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Keep Vista 32 bit, download Firefox 51?

I have been using Vista 32 bit and really would like to keep using it! I am using Firefox 36.0.1 and would like to download Firefox 51 [because I think newer versions of … (read more)

I have been using Vista 32 bit and really would like to keep using it! I am using Firefox 36.0.1 and would like to download Firefox 51 [because I think newer versions of Firefox won't work with Vista]. So can I do this? I really do not want to "upgrade"! Thank you.

Asked by cmes3526 2 years ago

Last reply by cmes3526 2 years ago

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Can no longer find sessionstore.js in profile. Have refreshed Firefox. Where is it? Screenshots attached

When Firefox crashes, there are times when, on restart, there is no "restore session" option. It is greyed out in all places, and all of the previous tabs are lost. I sav… (read more)

When Firefox crashes, there are times when, on restart, there is no "restore session" option. It is greyed out in all places, and all of the previous tabs are lost. I save tabs across many months.

Previously, I have saved a recent sessionstore.js file from the profile. Then, when this occurs, I go to the profile, delete and replace the sessionstore.js file with the saved one, and have a reasonably recent recovery of the tabs.

In this version of Firefox, 36.0.1, there is no sessionstore.js file in the profile (see screenshot 1). So, where is it?

There is a new folder called session-store backups (see screenshot 2). Reasonably, I looked in there.

There is no sessionstore.js file in that folder. There are files called recovery.js and recovery.bak in that folder. Each is dated today--3/6/2015

Is the new idea that if Firefox crashes and the tabs are not recoverable, that you rename the the recovery.js file as sessionstore.js and put it in the profile?

Or is the sessionstore.js file now in a new location?

I would always like to have a recent backup of sessionstore.js, having learned from past crashes that this is a good idea!

As an extra bonus, I have also added a screenshot of the profile folder and location (screenshot 4).

Many thanks.

Dr. Alan J. Lipman Washington, DC

Asked by ApersoninDC 5 years ago

Answered by ApersoninDC 5 years ago

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firefox not responding

HI, My firefox is not responding in some situations is there any tweaks to fix this issue i have reinstalled windows fresh and all programs are fresh. Firefox seems to be… (read more)

HI,

My firefox is not responding in some situations is there any tweaks to fix this issue i have reinstalled windows fresh and all programs are fresh.

Firefox seems to be running fine on my other 2 computers.

So could be something i have not installed.

Thanks Daniel

Asked by Daniel 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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cannot delete search bar history.

Directions to delete search bar history by checking "Form & search history" do not work. Neither do directions to delete individual searches by scrolling down and hit… (read more)

Directions to delete search bar history by checking "Form & search history" do not work. Neither do directions to delete individual searches by scrolling down and hitting delete.

They appear to work but when starting a new search the history comes right back.

Asked by rakirkp 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Why can't I get the Norton Toolbar? In menu, add-ons,extensions, it says Norton toolbar is incompatible & disabled.

I can't get norton toolbar for firefox 36. Have run Norton live update repeatedly; it updated everything fine and applied a patch. When I go to firefox menu>add-ons>… (read more)

I can't get norton toolbar for firefox 36. Have run Norton live update repeatedly; it updated everything fine and applied a patch. When I go to firefox menu>add-ons>extensions, Norton toolbar is grayed out and says it is incompatible with with firefox 36, and is disabled. Help!! I need my Norton vault.

Asked by Cathie7372 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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Where have my bookmarks gone?

I recently updated my Firefox to the most recent version and now all my bookmarks have disappeared. There is a bookmarks folder in a folder named Old Firefox Data, which … (read more)

I recently updated my Firefox to the most recent version and now all my bookmarks have disappeared.

There is a bookmarks folder in a folder named Old Firefox Data, which is on my desktop but there is just a load of jargon in there.

Please advise how i get my bookmarks back.

Asked by hwatson1985 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Black bar covering upper right window controls

Ever since I "refreshed" Firefox 36, a small black bar has appeared in the extreme upper right corner of the Firefox screen that exactly covers the Minimize/Resize/Exit b… (read more)

Ever since I "refreshed" Firefox 36, a small black bar has appeared in the extreme upper right corner of the Firefox screen that exactly covers the Minimize/Resize/Exit buttons. Although the controls work properly when I click in the left/center/right area of the black bar, why is the bar there, in that exact spot, in the first place? And how do I get rid of it?

Asked by corockymtnhi 5 years ago

Answered by ldq1997 4 years ago

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Bookmarks bar above URL bar when I open FireFox

For awhile now, every time I open FireFox, the menu icon bar and bookmarks bar have switched positions so that the menu icon bar is immediately above the tabs, and the bo… (read more)

For awhile now, every time I open FireFox, the menu icon bar and bookmarks bar have switched positions so that the menu icon bar is immediately above the tabs, and the bookmarks bar is above that, instead of the other way around (see screenshot). If I open customize, and then close it, without changing anything, they switch places and go back to where they should be (bookmarks bar above the tabs, menu icon bar above that), but it's annoying to have to do this every time I use FF. I only have one extension related to menu bars, Tabs on Bottom, and I deactivated it and rebooted FireFox, but that didn't solve the problem. I also tried changing themes, to no avail. Is this a bug or is there some setting I can change?

Other stuff that may or may not be relevant: I have the awesome bar, URL bar, and all of my menu icons (sans text) on one line. I have the text menu bar also visible. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 1152x864 res with text at 125%. I always have at least a couple of tabs pinned.

On another computer I use (Windows 7 Home Premium, 1366x768 res, 100% text, also always have something pinned), I do not have this problem. However, on that computer, there is empty vertical space between the tabs bar and the bookmarks bar, as if another bar should be there (see second screenshot). I realize these may be two separate issues, but then again, they both seem to suggest an overflow issue, so maybe not.

Asked by oranji 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How to remove adware (mystartsearch)

Hello, I have tried several steps to remove this adware manually, but it still shows up as my start page. - I was not able to disable it from the add-ons (it wasn't there… (read more)

Hello, I have tried several steps to remove this adware manually, but it still shows up as my start page. - I was not able to disable it from the add-ons (it wasn't there), - I was not able to uninstall it from the Windows Control Panel (it wasn't there), - I ran regedit.exe and manually deleted every single line that read "mystartsearch", - I refreshed Firefox and manually set the start page to the default. No good. It's still there. I also tried opening Internet Explorer and that's been infected too. What else can I do? Any advice would be really appreciated.

Asked by Lazaro1983 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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I open a new tab but the boxes have gone and comes with 'The address isn't valid'

I open up a new tab and it used to show up my recent history in about 12 boxes but now I get this: 'The address isn't valid The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded. … (read more)

I open up a new tab and it used to show up my recent history in about 12 boxes but now I get this:

'The address isn't valid

The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded.

Asked by Claire Louise Bell 5 years ago

Answered by Bradforth 5 years ago

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I want to allow redirects but not auto-reloading

I'm running Yosemite on a Mac Air, with fully-updated everything. I'd like to stop pages reloading without my permission. This is usually an issue for me on news sites. I… (read more)

I'm running Yosemite on a Mac Air, with fully-updated everything.

I'd like to stop pages reloading without my permission. This is usually an issue for me on news sites.

In FF preferences, the option to allow or disallow auto-reloading is tied to the option to redirect. I can allow or disallow both, but not allow one and not the other.

The net effect is, my news sites aren't automatically refreshing (yay), but other sites get stuck when a page redirect comes up. I play Scrabble online; now I have to manually allow a redirect with every play. Same with following Twitter links.

Is there some way to kill off the auto-reloads while still allowing redirects? Maybe a whitelist for redirects, as a secondary option?

Thanks!

Asked by EternalNewbie 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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FF freezes my whole computer when watching videos. What to do?!

Hi there. So, for quite a while now, Firefox keeps on freezing my whole computer while watching videos on YouTube or streams on Twitch. It started a few weeks back & … (read more)

Hi there. So, for quite a while now, Firefox keeps on freezing my whole computer while watching videos on YouTube or streams on Twitch. It started a few weeks back & when I couldn't resolve the problem, I changed to Chrome. But I just don't like it, so yesterday, I decided to go back to my fav browser: Firefox.

But my problem remains: When I'm watching a video, my browser constantly keeps freezing my whole MacBook. It starts with the video just stopping but the audio keeps going on for some 10-20 seconds. Then I can't move the cursor anymore & finally the sound dies & nothing reacts anymore. I can't even open the Activity Monitor or do anything else. So the only possibility for me to get back doing stuff is to hard reset my laptop & boot it again. This just happened to me twice in the last two & 4 or 5 times in the last 24 hours... I would really appreciate, if anyone could point me towards an solution.

Oh, and I'm on OS X 10.10.2 using Firefox 36.0.1 (but it also happened on 35.x before). Hardware Acceleration is turned off & flash is on its latest version. Cache has been flushed several times as well.

Asked by EddyTheGr8 5 years ago

Answered by kushagra 5 years ago

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firefox crashes and process won't terminate, deleting profile won't fix

a few days ago my firefox started acting weird. after random time, usually about 30 - 100 minutes after using it, it would crash. in fact, it doesnt "crash", but actually… (read more)

a few days ago my firefox started acting weird. after random time, usually about 30 - 100 minutes after using it, it would crash. in fact, it doesnt "crash", but actually just stops loading pages. when i then close it, the firefox process keeps going in the background. and nothing i do, not even terminating it will kill it completely. it just stays.

on this website it says you can try deleting the profile.ini file. so i did that, and it does infact kill the process and let me start firefox again. BUT! this time, it instantly crashes again. on the first page i try to load it dies and doesnt load it, and when i then check the task manager, there is TWO firefox processes (the first one reappears, out of nowhere it seems).

i also tried reinstalling it COMPLETELY (deleting every firefox folder i could find on this pc) and am up to date with the versions. i did the same to java and adobe, just in case. doesnt fix.

there are of course many other things to try on this website, and i think by now i tried all of them. they do work for the moment. they will untangle firefox and let me start it once more, but with not much success as it will create another process and crash right again.

i've also tried safe mode with network, and it actually works there. interestingly, if i then restart the pc again, it will work just one more time without a crash - well, until i shut down the pc and start it a second time, where the problem will reappear.

yesterday the same thing happened to skype! when i started it there then were two skype icons in the task bar, one of them being completely dead (you couldnt even click on it, and right clicking it would open a small, empty box) and the other one being the actual skype, but just not working because no matter how hard you tried, you couldnt log in. however, this was fixed by disabling uPnP in the skype menu. could it have something to do with uPnP? does firefox use it too?

im currently using google chrome while firefox isnt working, and i would love to return to firefox soon. please help! im all out of ideas.

Asked by thepimpcane 5 years ago

Last reply by madmaxxc 4 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox from loading tabs at startup?

Within the last month I got a new computer, previously I had no issues with Firefox. Now, when I launch Firefox, it loads the 6 tabs I used my first session of using Fire… (read more)

Within the last month I got a new computer, previously I had no issues with Firefox. Now, when I launch Firefox, it loads the 6 tabs I used my first session of using Firefox, which is espcially annoying because it autoplays a YouTube page. I only want my homepage to launch at startup.

Asked by csutton610 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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how do i switch setting to allow firefox to go directly to a link in an email without having to click on 'allow'

sorry if this sent, i seem to have lost it. i was trying to find out how to always allow instead of having to click on 'allow' each time as firefox tries to 'prevent auto… (read more)

sorry if this sent, i seem to have lost it.

i was trying to find out how to always allow instead of having to click on 'allow' each time as firefox tries to 'prevent automatic redirect'

i accidentally set it, i think, when i was playing with settings, and i can't find my way back to it. tried to put an image .png but it wouldn't load in the browse box below. thanks. i am loving firefox 36.

Asked by karn 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox repeated updates 38.0.1 - even after updating, within 10 minutes wants to again.

I updated FF 38.0.1 when it was available and popped up on my MB Pro. Now every time I open FF and every 10-15 minutes, it pops up telling me that there is an update to i… (read more)

I updated FF 38.0.1 when it was available and popped up on my MB Pro. Now every time I open FF and every 10-15 minutes, it pops up telling me that there is an update to install (38.0.1) How do I get it to stop asking? From what I can tell, the update is successful and completed each time I've allowed it to update.

Asked by bbgeek 5 years ago

Last reply by Safwan Rahman 5 years ago