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Tech: Firefox Buggered?

curmudgeon 24 Apr 09 - 10:23 AM
Peter K (Fionn) 24 Apr 09 - 10:42 AM
G-Force 24 Apr 09 - 11:05 AM
curmudgeon 24 Apr 09 - 11:22 AM
katlaughing 24 Apr 09 - 11:37 AM
Bill D 24 Apr 09 - 12:00 PM
curmudgeon 24 Apr 09 - 12:08 PM
Uncle_DaveO 24 Apr 09 - 12:11 PM
Bill D 24 Apr 09 - 12:30 PM
GUEST 24 Apr 09 - 12:38 PM
JohnInKansas 25 Apr 09 - 07:35 AM
Bat Goddess 25 Apr 09 - 08:34 AM
GUEST,Jim Martin 26 Apr 09 - 12:18 AM
stallion 26 Apr 09 - 05:04 AM
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Subject: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: curmudgeon
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 10:23 AM

Within the past half hour, I've been having problems with firefox. To wit, none of my three email programs will open, and Mudcat is giving difficulties. It took three tries to get the "new thread" box to open. However, if I go to Safari, all is well.

Anyone else experiencing same?

Thanks - Tom


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 10:42 AM

No problems (version 3.0.9)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: G-Force
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 11:05 AM

I'm doing this in Firefox now.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: curmudgeon
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 11:22 AM

My last reply didn't seem to make it here. I was sent a PM advising shutting down FF and restarting it, but it won't shut down.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 11:37 AM

Tom, Max has been tweaking Mudcat and said it would be slow off and on for the next couple of weeks. I am using Firefox with no problems, though when I migrate from and to Mudcat, it does seem a bit slow, including going to my gmail. Hope that helps.

kat


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 12:00 PM

"won't shut down"??!!
Try Ctrl-alt-delete, find Firefox in the list and tell it to close.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: curmudgeon
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 12:08 PM

Just sent an email to my computer tech. I should have mentioned that this is on a Mac.

On my last attempt at FF, nothing would open - white screens, strange messages, etc.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 12:11 PM

Well, FireFox is free. If you can access Mozilla you can (and should, in my estimation) download the current version, and reinstall. Your presently set up version may be corrupted.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 12:30 PM

aaahhh....a Mac... never mind.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 12:38 PM

I'm just writing this on Firefox on my Mac and I also tried Camino which also uses Mozilla


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 07:35 AM

A situation somewhat like you describe can happen if you've had an ABEND1 while the program was open.

1 ABEND = Abnormal End of Program (arcaic, but accurate)

If you've had a power interruption, or anything other than a normal shutdown while "account files" are open, the "login files" often are corrupted just enough to prevent a normal login to your email server. Additionally, if the server doesn't get the full/correct login, it may have sent back a query and is waiting for a response (retry), in which case the program can't close, (even using the Ctl-Alt-Del/Task Manager in Windows, or the Mac equivalent) until the query/response transaction finishes or times out.

Checking and resetting your login parameters may or may not work, since sometimes a corrupted "identity" can't be corrected until it's been "uncorrupted." (Logins are usually encrypted, which makes patching them a little more than usually complex.)

On Windows machines, a Disk Check (Check drive for errors) usually will resolve the mangled file(s). I'm sure that Macs have something similar. After the disk check gets rid of any bent pointers and disconnected fragments, you might have to reset your login passwords/identities.

I can't be sure this is what's described, but it's close enough to be worth looking at possible disk errors and then at your login settings, for each account that had a problem.(?)

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 08:34 AM

Firefox IS most current version -- and just reinstalled yet AGAIN just last week (as was the OS).

Despite what Curmudgeon said above, I don't think this is a Firefox problem -- we've been trying to sort out several levels of computer hell for the past few weeks while migrating from the old box with OS 9.2 to the "new" box (purchased pre-owned from above mentioned tech) and setting up a wireless network.

Whatever the glitch is, I think we're getting closer. It's just really annoying as I don't feel confident yet in the computer to load my usual contingent of software (Creative Suite) and get back down to some serious work. I feel as if my life is on hold -- projects left undone, periferals either unconnected or connected to the box without Photoshop, etcet etcet.

Annoying.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 12:18 AM

I've just got this 'Toolbar Crawler' thing suddenly appeared from somewhere!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox Buggered?
From: stallion
Date: 26 Apr 09 - 05:04 AM

BG
somwhere on this site there is a similiar thread about my problems with firefox, actually turned out to be the way the wifi was configured, we have machines working Windows 98 (yes!)Windows XP, windows Vista and a nintendo Wii although I am left with just the browser up when I log on I have to go into bookmarks to get a web page, I set my home page to yahoo but it doesn't go there, any ideas would be appreciated
cheers
oo will you and Tom be at Mystic?
Pete


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