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Not Being Able To "ctrl+f" In Firefox


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#1 Yunalesca

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:33 PM

Heya,

I have this problem with Firefox AGAIN! This time I can't search.... so when I press "CTRL+F" the "Find" box comes out

BUT when I type something into this box that I KNOW is on that page (example: "Help Desk") it won't find it... Firefox seems to NOT find ANYTHING (any word)

Now when I try to "find/search" with IE or Firefox on any other computer it does work... any ideas what may be wrong 'cause it's annoying switching browsers just for this

BTW I DID uninstall and reinstall the program (just through add/remove programs) and I have winxp home media edition

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 12:07 AM

When you search for a word or phrase, are you using quotation marks? If so, it won't find it unless quotation marks are part of what you're looking for.

Also, if the word or phrase is on a tab, such as the tabs on this page: Home, Forums, Tutorials etc. it won't find them; I think because those words are part of an image.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 12:28 AM

I'm just doing the "CTRL+F" and at the bottom you get the Find: BOX FOR WORD, next, previous, etc

Normally it used to find them no problem - any word on the page... now it won't find any word on any part of the page >....<

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 06:46 PM

Right, I know what the "find" box is, I just didn't know the ctrl + f until your first post, so that was new to me. One thing that occurs to me that might be responsible is that a javascript has interfered with the function of the find box. I've known some other glitches caused with the find box caused by javascripts.

Do you or do you not have javascripts blocked excepting for certain sites that you approve?

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:51 PM

How do I find this out?

I manuelly haven't done anything so... not sure

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 10:11 PM

This would have to be done manually. There are a couple ways of doing this. Some pro versions of firewalls allow you to block javascripts on a per site basis, or set it up so all javascripts are blocked except on a per site basis that you input as the sites arrive.

Another way which works great with Firefox is an extension called noscript which is free, unlike pro versions of firewalls. You can find it here: http://noscript.net/ Blocking javascripts except when needed also blocks many ads and prevents a lot of spyware from coming aboard your computer. With noscript you can allow a site temporarily, which would be for just that session, or permanently.

Now the question is if a javascript is responsible for your problem, and if so how to get it off your system.

Ideas anyone?

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