Browser config diagnosis issue
September 4, 2019 2:37 PM   Subscribe

I'm having a problem loading parts or all of some pages, and having difficulty figuring out the root cause.

I'm unable to load/display some content: for example, this page comes up as blank; on this page, the Disqus section does not display, but the remainder does; Google Sheet docs will partially load but never complete.

I'm running Waterfox 56.2.13 (basically pre-Quantum Firefox). I think I've validated that it's a config preference causing it:

* Could it be some weird router/DNS problem? No, other browsers (Firefox, Pale Moon, IE) don't have the issue.
* Could it be a problem inherent to Waterfox as a whole? No, using Waterfox with a clean new profile doesn't have the issue.
* Could it be some extension or plugin causing it? No, starting the problematic profile in Safe Mode with everything disabled *does* have the issue.

I would really prefer not to start with a fresh install and customize from there, especially if I'm not sure what the issue is.

Is there anyone who might be able to diagnose what modified preference is causing the issue? I checked on the Waterfox Reddit, but since it's not an issue with the browser itself, didn't get much help.

is the prefs.js content, and this is the text content of the troubleshooting page.

posted by Chrysostom to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The content that doesn't load could be contained in iframes.

Here's a relevant but mysteriously closed bug report suggesting something similar.

Relevant from the subreddit for Water Fox here.
posted by alittleknowledge at 4:31 PM on September 4, 2019

The network section of the developer tools might shed some light on that's going on.
posted by Candleman at 6:51 PM on September 4, 2019

Everything in the network section *seems* to be loading.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:53 AM on September 5, 2019

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