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 -
How can you get Firefox to work on a networked Win XP system configured for IEx 8 - specifically regarding certificates? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo
on Oct 10, 2010 -
I don't want my PgDn key to scroll a page at a time. I want it to scroll half a page, or maybe 3/4 instead. How can I achieve this? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge
on Apr 25, 2010 -
FIREFOX/WINDOWS 7: When using Firefox, where is the bar that includes options of "file", "edit", "view", "favorites" and "tools".? It disappeared! When I access Internet Explorer, no problem, these options are all available and visible, but on Firefox (which I prefer) it seems to have disappeared.
posted by Lylo
on Feb 22, 2010 -
Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier? I'm using XMarks to sync these bookmarks between my XP and OSX machines. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Feb 6, 2010 -
When I type in a url into the address bar in Internet Explorer (v 6.0.29) it automatically opens up the page in Mozilla Firefox (v.5.0) - how can I force the page to just open up in Explorer? (I've scoured preferences to no avail) (Windows XP- home)
posted by mrmarley
on Dec 8, 2008 -
Is it possible to control the volume of individual Windows applications (or Firefox windows/tabs?) Also, is it possible to boost the volume of (e.g.) a YouTube video?
posted by callmejay
on Nov 16, 2008 -
I've read so much here lately 1 2 3
about not browsing as an admin, decided to check it out
and yepper, I surely was using an admin account. I've set up a non admin account, made a few other changes (described inside), hoping to find out from The Hive Mind if I am now safe enough to breathe easy(er). [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue
on Jul 21, 2008 -
I suddenly can't access any Google sites from my computer. Any ideas how to fix? [more inside]
posted by kdern
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Is it possible to trim Vista Breadcrumb sections so that the breadcrumb bar doesn't clip off most of the path in long titles? I.e. anything over say, 10 characters gets cropped, so that long paths can be shown?
Also, is there a way to fix the glitchy second row of tabs in firefox? I want the second row of tabs to have the same height as the first, so that graphics don't go all screwy.
posted by lrodman
on Mar 13, 2008 -
Why does Firefox occasionally repeat the right-click spellcheck suggested words? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Jan 14, 2008 -
How can I force Thunderbird to open links in Firefox when IE is set as my default browser? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Oct 26, 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 -
Microsoft continues to hijack my computer. Every time I get a new Windows update, it changes my default email client from Outlook Express to Outlook (I prefer OE) and my browser from Firefox to IE. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith
on Mar 20, 2006 -
Looking for a macro program or method that captures and pastes text among different browser windows? [more inside]
posted by Fishing Nut
on Jan 26, 2006 -
WebDevFilter: Why do some gifs GIFs *not* appear in Windows/IE, but do appear in Win/FireFox Mac/Safari and Mac/FireFox? Specific example inside. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Dec 20, 2005 -
Attention all Firefox experts! Please help.
This morning, I came in, and my beloved Firefox (1.04) will no longer display text! (DIT) [more inside]
posted by kungfujoe
on Jun 16, 2005 -
Hi all, for some unknown reason (I haven't changed anything) Firefox 1.0.2 (windows xp) suddenly stopped responding to my ctrl/shift-clicks (the keys are working fine outside of FF). This has made me *very* sad...I have tried pretty much everything and look to this great pool of knowledge to furthur my troubleshooting...maybe someone else has run into this? Is there an extension that could force the issue?
posted by gren
on Apr 13, 2005 -
I hate the Firefox Download Manager. How can I bring back the individual download windows from my Mozilla 1.7 days?
posted by punishinglemur
on Mar 30, 2005 -
Internet connection problem. Odd circumstances. Knowledgeable people are invited inside to tell me that I'm missing something obvious. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Jan 17, 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 just started using firefox, and for a while all was good, but recently firefox has stopped playing WMV files that are embedded in web pages. I'm not exactly tech-savvy, so anyone know how to get them to play? It was in this
link that the problem first popped up.
posted by dazed_one
on Dec 21, 2004 -
I was going to hold off installing XP Service Pack 2 for a few months. Whilst I use Firefox rather than IE6, the jpeg vulnerability is listed as affecting XP itself. Do I really need to installing it as soon as possible? Is everyone else installing SP2 now?
posted by Blue Stone
on Sep 25, 2004 -