View Full Version : Talking about weird ... [Firefox seems fickle]
October 6th, 2010, 02:12 PM
Earlier today I tho't, "Oh, goody! Is Firefox going to work normally finally?" because it was letting me click on a post in the "New Posts" list, and then opening it in a new tab. That's something it had not done in ages ... it would only open a BLANK new tab when I told it to open a thread in a new tab.
So, since it still didn't let me into Yahoo mail, I opened MSIE, and checked mail, etc, leaving Firefox open.
Now that I'm back here, and pulled up a list of "New Posts" again, it is doing the old "open BLANK tab," instead of opening any thread into a new tab. Tried over & over & over again to get it to and it will not.
So, it seems it's being fickle ... worked when I opened it this morning, then left it open to do mail, then return and find it not working again. Verrry strange. :(
Just don't like MSIE, and also don't much like a couple other browsers I tried. I really do miss my working-correctly version of Firefox! :(
BTW, before it's suggested, I've already deleted anything having to do with Firefox, cleared recycle bin, restarted computer, etc, etc, and DL'd Firefox 2-3 more times already since this mess began.
October 26th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Doggone! Got tired of I'net Explorer, so decided I had to try a Firefox DL for about 5th-6th time in recent weeks. Googled first and found there's an oldapps.com for older versions not found at Firefox/mozilla's website.
Was hoping that, once 3.6.11 was dumped for the older 3.6.10 -- when it was still working OK -- that it would be OK now.
NOPE! Still mail problems w/the main mail place, yahoo. No idea what to do! Also, it still will not -- for NN, and other places, too, not just yahoo -- let me open posts in another tab. It will open a blank tab instead of the post like you're supposed to be able to do. If you want the post open in a new tab, you have to redo the page all over into a new tab, and then click on the individual post; next post, do the same. WHAT to DO!? :o(
October 31st, 2010, 01:14 PM
I hope someone will discuss what is going on with Firefox. It has worked good for me for a long time. I have many good bookmarks that I use often. I downloaded a defragment (defragler) from Kim Komandos site, defragmented my harddrive and now I am having the problem that Gina describes that she has with Firefox.
None of my bookmarks work. Does anyone have a suggestion for me. Are my bookmarks all lost?
October 31st, 2010, 08:23 PM
Sorry about your Firefox, Carolyn. But yet that does let me know it's not just all me! Was beginning to wonder, tho' I've had FF for years without tons of trouble, other than having fun getting all my settings back. [but then I learned how to export them to a file and then import them back into it with a new version ... which also does not work now, either]
November 1st, 2010, 06:16 PM
Hi Gina, I'm not sure what caused my problem with FF. I think that I may have done something with the defragment program that I downloaded from Kim Komando site. I had to format my harddrive and reinstall the windows in order to be able to boot up after I tried to go back to an earlier date before installing that program. So, I'm not sure what my problem was.
November 30th, 2010, 09:59 PM
To the point that it's become "Clunky".
I stuck with Firefox for YEARS, but found out that it seems NOT to handle "Vbullitin" forums (like this one) very well. I WON'T use Explorer (since it always tries to "take over") but did settled in the spring on "Google Chrome" as my MAIN browser, and notice that it's MUCH faster on the Vbullitin forums, and generally very responsive for everything else. The only problem that I have with it is that it has no "Undo" function.
Other than that, no fuss no muss, no bother - it just works, and I still use "Google" for my home page (since I haven't found a better "search engine" - and NEVER install anybody's (including Google's) "Toolbars" which are (along with the "Weather Channel") generally "Spyware".
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