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How can I set my tabs to open to Google by default?

I would like Google to appear each time I open a new tab. I have already set Google as my home page, so it appears automatically when I open Firefox. How can I make the s… (read more)

I would like Google to appear each time I open a new tab. I have already set Google as my home page, so it appears automatically when I open Firefox. How can I make the same thing happen for tabs?

Asked by boogabazooga 9 years ago

Answered by Joab 9 years ago

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Why is my Menu Bar partially transparent? I can see my desktop instead of some of the icons like Print or Download.

The Menu Bar at top of the screen does not look right after the Help entry. File thru Help is fine and have a white background. After that I can see my screen background … (read more)

The Menu Bar at top of the screen does not look right after the Help entry. File thru Help is fine and have a white background. After that I can see my screen background with icons for Print, Downloads, and others superimposed. Some of the icons can hardly be seen as they blend right in with my Wallpaper. Furthermore the line above the Menu Bar has it's own problems: It has the Firefox logo followed by some writing that go for for about 6 inches followed by stuff from my wallpaper. In other words, starting from the top of the screen I have two short lines of stuff with a white background followed by a see through view of stuff from my screen wallpaper. Starting with the Navigation Toolbar everything is fine. I don't have this problem with IE8. Can anyone shed some light on this problem. Thanks, JWare

Asked by jware 9 years ago

Answered by arriva1 9 years ago

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Open new tabs but stay in current tab

I have read a lot of threads, but I have not found that any help. I just reformatted my hard drive and installed FF4 fresh. . I open firefox to my homepage. No tabs opene… (read more)

I have read a lot of threads, but I have not found that any help. I just reformatted my hard drive and installed FF4 fresh. . I open firefox to my homepage. No tabs opened at this point. If I right click on on the page to open a new link by opening a new tab, it stays on the current page and opens a new tab in the background. My problem is if I am on a page and I open a new tab by selecting a BOOKMARK, it switches to the new tab immediately. I want to stay on the current tab and have the bookmark tab open in a background tab. Any help? Thanks.

P.S. I have tried checking and unchecking "When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately", I have tried safe mode, I have tried disabling all of the add-on's....nothing seems to work.

Asked by xyphr3 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How do I save an image when there is a link attached?

At times I run across an image that I want to "save" but it has a link attached to it, usually a link to the site's home page. When the link is there I am not given an op… (read more)

At times I run across an image that I want to "save" but it has a link attached to it, usually a link to the site's home page.

When the link is there I am not given an option to save the image, just options relating to the link.

How can I save such an image?

Asked by waynec444 9 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 years ago

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saving tabs on exit

I followed the instructions to rename files in Firefox folder and tried to troubleshoot my few add-ons. Since upgrading to v4 I am no longer asked if I want to save tabs.… (read more)

I followed the instructions to rename files in Firefox folder and tried to troubleshoot my few add-ons. Since upgrading to v4 I am no longer asked if I want to save tabs. Please advise... Thanks

Asked by Solus 9 years ago

Answered by Svetlana 9 years ago

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How do I prevent a website like Drudgereport from automatically reloading?

Sometimes my wifi connection is choppy (darn that microwave popcorn!) and I hate it when I'm in the middle of reading the links in Drudge and it reloads....sometimes shif… (read more)

Sometimes my wifi connection is choppy (darn that microwave popcorn!) and I hate it when I'm in the middle of reading the links in Drudge and it reloads....sometimes shifting the layout a bit or just hanging while it waits for some adserver to respond.

Is there any way to stop this from happening? Tried Freezing the tab. And for some reason, firefox is not preventing this page from automatically reloading like it does others.

Any ideas?

Asked by dydx 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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How can I tell if my firefox is running in 64 bit? (I went to play something on netflix and it said I needed to restart in 32 bit mode, now I want to go back to 64 bit mode)

I went to play something on netflix and it said I needed to restart in 32 bit mode, so I clicked restart in 32 bit mode and all it did was exit firefox and reload everyth… (read more)

I went to play something on netflix and it said I needed to restart in 32 bit mode, so I clicked restart in 32 bit mode and all it did was exit firefox and reload everything. At that point im guessing its in 32 bit mode now because I can now play movies on netflix. I wanna know how i can test to see if its in 32 bit or 64 bit ; and also how to go back to 64 bit.

Asked by pacific-ninja 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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how do you add the refresh button to toolbar? i followed the steps to customize but cant figure out what next

i want to get the refresh or undo button on my toolbar. i used the customize toolbar notes and followed the steps but i have no clue where the actual new toolbar is to u… (read more)

i want to get the refresh or undo button on my toolbar. i used the customize toolbar notes and followed the steps but i have no clue where the actual new toolbar is to use. could you please help me?

Asked by binybiny 9 years ago

Answered by silkphoenix 9 years ago

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When opening new tab I am directed to Google, but the cursor stays in the address bar. Anyway to automatically move the cursor to the google search bar?

Thank you in advance. I upgraded to firefox 4, and since then I have had a problem. When opening a new tab I have chosen to be directed to google.com. In the past my curs… (read more)

Thank you in advance. I upgraded to firefox 4, and since then I have had a problem. When opening a new tab I have chosen to be directed to google.com. In the past my cursor automatically went to the search bar on that page when I open a new tab. After upgrading the cursor just stays in the address bar, but I would like it to automatically move to the google search bar on the page. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks again.

Asked by disastras 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Is it possible to show only icons on the Bookmarks toolbar?

I want to show only icons on the Bookmarks toolbar... for the purpose of keeping more bookmark items which I open frequently. In the "Customize Toolbar" dialog, I selecte… (read more)

I want to show only icons on the Bookmarks toolbar... for the purpose of keeping more bookmark items which I open frequently.

In the "Customize Toolbar" dialog, I selected "Icons" from the "Show" dropdown list, but the text on the Bookmarks toolbar still shows.

Any other way?

Asked by drkh 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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repeated untrusted connection to gmail

I recently cleared my complete browsing history and cache. Now I keep getting "Untrusted Connection" when trying to connect to my gmail accounts. But I don't think that's… (read more)

I recently cleared my complete browsing history and cache. Now I keep getting "Untrusted Connection" when trying to connect to my gmail accounts. But I don't think that's true.

Asked by MargaretInOban 9 years ago

Answered by MargaretInOban 9 years ago

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I can't get the toolbar to appear on my laptop windows \- your default is n ot what I want. How do I get backm to a useful screen format please?

I chose the option to get Firefox to perform better than it had been doing. (I like my escargot with garlic butter not on my laptop.) the default is to hide the toolbar… (read more)

I chose the option to get Firefox to perform better than it had been doing. (I like my escargot with garlic butter not on my laptop.) the default is to hide the toolbars - no useful option shall go unscrewed - and I can't get back to the prior version nor get the toolbar back. Would love to know how to get out of this mess please. thank you.

Asked by coolnana 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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can I protect a profile with a password?

Different users of my PC have created 3 different profiles . Can these profiles be protected by 3 different passwords (e.g. while creating a profile) in order to ensure … (read more)

Different users of my PC have created 3 different profiles . Can these profiles be protected by 3 different passwords (e.g. while creating a profile) in order to ensure each user can only access his own profile, but not the 2 others?

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Asked by akribius 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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Google search is hijacked

(Nearly) every time I use Google search, the search is hijacked to any number of other sites. There are "many" such sites, too many to block individually. If use Firefox … (read more)

(Nearly) every time I use Google search, the search is hijacked to any number of other sites. There are "many" such sites, too many to block individually. If use Firefox tools/options/privacy and remove all cookies that I don't recognize, the search may work momentarily, however, the cookies are written back very quickly, and, my hijack problem recurs once again.

If I block 'all' cookies, certain web sites don't work (like, my Google mail, which tells me to go back and enable cookies).

I have tried any number of security programs (Symantec, Spybot etc) but, the effect is the same as above, momentarily the hijack problem disappears, only to reappear. Veritably, the Sorcerer's Apprentice effect!

My feeling is, Firefox needs a very quick fix for what appears to be a gaping security hole in Firefox.

Asked by NZFilmProf 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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My yahoo mail page is huge font. How do I get it back to normal font?

I started using foxfire, but for some reason when I go to my yahoo mail the font size is so huge. How can I correct this so the e-mail font is normal again. This has on… (read more)

I started using foxfire, but for some reason when I go to my yahoo mail the font size is so huge. How can I correct this so the e-mail font is normal again. This has only happened to my e-mail and if I open an attachment it has large font too.

Asked by bobj692001 9 years ago

Answered by Svetlana 9 years ago