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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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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • NPWLPG
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • IE Tab Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • HD View 3.3.0.0 Mozilla plugin

Application

  • Firefox 19.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/19.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Adblock Plus 2.2.1 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • Bookmark Duplicate Detector 1.0.7 ({ba243cb0-b824-4a26-9418-73ee795d9b9d})
  • Bookmark Favicon Changer 1.73 (bookmarkfaviconchanger@sonthakit)
  • DictionarySearch 10.0.0 ({a0faa0a4-f1a7-4098-9a74-21efc3a92372})
  • Feedback 1.2.2 (testpilot@labs.mozilla.com)
  • Firebug 1.11.1 (firebug@software.joehewitt.com)
  • Greasemonkey 1.5 ({e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781})
  • HackTheWeb 1.3.20 (hacktheweb@instantfox.com)
  • IE Tab Plus 2.0.0.0 (ietab@ip.cn)
  • Image Zoom 0.4.6 ({1A2D0EC4-75F5-4c91-89C4-3656F6E44B68})
  • NoScript 2.6.4.2 ({73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232})
  • Sage++ (Higmmer's Edition) 2.3.17 (sagepp@himag.blog26.fc2.com)
  • SQLite Manager 0.7.7 (SQLiteManager@mrinalkant.blogspot.com)
  • Status-4-Evar 2012.07.08.17 (status4evar@caligonstudios.com)
  • Status-bar Scientific Calculator 5.0.2 (ststusscicalc@sunny)
  • Tab Mix Plus 0.4.0.5pre.130114a ({dc572301-7619-498c-a57d-39143191b318})
  • TinyURL Generator 2.6.1 (tinyurl.addon@fast-chat.co.uk)
  • User Agent Switcher 0.7.3 ({e968fc70-8f95-4ab9-9e79-304de2a71ee1})
  • Web Developer 1.2.2 ({c45c406e-ab73-11d8-be73-000a95be3b12})
  • IDS_SS_NAME IDS_SS_VERSION ({D19CA586-DD6C-4a0a-96F8-14644F340D60}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: AMD FirePro 2270
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x68f2
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx64 aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumd64 atidxx64 atidxx64 atiumdag atidxx32 atidxx32 atiumdva atiumd6a atitmm64
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 512
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x1002
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.1.7601.17789
  • driverDate: 2-14-2012
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 8.950.0.0
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo'}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD FirePro 2270)
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind: True
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 51200
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 778240
  • browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction: 0
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.search.suggest.enabled: False
  • browser.search.update: False
  • browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash: False
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://www.google.com
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130109111322
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 19.0
  • browser.tabs.autoHide: True
  • browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground: True
  • browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground: True
  • browser.tabs.onTop: False
  • browser.tabs.tabMinWidth: 40
  • dom.disable_window_move_resize: True
  • dom.event.contextmenu.enabled: False
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 19.0
  • general.autoScroll: False
  • gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1: True
  • network.cookie.cookieBehavior: 1
  • network.cookie.lifetimePolicy: 1
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1357942857
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
Tyler Downer
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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.