How come I have problems loading webpages using FireFox but then Chrome works? 

by on October 12, 2012

Q: Hi there
My internet connection is driving me crazy- I hope you can help.
I connect to the web via a LAN.
The LAN powerpack connects to a wifi router with an ethernet cable and my desktop is connected to the wifi router with another ethernet cable (the wifi is for my laptop, which is having no problems at all connecting to the web).
Sometimes the browser loads pages fine then a minute later cannot load anything.
If I switch from Firefox to Chrome, quite often Chrome can load pages when Firefox can’t, but then Chrome can loose it as well- at which point none of my three browsers can connect.
I have tried rebooting the router and the LAN powerpack but that doesn’t fix it.
Could you possibly give me a step by step procedure to troubleshoot this connectivity problem?
My OS is Windows XP with service pack 3.
I’ve been using computers for years so am fairly competent at following complicated instructions…
Thank you very much in advance!

 
 

Five Things You Must Do On Your Computer Running Windows 7 

by on September 11, 2012

Q: What should I do to to my new computer running Windows 7 before I start using?

A: It is that time of year again where students head back to school and people start buying new computers. If you bought a new computer, received a computer, or just want to make sure that your computer is setup securely then you are in the right place! We are going to give you the top 5 things you need to do to your computer to make sure it is safe and we will even throw in 2 extra hints about keeping your data safe! Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

How do I get rid of funmoods in my Mozilla FireFox? 

by on August 6, 2012

Q: how do i get rid of funmoods in my mozillz firefox?

 
 

How come my registry cleaner caused FireFox to stop working? 

by on June 6, 2012

Q: I used the 1-click option of Registry Mechanic registry cleaner, and now Firefox is almost totally disfunctional. I get no headers or advertisements–just a list of options on the left side of the screen for most web pages. A few seem to be OK.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox and get the same thing. Internet Explorer was not affected as far as I can tell. I emailed PC Tools, but have gotten no response. Any ideas?

 
 

Where can I find FireFox 3.6? 

by on June 6, 2012

Q: I need to install firefox 3.6 for my programs to work correctly. How do I get to it?

 
 

How come my favicons are now grey boxes? 

by on April 6, 2012

Q: I have been using IE8 & Firefox for years & everything was working normally all bookmarks had favicons in both browsers.
I upgraded Firefox to version 10.0.2 & all the favicons disappeared leaving a grey box but the book marks still worked. Some returned when I went to the website, but not all, & there are over 1000 of them. The strange thing is it affected both IE8 & Firefox. I tried “get places” for Firefox &
“FavIconizer-1.3” for IE8 but I can’t get all back. After getting wacked by a drive buy, corrupt link in a search (thank you Acronis), I uninstalled Firefox & I’ve gone to “Chrome” & when I imported the bookmarks from IE8 they all came in with default favicons. I realize that these favicons are using several formats,ico,png etc. but they were all there before the upgage.

Since this is affecting all the browsers & started with the Firefox upgrade could something have been change in the OS (xp-home sp3) that would affect all of them ?

 
 

Is there a faster way to change my about:config language setting in FireFox? 

by on February 28, 2012

Q: Hello,

I have a problem with firefox/ebay/ (probably the add-on Quick Locale Switcher)

I am not able to watch some ebay items that have been blocked by the France commercial court.

Problem is I am not in France, I just speak france in fact if I change the about:config language line from

en-GB,en,it-IT,it,en-US,fr-FR,fr

to

en-GB,en,it-IT,it,en-US

then I am able to see the ebay pages

I know this is the solution but I like to know if there’s a quicker way to switch form one to another or eliminate the problem.

it takes ages (allright just like 20 secs but it’s too much for me and very annoying)

I could off-course uninstall the add-on but I like it very much, cos it checks my spelling in more then a language at once.

thanks for any idea

Sonia

 
 

How can you track browsing history that was done using private browsing on FireFox or Internet Explorer? 

by on July 6, 2011

Q: How can you track browsing history that was done using private browsing on FireFox or Internet Explorer?

 
 

How come My Computer opens when I click on my FireFox icon? 

by on May 11, 2011

Q: Someone pulled a computer prank on me and they won’t fix it. I have Mozilla Firefox on my display screen, when I click on it, it takes me to My Computer, how can I fix this?

 
 

Is there anyway to fix FireFox so it does not crash every time I play a game on facebook? 

by on April 6, 2011

Q: Is there anyway to fix FireFox so it doesn’t crash every time I play a game on facebook?