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Some telephone numbers only stay visible for a second or two, refreshing the screen brings them back but again for a second ie too short to note down. How can I stop this (use Vista Basic on laptop)?

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When searching for numbers on a business website quite often, though not always, the telephone number only appears very briefly. Copying the web address on to Internet Explorer the number stays visible. Only happens on telephone numbers not for any other info eg email address. Have no idea why this happens as it appears to be random though it must relate to how a website is viewed. Wouldn't where to start to fix this!

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The Skype for Firefox extension has been known to cause that to happen. Disable that extension in Tools > Addons > Extensions

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions

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Your above posted system details show outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks that you should update.

  • Java Plug-in 1.6.0_13 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

Update the Java plugin to the latest version (6 U22).

Update the Flash plugin to the latest version (10.1 r85).