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How do I prevent a website like Drudgereport from automatically reloading?

Sometimes my wifi connection is choppy (darn that microwave popcorn!) and I hate it when I'm in the middle of reading the links in Drudge and it reloads....sometimes shif… (read more)

Sometimes my wifi connection is choppy (darn that microwave popcorn!) and I hate it when I'm in the middle of reading the links in Drudge and it reloads....sometimes shifting the layout a bit or just hanging while it waits for some adserver to respond.

Is there any way to stop this from happening? Tried Freezing the tab. And for some reason, firefox is not preventing this page from automatically reloading like it does others.

Any ideas?

Asked by dydx 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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How can I move my toolbars up and down?

I just upgraded to firefox 4 and I hate it already. I want to move my google toolbar to the bottom of the toolbars but I can't find a way to do that. Is it possible? If n… (read more)

I just upgraded to firefox 4 and I hate it already. I want to move my google toolbar to the bottom of the toolbars but I can't find a way to do that. Is it possible? If not I'll go back to 3.6 because I hate this. Also, I have a customized theme thing in my toolbar area and it's all funky like the toolbars are making the image not line up.

Asked by gale1965 9 years ago

Last reply by killme2 8 years ago

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Firefox opens a new tab every time I click a link. I just want the browser to go there, but can't find an option to fix that. Help.

Firefox opens a new tab every time I click a link. When I click a link, I just want to go there, not open a new tab. This slows my computer, but I can't find an option … (read more)

Firefox opens a new tab every time I click a link. When I click a link, I just want to go there, not open a new tab. This slows my computer, but I can't find an option to fix it in the tools.

Asked by search 9 years ago

Last reply by barbarav 7 years ago

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In the new FF, typing a word in address bar doesn't perform a google search anymore

I have just installed the new FF (which actally looks a lot like Explorere). I used to be able to type a word into the address bar eg: Facebook, and I would either be red… (read more)

I have just installed the new FF (which actally looks a lot like Explorere). I used to be able to type a word into the address bar eg: Facebook, and I would either be redirected immediately to Facebook otherwise FF would perform a google search. Has this feature been eliminated or is there a setting that can do this.

BTW, I do not like the new FF. The previous version was much more user friendly and visually pleasing.

Asked by mtafelselman 9 years ago

Last reply by klappa 7 years ago

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How can I turn OFF my Yahoo email password from Firefox memory. since it was hacked last week.

Some time ago I let Firefox remember my Yahoo email username and password. Last week someone hacked into my Yahoo email account and used my email address list to send ou… (read more)

Some time ago I let Firefox remember my Yahoo email username and password. Last week someone hacked into my Yahoo email account and used my email address list to send out lots of yucky spam to them. I have changed my Yahoo password, but now, just for safety's sake, I want to have that password blank whenever I sign in. How do I toggle the Firefox memory OFF so that it doesn't remember my new Yahoo name and password? I would prefer to log that name and password in myself from now on.

Asked by lightalife 8 years ago

Answered by Xircal 8 years ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar on top??

Hi, is it possible to move the Bookmarks toolbar "on top" instead of tabs on top? Of course the "on top" option is cool to save some precious screen space. I like to use … (read more)

Hi, is it possible to move the Bookmarks toolbar "on top" instead of tabs on top? Of course the "on top" option is cool to save some precious screen space. I like to use my Bookmarks toolbar and if I use tabs on top, then while switching tabs I need to travel much further with the mouse everytime compared to "tabs bellow". And of course switching the tabs happens much more often than using the bookmarks toolbar. So I think the ideal solution for me would be to have tabs down (as in Firefox 3.X) and use the "on top" space for my bookmarks toolbar. Is this possible? I can imagine that it wouldn't be to complicated Thanks for your reply

Asked by dubak 9 years ago

Last reply by Lukiieeii 7 years ago

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How to export individual bookmarks folders?

In early Firefox versions there was a handy Add On named Bookmarks Synchonizer, the last version of which was updated by Torisugari. This allowed individual bookmark fol… (read more)

In early Firefox versions there was a handy Add On named Bookmarks Synchonizer, the last version of which was updated by Torisugari. This allowed individual bookmark folders to be exported and imported.

Great for sharing information between colleagues, where you don't necessarily want them to have access to all your bookmarks folders.

Can this be done in Firefox 4? I can't see how to do it, and XMarks doesn't seem to offer this either.

Asked by mmp997 8 years ago

Answered by son0fhobs 8 years ago

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How can I make a desktop shortcut use the site's icon instead of Firefox?

When I click and drag a sites icon to the desktop the shortcut is shown as a small Firefox icon on a small page background. I would prefer the shortcut to use the site's … (read more)

When I click and drag a sites icon to the desktop the shortcut is shown as a small Firefox icon on a small page background. I would prefer the shortcut to use the site's icon as shown adjacent to the URL.

Firefox is set as my default browser.

Asked by EileenNorton 9 years ago

Last reply by wemmons53 7 years ago

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How do I submit feedback about "Submit Feedback" not working?

It would seem that the Mozilla people do not want negative feedback? The "Firefox made me sad" page will not allow me to submit anything. The "Submit Feedback" button d… (read more)

It would seem that the Mozilla people do not want negative feedback? The "Firefox made me sad" page will not allow me to submit anything. The "Submit Feedback" button does not do anything. The address is input.mozilla.com/en-US/feedback#sad. I was unable to send more than one idea to the feedback at input.mozilla.com/en-US/feedback#idea. Is there some kind of limit on the number of ideas that one computer will be allowed to send? Again, the Submit button does nothing.

Asked by finitarry 8 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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When opening new tab I am directed to Google, but the cursor stays in the address bar. Anyway to automatically move the cursor to the google search bar?

Thank you in advance. I upgraded to firefox 4, and since then I have had a problem. When opening a new tab I have chosen to be directed to google.com. In the past my curs… (read more)

Thank you in advance. I upgraded to firefox 4, and since then I have had a problem. When opening a new tab I have chosen to be directed to google.com. In the past my cursor automatically went to the search bar on that page when I open a new tab. After upgrading the cursor just stays in the address bar, but I would like it to automatically move to the google search bar on the page. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks again.

Asked by disastras 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Howcan I set the home page for new tabs?

When I open a new tab, it opens up as a blank page. How do I setup Firefox so that the new tabs open in my home page? locked by a moderator due to age and that Firefox 13… (read more)

When I open a new tab, it opens up as a blank page. How do I setup Firefox so that the new tabs open in my home page?

locked by a moderator due to age and that Firefox 13 has a new feature for a new tab

Asked by dawoodby 9 years ago

Answered by MattF 9 years ago

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How can I tell Firefox that it's searching in the wrong frame of a website?

Problem exists between keyboard and chair. When using a website with frames, there does not seem to be a way to let Firefox know if it's Find (Ctrl+F) command is searchin… (read more)

Problem exists between keyboard and chair.

When using a website with frames, there does not seem to be a way to let Firefox know if it's Find (Ctrl+F) command is searching in the wrong frame. I'm attempting to search the Java 6 SE API (http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/d.../api/), for example, but I can't figure out how to make Firefox search through the index frame.

This problem appears in (at least) Firefox 3.6 and 4.0 for Linux Mint. On Windows Vista, Firefox 3.6 does not suffer from this problem--it can sometimes be cumbersome to search through what you want (e.g. it will search through the frame you don't want first, then move to the other) but that's a minor inconvenience compared to not being able to search in the correct frame at all.

Asked by magic_soap 9 years ago

Last reply by hyperkang 7 years ago

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How can i set up multiple default web pages in one window

I want multiple web pages in one window i.e for example google.com and yahoo.com should open in one window,showing their respective home pages in one window in a rectangu… (read more)

I want multiple web pages in one window i.e for example google.com and yahoo.com should open in one window,showing their respective home pages in one window in a rectangular box(in my words).

Asked by kranthi 9 years ago

Last reply by PockySticks 7 years ago

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To make firefox handle mms protocol here is a technique that works well. [SOLVED for some versions]

Okay folks. Mozilla is playing their cards very close to their chest with this one, though I can't understand why all the secrecy. 2012 EDIT Since version 7, Firefox a… (read more)

Okay folks. Mozilla is playing their cards very close to their chest with this one, though I can't understand why all the secrecy.

2012 EDIT Since version 7, Firefox appears broken and unable to recognize mms protocol. HOWEVER, if you copy your mms:// URL to a tab in the browser and edit it so that it begins http:// instead of mms:// then the browser will successfully hand the task onto your audio player, such as mplayer or vlc. So this provides a way to successfully skirt around the problem. There is nothing further in this thread applicable to versions newer than 7, so you can close this tab and go try it. Good luck!

2011: HERE'S THE SOLUTION for handling mms protocol for Firefox version 3.6 and versions near that, but not version 7 or later. This is Linux specific; I can't help you with Windows solution. Sorry. Windows users maybe look here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol#Firefox_3.5_specif... or try the Gecko suggestion given by cor-el in a reply in this thread.

Linux Solution

I'm using Firefox 3.6.9 with these plugins: mplayer,quicktime,realplayer,shockwave flash,windows media player

In the firefox address box type this simple but weird-looking URL about:config and open it. Then right-click on any entry in the long list that comes up. Right-clicking brings up the menu we will use to create a new entry. Select new and of type boolean. Carefully type in the name of the new preference as network.protocol-handler.expose.mms and then select for its value false. We are finished with this window, so you can close it.

We now need a page with an mms link to click on. (For this step, it really must be a clickable link. It won't work if you just type the URL yourself.) Here's a page http://beelinetv.com/ with plenty of mms links including a delightfully-named Al Karma. Go there now and left-click on Al Karma. You'll see a window open. Double-click on Select an application and navigate through your file system to a media player you have installed which will handle mms streams. I have mplayer, and its pathname is /usr/bin/mplayershell. (You might have gxine, or totem, or VLC, or ... etc.) Click the box to Remember my choice. We're now done. Your new configuration info will get saved when you quit the browser. Now, whenever you click on a mms link, whether it's a movie, or radio or a television channel, the browser should automatically hand the job of playing it to your chosen player. Though I found I had to select the player a few times before it eventually remembered; firefox can be a slow learner.  :(

If you want your browser to also accommodate rtsp:// links, repeat the above. For handling rtsp audio stream, I use the helix player, through many will use realplayer. Don't forget, you'll need to find a page with a clickable rtsp link to set this up. Or you can create your own link, it doesn't need to have an actual stream. To do this, create a text file, say text.html containing this line of code:

<a href="rtsp://1.1.1.1/">rtsp link</a>

and open it in a new TAB in your browser, using a URL something like: file:///path/text.html. You should see a link to click on.

The job is done. You can ignore the remainder of this thread.

Any problems? Add a message to the end of this thread.


Note: my solution has nothing to do with the gecko player

Asked by pawpaw 9 years ago

Last reply by FedoraFFuser 8 years ago

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Where did my the tab groups I created yesterday go? Don't appear when I click tab group button.

Just upgraded to "new" firefox and spent a lot of time organizing & naming new tab groups. Logged off and shut down computer yesterday. Today when I opened firefox … (read more)

Just upgraded to "new" firefox and spent a lot of time organizing & naming new tab groups. Logged off and shut down computer yesterday. Today when I opened firefox and tried to access my tab groups via the tab group button, the window was empty......all my tab groups were gone? Nothing in the tab group tutorial indicates that I was supposed to save the tab groups once they were set-up. Why di they disappear?

Asked by pslynn 9 years ago

Last reply by RolM 7 years ago