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how do I keep yahoo from coming up? I dont want it, I prefer google

This morning when I opened firefox and clicked on the shortcut for my gmail, I kept getting yahoo as my search engine. I do not like yahoo, I have deleted the yahoo too… (read more)

This morning when I opened firefox and clicked on the shortcut for my gmail, I kept getting yahoo as my search engine. I do not like yahoo, I have deleted the yahoo toolbar everytime I get tricked into downloading it with another file. How can I fix this?

Asked by kaddiya 10 years ago

Answered by Matt_G 10 years ago

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A website calles allgameshome is set as my homepage everytime I open Firefox and it happens even after I change my homepage to another in options.

Once I installed a game and it asked me to change my homepage to AllGamesHome.com and my default search engine to AllGames Home search,and I accepted it but now I can't c… (read more)

Once I installed a game and it asked me to change my homepage to AllGamesHome.com and my default search engine to AllGames Home search,and I accepted it but now I can't change it to any other even if I do it under options of tools menu it gets changed back to AllgamesHome when I restart firefox.

Asked by ashokykumara28 9 years ago

Answered by ideato 9 years ago

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firefox is blocking one of my facebook favorite pages due to false certificate so what can I do?

When I try to look at the "Celebrity Cruises" Facebook page a Firefox yellow box is there and says it is an invalid certificate and to "get me out of here". Celebrity h… (read more)

When I try to look at the "Celebrity Cruises" Facebook page a Firefox yellow box is there and says it is an invalid certificate and to "get me out of here". Celebrity has not blocked me because I can see the page on my mobile devices. I can also see the page if I open it up from google without logging into Facebook. How can I get rid of this so I can see the page when logged in? Facebook's security and help is too confusing. I tried to report it to them.

Asked by Shaktibliss 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How do I roll back to an earlier version?

I recently updated my Firefox to version 7.0.1. Unfortunately it's generating all kinds of 403 and 404 network errors on the app software I use for work, so I need to ro… (read more)

I recently updated my Firefox to version 7.0.1. Unfortunately it's generating all kinds of 403 and 404 network errors on the app software I use for work, so I need to roll it back to an earlier version (I believe I was using 6.7 before) as quickly as I can, but would like to retain as much of my configuration (e.g., add ons) as I can. What's the best way to do this?

Asked by ritchron 10 years ago

Answered by DPMR 10 years ago

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I can't watch streaming movies

Hi! I am running Ubuntu 11.10. My Firefox version is 7.0.1. I want to watch streaming movies from http://www.watch-movies.net.in but I can't. I click the link so that the… (read more)

Hi! I am running Ubuntu 11.10. My Firefox version is 7.0.1. I want to watch streaming movies from http://www.watch-movies.net.in but I can't. I click the link so that the movie screen loads but it says that 'I should install the XviD codec to watch MPEG-4 movies'. Please help!

Asked by BlueTower 9 years ago

Answered by rbillings 9 years ago

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My arrows for forward and back have disappeared and bookmarks have gone to lefthand side. bookmarks were on right side before how do i fix this please.

The arrows on the tab bar < > that you use to go one page back or one page forward have disappeared. Also my bookmarks were on the right side of screen but now hav… (read more)

The arrows on the tab bar < > that you use to go one page back or one page forward have disappeared. Also my bookmarks were on the right side of screen but now have gone to the left top screen in tab bar. How do i fix this please. Thank you. Pamela

Asked by umberella 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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'Save Image As' keeps changing directories

'Save Image As' keeps changing the location it's saving the file. As I'm going through various pages and saving certain images, I notice that sometimes it saves where I'… (read more)

'Save Image As' keeps changing the location it's saving the file. As I'm going through various pages and saving certain images, I notice that sometimes it saves where I'm expecting it to, (the location I most recently selected while saving an image), but very often, in the same session (meaning I haven't closed and restarted FF), it decides to change the location to a directory I've used earlier, instead of where it just saved the previous file.

I thought it might be a scenario something like, I open tabs 1 - 5, save images to location A. Then I save a file to location B, open up pages 6 - 10, save a file to location A again. At this point I expect that my files will default to location A, but maybe pages 6 - 10 now have location B associated with them and they will default there instead. I just tested that and that's not it.

It's also not extension (ie .jpg, .gif) that forces the change of location. I can't figure out what triggers it.

Does anyone know if there is another about:config setting that we can change, (which the next FF upgrade in 5 minutes will undoubtedly override) to restore proper behavior?

This behavior started with the upgrade to FF 7.

Asked by macahi 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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how can i remove the jump list (with "frequent", "tasks") that comes with firefox shortcut in the start menu?

im using windows 7. when i tried adding a firefox shortcut to the start menu (above the recently opened programs) it added some kind of a side menu that stores the freque… (read more)

im using windows 7. when i tried adding a firefox shortcut to the start menu (above the recently opened programs) it added some kind of a side menu that stores the frequent sites i visited, and have some "tasks". i dont want it and i want to remove it. plz help.

Asked by nober123 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Suddenly I can no longer open my comcast email. I tried deleting cookies and emptying the cache, but neither helped. I can see the preview of the inbox, but not the whole inbox, and I cannot open any email. Help! I hate having to use IE!

When I click on "open entire inbox" the font seems to get very large briefly,then it returns to the normal size.I can't see my whole inbox or open anything!

Asked by debbiecraft2000 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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firefox wont let my mouse click on the top part of a web page it wont let the mouse curso recognize a link and wont let me click on links in about the top 2" of a web page

if I am looking at a webpage doesnt matter which one and I move the cursor to a link in the top 2" or so of the page it will not recognize that it is a link and let me cl… (read more)

if I am looking at a webpage doesnt matter which one and I move the cursor to a link in the top 2" or so of the page it will not recognize that it is a link and let me click on it the cursor stays just as the arrow and doesnt switch to the hand to let me click and open the link

Asked by martyo 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Mailto links not working

I am running version 7.0.1; but I think this problem may have manifested itself when I updated to 6.0. When I click on a hyperlink that is supposed to open an email dial… (read more)

I am running version 7.0.1; but I think this problem may have manifested itself when I updated to 6.0. When I click on a hyperlink that is supposed to open an email dialog nothing happens.

Asked by joelos@rodrunner.com 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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I opened firefox and found this on my browser. file:///C:/Users/Public/Desktop/Mozilla%20Firefox.lnk. What is it?

I opened Firefox and the above was on my browser toolbar. It was never there before today. I inadvertently downloaded it and it was saved to my desktop. I deleted it(I ho… (read more)

I opened Firefox and the above was on my browser toolbar. It was never there before today. I inadvertently downloaded it and it was saved to my desktop. I deleted it(I hope),but am wondering what the heck it is. I hope I didn't just cause myself a lot of grief!

Asked by Bats 9 years ago

Answered by xr417 9 years ago

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How to get back the "stop loading X" and the "bottom loading bar"?

Previous Firefox versions had an "X" in the Tab Bar that would stop the loading of the page if you clicked it. There was also a bar graph on the lower right of the page t… (read more)

Previous Firefox versions had an "X" in the Tab Bar that would stop the loading of the page if you clicked it. There was also a bar graph on the lower right of the page that showed the loading progress. I want them back, but can't find them on the latest upgrade.

Asked by gbhrps 10 years ago

Answered by SafeBrowser 10 years ago

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FF goes through periods of refusing to load web pages

Since updating to 7.0.1 yesterday, Firefox has repeatedly gone through periods of obstinancy. It started with brief delays but now is quite persistent. What happens is t… (read more)

Since updating to 7.0.1 yesterday, Firefox has repeatedly gone through periods of obstinancy. It started with brief delays but now is quite persistent.

What happens is that web pages just refuse to load. Any page. FF sits there like it's trying to connect but it never does. Restarting FF can sometimes coax brief connectivity for the saved tabs, but the refusal to load the pages returns nearly immediately.

Eventually, FF gets out of its snit and I can browse normally for a few hours -- but then, apropos of nothing, it goes back to being obstinant.

I'm running Windows XP and CA Security Center firewall. FF was fine until it updated to 7.0.1. Internet Explorer and other Internet programs work fine.

Asked by LtPowers 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Site works with Safari & Chrome but not Firefox

I developed a Family Tree Web Site and there is a function that works perfectly well in Safari & Chrome but does not work in Firefox. I have a button that is linked t… (read more)

I developed a Family Tree Web Site and there is a function that works perfectly well in Safari & Chrome but does not work in Firefox.

I have a button that is linked to open up a file. When I click on the button in Safari & Chrome the file opens without any issue. In Firefox, the URL appears at the top of the screen but the file does not “automatically open”. If I bring the cursor up to the URL and reclick on the URL the file will open. The need to physically have to enter the URL is not present in other Browsers. Is there something I can do to fix this problem?

Asked by BJWallack 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Where has the Bookmark button gone, that shows ALL bookmarks as a dropdown?

I have had to reinstall my OS, and now with Firefox I don't see the big 'Bookmarks' button I had to the right of the Google search box. This is with icons set to 'Icons'.… (read more)

I have had to reinstall my OS, and now with Firefox I don't see the big 'Bookmarks' button I had to the right of the Google search box. This is with icons set to 'Icons'. I use to be able to click 'Bookmarks' and they'd appear in a dropdown, like the "Latest News" feed operates. I can click on Bookmarks button (with the star on it), but that just opens a side pane - not a dropdown that disappears when I've clicked it.

Asked by simon_a6 10 years ago

Answered by Dave G 10 years ago

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Adjusting Aspect ratio in Full screen mode

When Firefox is in Full Screen Mode, the text etc. occupy only the middle of the screen and is not displayed as spread over the entire screen. Why? What are the steps to … (read more)

When Firefox is in Full Screen Mode, the text etc. occupy only the middle of the screen and is not displayed as spread over the entire screen. Why? What are the steps to follow to rectify this? OS-WinXP with SP3 and NetFramework 4.0 Monitor - Samsung SA300 - 22" Wide Screen.

IE displays the page correctly.

Asked by roneyngp 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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OSX Firefox freezes when trying to play youtube videos on facebook.

When I click on embedded youtube videos on facebook, OSX firefox freezes, and I need to force quit. Everything is up to date, and this problem has been going on for at le… (read more)

When I click on embedded youtube videos on facebook, OSX firefox freezes, and I need to force quit. Everything is up to date, and this problem has been going on for at least two updates.

Asked by virus1244 9 years ago

Answered by Matt_G 9 years ago