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How do I run/open Addons?

I just installed a FireFox addon and now I don't know how to run/open it. I searched all over the web, but didn't find any answers. :( -Ole van deursen … (read more)

I just installed a FireFox addon and now I don't know how to run/open it.

I searched all over the web, but didn't find any answers. :(

-Ole van deursen

Asked by Olevandeursen 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Downloads and History tabs deleted in library. How to restore?

Just found out that my nephew deleted my history tab and downloaded tab in the library and I do not know where to find it, all I see is bookmarks tab. Is there any way to… (read more)

Just found out that my nephew deleted my history tab and downloaded tab in the library and I do not know where to find it, all I see is bookmarks tab. Is there any way to restore it? Please help.

Asked by panyan 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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How do I lock my search provider?

Back when Mozilla made the big switch from Google to Yahoo it was announced that the new version would change your search provider to Yahoo. I accepted this and after th… (read more)

Back when Mozilla made the big switch from Google to Yahoo it was announced that the new version would change your search provider to Yahoo. I accepted this and after the install changed back to Google as I really don't find the Yahoo search results as relevant or well organized as Google's. However, every update since then overwrites my search settings with Yahoo - no notification or anything, just the next time I use search I get Yahoo and then have to go in and change my settings back... again.

How can I stop this? Is there a switch that I'm missing that would lock part or all of my settings even across version upgrades? If I had a single computer and the updates were infrequent I'd probably just ignore the issue but the updates happen regularly and I have several computers between home and work. It's getting old having to constantly go reset the settings.

I get that Mozilla makes money from their Yahoo deal but give users a choice and be above board about it. It might even sway people if a box popped up after the new version that said something like "Help us maintain funds to continue this great product by switching to Yahoo as your search engine [blah blah blah]" and let us choose yes (change) or no (keep the current settings). Stealth tactics of overwriting those settings with no warning is frustrating and will encourage people to switch browsers.

Asked by RajahD 5 years ago

Answered by user633449 5 years ago

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FireFox hangs with Adobe Flash Player

I am using Firefox 35.0.1 and I have installed Shockwave Flash 16.0.0.296. As soon as Flash starts, Firefox freezes and unfreezes until it can't be used at all. I have… (read more)

I am using Firefox 35.0.1 and I have installed Shockwave Flash 16.0.0.296. As soon as Flash starts, Firefox freezes and unfreezes until it can't be used at all. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the flash player and I have also used Firefox's Refresh option. This problem started a couple of days ago & I don't know what else I can do.

Asked by piniella 5 years ago

Answered by piniella 5 years ago

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Firefox no longer plays vines or twitter gifs

After I updated to version 35.0.1 I noticed that vines, both on twitter and on the vine site, and animated gifs in twitter no longer play. The gifs never even show up, a… (read more)

After I updated to version 35.0.1 I noticed that vines, both on twitter and on the vine site, and animated gifs in twitter no longer play. The gifs never even show up, and the vines load but can't play. Checked both in Chrome and they worked fine there.

Restarted in Safe Mode with all addons disabled but no luck. All extensions/addons are up to date. Switching media.windows-media-foundation.enabled back and forth does not fix.

Asked by Yoder_of_Kansas 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Shockwave update

I use adobe flash player to watch videos. My flash player is up to date. However I have issues because my shockwave flash plugin in mozilla is not up to date. Some videos… (read more)

I use adobe flash player to watch videos. My flash player is up to date. However I have issues because my shockwave flash plugin in mozilla is not up to date. Some videos will show an error message saying "shockwave is out of date." When I go to the plugin and click "update" I get a new tab which tells me "Flash Player Plugin between 11.0 and 11.7.700.169 (click-to-play) has been blocked for your protection." But my flash plugin is Shockwave Flash 16.0.0.287. So mozilla is blocking the update of a new version of shockwave because of issues with an old version. The error message tells me to update on the plugin check page. I went there and it just hangs. The little wheel turns and nothing happens. Anyone know how I can fix?

Asked by woehrling70 5 years ago

Answered by James 5 years ago

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How do I allow a websites video to use full screen after I accidentally had Firefox remember to deny access?

I accidentally had Firefox remember to deny access to let videos go full screen in a particular website. I cannot find where those settings are stored. The accidental … (read more)

I accidentally had Firefox remember to deny access to let videos go full screen in a particular website. I cannot find where those settings are stored. The accidental selection of having Firefox remember to deny access to let the videos on the page in question to go full screen does seem to be specific to Firefox, since they will go full screen from that page if I use Safari. I tried the solution in the section entitled: "Disable Flash hardware acceleration" on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/flash-video-wont-play-full-screen which seemed to be the closest to what might be helpful in what I could find by searching Firefox help, but that did not work as I described in my feedback for that page: "I have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. I went to the page where I cannot get the video to go full screen, but when I hold down "Ctrl" and click on the video I do not see a context menu that includes "Settings" as an option, instead I only see a box that says "About JW Player 6.8.4616 (Premium edition)". I know that I have to change the settings because I accidentally told it to remember to deny access to full screen for videos on this page, but I cannot figure out how to get to the settings and this solution didi not work." If anyone knows how I can go about to get Firefox to once again allow videos to go full screen from this page, I would really appreciate your help. Thanks.

Asked by Peregrina 5 years ago

Answered by Scott 5 years ago

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how to fix (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain) on my home page

I have my own website set as my home page but firfox will not load it and gives this message (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain) I used dreamweaver to build my site a… (read more)

I have my own website set as my home page but firfox will not load it and gives this message (Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain) I used dreamweaver to build my site and it has been operating fine until today

Asked by SorayaConway 5 years ago

Answered by SorayaConway 5 years ago

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Mozilla Firefox has my location wrong how can I correct or disable it.

It appears that most sites get my location from Mozilla Firefox. It is constantly incorrect and moves around. Today it was someplace in Texas and I live in Ohio. This … (read more)

It appears that most sites get my location from Mozilla Firefox. It is constantly incorrect and moves around. Today it was someplace in Texas and I live in Ohio. This is a desktop computer and doesn't move. I have set it on several sites and I don't delete my cookies but somewhere along the line it gets changed. It appears it gets changed in my Mozilla Firefox. I know you go off the dsl location or something but it just doesn't work. Even when it gets me in Ohio it's constantly a different city. How can I get a permanent location in Mozilla Firefox or disable the location finder in Mozilla Firefox?

Asked by amznrandy 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Firefox keeps saying Flash needs to be updated even after I update it

The plugin check page says that Adobe Flash Player is vulnerable and I need to update it. I press the button to update it and install the new version, but then the plugin… (read more)

The plugin check page says that Adobe Flash Player is vulnerable and I need to update it. I press the button to update it and install the new version, but then the plugin check page still says it needs to be updated, even if I reboot it still says that.

It says: vulnerable 16.0.0.287

I tried uninstalling flash completely and installing the latest version from Adobe, but firefox's plugin check page *still* says that it needs to be updated...

Asked by soundwave 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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How do i get rid of the Yahoo toolbar?

Aster using Firefox for the last two years, I had to uninstall and reinstall it after downloading the latest version. Surprise, there is the ever-present Yahoo toolbar fo… (read more)

Aster using Firefox for the last two years, I had to uninstall and reinstall it after downloading the latest version. Surprise, there is the ever-present Yahoo toolbar following me everyplace I go like a faithful dog.

How do I get rid of it and use Google when I do a search? When getting to a new website from my homepage, I want a new tab to come up for me to type the new address. If I cannot do this, the whole tab concept has gone out of the window. I should not have to go to a Yahoo search tool that in many cases what I see in the search results has nothing to do with the website I want to go to.

Help!

Asked by stevethanos 5 years ago

Answered by Diego Victor 5 years ago

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Videos / mp4s will not play in Firefox

Videos, like mp4 Vines, won't play in Firefox. Same with the media files like podcasts in rss feeds. All used to work fine. This is an intermittent problem with Firefox (… (read more)

Videos, like mp4 Vines, won't play in Firefox. Same with the media files like podcasts in rss feeds. All used to work fine. This is an intermittent problem with Firefox ( might be due to updates ) but it doesn't happen with IE or Chrome

If i uninstall VLC player or disable the VLC plugin, nothing happens If i have those installed but the VLC plugin is set to " Never activate ", i can right click on the video image, click " Play " and it opens in VLC player and works perfectly. If i have the plugin set to " always activate " then i see a black square and the message " the video can't be played because the file is corrupt "

Windows 8.1, Firefox 35.

This is an issue with Firefox and needs to be resolved.

Asked by Ipcress 5 years ago

Answered by Ipcress 5 years ago

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Omnibox in Firefox

How can I remove this crap from my Homepage? )= I desinstalled this from my computer, but the Homepage still omnibox.com I can't set another homepage and I can't find it … (read more)

How can I remove this crap from my Homepage? )= I desinstalled this from my computer, but the Homepage still omnibox.com I can't set another homepage and I can't find it on about:config

Any help, please?

Asked by kawyn 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Recently started to delete downloads claiming 'virus or spyware'.

Last two days, some of the download have been started to be deleted by saying that 'Blocked: may contain virus or spyware' error message, at download window. The subject … (read more)

Last two days, some of the download have been started to be deleted by saying that 'Blocked: may contain virus or spyware' error message, at download window. The subject downloads are .pdf files, or partial .rar files. This is a new development. Never happened before. I am looking a way to get rid of this recent behavior.

Asked by mebatur 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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cannot open pdf files in Firefox.

I cannot open pdf files in Firefox. (I can in Chrome). I tried Menu - Preferences - PDF - Use Adobe Acrobat Professional. Also tried the same with PDF Browser Plugin 2.4… (read more)

I cannot open pdf files in Firefox. (I can in Chrome). I tried Menu - Preferences - PDF - Use Adobe Acrobat Professional. Also tried the same with PDF Browser Plugin 2.4.4 Clicking on a PDF link just opens a blank page.

Asked by Robert5280 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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"To display this page, Firefox must send information that will repeat any action (such as a search or order confirmation) that was performed earlier."

To display this page, Firefox must send information that will repeat any action (such as a search or order confirmation) that was performed earlier. Then I must click on … (read more)

To display this page, Firefox must send information that will repeat any action (such as a search or order confirmation) that was performed earlier. Then I must click on Resend or Cancel. Then I must click on Resend or Cancel.

How can I set this automatically resend? please let me know!!

Asked by M_jeshan 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Cannot find "Tools"

In an attempt to find out why Firefox keeps logging me out of my email and Facebook three or four times a day, I have search the internet as well as the Firefox forum. Ev… (read more)

In an attempt to find out why Firefox keeps logging me out of my email and Facebook three or four times a day, I have search the internet as well as the Firefox forum. Everything seems to depend on my being able to find "tools." I have the version of Firefox (34?) that has the three bars in the upper right-hand corner which, when clicked, opens a menu of icons, none of which is "tools."

Asked by nocluewhatsoever 5 years ago

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Facebook won't load on my laptop or desktop but all other sites do

I restarted my computer - rebooted my router - flushed DNS cache - I uninstalled mozilla and reinstalled - I tried IE and same problem - all other sites will load except … (read more)

I restarted my computer - rebooted my router - flushed DNS cache - I uninstalled mozilla and reinstalled - I tried IE and same problem - all other sites will load except Facebook -

Asked by DonPalm 5 years ago

Answered by Ererer 5 years ago