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add-ons authors

Every time I am going to add a new add-on, Firefox displays a "Software Installation" dialog box with the following caption: "Install add-ons only from authors you trust.… (read more)

Every time I am going to add a new add-on, Firefox displays a "Software Installation" dialog box with the following caption:

"Install add-ons only from authors you trust. Malicious software can damage your computer or violate your privacy."

How does one establishes a trusted author? How does some establishes a trusted add-on?

Asked by ChavezJ 10 years ago

Answered by silkphoenix 10 years ago

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Useragent string to only identify the version of Firefox

How can I have my useragent hold only the information identifying my browser as Firefox and it's version? I am aware of the addon that allows me to disguise myself with o… (read more)

How can I have my useragent hold only the information identifying my browser as Firefox and it's version? I am aware of the addon that allows me to disguise myself with other browser's useragent, however that is not what I'm looking for specially since the settings reset with every session.

Asked by oxwivi 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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How to fix JavaScript App Type error: Components classes'@mozilla.org/extensions/manager;1' is undefined

Every time FF4.0.1 is opened the error message shows and must nbe closed before the FF screen shows. I've reloaded FF4.0.1 in hopes some code was missing, but no change..… (read more)

Every time FF4.0.1 is opened the error message shows and must nbe closed before the FF screen shows. I've reloaded FF4.0.1 in hopes some code was missing, but no change....the Java Script Application error message still shows?

Asked by Azmax 10 years ago

Answered by Xircal 10 years ago

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In Tools, what is the use of "Overrride automatic cache management"?

I encounter problems opening new sessions with my bank's online account management service; there is a complicated process by which I can correct that, involving restarti… (read more)

I encounter problems opening new sessions with my bank's online account management service; there is a complicated process by which I can correct that, involving restarting the Firefox browser, but I would like to explore the 'cache' in order to avoid a recurring problem with the above.

Asked by robielerobot@gmail.com 10 years ago

Answered by Xircal 10 years ago

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When I follow the directions for making a blank page my home page, nothing happens. Now what?

The tutorial directions tell me that if I want a blank page as my home page then I should open a new tab and drag&drop the icon over the "home" button on the right. N… (read more)

The tutorial directions tell me that if I want a blank page as my home page then I should open a new tab and drag&drop the icon over the "home" button on the right. Nothing happens.

Asked by jharding 10 years ago

Answered by Xircal 10 years ago

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removing forceful search on 404 error

some software, probably the AVG, has installed Yandex as a search engine for providing me with search on errors 404. I generally hate such a service, and especially hate … (read more)

some software, probably the AVG, has installed Yandex as a search engine for providing me with search on errors 404. I generally hate such a service, and especially hate Yandex -- but I fail to remove it! I already has unchecked the box at the AVG toollbar options, but it does not work for me.

There is suspicious line in the table of settings

keyword.URL http://search.avg.com/dispatcher.aspx?i=40&tp=ab&q=

this URL certainly heads to yandex. However, I have no idea how can I remove it forever.

I would much appreciate your help!

Asked by vladD 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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I cannot find where to go to get the FF tool bar. I've gone to options but still can't find it.

I downloaded FF 4 a few days ago and I can't locate where to go to get the FF tool bar installed plus I don't see the orange FF logo on the left side of my screen. … (read more)

I downloaded FF 4 a few days ago and I can't locate where to go to get the FF tool bar installed plus I don't see the orange FF logo on the left side of my screen.

Asked by leeflea 10 years ago

Answered by silkphoenix 10 years ago

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Firefox suddenly not loading several web pages properly

I've had Firefox 4 since the release date, but today it's been acting up - it's not loading certain webpages properly, removing all the formatting and just putting all th… (read more)

I've had Firefox 4 since the release date, but today it's been acting up - it's not loading certain webpages properly, removing all the formatting and just putting all the text/links/etc in a list along the left hand side of the window. It's also not showing some pictures at all any more, although they're all hosted on Photobucket. This is literally ther first time there's been a problem with it since updating, and I've not changed any settings on it at all, so I have no clue why it's suddenly broken. Is anyone else getting this?

Asked by Zozzilla 10 years ago

Answered by akmueller4 9 years ago

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when ever i use firefox for manoramaonline.com the fonts are bit confusing. while internet explorer shows correct fonts why is that so?

manoramaonline.com is a newspaper channel. In firefox it never shows fonts in malayalam, while internet explorer shows in malayalam … (read more)

manoramaonline.com is a newspaper channel. In firefox it never shows fonts in malayalam, while internet explorer shows in malayalam

Asked by Jenson Jacob 10 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 years ago

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Anytime I open FF a little box opens w/ a 2 in it?

I open FF a very little box with a the number 2 and a ok button opens the screen grays out you have to click ok to move on once you switch pages the box comes back and y… (read more)

I open FF a very little box with a the number 2 and a ok button opens the screen grays out you have to click ok to move on once you switch pages the box comes back and you have to click it again. This appears on any page I'm on this started today, I have run antivirus and everything is fine. I even reinstalled FF and still there, I don't know what to do??

Asked by KaraW 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Open in New Tab and Open in New Window have switched places, how to revert?

I was glad to find as i logged in today that Firefox had a update ready. I was even more excited when i learned that the browser itself has been updated. And while all… (read more)

I was glad to find as i logged in today that Firefox had a update ready. I was even more excited when i learned that the browser itself has been updated. And while all these new and exciting things make Firefox an amazing choice for a browser, im at my wits end on this little change that is annoying the hell out of me.

Apparently between 3.6 and the new Firefox, when you right click on a link, you see Open in New Window in the spot where Open in New Tab was. This may not seem like a big deal, but to a person who has been opening windows in tabs since tabbed browsing came out, i absolutely hate having multiple windows open.

When i right click on a link, its an automatic reflex for me to open it in a new tab, but now i cant. Each time i end up opening a window instead. Is there an easy fix to this little problem that's driving me insane?

Asked by MikeCippo 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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"Auf gut Glück" Suche in der Adresszeile

Hallo, ich weiß nicht so recht, ob ich die richtigen Begriffe verwende, Naja: Also, bis Ff 3.x war es so, wenn man einen einigermaßen eindeutigen Begriff in die Adresszei… (read more)

Hallo, ich weiß nicht so recht, ob ich die richtigen Begriffe verwende, Naja: Also, bis Ff 3.x war es so, wenn man einen einigermaßen eindeutigen Begriff in die Adresszeile eingegeben hat, so hat der Browser direkt die Seite aufgerufen: bspw. man tippt "ebay" ein und ohne anzeigen der Google Suchergebnisse ist man bei eBay galendet, jetzt macht das FF 4 aber nicht mehr? Nun muss man zumindest die passende TL-Domain-Endung mit angeben - also quasi/bzw die nahezu komplette URL?! Kann man das wieder "so wie früher" einstellen, gibts für dieses Feature einen Begriff, bzw. einen Eintrag in den (about:)config?? Vielen Dank...Grampi

Asked by Grampi 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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I mine Cache. This new Cache folderizes everything. want old Cache back

Firefox 3.x created a Cache of files. Firefox 4 places them in folders. I want access to the Cache files as just files not in clickable folders. How can I get a Cache tha… (read more)

Firefox 3.x created a Cache of files. Firefox 4 places them in folders. I want access to the Cache files as just files not in clickable folders. How can I get a Cache that just has the files like they were in all other Firefox before?

Asked by arcman 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Why does Firefox not remove cookies upon exiting for open tabs?

Firefox does not remove cookies for tabs that are left open when exiting the browser even with clear cookie options set. The cookies are only cleared for tabs that are cl… (read more)

Firefox does not remove cookies for tabs that are left open when exiting the browser even with clear cookie options set. The cookies are only cleared for tabs that are closed before exiting the browser. I cannot understand how this could possibly be a design decision since it completely defeats the purpose of the privacy settings.

Under Options > Privacy I have the following options enabled/selected.

  • Accept cookies from sites (No "Exceptions...")
  • Keep until 'I close Firefox'
  • Clear history when Firefox closes
  • * Download History
  • * Cookies
  • * Active Logins
  • * Cache
  • * Offline Website Data

Asked by Gonkers 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Why won't the back button give a list of all locations I've been as before? Now I have to tediously go back one page at a time :(

Ever since I downloaded Firefox 4 on April 30, 2011, the back button has failed to give the list it used to give when you hovered over it, of all the places you had been … (read more)

Ever since I downloaded Firefox 4 on April 30, 2011, the back button has failed to give the list it used to give when you hovered over it, of all the places you had been in getting to where you are on that tab. That gave one the option of going directly back to the beginning of one's cyber-travels on that tab, or choose any other port-of-call on the way. Now I have to tediously get back to my starting point, or an earlier point, one click after another. Hope that's enough information to give you the picture.

Asked by MarleneW 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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I make App Tabs and they do NOT stay open, nor can I find them when I close and reopen FF4.

App Tabs are supposed to stay open, to be available each time you open FF4. They are not. I make them and close. When I reopen, they are not there. Nor can I find anythin… (read more)

App Tabs are supposed to stay open, to be available each time you open FF4. They are not. I make them and close. When I reopen, they are not there. Nor can I find anything about finding them. "Help" does not recognize "app tab" at all, despite my version being listed as 4.0.1.

Asked by bksrmt 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago