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Why has Firefox become so slow? I hate Google but I've had to switch to Chrome. I'm on a top of the range Mac Mavericks with latest Firefox browser.

Never mind the volunteers! Why the hell can't the creators of Firefox sort this out? But if they don't want to bother then I'll just forget Firefox and carry on with Chro… (read more)

Never mind the volunteers! Why the hell can't the creators of Firefox sort this out? But if they don't want to bother then I'll just forget Firefox and carry on with Chrome.

I've tried all the cute little so-called fixes, cleared the cache, even got some silly thing called Speedy Fox but none of it ever works. Please Firefox, just sort it out.

Asked by firefoxiscrap123456789 6 years ago

Last reply by user633449 6 years ago

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Silverlight not working in Firefox

Today I reinstalled Silverlight 8 times and updated Firefox to v.36.0. I also reinstalled the Widevine Media Optimizer. When I updated the Widevine component in Google … (read more)

Today I reinstalled Silverlight 8 times and updated Firefox to v.36.0. I also reinstalled the Widevine Media Optimizer. When I updated the Widevine component in Google Chrome, Silverlight began to work in Chrome. So I'm thinking some component in Firefox needs to be updated for it to work in Firefox

In Firefox, Silverlight won't load at Netflix or at Amazon Instant Video. It did work consistently for about a year, but today it quit.

At Netflix I get error code 2103 with reinstall instructions, at Amazon I just get reinstall instructions

I have a MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, Mac OS 10.9.5

What else can I try?

Asked by carrset 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Since upgrading to Firefox 36 screen view of spaces and returns are shown as if they were missing

The screen view of a file no longer represents what is happening with the file. Attached are the Firefox version of the file and the Adobe PDF of the same file. Note th… (read more)

The screen view of a file no longer represents what is happening with the file. Attached are the Firefox version of the file and the Adobe PDF of the same file. Note that the spacing between the quantities is incorrect in Firefox and correct in the PDF of the same information. Also, when I try to add spaces in Firefox, the information does not appear to move, but if a create a PDF of the information those spaces appear as you would expect. This is a big problem for us.

My clippings would not upload using your Image uploader.

Asked by rtb123 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Where did the simple CSS view go?

Until recently I could hit OPTION+SHIFT+Y in Firefox (desktop for Mac) and I'd be able to quickly view a webpage's CSS rules. I can't any longer. I'm not sure but I thi… (read more)

Until recently I could hit OPTION+SHIFT+Y in Firefox (desktop for Mac) and I'd be able to quickly view a webpage's CSS rules. I can't any longer. I'm not sure but I think this was a built-in tool from Firefox. Did this get dropped? Or moved? Where did this go?

Asked by p.rosenzweig 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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How do I unblock any URL containing a phrase that I accidently blocked?

I was recently on my University's blackboard website where I was trying to view a series of videos embedded in the website. Most time they would not work and Firefox rec… (read more)

I was recently on my University's blackboard website where I was trying to view a series of videos embedded in the website. Most time they would not work and Firefox recommended I needed to install a plug-in, but sometimes the videos would work. In a case where the video was not working, I clicked the small "block" tab that would appear as I hovered the mouse over where the video should be playing. A pop-up setting window opened and I began to click around to try to allow the media (flash or java or something, I don't remember) to play the video. I clicked a box that was labeled something like www.myuniversity.blackboard.edu^. After that I can no longer access any URL that contains the aforementioned text. I've search everywhere to find a way to undo this action and I can not find the same pop-up setting window anywhere. Please help.

Asked by rakessscoot 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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how do is set whether the bookmarks subfolder open to the left or to the right.

Until recently clicking on Bookmarks at the top would open a drop down menu and clicking on one of the bookmarks folders in that menu would open them to the right of the … (read more)

Until recently clicking on Bookmarks at the top would open a drop down menu and clicking on one of the bookmarks folders in that menu would open them to the right of the drop down menu to show the contents. Suddenly they started opening to the left and I want to know how to set them to open to the right again.

Asked by nowhere 6 years ago

Answered by nowhere 6 years ago

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dwhelper doesn't work 25Feb2015, after accepting Firefox Hello. All suggested tests done without success.

I've allowed Firefox Hello download a couple of days ago. dwhelper no longer works. I've tested the extensions. As I only have two, dwhelper and lightbeam, this was ea… (read more)

I've allowed Firefox Hello download a couple of days ago. dwhelper no longer works. I've tested the extensions. As I only have two, dwhelper and lightbeam, this was easy to do.

I use dwhelper a lot. I use online videos from many sources for my physics and astronomy teaching needs.

This is a problem associated with many video sites, not only youtube.

I've deleted dwhelper and reinstalled it. Started and stopped Firefox. Restarted my macbook pro as well.

Program seems to work up to and including window specifying location to place downloading file.

Asked by kaschwitkis 6 years ago

Answered by Standard8 6 years ago

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Firefox 36: How can I KEEP my default search engine choice and avoid Yahoo Search?

Firefox 36 now insists I use Yahoo search by constantly changing my default search engine choice. No matter now many times I set it for Google, I'll search for something … (read more)

Firefox 36 now insists I use Yahoo search by constantly changing my default search engine choice. No matter now many times I set it for Google, I'll search for something and it's Yahoo again. I've unchecked Yahoo in the search preferences, hoping it won't show up again. Have restarted Firefox several times. No luck.

Is my last resort to REMOVE Yahoo search from my list of search engines to keep this from happening? I MIGHT want to use it sometime later, but not every day.

ALSO. If this matters, When I populated this question with "installed plugins" information about my Mac and Firefox, a blank one appeared, so I went to tools > add-ons. That screen appeared for a second and instantly blipped away to another screen: DNS Yahoo Error Handler that had "developer garmin communicator plugin icon" filled in in the search request area. My web experience is being taken over by Yahoo now?

Asked by maxglitz 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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What is an ISO and this little peppermint that circles & won't let me shut down

Sometimes when I attempt to shut down, a box appears stating something about an ISO. Prompts are continue and cancel. A little spinning multicolor circle appears. I can't… (read more)

Sometimes when I attempt to shut down, a box appears stating something about an ISO. Prompts are continue and cancel. A little spinning multicolor circle appears. I can't do anything...continue, cancel or shut down the computer. What is this? How do I get rid of it?

Asked by reversegeer 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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i am inquring abot the firefox hello feature i sent the link to my friend and it said not supported by ios are we doing it wrong or is that the way it is

i dont seem to be able to get the hello feature to contact my friend on their smart phone they get an erroe firefox not supported by iso any suggestions or are we doing i… (read more)

i dont seem to be able to get the hello feature to contact my friend on their smart phone they get an erroe firefox not supported by iso any suggestions or are we doing it wrog thanks for your time

Asked by lenc 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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My Menu bar has disappeared and it does not show up in any menu for toolbars

I must have hit a wrong shortcut or something. My bookmarks bar and menu bar disappeared. I was able to restore the bookmarks bar in customize the usual way. But in every… (read more)

I must have hit a wrong shortcut or something. My bookmarks bar and menu bar disappeared. I was able to restore the bookmarks bar in customize the usual way. But in every place I can get the little toolbar menu, it only shows the Bookmarks bar, not the the Menu bar How can I get my menu bar back???

Asked by MacEvansCB 6 years ago

Last reply by Diego Victor 6 years ago

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When connecting to a particular site from an email link the login to that site does not work only when using Mozilla.

For some time now using a link from an email for Audible.com I am not able to login to their site. Even if I use the Sign In on the Audible.com site. In fact, if I open… (read more)

For some time now using a link from an email for Audible.com I am not able to login to their site. Even if I use the Sign In on the Audible.com site.

In fact, if I open a new tab in Mozilla and log on to Audible.com after entering my log in information from the Sign In link the redirect goes to their home page not the member page. Audible is on my safe list.

I am forced to use the Chrome app in order to onto Audible.com.

What could be causing this? I can access Amazon.com just fine with Mozilla and Audible.com is one of their companies.

I am on a Mac using v.35.1

Asked by mbsnow 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Since I updated to Firefox 36 I have major problems with the Yahoo toolbar. Every time I sign on I get every icon they have.

The calendar icon for the toolbar is gone along with the app used to add it to the Yahoo toolbar. I should not have to spend hours trying to correct Firefox's problems. … (read more)

The calendar icon for the toolbar is gone along with the app used to add it to the Yahoo toolbar. I should not have to spend hours trying to correct Firefox's problems. FIREFOX 36 is a major disaster.

Asked by Hombart 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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I am trying to find "compatibility view settings" in order to add a website that I need to use for work. PLEASE HELP!

I received a "how to" sheet of how to be able to view this website but it wants me to download Internet Explorer (excuse me while i say yuck!)... So the directions state… (read more)

I received a "how to" sheet of how to be able to view this website but it wants me to download Internet Explorer (excuse me while i say yuck!)...

So the directions state: Under "Tools" click on "compatibility view settings". Where is says "add this website" write in the website and then click add and close. Log off and reboot.

I live on Mozilla on all my devices. I recommend it to anyone who has not been introduced yet. I cringe to think of being forced to use internet explorer!!!

Thank you for all you do!!!

Asked by ETRU 6 years ago

Answered by ETRU 6 years ago

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Why won't PDFs won't preview in Firefox 36.0? (OS10.9.5)

Since updating to Firefox 36.0 (OS 10.9.5), PDFs no longer preview in Firefox: I'm prompted to download and save them -- even though in Firefox Preferences, the default s… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox 36.0 (OS 10.9.5), PDFs no longer preview in Firefox: I'm prompted to download and save them -- even though in Firefox Preferences, the default selection reads: Preview in Firefox. Help, please.

Asked by AW 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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angular app localhost:9000, all broswers except FF works. get error Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource a

Hello dear mozilla team, recently I faced with problem developing angular app with firefox. I have an angular app and locally run with grunt which starts on port 9000. Th… (read more)

Hello dear mozilla team,

recently I faced with problem developing angular app with firefox. I have an angular app and locally run with grunt which starts on port 9000. The application send oauth authorization request on a server which is not on my local, in other words CROSS request For all browsers (Safari, Maxthon, Chrome) it opens pages without any error on firefox it is blank page with few error in console. I re-installed firefox, delete all add-ons, re-create profile nothing help me. here the errors from console.

Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at my-server.com The connection to ws://localhost:35729/livereload was interrupted while the page was loading.

I would be very happy if you can help me, as FF is my beloved browser for all inspect and test staff

Attached please find console screen shot

Asked by x-hovo-x 6 years ago

Last reply by x-hovo-x 6 years ago

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All of a sudden the past three days I cannot upload anything to any site or application on firefox - but only on my Imac. My toshiba laptop is fine. HELP!

My Imac running Mavericks has been functioning perfectly and I have never had a problem uploading files to sites or applications online until two days ago when suddenly I… (read more)

My Imac running Mavericks has been functioning perfectly and I have never had a problem uploading files to sites or applications online until two days ago when suddenly I cannot upload anything to any place within FIREFOX. I have found a few places where I can drag and drop a file to upload it but not many (including here - tried to drag an image to upload for you and it froze the page, reloaded it and now I am typing this whole mess over again!) I am a graphic designer and send files through email, and I also build and update websites for several clients, so this is a HUGE problem. I have NO trouble uploading or finding files within applications or programs on my computer itself even now, but the minute I try to open the finder to select and upload a file into FIREFOX I get a blank finder window with just the spinning "loading" symbol and it NEVER finishes and load the window. This is unacceptable. ---- By the way, I also have a Toshiba laptop and it has NO problems uploading files into Firefox. Does anyone know if there is a Firefox patch or something for Mac computers that can help?

Asked by RedBeetle 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago