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Problems with Firefox 5.0.1 website layouts in Lion

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After I downloaded Lion, I ran Firefox 5.0.1. Immediately, I noticed significant layout problems in CNN.com and MSNBC.com. And on Facebook, the friends, message, and notification icons at the upper left didn't work. Nor did entering comments to Facebook posts. Even the button that says "View X Comments" in friends' posts didn't work. For comparison, all of them work fine on Safari 5.1.

I rebooted Firefox 5.0.1 with plugins disabled, and still encountered the same problems.

After I downloaded Lion, I ran Firefox 5.0.1. Immediately, I noticed significant layout problems in CNN.com and MSNBC.com. And on Facebook, the friends, message, and notification icons at the upper left didn't work. Nor did entering comments to Facebook posts. Even the button that says "View X Comments" in friends' posts didn't work. For comparison, all of them work fine on Safari 5.1. I rebooted Firefox 5.0.1 with plugins disabled, and still encountered the same problems.

Modified by mcjanger

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://www.facebook.com

Installed Plug-ins

  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • iPhoto6
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Version 2.1.7.2968
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.5
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:5.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0.1

More Information

I clicked on "Websites look wrong" but it does not specifically address the Firefox 5.0.1 on Lion issue I am seeing above.

Question owner

Following up on the problems I reported above, I installed Java for Mac OS 7 (Lion) -- which is not included in the Lion installation. Unfortunately, this did not resolve the problems with Firefox layouts. Putting this out here for those who think Java may be the issue.

Following up on the problems I reported above, I installed Java for Mac OS 7 (Lion) -- which is not included in the Lion installation. Unfortunately, this did not resolve the problems with Firefox layouts. Putting this out here for those who think Java may be the issue.

Modified by mcjanger

russcward 0 solutions 1 answers

I am also having problems with Google Mail and Yahoo mail. Buttons are un-selectable and operations just time out. Seems like a major number of issues. In Yahoo mail when trying to check boxes to delete email - the box will not fill with the check. When opening some email all that opens is totally blank. Other email upon opening will download the text of the email (visible) with the timer circling endlessly.

Thanks

I am also having problems with Google Mail and Yahoo mail. Buttons are un-selectable and operations just time out. Seems like a major number of issues. In Yahoo mail when trying to check boxes to delete email - the box will not fill with the check. When opening some email all that opens is totally blank. Other email upon opening will download the text of the email (visible) with the timer circling endlessly. Thanks

Question owner

Thanks for the post. Have not seen the problem with Google Mail on my end, but I definitely see problems on Google Maps. Cannot toggle between map and satellite view, and location pin does not initialize.

Firefox 5.0.1 is unusable at this point, so I'm using Safari on a temporary basis until hopefully this problem is resolved.

Thanks for the post. Have not seen the problem with Google Mail on my end, but I definitely see problems on Google Maps. Cannot toggle between map and satellite view, and location pin does not initialize. Firefox 5.0.1 is unusable at this point, so I'm using Safari on a temporary basis until hopefully this problem is resolved.
Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

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Websites look wrong

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Websites%20look%20wrong

Check and tell if its working.

Websites look wrong https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Websites%20look%20wrong Check and tell if its working.

Question owner

Solved! The problem - at least on my end - was that the old version was cached. Thanks for the link. (FYI: I never had that problem on earlier Firefox upgrades. It only manifested itself when I upgraded to Lion -- after I had already upgraded to FF 5.0.1 on OS X 10.6.)

Solved! The problem - at least on my end - was that the old version was cached. Thanks for the link. (FYI: I never had that problem on earlier Firefox upgrades. It only manifested itself when I upgraded to Lion -- after I had already upgraded to FF 5.0.1 on OS X 10.6.)