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Why do I get the "Error: No valid source could be found" message when trying to stream live video?

I'm trying to stream live TV and this message appears - "Error: No valid source could be found" I'm on the Fox Business web site and the message appears in the Watch Fo… (read more)

I'm trying to stream live TV and this message appears - "Error: No valid source could be found" I'm on the Fox Business web site and the message appears in the Watch Fox Business box on the lower right of the page. I'm using a MAC with the latest OS. I have another MAC in the house and I'm able to access streaming content. I can also access the content by using Chrome.

Asked by cwn8288 6 years ago

Answered by cwn8288 6 years ago

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Opening Google with new tab.

How do I get Firefox to open to Google when I click on a new tab? It used be set to do that before Firefox updated itself. Now it opens to a page with a bunch of differ… (read more)

How do I get Firefox to open to Google when I click on a new tab? It used be set to do that before Firefox updated itself. Now it opens to a page with a bunch of different website thumbnail. I don't care about that. I hate it. I just want it to open right to Google. Please tell me how to correct this problem. Thanks.

Asked by cliffwallace 6 years ago

Answered by Scribe 6 years ago

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My 'home' icon has disappeared from the toolbar. How do I get it back?

The little black house icon (the home icon) has disappeared from my toolbar. I always used to use this to quickly go back to start a new search. Why did it disappear an… (read more)

The little black house icon (the home icon) has disappeared from my toolbar. I always used to use this to quickly go back to start a new search. Why did it disappear and how do I get it back? Thanks for your help.

Asked by alkhanson 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Tabs are black; how to change the color?

I had to restore default settings in Firefox, but now all tabs are black (as is my desktop background) so I don't like that. How to change the tab colors. I've looked eve… (read more)

I had to restore default settings in Firefox, but now all tabs are black (as is my desktop background) so I don't like that. How to change the tab colors. I've looked everywhere, but no luck. thanks.

Asked by Ananda70 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Which folder does Firefox store Bookmarks & history? I need to find it so that I can use Time Machine to restore my deleted browsing history.

This question was asked .. And SOLVED for the person asking it .. but, not in a way that was understandable to me. So, I'm just asking for some details which could be f… (read more)

This question was asked .. And SOLVED for the person asking it .. but, not in a way that was understandable to me. So, I'm just asking for some details which could be followed as a tutorial.

This was the final comment from rjf380 on 9/19/17:

"So, between these posts, and a visit to Apple's Genius Bar, I found a solution. (1) Access the Firefox profile folder as described above and click to have it open in Finder. (2) Close Firefox application. (3) While having the Firefox profile folder open in Finder, open Time Machine from the menu bar at the top of the Mac screen. (4) The Finder folder will then be displayed for all previous updates. Select the most recent update (or the update that would contain your browsing history), select the profile folder, and then click restore. (5) Exit Time Machine.

My Firefox browsing history is fully restored."

This is good to know .. there is hope, for I have the same problem.. I had to delete Firefox after using it from the beginning .. For some reason the selection of my preferred search engine (Google) always came up with "Yahoo" .. no matter how I configured preferences .. I assumed there was a Yahoo virus in the system.. :-) .. so, I deleted Firefox .. then realized I had 20 years of bookmarks I really didn't want to delete. I've donated to Firefox several times and my wife has a $5/month auto donation that's still active... So, I'm determined to restore it .. with a working Google search engine and prior Bookmarks & History.

From rjf380's pionts for solution:

1) Which Firefox "Profile folder" ? ... places.sqlite or about:profiles  ?? (I don't see how to make a word in BOLD text)

Also .. nothing was said about Bookmarks .. or the bookmarks bar ...

Thanks much for more specifics.. Regards, michael

Asked by Lamboom.ML 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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What does "disallowed key characters" mean?

When I try to open a link to my college's library website the message, "disallowed key characters" appears. What does this mean? In the past, I was able to open this lin… (read more)

When I try to open a link to my college's library website the message, "disallowed key characters" appears. What does this mean? In the past, I was able to open this link and access the library's catalogs without a problem.

Asked by LaRose 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How do I get to Options, Advanced?

I can't find Options in either the menu in the upper right or Tools. I'm running Firefox 57. I cannot retrieve my security certificate until I can get to Advanced Options… (read more)

I can't find Options in either the menu in the upper right or Tools. I'm running Firefox 57. I cannot retrieve my security certificate until I can get to Advanced Options. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by MWIrby 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 years ago

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Firefox will not copy, will not paste. How do I fix this?

Firefox will not copy/paste within itself from pull-down menu. Will not accept/paste material copied from Mac email, from Word, from Safari. Without copy/paste, the brow… (read more)

Firefox will not copy/paste within itself from pull-down menu. Will not accept/paste material copied from Mac email, from Word, from Safari. Without copy/paste, the browser is USELESS.

How do I fix this?

Asked by WouldBeUser 5 years ago

Answered by leviszekeres 5 years ago

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Is there an easy way to disable the private browsning option? There's gotta be!

I really hope this issue isn't impossible to solve. The reason for wanting to disable the private browsing should be obvious - you may have kids in your house using your … (read more)

I really hope this issue isn't impossible to solve. The reason for wanting to disable the private browsing should be obvious - you may have kids in your house using your computer and chances are you don't want them to have the option of going places they shouldn't without their parents knowing about it.

An answer would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerelly

Asked by danielsjoo 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect

This is not a question. It is a complaint. I can't see anywhere else to lodge it. I am on a mac mini. I keep getting "Secure connection failed and Firefox did not con… (read more)

This is not a question. It is a complaint. I can't see anywhere else to lodge it.

I am on a mac mini. I keep getting "Secure connection failed and Firefox did not connect" on secure government sites and others that I know are just fine. I'm sick of it. This did not happen till recently and I have not changed my settings or preferences for over a year.

When I get this message these days, guess what I do - I switch browsers. I would like to keep using Firefox. I like it. However, I get this message on too many sites to put up with it any longer. If it isn't adjusted in the next update, I will strongly consider switching browsers permanently.

Even Safari allows me to continue to the site - certificate or no certificate. Blocking me from the site is ridiculous. Fix it.

Asked by combinola 1 year ago

Answered by combinola 1 year ago

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Cannot change settings they are greyed out

I am in my account on Firefox version 38.0.5 and when I go into my settings I want to change some but they are greyed out. How do I get this so I can edit them? I went in… (read more)

I am in my account on Firefox version 38.0.5 and when I go into my settings I want to change some but they are greyed out. How do I get this so I can edit them? I went into preference in Firefox then down to Privacy and want to make some changes there but some of the areas such as clear history when Firefox close is greyed out. hOW DO i make changes in Firefox?

Thank you all that reply to me.

Asked by franick 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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How can I limit Firefox access to one site only?

I run an educational centre and want the students to only be able to access one web site on one particular computer particular through Firefox. The computer runs Win XP. … (read more)

I run an educational centre and want the students to only be able to access one web site on one particular computer particular through Firefox. The computer runs Win XP. Use of this machine is sometimes unsupervised and I want them to only be able to access certain practice material on one specific site.

Asked by numbaworka 6 years ago

Answered by Banban 6 years ago

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Cache will not completely clear. Just discovered Cache2 and doomed folder

I received notice from Firefox about its latest update. After completing the update (47.0), the cache will not clear to '0' as it has done for years. I went to about:cach… (read more)

I received notice from Firefox about its latest update. After completing the update (47.0), the cache will not clear to '0' as it has done for years. I went to about:cache and saw a 'cache2' that will not clear 62kb. I know this is not much, but I do not like the fact that it will no longer completely zero. Then I noticed a folder called 'doomed'.

Can cache2 be disabled? Is there someway to completely clear cache2? Is 'doomed' malware?

Asked by bbrewer 5 years ago

Answered by bbrewer 5 years ago

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what file holds history of tabs last open?

I have used the remember and restore last open tabs option to restore all my tabs when I start FF every day. However, I accidentally closed FF without the tabs open today… (read more)

I have used the remember and restore last open tabs option to restore all my tabs when I start FF every day.

However, I accidentally closed FF without the tabs open today. So I lost my "open tabs" history.

Now I need to look in Time Machine (OS X) and find whatever file it is from yesterday that saved my tabs open history.

Does anyone know what this file is called?

Thanks. Mac

Asked by ainmff81 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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favicon - how to get a favicon from a website (to use for another bookmark)

hello: I have installed this wonderful addon, to help me replace my favicons lost in replacing corrupt places.sqlite. The addon is wonderful as enables a folder to store… (read more)

hello:

I have installed this wonderful addon, to help me replace my favicons lost in replacing corrupt places.sqlite. The addon is wonderful as enables a folder to store your troublesome favicons. So for me, gives me more control to backup and restore if they disappear again (which is very frequent on Fx upgrade for me)

Bookmarks Favicon Images

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmarks-favicon-images/

Please note: The sync favicon addon has not been helpful. I still have many favicons that are not showing (that were there in pre-upgrade/replace corrupt places.sqlite)


  • I clicked on the bookmark, and the favicon has not dispalyed. So I navigated to another page on the website, and the favicon is showing.
  • How to get a websites favicon?

Thankyou for your time

Asked by jendrew 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox crashes when attempting to print

When in Firefox, if I attempt to print a page (either through typing Command-P or via the File menu), it crashes immediately (even before bringing up the popup to select … (read more)

When in Firefox, if I attempt to print a page (either through typing Command-P or via the File menu), it crashes immediately (even before bringing up the popup to select printing options). It does this for all pages (ie. page content does not seem to matter). Also, if I go to the same URL in another browser such as Chrome, the page can be printed without incident.

Here is the most recent crash ID and report: bp-365ce20b-9536-4107-9937-5b3f52150611 https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/365ce20b-9536-4107-9937-5b3f52150611

Asked by peterzejda 6 years ago

Answered by baldifabrizio 5 years ago

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Why am I getting an Access Denied message on my personal computer on a website (foxnews.com) I've been reading for years?

While reading foxnews.com today, I was getting Access Denied messages when I clicked on articles I wanted to read. I have been reading this site for years and this has ne… (read more)

While reading foxnews.com today, I was getting Access Denied messages when I clicked on articles I wanted to read. I have been reading this site for years and this has never occurred before. I closed the browser window and opened another. It wouldn't even let me open fox news but it allows me to open CNN. I am using my personal MacBook Pro at home. No network. What's up with this?

Asked by DAWMN 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago