Solved

Firefox scrambles Experts Exchange

Posted on 2007-11-29
7
571 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
I use Firefox as my internet browser. Unfortunately it makes a huge mess of the Experts Exchange web site when running on my laptop. On other computers it is OK.

Is there some setting I can change to correct this problem?
0
Comment
Question by:plumothy
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:richwitton
ID: 20372033
Check that you have the latest version of Java installed. Also update Firefox to the latest version or a newer version if you are running a fairly old one. If you still get problems try installing the IE tab add on and run EE in that and see if you have the same problems.
0
 

Author Comment

by:plumothy
ID: 20372084
Thanks for the quick reply.  It is the latest version of Firefox (2.0.0.10).

If I run EE in an IE tab then my FrontPage Installer launches with each new page (bizarre - I have asked a separate question about this).

How do I tell what version of Java I have (and how would I update it)?
0
 

Author Comment

by:plumothy
ID: 20372106
OK - I found how to update Java in Control Panel.

So, my Firefox and Java are now fully up to date and it still scrambles the EE web site.
0
Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:richwitton
ID: 20372197
Do you have IE installed on your machine? If you do does it open ok in that? I assume you are running XP?
0
 

Author Comment

by:plumothy
ID: 20372647
Yes, I have IE6. EE displays OK in IE6 but each page causes FrontPage installer to launch (I have a separate question posted about that).

(Yes, I am using XP Home Edition SP2.)
0
 
LVL 97

Accepted Solution

by:
war1 earned 500 total points
ID: 20374453
Hello plumothy,

1. Check if a Firefox addon is interfering.  Go to Tools > Addons and disable the addons. Click OK.

2. Check if a program running in the background is interfering. Disable firewall, antivirus, antispyware, spam blocker, and desktop programs.

3. Clear your cookies and cache files. Go to Tools > Options > Privacy tab. Under Private Data, click "Clear Now" button.  Click OK.

4. If no joy, your profile is corrupt. Create a new Firefox profile
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile

Then migrate your settings to new profile
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_settings_to_a_new_profile

5. If no joy, back up your bookmarks and do a clean install of Firefox.

Hope this helps!
war1
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:plumothy
ID: 31411605
Thank you! Creating a new profile cured the problem.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Firebug on Firefox 50 2 157
In Firefox, what should I do so that local images in local html files are displayed? 8 64
set url:tel to a website 3 79
MyWay Virus 10 40
Internet is a big network which is formed by connecting multiple small networks.It is a platform for all the users which are connected to it.Internet act as platform in different fields. Such as: Internet  as a collaboration platform. Internet  as…
Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to add subdomains to your content reports. This can be very importing in having a site with multiple subdomains.
How to create a custom search shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Firefox browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch your Bookmark Menu: Press 'Ctrl +…

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question