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what is a good add on for firefox that enables touch zoom pinch and that type of stuff for windows firefox version  3.6?

Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE    |  last reply

Problems with Firefox

None of the Instructables links are showing up on my firefox browser. What happens exactly is the website will show up, but then everything will disappear and only a blank webpage will be there. And when I mean everything disappears I mean everything down to the background colors, the logo and everything.

Topic by MissMeggo    |  last reply

Compatibility with Firefox

Have you noticed that the menu system does not appear to work with Firefox vs. 8?  When I search using this method on Firefox, I never get a link to an actual instructable.  Also, the adds seem to hover in the way of links.  However, In IE vs. 8, the links work, but some of the text and link fields overlap.  It just seems like there are some HTML programming issues that need to be addressed to make the site more navigable.

Topic by Crank2112all    |  last reply

Problems with Firefox?

I upgraded Firefox to the newest version a week or so ago and I have been encountering problems in Google Docs and Pandora. Google Docs shows an error message (pictured below) and Pandora loads for a bit then displays an error message (also pictured below). Both sites work in Internet Explorer on the same computer.  I can't find anyone else encountering this problem online. Any advice as to how to fix this? Thanks, Noah

Question by noahh    |  last reply

Pictures On Firefox

It seems I cannot change the pictures on Instructables. I am running windows xp pro Service pack 3 on a fairly powerful Machine. I am running Firefox 9.0.1 with the latest versions of all major plugins (flash, java, wmp, vlc, etc...). However when I go onto any instructable, it seems I cannot change the pictures by clicking on the thumbnails... Tried it on about 50 different instructables, all have the same problem, tried everything i could think of to fix (disabling all extensions, restarting browser, restarting computer) EDIT: Seems only to affect Firefox, other browsers are working fine...

Topic by Michael_Bell    |  last reply

firefox bug?

I recently ventured to instructables using firefox and i couldnt see a main picture on any page. icould see the little tumbnails and the bottom but when clicked didnt do any thing. so i went and fired up ie seeing it working fine. i still dont get it i tried everything like disabling my extensions but still nothing. please help me if you can. ps i couldnt clickany buttons i mean the one with the orange font.

Topic by toulvus    |  last reply

Firefox is Run By Robots

Firefox is controlled by robots. This is an easter egg in firefox. Just type in about:robots in firefox. Update: when you press try again, a new button appears that says please do not press this again, if you press again, there is no more button.

Topic by JellyWoo    |  last reply

Instructables Search for Firefox

How do we do this? I would like an Instructables search in the upper right search menu in the Firefox browser.

Topic by robbtoberfest    |  last reply

ALLSTEPS not working in Firefox?

I don't know if it's just me or something might not be working correctly on the site: ALLSTEPS not working in Firefox. Whenever I click on an ALLSTEPS link in Firefox, the query on the url never appears in the address bar. Has anyone else had this problem? If I manually edit the query string to ?ALLSTEPS=true, then it works correctly.

Topic by verbatim5613    |  last reply

Instructables Firefox Persona

Hey guys, it's been a while since I have gotten on instructables, but I intend on getting back into the swing of things. On another note, I have since downloaded firefox onto my mac and noticed an add-on called Persona. This allows the user to create / download other peoples header and footer backgrounds. I have been messing around in photoshop trying to create one of my own (featuring instructables). I am not the best at it, but I have made one and posted one there anyway. If anyone wants to use it / make it better, be my guest. The only thing I ask in return is that you tell me you made it better so that I can use it. As of this moment, the instructables header and footer haven't shown up yet, but they will soon. This is my first go at actually using the photoshop software (got it free a while ago). Post any improvements you make, or suggest some.

Topic by Dr.Paj    |  last reply

Can't Log In on Firefox

I can't seem to log in to the site when using Firefox 54.0.1. After clicking on the "log in" button and entering my username and password, I get redirected to the homepage. I can log in using Safari, so I don't think the issue is with my account. I also tried clearing my history and deleting my cookies, but the problem still persists. Any ideas as to what's going on? Thanks! 

Topic by M3G    |  last reply

Post your Firefox

I've gotten so used to having my links, toolbars etc where they are, that i though "What would it be like to use someone else's customised Firefox?" Hence the topic. So go ahead and post a screenshot of your customised Firefox, call it a social experiment. It doesn't matter how over or under the top it is, I'm just curious to see. I'll get the ball rolling on this one...

Topic by whatsisface    |  last reply

No Profile Preview in Firefox

Hiya! I've noticed that the profile preview at the top of an instructable does not show up (see: Instead, the preview shows at the bottom of the page (see: I've been able to reproduce this problem multiple times, and I find that it only occurs if I use Firefox--it doesn't happen in Chrome or Safari. I'm running Firefox 9.0.1 and OS X 10.6.8.

Topic by Superchef    |  last reply

Instructables Firefox search

Well i know it's not exactly an instructible but i would be REALLLLLLLY awesome to have that search box at the top right hand corner of Firefox to search instructables! i go on instructables a lot and to be able to search something without having to go though the website would be ULTIMATE!

Topic by gamewinners42    |  last reply

Firefox Download Day!

Download Day!!So, everyone. Many will agree that Firefox is the BEST web browser In the world.So now we can show our support by "pledging" to download FX3, when it comes out in June.Here is the site:Download Day 2008Mozilla is also trying to set a world record for most FX downloads in one day.Incase you can't wait for the release, Firefox 3.0 Release Candidate 1 is available for download HereWhat do you guys think?

Topic by cool!    |  last reply

Firefox add-on for Chinese?

Arrgh! I want to do mah extra-credit math project, but mah browser is making it hard to read any Chinese!!! (It all comes out as weird symbols- see the screenshot) Is there a FF3 add-on to fix my problem? Or is it something else I need to download?

Topic by watermelonhead    |  last reply

Best firefox add-ons? Answered

Question by priceis    |  last reply

firefox 3.6 running slow?

Since upgrading to firefox 3.6, my browser is running slow and freezes

Question by NUNYABC    |  last reply

Search not working in Firefox 3.6.24

Put in a search term and it returns no results

Topic by BennyRux    |  last reply

Lifehacker not formatting right in firefox

Recently, for some unknown reason, firefox started displaying the following pages very strangely: lifehacker, io9, and gizmodo. They all have a similar set-up but I can't figure why they don't display correctly. Below is a screenshot of the problem. If further images are needed they can be provided. Any ideas please comment or PM me. Thanks.

Topic by sardines454    |  last reply

Firefox - Login | Signup is missing

Recently Firefox updated and now the "Login | Signup" is missing from the upper right corner of the webpage (attached screenshot).Current version of Firefox is Firefox Quantum 64.0.2 (64-bit).Previous to the latest series of Firefox updates, those buttons were visible.

Question by dwfunk4475    |  last reply

Firefox has issues with Instructables? Answered

Hi there, I am on a MacBook, running system 10.6.8, using Firefox v 29.0.1. When I go to various instructables (I checked out the "nettles" one and the "corroded battery terminals" cleaning one,, I cannot download the PDF. It asks me to sign in, and then asks me to sign in again, not acknowledging my having done so. When I went to the "Forums" page, the upper right hand of the site DID indicate that I was signed in. I found using Safari I could download the files I want, but I prefer to use Firefox. This has been the case for a while now, even through a few Firefox upgrades. I am assuming that others are not having the problem? Sorry to be writing to you via this means, but couldn't figure out how to do so on the "bugs" page, and it looks like no one has written on those pages for 2 years. Thanks for your help on this. Catherine

Question by Cat00x    |  last reply

All steps not working in Firefox

While using firefox, if I click on all steps and it just reloads the step 1 page. It works fine in IE, as well as IE can work. This has been a problem for at least a month, probably when you switched to jump links. Please fix this as it is annoying to click through all the short steps.

Topic by MysticX    |  last reply

Firefox 12 login loop

I am running Firefox 12.0.  I click the link from your emails, and it takes me to the instructable page.  Issue one: firefox never remembers my username.  Issue 2:  When I click login at the top right of page, enter my info, and click login, it never logs me in!  I only see the Signup, Login and Facebook on the top right of the page.  I can't access my account, and I'm not able to Favorite any articles.  I couldn't even login to post this bug!  I would go to the bug section, click new topic, sign in, click new topic again, and I'm brought back to the login screen.  I'm also not sure if its supposed to have it or not, but the popup/splash screen to login has no "Keep me singed in" check box.  Everything works fine in IE 7 though.

Topic by alljunkandcrap    |  last reply

Firefox 3 Download Day

Today (June 17th, 2008) is Firefox 3 download day. Help make the Guinness world record for the most program downloads in a single day. If you are already running Firefox 3 beta: you may notice some improvementsIf you are running Firefox 2: I highly encourage you to download it as you will notice many improvementsIf you are using Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!?!Downloads for the record begin at 10:00 am PST (13 minutes ago, from the time of this posting).Get downloading! Link it not currently working. It appears their servers have exploded with awesomeness. Check back soon.

Topic by Tetranitrate    |  last reply

Instructables Lookup Firefox Extension

Does anyone here have experience with Firefox extensions? I think this would be useful.When a word is highlighted and right-clicked, on the context menu, there would be an option of "Lookup in Instructables." When clicked, it would open a new tab for Instructables, and run a search for the highlighted word. It would be similar to Wikipedia Lookup, but for iBles, not Wikipedia. Is anyone up for trying this? I know nothing about how to do it.

Topic by CameronSS    |  last reply

Help me with Firefox ! Please? Answered

I can't get rid of this bar help me please!?

Question by Gage987    |  last reply

Best Firefox add ons

List any good firefox add ons here. No themes, please.

Topic by King825    |  last reply

Ace ads and Firefox on Macs

As of right now, some of the Ace Hardware ads are misbehaving on Firefox browsers on Macs. They're showing up where they shouldn't and sometimes replacing the whole page. We're working with them to get this fixed ASAP but it is nighttime at Ace HQ so I don't expect a solution until the morning. In the meantime, things are fine in Safari, so if you need your Instructables fix NOW, I suggest using that. No problems are reported on Windows machines. If you are seeing misplaced Ace ads, please comment with your browser & OS versions!

Topic by rachel    |  last reply

Posting comments with mozilla firefox

The past two weeks ive been using firefox. Until i found out that its not instructables friendly. It wont let me post comments because when i type and go to post the comment even though i log in quite literally 4 seconds before i go to post it say server has timed out or something like that. And then when i go to log in not through a comment just through the upper tool bar it wont even let me log in. Posted with my good Buddy Internet Explorer

Topic by silentassasin21    |  last reply

Firefox and Ebay etched MacBook

Check out this laser-etched MacBook that was auctioned for charity. Tetranitrate used our new Versa Laser to etch the Firefox and Ebay logos (as requested by the auction winner). More here on the Spread Firefox blog.

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply

Firefox Vs Internet Explorer

I was going to call this "firefox rules" but thats a bit biased. Any way I wanna hear peoples veiws on the subject. Let the Battle Begin.

Topic by Ezza    |  last reply

Has Firefox overtaken IE? Answered

Hi, I still use IE8, but I like it. On my site, slightly more visitors come from Firefox than IE! I'm pretty sure this is a recent thing. Thanks, Nutrition Man! *I used to be called Flannel UK*

Question by NatNoBrains    |  last reply

no select files button on firefox

I use a desk top computer with win7 and use mozilla firefox as my main browser, when trying to create a new step by step "ible" there is no select files button to add pics. I was able to complete the "ible" by opening instructables in IE. While writing this bug report I was able to use the "use old uploader" option because there is no select files button while using firefox

Topic by l8nite    |  last reply

2 Firefox Bug Reports

MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008), OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.1 Firefox 33.1 or any Instructable for that matter. No screenshot When replying to a comment on an 'ible I have to click "Make Comment" twice in order for it to send. I realize that comments don't always get published because of this bug. It has happened to me on earlier versions of Firefox, as well. I now double check to be sure that my comments are sent. When creating Instructables, I always use the "Open In A New Tab" button so that my viewers don't lose my page after clicking on my links. This function does not work on my operating system. I have checked many 'ibles to see if it is isolated to just my published ones and that is not the case. The open in a new tab function does not work.

Topic by Tater Zoid  

Weird junk characters in Firefox?

So, I have this annoying problem with Firefox... As I browse the web, opening and closing tabs, I get an accumulation of (Japanese?) characters all over the tabs at the top of the screen.  It starts with one or two, but soon builds up to obscure the tabs, so that I can't find the Xs to close tabs, or even switch between them (see the screenshot). The characters occur no matter what websites I do or do not visit. It eventually gets to the point where I have to close the software to get rid of the mess. The problem has persisted through uninstall/reinstall of the browser, and the only add-ons I have running are a dictionary and McAfee site advisor. Yes, I know I could just switch to Chrome, but FF is my favourite browser. Anybody know a cure?

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

Cant see my projects on firefox

 When i  sign in to intructables  and click on my projects it goes to the main sign in page like i never signed in....

Topic by coolbeansbaby68    |  last reply

Bill Gates actually used Firefox!?

On wikipedia, specifically on the firefox article, response from microsoft section, the second sentence says that "Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has used Firefox"this sentence proves that firefox is better than IE7 any daylink

Topic by coolz    |  last reply

instructables is down when using firefox

When using firefox 20.0 on a macbook pro i get the message "Instructables is experiencing technical difficulties! We're terribly sorry about this and we're doing our best to fix it. We'll be back online as soon as we can." However if I use Safari on the same computer at the same time the web site works,but the upload button doesn't work as the plug in  says its blocked. I will try fix at this end and upload a screen shot. Ok so I updated to firefox 22.0 and it all seems to work now, that is a very strange bug.

Topic by liquidhandwash    |  last reply

"View All Steps" not working in Firefox

Has anyone else been unable to get "View All Steps" to work recently in firefox? After logging in, I click on the View All Steps button on a given instructable and the page refreshes, but when it finishes, I'm still looking at only the first step. Even if I manually append "?ALLSTEPS" to the end of the url, when the page loads, "?ALLSTEPS" is cleared from the url and, again, only the first step. I'm using the latest version of firefox and have even tried disabling all my add-ons but to no avail. The functionality works as it should in IE8, but I prefer to use firefox.

Topic by frogforge    |  last reply

Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar Problems

I have Firefox, and I love the bookmarks toolbar, but I did something, and all of the icons disappeared. If I hit bookmarks at the top of the browser, then bookmarks toolbar folder, they still show up as being there. The bar is there, but there is no icons in/on it. I'm sure that it is the right toolbar, too. Does anyone have any ideas?

Topic by John Smith    |  last reply

firefox won't load google or yahoo?

I type and all other ways still wont load google or yahoo i try the search built in nothing. i have tried many ways i cannot ping google in command prompt. is this firewall related?

Question by miiwii3    |  last reply

Facebook and Firefox version 3.5.7 compatibility? Answered

I just upgraded to Firefox Version 3.5.7, and when I went to Facebook, there were some buttons missing, the layout was different, the status update bars and commenting on wall bars were all messed up, like Firefox and Facebook weren't compatible or something. I'm not sure what's wrong or what I should please?

Question by Serial-Cricket    |  last reply

Why is login to Instructtables blocked in Firefox?

I am running with NoScript, and have enabled all but the obvious ad services.

Question by phillipnolan    |  last reply

firefox keeps making the javascript stuff go back and forth. has this happened to anyone else, and how can I fix it?

My firefox browser keeps making javascript stuff flicker. I'm including a picture to elaborate.

Question by codongolev    |  last reply

pro membership login fails in firefox 4 beta

I tried about 6 times to login using firefox 4 beta. None worked... switched to IE 8 and logged in first time...  not likely an Instructables issue but you may want to know...

Topic by zippidee    |  last reply

Facebook connect doesn't work on Firefox (linux)

Hello, Facebook connect doesn't work on firefox 20.0.1. O.S: Archlinux, kernel version: 3.8.7-1-ARCH. It works on chromium 26.0.1410.63 (192696). Step to reproduce: from the main page, choose facebook login from the upper right corner. Nothing happens when I click on it. If I copy the URL in a new tab, at least I get an error from facebook: "Given URL is not permitted by the application configuration.: One or more of the given URLs is not allowed by the App's settings. It must match the Website URL or Canvas URL, or the domain must be a subdomain of one of the App's domains."

Topic by davethecipo    |  last reply

Firefox won't work with pages on main Instructables page

I have Firefox 3.6 on WinXP. I have Javascript enabled but not Java. On the main Ible page are rows of Ibles. Each row is a category which shows 4 Ibls, followed by some page numbers, and a ">>" button for Next Page. Whenever I clikc a page number, or the >> Next Page button that row disappears. Sometimes the same Ibles appear in that row again even though multiple page number buttons are displayed. This function used to work, but stopped working about 2-4 weeks ago. Any ideas how to fix this? I have no other problems with any other website or forum. I do have Adblock but that only blocks images matching certain servers. I also have Flashblock. Here are my extensions for FF: Last updated: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:24:15 GMT User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) *** Extensions (enabled: 10, disabled: 3; total: 13) about:me 0.4.1 [disabled] Adblock Plus 1.2.2 AniWeather 0.8.1 Bing Bar 5.0 [disabled] Flashblock 1.5.13 InfoLister 0.10.3 Java Console 6.0.17 Java Quick Starter 1.0 LeechBlock 0.5 Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 0.0.0 Open Profile Folder 1.3.2 Search Helper Extension 1.0 [disabled] Silvermel and Charamel XT 1.3.3 *** Themes (4) Aeon Clouds Default Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) [selected] Silvermel *** Plugins Adobe Acrobat Bing Bar DivX Player Netscape Plugin DivX® Web Player Google Update Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U17 Microsoft Office 2003 Microsoft® DRM Mozilla Default Plug-in QuickTime Plug-in 7.0.4 Shockwave Flash Silverlight Plug-In Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library Windows Presentation Foundation

Topic by chuckr44    |  last reply

Something is causing a delay when I switch pages

When I switch pages in answers there is a 7 second delay.  I'm using Firefox 3.62 and it does this on two systems running on different providers. If I go to a question page the page comes up and I don't have control of the cursor for 7 seconds.  The only error message I've been able to see said there was a script that was not finished.  I've checked for virus and malware.  When I go back to the main questions page the same thing happens. Does instructables have a broken script?

Topic by Re-design    |  last reply

Can't post new images

Currently, on FF21, and Chrome, I can't post new images to the site as answers. I've flushed cookies as usual, no dice. Anyone else seeing it ? Yet HERE, in the forums, using the old code for the image uploader, it DOES work.....

Topic by steveastrouk    |  last reply