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IE opens websites that Firefox and Safari don't....

by sekshun8 / October 1, 2009 5:35 AM PDT

My job requires that I monitor a couple of websites at all times. I can log in to them just fine at work because they insist on using IE. I personally dislike IE, so when I work from home, I wanted to use Firefox or at least Safari. But there are a couple websites that won't open in FF or Safari. The only difference I am aware of is that they have an "s" after the "http". But I'm not sure if that's the only difference. I would really like to use FF or Safari rather than IE. Please advise. Thank you for any and all responses.

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Re: https
by Kees Bakker / October 1, 2009 5:44 AM PDT

The s at the end is for secure.

If Firefox (I've got 3.0.14, might be different in other versions) go to Tools>Options>Encryption tab and see if option for SSL3.0 is checked (the first S is for secure also).


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Yep I agree, and also
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 5:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: https

as I understand it, https secure sites would normally need some sort of login. Not always, but usually.

May be there's a problem with the access from that respect as well.


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TY for the repsonses...
by sekshun8 / October 1, 2009 5:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: https

Thank you both for the responses. I had read about the SSL before, and double checked it. SSL 3.0 is in fact ticked. And the website does require a login which I don't have problems with any where else.

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by sekshun8 / October 1, 2009 6:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Does this link help?

When I try to login it doesn't give me any error message. It just doesn't do anything.

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by sekshun8 / October 1, 2009 5:57 AM PDT

And I misspoke or mistyped, the website does open, but when I try to login it does nothing. Sorry.

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Re: Firefox SSL`
by Kees Bakker / October 1, 2009 6:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Also...

It works with me. So "something" is wrong with you. Things to try, if you hate IE enough to do it (that's your choice):

1. Try it in a new Windows account.
2. Reinstall Firefox and try again in a new new Windows account.
3. Disable all security software and try again.
4. Try it after booting in 'Safe Mode with Network Support'
5. Clean install of Windows and try again. That should surely help.

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