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Windows 7: why? firefox -win7 - different

07 Feb 2014   #1
gardenlen

win 7
 
 
why? firefox -win7 - different

thank you for previous help.

I am no whiz kid, we have 2 machines both with firefox and win 7

one machine required us to do an "add-on" install, the other has no "add-on's" installed at all.

is there a possible explanation, it's a bit like having 2 identical cars but one runs on water and the other won't until it is tweaked?

tia

len


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07 Feb 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi you might verify the versions installed,
Firefox did just release a new version/ 27
Plus what add-on was downloaded,
I'm not sure how to easily figure out which version is installed besides uninstall a program will show it,
Cheers.
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07 Feb 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The version should be form the menu bar under Help/About.

How did it "require" add-ons?
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07 Feb 2014   #4
gardenlen

win 7
 
 

no pull down menu's

mine is 27.0(x86 en _ US)

wife's is 27.0(x86 en - US)

len
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07 Feb 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi the Alt key should make the Menubar appear where Help and about.. should be located,
But at any rate,
Have you compared the add-ons is question ?
Cheers.
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07 Feb 2014   #6
gardenlen

win 7
 
 

the comparison we found is on my machine it suggest 6 add-ons on wife's machine it suggests 8 add-ons, none of which are the one we downloaded from the 1st reply here

our win7's are also the same version with sp1

len
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07 Feb 2014   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What makes the suggestions? Can you post a snip of this?

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07 Feb 2014   #8
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

G,day Len
A few of the things you see would be flash player for watching youtube etc, if you use java there will be 2 of those, plus the save link one you installed yesterday, if you have changed the FF theme there will be 2 or more of those and maybe you have installed an add-on or 2 somewhere along the track and may have forgotten that you did.
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08 Feb 2014   #9
gardenlen

win 7
 
 

got a copy of mine

the 2 extra on my wife's machine are:

# keeppy

&

# hyperlink5 cloud book

we can't get a screen shot, dunno why


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08 Feb 2014   #10
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Len, could you click on the extensions tab and do a screen shot and then click on the plugins tab and do the same. If you want to know what Keepy and hyperlink5 cloud book are for, type the name into search all add-ons in the upper right corner, if you do not use them you can disable or remove. I really do not think anything is wrong excepting for the inability to drag the icon from browser to desktop.
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