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Icons replaced with boxes/letters, usual fixes don't work

I have the usual "Icons replaced with boxes or letters" (or tomshardware for example, the Toms Hardware logo is replaced with "t H") but none of the solutions I've … (read more)

I have the usual "Icons replaced with boxes or letters" (or tomshardware for example, the Toms Hardware logo is replaced with "t H") but none of the solutions I've found have worked. I've tried Firefox Refresh, clearing cache/cookies (also with CCleaner), Checking gfx.downloadable_fonts.enable, making sure Firefox is set to download custom fonts.

This happened once before, and it just went away. Then it happened again, and a Refresh fixed it for a little bit. Now it's back, stubborn as ever. It's happening on every site that has special icons (e.g., YouTube's like/dislike buttons, though as I was writing this the like/dislike buttons came back). It's also affected profile pictures on Tom's Hardware, not showing them either.

Any help is appreciated. :) (I can't upload images, it just stalls. Let me know if I need to post them through Dropbox or similar)

Asked by Commander-Matt 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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When are you going to remove...{Firefox browser version 42 is not working well with Java Version J8U65. from pogo.com/ Java new update is J8U66

On pogo.com When are you going to remove...Firefox browser version 42 is not working well with Java Version J8U65. We recommend using the latest version of Internet Explo… (read more)

On pogo.com When are you going to remove...Firefox browser version 42 is not working well with Java Version J8U65. We recommend using the latest version of Internet Explorer 11

Asked by rebels01 4 years ago

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How to enable automatic updates?

My Firefox won't update automatically anymore. Even if I check on Help --> About Firefox, it runs for a while and then it says it is updated. I have another FF install… (read more)

My Firefox won't update automatically anymore. Even if I check on Help --> About Firefox, it runs for a while and then it says it is updated. I have another FF installation on my work laptop, and it correctly picks up updates, this version on pc doesn't.

Please, I have already tried manually updating to the latest firefox a few weeks ago: I am now running version 42 here. Yet, today my work pc got updated to 43.0.2, and this one doesn't.

I would not like to completely remove FF in order not to loose my add-ons, could you please guide me to reinstate normal auto-update feature?

Thanks

Asked by Ruskie 4 years ago

Answered by Ruskie 4 years ago

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no sound on facebook videos

Hi I've suddenly got no sound when playing facebook videos. It's OK on Chrome. I've updated plug-ins; downloaded Youtube Flash video player. Can't think what else to d… (read more)

Hi I've suddenly got no sound when playing facebook videos. It's OK on Chrome. I've updated plug-ins; downloaded Youtube Flash video player. Can't think what else to do. Help!!

Asked by MaryYoung 4 years ago

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why does firefox look fuzzy and blurry after a windows 10 update?

I am an expert windows user, not advanced....expert. I recently upgraded to windows 10 64bit from windows 8.1 64 bit. Now Firefox is blurry. The tabs are blurry and the i… (read more)

I am an expert windows user, not advanced....expert. I recently upgraded to windows 10 64bit from windows 8.1 64 bit. Now Firefox is blurry. The tabs are blurry and the icons are blurry. I did not change anything in the about:config and other windows look fine when I open them. Why is Firefox looking horrible? How do I fix this? I have uploaded an image of the desktop with a normal window and Firefox so you can see the difference.

Asked by mbfield2004 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Profile corupts itself after I exit firefox ever single time.

Every time I exit Firefox and try to reopen it I get the error message that the profile is either renames or missing. I have tried deleting and reinstalling Firefox, I ha… (read more)

Every time I exit Firefox and try to reopen it I get the error message that the profile is either renames or missing. I have tried deleting and reinstalling Firefox, I have tried the refresh Firefox and I have created a new profile with "firefox.exe -P". Nothing works. "firefox.exe -P" does work in that I can open Firefox, how ever as soon as I exit it looses the profile again and the only way to open it is to create a new profile with "firefox.exe -P". An interesting point to note is that none of the profiles are being renamed or moved. The are all where there suppose to be and with he correct name. After hours of research I'm at a loss as to what to do next. If you need any more info on the situation or my system specs please let me know. I am running windows 7 pro. Thank you in advance.

Asked by Livingborg 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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untrusted connection! (On Google)

When I try to search up something on Google form the taskbar, it says Untrusted connection, and it doesn't allow you to "Understand The Risks" and continue through. I don… (read more)

When I try to search up something on Google form the taskbar, it says Untrusted connection, and it doesn't allow you to "Understand The Risks" and continue through. I don't know what it's happening. I just updated firefox, and I also refreshed it and it still doesn't work. When I go to Google.com, it loads, but as soon as I search for something on the site, it appears glitched and the other features of it such as Images, Videos, News, Search tools, automatically takes me to Untrusted Connection.

Asked by LMAO 4 years ago

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Firefox prevented me from installing add on extensions

I have been trying desperately to install facebook purity add on/ extension, and on chrome, had no problem, works great, but firefox keeps giving me the dreaded pop up th… (read more)

I have been trying desperately to install facebook purity add on/ extension, and on chrome, had no problem, works great, but firefox keeps giving me the dreaded pop up that says " Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install add on" I went into the permissions and listed this website as an exception, there is no box that pops up and says/asks me to 'allow ' it, i went to about:config, and the signature thingy is already set to false, as per prior articles questions, and so none of these possible fixes work, how the heck do I get firefox to allow me to choose for my self and my own reasons, the add on and not stop me??? please tell me what steps to use, i have toldyou what i already tried, now i just need some help as this happens all the time. OMG when I hit the button at bottom of page to automatically add troubleshooting information, the same pop up came on and wouldn't allow it, here on ffmozilla!!!

Asked by dobydoby 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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If someone created a "backup file" for Firefox, would cause problems?

I have been having various problems (first losing part of my icons to FF, e.g. jpeg), Now I am having serious problems with my e-mail because the "insecure" icons are ap… (read more)

I have been having various problems (first losing part of my icons to FF, e.g. jpeg), Now I am having serious problems with my e-mail because the "insecure" icons are appearing on most e-mails which have images. I have reached the point where I feel that I cannot forward these e-mails, etc.

Noted on the "refresh" information menu here that if a "refresh" is done that any "Old Firefox Data" on the desktop should be deleted. I DID NOT DO A REFRESH, HOWEVER THERE IS A FILE ON THE DESKTOP NAMED "Old Firefox Data", and inside there is a file named ".lxrajum2.default".

This contains about 32 MB of FF information. I suspect that an IT person could have possibly created a "backup file", I attempted to do a "print screen", however was unsuccessful

I HOPE THAT DELETING FILE THIS, OR UNINSTALLING AND REINSTALLING FIREEFOX WILL SOLVE MY CURRENT DILEMMA. I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE FIREFOX.

Asked by Boudica 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Can not open hyperlinks in outlook. Could but can not now.

The title says it all really: basically, I can not open a hyperlink in any E-Mail whilst using Outlook . I can if IE is the browser but not if it is Firefox. For info… (read more)

The title says it all really: basically, I can not open a hyperlink in any E-Mail whilst using Outlook . I can if IE is the browser but not if it is Firefox. For information: my OS is Windows 7. Outlook is 2003.

Asked by Leonari 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Why is Firefox 42.0 not getting updated to be compatible with Norton Identity Safe?

Although the Norton Toolbar now appears in 42.0, the Identity Safe feature does not work with. Firefox does not provide the same level of browsing assistance that Norton… (read more)

Although the Norton Toolbar now appears in 42.0, the Identity Safe feature does not work with. Firefox does not provide the same level of browsing assistance that Norton's Identity Safe does, and using Firefox without the Identity Safe requires many additional keystrokes and much additional wasted time. Norton assures me that the Identity Safe should be compatible, and it works fine in Internet Explorer. Norton claims that the Firefox "checkers" are still vetting the program compatibility issues, but how long will this process take? Using Firefox without the Identity Safe is so cumbersome and tedious that I may have to try Google Chrome or go back to Internet Explorer, although I have used Firefox ever since it first came out. Please don't force me to switch. Thank you.

Asked by wzahner 4 years ago

Answered by guigs 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

bp-246727e7-eff9-41f4-b6dc-d906c2151115 Firefox has been crashing when I open it for over a week now, and I really miss it. The problem started when I updated the Silver… (read more)

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Firefox has been crashing when I open it for over a week now, and I really miss it. The problem started when I updated the SilverLight and Adobe add-ons/plug-ins. Firefox has never opened since. I have re-installed it, un-installed and then re-installed it, tried running it in Safe Mode, tried installing it in Safe Mode, tried re-installing it after deleting the C-drive folders, and even tried uninstalling Silverlight and Adobe and re-installing Firefox without them even in the system. I tried re-installing them and then re-installing Firefox--nope. Finally, I went back to restore point in my computer from a week before the problem.

When the computer was restored, Firefox was there--version 41-something (Oddly, it was set to upgrade itself), which wouldn't open because it could not find a file called XPCOM. I can't get into Firefox to reset it to the factory settings, which I'm sure include XPCOM.

What now? I love Firefox, and I'm not ready to be done with it...

Asked by will19008 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Why is my last automatic bookmarks backup eleven months old?

Several times I have lost bookmarks. When I follow the Restore Backups instructions I am presented with a list of 15 files to choose from with about 3000 items apiece (wh… (read more)

Several times I have lost bookmarks. When I follow the Restore Backups instructions I am presented with a list of 15 files to choose from with about 3000 items apiece (which sounds about right), but they are all from early December of last year - eleven months ago. Additionally, when I try to manually command a backup or to export as .html the process APPEARS to work, i.e., no error messages, but no file is created.

I have restored the hard drive from an image twice in the last year, but would expect that to just lose the backups made between the image file date and the date it was reloaded, and Firefox would continue to make backups as normal, so I doubt that is a factor.

As a stop-gap I have created a macro to save the various Places files in a rolling ten item queue, but it would be nice to get the system to work as it is supposed to.

Thanks for any assistance!

Asked by jimmoffett 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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At Firefox's Urging Refreshed 42.0 & Now My 2-Fav Add-Ons Gone! Is Reversal Possible to Undo Unwanted Changes?

In moments, Firefox's "Refresh" made a mess of my customized selections of add-ons, plugins, toolbars, etc., and now crashes, 2-of my favorite "go-to" add-ons are (1) 1 g… (read more)

In moments, Firefox's "Refresh" made a mess of my customized selections of add-ons, plugins, toolbars, etc., and now crashes, 2-of my favorite "go-to" add-ons are (1) 1 gone, and (2) the other will not install. I will NEVER do what Firefox suggests again. I was doing just fine...Except, for several months Firefox suddenly freezes and I have to go to the Task Manager to end Firefox, then open Firefox anew. All I can say is, I must be losing my marbles for "refreshing" Firefox for the second time in a couple of years, after the first time caused trouble, and the overall results are worse now, the second time. I am also weary of Firefox crashes.

Anyway, is the "refresh" which occurred within the past hour, reversible? Also, just noticed "Old Firefox Data" folder whereas Had never seen it before . . . is this connected to Firefox refreshing?

HELP?!!

Asked by SweetFacz3913 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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downloads are not staying in my downloads window library

Hi, Up to today I had a lot of downloads in my download library. I usually keep them here for easy access. All of the sudden all of my downloads disappeared. I did not pr… (read more)

Hi,

Up to today I had a lot of downloads in my download library. I usually keep them here for easy access. All of the sudden all of my downloads disappeared. I did not press the clear all button. Can I retrieve my downloads i had in my library? Did I change something by mistake or can I change it so that my downloads stay again in my library until I decide to delete them them?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Amylogamy 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Problem with Auto Scroll.

(Sorry for my bad english, it's not my native language) Hello, it's been many months that I have a problem with automatic scrolling Firefox Maintain pressure on the mouse… (read more)

(Sorry for my bad english, it's not my native language) Hello, it's been many months that I have a problem with automatic scrolling Firefox Maintain pressure on the mouse wheel can slide in all directions of the web page, very useful for long pages and also for very high resolution pictures.

Off for several release (from 40.0.0 I think but not certainty), scrolling stops and / or is extremely slow and choppy until the page is not fully charged. This is all the more painful if we wait for loading a heavy image on a slow site.

I tested with the Firefox Safe Mode and it changes nothing. Disable graphics acceleration nor solves this defect. Test a new blank profile ... Remove and reinstall Firefox ... Namely I met no automatic scrolling problem on Internet Explorer or Chrome.

As I visit large high resolution photo galleries, is often sucks having to wait finish loading before dragging on the page with the pressed wheel. I leave then your knowledge to help me determine the source of this defect.

P.S. Windows 7 x64 with ATI HD7870 2go

Asked by Tauxieros 4 years ago

Answered by Tauxieros 4 years ago

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The text on some website is so light I can hardly read it and refreshing FF does not help

I have an old Toshiba satellite laptop that is running win 7 and FF 42.0. I have always had a problem with the text on certain web pages (including the text I'm typing ri… (read more)

I have an old Toshiba satellite laptop that is running win 7 and FF 42.0. I have always had a problem with the text on certain web pages (including the text I'm typing right now) being so light that I can hardly read it. I can't include a screen shot because I don't seem to have Paint on this computer. Does anyone know how I could remedy this? Thank you.

Asked by cestmarrant 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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tools/options is appearing in a separate tab suddenly; I want it in a box like before; in about:config I have no browser preference inContent

Suddenly, firefox started automatically opening tabs non-stop. I had to stop the computer. After restarting firefox, the tools/options started opening in a separate tab… (read more)

Suddenly, firefox started automatically opening tabs non-stop. I had to stop the computer. After restarting firefox, the tools/options started opening in a separate tab and not in a box as before. I tried to follow your instructions, but saw that browser preference inContent was already set at false. So the problem did not come from there. Then I refreshed firefox. Since then in configuration page, browser preference inContent has disappeared. And tools/options continues to open in a tab. I would like this to open in a box as before. Could you please tell me what to do? Thanks.

Asked by b.ray 4 years ago

Answered by philipp 4 years ago