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Re: hijacked firefox

Try running firefox in safe mode, (firefox's safe mode) and see if the problem persists... if it does go away check your plugins... if not then i don't know what you can do, by hijacked exactly what are the symptoms?

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Re: hijacked firefox

jaimie,

how do i log onto firefox in safe mode?

when i got to the compute rthis morning i had a notice from mozilla to update the firefox immediately, which i did but it does not seem to make a difference.

what i mean by google seems to hijacked my bokmarks is that i still have my old bookmarks in the firefox tool bar, and they work. but now when i want to make a bookmark, i get an error message from google that it can't do it,

There was an error submitting the following bookmark to Google:
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also when i first log on in the morning, i get an annoying window (sorry, i don't have it copied, so i can't show you, that keeps popping up about verifying me with google. i've tried clicking ok but it keeps coming back up until i click on cancel.

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Re: hijacked firefox

Hey again, i'm unsure of wether it differs with mac buuut... usually safe mode is accessed through a menu item "firefox(safe mode)" which is the same as opening firefox but with the command line parameter "-safe-mode" if you can't work it out then post back and i'll read into mac...

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Jamey

p.s. if it's fine in safe mode then look deeply at your plugins...
 

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Re: hijacked firefox

Hey again, i'm unsure of wether it differs with mac buuut... usually safe mode is accessed through a menu item "firefox(safe mode)" which is the same as opening firefox but with the command line parameter "-safe-mode" if you can't work it out then post back and i'll read into mac...

Cheers,
Jamey

p.s. if it's fine in safe mode then look deeply at your plugins...
jaimie

i know how to start the mac in safe mode, but not firefox.

also, when i first open firefox again, i get a message that wants authentication. it says " user name and password requested by google. google search history. and there is a box for my name and password, but when i put them in and click ok, the window keeps coming back. hmmm do you think i need to check my google registration and amend my name and password

still in tears.

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jamie,

i think i might have solved my problem. i reset my google password AND signed out of google. suddenly, my bookmarks look like the old ones. but the new interface is still the blah chrome one. i can live with that

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jamie,

i think i might have solved my problem. i reset my google password AND signed out of google. suddenly, my bookmarks look like the old ones. but the new interface is still the blah chrome one. i can live with that

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btw jamie, i just realized, i forgot to thank you for your help

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Haha, glad to hear you got it all sorted, sorry i couldn't be of more help, still if it's fixed then thats good =]

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