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How do I uninstall Firefox to make way for Waterfox?

I recently was having problems with my computer (Dell Latitude D830) with its Windows 7 Professional operating system. I was using the Firefox web browser. Sometimes wh… (read more)

I recently was having problems with my computer (Dell Latitude D830) with its Windows 7 Professional operating system. I was using the Firefox web browser. Sometimes while playing videos on Youtube (or anywhere) the video would bail out, and I'd have to go back to the web site again and start over. Mostly the video would leave if I paused it for too long. So, I tried to uninstall Firefox so I could install Waterfox. I thought that web browser would work better. I think I'm right because I'm using it now. Anyway, I tried uninstalling Firefox but it never quite left. It's gone from the program list, but when I try to uninstall when I go into the Control Panel and click on uninstall (and then click on "Yes") it doesn't disappear like it's supposed to. It just stays there. So, now I have Waterfox and it operates. The problem with that is Waterfox is trying to update me (or upgrade, I forget) on its web browser but can't because it knows that Firefox is still there, somehow. It wants me to get rid of Firefox. How do I totally erase Firefox from my system?

Asked by IGotQuestions 4 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 4 years ago

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pictures on websites washed out, very high contrast

pictures on some websites appear to be very high contrast, impossible to distinguish content. Doesn't happen on same website with Safari. Does happen all the time e.g. wh… (read more)

pictures on some websites appear to be very high contrast, impossible to distinguish content. Doesn't happen on same website with Safari. Does happen all the time e.g. when viewing several downloads images from a news source, most will appear normal but occasionally on will appear very bright and washed out.

Asked by irotram 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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When I print to XPS Document Writer, the "Save Print Output As" screen defaults to *.oxps extension. I want it to default *.xps extension. How do I change it

In Firefox, when I select 'print' and print to 'microsoft XPS Document Writer, the "Save Print Output As" screen comes up. The file extension defaults to *.oxps. I have… (read more)

In Firefox, when I select 'print' and print to 'microsoft XPS Document Writer, the "Save Print Output As" screen comes up. The file extension defaults to *.oxps. I have to use the dropdown list to select *.xps extension every time. How do I change to have the default file extension be *.xps?

Asked by dee1313 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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When I sign onto an associate portal it lets me in for a split second - shows a dialog box, but disappears and signs me out of the web site.

When I sign into an associate portal for my work place it allows me in for a split second. It shows dialog box that disappears so quickly I can't read it and then it aut… (read more)

When I sign into an associate portal for my work place it allows me in for a split second. It shows dialog box that disappears so quickly I can't read it and then it automatically takes me to the sign out page without me touching a key.

Asked by aml156 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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using microsoft 7, as I type in an item in yahoo search engine, suggestions appear in a dropdown. This is normal, but previous search also appear.

Bear with me. First problem: as I type in the yahoo search box, as noted above proper suggestions appear, but sometimes suggestion appear that I definitely recognize as … (read more)

Bear with me. First problem: as I type in the yahoo search box, as noted above proper suggestions appear, but sometimes suggestion appear that I definitely recognize as previous searches. Second problem: when I finish typing the item to be searched and find that I want to change it by backspacing, both suggestions and previous searches appear. I do not want the suggestions to appear and certainly not the prior searches. Help !!!

Asked by maybobdol@yahoo.com 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox with Flash Player crashes

Use the game farmville2 on facebook and often I get an exclamation mark white or shockwave stops working . Sure enough I have to close Firefox and start over 24b0f755-19… (read more)

Use the game farmville2 on facebook and often I get an exclamation mark white or shockwave stops working . Sure enough I have to close Firefox and start over 24b0f755-19a1-40db-ab16-5483fd442aea

Asked by silvia40 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Can I share my pre-populated Search Bar with others?

I have populated my Firefox search bar with all of the internal search engine sites our company uses. I would like to be able to deploy or send these settings to other em… (read more)

I have populated my Firefox search bar with all of the internal search engine sites our company uses. I would like to be able to deploy or send these settings to other employees so they can easily have their search do the same. This creates a great ease of access without having to teach everyone how to add the search engines to the search bar.

Asked by SamBigelow 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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I am not sure how this happened, I had a few windows opened that I was working on , they are gone.. they used to open when I restarted the computer but it's not

hello I love firefox I used to be able to go back to the pages I was working on after I restarted ( it would say restore session ) that isn't happening.. also, my saved… (read more)

hello I love firefox I used to be able to go back to the pages I was working on after I restarted ( it would say restore session ) that isn't happening.. also, my saved bookmarks that were under where you put the URL aren't showing up.. it's like have a whole new firefox and I have to put in sites that I use ALOT every time now when it used to remember they for me hope you can help me thanks Renee

Asked by reneedektor5688 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

It seems to be crashing whenever I click on any part of the facebook page that has no content. Doing so results in an immediate crash.Another user on my computer had aol… (read more)

It seems to be crashing whenever I click on any part of the facebook page that has no content. Doing so results in an immediate crash.Another user on my computer had aol close when they hit the subject tab for an email.

Asked by Tedjoyce 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How do I get rid of adblocking or exclude someone from it?

I frequently have emails from: FindMyPast and LostCousins but am unable to follow any links they give. I believe the reason may be because there is some adblocking progra… (read more)

I frequently have emails from: FindMyPast and LostCousins but am unable to follow any links they give. I believe the reason may be because there is some adblocking program on my computer. Can you help me please?

Asked by yelsmek 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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bookmark restore not working (Mac)

Hello, I have attempted to restore my suddenly missing bookmarks by importing them from my backup. However, a) the backups folder (Library - Application Support- Firefox… (read more)

Hello, I have attempted to restore my suddenly missing bookmarks by importing them from my backup. However, a) the backups folder (Library - Application Support- Firefox - Profiles - efs0---.default - bookmarkbackups) will not allow me to select any of the files. b)when I look for this file in my time machine back up - there is no Library to select from. I have followed all the articles that Firefox supplies but none of them address this situation.

If anyone could help me find out how to restore (via import) my back ups (hundreds) I'd be grateful.

Note: the most recent backup that the bookmarks menu shows only has 17 sites saved. So i need to go farther back than the bookmark menu memory. thanks! mg

Asked by msgillespie 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Why does my Browser go blank and later crashes?

I have no idea why this is suddenly happening a lot lately, but I'll be using my Browser then suddenly everything goes blank and nothing appears on the screen except blac… (read more)

I have no idea why this is suddenly happening a lot lately, but I'll be using my Browser then suddenly everything goes blank and nothing appears on the screen except black & gray (see attached pic).

Sometimes it shuts down and then I have to restore it, other times it takes a minute and then everything works again. What's wrong? Flash player crash? A conflict?

All plugins are upto date.

Thanks!

Asked by djkomic 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox 43 seems to have memory leak?

Whenever I visit http://tarmak007.blogspot.in the memory usage keeps increasing from the initial 200 odd MB to a couple of GBs and more. Had similar problem earlier too w… (read more)

Whenever I visit http://tarmak007.blogspot.in the memory usage keeps increasing from the initial 200 odd MB to a couple of GBs and more. Had similar problem earlier too with the site but it got resolved later. I use ublock and tried disabling too. The other browsers such as IE do not seem to have the problem. I am using 43.0.4 version on 64 bit on Win10 64 bit OS.

Asked by snjv 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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oohlalamps

I just created an account and can't get logged in. It's asking for a username which I assume is the email address I used. But it's not working. So I hit the "can't rememb… (read more)

I just created an account and can't get logged in. It's asking for a username which I assume is the email address I used. But it's not working. So I hit the "can't remember my username" and have it sent to the same address that worked to verify my account. But I never get an email with my username.

Asked by oohlalamp 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Why does my default search engine chenge to yahoo even after I chenge it to google in the preferences area.

The search engine will remain as google until I quit the firefox app, When I start firefox the search engine reverts to yahoo in the preferences. Why - I want google to… (read more)

The search engine will remain as google until I quit the firefox app, When I start firefox the search engine reverts to yahoo in the preferences. Why - I want google to be the default?

Asked by Lastresorts 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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FIREFOX KEEPS OPENING UP A NEW WINDOW EVERYTIME I CLICK ON A LINK and it won't let me use the up/down keys to scroll.

Firefox freaked out yesterday and now every tab and link opens a new window. I have windows just to get to this part. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and it won't get… (read more)

Firefox freaked out yesterday and now every tab and link opens a new window. I have windows just to get to this part. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and it won't get out of safe mode. I think I have to find a new browser. I can't have 20 windows open to get my job done. I have gone into the settings and clicked everything I can think to get this back to normal. I love Firefox but can't deal with this.. Help

Asked by Dweebie 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago