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the pirate bay page and links not working on firefox

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First of all, the website in question(thepiratebay.se) works normal on IE with no issue. On Firefox however, attempts to click on 'ANYTHING' on this sites' webpage results in no effect. This includes the text/search box where the text indicator does not show up or any of the link on the page will not work. When mousing over the hyperlinks or objects on the page, the cursor does not change to a 'finger' and a small box area around the pointer jitters/pull the texts or graphics within it like a 0x magnifying glass that ran over the texts. Right-clicking anywhere on the page(text, blank or graphics) yield a flash applet menu with the first line(greyed out) indicating 'movie not loaded' and the second line 'About adobe flash player v11.4.402.256...'. These symptoms extends to all sub-pages of the site after skipping to them using Google search. This issue ONLY affects 'thepiratebay.se' thus far to my knowledge. I'm using Firefox v15.0 and recently updated the Flash plugin to the latest version before Firefox request and updated to 15.0. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Shockwave Flash browser plugin as well as clearing all cache/history/form/etc.. to no avail...

Chosen solution

Seems like the bug's fixed either by TPB backend or the new FF v15.0.1 update. So if anyone has a similar issue, just update your FF to this version.

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://thepiratebay.se

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.7.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
  • Google Update
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealPlayer Download Plugin
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • 1.122.0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.5.635
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 1.118.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Logitech Device Detection
  • 0.70.4
  • GEPlugin
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
15.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0
Profile Folder
Show Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Adobe Acrobat - Create PDF
1.2
true
web2pdfextension@web2pdf.adobedotcom
Adobe Contribute Toolbar
6.0
true
{01A8CA0A-4C96-465b-A49B-65C46FAD54F9}
DoNotTrackPlus
2.2.1.829
true
donottrackplus@abine.com
Logitech Device Detection
1.24.0.9
true
DeviceDetection@logitech.com
Norton Toolbar
2012.7.5.2
true
{2D3F3651-74B9-4795-BDEC-6DA2F431CB62}
Norton Vulnerability Protection
11.1.0.73 - 1
true
{BBDA0591-3099-440a-AA10-41764D9DB4DB}
Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.casesensitive
1
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.cache.disk.capacity
1048576
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
389120
browser.link.open_newwindow
1
browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external
3
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20120824154833
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
15.0
extensions.lastAppVersion
15.0
gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1
true
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1345526798
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
54940
places.history.expiration.transient_optimal_database_size
167772160
privacy.cpd.offlineApps
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Vendor ID
0x10de
Device ID
0x1180
Adapter RAM
2048
Adapter Drivers
nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version
8.17.13.142
Driver Date
5-15-2012
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
true (6.1.7601.17789)
ClearType Parameters
ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680) -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 1.0.0.1041)
GPU Accelerated Windows
2/2 Direct3D 10
AzureBackend
direct2d
JavaScript
Incremental GC
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.1
4.9.1
NSS
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS Util
3.13.6.0
3.13.6.0
NSS SSL
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS S/MIME
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC

Question owner

Supplemental image showing a composite of actions carried out on the same website on both IE9.0 and Firefox15.0.

qster123 0 solutions 1 answers

I have exactly the same thing happening here, only in Firefox. Like you say it does work fine in other browsers but if you start a private browsing window in FF it works fine..very strange!

rudebutt1 0 solutions 3 answers

I also have exactly the same thing happening as the posters above IE9 and Private Browsing in FF works with no problems but normal FF has the same links/flash problem !!

figgy 0 solutions 2 answers

SOLVED.....MUST BE JAVABUG..LOL

disable javascript =problem solved. dunno why this works but it does.

Modified by figgy

rudebutt1 0 solutions 3 answers

without doing a thing 24 hours later all Piratebay links in FF work as per normal :)

figgy 0 solutions 2 answers

wierd but you are correct. LOL back to torrentville ok so I now can use javascript again. thank you sweden LOL

Modified by figgy

Chosen Solution

Seems like the bug's fixed either by TPB backend or the new FF v15.0.1 update. So if anyone has a similar issue, just update your FF to this version.