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Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I am using Windows XP PRO SP 3.0 32 bit I am trying to download an anti virus programme & keep on getting this message, "Windows cannot access the specified device, p… (read more)

I am using Windows XP PRO SP 3.0 32 bit I am trying to download an anti virus programme & keep on getting this message,

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

I am logged on as Administrator, so what's it all mean? And, HOW CAN I FIX IT, please....???? Also, regarding the info below, (Add-on called Troubleshooter) How can a non-techie oldie user understand any of this info? Way beyond my understandings!

Sylvia

Asked by SlimSylv 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I make the tab bar background transparent?

I've installed a separate installation of Australis, to see if I can customize it the way I want. So far, with the Classic Theme Restorer add-on, I've got it pretty close… (read more)

I've installed a separate installation of Australis, to see if I can customize it the way I want. So far, with the Classic Theme Restorer add-on, I've got it pretty close.

But I want my tab bar background to be transparent.

I could accomplish this before by putting things on the (now-defunct) Navigation toolbar and hiding the bookmarks toolbar. I can't do this now, and I'm stuck with the ugly, completely opaque Windows 7 default pale blue in my tab bar background. CTR allows adding a new toolbar, but any new toolbar also has the opaque-and-ugly background. Hiding the bookmarks toolbar doesn't get rid of the ugly opaque either.

See image-- http://i.imgur.com/o7IKk6s.png?1

The top is what I have and don't want (Firefox 29). The bottom is what I want and can't figure out how to get, without installing a theme that might change the entire look of Firefox. (Firefox 28.)

I know it would be better to upgrade to 29 permanently for future security updates, but if I can't fix the tab bar background, I'm going to remain very disappointed.

Asked by Skyhooksly 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Why can't I print in firefox?

I am using Windows 7 and Firefox 31.0. When I go to File, Print, the cursur spins for a long time and Firefox has to be shut down to continue. No print functions work. … (read more)

I am using Windows 7 and Firefox 31.0. When I go to File, Print, the cursur spins for a long time and Firefox has to be shut down to continue. No print functions work. I tried deleting Firefox and going back to 30.0 and 29.0.1 with no success.

Asked by weengland 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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When i load any page a Support hotline popup displays this 1-855-970-2100. It started only today, I already scanned my pc and nothing came up.

Any time i load a new page or recent page it pops up with a small box saying. I will paste what it says if it helps any. "Computer Support Hotline We have noticed your I… (read more)

Any time i load a new page or recent page it pops up with a small box saying. I will paste what it says if it helps any.


"Computer Support Hotline

We have noticed your Internet browser loaded support.mozilla.org 27.45 seconds longer than the average. Have you been experiencing slow internet and broken websites? You may have unwanted adware. Call our toll-free number to get friendly support and make your internet fast again. Get Trusted Technical Support Experts For:

   Malacious Program Removal
   Virus Removal
   Internet Speed Boosting

Call 1-855-970-2100" This is what the popup says. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Rebelman 7 years ago

Last reply by SelanneMN 7 years ago

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Firefox 29 cannot play HTML5 videos

I have been trying to play videos on Vimeo on Firefox, but all I can see is a black screen instead of the video, even though I can hear the audio. This problem occurs wit… (read more)

I have been trying to play videos on Vimeo on Firefox, but all I can see is a black screen instead of the video, even though I can hear the audio. This problem occurs with all websitest that host HTML5 videos. I have observed that this problem mainly occurs for videos of the type H.264/MP4.

I have tried disabling all extensions but the problem persists. However, if I choose Restart with Addons Disabled, then the problem gets resolved and I am able to view the Video and hear the sound as well.

I cannot imagine what's wrong. I have Disabled Hardware Acceleration and even Reset Firefox and the problem still persists.

Please help.

Asked by SargentD 7 years ago

Last reply by Ailuros 7 years ago

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When I open a web site, it keeps loading over and over

On many different websites, the tab will say "connecting" and then stop. It repeats this over and over every few seconds. Oddly, if I click on another open tab, the proce… (read more)

On many different websites, the tab will say "connecting" and then stop. It repeats this over and over every few seconds. Oddly, if I click on another open tab, the process will stop. I can then return to the offending website and it doesn't do it. If I click on another page of the website though, it begins all over again.

Asked by capn27 7 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 7 years ago

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Copy/cut doesn't work on Windows 8.1

I upgraded from Windows 7 (where FF worked fine) to Windows 8.1 a few months ago. After the upgrade FF stopped functioning well enough for me to use. I switched over to C… (read more)

I upgraded from Windows 7 (where FF worked fine) to Windows 8.1 a few months ago. After the upgrade FF stopped functioning well enough for me to use. I switched over to Chrome/Opera but I'm tired of those and want to come back to FF but am finding it very hard. The issues are

- I can't copy/cut anything via either Ctrl+C or the context menu. The context menu rarely will show Copy/Cut/Paste and if they are shown they do nothing. One time I pressed crtl+C a lot ina row and Copy worked for that session but when I restarted the browser it stopped working again. 

These may or may not be related the copy/cut issue but certainly are not working as well.

-  Sometimes the context menu will show every possible menu item ever available in the OS. I'll right click and I need to scroll and scroll to find copy/paste. They still don't work when I find them.
- I can't highlight text and have the context menu show the "search google" button. Nor can I take that highlighted text and drag it to the URL bar/search bar.
- If a video is playing (youtube/comedy central...) and I drag that tab out to make a new window this creates a blank "New Tab" in the original window and make it look like the video tab is moved to a new window but the video won't play any more. Nor can I stop it. and I can't close that tab by right clicking. But I can Ctrl+W it but that doesn't stop the audio. The audio will continue until I close FF entirely.
- Middle click used to not work but now usually works. i.e I used to not be able to close tabs or open links in new windows with middle click. But FF 28 seemed to fix that. Again mayeb/maybe not related.

I'm currently running FF 29 but these issues were all present for the past ~4 versions at least (whatever was out last fall). I use FF sync and everything works fine on all my synced devices which run W7. This is the only computer i have W8.1 on so I can't test another 8.1 setup. I've uninstalled and reinstalled a few times but I don't think I've removed all my personal setting from the computer. I have some extensions (Adblock plus 2.5.1, All-in-one genstures 0.26, Rainbow 1.6, Smartest Bookmarks bar 1.11, Stumbleupon and TiddlyWiki 1.0alpha18). These are all also synced on my other computers.

Any ideas?

Asked by bhandziuk 7 years ago

Answered by Varun Kaushik 7 years ago

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Stop connection timeouts from happening - want the page to wait

I run multiple tab that monitor various tools. These pages refresh themselves. The pages have to wait for each other to finish before they can start. In version 28 this w… (read more)

I run multiple tab that monitor various tools. These pages refresh themselves. The pages have to wait for each other to finish before they can start.

In version 28 this was fine. The page would just wait indefinitely and kick in when a previous page finished doing its thing.

Now in version 29 it returns with a "The connection has timed out" message after some minutes.

I have adjusted

network.http.connection-timeout network.http.pipelining.read-timeout

to high values but problem is still occurring. Any thoughts on how I can return the behavior to FF28?

Asked by AndyOrange 7 years ago

Answered by jim99 7 years ago

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where are temporary internet files kept

I am trying to change the location to where the temporary internet files are kept. I want to put them on another drive. Can you give me the path to them so I can change i… (read more)

I am trying to change the location to where the temporary internet files are kept. I want to put them on another drive. Can you give me the path to them so I can change it? Thanks

Asked by nuffa 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How can I bring back the Forward button?

In Firefox 29, the Forward button is hidden half the time. (There are several documents describing that this *is* the case, but not that say *why* this is the case. None… (read more)

In Firefox 29, the Forward button is hidden half the time.

(There are several documents describing that this *is* the case, but not that say *why* this is the case. None of the other controls simply disappear when they're not clickable. The Back button certainly does not.)

The upshot of this is that the URL bar is constantly bouncing left and right as I navigate around, which is annoying and disconcerting. How can I restore the stable Forward button, like Firefox 1-28 had?

Asked by forwardy 7 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 years ago

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Move page refresh button back to the left where it belongs

How do I move the page refresh button back over to the left where it belongs next to home and navigation? It is absolute silly to have some buttons on one side of the ad… (read more)

How do I move the page refresh button back over to the left where it belongs next to home and navigation? It is absolute silly to have some buttons on one side of the address bar and some on the other. It seem some dumb ass coder decided that docking the reload button to the address bar was a great idea.

Asked by The Matrix 7 years ago

Last reply by The Matrix 7 years ago

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Firefox only uses hardware acceleration on videos if in fullscreen mode, why ? and is it possible to force it to enable when it's not in fullscreen ?

I've noticed that since i upgraded to Windows 8.1 and the new Firefox that when i play videos in a normal window inside a website, the video has looks slow and "chopy" li… (read more)

I've noticed that since i upgraded to Windows 8.1 and the new Firefox that when i play videos in a normal window inside a website, the video has looks slow and "chopy" like a game with low FPS. But once i hit the fullscreen everything looks and sounds good.

I've monitored my CPU and GPU when playing videos both in normal window and in fullscreen and i noticed that in normal window CPU usage goes up to 100% and in fullscreen goes down and the GPU goes up. So i suppose thats a hardware acceleration issue.

Is there anyway to force HA even if not in fullscreen? If so, how, please ?

THanks in advance.

Asked by assisaxis 7 years ago

Last reply by assisaxis 7 years ago

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After Upgrade to new version 29.0.1 my facebook video is stopped to play..

I'm firefox loyal user plz help. After upgrade to new version of firefox i.e. 29.0.1 my FACEBOOK videos are not working. just black screen appear and box show loading ic… (read more)

I'm firefox loyal user plz help. After upgrade to new version of firefox i.e. 29.0.1 my FACEBOOK videos are not working. just black screen appear and box show loading icon but nothing happen.. i wait for a long time for a small video but it is not work.. Youtube video run perfectly, i have uptodate version of flash player.. hope you should do this fast.. thanks

Asked by ashfaq_shaikh 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I search bookmarks?

How do I search a specific bookmark? No, not "sort" bookmarks to find it (I don't know in which of the many folders it is located). I need some kind of search field, or s… (read more)

How do I search a specific bookmark? No, not "sort" bookmarks to find it (I don't know in which of the many folders it is located). I need some kind of search field, or similar, where I type words in the name of the bookmark. This existed in FF28 but I can't find it in 29.

Thank you!

Wind 8.1, FF29

Asked by boardsmm 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago