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Firefox will not open home page on start

Firefox does not open my homepage since the latest Firefox update 44, it just opens a blank page instead. I have tried deleting the user file suggested in other posts, bu… (read more)

Firefox does not open my homepage since the latest Firefox update 44, it just opens a blank page instead. I have tried deleting the user file suggested in other posts, but that did not work.

Asked by jckinnick 4 years ago

Answered by user1298613 4 years ago

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How do I get rid of transparency in tabs?

I am working in Windows 10 and I cannot figure out how to get rid of the transparency issue under the tabs in Mozilla Firefox (version 44). This is not a problem on my o… (read more)

I am working in Windows 10 and I cannot figure out how to get rid of the transparency issue under the tabs in Mozilla Firefox (version 44). This is not a problem on my other computer (also Windows 10 and using Firefox version 44).

Asked by MissCheevis 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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PDFs are no longer displaying correctly in Firefox but OK in any other viewer

Many PDFs are only displaying images and some text using the built in viewer in Firefox 44.0.2 on A MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5. This appears to be something that has… (read more)

Many PDFs are only displaying images and some text using the built in viewer in Firefox 44.0.2 on A MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5.

This appears to be something that has only happened in the latest updates of Firefox.

Example of one that DOES NOT display well in Firefox: http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kplu/files/201602/save-kplu-ambassador-kit.pdf

Another random of a .pdf that does not display well in Firefox 44 (but used to): http://www.insurance.wa.gov/oicfiles/orders/2011orders/11-0143.pdf

(Not using "hardware acceleration," etc.)

Tom

Asked by tomas_up 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How do I stop the shockwave flash from trying to plug in, which it does not do and slows down my computer as it tries to do it more than once?

My computer is loading up or loading a link and the dialog box comes up saying; Unresponsive plug in: Shockwave flash may be busy or stopped responding. You can stop the… (read more)

My computer is loading up or loading a link and the dialog box comes up saying;

Unresponsive plug in: Shockwave flash may be busy or stopped responding. You can stop the plug in now or you can continue trying. I click to stop it and my computer goes on and finishes the loading of either my on line start up, or whatever link I am uploading. I do not think I need Shockwave Flash. If I do not need it, please help me remove it. If I need it, then what? It does not indicate it is crashing.

Asked by fbmb0675 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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How do I disable dragging tabs that opens a separate window?

Sometimes if the program or computer is running slow, when I click on the tab to highlight it for viewing, it thinks I want to drag it over somewhere, thereby creating a … (read more)

Sometimes if the program or computer is running slow, when I click on the tab to highlight it for viewing, it thinks I want to drag it over somewhere, thereby creating a new window.

Can I disable this tab dragging feature? I looked at about:config but nothing readily jumped out at me.

Thanks!

Asked by brobert 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Long running script giving "continue" "debug" and "stop script" dialogue box. Stopping does not stop script and have to use task mgr to close firefox.

See the attachments. Firefox is having difficulty with a script and it appears to be having difficulty with a script in outlook.com or at least with one of the internet s… (read more)

See the attachments.

Firefox is having difficulty with a script and it appears to be having difficulty with a script in outlook.com or at least with one of the internet sites i have open, outlook.com, gmail, or outlook contacts "people". I get this script error and slow response often but not every time i'm logged in. However, it always happens with outlook.com open. Scrolling through the debug window has some references to outlook.com. It is always this same script and when it happens, stopping the script or clicking continue does nothing but hang up firefox. I have to use task mgr to kill firefox and then restart it. Can i do anything on my end to fix this very annoying issue? I have clicked on share data with outlook.com open but i'm not getting this script error at this time.

Asked by JetSkingDog 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Linux/Ubuntu and Windows: creating firefox profile for different users from command line

Hi, I would like to create from command line by using the administrator user of a system the same firefox profile with plugin and customization for each user of the same … (read more)

Hi, I would like to create from command line by using the administrator user of a system the same firefox profile with plugin and customization for each user of the same system. I cannot use sync feature for this purpose.

I know from here edit https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/...d_Line_Options https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Command_Line_Options ~J99that the correct syntax is the following firefox -CreateProfile "JoelUser c:\internet\joelusers-moz-profile". On Linux/Ubuntu the following piece of code allows to create a profile for the sudo user


user=$(sudo logname)
firefoxProfile="/home/$user/.mozilla/firefox"
if [ ! -d "$firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile" ]; then
    rm -rf $firefoxProfile
    firefox -CreateProfile "profile $firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile"
        
    7z x -y ./m4v6pi7q.profile.7z
    mv ./m4v6pi7q.profile/* "$firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile"
    sudo chown -R $user:$user "/home/$user/.mozilla/"
    rm -rf m4v6pi7q.profile.7z m4v6pi7q.profile
fi

On Windows the following piece of code allows to create a profile for the administrator user


$ProgramsPath=${env:ProgramFiles}
$FirefoxProfile="$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\u9w6vbcj.profile"
if(-Not (Test-Path $FirefoxProfile))
{
	$LocalProfile="$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*"
	if(Test-Path $LocalProfile)
	{
		Remove-Item $LocalProfile -recurse
	}
	
	$RoamingProfile="$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*"
	if(Test-Path $RoamingProfile)
	{
		Remove-Item $RoamingProfile -recurse
		Remove-Item "$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles.ini"
	}
	& "$ProgramsPath\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -CreateProfile "profile $FirefoxProfile"

	& "$ProgramsPath\7-Zip\7z.exe" x -y .\u9w6vbcj.profile.7z
	move .\u9w6vbcj.profile\* $FirefoxProfile -force
	Remove-Item .\u9w6vbcj.profile.7z
	Remove-Item .\u9w6vbcj.profile
}

How can I create firefox profiles from a sudo/administrator user for each user (sudo/administrator and not sudo/administrator) of the system? On Linux/Ubuntu I tried with this code


usersList=$(getent passwd | grep -vE '(nologin|false)$' | \
awk -F: -v min=`awk '/^UID_MIN/ {print $2}' /etc/login.defs` \
-v max=`awk '/^UID_MAX/ {print $2}' /etc/login.defs` \
'{if(($3 >= min)&&($3 <= max)) print $1}' | \
sort -u)

for systemUser in $usersList; do
    echo $systemUser

    firefoxProfile="/home/$systemUser/.mozilla/firefox"
    firefox -CreateProfile "profile $firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile"
    7z x -y ./m4v6pi7q.profile.7z
    mv ./m4v6pi7q.profile/* "$firefoxProfile/m4v6pi7q.profile"
    chown -R $systemUser:$systemUser "/home/$systemUser/.mozilla/"
    rm -rf m4v6pi7q.profile.7z m4v6pi7q.profile
    
done

but it does not work and this is the output


sudo ./user.sh 
foo
Success: created profile 'profile /home/foo/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile' at '/home/foo/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile/prefs.js'
admin
Success: created profile 'profile /home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile' at '/home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile/prefs.js'
jack
Success: created profile 'profile /home/jack/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile' at '/home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile/prefs.js'
chown: cannot access ‘/home/jack/.mozilla/’: No such file or directory
zorro
Success: created profile 'profile /home/zorro/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile' at '/home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile/prefs.js'
chown: cannot access ‘/home/zorro/.mozilla/’: No such file or directory

Why for the first two users is the directory for profile corretly set, while for the other is the directory of the user that executes the script /home/admin/.mozilla/firefox/m4v6pi7q.profile? I'm sorry for my very long question. Thank you


edit fixed link ~J99

Asked by erotavlas 4 years ago

Answered by erotavlas 4 years ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar Favicons - Icons Not Displaying

I am having a problem where none of the favicons for the bookmarks in my Bookmarks Toolbar are displaying. When I go to the Bookmarks menu, and scroll down the to Bookmar… (read more)

I am having a problem where none of the favicons for the bookmarks in my Bookmarks Toolbar are displaying.

When I go to the Bookmarks menu, and scroll down the to Bookmarks Toolbar folder, all the favicons display within the folder. But in the physical Bookmarks Toolbar, only the text appears (see attached image).

How can I get the favicons to display next to the text for each bookmark on the Bookmarks Toolbar?

Asked by gordon_k 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Why does my download come out as a page of gibberish symbols now?

All of a sudden I can't download anything. I'm pretty much technically illiterate but I DO download images/documents frequently and have never had a problem. Until now.… (read more)

All of a sudden I can't download anything. I'm pretty much technically illiterate but I DO download images/documents frequently and have never had a problem. Until now. Now no matter what I try to download- or when I try to view my previous folder of downloads instead of seeing the image I get a page of random symbols and letters. I have no idea if I pushed something by mistake to make this happen??? Any help most appreciated!

Asked by vrielsmith 4 years ago

Answered by vrielsmith 4 years ago

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How do I save bookmarks to an USB drive?

I am trying to discontinue using my old Dell Pentium 4 computer. It is running Windows XP with Firefox. I would like the Bookmarks to be saved onto an USB flash drive t… (read more)

I am trying to discontinue using my old Dell Pentium 4 computer. It is running Windows XP with Firefox. I would like the Bookmarks to be saved onto an USB flash drive to be used on my future computer. How do I import the Bookmarked URLS to a flash drive to be used on another computer? I am trying to clean up the house and remove all the old computers and give them away.

Asked by Lawsen 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Firefox won't sync to my new laptop

Hi, I have a new laptop that runs Windows 10. I'm trying to sync it with the old one that runs Windows 8.1. I start sync but nothing happens (no history, no bookmarks, no… (read more)

Hi, I have a new laptop that runs Windows 10. I'm trying to sync it with the old one that runs Windows 8.1. I start sync but nothing happens (no history, no bookmarks, no anything). They both have the newest Firefox installed. I have tried everything I've found on this forum, including e.g. from here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1090681 but nothing seems to work. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox on this new laptop, changed passwords and basically tried it all. What to do now?

Asked by annikar 4 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Firefox 44.0 Flash player not working

I have Windows 10 Pro build 14251 and when my firefox update last time flash player not working. I try to reinstall flash player, also I try clean installation of flash p… (read more)

I have Windows 10 Pro build 14251 and when my firefox update last time flash player not working. I try to reinstall flash player, also I try clean installation of flash player but player not working. Every sites with flash not working properly (I cant see flash content).

Asked by coaboy 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Bookmarks toolbar disappeared despite being checked to display

I have followed all the ways to get to the place where you check to display the bookmark toolbar, and it is always already checked, but it does not display. When I look … (read more)

I have followed all the ways to get to the place where you check to display the bookmark toolbar, and it is always already checked, but it does not display. When I look at the list of bookmarks, there is the entry for bookmarks toolbar populated with what I expect to be there, but I cannot get it to display across the top of the page (with the other toolbars). I can make the Menu and my Norton toolbars go away and then re-display, but not the bookmarks. Help would be much appreciated!

Asked by mld9574 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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RE: Firefox running in background but not appearing

Hi All, I downloaded firefox recently on my new laptop running Windows 10 home edition. Almost every time I double click on the firefox shortcut on my desktop or click t… (read more)

Hi All,

I downloaded firefox recently on my new laptop running Windows 10 home edition.

Almost every time I double click on the firefox shortcut on my desktop or click the firefox icon on my task bar to launch firefox, it doesn't launch but instead appears as a "background program" in task manager. This happens 9/10 launches. When I launch it from the start menu, almost every time it launches normally and appears as an application.

I reinstalled firefox but it still occurs. I changed my user profile but it still occurs.

I can launch it in safe mode consistently but I want to be able to use my extension (an ad blocker). I don't believe it's related to my firewall but am not sure I checked correctly.

Any ideas on what to do to be able to launch firefox?

Thanks,

Asked by Icedminttea 4 years ago

Answered by Icedminttea 4 years ago

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How do I install an earlier version of FF?

I have the reversion 43 exe downloaded. Now how to I install it? Do I just run it and let it overwrite my current version? Found this which I think answers my question.… (read more)

I have the reversion 43 exe downloaded. Now how to I install it? Do I just run it and let it overwrite my current version?

Found this which I think answers my question. It sounds like it's a project to downgrade: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Go_back_to_an_old_version_of_Firefox


I'm having a problem with copy/paste and want to see if it appeared with the new version of FF, which I think it did.

I can copy from FF to Wordpad. But not to Word. In word the edit...paste is greyed out. When I first start Word the first paste works, but not after that. Doesn't matter if I cntrl-c or rightclick-c or menu-c. It's similar to the other new pasting problems others are reporting, but since it's not to youtube that fix doesn't work. Safe mode didn't fix it, so it's not addons. So next step in testing, see if it appeared when I recently updated. I tried changing some about entries for copy/paste/clipboard to false and false to true but that didn't do anything (and changed each back).

Thanks

Asked by curls 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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how do I forward a page to an email address

I want to forward an article to an email address - on Safari there is an icon that allows me to email the web page I/m looking at I don't see that anywhere on Firefox - … (read more)

I want to forward an article to an email address - on Safari there is an icon that allows me to email the web page I/m looking at I don't see that anywhere on Firefox -

Asked by steveberde 4 years ago

Answered by Gert Van Waelvelde 4 years ago

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I can’t remove a deactivated add-on by Firefox

Hi Firefox Support Two add-ons were disabled by Firefox without my doing because of verification. Those two add-ons i have not been able to delete, they are listed as di… (read more)

Hi Firefox Support Two add-ons were disabled by Firefox without my doing because of verification. Those two add-ons i have not been able to delete, they are listed as disabled.

My web browser language is in Danish, as you can see on the attached picture.

Looking forward to the reply Benjamin BT

Asked by Benjamin_BT 4 years ago

Answered by p345adx 4 years ago