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Don't like the new pdf.js viewer. How can I disable it and restore Acrobat Reader as my preferred plugin?

I really don't like the look-and-feel of the new pdf.js viewer. On my machine (6 yr old HP running Windows XP with sp 3) it displays slower than Acrobat Reader did, and … (read more)

I really don't like the look-and-feel of the new pdf.js viewer. On my machine (6 yr old HP running Windows XP with sp 3) it displays slower than Acrobat Reader did, and I was perfectly happy with Acrobat Reader plugin. Frankly I want to disable pdf.js, but haven't been able to figure a way to do it. It doesn't display anywhere I could find on Add-ons Manager. I don't want to be compelled to use a feature that seems to be a performance detriment, at least for me. Mozilla, please rethink this!

Asked by bssjersey 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Text is being distorted

More and more frequently, when I open a web page, the text is distorted. If I place another window over the text or highlight it, the distortion disappears. If I scroll… (read more)

More and more frequently, when I open a web page, the text is distorted. If I place another window over the text or highlight it, the distortion disappears. If I scroll the web page, the distortion scrolls with the text.

I've attached an image. Does anyone know what this is or how I can fix it?

Asked by Avallon 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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What is s.ytimg.com popup that keeps asking to store something on my computer - this popup opens and sits right in the middle of a video from uTube

I'm using Firefox version 19.0.2 on a Windows Vista laptop. I cannot find an answer to what is s.ytimg.com - but I did see a reference to it being a u-tube camera spying … (read more)

I'm using Firefox version 19.0.2 on a Windows Vista laptop. I cannot find an answer to what is s.ytimg.com - but I did see a reference to it being a u-tube camera spying matter???

Asked by librarygirl 7 years ago

Answered by Gingerbread Man 7 years ago

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Anything using javascript is no longer working on Firefox? Help! I'm crying over here!

This is the script I use on my weebly website and also my blog on blogger: <script type='text/javascript' src='http://www.etsy.com/assets/js/etsy_mini_shop.js'><… (read more)

This is the script I use on my weebly website and also my blog on blogger: <script type='text/javascript' src='http://www.etsy.com/assets/js/etsy_mini_shop.js'></script><script type='text/javascript'>new Etsy.Mini(5119994,'gallery',5,5,0,'http://www.etsy.com');</script> ~ If you look at this page on my website: http://www.myhandmadelife.com/jewelry-shop.html ~ underneath the spinning photos, you should see squares with my jewelry and links to my Etsy shop. If your javascript is displaying correctly, you will. Mine, however, is not working and is blank beneath the spinning photos. Please help me! I've tried everything!

Asked by DornickDesigns 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Need to restore the feature of most visited sites shown upon opening a new tab

I have checked through my add-ons and can't find the solution. I've read answers that state go to the about: config. I can't find that either. I simply want my most visit… (read more)

I have checked through my add-ons and can't find the solution. I've read answers that state go to the about: config. I can't find that either. I simply want my most visited sites upon opening a new tab feature restored. Help, please.

Asked by tee6942 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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How do I alter the size of the web address bar?

The space for the address bar is so large that the size of the 'Search' box (Google in my case) is tiny. How do I reduce the size of the web address box so that I can mak… (read more)

The space for the address bar is so large that the size of the 'Search' box (Google in my case) is tiny. How do I reduce the size of the web address box so that I can make the search address box bigger? Note: this is nothing to do with the toolbar or customising that - it is about customising the layout of the whole bar and changing the amount of space on the bar that each element takes.

Asked by Bolehill 7 years ago

Answered by TheOldFox 7 years ago

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How to get rid of Bing REALLY!

SUPPOSEDLY this issue was solved; it wasn't, not by any of the answerers. I solved it. I tried Search Reset 0.2 and found that it did NOTHING. Same problem: Every time yo… (read more)

SUPPOSEDLY this issue was solved; it wasn't, not by any of the answerers. I solved it. I tried Search Reset 0.2 and found that it did NOTHING. Same problem: Every time you open a new tab, Bing opens the accursed thing (I blame Mozilla because when I installed the package I got from their site, it informed me during installation that it was optimized for Bing and I LOATHE Bing and was pissed because no non-Bing alternative was offered), NOT the default New Tab page with recently used page panes on it. I removed a disabled toolbar incompatible with this newer version of Firefox, uTorrent Community Toolbar, and Webroot toolbar (keep in mind that the Search Reset is supposed to be a No Restart Required add-on). I restarted, opened a new tab, and was gratified to see NO BING BULLCRAP.

One might argue that this was covered and closed already. Not exactly, not specifically. Generalities are NO GOOD for specific problems. I can't explain WHY this worked, because NONE of the toolbars had anything to do with Bing, and none of the toolbars in question had been active (uTorrent Community Toolbar had been removed in Control Panel> Programs & Features, yet still showed up in Firefox's toolbars list; this seems to happen with Firefox sometimes).

I don't need an answer...NOW, but I think a few others might find this works for them. For a variety of reasons, not everyone will get the same results, or even SEE this problem on their systems. I would have added this to the question that didn't satisfy me, but someone CLOSED it.

Asked by gremlinkurst 7 years ago

Answered by Joshua Smith 7 years ago

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Is Java safe to enable now?

Is the latest Java 7 update 17 safe to enable now? I noticed after updating, it was still disabled, but no longer blocked in red by Firefox. My assumption is that it's sa… (read more)

Is the latest Java 7 update 17 safe to enable now? I noticed after updating, it was still disabled, but no longer blocked in red by Firefox. My assumption is that it's safe, since not "in the red" currently. However, I'd like to be sure before I re-enable it. Thanks!

Currently loving Firefox 19.0 on WinXP SP3

Asked by FFForever 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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FF 19 and PDF viewer issue

So the latest version of Firefox 19 comes with a built in PDF viewer. The problem that I found is that this viewer at its present time does NOT show fillable fields ina … (read more)

So the latest version of Firefox 19 comes with a built in PDF viewer.

The problem that I found is that this viewer at its present time does NOT show fillable fields ina PDF, or let the user type into these fillable fields, or show the electronic print and instructions buttons we place at the top of most of our PDF "forms".

Ex: http://www.tmcc.edu/financialaid/downloads/forms/1213/FINAConsortiumAgree1213.pdf

This form should show buttons at the top and let a user fill it out. It does with the Reader plugin. In FF 19's built in PDF viewer I cant seem to do anything.

We presently make all our PDF forms fillable, so if this is an issue, hopefully a fix or update can be found.

Asked by WebPhenom 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Disabling Javascript for individual Websites

I have finally isolated the source of unblockable ads that pop up on certain Websites, but not others. These ads originate from different sources, but many of them are Ch… (read more)

I have finally isolated the source of unblockable ads that pop up on certain Websites, but not others. These ads originate from different sources, but many of them are Chitka ads that block part of the screen and can't even be clicked OFF. They just continuously block what you are trying to read or see.

When I disable Java on Firefox, these ads disappear--totally. Unfortunately, many other Websites that I visit utilize Java. So I am wondering, "Why can't we have control over which Websites display Java and which ones don't--much like blocking popup ads from certain Websites and allowing them from others?"

The only work around I have found, is to open TWO browsers: Firefox with Java disabled to view the sites that have the annoying ads and Internet Explorer with Java enabled to view the sites that require Java and don't have annoying popups.

Am I the only one having this problem?

Asked by stepan1 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How to change program used to open mailto links in windows 8

I'd like to use Firefox to open Mailto links in Windows 8. I found this support article, but it isn't relevant to Windows 8: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-… (read more)

I'd like to use Firefox to open Mailto links in Windows 8. I found this support article, but it isn't relevant to Windows 8: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-program-used-open-email-links?esab=a&as=aaq

When I open Control Panel --> Default Programs, and try to associate Mailto with Firefox, the only options it gives me are "Mail" (the Metro app I'm trying to ditch) and "Look for an app in the Store". No Firefox. How do I get Firefox to appear in the list of apps that can be associated with Mailto? Thanks very much for any help.

Asked by Tridens 7 years ago

Answered by Tridens 7 years ago

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How do I download an XPI without Firefox trying to install it?

Mail Redirect, a TB addon, recently switched to Sourceforge because MozDev was shutting down or something. However, attempting to download the latest XPI from Sourceforge… (read more)

Mail Redirect, a TB addon, recently switched to Sourceforge because MozDev was shutting down or something. However, attempting to download the latest XPI from Sourceforge (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/mailredirect/mailredirect-0.7.7-sm%2Btb.xpi?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fmailredirect%2F%3Fsource%3Ddirectory&ts=1370301869&use_mirror=iweb) fails, because Firefox assumes the download is supposed to be an install of a Firefox addon, and Mail Redirect's metadata is set to be incompatible with Firefox.

There is no way to override this and force an actual download; clicking "Direct Link" on the page does the same thing, and dragging either of the links to the Downloads window (Ctrl-J) downloads an HTML document with a .XPI extension, which is obviously useless. What's more, Thunderbird has no convenient way of opening arbitrary webpages.

I finally caved and used IE to download it. It took about 30 seconds.

Asked by Web-Crawling_Stickler 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago