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How do I minimize a web page, so I can keep this page and go to another page and come back?

Currently, I am using Windows 10. How can I keep a web page without losing it, when I need to go to open my email to get a code and return to the original web page? I c… (read more)

Currently, I am using Windows 10. How can I keep a web page without losing it, when I need to go to open my email to get a code and return to the original web page? I cannot minimize the page. If I minimize, I am returned to the desktop. I cannot go to another site and return. Please Help! Thank you!

Asked by mom4two203 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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RE: Firefox running in background but not appearing

Hi All, I downloaded firefox recently on my new laptop running Windows 10 home edition. Almost every time I double click on the firefox shortcut on my desktop or click t… (read more)

Hi All,

I downloaded firefox recently on my new laptop running Windows 10 home edition.

Almost every time I double click on the firefox shortcut on my desktop or click the firefox icon on my task bar to launch firefox, it doesn't launch but instead appears as a "background program" in task manager. This happens 9/10 launches. When I launch it from the start menu, almost every time it launches normally and appears as an application.

I reinstalled firefox but it still occurs. I changed my user profile but it still occurs.

I can launch it in safe mode consistently but I want to be able to use my extension (an ad blocker). I don't believe it's related to my firewall but am not sure I checked correctly.

Any ideas on what to do to be able to launch firefox?

Thanks,

Asked by Icedminttea 5 years ago

Answered by Icedminttea 5 years ago

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Bookmarks toolbar disappeared despite being checked to display

I have followed all the ways to get to the place where you check to display the bookmark toolbar, and it is always already checked, but it does not display. When I look … (read more)

I have followed all the ways to get to the place where you check to display the bookmark toolbar, and it is always already checked, but it does not display. When I look at the list of bookmarks, there is the entry for bookmarks toolbar populated with what I expect to be there, but I cannot get it to display across the top of the page (with the other toolbars). I can make the Menu and my Norton toolbars go away and then re-display, but not the bookmarks. Help would be much appreciated!

Asked by mld9574 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How do I install an earlier version of FF?

I have the reversion 43 exe downloaded. Now how to I install it? Do I just run it and let it overwrite my current version? Found this which I think answers my question.… (read more)

I have the reversion 43 exe downloaded. Now how to I install it? Do I just run it and let it overwrite my current version?

Found this which I think answers my question. It sounds like it's a project to downgrade: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Go_back_to_an_old_version_of_Firefox


I'm having a problem with copy/paste and want to see if it appeared with the new version of FF, which I think it did.

I can copy from FF to Wordpad. But not to Word. In word the edit...paste is greyed out. When I first start Word the first paste works, but not after that. Doesn't matter if I cntrl-c or rightclick-c or menu-c. It's similar to the other new pasting problems others are reporting, but since it's not to youtube that fix doesn't work. Safe mode didn't fix it, so it's not addons. So next step in testing, see if it appeared when I recently updated. I tried changing some about entries for copy/paste/clipboard to false and false to true but that didn't do anything (and changed each back).

Thanks

Asked by curls 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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I can’t remove a deactivated add-on by Firefox

Hi Firefox Support Two add-ons were disabled by Firefox without my doing because of verification. Those two add-ons i have not been able to delete, they are listed as di… (read more)

Hi Firefox Support Two add-ons were disabled by Firefox without my doing because of verification. Those two add-ons i have not been able to delete, they are listed as disabled.

My web browser language is in Danish, as you can see on the attached picture.

Looking forward to the reply Benjamin BT

Asked by Benjamin_BT 5 years ago

Answered by p345adx 5 years ago

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Do not see Java setup window when installing Java 8u740.02 or jre-8u73-windows-i586 and cannot install; mozilla java help pages don't address this.

I initialize either jre-8u740.02 or jre-8u73-windows-i586 Java file from Java download, either online or offline, but installation is not working. After clicking on the f… (read more)

I initialize either jre-8u740.02 or jre-8u73-windows-i586 Java file from Java download, either online or offline, but installation is not working. After clicking on the files to initialize, there is never a Java Setup window that allows me to go through the installation process. But there looks to be some activity in Task Manager -two processes named Java Platform SE binary running, one shows 3.2mb and sometimes 3.8mb, the other shows 2.3mb and sometimes 2.0mb --but However, when I check Programs and Features, Programs or Control Panel there is no Java file seen, so it has not installed. Verify Java at java.com also indicates that Java is not installed. I have tried installing Java a dozen times. With all addons disabled, with addons and Avast disabled, after refreshing Firefox with no addons; I also tried installing Java 8 (both versions) using IE, but nothing is working. I went through all the suggestions on the Mozilla Help page regarding 'download and use Java plugin for Firefox' but none of them helped. I am using FF44.0.2, and guessing that it is the 32-bit version (though don't know how to verify that). When I tried to download Java8u74 for 64-bit browsers (while using FF browser), Java gave me an error message that I can't use that version of Java with my browser. My laptop is acer 6530 32-bit, running Win8.1 and FF44.0.2.

Asked by sallykumo 5 years ago

Answered by sallykumo 5 years ago

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Some spam websites keep opening in my tabs, I removed some viruses and restared Firefox but all in vain.

Looks like I stumbled into some online virus that keeps opening arbitrary web pages on the homepage, opens them while I'm browsing the internet, I've done some scans on m… (read more)

Looks like I stumbled into some online virus that keeps opening arbitrary web pages on the homepage, opens them while I'm browsing the internet, I've done some scans on my laptop and restarted and re-installed Mozilla Firefox but the problem still holds :(

Asked by ibrahimsharaf 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Toolbar background coloring changed

Hi, I accidentally hit the wrong keys trying to switch tabs using Ctrl+Number and somehow the Bookmarks Toolbar and Awesome Bar (is that still its name?) changed their b… (read more)

Hi,

I accidentally hit the wrong keys trying to switch tabs using Ctrl+Number and somehow the Bookmarks Toolbar and Awesome Bar (is that still its name?) changed their background to the background to currently active tab has (see attached screenshot).

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to reproduce the key combination that did this. Reseting my profile hasn't changed it back either. Does anyone know how to revert this? I find it extremely uneasy on the eyes...

Thanks!

Asked by tobsh 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How can I remove Grammarly from my Firefox browser??

I would like to remove Grammarly from my Foxfire browser. I tried it out and I don't like it. So if you can please help me remove it. I would appreciate it. Thanks Al … (read more)

I would like to remove Grammarly from my Foxfire browser. I tried it out and I don't like it. So if you can please help me remove it. I would appreciate it. Thanks Al

Asked by BigAlhorseman 5 years ago

Answered by James 5 years ago

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My zip and rar files are constantly asking me what to do with them now that I refreshed firefox, it used to save files automatically.

Every time I download a zip or a rar file it asks me what to do with the file and doesn't give me the option to do this automatically next time, like it did way back befo… (read more)

Every time I download a zip or a rar file it asks me what to do with the file and doesn't give me the option to do this automatically next time, like it did way back before I made the mistake of refreshing firefox. It's driving me nuts to have to click save file every time without being given the option to do this automatically next time. It gives me the option to do this automatically next time when I download an mp3 file, but not zip or rar files. Help please.

Asked by VitriolVic 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Google to default, Yahoo shows up on new tab

Google is selected for default search engine. Whenever I open a new tab, it opens as Yahoo. I've checked the about:config. There is no browser.newtab.url. There are o… (read more)

Google is selected for default search engine. Whenever I open a new tab, it opens as Yahoo. I've checked the about:config. There is no browser.newtab.url. There are other browser.newtab files.

I've searched for any extensions - nothing with any searchprotect items or yahoo. I do not see anything in my program listing that indicates that I have any Yahoo products.

This is a fairly new computer (as in a couple of months). How can I make google my search engine for every tab?

Asked by JDaum 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox closes automatically

Hello, For some reason today, my firefox has started automatically closing down without a crash or error message appearing. It does not register as a crash either as it d… (read more)

Hello, For some reason today, my firefox has started automatically closing down without a crash or error message appearing. It does not register as a crash either as it did not appear when I check the crash logs. I have tried in Safe Mode, refreshed Firefox and even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Lastly, I tried to unchecked the option of 'Use hardware acceleration when available' but this problem is still persisting.

Anti-virus scan (Kaspersky 2016) hasn't picked up any problems either. The only thing I have done differently today is to delete my temp folders via Disk cleanup but I didn't think this would cause problems with Firefox like this?

I am running Windows 10 and using Firefox 44.0.2.

Any ideas on what the problem may be?

Best wishes,

Maheen Sattar

Asked by Maheen 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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cannot open my yahoo

I cannot open my yahoo. The error is: "The page isn't redirecting properly" I can sign into yahoo, I can access my yahoo account with no problem and can also access yah… (read more)

I cannot open my yahoo. The error is: "The page isn't redirecting properly" I can sign into yahoo, I can access my yahoo account with no problem and can also access yahoo mail. I suspect the problem is yahoo's but, just in case...........

Thank you.............

Asked by greg 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Fonts rendering problem

After upgrading to Firefox 44.0.2 fonts on some web pages look blurred and are thinner than should be. It is easy to notice problem comparing this page: https://support.… (read more)

After upgrading to Firefox 44.0.2 fonts on some web pages look blurred and are thinner than should be. It is easy to notice problem comparing this page: https://support.mozilla.org/pl/questions/firefox rendered in FF 44.0.2 with FF 44.0 or with Chrome.

Asked by ad_verbum 5 years ago

Answered by Samrat Bhattacharjee 5 years ago

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Can't find Download Icon button anywhere

This is the first time i do not see the Download icon button on the toolbar. The downward arrow icon. Other Firefox user profiles still have it on them. How to solve this… (read more)

This is the first time i do not see the Download icon button on the toolbar. The downward arrow icon.

Other Firefox user profiles still have it on them.

How to solve this problem?

Thank you.

Asked by irwanwr 5 years ago

Answered by Scribe 5 years ago

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Navigating websites using keyboard

I can't use my keyboard (tab key) to navigate websites on Firefox 44.0.2 (mac). For instance, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/basic-browsing-firefox I… (read more)

I can't use my keyboard (tab key) to navigate websites on Firefox 44.0.2 (mac). For instance, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/basic-browsing-firefox

I have the latest FF version on both my iMac or Macbook Pro, same results.

Asked by BKTOH 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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blank page after reloading

I have tried the suggestons to try & fix the mess firefox became after updating to 44.02. now when a page is reloaded, I get a almost blank page. I AM SICK & TIRE… (read more)

I have tried the suggestons to try & fix the mess firefox became after updating to 44.02. now when a page is reloaded, I get a almost blank page. I AM SICK & TIRED OF THIS! Everytime firefox is updated, it's messed up even more. Now I have to reinstall all the add ons, the extensions & the theme every time something is changed. ENOUGH!!!! This was Alternet, now it's just a DAM WORTHLESS BLANK PAGE!!!! I HAVE HAD IT, BACK TO ANOTHER DAM BROWSER.

Asked by sheilach 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox open with new tab not default home page

Despite doing a refresh of firefox to try and fix this issue .....every time I start firefox it opens with a new tab page as my home page and not what I set my home page … (read more)

Despite doing a refresh of firefox to try and fix this issue .....every time I start firefox it opens with a new tab page as my home page and not what I set my home page as in options. For example Yahoo.com or Google.com. When I start in safe mode everything works like I want.. default home page is displayed. Even if I open additional new browser windows in safe mode it works. If I start the browser with add-ons disabled via the option under Help it works maybe once or twice then the new tab is again displayed as my home page. If I manually disable the 4 add-ons under Tools/add-ons in the browser (McAfee web advisor, Better Privacy, addblockplus and new tab tool bar button) when I restart firefox it reacts the same as I stated above. Any ideas to fix this?

Asked by Jer11 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago