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supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
edited May 2011 in The hub
I have just got the latest firefox version, but it refuses to display Bikeradar. I just get ablank white page, it doesn't even seem to attempt to load it. URL is correct. Works fine on IE7. Any ideas?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    delete your cookies.

    Works fine for me without doing anything 4.0.1
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    It has worked, but a bit of a ballache, got multiple error messages! ALso the bloody font still wont change lol
  • chedabobchedabob Posts: 1,133
    Did that for me ages ago. Not really sure why it stopped, but going into the settings and deleting just the cookies for Bikeradar did the trick for a couple of hours.
  • you always have problems with your browsers!

    Stop downloading filthy pictures of GT's!

    On another note... why stick with Firefox?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    No reason, I thought the latest version might have solved some problems with it. Unfortunately not.

    Will work through them! IE just seems to have gone from reasonably quick to horrificly slow.
  • phzphz Posts: 478
    Chrome.

    slainte :wink: rob
  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
    Weird, all works perfectly for me in Firefox 4.0.1 on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 running from a portable HDD.

    Try completely unnistalling Firefox from Control Panel, the delete all folders from it in C:\Program Files, and then reinstalling, although this may be overkill.



    Alternatively you could try deleting the C:\Windows\System32 folder :wink:

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  • supersonic wrote:
    No reason, I thought the latest version might have solved some problems with it. Unfortunately not.

    Will work through them! IE just seems to have gone from reasonably quick to horrificly slow.

    You sure its not your pc? when was the last time you did a restore?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Yesterday ;-). All cleaned, defragged and sorted.
  • KaiseKaise Posts: 2,498
    Buy a mac, problem solved!

    :lol:


    awaits the mac vs pc debate to begin!
  • toby_winklertoby_winkler Posts: 1,298
    phz wrote:
    Chrome.

    slainte :wink: rob

    I agree.
  • t0pc4tt0pc4t Posts: 978
    I get the blank screen periodically, it generally means no more BR for that day but usually resolves when my machine restarts (which it does nightly)
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Have you installed service pack 2 on your windows 89 yet :lol:
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  • t0pc4tt0pc4t Posts: 978
    clearing cookies sorted me out (it just happened)
    Whether you're a king or a little street sweeper, sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper.

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  • PXR5PXR5 Posts: 203
    I'm using Firefox 4.01 here at work and at home, not seen any problems - however just about every time i close the internet browser i also delete the history - which gets rid of cookies etc every time, don't know where i picked up this habit from, but maybe its a good one...
    Every time I go out, I think I'm being checked out, faceless people watching on a TV screen.....
  • Clark3yClark3y Posts: 129
    Has always happened on FF on this site, not just v4. Once a month or so, clear session cookies, fixed.
  • rowlersrowlers Posts: 1,614
    Clark3y wrote:
    Has always happened on FF on this site, not just v4. Once a month or so, clear session cookies, fixed.
    me too, firefox does mot like BR!
    chrome is too laggy on crunchbang (ubuntu variant).
    epiphany is very fast, bit has very few features..
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I've always intermittently had that problem on my Desktop PC and Firefox, but never on my laptop running the same OS and same version of FF.

    I put it down to computers being weird.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    On the subject of other browsers I'm a big fan of Opera.
  • thel33terthel33ter Posts: 2,684
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    My FF has always worked first time, all the way from version 2 up until the latest 4.0.1. I delete cookies and stuff every month or two if that.
    And now you know, and knowing is half the battle
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  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    delete your cookies.

    Yep, I have to clear bikeradar's cookies once a month with firefox but have zero other problems with it anywhere else. I'm a programmer who develops web apps for a living and find Firefox causes fewer issues than any other browser (especially any Microsoft browser!).

    I suspect it's due to the high volume of posts on this board but haven't delved any further. I think a tweak to the board setup may cure it. But as I say I've not tried to debug it myself.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    rowlers wrote:
    Clark3y wrote:
    Has always happened on FF on this site, not just v4. Once a month or so, clear session cookies, fixed.
    me too, firefox does mot like BR!
    chrome is too laggy on crunchbang (ubuntu variant).
    epiphany is very fast, bit has very few features..
    The world would be an awesome place if everybody was as counterculture and uber-cool as you are, with your anti-mainstream choices.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    rowlers wrote:
    Clark3y wrote:
    Has always happened on FF on this site, not just v4. Once a month or so, clear session cookies, fixed.
    me too, firefox does mot like BR!
    chrome is too laggy on crunchbang (ubuntu variant).
    epiphany is very fast, bit has very few features..
    The world would be an awesome place if everybody was as counterculture and uber-cool as you are, with your anti-mainstream choices.

    If no one was prepared to step out side the mainstream and use/develop different software we'd all still be using Internet Explorer and nothing else.

    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

    What browser are you using then chap?
  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    If no one was prepared to step out side the mainstream and use/develop different software we'd all still be using Internet Explorer and nothing else.

    A scary thought!
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    RichardSwt wrote:
    If no one was prepared to step out side the mainstream and use/develop different software we'd all still be using Internet Explorer and nothing else.

    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

    What browser are you using then chap?
    Surely you mean we'd all still be using Unix based or Unix compatible systems... Oh, wait.

    I use Ie9, Firefox, Opera and Chrome. In that order pf preference, generally.
  • projectsomeprojectsome Posts: 4,478
    my browser depends on what site i'm visiting...
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Surely you mean we'd all still be using Unix based or Unix compatible systems... Oh, wait.

    "Oh wait." - Looks like you forgot to finish your argument there...

    You have also contradicted yourself by now talking about a technology that at the time was outside the 'norm' and possibly considered "counterculture and uber-cool".

    And what about the concept of the World Wide Web, I suspect you may have once commented on how Tim Berners-Lee was "counterculture and uber-cool".

    So much of today's technology may once have been considered "counterculture and uber-cool". You first choice of browser's company was started by a geek in a garage who set up Microsoft by maxing out all his credit cards and who's partner was a fellow geek still at university. At the time the thought of a computer as almost a domestic appliance was unheard of.

    My point is that what you conceive as "counterculture and uber-cool" may just be the next-big-thing you'll be bragging about using tomorrow.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    :lol:
    Ah man. You freakazoids are so easy to wind up. It's just hysterical. :lol:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    :lol:
    Ah man. You freakazoids are so easy to wind up. It's just hysterical. :lol:

    I think what you mean is your little troll mind is all out of 'clever thoughts' so you'll resort to chatting censored again.

    Oh no wait, I've fallen in to your oh-so-clever trap again. What am I like?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Dude, I didn't even insult you. But I've met plenty of folk like you, you cannot take anyone mentioning your choice of software (and that's all it is, a choice of software, get over yourself) without exploding. :lol:

    You're the one who flew off the handle, so just sit back, drop a valium or two, and maybe consider some of the things in life that are more important, eh?
    There's a good little geek.
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