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troublesome updates

Why do I constantly have to worry about one of your updates ruining something I want to use. I am beginning to hate software developers at Microsoft, Adobe, Java, and now… (read more)

Why do I constantly have to worry about one of your updates ruining something I want to use.

I am beginning to hate software developers at Microsoft, Adobe, Java, and now Mozilla.

And please explain why incompatible extensions cannot be removed? I want to hear this one.


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Asked by bkmtech 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Why doesn't firefox 26.0 doesn't show download window/box!

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!! In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in ve… (read more)

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!!

In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in version 26.0 I no longer see the download box. When I go to about:config my setting are as they were in version 25.0.1 but there is still no download box opening. Will this issue be fixed and or will I need will downgrade to version 25.0.1.????

Asked by lapetite66 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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Arrow keys occasionally not working in text boxes

I have a recurring issue that's really annoying: my left/right arrow keys (including CTRL+arrow keys) occasionally and randomly fail to work when entering text in certain… (read more)

I have a recurring issue that's really annoying: my left/right arrow keys (including CTRL+arrow keys) occasionally and randomly fail to work when entering text in certain text boxes on certain websites. This never occurs in "simple" unformatted text boxes (Facebook, search boxes, this very box I'm typing in...), but unpredictably happens in more complex ones (WYSIWYG editors, new youtube comments...).

I have tried disabling all extensions and running Firefox in safe mode and this *seems* to have solved the problem, though I can't be sure and I can't isolate which extension it might be, since the issue happens at random: on the same website it will happen and then not happen.

I'm on Firefox 25.0, though I've had this issue for years with countless versions of Firefox.

The extensions I have installed and enabled:

Adblock plus Bamboo Feed Reader, Dimmer, Download Helper, Drag&Drop Zones, Flagfox, FlashVideo Downloader, Flashblock, Flashgot, Grab and Drag, MouseZoom, Status-4-Evar, Youtube High Definition

Thanks in advance for any help you may give me.

Asked by Ghost81 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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after ver 26 was installed my screen display distorts when scrolling - I tried resetting - no luck - any suggestions?

when I use either the scroll down bar on the right side or arrows up/down the display on the screen distorts at an angle as it moves up or down. does not reset with time … (read more)

when I use either the scroll down bar on the right side or arrows up/down the display on the screen distorts at an angle as it moves up or down. does not reset with time

Asked by sdebauer 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Frequent solicitation proporting to be from JAVA update and Modzilla Firefox say those applications need to be updated (but intruder offers only older versions)

I have repeatedly used 'Block Site' to preclude the intruders as their activities frequently void whatever I am attempting to do, but the intruders still get through. The… (read more)

I have repeatedly used 'Block Site' to preclude the intruders as their activities frequently void whatever I am attempting to do, but the intruders still get through. Their addresses are:

java-updating-now.com/ca

update-browser.org/firefox/

browseupdate.com/firefox/index.html?aff_sub=s0001311

Also my Firefox is frequently diverted to the following sites without my permission or choice:

pressroomvip.com/hunger-games-premiere-jennifer-lawrence/?utm_source=brt&utm_medium=whtron&utm_campaign=hungerca&utm_nooverride=1

watch32.com/ads/movies-online/captain-phillips.html

My version of Opera is not affected by these intruders and I am considering not continuing to use Firefox.

Thank you for any assistance.

Asked by dongord100 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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My minimum size window is 4*2 inches; use to be 2*2; how do I get back to the smaller size?

Several months ago, my smallest window size was less than 2 * 2 inches. Then for no reason, the smallest size became about 2*2 inches. This was larger than I wanted but… (read more)

Several months ago, my smallest window size was less than 2 * 2 inches. Then for no reason, the smallest size became about 2*2 inches. This was larger than I wanted but couldn't figure out why the change occurred or how to change it. So I learned to live with it.

Yesterday (12/19/13) when I logged into Firefox, the minimum size became 4*2 inches. This is too wide for me for many of the views that I want. I have not updated Firefox or Java recently. I don't know why this change occurred and would like to know how to redefine the minimum size window on Firefox.

The minimum size window for my IE browser and my Chrome browser is still 2*2. So the problem with the minimum 4*2 window is with Firefox only.

I'm working with a DELL Desktop DV051 with XP operating system 2002 Service Pack 3; 2.79 GHz; 1.99 GB Ram; Avast security

Asked by swogden 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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My Avast antivirus is telling me it blocks "JS:Iframe-DPX[Trj] Infection" each time I go to use Mozilla I have removed and reload Mozilla but still get the mess

My Avast antivirus is telling me it blocks "JS:Iframe-DPX[Trj] Infection" each time I go to use Mozilla. I have removed and reload Mozilla but still get the message. Can … (read more)

My Avast antivirus is telling me it blocks "JS:Iframe-DPX[Trj] Infection" each time I go to use Mozilla. I have removed and reload Mozilla but still get the message. Can anyone tell me how to remove this virus that apparently has attached itself to Mozilla. Thanks Bill

Asked by AussieBill 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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plugin check not working

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "Update Now" for VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.0. The 'update now' link invites me to download Plugin 2.1.2. but i already have … (read more)

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "Update Now" for VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.0. The 'update now' link invites me to download Plugin 2.1.2. but i already have 2.1.2 installed so the plugin checker is detecting the wrong version. I have had v2.1.2 installed since December 9th 2013 and run the plugin checker on a weekly basis so i'm not sure why it has suddenly decided that this is a vulnerable plugin.

I am running Firefox 26.0 on Windows XP

thanks ...

Asked by richlaughlin 6 years ago

Answered by richlaughlin 6 years ago

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copy/paste links on microsoft forum

I answer questions in several different forums. What I have tried so far, resetting firefox, running firefox in safe mode, restarting pc, restarting firefox I can copy/pa… (read more)

I answer questions in several different forums.

What I have tried so far, resetting firefox, running firefox in safe mode, restarting pc, restarting firefox

I can copy/paste in xp forums here:

http://www.xpforums.com/

as you can see above the link is not in link form the address would have to by typed in or copy/paste into the address bar of a new tab.

I generally can copy paste links with no problems except here in firefox.

can copy text between tabs and from documents to reply box, links from my documents will show up in reply boxes as links.

Not sure what other details are need but will provide whatever is needed.


Edit: it appears now that the link did post as a link. will test on the microsoft forums. 12:25 am

Edit 2: no it did not work after submission on the microsoft forum, still copy/paste as plain text.

Asked by Elizabeth23 6 years ago

Answered by Elizabeth23 6 years ago

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Firefox 27.0 fails to open print dialog

I have firefox set to automatically update. All of a sudden, perhaps after the most recent update, I cannot print anything. If I try to print, I just get an windows error… (read more)

I have firefox set to automatically update. All of a sudden, perhaps after the most recent update, I cannot print anything. If I try to print, I just get an windows error sound and nothing more. I do not get the print dialog. I have tried to reset the printer configuration, and I have tried reinstalling Firefox all together. Neither sovled the problem. Please advice.

Thank you.

Asked by X.o.t. 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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I can open any website in my favorites of IE,Mozilla and Google Chrome,except www.pgmusic.com

I cannot open the site,www. pgmusic.com,with IE8,Mozilla nor Google Chrome. I can open all other sites in my Favories or Bookmarks on my desktop running Win XP Home SP3. … (read more)

I cannot open the site,www. pgmusic.com,with IE8,Mozilla nor Google Chrome. I can open all other sites in my Favories or Bookmarks on my desktop running Win XP Home SP3. I have the same problem with my laptop with IE10 and Google Chrome that runs Win 8.The common thing is my Mobile Partner(HUAWEI) USB modem that I have to insert in either PC to connect to the Internet or check email. I have uninstall and re-installed its SW but still have the same problem.No problem with emails with gmail,OE or Mail.

Asked by KongKen 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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MARCH 18, 2014 NEW UPDATE CRASHES

I've been anticipating the new update I was told would be today, and it was. After I updated it to Version 28 I opened FF and it immediately crashed. I sent in a crash r… (read more)

I've been anticipating the new update I was told would be today, and it was. After I updated it to Version 28 I opened FF and it immediately crashed. I sent in a crash report, and did that three other times. So now, sadly, I'm back to version 27 that stinks as well.

Anyone have any ideas as to whats wrong with it?? I checked my addons for compatibility and said they were fine. I did nothing different except update to newest version. Not sure what else to do. I refuse to uninstall anything at this point, although that seems to be the basic "advice" given here.....it never solves my problems LOL

So, what next?? And thanks for any help.

I have Windows 7

Asked by Halofromsue 6 years ago

Answered by Halofromsue 6 years ago

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YAHOO MAIL SHOWS TEMPORARY ERROR 14 IN FIREFOX?

Been receiving "Temporary Error 14" for days now??? I followed the "Workaround" by Signing out of Yahoo Mail, clearing cache and cookie, restarting my web browser and si… (read more)

Been receiving "Temporary Error 14" for days now??? I followed the "Workaround" by Signing out of Yahoo Mail, clearing cache and cookie, restarting my web browser and signing back into my Yahoo Mail several times with no success??? Other Family Members are able to log into their Yahoo Mail using the same computer with no problem??? I'm using Firefox 28.0! I'm able to sign-in on a friends computer with chrome???

Asked by TLBRO 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox 30 won't start, hangs after closing (Bug1004476)

Hello, everyone! I've filed a bug report here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1004476 The problem is that after installing Firefox 29 with no profile at all… (read more)

Hello, everyone!

I've filed a bug report here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1004476 The problem is that after installing Firefox 29 with no profile at all and installing any addon that requires a browser restart (NoScript for e.g.) Firefox restarts OK, but after closing it and trying to open again I get a message: "Firefox is already running". I can see in the Task Manager that there is already Firefox running in the background. I've found several people complaining about this issue. Here: http://forums.informaction.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=19612 And here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2825639

Thank you in advance

Modified May 13, 2014 11:01:46 PM BST by John99


2nd Update. (Comment by a moderator)
Engineers are working on issues that have been identified.
The known issues are problems with Firefox hanging on closedown resulting in Firefox not restarting unless the hung process is killed.

Workaround ensure Firefox is NOT set to clear History on Close down
Use NewButton New Fx Menu → Preferences → |Privacy| Firefox will: [Remember History v ]
See also my post downthread /questions/997918?page=2#answer-572501 ~J99

 Modified June 5, 2014 12:26:07 AM BST by John99

3rd Update

A fix is now on the Beta Channel Fx30b8 hopefully in a couple of weeks that will be on everyone's Release of Firefox30.

Asked by TheExplorer 6 years ago

Answered by TheExplorer 5 years ago

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FF 29 sometimes will not start. Popup with an error message.

Hi. With FF 29, I frequently get a popup message saying that "Firefox is already running" and I have to kill that process and restart the browser under XP. Is anyone else… (read more)

Hi.

With FF 29, I frequently get a popup message saying that "Firefox is already running" and I have to kill that process and restart the browser under XP. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by Compumind 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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Firefox 29 is full of problems.

- Session restore brings up tabs that I had closed before closing Firefox. Sometimes it even selects a tab that I didn't have selected when I closed it. - Leaking memory … (read more)

- Session restore brings up tabs that I had closed before closing Firefox. Sometimes it even selects a tab that I didn't have selected when I closed it.

- Leaking memory like nobody's business. It went from 500 MB to 1.5 GB overnight (i.e. while it was "idling" minimized on the desktop).

- The config.trim_on_minimize setting is missing. Why is this?

- When the memory usage gets above ~1 GB (FYI, this is a guess), I start seeing problems with Firefox displaying web-page graphics and even, in one instance, shutting down text input on a web page (this was within Facebook).

- Randomly crashes for no apparent reason. FYI, this happened after I updated to Firefox 28 as well.

None of these problems ever happened before I upgraded to Firefox 28 and 29. I'm very close to abandoning Firefox altogether if these problems are not resolved promptly and permanently. In other words, I've nearly had enough of this. Whatever happened to "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

Asked by robbyrob 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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WHY IS GOOGLE NOW SHOWING UP IN MY NEW TABS AFTER THE UPDATE?? I AM FURIOUS

As a default, the new tabs screen should be blank, just like it always was. I do not want a work around, or to have to mess with this. I DO NOT want to see google, or an… (read more)

As a default, the new tabs screen should be blank, just like it always was.

I do not want a work around, or to have to mess with this.

I DO NOT want to see google, or any other product, showing up by default when i open a new tab.

This feels like the Microsoft strong arm tactics of the late 1990s. If I want to use google I will...BUT I DO NOT WANT IT FORCED ON ME!!! I trusted Firefox and allowed their updates and today they abused my trust by trying to shove products down my throat. I am furious.

Google seems to be the new evil empire, just like Microsoft used to be....

"MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE OLD BOSS".

It looks like it is time to find a new browser, it looks like Firefox has sold out to Google, this is sad day.

I do not want a work around, I want new tabs and windows blank by default.

I hope this is fixed in the next day or so, otherwise I switch to the new browser my friend told me I should be using anyway.... JUST LIKE WHEN I LEFT INTERNET EXPLORER LONG AGO.... AND I NEVER LOOKED BACK and I have never opened IE again.

Please don't make me reboot my whole system and clean it all out.... I would rather stick with Firefox, but you need to fix this. I need to be able to trust you.

Asked by Max7777 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Many many videos refuse to play; they load but give error on play

I recently made Firefox my default browser, in lieu of Chrome, mainly just for variety and to keep abreast of things; no biggie. There are numerous problems playing video… (read more)

I recently made Firefox my default browser, in lieu of Chrome, mainly just for variety and to keep abreast of things; no biggie. There are numerous problems playing videos. I recently solved one big issue, where videos would play but NOT in fullscreen at foxsports.com/foxsportsgo, by disabling hardware acceleration, as suggested under Firefox Help. Thank you. Yes, I've read pretty much ALL of Firefox's canned help suggestions on the topic of video playback problems but I haven't got a solution. I did try doing the master reset as suggested, but it was to no avail. I checked and I have the latest Flash Player plug-in, 15.0.0.189. It's set to Always Activate. I haven't problems with any videos playing when using Chrome. I experienced a number of sites and video play problems but here I'll focus in on just one: a video appears and it seems to have loaded Ok since it shows a frame (a teaser, not the 1st frame); but when I click Play it says, "An error occurred, please try again later" and there's a "Learn More" link. Following that link, the subsequent page says I should wait 30 minutes and then try playback again. That's a crock. As a sample of this problem, go to http://davidblaine.com/video/street-magic and click any of the videos. They all consistently fail for me with that singularly unhelpful generic error message!

[Edit] I just now noticed/realized that I'm on the beta update channel, and just in case that fact is contributing to these video problems, I've uninstalled v34 and installed v33.0.3. But the cited playback problem persists despite the version fallback.

Asked by joeybingo 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago