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Will you help me with Mozilla Firefox, please? [Vanity]

Posted on 02/03/2006 10:09:58 PM PST by righttackle44

I have seen discussions of folks who know about Mozilla Firefox, and I hope some of you will help me, keeping in mind that I am not very well versed in computer related matters, but my son is. But he is stumped, as well.

I use Mozilla Firefox as my search engine. I have the moderate SafeSearch feature on.

There are a number of web pages that it pulls up, but when I click the item on the search page, everything that I have pulled up on the internet disappears. Nothing else. Any Word or Excel documents or anything else remains okay.

For example, I try to pull up the Rip Off Report. Firefox pull up the item on the page, but when I click on the website, the internet items just disappear. As a result, there are a number of websites I can't use.

Will you please give me some advice? I don't know enough about settings or other features to know what to do.

Thank you. Freepers are the best.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computer; firefox; google; mozilla

1 posted on 02/03/2006 10:10:00 PM PST by righttackle44
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To: William Creel

"I don't understand what you are talking about."

Sorry. This is the best I know how to explain.


3 posted on 02/03/2006 10:14:06 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: William Creel
I use Mozilla Firefox as my search engine. I have the moderate SafeSearch feature on.

He is using the google box on Firefox for searching, but when he clicks on a link in a search, the browser crashes.

4 posted on 02/03/2006 10:14:09 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: righttackle44

Firefox isn't a search engine, it is a browser. I'm using it right now. I've never had a problem with the internet disappearing. If I ever do, I will call Al Gore to complain.


5 posted on 02/03/2006 10:15:42 PM PST by flada (Posting in a manner reminiscent of Jen-gis Kahn.)
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To: flada

"Firefox isn't a search engine, it is a browser. I'm using it right now. I've never had a problem with the internet disappearing. If I ever do, I will call Al Gore to complain."

LOL.


6 posted on 02/03/2006 10:16:40 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: righttackle44

Yes, one of my investment sites kicks me off because of Firefox and they told me their system did not allow Firefox. As soon as I mentioned it, they knew about the problem with Firefox. I have to use Internet Explorer on their site.

Perhaps it is the company that is incompatible and not your computer.


7 posted on 02/03/2006 10:17:12 PM PST by Kay
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To: Petronski

"He is using the google box on Firefox for searching, but when he clicks on a link in a search, the browser crashes."

Thank you for your help in clarifying this.


8 posted on 02/03/2006 10:17:31 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: righttackle44
the internet items just disappear

You broke the internet.

9 posted on 02/03/2006 10:18:17 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Kay

"Perhaps it is the company that is incompatible and not your computer."

Thank you for this. May have to switch browers entirely.


10 posted on 02/03/2006 10:18:41 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: righttackle44

It took me a minute to decode it. ;O)


11 posted on 02/03/2006 10:19:12 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Larry Lucido

"You broke the internet."

Sorry. Do you suppose Al Gore warrantees it?


12 posted on 02/03/2006 10:19:32 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: righttackle44
Firefox is not a Search Engine. It is a browser.

In the upper right corner you will see a "G" in a box. "G" is for Google.

Click on the "G" and a drop-down will appear with other Icons to click on, etc.

I suggest you stick with Google Search Engine as you learn.

13 posted on 02/03/2006 10:22:35 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: righttackle44

I prefer Firefox but sometimes I have to use Internet Explorer.

Actually, I-E gives me no end of grief -- "error" "send report" then kicks me off the internet in the most irritating places (eg. just when I'm completing my order at Amazon.com). I probably need to reformat but I haven't had time.


14 posted on 02/03/2006 10:22:50 PM PST by Kay
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To: Buddy B

"I suggest you stick with Google Search Engine as you learn."

Thank you for your guidance.


15 posted on 02/03/2006 10:25:14 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: righttackle44
Google
16 posted on 02/03/2006 10:27:57 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: Kay

It sounds like the site has a Javascript browser sniffer program that fails to open in the Fire Fox browser.

Browser sniffer scripts are very old hat, meant to ensure that the user supports scripts that include CCS and Layers. The script used to launch an alert box telling you to update your browser or install both IE and Netscape.

The sit is funky and contains crappy code. A GUI nightmare.

Either that or Bill is paying companies off to block Fire Fox.


17 posted on 02/03/2006 10:28:39 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: beaver fever

"It sounds like the site has a Javascript browser sniffer program that fails to open in the Fire Fox browser."

Thank you. I will also pass your guidance on to my son.

As I said, Freepers are the best.


18 posted on 02/03/2006 10:31:59 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: righttackle44
Rip Off Report - Google Search
19 posted on 02/03/2006 10:35:17 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: Buddy B

Thanks. I just tried it, and it popped off
again--using Google.


20 posted on 02/03/2006 10:37:46 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: righttackle44
Just in the last week, Firefox came out with a new version 1.5.0.1 of their browser, which fixes some bug and incompatibilities. If this is your lucky day, perhaps they fixed whatever bugs you are seeing.

What version of Firefox are you using? To find out:

  1. See along the top where it says
    File Edit View Go Bookmarks Tools Help
  2. Click on [ Help ]
  3. Click on [ About Mozilla Firefox ]
  4. Look for the word "version" in the little window that pops up.
  5. What number is after it? Likely it is either 1.0 or 1.5 something.
If it is something less than 1.5.0.1, then consider upgrading at http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ .
21 posted on 02/03/2006 10:42:14 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (The distrust of authority is a deeply destructive force in the hands of evil men.)
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To: righttackle44
Rip-off Report.com

Is this the site you want?

22 posted on 02/03/2006 10:43:12 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: righttackle44
I'm not sure whether these will be the definitive cures for your problem, but:
23 posted on 02/03/2006 10:46:45 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

"I'm not sure whether these will be the definitive cures for your problem, but:"

Thank you. Darn well bet I'll do these steps.


24 posted on 02/03/2006 10:48:59 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: martin_fierro

You may want to take a look at Fasterfox, rather than recommend Firetune.


25 posted on 02/03/2006 10:55:01 PM PST by Terpfen (72-25: The Democrats mounted a failibuster!)
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To: righttackle44

Just looked at the source code. There is no sniffer unless it is being accessed by a remote script.

This script may be the problem although I'm week on Javascript

function validateSearch(theForm){
if(theForm.q5.value.length < 3){
alert("you must enter a valid search!");
theForm.q5.focus();
return false;
}
return true;
}

The script tells you that your keyword must be greater than three letters. I don't think thats the problem.

The focus parameter has been known to be very buggy depending on the browser.

After teaching me how to script in layers using the Span ID tag, my Iranian Javascript instructor told me to forget about layers.

It incourages you to build slow loading pages that only a small number of computers can see.

The rule for websites, still is KISS.


26 posted on 02/03/2006 10:57:18 PM PST by beaver fever
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To: Terpfen

"You may want to take a look at Fasterfox, rather than recommend Firetune."

Thank you.


27 posted on 02/03/2006 10:57:26 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: beaver fever

Thank you. I'll pass this on to my
son. He's the JavaScript guy.


28 posted on 02/03/2006 10:58:53 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: martin_fierro
I guess I do not know what righttackle44 is asking.

Is it about the "Tool Bar"?

I have my "Tool Bar" set-up different than the original downloaded "Tool Bar".

I have 20 Folders in [across] my "Tool Bar". Each of these Folders makes a drop-down appear when Clicked, with more Folders. Then in each of these Folders, I have bookmarks galore.

Comments, questions...

29 posted on 02/03/2006 11:13:41 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: righttackle44
I have been using Firefox since I dumped AOL a little while ago.

I set Yahoo as the home page and downloaded the Google toolbar.
It works fine for me.

I would rather use Opera but on my crap dial up,it has problems with images,losing them if I scroll down a page and having to start over when I scroll back.

30 posted on 02/04/2006 4:07:46 AM PST by carlr
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To: righttackle44
May have to switch browers entirely.

Do some testing first. For example, does the same behavior present itself when using Internet Explorer?
Also...is this recent behavior? If so, and you are using WinXP...do a System Restore to a date before this behavior presented itself.
Lastly, do a FULL spyware/adware/malware and virus scan. Use the best software you can find...like AdAware or Microsoft's Anti-Virus (formerly Giant) and AVG Free Anti-Virus. You may have a nasty wee beastie lurking about or a bad BHO (Browser Helper Object) that got downloaded and installed without your knowledge. Your son should know about these.

31 posted on 02/04/2006 5:03:04 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgences of society's understanding.)
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To: Terpfen
“You may want to take a look at Fasterfox, rather than recommend Firetune.”

Why? What the differences?

32 posted on 02/04/2006 7:20:47 AM PST by evilC ([573]Tag Server Error, Tag not found)
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To: evilC

Fasterfox is an extension, is more recent, and is more easily configurable.


33 posted on 02/04/2006 8:41:45 AM PST by Terpfen (72-25: The Democrats mounted a failibuster!)
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To: Terpfen

Thanks! I did a lot of my tweaking manually, but will look up Fasterfox.


34 posted on 02/04/2006 8:44:15 AM PST by evilC ([573]Tag Server Error, Tag not found)
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To: righttackle44

Thanks, everybody, for your continued help.
You have NO idea how much I appreciate it.
As I said, Freepers are generous, great
people.

Jim


35 posted on 02/04/2006 10:17:30 AM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Buddy B; All

Looks like he's not going to respond to you.

I went to that very link. I see they're wanting you to install the Java plug in. I'm running Winduhs ME, and the Java plugin that'll work in Firefox will absolutely crash my machine, and if you uninstall it, it'll break the Java that came with Windows.

If I have to have Java, such as for NOAA radar sites, I'll use IE.


36 posted on 02/04/2006 10:41:46 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: JoJo Gunn

"Looks like he's not going to respond to you."

Sorry. I had grandpa responsibilities.
I'm full of birthday cake at the moment.


37 posted on 02/04/2006 12:32:50 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Buddy B

"Is this the site you want?"

I was using it as an example of
one of the sites that my computer
won't hold since I've switched
to Mozilla.

Thanks. BTW, it is a pretty
good site.


38 posted on 02/04/2006 12:36:37 PM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; righttackle44

Make sure you shut off your system restore before you run your virus/ad scans, than turn it back on. If you don't - your just loading buggie boos back in.


39 posted on 02/04/2006 8:25:11 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: righttackle44
I don't know if you got your answer but I think maybe you have a default setting goofing you up.

I use Firefox and just entered "Rip Off Report" into the Google search box in the upper right hand corner and had no problem either in opening a new Google Window or then opening the Rip Off Report Web page from the link.

Try this:

  1. Tools
  2. Options
  3. Content
    • Load Images Box - Check
    • Enable Java Box - Check
    • Enable Java script Box - Check
That might do the trick
40 posted on 02/07/2006 2:03:39 PM PST by Condor51 (Better to fight for something than live for nothing - Gen. George S. Patton)
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