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Extraction of Firefox 4.0 setup.EXE failed - corrupt file- what to do now?

I downloaded this setup file and when I tried to run it from my downloads window, the extraction failed due to it being a corrupt file. Is there another source for this f… (read more)

I downloaded this setup file and when I tried to run it from my downloads window, the extraction failed due to it being a corrupt file. Is there another source for this file as well as the other file in the Firefox 4.0 English US folder?

Asked by JohnGade 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Stop FF calls out to IP address 72.21.91.19 every 15 minutes

Why does FF call out to the IP address 72.21.91.19? I found that the IP is part of Edgecast and seemed to be possibly related to FF live bookmarks and/or the latest hea… (read more)

Why does FF call out to the IP address 72.21.91.19? I found that the IP is part of Edgecast and seemed to be possibly related to FF live bookmarks and/or the latest headline live book mark.

But FF is still trying to go to that IP even after the live bookmark was removed. It tries to do this every 15 minutes and sometimes more often.

Currently I am blocking that IP with my firewall. This seems to be a privacy & security problem. But I have not found a way to completely block live bookmarks. This ONLY happens if FF is open and happens regardless of what site the browser is or has been visiting.

This is an older system and FF ver 3.6.28 ( it's a good old stable W2k OS system). FF is using NoScript, Ghostery, & ADP. The system passes all virus checks, including Malware Bytes and Super AntiSpyware.

tia for help with this Sam177

Asked by Sam177 6 years ago

Answered by Sam177 6 years ago

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How do I get rid of the annoying yellow banner saying "some plugins are out of date on this page."

Since 5/22/12 I have an annoying yellow banner in Firefox (and other web pages) stating that "some plugins are out of date on this page.") How do I get rid of this? I've … (read more)

Since 5/22/12 I have an annoying yellow banner in Firefox (and other web pages) stating that "some plugins are out of date on this page.") How do I get rid of this? I've checked my plugins and I'm fine for my Mac OS (10.4.1).

Asked by krismarch 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Whenever I start Firefox I get two windows, One is my regular home page, the other is a Mozilla plug-in check.

Everytime I open Firefox I get two tabs starting. One is my regular homepage and the other is https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/. I fixed the one plug in I wanted… (read more)

Everytime I open Firefox I get two tabs starting. One is my regular homepage and the other is https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/. I fixed the one plug in I wanted to fix but now I can't get rid of the plugincheck tab. The "Automatically check for updates" is disabled in the Tools-options-advanced-updates section of FFox but the extra tab persists.

Asked by aokruhm 8 years ago

Answered by Stav 8 years ago

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Is there an addon to block Firefox update notifications?

So Firefox has always been annoying when it comes to updates, and now it has a daily window that pops up unless I update, which will interrupt me if I'm playing a game, o… (read more)

So Firefox has always been annoying when it comes to updates, and now it has a daily window that pops up unless I update, which will interrupt me if I'm playing a game, or watching a movie. I don't NEED to break my addons and there is no advantage for me to update, only disadvantages so I am wondering if there is an addon or plugin for Firefox 3 that will block update notifications.

Asked by Metalsand 8 years ago

Answered by Kartikaya Gupta 8 years ago

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webmail does not work with 12.0 or higher. programmers tired of too many, frequent new versions. 3.6 now gives me constant "stop script" messages. help!

using 3.6. Webmail will not work correctly with anything higher. The programmers say there are too many and too frequent updates to firefox and will not try to stay curre… (read more)

using 3.6. Webmail will not work correctly with anything higher. The programmers say there are too many and too frequent updates to firefox and will not try to stay current. there are no plans to make our webmail compatible with later versions. suddenly, firefox is freezing and giving me a "stop script" message, Stopping script usually fixes the problem, but its happening more and more frequently. I am NOT using yahoo toolbar.

Asked by lrice 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Can't import bookmarks!

Using Firefox 3.6.28 on a PowerMac G4 with OSX 10.4. I have a bookmark.htm file exported from Windows Internet Explorer 8. When I open "Import" in Firefox, the only impor… (read more)

Using Firefox 3.6.28 on a PowerMac G4 with OSX 10.4. I have a bookmark.htm file exported from Windows Internet Explorer 8. When I open "Import" in Firefox, the only import options are "Opera" and "Safari". How can I get these IE favorites into my mac Firefox?

Asked by terryn.ohio 8 years ago

Answered by terryn.ohio 8 years ago

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Problems with Firefox 16, no homepage shown when starting firefox, bookmarks not shown, slow loading, adress missing, no going back while browsing

I installed firefox 16 on my laptop, before that I had version 15 and everything was just fine. after insalling the update, some problems came up. first, there is no home… (read more)

I installed firefox 16 on my laptop, before that I had version 15 and everything was just fine. after insalling the update, some problems came up. first, there is no homepage shown when I start firefox, even though I picked that in the options

second, my bookmarks-toolbar is not shown, I have to disable and enable the bookmark-toolbar to see my bookmarks, that is due every time I close firefox and open it again

third, it seems to me that pages load slower, every new page needs a few seconds to appear, using version 15 page loading was much faster

fourth, there never appears the adress of the internet-page I go to, it always just says "go to a website" so it is much harder to find out the adress of the site

fifth, when I go from one page to another, I can not go back but have to look for the site, for example when I look something up on google and pick a page to look at, to go back to my search results I have to start the search again

I hope there are some solutions for my problems

Asked by kathar 8 years ago

Answered by John99 8 years ago

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Why does it let me erase only one cookie at a time, or all cookies at once, and not let me select multiple cookies that I want to delete?

Do you not realize that there are HUNDREDS of cookies in the Cookie Jar? I want to save SOME of them (banks, stores, Facebook, etc.) but get rid of the rest. Why have y… (read more)

Do you not realize that there are HUNDREDS of cookies in the Cookie Jar? I want to save SOME of them (banks, stores, Facebook, etc.) but get rid of the rest. Why have you made it so that I can't click & drag (or otherwise select) multiple cookies for deletion? You're going to make me delete them one at a time? What could possibly be the reasoning for such a decision? Or is it an oversight?

Asked by soundchaser65 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Everytime I close Firefox it gives me the message box that firefox has crashed

I close firefox with the X like I close all of my applications but every time I close it I get a popup box saying that firefox has crashed do you want to send a crash rep… (read more)

I close firefox with the X like I close all of my applications but every time I close it I get a popup box saying that firefox has crashed do you want to send a crash report and I can type in what happened. Then I can choose to close firefox or restart it.

Asked by SanFac 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ annoying and constant. updates don't work.

Every time I go to click on Firefox it defaults to this location. My machine won't update adobe or the flash player to the newest version. Why did this start just 2 day… (read more)

Every time I go to click on Firefox it defaults to this location. My machine won't update adobe or the flash player to the newest version. Why did this start just 2 days ago? I have Firefox clicked not to update. I have gone to the info bar on about:config and made sure it was false. Nothing works.

Asked by pbear12 8 years ago

Answered by Swarnava Sengupta 8 years ago

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What version of Firefox can I use for a mac mini running OS X 10.4.10? Since firefox stuffed version 3.6.28 on my computer its been crashing every 2 minutes. I'm an old lady. Please provide specific directions on how to fix this problem.

What version of Firefox can I use for a mac mini running OS X 10.4.10? Since firefox stuffed version 3.6.28 on my computer its been ceasing to work and I have to force qu… (read more)

What version of Firefox can I use for a mac mini running OS X 10.4.10? Since firefox stuffed version 3.6.28 on my computer its been ceasing to work and I have to force quit every 2 minutes. I'm an old lady. Please provide specific directions on how to fix this problem. my email is (Email removed by mod). Please nswer there. I don't know how to find the answer here.

Asked by version50 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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Hi, i have a mac 10.4.11 when i test my download with firefox ime only getting about 10 mbs... compared to 24 with safari.. help please

not to many details except safari runs at 24 mbs download compared at firefox at 10 area... is there something that needs to be tweeked ... I c… (read more)

not to many details except safari runs at 24 mbs download compared at firefox at 10 area... is there something that needs to be tweeked ... I checked around preferences... I don't think its my comp thats the problem after all one is working compared to the other .... Yes i have ran a virus checker . and it came up with nothing.... Can a loaded up browser keep from downloading quick ? thanks Jeff

Asked by jeff201 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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Secondary windows cause Firefox to freeze

MAJOR issue with Firefox freezing up. Every time ANY secondary window opens, the entire browser freezes, and I have to use the task manager to shut it down. This includ… (read more)

MAJOR issue with Firefox freezing up. Every time ANY secondary window opens, the entire browser freezes, and I have to use the task manager to shut it down. This includes windows like a little verification for a bill pay, task/link entry windows in various forums, and even Firefox functions, such as the clearing cookies/cache/etc window. When I open even that, to clear things, I can't do it. Even if the browser hasn't been opened but a few minutes, it freezes. The little windows won't close, I can't navigate from the page, nothing. I am using 3.6.28, and no, I do NOT want to upgrade. We have the latest version on other systems, and it stinks. Pop-up blocker doesn't block things that it DOES block on my system (things on the same site, same page, etc), the themes are totally GONE (and I would miss Captain Jack Sparrow at the top of my browser window!), and often, various STANDARD browser items are missing - back button, bookmark link, refresh, etc. I don't want a version with all those issues. i like the layout I have, and I like my themes. However, since the latest "update", I have had this stupid issue, and this seriously restricts my browsing. I have already tried disabling ALL of the add-ons/plug-ins, to no avail. No change whatsoever. Tried disabling all cookies. Didn't work. I can't even find mention of this particular issue in all the help pages, and I HAVE tried all of the solutions offered for Firefox "hanging". Np proxy to connect, no extra session files, no plug-in issues, nothing. I really have to wonder if this issue wasn't created, to attempt to force me to upgrade. I will NOT do so in such a fashion. I don't like being pushed. Yes, I have also checked my antivirus settings, and they are still fine. Firefox is listed as "trusted", and not restricted at all. Never caused a problem before, either, and I don't think that's the issue now.

So, who else has this ridiculous problem? Who else would like a solution that doesn't offer a limited browser with no themes? Or, hey, live chat to discuss it with a real tech person, that can DO something about it??? Yeah, i am frustrated. I LOATHE IE, and I started using Firefox because of major issues with various versions of IE, in various versions of Windows, on various computers. been using Firefox for a LONG time now, more than a decade, and never had issues like this. What gives? PLEASE help. I want the features I have, and I don't want to use IE, and will NOT use anything from Google. Need help! Someone have an idea on how to get the fox's paw out of this trap?

Asked by LadyGreenEyes 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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Firefox is transferring data from www.chaosserver.com. How can I stop it?

One year ago there was already a discussion about: Why are my webpages transferring data from www.chaosserver.com? The Chosen Solution was: Chaosserver.com is part of thi… (read more)

One year ago there was already a discussion about: Why are my webpages transferring data from www.chaosserver.com? The Chosen Solution was: Chaosserver.com is part of this company: http://www.chaossoftware.com/ Does that ring any bells?

I'm sorry, but that rings no bell with me. So I have to ask again: Firefox is endlessly transferring data from www.chaosserver.com. How can I stop it?

Asked by gavagai 8 years ago

Answered by John99 8 years ago

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URL Problems

So... I used Firefox and Chrome. After updating my Firefox, then downgrading it again (I use 3.6 version... and yes, it's old, but it still works for me), my Firefox beg… (read more)

So... I used Firefox and Chrome. After updating my Firefox, then downgrading it again (I use 3.6 version... and yes, it's old, but it still works for me), my Firefox began to have... issues.

http://tinypic.com/r/4hfxc1/6 As you can see, whenever I type in a letter, Firefox provides a drop-down menu of clickable bits.

http://tinypic.com/r/35lrwus/6 However, when I click on "Aywas", or some of my games/Apps for Facebook, the search bar stays on that letter (instead of the url for the site), and instead going to the page shown in the screenshot.

So far, this has been happening only with Aywas (a site I play on) and Facebook games. Everything else seems fine. So how can I fix this? (and no, DO NOT suggest that I switch to Version 12)

Asked by ponyparty 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago