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link shows in status line but does not load new destination

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link shows in status line but does not load new destination

On www.yawar.nl a google map is displayed containing red markers. Clicking on a marker opens a popup. The first line of such a popup is a link. Clicking on this link has no effect, other than showing the destination in the statusbar. Right-click howerver opens a new tab or window with the link's destination.

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Re: link shows in status line but does not load new destination

The problem was a conflict of Javascript (probably multiple jQuery versions) on the site.

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Re: link shows in status line but does not load new destination

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.
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Re: link shows in status line but does not load new destination

I have already tried the reset procedure, to no avail.

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Re: link shows in status line but does not load new destination

Certain Firefox problems can be solved by performing a Clean reinstall. This means you remove Firefox and any leftover program files and then reinstall Firefox. Please follow these steps one by one:

  1. Download the latest Desktop version of Firefox from http://www.mozilla.org and save the setup file to your computer.
  2. After the download finishes, close all Firefox windows (click Exit from the Firefox or File menu) and confirm all upcoming messages.
  3. Now, uninstall Firefox by following the steps mentioned in the Uninstall Firefox article.

IMPORTANT: On Windows, the uninstaller has the option to remove your personal data and settings. Make sure that you do not check this option; otherwise all of your bookmarks, passwords, extensions, user customizations and other Firefox user profile data will be removed from your computer.

After uninstalling Firefox on Windows, delete the "Mozilla Firefox" program folder, located by default in one of these locations:

  • (On 32-bit Windows) C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
  • (On 64-bit Windows) C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
  1. Go to the Windows Start menu and click on "Computer".
  2. In the Explorer window that opens, double click Local Disk (CSmiley Happy to open the C:\ drive.
  3. Find the "Program Files (x86)" folder or "Program Files" folder.
    • On 32-bit Windows, double-click the Program Files folder to open it.
    • On 64-bit Windows, you will see a "Program Files (x86)" folder AND a "Program Files" folder. Open the Program Files (x86) folder.
  4. Look for a Mozilla Firefox folder. If you find one, right-click it and select Delete and confirm that you want to move the folder to the Recycle Bin.

Now, go ahead and reinstall Firefox:

  1. Double-click the downloaded installation file and go through the steps of the installation wizard.
  2. Once the wizard is finished, choose to directly open Firefox after clicking the Finish button.

Please report back to see if this helped you!

Site Moderator

Re: link shows in status line but does not load new destination

It works for me if I middle-click the link to open the link in a new tab.
You can also do this via the right-click context menu.

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Re: link shows in status line but does not load new destination

The problem was a conflict of Javascript (probably multiple jQuery versions) on the site.