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how to uninstall today's Firefox 105.0 update?

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Today's 105.0 Firefox update rendered my NYTimes Wordle page unusable -- a big empty [ad?] space has been inserted at the top of page, forcing the game halfway down the page (https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html). The PC keyboard is still connected (I can enter letters in the puzzle grid) but the mouse is not connected so I cannot scroll the page, cannot bring the pictorial keyboard into view.

How can I uninstall the 105.0 update?

Thanks, Gail

Today's 105.0 Firefox update rendered my NYTimes Wordle page unusable -- a big empty [ad?] space has been inserted at the top of page, forcing the game halfway down the page (https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html). The PC keyboard is still connected (I can enter letters in the puzzle grid) but the mouse is not connected so I cannot scroll the page, cannot bring the pictorial keyboard into view. How can I uninstall the 105.0 update? Thanks, Gail
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Yes, it's been fixed -- apparently at their end, as I didn't do anything at mine. Thanks for weighing in, gentlemen. Gail

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Hmm, there's a giant ad section there: --

<div class="place-ad Ad-module_adContainer__6bb5H placed-ad fluid" id="top" data-position="top" data-google-query-id="CP-zgcnko_oCFaugpwodO1sF7A"><div id="google_ads_iframe_29390238/NYT/crosswords/wordle_0__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 100%; height: auto;"> ... </div></div>

-- If you unblock ads, you can see it, and then the scroll bars appear, too. Very sneaky of them.

I don't know if there's another option for getting the scroll bars backs.

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I'm not seeing that ad and for me the page adjust automatically if I resize to make the content fit, so no need for a scroll bar.


If you use extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) that can block content (Adblock Plus, NoScript, DuckDuckGo PE, Disconnect, Ghostery, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin) always make sure such extensions do not block content.

Firefox shows a purple shield instead of a gray shield at the left end of the location/address bar in case Enhanced Tracking Protection is blocking content.

  • click the shield icon for more detail and possibly disable the protection

You can check the Web Console for relevant-looking messages about blocked content.


You can try these steps in case of issues with webpages:

You can reload webpage(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

Clear the Cache and remove the Cookies for websites that cause problems via the "3-bar" Firefox menu button (Settings).

"Remove the Cookies" for websites that cause problems:

  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Data"

"Clear the Cache":

  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> [X] Cached Web Content -> Clear

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or userChrome.css is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window

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cor-el said

I'm not seeing that ad and for me the page adjust automatically if I resize to make the content fit, so no need for a scroll bar.

I don't see it now either. Maybe it was a layout error and they fixed it? Hopefully in time for Gail to play today's puzzle!

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Yes, it's been fixed -- apparently at their end, as I didn't do anything at mine. Thanks for weighing in, gentlemen. Gail

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