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Firefox downloads keep failing

Hi, Recently large file (90+megs) downloads keep failing . The download started normally, downloads for a little, then idles out and fails with no error messages. I'm cur… (read more)

Hi,

Recently large file (90+megs) downloads keep failing . The download started normally, downloads for a little, then idles out and fails with no error messages. I'm currently on Windows operating system and i even tried disabling all add-ons and scan functionality in my browser and it's not my IPS giving me grief either. I've also tried with other browsers such as Explorer and chrome and have no problems with them with the same file and location.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, this is getting really aggravating...

Thanks, - Ult

Asked by Ultamisia 6 years ago

Answered by Ashiqur Rahman Amit 6 years ago

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How can I get rid of white stripe at top of screen that covers navagation bar?

When I open Firefix, there is a white band (sometimes blue) at top of screen that hides the navigation bar. I cannot take any action except perform one search as I canno… (read more)

When I open Firefix, there is a white band (sometimes blue) at top of screen that hides the navigation bar. I cannot take any action except perform one search as I cannot click on the invisible back arrow, bookmarks, shrink or close the screen. I have to close the browser by right click on Firefox icon in tray and click on close.

Asked by rbaker12 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Java Deployment Toolkit

FF has blocked Flashplayer and Java. I have updated both to latest versions BUT Java Deployment Toolkit 8.0.510.16 11.51.2.16 is still blocked and cannot be activated (or… (read more)

FF has blocked Flashplayer and Java. I have updated both to latest versions BUT Java Deployment Toolkit 8.0.510.16 11.51.2.16 is still blocked and cannot be activated (or apparently updated). The option "ask to activate" is selected but does not do anything. "You cannot UNINSTALL this program because: Why I am not able to run the Java Uninstall tool and the Java verification applet? The Java Uninstall Tool and the Java verification applet uses the Java DT to do Java version detection on the user system. If Java DT is blocked by browser (like Firefox) than these applets will not run. In order to run these applets the user will have to permit Java DT to run in browsers." https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/deployment_toolkit.xml

So, there is a Catch 22. It needs to run itself to uninstall but it can't. How can this be resolved?

As an additional comment - flash and Java run in MS IE - which is considered less secure. Mozilla are forcing people to use an inferior product. Best Regards, Chris

Asked by ChrisJez 6 years ago

Answered by ChrisJez 6 years ago

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Firefox as a browser for Samsung smart tv? What/where to download?

Long time user of FF on my PC. Have now got a new Samsung Smart tv and would like to use FF on it. Can it be done, and if so, what exactly do I download, and from where? … (read more)

Long time user of FF on my PC. Have now got a new Samsung Smart tv and would like to use FF on it. Can it be done, and if so, what exactly do I download, and from where?

Many thanks in anticipation. Glh11

Asked by glh11 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Is there a way to save all my tabs at once and transfer them on another computer?

No, I'm not talking about having to first tediously click on every single tab, bookmarking them, following the instruction to transfer your bookmark file, and them clicki… (read more)

No, I'm not talking about having to first tediously click on every single tab, bookmarking them, following the instruction to transfer your bookmark file, and them clicking on every bookmark to open your tabs again. I'm asking about a one-click way to save all my tabs and them upload them on a different computer, just as Firefox does on closing/opening. Thank you

Asked by jor001 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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My 'home' icon has disappeared from the toolbar. How do I get it back?

The little black house icon (the home icon) has disappeared from my toolbar. I always used to use this to quickly go back to start a new search. Why did it disappear an… (read more)

The little black house icon (the home icon) has disappeared from my toolbar. I always used to use this to quickly go back to start a new search. Why did it disappear and how do I get it back? Thanks for your help.

Asked by alkhanson 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I get the file menu displayed?

I want to be able to have a file menu so I can select print etc. directly from my main display. One of the help programs said I have an menu upper left which is not disp… (read more)

I want to be able to have a file menu so I can select print etc. directly from my main display. One of the help programs said I have an menu upper left which is not displayed. I accidentally selected an ASK program which completely reset my Mozilla features and I cannot get them back. I have deleted ASK but it has permanently reset my Mozilla appearance. I deleted Mozilla and reinstalled it to no avail. I restored my whole computer to an earlier time.

Asked by BillDavidson 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Terminal Commands to install Firefox from tar

I have Ubuntu 10.1 and want to install a new version of Firefox. I have downloaded the tar bz2 file from their website. I have it in my Downloads folder along with an ext… (read more)

I have Ubuntu 10.1 and want to install a new version of Firefox. I have downloaded the tar bz2 file from their website. I have it in my Downloads folder along with an extracted file folder Firefox. I guess I can remove the old version in Terminal with: sudo apt-get remove firefox. My question is, what Terminal command string do I use to install the new tar file? I guess it will have to point to the extracted folder or the tar file in my download folder.

I can run the new Firefox from the download firefox folder but it will not save any of my bookmarks when closed.

btw none of the older links work for install.

Asked by tmhillard 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Can FireFox be uninstalled and reinstalled without losing settings, preferences and bookmarks?

All of a sudden, I am no longer directed to my homepage when opening Firefox. All I get is "The address isn't valid". Also, when I choose options, new window, new priv… (read more)

All of a sudden, I am no longer directed to my homepage when opening Firefox. All I get is "The address isn't valid". Also, when I choose options, new window, new private window and Find, I also get the error "The address isn't valid".

I refreshed Firefox, which didn't help, disabled add-ons, checked for updates and opened in safe mode, none of which helped. I have run various malware programs and virus scans and came up empty from that end.

I was thinking of uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling, but I am afraid that I will loose my bookmarks, settings, preferences, etc. Any suggestions?

Asked by ranchwoo 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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After upgrade to windows 10, I lost my firefox bookmarks. How to retrieve them from folder windows.old?

Before installing windows 10 I forgot to save a list of the bookmarks I had on Firefox. The computer however saved a copy of all important program files in a folder calle… (read more)

Before installing windows 10 I forgot to save a list of the bookmarks I had on Firefox. The computer however saved a copy of all important program files in a folder called Windows.old on my C: disk. Is there any chance to retrieve the bookmarks from that folder? I tried to look at the files saved therein, but unfortunately I could not recognize anything useful. Disclaimer: I am definitely not very knowledgeable in IT! ;)

Asked by tuilde 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to restore passwords from key3.db? And how does signons.sqlite work?

I had to restore my operating system. I was able to recover places.sqlite to restore bookmarks (good!). I was able to find a key3.db (dated July 2013) that file won't b… (read more)

I had to restore my operating system. I was able to recover places.sqlite to restore bookmarks (good!). I was able to find a key3.db (dated July 2013) that file won't be complete or up to date, but at least it puts me somewhere ahead.

I read that I need a signon3.txt file to go with the key3. I don't have one. I did find a signons.sqlite file dated Sept 2014. I moved both these files to my profiles folder but I don't get my old passwords back.

Is it possible for me to use the old key3? Do the key3 and signons have to be dated the same? Is there a way to recreate the signons.txt?

I do have the master password.

Thanks for help.

Asked by rennman10 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Can I change default display width in built-in PDF Viewer?

I pretty much always want to view PDFs in "page width" but the default "automatic zoom" setting always displays them to fill the height rather than the width of the windo… (read more)

I pretty much always want to view PDFs in "page width" but the default "automatic zoom" setting always displays them to fill the height rather than the width of the window and I have to change it manually every time I view a PDF. Can I change this setting somewhere?

Asked by cfcentaurea 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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How can I limit Firefox access to one site only?

I run an educational centre and want the students to only be able to access one web site on one particular computer particular through Firefox. The computer runs Win XP. … (read more)

I run an educational centre and want the students to only be able to access one web site on one particular computer particular through Firefox. The computer runs Win XP. Use of this machine is sometimes unsupervised and I want them to only be able to access certain practice material on one specific site.

Asked by numbaworka 6 years ago

Answered by Banban 6 years ago

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Adobe Flash player crashes

I can't play anything on Rhapsody for very long before the plugin crashes. Sometimes it crashes before the page even has the chance to load. I have an updated version, … (read more)

I can't play anything on Rhapsody for very long before the plugin crashes. Sometimes it crashes before the page even has the chance to load. I have an updated version, the computer's OS has been updated, everything's up to date.

Asked by KAPM-FM_Program_Director 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Cannot view thumbnails on certain web pages

Hi. I could always see the thumbnails of the magazines on the webpage dowmmagaz.com where you can download them in PDF format. But I had to reload Windows as I got a new … (read more)

Hi. I could always see the thumbnails of the magazines on the webpage dowmmagaz.com where you can download them in PDF format. But I had to reload Windows as I got a new motherboard. Now suddenly I cannot see the thumbnails on this specific site anymore. What can I do about this? What settings prevent the thumbnails to load on this webpage homepage? I can see the magazines image as soon as I click on it. But cannot view the homepage images

Thanks

Asked by PCUSER2015 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Secure Connection Failed, Error code: sec_error_bad_signature

I installed windows 10 today. No when I go to websites such as amazon on google I get an error. 'An error occurred during a connection to www.google.co.uk. Peer's certif… (read more)

I installed windows 10 today. No when I go to websites such as amazon on google I get an error.

'An error occurred during a connection to www.google.co.uk. Peer's certificate has an invalid signature. (Error code: sec_error_bad_signature). The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the web site owners to inform them of this problem.'  

So annoying, all was ok until today. Bloody Microsoft! I have re-installed Firefox but that does not cure the problem. Am temporarily using Chrome which does not have the bug, I can buy things from amazon and search in google and use my gmail and youtube accounts. Can anyone help me please? Many thanks.

Asked by lincoln111 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago