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OneWorld



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No 'tools' in Firefox new
      #1011865 - 05/10/12 10:55 AM
I have scoured the internet and no solution. I need to turn on/off the proxy setting in Firefox but the version I have, firefox portable, which has the particular proxy setting I need to alter, has the menu bar but that menu bar has no 'tools' option

All I have found ion the internet is customize/show the menu bar, that is easy enough. I can see display/not display th emenu bar but there is no tools, I have also looked at customize the menu bar but tools is not amongst the options

Anyone any ideas?


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ezza



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: OneWorld]
      #1011882 - 05/10/12 11:41 AM
type about:config into the address field

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_:_FAQs_:_About:config_Entries

be careful!

/e


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OneWorld



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: ezza]
      #1011908 - 05/10/12 12:45 PM
Thanks, but in every case in theat link you gave me says "this can be changed in tools -> etc" that's the whole problem, I don't have Tools on the Menu Bar, I have....File, Edit, History, Bookmarks, Help..... Tools is missing


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ezza



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: OneWorld]
      #1011926 - 05/10/12 02:03 PM
Hi,

type about:config where you normally type in your url. You will get a big list of settings.

You find the line with the value you want to change and double click on it. You should a get a dialog allowing you to enter a new value. Booleans are toggled by double clicking on them.

There is a search field to help you find what you want to change.

It's like the registry of Firefox. You can break your installation.

/erol


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BJG145



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: OneWorld]
      #1011928 - 05/10/12 02:24 PM
How about Help...Troubleshooting...Reset

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-happened-to-the-file-edit-and-vie w-menus?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Menu+bar+is+missing


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OneWorld



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: ezza]
      #1011951 - 05/10/12 04:03 PM
Quote ezza:

Hi,

type about:config where you normally type in your url. You will get a big list of settings.

You find the line with the value you want to change and double click on it. You should a get a dialog allowing you to enter a new value. Booleans are toggled by double clicking on them.

There is a search field to help you find what you want to change.

It's like the registry of Firefox. You can break your installation.

/erol




Thanks Ezza, but that's the whole problem, I don't know exactly what I'm looking for. I got the about:config stuff displayed, but it seems that page cannt be searched (with the usual ctrl + f) and even if it did, what do I look for menu? tools? though I tried them and the search doesn't work


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OneWorld



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: BJG145]
      #1011952 - 05/10/12 04:04 PM
Quote BJG145:

How about Help...Troubleshooting...Reset

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-happened-to-the-fil...





Nah, that's the first place I went - the Menu bar is there, the tools option isn't, and I have already looked at Menu Bar/Customization


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ginge6000



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: OneWorld]
      #1011961 - 05/10/12 04:17 PM
To turn off set the value of network.proxy.type to zero. Make a note of what it currently is to turn it back again.

Edited by ginge6000 (05/10/12 04:18 PM)


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ginge6000



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: ginge6000]
      #1011964 - 05/10/12 04:21 PM
FYI - the setting values are:

0 - No proxy
1 - Manual proxy
2 - Auto proxy URL
4 - Auto detect for network
5 - Use system proxy


Not sure what happened to 3.......!


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OneWorld



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: ginge6000]
      #1011965 - 05/10/12 04:21 PM
Quote ginge6000:

To turn off set the value of network.proxy.type to zero. Make a note of what it currently is to turn it back again.




type 'zero' where?


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ginge6000



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: OneWorld]
      #1011966 - 05/10/12 04:22 PM
Double click on the setting and a pop-up box should appear for you to type into.


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OneWorld



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: ginge6000]
      #1011972 - 05/10/12 05:04 PM
Quote ginge6000:

Double click on the setting and a pop-up box should appear for you to type into.




Thanks, so doing that will return the 'Tools' option to the MenuBar? as I seem to remember Tools has a lot more options than just network proxy


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ginge6000



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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox new [Re: OneWorld]
      #1011975 - 05/10/12 05:10 PM
Quote OneWorld:

Quote ginge6000:

Double click on the setting and a pop-up box should appear for you to type into.




Thanks, so doing that will return the 'Tools' option to the MenuBar? as I seem to remember Tools has a lot more options than just network proxy




No, doing that will turn the proxy on and off. I have no idea why the portable version of Firefox doesn't have a Tools option.

However, they recently changed Firefox so you have to click on on the button top left to access more menus - have you checked in there?


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Re: No 'tools' in Firefox [Re: ginge6000]
      #1011987 - 05/10/12 05:40 PM
Quote ginge6000:

Quote OneWorld:

Quote ginge6000:

Double click on the setting and a pop-up box should appear for you to type into.




Thanks, so doing that will return the 'Tools' option to the MenuBar? as I seem to remember Tools has a lot more options than just network proxy




No, doing that will turn the proxy on and off. I have no idea why the portable version of Firefox doesn't have a Tools option.

However, they recently changed Firefox so you have to click on on the button top left to access more menus - have you checked in there?




I have 2 versions of Firefox, one has the full compliment of Menu items, this I am using now, but the other, which I need to run from a USB key for work, doesn't. Yep, clicked on the FF Icon at the top left, and that just gives me the Windows "Restore, Minimize, Close' thingys


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