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    Firefox 2 with tabbrowser preferences 1.3.1 (2)

    I was going to go into great gory detail about the problems I had with Firefox 2 that it turned out were related to the tabbrowser preferences 1.3.1 extension, until I wandered over to http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php and noticed that there seem to be a number of different problems with that extension when using Firefox 2. So, to cut down on your trial and error debugging, if you've just switched to Firefox 2 and notice weird problems, as a first step try disabling the tabbrowser preferences extension if you have it.

    In my particular case, it was interfering with loading links that start with java scriptpenwindowOld, but I see from mozillazine that it's causing a few different problems.

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    Re: Firefox 2 with tabbrowser preferences 1.3.1 (2

    Just out of curiosity, are you on a Mac or a PC? I've been using this extension all week on multiple computers and haven't noticed any problems yet.

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    Re: Firefox 2 with tabbrowser preferences 1.3.1 (2

    PC. It took me quite a while to realize that my problems weren't the fault of the actual sites I was accessing (since everything else worked fine).

    There were only two cases I ran into, only one of which is publicly accessible (the other being the interface with my phone company's web site that lets me retrieve my voice mail messages on my computer). http://tvlistings4.zap2it.com/partners/gri...?partner_id=097 shows TV listings and might require some configuration if you try it. If you do go there, get it to show you a TV schedule, and then try clicking links for specific programs. Almost invariably it would immediately (i.e. not even the usual very brief pause if you try to go to a nonexistant web site) complain that it couldn't find that web site. Interestingly, every once in a while it would work. I never did figure out the pattern to what would make it work.

    I realized that the problem didn't relate to sudden issues with those web sites when I decided to try playing with safe mode in Firefox and realized that they loaded properly again. After establishing that the problems were quite repeatable I narrowed the problem down to tabbrowser preferences.

    If it doesn't cause you problems, fantastic. My only point given my experiences and those mentioned in mozallazine, is that if you run into odd situations with Firefox 2 regardless of whether they seem tab-related, try disabling tabbrowser preferences to see if it makes a difference.

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    Re: Firefox 2 with tabbrowser preferences 1.3.1 (2

    For info the latest version is Tabbrowser Preferences 1.3.1.1

    The author is aware of several minor bugs with regards to the URL bar and is working on version 1.3.2 that should hopefully fix them.

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