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Why does my choice of Western Character Encoding not stay permanent?

Using the Open Menu button on the tool bar and Character Encoding button therein, I select Western to eliminate the annoying Chinese characters that have recently started… (read more)

Using the Open Menu button on the tool bar and Character Encoding button therein, I select Western to eliminate the annoying Chinese characters that have recently started appearing on the tabs of the browser. But the encoding switches to Unicode as soon as I start to use the browser.

Asked by Gene1939 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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How to make Firefox show its homepage instead of previous session?

Hi I am having a bit of trouble because when I close Firefox and reopen it, instead of the Blank page I have set it to show me, it shows me my previous session. I have t… (read more)

Hi

I am having a bit of trouble because when I close Firefox and reopen it, instead of the Blank page I have set it to show me, it shows me my previous session. I have turned of all my addons and started it in Safe Mode, but it still does the same thing.

I have checked all the settings I can find, but nothing works. I have the latest version of Firefox.

Any suggestions?

One of my addons is the session manager but even disabled, Firefox does the same thing.

Thanks in advance

Niels

Asked by Niels Healey 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox lost it's mind when it comes to upgrading - At least where Flash Player is concerned. What broke?

Up until 2 versions of flash player back, everything worked fine. A new version came in from Adobe, I'd say go ahead and upgrade, it upgraded, I restarted Firefox and ev… (read more)

Up until 2 versions of flash player back, everything worked fine. A new version came in from Adobe, I'd say go ahead and upgrade, it upgraded, I restarted Firefox and everything worked.

Now it takes 3, 4 or more attempts to upgrade Adobe. Firefox thinks I am running LINUX now, when I hardly know how to SPELL "linux". So I change that and download the "correct" version. Then that completes and gets stuck on this screen with NO OBVIOUS EXIT MECHANISM: "Hey buddy! you wanna buy a subscription to BOX LIGHTER AND ONLINE PAINTING (or somesuch). The only apparent choice is to click the BUY button. I have to close the window.

Now I am back at the screen telling me that I have a dangerously outdated version of Flashplayer: mozilla

Check Your Plugins Keeping your plugins up to date helps Firefox run safely and smoothly.

Well, updating the plugins broke more than I even know. Now I get error messages saying it can't install because JAVA is dangerously out of date. Well, it IS NOT. I updated it more than 2 versions of ADUBBY FLUNK PLANER ... sorry ... adobe flash player ... upgrades back. Now Firefox is pretty useless, because what was running JAVA just fine 1-1/2 hours ago will not run b/c JAVA is "out of date". But, oddly, the plugin check and update screen doesn't say a thing about it. Just that jinxed snail player.

I like firefox. I've always used it and chose to use it above MSIE and "chrome". Now, it seems, I have no choice but to use either of the formers.

Oh, yes. I did re-install Firefox, and currently running V.35.0.1.

Asked by CyberMage 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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When I try to restore my bookmarks I get the message "Unable to process the backup file."

I lost my bookmarks and when I try to restore them I can see the backup files in the restore window but when I try to restore my bookmarks I get the message "Unable to pr… (read more)

I lost my bookmarks and when I try to restore them I can see the backup files in the restore window but when I try to restore my bookmarks I get the message "Unable to process the backup file." Can you assist? Thanks

Asked by sghamilton 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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shockwave flash 16.0.0.235 installed, it is a security risk, cannot update it

There is an outdated page on the Adobe Flash web site being blocked by Firefox 35.0.1 on Windows 7. Version 16..0.0.235 of Flash is labeled a security risk, "Always activ… (read more)

There is an outdated page on the Adobe Flash web site being blocked by Firefox 35.0.1 on Windows 7. Version 16..0.0.235 of Flash is labeled a security risk, "Always activate" is greyed out. I was on the Plugins page, and there I clicked the update now linktext. I was advised that all older versions of Flash in the version 11 range are blocked. Nowhere to go from there. (My screenshot has a piece off the Plugins page above the resulting page when I clicked on the indicated link.)

The outdated page being blocked was allowed and I was able to run through the download procedure, but in the end I had an error. I repeatedly tried downloading install_flashplayer16x32_mssd_aaa_aih.exe, which downloads OK, and when I run it it downloads and installs Adobe Flash, then says Finish and "There was an error."

Glary Utilities software updater updated Internet Explorer's Flash, said nothing of Firefox, now I know why. This is a mess.

I opened up firefox -p and went to the new blank profile I had created sometime back. It was happily running a fully-enabled version 11 of Flash (I bet that wouldn't last long as my browser bites me in the butt and disables it).

Firefox -p and I created a new profile today. It has this crippled version 16.0.0.235 of Flash.

It appears that Mozilla has an outdated page telling me that all old versions in the range of version 11 are blocked. No word there about the more recent versions.

From what else I've read, others are turning to other browsers and coming up with a bad Flash, too. I only have Firefox (well, Internet Exploder, which I discounted as a piece of rubbish ever since they came out with IE 7).

Any advice? Thank you.

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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I have tried Syncing with the new firefox Sync and I keep getting an error "Unkown Error"

I Keeping getting this issue even restarting my computer, logging in and out of my profile and reinstalling the latest version of Firefox. I upgraded to the new profile y… (read more)

I Keeping getting this issue even restarting my computer, logging in and out of my profile and reinstalling the latest version of Firefox. I upgraded to the new profile yesterday and that's when the problem started.

Please Help

Asked by macshanemike 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Firefox in one folder

Hello, How to force firefox to use only one directory like opera 12.17 and older did ? Opera keeps everything in one folder Below example from my pc C:\Documents and Sett… (read more)

Hello,

How to force firefox to use only one directory like opera 12.17 and older did ?

Opera keeps everything in one folder Below example from my pc C:\Documents and Settings\internet1\My Documents\Opera profil and cache of Opera: C:\Documents and Settings\internet1\My Documents\Opera\profile

Firefox use 3 directories

C:\Documents and Settings\internet1\Application Data\Mozilla C:\Documents and Settings\internet1\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox C:\Documents and Settings\internet1\My Documents\Firefox

How to run firefox in 1 folder only: C:\Documents and Settings\internet1\My Documents\Firefox?

Cheers

Asked by fbrzuzka 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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firefox doesn't let me copy the web address from the address bar using the context menu with second button in mouse or trackpad

Hello! I write to report a problem I have with the new update v35 and v35.0.1 Firefox on address bar With the new version 35 of Firefox on Mac OSX Yosemite, clicking dire… (read more)

Hello!

I write to report a problem I have with the new update v35 and v35.0.1 Firefox on address bar

With the new version 35 of Firefox on Mac OSX Yosemite, clicking directly with the right mouse button in the address bar to copy the web address, context menu NOT allowed to copy the link, it shaded in gray, inactive ... you have to click on another browser free zone before returning to click a second time and be able to copy the link from the context menu

I mean, with the first right click in the address bar context menu that appears don't allow me to copy the link directly, you have to click on another area and then clicking again with the right mouse button in the address bar to copy the web address (happens to all pages)

I tried to open Firefox with inactive complements and plugins, and reset Firefox to first time use (like the first install) and the problem is here again... With or without complements and plugins the problem is here

This happens before and then when I format my computer

Here I put a screenshot that explains the problem better than my words http://i.imgur.com/QxKd8P1.gif

I hope you can help me

Asked by Raima 6 years ago

Answered by Raima 6 years ago

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Disabling javascript alerts?

I am using an extension called Black YouTube Theme (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/black-youtube-theme/). Currently Whenever I start Firefox using restore… (read more)

I am using an extension called Black YouTube Theme (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/black-youtube-theme/). Currently Whenever I start Firefox using restore session from last time. For any YouTube links I have open it pops open a little JavaScript Application box, one per link, which returns "Error: document.domain is null". That is the only problem I have, so I was wondering does anyone know how to disable JavaScript error messages using about:config?

Asked by LostGod 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Connects with the home page but won't go any further, states too slow

Firefox connects to the home page but when I put in the website I want to go to it clicks over onto a page that states: log.incredimail-search.com - connection failed Err… (read more)

Firefox connects to the home page but when I put in the website I want to go to it clicks over onto a page that states: log.incredimail-search.com - connection failed Error code 20 The proxy failed to connect to the webserver, due to TCP connection timeout.

I hace incredimail as my email and use it as my home page for the internet.

Asked by Edna49 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Firefox suddenly out of wack - now passwords are missing

I went on vacation for 2 weeks. Upon return: 1. Firefox would not go to the preset home page. It simply showed a blank page. 2. It would not auto-fill passwords, or ask … (read more)

I went on vacation for 2 weeks. Upon return:

1. Firefox would not go to the preset home page. It simply showed a blank page. 2. It would not auto-fill passwords, or ask for the master password.

The latter was not a huge problem, since the passwords were stored.

NOW, they've all disappeared! I hope they're in a file in my profile, and I simply need to re-point to that file. Right? Right? Because that is the ONLY record of most of those. It goes back years.

In general and in summary - wtf, Mozilla?

PS: This page is telling me I have Firefox 10.0! About Firefox says 35.0.1! ?????

Asked by GaryXGaryX 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Certain JPEGs seem to download fine, but are rendered incompletely.

Some JPEGs seem to be downloaded fine by Firefox, but they don't render completely. A progressive JPEG will remain very coarse, and a non-progressive JPEG will be missing… (read more)

Some JPEGs seem to be downloaded fine by Firefox, but they don't render completely. A progressive JPEG will remain very coarse, and a non-progressive JPEG will be missing the bottom part. From all the things I have tried, I believe this might be a rendering bug in Firefox. Specifically:

  • The images are downloaded fine. The page loading does not stall but finish immediately. If I right click the image and click "View image", it is displayed completely. If I open the Media tab of the Page information dialogue and look at the image there, it is displayed completely as well. Most curiously, if I use the Color picker tool and hover over where the rest of the image *should* be, it displays the actual image pixels in the raster and also returns the correct color value of the image pixels, while the main browser window still renders these regions as transparent. I have added a snapshot of this case to this post. Hence, the problem also doesn't seem to be a CSS/layout issue of the page (Page inspector shows the img block correctly).
  • Clearing all cache and cookie data, then restarting Firefox in safe mode doesn't make a difference. I even installed a vanilla Firefox to a fresh virtual machine, and experienced the same problem when opening these pages. Other browsers (tested: Opera, Chrome, IE) don't show the same issue.
  • Reloading with forced cache renewal (Ctrl+Shift+R) most often doesn't change the rendering of the image, but rarely will end up displaying it either more or less incompletely than before.
  • I can see the issue happening with two images on two separate pages. I re-encoded these using different software and different settings, but the problem persisted, so it doesn't seem to be an issue of corrupt images.
  • I created a toy example to try and replicate the issue: an identical page with a different image created specifically to try and trigger the issue. What I found is that the issue is only triggered once the JPEG file is above a certain size (somewhere between 15 and 40 kB minimum). What happens seems to be that the rendering of the image in the main browser window stops after reading the image up to a certain length. Though again, the image seems to be loaded into cache and memory completely as evidenced by the display when using View image or Page information.

I did three versions of the test page to try and replicate the issue. The first page's image is 11 kB and always seems to render completely. The second and third page's images are 102 kB and 107 kB in size respectively, and will usually render incompletely. The image on page 2 uses progressive encoding, so the image will end up being rendered blurred. The image on page 3 uses straight encoding, so the image will end up being rendered with the bottom part missing.

So far I'm not sure why I only encountered this issue on pages of one specific website. Something must be triggering it, but it doesn't seem to be an issue with the server, the page, or the images.

Update: I submitted the site to Browsershots, requesting renderings for Firefox 35.0 and one earlier version for each of Windows, Linux and Mac. Unfortunately, the renderings for Mac failed. As for the others, none of the pre-35.0 versions exhibit the rendering issue, and it's not present in Firefox 35.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but shows up on Firefox 35.0 on Windows 2008 R2. The following are the URLs of the testing pages in case you want to check yourself: (backgrounds darkened to show transparency)

http://www.abgase.org/firefox_debug.html (11kB, no issue) http://www.abgase.org/firefox_debug2.html (102kB progressive) http://www.abgase.org/firefox_debug3.html (107kB non-progressive)

(Do Ctrl+Shift+R a few times if the issue doesn't seem to show, to be sure. If by a fluke I can get it to render correctly, it will fail again after 2-3 reloads at most.

Asked by EGCDan 6 years ago

Answered by EGCDan 6 years ago

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Ha ocurrido un error durante una conexión a mail.live.com. Certificado de firma OCSP no valido en respuesta OCSP. (Código de error: sec_error_ocsp_invalid_signi

Ha ocurrido un error durante una conexión a mail.live.com. Certificado de firma OCSP no valido en respuesta OCSP. (Código de error: sec_error_ocsp_invalid_signing_cert) … (read more)

Ha ocurrido un error durante una conexión a mail.live.com. Certificado de firma OCSP no valido en respuesta OCSP. (Código de error: sec_error_ocsp_invalid_signing_cert)


NECESITO AYUDA PARA ESTE ERROR, ME SUCEDE PARA ABRIR, HOTMAIL, BANCO BOD EN VENEZUELA.... Y OTRAS PAGINAS WEBS


GRACIAS.

Asked by marylina 6 years ago

Answered by ideato 6 years ago

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Change default search from google.com to google.co.nz

The default Google search from the search box is set as google.com. This forces the location to be set as US. I would like to use google.co.nz instead so that my location… (read more)

The default Google search from the search box is set as google.com. This forces the location to be set as US. I would like to use google.co.nz instead so that my location is recognised as New Zealand. Tried using ABOUT: CONFIG to change the settings for "browser.search.defaulturl" and "keyword.url" to "google.co.nz" but this had no effect. How can I get this change implemented?

Asked by Hairy Scot 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago