Firefox problems

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 21 05:26:38 UTC 2014


On 12/20/2014 08:44 PM, Bill Stanley wrote:
> <Snip>
>> 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?

The prefbar 'Flash' button turns off flash completely. Flashblock turns
off flash & then tries to macro manage flash components on the webpage.
I rather just turn flash on/off with a single click (sorry Phillip :-0).

> 
> 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..

You're welcome. Be sure to try from a new FF profile.






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