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Firefox does not allow me to edit my website and distorts pix on the site when I open with it.

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I have a Weebly website. Firefox recently does not permit me to edit my site and, when I play my site on Firefox it distorts the formatting. Chrome and Edge allow me on the site to edit and do not distort the images.

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You may have accidentally zoomed web page(s). Reset the page zoom on pages that cause problems.

  • View > Zoom > Reset (Ctrl+0/Command+0 (zero))

You can try these steps in case of issues with web pages:

You can reload web page(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • Press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

Clear the Cache and remove the Cookies from websites that cause problems via the "3-bar" Firefox menu button (Options/Preferences).

"Clear the Cache":

  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now"

"Remove the Cookies" from websites that cause problems.

  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Privacy > "Use custom settings for history" > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
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None of these procedures affected either problem. (a) I still cannot get into my website to edit and modify it using Firefox [It works perfectly with Edge and Chrome] (b) When viewing site, one of the pictures on a page of other pictures is so enlarged as to obscure some of the others. [On Edge and Chrome, pictures retain their correct proportions]

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Would it be alright to link the site so we could check the layout in other Firefox installations? Picture proportions going awry could be a problem with the EXIF data embedded in the picture, as some browsers respect it and others do not.

I quickly shifted through some old Weebly+Firefox issues and clearing cache worked in some cases and disabling certain add-ons worked in others. In one case the page code was tailored for IE so it did not work correctly in a standards-compliant browser.

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Note that images might look distorted if they are scaled or otherwise width and height are specified and are not displayed in their native dimensions.