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What have I done to Firefox?

Unusual browser behaviour in Firefox - I can't re-open closed tabs any more. For a long time I've made use of Firefox's 're-open closed tabs' feature - (CTRL-SHIFT-T on a PC). I would shut a tab just as I realised I still needed it, hit the keys and it pinged back just as it was. However, in the last couple of months this functionality has totally vanished and that key combo simply brings up a new blank window. What have I broken? In a related development, about 50% of the time, CTRL-clicking on a browser link doesn't open the link in a new tab, it opens a blank tab instead. Any suggestions welcome.
posted by srednivashtar on Jun 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Youtube downloading in 2014

Now that SPOI's Youtube Options has gone subscription-only, what options are there for downloading Youtube videos in Chrome or Firefox? Userscripts.org seems to have finally bitten the dust, and the scripts it had were out of date.
posted by anemone of the state on May 12, 2014 - 14 answers

A certain type of browser alert

Anyone know of a Firefox or Chrome extension/utility/plugin/script etc that can monitor webpage changes every few seconds, and doesn't need to be reset every time the alert triggers? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Mar 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Any way to make chrome page scaling work like firefox text scaling?

When you do cmd+/- on Firefox, it scales the text up or down. When you do cmd+/- on Chrome, it scales the entire page up or down: text, images, layout. I prefer the Firefox scaling. Can I get this on Chrome somehow? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Aug 13, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for a new "how'd I get here?"

Is there a replacement for the "how'd I get here" Firefox add-on? [more inside]
posted by Lorc on Nov 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Firefox is possessed!

Firefox keeps going back to previous page, but I'm not hitting the back button! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Oct 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Bing is up in my new tabs, hijacking my cursor

Is there a way to set my browser preferences to not automatically place the cursor in a Bing search field upon opening a new tab? [more inside]
posted by donpedro on Sep 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Google and Firefox not playing well together?

Google and Firefox not playing well together? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jun 20, 2012 - 7 answers

How to BLOCK browser toolbars from installing?

I need a method to BLOCK browser toolbars from installing. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on May 17, 2012 - 20 answers

I Destroyed Firefox. Profile is deleted & It No Longer Works.

While on Firefox (12.0) for my Mac (OS 10.5.8) I hit a mail link which caused my Firefox window to open rapidly window on window ad infinitum. It locked up my mac and I couldn't even get to Firefox Preferences/Tools etc without multiple windows opening on top. I force- quit. I restarted and this did not help. I uninstalled an reinstalled and this did not help. It hit about midnight and stupid and tired, I deleted my entire profile....The whole blasted thing in a rash moment. So unlike available articles on Mozilla for retrieving missing/lost/messed with profiles mine is simply bye-bye by my own hand. I emailed Mozilla and got these instructions: "Try to delete the profiles.ini file *http://kb.mozillazine.org/profiles.ini_file *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox" I don't have the ini file in the locations specified nor elsewhere. This link did not seem to help, either. I tried entering a terminal command for Firefox (cannot find page for that now) and no luck. If I click on Firefox, it says "Firefox is already open, only one copy can be in use." (Nothing else is open and I even restarted the computer a few times.) Any ideas? I like Firefox the best and would like to use it. And yes, I was an idiot to delete things so will take appropriate lashings.
posted by snap_dragon on May 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Why won't you remember me, firefox?!

Why doesn't my browser remember me on one partciular site when accessed from my desktop when it does on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on Feb 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Why does one version of firefox allow me to facebook, and the other does not?

Why would one browser version circumvent my company's internet blocking software, while an updated version does not? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Dec 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Hanged by the neck until dead, in Firefox

Firefox hangs. All the time. I tried to fix it. But I can't. [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on Nov 6, 2011 - 24 answers

Touch-a, touch-a, touch-a, touch me - web browser edition.

Help me find the optimal web browser for my ASUS eee Slate tablet PC. It is a fully functional PC in an iPad-like package. I love it, but I'm having a hard time finding a browser configuration that I like. [more inside]
posted by jeoc on Aug 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Sync my life!

Is there a utility for the Mac that will sync bookmarks across browsers and computers? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Aug 10, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I monitor Firefox resource use (CPU, memory) on a per-tab basis?

Can I monitor Firefox resource use (CPU, memory) on a per-tab basis? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Aug 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Do you have a bookmark bar starter pack?

Is there anywhere online that provides a generic bookmarks file? [more inside]
posted by Michael Pemulis on Aug 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Mimic Firefox address bar behaviour in Chrome

In Firefox I can easily find a site I've already visited by typing part of the URL and I get a list of URLs containing that string in a dropdown beneath the address. Can I get Chrome to do this? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jun 9, 2011 - 6 answers

What are some essential Firefox addons?

What are some essential Firefox addons? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 19, 2011 - 27 answers

PDF printing in Firefox

Mac OSX 10.5.8 form PDF printing: Can anyone tell me why it might be that sites which generate a unique PDF for download will malfunction with Firefox but not with Safari or Chrome? A typical example is Purolator.ca: clicking on the javascript link to print a waybill returns a cgi file but no pdf. [more inside]
posted by HLD on Apr 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Recipe for super-duper website cookies?

Some websites I use log me in automatically (Facebook) with full access to the site. Some automatically log me on, but require PW confirmation if I want to do something that may potentially compromise my security (LinkedIn, Amazon). Some websites demand a login each time I access the page (banking/trading sites; some of which save my login ID, none of which save my PW).I know precious little about this stuff. Cookies, is it? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Mar 30, 2011 - 5 answers

GRARmonkey

Updating to Firefox 4 broke my favorite Greasemonkey scripts! Is there any way to fix them? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 23, 2011 - 2 answers

The 'Fox meet the Cleansing Fire

Where can I find an exhaustive list of possible userChrome.css selectors for Firefox (especially FF4)? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Browser extension to sleep a tab for a specified amount of time?

Anyone know of an extension (Ff/Chrome) that will 'sleep' (close) a tab for a set amount of time (say x days) and wake it up (re-open it)? [more inside]
posted by kjhosein on Mar 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me ditch firefox (untill 4 comes out and is better than chrome).

Is there a Chrome extension that mimics the functionality of the BBcodeXtra firefox extension? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Mar 13, 2011 - 2 answers

bookmarklet for a random link in a new tab

In Firefox, how can I get my bookmarklet to open a link in a new tab? [more inside]
posted by maqsarian on Feb 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me customize Firefox's Awesomebar behavior.

How do I get Firefox to auto-resolve one word entries into the URL bar to .com, rather than initiating a google search? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Jan 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Mozilla Firefox toolbar to play mp3 (*.pls) webradio?

Mozilla Firefox toolbar to play mp3 (*.pls) webradio? [more inside]
posted by tvdveer on Jan 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Why is Firefox randomly ignoring style on websites?

Why is my Firefox only rendering style sometimes on some web pages? It renders only plain text on first load and applies style on second or third refresh. [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Dec 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Firefox homepage/keyword hijacked. How do I rescue?

My firefox homepage and keyword.URL have been hijacked by "eSnips". It's incredibly persistent and resists all attempts to change. How do I kick its ass? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Nov 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me see unicode fonts

Help me see unicode fonts on my browser (Firefox 3.6.10). Yes, I've seen this and this, but they don't help me. I need step by step instructions for idiots. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Sep 18, 2010 - 9 answers

What are some good Greasemonkey scripts?

What are some good Greasemonkey scripts? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 27, 2010 - 12 answers

What are the best font settings in Firefox?

What's the best/optimal font settings in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on May 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Make Firefox spell check a name

I find that I am consistently misspelling a certain proper name when sending mail to a friend who bears that name. I need a way to force the spell check built in to Firefox to flag the improper spelling. This is the exact opposite of the Firefox personal dictionary, which lets you prevent the spell check from flagging uncommon words you use that you know are spelled correctly. I've Googled extensively, and cannot find a solution. Can anyone provide an answer? I am running Firefox 3.5.9 on Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala).
posted by zainsubani on May 18, 2010 - 2 answers

You are in a mazy of twisty little browsers, all alike.

How can I get my browser to open URLs matching a certain pattern in another, different browser program? [more inside]
posted by ymendel on Mar 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Firefox 3.6 showing up as older version?

I'm running Firefox 3.6 on my Mac (OS X.6.2). Yet when I try to load extensions that work on versions 3.5 & higher, they say I need to upgrade my browser. One extension had the following error message: "______" could not be installed because it is not compatible with your Firefox build type (Darwin_x86-gcc3)." Also, youtube is claiming that I'm running a version of Firefox that will soon be incompatible with their website. What gives? Why does everyone think I'm running an older version of Firefox, and how do I fix this?
posted by ericbop on Mar 8, 2010 - 12 answers

You didn't really want to post that to MeFi, did you? Oops!

The latest versions of Firefox and Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Alternative Browsers

What superior/alternative web browsers to Firefox do you use? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Aug 26, 2009 - 33 answers

Chrome clone that isn't made of Chrome?

Are there any browsers that are essentially Chrome clones in function and appearance, but aren't Chrome and don't share any common code? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Jul 10, 2009 - 16 answers

What add-ons to Firefox do you find useful?

I just learned about Firefox add-ons and grease monkey scripts (I know, I know....) There are literally thousands of these things and I was wondering which ones you find useful and how you use them. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on May 9, 2009 - 49 answers

Forget-Me-Not

Firefox Forget-Me-Not: My browser no longer seems to remember me. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Apr 24, 2009 - 7 answers

How to add Google search engine back to Firefox?

I deleted the Google search engine from my Firefox search engine bar. How do I add it back? [more inside]
posted by rintako on Mar 21, 2009 - 7 answers

Why do so many people say FoxFire instead of Firefox?

Is there some linguistic or cultural explanation for mistakenly calling Firefox FoxFire? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jan 7, 2009 - 31 answers

How to manage whitelist of websites for a school lab?

How can I remotely manage a whitelist of allowed websites for a computer lab of 20 iMacs? [more inside]
posted by those are my balloons on Dec 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Clicked something random, now I can't view a site in FF3?

Help! I clicked something without realizing, now I can't view one of my favorite websites. What did I do? [more inside]
posted by SputnikSweetheart on Nov 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Firefox update hosed my No Squint

[Firefox Filter] The latest Firefox update seems to have hosed my No Squint add on. How to repair? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Nov 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Retaining Firefox as default web browser

Firstly I am elderly,and not computer experienced..I have set Firefox as my default web browser,and yet I constantly receive messages from Firefox saying they are no longer my default. Please in simple terms could someone advise how I can set Firefox without interruption.Thank you
posted by ozred on Nov 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Does IE7-like RSS Reader exist for FireFox?

I love IE7's built-in RSS/feed reader. I hate, hate, hate IE7's slowness and general, overal crapiness. I would love to use FireFox, but I want the same kind of RSS reader functionality. Is there is a plugin or extension for Firefox that exists and works just like IE7's RSS reader? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Sep 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Why won't Firefox let me login anywhere?

Firefox brings me back to any website's login screen, ad infinitum. Help me make it stop. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Sep 9, 2008 - 15 answers

How should I go about moving to Firefox?

Where is the best place/what is the best way to download Firefox and appropriate extensions? [more inside]
posted by mr_felix_t_cat on Sep 2, 2008 - 11 answers

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