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I can no longer view my profile

I have been troubleshooting profile related problems for a number of weeks, trying to see all my posts and replies. However I was able to see a display like the first ima… (read more)

I have been troubleshooting profile related problems for a number of weeks, trying to see all my posts and replies. However I was able to see a display like the first image when I went to "troubleshooting information", then "open profile" Now when I do that I just see a bunch of files & folders in windows explorer like the second image. I have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox but that hasn't fixed the problem.

Asked by Lang Stallard 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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how do I completely remove duckduckgo?

Greetings, I have been exclusively using Firefox forever and happy with it until a friend said "Hey, try this" and tacked duckduckgo on top of it - and I'm sure it does a… (read more)

Greetings, I have been exclusively using Firefox forever and happy with it until a friend said "Hey, try this" and tacked duckduckgo on top of it - and I'm sure it does a great job - but I have since then noticed some browsing oddities relative to Firefox pre-duckduckgo and I want to remove it that I may compare before and after performances.

But I can't find it anywhere and as I am allergic to, and highly suspicious of, anything I can't track down and remove from my system if I so desire, I REALLY want it gone, at least until I find out more about its characteristics.

So question #1 = is it really that useful, and #2 = how do I remove it regardless? Thanks for the feedback.

Asked by AlanDale1 2 years ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 2 years ago

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Firefox and other browsers return "too many redirects" when I try to access Imgur

On Firefox and Google Chrome, whenever I try to access Imgur, the page states that it is not redirecting properly, and that an error has occurred whilst trying to connect… (read more)

On Firefox and Google Chrome, whenever I try to access Imgur, the page states that it is not redirecting properly, and that an error has occurred whilst trying to connect.

Online solutions always tell me to keep clearing my cookies, download history, and browsing history. I've done all of those things and yet none of those have worked. Another website told me that deleting the cookies.sqlite folder in Firefox's profile folder would fix the issue, and yet it hasn't

The redirect error stops me from accessing Imgur, which is a shame because it basically stops me from using the website to upload images anymore. Is there a proper, working solution to this? I've tried all the solutions online and yet none of them seem to work.

Asked by DaScavenger 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do I disable recommended extensions?

I'm getting big blue advertisements in my URL bar on sites like reddit.com for some extension or another. Not that I ever asked for these, but I can't seem to turn them o… (read more)

I'm getting big blue advertisements in my URL bar on sites like reddit.com for some extension or another. Not that I ever asked for these, but I can't seem to turn them off?

A quick google led me to believe there was a tickbox under the 'general' settings in preferences, but I can't find anything. A search in about:config revealed nothing either. How do I hide these sadly in-built adverts?

Asked by SgtLion 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Can't download pdf files with firefox.

I have no problem downloading pdf's with Chrome, and yet firefox won't allow me download pdf files. I have tired unchecking any all boxes that I can see to solve the prob… (read more)

I have no problem downloading pdf's with Chrome, and yet firefox won't allow me download pdf files. I have tired unchecking any all boxes that I can see to solve the problem, but no luck. Even with every new upgrade to firefox, the problem persists. Any thoughts?

Asked by Geowit 2 years ago

Last reply by Geowit 2 years ago

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I copied FireFox layout to another Ubuntu user them edit them

This action also Edited My layout which I did not wish for, Question can I revert back to my old setting. I Have Old Firefox Data Folder on My desktop. mx4fi2sl.default-1… (read more)

This action also Edited My layout which I did not wish for, Question can I revert back to my old setting.

I Have Old Firefox Data Folder on My desktop. mx4fi2sl.default-1478602583641 which includes bookmarkbackups.

Asked by Rich_42 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Adobe Flash plays only black frame

I downloaded and installed Adobe Flash when I couldn't get any play on a few videos. After install, the first frame of one video shows, but when I click Play the window g… (read more)

I downloaded and installed Adobe Flash when I couldn't get any play on a few videos. After install, the first frame of one video shows, but when I click Play the window goes black and remains black.

No progress shown.

Asked by FireFox Sync 2 years ago

Last reply by FireFox Sync 2 years ago

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Firefox now has ad blocker and it causes issues with sites I visit. I don't know how to modify it; I am not using in private browsing. It's on all the time.

I no longer see ads when I read email, look at a magazine or newspaper article etc. Some sites don't like this and won't let me view what's on them because I am blocking … (read more)

I no longer see ads when I read email, look at a magazine or newspaper article etc. Some sites don't like this and won't let me view what's on them because I am blocking ads. I have looked at Options>Privacy and Security>Tracking Protection and it is not turned on. It is only on when I use a privacy window which I am not using. I have no idea where to look to be able to modify this. I have cookies enabled.

I will admit I have far fewer crashes now that the ads do not display in email and I am happy about that but when a site I belong to won't let me read there because ads are blocked that becomes a problem. Do I have any control over this feature? I only use Firefox on my pc that runs Win 7 Professional and I use version 60.3 esr 32 bit because I still run into situations where Java is required and it was explained in an earlier question that I should use Firefox esr because of this.

Asked by tek360 2 years ago

Last reply by Pj 2 years ago

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reduce page size

Your pages are too HUGE for my screen. I Tried the 2012 suggests of Alt-spacebar, Size, etc. but "Size" is banched out, meaning it cannot be resized. Give me a real sol… (read more)

Your pages are too HUGE for my screen. I Tried the 2012 suggests of Alt-spacebar, Size, etc. but "Size" is banched out, meaning it cannot be resized. Give me a real solution to fit everything on my screen at once!

Asked by TimmyF 2 years ago

Last reply by TimmyF 2 years ago

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windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

this morning, I get the above error message when attempting to open ff. I was able to open ff from the start menu(windows 7 enterprise), but all of my bookmarks have disa… (read more)

this morning, I get the above error message when attempting to open ff. I was able to open ff from the start menu(windows 7 enterprise), but all of my bookmarks have disappeared. I had the system administrator attempt to restore my computer, with no results, then reinstalling ff. upon reinstall, I was able to open ff, but bookmarks were still missing. then, a ff update "esr" was run, and now I get the error msg above trying to open ff from anywhere. I cannot open ff at all to restore defaults or run in safe mode to fix.

Asked by edfitzfish 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Lots of problems

Okay so I have a few problems with Firefox. I usually have problems with my browsers but this one has not fixed any of the problems I had before so I decided to bring the… (read more)

Okay so I have a few problems with Firefox. I usually have problems with my browsers but this one has not fixed any of the problems I had before so I decided to bring them up now. I have reinstalled Firefox before and the problems still occur. I do not really want to install it again because I have around 31 extensions and 17 scripts. I have tried this on a fresh install and decided to ignore it but it's becoming more and more of a problem.

1. History, so when I put the settings to not put my history on the search bar it ignores the clicked setting no matter how many times I click and un-click it, so I made it so it would not save my history. That worked but it would not save my passwords, I have a account that I have to accept on my phone. And another where I have to get a special code. This is incontinent and does not give me options to change what it remembers and what it doesn't. Also when I turned it off it actually did remember all of my passwords and accounts.

2. Videos, I had a problem with this back in 2013, 15, and 16 and it still happens. If I Maximize the window it starts to tear the video but if I go minimized it is fine, and if I full screen it is also fine.

3. Firefox account this one I just don't like it being on as soon as I login.

4. I've removed all the "One-Click Search Engines" I don't want and they keep coming back.

5. Some file types (even though I have the downloader option saved to ask me where to save) just save to some random folder in %appdata% that I can't actually get into said folder by normal means. So if I close the browser it just removes it because it's not in the Downloads folder its in a hidden folder that is hidden in other folders.

6. It saves all the search options in different websites excluding google because they have their own bad problems with google accounts.

Now my question is, are these issues they plan to fix or is there a way I can fix any of these?

Asked by ProButtModel 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I do not want this because I don't understand all this please return to original

Please, I do not understand this and was able to function nicely before your suggestions. I have Computer Techs in Utah who can help me if you can't reverse this Thank yo… (read more)

Please, I do not understand this and was able to function nicely before your suggestions. I have Computer Techs in Utah who can help me if you can't reverse this Thank you Marilyn

Asked by Ogeebah 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Ctrl+E and Ctrl+K to focus search bar now add "? " before caret. How to fix that?

For example I'm on "https://www.google.fr/", I type the shortcut and the search bar becomes "? " with caret at the end. (My address bar and search bar are the same) … (read more)

For example I'm on "https://www.google.fr/", I type the shortcut and the search bar becomes "? " with caret at the end.

(My address bar and search bar are the same)

Asked by Victor 2 years ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 2 years ago

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After the last update, Firefox made itself my home page and wiped out the hotspots on my new tabs.

I opened Firefox, it updated, then made Firefox my home page and all the hotspots I had set on my new tab were gone. I had it just as I wanted it and then the update cha… (read more)

I opened Firefox, it updated, then made Firefox my home page and all the hotspots I had set on my new tab were gone. I had it just as I wanted it and then the update changed it. When I browse to the sites I want to see on my hotspots on the new tab, nothing shows up. It is just a blank page.

Asked by M.M. 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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I cannot get windows explorer to open and work

It appears that Firefox has blocked windows explorer. I use Vista business but want to upgrade to windows 7. I also get messages that say that I need to install Apple app… (read more)

It appears that Firefox has blocked windows explorer. I use Vista business but want to upgrade to windows 7. I also get messages that say that I need to install Apple application support but cannot do this either. I have deleted I tunes as a temporary measure because I know this will be a necessary action before upgrading Windows. Thanks for any help.

Asked by RD1250 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago