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Ie And Firefox Formatting Script Problems


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#1 joelearl

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 11:31 PM

I have a problem similar to pabarbara.

I have a new computer that came with WinXP. I used AlohaBob's PC Relocator to transfer my files and setting from my old Win98 computer. Now when I browse a website that uses javascript, the formatting on the page is odd. Framing images are gone and text overlaps. Take a look at http://webpages.charter.net/joelearl/browserbad.gif to see what I mean. I tried installing the latest .NET update, hoping that this might overwrite a damaged file, but it did not help. I tried installing Firefox, but it has the same problem! Would Firefox and IE share javascript interpreter files? How can I fix this?

I looked at How to Repair Internet Explorer.
I ran "sfc /scannow", and it ran without incident. I edited the registry mark IE as "uninstalled", but I have not been able to get it reinstall - the only pages I can find at for updates to IE6, and they all say that I have a more recent version already installed.

I have adware and virus protection from AOL; they pronounce the system clean.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:32 AM

FF requires that you install JavaRuntimeEnvironment, since it does not work with the MS proprietary Java engine.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:52 PM

I got it! Googling around, I found on Andy Helsby's blog an account of his encounter with the same problem (http://www.absoblogginlutely.net/mtblogarchive/004550.php ). jessepi posted there a suggestion to check if High Contrast was turned on in the display settings. I checked, and it was. I turned it off, and now the pages look right. This is an XP features that causes programs like IE and Firefox to reduced the visual complexity of pages for users with visual impairment. A great feature, now that I understand it, but I had never heard of it before and was mightily confused by it.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:12 AM

Thanks for replying with the solution you found. Your thoughtfulness may help other members who have the same problem.
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