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Firefox sometimes downloads "lo fi" versions of pages


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#1 MrSnrub

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:57 PM

A lot of times when I'm viewing a webpage in Firefox 3.0.17 (haven't seen this problem happen yet in IE) it doesn't load the entire page completely. It's like it will only download the "bare essentials" like text and a few graphics. If there are any embedded YouTube links or Adobe Flash stuff those will instead just be empty space. This problem seems to occur when I view a page that has a lot of stuff going on, like www.espn.com. Refreshing the page doesn't fix it.

I print-screened a .bmp file to show you all, but I can't find a good image-hosting site.

Why is it doing this and how do I fix it?

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:56 AM

You may try to uninstall Firefox and go for the newest version, 3.5.6

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:22 AM

FF is currently at 3.5.7

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:37 AM

Oooops :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:32 PM

Just downloaded newest version of Firefox (3.6) and nope, it still does it. I loaded espn.com ten minutes ago and it looked fine. Then I loaded it again just now and it looks lo-fi. Will somebody direct me to a good image-hosting site so I can post a screenshot? It's very difficult to describe exactly what the problem is.

ETA: And now this website is looking lo-fi and I couldn't post this edit-add. I had to use IE to post this!

Edited by MrSnrub, 21 January 2010 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:03 PM

OK. I want you to try one more thing.
Uninstall Firefox completely. You have to follow this manual: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Firefox
Don't miss any step.
Install fresh copy.

As for uploading an image, use this site: http://www.filesavr.com/
You don't have to sign up, or login.
Download link will be listed in browser's address bar.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:09 PM

Just downloaded newest version of Firefox (3.6)



3.6 is the beta version.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:33 PM

It's actually at RC2, but rightly so, you should use latest public version - 3.5.7

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:59 PM

The only reason I`m throwing in my .02 is that I am occasionally experiencing the same problem but have`t found a lot of info on the net about it. I`m thinking it is a script issue but nothing to prove or disprove my feeling.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:07 PM

Actually, 3.6 is official right now. I just installed it :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:10 PM

Thanks Broni. Just checked through Help > Check for updates... and it`s being offered. Going to grab it and give it a ride.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:13 PM

Yeah, I didn't get any notification either (yet). My friend told me :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:39 PM

D\l`d and installed over the top. Used Nightly Tester for a couple incompatible add-ons. Now time will tell.




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