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    Hi all,

    I always use firefox for browsing websites. Currently I update firefox to the latest version (its 14.0.1). After I upgrade, I have a issue.

    You know how when you have multiple windows open, you have to click inside one of them for them to be active for scrolling, etc.? Well I only have a Firefox window open and it constantly "deactivates" as if I had selected another window (I have to click in the window to enable scrolling again).

    You know what I am saying? What can I do to stop this? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Firefox

    I would try to uninstall FF completely, then reinstall the latest version on it's own. When FF updated to this latest version it possibly did not update correctly.

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    Default Re: Firefox

    Renee, welcome to the Forum!

    I also run Firefox as my default browser, & Ted is correct. Firefox doesn't always cleanly upgrade itself (almost reminds me of an OS upgrade). The results varies for each user, but freezing of the browser is common when it auto updates for me.

    Fortunately, through FF's Options panel, this auto update feature can be disabled. Go to Options > Advanced > Update. Choose "Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them". Make sure to click "OK" before closing to save the setting.

    There is more than one way to make sure that you have the latest Firefox. The last is the check for updates in FF's Options panel, as this will result in the same issue that you're having. The best way is to bookmark this site & check it weekly, as FF does update regularly.

    Mozilla Firefox Web Browser

    Download from here & run the installer. If you have more than one computer, copy the installer file to a USB Flash drive to install on the rest of them, it's a time saver.

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    Default Re: Firefox

    I just did a re-install firefox. No problem now. Re-installing is the best way!! haha..Thank you.

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    Default Re: Firefox

    Glad I could help.

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    Default Re: Firefox

    I figured that Ted's suggestion would work. As a rule of thumb, I prefer to download new versions of any software, browsers & other ones, remove the old manually. Then install the new version. Even Oracle recommends this when upgrading to the latest Java, uninstall the old first, this gets rid of possible security breaches (part of the reason that Java releases a new version anyway).

    While some apps do remove the older versions first, many do not, & leaves garbage behind (hence the reason that Firefox didn't run right, it wasn't cleanly installed). Revo Uninstaller (Free) is great for removing many 32 bit apps & all traces thereof. This is best practice for most apps, except browsers. Use their uninstaller (or My Uninstaller) for browsers, to keep bookmarks & other settings.

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    Default Re: Firefox

    Firefox Tips:

    Try to keep up to date on the Firefox updates. Each update is designed to fix some problem that someone has found in FF. Current version, today, is ver 14.0.1 (08/13/12)

    EDIT: Today 9/1/12, version 15.0 is out and available for download.

    Next, to display all web pages and addon's, always install "Flash Player" after installing FF.
    Add "Shockwave" and "Java" and you'll likely have NO problems with any web site. I sure don't!

    Good Luck,
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    Default Re: Firefox

    And don't forget Silverlight, be sure to get it here, the one offered by MS Update is still a version behind (strange for their own app).

    Download Silverlight 5.1.10411 - FileHippo.com

    At some point, if not installed, FF will prompt for it. Make certain to keep plugins updated for security. From the Firefox drop down menu, select Add-ons > Plugins. At the top of the list of them, is a link in small letters, "Check to see if your plugins are up to date", click that link. If NoScript is installed & enabled, make sure to allow Mozilla access, otherwise it can't check.

    While FF 14.0.1 is the latest stable version, those who wishes to try the latest (beta) versions of the browser, 15.0 Beta 4 is available, here.

    Download Firefox 15.0 Beta 4 - FileHippo.com

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