Questions tagged [firefox]

For issues with how Stack Exchange sites look or work that are specific to Firefox. (Note: the mobile version of Firefox is not supported.)

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Captchas not displaying in SO for me

When I get a captcha on Stack Overflow, I don't see the image or the input box with Firefox. I originally had the "HTTPS Anywhere" extension installed but still have the same issue when it's disabled (...
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Site elements display weirdly in Firefox nightly build [closed]

I am using a Firefox nightly build and I am not able see all questions correctly. Some rows are displaying in yellow and some are in white. When I try to answer, the editor is not displaying correctly;...
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Why is Stack Overflow page loading infinitely? Says "waiting for careers.stackoverflow.com"

I'm using Mozilla Firefox 6. Stack Overflow site continues loading infinitely. The spinner shows on the tab button and a message at the bottom "waiting for careers.stackoverflow.com". Why doesn't the ...
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Cannot search on Stack Overflow on Firefox 6 [closed]

I'm running Firefox 6.0.2 on Linux. If I search for 'c++ define for building on windows', the results do not show up. I get the search box, and the widgets for showing how many pages of results are ...
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Close link doesn't work for me

I recently crossed over 3k rep on SO so "close" (or "reopen") links have now started appearing for me. However when I click on a close link I get a brief "twirly" progress animation in place, followed ...
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Can Stack Exchange sites send notifications that work with App Tabs in Firefox?

Is it possible to use App Tabs in Firefox 5 to send notifications about new comments/posts to your questions? An App Tab in Firefox is highlighted blue when its website title has changed (e.g. Gmail)....
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Arrow next to username shows as empty block, not as arrow in Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Arrow next to username shows as empty block, not as arrow in IE8 and Firefox Similar to Arrow next to username shows as empty block, not as arrow in IE8 and Firefox. I see the ...
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Why is a giant caret appearing on the display/edit and buttons?

Whenever I edit an answer (not a question, it seems), I see a giant cursor on the side that only disappears when I force the cursor somewhere else. It's difficult to show because it blinks. It also ...
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Careers and newsletter ads over each other

In my Firefox 5.0 on Windows 7, ads for careers and the newsletter are sometimes shown one over the other, which looks really bad. Refreshing the page often helps, but the problem sometimes shows ...
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Copy-and-paste in Firefox 5.0 on OS X

This may be an issue with my browser and operating system rather than an issue with Stack Overflow, but for some reason I can't use Command-C or Command-V for copy-and-paste operations when I compose ...
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Cannot login with Firefox 4.0.1: Page Not Found

I observe the same behaviour with Firefox 4.0.1 as described in Cannot login with Opera: Page Not Found. I use the same procedure and observe the same outcome. It neither works with Firefox started in ...
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How to set Firefox to log in to Stack Exchange chat

I cannot log in to Stack Exchange chat. If I check the Login help page, I get the following error. Test 5: Communication with stackauth.com – failed IFRAMEs – ok Referrer – ok JavaScript – ok ...
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Stack Overflow is not shown correctly

Recently, I have experienced a rather strange problem with Stack Overflow. I am using Mozilla FireFox as my browser. It seems that the problem is with the stylesheet not functioning, so all the ...
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404 error submitting questions

I have been having issues with asking questions on SE lately. Started about 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure if upgrading to FF 4 did it or if the site was updated. Anyways, just about every time I ask a ...
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Unable to login to stackexchange sites using OpenID

I've cleared my cache and history in Firefox and still cannot login to Stack Exchange sites (Super User, Stack Overflow, etc). The error is the following: Unable to log in with your OpenID ...
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Login by Google OpenID fails in FF 4.0.1 with an HTTP 403 error

I cannot log in to StackExchange.com or Cooking.StackExchange.com. I tried Cooking first, using this URL: https://accounts.google.com/o/openid2/auth?st=mtiB2tjDvVF7_xptMKkQ&from_login=1&hl=...
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jQuery UI effects deactivated if too many ignored tags

Original question, shortened for clarity It's been a few days that jQuery is inactive on the Stack Overflow pages I load. First I thought it was because my network was blocking some servers hosting ...
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Not able to sign into Chat using Firefox 4.0.1

I'm not able to sign into chat using Firefox 4.0.1 on Windows XP. I'm logged in to Super User & Stack Exchange, head over to goto https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/118/root-access, I get the ...
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Arrow next to username shows as empty block, not as arrow in IE8 and Firefox

In IE 8.6007.18702, the arrow next to the username shows as a DLE type block. In Firefox it shows correctly as an arrow. UPDATE: I have the font that Jeff references below, and the issue still ...
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Stack Overflow bug in Firefox 4.0 - JavaScript not working even if it's enabled

I'm getting a red bar on top of each page which says "Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled". My JavaScript is enabled. Otherwise everything is working well. EDIT: nope, I am not using ...
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I cannot switch between subtabs

I cannot switch between certain subtabs. Update The problem is more general. Below are where the tabs do not switch in Stackoverflow. stats: switching between recent, views, newest, and votes stats:...
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(FF) can't login to skeptics.stackechange chat, but to the normal stackechange

Browser Firefox 3.6.13 Login in Skeptics-chat fails, but not to Stackechange-chat. The diagnostic page at … https://chat.stackexchange.com/help … reveals something about my referrer: IFRAMEs – ok ...
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Firefox 4 alerts "framing is not allowed"

I upgraded to Firefox 4 this morning and noticed for all pages in Stack Overflow I am getting the following pop up. I read this question, but that did not work. I did not get this with Firefox 3.6 ...
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Enable spell check on title, search and tag input element

This is a repost of Spell-checking in question titles on Meta.Gaming, except that this post furnishes the necessary technical details for it to work. All input type="text" elements, by default, do ...
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"Ask Question" interstitial notification doesn't show a "proceed" link on Firefox 3.6.13

When I tried to post a question this morning on Stack Overflow using Firefox 3.6 on Mac OS X 10.6, I could not proceed to the actual form because the link never showed up. The only reason I can tell ...
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Programmers stack exchange - xml parsing error

XML Parsing Error: unexpected parser state Location: jar:file:///D:/Program%20Files/Mozilla%20Firefox/chrome/toolkit.jar!/content/global/netError.xhtml Line Number 329, Column 58: <div id="...
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Comments are submitted when Enter key is pressed on a context menu item

I use Firefox. Firefox has a spell checker. I use keyboard Menu key, select the underlined incorrect word, press Enter to fix the misspelled word... my comment is submitted. So I am forced to use the ...
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HTTP session hijacking vulnerability on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Firesheep was released yesterday, a Firefox extension that makes it very easy to do HTTP session hijacking for users of insecure websites. It looks like Stack Overflow (and company) doesn't use SSL ...
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Confirming context menu entries via Enter when entering comments triggers comment to be posted

related: Pressing Enter in comment box unexpectedly submits form While I'm not basically against this feature, it is annoying to press Enter from the context-menu (e.g. when verifying my spelling via ...
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Global inbox disappears on right-click in Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: StackExchange popup closes when using middle click If you right-click anywhere on the global inbox, it disappears. Seems to happen only on Firefox (could not reproduce in ...
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Text area bug in Firefox 4 [closed]

On Stack Overflow (and lots of other websites too, unfortunately), Firefox 4 beta (at least versions 4.0b4pre-b6pre) automatically adds a resize handle to text areas, which is probably not what you ...
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Firefox crashes when I try to add comment!

I am experiencing a very strange problems. Whenever I try to add comment to an answer Firefox crashes and Crash reporter shows up. It does not happen always but at certain question/answers whenever I ...
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Taken to error page after firefox exits uncleanly and restores tabs

I opened firefox after killing it and when I restored my tabs I was brought to this page: https://stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/questions/1045241/what-is-a-good-stand-alone-javascript-...
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Code boxes are one line

All the code boxes are appearing as 1 line to me. This: #include <stdio.h> int main() { printf("Hello, world!\n"); return 0; } Appears thus: #include <stdio.h> int main() { ...
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Area 51 Rendering Bug?

I'm using Firefox 3.6.3 for Ubuntu 10.04 and sometimes some of the on-topic/off-topic votes look weird: alt text http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4405/screenshotvt.png It only happens sometimes, if ...
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I'm being logged out of SO every once in a while with FF 3.6.3

I'm one of those who have a few SO pages open all day. I usually just hibernate my machine (I hardly ever reboot) and often hit the reload button for two pages (questions and responses) several times ...
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OpenID logon didn't work when using Firefox

I installed Firefox V3.6.3 on WinXP. When I try to logon to StackOverFlow with my OpenID, I can't logon. I can logon via IE successfully. Is there any special configuration which need to be enabled ...
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Firefox warning messages on the trilogy sites

I realised that Firefox gives the following warning messages every time I surf the trilogy sites. Firefox error console screeny for SuperUser: Firefox error console screeny for StackOverflow, ...
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Using tags, JavaScript throws: Type Error: Cannot convert 'I' to object [closed]

In Firefox I receive I is undefined in the Error console. In Opera I get a more elaborate message including a stacktrace: Uncaught exception: TypeError: Cannot convert 'I' to object Error thrown at ...
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Firefox Google search to use only stackoverflow.com

There are Firefox plugins out there that do search on stackoverflow using stackoverflow.com search engine. What I would be interested in is searching from Firefox search box using Google for only ...
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Javascript problems in Firefox 3.5.7?

Is it just me, or is SO having Javascript problems in Firefox 3.5.7? I can't add any comments, nor vote. From the console: Error: editorReady is not defined Source: http://stackoverflow.com/posts/...
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"Add comment" button over the Related links (and therefore unusable)

The "Add comment" button is now in the middle of the (clickable) links of the Related section, which often makes it unusable. I didn't use SO for one or two months so I don't know exactly how it ...
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Stackoverflow doesn't remember me, need to login after every browser restart [closed]

Hey, I have been having this problem for some time, but could not find a solution. Whenever i restart my Browser (Firefox 3.5.6) and go to stackoverflow.com (or superuser or meta) i have to login ...
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Really annoying WYSIWYG editor interaction with Vimperator

I use Vimperator, a Firefox plugin which adds vi key bindings to my browser. I have problems with the WYSIWYG editor for the Trilogy sites. When I use ^I in the textbox in gVim I get *emphasized text*....
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cannot post comment, rate or select the best answer in superuser.com

Hi, I am using firefox. Sometimes suddenly it doesn't respond when I click the buttons to post comment, rate or select the best answer in superuser.com. This happens specially when my firefox has ...
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How can I easily monitor changes to my reputation score? Is there a Firefox extension available?

Suppose a user has put some time and effort into asking and answering questions on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow or any of the most popular Stack Exchange sites. How ...
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Inability to log out when using recently-installed Firefox

I used IE to log into Stack Overflow (via OpenID). Then, I installed Firefox. It must have copied the cookies from IE (I didn't pay close attention to the install screens), because when I came to ...
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Why am I getting "script not responding" warning

Why am I getting "script not responding" warning for script http://sstatic.net/so/js/master.js?v=5005:1 when viewing this question with Firefox 3.5.5 Edit 1: I flushed the cache. Still getting the ...
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How do I enable spell checking for SO in IE8? [closed]

When I access SO from home in Firefox (under Ubuntu), it underlines in red my spelling misteaks (and there are many). But when I use IE8 (under XP) on a different machine, I do not get that ...
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Search Stack Overflow (and Server Fault) from Firefox search box [closed]

I don't want to: install anything (e.g toolbar) type too much Basically something that would show the SO or SF favicon and do a google site:stackoverflow.com search would be just fine - but I haven'...