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Question for Firefox expert who uses Google Tasks

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I'm puzzled about change in the way one of my bookmarked pages opens since updating my Firefox. The page is for the "Android" view of Google Tasks, and as such it might not be officially supported by Firefox on Windows...BUT it had been working fine for ages, and it works fine in Google Chrome and IE9. Interestingly, the page loads as expected when the bookmark is set to load in the Sidebar.

You will need to be logged in to a Gmail account with Tasks to check this for yourself.

The change occurred sometime between Firefox 14 and 15. When the page loads (see URL), it shows a grey full-width box with the word "Loading..." in it. Previously, that box would disappear after a split second and the Tasks list would become editable (still works this way in other browsers) but in Firefox the "Loading" box stays there and the page behind it is locked. I tried using the Inspect Element option to hide the parent div -- and that does indeed hide the grey box -- but the Task list remains uneditable. I tried loading the page in the sidebar -- the exact same URL -- and it works fine!! (ie no Loading message)

I would just like for the Loading message to disappear after the page loads so I can continue to use this convenient view of my tasks.

EDIT: I noticed it says Firefox 11 on the side...that's not correct, this is Firefox 16.0.2

Modified by bo33b

Additional System Details

Sites Affected

https://mail.google.com/tasks/android

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.16
  • Version 3.1.4.8140
  • GEPlugin
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0

More Information

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Firefox
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true
attachmentsme@attachments.me
Bookmark Favicon Changer
1.71
true
bookmarkfaviconchanger@sonthakit
DownThemAll!
2.0.15
true
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Greasemonkey
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{e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781}
Open in Browser
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openinbrowser@www.spasche.net
Right Inbox
1.0
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0
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browser.cache.disk.capacity
1048576
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
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browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
184320
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.search.useDBForOrder
true
browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand
false
browser.startup.homepage
https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?hl=en&continue=https://mail.google.com/tasks/android
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20121024073032
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
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browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
dom.disable_window_flip
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
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network.cookie.lifetimePolicy
2
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true
places.database.lastMaintenance
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places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
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true
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security.warn_viewing_mixed
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Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X (Microsoft Corporation)
Vendor ID
0x10de
Device ID
0x0281
Adapter RAM
Unknown
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nv4_disp
Driver Version
5.6.7.3
Driver Date
4-7-2004
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Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 257.21 or newer.
GPU Accelerated Windows
0. Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 257.21 or newer.
JavaScript
Incremental GC
1
Accessibility
Activated
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Prevent Accessibility
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NSS S/MIME
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3.13.6.0 Basic ECC

cor-el
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Did you try to make the Firefox window smaller in case there is a script that checks the window dimensions?

The sidebar is usually much smaller than the main browser area, so that might explain that it is working there.

Question owner

Thanks for the suggestion, I tried that but no effect. The interface clearly is designed to work best on a small screen, but changing the window's size to fit exactly or slightly bigger/smaller has no effect. The sidebar works regardless of its width; the main window doesn't work, regardless of its width. The link works in other browsers without issue. Strange.

If you want to try it yourself, just visit https://mail.google.com/tasks/android and log in with your Google account.

Question owner

Well I finally discovered, after many months, that something was screwed up in my Firefox profile. The issue was resolved when I used the Profile Manager to create a new profile, and used Sync to move my bookmarks, addons, passwords, and preferences, and re-downloaded my greasemonkey scripts from userscripts.org. I don't know what caused the issue in the first place, but after other problems popped up with various Google pages (including the login boxes moving to the right edge of the window just 1 or 2 seconds after the login page loads) this was the first thing I decided to try. Everything works great now. :)