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Browser Issues

by Schokers / April 8, 2016 7:36 PM PDT

I have a desktop running Windows XP Pro. I think this is a software issue so hardware details are probably not relevant.
I use Chrome as my default browser but also use Firefox and rarely Opera.Some weeks ago I started having problems when viewing e,g. CNet blogs comprising a gallery presentation with an image on the left and text on the right. After the first image in the gallery nothing happens when I select the arrow to move to the next image i.e. I cannot get beyond the first image in a gallery which may comprise say, 10 images. This happens for both Chrome and Firefox.
If I use Opera the images do not show but a text description appears. If I right click and select "Open Image" the image will appear. I can also move on to the following images but have to got through the "Open Image" action every time.
Today when I tried to create this discussion in Firefox I could not log in to my account so this is being submitted via Opera.
I have no other computer issues so some settings I must have changed in my browsers must be causing the problem.
Would appreciate any suggestions.
By the way, this problem started some time ago and I have been slow to contact the forum so there probably is no System Restore date that would go back far enough.

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Go to IE settings
by James Denison / April 8, 2016 8:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Browser Issues

for internet and see if you turned off images in it. Those settings also affect other browsers.

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Did Not Solve the Problem.
by Schokers / April 9, 2016 1:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Go to IE settings

James -thanks for your suggestion. I had to again familiarise myself with IE as I have not used it since Microsoft stopped updating it for Windows XP beyond version 8. I did check that images were turned on in the settings.
Actually images is not the issue in Chrome. When viewing an article with a gallery of images with associated texts, the first image appears with the associated text. However, when selecting the right arrow to move to the next image in the gallery of photos nothing happens and I cannot access the images/texts beyond the opening window. In Opera the image does not appear until I use the right click and the Open Image command, however, I can move through all the images/texts in the gallery using this method.
Another quirk, when I selected 'Reply" to respond to your post in Chrome nothing happened. I had to open the forum in Opera to be able to reply.

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this affects all browsers
by James Denison / April 9, 2016 6:36 PM PDT

So it has to be some sort of security software or setting. What security software other than what comes in windows are you using? Also, check all security settings for windows. Also check the settings in each browser concerning images.

As for the images on the part of a page in the window showing, and then nothing below that, I had similar happen to me in Linux using Firefox. Mostly it was in Google. I learned if when I loaded the page and saw the scroller and rolled it down while the page was loading, all the images would then appear on an google image search.

Finally I discovered I'd used "Page Info" at some time on google page and had accidentally unchecked "show images" box there. I checked it and no more problems. So, if this happens on some pages and not others, right clk on those pages, open "Page Info", go to the Media tab, and check those settings.

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Not an Image Issue
by Schokers / April 9, 2016 8:07 PM PDT

Firstly, I use Trend Micro's Internet Security as my security software. I checked the settings on it and nothing appeared to be a potential cause.
As I mentioned, my main issue (except wit Opera) does not relate to images not appearing but rather that I cannot progress screens when viewing a Gallary combining s series of images and text. I don't know how to insert a link into this response but following is a copied URL which is an example of what I'm talking about:
http://www.cnet.com/pictures/spring-cleaning-tips-for-lazy-people/
You will see it is a gallery comprising 15 pages of images and text with a provision to select the right arrow to move to the next page. In Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer the opening page of an image and text shows, however, nothing happens when I select the right arrow.to move to Page 2.
In Opera the image does not show but with a right click and select Open Image the image appears. I can also move onto the following pages in the gallery with the right arrow but have to use the Open Image command on each page. Text is not a problem.
This appears to be a convoluted issue because I cannot use the Reply or Log In command in the forum using Chrome (nothing happens) and have to resort to Opera.
Maybe it's time to update my OS but as I have mentioned in previous posts I am relucant to do so because I have various items of hardware (printer, scanner etc) and much used software that will not work in later OS's. Also, touch wood, I haven't had any other issues with Windows XP Pro SP3.

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that's javascripting
by James Denison / April 9, 2016 10:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Not an Image Issue

that's what works those arrows. Check for any restrictions you have set on javascripting. Note; javascripting is NOT Java.


In Firefox, go to the Preferences, then under the Privacy tab, go to History area. Check the settings there to allow 3rd party cookies. CNET is owned now by CBS interactive and the cookies come from them. Once you have refreshed and gotten the cookies needed, you can turn off 3rd party cookies again if you want. Unless you do that, the signin won't work for you. It might solve some other problems with CNET site.

On the page you had problems with, right clk in that area of the page and choose Page Info and look under the Images and the Permissions area. Make sure you allow images for the site and for permissions check to see if anything is blocked that you want working for the site instead.

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if all else fails
by James Denison / April 9, 2016 10:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Not an Image Issue

make sure you know your signin and password, then go to the cookies section and choose to remove all CNET and CBS cookies, restart the page and sign in again, with third party cookies allowed for the signin.

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Partial Sucess
by Schokers / April 10, 2016 3:20 PM PDT
In reply to: if all else fails

James I appreciate your perseverance in trying to solve my problems but I think it's time to put this ito bed.. I did follow all your suggestions.
One of my original issues has been partly solved. I can move around the multi-page galleries by selecting the small thumbnails under the main image on the page. The right arrow still won't work but I can move to the next page by selecting the next small image from those showing.under the main image.
I was able to log in to Cnet forum site (my user name shows at the top) but the reply function won't work in Chrome, only in Opera.
I am also intrigued as to where this discussion is showing. I cannot find it in the usual Computer Help forum I read. The only way to get to this discussion is to use the link in the email that tells me that there is a reply to my post.
By the way, sorry for the late response. I thought I would sleep on it (I am in Melbourne, Australia)

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that's very odd
by James Denison / April 10, 2016 6:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Partial Sucess

Maybe something up with your ISP blocking something? Are you running a HOST file with entries in it? If certain google entries or sites are blocked, some of the CNET stuff may not work.

Running an AdBlocker software?

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