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google news buttons no longer working

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In Firefox 18 and 19, the buttons to expand / contract the news items on http://news.google.com/ are no longer work (and some no longer show up).

A similar issue was (supposedly) fixed as referenced in this thread:

   http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2576447

But the fix (and workarounds) do not seem to work.

The problem persists after restarting in safe mode.

Chosen solution

Thanks; I forgot about that option.

After a reset and slowly restoring my previous settings I tracked it down to having:

 network.cookie.lifetimePolicy set to 1

which seems odd, but it's working again.

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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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Chosen Solution

Thanks; I forgot about that option.

After a reset and slowly restoring my previous settings I tracked it down to having:

 network.cookie.lifetimePolicy set to 1

which seems odd, but it's working again.