Help with firefox please!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Hicks., Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Hicks. macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to logon to this site http://blackboard.cem.ac.uk/webapps/login but Firefox can't do it (neither can safari).

    I've played about with the java and scripting settings but to no avail!

    Can anybody else log on to this?

    What a nightmare :eek: - just started a course and can't log on to the website!
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Are you sure it's not an error on their end?

    I'm also getting an error, but I know that Macs are supported for Blackboard.
     
  3. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    If you can access the debug menu in Safari, trying fooling the site into thinking you're using IE7.

    That works sometimes for sites that won't normally load on a Mac.

    (If you don't have the debug menu, check out Version Tracker. There's plenty of freeware utilities that will allow you to access it...)
     
  4. Hicks. thread starter macrumors regular

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    AHHH!!! :mad: It was their end! Just fired up my old XP PC and I get the same result!

    Just spent nearly two hours messing about!

    It's reassuring to know that Macs (Firefox?) are supported by Blackboard- thanks for that.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Thought it might be...I don't use Blackboard stuff myself, but I think Safari is their preferred browser for the Mac platform. Firefox probably works just fine as well.
     
  6. Hicks. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just a little update to this; it's working fine today!

    And the moral of the story is.... don't always think it's your fault, when something doesn't work! :cool:

    Oh and BlackBoard doesn't have a patch on vBulletin!
     
  7. jessep28 macrumors 6502

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    I use the blackboard system extensively and have no problems on my end.
     

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