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Default Browser Setting, Where Art Thou?

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 - 9 answers

Something like an ad-blocker for related links?

Is there a way to block links to other articles from showing up on the web? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on May 1, 2014 - 8 answers

Can I automatically log (via email) my internet browsing?

I browse the internet using Firefox Portable (run from a USB) on whichever PCs I'm using (at work, at the public library, on friends' PCs, etc.), and Firefox on my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S3). Is there some way (e.g. software I can install) that I can have every URL I visit automatically sent to my email address? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Feb 13, 2014 - 4 answers

Flaming fox doesn't appreciate interruptions...

Help me make Firefox less cranky when losing/restoring tethered network via android phone? [more inside]
posted by de void on Aug 26, 2013 - 4 answers

AT&T Uverse software bug screwing up Chrome's functionality?

Chrome won't let me access the Metafilter homepage--among other issues. I am not having this problem with Safari or Firefox. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jun 19, 2013 - 9 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 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

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

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

How do I protect my PC while surfing the net?

Please tell what I can do to be safer while surfing the Internet. I barely escaped a virus I got while surfing with the latest version of Firefox on a completely updated and patched Windows XP machine. [more inside]
posted by 14580 on Jun 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Neither here nor there.

Clicking on a link using Firefox takes me to previous, random, and unrelated links in my history. This is getting annoying. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Mar 21, 2011 - 9 answers

bookmarklet for a random link in a new tab

In Firefox, how can I get my bookmarklet to open a link in a new tab? [more inside]
posted by maqsarian on Feb 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Weird problems with browsing history and bookmarking in Firefox

Firefox has developed a couple very weird problems related to saving browsing history (despite options to save history being checked) and bookmarking. [more inside]
posted by Cucurbit on Nov 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Why Can't I Haz Cheezburger?

Why can't I haz cheezburger? (Why can't I access the Cheezburger sites from my computer anymore?) [more inside]
posted by DMan on Oct 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Why do the rollovers on the website I have made do what I want them to in Chrome but not in Firefox or Internet Explorer?

I have just finished building this website... http://www.frankxcarter.com ...for a friend of mine. In Google Chrome the front page displays with no lines across the photograph and the link images {Journal, Photos, etc.) appear when you roll the mouse over the photograph. However, in Firefox there are thick horizontal white lines across the image and in Internet Explorer the rollovers don't display properly at all! Any advice as to how I can rectify will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Theo
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 28, 2010 - 12 answers

How to organize bookmarks in Firefox?

How do you organize your Firefox bookmarks toolbar? [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jul 9, 2010 - 14 answers

How do I expose invisible characters in web forms?

How do I expose invisible characters in web forms? [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Apr 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Show me the... cache.

What's the best way cache and archive web bookmarks? (Firefox, Vista) [more inside]
posted by matkline on Apr 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Monitoring my own time

Recommendations for software to manage time, particularly when browsing the internet. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Apr 11, 2010 - 3 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

Can't get Cooliris to show up in Firefox browser

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!
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 20, 2010 - 6 answers

ターンバック: "I think that says keep going, but who can tell with those crazy boxes?"

How do you avoid the "undisplayable character boxes" you see when encountering a new or unknown language script? [more inside]
posted by bouchacha on Feb 17, 2010 - 9 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 does Internet Explorer make money?

How does Internet Explorer make money? [more inside]
posted by abbat on Jan 8, 2010 - 21 answers

I can't stay logged in to any websites

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 - 11 answers

Alternative Browsers

What superior/alternative web browsers to Firefox do you use? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Aug 26, 2009 - 33 answers

Chrome clone that isn't made of Chrome?

Are there any browsers that are essentially Chrome clones in function and appearance, but aren't Chrome and don't share any common code? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Jul 10, 2009 - 16 answers

What add-ons to Firefox do you find useful?

I just learned about Firefox add-ons and grease monkey scripts (I know, I know....) There are literally thousands of these things and I was wondering which ones you find useful and how you use them. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on May 9, 2009 - 49 answers

internet self-discipline

Is there a way to ensure that firefox can only access specific sites for a specified period of time? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Apr 15, 2009 - 7 answers

Facebook, delicious and flickr not loading!

My facebook, delicious and flickr aren't working, but all other sites are fine. What's wrong and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by carofowler on Feb 2, 2009 - 8 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

Clicked something random, now I can't view a site in FF3?

Help! I clicked something without realizing, now I can't view one of my favorite websites. What did I do? [more inside]
posted by SputnikSweetheart on Nov 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Automatically remove certain items in Firefox history?

How can I arrange it so that my Firefox history is automatically purged of sites of a certain domain like imdb.com or facebook.com? [more inside]
posted by sittered on Nov 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Why can't I listen to conference calls on Yahoo Finance? (using Mac Safari/Firefox)

Why can't I listen to conference calls on Yahoo Finance? (using Mac Safari/Firefox) [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Oct 31, 2008 - 3 answers

Does IE7-like RSS Reader exist for FireFox?

I love IE7's built-in RSS/feed reader. I hate, hate, hate IE7's slowness and general, overal crapiness. I would love to use FireFox, but I want the same kind of RSS reader functionality. Is there is a plugin or extension for Firefox that exists and works just like IE7's RSS reader? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Sep 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Linking problems with Firefox??

Why doesn't Firefox open links that I click? I've noticed over the last several days that when I click on some links the status bar will start going through the motions to connect, but then it will stop dead (it actually says "Stopped" as if I had pushed the stop button before the page had a chance to load). Nothing really happens after that, its as if the click command was lost in transit. [more inside]
posted by i less than three nsima on Jun 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Crazy Like a Fox.com: Make it Stop!

Help! For a few days now, Fox.com keeps loading a tab in Firefox automatically every so often. How do I get it to stop? I tried clearing cookies and stuff, and scanned for malware and found nothing. I also tried reinstalling Firefox since I wanted to upgrade to the latest beta of Firefox 3 anyway. I'm behind a corporate firewall here, so this kinda thing never happens typically. Any ideas?
posted by GS1977 on Mar 20, 2008 - 4 answers

configuration of vista breadcrumb bar/firefox second tab row

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 - 0 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

Flash me!

Adobe Flash Player apps won't work on my Internet Explorer 7 browser. [more inside]
posted by princeofpersiaxz on Feb 18, 2008 - 9 answers

What's wrong with my Internet connection?

Please help me diagnose this mysterious Internet problem. I can't connect to a few websites in the normal way -- for example I can't connect to IMdB.com if the URL begins with "www". But I can connect if I remove the prefix. There are a few other websites I'm having similar problems with. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese on Feb 14, 2008 - 8 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

What could possibly cause MySpace to kill my internet connection?

What could possibly MySpace to kill my internet connection? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Dec 16, 2007 - 21 answers

Browser makes incorrect requests.

My browsers frequently try to load the wrong page. They invent web addresses based on other open pages. What's happening? I don't think it's spyware. [more inside]
posted by Yogurt on Nov 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Better Browser for the Mac

I need a better browser for my Mac. I use a MacBook Pro 17". For the past year, I've been using Safari as my default browser. I like it swell except that it crashes all the frickin' time. I've installed SAFT, which allows me to restore my browsing sessions, but still -- it's a pain. Last weekend, I moved over to Firefox in the hopes that things would be improved. That's not going to work. What's with the delays for nearly every action? Ugh. (No extensions installed.) I don't yet have Leopard, but am willing to upgrade if Safari 3 offers a marked improvement in performance. What can I do to improve my web browsing experience? (Session restore is a must. Undo closed tabs is nice.) [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Nov 1, 2007 - 66 answers

How do I open certain sites in IETab?

I use Firefox. I want to be able to open certain sites in IETab/Internet Explorer automatically. I can do this quite easily if they are bookmarked, but I want to be able to do it every time I come across a link to the site. [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Sep 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Blocking Porn with OS X and FireFox

Is there a free program (os x) or firefox extension to do porn filtering/blocking online? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Sep 21, 2007 - 2 answers

Why are some major websites suddenly not working on my computer?

Why are some major websites suddenly not working on my computer? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2 on Sep 16, 2007 - 7 answers

How does one commission a Firefox Extension/ Greasemonkey script?

How does one go about hiring someone to create a specific Greasemonkey script or Firefox extension for them? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Sep 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Firefox 2.0.0.6 is Making Me Cranky!

Firefox 2.0.0.6 doesn't work with most of the extensions I'm using, including Greasemonkey. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug on Aug 1, 2007 - 16 answers

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