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 Post subject: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:23 am 
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firefox updated itself the other day, now my favorites have defaulted to IE, does anyone know how i can get them set back to Firefox ?


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 Post subject: Re: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:43 am 
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:cool: Look here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-bookmarks-internet-explorer :shock:



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 Post subject: Re: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:25 pm 
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i did the import thing and when i try to use my favorites it still opens in EI...Grrrrr


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 Post subject: Re: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:51 am 

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go to edit, prefrences in firefox and look for the option to use firefox as your default browser. You need to set firefox as your default browser again. MS likes to force you to use thier software if you do updates and it really messes with things.


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 Post subject: Re: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:11 am 
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ok,, i'll try that when i get home this afternoon...if we do not float away..12 days of rain now.ughhh
Cape Fear River here is way up past flood stages..and it is rolling !


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 Post subject: Re: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:27 pm 
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YAY,,,,that fixed it..
thanks..
one more question since your so good at this..
used to be when i clicked a link it would open up in another tab.,,now it just opens in same tab.
i have tried a few options..
any ideas ?


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 Post subject: Re: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:32 pm 

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I dont think it has ever been set to default to open all links in a new tab really, not unless something was messed up before. Are you thinking about when you search something in the search bar at the top right? If so, maybe this will help out a little:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1066069


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 Post subject: Re: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:07 am 
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nope,, if i have a link in my email..and i click that link, it would open up in another tab.
but now it just opens in the same tab as my email
and then if i want to go back to my email i have to either hit the back button or re-open my email.
so for right now if i want the link to open in another tab, i have to right click it and tell it to open in another tab.. it will not do it automatically ..


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 Post subject: Re: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:35 am 

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I honestly have no idea really, it all depends on the email provider if your using web based email, or might be some setting in the email client. I usually just middle click stuff to open it in a new tab really, but I run linux on here, so it might work on windows, might not.


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 Post subject: Re: updates suck ! Favorites folder defaulted back to EI
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:31 am 
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ok,,
my laptop has no middle click button :P so i'll just have to keep right clicking til then..


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:37 am 

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mine doesnt either, I just press both left click and right click at the same time, on some laptops without scroll or anything, that's counted as middle click.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:19 pm 
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i found this on Bugzilla@mozilla

Bug 516928 - browser.link.open_newwindow doesn't seem to work
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=516928

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cg ... _newwindow

but no fix for a new tab..


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:31 pm 
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UPDATE >>> i found this.. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefo ... n-new-tab/

goto your tools tab in FF, and click add-ons and search for "Open Link in New Tab" and then install...
once installed goto the add-ons manager and go into the options, and select the automatic level for new tab links, and select
option LV2 - "open links to different websites in a new tab" then click OK...
it works now :)


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