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  1. #61


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Overlay the Firefox 'Hamburger' Menu Icon with Calendar using 'Stylish' add-on:

    https://userstyles.org/styles/99710/australis-calendar

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  2. #62


    Found something else wrong with FF. It does nto like some html pages online. I have just done some work on an html page and reloaded it back online. When I checked it in FF, the alignment was all wrong, all on the left of screen. But when I view it in IE11, the table is correctly situated down the centre of the screen.

    Seems to me, like stated previously, FF does not like 8.1 .....................
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  3. #63


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Found something else wrong with FF. It does nto like some html pages online. I have just done some work on an html page and reloaded it back online. When I checked it in FF, the alignment was all wrong, all on the left of screen. But when I view it in IE11, the table is correctly situated down the centre of the screen.

    Seems to me, like stated previously, FF does not like 8.1 .....................
    Looks like the feeling between you two is mutual. Anyway drop me the address to see if it's same here.
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  4. #64


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Bring Back the 'Save My Tabs and Quit' Feature


    In Firefox 31.0 and up.

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    History settings should be at default and Start Page settings would NOT be set to 'Show my windows and tabs from last time'

    Type 'about:config' (without the quotes) in the address bar and press Enter, click on the 'I'll be careful, I promise' dialog,
    then navigate to: browser.showQuitWarning and toggle its value to True.
    That's it.
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  5. #65


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Firefox 'Cleanout'


    Uninstalling or Cleanly Installing Firefox

    If you are experiencing strange issues or a performance degradation in Firefox, and no amount of troubleshooting has helped resolve it, then do a complete uninstall and cleanout as covered below.

    If you are updating from a relatively older version of Firefox, it is recommended that you completely uninstall it, do a thorough cleanout of any traces of it as covered further below, and then install the latest full Firefox package. This will prevent a wide range of problems down the track, particularly as settings and customizations from previous Firefox versions may conflict with, hide, or hinder certain new Firefox features or performance benefits.

    To completely remove all traces of your current Firefox installation from your system, follow these steps:

    1. Backup components of your existing Firefox profile. The Firefox profile contains all of your settings and customizations. Its recommended backing up and restoring only your Bookmarks and Passwords, not your entire profile, as that will defeat the entire purpose of doing a fresh installation of Firefox.

    2. Go to the Windows Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs in Windows XP; or Windows Control Panel>Programs & Features in Windows Vista/7/8, find the 'Mozilla Firefox' entry, select it and uninstall it. During uninstallation tick the 'Remove my Firefox personal data and customizations' box. Make sure you've performed step 1 first if you want to backup any of your Firefox customizations.

    3. Open Windows Explorer, go to your \Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox directory and delete it and all of its contents if it still exists.

    4. To make sure all existing Firefox profile data is removed, delete the following directories if they still exist:

    In Windows XP:

    \Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla

    \Documents and Settings\[Username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla

    In Windows Vista/7/8:

    \Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Mozilla

    \Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla

    This will ensure that all remaining custom data relating to your profile, any cached files, any files relating to installed add-ons for Firefox, will all be removed from your system.

    5. Find and remove all of the major Firefox/Mozilla-related entries in the Windows Registry.
    Backup your Registry to be Safe!
    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


    Using the Windows Registry Editor (Start>Run>Regedit), delete any of the following keys if they exist. That is, right click on their name in the left pane of Registry Editor and select Delete:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MozillaPlugins]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\mozilla.org]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\mozilla.org]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\FirefoxHTML]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\FirefoxURL]

    Note: For Steps 4 and 5 above, if you also have any other Mozilla products installed, such as Mozilla Thunderbird, then make sure to only delete entries/folders which specifically relate directly to Firefox by name.


    The steps above will remove all the major Firefox-related settings and traces on your system. In the majority of cases you should only have to undertake Steps 1 - 2 of the above list. However, if you are updating to the latest version of Firefox from a relatively old version, or are having strange problems with Firefox and nothing works to resolve it, or if you simply want to remove all traces of Firefox from your system, then follow all of the steps above. Of course you do not need to follow any of the steps above if you are simply updating for incremental versions of Firefox which don't contain major changes; just use the built-in updater to install the latest version over your existing one.
    Last edited by Edwin; 10 Aug 2014 at 14:11.
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  6. #66


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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Does it support SILVERLIGHT -- otherwise SKY GO / NETFLIX / BT SPORT for me is no go. These are absolutely MUST HAVE applications for me --if you are ever stuck in a foreign hotel where the bar is closed and it's a public holiday outside where most of the local bars are shut and the only TV is showing some stupid show in a totally un-understandable language with even more un-understandable subtitles then you'll appreciate these service on your PC..

    IE11 does it for me currently - I've had bad experiences with FF in the past -- especially with the literally zillions of addons / bloat etc etc.

    So is it worth giving it another try -- baring in mind my must have apps.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #67


    Yes FF does support Silverlight you have to install it as a Plug-in though, it does not come "out of the box". I'm using it for some IPTV applications (they made me do it). Download from MS or somewhere else and install.
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  8. #68


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Thanks -- will try it in a W8.1 VM. Can't live without SKY GO / BT Sport and NETFLIX !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #69


    If you are experiencing strange issues or a performance degradation in Firefox, and no amount of troubleshooting has helped resolve it, then do a complete uninstall and cleanout as covered below.
    you would not believe howm any times I have done that!!!

    On Opera now and its becoming very customised now, so an getting used to it.
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  10. #70


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Disable Mouse Hover 'Tooltips'


    Do Mouse Hover 'Tooltips', as shown below, drive you nuts?
    I find them to be especially annoying in IE, (shown below), depending on your native 'MouseHoverDelay' settings!

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    Well, in Firefox 31.0 and up, they can be easily disabled.
    Simply type 'about:config' (without the quotes) into Firefox's address bar and press Enter, click on the "I'll be careful, I promise" dialog,
    then navigate to 'browser.chrome.toolbar_tips' and toggle its value to False.

    (Note: this will hide some elements in web pages that do not provide descriptions)
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