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URL Bar disappeared, and Add-ons aren't coming back.

Hi Folks. Once again Firefox is making me mad, I woke up this morning, turned on the old computer, started Firefox, and I have no URL bar. I've been trying to restore it,… (read more)

Hi Folks. Once again Firefox is making me mad, I woke up this morning, turned on the old computer, started Firefox, and I have no URL bar. I've been trying to restore it, but no luck. Been searching the Firefox forums for a few hours, found similar questions, but ...no cigar. I have version 36.0.4 of Firefox. Can someone please explain how it disappeared and how to get it back?

I uninstalled FF, fully. And re-installed it. URL bar still gone. Also, I signed in to my SYNC, but my add-ons aren't coming back either.

I would appreciate your help.

Asked by UkrNinja 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Welcome to Flash Video Downloader why?

I get this download automatically when I star Firefox: Filezilla_3.10.2_win32-setup.exe and brings me tot the site "Welcome to Flash Video Downloader for Firefox " for F… (read more)

I get this download automatically when I star Firefox: Filezilla_3.10.2_win32-setup.exe and brings me tot the site "Welcome to Flash Video Downloader for Firefox " for FVD ConverterWelcome to Flash Video Downloader". But I cannot find it in my Extensions tot delete it. Anyone knows how to get rid of this malware?

Asked by Herman567 6 years ago

Last reply by James 6 years ago

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All of my downloads over ~200MB either fail or end up corrupt

Whenever I try to download something that's sized ~200 Megabytes or higher, it will take multiple (5-10+) tries to download it with success. The download will either fail… (read more)

Whenever I try to download something that's sized ~200 Megabytes or higher, it will take multiple (5-10+) tries to download it with success. The download will either fail somewhere in the middle of the process, or it will "finish" faster than it should, and when I try to open it, it ends up corrupt. I've tried restarting/resetting firefox in the past, but the larger downloads still will almost always fail in some way.

One other issue that is somewhat related to this, is that my internet speed always seems to fall. It's supposedly 6 Mbps, but once it reaches ~500KBps, it slowly drops until it is around 156-180KBps. Sometimes, it will return to the higher speed, but only momentarily. I've had this downloading issue with things other than firefox, such as Steam. I power cycle my router on a regular basis, since the speeds often will reach a ludicrous level, so restarting it hasn't really solved this issue.

P.S. I know the difference between a Megabit (Mb) and a Megabyte (MB) and so forth, so I'm not making any typing errors in the speeds, just in case anyone is wondering.

Asked by dwarvenname 6 years ago

Answered by shadyz 6 years ago

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manual update for plug ins and extensions not working

I've just noticed that when I attempt to manually check for updates either in plug ins and/or extensions from the gear symbol drop down screen that I get the drop down sc… (read more)

I've just noticed that when I attempt to manually check for updates either in plug ins and/or extensions from the gear symbol drop down screen that I get the drop down screen, but, the check for updates function does not work. It just sits there with nothing happening. I have to close the screen to get out of that function. Anybody know anything about this?

Asked by arejfour 6 years ago

Last reply by arejfour 6 years ago

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No default search engines

I installed freeware that hijacked my search. It removed all of the default search engines and left only bing which was then set to my default. I managed to get bing off … (read more)

I installed freeware that hijacked my search. It removed all of the default search engines and left only bing which was then set to my default. I managed to get bing off the list and added google so I can search. It is not my preferred search tool. I cannot find my preferred search, yahoo, as an add-on. The restore search engines tool is grayed out. I tried a reset add-ons to no avail. I am using Windows 7. Do I need to reinstall firefox?

Asked by rickmcm 6 years ago

Answered by rickmcm 6 years ago

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I can't see my tabs

Hi! I refreshed Firefox when it suggested I do so because it was being slow. Silly me for not reading a bit more carefully about what it would remove, and I lost certain … (read more)

Hi!

I refreshed Firefox when it suggested I do so because it was being slow. Silly me for not reading a bit more carefully about what it would remove, and I lost certain settings. Well, I restored tabs on bottom and all that jazz, but it seems that the space above the page itself is limited, and I can't see the tabs (although they are there) unless I remove the bookmarks toolbar or move it up next to the location bar. I do see the tabs when I have the customize-window open, since the bookmarks toolbar is hidden then.

I have tried both restarting Firefox, and my computer - both twice - but it's still the same. It's driving me nuts because I want it back the way I'm used to having it! I tried enclosing two screenshots to show you, but it takes inexplicably long to upload them for some reason, so I hope you understand my problem without them.

Thank you in advance for any assistance!

Asked by DasObscure 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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How to remove Trojan Exploit-WinampPLS.b.gen from Firefox

Looking for any help removing a Trojan that seems to be effecting Firefox. Anti virus continues to detect Exploit-WinampPLS.b.gen. I used online support from Mcafee, they… (read more)

Looking for any help removing a Trojan that seems to be effecting Firefox. Anti virus continues to detect Exploit-WinampPLS.b.gen. I used online support from Mcafee, they remove a profile entry from Firefox, rescanned, and it was gone, but it appears to return shortly after removed. I have tried resetting Firefox, deleting cash and reinstalling Firefox, it keeps coming back. Any ideas?

Asked by FireMunki 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Is the Adobe cookie removal on the pull-down menu now included in the general remove cookies procedure?

In your last version I was able to pull down the extra Adobe cookie removal selection from the Tools menu. I don't see it in the new version. Has it been incorporated in… (read more)

In your last version I was able to pull down the extra Adobe cookie removal selection from the Tools menu. I don't see it in the new version. Has it been incorporated into the general cookie removal process? Now using version 36.0.4, Windows 8.1 Thanks

Asked by RichardCh 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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how can I retain about:config settings when updating firefox?

Really appreciate all the hard work creating updates but every time I update I lose my about:config settings, especially the browser.tab ones that I rely on. Specifically… (read more)

Really appreciate all the hard work creating updates but every time I update I lose my about:config settings, especially the browser.tab ones that I rely on. Specifically I use non-default settings on InsertRelatedAfterCurrent and all the warning ones. (I never want to be warned). I also use the Tabs on Bottom plugin which also has to be reinstalled after major updates. I run Firefox on at least 4 separate machines so it is a rather huge headache to have to reconfigure after each update. Is there a way to tell Firefox to update but don't change my settings back to defaults?

Thanks for a great browser.

Asked by tsines 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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When printing from Fire Fox all my printed documents come out real small. How do I fix this. If I use IE everything prints fine.

The actual text that is on the page is shrunk down to a unreadable size. The header & footer are normal size. Every thing printed is centered on the top of page. The … (read more)

The actual text that is on the page is shrunk down to a unreadable size. The header & footer are normal size. Every thing printed is centered on the top of page. The printed size is about 3.5" x 5". The attached sample is on 8.5 x 11" paper

Asked by Tom52 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Tried the FAQ help still getting a runtime error, server error with a certain website

I've tried repeatedly going to the forums at texags.com as I have in the past but keep getting the following message- Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error Descr… (read more)

I've tried repeatedly going to the forums at texags.com as I have in the past but keep getting the following message-

Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
    <system.web>
        <customErrors mode="Off"/>
    </system.web>
</configuration>

Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
    <system.web>
        <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
    </system.web>
</configuration>

Other people on the forum use firefox without problems and I have done so in the past. I'm trying to switch back from Chrome but this is a huge block for me. I have checked for updates and cleared the history and cache as suggested in the FAQs. ANy advice?

Asked by superrufus99 6 years ago

Answered by superrufus99 6 years ago

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I just reset my waterfox browser. I can't find a restore to return to the old browser settings that I had. What do I do to change it back?

I kept getting prompted that my Waterfox was slow and that I should refresh it. I opened the help article and read it. It said that if I refreshed it Waterfox would sav… (read more)

I kept getting prompted that my Waterfox was slow and that I should refresh it. I opened the help article and read it. It said that if I refreshed it Waterfox would save my old stuff. It said it would put it in a folder somewhere that I could restore if I didn't like the refresh. I have refreshed Waterfox and nothing was saved! Bookmarks, web pages I was viewing, extensions, nothing! How do I get it back?

Asked by dlfoster1 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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How to identify what plugin is required?

When one browses to a website, and it fails to load with the little grey label that says "A plugin is required to play this content", how on earth does one identify WHICH… (read more)

When one browses to a website, and it fails to load with the little grey label that says "A plugin is required to play this content", how on earth does one identify WHICH plugin?

I have been using firefox for years and have a system that work perfectly most of the time, and has all the usual suspects already installed. But when I see the message above, I just get frustrated because there is no link to follow, and so far as I can tell, no information at all to lead to a resolution of the issue.

Thanks for any pointers.

Asked by gth65 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Graphics glitch is messing up the tabs

The tab graphics display area has a glitch. The tabs are sometimes covered by garbled characters in and background colors that make the tabs difficult to see and interac… (read more)

The tab graphics display area has a glitch. The tabs are sometimes covered by garbled characters in and background colors that make the tabs difficult to see and interact with. In the screen shot attached, see the far right tab for the problem. This problem is sometimes much worse, covering all but the first tab.. FF 36.0.4, Windows 7, updated to current.

Asked by Bloom22 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Can't open any downloads in ff. This answer is too technical for me.https://support.mozilla.org/nl/questions/959632#answer-445443

Opening all kinds of file types in the download list doesn't work. Not just only PDF's. I don't understand this answer: too technical for me. https://support.mozilla.org/… (read more)

Opening all kinds of file types in the download list doesn't work. Not just only PDF's. I don't understand this answer: too technical for me.

https://support.mozilla.org/nl/questions/959632#answer-445443

Is there a step-by-step version?

Win 7 -64

Asked by goos 6 years ago

Answered by ideato 6 years ago

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How do I install version 37 from the index?

I am using v.36.0.4. I want to update to the latest version of 37. It looks like 37.0.2 is the latest. So I clicked on that, but I have no clue how do download it. … (read more)

I am using v.36.0.4. I want to update to the latest version of 37. It looks like 37.0.2 is the latest. So I clicked on that, but I have no clue how do download it.

I'm a novice mac user so I don't know what I'm looking for. :-) I would appreciate any (simple) instructions as to how to download v. 37.0.2.

Thank you!

Asked by CallyCat 6 years ago

Last reply by CallyCat 6 years ago

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Firefox 36.0.4 crashes after exit and I cannot uninstall it

I am running Win XP on a 32 bit machine. I have Firefox 36.0.4 installed. After I exit from Firefox some time later I get an error message saying that Firefox has crashed… (read more)

I am running Win XP on a 32 bit machine. I have Firefox 36.0.4 installed. After I exit from Firefox some time later I get an error message saying that Firefox has crashed.

I has tried to uninstall it from the Control Panel/Add Remove Programs, but when I select Mozilla Firefox and Remove, nothing happens.

How can I remove Firefox from my PC, so that I can then update it with a later version?

Asked by TonyHedge 6 years ago

Answered by Sashoto Seeam 6 years ago