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Help! Firefox has fallen and it won't get up!

Posted on 02/19/2010 7:12:03 AM PST by Still Thinking

Something has happened to the StickyZoom on Firefox. It was working fine (and a cool feature too), but now it's picked a few sites that don't work. I read some of the Examiner.com sites and keep a group that I read regularly in a folder, which I open all at once. The feature seems to keep a common remembered zoom for the entire domain, because when it was working, if I changed in on one Examiner page, it would change the initial zooms on the others to match. Anyway, now those preload at one zoom, and the first time I look at the tab, they change zoom level. Very annoying. And there's a game that I play at Popcap that looks fine, then zooms to double when done loading. I haven't installed any new add-ons, but I do allow Firefox to push out updates.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox

1 posted on 02/19/2010 7:12:04 AM PST by Still Thinking
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To: ShadowAce

A fellow nerd is in distress! Rally the coven!


2 posted on 02/19/2010 7:12:52 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Switch to IE < /S >


3 posted on 02/19/2010 7:13:23 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: Still Thinking; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ..

4 posted on 02/19/2010 7:13:54 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Still Thinking

happened to me some time ago but I had help form a friend who works on Govt security computers who fixed it and he told me that I shouldn’t use it anymore of which I don’t, Infact I got rid of everything google and it has worked great ever since .

Good luck with it


5 posted on 02/19/2010 7:14:00 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc

Did he say why? Plus I don’t have anything from Google. Don’t like their politics nor do I trust their software.


6 posted on 02/19/2010 7:15:57 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

he told me that it is common for firefox and IE to get virus’s and I suspect it is what you have.

Like I said this guy I know is a master with computers and he’s coming down form GA to my house this weekend, I could ask him then if you like .
It’s his job for the Govt to fix and keep the Govt’s computers up to date against all threats but to keep them working really good.
When he buys a computer he strips this thing and puts it back making it work much better and faster


7 posted on 02/19/2010 7:22:34 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Still Thinking

I use the No-Squint add-on.

You might check it out.


8 posted on 02/19/2010 7:25:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: manc; ShadowAce

Wow! I either have the worst timing in the world or I am so awesome I can fix computer problems by sheer force of will! Mozilla pushed out v3.6 this morning (was on 3.5.8 before) and everything works normally again. The Examiner group open at the previously selected size and make a zoom jump on viewing if and only if another examiner page has been resized since they were opened. The Popcap game works good too. Go figure.


9 posted on 02/19/2010 7:27:26 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: All

I’ve had this problem for several weeks and on the morning I get annoyed enough to ask for help, it fixes itself. D’oh!


10 posted on 02/19/2010 7:28:31 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking
I’ve had this problem for several weeks and on the morning I get annoyed enough to ask for help, it fixes itself. D’oh!

Go play in the Sun then....


11 posted on 02/19/2010 7:35:47 AM PST by raybbr
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To: Still Thinking

FF 3.5.8 had so many problems I stopped using Firefox. Chrome caused me even more problems, so I’m spinning my wheels on the lesser of 3 evils now; IE8. Might try out FF3.6 or move to Opera next.


12 posted on 02/19/2010 7:37:42 AM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: manc
I have been fighting with one of our computers for a week+!

I downloaded new version, Avast 5 that worked OK one day, then it went to sleep. It does not respond to uninstall or any other command, it just sit there and do nothing!!

Avast tell me download their utility for uninstalling to the desktop and then start computer in safe mode which is useless because the utility is not downloaded to the desktop, frustrating and it will not allow any other anti virus program to be installed because of compatibility problem!!!

I am using Firefox and wonder if that is the problem???

13 posted on 02/19/2010 7:39:30 AM PST by danamco
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To: DesertSapper

Can’t remember if the problem started with the rollout of 3.5.8 or not, but 3.6 fixed it. I use AVG and also found I was getting a lot of crashes when their SafeSearch add-on was turned on. Maybe that was 3.5.8 specific as well. I might try turning it back on and see if everyone plays nice now.


14 posted on 02/19/2010 7:43:24 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking
Off Topic....

I use these in FF and they work great.

Just left click and drag one of the boxes to your book mark tool bar. Comes in handy when viewing news pages with horrendous amounts of ads or those annoying flashing and talking ads. No spy/malware

Linky To Ads Zapper
15 posted on 02/19/2010 7:46:45 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Still Thinking

Let us know, please. I’m still on FF 3.0 and will be until a later version is stable.


16 posted on 02/19/2010 7:47:39 AM PST by CedarDave (Contrasts: Obama -Teleprompter to talk at a school. Palin - Six words on palm to talk to nation)
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To: danamco

since I got rid of it I have had not one problem.

What happened to me was there was no address bar to type in anything and then it would not respond, it got worse and worse but over the period of a few days I thought had it working only for it to get much worse later.

good luck I know how frustrating it can be.


17 posted on 02/19/2010 7:49:15 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: raybbr
Go play in the Sun then....

I'm going to Disneyland! BTW, don't let my cat see those, she'll probably want a pair. Set. Whatever.

18 posted on 02/19/2010 7:53:53 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Dallas59

I went there and some of their stuff looks cool, but the buttons won’t drag to my toolbar, they only want to drag to the tab bar. Wierd.


19 posted on 02/19/2010 7:54:52 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Not exactly sure what you mean as I don’t use this, but read this and see if it helps.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/07/03/disable-firefox-domain-sticky-zoom-to-reset-zoom-level-on-re-visit/


20 posted on 02/19/2010 7:55:05 AM PST by Zack Attack
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To: Zack Attack

Thanks. I knew how to turn it off, but it was a cool feature so I preferred if I could get it working. v3.6 seems to have fixed it.


21 posted on 02/19/2010 7:58:34 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: TomGuy

I can’t find anything in add-ons called No-Squint


22 posted on 02/19/2010 8:01:58 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: philetus

Found nosquint here. I like it also, its awesome.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=nosquint


23 posted on 02/19/2010 8:08:35 AM PST by foolishboi (Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer. Mark Twain)
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To: Still Thinking

Works on mine. They really do the job at killing those ads. Yahoo home page has gotten worse over the months at displaying HUGE ads that cover the entire page. I hit “zap plugins” and they disappear. I have another “clear ads” button that I use.


24 posted on 02/19/2010 8:09:50 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

Oh OK, it will drag to the Bookmarks Toolbar only, if that one is open. I leave that one closed to conserve screen space, and cause it’s useless. Some of the stuff from that page, though, is so tempting it might be worth it to give up the screen space and open another toolbar.


25 posted on 02/19/2010 8:17:15 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: philetus

Search engines are your friend.

No-Squint Add-on page:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2592


26 posted on 02/19/2010 8:19:55 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Still Thinking

ctrl +


27 posted on 02/19/2010 8:23:09 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Still Thinking
I'm not familiar with Sticky Zoom. I've been using Image Zoom without any problems.

28 posted on 02/19/2010 8:24:17 AM PST by Redcloak (Messin' up threads since 1998)
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To: TomGuy

I went to the add-ons page and put in No-Squint and came up empty.


29 posted on 02/19/2010 8:32:25 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: philetus

Did you reboot firefox?


30 posted on 02/19/2010 8:34:10 AM PST by foolishboi (Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer. Mark Twain)
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To: philetus

Did you reboot firefox?


31 posted on 02/19/2010 8:34:34 AM PST by foolishboi (Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer. Mark Twain)
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To: TomGuy

I tried it again

No Squint = no
No-Squint =No
NoSquint =got it.

Thanks


32 posted on 02/19/2010 8:35:20 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: TomGuy
What is no-squint?
33 posted on 02/19/2010 8:40:07 AM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: philetus

lol

Mozilla/Firefox tends to hide some of their things.

I used to try to get to the Firefox site from the embedded bookmark link. It never worked.


34 posted on 02/19/2010 8:41:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: foolishboi

Windows 7 has a GREAT magnifier.

I installed it for my Mom, who has glaucoma. For her, it is a VERY good feature.


35 posted on 02/19/2010 8:41:43 AM PST by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: Loud Mime

No-squint allows you to increase or decrease either/both graphics/text for a particular website.

It has options to allow you to retain the new settings for that website only or for all websites.

It is good for those websites that think 7-pt light gray font is neat on white backgrounds, for example.


36 posted on 02/19/2010 8:44:07 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Still Thinking

Go to the Opera.

The fat lady is singin, and not about IE or Firefox.


37 posted on 02/19/2010 8:45:18 AM PST by djf (Islam. Kick them out TODAY or they will KILL US TOMORROW!!)
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To: TomGuy

Too bad there is no way to blur text in such a way that crappy reading glasses will make it Cristal clear.


38 posted on 02/19/2010 8:45:24 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: Loud Mime

Thanks for the tip. I’ll try it on my W7 machine.


39 posted on 02/19/2010 8:45:39 AM PST by foolishboi (Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer...... Mark Twain)
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To: All

Not to get off topic here but.....what are some of your fave add ons?


40 posted on 02/19/2010 8:53:40 AM PST by foolishboi (Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer...... Mark Twain)
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To: philetus
Too bad there is no way to blur text in such a way that crappy reading glasses will make it Cristal clear.

I understand that.

I have had bifocals for decades. I have to use the lower portion for computer monitor viewing.

A couple of years ago, I finally decided to get new glasses, knowing it would be a hassle.

Sure enough. I kept telling the optometrist that I NEEDED to be able to read a computer monitor at arms length plus 2 feet through the bottom lens. Every new set of lenses was too weak. After the 5th set of lenses in two months, I told her I wanted my money back and I would go elsewhere.

I did. Got a pair from another optometrist. They were better.

I would have just kept the lenses from the old pair, as the frame was falling apart, but the upper lens needed changing. [I had had those lenses and frame 25 years.]
41 posted on 02/19/2010 9:02:23 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: foolishboi
I have many, but some of my 'must haves' are
42 posted on 02/19/2010 9:12:15 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: djf

I was an early adopter of Opera. It was my standard browser from about v2.5 or so. I used it when you had to pay for it. But after v7.23, they hosed the interface, so I couldn’t “upgrade” anymore.

Gradually more and more sites wouldn’t work with it, so I needed a browser, and I started using Firefox for the sites that wouldn’t work with Opera, till now I use it exclusively. Opera is highly customizable, so I could probably fix it, but I don’t have the time, and why should I have to anyway? It’s kind of a pain in the ass, cause I haven’t found an email client I like as well that can import all my 15,000 Opera emails or whatever, so I’m still running Opera 7.23 as my email client, and Firefox for a browser.


43 posted on 02/19/2010 9:31:02 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: foolishboi

AdBlock Plus

BBCodeXtra — for formatting posts in HTML, XHTML, and BBCODE — use it all the time on FR posts

BugMeNot — stored usernames for a lot of websites

FEBE — Firefox Environment Backup Extension

CLEO — back up all your addons into one installable package — works with FEBE

Greasemonkey — script manager for Firefox — you can get a Greasemonkey tree view script that shows FR threads in actual threaded mode

NoScript


44 posted on 02/19/2010 9:39:46 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: TomGuy

Thanks, I will check into those. I already use FEBE,Forecast Fox,NoSquint,Tab Mix Plus as must haves.

I also use:
Any Color - Let’s you adjust firefox color.
Auto Pager- Let’s you preload next page automatically.
ToolBar Buttons - Let’s you add more toolbar icons.
Weave Sync - Let’s you Sync Firefox between PC’s
Image Zoom- Lets you zoom pics with mouse wheel.
Flashblock - Stops Flash Objects from running on page.


45 posted on 02/19/2010 9:50:47 AM PST by foolishboi (Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer...... Mark Twain)
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To: Still Thinking

Thanks Still Thinking, I will check those out.


46 posted on 02/19/2010 10:20:34 AM PST by foolishboi (Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer...... Mark Twain)
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To: Still Thinking
I don't know if this is related, but FYI...........

Attack code for Firefox zero-day goes wild, says researcher

47 posted on 02/19/2010 10:46:54 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Help support a sustainable America for tomorrow. Go green by recycling Congress.)
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To: OB1kNOb

Thanks, I’ll check it out.


48 posted on 02/19/2010 10:48:23 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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