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Another Firefox problem...Fixed!

Post by Bluefront » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:37 am

On this computer, I cannot view the Anandtech forums.....the front page is ok. I get a "ooops, you have encountered an error. The Webmaster has been notified"......something like that. Firefox is up-to-date, I can get to the page with IE, and I can get to the Forum page with other computers. This happened suddenly, without any software changes. I have searched the Firefox options....nothing seems changed.

What could have happened?
Last edited by Bluefront on Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by peteamer » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:46 am

Bluefront, you seem to fairly regularly have issues with firefox, do yourself a favour and at least try Opera... or even K-Meleon.


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Post by zistu » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:29 am

Have you disabled cookie or Javascript support by any chance?

Javascript: Tools - Options - Content tab - 3rd option
Cookies: Tools - Options - Privacy tab - 2nd section

Not sure if this is the cause, but make sure at least the last is enabled. Also make sure "silentpcreview.com" is not listed on the exceptions with "block" status.

Hope this helps.

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Post by Max Slowik » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:34 am

If you run the Firefox with the profile manager enabled, firefox.exe -P or -ProfileManager, you can create a new profile with defaults reset and a separate cache space. This will tell you if it's one of your own settings, cookies, add-ons. . .
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Post by Bluefront » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:58 am

Strange....I did an uninstall/reinstall of Firefox. Nope...apparently it saves and reloads all personal settings, bookmarks, cookies, etc. Still couldn't access Anandtech forums.

Then I cleared personal data.....nope. After playing around a while, I located and deleted two anandtech cookies. That fixed the problem. :?

Thanks for the ideas.....never seen that sort of problem before. :P
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Post by Mr Evil » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:28 pm

Bluefront wrote:Strange....I did an uninstall/reinstall of Firefox. Nope...apparently it saves and reloads all personal settings, bookmarks, cookies, etc...
Firefox stores profile data in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\

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Post by spookmineer » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:09 pm

:shock: I've been having trouble reaching Anandtech's the past week as well.

Guess what browser I'm using...

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Post by Bluefront » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:51 pm

Heh....that was the problem. I found this on the Anandtech Forums page under a news flash.


"Clear your cookies... - 06/24/2007 01:17 PM
We recently updated our forum software to fix a number of issues. As a result, some users are having problems using FireFox on the forums.

The fix for this is to delete your forums.anandtech.com cookies.

We recommend that all members delete their forum cookies, though we haven't run into any technical issues with this in other browsers.

Thanks for your patience while we continue to improve the forums."

All along I thought it was something I did.......
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Post by Beyonder » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:13 am

I've been using FireFox lately, and it's a really great product. The new spell checking feature is really, really sweet. I've tried to find some add-on for IE7 that's comparable, but I have yet to find any free, comparable products.
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