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firefox does not recreate or change prefs.js

After deleting prefs.js file Firefox does not create a new one. Firefox does not save any of my settings so i tried all the method described in the following articles: ht… (read more)

After deleting prefs.js file Firefox does not create a new one.

Firefox does not save any of my settings so i tried all the method described in the following articles:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save#w_unable-to-save-any-preferences-or-settings

finally I uninstalled FF completely, deleted the FF installation directory and moved my old profile. Reinstalling FF did not help in anyway. After reinstalling, the preferences were still not saved so I deleted the profs.js file. When I start Firefox it does not create a new profs.js file adn of course my setting are still not saved

What can i do? change? I'd rather fix this than install chrome instead...

Asked by karpiyon 5 years ago

Answered by karpiyon 5 years ago

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Adobe Flash crashes endlessly, reset or update does no good

I have dealt with this for years. I have "reset" Firefox numerous times, I have uninstalled Adobe Flash and reinstalled version 16.0.0.235. After I uninstalled and update… (read more)

I have dealt with this for years. I have "reset" Firefox numerous times, I have uninstalled Adobe Flash and reinstalled version 16.0.0.235. After I uninstalled and updated it ran for a while but I am back to the "Flash is busy" message. The only way I can go on is to stop the plug in, or disable it, but of course then I have no video. I installed "Videowithoutflash" (I think that was the name of it listed with Firefox extension and highly reviewed, and it all ran fine for about a day. But then the next day no videos would play unless I enabled flash, and then it soon starts crashing again. This is a problem for years now. I have been through many forums trying to find an answer, nothing works, or if it does not for long. Is there not some way to get rid of Adobe Flash and play videos? Are there any browsers that don't use flash for viewing videos? Help! Thanks in advance Bill

Asked by BillyBob58 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Gmail and Firefox 34.0.5

Since installing Firefox 34.0.5, I have only been able to use basic HTML in gmail. This type of issue has never happened with prior versions of Firefox. I run Win7, ful… (read more)

Since installing Firefox 34.0.5, I have only been able to use basic HTML in gmail. This type of issue has never happened with prior versions of Firefox. I run Win7, fully updated. I have checked for viruses (ESET Security, including root directory), and malware (Malwarebytes, root search also). I use a VPN service from China (Express VPN), which I have also separately checked for viruses and malware.

The similar topics referred me to "about:config", but there I cannot reset -- that function is not work for any of the useragent files. There are four such files....all "default" status, boolean, boolean, string and boolean. I could not paste the screen shot here (sorry).

Can anyone help with this? I really don't want to switch browsers (been faithful to Firefox since dirt) or email.

Many thanks.

Best regards,

Michael

Asked by nongmin 5 years ago

Answered by nongmin 5 years ago

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No Youtube taskbar (play, pause, sound/volume control, etc.)

Get no YouTube task bar or control bar (play pause, sound level, etc.). . just a black screen, no audio and no control bar at the bottom of the black screen. All commen… (read more)

Get no YouTube task bar or control bar (play pause, sound level, etc.). . just a black screen, no audio and no control bar at the bottom of the black screen.

All comments and responses to postings appear, but no way to click or start the video.

Also, on Youtube Home screen, provides the following: Hello, you seem to have JavaScript turned off. Please enable it to see search results properly.

As a result, I've updated Javascript, Flash and have made certain Javascript is ENABLED. Still no taskbar. that will enable me to play YouTube videos.

PS: HAVE TO USE Firefox 34 as ALL subsequent updateS result in the following JavaScript Application error:

'Top' getter called on an object that does not implement interface Windows

HELP & THANKS!!

Asked by JerseyJay 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox is crashing constantly. Crashes with plugins and extensions disabled. Crashes in Safe Mode. Have updated Firefox. Updated plugins. Just started happening out of n… (read more)

Firefox is crashing constantly. Crashes with plugins and extensions disabled. Crashes in Safe Mode. Have updated Firefox. Updated plugins. Just started happening out of nowhere on 12/6

Asked by Jack 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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FF 34.0.5 hogging CPU like crazy

Since I upgraded to v34.0.5, FF has been intermittently freezing and consuming all my CPU, making it a PITA to use. I never had this problem with previous versions. Anyon… (read more)

Since I upgraded to v34.0.5, FF has been intermittently freezing and consuming all my CPU, making it a PITA to use. I never had this problem with previous versions. Anyone else getting this?

Asked by fort1n 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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After recent upgrades Firefox prevents links in several websites from working whilst there is no such problem with other browsers - help please.

Since a recent upgrade of Firefox links in several websites no longer work. They used to be fine and I loved Firefox. The problems do not exist with other browsers e.g.… (read more)

Since a recent upgrade of Firefox links in several websites no longer work. They used to be fine and I loved Firefox. The problems do not exist with other browsers e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome. More specifically, on talktalk.co.uk the links to news items do not work, nor do those to "My Account." On Barclays.co.uk the link to print my statement doesn't work - similarly on MBNA.com There are several suggested solutions around the internet but all are complex, none so far have worked and I don't see why I should need to carry out the suggested tweaks. Firefox used to be great - now it isn't. The problem seems to be with the upgrade. Please help me to get my Firefox to where it should be.

Asked by Richard69 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Can't disable sync, can't determine whether it's old or new, etc.

I want to disable Sync. The various instructions for doing so refer to unchecking a box which doesn't exist and resetting an about:config entry which also doesn't exist. … (read more)

I want to disable Sync. The various instructions for doing so refer to unchecking a box which doesn't exist and resetting an about:config entry which also doesn't exist. I can't figure out whether I have an older or new version, my logon no longer works, and don't think I ever set up a Firefox account, but again, can't find out.

Asked by AndrewA 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Firefox has prevented an outdated plugin 'adobe flash' from running. :(

I get this on most of my web pages. IDK what else to do. I read a lot of stuff about reinstall, reinstall. Well I tried that and this is what I get: http://i.imgur.com/… (read more)

I get this on most of my web pages. IDK what else to do. I read a lot of stuff about reinstall, reinstall. Well I tried that and this is what I get:

http://i.imgur.com/m6QphfR.png

So have tried just about everything I can think of, can someone help?

Thanks

Asked by KCarl 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Theme and Font Size Changer plug-in forcing unwanted popups

Hello, I've been using the Theme and Font Size Changer plug-in for some time. However, lately (and it's getting more and more frequent) their website pops up in my brows… (read more)

Hello, I've been using the Theme and Font Size Changer plug-in for some time. However, lately (and it's getting more and more frequent) their website pops up in my browser and redirects me to it, without my permission. It interrupts my work, and it's been happening at least once a week lately. This is the page that pops up: http://barisderin.com/?p=516

Note that when I say "popup" it's not what you think of as a traditional popup. It can't be blocked by a popup blocker. It's opening their webpage in my browser, in a new tab, and switching me from the tab I'm working to, to that tab. I don't know how they do it, but it's inappropriate, intolerable, and unacceptable!!

You will notice that there is a place to post messages, on that page. I've tried to post a message there, and ask them to stop hijacking me. But in order to post the message, I have to allow a cross-site scripting request, and my NoScript plugin blocks it. Both of these practices are inappropriate for a Firefox plugin!!

So I have no way of getting this message to them directly. Will someone please let me know how I can contact them, to ask for these interruptions to stop?

And note, that if these interruptions don't stop, I will be uninstalling their plugin!!

Thank you very much  :-)

Asked by brynn2 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Every time I go to my banks web page I have to rerigester my pc everytime. How do I stop it from doing that?

I have 3 different bank accounts and when I try to log in it makes me re register my pc every time I try to log in. I had e-net explorer but I decided to go to Mozilla (p… (read more)

I have 3 different bank accounts and when I try to log in it makes me re register my pc every time I try to log in. I had e-net explorer but I decided to go to Mozilla (personal reasons). Can you please help me with this issue because I really like Mozilla and I don't really want to go back to explorer. Thanks!

Asked by kayorida 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Some forms cannot be completed in Firefox and require swith to ie tab.

For some major sites (example Familysearch.org) query fields do not work in "native" Firefox but are OK if I switch to IE Tab. I am not sure but sites may be using some … (read more)

For some major sites (example Familysearch.org) query fields do not work in "native" Firefox but are OK if I switch to IE Tab. I am not sure but sites may be using some sort of Adobe forms

Asked by PHChat 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Mouse single click for links doesn't work in firefox

Hello Having a strange issue with firefox - single mouse click will not open links - always needs a double click (even one with a long delay between first and second clic… (read more)

Hello

Having a strange issue with firefox - single mouse click will not open links - always needs a double click (even one with a long delay between first and second clicks) to navigate. This problem started about a month ago. I have used firefox for years without encountering this issue.

Outside of firefox (including in Windows, IE...) this problem does not occur. Interestingly, the problem also does not occur in firefox toolbars, menus, etc. It seems to be only for links...

I would really rather not reset firefox as it will be a right pain to recustomize lost settings etc.

All help appreciated

Asked by mackslim 5 years ago

Answered by mackslim 5 years ago

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Certain websites open in what appears to be 'safe mode'. Others open fine, those in question open fine in Safari. Is there a solution or, should I switch?

No pics, ads, etc. just text but, not HTML. Started with 1 site -- now up to 3 or 4. Tried deleting cache and cookies, then restart -- no joy. Please advise, … (read more)

No pics, ads, etc. just text but, not HTML. Started with 1 site -- now up to 3 or 4. Tried deleting cache and cookies, then restart -- no joy.

Please advise,

Asked by tpring12 5 years ago

Answered by tpring12 5 years ago

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I can't read PDF files online, they must be saved. How can I go back to having the option to read them online?

When I click on a link to view a PDF file, Firefox tries to make me save the file. This started when I clicked the "do this every time" check box for ONE file. Now I can'… (read more)

When I click on a link to view a PDF file, Firefox tries to make me save the file. This started when I clicked the "do this every time" check box for ONE file. Now I can't undo the selection and my Applications Options control window is completely blank: not only are no PDF options available, no options are available for ANY file type. I have to use Google Chrome to view PDFs online without saving them. I'm running Firefox version 34.0 but the problem started with version 33.

Asked by RBLampert 5 years ago

Answered by Gnarrrk 5 years ago

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Youtube videos randomly not working

Hey, ive read some other threads but didnt notice anything that solves the problem. So yeah, recently, like 3 days ago or so, youtube videos started randomly not loading.… (read more)

Hey, ive read some other threads but didnt notice anything that solves the problem. So yeah, recently, like 3 days ago or so, youtube videos started randomly not loading. I mostly use youtube to play music, got my own playlist, but now the songs try to load for like 10 seconds or so and then skip to other song. Tried playing a song not as a part of playlist, but a separate video. Tried to load, but eventually got error. On read more there were few suggestions, ive tried them all, nothing changed. Deleted cookies and cache. Tried playing firefox in safemode, then youtube videos work fine. btw, i guess i should mention, that i use adblock plus so that i could play the playlist and not get those 10 minute ads between every song. if i manually disable adblock, nothing changes mostly. Though 1 time the video started with an ad before the song but only once. if anyone could help me i would appreciate it. If u need any more info ask away :) (so far it seems like only videos from my playlist fail to load)

Asked by Lethos 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Firefox 34.05 upgrade causing sites to load as lists

Since upgrading to Firefox 34 then 34.05 some sites, the ones I use the most, are loading as a list. These are large sites and load perfectly fine in IE. This is causing … (read more)

Since upgrading to Firefox 34 then 34.05 some sites, the ones I use the most, are loading as a list. These are large sites and load perfectly fine in IE. This is causing me endless problems and making me think that these upgrades are just an ego exercise for the developers.

Asked by Mildrew 5 years ago

Answered by Mildrew 5 years ago

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How to get weather channel videos to play in up to date Firefox?

Fully up to date Firefox and Shockwave flash. The Weather Channel videos result in a black screen with no options but all the other websites I have tried seem to work fin… (read more)

Fully up to date Firefox and Shockwave flash. The Weather Channel videos result in a black screen with no options but all the other websites I have tried seem to work fine.

Asked by mendonsy 5 years ago

Answered by mendonsy 5 years ago