How do I get Gmail to work again in Firefox1.5?
November 30, 2005 12:29 PM   Subscribe

Is anyone else having problems composing in Gmail with Firefox 1.5?

I noticed this issue as soon as I downloaded the beta version, and now, all fully updated, Javascript on, gmail.com and all permutations allowed, I still am having a blank window open up every time I try to compose an email. And we know what that means...I have to use IE! It's terrible! Help, please.
posted by bloggerwench to Computers & Internet (16 answers total)
 
No problems here. Perhaps it's one of your extensions?
posted by I Love Tacos at 12:30 PM on November 30, 2005


I am not having this problem with Gmail. Downloaded FF 1.5 last night.
posted by Tuwa at 12:32 PM on November 30, 2005


No problems here (FF 1.5, XP Pro SP2)
posted by nitsuj at 12:36 PM on November 30, 2005


The only extensions that I've added have been Adblock Plus and NoScript. I've allowed Gmail on both, though.
posted by bloggerwench at 12:36 PM on November 30, 2005


bloggerwench, what OS are you using?
posted by Dr. Wu at 12:49 PM on November 30, 2005


No problem here (XP SP2) or at work (Linux RHEL3). Have you tried disabling your extensions (or starting up in --safe-mode?) Or creating a fresh profile and trying from that? (Bring up the profile manager with -P)
posted by Plutor at 12:51 PM on November 30, 2005


The OS--I should have thought of providing that. My bad. XP SP2.
posted by bloggerwench at 12:58 PM on November 30, 2005


Hmm.. I had a similar problem once in FF 1.0.(something). I think my solution was to disable GMail keyboard shortcuts. Maybe give that a shot.
posted by SuperNova at 1:34 PM on November 30, 2005


I seemed to have this problem with FF1.5, until I tried going in through mail.google.com/mail/; this works fine.
posted by scruss at 1:46 PM on November 30, 2005


Adblock was randomly stopping Gmail from loading a while back for me (Win XP sp2), but in FF 1.0.X. I found out it was one random AdBlock string that was holding everything up (I tried to explain it in my blog)...

This is the Adblock line that was hanging gmail:

/[\W_](onlineads?|ad(banner|click|-?flow|
frame|ima?g(es?)?|_id|js|log|serv(er|e)?|
stream|_string|s|trix|type|vertisements?|v|
vert|xchange)?)[\W\d]/

But, like I said, I couldn't even reproduce this on the same setup on my home machine...totally random.
posted by tpl1212 at 1:53 PM on November 30, 2005


Disable one extension at a time until you can figure out which extension is causing the weirdness. I would wager it is a weird expression in Adblock, like tpl1212 suggests.
posted by rhapsodie at 2:00 PM on November 30, 2005


Do you have the same problem if you hold down shift when you click on <compose> (it should open a new, smaller, compose window)?
posted by PurplePorpoise at 2:04 PM on November 30, 2005


I have this problem in Flock (WinXP SP2) but I haven't tried composing yet in FF 1.5.
posted by mds35 at 4:35 PM on November 30, 2005


PurplePorpoise, holding down shift when I click compose results in a "Grrrrr...a pop-up was blocked" message.

scruss, that's the page mine goes to by default, but I tried again and same thing...new window showed up, but totally blank.

SuperNova, I haven't used the Gmail shortcuts (everyone may now laugh at me for being behind the times. :-) )

The extensions advice...I'm going to try that next. Thank you to all of you for your help on this! I'm really wanting to figure out what's wrong because I'm obsessivel that way.
posted by bloggerwench at 5:38 PM on November 30, 2005


I never actually used the shortcuts either, but I believe they're on by default. Just FYI.

But, upon actually testing, I just realized that my problem actually came from using "Rich Formatting" and the way I fixed it was to switch to plain-text. Not the best solution, but I didn't need the formatting... maybe you do.

Best of luck with this issue. Thanks for following up and I hope we'll hear about your success soon.
posted by SuperNova at 7:24 PM on November 30, 2005


Ok, tpl1212 had the advice that solved my problem. I deleted that reference in Adblock, and now Gmail is working fine. Thanks to all of you...my first question here and I get my problem solved. Now, anyone know how to get to world peace?
posted by bloggerwench at 8:48 PM on November 30, 2005


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