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Windows 7: (Firefox) My Issue "Firefox is already running.........."

19 Jan 2015   #11
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I finally had a little time for myself And in the progress I did what was requested, of the above.

FireFox and Flash have now been reinstalled after deleting what was asked. I did notice for some reason even with a clean install, that I received all of my previous bookmarks and the plugins have returned too. Not like I am complaining about it But is that normal?

Youtube is behaving so much more better now. No more pop up message when I close it, either

Cheers fellas.


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19 Jan 2015   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Firefox clean install

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
I finally had a little time for myself And in the progress I did what was requested, of the above.

FireFox and Flash have now been reinstalled after deleting what was asked. I did notice for some reason even with a clean install, that I received all of my previous bookmarks and the plugins have returned too. Not like I am complaining about it But is that normal?

Youtube is behaving so much more better now. No more pop up message when I close it, either

Cheers fellas.
Bookmarks and plugins reappeared? That's not normal but don't worry about it if it's working. It just means that there were some files somewhere that didn't get deleted when you removed Firefox.

Here's a couple of ideas. Use them if you like.

Enable HTML5 video playback in Firefox as mentioned in an earlier post. That way you don't need flash player for Youtube.

If you want to just keep using Flash Player it's better to have it activated on demand per element rather than activating it for the whole page or website because it does pose a security risk.

If you're interested here's the plugin that you need:

Click To Play Per Element - Firefox

Note the following. In order for this to work:

In about:config "plugins.click_to_play" must be "true".
On about:addons (plugins page) required plugin must be "Ask to activate".

Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.

In the search box type plugins.click_to_play

Double click as shown to change the value to True
(Firefox) My Issue "Firefox is already running.........."-about_config.jpg
Close the window.

Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter.

In the window that opens select Plugins

Set Shockwave Flash to Ask To Activate

Then you're good to go. No more unwanted auto-loading of flash content!
(Firefox) My Issue "Firefox is already running.........."-add-ons-manager.jpg


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19 Jan 2015   #13
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Very informative, thank you again, Callender *two thumbs up*
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20 Jan 2015   #14
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

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I did notice for some reason even with a clean install, that I received all of my previous bookmarks and the plugins have returned too. Not like I am complaining about it But is that normal?
I've seen that happen on the few re-installs I've had to do.
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22 Jan 2015   #15
Swizz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ah.. well that's reassuring, thanks again, bud
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22 Jan 2015   #16
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You're welcome.
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22 Jan 2015   #17
rascatlrat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I would just add that maybe you could try installing Cyberfox 64 bit which is like Firefox but can access all available memory. You can also use the same plugins.
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