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Website formatting messed up

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Hello,

Just recently there has been issues with how a job search at Glassdoor.com is appearing via my Firefox browser. It seems that the formatting is all messed up, and everything gets shoved to the left margin, and there is no scroll bar. (See first image)

If I reduce the size of the zoom level, I can see the search results actually have appeared, but they are shoved even further to the left margin and no scroll bar again. (See second image)

This only happens with anything connected with a job search at Glassdoor.com. Salary search, company search, etc are all fine, just the job search, which is really inconvenient since I am actively looking for a job.

I've attached images of this for you.

The job search pages work fine in Chrome. Please don't make me use Chrome.

Thank you,

Sheri

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Right, they made a website that works only in Chrome.

You can go to about:config and set network.preload = true, but I'm not sure if it's going to work in your version. It works OK in 78.

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Right, they made a website that works only in Chrome.

You can go to about:config and set network.preload = true, but I'm not sure if it's going to work in your version. It works OK in 78.

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TyDraniu said

You can go to about:config and set network.preload = true, but I'm not sure if it's going to work in your version. It works OK in 78.

I think it is considered buggy in Firefox 76, so turning it on may not be completely glitch-free.

An alternative would be to run a script that switches the <link rel="preload"> tags to <link rel="stylesheet"> tags. It can be fairly simple:

var ss=document.querySelectorAll('link[href][rel="preload"][as="style"][type="text/css"]'); 
for(var i=0;i<ss.length;i++)ss[i].rel='stylesheet';


To apply it to the page, one option is a bookmarklet. That's a script saved to your Bookmarks Toolbar or Bookmarks Menu for quick access. I created one you can install from here:

https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/sumomarklets.html#loadss

It's only to patch up the problem of "preload" not working in Firefox and can't fix other kinds of errors that can cause style sheets not to load, such as secure connection errors.

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Thank you both!! This was driving me crazy.

Changing network.preload to "true" worked for me. Hopefully it will continue to work.

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I also chose the first solution because it was simpler. It worked! On the Canadian federal government website SOME pages were messed up as described by Sheri. Click a link to the next page and formatting was good, click to another page on the same website and it was crap. Why would that be? Is it a fault in the website? There was no problem with the messed up pages in Chrome.

Doug

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I need to withdraw the above comment. Changing network.preload to "True" is NOT working.

Went to the link in the next solution https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/sumomarklets.html#loadss but did not see anything about network preload so I have no clue what to do there...

Doug

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Hi Doug, only a small number of websites use this preload method of loading style sheets. Pages can be messed up for many other reasons, so unfortunately it is necessary to investigate in more detail.

For example, has your Firefox reported any problems making secure connections to sites?

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