Firefox problems

Bill Stanley bstanle at wowway.com
Sun Dec 21 04:44:21 UTC 2014


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> You can install flash per Collin's instructions. However, FWIW your
> issue is not flash or cookie related: I use prefbar
> (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/prefbar/) and can turn
> on/off flash, cookies, WebM, H.264 etc at will. I can visit and browse
> www.bbc.com and weather.gov with no problems. The only issue is when I
> wish to view a bbe.com video I have to turn flash on as they've not
> upgraded their videos to WebM. Note: they do have the video's available
> in H.264 for mobile browsers, but to see them on a desktop I have to
> spook my UI to something like an ipod touch:
> User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X;
> en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2
> Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5
>
> Create a new Firefox profile and see if you still experience the
> problem. If all works with a new profile, they the issue is in your
> existing user profile.
> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles
>
WS=> Thanks for the tip.  One thing, I have the flashblock add-on.  Even 
though I block flash, I still have the problem. What's the difference 
between flashblock and prebar?

Updating did not go from Mint 16 - Petra (which I have), to Mint 17.   I 
am in the process of reinstalling using Mint 17.  Once I am done with 
that, I intend to try prebar.

Thanks for all the good advice..




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