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Can a non-admin windows user install Firefox to their C:\Users\xx folder?

I was under the understanding that installing Firefox wrote to the C:\program files (x86)\ folder and put registry entries into HKLM, therefore on a locked-down workstation a user would have to have ...
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Search Protect removed all my tabs and groups from Firefox

I have a crisis here! I had approximately 200 tabs grouped in approximately 30 groups in Firefox 31.0. The grouping showed up when I clicked the icon on the left of the "minimize" button or pressed ...
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Why is my computer connecting to several instances of compute.amazon.com?

When faffing about with Sysinternals TCPview, I noticed that Firefox was connecting to several instances of compute.amazon.com. While browsing various sites, these connections would appear and ...
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Set Flash plugin “Allow now” to be reset when reloading a webpage

Using my laptop if I set Flash plugin in Firefox 30 to always ask for permission whenever a website requires to use Flash then I'll be asked for permission every single time a webpage from the same ...
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32 views

How to make Firefox open JAR files with the registered default program

When downloading a *.jar file, Firefox doesn't ask me if I want to open or download the file. It only offers the option to download it. Is there any way to configure Firefox to ask, like for most ...
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91 views

How do I reduce 'System Commit' (due to Firefox memory leak) without restarting my computer? (Restarting Firefox does not fix it)

As you run Firefox, it leaks memory. This is well known by now, I am sure, and it should go away by closing and reopening it right, because a process's memory is freed on closing, right? That's what I ...
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Customizing/Stretching Flash Video Windows

Is there a way to make a flash movie/screen a custom size? I would like to make these 1080p videos larger then the small screen that that they are but I also do not want them to be full sized using ...
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34 views

Add Thunderbird to Firefox as a feed subscriber application in windows

I'm trying to get Thunderbird to be my default application to subscribe to feed that I visit in firefox. I "choose application" and put in the path of Thunderbird executable C:\Program Files ...
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14 views

Automatically upload Images to unblocked host whilst on Proxy

I use a mandatory proxy whilst at school, and when I browse websites like Reddit (which isn't blocked), sometimes when I try to view an image (mostly Imgur), it is blocked. Is there some kind of ...
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1answer
62 views

Setting Windows Firewall To Default To “Block All” Bottlenecks Internet

I have been concerned lately with the number of programs that have been transmitting data on my machine, so in attempt to halt all unwanted communication I set the Windows firewall state to block ...
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1answer
36 views

How to disable a special shortcut in Firefox?

I've got a keyboard with special media keys for the calculator, e-mail, homepage and suspend mode. I already changed the behaviour of the keys in the windows registry, but if a Firefox window is in ...
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1answer
173 views

Browser dialogs (Alert, Confirm, & Prompt) not longer working in Internet Explorer & Firefox on a specific Windows install

I have a particular install of Windows 7 that will not display the standard JavaScript dialogs from web browsers. e.g. These all fail, regardless how they are called on any site. javascript:alert('A ...
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1answer
63 views

is it safer to just not install flash player on Windows? [closed]

I have a laptop that I use strictly for financial software and logins. None of the websites I use on this laptop require Flash player. I use my other laptops for browsing and extracurricular ...
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1answer
58 views

New Firefox does open the webpage of a notification

I use desktop notification of GMail with Firefox. Up to the latest update, this worked quite well. If a new mail came in, it showed the notification. If I clicked the notification a new Browser popup ...
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58 views

Lingering firefox.exe

It seems like every other time I try to launch Firefox, I get an error message saying Firefox is already running. While I see no Firefox windows displayed, investigating the Processes tab in Task ...
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26 views

Firefox not reacting to audio output changes

If I change my windows sound output (Sound > Device > Set Default Device), Firefox does not recognize the change until I reload the page or restart the browser. In every other program, including ...
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126 views

How can I quit Firefox via command line in Windows without forcing it?

I want to quit Firefox from the command line, without "forcing" it. I just want to cause the same as clicking Quit in the menu in Firefox would. Seems I need to call "goQuitApplication" somehow, ...
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67 views

Run Firefox as a separate limited user

Each year up to 100 new local and remote code execution vulnerabilities in Firefox are found. This is not browser specific, each browser is potentially vulnerable. Running it under your own user ...
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50 views

Is GDDR5 compatible with DDR3?

I want to buy a MSI GeForce GTX 760 that is GDDR5 and I have a motherboard that is only DDR3. The thing is, I don't know if there is a newer type of motherboard that can support GDDR5 or my ...
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1answer
41 views

Automatic Copy to clipboard when deleting bunch of text

Since some time I noticed an irritating behaviour on my PC (Windows 7). Whenever i have a bunch of text. Want to copy part of it (to clipboard), and later select remaining text and delete it with ...
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35 views

windows ftp that auto connects ftp://user:password@domain urls?

I'm setting up an intranet based app for managing a LOT of client domains (in the thousands) with each site having its own FTP account. As the operators will be dealing with clients over the phone I ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Roaming Profile Favorites

Is there a way to have your favorites roam from machine to machine with web browsers like Firefox and Chrome for example? Now, I assume you can edit the application so it saves the favorites to a ...
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4answers
78 views

How to import Firefox bookmarks from Linux to Windows?

How to import Firefox bookmarks from Linux to Windows? Is there a way?
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161 views

Computer must be restarted to complete a previous upgrade of Firefox, but updates are disabled in preferences

I have been trying to pin Firefox to an older version (17.0.11 ESR) on both a Windows XP and Windows 7 host. I have to do this to test a few things. I need to have Firefox stopped from updating ...
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1answer
41 views

change selection behaviour of windows address bar

Is there any way to change the behaviour of address bars in windows (especially in web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox) such that a single click will place the cursor, and a double click will ...
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13 views

Need a hotkey to perform certain action in browser

I am using "Auto Refresh" Addon on Mozilla Firefox. If I need to disable/enable auto refresh I need to right click and then select to stop or start the auto refresh. Instead I am looking for any ...
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51 views

Is there an easy way to turn a directory with links into bookmarks?

So, in Windows 7, I have a directory (and subdirectories) with a bunch of links to websites. Is there an easy way to recursively go through those links and turn them into bookmarks for Firefox?
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1answer
128 views

Starting multiple Chrome full screen instances on multiple monitors from (batch) script

My goal is to show different web content full screen on multiple monitors automatically after booting from a single computer. The browser I would like to use is Chrome. If Chrome does not support this ...
2
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2answers
785 views

How to run two browsers (Firefox) with Java plugins in Windows (7) having different versions (1.6 and 1.7)?

For an old KVM switch I need to run a browser with Java 1.6. But for all other cases I want to use the latest Java browser plugin which is 1.7. On Linux I can create two profiles and put in each a ...
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malware any link will redirect to ultrafiles.net [duplicate]

From two days ago i have a problem, when click any link on any website i will redirect to http://www.ultrafiles.net... I installed and use any malware detection and ad clear software for solving this ...
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22 views

Vimperator delay/halt in custom hotkey

I have assigned C-a as ":map C-a :open alternativeto " (this is ofcourse the hotkey itself is between <>) It works if I press it and press another key. It seems as if it's in a halt of some ...
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350 views

How can I make HTML/CSS changes automatically reload in the browser under Windows?

I am making changes in HTML/CSS. They should be auto-refreshed/shown in my Firefox browser. Do I need a special editor for this? If not, how can I set this up?
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2answers
144 views

How to get rid of the File Access Security Warning for EXEs downloaded with Firefox 26+?

When downloading an executable file in Firefox (26) windows shows the "File Access - Security warning". Since I am not stupid and don't try to execute downloaded files I don't trust and clearly don't ...
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112 views

How do I change my username on Windows 8? Or get around this?

My username on my computer is BreeBreeBRAN™ I'm trying to make a batch file to delete the firefox temp folder and run it as a task on startup. So my batch is cd ...
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48 views

Cannot make YouTube comments in Firefox

So, whenever I click on a button on YouTube to reply to a comment, this happens: I used to be able to click the Reply button a second time and it would open for me (still didn't look right), but ...
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52 views

How to force browers to store favorites in C:\Users\John\Favorites

IE use C:\Users\Jhon\Favorites to store favorites of user named John. If other browsers use this folder in a similar manner, my favorites are sync across all installed browsers and there is no need ...
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0answers
45 views

Is it possible to enable / disable auto refresh with Hotkey in Firefox

I need to have a AutoRefresh tool in firefox which I use in my enviornmrnt. Now my requirement is to need a hotkey to enable and disable that AutoRefresh on that particular tab. For ...
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113 views

Is there a way to force caching of javascript / css with GET parameters?

There are some pages on the internet that I want to load as fast as possible, but caching of their dozens of javascript/css files is being thwarted by the presence of GET parameters on the resource ...
4
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1answer
563 views

Keep Find bar open across all other tabs in Firefox 25

Previously, the find bar (triggered using Ctrl+F which appears at the bottom) used to stay active across all open tabs with the search term retained. This is no longer the case with Firefox 25. I ...
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Problems using POP in China

I have two Lenovo X200 Thinkpads, one old and one new, I use Gmail for both, have only 400 emails in Gmail.com and the same in my laptops that I've sent and received, and I've been living in Beijing ...
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1answer
1k views

How to order windows of the same program on taskbar

I'm using Windows 8 and appreciate the ability to reorder my programs at will in the taskbar. However, for different windows of the same program - I have three Firefox windows, for instance - I can't ...
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1answer
147 views

Firefox Lightbeam completely blank

Using the Lightbeam addon with Firefox 24.0 under Windows XP and Windows 7, the Lightbeam tab is always completely blank. It indicates in a top bar that I have visited x sites and y third party sites ...
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1answer
47 views

Firefox, no Open With… option

I have never had an Open With... option with Firefox. Is there a way to get this functionality Here is a screenshot of my context menu. Note that shift-clicking or shift right clicking makes no ...
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1answer
84 views

Firefox complains about java plugin security even with the latest version

When I go to any web page that uses java, for example www.java.com -> Do I have Java? , it complains that the java version installed has security flaws. However I have the latest version (7 u 45) and ...
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Issues somehow related? Boot failure, avast! disappeared, computer froze and text rendered poorly

Lately I've been having a bunch of weird issues with my Windows 8 laptop. I don't know if and how they could be related. Symptoms Less than a week ago a glitch caused my start screen to be rendered ...
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1answer
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Windows 8.1 upgrade problems

I have just upgraded from Win 8.0 to Win 8.1 (64-bit Dell desk-top, Intel i7, 8GB memory, 2x500GB HD) 1) A previously installed Chrome browser that was working stopped working. So, uninstalled and ...
2
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2answers
217 views

Create a portable firefox

I have the .exe installation file for firefox and I want to create a portable version for it as in my laptop any external software installed in C drive does not run. Can anyone tell me how do I ...
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Firefox is not responding when I close all active Firefox windows and reopen

My Firefox browser does not open when I close all the its windows and reopen again. A message shows up similar to : To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or ...
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4answers
552 views

Show Firefox tabs or tab groups on Windows Taskbar?

No matter how many tabs I have, Firefox only shows one item on the taskbar. I'm not talking about the previews when you hover over the item on the taskbar, that works fine. It only displays 2 or more ...
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1answer
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Firefox didn't show address bar, then total loss of data

Well, the problem starts here. Up until an hour ago everything was running smoothly with Firefox 23.0.1 on Windows XP. However, and suddenly, the address bar disappeared. It just isn't there. ...