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Managing Firefox


StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
26 Aug 2014 5:19AM
I just started using Firefox, and I have a question or two; when I have more than one page open, and I go to close the top one, it doesn't ask if I just want to close that one, or all pages, the way IE did. There is no choice to just close the one page, they all close. Of course, I could close from the task tray, never thought of that.

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
26 Aug 2014 5:22AM
An observation I've had is that some sites, eg. ebay, paypal, etc. are extremely slow to open. Is this normal for Firefox?
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
26 Aug 2014 5:35AM
I tried Chrome on the sites I mentioned and they open normally. Firefox has a real problem with some of them, in some cases it is unable to open them. Using Chrome I am unable to upload images to the gallery, even with drag and drop. Firefox works ok in this respect.
cats_123 e2
10 4.2k 25 Northern Ireland
26 Aug 2014 7:00AM

Quote:I just started using Firefox, and I have a question or two; when I have more than one page open, and I go to close the top one, it doesn't ask if I just want to close that one, or all pages, the way IE did. There is no choice to just close the one page, they all close. Of course, I could close from the task tray, never thought of that.
That shouldn't happen...have a look at Tools/Options on the top menu and check that you have `warn me when closing multiple tabs' checked...but that's only a failsafe, the default is to allow individual closure...have you got Firefox 31.0.
AnneB50 e2
2 114 18 Scotland
26 Aug 2014 8:49AM

Quote:I just started using Firefox, and I have a question or two; when I have more than one page open, and I go to close the top one, it doesn't ask if I just want to close that one, or all pages, the way IE did. There is no choice to just close the one page, they all close. Of course, I could close from the task tray, never thought of that.


I have had exactly the same problem, also an irritating question about cookies which I don't seem to ge able to get rid of just by saving the settings. I'm very tempted to go back to internet explorer as a result.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 9:04AM

Quote:I just started using Firefox, and I have a question or two; when I have more than one page open, and I go to close the top one, it doesn't ask if I just want to close that one, or all pages, the way IE did. There is no choice to just close the one page, they all close. Of course, I could close from the task tray, never thought of that.


It works slightly differently - if I close the tab by hitting the 'x' on that tab, it closes only that tab. If I want to close all tabs I have to use the 'x' at the very top right (the red one) of the FF screen.
In IE I can close a single tab by hitting the 'x' on the tab or the red 'X' top right with the option of closing tabs or current tabs.
Snapper 9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
26 Aug 2014 10:05AM

Quote:
if I close the tab by hitting the 'x' on that tab, it closes only that tab. If I want to close all tabs I have to use the 'x' at the very top right (the red one) of the FF screen.



This is how Firefox works for me, and if you close the tab accidentally you can re-open it immediately from the History icon in the dropdown at far right. It opens again in the same place, so I can keep my photo website tabs together.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
26 Aug 2014 7:47PM
It's a case of learning the little differences I guess. I've been using Chrome and Firefox for a day, and I have to say Chrome seems much faster, but I can't upload to the gallery with it.
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
26 Aug 2014 7:51PM
Hi Denny,
One of the reasons that I migrated to Chrome (from Firefox) was that it was faster.
I can't comment on your uploading problems though, as I don't do it.
Bren.
Chris_L e2
1.5k United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 9:04PM
What's the next thing that happens after you choose Upload Denny?
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
26 Aug 2014 10:59PM
It shows as if it will upload, and stalls. I've left it for 5 minutes, and nothing.
Chris_L e2
1.5k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 12:51AM
Can you take some photos / video so I can try and work out what's going on?
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
27 Aug 2014 3:18AM
Chris, when I first started using Chrome a couple days ago, it worked. Then it wouldn't upload to the gallery, so I used Firefox, which I find extremely slow in some areas, although I was able to upload using it, and still can. I downloaded my stuff from IE to both Chrome and Firefox when I first started using them. Might be something I downloaded, without knowing it.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
27 Aug 2014 7:01AM
After all the trouble I've put you folks through, and put myself through also, I've returned to IE; I'm convinced it's the best of the lot for me. I can't upload images to the gallery or the forum with Chrome, and Firefox won't open several of my favourite sites without interminable delays, so I'd rather have a browser that does it all, albeit not perfectly, but adequately. Thanks for your help.
Chris_L e2
1.5k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2014 5:26PM
If you could provide screenshots or videos the problems could be worked on. I see computers all the time where the owners have been persuaded into installing toolbars and background programs which then attach themselves to any browser you subsequently install causing exactly the problems you describe.

Adverts that appear offering to solve things usually persuade you to install software that actually adds to the problem.

Once a computer is infected in this way, even searches for solutions, such as Malwarebytes, will be intercepted and you end up installing a fake one of those.

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