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Workaround for web pages suddenly appearing reduced with JavaScripts disabled


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:17 AM

Hi all!

 

I have FF as my only browser, because it is actually the only one featuring disabling history altogether. :thumbup2:

 

Occasionally I unfortunately experienced web pages suddenly appearing reduced – with JavaScripts disabled, and I had to run a system restore in order to alleviate the problem, which however is rather time-consuming and therefore annoying. :(

 

But now I have luckily found another workaround, which is a "breeze" compared to the above-mentioned one, namely to make a safety copy of a special folder named safebrowsing being "responsible" for this sudden change to FF's settings. :busy:

 

If using Windows XP, this is its location: C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Local Settings\Program Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1ajtphld.default or whatever random name your profile name is.

 

If using Windows 7/8, this is its location: C:\<User Name>\Local Settings\Program Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1ajtphld.default or whatever random name your profile name is.

 

I saved the safety copy of the folder on a USB Flash Drive for security reasons.

 

And whenever this problem may re-arise, I can just copy the folder back in place, as simple as that! :thumbsup:

 

HTH others as well. :)

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


Edited by Queen-Evie, 22 July 2015 - 09:02 AM.
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Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:46 AM

I wonder if your having the problem of accidentally pressing / holding ctrl. and using the mouse wheel.  My daughter does that every so often and has to call me to remind her what she did and how to fix it. Pressing / holding ctrl and the + and minus keys have the same effect.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:23 AM

Hi, YeahBleeping!

 

Thanks for the reply and feedback! :)

 

No, sir, it is an occasional problem which happens randomly "on its own" for no apparent reason; think of it like a PUM of sorts. I have noticed that this particular folder; safebrowsing is copied back in place when running system restore (and since my computer is 9.5 years old, it takes "like ages"), so with this workaround, there is obviously a lot of time to save... :lol: And dot not worry BTW, I plan to buy myself a new one in a couple of months... :busy:

 

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