Skip to comments.Help! Firefox has fallen and it won't get up!
Posted on 02/19/2010 7:12:03 AM PST by Still Thinking
Something has happened to the StickyZoom on Firefox. It was working fine (and a cool feature too), but now it's picked a few sites that don't work. I read some of the Examiner.com sites and keep a group that I read regularly in a folder, which I open all at once. The feature seems to keep a common remembered zoom for the entire domain, because when it was working, if I changed in on one Examiner page, it would change the initial zooms on the others to match. Anyway, now those preload at one zoom, and the first time I look at the tab, they change zoom level. Very annoying. And there's a game that I play at Popcap that looks fine, then zooms to double when done loading. I haven't installed any new add-ons, but I do allow Firefox to push out updates.
A fellow nerd is in distress! Rally the coven!
Switch to IE < /S >
happened to me some time ago but I had help form a friend who works on Govt security computers who fixed it and he told me that I shouldn’t use it anymore of which I don’t, Infact I got rid of everything google and it has worked great ever since .
Good luck with it
Did he say why? Plus I don’t have anything from Google. Don’t like their politics nor do I trust their software.
he told me that it is common for firefox and IE to get virus’s and I suspect it is what you have.
Like I said this guy I know is a master with computers and he’s coming down form GA to my house this weekend, I could ask him then if you like .
It’s his job for the Govt to fix and keep the Govt’s computers up to date against all threats but to keep them working really good.
When he buys a computer he strips this thing and puts it back making it work much better and faster
I use the No-Squint add-on.
You might check it out.
Wow! I either have the worst timing in the world or I am so awesome I can fix computer problems by sheer force of will! Mozilla pushed out v3.6 this morning (was on 3.5.8 before) and everything works normally again. The Examiner group open at the previously selected size and make a zoom jump on viewing if and only if another examiner page has been resized since they were opened. The Popcap game works good too. Go figure.
I’ve had this problem for several weeks and on the morning I get annoyed enough to ask for help, it fixes itself. D’oh!
Go play in the Sun then....
FF 3.5.8 had so many problems I stopped using Firefox. Chrome caused me even more problems, so I’m spinning my wheels on the lesser of 3 evils now; IE8. Might try out FF3.6 or move to Opera next.
I downloaded new version, Avast 5 that worked OK one day, then it went to sleep. It does not respond to uninstall or any other command, it just sit there and do nothing!!
Avast tell me download their utility for uninstalling to the desktop and then start computer in safe mode which is useless because the utility is not downloaded to the desktop, frustrating and it will not allow any other anti virus program to be installed because of compatibility problem!!!
I am using Firefox and wonder if that is the problem???
Can’t remember if the problem started with the rollout of 3.5.8 or not, but 3.6 fixed it. I use AVG and also found I was getting a lot of crashes when their SafeSearch add-on was turned on. Maybe that was 3.5.8 specific as well. I might try turning it back on and see if everyone plays nice now.
Let us know, please. I’m still on FF 3.0 and will be until a later version is stable.
since I got rid of it I have had not one problem.
What happened to me was there was no address bar to type in anything and then it would not respond, it got worse and worse but over the period of a few days I thought had it working only for it to get much worse later.
good luck I know how frustrating it can be.
I'm going to Disneyland! BTW, don't let my cat see those, she'll probably want a pair. Set. Whatever.
I went there and some of their stuff looks cool, but the buttons won’t drag to my toolbar, they only want to drag to the tab bar. Wierd.
Not exactly sure what you mean as I don’t use this, but read this and see if it helps.
Thanks. I knew how to turn it off, but it was a cool feature so I preferred if I could get it working. v3.6 seems to have fixed it.
I can’t find anything in add-ons called No-Squint
Found nosquint here. I like it also, its awesome.
Works on mine. They really do the job at killing those ads. Yahoo home page has gotten worse over the months at displaying HUGE ads that cover the entire page. I hit “zap plugins” and they disappear. I have another “clear ads” button that I use.
Oh OK, it will drag to the Bookmarks Toolbar only, if that one is open. I leave that one closed to conserve screen space, and cause it’s useless. Some of the stuff from that page, though, is so tempting it might be worth it to give up the screen space and open another toolbar.
Search engines are your friend.
No-Squint Add-on page:
I went to the add-ons page and put in No-Squint and came up empty.
Did you reboot firefox?
Did you reboot firefox?
I tried it again
No Squint = no
NoSquint =got it.
Mozilla/Firefox tends to hide some of their things.
I used to try to get to the Firefox site from the embedded bookmark link. It never worked.
Windows 7 has a GREAT magnifier.
I installed it for my Mom, who has glaucoma. For her, it is a VERY good feature.
No-squint allows you to increase or decrease either/both graphics/text for a particular website.
It has options to allow you to retain the new settings for that website only or for all websites.
It is good for those websites that think 7-pt light gray font is neat on white backgrounds, for example.
Go to the Opera.
The fat lady is singin, and not about IE or Firefox.
Too bad there is no way to blur text in such a way that crappy reading glasses will make it Cristal clear.
Thanks for the tip. I’ll try it on my W7 machine.
Not to get off topic here but.....what are some of your fave add ons?
I was an early adopter of Opera. It was my standard browser from about v2.5 or so. I used it when you had to pay for it. But after v7.23, they hosed the interface, so I couldn’t “upgrade” anymore.
Gradually more and more sites wouldn’t work with it, so I needed a browser, and I started using Firefox for the sites that wouldn’t work with Opera, till now I use it exclusively. Opera is highly customizable, so I could probably fix it, but I don’t have the time, and why should I have to anyway? It’s kind of a pain in the ass, cause I haven’t found an email client I like as well that can import all my 15,000 Opera emails or whatever, so I’m still running Opera 7.23 as my email client, and Firefox for a browser.
BBCodeXtra — for formatting posts in HTML, XHTML, and BBCODE — use it all the time on FR posts
BugMeNot — stored usernames for a lot of websites
FEBE — Firefox Environment Backup Extension
CLEO — back up all your addons into one installable package — works with FEBE
Greasemonkey — script manager for Firefox — you can get a Greasemonkey tree view script that shows FR threads in actual threaded mode
Thanks, I will check into those. I already use FEBE,Forecast Fox,NoSquint,Tab Mix Plus as must haves.
I also use:
Any Color - Let’s you adjust firefox color.
Auto Pager- Let’s you preload next page automatically.
ToolBar Buttons - Let’s you add more toolbar icons.
Weave Sync - Let’s you Sync Firefox between PC’s
Image Zoom- Lets you zoom pics with mouse wheel.
Flashblock - Stops Flash Objects from running on page.
Thanks Still Thinking, I will check those out.
Thanks, I’ll check it out.
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