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How do I restore my Firefox profile when I cannot even open Firefox because I receive the message "a copy of Firefox is already open?"?

I was able to use firefox, but all my bookmarks and history disappeared. Also, the forward and back arrow and refresh buttons weren't working. I followed the directions f… (read more)

I was able to use firefox, but all my bookmarks and history disappeared. Also, the forward and back arrow and refresh buttons weren't working. I followed the directions for restoring firefox profiles, and that didn't work. I wasn't able to open firefox again, and I received the message: "a copy of firefox is already open. only one copy of firefox can be open at a time." I tried closing firefox, even uninstalling it and reinstalling another file, but I still get the same message over and over again.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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All webpages default to way too zoomed in

I updated Firefox yesterday and now every single website I go to is way too zoomed in. It was not like that before and it somehow has become the default zoom level. I h… (read more)

I updated Firefox yesterday and now every single website I go to is way too zoomed in. It was not like that before and it somehow has become the default zoom level. I have to manually change the zoom level each time I go to a page, refresh a page, open a new window, open a new tab, etc. How do I fix this? It's only been one day and it's getting annoying.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I updated Firefox yesterday

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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I'm told I'm told I don't have enough priviledges to install the latest software... I do

I've downloaded the latest update. When I go to install, I'm told I don't have enough privileges. I AM the owner and administrator of this computer. What's up? == When I … (read more)

I've downloaded the latest update. When I go to install, I'm told I don't have enough privileges. I AM the owner and administrator of this computer. What's up?

== When I downloaded 3.6.8

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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When I type a word or mispelled web address in the address/location bar, Firefox performs a search using a search engine. In my case, it uses an obscure Bresnan website and I want to use google. Is there a way to control which search engine it uses?

When I type a word or misspelled web address in the address/location bar, Firefox performs a search using a search engine. In my case, it uses an obscure Bresnan website… (read more)

When I type a word or misspelled web address in the address/location bar, Firefox performs a search using a search engine. In my case, it uses an obscure Bresnan website and I want to use google. Is there a way to control which search engine it uses?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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How do I change the automatic download options when I am downloading from email or a website?

I was uploading (or downloading, I'm not sure) a music file that was sent to me by email, and the gray box that automatically asks me if I want to download came up, and I… (read more)

I was uploading (or downloading, I'm not sure) a music file that was sent to me by email, and the gray box that automatically asks me if I want to download came up, and I accidentally clicked the wrong thing instead of just hitting okay. (there are two options to click - click the little bubble, and I have mine always on the first option) I don't remember what the option was, but now it asks me where to save it and when I hit iTunes, it doesn't go to my iTunes. How do I get the original "would you like to save this file" or "download now" box back?

This happened

Just once or twice

== I accidentally clicked the wrong option while downloading

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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navigation not working properly

Firefox has difficulty navigating nested frame sets. I posted this problem in detail several days ago but have not received your response. Initial Frame set is overridden… (read more)

Firefox has difficulty navigating nested frame sets. I posted this problem in detail several days ago but have not received your response. Initial Frame set is overridden. Its suppose to place secondary frameset within the splash screen frame of the first. Result is that Navigation menus are lost. Please respond. This is a critical problem for me. Thank you

URL of affected sites

http://www.johncregar.com

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/533.16

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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How do I block Facebook's website from Firefox? I use Apple OS X.

How do I block Facebook? I use Apple OS X. I canceled my Facebook account, but there are sometimes advertising links on other sites where you can't tell it's a Facebook… (read more)

How do I block Facebook? I use Apple OS X. I canceled my Facebook account, but there are sometimes advertising links on other sites where you can't tell it's a Facebook site until after clicking on the link. The problem with Facebook is if you cancel your account but then visit again (accidentally or otherwise), it reactivates your old canceled account--unless they've changed their privacy settings again to stop this. How do I set up Firefox so that it blocks Facebook, or at least warns me that I'm about to go go Facebook? Thx.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Is there a way to make the prior session appear as a check list without a crash?

Hi, I love the feature where prior session tabs appear as a checklist after a crash in Firefox. Is there a way to make this appear without a crash? I tried the session ma… (read more)

Hi, I love the feature where prior session tabs appear as a checklist after a crash in Firefox. Is there a way to make this appear without a crash? I tried the session manager plugin but it froze constantly.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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I've tried recovering bookmarks unsuccessfully. Any other ideas?

Tried various solutions without success. My library (bookmarks) is empty and I cannot find the files you mention under my finder/ librarly / application support / Firefo… (read more)

Tried various solutions without success. My library (bookmarks) is empty and I cannot find the files you mention under my finder/ librarly / application support / Firefox (missing, but Mozilla exists, but it doesn't have the files you mention).

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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the error console erases itself almost immediately for support files

I see error messages flash by in my support files such as javascript or CSS, but they go away faster than I can read them This happened Every time Firefox opened == rece… (read more)

I see error messages flash by in my support files such as javascript or CSS, but they go away faster than I can read them

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== recently perhaps right after loading FF 3.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Firefox is crashing soon after startup (about 5 seconds). It is not enough time to process the latest crash ID but I was able to copy the code: bp-53911d93-01fb-44fa-a0ac-c44da2100726.

Firefox crashes soon after startup (5 seconds). I have uninstalled all addons and the latest crash ID is bp-53911d93-01fb-44fa-a0ac-c44da2100726. Crash ID(s) bp-53911d9… (read more)

Firefox crashes soon after startup (5 seconds). I have uninstalled all addons and the latest crash ID is bp-53911d93-01fb-44fa-a0ac-c44da2100726.

Crash ID(s)

bp-53911d93-01fb-44fa-a0ac-c44da2100726

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/533.16

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Cheng Wang 10 years ago

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I want to make my sky.com email the default mailto program. what do I have to do?

I want to make my sky.com email the default app for mailto situations. What do I have to do? I thought sky was powered by google, but mailto wants me to set up a new gmai… (read more)

I want to make my sky.com email the default app for mailto situations. What do I have to do? I thought sky was powered by google, but mailto wants me to set up a new gmail account.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Opens extra window

When I use a shortcut (to open a web page at Yahoo.com) with the application Launchbar, if Firefox was not already launched, it launches, opens a blank window, then opens… (read more)

When I use a shortcut (to open a web page at Yahoo.com) with the application Launchbar, if Firefox was not already launched, it launches, opens a blank window, then opens another window with the requested web page.

This problem is already listed in the list ofproblems, and it is stated that this has been corrected. IT HAS NOT.

As a matter of fact, this is new behaviour since 3.6.x

Thanks.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== after update to 3.6.8

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 years ago

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Do I need to have downloaded 3.6.7 before installing 3.6.8

After 3. it's all been down hill. Have not 3.6.8 and did not download 3.6.7 . Do I need to install 3.6.5 and 3.6.7 before 3.6.8. Do I need to uninstall previous vers… (read more)

After 3. it's all been down hill. Have not 3.6.8 and did not download 3.6.7 . Do I need to install 3.6.5 and 3.6.7 before 3.6.8. Do I need to uninstall previous versions? I am a novice so please be clear.

Asked by Annette 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox from initiating a download before I change the file name or find a directory to send the download to?

When I want to download something from the Internet, Firefox immediately begins the download either before I am allowed to chose the destination file or just after. I ha… (read more)

When I want to download something from the Internet, Firefox immediately begins the download either before I am allowed to chose the destination file or just after. I have little time or control to direct the download. This just started happening after an update. How can I change this?

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Every time Firefox opened

== within the last week

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by TXGuy 10 years ago

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zzxc: Links from email and web pages

When I click on an email link - Firefox opens two browser windows - My homepage AND the page relating to the link. Tried setting up DNS and that hasn't helped. This prob… (read more)

When I click on an email link - Firefox opens two browser windows - My homepage AND the page relating to the link. Tried setting up DNS and that hasn't helped. This problem began with version 3.6 and none of the subsequent updates have addressed the problem.

Operating system

OS 10.5.8

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by zzxc 10 years ago

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It's all screwed up

I can't begin to tell you because the whole set up is a mess. Tiny print (regardless of instructions) pages won't open, often can not get access to page, and each time yo… (read more)

I can't begin to tell you because the whole set up is a mess. Tiny print (regardless of instructions) pages won't open, often can not get access to page, and each time you make a change, it get's worse. With 2 new updates your requested me to make (3.7 & 3.8) I afraid my computer will be ruined. You also request I upgrade to adobe 10.1. I don't know how. Am I suppose to simply install it or do I uninstall 7.9 first and when will all your problems with firefox stop being my problems? How do I talk to a real person? You sure aren't like dealing with Apple. Firefox not user friendly unless you are a scientist.

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Every time Firefox opened

== When I upgrade to firefox 3.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Updated to FF 3, now it is gone. Back to 2.0. Bookmarks etc. are gone.

Update to recent version of FF. Went to open today...wouldn't open. Went through the apps tab and opened there and its the 2.0 version!! where is the updated version with… (read more)

Update to recent version of FF. Went to open today...wouldn't open. Went through the apps tab and opened there and its the 2.0 version!! where is the updated version with all the bookmarks, etc.??? This is on a Mac.

today

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_8; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.22.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Safari/531.22.7

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Shawn 10 years ago