Skip to comments.Need help with lost text
Posted on 07/03/2014 9:17:22 AM PDT by pabianice
New problem. In the past few days I have lost the text that appears on web pages. Using either Firefox of Explorer, when I, say, access War is Boring, the page I call appears with pic on top but no text. When I tried to buy something online, when I went to the See Shopping Cart page, it was blank/no text. At other sites, all text appears.
Anyone know what thew problem is and how to solve this?
Usually stuff like that is the result of advertisement blockers and tracking blockers screening out 3rd party embedded links.
Try loading the Chrome browser. I do not like Google, but there are some banks and shopping sites that only accept Chrome now.
You might try searching inside caves about a mile inland from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea.
Call the NSA. I am sure they have copies of your missing text.
I’d tell you how to fix it, but you wouldn’t be able to see my reply.
Make a new account from the User Accounts section of Control Panel, log into it and try the same sites again under the various browsers.
Check your browser’s Options and make sure the text font color has not been changed. A white font on a white background, well you know...
I had this happen to me several years back. Some sites I went to the top portion would come up but not the text. I can’t recall if I ever got that problem fixed as I finally got a new computer. That computer was an XP, now I have Windows 7 for my desk top and windows 8 for my lap top.
Do a hard reset on your browser and see if that fixes it.
I’m not sure how to do it in Firefox, but you do it like so in Internet Explorer:
Go to “Internet options” (through Tools menu selection on older IE, the gear icon on IE 9 or later).
Click “Advanced” tab.
Click “Reset...” button.
On the next window that appears, check “Delete personal settings” checkbox and click “Reset” button to finish up.
Close out IE and restart it.
Another thing that can cause such weirdness is setting the default Windows text size to something other than 100%, which is possible in Vista and later.
Some webpages and programs really don’t like it when you do that.
The best way to adjust text size without all the strangeness is to use the screen resolution instead of just messing with text sizes.
Never have this problem on my desktop, but since we got the Kindle Fire and started surfing the web on that, it happens quite often. I still don’t know what’s causing it (I do suspect my privacy settings are causing it, as someone else mentioned, popup blockers, etc.), but try backing up to the previous page and reclicking on the link that took you to your ‘blank’ page in the first place. Also, try reloading the blank page (by hitting the reload button once you’re on the page) two or three times. Sometimes these maneuvers work for me.
One thing you can do, which I haven’t done yet myself but should, is find a page that’s giving you trouble, at a website you trust. Amazon, say. Then disable all your privacy settings and see if the problem persists. If not, enable one privacy setting and see if the problem comes back. If not, you know that privacy setting isn’t the culprit. Then, switch off that privacy setting and try another one, etc., until you’ve run through all of them and identified which, if any, is causing the problem.
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