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There is constant flickering or blinking on pages.

This is so annoying. The web pages flicker or blink especially when the cursor is is passed over the top of the webpage where the toolbar, shortcuts and open tabs are. So… (read more)

This is so annoying. The web pages flicker or blink especially when the cursor is is passed over the top of the webpage where the toolbar, shortcuts and open tabs are. Sometimes it blinks even if the mouse is not being used.

Some suggestions that I have tried are to change the accessibility option and check or uncheck to navigate with cursor within pages with no luck. 

Will have to change browsers as this is very bothersome and inconvenient. I do want to stay with Firefox as Chrome has not been stable either.

Asked by homefinder 6 years ago

Answered by CoryMH 6 years ago

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Firefox will not start on homepage. Always starts on last tab(s) open

I have confirmed my options are set to open Google as my homepage, but after restarting, Firefox opens to the last open tab instead. A previous, now archived, thread shar… (read more)

I have confirmed my options are set to open Google as my homepage, but after restarting, Firefox opens to the last open tab instead. A previous, now archived, thread shared this answer: Try opening the user.js file. For me, it only had one line, which was user_pref("browser.sessionstore.resume_session_once", true);. Once I deleted the file, everything went back to normal. However, I can't figure out where that user.js file is and I've tried searching for it to no avail. Help is appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by dle313 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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How do i get the SecureWebBHO malware out of FIrefox 33.03

I use Firefox (version 33.03 right now) as my main web browser. Recently, a number of regularly visited sites have started acting strange. I am also getting random pop up… (read more)

I use Firefox (version 33.03 right now) as my main web browser. Recently, a number of regularly visited sites have started acting strange. I am also getting random pop ups telling me that I need to update my video player, or Java version (my version is current). I checked the "add ons" in the control menu, nothing looks out of place (2 nVidia 3D Vision plugin, one VLC Web plug in, one OpenH264 plug in from Cisco). I fired up IE 11 to see if it had the same issue. It did. When I opened up IE's control menu, and went to "manage add-ons", it showed the SecureWeb BHO from a company called Jelbrus LLC. I disabled it in IE 11, and it is running properly. I have run Windows Defender on a full scan. It says it found 1 item, which it said it deleted. I ran the freeware version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. It says it found 2 registry problems, and a PUP (Probably Unwanted Program). Asked it to quarantine the problems. Problem still exists with Firefox, ONLY. My questions are: a) why is it not showing up as an add-on or extension or service? and b) How do I get rid of this?

Kostas

Asked by kkritsilas 6 years ago

Answered by kkritsilas 6 years ago

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excel application doesn't exist under Option tab

Excel content type doesn't exist in Tools/Options/Application and as a result whenever I try to view excel files it loads as symbols. Any assistance would be appreciated.… (read more)

Excel content type doesn't exist in Tools/Options/Application and as a result whenever I try to view excel files it loads as symbols. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Asked by despo 6 years ago

Answered by despo 6 years ago

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bookmarks toolbar want sync

I've just updated my FF to the lastes 33.0.3 version. And I've created a new sync account in order to sync all my bookmarks. however, all bookmarks have been sync to all … (read more)

I've just updated my FF to the lastes 33.0.3 version. And I've created a new sync account in order to sync all my bookmarks. however, all bookmarks have been sync to all my new PCs, but, all those bookmarks on Bookmarks toolbar were missing. leave an empty space on all new PCs Bookmarks toolbar section.

Asked by Pang_firefox 6 years ago

Answered by Pang_firefox 6 years ago

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Can't open Firefox on Yosemite

I updated to Macintosh Yosemite yesterday, and I cannot open Firefox. I had 33.0.1 at the time and have since updated to 33.0.3, but this did not solve the problem. … (read more)

I updated to Macintosh Yosemite yesterday, and I cannot open Firefox. I had 33.0.1 at the time and have since updated to 33.0.3, but this did not solve the problem.

Asked by honeyl 6 years ago

Answered by iamjayakumars 6 years ago

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"invalid token" error when registering sync account; no email

Hi, I'm trying to set-up a new firefox sync account. When I submit the request to sign-up/register my account I get a red box that says "Invalid Token" and the verificat… (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to set-up a new firefox sync account. When I submit the request to sign-up/register my account I get a red box that says "Invalid Token" and the verification email never arrives.

I've verified that the email address is working and that it's not going to spam.

I noticed stuff like this in the log (from about:sync-log) which seems relevant:

1415409124817 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1415409127874 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG startVerifiedCheck {"email":"XXX"}} 1415409127875 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG entering pollEmailStatus: start 1415409128102 FirefoxAccounts ERROR error GETing /recovery_email/status: {"code":401,"errno":110,"error":"Unauthorized","message":"Invalid authentication token in request signature","info":"https://github.com/mozilla/fxa-auth-server/blob/master/docs/api.md#response-format"} 1415409128417 FirefoxAccounts ERROR error POSTing /recovery_email/resend_code: {"code":401,"errno":110,"error":"Unauthorized","message":"Invalid authentication token in request signature","info":"https://github.com/mozilla/fxa-auth-server/blob/master/docs/api.md#response-format"} 1415409129545 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1415409129546 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/33.0.3 FxSync/1.35.0.20141105223254.

I'm running on Fedora 17 64-bit.

Any help is much appreciated and happy to provide any additional info.

Thanks,

~ray

Asked by raybert 6 years ago

Answered by raybert 6 years ago

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My up-to-date Firefox refuses to open the Coursera website, though everything else opens perfectly. The link is www.coursera.org. The site opens in Chrome.

My Firefox used to have no problems earlier with opening this website. However, since the last two updates, it will just not open the site. I can see the Coursera logo sp… (read more)

My Firefox used to have no problems earlier with opening this website. However, since the last two updates, it will just not open the site. I can see the Coursera logo spinning in circles for ever, but the page does not open.

There is no other problem. I tried emptying the cache already.

I am using a Windows 8.1 OS on a Dell laptop that is just over a year old. There are no memory issues, no viruses, no firewall-issues. So where is the problem? My Flash and other plugins are up-to-date and working just fine.

Dr. Taher

Asked by drtaher 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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I somehow I've lost star & box beside it. how to restore them

I tried to remove a bookmark which had a outline of a star beside it. not sure how but I not only removed the star but the box like icon beside it, how can I restore both… (read more)

I tried to remove a bookmark which had a outline of a star beside it. not sure how but I not only removed the star but the box like icon beside it, how can I restore both of them and remove single bookmarks.

Asked by ladyclara36 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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Freezes after update to 33.0.3

I just updated Firefox to 33.0.3 and it freezes every time that I try to go to any website but my homepage. It freezes the whole computer and the only way to resolve is … (read more)

I just updated Firefox to 33.0.3 and it freezes every time that I try to go to any website but my homepage. It freezes the whole computer and the only way to resolve is to manually power down the computer. Can't even get the task manager to come up using Control+Shift+Escape. Here is my system info:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Manufacturer SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. System Model 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A/3430EA/3530EA System Type x64-based PC Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies Ltd. 03QA, 12/14/2011 SMBIOS Version 2.6 Windows Directory C:\windows System Directory C:\windows\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514" Time Zone Eastern Standard Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB Total Physical Memory 3.92 GB Available Physical Memory 2.03 GB Total Virtual Memory 7.83 GB Available Virtual Memory 5.75 GB Page File Space 3.92 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Asked by mikeg803 6 years ago

Answered by mikeg803 6 years ago

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Change graphics at top of screen

I updated Firefox 33.0.3 on a PC running vista. At the top of the browser, above and behind the tabs..is this hideous graphic with stars. A purple back round and fuchsia … (read more)

I updated Firefox 33.0.3 on a PC running vista. At the top of the browser, above and behind the tabs..is this hideous graphic with stars. A purple back round and fuchsia colored stars. How can I make this go away...and just choose a solid color..?

Thanks so much for your help...theroadisalover

Asked by theroadisalover 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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libreoffice writer document view

Hello, when i'm opening any libreoffice writer document in mozilla firefox, i can see a white space of about 5 lines, before the header of the document. This white space … (read more)

Hello,

when i'm opening any libreoffice writer document in mozilla firefox, i can see a white space of about 5 lines, before the header of the document. This white space starts below the bookmarks toolbar and it ends above the libreoffice toolbar. Can i do something to remove this white space?

I'm using libreoffice 4.3.3.2 and the appropriate plug-in for firefox is installed.

Thanks

Asked by ratrace 6 years ago

Last reply by ratrace 6 years ago

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I cannot get adobe to download most recent flash or reader for Firefox nor can I find a plug-in for either

After my laptop crashed the second day of class, I had to send it away for repair for 8-12 weeks. I have had to reset it up from scratch and have set-up Firefox. There is… (read more)

After my laptop crashed the second day of class, I had to send it away for repair for 8-12 weeks. I have had to reset it up from scratch and have set-up Firefox. There is a online college math program that they recommend using Firefox with. In the past I have never had a problem with Adobe anything. The program also requires the newest Adobe Flash Player and Reader. I have repeatedly tried downloading, rebooting and restarting the the downloaded .exe files for both (making sure there is only one version running at a time in the file folder and in task manager background). I have used all possible settings for adobe products permissions to work across all firewall, antivirus, web protection, Mozilla and my computer systemin general, even Internet Explorer (Hate it). The files download to my downloads file folder through Firefox, however, when I double-click to install them I get the "Do you want to run", "yes", then "Windows smartscreen is unavailable do you want to run anyway, "Yes", then absolutely nothing happens. No wizards, no installing, nothing or I get a "Only one single instance of this file must run." and again nothing. Tried it with nothing open, but the "install" and with the browser open. Neither works. It's usually listed in |Task Manager Background apps, but uses no memory, no CPU, nothing. I've also tried contacting the school program's IT division (3 hours) nothing, the program itself's IT department (2 hours and they disconnected me) or the best anyone could offer was use another browser. Can't get the only other option, Chrome, to work on my computer at all! I've tried all Mozilla and Adobe support/knowledge bases/zines, etc... I'm just a Joe schmo not a developer or IT person and a 4 finger typist at best. What I am is 2 weeks behind in my online class and ready to pitch the f#$***g thing across the room. I was able to borrow a laptop from a friend until I got mine back, but that isn't an option anymore. Also tried finding an older version - no luck, All support sites keep telling me to find the Firefox "Adobe Plug-in" and just update from there. I have searched all Mozilla Plug-ins, add-ons, etc... but nothing, just download(s) for non-adobe flash players that the math program won't use. No matter How much I try to get it to. AUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Help.

Asked by receiptmt47 6 years ago

Last reply by receiptmt47 6 years ago

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right click goes back one page

Anytime I right click Firefox goes back one page. This is really annoying for several reasons. I can't copy anything or spell check. Also my middle finger when resting on… (read more)

Anytime I right click Firefox goes back one page. This is really annoying for several reasons. I can't copy anything or spell check. Also my middle finger when resting on the mouse frequently clicks the right click button when I don't want it to, which just happened, so I've had to retype this whole thing. I can't seem to find any answers online. I've check plugins, extensions and options with no joy.

Asked by schmerica79 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Everytime I log into a particular site (the secure login page of my bank) it says that the Silverlight plug-in has crashed, yet it's up to date

I have checked that the plug-in is up to date but it still brings the error up at the top of the page. I am using a Mac, running Yosemite (although this happened before t… (read more)

I have checked that the plug-in is up to date but it still brings the error up at the top of the page.

I am using a Mac, running Yosemite (although this happened before the update to Yosemite)

Asked by andypip 6 years ago

Answered by sandeep 6 years ago

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Firefox won't download files

Long story, short version: Problem is a progression from bad to worse. Firefox 33.3 won't download or save files (images, web pages, etc.). File picker doesn't open/ c… (read more)

Long story, short version: Problem is a progression from bad to worse. Firefox 33.3 won't download or save files (images, web pages, etc.). File picker doesn't open/ can't browse folders, etc. Tried troubleshooting including: reset firefox, safe mode, new profile, rename profile folder files, reset about:config entries, clean install, etc.- nothing changed. Running Windows XP with all updates installed. Using Avast free, Zonealarm free, etc. Workaround currently using down them all add-on is "ok". Any help is most appreciated.

Asked by knowgo 6 years ago

Last reply by ideato 6 years ago

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Why do I keep getting plug in is unresponsive when I play Farmville 2.Happens daily and is the only one of my games this is happening to.Have tried the usual fi

Every day I play at some point it crashes.Asks me to re load the page.Always unresponsive plug in. I have done all the things to try and fix this on my own and what is re… (read more)

Every day I play at some point it crashes.Asks me to re load the page.Always unresponsive plug in. I have done all the things to try and fix this on my own and what is recommended by you and Zynga.

Asked by Jobah 6 years ago

Last reply by Jobah 6 years ago