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SPDY enabled in FF 12.0 prevents Gmail loading
If I enable SPDY in FF 12.0 I can not connect to Gmail. The connection tries but just stalls with the connection indicator on the tab turning slowly anticlockwise. I can connect to Gmail with Chrome, which I believe has SPDY enabled by default.
I too thought the problem was with network.http.spdy.enabled, if I disabled it Gmail and Google would load. But further investigation lead me to this page and solution: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/34380-firefox-13-google-com-SPYD-no-search . Apparently at some point I changed the setting on network.http.keepalive to false, it showed user set, once I change it to true and reset the other to true all worked well.Read this answer in context 👍 6
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Go to about:config and find network.http.spdy.enabled and double-click on it to make it TRUE then exit firefox and restart it.
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Thank you but that was not my question? My question has nothing to do with how to enable SPDY.
Modified by Roger73
Same thing for Firefox 13.0b7......I cannot access google/gmail accounts with SPDY enabled. When I disable SPDY, then no problem with google/gmail sign-in. Haven't figured out why yet and no search over internet brings up a solution, strange!
a40098, are you using Windows XP? I have 2 other computers running Vista and Windows 7 and neither of these have the problem, only the XP computer.
Foxfire updated to 13 tonight and suddenly I couldn't access GMail. The page never loads. When I set SPDY to FALSE then GMail works. Otherwise it does not. This is a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I didn't have this problem with FF 12.
I think I need to disable automatic updates because every time there's a major upgrade, things are broken.
Gene1940, that's interesting that you are having the problem with a Windows 7 64 machine as I thought the issue might be confined to XP.. I have a Windows 7 32 machine as well, and that connects to gmail with SPDY enabled in FF13.0. SPDY was disabled by default in FF12.0 but is enabled by default in FF 13.0. There don't seem to be many users with this problem so, at the moment, its a mystery. I haven't noticed any benefit from SPDY so having it disabled doesn't really matter, but I would like to find an answer to the problem.
The problem wasn't immediate. After Firefox updated itself I was able to reach GMail. Possibly that was because FF had been launched by the installer. I didn't see a problem until I tried to send a message. GMail would go into a loop with a "still trying" message. After I closed GMail, I couldn't load the GMail page at all. Loading stops at "Waiting for account.google.com"
I doubt that's a whole lot of help.
Same problem here. Windows 7 64. Ran in safe mode, cleared the cache, and still no Gmail. As soon as SPDY is set to false, Gmail runs as it did under FF 12.
Roger73, are you using proxy ? if yes, try in about:config to change network.http.proxy.pipelining to False, and check it again.
by the way, in xp sp2 & xp sp3 network.http.spdy.enabled true or false gmail works fine in my machines.
I seriously doubt this is operating system dependent. I think it's something else, like a firewall or router. I have a McAfee firewall with default settings.
check your guess, disable it and try again, do the same with your antivirus also
I too thought the problem was with network.http.spdy.enabled, if I disabled it Gmail and Google would load. But further investigation lead me to this page and solution: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/34380-firefox-13-google-com-SPYD-no-search . Apparently at some point I changed the setting on network.http.keepalive to false, it showed user set, once I change it to true and reset the other to true all worked well.
hello, thank you for reporting your findings - i could replicate this problem as soon as network.http.keep-alive was set to false!
Modified by philipp
this was my problem too. Thanks!!!
My network.http.keep-alive was already set to true. That's not what was causing my GMail problem when SPDY was set to true. It's something else.
hey gene1940, are the other entries in about:config that begin with network.http. not on their respective default values (=not shown in bold)?
Modified by philipp
Hey guys! We are trying to collect more information this issue. Can you please report the OS/Versions you are on when you see this issue? Any extra details will help!
I'm using Win 7 home premium SP1 64 bit. Firefox and Google/Gmail were getting along fine until Firefox 13 installed. Over the years I've tweaked a number of settings in Firefox, I have many that show up as user set.
Hey madperson. The only boldface in my network.http settings is network.http.spdy.enabled ... false, which I changed earlier today.
ok, thanks for reporting gene1940 - could you also tell us the operating system that you're working on? thnx again...