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how do i change "newtab.url"?

when I click for a new tab in the browser, it loads 'search.conduit.com'. This is in the variable 'newtab.url'. I would like to get rid of search.conduit. I have read … (read more)

when I click for a new tab in the browser, it loads 'search.conduit.com'. This is in the variable 'newtab.url'. I would like to get rid of search.conduit. I have read to existing help material but still don't understand how to change newtab.url.

Asked by hornetmo 6 years ago

Answered by hornetmo 6 years ago

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Why doesn't firefox 26.0 doesn't show download window/box!

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!! In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in ve… (read more)

Why doesn't Firefox 26.0 doesn't show my downloads anymore!!!!

In the last version of firefox 25.0.1 still showed the download window when using downloadhelper, now in version 26.0 I no longer see the download box. When I go to about:config my setting are as they were in version 25.0.1 but there is still no download box opening. Will this issue be fixed and or will I need will downgrade to version 25.0.1.????

Asked by lapetite66 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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Add on icons not showing next to the search bar.

So when I turned on my computer today I opened Firefox, and it updated like it does. Normally, this isn't an issue. When I opened it up today, however, all of my addons w… (read more)

So when I turned on my computer today I opened Firefox, and it updated like it does. Normally, this isn't an issue. When I opened it up today, however, all of my addons were disabled. I re-enabled them, but it didn't quite go back to normal. Normally, I keep the Adblock Plus and YouTube HD addons to the right of my search bar. But for whatever reason, I just can't get them to show like they're supposed to. Now, there's a magnifying glass on the right part of my search bar that wasn't there before, and anything I put to the right of the search bar is hidden and only accessible by clicking on the little arrow button and finding it in a context menu. I don't want the arrow button, I want the addons to be visible in the pane next to the search bar. And if anyone knows how to get rid of the magnifying glass, that would also be appreciated. Also worth mentioning is that the only addons I have that affect UI are Classic Theme Restorer and TabMixPlus.

Here is a screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/yqWAc

Asked by DanMan9 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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What is the latest version of Firefox ESR that will support Java Plugin? What date will it be scheduled to run until?

I need to use a Java plugin to allow my banking system to run so I need to pre-empt the removal of plugins from Version 52 when it goes from Beta to release? Does anyone … (read more)

I need to use a Java plugin to allow my banking system to run so I need to pre-empt the removal of plugins from Version 52 when it goes from Beta to release?

Does anyone know what date the ESR which allows plugins like Java will be available until?

Alternatively, I know IE has no plans to remove plugins but are there any alternative channels that I could pursue ?

Asked by MoranEire 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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x-vlc plugin gives me a plugin is needed to display the content

I am trying to display streaming content from 4 webcams within my local network. This works properly on my Linux Mint box with Firefox 48.0, but does not work on My macbo… (read more)

I am trying to display streaming content from 4 webcams within my local network. This works properly on my Linux Mint box with Firefox 48.0, but does not work on My macbook running OSX El Capitan 10.11.5 on Firefox 50.1.0. Also same problem on my IMac.

The html code is like this...

<object type="application/x-vlc-plugin" data="rtsp://LWK-????:????????@192.168.1.xx:554/img/video.sav" width="500" height="375" id="video1"> <param name="movie" value="rtsp://192.168.1.0/archive/xxxxxxxxxxx"/> <embed type="application/x-vlc-plugin" name="video1" autoplay="no" loop="no" width="500" height="375" target="rtsp://LWK-????:????????@192.168.1.???:554/img/video.sav" />

I downloaded Flip4mac, as was advised on a post I found on stackoveflow, but that made no difference.

How do I know which plugin is needed? Searching on extensions, I see nothing for x-vlc-plugin. Is extension same as plugin? What do I download if not Flip4mac?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks, Joe

Asked by Joe 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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plugin check not working

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "Update Now" for VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.0. The 'update now' link invites me to download Plugin 2.1.2. but i already have … (read more)

The Firefox plugin checker is reporting "Update Now" for VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.0. The 'update now' link invites me to download Plugin 2.1.2. but i already have 2.1.2 installed so the plugin checker is detecting the wrong version. I have had v2.1.2 installed since December 9th 2013 and run the plugin checker on a weekly basis so i'm not sure why it has suddenly decided that this is a vulnerable plugin.

I am running Firefox 26.0 on Windows XP

thanks ...

Asked by richlaughlin 6 years ago

Answered by richlaughlin 6 years ago

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I lost the bookmark star button from next to the address bar.

There is right now literally no obvious way to bookmark a page. This is a serious flaw in the browser. The Forum instructions say to restore it from "Customize." But it'… (read more)

There is right now literally no obvious way to bookmark a page. This is a serious flaw in the browser.

The Forum instructions say to restore it from "Customize." But it's not there, just the bookmark menu button, which does not allow you to bookmark a page. It then says restore defaults. That doesn't restore the star either. Does anyone know how to get it back once it's gone? It should not be so difficult that I can't figure it out.

Asked by Zorro2013 2 years ago

Answered by Zorro2013 2 years ago

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Firefox says click here to update Shockwave, but that says Shockwave is disabled so you can't click that link. Please provide fix.

On the Add-ons Manager page/Plugins entry for Shockwave Flash appears the line "Shockwave Flash is known to be vulnerable and should be updated." This is followed by a l… (read more)

On the Add-ons Manager page/Plugins entry for Shockwave Flash appears the line "Shockwave Flash is known to be vulnerable and should be updated." This is followed by a link reading "Update Now". When I click this link, Firefox thinks for a while and then brings up a page that says (it's quite long, so this is a summary) Shockwave Flash versions have been disabled, so this page appears when you click on any of its links.

Since "Update Now" doesn't work, please send me an executable file that will fix this. Firefox says it is version 30.0.

Asked by SF11blocked 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Instructions for turning off cache are wrong. Do not have network.http.use-cache

I am trying to turn off my cache settings. The instructiuons given tell us to set 'network.http.use-cache in about:config. I have tried that, and that Preference name no … (read more)

I am trying to turn off my cache settings.

The instructiuons given tell us to set 'network.http.use-cache in about:config.

I have tried that, and that Preference name no longer exists.

How is this achieved?

I need this for Automation Testing. Currently, cached data casuses tests to fail.

Asked by stapes 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Can't make Firefox my default browser as it's NOT listed in Choose an App.

I have to use Windows 10 (Home v:1703). I'd like Firefox to be my default browser, but it's not listed in 'Choose an App'. There's just Microsoft Edge listed, along with… (read more)

I have to use Windows 10 (Home v:1703).

I'd like Firefox to be my default browser, but it's not listed in 'Choose an App'.

There's just Microsoft Edge listed, along with Internet Explorer, and an option to choose an app from the shop.

Microsoft Edge is also presumptuously shown as the default app to start with.


If Firefox isn't listed, how can I set it to be my default browser - or, isn't this 'allowed' in Windows 10 ?

Asked by Catherine Barber UK 2 years ago

Answered by alan_r 2 years ago

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How do I force url links to open in Firefox only ?

I use IE-Favorites not only for internet url shortcuts, but also as a normal folder (which it is actually). I work with Firefox on a Windows PC with plugin "PlainOldFavor… (read more)

I use IE-Favorites not only for internet url shortcuts, but also as a normal folder (which it is actually). I work with Firefox on a Windows PC with plugin "PlainOldFavorites" for the bookmarks.

On my Mac , I would like the equivalent function (IE folder for bookmarks in Firefox) but the same plugin does not work on Mac. Which plugin would have that functionality ? To have access to the same folder (or a synchronized copy of Favorites) ?

Thank you

Asked by Merel 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Downloading .docx files gets gibberish

I have Firefox 26.0 installed (though this has happened in previous versions). I have been through all the previous questions about this problem, but none match what I'm… (read more)

I have Firefox 26.0 installed (though this has happened in previous versions). I have been through all the previous questions about this problem, but none match what I'm seeing. It's happening to others accessing my web site. I have a sample web page that I have up that presents the problem at http://flory.net/gabl/docx.htm.

When I click on the link on the above page (an office 2007 word document .docx), I get a page of gibberish as though it downloads the file as a text document. I've been through all the steps I could find in support to fix this to no avail, including resetting all defaults, etc. .doc works great, but I cannot find anything in the Options/Applications that will allow me to modify/add info to handle neither .doc nor .docx.

Asked by dflory 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Install extension silently in Firefox 41

I'm making automatic installer for special Firefox extensions. I have read couple of articles about that, but none of the described methods are not helped. What I trie… (read more)

I'm making automatic installer for special Firefox extensions. I have read couple of articles about that, but none of the described methods are not helped. What I tried to do:

- Placed .xpi file and unpacked unpacked extension directory in %FF_DIR%\browser\extensions
- Placed .xpi file and unpacked unpacked extension directory in %FF_DIR%\extensions
- Placed unpacked extension directory in another directory and added record in registry (`HKLM\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions`, key is extension id and value is full path to unpacked extension)

In all ways name of unpacked extension directory was:

- Random name
- ID from install.rdf #1 (`{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}` for example)
- ID from install.rdf #2 (`prism@developer.mozilla.org` for example)  

And, as i said, all methods don't give me expectable result. Firefox don't show extensions in list and don't show any notification. How can i solve it? What actual method using in current version of FF? Target browser is Firefox 41, system - Windows 7 x64 Thanks!

Asked by iRomul 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Cant play midi audio on Web cyberbass.com . Explorer does it ok

Listening of midi audio dous not work with Firefox on my Windows 8 desktop. A sample website is: http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Bach_J_S/bach_js_st_matthew_passion.… (read more)

Listening of midi audio dous not work with Firefox on my Windows 8 desktop. A sample website is: http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Bach_J_S/bach_js_st_matthew_passion.htm Listening midi audio works with Exporer 10. Flashplayer, Java Mediaplayer and Realplayer are installed. Quicktime is not installed because it is not supported in Windows 8.

Asked by Tjenne 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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how do I move close,max,min buttons location

I am using CSD on gnome3 on Arch Linux with all my close max min buttons moved to the left as they are on the Mac. Is there a way to accomplish the same thing in FF with … (read more)

I am using CSD on gnome3 on Arch Linux with all my close max min buttons moved to the left as they are on the Mac. Is there a way to accomplish the same thing in FF with CSD on? If I turn it off the button are where I expect them because it uses native decorations, but with it on they are on the right as is customary on MSWindows.

Asked by jjgalvez 1 year ago

Answered by jjgalvez 1 year ago

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White text on black background color schemes that are complete?

Are there any white text on black background color schemes that are complete? My search bar background color is bright white. My Unsorted Bookmarks Library window backgro… (read more)

Are there any white text on black background color schemes that are complete? My search bar background color is bright white. My Unsorted Bookmarks Library window background is glaring bright white, can't see a thing in it.

I researched the issue and figured out how to change the URL address bar text and background color, using userChrome, but haven't been able to find anything on changing the Unsorted Bookmarks Library window background color or the search bar background color.

I haven't searched for the search bar background color, yet. Hopefully that one is easier to find than the Unsorted Bookmarks Library window background color setting.

Bookmarks > Unsorted Bookmarks > Library > BOOM! BRIGHT WHITE BACKGROUND

Thanks.


Using the most recent version of Firefox Windows 8, 64 bit Using a built-in high contrast white-on-black windows theme

Asked by duhgi 6 years ago

Answered by duhgi 6 years ago

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Arrow keys occasionally not working in text boxes

I have a recurring issue that's really annoying: my left/right arrow keys (including CTRL+arrow keys) occasionally and randomly fail to work when entering text in certain… (read more)

I have a recurring issue that's really annoying: my left/right arrow keys (including CTRL+arrow keys) occasionally and randomly fail to work when entering text in certain text boxes on certain websites. This never occurs in "simple" unformatted text boxes (Facebook, search boxes, this very box I'm typing in...), but unpredictably happens in more complex ones (WYSIWYG editors, new youtube comments...).

I have tried disabling all extensions and running Firefox in safe mode and this *seems* to have solved the problem, though I can't be sure and I can't isolate which extension it might be, since the issue happens at random: on the same website it will happen and then not happen.

I'm on Firefox 25.0, though I've had this issue for years with countless versions of Firefox.

The extensions I have installed and enabled:

Adblock plus Bamboo Feed Reader, Dimmer, Download Helper, Drag&Drop Zones, Flagfox, FlashVideo Downloader, Flashblock, Flashgot, Grab and Drag, MouseZoom, Status-4-Evar, Youtube High Definition

Thanks in advance for any help you may give me.

Asked by Ghost81 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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I can't make Firefox my default browser

Recently I installed Chrome, and made it my default browser. I had intended it to be temporary, but now I can't change it back to Firefox. If go to the general settings a… (read more)

Recently I installed Chrome, and made it my default browser. I had intended it to be temporary, but now I can't change it back to Firefox. If go to the general settings and click "Make Default," it doesn't change anything - still says "Firefox is not your default browser."

I used to go back and forth between Firefox and IE, no problem. Could Chrome be causing this?

Thanks.

Asked by Bastette54 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Add-ons don't appear in Firefox 57

I upgraded Firefox on my laptop to the 57 beta about a month and a half ago, and that went quite smoothly. But on my desktop PC, none of my add-ons/extensions appear in m… (read more)

I upgraded Firefox on my laptop to the 57 beta about a month and a half ago, and that went quite smoothly. But on my desktop PC, none of my add-ons/extensions appear in my toolbar, or in the "customize" menu to move to my toolbar. I've tried disabling/reenabling, uninstalling/reinstalling, and nothing has worked yet.

EDIT: Please note that these are COMPATIBLE and ENABLED add-ons. I am well aware of the new WebExtensions requirement and that most of my old add-ons will not work. These incompatible add-ons are currently DISABLED and are not related to my problem.

Asked by merkyor 2 years ago

Answered by merkyor 2 years ago

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Prevent annoying Firefox behaviour of being Always on Top: good solution found by myself, I want to share it with others

I think I found very easy and working solution for the issue of Firefox window being in mode Always on Top. Go to about:config and write there a string "ontop". In my cas… (read more)

I think I found very easy and working solution for the issue of Firefox window being in mode Always on Top. Go to about:config and write there a string "ontop". In my case what appeared as a result is this setting.

E6C93316-271E-4b3d-8D7E-FE11B4350AEB---ontop == true

Switch it to value "false". It does not look like standard setting ony any built-in feature of Firefox, so this could be from some add-ons. Let's check add-ones, which are included and active in your FF. I found this (I didn't install it, but maybe it was installed by an admin).

Always on Top 2.1.25.1-signed.1-signed

Description:

Sets 'Always on Top' style for this windowVery simple "Always on top" addon implements the same simple functionality - it allows you to add style "Always on top" for current Firefox window.

You can use whether menu item, toolbar item or Ctrl-Alt-T shortcut

So turn it off, restart FF, and luckily work with it without being annoyed.

Asked by neuroanimal 3 years ago

Answered by James 3 years ago