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No success with firewall exceptions so how do I allow download link from unknown publisher

Trying to allow a manufacturers' system scan after suffering longstanding desktop issues but before this can happen I have to download their support assist launcher. So… (read more)

Trying to allow a manufacturers' system scan after suffering longstanding desktop issues but before this can happen I have to download their support assist launcher. So the problem is, the download is blocked after the run/save window with another saying unknown publisher and so refuses to start downloading. The manufacturer says check internet connection. It's fine Now I've allowed the name of the support launcher in firewall via exceptions but it still won't load. Even tried it with firewall turned off. The download Icon TzsetupSfx, is shown in the downloads folder along with its file version 1.2.0.715 and name of publisher. So what can I do to get the download accepted by Firefox. I'm running 52.7 in win XP 3 pro. The manufacturers' URL is a www.

Asked by donedo 2 years ago

Answered by donedo 2 years ago

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Is it possible to turn off Firefox errors?

Is there a way to disable the "a website is making your browser run slow" message, and any other messages that Firefox finds "worthy" to pop up? "But why do you want to d… (read more)

Is there a way to disable the "a website is making your browser run slow" message, and any other messages that Firefox finds "worthy" to pop up?

"But why do you want to disable this?" It keeps popping up and actually causing my browser to slow down. None of the sites I'm on are even doing anything (no AJAX, no refreshing, etc. Static content). This happens on a BLANK page/no URL. If I close it, it just slides back down.

Is there any way to turn these messages off permanently? It's becoming a terrible user experience with Firefox popping up all sorts of things randomly. And whoever thought it was a smart idea to remove functional menus and require silly URL's to access configuration parameters really missed the mark on that.

Asked by annoyedff 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Thanks for no longer supporting Java, now no one using Firefox can use my WordPress blog, which REQUIRES Java. Good job. Opera is now my default browser.

Thanks for all the great work over the years, FireFox was truly the best around. It still would be if you hadn't stopped supporting Java, which is probably used on a few … (read more)

Thanks for all the great work over the years, FireFox was truly the best around. It still would be if you hadn't stopped supporting Java, which is probably used on a few billion pages. By dropping Java you've rendered Firefox almost irrelevant and, while not useless, close to it. So I can either start going back and forth between FireFox and Opera now, or save myself all that hassle, as most are going to do, and just get used to Opera and stay there.

But... if you ever make FireFox fully functional again, I'll be back. I hope you do before I get too used to Opera to want to make the switch again.

Asked by BlackSheep123. 3 years ago

Answered by BlackSheep123. 3 years ago

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I can't access a (poor) site, Ff states: Warning: Unresponsive script and so on... I guess I have to overstep Adobe Flash Player. Can you help?

Hello Techies, First meet my system... Linux 32bits (Lubuntu), provided with: Lightspark, an SWF player, and all what Linux comes with. Firefox ESR 52.4.0 (very old machi… (read more)

Hello Techies, First meet my system... Linux 32bits (Lubuntu), provided with: Lightspark, an SWF player, and all what Linux comes with.

Firefox ESR 52.4.0 (very old machine, its CPU doesn't have the SSE2 extension) provided with: HTTPS Everywhere, Ubuntu Modifications, YesScript OpenH264 Video Codec, Shockwave Flash, Widevine content Decryption module

I try to connect to a site, a radio station one, and Ff tells me a web page is slowing down the load process. Wait? Stop? Waiting is useless because the page never loads. Stopping leads to the site (simple http, without "s") but many parts of it do not respond. In other parts of the site Adobe Flash Player is mandatory to access the content. As you can imagine my system is not provided with Adobe and I guess this is why Ff warns me and can't access the site. I'm not installing Adobe, I don't even know if it is possible, and safe! How can I fix this? To me I should overstep Adobe, installing to the system something similar that the site can "like". Any suggestion? If you need it I can give the exact URL of the site. Many thanks for your educated answer!

Asked by Alberto67 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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I want to stop my cursor blinking on my new Windows 10 laptop like I have on this one

I have a problem with my eyes so a cursor that blinks on and off can cause headaches. I found a way of stopping the blinking on all but pdf documents on this laptop—OS Wi… (read more)

I have a problem with my eyes so a cursor that blinks on and off can cause headaches. I found a way of stopping the blinking on all but pdf documents on this laptop—OS Windows Vista (!) but have no idea how to go about it on the new Windows 10 OS laptop. Please, can anyone help me?

Asked by Kangalarue 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Where is the data for the newtab tiles stored? Can I stop such data being stored?

I refer to the discussion at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/973320. The result of the discussion is that by adding 2 new boolean preferences to the about:co… (read more)

I refer to the discussion at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/973320.

The result of the discussion is that by adding 2 new boolean preferences to the about:config page, and then deleting the contents of the thumbnails folder in the profile, I am referring to: browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled (true) and to pageThumbs.enabled (false).

By creating those boolean preferences, it is possible to stop Firefox from showing tiles of previously visited pages in the new tab page, but having done that the new tab page still shows captions of previously visited pages - the images have gone but the web addresses are still shown. This is reported in the discussion at the address noted above.

It is not clear whether Firefox will continue to record the data in the captions as new pages are visited, but even though the thumbnails folder has been cleaned, the data in the captions is still stored somewhere.

It amazes me that having provided for cleaning of history etc for the sake of security, Firefox has been designed to make a record of the history of visited pages, and that there is no obvious way to delete it or perhaps even prevent further such data being stored. Of course, you can customise the new tab page not to show the captions, but you can easily reverse that customisation, upon doing which it is apparent that the data is still there.

Firstly, how can I stop further captions being recorded and stored, or do the new boolean preferences on th about config page achieve that? Secondly, where is the captions data stored in Firefox, and how may it be deleted? If I could not stop it from being collected and stored, I could perhaps set up a custom deletion in privacy software periodically to delete the records. I am aware that the tiles can be deleted individually, but there appears to be an endless supply of them, and so I need to delete them all together, and also automate the process of deleting furhter captions if I cannot stop Firefox from storing this data.

Asked by tommytiko 2 years ago

Answered by tommytiko 2 years ago

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website dropdown menu not working in firefox 32bit 52.0.1 windows xp pro sp3

I am using firefox 32bit 52.0.1 windows xp pro sp3, i visit a website page ( https://www.utransto.com/en/topup/number/ ) but when i try to click on drop down country s… (read more)

I am using firefox 32bit 52.0.1 windows xp pro sp3, i visit a website page ( https://www.utransto.com/en/topup/number/ ) but when i try to click on drop down country selection menu ... it is not working. Even i can't enter any number in that field and NEXT button is also not working.

Please check and fix this problem.

Waiting for your positive reply.

Thanks

Asked by ffuserman 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Photos don't load on Ebay. This just started tonight. Photos are fine on all other websites. Photos also are fine on Internet Explorer

Suddenly this evening photos don't show on Ebay. Just a message for each one saying image not available. Photos load on all other websites - for now, anyway, and everyt… (read more)

Suddenly this evening photos don't show on Ebay. Just a message for each one saying image not available. Photos load on all other websites - for now, anyway, and everything works fine on internet explorer. This problem is just with firefox and Ebay.

Asked by Dronita 2 years ago

Answered by Cambreaker 2 years ago

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cant delete history, keep getting java no enable

Java application This function has been disable That's the message I'm getting. running Firefox 52.7.3 on Windows XP sp3 How can I fix this from Firefox or do I need anot… (read more)

Java application This function has been disable

That's the message I'm getting. running Firefox 52.7.3 on Windows XP sp3

How can I fix this from Firefox or do I need another Browser.

Asked by mistyone 2 years ago

Answered by mistyone 2 years ago

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Secure Connection Failed

https://forum.xcsoar.org/ has suddenly started failing to connect due to 'Secure Connection Failed' using Firefox ESR 52.1.0 (32-bit). I have accessed this site many tim… (read more)

https://forum.xcsoar.org/ has suddenly started failing to connect due to 'Secure Connection Failed' using Firefox ESR 52.1.0 (32-bit). I have accessed this site many times before and it still works from other browsers e.g. Chrome. The certificate is shown as being valid 128bit TLS1.2

Asked by guycorbett 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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How do I fix Firefox so the Captcha boxes are back?

PROBLEM: Accessing a site I've always used with ease, and siumilar others, login pages no longer show the Captcha "I'm not a robot." that uses the images "Click on the st… (read more)

PROBLEM: Accessing a site I've always used with ease, and siumilar others, login pages no longer show the Captcha "I'm not a robot." that uses the images "Click on the street signs", or "cars" or... etcetera. Yet, Chrome displays it fine, as does IE.

TESTS: - Tried to access with add-ons at normal. FF has, as always, has Adobe products blocked. FF refuses to let me use it anyway, refuses to let me upgrade it because the FF "Upgrade" link just opena a Moz wall of geekinese attempting to explain that FF is protecting me - but no update. I fought FF and was still able to update Adobe stuff.

- Tried with all addons disabled.

- The "About Mozilla Firefox" screen that cannot be copied and pasted here on barely visible, very light gray font "Firefox is up to date". 52.1.2 (32-bit) Apparently, it is now called Firefox ESR. What ever that means.

I've attached an image showing both versions. The working one by the Stalker - Chrome, and the one that quit by Firefox.

How do I fix Firefox so the Captcha boxes are back?

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Asked by Outernaut 3 years ago

Answered by fizzbowen 3 years ago

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How do I prevent frequent plugin stalls ?

I'm running XP64 pro. The scripts on Yahoo will stall FF after a few minutes. Often I get the popup message that a plugin script has stalled and asks if I want to prevent… (read more)

I'm running XP64 pro. The scripts on Yahoo will stall FF after a few minutes. Often I get the popup message that a plugin script has stalled and asks if I want to prevent seeing this again from the site. That's nice but every page on Yahoo is unique. So the stall happens on every page that isn't closed after a short while. The more stalls I get the slower my computer runs even though I use task manager to kill stalled processes. Then I have to reboot to clear out the FF remnants. Is there a way to kill remnants of stalled scripts without rebooting? Often FF crashes and asks me to send a report to Mozilla. Seems to me you guys should have a feature to enable extended logging for inclusion in crash reports. I have sent many requests to fix the problem. If you guys can't fix the root cause of the problem then can you at least provide a decent workaround so the memory doesn't get cluttered up with orphaned threads sucking up all my CPU power?

Asked by John_is_annoyed_with_FF 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Does NoSquint Plus interfere with OldYahooMail settings? How to remove?

Hi, in case I wish to try NoSquint Plus: (1) Is it easily removable in case of problems, without having to figure out (for example) where on earth the Firefox Profile dir… (read more)

Hi, in case I wish to try NoSquint Plus:

(1) Is it easily removable in case of problems, without having to figure out (for example) where on earth the Firefox Profile directory is located?

(2) Does NoSquint Plus interfere with non-javascript-email settings?

The reason I ask, is because in the past, when I tried "NoSquint" (not the plus-version)...it interfered with my YahooMail settings. (I use the Old Classic Non-Javascript version.

For example, the DELETE-MAIL button wasn't displaying.. But once I Removed nosquint, YahooMail became normalized again.

EMPHASIS: I only disable JavaScript for YahooMail, because the New YahooMail sucks. For most other sites javascript is enabled.

Thanks.

Asked by Minni 3 years ago

Answered by Seburo 3 years ago

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Firefox ESR v52 needs to be maintained to end of XP Support which is actually 9th April 2019 (due to Windows Embedded POSReady 2009)

For computer professionals, it is widely known Windows XP is still maintained by Microsoft (despite the MS propaganga that it is unsupported). Only a minor registry chang… (read more)

For computer professionals, it is widely known Windows XP is still maintained by Microsoft (despite the MS propaganga that it is unsupported). Only a minor registry change enables this extended support (eg still receiving MS antivirus updates). Firefox's Windows support policy thus needs to be synced to this factually corrected OS life-cycle. A Firefox for Windows XP support termination date not earlier than June 2019 should be targetted.

Asked by SETSHB 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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Bookmarks in UK date style (en)

My bookmarks used to be dated in the UK/en style (day/month/year), but now they are in the US style (month/day/year). It is very confusing for me and I can't find any way… (read more)

My bookmarks used to be dated in the UK/en style (day/month/year), but now they are in the US style (month/day/year). It is very confusing for me and I can't find any way to revert them to the UK style. I think this happened from the time of the last update, but am not certain. I use a Mac, Firefox version 52.0.2 (64-bit) and the language chosen is English (en). I cannot believe there isn't a way of changing this setting so would be grateful for any help. Many thanks

Asked by Marilou 3 years ago

Answered by Dan J Fox 3 years ago

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Install FireFox Quantum but keep FireFox 52 ESR

Hi, I wish to install and test the new FireFox Quantum BUT DO need to keep FireFox 52 ESR fully functional (because I need it for acessing some specific sites that requir… (read more)

Hi,

I wish to install and test the new FireFox Quantum BUT DO need to keep FireFox 52 ESR fully functional (because I need it for acessing some specific sites that require specific plug-ins). Will both FireFox coexist nicely (Win 7 and Win 10) ?

Asked by bornival 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Can I open bookmarks in Quantum in separate window AND open two folders (+) at one time in left pane??

Using FF52 because I don't want to lose SPECIFIC functionality I still have with that version. That functionality trumps all other considerations. Period. In 52, I ca… (read more)

Using FF52 because I don't want to lose SPECIFIC functionality I still have with that version. That functionality trumps all other considerations. Period.

In 52, I can open my bookmarks in a separate window ... that way it doesn't conflict with browser real estate AT ALL. Its behind browser window or on top as needed with a 'focus' click.

BUT ..... even if that is possible with Quantum ...

In that window, I want ALL bookmarks ... not just their folders ... to be visible, if needed. More specifically ....

...  I want to be able to open ANY two or more folders at one time (and keep them open) ... which is how I normally have this.        All in One Sidebar enabled this in FF52.       I do not want last folder closed when I open new one.     And I don't want to view bookmarks in a right hand side half of window.     (This is how FF was before 4.0, how it was enabled with AIOS by FF 29, etc.)

Please tell me if this combination of functionality is possible in current versions. Thank You.

Asked by pieter_biz 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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How to stop Firefox from superimposing search/address bar over tabs?

Earlier today my Comodo IceDragon updated itself to v52.0.0.4, after which the search bar had vanished and only appears when I place the cursor over any open tabs. This h… (read more)

Earlier today my Comodo IceDragon updated itself to v52.0.0.4, after which the search bar had vanished and only appears when I place the cursor over any open tabs. This happens instantly and prevents me from accessing any tabs. I have the Classic Theme Restorer addon installed but cannot find any option that will solve this.

In desperation I opened Firefox thinking that I would at least be able to use that but it too has the same problem. How do I override this and get back to 2 different toolbars, one for tabs and one for the search/address bar please?

Asked by 7leagues 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Can sync be paused?

The only way to pause sync is through Options\Preferences, then signing out of sync. By then, the damage is done. Users should be able to pause sync by easier access, as … (read more)

The only way to pause sync is through Options\Preferences, then signing out of sync. By then, the damage is done. Users should be able to pause sync by easier access, as well as set the cycle of syncing at the user\'s discretion.

Asked by ineuw 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago