Your Questions About Firefox

Sandy asks…

How do you transfer your bookmarks and RSS feeds from Firefox to a portable version of Firefox?

I have a portable version of Firefox on an external drive and I’d like to export my current Firefox settings form my laptop Firefox to it.

Is this possible?

John answers:

Xmarks is the best Firefox extension for ongoing synchronizing Bookmarks as well as passwords and even currently open tabs across different computers.

Can’t help with RSS feeds since I use My Yahoo for that.

George asks…

How do I save my Firefox bookmarks when getting a new computer?

I’m getting a new computer but don’t want to lose my Firefox bookmarks. Is there an easy way to save a record of all the URLs in my Bookmarks and then quickly upload them to Firefox on my new computer?

John answers:

Bookmarks… -> Organize Bookmarks opens a new window, click on Import and Backup to create a backup of them, copy that backup to a flash drive, then on the new PC do the same thing but Import from your flash drive.

Laura asks…

How come Firefox displays a weird character when it should show a word?

How come I get this ? when using Firefox and when I am using Internet Explorer shows what I am supposed to get, (Wed) ,as the text
If you cannot see what I put down it is a small box with the numbers 26 and 20 inside of it.
Is there a fix for my problem?
Thanks in advance.

John answers:

Some symbols may not show because your computer does not contain the font set and/or your browser is not set to the correct Character Encoding. Changing browser’s encoding is usually done from its View Menu.

If you see squares or question marks instead of the symbol you need to make sure you have the language pack installed necessary to show the symbols.

Installing Windows XP Language Packs:

(depending on the version of XP you have, you may need to insert your Windows XP Setup CD) then go to Control Panel >> Add/Remove Programs >> Windows Components scroll down in the list and put a checkmark next to “language packs”. If you cant find that, then go here instead Control Panel >> Regional and Language Options >> Languages then made sure both boxes under Supplemental Language Support are checked. Click NEXT and then let it do its thing. You will probably then have to reboot.

Enabling International Support in Windows XP/Server 2003 Family:
How to Configure Regional and Language Support for User Accounts:


Install a display language:
Windows Vista Ultimate language pack release information:
Installing Language Interface Packs:

Thomas asks…

Can I get Firefox to always open media files in an external player?

It is very annoying to me that Firefox always opens mp3, wmv, mpg and opther file types in the browser window. Is there a way to set it to always open these files in winamp, VLC player, or anything else?

John answers:

Firefox has an option under “Tools” called “Downloadhelper”
If you’re on a page that has a video running like Youtube or whatever it will allow you to save that file into a directory in your computer. If you don’t see DLH under Tools you may need to go into Tools then Options and add that handy item to your browser.

Lizzie asks…

How to uninstall firefox using command prompt or from registry?

The mozzila firefox is removed from the add remove programs but still it is not uninstalled. I would like to uninstall it is there any way to uninstall it using command promt or from registry?

John answers:

Ok, here is what you do step by step,

1 click start
2 then click control panel
3 then click add or remove programs (Wait for the list to load, may take a while.)
4 now in the list look for world of warcraft or something similar to that then click it
5 ok right to the world of warcraft tab, click remove, (Or whatever it says)
6 then a window should pop up, just follow the instructions to remove it.
7 supposing you removed it… There you have it!

1. You can use the uninstaller tool to uninstall the applation
2. Run an antispyware software
3. Scan the registry
Hope can help you! :)

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