Your Questions About Firefox

Linda asks…

How to save your Firefox bookmarks on your computer?

I’m having some problems with Firefox, so I want to uninstall it and then reinstall it. But I want to save all my bookmarks, so can I save my bookmarks to my computer, and then import them back to Firefox once I reinstall it? Thanks for the help.

John answers:

Don’t worry about saving them. Unless you delete Firefox’s data directory, they’ll be there when you reinstall.

If you still want to save them, they’re at:

In Windows XP:

c:Documents and Settingsyour usernameApplication DataMozillaFirefoxProfilesyour profile number.defaultbookmarks.html

In Windows Vista:

c:Usersyour usernameApplication DataMozillaFirefoxProfilesyour profile number.defaultbookmarks.html

Come to think of it, reinstalling Firefox from the ground up might give you a different profile number, so knowing where the bookmarks file is is a good idea.

Hope that helps.

Laura asks…

How do you make Firefox remember a username?

I am constantly signing in and out of my college website and it is rather annoying to always have to type in my user id. It used to be saved, but then I updated Firefox and it won’t save.

If anyone could explain to make Firefox remember that would be great. Thanks.

John answers:

The line below will be very helpful.

Good luck
Firefox User

Susan asks…

How do you make firefox use your existing installation of Flash?

Flash is already installed on my work computer, however firefox is not communicating with it for some odd reason. I can not reinstall flash because like i said this is my works computer, therefore i need admin rights to install flash. So how can i make Firefox work with the flash thats already been installed by admin?


John answers:

You cannot do anything, you have to ask your admin to do it, likely it’s the server side problem, not your computer, you can’t install without admin right.

Btw this is a nice plugin to try out for firefox, ask him to install this

Mark asks…

How can I get Firefox to save a webpage from the local files, rather than downloading it from the Internet?

There’s an interesting webpage that has just been deleted, but thanks to the miracle of hibernation, it’s still open in Firefox. The problem is, when I save it, it seems to attempt to retrieve the page from its source on the internet, which no longer exists. Is there any way I can configure Firefox to save the locally-held files instead?

John answers:

It fair to say that the site is already saved in the Firefox cache, its just a case of finding it.

Type about:cache into your address bar, this brings up a cache ‘browser’ it gives details of where Firefox saves its cache.

Charles asks…

How do I prevent Firefox from opening a site that has a virus?

Every few minutes Firefox tries to open a site. Because I just got a Trojan off my computer. So the link to the virus does not work anymore but Firefox keeps trying to open it. It says it cannot display this webpage. So how do I stop this?

John answers:

Sounds like your computer is still infected with a virus which insist on loading up that web page. I would suggest trying a different type of anti-virus tool to take care of the problem.

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