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Hi. I am getting an issue with Firefox 69.0.3 64-bit whereby on some websites it's skipping to the bottom of pages when you load up is this a known bug or does anyone know a workable fix?

Hi. I am getting an issue with Firefox 69.0.3 64-bit whereby on some websites it's skipping to the bottom of pages when you load up is this a known bug or does anyone know a workable fix?

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Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to. You may also lose any settings for that website.

If there is still a problem,

Start Firefox using Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

While you are in Troubleshoot(Safe) mode;

Try disabling graphics hardware acceleration in Firefox. Since this feature was added to Firefox it has gradually improved but there are still a few glitches.

How to disable Hardware Acceleration {web link}

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FredMcD said

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache. Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to. You may also lose any settings for that website. If there is still a problem, Start Firefox using Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode {web link} A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there? While you are in Troubleshoot(Safe) mode; Try disabling graphics hardware acceleration in Firefox. Since this feature was added to Firefox it has gradually improved but there are still a few glitches. How to disable Hardware Acceleration {web link}

Hi. Non of these worked I'm afraid

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Does the link contain a hash (# followed by text)? A hash directs Firefox to jump to a location in the page, for example:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/error-codes-secure-websites#w_the-error-occurs-on-multiple-secure-sites

Firefox calculates the location for a hash before all of the images/videos load, so sometimes the location ends up being inaccurate.

Years ago there was a problem on an Intuit site (maybe TurboTax?) where the pages always scrolled to the bottom. I filed a bug for that but I've lost track of what caused it and it didn't seem to be a pattern on other sites.

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jscher2000 said

Does the link contain a hash (# followed by text)? A hash directs Firefox to jump to a location in the page, for example: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/error-codes-secure-websites#w_the-error-occurs-on-multiple-secure-sites Firefox calculates the location for a hash before all of the images/videos load, so sometimes the location ends up being inaccurate. Years ago there was a problem on an Intuit site (maybe TurboTax?) where the pages always scrolled to the bottom. I filed a bug for that but I've lost track of what caused it and it didn't seem to be a pattern on other sites.

The website url contains /#

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Is there anything after the # ? If not, it can indicate that the URL came from a link where a script is supposed to handle the action of clicking the link. Any difference if you delete the # (and anything after it) and resubmit the URL?

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jscher2000 said

Is there anything after the # ? If not, it can indicate that the URL came from a link where a script is supposed to handle the action of clicking the link. Any difference if you delete the # (and anything after it) and resubmit the URL?

This is one of the links which is causing the issue https://www.netweather.tv/forum/topic/96608-model-discussion-hunt-for-cold-into-mid-january/page/97/#comment-4636477

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For me, one of two things happens:

(1) Restricting certain scripts from running in the page

The URL goes to the last comment. The hash instructs Firefox to look for:

comment-4636477

And right above the last comment is that element:

<a id="comment-4636477"></a>

So it seems like the link either is a "latest comment" link or "first unread comment" link rather than a link to the thread from the beginning (they are on page 97 already?!).

(2) Allowing more scripts to run in the page

Firefox ends up in a random place in the page, in some cases I suspect due to late-loading image. I have to click in the address bar and press Enter to reposition at the last comment.

There is a workaround for that, which was intended to address a different problem with late-loading content. You can experiment and see which behavior you find less annoying for the sites you use. However, you need to make the change through the back door:

(A) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox. The moderators would like us to remind you that changes made through this back door aren't fully supported and aren't guaranteed to continue working in the future. Since we have had this setting for a long time, I feel comfortable mentioning it.

(B) In the search box in the page, type or paste layout.css.scroll-anchoring.enabled and pause while the list is filtered

(C) Double-click the preference to switch the value from true to false

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Unfortunately makes no difference as each time you go to the next page it just keeps skipping to the bottom

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You didn't mention next page before.

WTF is this site doing when it goes to another page?! I'm sorry, I don't have any more time to sort out what this weird design is doing. Maybe you can mention it to them.

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Quote: The website url contains /#

This can be an indication that there is (POST) data present that needs to be processed by JavaScript.

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. You can click shield icon for more detail and possibly disable the protection. You can check the Web Console for relevant-looking messages about blocked content.

What security software do you have?

Boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support to see if that has effect.

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cor-el said

Quote: The website url contains /# This can be an indication that there is (POST) data present that needs to be processed by JavaScript. 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. You can click shield icon for more detail and possibly disable the protection. You can check the Web Console for relevant-looking messages about blocked content. What security software do you have? Boot the computer in Windows Safe Mode with network support to see if that has effect.

Hi. Disabling an adblocker (StopAll ads) seems to have resolved the issue

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