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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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I want to install a pluggin for work email. There is no access to the pluggin folder despite being signed as admisnistrator.

The pluggin in to allow remote access to work email. There is no option to "run as administrator" when one right clicks on the icon in the downloads folder. Even though I… (read more)

The pluggin in to allow remote access to work email. There is no option to "run as administrator" when one right clicks on the icon in the downloads folder. Even though I am signed into the computer as administrator, installation keeps on being aborted. Help please! It's driving me mental.

Thanks Marga Guillén

Asked by MargaG 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Possible to prevent Firefox from loading two versions of Flash, without disabling PLID scan?

Our IT department—what a great way to start a question—does not roll out regular updates for Flash. To bridge this security gap for Firefox on my work computer, I copy th… (read more)

Our IT department—what a great way to start a question—does not roll out regular updates for Flash. To bridge this security gap for Firefox on my work computer, I copy the following files:

  • flashplayer.xpt
  • FlashPlayerPlugin_<version>.exe
  • FlashUtil32_<version>_Plugin.exe
  • NPSWF32_<version>.dll

from C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash on another machine and paste them to C:\Users\<myusername>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Plugins on my work machine. When Firefox starts, it scans the various locations (http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plugin_scanning) and finds both this version and of course the outdated version originally installed, which IT does not update (currently 11.1.102.55). This effectively updates Flash, and until IT finds a solution to distribute updates I'll have to continue to update Flash manually (Java is unfortunately not so easy to fix), but still leaves me with a problem.

My perceived problem is that Firefox still scans the default installation directory of Flash and thus finds the outdated version. Under Add-ons > Plug-ins, I can select from "Ask to Activate," "Always Activate" and "Never Activate." If I select "Ask to Activate" for the current version (12.0.0.43) and "Never Activate" for the old version (11.1.102.55), upon restarting Firefox it sets both to "Ask to Activate." I conclude that Firefox does not treat separate Flash versions independently. Since constantly being prompted to activate Flash is bothersome, I could just set both to "Always Activate," but that leaves an old, even-more-compromised-than-the-current version of Flash activated.

The best solution, I suppose, would be to uninstall the outdated version of Flash, but I don't have the administrative rights to do so, and don't want to pester our IT administrators. I could prevent Firefox from scanning the directories specified in the Windows registry for PLIDs (see above link), but this would prevent it from finding my also-outdated-but-only-installed Java Plug-In, which I keep thinking I need. The behavior I'm after is to prevent Firefox from scanning or finding the old Flash version, while still finding my Java Plug-in. How could I go about this?

Thanks

Asked by michapma 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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After Window 7 update, forced to reinstall firefox 26, restore session button is available but doesn't work even though sessionstore file is there

I am running Firefox 26 on Windows 7. Last night Windows needed to do some security updates so I closed Firefox as I normally do by using the exit tab and let Windows go… (read more)

I am running Firefox 26 on Windows 7. Last night Windows needed to do some security updates so I closed Firefox as I normally do by using the exit tab and let Windows go ahead with its updates. This morning I found that Firefox had been deleted. I looked to see that my sessionstore.js file from last night still existed and it does. When Firefox came up all of my tabs were gone, also my bookmarks, add-ons, etc. I clicked on "restore previous session" but nothing happens. I have a bookmarks file from last night in the bookmarks folder, and the sessionstore.js file is dated from last night when I closed Firefox in a normal manner. I'm stumped. Firefox didn't crash, I closed it as I always do before I allowed Microsoft to update Windows and reboot. What am I missing/doing wrong? I'm leaving this session open so that I can continue to have access to that sessionstore file, plus I have copied it to a folder I use for these kinds of disasters. This necessary windows update also deleted my MailWasher Pro program, changed the way that Windows Explorer operates and other "fun" surprises. Thanks Microsoft. It is barely possible that I can recreate my tabs and that would be hugely aggravating, but I have no way of re-creating all of my bookmarks. I need help.

Asked by independentjc 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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When I Alt+Tab and come back to FF, what I had typed in Awesome Bar is replaced with URL of homepage. Only occurs in a new tab with new tab set to display home.

For a new search I open up a new tab and start typing in the Awesome Bar. Then, before I hit ENTER, I Alt+Tab to a different program in Windows and Alt+Tab back to FF wit… (read more)

For a new search I open up a new tab and start typing in the Awesome Bar. Then, before I hit ENTER, I Alt+Tab to a different program in Windows and Alt+Tab back to FF with the INTENT of typing/pasting the rest of my search query, only to find out that what I had typed initially has been replaced with the new tab's URL (homepage). This does not happen when I set the new tabs to be FF's default or I use a tab that is NOT new (no problem when The problem does not occur when I navigate to my homepage from an old tab and try to search.

It's quite common for me to Alt+Tab away from FF in the middle of typing my search query so that I can type in particular phrases precisely (e.g. an error message).

Here are some workarounds that are problematic, please do not suggest them:

1. Do not set new tab to display homepage / do not have a homepage / set new tabs to be FF default then press Alt+Home to view homepage.

2. Use search bar (Ctrl+K) instead of awesome bar. Can't use shortcuts for different search engines in search bar, also doesn't give suggestions.

3. Start the query with what's on the other window; type or paste in this information first.

This problem did not exist for earlier versions of FF. It started a few versions ago.

Asked by nosauce 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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How to disable auto header and footer from firefox desktop Application

I build a Firefox desktop application for my company. i need to print some page from that application using JS window.print(). It Works Perfectly in my application. But t… (read more)

I build a Firefox desktop application for my company. i need to print some page from that application using JS window.print(). It Works Perfectly in my application. But the problem is when it printing my document it prints a header and a footer automatically. I Want to remove this. I can remove this on Firefox browser , but i cant remove this on my application. Please Somebody Help Me. here is my application link: https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/hmspro User Login : admin / Password: 123 if you want to get into printing page navigate invoice > paid invoice > print button. I also tryed from about:config and disable all default header footer. but it wont worked.

Asked by saaiful 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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URL bar always says "Search or enter address" despite what page it's on. One other issue explained in further detail

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Firefox 26.0 Not an addon issue - I've loaded up Fire Fox 2.6 and the same addons on a different computer and experienced no problems. Addons: … (read more)

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Firefox 26.0 Not an addon issue - I've loaded up Fire Fox 2.6 and the same addons on a different computer and experienced no problems. Addons: Noscript (added after problem occured, not the cause) Adblock Plus, Adblock Plus Edge, Adblock Plus Popup Addon Plugins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.9 r900
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Unity Player 4.3.1f1
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.03
  • NPWLPG (did some self research on this, windows live photo gallery plugin. Not the cause)
  • Roblox Launcher Plugin

Computer is free of viruses. Scanned with Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy 2.0, AVG 2014, adwcleaner (powerful adware cleaner) No reset option for Firefox 26.0.

Whenever I go to a page on Firefox, such as google.ca (I'm living in Canada), the URL bar shows the URL for a split second and goes back to "Search or enter address" as though I haven't typed anything in for the first place. However, when I right click the URL bar when this happens the Undo option is selectable and not grayed out. When I clicked Undo the URL, https://www.google.ca, was back like normal.

The other issue is that whenever I'm typing something in on a webpage, like a search on google.ca, if the URL bar is blank like usual the | that appears when typing jumps to the URL bar and continues typing there. It is HIGHLY irritating whenever I'm trying to write a lengthy forum post and such or a quick search on YouTube and it cuts off and starts appearing in the URL bar where I need to click where I was previously typing and continue. I don't understand what's going on.

Asked by ethanwdp 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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update message

We use Citrix XenApp and want to manually update our read only VDisk but do not want to get prompted to update Mozilla every time a browser page is launched once out of s… (read more)

We use Citrix XenApp and want to manually update our read only VDisk but do not want to get prompted to update Mozilla every time a browser page is launched once out of sync with the current version of Mozilla. We have modified tools > Options >advanced > never check for updates, but this seems to not work for us. Users are still getting prompted. Is there any way I can suppress this at a lower level? We will updated Mozilla soon after release, but our roll-out schedule is not always in line with your release. We just trying to make a smoother end user experience for everyone.

Asked by catalyst72 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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I am unable to "open link behind mail" using Mac Mail now. It used to work fine, and just clicking works but not right clicking to open behind mail. Please help

This used to work on my Mac using Firefox and Mac Mail but now it doesn't. Opening regular links are unaffected. I can still click and open easily. This only happens w… (read more)

This used to work on my Mac using Firefox and Mac Mail but now it doesn't. Opening regular links are unaffected. I can still click and open easily. This only happens when I try to use the feature, to open links behind mail. When I right click nothing happens. Nothing is opened.

Asked by GetPaulHoward 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox printing incorrectly to printer with Generic /Text Only driver

I have a printer that uses the Generic / Text Only driver, and everytime I try and print to it with Firefox, a carrage return is added after every space. For example thi… (read more)

I have a printer that uses the Generic / Text Only driver, and everytime I try and print to it with Firefox, a carrage return is added after every space. For example this text:

<
875 000 096 099
>

Gets printed like this:

<
875 
     000 
        096 
           099
>

The text gets printed correctly if I use IE9 or notepad. Any suggestions?

Asked by broke 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Why won't the Firefox icon stop jumping up and down on my dock? (OS X 10.9.1)

I'm using a MacBook (late 2008) with OS X 10.9.1. The icon for Firefox will not stop jumping. It was exhibiting this behavior before I started it as well as after while … (read more)

I'm using a MacBook (late 2008) with OS X 10.9.1. The icon for Firefox will not stop jumping. It was exhibiting this behavior before I started it as well as after while I was using another application. I have not seen this before. I am using the latest version (26.0) of Firefox so it wasn't an alert to update. It is even doing this as I type this info.

Asked by ppalan 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Is there a way to move tab group from one window to another?

I have several windows open, and some of them have multiple tab groups. Is there an easy way to move these tab groups between the windows? I saw the workaround of making… (read more)

I have several windows open, and some of them have multiple tab groups. Is there an easy way to move these tab groups between the windows? I saw the workaround of making bookmarks of all the tabs in one group, move to the target window and open the bookmarks there.

To be honest I found this one a slow and messy way to do things and hope to find a better solution or raise this as a feature request.

using up-to-date Firefox (26.0 at the time of writing)

Asked by bsbs 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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video runs slow on firefox and out of sync with audio with abode flash 12.

Ever since I installed adobe flash player 12 my videos run slow and out of sync with the audio it is like it pauses for a couple seconds and starts back working and keeps… (read more)

Ever since I installed adobe flash player 12 my videos run slow and out of sync with the audio it is like it pauses for a couple seconds and starts back working and keeps doing that.

Asked by jth10 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes

After a new installation of Ubuntu 12.04 Firefox will open for a few seconds and then crash without me trying to use it. Thunderbird reacts in the same way. An inst… (read more)

After a new installation of Ubuntu 12.04 Firefox will open for a few seconds and then crash without me trying to use it. Thunderbird reacts in the same way. An installation of LUBUNTU works perfectly well on the same computer with Firefox operating and Sylfeed as the email system (no Thunderbird available in that one) My main computer has the same setup of a dual system with Windows (same version as the other one) , similar hardware and working for 2-3 years with no proablem. I cannot see the difference between the two computers which is causing the problem.

Asked by james41 2 years ago

Last reply by Moses 2 years ago

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In FF 26, I can't download .exe files.

When I upgraded to FF 26, I found that I can't download .exe files.I had some trouble like this with FF25, so I changed the "scanWhenDone" property to false; it helped wi… (read more)

When I upgraded to FF 26, I found that I can't download .exe files.I had some trouble like this with FF25, so I changed the "scanWhenDone" property to false; it helped with FF25 (my downloads completed), but now I start a download, and I don't even get the "save or open" box, and FF26 shows no sign a download even took place. I also went into Control Panel and reset the security levels to their default values, but that didn't help either.Can you some suggestions for other things I could try? Many thanks,

Asked by crogerblair1 6 years ago

Last reply by crogerblair1 6 years ago

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Angry birds wont load, I just get ad banners and a white screen.

This started on Monday, I went to play the weekly tournament but all I got was a white screen with angry birds ad banners top and bottom. I have googled this and so far I… (read more)

This started on Monday, I went to play the weekly tournament but all I got was a white screen with angry birds ad banners top and bottom. I have googled this and so far I have tried Updating flash, shockwave, java. I tried clearing cookies and cache, Uninstalling firefox and reinstalling, tried with my antivirus off, tried uninstalling my antivirus, tried updating graphics drivers. I cant think of anything else to try, I know it's a local issue as I have friends who tell me theirs is ok. Between Sunday (when i was able to play) and Monday, nothing on my laptop changed, except the fact that it wont load, I've tried several other games on facebook but this is the only one that wont load.

Asked by l3igjimmy 6 years ago

Last reply by l3igjimmy 6 years ago

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Firefox Update Causes Loss Of Open Tabs, Loss of Too Many Tabs, and XMarks Problems.

Since updating to V26 of Firefox, all my previously open tabs are showing as New Tabs. There is no sign of the old tabs. How do I get my tabs back? Also, Too Many Tabs ha… (read more)

Since updating to V26 of Firefox, all my previously open tabs are showing as New Tabs. There is no sign of the old tabs. How do I get my tabs back? Also, Too Many Tabs has disappeared altogether, and XMarks is not updating. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by OneTrueFriend 6 years ago

Last reply by OneTrueFriend 6 years ago

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After trying all the troubleshooting options, Firefox continues lagging during most actions

I recently applied two updates, and I'm not sure which one caused this problem, or if its even related to either of these two updates. The first one was updating from Ubu… (read more)

I recently applied two updates, and I'm not sure which one caused this problem, or if its even related to either of these two updates. The first one was updating from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. The second one was updating from the previous verison of Firefox to the latest stable release (26). Both upgrades were done about simultaneously, so hard to tell which is causing problems, if either.

Now, the problem. Basically, firefox lags a lot while doing most actions. If i start up firefox, it takes about 3 seconds before I can see a cursor or see text in the address bar. However, all the input appears fine once the chrome works. If i'm loading a webpage and 'Control + T' for a new tab, it lags about 3-5 seconds before the new tab appears. If I switch focus to another window, swtich back, and then scroll down, there is a 3-5 second lag before the page scrolls. This sort of delay occurs constantly.

I have gone through most( all?) the troubleshooting guides here, and a few on the mozillaline forums. I definitely know what triggers the problem. I just dont' know how to fix it. But in order of what I tried to get to my trigger:

I disabled all the add-ons. Problem remained. Disabled the plugins. Problem remained. Did safe-mode, problem remained. At this point, I swtiched over to a new profile. I installed all my add-ons, plugins one by one. Nothing triggered the problem. I spent plenty of time after each installation, and no lag at all. THEN I finally added my sync information to the new profile. Immediately upon the addition of bookmarks (I only sync bookmarks and tabs), the new profile started lagging. After 30 minutes or so, the lag became consistent, and like described above.

So I went to the guides again and tried deleting the .js file (session.js, I think) and automatic .json bookmark backups ( I placed an exported backup in the profile directory, as the instruction said) and let it reconstruct the js file. My bookmarks came back, but the lag was still there.

Then I made a 3rd new profile, and didn't add any add-ons or anything, and just added my sync information. Again it started lagging. I exported my bookmarks as html, deleted all my bookmarks, and then re-imported the html file. The lag was till there.

Then I deleted firefox, and all the profiles, and reinstalled it. I set up my sync account, and the lag came about again. And that's where I am now.

Other information that I should mention: I sync with two windows machines, and two android devices (5 including the ubuntu machine that is troubling me). The other firefoxes behave perfectly (no lag or anything).

My bookmark folder has about 2000 items. That doesn't seem too outlandish to be troublesome, and if the windows and android machines can handle it fine, so should the ubuntu machine.

When I run off terminal, I get the error 'gtk_accelerator_valid(key, modifier)' failed option, and I've tried searching/ troubleshooting that error, but they don't seem to work either.

Anything else I'm missing? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by iuqiddis 6 years ago

Last reply by iuqiddis 6 years ago

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Yahoo took over my browser

Well I saw an email and it said I needed to update my browser and I thought that would fix some things that were wrong like Page Info not opening on some tabs... Well it … (read more)

Well I saw an email and it said I needed to update my browser and I thought that would fix some things that were wrong like Page Info not opening on some tabs... Well it made it worse... Yahoo pretty much took over my browser.. When I first opened after I installed the new browser it took me to there homepage (Easily fixed) but theres still things like the yahoo symbol in top right, When I open things on a page it opens a new firefox browser.. Is there a way I can just reset anything that has been done and go back to what I had before I installed?

Asked by fiercejolt 6 years ago

Last reply by fiercejolt 6 years ago