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Forum problems after FF update

by Steven Haninger / January 8, 2013 6:36 PM PST

Updated to FF 18 and can no longer reply to any messages. Works ok with IE. I checked and Java was blocked due to needed update. I updated Java and it's no longer blocked. I have autologin set with FF using main account but not with other accounts. When changing accounts, I can not login manually. The only login options are Google, Facebook, Yahoo but not the traditional username password. Anyone else see with with FF 18?

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Test reply to self
by Steven Haninger / January 8, 2013 6:37 PM PST

Works OK with IE...not FF.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 8, 2013 6:56 PM PST

Same with me. The update was already download and ready to install before I could disable automatic updates. I've alerted you post for Lee to read. Could be a real issue indeed.


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At least I'm not alone
by Steven Haninger / January 8, 2013 8:59 PM PST
In reply to: Yet.

I'm coming through IE now. I tried restoring a previous image back to last month using FF 17 and had no problems. I see with FF 18 I show a Java issue in the plug ins. I updated Java and still no good. As I said, the traditional login window is gone. I have autologin set for FF and IE when using my primary account. If I switch accounts, I cannot login. In any event, it seems to be clearly associated with the FF update. I may disable the auto-update feature after this.

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Re: FF17
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 9, 2013 4:29 AM PST
In reply to: At least I'm not alone

You can download old versions of Firefox from , so I downloaded 17.0 to replace the 18.0 that was installed automatically. Beats system restore (which is disabled at my work PC) and certainly beats restoring an image from last month.
Just a tip.


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Thanks for the heads up Steven...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / January 9, 2013 1:13 AM PST

We have a fix going out shortly to address this issue...

I will update the thread once the fix is out. You all will have to do a browser SHIFT + Refresh for the changes to take place once the fix is deployed..

Geezz what a bad update, it broke a bunch of our internal tools also. Bad Firefox, bad. I'm sure we aren't the only site.

Thanks again!

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FF18 and Linux
by Ray_moe / January 9, 2013 2:23 AM PST

Seems to work fine from Linux Distro

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UPDATE this is fixed..
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / January 9, 2013 3:17 AM PST

Folks please do a keyboard Shift + refresh on your browser and it should be working in FF18.

Let me know if it isn't.


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Works fine now!
by Steven Haninger / January 9, 2013 3:24 AM PST
In reply to: UPDATE this is fixed..

Thanks. Happy

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by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / January 9, 2013 8:32 AM PST
In reply to: Works fine now!

Sorry about the troubles Steven. I blame Firefox this time Happy


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