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Firefox updating itself and I lost all my history and bookmarks!!

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session … (read more)

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session or find any bookmarks! I am very very sad.... can anyone help me recover these things?

Asked by jennyleis 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

My bookmarks and history are gone

My bookmarks and history are gone. There is a red banner across the top, which reads, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's f… (read more)

My bookmarks and history are gone. There is a red banner across the top, which reads, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem." No matter what I do, I can't seem to get either fixed.

Asked by mssr7 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Restore previous session

I had to update firefox. So I closed the five windows I had open then updated. When I re-opened firefox only 3 windows re-opened. How can I restore the other windows? … (read more)

I had to update firefox. So I closed the five windows I had open then updated. When I re-opened firefox only 3 windows re-opened. How can I restore the other windows?

Asked by pursig39 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

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Restore previous session

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1310140] I closed 5 windows when I updated firefox. When it restored the session only 2 reopened. What can I do to g… (read more)

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I closed 5 windows when I updated firefox. When it restored the session only 2 reopened. What can I do to get the missing windows back?

Asked by pursig39 5 days ago

3 bar drop down box to select strict, moderate or off search does not respond on Bing in Firefox.

The 3 bar drop down box to select strict, moderate or off searching is not responding on Bing in Firefox when it is clicked. The 3 bar lines just turn blue and there is n… (read more)

The 3 bar drop down box to select strict, moderate or off searching is not responding on Bing in Firefox when it is clicked. The 3 bar lines just turn blue and there is no drop down choices to select for changing from moderate to off.

Asked by Rudedawg 5 days ago

Last reply by Rudedawg 2 days ago

Mozilla PAYS Google

https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/consumer-products/mobile-apps/doj-lawsuit-accuses-google-of-search-monopoly/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=102720%20US… (read more)

Asked by Alp60 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

LOST TABS AND WINDOWS

I signed off my computer and closed all apps. When I sign back on and went to Firefox, all of my open windows and tabs were gone. I have tried all the instructions of h… (read more)

I signed off my computer and closed all apps. When I sign back on and went to Firefox, all of my open windows and tabs were gone. I have tried all the instructions of how to restore the previous sessions. By now, mine is not the previous session, but the session last week. It even looks like that there have been some changes in the bar where I put "Google" to pull up the search page. I have tried all the instructions. Does anyone know how to restore my tabs and open window from a week ago. I had LOTS of them

Any help is appreciated

Asked by SUGARBEA45 2 days ago

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Disable Lhite netowrk plugin

Somehow, I appear to have installed a plugin called the Lhite Network Extension. It creates hotlinks to advertising sites from plain text "keywords" in web pages. The o… (read more)

Somehow, I appear to have installed a plugin called the Lhite Network Extension. It creates hotlinks to advertising sites from plain text "keywords" in web pages. The originator of the plugin is something called Advertising (gear symbol) Support, Inc. and their web site is www.advertisingsupport.com. The removal instructions on that site are generic and do not provide the specific name of the plugin for Lhite Network Extension.

Neither Lhite Network Extension or anything from Advertsinig(gear)Support are enumerated in Firefox's lists of plugins and extensions, nor is anything shown in the Windows 8.1 add/remove program utility. Registry searches are negative as well. Running Firefox in "safe mode" prevents the add on from loading, but I still don't know which one it is.

Any suggestions about how to rid myself of this would be appreciated.

Asked by 988020 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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I cannot get firefox to read a .chm file. Old Netscape does, explorer does, chrome does. How can I get Firefox to read a .chm file?

In Firefox 24.0 -> Tools -> Options -> Applications, I cannot choose a program (hh.exe) to read .chm files. When I choose to open a *.chm file I have only the op… (read more)

In Firefox 24.0 -> Tools -> Options -> Applications, I cannot choose a program (hh.exe) to read .chm files. When I choose to open a *.chm file I have only the option of saving it, not to open it. Other browsers like Explorer, chrome, even old netscape 7.2 allow me to open it and the program finds I presume the hh.exe file and away you go. I cannot find a way to get Firefox (my favorite browser) to read chm files.

Asked by 988420 7 years ago

Last reply by messagebot 7 years ago

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Windows 8.1 Printing

Can anyone tell me the best printing add on to use in FireFox and Windows 8.1??? I need to print a page, also 2 pages or more, plus selected items etc I need it to be li… (read more)

Can anyone tell me the best printing add on to use in FireFox and Windows 8.1???

I need to print a page, also 2 pages or more, plus selected items etc

I need it to be like IE 10 & 11 print function Thanks

Asked by sayer46 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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How can I fix the page bottom scrollbar when it won't move?

When my screen is not maximized and a whole page won't fit in the available space, I need to move the bottom scrollbar to see the rest of a page. On some pages that work… (read more)

When my screen is not maximized and a whole page won't fit in the available space, I need to move the bottom scrollbar to see the rest of a page. On some pages that works. On most it doesn't. Is there a way to fix this. It has never been a problem before now. I am using Window 8.1

Asked by bamacd8 7 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 7 years ago

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autoplay and play button do not work for videos

I am trying to play a video (the website supports .webm, .ogv, mp4) but neither autoplay nor the start button seem to work. However, if I slide the control button to the … (read more)

I am trying to play a video (the website supports .webm, .ogv, mp4) but neither autoplay nor the start button seem to work. However, if I slide the control button to the right (+/- 40 sec) the video does play.

I have tried many of the solutions suggested in other threads (deactivating potential conflicting plugins, resetting Firefox, etc.) but none of them work.

What am I missing?

Asked by dutch78 7 years ago

Answered by dutch78 6 years ago

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How do I change seetings icon (the little house) from yahoo back to firefox page?

The 'little house' icon was bringing up the Firefox settings page but now it brings up yahoo.com. How do I reset it to the Firefox settings page (if that is what it is ca… (read more)

The 'little house' icon was bringing up the Firefox settings page but now it brings up yahoo.com. How do I reset it to the Firefox settings page (if that is what it is called; whatever page comes up when clicking the 'little house' icon. I use this tool to delete history, etc.)

Asked by mleman9o6 7 years ago

Last reply by user709721 7 years ago

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Windows 8.1 Errow in all 3 of my computers

Firefox is not working correctly in windows 8.1 computers. It does not shut down completely and then does not open with this error message. Attaching.... David@XXXxxxx… (read more)

Firefox is not working correctly in windows 8.1 computers. It does not shut down completely and then does not open with this error message. Attaching.... David@XXXxxxx.com... The window displays the message firefox is already running but is not responding. To open a new window you must first close the existing firefox process or restart your system. This is very annoying it happens all the time.

Asked by davidalmada 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Proxey server is refusing connection

I am running windows 8.1 on my lap top. I seem to have to alternate by changing my connection settings to open Firefox. After a session on the pc I can log back in with n… (read more)

I am running windows 8.1 on my lap top. I seem to have to alternate by changing my connection settings to open Firefox. After a session on the pc I can log back in with no problems. Shut down and go to log in again a few minutes later and I get the error message PROXEY SERVER IS REFUSING CONNECTION.

I have spoken to my provider and they tell e I do not have to have or should not need a proxry connection?. They also told me to try the following, which I have to admit is the only way I am now connecting to the internet.

Go to Tools-Advance-Connections. (configure how Firefox connects to the internet. SETTINGS.

In the window that opens I need to go to first option (configure proxies to connect to the internet) Here you are given three more options: 1.No Proxy 2.Autodetect Proxy 3Manual Proxy

If the box is checked for (2) above, I have to uncheck and check (3) above. Then restart the browser. It works fine....that is until I log out of Firefox. Go back in and I get the same error message, Proxy server refusing connection. This happens from time to time....not always. Some days it works fine on the last setting chosen. So I go through everything again as explained above and uncheck manual andthen I re check Autodetect....and it works. Next time it's the other way around, I just feel like a tennis ball bouncing from one option to the other and I should not have to be doing this. Never happened when I used XP or Vista?.

I have Mamaware cleaning installed and use Defender (which came with Windows 8). I have upgraded to 8.1 but the problem existed when I was running 8.

Asked by Doglove3 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago