

We are logging on to a site that we need in order to do business but we are having issues. Initially we were getting a shield next to the back button. We would try to cli… (read more)

We are logging on to a site that we need in order to do business but we are having issues. Initially we were getting a shield next to the back button. We would try to click the shield and disable but the page would still repeatedly reload. I did a little digging and with to about:config and disabled the mixed content security options. This removed the shield but the page still refreshed rapidly (100+x a minute). To get to the page I needed, I needed to log in, then on the next page click a button. Once on that page there were no issues. The page after logging in is where the refreshing was happening. There was a security window that came up near the back button. after clicking on it it told me that the connection is partially encrypted. Another window also told me that this website does not supply ownership info and it was verified by Not Specified. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling FF. What should my next steps be.

Asked by Jazee 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Comparison of URLs of files & documents on computer, with URLs in browsing history?

Is there an app or other way of comparing the urls of pdfs on my computer that have been saved & printed with urls in the browsing history (to find out if the browsin… (read more)

Is there an app or other way of comparing the urls of pdfs on my computer that have been saved & printed with urls in the browsing history (to find out if the browsing history has duplicates)? I'm looking for a means that doesn't involve the downloads manager or downloads folder.

Thank you!

Asked by foster13 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I control Firefox's response to "ms-windows-store:" URLs?

Normally, when Firefox encounters a link with a pseudo-protocol that it doesn't know how to process (such as iTunes store links, which Apple only wants you to open with i… (read more)

Normally, when Firefox encounters a link with a pseudo-protocol that it doesn't know how to process (such as iTunes store links, which Apple only wants you to open with iTunes), usually Firefox puts up a "Launch Application" dialog each time, which allows the user to choose a program to use for the URL (or, for the way I usually use this dialog, to cancel the attempt to act on the URL completely) - unless you check the "Remember my choice" option, in which case it will stop asking, but put an entry on the Applications page of the Options dialog, in case you want to change the chosen action in the future. However, in the case of the new Windows store URLs, I don't get that dialog and I don't have an entry in the Options; I automatically get thrown off the Desktop and into the Windows store app every time, with no obvious way to change this behavior. What's different about these URLs (or about Firefox's reaction to them) that won't allow me to modify or abort this action?

Asked by soubeagi 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Why won't the Firefox icon stop jumping up and down on my dock? (OS X 10.9.1)

I'm using a MacBook (late 2008) with OS X 10.9.1. The icon for Firefox will not stop jumping. It was exhibiting this behavior before I started it as well as after while … (read more)

I'm using a MacBook (late 2008) with OS X 10.9.1. The icon for Firefox will not stop jumping. It was exhibiting this behavior before I started it as well as after while I was using another application. I have not seen this before. I am using the latest version (26.0) of Firefox so it wasn't an alert to update. It is even doing this as I type this info.

Asked by ppalan 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago