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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

How to sync bookmarks across 2 browsers and a tablet

I'd like to like to sync bookmarks between Chrome and Firefox on a computer AND with the Android version of either Chrome or Firefox (doesn't matter which). [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld on Dec 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Firefox zooms in by default. How can I fix this?

Everything in firefox is zoomed in twice by default. Icons in the bookmarks bar are larger than they should be and pixellated. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jul 1, 2013 - 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

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

Clueless

Please help me find a folder I have bookmarked on my computer. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jan 16, 2011 - 8 answers

How to get Firefox to run on a system for IEx8

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 - 6 answers

1/2 PgDn!

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 - 4 answers

Not very Technical

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 - 5 answers

Are there any programs/extensions out there to make the editing/organizing of my bookmarks in Firefox any easier?

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 - 5 answers

Firefox has a mind of it's own.

Why does Firefox randomly break out one of my tabs in a new window? [more inside]
posted by daHIFI on Jul 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Forget-Me-Not

Firefox Forget-Me-Not: My browser no longer seems to remember me. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Apr 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Firefox taking over Explorer?

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 - 3 answers

Controlling the volume of applications in Windows?

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 - 3 answers

XP Filter: I set up a non admin account for safer computing -- Am I safe enough now?

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 - 14 answers

I can't access any Google site. Can you help?

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 - 33 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

Why why is is Firefox Firefox repeating repeating words words??

Why does Firefox occasionally repeat the right-click spellcheck suggested words? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jan 14, 2008 - 6 answers

I want my Firefox!

Why is Firefox so sluggish on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by trip and a half on Jul 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Drivecleaner virus and firefox. Why is drivecleaner stalking me?

Firefox and disk cleaner virus - not sure if I have the virus or not.... [more inside]
posted by fox_terrier_guy on Jun 24, 2007 - 6 answers

Outlook-->IE, Thunderbird-->Firefox?

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 - 5 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

Re-installed WinXP Won't Show CSS Images

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 - 2 answers

Is Windows Media Player causing popups?

How do I stop popups that appear when Windows Media Player is running? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on May 2, 2006 - 6 answers

Hijacked by Microsoft

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 - 11 answers

Pulling data from one window and pasting to another automatically - how?

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 - 3 answers

IE doesn't display gifs, but FireFox and Safari have no problem.

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 - 22 answers

Firefox breaks Windows's FTP!

Why does Firefox break Windows' FTP abilities, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by skryche on Oct 1, 2005 - 14 answers

Dear God, Don't Let Me Use IE!

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 - 6 answers

Is there a way to pre-load apps you like during windows startup into RAM?

Is there a way to pre-load apps you like during windows startup into RAM? [more inside]
posted by Dean Keaton on May 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me stop crying...

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 - 16 answers

How can I get individual download windows in Firefox?

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 - 2 answers

Internet connection problem

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 - 9 answers

Why has my Firefox slowed down?

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 - 8 answers

How do you get embedded .wmv files to play in Firefox?

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 - 6 answers

Do I have to install Windows XP Service Pack 2 now?

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 - 6 answers

Why do I get this Windows error when opening Firefox shortcuts?

Simple Windows/Firefox question... [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Jul 7, 2004 - 7 answers

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