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11 May 2010   #1

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Question about Firefox compatability with toolbar

Hi, I'm a newbie with a problem. ;-) I use Firefox v. 3.6.3 and Windows 7. I have Firefox pinned to my toolbar, and I haven't had any problems with it that I know of. However, every once in a while, when I click on the icon on the toolbar to open Firefox, a little window pops up saying they are not compatible and I should unpin it. So far, I've just ignored it, but I would like to know why it keeps telling me to unpin Firefox. Any thoughts???? Thanks.


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11 May 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I've never heard of this problem. The next time it pops up, take a screen shot of it (Printscreen Button) and post it here. That'll give us a better idea of the problem.
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11 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Had my pinned from day 1 and never had that happen... A screen shot as suggested above would be great... GL
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12 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

It happened again tonight. I'll try to figure out how to do a screenshot, thanks. It's a little window that pops up from the toolbar when I click on the Firefox icon instead of Firefox opening.
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12 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blinkie View Post
It happened again tonight. I'll try to figure out how to do a screenshot, thanks. It's a little window that pops up from the toolbar when I click on the Firefox icon instead of Firefox opening.
To make a screenshot, just press the [PRINT SCREEN] button to copy the entire screen or [ALT]+[PRINT SCREEN] to copy only the active window. Open Paint and then paste [CTRL]+V or menu Edit -> Paste. Save the file as JPG or PNG.

BTW, I've had Firefox pinned to my taskbar for a very long time (actually its the only thing pinned to the taskbar) and I've never encountered anything like this.
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13 May 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Since it doesn't seem to be an issue, I'm not going to worry about it. Oddly enough, I used to have the windows compatibility report icon on the toolbar, and it was gone and replace by windows media. I have no clue how that even happened, but I unpinned the windows media icon which might have been the problem. The messages only started recently. And here I thought things would get easier when I got rid of Vista. ;-)
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13 May 2010   #7

 

I, too, have had Firefox pinned to the taskbar with no ill effects. In fact, I test several versions (3.6.x release, 3.6.x+1 Namoroka, 3.7ax Minefield, and 3.6.x x64 Firefox) and have all of them pinned to my taskbar. Never ha a problem.

Does this occur when you close Firefox and then try to open it almost immediately, or any time (and randomly) in general?
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14 May 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

It probably happens when I try to open it soon after closing it. I find Facebook apps get real slow if I don't do that once in a while. I really haven't paid that much attention, though. It hasn't happened again since I unpinned windows media, so fingers crossed.
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14 May 2010   #9

 

I had a feeling. As for Facebook, well, tbh, I'd use anothe browser for that, keeping it separate from Fx - there are a couple of options, either make a new profile and force another instance of Fx to run that profile for FB alone, or else get Chrome, Opera, or use *shudder* IE for FB.

The reason I say this is that the games on FB tend to accumulate a lot of cache files, which will bog your overall browsing experience down a bit (or a lot) after a significant period of time.

One thing you could try (instead of closing and opening) would be to use Fx's built in cache cleaner - hold the Control ([CTRL])and Shift ([SHIFT]) keys down and hit the Delete ([DEL]) key and you'll get a menu to clear out stuff - Click the "v" beside Details, uncheck everything except Cache, then click the OK button - see if it helps.
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