Firefox crashing on Youtube. Help! [more inside]
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?
Has anyone used the Pearltrees add-on for firefox? What has been your experience of it? what are its good points and bad points? [more inside]
How do you organize your Firefox bookmarks toolbar? [more inside]
Firefox won't resize images while zooming a page. Or anytime, really. [more inside]
Firefox problems or something else? I have an Acer Aspire 3000 laptop running Windows XP Version 2002. I bought it used from a friend about six months ago. It had both Explorer and Firefox loaded. The Firefox works, the Explorer doesn't. But wait! There's more... [more inside]
What is wrong with Firefox? When I use it, I can't favorite in MetaFilter, look at Yahoo! inbox except in old Classic mode, see any of my gadgets on igoogle, or even tweet in Twitter. Why does every update make it more dysfunctional, and how do I fix these specific problems?
Vanishing windows in Firefox are making me crazy. How can I turn this off? [more inside]
I can't get Unicode character 0CAO -- which is a part of a popular emoticon-based meme -- to correctly display in Firefox, despite, as far as I can tell, having the necessary fonts installed on the system. A picture speaks a thousand words, so: These are my Firefox font settings. This is how this page looks in Firefox. This is how it looks in Safari. This page suggested I needed Arial Unicode MS (which appears to already be part of the Mac OS X operating system?). I also installed a Kannada font from here. No go. Any ideas? It's not so much that I really love the meme; moreso that I really detest seeing those Unicode boxes pop up everywhere on God's green Earth when the character fails to display in Firefox.
Is there a good way to import only some of the bookmarks from one Firefox profile into another? [more inside]
Is there any program/script that can control all User Dictionaries on a machine? You know, when you're typing MetaFilter, and FF tells you it's spelled wrong. You can right-click, and "Add to Dictionary". No sweat. But what about all the other programs I have (Evernote, Thunderbird, Lotus Notes, Excel, Word, etc, etc, etc.). I'm looking for the One User Dictionary To Rule Them All. [more inside]
How can I troubleshoot computer freezes in Windows 7? Possibly Flash and Nvidia causing problems. [more inside]
Is there anyway to replicate Firefox's "clear history on close" option in Chrome? [more inside]
What's the best/optimal font settings in Firefox? [more inside]
Is there a way -using greasemonkey or adblock plus in firefox- to hide/collapse all text in a webpage, but leave the images, etc. alone?
Which browser sucks the least for OSX? [more inside]
Using Firefox 3.6.3, Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I have noticed over the past several days an error that makes reference to a script that is failing to run. I'm not sure how to replicate the error, but it essentially freezes Firefox, and I have to go into Windows Task Manager and kill firefox.exe and re-open it. Unfortunately I don't remember the exact wording of the error message. [more inside]
On Firefox, youtube only gives me the message "An error has occurred, please try again later". [more inside]
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).
Occasionally when opening pages that have the Facebook "Like" sidebar box thing (usually Wired or ThereIFixedIt), I get a pop-up that looks like the sidebar (like this--pictures and names blurred to protect random strangers). The address for this pop-up is usually in the form http://www.connect.facebook.com/widgets/fan.php?api_key=... I'm using Firefox with about a million extensions, none of which specifically apply to Facebook, Wired, etc. I have pop-ups disabled and neither Facebook nor any of the sites I'm getting the pop-up from have any exceptions in my pop-up preferences. I want to never see that pop-up again, what do I need to do to make this happen?
Is there a Firefox extension that will let you hover over keywords on the page and have it show a quick summary from wikipedia?
Is there a Firefox extension that will let you hover over keywords on the page and have it show a quick summary from wikipedia? I'm using a Firefox Extension from evri.com that does this, but it also comes with an ugly toolbar. If you hide the toolbar, the functionality goes away, but I really like it. (Example.) Is there anything like this? That maybe does it better? Most importantly is it bringing this data in dynamically without me having to spawn a new window or leave the page.
Argh! What's happened to my fonts in Opera on linux? [more inside]
I like the new Google search results layout, but it has killed the Greasemonkey script I use to display results in multiple columns. Is there another script or plugin I can use that is compatible with the new layout? [more inside]
Ugh. My cat walked on my keyboard and now Firefox scrolls funny. Can you fix it? [more inside]
Gmail Firefox issue. My Firefox homepage is set to google. I sometimes use igoogle, sometimes not. This morning it has been acting up. When I go to the homepage, it automatically redirects to gmail login. This happens automatically so that I can't search from google. It does not occur in ie. What is going on here?
How can I make this greasemonkey script for Firefox work in Chrome? Alternatively, is there a Chrome extension with the same functionality (searching Wikipedia, Flickr, and Youtube for each google query)? I'm on a PC. [more inside]
Looking for two Firefox abilities: is there a Firefox extension that lets you select multiple tabs and move them to a new window with one action? And is there a Firefox extension that lets you merge bookmark folders? [more inside]
Firefox users: Can I get out from behind these bars? [more inside]
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]
Is there an application that exists which allows the user to cut/paste several emails into large text field, hit enter, and then have it open a separate Firefox tab for each email, displaying the Google search results of each? [more inside]
How do I expose invisible characters in web forms? [more inside]
Why does Firefox load pages without the CSS? If I refresh, it will usually load normally, but sometimes not. This happens across a wide range of sites. Screenshot 1, screenshot 2. FF 3.6.3 on Windows XP.
Is there a way to disable Firefox keyboard shortcuts? Ctrl+Q specifically... [more inside]
What's the best way cache and archive web bookmarks? (Firefox, Vista) [more inside]
Recommendations for software to manage time, particularly when browsing the internet. [more inside]
I despise the use of "target=blank" in a tags. Is there a Firefox extension that can strip them out? [more inside]
I can't seem to scroll a firefox page with my synaptics touchpad, when the cursor is outside of the window (e.g. sitting on the tab). Anyone have ideas? [more inside]
Mac users: Can somebody please tell me how to set up a keyboard shortcut or script that allows me to toggle between U.S. keyboard and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) keyboard layouts? I switch these on and off a LOT when I'm using my iMac and Macbook, but am tired of constantly going up to the little flag dropdown menu in the Finder (which I have to do repeatedly as I switch from program to program, since the drop-down window change doesn't seem to apply globally, but rather only within the current program you have up top). I know there's an easier way, I just haven't gotten around to figuring it out or setting it up. Thanks! [more inside]
How do I add Google Reader as an RSS subscription option in Firefox 3.6? When I click on an RSS feed icon my only option is Live Bookmarks.
How can I get my browser to open URLs matching a certain pattern in another, different browser program? [more inside]
Lost livejournal comment in Firefox - got as far as "preview" before losing power. [more inside]
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?
Where is this pencil icon in Firefox 3.6 coming from? [more inside]
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]
How do I stop Firefox from removing my Navigation and Bookmarks toolbars every time I save a bookmark? [more inside]
Any idea how I can stop this weird behavior the first time I run Firefox? [more inside]
Firefox+Facebook has broken for me -- it greys out when I do stuff. Anyone else experiencing this? [more inside]
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.
I downloaded Cooliris for Firefox. It shows up as enabled in my Tools > Add-ons. Firefox doesn't show the icon in the toolbar to go to Cooliris. Any help? I am running the newest version of Firefox on my Mac. thanks!