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Firefox (but not Chromium) causes problems in Blogger

New User

Firefox (but not Chromium) causes problems in Blogger

For some years, I have been posting to Blogger via Firefox in XP then in Ubuntu.

Typically, I compose posts in a simple text editor (Notepad or Leafpad) to avoid formatting complications with word-processors (like Word, OOWriter or LibO Writer) & to remove formatting from bits copied from other websites. Then I copy-paste into Blogger, then upload images & place them where required in the text, either by inserting where required or by drag/dropping. Recently, that started to fail and uploaded images stay stuck at the top of the post & cannot be drag/dropped inside the text.

I get the same result using FF 18.0.1 & Leafpad & Ubuntu 12.04 as when using FF 12.0 & Notepad & XP. Everything works perfectly using Chromium & Leafpad & Ubuntu 12.04. Everything works perfectly if I write the text directly in Blogger instead of passing via a text editor, but that is a non-starter.

A long discussion on Blogger Help Forum has not produced any explanation or solution, other than using Chromium. I tried disabling all FF addons with no success. I tried removing all Blogger widgets etc, with no success.

Is there any way to get FF working (again) as well as Chromium in this respect?



Re: Firefox (but not Chromium) causes problems in Blogger

Try the Firefox Safe Mode to see how it works there. The Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.

(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)

  • You can open the Firefox 4.0+ Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you use the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or use the Help menu item and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.

Don't select anything right now, just use "'Start in Safe Mode" To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before using the Firefox shortcut (without the Shift key) to open it again. If it is good in the Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one.

Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.

New User

Re: Firefox (but not Chromium) causes problems in Blogger

Thanks very much for your reply.

I used: Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled > Start in Safe Mode.

No change in dragging images.

In playing around, I did find I could drag images around OK after Closing Blogger Draft then re-opening it. Previously I had thought I could only drag them after Publishing the Draft. So that is a bit less inconvenient, but still not right. That behaviour is the same in FF Safe Mode & Normal Mode.