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I'd like to stop updating my version of FF. I've read this thread > https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1132364

From the thread number above > "Here's how I do it. http://kb.mozillazine.org/User.js_file The file has to be named user.js and it has to be located in the active Prof… (read more)

From the thread number above > "Here's how I do it. http://kb.mozillazine.org/User.js_file

The file has to be named user.js and it has to be located in the active Profile folder. And this is the correct code for disabling updates.

   // turn off application updates:
   user_pref("app.update.enabled", false);  "

That may sound very simple to some, but it raises questions in my mind. What is the path to the active profile folder? What is the exact name of said folder? Do you add those two lines to what is in there or do you replace lines with this? You make sure it only says that and nothing else in the file? I'm not a programmer (Clearly) and I dont want to be. I would love to read a complete explanation in standard English where the writer assumes I know nothing except English. No assumptions and no ambiguity! Please explain it to me like I was five if possible. I certainly know how to create a text file. I know how to find files, unhide system files and a good working knowledge of using the path (when given to me). Is this kept in program files or app data?

As for the continual harangue about security, I believe that update does not equal improvement. Very often I find it limits our ability and program utility. Only the extremely naive would believe newer is better in every way. It's not. I've seen too many user rights disappear in the name of security, when in fact they were in the service of copyright protections for content providers, not our protection. Just ask the NEW CEO and compare the release right after he took over with the prior release. All of a sudden every download utility stops working. My "security"... Using 38.0.5 on Win 7 Professional (64 bit) and I wish to keep it that way. Thank you very much for your kind and complete replies.

Asked by papollonio 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox will not copy, will not paste. How do I fix this?

Firefox will not copy/paste within itself from pull-down menu. Will not accept/paste material copied from Mac email, from Word, from Safari. Without copy/paste, the brow… (read more)

Firefox will not copy/paste within itself from pull-down menu. Will not accept/paste material copied from Mac email, from Word, from Safari. Without copy/paste, the browser is USELESS.

How do I fix this?

Asked by WouldBeUser 4 years ago

Answered by leviszekeres 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes immediatly on startup and unable to do ANYTHING

I recently got a brand new Dell (from Dell) and I installed the most recent version of FIrefox (46) and as soon as I doubleclick the icon it crashes. I can't open in saf… (read more)

I recently got a brand new Dell (from Dell) and I installed the most recent version of FIrefox (46) and as soon as I doubleclick the icon it crashes. I can't open in safemode nor can I refresh firefox. I can't open it AT ALL, so I'm unable to o anything with the graphics accelerator.

I then uninstalled Firefox and tried installing again after a reboot. Same issue.

I then installed a clean version of Windows (7 pro) thinking that maybe there was something in Dell's default install that may be the problem.

After the new Windows install the first thing I installed after my antivirus software was Firefox. Same issues. Crashes as soon as it opens. I can't even open the "about:crashes" page. I looked in the "Crash Reports" folder and got these IDs:

Crash ID: bp-1fe81a02-9607-4525-9e09-1f4832160506 Crash ID: bp-2d37139a-e467-4ccb-8dd4-56fbd2160506 Crash ID: bp-007e6e59-d524-4aea-acad-7cb852160506 Crash ID: bp-a8c2f4e7-fd9d-43fa-8741-22a092160506 Crash ID: bp-e442878e-4763-43ef-ad2b-1bf3e2160506

Note* Internet Explorer works fine, and this is the only machine in my building that I have this problem, so I'm sure there's something on the computer that's causing it to crash, but I'm hoping you guys can tell me the porblem because this is so frustrating.

Thanks

Asked by dvinette 4 years ago

Last reply by dvinette 4 years ago

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Everytime I open Firefox, an options tab comes up as well

So, every time I open up firefox my home page opens up like it should, but also an options tab always comes along with it. This does not happen, however, when I open up a… (read more)

So, every time I open up firefox my home page opens up like it should, but also an options tab always comes along with it. This does not happen, however, when I open up a private browsing window.

Asked by hologram78 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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taille barre de recherche

hello fr: il faudrait personnaliser la taille de la barre de recherche. Elle est tellement grande que la barre d'adresse est toute petite et je ne peux même plus cliquer … (read more)

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fr: il faudrait personnaliser la taille de la barre de recherche. Elle est tellement grande que la barre d'adresse est toute petite et je ne peux même plus cliquer sur l'adresse pour la copier. En fait j'ai supprimée la barre de recherche et je tape dorénavant mes recherches directement dans la barre d'adresse


en: adress bar is too small to select the adress and copy it. How to change the siez?

Asked by moidjikssekool 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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taille onglet

hello fr: j'ai modifié l'apparence de windows 10 (j'ai aggrandi la taille des éléments) et les boutons icône/réduire/fermeture des fenêtres sont un petit peu trop gros ca… (read more)

hello fr: j'ai modifié l'apparence de windows 10 (j'ai aggrandi la taille des éléments) et les boutons icône/réduire/fermeture des fenêtres sont un petit peu trop gros car la petite croix d'ouverture de nouvel onglet se trouve au dessus du bouton de l'iconisation et c'est un peu galère quand je veux ouvrir un nouvel onglet, de temps en temps, je clique trop à droite et ma fenêtre disparaît... Le paramètre de largeur des onglets dans tabmixplus ne change rien. Comment faire?

en: i have changed windows appearence and now the new tab button is above the windows buttons. I haven't found any parameters to change that, even in tabmixplus. What to do?

Asked by moidjikssekool 4 years ago

Last reply by moidjikssekool 4 years ago

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Can you get ask.com off my firefox. I have tried ti follow instructions and can't do it

getting rid of ask.com is not a task I can handle on my own. I've tried. don't have printer or other computers available. I was naively hoping that Mozilla or Firefox… (read more)

getting rid of ask.com is not a task I can handle on my own. I've tried. don't have printer or other computers available. I was naively hoping that Mozilla or Firefox could do it for me. Following a long list of complex instructions again will not work for just me and my laptop on our own, so I'm afraid other users can't help!  :-(

Asked by jobeale 5 years ago

Answered by rkbrown 5 years ago

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right click save image sometimes creates jpg with marker segment length too short problem

Firefox 38 The option to right click on an image and select save image as, sometimes creates a jpg that will not show in my image viewing program BreezeBrowser,I just get… (read more)

Firefox 38 The option to right click on an image and select save image as, sometimes creates a jpg that will not show in my image viewing program BreezeBrowser,I just get a red cross, and opening it into Photoshop declares it as having a problem. 'Could not complete your request because a JPEG marker segment length is too short (the file may be truncated or incomplete)'

I can go to another website and it works on an image,

The only way to resolve it is to do a printscreen of the entire screen and fiddle around in photoshop.

I have been able to use Right click save image as, in IE for decades, and since using Firefox, this last few years likewise, but in recent months I get this problem.

DBenz

Asked by DBenz 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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ADOBE FLASH - Update error.

I am running Win7Pro, Firefox 38.0.5 and Adobe Flash 18 NPAPI. Firefox will not run Adobe Flash content. Please advise how to fix. I have attempted to update adobe se… (read more)

I am running Win7Pro, Firefox 38.0.5 and Adobe Flash 18 NPAPI.

Firefox will not run Adobe Flash content. Please advise how to fix. I have attempted to update adobe several time to no avail.

Asked by cjamt 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox won't open links from thunderbird link

I get a message that firefox is already open but not responding, I have to close and open firefox and it works one time only. If I cut and paste link from thunderbird it… (read more)

I get a message that firefox is already open but not responding, I have to close and open firefox and it works one time only. If I cut and paste link from thunderbird it opens it.

I'm not sure but it may have started when I got a "tab mix plus" update ... I don't even remember having tab mix plus? Unless it came with firefox.

Asked by TonyBotchagaloop 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Web page reloads after opening firefox

When I open FF I get the web search page. About 3 seconds later I get a new blank search box and " Meet Suchita, who brings Mozilla's non-profit mission to life. She tau… (read more)

When I open FF I get the web search page. About 3 seconds later I get a new blank search box and

" Meet Suchita, who brings Mozilla's non-profit mission to life. She taught herself to code using our free tools, and now she’s making a bigger impact by teaching people in her Pune, India community about the Web. Way to be Moz-awesome, Suchita!" message.

If this is advertising OK but what ever I enter into the search box gets cleared as soon as the Non-Profit at work message comes up.

So frustrating to miss the first few letters of what I have typed in.

Thanks Wallace

Asked by marsheng 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Bookmarks bar location no longer in sync with iCloud bookmarks.

Up until version 36, bookmarks properly synced with the iCloud bookmarks add-on without a problem. Ever since, Firefox has changed the location where the bookmarks bar fa… (read more)

Up until version 36, bookmarks properly synced with the iCloud bookmarks add-on without a problem. Ever since, Firefox has changed the location where the bookmarks bar favorites are stored, so that now the base favorites on iOS are blank. Additionaly, this caused the bookmarks bar for Internet Explorer and Chrome to be blank. This has been reported under bug 1136808 but is stuck as Untriaged.

Asked by tonytx05 5 years ago

Last reply by tonytx05 4 years ago

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I installed Firefox and was able to import all my bookmarks from Chrome but not my saved passwords from Chrome. None of them transfered over. Why?

I intended to delete Chrome once all my data was saved in Firefox but now I cannot because none of my saved log on usernames and passwords I have saved in Chrome imported… (read more)

I intended to delete Chrome once all my data was saved in Firefox but now I cannot because none of my saved log on usernames and passwords I have saved in Chrome imported to Firefox. Is there any way to fix this? I have followed all the directions. When going to Tools/Options/Security/Saved Passwords - they are not there.

Asked by Breezeluvr 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Windows 10 N - YouTube still unable to use H264 after November Update even with Windows Media Encoder installed

After the Windows 10 November update I was unable to view YouTube videos with a resolution higher than 360p. I remembered that I am using Windows 10 N Edition so I downlo… (read more)

After the Windows 10 November update I was unable to view YouTube videos with a resolution higher than 360p. I remembered that I am using Windows 10 N Edition so I downloaded the Windows Media Encoder and it still did not work (it did before the update). Interestingly enough the Nightly Build of Firefox does not have this issue.

Asked by Vivida 4 years ago

Last reply by Vivida 4 years ago

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How to export add-ons

Dear Expert, This is Rudy, I just installed a new win7 64 bit image on a VM and using firefox v38. I had problem with sync some of add-ons from my laptop to VM. So I want… (read more)

Dear Expert,

This is Rudy, I just installed a new win7 64 bit image on a VM and using firefox v38. I had problem with sync some of add-ons from my laptop to VM. So I want to export the add-ons and install manually.

Which add-ons failed to sync: 1/ Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U76 10.75.2.34 2/ Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.760.34 10.76.2.34

Asked by makalolu 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago