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How to keep a new computer from getting bogged down over time

How can I set up a Windows 7 PC to be clean and stay clean? I don't want file bits and temporary files to clog it up, I don't want a million image files the size of a dot. I don't want this computer to run like molasses after a few years of web browsing and use. What is the best way to do that? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 12, 2012 - 20 answers

Are there ways to remove facebook VOICE chat from my computer?

Are there ways to remove facebook VOICE chat from my computer? [more inside]
posted by omaralareefi on Apr 6, 2011 - 7 answers

What have I messed up on Hotmail via FireFox?

I have been using Hotmail for e-mail, and getting it via IMac on FireFox. I cleaned the machine etc and now find I am not able to get Hotmail. [more] [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Dec 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Xmarks the spot

I've decided to create new Firefox profiles on my home Windows XP machine -- one for distraction-free work with work-only bookmarks (HomeWork), and the other for everything, work or leisure (HomePlay). How can I make Xmarks play nicely with them? [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra on Feb 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Facebook's taken over my GMail

When I log into Gmail, Firefox redirects me to a page on Facebook. What gives? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 1, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I override "Override All Compatibility" in Firefox?

Installed Firefox 3.5 today and accidentally hit "Override all Compatibility". Now CPU is at 99%. Any way to UNDO this? [more inside]
posted by for_serious on Jun 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Switch to Firefox 3 or stay with 2?

Advantages/disadvantages of Firefox 3? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Dec 17, 2008 - 28 answers

I'm really not looking at gay porno

When checking out a gchat link from a friend to nbc.com, my firefox froze as "jew.wmv" tried to run (unsuccessfully) and a screaming chorus of "I'm looking at gay porno" came out of my computer. Does anybody know what the hell this is? [more inside]
posted by My Bloody Pony on May 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Only for Firefox, only on one computer: manual connection to high speed required. Why?

After installing a new wireless router, what router/network setting would force only Firefox, and on only one computer in the network, connect to the internet and ethernet manually, while everything else connects automatically? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Where does autofill come from?

Firefox Filter: Is there any way to view the autofill lists outside of Firefox? [more inside]
posted by M Edward on Feb 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Like a disaffected grad student, for some reason my firefox won't finish

I like to think I'm a reasonably smart guy. But after a dozen google searches and innumerable hours spent on tech boards I'm stumped. The last few images on every web page I go to will NOT load. What gives? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on May 25, 2007 - 22 answers

Firefox 2.0 Ready?

Is Firefox 2.0 Ready for Prime Time? [more inside]
posted by KRS on Jan 10, 2007 - 44 answers

Why is my computer suddenly grumpy, slow, and generally uncooperative?

Why is my computer suddenly grumpy, slow, and generally uncooperative? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Sep 6, 2006 - 14 answers

Need Help Fixing a Problem with Firefox 1.5.0.3 and Adobe Reader.. Please help!

Trouble with XP, Firefox 1.5.0.3, and Adobe Reader 7.0.7... I have reinstalled everything other than the OS. Firefox crashes every time it loads a PDF... How do I remedy this? [more inside]
posted by seinfeld on May 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Firefox Homepage and Bookmarks Mysteriously Disappear, Complications Ensue.

Twice this week I've lost my bookmarks and homepage on Firefox. Please help me--I'm a babe in the woods and the big hungry Firefox is licking its chops. [more inside]
posted by wordswinker on Jul 1, 2005 - 12 answers

Odd Firefox behavior

I've been ignoring a number of minor Firefox bugs but I've finally had enough. Help! The Linky! extension doesn't work. The Conquery extension doesn't work. I select text but then I get an empty dialog prompting me for search text. [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on May 19, 2005 - 3 answers

Firefox extension to add repeated text?

Is there a Firefox extension out there which allows you use the right-click menu to select and drop bits of text (for example html) you use repeatedly, into a document, for example a Blogger post?
posted by feelinglistless on Jan 23, 2005 - 8 answers

How do we set up two distinct sets of preferences in Firefox?

Firefox question - I have a situation where two people share this computer, and each of us want our browser set up OUR way - bookmarks, toolbars, look and style, etc. Is there a way to set this up in Firefox? Compromise is not likely, and I don't want to have to kill them to keep them from replacing my toolbar links. Nor do I want either of us to go back to IE and its gaping security holes again. Any ideas?
posted by John Smallberries on Dec 22, 2004 - 5 answers

Firefox Features

I am an unapologetic Firefox fanboy. This is the only piece of software for which I have feelings bordering on love. Which is why it pains me to say that new pr 0.10 is annoying me. There are lots of sites that I have multiple logins for and I miss the ability to 1, be able to place the cursor in the login field, press the down arrow, and chose the login I want. And 2, be able to type the first few letters of the login and hit tab to auto complete the login and populate the password field. Anyone figure out how to get these features back?
posted by Grod on Sep 15, 2004 - 16 answers

Firefox font foo

I love Firefox. But I've had a problem since firebird and it's still present in .9.1. I like the free Bitstream Vera font family when I'm on the laptop because the fonts smooth nicely. However, at some point they become aliased. Screen shots inside. How do I prevent this from happening? [more inside]
posted by Grod on Jul 2, 2004 - 11 answers

Thunder on the upgrade

Help with Mozilla Thunderbird: I, somewhat foolishly, decided to upgrade my copy of Thunderbird yesterday at the same time as I was getting the new Fire[fox|bird]. I went from 0.3 to 0.5 and now I can't send mail from any of my accounts. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Aaorn on Feb 10, 2004 - 6 answers

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