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Problems viewing TR via Firefox?

CharlieSpencer
Besides mudpuppy and I, is anyone else having problems viewing TR with FF?

+Clicking Edit, Reply, or Flag results in a spinning icon beside the link but the requested text boxes never open. They can be opened successfully if right-clicked and opened in a new tab.

+If viewing in 'Collapsed' mode, clicking a post title does not open the post. Using the Left and Right cursor keys will move through the posts, until you forget and click on a title; then they stop expanding the posts.

I started seeing these problems last week. I believe that's when FF updated from v17 to v18. I've cleared the cache and dumped my cookies ( :-) ) to no effect. I'm having the same problems on FF at home, but not in IE.
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    cmiller5400

    Reply is just spinning, didn't want to flag your post... FF 18 as well.

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    Slayer_

    I guess you have to downgrade.
    I actually avoid upgrading firefox these days, they only seem to add bugs, never remove any.

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    CharlieSpencer

    http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/946956

    and go to the post by jcanth. Rolling back to 17.0.1 has fixed the problems I described above.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Who needs this joint?

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    Slayer_

    But the OS wars are still funny.

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    tcavadias Staff

    I haven't upgraded to 18 yet.. and from the sounds of it..not something I want to do?

    -Tammy [_]3

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    CharlieSpencer

    I wouldn't upgrade yet. If there are problems viewing TR, there are probably problems viewing other sites.

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    Deadly Ernest

    that replies at Q&A and new discussions wouldn't post. I'd get a Page not found' error and when I try to send again I get the 'Duplicate post' error. But hours later the post is NOT there at all. I was ussing Fire Fox 16 on Zorin 5.

    I upgraded to Zorin 6 (overdue for it) and ended up with Fire Fox 18. Then I couldn't read any posts in line, but they opened up in a new tab OK. I didn't even try to make any posts.

    Today I'm at where I do some volunteer work and using their Win 7 Enterprise system. This reply is coming from MSIE 9 - the system also has Fire Fox 18 (upgraded in the last week). I have TR open in both browsere and there is a very dramatic difference in the look of the same page. FF is definately handling the Java in a very different manner to MSIE at the moment. However, I do note the Java Platform SE 6 U24 6.0.240.7 has been disabled by FF as ".... known to cause security or stability issues." - with a link to:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p80

    which says:


    Java Plugin has been blocked for your protection.

    Why was it blocked?

    Outdated versions of the Java plugin are vulnerable to an actively exploited security issue. All users are strongly encouraged to update their Java plugin. For more information, please read our blog post or Oracle's Advisory.
    Who is affected?

    All Firefox users who have installed the Java plugin, JRE versions below 1.6.0_31 or between 1.7.0 and 1.7.0_2.

    What does this mean?

    Users are strongly encouraged to disable the problematic add-on or plugin, but may choose to continue using it if they accept the risks described.

    When Mozilla becomes aware of add-ons, plugins, or other third-party software that seriously compromises Firefox security, stability, or performance and meets certain criteria, the software may be blocked from general use. For more information, please read this support article.

    Blocked on April 2, 2012. View block request.


    end quote

    it also refers to the blog at:

    http://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2012/04/02/blocking-java/

    I'm going to install the new version of java and see what happens. I'll let you know when it's done.

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    Deadly Ernest

    then removed the old version - no change to how FF works. Have another machine I need to do this to and will remove first.

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    Deadly Ernest

    On the other three systems I deleted Java 6 first and then installed Java 7 - TR pages now appear the same in FF 18 and MSIE 9 and 10 (one system is still XP with IS 9). However, there is still two issues with the Java in FF 18.

    It's clear you HAVE to delete 6 befor einstalling 7 as I still have issues on the system I added 7 before deleting 6.

    1. If the list preference is in collapsed mode the title shows but I can't get the individual post to display inb line, it will display properly if opened in a new tab.

    If I change the preference to 'expanded' then the posts all display.

    2. Regardless of the display options above, the links for edit, reply, flag, and favorite do NOT work - they just sit and spin. Clearly there is still an issue on how FF 18 is handling these commands.

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    Deadly Ernest

    make a reply by opening the 'reply' window in a new tab; though it won't open in the main window. Same applies to the edit button.

    I now think the original FF issue has been fixed, but there is a residual problem with the way the TR page works that may be conflicting with the anti-advertisement and security activities I have going.

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    maxwell edison

    Firefox AND Internet Explorer. Neither will play nice in the connection between TR and me. I can log in okay, but when I try to post something, the green circle spins and spins, but no new window appears for me to post.

    AND I can't open any message. I have to expand all of them in order to read any of them.

    I almost gave up, but decided to try Chrome.

    (Grrrrrr - Chrome works. Grrrrrr - I don't do Google!)

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    Deadly Ernest

    to load the new version, but try removing the old version first - I just loaded the new and then removed the old, and no fix.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Every morning at 06.50 I get kicked off TR and am unable to log back in till somewhere around 07.00 My Time which is -10 Hours on GMT.

    But starting today I got a full listings of replies to both Questions and Discussions that I'm subscribed to which has not been happening for quite a while now and because I predominately use IE under both XP and 7 I've not experienced any real Issues with postings though there are the normal ones that just end up in the Bit Bucket for unknown reasons but they don't seem to be more common than they have been in the past.

    As yet I have not changed FF to the newest so maybe I'll sit back and ignore the update warnings that I've been seeing the past few days in light of what's been posted above.

    However I have noticed some screwy issues. Like while chasing Spammers I click on their User Name get shown a list of their postings and when I click on Show all there is nothing. Several Page Refreshes may eventually bring up all of their posts but like for instance just now where I was going around deleting posts from clothesbiz10 I would click on a discussion that they have flag and then delete it and when I clicked on the back Button to be returned to the lists of their posts I would get a empty page which required several refreshes to get the listing up again.

    Sometimes it would go back properly but most times it just went back to an empty page with no listings of their posts and when I went to delete the last of the 11 posts that they had made I could flag it but when I clicked on Delete nothing. Maybe there's someone else who's deleted it so it's right but then again maybe not. :^0

    Col

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    CharlieSpencer

    At home this evening I was greeted by an update from FF 18 to 18.1. Unfortunately, this has made no difference; the same problems still exist. So far the only solution appears to be downgrading to 17.

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    Slayer_

    Cause you should if you haven't.

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    Slayer_

    It completely blocks your browsing if a plugin is out of date. (foxit in my case)

    If you click the update link, it opens a new tab, that goes to the same stupid plugin out date page.
    Try to load the addons page? Same thing, it redirects to plugins out of date.

    Firefox=deleted
    I switched my Avant to use webkit. I'll do the same with all my installs.

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    Michael Jay

    went to chrome, works well with Windows, my Linux Mint box still holds Firefox 17 which works well.

    Will have to give Avant a look, thanks for the note.

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    Michael Jay

    for the tip, I have been test driving Avant Browser and it is indeed sweet.

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    Slayer_

    I switched back to firefox for a bit. Until I realized that I could turn on the Avant download manager.
    The Chrome one was beyond irritating. Especially if you are downloading EXE's. It also doesn't clean up after itself very easily. So you end up with the same file downloaded over and over with a number appended to it.
    Working in Ontime, I download a lot of the attachments for work orders. And it's nice to in Avant downloader, just click delete and know it deleted the file off my hard drive as well. And since it tracks them all, not just your current session. Cleaning up after several days is still easy.

    Now I am back to Chrome, with my chief complaint sufficiently hidden. I'm happy again.
    I just wish the Chrome spell check was better. It does a lousy job guessing your word. Which is funny because if you copy and paste the word into google and search, 99% of the time it finds the correct spelling of the word.

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    Who Am I Really

    but that may be as a result of using 3.6.28

    I think they dropped the ball with v.4. and up
    so I refused the updates whenever they popped up the dialog

    and the last time I saw an update notice was around v. 11 or 12
    I received an update dialog which Threatened me with a forced update at next browser start

    and the previous update dialog had stated my XP x64 OS was not supported anymore (actually it never was) and I wouldn't be able to update to v.10

    it was after the Threat of forced update that I disabled all Firefox update checks on all my systems

    the only issues I have are because of security settings, add-ons & preferences I use and not the browser specifically
    eg. the + / - vote buttons have never worked, and always goes to page not found when clicked

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    cmiller5400

    Reply is just spinning, didn't want to flag your post... FF 18 as well.

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    Slayer_

    I guess you have to downgrade.
    I actually avoid upgrading firefox these days, they only seem to add bugs, never remove any.

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    CharlieSpencer

    http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/946956

    and go to the post by jcanth. Rolling back to 17.0.1 has fixed the problems I described above.

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    CharlieSpencer

    Who needs this joint?

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    Slayer_

    But the OS wars are still funny.

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    tcavadias Staff

    I haven't upgraded to 18 yet.. and from the sounds of it..not something I want to do?

    -Tammy [_]3

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    CharlieSpencer

    I wouldn't upgrade yet. If there are problems viewing TR, there are probably problems viewing other sites.

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    Deadly Ernest

    that replies at Q&A and new discussions wouldn't post. I'd get a Page not found' error and when I try to send again I get the 'Duplicate post' error. But hours later the post is NOT there at all. I was ussing Fire Fox 16 on Zorin 5.

    I upgraded to Zorin 6 (overdue for it) and ended up with Fire Fox 18. Then I couldn't read any posts in line, but they opened up in a new tab OK. I didn't even try to make any posts.

    Today I'm at where I do some volunteer work and using their Win 7 Enterprise system. This reply is coming from MSIE 9 - the system also has Fire Fox 18 (upgraded in the last week). I have TR open in both browsere and there is a very dramatic difference in the look of the same page. FF is definately handling the Java in a very different manner to MSIE at the moment. However, I do note the Java Platform SE 6 U24 6.0.240.7 has been disabled by FF as ".... known to cause security or stability issues." - with a link to:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p80

    which says:


    Java Plugin has been blocked for your protection.

    Why was it blocked?

    Outdated versions of the Java plugin are vulnerable to an actively exploited security issue. All users are strongly encouraged to update their Java plugin. For more information, please read our blog post or Oracle's Advisory.
    Who is affected?

    All Firefox users who have installed the Java plugin, JRE versions below 1.6.0_31 or between 1.7.0 and 1.7.0_2.

    What does this mean?

    Users are strongly encouraged to disable the problematic add-on or plugin, but may choose to continue using it if they accept the risks described.

    When Mozilla becomes aware of add-ons, plugins, or other third-party software that seriously compromises Firefox security, stability, or performance and meets certain criteria, the software may be blocked from general use. For more information, please read this support article.

    Blocked on April 2, 2012. View block request.


    end quote

    it also refers to the blog at:

    http://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2012/04/02/blocking-java/

    I'm going to install the new version of java and see what happens. I'll let you know when it's done.

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    Deadly Ernest

    then removed the old version - no change to how FF works. Have another machine I need to do this to and will remove first.

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    Deadly Ernest

    On the other three systems I deleted Java 6 first and then installed Java 7 - TR pages now appear the same in FF 18 and MSIE 9 and 10 (one system is still XP with IS 9). However, there is still two issues with the Java in FF 18.

    It's clear you HAVE to delete 6 befor einstalling 7 as I still have issues on the system I added 7 before deleting 6.

    1. If the list preference is in collapsed mode the title shows but I can't get the individual post to display inb line, it will display properly if opened in a new tab.

    If I change the preference to 'expanded' then the posts all display.

    2. Regardless of the display options above, the links for edit, reply, flag, and favorite do NOT work - they just sit and spin. Clearly there is still an issue on how FF 18 is handling these commands.

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    Deadly Ernest

    make a reply by opening the 'reply' window in a new tab; though it won't open in the main window. Same applies to the edit button.

    I now think the original FF issue has been fixed, but there is a residual problem with the way the TR page works that may be conflicting with the anti-advertisement and security activities I have going.

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    maxwell edison

    Firefox AND Internet Explorer. Neither will play nice in the connection between TR and me. I can log in okay, but when I try to post something, the green circle spins and spins, but no new window appears for me to post.

    AND I can't open any message. I have to expand all of them in order to read any of them.

    I almost gave up, but decided to try Chrome.

    (Grrrrrr - Chrome works. Grrrrrr - I don't do Google!)

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    Deadly Ernest

    to load the new version, but try removing the old version first - I just loaded the new and then removed the old, and no fix.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Every morning at 06.50 I get kicked off TR and am unable to log back in till somewhere around 07.00 My Time which is -10 Hours on GMT.

    But starting today I got a full listings of replies to both Questions and Discussions that I'm subscribed to which has not been happening for quite a while now and because I predominately use IE under both XP and 7 I've not experienced any real Issues with postings though there are the normal ones that just end up in the Bit Bucket for unknown reasons but they don't seem to be more common than they have been in the past.

    As yet I have not changed FF to the newest so maybe I'll sit back and ignore the update warnings that I've been seeing the past few days in light of what's been posted above.

    However I have noticed some screwy issues. Like while chasing Spammers I click on their User Name get shown a list of their postings and when I click on Show all there is nothing. Several Page Refreshes may eventually bring up all of their posts but like for instance just now where I was going around deleting posts from clothesbiz10 I would click on a discussion that they have flag and then delete it and when I clicked on the back Button to be returned to the lists of their posts I would get a empty page which required several refreshes to get the listing up again.

    Sometimes it would go back properly but most times it just went back to an empty page with no listings of their posts and when I went to delete the last of the 11 posts that they had made I could flag it but when I clicked on Delete nothing. Maybe there's someone else who's deleted it so it's right but then again maybe not. :^0

    Col

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    CharlieSpencer

    At home this evening I was greeted by an update from FF 18 to 18.1. Unfortunately, this has made no difference; the same problems still exist. So far the only solution appears to be downgrading to 17.

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    Slayer_

    Cause you should if you haven't.

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    Slayer_

    It completely blocks your browsing if a plugin is out of date. (foxit in my case)

    If you click the update link, it opens a new tab, that goes to the same stupid plugin out date page.
    Try to load the addons page? Same thing, it redirects to plugins out of date.

    Firefox=deleted
    I switched my Avant to use webkit. I'll do the same with all my installs.

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    Michael Jay

    went to chrome, works well with Windows, my Linux Mint box still holds Firefox 17 which works well.

    Will have to give Avant a look, thanks for the note.

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    Michael Jay

    for the tip, I have been test driving Avant Browser and it is indeed sweet.

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    Slayer_

    I switched back to firefox for a bit. Until I realized that I could turn on the Avant download manager.
    The Chrome one was beyond irritating. Especially if you are downloading EXE's. It also doesn't clean up after itself very easily. So you end up with the same file downloaded over and over with a number appended to it.
    Working in Ontime, I download a lot of the attachments for work orders. And it's nice to in Avant downloader, just click delete and know it deleted the file off my hard drive as well. And since it tracks them all, not just your current session. Cleaning up after several days is still easy.

    Now I am back to Chrome, with my chief complaint sufficiently hidden. I'm happy again.
    I just wish the Chrome spell check was better. It does a lousy job guessing your word. Which is funny because if you copy and paste the word into google and search, 99% of the time it finds the correct spelling of the word.

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    Who Am I Really

    but that may be as a result of using 3.6.28

    I think they dropped the ball with v.4. and up
    so I refused the updates whenever they popped up the dialog

    and the last time I saw an update notice was around v. 11 or 12
    I received an update dialog which Threatened me with a forced update at next browser start

    and the previous update dialog had stated my XP x64 OS was not supported anymore (actually it never was) and I wouldn't be able to update to v.10

    it was after the Threat of forced update that I disabled all Firefox update checks on all my systems

    the only issues I have are because of security settings, add-ons & preferences I use and not the browser specifically
    eg. the + / - vote buttons have never worked, and always goes to page not found when clicked