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Bring back the old address bar styles

On Firefox 17, I have noticed that in the address bar search results, it shows the matches in highlighted text, how do I put the old styles back like it was in the previo… (read more)

On Firefox 17, I have noticed that in the address bar search results, it shows the matches in highlighted text, how do I put the old styles back like it was in the previous versions, where it was with bold and underlined text. Second, the line which separates the results is removed, how to put that back.?.

Asked by q1k. 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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How to make a custom download folder for certain sites

How to make a custom download folder for certain sites. I would like to have a default folder to download to desktop, but on some sites I would like to make it download t… (read more)

How to make a custom download folder for certain sites. I would like to have a default folder to download to desktop, but on some sites I would like to make it download to a predefined folder (ex. 'D:\my folder' )

Asked by q1k. 8 years ago

Last reply by q1k. 8 years ago

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Enable add on in private browsing?

i know this question has been asked before, but i need to know if there's a way to enable particular extension (if firefox have made this feature)? i want to enable some … (read more)

i know this question has been asked before, but i need to know if there's a way to enable particular extension (if firefox have made this feature)? i want to enable some cookies at startup and remove others when i close firefox but i can't do this in private browsing. is there anyway to enable the extension or at least remove the "start private browsing" tab?

Asked by alif90 8 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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how to contact support when I can not download the latest version?

I keep getting a message that soon my browser will no longer be supported so I try to get the new version of firefox and get the message "Your system doesn't meet the req… (read more)

I keep getting a message that soon my browser will no longer be supported so I try to get the new version of firefox and get the message "Your system doesn't meet the requirements to run Firefox. " I try to contact FF support and get the message I must have the latest version of FF to proceed... so Iam being sent in a vicious circle.... I have 2 powerpc running osx10.4.11 and 10.5.8 respectively... these do everything I need a laptop to do but now I am having this issue that I soon may not have a browser HELP

Asked by frustratedone 8 years ago

Last reply by philipp 8 years ago

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How to get rid of extra plugins tab on Firefox 3.6 startup

After a no-error crash Firefox 3.6 came back with extra tab. Tried every listed method could find but this tab could not be stopped from coming up when starting the pro… (read more)

After a no-error crash Firefox 3.6 came back with extra tab. Tried every listed method could find but this tab could not be stopped from coming up when starting the program.

Help.

Don't want to upgrade!!! Everything was working fine until this. I changed nothing. Was working when all of a sudden it disappeared - no warning, no error message. When restarted instead of coming up with the usual list of tabs to restore, it came up in a new tab with a list of plug-ins it wanted me to update.

Would like to get back to where it was before crash. Some of the plug-ins can't be upgraded and were fine before this happened.

I do a lot of legacy work - all the way back to Windows 3.1, 4.0 along with DOS, and Mac OS 7, 8, & 9. I have two machines that are dedicated to hardware and software that are over 15 years old, whose output is in the same time, and at least the quality, of today's machines - These were high end machines in their day. Certain functions on any machine are limited by physics and mathematics, making these ol' clunkers comparable to today's in speed and quality. On a third is software whose functionality was never duplicated, whose producers are extinct as companies. Doing this kind of work has unearthed a dearth of folks who need legacy support, who don't want to (They are my customers. They are right! I can only question so much of what they want, very tactfully and carefully.), are not going to, or especially, can't afford to, upgrade, especially after hearing of costs and problems. I see a lot of early versions of Firefox, as well as other browsers, especially Netscape. I even keep one PC that runs DOS in order to work with folks who still use DOS based programs that work, especially POS stuff.

That's why I'm retro. I deal with fossils which include paleo-Firefox.

Asked by bbhank 8 years ago

Last reply by bbhank 8 years ago

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Why fix what ain't broken?

This is not just with Firefox but with software in general and heavily includes browsers. One can't help but notice that upgrading often causes immediate problems with b… (read more)

This is not just with Firefox but with software in general and heavily includes browsers. One can't help but notice that upgrading often causes immediate problems with both the program being upgraded and other, many times, unrelated, programs, already installed, causing them to have to be upgraded and/or modified in order to work also. This is not free, in time or money. Windows Vista and ME were the epitome of what can happen with upgrades - lots of expensive problems! MS Office is THE classic example of overkill - too many features. Upgrading Firefox is no different. Being forced to upgrade, however, is reprehensible, and this is the way many internet associated programs have done. Since I saw a store owner doing his daily business with an extinct late 80s DOS program and he told me "it works fine, does my job as I need it done, why upgrade?" There are a lot of new things happening in technology, on the web especially - What if we don't want to access them or take part in them - I have no Facebook or Twitter accounts, for instance. What happened to "customer being right". What happened to our right to choose? (My choices have been to use other products which most of the time are not as good but much less troublesome and "respectful".)

Asked by bbhank 8 years ago

Last reply by bbhank 8 years ago

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Plugin page now home page and will not allow change after trying all setings listed in your excuse for help - need to get back to my settings with my one tab.

Was working along when Firefox just quit with no error message - gone. When restarted a Firefox plugins page came up as main tab and will not allow me to change that. I… (read more)

Was working along when Firefox just quit with no error message - gone. When restarted a Firefox plugins page came up as main tab and will not allow me to change that. It is too costly and complicated to upgrade due to how it affects everything else - tired of all the expensive upgrades that make other programs and processes not work or work shitty. I am on Firefox 3.6 and it worked until this happened. There is no reason to fix what's already working fine. The problem is caused by this page while my setup was working fine. I just need it returned to where it was before this stupid crash. I tried to send in another note but your excuse for help had me waste even more of time to register and write this - no matter what I'm doing my time is very valuable and this has wasted a lot of it. I want to keep my present configuration, period. Need to know how to get rid og this plugins page once and for all. Been to all the "Help" stuff and many people are having this problem and they too are finding no solutions but to upgrade. Read my lips - upgrading screws up other things and causes problems with other processes and programs, period. My system was working fine before this - there was nothing wrong on my end. Been using 3.6 since it came out and am satisfied with it and have it customized down. Upgrading will cause havoc with my settings also. Productivity lost. Fun gone. Lets fix it so I can get back to what I was doing.

Asked by bbhank 8 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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Refusal to allow human help.

Firefox as well as other large companies does not allow access to human help when needed. Can't help about the volume. The volume of complaints and problems would not b… (read more)

Firefox as well as other large companies does not allow access to human help when needed. Can't help about the volume. The volume of complaints and problems would not be there if the product was satisfactory to users and should not be released until it is. We're not getting paid to debug your products - its causing heavy losses in time, productivity. Software companies have disrespected and abused their customers in this way for too long.

Asked by bbhank 8 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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Windows 8, Firefox 16.02 won't install due to side-by-side configuation

Using a Sony Vaio laptop. Bought today. Able to install Firefox 3.6. But not 16.02. When an attempt to install Firefox 16.02 is performed, an error message appears with t… (read more)

Using a Sony Vaio laptop. Bought today. Able to install Firefox 3.6. But not 16.02. When an attempt to install Firefox 16.02 is performed, an error message appears with the following.

"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuation is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail"

Happens every time. Though Firefox 3.6 will work fine. Not perfectly, but fine.

Asked by Tetiro 8 years ago

Last reply by philipp 8 years ago

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why do i receive messages that my fire fox is old, but i instaled new version 16.0.1.

I installed firefox version 16.0.1 and i still get messages that my firefox is an old version so i need to update it. but vhen i download new version it is still the same… (read more)

I installed firefox version 16.0.1 and i still get messages that my firefox is an old version so i need to update it. but vhen i download new version it is still the same, 16.0.1 this happens when i come to firefox web site or facebook or gmail, allways the same message apears. and when i go to help and about firefox he checks for updates and i get message that my firefox is up to date. so what to do and allso i have norton antivirus and it is not compatible with this version of firefox, what to do with that problem

Asked by kova1707 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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downloaded new version of Java but doubled clicked on it and it will not install, message says i need to open it with an application and wants me to choose one.

firefox disabled my version of java, i went to the free download site to get the newest version, clicked on download then doubled click on it in the download list, this s… (read more)

firefox disabled my version of java, i went to the free download site to get the newest version, clicked on download then doubled click on it in the download list, this should have started the intallation but instead i got a message saying i needed an application to open the link and wanted me to choose an app. Install box did not come up as it has with other downloads. I do not want to open it i want to install it.

Asked by fedupaswell 8 years ago

Last reply by user693271 8 years ago

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I cant watch youtube vids, listen to music from some sites or videos from FB or anywhere else. Help!

I cant watch youtube vids, listen to music from some sites or videos from FB or anywhere else. Help! I have read some of the help answers but the Flash settings change ha… (read more)

I cant watch youtube vids, listen to music from some sites or videos from FB or anywhere else. Help! I have read some of the help answers but the Flash settings change hasnt helped me. I am on tumblr, soundcloud, Fb etc and Im frustrated that I cant play music or watch videos without switching to IE or AOL. :(

Asked by trishypooh 8 years ago

Last reply by user633449 8 years ago

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I've update FF to 14.0.1 version. And I have a little problem. The property "navigator.userAgent" returns following string " Firefox/3.6.13". How I can fix it?

The property "navigator.userAgent" returns following string Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; ru; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729;… (read more)

The property "navigator.userAgent" returns following string Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; ru; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0E) WebMoney Advisor

Asked by rcyber 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox 3.x crashes ?Printer? (Question before upgrading)

Firefox 3.6.13 (I do not think it is updating)? Windows XP SP3 UP-TO-DATE Epson workforce 545. MANY crashes when trying to print - mostly associated with preview. I obvio… (read more)

Firefox 3.6.13 (I do not think it is updating)?

Windows XP SP3 UP-TO-DATE

Epson workforce 545.

MANY crashes when trying to print - mostly associated with preview.

I obviously need to upgrade but want to know: 1. Which of the newer versions use less resources?

and 2. Whether I could get an *older* version (rather than 11.x) i.e. a non-beta (debugged) version.

Thanks

Asked by xtanyax 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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Firefox KILLS my PC

Hi, I'm running windows vista business on my laptop and the latest firefox update has killed my pc! I even have to logon using safe mode to remove it! I have removed and… (read more)

Hi, I'm running windows vista business on my laptop and the latest firefox update has killed my pc! I even have to logon using safe mode to remove it! I have removed and re-installed it three times now and still it just would not work. the problem is when I clicked starting firefox, the whole pc just frozen and will not do a thing! I will then have to force shut down by holding the on/off button down to turn my pc off! is the update corrupted or is it full of vires? please help. thanks

Asked by ninjadragon 8 years ago

Last reply by ninjadragon 8 years ago

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why cant i use 3.6 still i like this verison

cmon firefox i like this verison i dont want to upgrade :((( this best version ever made for font to, i dont like 4 and up..... i cant see why we cant keep browser for ye… (read more)

cmon firefox i like this verison i dont want to upgrade :((( this best version ever made for font to, i dont like 4 and up..... i cant see why we cant keep browser for years.

Asked by windoz7 8 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox 14 crashes on start up, in safe mode, trying to create new profile, after complete removal and reinstall, when run under different user

AdapterDeviceID: 0x2a02 AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 Add-ons: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:14.0.1 BuildID: 20120713134347 CrashTime: 1342625511 EMCheckCompatibility:… (read more)

AdapterDeviceID: 0x2a02 AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 Add-ons: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:14.0.1 BuildID: 20120713134347 CrashTime: 1342625511 EMCheckCompatibility: true Email: (email removed) FramePoisonBase: 7ffffffff0dea000 FramePoisonSize: 4096 InstallTime: 1342622791 Notes: AdapterVendorID: 0x8086, AdapterDeviceID: 0x2a02GL Context? GL Context+ GL Layers? GL Layers+ ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SecondsSinceLastCrash: 1909 StartupTime: 1342625464 Theme: classic/1.0 Throttleable: 1 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 14.0.1

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Deleted all of these and reinstalled /Users/<user_acct>/Library/Application Support/Firefox/ /Users/<user_acct>/Library/Caches/Firefox/ /Users/<user_acct>/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.firefox.plist

I have tried rebooting, running Disk Utility and repaired permissions, and checked I have admin privileges. I have Reset Launch Services in Snow Leopard.

I have created a test account System Preferences > Users & Groups create a "Test Account" then tried launching FF from there = crash

I have installed FF 13.0.1

AdapterDeviceID: 0x2a02 AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 Add-ons: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:13.0.1 BuildID: 20120614114901 CrashTime: 1342642579 EMCheckCompatibility: true Email: nott2chabby@yahoo.com FramePoisonBase: 7ffffffff0dea000 FramePoisonSize: 4096 InstallTime: 1342642540 Notes: AdapterVendorID: 0x8086, AdapterDeviceID: 0x2a02GL Context? GL Context+ GL Layers? GL Layers+ ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SecondsSinceLastCrash: 26 StartupTime: 1342642569 Theme: classic/1.0 Throttleable: 1 URL: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/13.0.1/firstrun/ Vendor: Mozilla Version: 13.0.1

I have installed version 12 and

AdapterDeviceID: 0x2a02 AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 Add-ons: {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:12.0 BuildID: 20120420145725 CrashTime: 1342643047 EMCheckCompatibility: true FramePoisonBase: 7ffffffff0dea000 FramePoisonSize: 4096 InstallTime: 1342643035 Notes: AdapterVendorID: 0x8086, AdapterDeviceID: 0x2a02GL Context? GL Context+ GL Layers? GL Layers+ ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release StartupTime: 1342643035 Theme: classic/1.0 Throttleable: 1 URL: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/12.0/firstrun/ Vendor: Mozilla Version: 12.0

no crash ids since this is version 3.6, the only version that doesn't crash, and I have to use Firefox for work stuff.

I have submitted over a hundred crash reports and included my email, but no one has ever contacted me with any help. This has been going on for weeks. I have been forced to use an outdated version of FF because no one has bother to get back to me. I would be happy to update to 14 and start the crash cycle again if someone wants to give me some suggestions I haven't tried already. BTW, no font conflicts or RAM problems, (someone else's issue)

Asked by chablisa 9 years ago

Last reply by chablisa 9 years ago

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Firefox updated to 3.6.13 without my permission, since then it crashes all the time, how do I go back to an earlier version?

using windows XP Pak3, firefox 3.6.13 crashes all the time. Also, tabs work differently I used to keep the sites I use consistently as permanent tabs, this version will … (read more)

using windows XP Pak3, firefox 3.6.13 crashes all the time. Also, tabs work differently I used to keep the sites I use consistently as permanent tabs, this version will not do this. I want to go back to an earlier version than 3.6- never had problems until 3.6 versions came out!

Asked by Dan320 10 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 9 years ago