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Firefox weirdness - Jim Huggins
January 2nd, 2007
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Firefox weirdness
Ok, this is strange.

I have two PCs I use on a regular basis; my old HP Compax Nx9110, and my new Dell XPS system.  Both have the same updated version of Firefox running on them.  But the Dell renders webpages differently than the HP does; in particular, layouts tend to get screwed up all the time (overlapping columns, boxes, etc.).   I've noticed this both on LiveJournal and Woot.com.

Any possible idea why this is going on?  It's downright annoying.

Current Mood: annoyedannoyed

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From:darthdingus
Date:January 2nd, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Computers are weird. You should know this, Dr. Huggins.
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From:jkhuggins
Date:January 2nd, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, and I know not to repeat the incredibly obvious either. Thppp. :)
From:gamerchick02
Date:January 2nd, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Hmmmm...

Stuff renders fine on my version. All I can say is try a different browser on each (Opera, Flock, IE7, etc). If one renders differently (which they SHOULDN'T, as all [cept IE7] are w3c compliant)... Well, I don't know.

Computers ARE weird. My modem stopped working under Ubuntu yesterday.
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From:jkhuggins
Date:January 2nd, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Tell me about it. On this flaky machine, woot.com renders badly in both Firefox and IE7 ... but with different errors. Makes me think that there's something corrupted on the machine itself, but of course there's no way to figure it out. I suppose I could try downloading Opera ...
From:gamerchick02
Date:January 2nd, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Opera works very well. I haven't had any problems with it.

Did you try a virus/spyware scan? I'd try Comodo (www.comodo.com). It catches most everything and is pretty stable.

Amy
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From:darthdingus
Date:January 3rd, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
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I would say that talking about those browsers as w3c compliant is a touchy subject.

After all: of the ones you listed, only Opera's public release passes Acid2 (pops) AFAIK.
From:ext_22980
Date:January 3rd, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
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Might you have some add-on's on the Dell's Firefox that disable style sheets or scripts? Just a thought.
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