Fix my Firefox...
December 5, 2005 9:27 AM   Subscribe

Firefox 1.5-Filter... I just installed Firefox 1.5, and now when I open it up there's this huge grey toolbar-like space at the bottom of the window with a small red upwards pointing arrow on the left [screenshot]. How do I get rid of it?

If it helps, I have the following extensions installed: Talkback 1.5, Linky 2.7.1, Forecast Fox, TargetAlert, Tabbrowser Preferences, DownloadThemAll 0.9.8, Greasemonkey 0.6.4, Redirect Remover 1.1. According to the update manager, they are all up to date.
posted by ruwan to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I had that as well. I think it was caused by either the Greasemonkey extension or Tabbrowser Preferences. I upgraded both and the problem went away... though Greasemonkey still doesn't work for me.
posted by bering at 9:30 AM on December 5, 2005

I had it too, but I had to uninstall Firefox 1.5 and re-install it to get it to work. I thought all my extensions were compatible and I disabled the ones that were not listed as compatible, but still...
posted by fixedgear at 9:35 AM on December 5, 2005

Best answer: This is an extension interface error - I believe anyone who has tried to develop extensions has seem something similar sometime.

Uninstall, in this order, testing inn between (that is, close and re-open Firefox after each uninstall): Forecast Fox, TargetAlert, Tabbrowser Preferences, Redirect Remover 1.1, DownloadThemAll 0.9.8, Greasemonkey 0.6.4.

TalkBack and Linky are not suspects (I the same versions installed).
posted by nkyad at 9:36 AM on December 5, 2005

I had multiple odd problems with the 1.07 to 1.5 upgrade. The 15-minute solution was to uninstall, save bookmarks, nuke profile data, and reinstall. Has been flawless ever since.
posted by Malor at 10:05 AM on December 5, 2005

And just to complete (and correct slightly) my answer above, DownloadThemAll 0.9.8 is the most likely suspect - version 0.9.8 is a transitional release (until a couple of days ago there was no dTA for Firefox 1.5 available) and it is known to be broken (take a look at the comments at the bottom of the linked page).

In my case dTA simply killed Firefox. After installing the extension FF never opened again, I had to manually kill the process (who was using more and more memory) in Win XP, start Firefox in Safe Mode and uninstall the buggy extension.
posted by nkyad at 10:50 AM on December 5, 2005

Greasemonkey is absolutely available for FF 1.5...just harder to find.

posted by filmgeek at 11:52 AM on December 5, 2005

I had the same problem, disabling and/or uninstalling all extensions made no difference, but deleting all the profile data fixed it.
posted by Lanark at 11:52 AM on December 5, 2005

Greasemonkey stopped working some time ago. I had to revert to an old version because the latest version at the time wouldn't actually let you add any user scripts. Of course with Firefox 1.5, you can only use a newer version. So basically, no Greasemonkey. Or rather, you can have Greasemonkey but no user scripts, which kind of defeats the purpose.

I can't believe they haven't fixed this.
posted by kindall at 12:59 PM on December 5, 2005

That happened when I had both the "official" extension installed and the one from Uninstall one or the other, and it went away.

The guys @ fixed their extension so that it didn't conflict with the other, a short time later.
posted by mrbill at 1:41 PM on December 5, 2005

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