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Unresponsive links

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Go to this page... https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/prepaid-cell-phones.htm

Click on any of the links embedded in the text, such as _United Press International, TCM Net, Wireless Guide_. No response.…

EDGE and Chrome have no issue with these links.

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I have several versions of Firefox and had no problem with https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/prepaid-cell-phones.htm


Make sure you are not blocking content.

Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?


https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop also see https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/03/23/introducing-smartblock/

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/smartblock-enhanced-tracking-protection


Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to. You may also lose any settings for that website.

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Ad blockers OFF Block Content in FF DISABLED Cookies CLEARED Enhanced tracking in FF OFF extensions.webcompat.enable_shims FALSE Troubleshooting mode tested...

No change in the unresponsive links.

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This looks like an old webpage and it is possible that the linked webpages no longer exist. You can copy the URL to the clipboard and open the link in a new tab to check for error messages or middle-click the link.

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All links are valid and when moused over show up at the left-bottom of the FF screen. They just don't respond as they do in EDGE and Chrome.

Additional info... a right-click | OPEN IN NEW WINDOW or NEW TAB succeeds.

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No change in FF 94. Left-click unresponsive. Right-click | Open New Tab works.

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Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox {web link}

Remove a single website from your history {web link}

Open the History Manager <Control> (Mac=<Command>) <Shift> H. In the search bar, enter the name of the site. Right-click on one of the listings and select Forget About This Site. This should remove all information, including any site settings And Passwords.

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Cleared history. No change.

Will avoid creating a new profile as the fault has cropped up on this site alone, and can be overcome via the right-click menu.

Thanks.

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Exhausting other remedies, broke down and refreshed. Solved the issue of a link that would not respond at all.

But the initial link that began this thread is still unresponsive on a left-click, yet opens with right-click | NEW TAB in FF 94.0.1 (64-bit) on a desktop PC.

It's the same on a laptop runnng 94.0.1 (32-bit), so this isn't PC-specific.

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Do you still have the problem?

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No change, with regard to the links in the URL that began this thread. Left-click - unresponsive. Right-click | Open in New Tab works. In other browsers, both methods succeed.

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hii borate, i understand your problem please follow these small steps your problem will be fix

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 for websites that cause problems via the "3-bar" Firefox menu button (Options/Preferences).

"Remove the Cookies" for websites that cause problems:

Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security Cookies and Site Data -> Manage Data "Clear the Cache":

Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> Cached Web Content: Clear Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems

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Thanks,

Each of those suggestions has been tested, but no change in FF 9.4.0.1.

The embedded links in this page respond only to a right-click | OPEN IN NEW and not to a left-click as they do in EDGE and Chrome.

https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/prepaid-cell-phones.htm

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Sorry, current forum security sometimes delays the posting of messages.


I called for more help.

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Unfortunately, this interface offers no DELETE option. But administrators/moderators are encouraged to eliminate the dupes above.

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FF 94.0.2

No change in this odd behavior.

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