Skip to comments.help with new Firefox 3.5.4
Posted on 11/03/2009 4:22:55 PM PST by edcoil
Before my upgrade, a right click on the mouse over a highlighted misspelled word gave me a list of alternative spelling.
Now, it pastes the last thing I copied.
I'd like to get back to spell checking, any ideas.
Well ya know it was coming.
I’m running 3.5.4 and it works as it should.
Is your spell check as you type enabled? Go to Edit-Preferences, click the Advanced Icon at the top and on the “General” tab, it should be at the bottom of the “Browsing” section. “Check my spelling as I type.” Make sure that is checked.
Have you got that checked?
Any plug-ins you might have running or not? There are a ton of them. At the office it seems to work fine, only on my home computer does this happen.
My advice is this: Uninstall Firefox, and install Chrome instead.
If you like a really fast internet experience, you will want to switch to Chrome.
Problem wiht Chrome it is a data miner and caputers and reports on anywhere you go. Not that I have a problem with any weird site just don’t like concept.
I bumped a group of keys on my keyboard, which evidently toggled on a “feature,” by which every time I hit a / or a ‘ (slash or apostrophe), a “Quicksearch” box opens at the bottom of the window.
Even after consulting Firefox’s “Help” forums, the only way to stop it was to do a System Restore. It hasn’t come back—yet.
It still happens when I’m reading a page, but not when I am typing in a data/text field, like right now.
Chrome can be as private as you want it to be . It also has incognito mode.
The only downside to Chrome is that it has no add ons , as opposed to Firefox. It is much faster than Firefox though.
Someone else on FR had the same problem that you are describing. He blamed it on Vista, but it is obviously a Firefox glitch. .
Problem with Chrome is, it is a data miner and captures and reports on anywhere you go. Not that I have a problem with any weird site just dont like concept. Notice when you start it up all the previous sites are saved and given as options.
Interesting, this is my only Vista machine. All others XP.
That is your “Find” feature cranking up with the expectation you are searching for text on the page. I was so used to hitting “Ctrl-F” that it was annoting at first. Now if I accidentally hit a key I just hit escape to get out of it. Not sure if there is a configuration feature to manage this but I would imagine there is. If it really bugs ya, try binging the config features of “about:config”
The last couple of Firefox upgrades have slowed my machine down - sometimes when opening Freerepublic, it hangs up and goes to the ask.com search page. One chat room I used to frequent kicks me completely off the web if clicked upon.
For speed: FireDownload, and Tweak Network
Others: BetterPrivacy, Clear Private Data, Ghostery, Trackerwatcher, Clear Private Data, Cooliris....Add Block Plus, I have to turn it off sometimes, I can't open multiple windows.
If your mouse operations are not working as they should, then I would check your mouse setups. I have not seen anything in preferences (tools - options for you winders users) that would indicate a setting for it.
I upgraded to 3.5.4 a couple weeks ago and it lost 2/3 of my former firefox bookmarks. Any easy remedies for this, or any chance of getting them back?
Go to tools, options and clear all cache. That should help and defrag your disk.
Their is a profile directory with all this in it. I am not sure how I did it. My machine died but slaved the old drive. I may have imprted it to exlorer then to the new Firefox. I can’t remember the details, but I am pretty sure you can do it. It will take some research.
An upgrade should not affect your bookmarks at all. They’re an HTML file in your personal app data directory. And Firefox does keep, at least on Linux, a bookmark backup directory.
I would like to know how to disable all that Google-analytics crap.
Don’t need it.
Don’t want it!!