Friday, February 08, 2008


Anyone else out there download the latest version of the Firefox browser and not been able to get it to work?

Firefox automatically downloaded the latest upgrade, as it always has, and installed it. Ever since it supposedly upgraded, I can't go online with Firefox. I'm using Internet Explorer now. This happened just five minutes ago.

And no, my firewall isn't blocking Firefox. I checked. HELP!


At 8:38 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

What's weird is I uninstalled Firefox, then reinstalled it, and I still can't go online with it.

Even stranger: Opening the supposed new Firefox, it has my old bookmarks in it.


At 9:13 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Looks like it's my firewall. Someone suggested removing Firefox from my programs list in the firewall. I tried, but Firefox kept showing back up when I'd reboot. Finally, I shut down the firewall completely and Firefox started working. Guess I'll have to uninstall and then reinstall the firewall.

At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Firefox just installed the last update & it work OK. My free firewall is Comodo, which prompted me to give permission for FF to access the web - after saying OK, everything in FF works fine.


At 9:28 AM, Blogger Kym said...

Yikes! Computer nightmare to look forward to. Firefox has just sent me a message telling me it is set to update next time I restart. Hopefully, mine won't do the same thing as yours.

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

You should be fine. I was starting to think something was wrong with their newer version. A couple people over at the Firefox web site were asking the same thing as I was. But, apparently, it was just something I did with my firewall. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the firewall and everything is back in working order.

I think I must have made a mistake in the way I handled the firewall alerts when installing this latest version of Firefox. Usually an alert will come up two or three times during the install telling me Firefox is trying to gain access to certain resources. I normally just click the OK button and that's all there is to it. This time I also checked the box that told Zonelabs to always respond to Firefox alerts with the action I'm performing now.

That was so I wouldn't have to hassle with the alerts anymore, but I'm wondering if maybe instead of clicking "OK" I clicked "Deny" and set the firewall to permanently deny Firefox access to the internet?

Funny thing was, looking at my firewall program control, it showed Firefox as being in the Trusted Zone. No indication at all that Firefox wouldn't be allowed to work.

Oh well. One big hassle is taken care of.

At 9:46 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Oh, I might add one thing that really had me bummed: I tried to import my Firefox bookmarks to Internet Explorer so I'd at least have a fully functional browser to work with while I tried to solve the problem. It wouldn't work. I kept getting some error message. That would have been a a real pain to have to manually transfer every bookmark I use over to Internet Explorer.

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Hmmm, it installed on mine, and then seemed to be having difficulty loading my home page, I didn't think anything of that until reading this - I just clicked reload a couple of times and it finally loaded, and is still working... but I'm on a Mac, may be totally different than what you are dealing with.

At 10:24 AM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Your blog causes my mac problems in both FF and Safari. The comment window refuses to scroll more than one line at a time and causes the auxiliary cooling fan to start. This phenomenon is alleviated as soon as I navigate away from your blog. It is possible that your blog's html script is corrupted.

At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uninstall Firefox, download Firefox, install Firefox. Your bookmarks should remain intact if they are currently intact. Firefox doesn't hook itself into every nook and crannie like IE, so the only real harm done is having to re-install your plug-ins.

At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the reason your auxillary cooling fan starts up on Roses blog is because it is full of hot air.

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Borderline, at best, but I suppose I'll let the above comment stay since it's a pretty civil put- down by blog standards.

At 6:06 AM, Blogger Capdiamont said...

No problem here Fred with the latest FF, even though I have Vista.


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