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How do I stop Firefox from upgrading automatically?

I have tried all options under tools options advanced update and NONE of them disable automatic updates. Whichever one is selected, at some point Firefox will upgrade wit… (read more)

I have tried all options under tools options advanced update and NONE of them disable automatic updates. Whichever one is selected, at some point Firefox will upgrade without getting user approval, which is complete and utter crap.

I have to maintain an application which must run on Firefox version 3.6, cannot be ported to any later version, and is only used to access the control application.

I'm sick and tired of having to uninstall and reinstall Firefox every time it goes in direct violation of my settings and updates itself automatically. Why even have a setting for this if hte setting is completely ineffectual?

Asked by brichter1 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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I want my TABS below the addres bar

I want my TABS below the addres bar, there is no option for "tabs on top" anymore and I simply want them below the address bar. My y580 still has the tabs below but my as… (read more)

I want my TABS below the addres bar, there is no option for "tabs on top" anymore and I simply want them below the address bar. My y580 still has the tabs below but my asus g75vw has the tabs on top and the tabs on top" option is not there. WHat can I do?

Asked by animalmother 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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I am unable to install Firefox at all on my PC. When I click RUN, it does absolutely nothing. We have a 64bit Windows 7.

We have tried repeatedly to install Firefox on our HP 64bit Windows 7. It gets to the run screen and then nothing happens. We even waited half an hour. I had no proble… (read more)

We have tried repeatedly to install Firefox on our HP 64bit Windows 7. It gets to the run screen and then nothing happens. We even waited half an hour. I had no problem loading it on my lap top, but the desk top will not load. We even changed from Administrator to user. We changed our Admin password and it still will not load. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I hate Internet Explorer and would really love to have Firefox!

Asked by DaniLueLoo 8 years ago

Last reply by mariost 8 years ago

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about:home and about:newtab fail to load, address isn't valid

Opening new tabs and clicking the home button both lead to a page which tells me the address isn't valid. Looking at about:about, I see that about:newtab and about:home a… (read more)

Opening new tabs and clicking the home button both lead to a page which tells me the address isn't valid.

Looking at about:about, I see that about:newtab and about:home are not present

I have already reset firefox, and have no extensions installed. The problem does not go away in safe mode.

Asked by fitzmorrispr 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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New tab automatically loads search conduit

I've been having terrible trouble with an unwanted service called search conduit which has wormed its way into my firefox. First it changed my homepage, which I reverted.… (read more)

I've been having terrible trouble with an unwanted service called search conduit which has wormed its way into my firefox. First it changed my homepage, which I reverted. Then whenever I searched something in the address bar, instead of google, search conduit would handle it instead. I read some other questions on here, and found out how to stop this by changing the browser search value in about:config.

However, one problem remains. Every time I open a new tab, instead of being a blank tab like it used to, search conduit's page loads instead. So I went to about:config and changed browser.newtab.url to about:blank, which is what other answers that I read suggested. Problem solved, or so I thought. But nothing has changed; when I open a new tab it's not blank - it's still search conduit.

This is beyond a joke. It's actually disobeying orders. It's "overruling" me! I was going to uninstall firefox and download it again, but that's too much hassle what with bookmarks and the like.

How do I purge the devious search conduit once and for all? I've looked in add-ons and plugins but I can't find it. I'm at my wits end.

Asked by NuclearOptimism 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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all my favorites won't transfer over from internet explorer

When I transfer over my favorites from Internet Explorer, not all of the favorites transfer over. Is there a limit on the number that can be moved over to Firefox? I see … (read more)

When I transfer over my favorites from Internet Explorer, not all of the favorites transfer over. Is there a limit on the number that can be moved over to Firefox? I see all my favorites in the My Favorites file, and on favorites when I open IE, but only half of them transfer over. Is there a cause for this? It is the same on both my machines using Vista and 7. Thank you. Ron

Asked by flyuboy 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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The right-click menu options "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Window" are both not working suddenly.

I'm using version 15.0.1. How can I get these options to work? I searched for this question and found an answer was previously offered which was to uninstall the Ask tool… (read more)

I'm using version 15.0.1. How can I get these options to work? I searched for this question and found an answer was previously offered which was to uninstall the Ask toolbar due to incompatibility. I checked for this and I don't have it.

Asked by sara.levy 8 years ago

Last reply by slywlf 8 years ago

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Firefox 16.0.1 warns on closing multiple tabs but options set not to warn

Firefox just updated itself to version 16.0.1. Now, when attempting to close multiple tabs, I get the "Confirm close" warning even though the "Warn me when closing multip… (read more)

Firefox just updated itself to version 16.0.1. Now, when attempting to close multiple tabs, I get the "Confirm close" warning even though the "Warn me when closing multiple tabs" option is unchecked. I tried checking that option, confirming the change, then unchecking that option again & confirming the 2nd change, too. This has made no difference. Firefox is not obeying the option setting.

The problem didn't occur before the update to 16.0.1 but did occur in the first session afterwards & has persisted since.

Asked by NeilFKMcLachlan 8 years ago

Answered by haruhista4 8 years ago

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right click, open Link in New Tab stopped working

Right clicking on a link in page and selecting either open link in new tab or window does NOT work. Nothing hapens. Just started the other day. Also cannot use Ctrl and r… (read more)

Right clicking on a link in page and selecting either open link in new tab or window does NOT work. Nothing hapens. Just started the other day. Also cannot use Ctrl and right click. Works in Chrome. Right click and paste, etc work.

Asked by mragjr 8 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 years ago

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How do i get rid of the dotted line around flash objects and links?

I'm trying to remove the dotted line around flash objects and links in Firefox 16.01, but I don't know how to find Firefox's CSS or what would work to do so. Setting the … (read more)

I'm trying to remove the dotted line around flash objects and links in Firefox 16.01, but I don't know how to find Firefox's CSS or what would work to do so. Setting the ring value to 0 in about:config didn't work.

Asked by lalalei2001 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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What happened to Send Link? It seems to have disappeared after upgrading to Firefox 16.

The right click menu option "Send Link" appears to have disappeared from Firefox 16 (desktop). Why? Is it coming back. I used this feature several times a day (and so did… (read more)

The right click menu option "Send Link" appears to have disappeared from Firefox 16 (desktop). Why? Is it coming back. I used this feature several times a day (and so did several of my friends). There does not seem to be a Add-On to can perform the same function. Please Help!

Asked by bhealton 8 years ago

Answered by TheOldFox 8 years ago

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Update via Help/About Firefox keep saying version "14.0.1 is up-to-date"

I can't update my current Firefox. I go to Help/About Firefox... and ik keeps version 14.0.1 "up-to-date". When i do this to my brother's pc, there is immediately ask to … (read more)

I can't update my current Firefox. I go to Help/About Firefox... and ik keeps version 14.0.1 "up-to-date". When i do this to my brother's pc, there is immediately ask to install Firefox 15. But when i go to Help/About Firefox... Firefox keep saying "version 14.0.1 up to date". It is'nt up-to-date because there is already version 15.

So why Firefox says "version 14.0.1" and "up-to-date". By other computers who use Firefox and i go to Help/About Firefox there is immediately a pop up that says that there is a new version, but my pc isn't. What's the reason?

I can install Firefox 15 manually, but why my firefox don't update when i go to Help/About Firefox . So i have to wait?

Asked by jantje 8 years ago

Last reply by jantje 8 years ago

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Our Intranet uses file:// links to show pictures from UNC paths. The pictures show in IE but not Firefox. I have tried file:///// links too.

We are using SharePoint with a web part from another vendor that is used to display people's pictures. The web part takes in the paths we provide as UNC paths (i.e. \\ser… (read more)

We are using SharePoint with a web part from another vendor that is used to display people's pictures. The web part takes in the paths we provide as UNC paths (i.e. \\servername\folder\picture.jpg\) and then when we open the page the links are displayed as file://servername/folder/picture.jpg. It works fine in Internet Explorer.

In Firefox 10 ESR, we do not see any pictures at all. There is not even an X where the picture is supposed to be.

I have tried changing the path so that the link is showing up as file:///// instead of file:// but the pictures are still not being displayed.

I have tried setting user.js as described here but that doesn't seem to work either. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Links_to_local_pages_don%27t_work

Asked by viviansk01 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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How to set external source code editor in Firefox v16

Hi.. could someone tell me how to set notepad++ as the default source code viewer in FF v16 please? I've set view_source.editor.external to true and set notepad++ locatio… (read more)

Hi..

could someone tell me how to set notepad++ as the default source code viewer in FF v16 please?

I've set view_source.editor.external to true and set notepad++ location in view_source.editor.path but the FF default one still opens page source.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Asked by Nick2012 8 years ago

Answered by Nick2012 8 years ago

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Some Personas not working

I've noticed that, since yesterday, some of the Personas are not working. When I hover some of them (including a few that I've created myself), the theme will not appear … (read more)

I've noticed that, since yesterday, some of the Personas are not working. When I hover some of them (including a few that I've created myself), the theme will not appear on my Firefox, only the colors will. I'm not really sure what to do about it.

Asked by Reika. 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox fullscreen breaks Windows Alt+Tab functionality

I've noticed a very annoying issue with Firefox full screen mode that's been around longer than I've been using it. I use full screen mode all the time and never switch b… (read more)

I've noticed a very annoying issue with Firefox full screen mode that's been around longer than I've been using it.

I use full screen mode all the time and never switch back to windowed mode. But I notice that often when I try to Alt+Tab to a different window, OS windows selection appears for a brief second, then disappears and Firefox retakes focus. Sometimes you can get it to work if you're quick and you only want to change to the previous window, but if you want to change to another window you won't have time. The only way to reliably Alt+Tab out of Firefox when its in full screen mode is to press the Win key first (giving focus to the Start Menu) then Alt+Tab.

Its not a deal breaker for Firefox or full screen mode, but its a very annoying issue and it would be really great to see it fixed.


Steps to recreate (doesn't fail every time):

1. Open several windows (Windows Explorer, photo editor, etc)

2. Open firefox and switch to full screen mode.

3. Hold down Alt and keep pressing Tab in an attempt to reach one of the other windows

Result: The OS Alt+Tab display appears for a split second, then disappears again and Firefox takes focus.

Asked by paroariax 8 years ago

Last reply by alPTR 8 years ago

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How can I invert colors like Chrome's high contrast extension?

I use high contrast mode on my computer. I would prefer to use Firefox, but it is not very high contrast friendly forcing me to use Chrome. Firefox automatically adjust… (read more)

I use high contrast mode on my computer. I would prefer to use Firefox, but it is not very high contrast friendly forcing me to use Chrome. Firefox automatically adjusts if the OS window scheme is set to high contrast. Chrome has an extension that takes a different approach. It actually inverts the colors for each page visited while ignoring photos and videos the best it can. When I use Firefox with high contrast it basically strips the page of any formatting and I'm left with a pure black screen with yellow, blue, and purple fonts that look horrible. Looking horrible isn't the only problem though, many buttons and images are not displayed at all, and text fields are completely invisible. It makes using high contrast with Firefox a real pain and pointless to even try to use.

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb Check the link to this page as an example. Switch your OS windows to high contrast and open this page in Firefox. Open Chrome and download the high contrast extension and enable it. Visit the same page and look at them side to side.

Asked by whatev 8 years ago

Last reply by ennitao 8 years ago

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How to change permanently the Search Engine (about:config not working)

I cannot change the search engine permanently. I changed in about:config manually the search machine. But if I put in a search string into the address, the "old" engine s… (read more)

I cannot change the search engine permanently. I changed in about:config manually the search machine. But if I put in a search string into the address, the "old" engine shows me the results again. Also in the search engine management on the right side (sorry, using german version, so I'm not totally sure about the right name) I cannot delete the engine. If I delete there the search engine, FF ignores my command. Thank you for helping me!

Asked by bhado 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago