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Weird problem with Firefox

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Lord Vader, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. TBoneit

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    IN Windows XP you can use the Help and Support Application and in Windows 7 Windows update is a separate application.

    ON a separate note I'm not sure why the hate for Internet explorer. I've used both, IE & FF. Both have strengths and weaknesses.

    I used to have to use IE to create warranty claims and order parts for Toshiba. They've now totally changed to a different system and either will work.

    Knock wood! I haven't seen a BSOD on Windows on my computers for many years. OTOH I don't just keep blithely loading stuff into windows without thinking about it.

    I did Hit a malicious site with FF and Ctrl-Alt-Del FF to close it. I ended up having to pull the Ethernet cable to let FF load and then close the windows since it kept trying to open the malicious site.
     
  2. TBoneit

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    I have had problems like that with various commercial websites that we need here at work.
     
  3. scooper

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    A certain transportation company that I'm working helpdesk for - their internal sites only support up to IE7 - not IE8 nor IE9. Same problem with too new version of Firefox. We've gone to telling the employees to download FF 3.6 if they need to access them from their home PC - and do not let FF do any updates !
     
  4. lugnutathome

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    Then I am most appreciative I don't have to deal with that state government:grin: Between the feds and the state of Oregon, I can barely sit down as it is:eek2:

    Don "they claim they are here to help us" Bolton
     
  5. lugnutathome

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    The IE View merely passes the URL to your current version of IE and executes it so if doesn't work there, you have a compatibility issue with your IE version.

    Don "the wonderful world of software. You pay for something flawed and then pay again to fix it" Bolton
     
  6. lugnutathome

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    We've had similar issues here internally and have worked around most of it by putting the URL into a CITRIX environment running a compatible browser in there rather than their desktop. Stick around the cloud will fix everything:p

    Yeah the browser wars and the various non standard implementations of what was supposed to be an open source ubiquitous environment has proven once again we all just can't play well together even when paid to do so:confused:.

    Don "maybe I mis understood Open Source maybe they meant Open Sores?" Bolton
     
  7. Lord Vader

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    No, it's not a compatibility issue with my version of IE. The website itself states that users cannot complete what they need to complete unless they use IE8 or lower. IE9 or FF will not work. Period.
     
  8. houskamp

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    firefox was a cool movie and game :p
     
  9. lugnutathome

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    ;)

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  10. lugnutathome

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    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Firefox hangs#w_hang-loading-first-window

    Don't know if this will help the OP or not

    Also in the firefox profile directory at the user level it is possible teh places.sqlite (history file) has corrupted. Removing it may clear things, it will remove history.

    Same directory sessionstore.js session file. Make sure there aren't any of these in the directory

    in XP/2000
    C:\Documents and Settings\<Windows login/user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>

    in Vista/7
    C:\Users\<Windows login/user name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>.

    Much information on the support website off the Firefox Mozilla Links bookmark MozillaZine

    Don "just a quick look I took" Bolton
     
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