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How do I stop the Plugin Check page from appearing?

Firefox 3.6.17, Win2K. Don't laugh at the OS, it just works. But I get the Plugin Check page every time I start Firefox. It doesn't help, because I have the most recent… (read more)

Firefox 3.6.17, Win2K. Don't laugh at the OS, it just works.

But I get the Plugin Check page every time I start Firefox. It doesn't help, because I have the most recent versions of all my plugins that support Win2K. I just *cannot* update my plugins.

How do I kill off this screen?

Well, you know, short of removing Firefox forever.

Asked by steveread999 10 years ago

Answered by psychadelicm 9 years ago

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My Homepage opens in Japanese. How do i change it to open in English?

I have just downloaded UK version from http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/ . My homepage shows Japanese text only - I am currently in Japan so I assume Firefox show… (read more)

I have just downloaded UK version from http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/ . My homepage shows Japanese text only - I am currently in Japan so I assume Firefox shows Japanese by default - but I want English. How to make it default to English? Homepage address is http://www.google.co.jp/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official

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Every time Firefox opened

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Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 11 years ago

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Flash Player Plugin disappearing from FireFox 11.0 - 4 times a day

Hi, I need to state first that I am using w2000 SP5. This is a clean install, with no male ware. I understand that the OS is not supported. But, my other computer has … (read more)

Hi,

I need to state first that I am using w2000 SP5. This is a clean install, with no male ware. I understand that the OS is not supported. But, my other computer has a defective motherboard and unable to replace it now.

I am using the last version of Firefox that was available for w2000, ( ver 11.0 )

I have modified Firefox NOT to UPDATE plugins. (Because new plugins don't; work in W2000.Firefox 11.0)

I have installed the last version of Flash that works in W2000 also. ( fp_10.1.102.64_and_9.0.289.0_archive )

All works as normal. No crashes. No issues.

Except, that the install magically disappears as a plugin from Firefox.

It disappears 3 or 4 times a day. Usually after I open Firefox a few hours later.

But, it is still in installed Programs list on computer.

I have been re-installing it every time, which is VERY annoying.

I have disabled Flash from automatic updates also.

There must be something that is checking to install a new version, and deleting my current install.

But, I can't find it.

I have tried many versions of flash, and all do the same thing.

So, I believe the problem is in Firefox.

I am posting my problem at Adobe also.

Please help me. TIA

Asked by DigitalDave_ 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox 25 won't install on Windows XP SP3 -- "... requires Microsoft Windows XP SP 2 or newer"

Firefox keeps on telling me, my v24.0 installation was up to date, which is obviously wrong. Trying manually to install v25.0.1 results in an error message, saying "Sorr… (read more)

Firefox keeps on telling me, my v24.0 installation was up to date, which is obviously wrong.

Trying manually to install v25.0.1 results in an error message, saying "Sorry, Firefox can't be installed. This version of Firefox requires Microsoft Windows XP SP 2 or newer."

This would make sense -- only that I am running Windows XP SP3 and never had any problems in that respect so far ... !

I couldn't find any information relating to this on the web, neither in English nor in German. Any ideas?!

Thanks a lot in advance Jens

Asked by eriom 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Extraction of Firefox 4.0 setup.EXE failed - corrupt file- what to do now?

I downloaded this setup file and when I tried to run it from my downloads window, the extraction failed due to it being a corrupt file. Is there another source for this f… (read more)

I downloaded this setup file and when I tried to run it from my downloads window, the extraction failed due to it being a corrupt file. Is there another source for this file as well as the other file in the Firefox 4.0 English US folder?

Asked by JohnGade 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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How can I restore these settings ?

navigation buttons are grayed out - red x is missing from tabs........web pages will not show images..................the image cannot be displayed......contains errors. … (read more)

navigation buttons are grayed out - red x is missing from tabs........web pages will not show images..................the image cannot be displayed......contains errors.

Ni idea why this has suddenly happened.

Thank you

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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Newest version of Firefox will not access internet due to "proxy server"???

I have tried twice to upgrade my firefox to the most current (as of 7/18/10). When I did that I was unable to get anywhere on the internet. The message said the proxy se… (read more)

I have tried twice to upgrade my firefox to the most current (as of 7/18/10). When I did that I was unable to get anywhere on the internet. The message said the proxy settings from my server would not allow it and to make changes. I am using a home computer with Windows 2000. It hooks straight up to the DSL, there is no Server in my house. I am not too computer savvy but tried using the tools info but that just assumes I already know about proxies, servers, etc. I was able to delete the new version and load an older one stored on my computer and have no problems with getting on the net. What is the fix that I can do? What steps do I take. I am not going to hire a guy to do what should be a simple task.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 11 years ago

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Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox.

I got xp 32 computer pack 3 do not know much about computers only what i read I got ff 37.0.1 , when I click on About Firefox tells me it is up to date when i check on… (read more)

I got xp 32 computer pack 3 do not know much about computers only what i read I got ff 37.0.1 , when I click on About Firefox tells me it is up to date when i check on Plugins and see if i need to update i get that msg been for long time i do not know what to do , been with ff for years

Asked by vyickie 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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I have no color - everything is white with blue writing and there are pictures and headings missing missing

I downloaded Firefox and set up my homepage as Yahoo- which is what I used before downloading. Now there is no background color to my page, whereas it was in shades of gr… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox and set up my homepage as Yahoo- which is what I used before downloading. Now there is no background color to my page, whereas it was in shades of green before. Also on certain pages there are pictures missing as on the main page- the news items always have a picture- now there are none and certain headings- as on Facebook. If I hover over the area where I know something would normally be, it pops up.

Asked by VeronicaSpalding 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Cookie exceptions spontaneously change.

On the Privacy tab in Options the check box for Accept cookies from sites is unchecked. I pressed the Exceptions button and added many websites to accept cookies from and… (read more)

On the Privacy tab in Options the check box for Accept cookies from sites is unchecked. I pressed the Exceptions button and added many websites to accept cookies from and clicked Allow for Session on each one. Sometimes I go to a website where I have to sign in with a username and password and the site states that my browser is refusing to accept cookies even though I had added the site to the exception list. When I check the exception list, the status of the exception has changed from Allow for Session to Blocked. I have found several exceptions change on their own from allow to blocked and some even have changed again after I changed them back. What could be causing the exceptions to change and is there some way to make the settings persistent?

Asked by seablue 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Deleting a connection rule/security exception

Is there a way I can delete a security exception that I added? I tried to order from a website whose security certificate had expired, and I decided to add the exception… (read more)

Is there a way I can delete a security exception that I added? I tried to order from a website whose security certificate had expired, and I decided to add the exception on my laptop, and then wasn't able to order from the site anyway. I've not had any problems with my laptop, but I would feel better if I knew the exception had been deleted. I wasn't sure which menu I needed to use to delete it, if it's even possible. I have no idea why I thought adding the exception was a good idea in the first place, because now I'm just paranoid. Thanks!!

EDIT: The operating system on my laptop is Windows 7, if that helps. Thanks again!

Asked by RuthieC 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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Recently FireFox often has been causing 100% CPU usage and locks up until it finishes the process (various ones). Clearing cookies/cache didn't help. Any ideas?

Windows 2000 SP4, 1g RAM, Firefox 9.0.1 We keep IE6 and Firefox open simultaneously for 2 different mail accounts. Firefox was always much faster even with 3 or 4 tabs o… (read more)

Windows 2000 SP4, 1g RAM, Firefox 9.0.1 We keep IE6 and Firefox open simultaneously for 2 different mail accounts. Firefox was always much faster even with 3 or 4 tabs open, but for the past couple of weeks when trying to update a screen the CPU suddenly goes to 100% usage and of course nothing will move until the particular process is finished. Closing one or more tabs does not help. If I close Firefox completely with Task Manager CPU usage goes back down to nil. After restarting Firefox CPU usage may or may not go back up depending upon whether it tries to continue the previous task that was locking it up. It did not do this with Firefox 3.6 but then again it didn't happen immediately after updating to 9.0.1 either.

Asked by vbolton 9 years ago

Answered by Matt_G 9 years ago

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Firefox hangs when loading websites, freezes when I try to download any file, and completely crashes when I try to access the Options menu. Help!!!

As it says, I've been having a rough time with Firefox lately, and I think it's become corrupted. I've tweaked various settings according to suggestions on this forum and… (read more)

As it says, I've been having a rough time with Firefox lately, and I think it's become corrupted. I've tweaked various settings according to suggestions on this forum and others like it, but they have only exacerbated the problem. I updated to the newest version of the browser which did not help, and I finally tried the "Reset Firefox" button, which was worst of all. I lost my personalized settings and add-ons for nothing, as the problem persists.

Most frustrating is that it completely crashes whenever I click on Tools>Options, so I'm unable to make any changes to this new configuration. If I could safely export my Bookmarks, I would try to uninstall the browser and re-install an older version of it, but of course it now freezes when I try to export the bookmark file.

So, aside from trashing the whole thing and starting over...any suggestions?

For the record, it is Firefox 28.0 (not sure what version it was when the trouble began), and the "About Firefox" window says that it is up-to-date. I am running Windows XP.

Thanks for any assistance or enlightenment you might be able to provide.

Asked by phasmos 7 years ago

Answered by Andrew 7 years ago

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I use win2k, firefox urges me to upgrade. I can't. how to stop notice?

Details: win2k Pro on a laptop. Stable for YEARS. Firefox 11 installed. Everything WORKS and works WELL. Now, I get an annoying upgrade message about win2kpro NOT being s… (read more)

Details: win2k Pro on a laptop. Stable for YEARS. Firefox 11 installed. Everything WORKS and works WELL.

Now, I get an annoying upgrade message about win2kpro NOT being supported and urging me to upgrade. So far, so good. I would expect this thing happening, but HOW do I turn it OFF when I can NOT change my computer configuration?

I do not have the financial resources to upgrade the OS. I will stick with the stable win2kpro that I have, thank you, AND I will stick with Firefox 11 since it seems to also be as stable as my 10 year old win2kpro on my laptop.

BUT! I have this message that pops up EVERY TIME I start Firefox, telling me what I have is NO LONGER supported, urging me to upgrade my OS and Firefox! OK! So I GET IT! But I can't upgrade because I simply do not have the MONEY!

I turned off the automatic updates option. I deleted the XML files as suggested by another as a fix. NOTHING HAS WORKED. I STILL get this damn message!

HOW DO I STOP THIS DAMN ANNOYING REMINDER TO UPGRADE THAT I CAN NOT AFFORD TO DO?

Asked by xyzzy.plugh 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Why are Spyware Blaster controls for Firefox disabled, when MSIE controls and blocked sites remain enabled

Have used Spyware Blaster for some 5-6 years to control malware manipulating MSIE, Firefox, and block selected sites w 100% success, now suddenly when I check the status … (read more)

Have used Spyware Blaster for some 5-6 years to control malware manipulating MSIE, Firefox, and block selected sites w 100% success, now suddenly when I check the status I see the Firefox controls being disabled/reactivated to allow prohibited javascripts to run, popups to run, etc over time, going from 100% blocked down to 50% blocked over time.

This happened

A few times a week

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Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

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Does FF7 support Windows 2000?

Where are the system requirements for FF7? The only ones I found were for FF5. On my ancient work computer running Win2K, the 'Check for Updates' says it is up to date, e… (read more)

Where are the system requirements for FF7? The only ones I found were for FF5.

On my ancient work computer running Win2K, the 'Check for Updates' says it is up to date, even though I am running 6.02. Has Win2K support been dropped? I'm hesitant to run the stand-alone install.

Asked by andyross 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Firefox crashes randomly, leaving no crash info

Firefox crashes randomly. I have tried all the fixes I could find in the support forums. It crashes in safe mode. I have updated all the add-ons. There is no crash report… (read more)

Firefox crashes randomly. I have tried all the fixes I could find in the support forums. It crashes in safe mode. I have updated all the add-ons. There is no crash report. I have created a new user. I have check for virus and malware

Crash ID(s)

No crash reports have been submitted.

Asked by AnonymousUser 11 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 11 years ago