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How do I get rid of floating social media bar
Whenever I select text of a webpage a floating social media bar (share FB, G+, Twitter and Gmail) appears over the text - it's a distraction and I want rid of it. Any clues?
I looked at the addons->extensions as recommended and found something called QuickShare. It leads you to a website for Snap.do (http://www.snapdoapp.com/) and that seems to be the culprit, for me at least. I removed it and the stupid social media bar has gone away. Not sure where it came from but I know where to look in case the problem recurs. Hope that helps.Read this answer in context 👍 1
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hello, first of all please update your browser version, it is affected by dozens of known security vulnerabilities - firefox 19 is the current version: Update Firefox to the latest release
the issue you've described sounds like an addon that is providing this functionality - you can disable/remove them in firefox > addons > extensions.
I notice that you have a lot of Spoon plugins showing in the system details list.
- Spoon Plugin 3.33
- Spoon Plugin 3.32
- Spoon Plugin 3.31
- Spoon Plugin 3.30
- Spoon Plugin 3.26
- Spoon Plugin 3.25
- Spoon Plugin 3.23
Do you really need all of them or only the latest with the highest number?
See "Manually uninstalling a plugin":
Thanks for the replies.
Cor-el: You're right I allowed the spoon plugins to accumulate. Removing the old versions from the system didn't seem to kill anything.
Madperson: I updated my Firefox, then remembered why I hadn't done it before. It just crashes on startup. Nothing after version 12 works. I only returned to FF12 when the latest Chrome update screwed up, but it IS working now So, back to Chrome I go.
Thanks for your consideration.
You can use one of these to start Firefox in Safe mode:
- On Windows, hold down the Shift key while starting Firefox with a double-click on the Firefox desktop shortcut
- On Mac, hold down the Options key while starting Firefox
- Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.
- Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"
If you have submitted crash reports then please post the IDs of one or more crash reports that have this format:
You can find the IDs of the submitted crash reports on the about:crashes page.
- You can open the about:crashes page via the location bar, like you open a website.
I looked at the addons->extensions as recommended and found something called QuickShare. It leads you to a website for Snap.do (http://www.snapdoapp.com/) and that seems to be the culprit, for me at least. I removed it and the stupid social media bar has gone away. Not sure where it came from but I know where to look in case the problem recurs. Hope that helps.
Thanks Jeddak1865, It was indeed Snap.do's QuickShare that was responsible, as I discovered when it showed up in Internet Explorer. I assume removing QuickShare would also have fixed the nuisance in FF, but as I said FF is dead to me.
I thought I'd marked this as closed, but apparently not - apologies, but the QuickShare answer may help others.
Modified by phaethon
I have Firefox 23.0.1
I reviewed the posts above and checked my settings accordingly. I don't find any solutions that seem to apply.
I did "pin" a tab to my gmail account and one to my LinkedIn account right before the floating social networking bar started appearing on webpages.
I am a privacy nut. (Yea, I know the WWW is the wrong place for me.) But I try to do everything in my power to cut down exposure. If someone can put up a floating social networking menu bar on this page what else can they do?
I look at the html source code and clearly see the text that was added to set up the menu bar. The HTML also has a series of "if tests" to do things differently depending on the browser I use.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.