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Why are there suddenly two icons in my URL (Google Manage Requests and Facebook Manage Requests) that I cannot control?

Hi Mozilla ~ In the URL field of Firefox, there are two icons on the far right, just left of the pull-down arrow and refresh arrow. They appear to be for Google and Face… (read more)

Hi Mozilla ~

In the URL field of Firefox, there are two icons on the far right, just left of the pull-down arrow and refresh arrow. They appear to be for Google and Facebook, both with tooltips that say, "View and Manage Requests". The pull-down menu allows me to manage those Friend requests they link to, but "Move to Menu" and "Remove from Toolbar" are greyed out and not actionable.

Q1 - How did they get there? Q2 - How can I stop them from being placed automatically in the future by these privacy-muggers? Q3 - What are they doing in the URL field? Q4 - If the right-click context/pull-down menu has greyed out the option of "Remove from Toolbar", how can I delete them?

FWIW, I have accounts with Google and Facebook but trust neither and so have blocked them in every way possible from watching me, sending me notifications, doing anything "for" me, etc. My Add-Ons may be visible in my account, but generally they are related to organizing: "Group Tabs", "Bookmarks" or to my customized work process: "Send to Kindle", "HTTPS Everywhere" and "Disconnect Privacy". I hope that helps.

In an online world of sharks and blood-suckers, I trust Mozilla to help me be safe. Thank you for helping me figure out what Google and Facebook are going in my URL field.

I prepared a JPG to show what it looks like but there is no upload image function in this screen... and I cannot seem to drag-and-drop the file into this form field. Please advise.


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Asked by Allusionesque 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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I updated firefox and all my saved passwords were deleated.

I updated firefox and all my saved passwords were deleated. I have a "Old firefox data" file and read earlier that the logins.json and the key3.db files can be placed int… (read more)

I updated firefox and all my saved passwords were deleated. I have a "Old firefox data" file and read earlier that the logins.json and the key3.db files can be placed into my new firefox. Does anybody know how to do this?

Asked by sdnative68 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Everytime I try to click on a tab Firefox prevents it to open unless I check "Allow"

"Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page" "Allow" How do I eliminate this from happening. I want them to open automatically … (read more)

"Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page" "Allow"

How do I eliminate this from happening. I want them to open automatically

Asked by Gordy M 7 years ago

Answered by Chandan_Baba 7 years ago

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How do I update an plug in when my only choices are always activate?

I'm trying to update an plug in. Was trying to view a video for help about my internet company and it says plug in disabled. So, I checked and it said never activate. … (read more)

I'm trying to update an plug in. Was trying to view a video for help about my internet company and it says plug in disabled. So, I checked and it said never activate. I changed it to always activate and restarted my computer. It still says that. If I try the link to check my plugins, I have a list that come up that say unknown plug=in. It doesn't give me an option to activate, only to research? What do I do?

Asked by ginajo 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Keep getting message to install flash player but it is already installed

I cannot watch videos or news clips on Firefox. I can with other browsers but I use Firefox the most. I get this message: "Download Flash Player now You need to install F… (read more)

I cannot watch videos or news clips on Firefox. I can with other browsers but I use Firefox the most. I get this message: "Download Flash Player now You need to install Flash Player to play this content." I already have it and it is up to date. Please help! Cheers Sarah

Asked by sarahenglish 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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firefox opens with blank page

Firefox is set to open to my home page (Mozilla Firefox Start Page) which shows the search page with the Bing search engine set. However, every time it opens TWO PAGES..… (read more)

Firefox is set to open to my home page (Mozilla Firefox Start Page) which shows the search page with the Bing search engine set. However, every time it opens TWO PAGES...the home page and with a blank "NEW TAB" page on top that offers to assist me with a pop-up message that says "Click on the + button and add your favorite sites". This is also happening EVERY time that a new window is supposed to open...my new information is displayed on the first tab, but the second tab (as stated above) opens on top. I have verified that there is no extra information set in the properties link.. it shows "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe". I have also verified that no other toolbars are installed or opening. I have verified that the "Tools/Options/General Tab is set to "Show My Home Page" and that the Home Page is set to "Mozilla Firefox Start Page". This is a brand newly built machine with Win 7 Home Premium Serv Pack 1, 64 bit operating system installed. Please help me shut off the blank page...all I want to see when I click on Firefox or open a second window is the main start page with my search engine option. Thank you.

Asked by TLG1 7 years ago

Answered by TLG1 7 years ago

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WHERE do I access a reply or solution to my very recent question?

Less than 12 hours ago, I posted a question about tabs. I got emailed that someone responded, tried various ways...but couldn't access his reply!? I know this is not a qu… (read more)

Less than 12 hours ago, I posted a question about tabs. I got emailed that someone responded, tried various ways...but couldn't access his reply!?

I know this is not a question, but I want to avoid the grief it'll take to find where I leave feedback. I also think management will want to know about the following:

Years ago, concerning another issue, Mozilla's "Help" pages were so user-unfriendly that, for a couple of years, I gave up even TRYING to access them. I've considered switching but, am content with current FF settings, & strongly prefer to NOT start the process over, with another browser!

Thank You for Your Concerns, Marcie

Asked by Diana15 7 years ago

Answered by alan_r 7 years ago

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искажения в отображении элементов меню файерфокса

Проблема следующего характера: при работе в браузере некорректно отображается текстовая информация в полях (например поле адреса или (особенно) в режиме "исследовать элем… (read more)

Проблема следующего характера:

при работе в браузере некорректно отображается текстовая информация в полях (например поле адреса или (особенно) в режиме "исследовать элемент"). текст выглядит "запорченным" частично, т.е. часть строки написана нормально, а часть в виде точек, полосочек и т.д. но не так, как выглядит неправильная кодировка, а так, будто в поле вывода букв попала байтовая информация не имеющая с буквами ничего общего. (как когда-то в спектрумах происходила загрузка изображения помните? вот так выглядит часть текста). Если бы была возможность в этой форме оставить скриншот, я бы конечно это сделал, но такой возможности нет, поэтому приходится как-то описывать словами. Зачастую, если навести на запорченный участок текста курсор мыши - он исправляется (видимо обновлением изображения) но потом портится где-то в другом месте.

Надеюсь эта информация будет полезна для дальнейшего развития программы - браузер мне нравится, но сейчас им пользоваться неудобно ввиду этой проблемы.

С уважением, Антон.

Asked by jcant 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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exceptions passwords

Hi, I am using Firefox 32.0.3 and have problem with saving 'exceptions' on passwords. When I login to a site and Firefox asks me to save the password, I click 'never'. Ho… (read more)

Hi, I am using Firefox 32.0.3 and have problem with saving 'exceptions' on passwords.

When I login to a site and Firefox asks me to save the password, I click 'never'.

However, when I clear my history (all boxes are checked) and I go to the same site and login Firefox asks me again if I want to save the password.

When looking in options, the 'exceptions' are aslo cleared.

Please can you help me to save the 'exceptions' permanently?

Thanks!

Asked by Mokum 7 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 7 years ago

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[waterfox] Using default profile. No reset button in Troubleshooting info page.

SIDE QUESTION: Would having a thousand bookmarks affect firefox performance? Would an addon prevent the reset button from appearing? (tried disabling(the blocking, not th… (read more)

SIDE QUESTION:

Would having a thousand bookmarks affect firefox performance?

Would an addon prevent the reset button from appearing? (tried disabling(the blocking, not the addon) the most likely culprit, adblock edge, nothing) safe mode seems to "disable" the troubleshooting page for some reason so couldn't really use that to test it.

I would have posted these at the bottom but i noticed secondary questions tend to get ignored. or at least the way i say them gets them ignored, so here they are.


As the title says.

I'm using only one profile and it's the default(not just its name, it's also set as default according to the profile.ini ).

according to

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Troubleshooting_Information_page#Reset_Firefox_to_its_default_state

The only factor the would prevent it from appearing is if I'm not using the default profile, which Is what I am currently using, and it's the only profile I have.

So... what could be preventing it from appearing?

Asked by kyrdua 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I enable JavaScript on Firefox 32.0 for my Windows Vista desktop?

Hello: The youtube videos I am trying to watch have been freezing after about 15 seconds. The good folks at Google are leading me thru troubleshooting tips. I have standa… (read more)

Hello: The youtube videos I am trying to watch have been freezing after about 15 seconds. The good folks at Google are leading me thru troubleshooting tips. I have standard definition (and slow) DSL, and the next tip is to enable JavaScript. I am not a computer whiz. Pls advise me how to enable JavaScript.

Thanks VERY much.

Asked by phil2bfree 7 years ago

Answered by James 7 years ago

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I have found a visual glitch using the latest Firefox and several Add-ons, who do I contact to tell about it?

I'd rather illustrate it by using a screenshot than describing it. Anyway, I do not know which Add-on, or combinations thereof, but the very first line under the menu bar… (read more)

I'd rather illustrate it by using a screenshot than describing it. Anyway, I do not know which Add-on, or combinations thereof, but the very first line under the menu bar item "View" is blank, that's all - a minor glitch. I do not know who to contact to show this glitch to, is there anyone open to or interested in this feedback?

Asked by flyingSnow 7 years ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 7 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox crashes every 20 minutes. Reinstall, safe mode and drivers update do not help. Crashes started from 32 version. five last crashes bp-d94cffeb-26bc-4605-be77-f5310… (read more)

Firefox crashes every 20 minutes. Reinstall, safe mode and drivers update do not help. Crashes started from 32 version.

five last crashes bp-d94cffeb-26bc-4605-be77-f53102140930 30.09.2014 11:14 bp-9a80ac6a-5e8c-4a17-b82c-34c992140930 30.09.2014 10:58 bp-20193121-2fde-426d-af93-cacf82140930 30.09.2014 10:50 bp-19f960b2-8862-482c-bc30-beb7e2140930 30.09.2014 10:41 bp-78934143-a2e5-4074-bfda-10f022140930 30.09.2014 10:34

Asked by winterwolf 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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How can I change "window size" in other than 10% increments?

I'm using Firefox 32.0.3 and I need to learn how to change "window size". I have a + and a - in the tool bar but it only changes the window size in 10% increments. How … (read more)

I'm using Firefox 32.0.3 and I need to learn how to change "window size". I have a + and a - in the tool bar but it only changes the window size in 10% increments. How do I get and intermediate increment changes......i.e. 15% or 18% or the like? Any help will be appreciated.

Asked by firestorm1 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How can I get my PDFs to show up as anything but the Firefox html icon?

I need the old format where the contents of the first page of the PDF showed up as its icon instead of the Firefox icon. Now they all look alike, which really slows down… (read more)

I need the old format where the contents of the first page of the PDF showed up as its icon instead of the Firefox icon. Now they all look alike, which really slows down my work production! I now have to read every title to find the PDF I want! Also, the option of being able to pick a picture from inside the PDF as the cover would be even better! This would expedite work tremendously when retrieving PDFs. Is there an add-on or a program I can download that will give me this option? Either way, please help me clear away the little blue and orange foxes all over my folders which really slow me down, besides defeating the entire purpose by accidentally dumping them into the trash! I really prefer Firefox as a browser and do not want to be forced to make a change in order to remedy the issue. I have downloaded at least 6 PDF add-ons and they all create PDFs in Firefox HTML. I have also made changes in Options-Applications which did not remedy the problem either. Thank you for your help!

Asked by WinchesterBunnyMama 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Click-to-play is active but Flash videos still play automatically

On my old computer (Windows 7, with Firefox 32.0.3), click-to-play prevents Flash videos from playing unless I click the lego piece next to the URL bar. However, on my ne… (read more)

On my old computer (Windows 7, with Firefox 32.0.3), click-to-play prevents Flash videos from playing unless I click the lego piece next to the URL bar. However, on my new computer (also Windows 7, with Firefox 32.0.3), Flash videos play automatically, even though click-to-play is enabled. The little lego piece does show up next to the URL bar, but when I click it, it asks me if I want to block Flash, not if I want to activate.

Asked by imalumberjack 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago