RE: Vista, Firefox and UAC
Success! Finally. Total time (to date) to transfer 5 programs to my new
laptop and get them functional: 27 hours . It shouldn't be this hard.
Solving this problem accounts for well over half the time.
What finally worked was a third uninstall and reinstall, bare bones (no
optional reporting back to Mozilla , or anything else that was extra) run as
an administrator, and changing "Mozilla Firefox" to "Firefox" every time
"Mozilla Firefox" came up as a suggested name. Since each of these suggested
remedies had been individually tried before, I'm not sure what it was about
the combination finally fixed it - but I thought I'd share what worked in
case anyone else has this same problem.
> I installed Firefox on my new laptop running Vista Home Premium. Every time
> I open Firefox I get a UAC popup rthat requires authorization before I am
> allowed to surf. In addition, whatever triggers the UAC popup has disabled
> virtual scrolling and tap zones in my synaptics touchpad. (It works in
> Firefox with UAC turned off, it works everywhere else - including in the IE
> browser - even with UAC turned on)
> I have tried a number of things to stop this behavior:
> Uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox
> Changing the appropriate registry key from "2" to "0" to control the popup
> behavor (but not the trigger) [stopped popup, but didn't fix touchpad]
> Granting my user account full privileged with respect to Mozilla [no effect]
> Downloading the newest synaptics driver [no effect]
> Using icacls to modify the integrity level [created a second popup]
> Any suggestions? If I can't fix it, I'm running with UAC turned off, which
> I'd ratehr not do. I'd tolerate the annoying popup, but not the loss of
> virtual scrolling and touch zones on my touch pad.