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Successfully imported json bookmarks file into FF19, and library view shows folders correctly, but Sidebar view shows no folders and so loses my organization.

Longtime FF user. Still on 3.6.28 mostly, due to my need for my large collection of hierarchically organized bookmarks. I have 2000+. Trying FF 19 today. Successfully… (read more)

Longtime FF user. Still on 3.6.28 mostly, due to my need for my large collection of hierarchically organized bookmarks. I have 2000+. Trying FF 19 today. Successfully imported the json file from other system. Via the Bookmarks menu, Show All reaches Library view and everything is there. Except for the fact that this FF design will not let me see the contents of more than one folder at one time. Which is why I've stayed with 3.6.28. Now, a friend has shown me that I can see multiple folders AND the contents of multiple folders using Sidebar Bookmarks, just as I wish. Great! But after importing my bookmarks, all I see is a random list of bookmarks in the Sidebar view. There are no folders or subfolders so with this view I lose all the organizational structure I see in the Library.

Am I missing something? Is there a way (an addon) that would put everything in the Library Right Pane? instead of just one folder? That would be fine.

OR

Is there a way to preserve the organization of my bookmarks after importing them, in the Sidebar view? That would also be fine.

Thanks for any helpful answers. Otherwise, back to 3.6.28 I go.

Asked by pietertvl 7 years ago

Last reply by pietertvl 7 years ago

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Latest Firefox uses THREE TIMES as much RAM as Firefox 3.6, and is slower to boot.

My laptop has limited RAM - about 2GB. Of the browsers I've tried (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), Firefox uses the least RAM, but it still uses around 1GB of RAM to display ab… (read more)

My laptop has limited RAM - about 2GB. Of the browsers I've tried (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), Firefox uses the least RAM, but it still uses around 1GB of RAM to display about 10 tabs (gmail, facebook, reader, and assorted other websites) - this seems insanely high.

Thinking back, this didn't seem to be a problem "back in the day", so to speak, so I tried installing Firefox 3.6 again.

Lo and behold, with the same addons and the same tabs open, Firefox 3.6 is using 300MB of RAM where Firefox 21 used 980MB of RAM. In addition, navigation is noticeably snappier in Firefox 3.6 - probably because it doesn't have to page to disk as often (which would often lock up my computer using Firefox 21).

I thought that newer versions were supposed to improve memory performance, not triple the required memory...

Asked by charlesangus 7 years ago

Last reply by user633449 7 years ago

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Stop FF calls out to IP address 72.21.91.19 every 15 minutes

Why does FF call out to the IP address 72.21.91.19? I found that the IP is part of Edgecast and seemed to be possibly related to FF live bookmarks and/or the latest hea… (read more)

Why does FF call out to the IP address 72.21.91.19? I found that the IP is part of Edgecast and seemed to be possibly related to FF live bookmarks and/or the latest headline live book mark.

But FF is still trying to go to that IP even after the live bookmark was removed. It tries to do this every 15 minutes and sometimes more often.

Currently I am blocking that IP with my firewall. This seems to be a privacy & security problem. But I have not found a way to completely block live bookmarks. This ONLY happens if FF is open and happens regardless of what site the browser is or has been visiting.

This is an older system and FF ver 3.6.28 ( it's a good old stable W2k OS system). FF is using NoScript, Ghostery, & ADP. The system passes all virus checks, including Malware Bytes and Super AntiSpyware.

tia for help with this Sam177

Asked by Sam177 6 years ago

Answered by Sam177 6 years ago

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I live in Mountain View. How do I contact a live person?

I can bring my Macbook Pro running Firefox 22.0 on Snow Leopard to your offices on Castro Street. That would be the fastest way to demonstrate the "crash" that consistent… (read more)

I can bring my Macbook Pro running Firefox 22.0 on Snow Leopard to your offices on Castro Street. That would be the fastest way to demonstrate the "crash" that consistently occurs. I've been a Systems Programmer at Stanford for over 41 years, and I've written code for which I've received Copyright protection. NOTE: I'm sending this from another computer running Firefox 3.6.28, which is NOT the version that's crashing. Contact me via the mailto-link on my Google Home Page at <https://sites.google.com/site/dickguertin/home> .

Asked by DICKGUERTIN 7 years ago

Answered by DICKGUERTIN 7 years ago

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How will my .json and .html backed up bookmarks import?

Firefox 3.6.28 OS 10.4.11 Ibook G4 Hi, I back up regularly both as .json and as .html. With the .json back up, I remove the date each time I back up so there's an over-wr… (read more)

Firefox 3.6.28 OS 10.4.11 Ibook G4

Hi,

I back up regularly both as .json and as .html. With the .json back up, I remove the date each time I back up so there's an over-write and there's only one .json back up file in my Backup Folder.

I've never had to import bookmarks back into Firefox, but I've had a crash that's wiped out my Firefox bookmarks in the Firefox program where I kept the bookmarks in a very carefully indexed system of categories and menus that dropped down from the toolbar.

When I import .json or .html back into Firefox, will my menubars re-set to the way I had them? I remember from a long time ago using Safari, I restored backed up favorites, and what I got was a long list of titled links which wasn't anything like the way I'd set the favorites up in the first place. I hope I don't get the restoration like that this time with Firefox. In addition, when I press 'Import' from the file menu, I'm only given the option of importing from Safari. That's not what I want to do. I have "Backups" in a designated folder in my Documents in the Finder and that's where I need to pull them from.

There's something about "Profile" regarding Firefox that I've not known about that may have been something I needed to do in relation to Bookmarks.

I would appreciate any help you could provide to help me my bookmarks back in place.

Thanks,

Rafael

PS Regarding "Troubleshooting Information". I had to do it manually because the function doesn't support my veersion of Firefox.

  "# A new window will open. Click on a button called Copy text to clipboard."

Did That

  "# Paste the info in the text box below."

Did That

  * Click on the empty box above this text.

I don't see an "empty box above this text." The box above isn't empty. It contains my question.

So the following don't make sense because I already Pasted below.

   * Look at the top of your screen, and click the menu item called Edit.
   * A small box will open. Click on the item called Paste. Alternatively, type Ctrl+V or Command+V.
   * Some text will appear in the empty box.

Asked by author1892 7 years ago

Last reply by author1892 7 years ago

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how do I disable your annoying screen urging an update to a newer version of firefox?

You are annoying me and it may cause me to delete Firefox and use another browser if you do not frankly and forthrightly answer my question and not skirt the issue and pr… (read more)

You are annoying me and it may cause me to delete Firefox and use another browser if you do not frankly and forthrightly answer my question and not skirt the issue and pretend you are addressing a question about auto-updates because that is not my question, which in fact is: How do I disable the window you have put on my home page that urges an upgrade to a newer version of Firefox? I simply want to keep the older version because I do not like your newer version, so don't end up like Avira (My former virus protection) and get replaced with a competing product merely because you have thoughtlessly gone overboard with the splash screen notifications. After all, I really do want to continue to say I like Firefox, not I used to like Firefox until... Put another way, its just like "A Few Good Men" Is this crystal?

Asked by seaatoll 8 years ago

Last reply by brucej0 8 years ago

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webmail does not work with 12.0 or higher. programmers tired of too many, frequent new versions. 3.6 now gives me constant "stop script" messages. help!

using 3.6. Webmail will not work correctly with anything higher. The programmers say there are too many and too frequent updates to firefox and will not try to stay curre… (read more)

using 3.6. Webmail will not work correctly with anything higher. The programmers say there are too many and too frequent updates to firefox and will not try to stay current. there are no plans to make our webmail compatible with later versions. suddenly, firefox is freezing and giving me a "stop script" message, Stopping script usually fixes the problem, but its happening more and more frequently. I am NOT using yahoo toolbar.

Asked by lrice 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Whenever I start Firefox I get two windows, One is my regular home page, the other is a Mozilla plug-in check.

Everytime I open Firefox I get two tabs starting. One is my regular homepage and the other is https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/. I fixed the one plug in I wanted… (read more)

Everytime I open Firefox I get two tabs starting. One is my regular homepage and the other is https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/. I fixed the one plug in I wanted to fix but now I can't get rid of the plugincheck tab. The "Automatically check for updates" is disabled in the Tools-options-advanced-updates section of FFox but the extra tab persists.

Asked by aokruhm 8 years ago

Answered by Stav 8 years ago

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Firefox Hang by writing in URL bar

Firefox Hang by writing in URL When I tried to installed new Firefox version later on version 3.6.2 it get hanged as I typed some text in URL bar for search it happened i… (read more)

Firefox Hang by writing in URL When I tried to installed new Firefox version later on version 3.6.2 it get hanged as I typed some text in URL bar for search it happened in all the version of Firefox later on 3.5. Please help me in solving this problem Before some days I installed the Firefox 4.0, 11.0, 12.0 versions but all are getting same problem whenever I tried to write a text in URL it get stop for while and the firefox get restarted. My System configuration is: Lenovo G570 NOTEBOOK Processor: i3 Ram: 4GB Graphics: 1GB HD: 500 GB

Please help me so that I should use the proper and updated firefox version.

Thank you.

Asked by nilesha2010 8 years ago

Last reply by Hasan 8 years ago

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Beyond FF 3.6

I'm an honest user with an honest question. Can the latest version of Firefox provide just as functional of a topbar as my 3.6 topbar: http://i42.tinypic.com/2a5yozk.png… (read more)

I'm an honest user with an honest question. Can the latest version of Firefox provide just as functional of a topbar as my 3.6 topbar: http://i42.tinypic.com/2a5yozk.png

In addition, can the latest do AdBlock, and zoom all webpage text by 115%?

Asked by w654h2fd 8 years ago

Last reply by w654h2fd 8 years ago

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Having issues with 24. Can't figure out what version I had before 24. Where can I find this?

Not to be whiney, but 2-3 times a year, these FF updates make everything go haywire. I don't have the patience to go through every issue and find solutions for them all r… (read more)

Not to be whiney, but 2-3 times a year, these FF updates make everything go haywire. I don't have the patience to go through every issue and find solutions for them all right now. I just want to go back to a working version, the version I had immediately before 24. But I don't know which version that was. I deleted FF and installed 3.6.28, but it has even more issues. Is there a place to find the versions I've used, or if anyone has similar problems and knows which previous version worked perfectly, can you please let me know which it was? Yes, I'm still using XP and yes I know I should update it. I'm getting a new computer for Christmas and won't need to "fix" all these things, so just want to continue with what I had for the remaining 2 months.

The issues I'm talking about is that my bookmark toolbar barely functions. My link to email does not work, I've lost the icons for half my bookmarks...

Please, what was the last good version?

Thanks

Asked by Shyla 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Java is being blocked

I just got a pop up saying Java is being blocked. It says something about Firefox has found out that Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U31 6.0.310.5 is causing stability or security… (read more)

I just got a pop up saying Java is being blocked.

It says something about Firefox has found out that Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U31 6.0.310.5 is causing stability or security problems.

It's just popped up randomly while I was watching YouTube videos.

Asked by Demi 8 years ago

Last reply by stegu 8 years ago

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My website is accessible via Internet Explorer but not Firefox? It is a simple jpeg image being used as a home page.

No matter whether I am using FireFox on MAC or Windows my new posted home page is not showing up when I access the domain. The home page in question is only a jpeg image … (read more)

No matter whether I am using FireFox on MAC or Windows my new posted home page is not showing up when I access the domain. The home page in question is only a jpeg image labeled index.html in the prime directory. The jpeg or "home page" is accessible and is coming up correctly in IE. I am checking it on a desktop MAC and a Windows 7 laptop. Again the home page is only one file.

www.2-49drycleaning.com

Asked by CraigHarkey 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Mozilla should be able to provide adequate alternatives for extensions become unsupported through extreme high release frequencies

Hello Firefox Fans, I have Firefox 3.6.28 still running daily on my PC under WinXP. Do not ask how old it is. The one and only reason I haven't updated yet is that my fav… (read more)

Hello Firefox Fans,

I have Firefox 3.6.28 still running daily on my PC under WinXP. Do not ask how old it is.

The one and only reason I haven't updated yet is that my favourite extensions does not work on newer versions. It's a very time-consuming process to find, install, and configure them, and since Firefox's main release frequency is constantly increasing, I can never tell how often will I have to do the same task of several hours in the future, if I want my Fox to be up-to-date.

This is why I do not update.

A few weeks before I ghosted my OS and tried to update Firefox to the latest of that time, but the results were so poor that I restored the full backup quickly.

One reason why I do not put my extension list here in the first post initially is that I think it's not the proper way to get the missing info I need if I have to compose a forum post, interact with others and wait for answers to get my Fox being updated properly. The other reason is that I do not post because I want my problem being solved by others, but rather wondering the community's opinion about my question.

Updating Firefox properly is a very time-consuming and annoying process.

Opinions welcome :-)


Peter Borosnyay (36) computer programmer

Asked by Peter B. 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Corporate environment, no rights to update software, Plug-in check is a pain - how to prevent it?

The Plug-in check page has been appearing every time I start Firefox for the last couple of weeks. I'm in a corporate environment and have no rights to download any softw… (read more)

The Plug-in check page has been appearing every time I start Firefox for the last couple of weeks. I'm in a corporate environment and have no rights to download any software. Yes, our versions of software are old. No, I can't do anything about it. Just get out of my face, please... Too much to ask?

- And by the way, I don't like the hoops you make me jump through before I can ask this question, or the unhelpful replies that are all that is offered for the question about the Plug-in Check screen.

Asked by SueBoyde 8 years ago

Answered by SueBoyde 8 years ago

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Make firefox use Java 5

My computer uses windows 98se and the latest version of Java that will work on this machine is 5 22. I can not update to a higher Firefox or Java or OS. How can I make my… (read more)

My computer uses windows 98se and the latest version of Java that will work on this machine is 5 22. I can not update to a higher Firefox or Java or OS. How can I make my fire fox 3 6 28 work with java 5. It always says that my plug in is blocked and I can not enable it.

Asked by mike_z 7 years ago

Last reply by kobe 7 years ago

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Is there an addon to block Firefox update notifications?

So Firefox has always been annoying when it comes to updates, and now it has a daily window that pops up unless I update, which will interrupt me if I'm playing a game, o… (read more)

So Firefox has always been annoying when it comes to updates, and now it has a daily window that pops up unless I update, which will interrupt me if I'm playing a game, or watching a movie. I don't NEED to break my addons and there is no advantage for me to update, only disadvantages so I am wondering if there is an addon or plugin for Firefox 3 that will block update notifications.

Asked by Metalsand 8 years ago

Answered by Kartikaya Gupta 8 years ago

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How can I permanently turn off out-of-date warnings since I'm stuck with the old machine I have

I'm stuck with OS 10.4 and can't update Firefox or plug-ins any further. Keep getting -- over and over! -- warnings from Firefox. How can I turn those off permanently? … (read more)

I'm stuck with OS 10.4 and can't update Firefox or plug-ins any further. Keep getting -- over and over! -- warnings from Firefox. How can I turn those off permanently?

Asked by paulrswan 8 years ago

Answered by egg. 8 years ago

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In Firefox 13 the borderline on linked images is missing

In Firefox 3.6.28 and in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 my linked images appear with a coloured borderline round them to indicate the link - this line changes… (read more)

In Firefox 3.6.28 and in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 my linked images appear with a coloured borderline round them to indicate the link - this line changes colour in the same way as an underline for linked text when visited. But in Firefox 13 this is not the case. Although the underline appears for text, it is not present round linked images. So I am delaying upgrading.

Web site URL is http://www.madpc.co.uk/~peterv I use an old WYSIWYG program, Claris Home Page 3 to generate my Web pages - it does all I need and I am very familiar with it, so I do not wish to change. The HTML code for the first image currently appearing on my ’Latest’ web page inside a table box is:

<center><A HREF="Panasonic/Medium/VeniceTornado.jpg"></A></center>

If Internet Explorer did not show the boundary line I would have assumed that the generated code was excessively obsolete. But it does. So it would appear that there is a bug in Firefox 13.

Please could you look into this and clarify the situation. Maybe there is a setting in Firefox 13 that I have overlooked.

Sincere regards

Peter Vasey

Asked by petevasey 8 years ago

Last reply by petevasey 8 years ago