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Firefox 8, Gmail chat issue; It ceased working, i can not type in the chat window, although i can get text that is sent to me. ideas?

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There seems to be some problem with the Gmail chat the chat window field in which i type the message seems to not work i can click on it but can not type even tried opening the chat message in a new pop up window and typing there, same result. wont let me type Although i can see text being sent to me Think its been happening since ive upgraded to FF8

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Try to disable Adblock Plus on mail.google.com, worked for me. (Click the ABP stop sign on the bottom of your page, select "disable on mail.google.com").

EDIT: there's a cleaner solution.. It seems it's a list issue, rather than an ABP issue.. click the ABP icon, go to preferences, click on filters in the menu, and click "update all subscriptions". Once I did that and restarted Firefox, I could reactivate ABP on the gmail page and chat still worked.

Hope this helps! :)

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Chosen Solution

Try to disable Adblock Plus on mail.google.com, worked for me. (Click the ABP stop sign on the bottom of your page, select "disable on mail.google.com").

EDIT: there's a cleaner solution.. It seems it's a list issue, rather than an ABP issue.. click the ABP icon, go to preferences, click on filters in the menu, and click "update all subscriptions". Once I did that and restarted Firefox, I could reactivate ABP on the gmail page and chat still worked.

Hope this helps! :)

Modified by Sorvin

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Thanks Sorvin Worked like a charm :)

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Although the solutions enables sending messages, moving via the arrow cursors, within the written text [for example;correcting a typo in a previously written sentence] does not work.