Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Archived

how does my employer know which sites I visit during private browsing?

My employer has told me that they have discovered that I have visited unsuitable sites. They must have found a way to get into my private browsing history. What can I d… (read more)

My employer has told me that they have discovered that I have visited unsuitable sites. They must have found a way to get into my private browsing history. What can I do to prevent this from happening again?

Asked by blackhester 9 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 years ago

  • Archived

Why does my cursor keep disappearing on Firefox (and nothing else) when it's not being moved?

If I'm not moving the cursor it disappears entirely, which is highly annoying. It only does this on Firefox, nothing else. It went through a permanently flickering period… (read more)

If I'm not moving the cursor it disappears entirely, which is highly annoying. It only does this on Firefox, nothing else. It went through a permanently flickering period before this, too.

Asked by VicZ 10 years ago

Last reply by Hasan 10 years ago

  • Archived

how to eliminate adobe flashplayer local storage popup

Everytime I try to download a video i get a adobe flashplayer local storage popup asking permission yes or no. I want to eliminate it and go back to the default setting … (read more)

Everytime I try to download a video i get a adobe flashplayer local storage popup asking permission yes or no. I want to eliminate it and go back to the default setting

Asked by wagerbrv 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

  • Archived

adobe flash player box comes up on my screen requesting to allow storage on my computer, how can I stop this.

A small box from adobe flash player comes up in the middle of my screen asking to allow storage on my computer. I must click on disallow each time for this box to go awa… (read more)

A small box from adobe flash player comes up in the middle of my screen asking to allow storage on my computer. I must click on disallow each time for this box to go away. In my all programs, I do not have adobe flash player. How can I make this flash player box stop ?

Asked by ccdeacon 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

  • Archived

How do I restore the original screen its stuck in full screen

I'm not sure if I pushed something one day my screen was larger than normal; then I tried to fix it myself and it's stuck on full screen and I don't know how to change it… (read more)

I'm not sure if I pushed something one day my screen was larger than normal; then I tried to fix it myself and it's stuck on full screen and I don't know how to change it back to normal the firefox button is gone.

Asked by keyka9126 9 years ago

Last reply by David McRitchie 9 years ago

  • Archived

Need to disable 'HP Simple Pass' ad-on for one Login site.

I have 'HP Simple Pass' on my laptop computer; which is a fingerprint verification software that allows me to swipe my finger and access a website by putting my username … (read more)

I have 'HP Simple Pass' on my laptop computer; which is a fingerprint verification software that allows me to swipe my finger and access a website by putting my username and password in automatically when I swipe a finger.

    I set this up for ‘PayPal’ and ‘PayPal’ is telling me “We're unable to validate your security key. For your protection, we've restricted access to your account. To access your account, you can either verify your identity or contact Customer Service at 1-888-….” 
    I have called both ‘HP’ and ‘PayPal’ about this and they are clueless. So I want to disable the finger swipe protocol for this website alone. ‘HP’ told me that they only support Internet Explorer; but that I needed to disable the ‘add-on’.
    First I need to know which ‘add-on’ to disable; Second I need to know how to disable it just for that one site.
         Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated,
        JRTjr

Asked by JRTjr 9 years ago

Last reply by rbillings 9 years ago

  • Archived

Why does my Firefox home page go to Bing search instead of Google?

I have both Microsoft Explorer (pre-installed) and Firefox, OS is Windows 7. For the past week, I have been using MSE, because my classes work better there. Today I opene… (read more)

I have both Microsoft Explorer (pre-installed) and Firefox, OS is Windows 7. For the past week, I have been using MSE, because my classes work better there. Today I opened Firefox only to find that instead of Google search on the homepage, it went to MSN.com, which I had not changed, and when I selected a new tab, it gave me a Bing search page, also not set up by myself. I am the only user of this computer, a new Dell laptop. Also, upon opening Firefox, I found that there was a StartNow toolbar that had not been there previously. Why did this happen?

Asked by eparamore 9 years ago

Last reply by Paul Booker 9 years ago

  • Archived

Can't use my Comcast/Xfinity email on mozilla any more have to use google chrome to access it. I can log on through comcast/xfinity homepage but it will not let me read my email, just keeps redirecting me to inbox preview. Can this be corrected?

Can't use my Comcast/Xfinity email on mozilla any more have to use google chrome to access it. I can log on through comcast/xfinity homepage but it will not let me read … (read more)

Can't use my Comcast/Xfinity email on mozilla any more have to use google chrome to access it. I can log on through comcast/xfinity homepage but it will not let me read my email, just keeps redirecting me to inbox preview. I used to have no problem before firefox 7. Can this be corrected? Or should I discontinue using Firefox?

Asked by keri_w 9 years ago

Last reply by Rene 9 years ago

  • Archived

Images displayed as grey or blank boxes eg in Gmail, google images and facebook

I cannot see any images on website such as gmail google images facebook they are shown as grey or blank boxes/rectangeles I have tried: clearing cache and cookies… (read more)

I cannot see any images on website such as

  • gmail
  • google images
  • facebook

they are shown as grey or blank boxes/rectangeles I have tried:

  • clearing cache and cookies
  • adding them as exceptions for image sites
  • Starting FF in Safe mode with everything disabled

Asked by dibzgreasley 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

  • Archived

authentication required

When using firefox at my work, each time I access my companies intranet site I get prompted for my Windows userid/password. I do not have to do this on IE nor Chrome. Ho… (read more)

When using firefox at my work, each time I access my companies intranet site I get prompted for my Windows userid/password. I do not have to do this on IE nor Chrome. How can I bypass this?

Asked by jsrueg 9 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 years ago

  • Archived

when i update plugin flash or adobe after following installation steps message comes INTERNAL ERROR ABORT,CERTIFICATE AUTHENTICATION FAILED. PLEASE REINSTALL APPLICATION. but after reinstallation same message comes & i am not able to update plugin

i update plugin after following installation steps message comes INTERNAL ERROR ABORT,CERTIFICATE AUTHENTICATION FAILED. PLEASE REINSTALL APPLICATION. but after reinstall… (read more)

i update plugin after following installation steps message comes INTERNAL ERROR ABORT,CERTIFICATE AUTHENTICATION FAILED. PLEASE REINSTALL APPLICATION. but after reinstallation same message comes i am not able to update plugin

Asked by mmkhan 9 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 years ago

  • Archived

How do i prevent an mp3 downloaded in Firefox from automatically importing and playing in iTunes?

i download a lot of music from blogs, most of it is indie label or no-label and can't be purchased from the itunes store. anyway, using firefox, when i download a track i… (read more)

i download a lot of music from blogs, most of it is indie label or no-label and can't be purchased from the itunes store. anyway, using firefox, when i download a track it saves it to my downloads folder and then itunes automatically imports the file and starts playing it.

needless to say this is annoying. i'm usually doing other stuff while downloading and i don't want itunes opening on it's own and playing songs while i'm busy doing other things. also, i prefer to move the files into itunes manually.

i feel like this should be simple, and maybe it is, but i can't figure it out. how do i keep this from happening? anyone?

Asked by greenmachine 8 years ago

Last reply by user633449 8 years ago

  • Archived

Firefox performance SO SLOW on my Mac OS X 10.6 / Macbook Pro 2.4 Ghz / cable biz-class internet connection compared to other browsers

Chrome works perfectly. Safari works perfectly. But Firefox 7 is WAY TOO SLOW - approx 1 minute+ to get from one website to another. With the other browsers, approx 1 sec… (read more)

Chrome works perfectly. Safari works perfectly. But Firefox 7 is WAY TOO SLOW - approx 1 minute+ to get from one website to another. With the other browsers, approx 1 second. All Firefox plug-ins turned off. Seems broken or like something is running in the background. For a couple of years I've been using Firefox to develop websites, nothing like it, the best, but all of a sudden i cannot get it to work properly. please help.

Asked by RSSR 9 years ago

Last reply by finitarry 9 years ago

  • Archived

Plugin-container uses too much memory

I am running Windows XP SP3 and Firefox 7.0.1. My system runs on 2Gb of ram and has a 2.41GHz processor. The problem I am experiencing is that whenever I run any sort of… (read more)

I am running Windows XP SP3 and Firefox 7.0.1. My system runs on 2Gb of ram and has a 2.41GHz processor. The problem I am experiencing is that whenever I run any sort of video using Firefox, the plugin-container.exe program uses in excess of 1Gb of ram, sometimes close to 1.5Gb. Because of this, my entire system crashes on a intermittant basis due to there not being enough memory available. I have checked and I cannot expand this system's memory any further than 2Gb. What I need to know is can plugin-container.exe be disabled in Firefox 7.0.1 and how can I do so? If I cannot disable this program, I will be forced to stop using Firefox to play back video.

Asked by Basilik 9 years ago

Last reply by John99 9 years ago