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.