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Problems with Firefox fonts in Windows 7?

The past few days (beginning of this week?) I've been having a problem with fonts acting wonky in Firefox at work... They look like partially loaded progressive JPEGs. I'm using Windows 7 (a dell computer, nothing fancy). I feel like it's trying to render them progressively and then the cleartype isn't functioning properly, so only some of the colors load, leaving a sort of "blocky" look to it. [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Jun 13, 2013 - 4 answers

JAVA now OK?

I watch a lot of embedded videos that require JAVA. [more inside]
posted by KRS on May 14, 2013 - 8 answers

No, no, NO!

Can I remove "Add to Dictionary" from the Firefox context menu? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on May 3, 2013 - 5 answers

How add feeds to The Old Reader in firefox?

I'm supposed to use "http://theoldreader.com/feeds/subscribe?url=%s" in the firefox feed handler, but I'm unclear exactly HOW. I know that replacing the "%s" with the url I'm wanting to add works, but I don't know how to get firefox to replace the '%s' with the current url. Adding it as a bookmark doesn't appear to work. Thoughts?
posted by leotrotsky on Mar 15, 2013 - 7 answers

I can't access google

I can't connect to Google and if I try to search askmefi it says Loading after I type in the search terms and press return. [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Mar 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Youtube userscript or add-on recommendations?

I love YousableTubeFix for Firefox, which sets global preferences for things like preferred resolution (the most important feature to me), default player size, and whether to autoplay videos on channel pages. The problem: it's still blocking ads even though I told it not to. Could you recommend any other Youtube-preference-modifying Firefox userscripts or add-ons that have a similar purpose but without accidentally blocking the ads? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Why doesn't command+click work correctly on Pinterest?

Stop taking me to new tabs! Pinterest, why are you the only site that overrides my Firefox preferences? [more inside]
posted by Charity Garfein on Jan 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Website font overlapping?

Occasionally I will run across a webpage that has some or all of the text look like this. It's all bunched up and completely illegible. What gives? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Oh website, why U no work with IE 9.0!?

Why do certain features of a website work with current versions of firefox and earlier versions of Internet Explorer (7.0 and earlier) but not IE 9.0? Details and screenshots and much... [more inside]
posted by de void on Jan 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Firefox View Selection Source returns blank window

Weird problem in Firefox. View Page Source works just fine. View Selection Source returns a blank window. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Jan 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me understand event handling in different browsers

Question about Javascript, Backbone.js and clicking forms. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Dec 6, 2012 - 10 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

Chrome vs. Firefox Extension Security

Please help me understand the difference (or non-difference) in safety for Firefox vs. Chrome browser extensions (plugins/add-ons). [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 5, 2012 - 3 answers

You got facebook on my firefox

Where did these facebook buttons come from on my firefox? they just appeared this afternoon and I haven't added any add-ons in a long time. I'm running firefox 17.0 according to the about page.
posted by Might quack on Oct 25, 2012 - 3 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

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

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

How to take a full-web-page screenshot

How do I take a screenshot of an entire webpage (difficulty: using functionality built-in to Firefox 9+ or Windows 7, and I accidentally did it yesterday)? [more inside]
posted by pla on Sep 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Why can't I see Firefox window?

I started OS X this morning and Firefox isn't visible. That is to say, I can't see a window or any tabs, though I can see the top toolbar -- the Apple - Firefox - File - Edit... row. Normally it opens at startup. What to do?
posted by partner on Sep 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Firefox spell check -- How to default to English (United States)?

Why is the spell checker in Firefox defaulting to Dutch, and how can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by dhens on Aug 6, 2012 - 4 answers

What is OpenDNS and how do I turn it off?

What is OpenDNS and how do I turn it off? Please explain it to me like I'm seven years old. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jul 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Instad of right-click, "key-click"?

Is there a Firefox extension that does this: I hover over a link with my mouse, but instead of right (or left) clicking, I push a key on my keyboard, which then opens the link. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 21, 2012 - 10 answers

There is probably an easy solution to this, but damned if I can find it.

I have a Macbook with OS X 10.5.8 and Firefox 13.0.1. The printing scale under File -> Page Setup in Firefox has randomly started defaulting to 60%. So every time I restart Firefox, I have to go in there and change it back to 100% before I print anything. I can't figure out how to change it back. Is this a Firefox thing, or a printer thing? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Jul 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find the right "X" in firefox

I keep 15 to 30 tabs open in firefox and have a hard time distinguishing which "tab close X" is the active one and which ones are greyed out. [more inside]
posted by aliksd on Jul 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Help with FireFox addon

FireFox addon problem [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Jul 9, 2012 - 3 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

Firefox Tiny Printing

Recently when I print with Firefox, it tries to squeeze everything into 1 page. The text is TINY. I have tried "Print 100%", Scale to Fit, Print regular in preferences (HP Laserjet 4200). I have tried to print with different drivers. Nothing I do save "Print 200+%" works, and that's absolutely absurd to have to do each time. Chrome prints things fine, but I really don't want to have to use a different browser each time... Anybody have an idea? Any info I seem to find on the web comes up with old FF2 and FF3 printing issues. Nothing with a more current version on the mozilla forums.
posted by symbioid on Jun 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Unintentional Glitch Art

Weirdest Firefox problem ever. Some text, across different sites, appears scrambled -- or, more accurately is rot-2. Uninstalling, deleting profile and re-installing did not help. WTF? [more inside]
posted by rottytooth on Jun 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Someone is inserting ads into my Firefox Google SERPs

Something is hijacking my Firefox and stealthily inserting ads into my Google SERPs (and god knows what else). How do I figure out where its coming from? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Jun 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Firefox - new is not always better

Firefox - how to be only a little bit up to date ? Selenium (and a whole swag of other plugins/addons/extensions) don't work under FF 12 - what to do ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on May 21, 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

What's the best way to deal with Outbrain links in Firefox?

Is there a Firefox extension or something that will change Outbrain links into the regular links they appear to be when you first mouse over them? [more inside]
posted by straight on May 10, 2012 - 5 answers

No, Firefox, Don't reload it!!!

How do I make Firefox not reload the page that made it crash? [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Apr 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Firefox address bar showing wrong address

Why does my address bar show the wrong address when I change tabs? [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Apr 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Ubuntu & Firefox troubleshooting

Yesterday, my firefox install on ubuntu started misbehaving. The bookmarks toolbar only shows up if I remove it and and add it again. There are no URLs in Address bar and no URL display down where the status bar used to be. Several plugins have stopped working without being disabled. Sometimes tabs can't be closed. No session management and on and on. The problem seems to be some interaction of a ubuntu update and firefox not cooperating. After googling I have nothing and am at a complete loss for how to fix it. Where do people turn for support for ubuntu firefox problems that don't require them to be on either development team? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Apr 17, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I view Tweets in Firefox, only better?

I'm looking for a new Twitter client that lives "inside" Firefox. (Windows 7) [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on Mar 13, 2012 - 3 answers

What greasemonkey scripts would I want if I only knew they existed?

What greasemonkey scripts would I want if I only knew they existed? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Mar 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you help me be 0.03% more efficient?

I would like a thing (greasemonkey script, add-on, bookmarklet, etc) which will let me easily add events to my Google calendar from within Firefox. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Feb 28, 2012 - 3 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

Firefox update confusion

Firefox update change doesn't take me straight to where i want to go anymore. [more inside]
posted by revikim on Feb 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Firefox mp3 plugin

What is a good Firefox plugin that will let me pause and change the playing point of online mp3s? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Feb 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Why does Firefox 9 s*ck so much?

I "upgraded" (sic) to Firefox 9 and now cannot do the most basic things I am used to doing. [more inside]
posted by parrot_person on Jan 17, 2012 - 16 answers

PDFs on Firefox for Mac

PDFs on Firefox for Mac: No matter what hacks I try, it seems that I cannot get the PDF Plugin for Firefox on Mac OS X to work with either Firefox 9 or Firefox 10 beta. I feel like I must be doing something wrong because evidently other folks have gotten it to work. Would be grateful if anyone could walk me through the best way to get this extension working again. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jan 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Is there a way to get Twitter search results back into Google search results?

Is there a way to get Twitter search results back into Google search results? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jan 12, 2012 - 4 answers

JUST MAKE IT STOP ! ! ! !

How can I force Firefox to quit on a Mac? Real-time problem. [more inside]
posted by SallyHitMeOntheHead on Jan 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Why can I load random websites?

Something is rotten with my Internet settings. Chrome/Firefox/Safari won't load random sites like Facebook or Amazon and it's really frustrating. I'm on a Macbook, OS X 10.5.8. [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Jan 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Firefox 8 is missing my magic arrow

My work computer just upgraded to Firefox 8 (which I've had at home for a while and that's been fine) and I can't figure out how to do this one thing it did in old Firefox. So in whatever version I was using previously, I could click on a tiny downward-pointing arrow on a tab (or right near a tab, I don't remember, or maybe right near the back button) and get to that tab's recent history, so I could go back to recent searches or whatever else (the regular Recent History doesn't work for this, as I have multiple tabs open at a time, and the titles appear the same on my internal database). How do I bring this magic arrow back to new Firefox? I really need to be able to view a specific tab's recent history.
posted by leesh on Dec 27, 2011 - 6 answers

My information superhighway is more like a bike path.

I need a Firefox or Chrome extension that tracks my bandwidth usage. [more inside]
posted by Zozo on Dec 16, 2011 - 5 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

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