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[resolved] Post editor unusable since Firefox crashed (10 posts)

  1. mawilson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I use Firefox 2.0 (Mac) as my primary browser and it crashed a few days ago... since then, I've been unable to use the editor (visual or code) as there is no edit box shown between the Visual/Code tabs and the Save and Continue Editing/Save/Publish buttons. If I switch to Safari then I can work in Code view, but Safari doesn't support the Visual Editor.

    I realise that this is not so much a problem with WordPress as with my browser, but does anyone have any suggestions so that I can regain my ability to edit posts in Firefox?

    TIA, Mark

  2. Tom Lany
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I use Firefox 2 on a Mac too...

    You said that Firefox crashed. Could you download and reinstall it? What seems to be the problem with Firefox?

  3. mawilson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Tom,
    When I said that it crashed, it just closed without warning and since I restarted it, the edit box in the WordPress Editor is unavailable. I've restarted the Mac a couple of times since then and everything else seems fine (I'm using it to write this...) so a re-install (losing history, bookmarks, etc.) seems a bit extreme.

    I was wondering if there were some cached files or a cookie or something that I need to delete?

    Cheers, Mark

  4. mawilson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've found a workaround... if I disable the visual editor in my options, then I can edit posts in Firefox; however what I don't understand is why the visual editor has suddenly got messed up :-( It's fine from IE on my wife's Windows PC, so I'm pretty sure it's specific to this browser.

  5. mawilson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    One more thing, clearing my browser cache doesn't solve the problem... this is wierd

  6. mawilson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Disabled all my plugins now... and reinstalled Firefox. Still no visual editor :-(

  7. Tom Lany
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You might want to take the issue up with Mozilla. It seems to be a Firefox issue, not a WordPress issue. I hope you are able to solve the issue without loosing your bookmarks, etc.

  8. mawilson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks Tom. I'll give that a go.

  9. mawilson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That was good advice. Someone on the Mozilla forums suggested a corrupted profile. See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=2881772 for details.

    Mark

  10. anikamae
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I had a similar problem (in FF2 for Windows) and this thread helped me sort it out, thanks. I found that an extension called link wrapper was causing the problem, so if anyone else comes across this with the same issue, see if you have that one installed.

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