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    Firefox questions

    I've been using Firefox for a few months and overall I like it (I'm using Windows 2000). But lately a couple of oddities have popped up. If I close my window and then open a new one, all of my passwords for various sites are missing. I have to retype every password any time I open Firefox. I have set it to NOT clear all my private data when I exit Firefox. Am I just missing an option somewhere?

    Second issue, which just popped up the other day, and I'm not even sure it's a Firefox issue. All of a sudden Sunday afternoon I no longer had any sound coming from my speakers. If I play a CD it works fine, but I have no sound if I'm using the internet. I checked all the speaker connections and made sure nothing was muted and that all volume was turned up, and that was all fine. I opened Control Panel but not being very fluent in computer-speak, I wasn't sure of some of the things I was looking at. In Sounds & Multimedia>Sounds I can't adjust the volume for individual sound events. It's "grayed out". Under S&M>Audio I can't adjust or change the Sound Playback preferred device or the MIDI Playback device: also "grayed out". I can select the preferred device for "Sound Recording" but I can't change it because all I have is the original integrated audio for my computer. Since I can still play CDs just fine, I was wondering if it may be a Firefox setting that I don't know about and can't find. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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    Tab:
    Tools->Options, Tab: Privacy. Make sure the "clear it out when close" button isn't clicked.

    Tab:
    Tools->Options, Tab: Security. Click the "remember passwords" button.

    So you can play CDs... Can you play Mp3's? Can you play a song off the net (youtube, for example) on internet explorer? Try the same site with firefox. IS firefox the problem? An obvious one you can check on FF is turn up the volume of the website (volume bar on the youtube site, for example).

    Give it a shot, let me know if it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan View Post
    Tab:
    Tools->Options, Tab: Privacy. Make sure the "clear it out when close" button isn't clicked.

    Tab:
    Tools->Options, Tab: Security. Click the "remember passwords" button.

    So you can play CDs... Can you play Mp3's? Can you play a song off the net (youtube, for example) on internet explorer? Try the same site with firefox. IS firefox the problem? An obvious one you can check on FF is turn up the volume of the website (volume bar on the youtube site, for example).

    Give it a shot, let me know if it works.
    I checked the first two things you mentioned, and they are as they should be. That's why I'm so confused about it. I tried to check Internet explorer earlier, and it wouldn't open. But I checked it again after I saw your post and it worked this time, so I went to Youtube. No sound. So I guess it's probably not a Firefox problem, but at least I can play CDs.

    Edit: I just downloaded the latest version of Firefox, but it didn't seem to change anything regarding the passwords.
    Last edited by Lamplight; 08-13-09 at 07:26 PM.

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    May be a cookie thing. Make sure you allow cookies and that you do not have exceptions that are blocking some site's cookies. If you do, delete the exceptions that are not allowing cookies(or highlight them and click "Allow").

    For example, if you are blocking cookies for bikeforums.net, every time you log on and then close your browser and reopen it you will have to log in again. HTH
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    Windows 2000? Are you serious? Try this.

    Go to http://www.linuxmint.com/

    Download the live cd iso image. Main Edition should be fine.

    Burn the image to a cd as a cd (not data or music, you want the whole image burned to a cd)

    When CD is burned reboot your computer. Hopefully the cd will boot (you may have to play around with bios settings)

    The Linux Mint OS will be running on your computer off the CD.

    Try using firefox (it comes with Linux Mint as default browers) to listen to your music.

    If it works on the first try then look around at what Linux Mint has to offer and ask yourself if just maybe it's time to upgrade to a real modern and free OS on your computer.
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    Windows 2000 is fine. Anything afterward is downhill. I'd say 98 is my fav, but it doesn't recognize ram over 250mb or something like that. there isn't anything wrong with 2000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tex_Arcana View Post
    Windows 2000? Are you serious? Try this.

    Go to http://www.linuxmint.com/

    Download the live cd iso image. Main Edition should be fine.

    Burn the image to a cd as a cd (not data or music, you want the whole image burned to a cd)

    When CD is burned reboot your computer. Hopefully the cd will boot (you may have to play around with bios settings)
    The Linux Mint OS will be running on your computer off the CD.

    Try using firefox (it comes with Linux Mint as default browers) to listen to your music.

    If it works on the first try then look around at what Linux Mint has to offer and ask yourself if just maybe it's time to upgrade to a real modern and free OS on your computer.
    I don't know anything about Linux, but seeing comments like the part I put in bold are what concerns me. I have no idea what bios settings are or how to change them, and from the things I've read it sounds like Linux is more for people who know a lot more about computers than I do. Of course that may not be true, it's just the impression I've gotten.

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    I lost audio in Flash (which is what Youtube vids are) on my Win2k rig several months ago. I blame it on Adobe.

    You're highly unlikely to enjoy Linux. Getting any audio whatsoever in Linux on certain rigs that came with Win2K installed is nigh on impossible.

    EDIT: Actually, it's worth a shot downloading, burning and running a live CD to see if Linux would work for you. IF you ONLY need a browser, office suite and a photoshop-like program, Linux might work for you. If you need specific Windows programs, you might be outta luck, however. You could try Mint mentioned above, or Ubuntu, or...

    If you burned the CD correctly ( you may need to "press any key to boot from CD...") and Windows boots, then you know you need to adjust your BIOS.

    The BIOS work is pretty easy, you just need to make sure your computer is set to boot from CD first. F2, F10 and Delete buttons while booting are the most common keys used to enter the BIOS.
    Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 08-14-09 at 04:49 PM.
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