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Firefox not recognizing VLC plugin

Firefox on Lion is not recognizing the VLC plugin. I've attempted to reinstall the plugin, but Firefox will not recognize it. I've also verified that it is installed to t… (read more)

Firefox on Lion is not recognizing the VLC plugin. I've attempted to reinstall the plugin, but Firefox will not recognize it. I've also verified that it is installed to the correct location (/Library/Internet Plug-ins)

Asked by Entegy 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How can I turn OFF my Yahoo email password from Firefox memory. since it was hacked last week.

Some time ago I let Firefox remember my Yahoo email username and password. Last week someone hacked into my Yahoo email account and used my email address list to send ou… (read more)

Some time ago I let Firefox remember my Yahoo email username and password. Last week someone hacked into my Yahoo email account and used my email address list to send out lots of yucky spam to them. I have changed my Yahoo password, but now, just for safety's sake, I want to have that password blank whenever I sign in. How do I toggle the Firefox memory OFF so that it doesn't remember my new Yahoo name and password? I would prefer to log that name and password in myself from now on.

Asked by lightalife 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago

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private browser option is missing

I added an app (forgot the name of it) that was going to end "private browsing" because I wasnt to sure how to do it. Now the option in the tools dropdown menu is gone...… (read more)

I added an app (forgot the name of it) that was going to end "private browsing" because I wasnt to sure how to do it. Now the option in the tools dropdown menu is gone.... I am stuck in private mode and cant find a way to correct it. I've tried adding another app to reverse it but it doesnt work.

Asked by chopin4458 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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javascript is enabled so why does it keep saying it's disabled?

im trying to get on a site which requires javascript but even as java is enabled (i went to options/content and the box is checked) when i log into the site the error say… (read more)

im trying to get on a site which requires javascript but even as java is enabled (i went to options/content and the box is checked) when i log into the site the error says "Our File Manager requires Javascript. Please turn on Javascript in your browser and reload this page." i restarted firefox and my computer but it didnt solve anything.

Asked by dianev 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Option to change update channel not appearing in Help>About. Why?

I would like to switch to the release channel from the beta channel, but the option to switch does not appear in the Help>About window. Is there another way to change … (read more)

I would like to switch to the release channel from the beta channel, but the option to switch does not appear in the Help>About window. Is there another way to change channels?

Asked by mlynn5 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How Do I Remove an Add-On That Doesn't Have the Remove Option?

I have two add-ons that don't have Remove as a button like all my others do. One never worked with Firefox 5.0, but it was added when I downloaded a program. The other … (read more)

I have two add-ons that don't have Remove as a button like all my others do. One never worked with Firefox 5.0, but it was added when I downloaded a program. The other one also came with a program and only shows Enable or Disable. I no longer use either program and I just want to get rid of these add-ons. Thanks!

Asked by SweetOzarksGirl 9 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 9 years ago

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Why am I getting multiple versions of the same page showing in the Back (and Forward) buttons?

I had this problem with Firefox 4.x -- and I just upgraded to FF5, but the issue still exists. What happens is, when I've surfed to more than one page (or site) on a tab… (read more)

I had this problem with Firefox 4.x -- and I just upgraded to FF5, but the issue still exists.

What happens is, when I've surfed to more than one page (or site) on a tab, then want to go back, I find that my Back button history often has multiple versions of the most recent page loaded, so that when I press the Back button once, it does nothing. Instead, I have to hold the button to display all of that tab's recent history, in order to return to the page that immediately preceded the current page.

Could this be an issue with a plugin, that's loading the page multiple times, or something? It's certainly an annoyance.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide!

Asked by Data1001 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Flash player will not install

Hello, I was using Internet Explorer 9 as my default browser. I downloaded Firefox and imported everything over, but Adobe Flash Player is not on Firefox. It's asking t… (read more)

Hello,

I was using Internet Explorer 9 as my default browser. I downloaded Firefox and imported everything over, but Adobe Flash Player is not on Firefox. It's asking to manually install the Plug-in and, after I click the icon, it doesn't install.

Since I already have flash player installed, which works fine in IE, how do I fix this problem?

Thank you.

Asked by Jax56 9 years ago

Answered by SafeBrowser 9 years ago

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Ctrl + Shift + T doesn't work anymore, I've tried it on both Windows and Ubuntu. The other shortcuts work fine.

Ctrl + Shift + T doesn't work anymore, I've tried it on both Windows and Ubuntu. If I go to History > Recently Closed Tabs and click on something, it works, it's just … (read more)

Ctrl + Shift + T doesn't work anymore, I've tried it on both Windows and Ubuntu. If I go to History > Recently Closed Tabs and click on something, it works, it's just the hotkey that's broken. The other tabbing hotkeys work fine.

Asked by DamienGrey 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox opens multiple (up to 30) windows despite following help for "Firefox keeps opening many tabs or windows," & there's no malware. How can I fix this?

My computer is a Dell Inspiron 620 running Windows 7 Professional. 64-bit. I have ZoneAlarm Security Suite, which does daily virus scans, and Webroot SpySweeper, which d… (read more)

My computer is a Dell Inspiron 620 running Windows 7 Professional. 64-bit. I have ZoneAlarm Security Suite, which does daily virus scans, and Webroot SpySweeper, which does a daily scan for spyware. Neither has found any virus or threatening spyware (just cookies I could delete myself). I keep running various deep scans, including Malwarebytes, TDSS Killer and BitDefender Removal Tool TDSS TDL4, and no malware shows up. I've cleared cookies, cache, etc. and restarted.

I made a new desktop shortcut, which helped for a couple of times opening Firefox, then the problem came back.

I downloaded and ran Revo Uninstaller in Advanced setting, then reinstalled Firefox. Helped a couple of times, then the problem came back.

I checked the Firefox help link. No programs are set to use Firefox. I deleted mimeTypes.rdf according to the directions, then restarted Firefox. Same problem remains.

I've completely cleared history, but after once or twice opening Firefox, the problem returns. I've restarted my computer after the above.

Asked by writerns 9 years ago

Answered by Hasan 9 years ago

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Somehow ask.com has taken over my homepage and I can not go back to google firefox as the default.

Somehow ask.com has taken over my homepage and I can not go back to google firefox as the default. I even went to tools page info and tried to have it blocked, but it sti… (read more)

Somehow ask.com has taken over my homepage and I can not go back to google firefox as the default. I even went to tools page info and tried to have it blocked, but it still comes back. IT'S LIKE AOL!

Asked by jtmoore 9 years ago

Answered by nscagal 8 years ago

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Network settings won't save, always set to useless manual proxy setting.

Upon opening Firefox, going to any website brings up an error message saying that the proxy server is refusing connections. Manually adjusting the network settings fixes … (read more)

Upon opening Firefox, going to any website brings up an error message saying that the proxy server is refusing connections. Manually adjusting the network settings fixes the problem, but only for as long as firefox is open. Already gone through all of the "Preferences won't save" troubleshooting fixes with no results.

Asked by Meaux 9 years ago

Answered by undonesxudus 8 years ago

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Firefox is making system run slow

Hi. I have been running firefox since it first came out. I remember it made internet explorer look like your were browsing on dialup no joke. Anyhow, with the latest fire… (read more)

Hi. I have been running firefox since it first came out. I remember it made internet explorer look like your were browsing on dialup no joke. Anyhow, with the latest firefox it runs very slow on my laptop. My laptop is older. It's a HP 6735s. I tried a different browser - Opera. Opera runs perfectly fine on this laptop but does not display everything corrects(forms,buttons). I did notice Opera uses way more memory than firefox.

Is there anything I can do to speed up firefox or make it use more memory? Currently if I try running firefox in safemode it uses at least 80% cpu usage and does the same w/o safemode. I really would like to continue using firefox as it does seem the best browser. Is my laptop too old to run firefox? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by zach.s 9 years ago

Answered by Xircal 9 years ago