Firefox 2

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ajmac, May 19, 2007.

  1. Ajmac macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    #1
    I'm using Firefox 2 (latest version) on my macbook & i donn know why it's been 3 days that I can't view the google and yahoo homepages normal as well as gmail. it says that it's "Basic HTML view". i've through too many websites to overcome this problem. does anyone know what's the problem?????
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #2
    1. Try reinstalling Firefox

    2. Try repairing disk permissions (in Disk Utility) :)
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    #3
    Do you have Javascript turned off? Not having JS turned on would cause that problem.
    Run through FF's preferences and check.
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    #4
    I'm also having this problem since a couple of weeks. The text is all messed up. Basically the bold text overlaps a bit the normal text. So I stopped using it and I hate it.

    - Safari is insecure.
    - iCab is not supported by gmail
    - Opera is terribly slow
    - All the Mozilla derivatives show the same problem as Firefox
     
  5. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Location:
    Nottingham, UK
    #5
    at the bottom of your gmail etc.. do you get a bar with the following options:

    Google Mail view: standard with chat | standard without chat | basic HTML

    if you do, then just click the "standard with chat" and it should sort you out..
     
  6. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    #6
    Why do you say Safari is insecure?

    You have about a .0001% chance of getting malware from a hole in Safari. Safari is a great browser.

    If you really need to, switch to Camino. Its basically Firefox for Macs. (caminobrowser.org)If that doesnt work, download appdelete, and use it to delete firefox and camino. http://osx.iusethis.com/app/appdelete

    This will delete all the preferance files, which may be the cause of your trial.
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    #7
    I already have Camino. I said that all the Mozilla derivatives show the same problem.

    "Safari secure" - Don't you read the news?
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #8
    It sounds like you have a local problem.
    I think that most of us do. Certainly I do. I am aware of no Safari insecurity. If you are aware of one, then please post a link to it.
     
  9. Ajmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    #9
    You are currently viewing Gmail in basic HTML. Switch to standard view

    This is the only thing i can see in my gmail. and when click on that nothing happens !!!:confused:

    fi checked with some websites, the only thing i found was about ENABLING JAVASCRIPTI and I've done that but still I have the same problem :confused:
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #10
    I love Safari...and switched from FF originally because of Inquisitor...

    I prefer Firefox's find function and phishing filters, but these will be awesome in the next Safari, if the previews are anything to go by :)
     
  11. Ajmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    #11
    well I have reinstalled firefox so many times as well as enabling JAVAScript. but still the same problem !! :(
     
  12. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    #12
    ..... try establish a new profile for firefox. should solve 99.99% firefox's problem, if they are firefox-related.
     
  13. cube macrumors G5

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    #13
    Well, the big security hole is not only for Safari. It is a Quicktime/Java thing.

    It is fixed by Quicktime 7.1.6, which I had already installed.

    So I guess I'll use Safari until the Mozilla problem goes away.
     
  14. cube macrumors G5

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    #14
    I reinstalled Firefox with no effect. How do you get rid of the old profile?
     
  15. Ajmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    #15
    I've done repairing disk permissions but this is the result:

    Verifying volume “Firefox”
    Verify volume failed with error Could not unmount disk
     
  16. Ajmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
  17. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Location:
    The Kop
    #17
    What was meant is to repair permissions on your startup volume (i.e MacHD)
     
  18. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    #18
    ~/library/application support/firefox
    for safety, just rename firefox to something else (firefox should be closed before you operate),

    new profile will remove your old bookmarks, passwords, extensions and themes. of which, you can backup your bookmarks and paswords from old profile, while you might need to re-install extensions and themes.
     

Share This Page