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How do I unblock a plugin that Firefox has disabled "for my protection"?

I want to use the QuickTime plugin for Firefox, but version 7.1 is blocked, and version 7.2 doesn't support Windows 2000. I'm fine with running 7.1; the risk is very sma… (read more)

I want to use the QuickTime plugin for Firefox, but version 7.1 is blocked, and version 7.2 doesn't support Windows 2000.

I'm fine with running 7.1; the risk is very small, and I'm willing to accept it. Or does someone have another solution?

Asked by bstrider 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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What version works best with Windows2000

I have a PC with 2 GBs of RAM, running W2K, primarily. I had avoided upgrading from the Firefox 3.x.x series ( or 5 ? ) because it was my understanding that it was the l… (read more)

I have a PC with 2 GBs of RAM, running W2K, primarily. I had avoided upgrading from the Firefox 3.x.x series ( or 5 ? ) because it was my understanding that it was the last one suitable for Windows2000. Not long ago, I got an automatic robot request from Firefox to update, and tried to make sure it was still within the compatibility range for W2k.

I thought that I was getting a minor update to a W2K version, but instead, have Firefox 12, which has totally disrupted my internet activity because it constantly bogs down into barely running, or else freezes up for long periods, and frequently crashes.

I want to roll back to whatever I'd used before this disaster. And if there's any special ways to do that, I want to know how it works. Thanks.


Kiwi

Asked by Just_Kiwi 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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The latest versions to work on w2000 are 28.0 and 24.8.1esr. Wich to use, and why?

Forced to use the windows 2000 OS. By release date 24.8.1esr is identical to 31.1.0esr (not working on w2000) and close to 32.0 (newer than 28.0) So, between 28.0 and 24.… (read more)

Forced to use the windows 2000 OS. By release date 24.8.1esr is identical to 31.1.0esr (not working on w2000) and close to 32.0 (newer than 28.0) So, between 28.0 and 24.8.1esr, wich is: - faster - safer - less resources - better rendering - accept more new addons/extensions/plugins - has better chances to become obsolete (die) the latest

I an stucked on windows 2000 for an undefinite period in the future and I wish to be able to use the best browser Firefox has to offer.

I use the PORTABLE VERSIONS, at some point, I could share the same profile between 28.0 and 24.8.1esr. I guess they can share alternatively the same files in the profile folder ?

Asked by Simionescu_Mihai 5 years ago

Answered by user293 5 years ago

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Deleting a connection rule/security exception

Is there a way I can delete a security exception that I added? I tried to order from a website whose security certificate had expired, and I decided to add the exception… (read more)

Is there a way I can delete a security exception that I added? I tried to order from a website whose security certificate had expired, and I decided to add the exception on my laptop, and then wasn't able to order from the site anyway. I've not had any problems with my laptop, but I would feel better if I knew the exception had been deleted. I wasn't sure which menu I needed to use to delete it, if it's even possible. I have no idea why I thought adding the exception was a good idea in the first place, because now I'm just paranoid. Thanks!!

EDIT: The operating system on my laptop is Windows 7, if that helps. Thanks again!

Asked by RuthieC 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Websites show dates in American format - if I use Internet Exporer the dates show correctly in English format.

I am running FF 3.6.25 on Windows 2000. My Windows locale and date format are correctly set to UK. When I go to a site that has a date column, the date is formatted wrong… (read more)

I am running FF 3.6.25 on Windows 2000. My Windows locale and date format are correctly set to UK.

When I go to a site that has a date column, the date is formatted wrongly in American style (e.g. 12/30/2011). If I use Internet Explorer to reach the same sites the date is correctly formatted in British style (e.g. 30/12/2011). How can I set the display style within Firefox?

With thanks for any advice you can offer.

Keith

Asked by hall.keith 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox hangs when loading websites, freezes when I try to download any file, and completely crashes when I try to access the Options menu. Help!!!

As it says, I've been having a rough time with Firefox lately, and I think it's become corrupted. I've tweaked various settings according to suggestions on this forum and… (read more)

As it says, I've been having a rough time with Firefox lately, and I think it's become corrupted. I've tweaked various settings according to suggestions on this forum and others like it, but they have only exacerbated the problem. I updated to the newest version of the browser which did not help, and I finally tried the "Reset Firefox" button, which was worst of all. I lost my personalized settings and add-ons for nothing, as the problem persists.

Most frustrating is that it completely crashes whenever I click on Tools>Options, so I'm unable to make any changes to this new configuration. If I could safely export my Bookmarks, I would try to uninstall the browser and re-install an older version of it, but of course it now freezes when I try to export the bookmark file.

So, aside from trashing the whole thing and starting over...any suggestions?

For the record, it is Firefox 28.0 (not sure what version it was when the trouble began), and the "About Firefox" window says that it is up-to-date. I am running Windows XP.

Thanks for any assistance or enlightenment you might be able to provide.

Asked by phasmos 6 years ago

Answered by Andrew 6 years ago

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All the color has gone out of my browser! (Background color & graphics) Help!

Tonight, when I loaded my browser, all my web pages came up without any background color- primarily just text on the same default system color background for all pages- t… (read more)

Tonight, when I loaded my browser, all my web pages came up without any background color- primarily just text on the same default system color background for all pages- this is fine for some simple pages, cause they load faster, but other pages like Facebook for example, I lose some of the graphical page elements, and that's not good! I'm not sure how this happened- all my pages going kinda `text only' (not totally- some foreground pictures load), and I'm not sure how to change it back- please help! I'm using 3.5.15 on a P4 tower.

Asked by Dimension 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox is blocking my Google.com access

Running Firefox version 3.6.3, and this browser is blocking my accessing Google.com. AOL/Yahoo and Msn.com I can log on to, but every time I try to go to Google.com I get… (read more)

Running Firefox version 3.6.3, and this browser is blocking my accessing Google.com. AOL/Yahoo and Msn.com I can log on to, but every time I try to go to Google.com I get Google.co.uk very annoying, and it is limiting my web searches.

URL of affected sites

https://GOOGLE.COM

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 10 years ago

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My Homepage opens in Japanese. How do i change it to open in English?

I have just downloaded UK version from http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/ . My homepage shows Japanese text only - I am currently in Japan so I assume Firefox show… (read more)

I have just downloaded UK version from http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/ . My homepage shows Japanese text only - I am currently in Japan so I assume Firefox shows Japanese by default - but I want English. How to make it default to English? Homepage address is http://www.google.co.jp/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official

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Every time Firefox opened

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Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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firefox window is bigger than my screen

All of a sudden the firefox window is bigger than my screen. I have no window border. I have no title bar. I have no address bar. I have no whatever windows calls it s… (read more)

All of a sudden the firefox window is bigger than my screen. I have no window border. I have no title bar. I have no address bar. I have no whatever windows calls it start button bar.

I uninstalled and re-downloaded with IE and re-installed. Same-o same-o.

Help. IE stinks. Save my firefox!

Thanks John

Asked by jbalms 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Why does Firefox 3.6.12 truncate attachment file names containing blank spaces (Windows)?

Whenever someone sends me an attachment and I save it, Firefox truncates the file name if the file name contains blank spaces. I am running 3.6.12 under Windows 2000 SP4… (read more)

Whenever someone sends me an attachment and I save it, Firefox truncates the file name if the file name contains blank spaces. I am running 3.6.12 under Windows 2000 SP4 right now. But this behavior has persisted for a long time, with earlier versions of Firefox and under Windows XP. Unfortunately, I cannot control the names of attachments people send me. As an example, if someone sends me a file named "file name.doc" (without quotes, of course), Firefox either displays it (via Micro$oft Word) or saves it as "file.doc". If I receive "filename.doc", that's how it gets saved.

Asked by ben_myers 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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Firefox does not open more than one window, only opens new tabs. Firefox doesn't open in safe mode.

Firefox does not open more than one window at a time, then opens only new tabs. When asked to open link in a new window - nothing happens, no page or error message appea… (read more)

Firefox does not open more than one window at a time, then opens only new tabs. When asked to open link in a new window - nothing happens, no page or error message appears. Otherwise it works fine, but no new firefox window could be opened from menu or mouse. I tried to reinstall firefox several times, that didn't help.

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Every time Firefox opened

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Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Firefox 25 won't install on Windows XP SP3 -- "... requires Microsoft Windows XP SP 2 or newer"

Firefox keeps on telling me, my v24.0 installation was up to date, which is obviously wrong. Trying manually to install v25.0.1 results in an error message, saying "Sorr… (read more)

Firefox keeps on telling me, my v24.0 installation was up to date, which is obviously wrong.

Trying manually to install v25.0.1 results in an error message, saying "Sorry, Firefox can't be installed. This version of Firefox requires Microsoft Windows XP SP 2 or newer."

This would make sense -- only that I am running Windows XP SP3 and never had any problems in that respect so far ... !

I couldn't find any information relating to this on the web, neither in English nor in German. Any ideas?!

Thanks a lot in advance Jens

Asked by eriom 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Flash Player Plugin disappearing from FireFox 11.0 - 4 times a day

Hi, I need to state first that I am using w2000 SP5. This is a clean install, with no male ware. I understand that the OS is not supported. But, my other computer has … (read more)

Hi,

I need to state first that I am using w2000 SP5. This is a clean install, with no male ware. I understand that the OS is not supported. But, my other computer has a defective motherboard and unable to replace it now.

I am using the last version of Firefox that was available for w2000, ( ver 11.0 )

I have modified Firefox NOT to UPDATE plugins. (Because new plugins don't; work in W2000.Firefox 11.0)

I have installed the last version of Flash that works in W2000 also. ( fp_10.1.102.64_and_9.0.289.0_archive )

All works as normal. No crashes. No issues.

Except, that the install magically disappears as a plugin from Firefox.

It disappears 3 or 4 times a day. Usually after I open Firefox a few hours later.

But, it is still in installed Programs list on computer.

I have been re-installing it every time, which is VERY annoying.

I have disabled Flash from automatic updates also.

There must be something that is checking to install a new version, and deleting my current install.

But, I can't find it.

I have tried many versions of flash, and all do the same thing.

So, I believe the problem is in Firefox.

I am posting my problem at Adobe also.

Please help me. TIA

Asked by DigitalDave_ 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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I can't get download to work - it will not copy the mp3 file to my chosen location (as set in tools/options) - it gives me a new window with a player - no dwnlo

I am running windows xp sp2 and I have set my dowload location under (tools/options), but when I select an MP3 file to download, firefox does NOT copy the file to my chos… (read more)

I am running windows xp sp2 and I have set my dowload location under (tools/options), but when I select an MP3 file to download, firefox does NOT copy the file to my chosen location on my HD - instead, it opens up a new window with a makeshift "player" and begins loading the player with the MP3 file. The problem is that I have no idea where on my system firefox has copied this file to, so, I cannot leave and come back later and play this MP3 file using winamp. I have to listen to it right then or lose it - if I close that new window (with that puny little "player"), then I lose the download, wherever firefox put it on my PC (I got no idea where it is). This is all under firefox 25.0

I am also running FIrefox 12.0 on an older windows 2000 machine and that works perfectly - I can download any MP3 file I want, and firefox 12.0 (on win2k, sp4) downloads it to my chosen location (on my HD), and it gives me the download window so I can watch its progress and have some control over pause, and resume, and, when it is done, the download window offers me the option to "open containing folder" so I can make sure it got to where I wanted it. In other words, Firefox 12.0 on WIn2k, sp4 works better than firefox 25.0 on winxp sp2!!!!! What gives? I went through and set up my options for XP just like I did with Win2k and it all looks good, but firefox 25.0 just ignores my chosen location and always defaults to give me that makeshift player and I am not able to actually copy the mp3 file to my harddrive - it makes firerox 25.0 almost unusable since downloading mp3 files is a big part of my firexfox use - please help - I am not able to upgrade windows at this time, and, since firefox 12.0 still works fine on win2k, I can't understand what happened at firefox?

Asked by littleberry 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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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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Firefox will not import bookmarks, etc. from Opera

I have been using Opera (version 10.63) without problems for a long while. I decided to switch to Firefox, but wanted to import my Opera bookmarks, etc. When I follow the… (read more)

I have been using Opera (version 10.63) without problems for a long while. I decided to switch to Firefox, but wanted to import my Opera bookmarks, etc. When I follow the directions to do so - File>Import>Opera>next- I am presented with an empty window indicating that there are no items I can import. The Help article says there should be a series of choices presented here, as there is if I choose Internet Explorer.

How can this be corrected?

Asked by BarefootBaker 9 years ago

Answered by Hasan 9 years ago