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Firefox/Mozilla 4.0 woes, here is a possible fix for you...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WIChookchick, May 8, 2011.

  1. WIChookchick

    WIChookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2010
    Rural Brooklyn, WI
    IF.. you are having issues and can access via another internet browser to uninstall and re-install. OR are going to install 4.0....
    YOU HAVE TO SAVE IT TO YOUR DESKTOP, do not RUN it, it will not show up, you need to save it, then run it, which will in turn install OR
    upgrade your older mozilla browser.
    You will then have to go to their Add-ons, if you use a bookmark or email menu/toolbar like Yahoo.
    It is apparently an awful upgrade for mozilla with nothing but issues...
    AND at this point you cannot find the older version to downgrade back to. They have removed it from being able to be
    downloaded.
    I truly hope this helps folks.
    Carol
     
  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    My husband put it on his and now his computer won't boot up....it turns on and stops on the dell first screen all black with dell in blue and some white letters. I guess it is now and he had to unplug the hole computer from the wall....weird.

    I was gonna put it on my computer and now I don't think I am gonna.

    My computer was worse and now his maybe be worse then mine. His is acting real slow when it did come on before. We shall see how it acts now that he unplugged it.
     
  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:That means he has "Blue Screen Of Death"....You should be taking that into have it looked at. Could be any number of things
     
  4. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got confused...

    When I see that Firefox just launch 4.0 version, I just download it and install it, the previous version automatically removed... I did experimented by did not removing the old one by using the other folder. But it doesn't work, the old version can't be loaded anymore, even when I run from old Firefox program files the one that loaded is 4.0.

    After all, I didn't see any trouble in upgrading browser to Firefox 4.0.

    I use 7 different browsers in my laptop since I'm developing web and need to test my web compatibility running in major browsers. [​IMG]

    ps: Firefox 4.0. is great...! but still eating too much resources..! [​IMG]
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I had all kinds of problems with Firefox; finally just went with Googles Chrome.
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I downloaded 4.0 and I don't really care for it that much. But, one thing I did was clean my cookies, etc and it helped. One thing I don't like is that my "theme" at the top of the browser is all cluttered. I have a theme of a mother duck with a trail of ducklings, but I can hardly see the duckling anymore unless I put a spacer in.

    Also, I have Flashblock, but it isn't blocking all the flash anymore. Also, how do I control pop-ups now? [​IMG] I don't see a way to turn them on and off and I'm getting more popups now.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2011
  7. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been using Firefox for years and I downloaded 4.0 about a month ago. The only problems I have are like games on facebook where the developers have admitted to not updating their software to match 4.0...google chrome, VERY invasive program. Google tracks and sneaks and watches everything you do...I detest google.
     
  8. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:Now Why do you think google is "VERY invasive program" ? It's no more invasive the fire fox. It's way safer. If you don't like google because it "watchers every thing you do" just disable cookies
     
  9. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Alabama
    Quote:Now Why do you think google is "VERY invasive program" ? It's no more invasive the fire fox. It's way safer. If you don't like google because it "watchers every thing you do" just disable cookies

    Do some research, please. Personally, I think Chrome is really awesome, but they will/do track you thorough Chrome beyond what's possible with addsense and cookies.

    @GiddyMoon: Chromium. [​IMG]
     
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  10. WIChookchick

    WIChookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2010
    Rural Brooklyn, WI
    Quote:AE- If you use Mozilla, you have no choice.. I at first was given the choice to upgrade and then a day or so later it downloaded and updated with out asking me if I wanted to....
    I use Win 7 as well and have serious issues. My DH downloaded IE9, but his firefox/mozilla seems to be working now.

    I may go to IE9 if this keeps up... I will often get a "not responding" hazy screen for no reason.. and have to restart my browser... several times when online.

    grrrr
     

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