I think it's important for folks switching to Firefox just now to know that the forums where one looks for help might not be available when they are needed. I'm sure this is temporary.
But, it's been happening for days now. I had some trouble (see below), and suddenly, a few minutes ago, I was able to see the forums, but when I tried to post they were gone again.
I noticed that the Firefox general forum had had only one posting in many days, and normally there are innumerable postings per day, so something is not functioning.
I'm posting this as a caution.
Incidentally, what I was going to post there is included here, FYI, and in case anyone has advice.
-------- what I tried to post when those forums seemed to have reappeared: -----------
I've got Firefox .9.1, and Windows XPH. I uninstalled .8 before installing .9.1, but when asked whether to remove
remaining items after the uninstall (which I did from add/remove in control panel) I said to leave these.
Now I have a peculiar set of problems:
a) When I click on an internet shortcut, say, on the desktop, Firefox opens and goes there, but, in addition, I get an error panel,
titled http://whatever and underneath the text
Windows cannot find 'http://whatever Make sure you typed the name correctly (etc)
(I can click on OK to make the error panel go away, of course)
[img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] When I click on a link in my mail in Eudora, I also get a pretty similar error message, but this one has title bar
"Eudora Pro MAPI Installer" and message is Error: couldnot run program: http://whatever
and again this is an extra window that can be closed, as Firefox has gone to the URL
c) If I do Start/Run and enter the link http://whatever I get "windows cannot find 'http://whatever'
in the foregoing, 'whatever' is shorthand for any URL, such as forums.mozillazine.org
anyone else had this trouble? what is it, and what should be done about it?