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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2008, 11:42:07 AM »
If it is on the bookmarks toolbar, right-click and select delete.  If that doesn't work, I would like to see a screen copy.  I've been looking for an IE hijack, not FF. 


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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2008, 03:39:33 AM »
Corrine, sorry it took so long, but I have been searching in every nook and cranny for how I got this? And what it is, but to no avail.
I've been looking too long, maybe I can't see anymore?
I had taken a close look at all my bookmarks before I even brought this to light? Here is as much detail I can provide:
http://www.liutilities.com/products/campaigns/affiliate/general/sp/  This is the complete addy.  And this is a screen shot with mouse over.
I HOPE THIS HELPS, IT IS MAKING ME CRAZY!  :tease:
 
This is on the website if I go to the www.liutilities.com
The site appears legit.

In the mouse over:  http://www.infopackets.com/cgi-bin/click.cgi?id=310       ?
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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2008, 11:09:25 AM »
Right-click on and select delete.  Next, right-click in the space to the right of "Help".  You should see a check mark next to Navigation Toolbar which is likely where the Yahoo and other shortcuts are located.  I believe if you UNcheck next to the Bookmarks Toolbar, the blank line will be gone, after deleting the bookmark for infopackets.



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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2008, 01:40:59 PM »
  :thanks: :thanks:  :gwave: GO CORRINE!!!!! :gwave:   :oops: Yes that very simple thing took it away!   :(  But my Google Toolbar is gone also!!  Any fix for that?  Other than deal with a blank line? I can't do without my Google ! But you are my hero!   :gwave: :gwave:  That is one draw back of FF, you can't move and scrunch the toolbars around.    :smash:   Any insight as to why it suddenly appeared?
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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2008, 03:41:34 PM »
Don't know why it appeared but you may want to do a search for infopacket and delete it if it is found as a URL.  Could be the Bookmarks toolbar is where the Google thing goes.  I have no clue as I don't like toolbars cluttering my screen space.  Deleting the bookmark may have done the trick so see what happens when you right-click in the space to the right of "Help" and put a check-mark by the Bookmarks Toolbar.
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That is one draw back of FF, you can't move and scrunch the toolbars around.
You most certainly can!!!  I have the top two "lines" in your screen copy combined in one row with File, Edit, View, etc. and the Address bar all together.  The next "line" is the Bookmarks Toolbar where I have bookmark folders and shortcuts. 


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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2008, 09:49:23 PM »
Now that I'm home, I can show you my one-line menu bar.  I use Tab Mix Plus which allows me to have the open tabs at the bottom of the screen (Display > Tab Bar > Bottom).  With Tiny Menu, I can consolidate the various menu options that I don't use regularly under "Menu" (and I can use keyboard commands to access the options). 

You'll see in the image that I expanded the bookmark folder labeled "1".  That is what is opened first.  Then I open other tabs from Folder "2" or from other folders.  Because I've used this system for so many years, I have no problem remembering what other bookmark folder will have what I'm looking for.  As you can see in the image, I have around 20 tabs open at the moment, although a bunch will be closed and other opened.  Yes, I can keep track of what is where primarily with the Favicons but could also refer to the drop-down arrow ("display as a list" option in TabMix Plus) next to the address bar.

I'm currently using the Liquifox Theme:  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=liquifox&status=4
Tiny Menu:  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1455

(Ok, time to restart my computer and get the Security Updates installed. :) )

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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2008, 01:50:04 AM »
When I came over from 98SE and briefly 2000(I gave up to a college student that needed a puter)XP was very different.  But after you said you could scrunch toolbars on FF, I did some poking around.   :oops: And guess what, I found how it works!  I have never really done much poking around, looking for things and how they work.  If it isn't obvious, oh well.  What a dumb a$$ I have been!!  I have my toolbars on IE, somewhat like you have.  I like them together also.  But your system seems a mystery to me, I am glad you know what your doing cause I would be lost!  Once again THANK YOU Corrine, for having the patience to deal with this dummy! I am glad to be rid of that toolbar and never looked beyond my big nose as to how it worked. Looked for the obvious, didn't see it, and thought I'd just have to learn to deal with all that space being eaten or deal without my toolbars? Dah, what a genius huh? And I take car of others puters...Scary isn't it? But I am more into security, scans, removal, and protections in general. I was trying to make something so simple too hard I guess?   This whole thing was a fiasco, but as Ripley says,  I've learned somethings through this pesky thingy.  It is gone, the toolbar is gone and my toolbar that is left is perfect! I dropped and dragged it till it suited me just fine, thanks to you!   You are a wonderful teacher and I think hanging around at Landzdown will broaden my horizons further!   So you guys are stuck with me!  And you dear lady, you are a pretty special gal! :rose: No wonder the awards!!!!  :rose:
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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2008, 02:12:56 AM »
@ Corrine,  BTW did a search on infopackets...only turned up the images I saved to use for you!  Good News! :gwave:
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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2008, 03:48:23 PM »
For what it's worth, I searched my Fx bookmarks & found Infopacket as well.  It was a Windows Newsletter I had saved some time back: http://www.infopackets.com/
If you go there & hoover over the speedmypc advertisement, the url you had, will display in the lower left corner of your browser.  Now HOW you got the ad url in your Bookmarks Folder is a mystery to me too.  Maybe the Newsletter "subscribe" page will jog a past memory.

I haven't used the GoogleToolbar, but it appears to have "3 or 4 custom layout"" options.  Maybe when you uncked the bkmrks toolbar in Fx, you had the option of "Replace Firefox search box and hide Toolbar" cked in the Google toolbar preferences...it seems odd that deleting one url, & toggling the Fx Bookmarks Toolbar would remove the Google Toolbar.
One difference I see, bookmarks stored in Fx are saved locally on your puter...the ones saved thru GoogleToolbar are saved online at Google.

If you want to troubleshoot to get it back try Toolbar for Firefox Help Center and Google Toolbar for Firefox Help group.  But an uninstall, clean re-install might be a quicker option.

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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2008, 04:07:37 PM »
TIP:
In the default, native Fx browser, starting at the top, (also referred to in Mozilla speak as the "Chrome"):
Title bar
Menu bar
Navigation Toolbar
Bookmarks Toolbar <The only items that display here are urls/bookmarks saved in the Bookmarks Toolbar Folder (Links Folder on IE), which is where that infopackets seemed to be displaying.

The latter 2 can be toggled "off" any time thru "View."  Also, as you found out by "customize", you can move the location (address) bar & search window up one level, change the size of the icons, drag/drop buttons, etc.  If you get in trouble, push the "Restore Default Set" option & start over.

I haven't use Firefox that long, but the first thing I started doing, after getting familiar with NoScript, was "editting the chrome"  
Quickly sorted out that I should spend some time on learning how to Backup Your Profile and creating a new profile for those sort of things.  I curtailed my exuberance, & spent more time just learning the options in Fx w/o add-ons/toolbars, themes, etc, so I could be better informed on what I needed/wanted to customize.

In addition to the customizations Corrine shares, this article might be of interest.  Not so much for the advanced "edits" you can do, but the discussion in the comments section, some including screenshots for more ideas.  It's written for and by "powerusers" > http://lifehacker.com/software/firefox/geek-to-live-consolidate-firefoxs-chrome-210542.php

I have attached screenies with no "extras"/Fx add-ons/themes, w/ the exception of Personas which is a foo-foo thing...adds backgrnd pics to the chrome. 
First is the customize mode showing where "spaces" can be added & moved areas, and the final look.

Bookmark favicons> Photobucket, Webmail, Gmail, LzD Chat, Lzd, Folder (similar links in drop down list) Weather, News, Scuba as examples.

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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2008, 04:15:35 PM »
@Corrine, hummm, that your browser setup "in situ"

I guess I have got a ways to go 

I get a hotflash just looking at that geeky looking browser masterpiece     

I am still sorting navigation/productivity tips.

Impressive indeed. 
I have looked at Tiny Menu, but just got interested in this Tab Mix Plus looking at your screenie...tabs at the bottom has some possiblities.
I just recently convinced the last family member to update to IE7 from 6.  It was a 3.5 hr process that finally completed successfully.  I mentioned this new feature of tabbed browsing, and "you can have 20 tabs open at once."  Their response? 
"WHY would you want 20 open at the same time?"

Thanks.   A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2008, 05:50:45 PM »
@Corrine, hummm, that your browser setup "in situ"
Yup, that was taken in situ.  I haven't made any changes to it in a long time but if I opted for more info in the one-line custom toolbar, I'd quickly dump search since I can select/right-click search and have a couple of search add-ons that I use.


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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2008, 07:50:40 PM »
Hey Ripley,  :thanks: for all the info., I will digest it slowly and let you know how it goes.

       Niecarrah

P.S.  I am in total  agreeance with you and Corrine's' "Creation", it scares me!   :hysterical:  But she is a whiz!  :rose:
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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2008, 10:13:28 PM »
All the better to have as much screen space as possible to keep a watchful eye on you two.  :lol: 


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Re: We Need A Dumb Questions Section
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2008, 10:53:35 PM »
Living and learning Niecarrah, that's my motto.

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All the better to have as much screen space as possible to keep a watchful eye on you two.