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Redfrost
 
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Post Posted May 5th, 2006, 1:24 pm

Hi everyone,

I have just downloading Firefox and looking forward to dump IE. However, Firefox keeps resetting my Connection Settings to "Direct Connection to the Internet".

I am using my university's LAN to access internet. And eveytime I use firefox, I have to manually click the "Manual Proxy Configuration" and key in the address and port number. It's so troublesome!

How to do I solve this issue.

dickvl

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Post Posted May 5th, 2006, 3:16 pm

Does it also happen after you close and re-open Fx or only after a reboot?

Do you have any settings in 'No Proxy for'?
Tools → Options → General → Connection Settings... → Manual proxy configuration → No Proxy for"

Check for that you don't have overriding settings in user.js and that prefs.js is not readonly.
See: about:config
network.proxy.type -> 1 (manual proxy)
network.proxy.http -> address
network.proxy.http_port -> port

You can check prefs.js after closing Fx if the settings are saved.

Redfrost
 
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Post Posted May 5th, 2006, 3:56 pm

Oh Yes! Got it! You're a genius, dickvl. Thank you very much!

dickvl

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Post Posted May 5th, 2006, 4:05 pm

You're welcome :wink:
I'm curious: what was your problem? (for future reference).

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Post Posted May 5th, 2006, 5:51 pm

My problem was everytime i reboot my computer or re-open firefox, the "Connection Settings" is resetted (to default).
In the "No Proxy for", I leave it blank.

Problem solved when I edit user.js to the configuration you gave me.
Wooohoooo....

sosothat
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Post Posted December 29th, 2006, 9:08 pm

My firefox can not go online, it shows " unable to connect", however my IE can go. what do I need do?

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Post Posted December 29th, 2006, 9:16 pm

Start a new topic. You have a different problem than the one in this topic.

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Post Posted December 30th, 2006, 8:53 pm

sosothat:
Looks like a firewall problem.
See: Error_loading_websites#Firewalls (KB)
Check your firewall: you may need to remove all Firefox entries completely from the permission list and let the firewall redetect Firefox.
(Firewalls (KB))

If that doesn't help then start a new thread as Daifne suggested.

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Post Posted December 31st, 2006, 8:57 pm

dickvl wrote:sosothat:
Looks like a firewall problem.
See: Error_loading_websites#Firewalls (KB)
Check your firewall: you may need to remove all Firefox entries completely from the permission list and let the firewall redetect Firefox.
(Firewalls (KB))

If that doesn't help then start a new thread as Daifne suggested.


Actualy, I cancel my Real Player and MSN from my Run- Msconfig- Set up, before that everything is ok. Now I reset my fire wall, Firefox still doesn't work. I really don't want Real and MSN auto play. What do I need do now? Thank you. Where can I start a new topic?

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Post Posted December 31st, 2006, 9:05 pm

You can start your Topic by clicking the link at the top of the Support Page..
[Create New Topic] [Ask New Question]

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Post Posted December 31st, 2006, 9:08 pm

See the red link at the top of the Firefox Support forum: [Ask New Question]

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Post Posted May 18th, 2007, 5:03 pm

I'm having this same exact problem and it has gotten more frequent. I'm not a guru here, and i'm wondering if someone can help me in laymans terms. I'm not sure was some of these files or even how to get to them. HELP ME PLEASE :)

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Post Posted May 18th, 2007, 5:13 pm

Daifne wrote:Start a new topic. You have a different problem than the one in this topic.

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