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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

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Where the heck is Plugin Container.exe?

For whatever reason, Plugincontainer.exe is not starting up at all. Why is it not showing up? I'm pretty sure that my build of Firefox should have it, since it's been a f… (read more)

For whatever reason, Plugincontainer.exe is not starting up at all. Why is it not showing up? I'm pretty sure that my build of Firefox should have it, since it's been a feature for a good while. This is getting annoying because without it, my browser crashes far more often.

Asked by Milliard 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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Why do I suddenly have "You've opened a new tab" on the page every time I open a new tab?

All of a sudden a few days ago, instead of a blank page when I open a new tab, Foxfire has started displaying a whole thing under the heading "You've opened a new tab." I… (read more)

All of a sudden a few days ago, instead of a blank page when I open a new tab, Foxfire has started displaying a whole thing under the heading "You've opened a new tab." I'm quite aware that I opened a new tab. I did it on purpose and I do it all the time. There is a "Don't show this page again" box to check but I've already checked it numerous times and it changes nothing. Why did this message start displaying and, more importantly, how can I get it to stop????

Asked by jspicker 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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I have installed Firefox 29 - latest. Gmail does not accept it.

When I log into my gmail account, it keeps saying that my browser is outdated and I should shift to a modern browser like Chrome. I have downloaded the latest version of … (read more)

When I log into my gmail account, it keeps saying that my browser is outdated and I should shift to a modern browser like Chrome. I have downloaded the latest version of Firefox (29). Why is my Gmail not accepting it ?? I use Windows XP. I have no other issues, though MS has stopped support for that OS. Kindly help me out as I found out that it works for others who have XP.

Asked by naginarayanan 6 years ago

Answered by user633449 6 years ago

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Corporate environment, no rights to update software, Plug-in check is a pain - how to prevent it?

The Plug-in check page has been appearing every time I start Firefox for the last couple of weeks. I'm in a corporate environment and have no rights to download any softw… (read more)

The Plug-in check page has been appearing every time I start Firefox for the last couple of weeks. I'm in a corporate environment and have no rights to download any software. Yes, our versions of software are old. No, I can't do anything about it. Just get out of my face, please... Too much to ask?

- And by the way, I don't like the hoops you make me jump through before I can ask this question, or the unhelpful replies that are all that is offered for the question about the Plug-in Check screen.

Asked by SueBoyde 8 years ago

Answered by SueBoyde 8 years ago

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Cannot comment or like on Facebook using older version of Firefox.

Whenever I try to Like something on facebook, nothing happens, and when I try to comment, if I write further than the small existing chatbar, it will not scroll to allow … (read more)

Whenever I try to Like something on facebook, nothing happens, and when I try to comment, if I write further than the small existing chatbar, it will not scroll to allow me to see what I'm typing. When I hit Enter to make the comment, nothing happens.

I'm concerned that Facebook simply won't work properly for me because of my old version of firefox (3.6.28), however I cannot upgrade to a newer version because of the age of my computer (running OSX 10.4.11), and I'm not in a position to get a new computer right now, so I'd like to see if I can find a fix.

I have already tried clearing my cookies and cache, I've checked my plugins for problematic ones, including "Effective Measure Community Plugin 3.1.0 (by Effective Measure Pty Ltd)" mentioned in another thread (it wasn't there) and disabled those it listed as being known to cause problems. I've checked to make sure my JavaScript is up to date and enabled. I've tried turning off all add-ons, and the possible combinations of some on, some off. I've tried adding a cookie permission for Facebook. So far, none of these fixes have been effective. I haven't been able to try troubleshooting in Safe Mode, because the option to run in Safe Mode is not listed under the Help dropdown menu.

Is there anything I haven't tried that anyone knows of for fixing the issue, or is my browser simply too outdated?

Asked by SDon 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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Autoscrolling stopped working in Firefox 3.6.28 for Mac OS 10.4

I have two Mac G4 desktop computers and have always had autoscrolling Firefox. Now the feature is no longer working. I don't recall updating Firefox recently, but can't… (read more)

I have two Mac G4 desktop computers and have always had autoscrolling Firefox. Now the feature is no longer working. I don't recall updating Firefox recently, but can't go beyond my current version, 3.6.28 because the machines are not Intel.

The autoscroll is very useful. I have tried checking the Preferences..Autoscrolling is checked. I have tried restarting. No luck. I cannot start in Safe Mode as there is no option for it.

If there is some fix for this, it's not apparent on the Firefox Help Website. So any suggestion that would restore this feature will be very much appreciated. It doesn't seem to be a plug in, or and add on. My feeling is there may be some resetting procedure necessary...but I have no idea how to do that. Again, help to restore Autoscrolling very much appreciated. It worked for years...all I had to do was press the middle mouse button. It could go slow and faster. Now what happens when I press the middle button is that I get my dashboard apps. Hmm.

Thanks!

Asked by keithgvp 7 years ago

Answered by keithgvp 7 years ago

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Having issues with 24. Can't figure out what version I had before 24. Where can I find this?

Not to be whiney, but 2-3 times a year, these FF updates make everything go haywire. I don't have the patience to go through every issue and find solutions for them all r… (read more)

Not to be whiney, but 2-3 times a year, these FF updates make everything go haywire. I don't have the patience to go through every issue and find solutions for them all right now. I just want to go back to a working version, the version I had immediately before 24. But I don't know which version that was. I deleted FF and installed 3.6.28, but it has even more issues. Is there a place to find the versions I've used, or if anyone has similar problems and knows which previous version worked perfectly, can you please let me know which it was? Yes, I'm still using XP and yes I know I should update it. I'm getting a new computer for Christmas and won't need to "fix" all these things, so just want to continue with what I had for the remaining 2 months.

The issues I'm talking about is that my bookmark toolbar barely functions. My link to email does not work, I've lost the icons for half my bookmarks...

Please, what was the last good version?

Thanks

Asked by Shyla 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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The bookmarks themselves exist. How can I put them back in the drop-down menu I have from Vista-Aero theme ?

This happens when I start Firefox (v. 3.6.28) from desktop. I ussually start it from quick launch. I have a star shaped button, top left, that works like a drop-down menu… (read more)

This happens when I start Firefox (v. 3.6.28) from desktop. I ussually start it from quick launch. I have a star shaped button, top left, that works like a drop-down menu for my bookmarks. But now there's only a small window there, and the bookmarks do not appear anymore. They are stored in the Bookmarks>>Unsorted bookmarks tab. But how the hell do I get them to the drop menu ?

Did I mention that Restore doesn't ....... do anything ?

Also I haven't changed any settings in the last 2 weeks.

Edited by a moderator due to language. See the Rules & Guidelines .

Asked by Yhod 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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I live in Mountain View. How do I contact a live person?

I can bring my Macbook Pro running Firefox 22.0 on Snow Leopard to your offices on Castro Street. That would be the fastest way to demonstrate the "crash" that consistent… (read more)

I can bring my Macbook Pro running Firefox 22.0 on Snow Leopard to your offices on Castro Street. That would be the fastest way to demonstrate the "crash" that consistently occurs. I've been a Systems Programmer at Stanford for over 41 years, and I've written code for which I've received Copyright protection. NOTE: I'm sending this from another computer running Firefox 3.6.28, which is NOT the version that's crashing. Contact me via the mailto-link on my Google Home Page at <https://sites.google.com/site/dickguertin/home> .

Asked by DICKGUERTIN 7 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Dear Firefox, Everytime i open up firefox the scrolling gets slow, pictures are not shown correctly and everytime I close the Firefox window it says it's been crashed. I … (read more)

Dear Firefox,

Everytime i open up firefox the scrolling gets slow, pictures are not shown correctly and everytime I close the Firefox window it says it's been crashed. I have installed: Firefoxsetup3.6.28. Since that installation it's not working correctly. I hope you can help me with this since i need a good computer to work on next schoolyear.

Charlene

Ps: My english is really not that bad but i rather have a Dutch person helping me so the contact is without any mistakes.

Asked by Charlene123 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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The update 3.6.28 I was just forced to install lost all my bookmarks, won't let me input new ones, and autocomplete doesn't work at all.

(At least I think it was updated. I got a message that I had to update and that it would do it on restart.) I'm on an iBook G4 with 10.5.8 (the most up-to-date system a… (read more)

(At least I think it was updated. I got a message that I had to update and that it would do it on restart.) I'm on an iBook G4 with 10.5.8 (the most up-to-date system available for this computer). I've restarted my computer, and still the problems are there. It's strange since not only has my whole history been wiped, but when I try to add things back to the bookmarks again, nothing happens. I click on the "bookmark this page" and literally nothing happens. It's also not saving any of my history at all, even though in the Privacy preferences page everything is fine (Remember History is showing, as is History and Boookmarks). Help!?

Asked by Turil 6 years ago

Answered by Turil 6 years ago

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I reinstalled firefox pinterest bookmarklet no longer works, why?

I have a Mac with OS 10.5.8. I have Firefox 3.6.28. For reasons too long to mention I had to reinstall Firefox. I'm not sure what the previous version was. I am no longer… (read more)

I have a Mac with OS 10.5.8. I have Firefox 3.6.28. For reasons too long to mention I had to reinstall Firefox. I'm not sure what the previous version was. I am no longer able to use the pinterest bookmarklet. It worked fine before the reinstall. The bookmarklet works fine in other browsers.

Asked by tambrose 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Mozilla should be able to provide adequate alternatives for extensions become unsupported through extreme high release frequencies

Hello Firefox Fans, I have Firefox 3.6.28 still running daily on my PC under WinXP. Do not ask how old it is. The one and only reason I haven't updated yet is that my fav… (read more)

Hello Firefox Fans,

I have Firefox 3.6.28 still running daily on my PC under WinXP. Do not ask how old it is.

The one and only reason I haven't updated yet is that my favourite extensions does not work on newer versions. It's a very time-consuming process to find, install, and configure them, and since Firefox's main release frequency is constantly increasing, I can never tell how often will I have to do the same task of several hours in the future, if I want my Fox to be up-to-date.

This is why I do not update.

A few weeks before I ghosted my OS and tried to update Firefox to the latest of that time, but the results were so poor that I restored the full backup quickly.

One reason why I do not put my extension list here in the first post initially is that I think it's not the proper way to get the missing info I need if I have to compose a forum post, interact with others and wait for answers to get my Fox being updated properly. The other reason is that I do not post because I want my problem being solved by others, but rather wondering the community's opinion about my question.

Updating Firefox properly is a very time-consuming and annoying process.

Opinions welcome :-)


Peter Borosnyay (36) computer programmer

Asked by Peter B. 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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How do i disable this upcomming automatic upgrade from 3.6.28 to 11.0?

Just recently again, it said that i will be notified only once again before automatic upgrade to 11.0. Obviously i have no intention to move into new version as they woul… (read more)

Just recently again, it said that i will be notified only once again before automatic upgrade to 11.0.

Obviously i have no intention to move into new version as they would not support what im doing currently with 3.6, so do i need to disable this forcefull update somewhere before it happens, or will i be able to cancel it once it happens?

Also, as im on this question, is there a way to disable these annoying "update now" popups?

Asked by stefeman 8 years ago

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I'm trying to upgrade from 3.6.28 but when I do I get a pop up saying that I have Firefox running so it can't even though I tell it to replace the version that'

I have tried, unsuccessfully, to upgrade from 3.6.28 but have been unable to do so. A pop up shows up telling me that I should and offers a line to click on to go ahead … (read more)

I have tried, unsuccessfully, to upgrade from 3.6.28 but have been unable to do so. A pop up shows up telling me that I should and offers a line to click on to go ahead and do it. I followed all the instructions and after dragging the Firefox logo to the applications box a window pops up saying there is a version already in the applications folder and do I want to replace it. I clicked on replace and thought I was good to go. When I clicked on the Firefox logo I get the original window telling me I need to update. I clicked on the "About this Firefox and find that I'm still running 3.6.28. HOW DO I UPGRADE? I'm very concerned about losing all my bookmarks so please help!

Asked by mielcor 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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why do i lose my Yahoo Mail seal and color each time I exit or clear history on Firefox? Fine on other browsers.

I have three browsers including Firefox 3.6.28. I am running a Mac Power Book G4 with a OS X 10.5.8 For security purposes, I have installed a "text seal" and "color" on Y… (read more)

I have three browsers including Firefox 3.6.28. I am running a Mac Power Book G4 with a OS X 10.5.8

For security purposes, I have installed a "text seal" and "color" on Yahoo Mail. For my other two browsers the text seal and color remain permanent when I quit each but for Firefox, when I delete history or just "quit," the next time I try Yahoo Mail both the text seal and color have not been saved.

Of course, I do not have to use Yahoo on Firefox but I would like to; always have.

Asked by ballyrick 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago