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Why won't FireFox save my log in for my home page?

Until the the most recent upgrade(s), Firefox would automatically save my log in information for my home page. It no longer does. When I start Firefox now, I have to cl… (read more)

Until the the most recent upgrade(s), Firefox would automatically save my log in information for my home page. It no longer does. When I start Firefox now, I have to click Sign In, choose my saved password (from Roboform), and I am logged in.

Sometimes I can close Firefox, reopen it and I am still logged in. Most of the time when I close Firefox and reopen it, I have to sign in again. I have the same settings in the current version as I had previously but still have issues.

I have tried all the standard 'stuff' (making sure passwords are saved, etc.) but nothing changes. I have uninstalled Firefox and started 'from scratch,' but it hasn't helped. I'm baffled.

B.T.W. if I use Internet Explorer, my Sign In settings are saved. I want to use Firefox but signing in every time is a pain.

Thanks.

Asked by dvdrttr 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Google search hangs; Yahoo, DDG, Bing work fine! Sites requiring google.com hang. Google news works fine! Why? Thanks for answering...

I've reset search engines to default. I've tried safe mode -- no add-ons. I've tried removing add-ons (only noscript, adblock plus were enabled) one at a time. I've just … (read more)

I've reset search engines to default. I've tried safe mode -- no add-ons. I've tried removing add-ons (only noscript, adblock plus were enabled) one at a time. I've just *refreshed* Firefox.

Recent update of Flash in response to recent Mozilla block-update feature (but...google searches worked OK after that). (Besides, Adobe ain't Google!) Recent MS updates to W7-64. Successful completion. Perhaps unrelated, but google search/google.com problems occurred shortly after that.

When Google is set as default search engine, all default searches hang, same search terms immediately (and as default) work fine with Bing, DDG, Yahoo, etc.

Any site that requires google.com hangs -- and, as stated, all google searches hang. DDG, for example, set as default search works fine, but any site located through DDG requiring google.com hangs.

NOTE: NOT using obsolete Google "search bar", am using Firefox "search bar" implemented from customization menu.

I'm out of things to try!!

Asked by Ceran 5 years ago

Answered by Ceran 5 years ago

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always open typed address in new tab

when I type a url address in the existing tab address bar, the new address should open in a new tab. This way I don't need to first open a New Tab & type in the addre… (read more)

when I type a url address in the existing tab address bar, the new address should open in a new tab. This way I don't need to first open a New Tab & type in the address there. This great feature is available in Avant Browser & thats why I have been using that browser since ages.

Asked by Vikas1996 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Can't find favorite add-on

I previously used an add-on that would preview a web page when hovering over the link with my cursor on the current web page. The web page would pop up and then disappear… (read more)

I previously used an add-on that would preview a web page when hovering over the link with my cursor on the current web page. The web page would pop up and then disappear after I removed the cursor form the popup. Can anyone tell me the name of the add-on?

Asked by SilverMiner 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Since the v.39 update, when I log onto Hotmail.com I get a message that reads: omething happened on our end. Please refresh your browser or close it and sign in

I recently updated my FF browser to version 39. Now when I log onto my Hotmail.com account, I get the following message: "omething happened on our end. Please refresh you… (read more)

I recently updated my FF browser to version 39. Now when I log onto my Hotmail.com account, I get the following message: "omething happened on our end. Please refresh your browser or close it and sign in again." The I have a choice of two buttons: "Refresh" and "Close." After choosing a button, I sometimes get an additional message: "Outlook.com was not able to complete this request. Microsoft may contact you about any issues you report." This is followed by the "Close" button. Although I get the messages, they don't prevent me from accessing my mail, they just slow things down and are quite annoying. I contacted Microsoft and they said it was a Firefox issue since I did not have this issue using Chrome or IE. How can I fix this?

Asked by stsaf 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox uses HTML5 on Windows 7 but Flash on Windows 8.1/10?

I use Firefox on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (just upgraded to Windows 10 on that machine). Firefox uses HTML5 for all Youtube videos on Windows 7, but Flash on the Windows… (read more)

I use Firefox on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (just upgraded to Windows 10 on that machine). Firefox uses HTML5 for all Youtube videos on Windows 7, but Flash on the Windows 10 machine.

How do I get HTML5 to default on the Windows 10 machine? Why are these different? Both are running the same version of Firefox.

Asked by Bidley 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Firefox blocking trusted web sites

trying to order something online. Firefox saying "this site is untrusted". I have used the site before without any problems. They say use IE or Chrome! Can you help? … (read more)

trying to order something online. Firefox saying "this site is untrusted". I have used the site before without any problems. They say use IE or Chrome! Can you help?

Asked by hughmaccallum 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How do we disable the annoying tab function

I understand that most people are chasing and stuck with the limitations of using I-Pads (Idiot-Pads) with only two thumbs - LOL! However we use multiple displays (som… (read more)

I understand that most people are chasing and stuck with the limitations of using I-Pads (Idiot-Pads) with only two thumbs - LOL! However we use multiple displays (sometimes 2, 4 or 6 simultaneous displays depending on a client's needs) and it is desirable to NOT have the TAB function activated. There is nothing more annoying than to have a tab open every time a download is done or an app wants (immediate!) attention. It was (tab interruption) nice to (tab interruption) have (tab interruption) been able (tab interruption) to have (tab interruption) a new (tab interruption) window open and (tab interruption) to stop all (tab interruption) tabs from opening. Annoying isn't it? The "Tabs Feature" is more annoying than having spam popping up!!! We expect your product to be better than "Explorer" not the same or worst! We generally use Apple (for artistic graphics), Microsoft (for "Windows exclusive" business programs) and Linux (for Internet security) systems on various machines so we get to compare what everybody has created. We never use Linux "Unity" because it is worse than the Apple and Windows Desktops! We are not "Idiot-Pad/Phone" (oops - I-Pad/Phone) users! We are systematically migrating our clients away from Apple and Windows as Linux software improves in functionality and compatibility and provides CHOICES! Thank you

Asked by Polyprogrammer 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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can't open some https websites

Hi I can't open some https websites like https://openssl.org/ I get this error message: Secure Connection Failed The connection to openssl.org was interrupted while the p… (read more)

Hi I can't open some https websites like https://openssl.org/ I get this error message:

Secure Connection Failed

The connection to openssl.org was interrupted while the page was loading.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

This only happens on my default profile and other profiles are OK. I started firefox in safe mode (Add-ons disabled) and the problem still exist. I'm using firefox 39.0.3 on windows 7 and I don't want to update to a newer version.

Asked by siamaksalimi 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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All addons disabled themselves.

Hi guys, My browser did some weird stuff today and now all addons are disabled with only an option to Remove them, not Enable. What the heck? I don't think I'm not in Saf… (read more)

Hi guys, My browser did some weird stuff today and now all addons are disabled with only an option to Remove them, not Enable. What the heck? I don't think I'm not in Safe Mode since it is an option in the Help menu to restart with all addons disabled. See attached screenshot for reference.

Thanks, Peter

Asked by uvdevnull 5 years ago

Answered by uvdevnull 5 years ago

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Firefox sync 500 Error? was working now i get this 500 Error????

Hi, Firefox sync was working perfectly fine until recently. Now every time i click on sync i get a 500 Error. Using Firefox 39 and about:accounts?entrypoint=menubar I ge… (read more)

Hi, Firefox sync was working perfectly fine until recently. Now every time i click on sync i get a 500 Error. Using Firefox 39 and about:accounts?entrypoint=menubar I get a 500 error. If I try going to https://accounts.firefox.com in Firefox I also get a 500 error.

I also have the same browser setup on 2 other computers and so far they seem to work just fine ( so far ) however my main browser will not sync anymore. Looked every where for answers but all i can find is a lot of people with the same problem but not fix ????

Asked by enlightent_1 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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All of my bookmarks deleted somehow, can I restore them??

I updated Adobe Flash Plug in today, and it cleared all of my bookmarks.... :( I checked Show All Bookmarks, but there is only today's bookmarks there, and I am wondering… (read more)

I updated Adobe Flash Plug in today, and it cleared all of my bookmarks.... :( I checked Show All Bookmarks, but there is only today's bookmarks there, and I am wondering if there is any other way to restore all the lost bookmarks?? Thanks in advance!!

Asked by zlloyd1 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Notorious flash vulnerable message due to plugin not updating

Hello all, Every time I update adobe flash, the firefox flash plugin does not get updated, even after browser restart. The only effective way of actually making the brows… (read more)

Hello all,

Every time I update adobe flash, the firefox flash plugin does not get updated, even after browser restart. The only effective way of actually making the browser plugin update, is to first remove flash altogether from my PC, and then install it anew.

Example: I had flash version 18.0.0.194 installed, which was causing vulnerability messages. I went ahead with an update from the adobe webpage, and now, in Programs and Features, I can see I've got the newly installed 18.0.0.203 version, but in the Firefox plugin screen, it's still the 18.0.0.194, which still brings up vulnerability messages. Restarting the browser doesn't help.

The question is: how to make the plugin update, without having to uninstall flash everytime? As frequently as flash needs updating, this issue is quite a drawback.

Asked by tango650 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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how do i copy the address bar

Once upon a time in a browser, there was an EDIT to copy the link in the address line. I would like to have this feature because it is difficult to highlight the address … (read more)

Once upon a time in a browser, there was an EDIT to copy the link in the address line. I would like to have this feature because it is difficult to highlight the address so it can be copied in the generic copy.

I have searched mozilla for this feature & the search function does not seem to recognize the word copy. THe results include all kinds of things to do with the address bar, except copy it.

Asked by aviewer 5 years ago

Answered by aviewer 5 years ago

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Yahoo.politics and other yahoo sites won't display comment box

I got the latest Firefox 39 version. I disabled all add-ons, rebooted Windows 7, but problem persists. With google chrome everything works fine. Help on how to troublesh… (read more)

I got the latest Firefox 39 version. I disabled all add-ons, rebooted Windows 7, but problem persists. With google chrome everything works fine. Help on how to troubleshoot and solve this would be much appreciated. Example:

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/jeb-bush-consultant-critiques-republican-digital-124448872556.html

Asked by onkobo 5 years ago

Answered by onkobo 5 years ago

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Can hardware acceleration be upgraded in unsupported Windows XP?

I was able to diagnose my problems with new windows opening instead of tabs and keyboard anamolies by following support directions: starting in safe mode, removing hardwa… (read more)

I was able to diagnose my problems with new windows opening instead of tabs and keyboard anamolies by following support directions: starting in safe mode, removing hardware acceleration, restarting normally and . . .no problems! I would like to find out if it is possible to upgrade graphics drivers in Windows XP-pro before going through the whole process (I am not a tech savvy type). My internet loading is already slow as it is, rural DSL speeds, but I would rather just be patient rather than deal with the constant keyboard problems that were driving me crazy. Please advise whether it is worth trying to upgrade or not.

Asked by goatmother51 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Can't copy old details into new Firefox

Long story short, I didn't know about Firefox Sync, and my old Windows installation is corrupt due to a corrupt HD, and I've reinstalled Windows on a new PC. I have Fire… (read more)

Long story short, I didn't know about Firefox Sync, and my old Windows installation is corrupt due to a corrupt HD, and I've reinstalled Windows on a new PC.

I have Firefox installed on the new PC, and in the past I would just copy files like places.sqlite over to the new profile and the bookmarks would be restored, but that hasn't worked. In fact, I replaced every single item (just straight up copy and paste to override the new files) from the old profile into the new one, but when I reopen firefox, it's still a fresh installation; no saved passwords, cookies, history, nothing.

Any ideas?

Asked by Garbothing 5 years ago

Answered by Banban 5 years ago