I've decided to switch over completely to Google Chrome, and on my work laptop it's NBD. My home laptop, however, asks me EVERY DAMN TIME I START CHROME if I want to make it my default browser; clicking OK does nothing (Firefox is still the default). More inside... [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom
on Jun 2, 2014 -
Any tools/tricks/plugins for surfing the internet with more than one browser at a time? I use Firefox, Opera, and Chrome all at the same time and want some way to get links and data from one to the other without continually copying and pasting. [more inside]
posted by meowzilla
on Sep 8, 2010 -
How do I get my browser(s) to stop back tracking? When I use both Firefox and Chrome on my office computer, the browser will automatically flip back to the previous page (as if I hit the "back" button) after about 30 seconds. It will actually keep doing it until it gets back to the first page I opened in the browser. It doesn't happen with all web pages (Gmail and Metafilter seem fine), but it's particularly a problem with media sites (e.g. local newspapers, the Atlantic, Good Magazine). I mostly get around it by holding 'ctrl' when I click a link so it opens in a new tab and can't back track. But it's a pain in the butt.
Is there a way to stop this?
posted by dry white toast
on Jul 30, 2010 -
Suddenly today, I can't stay logged into anything - Google, Facebook, Metafilter, Twitter, Flickr, etc. I've run through a bunch of possibilities, but could the power cutting out last night have done something? [more inside]
posted by peep
on Nov 17, 2009 -
I like to watch a lot of streaming video especially for sports games. I usually use the Google Chrome browser. But some sites' media players say they only work with Firefox or IE and won't even give me the chance of trying it out in Chrome. Is there a way to trick the sites into thinking Chrome is really one of the approved browsers? Or is there really some fundamental difference that makes the players break in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Jul 5, 2009 -
If throw an address like c:\my documents into an IE address bar, it opens up the folder in windows explorer. If I put the same thing in a firefox address bar, I get an html page that displays the folder/files as a series of links down the page. Anyway to get firefox to replicate the IE behavior on this type of address?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Apr 11, 2008 -
How can I open a specific web shortcut (from the desktop) in a specific web browser? [more inside]
posted by covert7
on May 5, 2007 -
With Firefox 2.0 (did not happen on 1.5.) when I return to the previous page via the back button, I am always sent to the top of the previous page regardless of how far I had scrolled down prior to jumping to the next page. Can I set it to go back to the spot I had scrolled to and not to the top or am I stuck? (My current workaround is to use the add on script that creates a duplicate tab)
posted by JohnnyGunn
on Nov 17, 2006 -
Re-installed Windows XP on my old laptop (Sony PCG-SRX87). Let it run through all the updates. Now neither IE nor Firefox will show CSS background images. [more inside]
posted by ao4047
on Jun 12, 2006 -
I'm trying to find a (stable) OSX web browser that...
A) allows you to select text and right-click to search for that text in Google,
B) displays bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar as favicons (not just plain text buttons). [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah
on Apr 27, 2006 -
I'm having major problems with both Firefox (my browser of choice) and Opera 8. Firefox stalls consistently for a considerable amount of time (1 min - 5 mins) on specific sites (for instance del.icio.us/popular/
) and Opera has a font-rendering bug on most sites (for instance, again, del.icio.us/popular/
). [more inside]
posted by Frankieist
on Dec 17, 2005 -
So I downloaded Flock and became instantly indifferent, until I noticed it's near Opera-like rendering speed via the back-button. Sluggish back button (again, compared to Opera) action is my least favorite thing about Firefox. Given that Flock is based on Firefox, can I mimic Flock's speedy rendering on already visited pages in Firefox sans digging into code? [more inside]
posted by jikel_morten
on Oct 21, 2005 -
In less than a month, I've had Firefox crash on one machine -- a new G4 Powerbook relatively free from stuff like GUI mods, extra software, a million extensions, etc. -- more than 15 times. Usually, it's while doing something innocuous, like trying to open a new tab. I have the same problem on my G5. [more inside]
posted by mrkinla
on Jun 22, 2005 -
All my firefox extensions in the Extensions window are greyed out, none of them work, and right clicking doesn't give me any workable options that are not greyed out. What's up? They used to work.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Feb 10, 2005 -
Why has my Firefox slowed down?
It started a few day ago. Sometimes it takes several minutes for a page to load. Some only partially load, then stop. Some don't load at all. Not every page is this way, but I'd say about 20% suffer from one of these problems. IE is zipping right along though. I did a virus check, ran Spy-bot and Ad-Aware and cleaned up my registry. Yet the problem persists. Oh, I'm running 1.0 and XP Pro.
posted by zorro astor
on Jan 17, 2005 -
I am having a bit of trouble using RSS on Firefox. Whenever I click on one of the little orange RSS boxes, I am taken to a page which states, at the top, "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below." followed by a code listing that I presume is the document tree mentioned above. Am I supposed to do something with that?
I suspect there is a real simple answer to this that will make me look like a dork, but I can cope with that if it results in figuring this out.
posted by John Smallberries
on Jan 16, 2005 -
Ok, I'm making the big switch from IE to Firefox (now that it has gone 1.0). What extensions can't I live without?
posted by darainwa
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Compare and contrast Camino and Firefox for OSX. What are the key differences? How are they similar? Which would do you prefer?
posted by mhaw
on Aug 11, 2004 -
Why does Firefox insist on loading pages with Unicode character coding, when I prefer Western character coding? The former turns high-ASCII characters like § into question marks; the latter displays these normally. Does this happen to anyone else, and can I fix it?
posted by PrinceValium
on Jun 27, 2004 -
Finally decided to make Firefox my default browser, but the bookmarks it imported from IE are four months old. Is there any way to get the updated ones without handcopying?
posted by casarkos
on Mar 8, 2004 -
Is it possible to stop Mozilla/Firefox from truncating tooltips (or whatever the link title="popping stuff"
popup things are called)? I assume this is somehow a "feature," not a bug, but it really pisses me off.
posted by Tlogmer
on Feb 16, 2004 -
fox question. I've been trying to find a browser I like, and after playing with Opera, Mozilla, and Firebird, I settled on firefox. Now I can't figure out how to make it feel familiar, the way IE does. For starters, I would really like my bookmarks to sort the same way, directories listed first a-->z, followed by links stored in the top level also sorted a-->z. It doesn't appear to care if an imported bookmark is a directory or an actual link, and it really annoys me. [more inside]
posted by Grod
on Feb 9, 2004 -