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How do I disable the "Text Enhance" affiliate platform that is present on all my web surfing

When I use the Firefox browser to surf the web, on nearly every web page I visit an invasive advertising platform creates anchor links on the web pages (anchor keywords w… (read more)

When I use the Firefox browser to surf the web, on nearly every web page I visit an invasive advertising platform creates anchor links on the web pages (anchor keywords with two hyperlinks under the anchor word) which when clicked takes the viewer to an advertisement. Most of the links seem to be part of an advertising platform owned by "Text Enhance," which I have contacted to complain about. They sort of played dumb. I said I thought it was the result of some malware from which they were the sole beneficiary and they assured me they didn't instigate it. I went to the Warrior Forum and some members suggested it sounded like it came from one of your extensions or plugins. My security and technology consultant scrubbed my computer and they deleted some of your extensions and plugins and the problem went away. But two weeks later, it's back and it's pervasive. Even words in my online banking accounts are showing these text links.

Aside from security concerns, my biggest fear is that they are stealing traffic from the websites I publish--websites where I'm trying to sell either my own or affiliate products. And that upsets me greatly.

I'm sure I'm not the only web user experiencing this problem. If other web publishers are also getting their traffic stolen and directed to a competing site, you can bet that there will be a class action lawsuit on the horizon for Mozilla. So I suggest you get to the bottom of this situation and rectify it, because a lawsuit will be the inevitable result.

I don't mean to alarm you because I use Firefox as my primary browser. However, I checked IE and Chrome and Chrome is exhibiting the same situation. So I'm not really sure how this is happening, and that's why I'm contacting you about it.

Please let me know if you know how to de-activate this invasive pest.

Regards, Tom O'Boyle toboyle9@yahoo.com

Asked by toboyle9 8 years ago

Answered by shelleyowens 8 years ago

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'Save Image As' keeps changing directories

'Save Image As' keeps changing the location it's saving the file. As I'm going through various pages and saving certain images, I notice that sometimes it saves where I'… (read more)

'Save Image As' keeps changing the location it's saving the file. As I'm going through various pages and saving certain images, I notice that sometimes it saves where I'm expecting it to, (the location I most recently selected while saving an image), but very often, in the same session (meaning I haven't closed and restarted FF), it decides to change the location to a directory I've used earlier, instead of where it just saved the previous file.

I thought it might be a scenario something like, I open tabs 1 - 5, save images to location A. Then I save a file to location B, open up pages 6 - 10, save a file to location A again. At this point I expect that my files will default to location A, but maybe pages 6 - 10 now have location B associated with them and they will default there instead. I just tested that and that's not it.

It's also not extension (ie .jpg, .gif) that forces the change of location. I can't figure out what triggers it.

Does anyone know if there is another about:config setting that we can change, (which the next FF upgrade in 5 minutes will undoubtedly override) to restore proper behavior?

This behavior started with the upgrade to FF 7.

Asked by macahi 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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firefox NEVER crashed. Firefox 7 crashes and locks up every five minutes

I switched to FF a few years ago and never had a problem Wonderful program. FF wanted to upgrade to V7, and it installed fine. Since then, FF locks up every five minutes … (read more)

I switched to FF a few years ago and never had a problem Wonderful program. FF wanted to upgrade to V7, and it installed fine. Since then, FF locks up every five minutes so bad I have to reboot. My email locks up, yahoo freezes, and I cannot type more than 5 letters in a chat without lockup. Somehow, your annoying help section tries to blame this on other programs!

Asked by rprickett 8 years ago

Answered by harveygfl 8 years ago

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Firefox 7 intermittently stops loading pages, requires restart to correct. Why?.

During normal usage Firefox will suddenly stop loading all pages in all tabs/windows. Every currently loading page remains blank, with the usual 'Connecting to ____' mess… (read more)

During normal usage Firefox will suddenly stop loading all pages in all tabs/windows. Every currently loading page remains blank, with the usual 'Connecting to ____' message. Any new tabs or windows opened, or any new page requests, get stuck in the same loop. The program itself does not hang and, other than failing to load pages, performs normally. No change in behaviour with all add-ons disabled. Seems to happen with any website, but seems to happen more often on pages with any elements that take excessively long to load. Only current solution is to close program and restart.

This is not a router/connectivity issue, IE and other programs can connect fine while the issue is occurring. Full system virus scan came up empty (Sophos/Ad-Aware/WinDefender). I believe I first starting having the problem with FF6, feels like it has become more frequent with FF7.

Asked by vohk 8 years ago

Answered by archeocyathan 8 years ago

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Printing is not working! Everything is printing down a center column of a page. All other browers and my Macbook pro print perfectly, so this is entirely a firefox issue. HELP. Thanks, Sindy

Everything prints down the center of the page on all websites, emails etc. I don't know how to reset the printing and find it extremely complicated to troubleshoot. Can s… (read more)

Everything prints down the center of the page on all websites, emails etc. I don't know how to reset the printing and find it extremely complicated to troubleshoot. Can someone please call me to rectify this situation? Or send me a phone number for help. Thanks, Sindy Todo

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Asked by todomojo 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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Firefox about:addons doesn't load

I have the newest firefox, but my about:addons page won't load. When I surf to that page, all I get is an endless "loading" dialogue. Pushing tabs (get/appearance/plugins… (read more)

I have the newest firefox, but my about:addons page won't load. When I surf to that page, all I get is an endless "loading" dialogue. Pushing tabs (get/appearance/plugins) does absolutely nothing but continue the endless "loading" problem.

Asked by Mari Adkins 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How do I tell Firefox to clear the list of downloaded files on exit?

When I was using Firefox 3.x, I configured it to clear the list of downloaded files at exit. Now, I've "upgraded" to Firefox 7.0.1 and it's stopped doing it. Not only t… (read more)

When I was using Firefox 3.x, I configured it to clear the list of downloaded files at exit. Now, I've "upgraded" to Firefox 7.0.1 and it's stopped doing it. Not only that, there doesn't seem to be a way to get that functionality back. Is there some setting I've missed, or have the Firefox devs decided that users don't need/want to have Firefox do this any more?

Asked by sideburns 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Firefox 7 takes a long time to load first web page.

After I have logged in to my Windows XP SP3 laptop, it takes a while for Windows to finish loading and for explorer.exe to become responsive and allow the Start menu to l… (read more)

After I have logged in to my Windows XP SP3 laptop, it takes a while for Windows to finish loading and for explorer.exe to become responsive and allow the Start menu to load.

Once the Start menu is working, I start Firefox, which opens, and it loads the tabs which were last open, which is okay, but it sits there and spins its wheels for about 2 minutes, doing nothing except displaying the hour glass icon and looking like it is trying to load the webpage, but no status messages appear in the status bar.

Why is it spinning it's wheels and doing nothing for so long?

I have 2 extensions and 1 plugin active:

Extensions: User Agent Switcher 0.7.3 Add to Amazon Wish List Button 1.7

Plugins: Shockwave Flash 10.3.183.10

Cheers.

Asked by SRD75 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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The 'Recently-accessed pages' button has disappeared. How to get it back?

There was untril very recently a 'Recently-accesssed' (or 'Most-frequently-accessed') button at top left of the screen. This has disappeared - it was very useful and I wo… (read more)

There was untril very recently a 'Recently-accesssed' (or 'Most-frequently-accessed') button at top left of the screen. This has disappeared - it was very useful and I would like to get it back.

Asked by Angus.Ross 8 years ago

Answered by Hasan 8 years ago

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Corrupted Content Error loading (www.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=593711&goto=newpost) after upgrade(?) to 7.0/ still failing at 7.0.1 works OK in IE and older FF

Question Corrupted Content Error loading (www.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=593711&goto=newpost) … (read more)

Question Corrupted Content Error loading (www.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=593711&goto=newpost)

Asked by MickM 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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rollovers not working in Firefox 7 on Lion OS

I have just installed Firefox 7 on my new iMac that is running on Lion OS 10.7.2 and found that all hover states (rollovers) do not work here at all, i dun get dropdown m… (read more)

I have just installed Firefox 7 on my new iMac that is running on Lion OS 10.7.2 and found that all hover states (rollovers) do not work here at all, i dun get dropdown menus or css colour change on any of my own websites or on other websites. I did move some of my profile files from the old iMac into the new one and everything else works fine. it also works on my old iMac which is running on Snow Leopard OS. but i have notice that its really slow on my Snow Leopard iMac and often just hangs on random pages for no reason.

Can someone tell me what i should do? I have tried moving the whole profile folder for the old iMac, when that did work, i started a new profile and move the recommended files only as shown on here http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox. and it still doesn't work. Help please.

Asked by an_mew 8 years ago

Answered by [de.la.media] 8 years ago

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Firefox 7 won't play YouTube videos

Running Win7 x64. Upgraded to Firefox 7, then YouTube videos stopped playing. YouTube keeps insisting I need to install the latest flash player, which I have done sever… (read more)

Running Win7 x64. Upgraded to Firefox 7, then YouTube videos stopped playing. YouTube keeps insisting I need to install the latest flash player, which I have done several times (both "install_flashplayer10_mssa_aih.exe" and "install_flashplayer11x64_mssa_aih" versions), clear cookies, reboot and all that crap. Firefox refuses to play YouTube videos. Internet Explorer 9 (x64) plays YouTube videos fine. Am not using Firefox anymore. You have got to SUPPORT your app instead of leaving users floundering. This is also why I HATE upgrading. It too often causes new incompatibilities when I just want to leave what is working, the hell alone.

Asked by Exergone 8 years ago

Answered by Exergone 8 years ago

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How can I separate the "Icons and Text" of the browser control buttons (Back, Forward, etc.) from the Icons on the Add-on toolbar?

At home, this is not an issue. I don't know why it's different here at work--same installation, same settings (as far as I can tell). Windows Vista Firefox 7.0.1 Status-… (read more)

At home, this is not an issue. I don't know why it's different here at work--same installation, same settings (as far as I can tell). Windows Vista Firefox 7.0.1 Status-4-Evar installed to turn add-on bar into a status bar

I have a NoScript add-on icon in the corner, which works fine. If I add a GreaseMonkey icon from the Customize menu, the "Icon and Text" appears for that icon, like the Icon and Text from the browser controls (Home, stop, etc). Other add-on icons also show Icon and Text (S4E, for instance). NoScript is the only one I've found so far which collapses down to just an Icon.

This leads to the status (add-on) bar having a much larger height than I like. Essentially what I want is for only the Icon to appear in the Status bar (Add-on toolbar), while keeping Icons and Text in the Browser controls. My current workaround is simply removing the other add-on icons from the status (add-on) toolbar, but that takes away the ease of toggling and setting options.

Please tell me if I can provide you with anything else, and thanks for your help.

Edit: I've got some screenshots to show what I mean. desired behavior problem when icon is added

Asked by Brandon 8 years ago

Answered by Brandon 8 years ago

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window.resize javascript function does not work in v7 even though option enabled

Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1 [script type="text/javascript"] [!-- window.resizeTo(740, 735); //--] /script… (read more)

Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

[script type="text/javascript"] [!-- window.resizeTo(740, 735); //--] /script

This function no longer resizes popped-out windows even though Options -> Content -> JavaScript Advanced -> Move or resize existing windows is enabled.

Asked by p-p-k-b 8 years ago

Answered by blel 8 years ago

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Firefox unexpectedly changes download folder

After upgrade to FF7.0.1 (on Win7 Pro-64) I sometimes see a strange behaviour: while downloading a couple of files to the same folder, FF does occasionally change to anot… (read more)

After upgrade to FF7.0.1 (on Win7 Pro-64) I sometimes see a strange behaviour: while downloading a couple of files to the same folder, FF does occasionally change to another download folder - without request. I.e. I save files to folder A, suddenly FF offers me folder B. After choosing back to A, a couple of files later FF offers folder G, and so on. While working 10 - 12 hours with my PC, this happens once or twice a day. It doesn't depend on the file's format, happens with docs, videos, pics, pdfs, zips and other formats.

Asked by khelmsch_de 8 years ago

Answered by yaggle 8 years ago

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Save Link As/New Folder/Save/ Causes Firefox to crash

Right-click a link and choose 'save link as...' Browse to desired location and click 'new folder' Name the folder and open it click 'save' Firefox crashes -- restart and … (read more)

Right-click a link and choose 'save link as...' Browse to desired location and click 'new folder' Name the folder and open it click 'save' Firefox crashes -- restart and use the new folder or any existing folder and everything is fine after that.

Asked by Jim 8 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 8 years ago

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I had installed a new driver and then, downloaded Firefox 7. It has over 100 cookies in the download. Deleting them from cookies in the browser does not help since is within the download. How can I permanently delet these cookies? Thank you.

Since it is in the download, I am unable to permanently delete these (over 100) cookies and they continue to reoccur each time I open the browser. Sometimes the cookies … (read more)

Since it is in the download, I am unable to permanently delete these (over 100) cookies and they continue to reoccur each time I open the browser. Sometimes the cookies will not delete when I try to remove only "one" cookie and I must remove "all". I have used Firefox as my browser for years but this has never happened.

Asked by RenegadeIndian 8 years ago

Answered by Hasan 8 years ago

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I have Firefox 7 and I'm using it in my netbook. The screen is very small so I want to have as less UI as possible. I'd like to know if it's possible to remove or disable the vertical scrbollbar. Thanks

There isn't really too much more to say. The screen resolution is 1024 x 600. And most of the sites don't fit, so even 20 px more would be great.

Asked by sironitomas 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago