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Firefox won't work with pages on main Instructables page Answered

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
Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) [selected]

*** 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


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10 years ago

I'll be darned. I turned off Adblock and now it works. Even though www.instructables.com was in my list of exceptions for Adblock to ignore. I even upgraded Adblock to the newest version. I'll head to their webpage and report this.


10 years ago

I'm not sure the exact difference between java, and javascript and how Flashblock works, but that might be your problem. I'm looking into things on our end and I'll let you know if I find anything out.


10 years ago

That sounds like a browser issue. Try disabling all of your add-ons and then checking to see if the problem is still there. If that corrects it, then enable each add-on one by one and checking after each to determine which is the culprit.