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Why does it take several "refreshes" to load pages for blogs properly?

Why does it take several "refreshes" to load pages for blogs properly?

Chosen solution

DNS Prefetching

Firefox attempts to speed up loading new websites by using DNS Prefetching, which can cause page load errors with some system configurations. To disable DNS Prefetching:

   In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter.
       The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page. 
   Right-click in the list of preferences, select New, and then select Boolean.
   In the Enter the preference name window, enter network.dns.disablePrefetch and click OK.
   Select true when prompted to set the value and click OK.

This work well for me. no more blank page none stop refreshing just to get to a site.

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://http://9to5mac.com/

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.3
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_31 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 4.1.10111.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • GEPlugin
  • Picasa plugin
  • NPWLPG
  • Virtual Earth 3D 4.00100226006 plugin for Mozilla
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0

More Information

This problem does not seem to be specific to Fire Fox and happens in Chrome also (I downloaded Chrome to see if it were just FF or not).
When the page is finished loading, it is all in text and covers only the left third of the screen. Sometime one push of the refresh button will load it but often it take three, four or many pushes of the refresh button before the page will be displayed properly.
The URL I listed is just one example of many blogs that have this problem. I do not seem to have problems with websites, only blogs.
Any ideas would be helpful.

Tyler Downer
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It could possibly be an issue with your Firefox Cache. Try Clearing your Cache, and see if that makes a difference. Also, Websites look wrong or appear differently than they should has some basic troubleshooting you can try.

If that doesn't work, Try to start Firefox in Safe mode. This mode disables all extensions, user customizations, hardware acceleration, etc. temporarily for diagnostic and troubleshooting. If Firefox works fine in Safe Mode, then this is likely an add-on issue. Restart Firefox in normal mode, then type "About:addons" (without the quotes) in the address bar. Disable your extensions one by one, restarting Firefox between each one, until you find the trouble maker. Once you do, you can disable that add-on and report the issue to that add-on's developer.

It could possibly be an issue with your Firefox Cache. Try [[How to clear the cache|Clearing your Cache]], and see if that makes a difference. Also, [[Websites look wrong]] has some basic troubleshooting you can try. If that doesn't work, Try to start Firefox in [[Safe mode|Safe mode]]. This mode disables all extensions, user customizations, hardware acceleration, etc. temporarily for diagnostic and troubleshooting. If Firefox works fine in Safe Mode, then this is likely an add-on issue. Restart Firefox in normal mode, then type "About:addons" (without the quotes) in the address bar. Disable your extensions one by one, restarting Firefox between each one, until you find the trouble maker. Once you do, you can disable that add-on and report the issue to that add-on's developer.
cor-el
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A possible cause is security software (firewall) that blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.

Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.

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A possible cause is security software (firewall) that blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program. Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process. See: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Server+not+found *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Firewalls

Question owner

Thanks guys for your input. I am running Norton 360 but have the plug-in disabled for Firefox as it is not compatible with current FF version. Also N360 does not have an issue letting the sites in question load on IE9 and most of the time with FF and Chrome. There for I find it hard to believe it is a firewall issue. I did try it with N360 disabled and still the problem exists. I tried clearing cookies and cache in FF but that only let the page load the very first time correctly (maybe a fluke?) and then again I have the same problem. As I said in my first post, the problem is not specific to FF. Chrome also does the same thing and both FF and Chrome do it and random, but regular intervals. Could it be more in depth such as HTML5 and old school incompatibilities?

Thanks guys for your input. I am running Norton 360 but have the plug-in disabled for Firefox as it is not compatible with current FF version. Also N360 does not have an issue letting the sites in question load on IE9 and most of the time with FF and Chrome. There for I find it hard to believe it is a firewall issue. I did try it with N360 disabled and still the problem exists. I tried clearing cookies and cache in FF but that only let the page load the very first time correctly (maybe a fluke?) and then again I have the same problem. As I said in my first post, the problem is not specific to FF. Chrome also does the same thing and both FF and Chrome do it and random, but regular intervals. Could it be more in depth such as HTML5 and old school incompatibilities?
sc2commander 1 solutions 1 answers

Chosen Solution

DNS Prefetching

Firefox attempts to speed up loading new websites by using DNS Prefetching, which can cause page load errors with some system configurations. To disable DNS Prefetching:

   In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter.
       The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page. 
   Right-click in the list of preferences, select New, and then select Boolean.
   In the Enter the preference name window, enter network.dns.disablePrefetch and click OK.
   Select true when prompted to set the value and click OK.

This work well for me. no more blank page none stop refreshing just to get to a site.

DNS Prefetching Firefox attempts to speed up loading new websites by using DNS Prefetching, which can cause page load errors with some system configurations. To disable DNS Prefetching: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page. Right-click in the list of preferences, select New, and then select Boolean. In the Enter the preference name window, enter network.dns.disablePrefetch and click OK. Select true when prompted to set the value and click OK. '''''This work well for me. no more blank page none stop refreshing just to get to a site.'''''

Modified by sc2commander

Question owner

Thanks to all who had suggestions. In the end sc2commander put me on to something. I Googled DNS server and came across this website

http://www.rightnowintech.com/2010/11/choosing-dns-server-for-faster-web.html

I didn't disable DNS but instead I followed the instructions on the website and ran the test using "namebench". I then changed my DNS server to one that was 77.5% faster than the standard one given to me by my ISP. I can't believe how fast FF is running now.

Cheers mates

Thanks to all who had suggestions. In the end sc2commander put me on to something. I Googled DNS server and came across this website http://www.rightnowintech.com/2010/11/choosing-dns-server-for-faster-web.html I didn't disable DNS but instead I followed the instructions on the website and ran the test using "namebench". I then changed my DNS server to one that was 77.5% faster than the standard one given to me by my ISP. I can't believe how fast FF is running now. Cheers mates