1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved Possible conflict between Firefox 66.0.2 and Gmail??

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Johnny b, Apr 6, 2019.

Advertisement
  1. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4,257
    First Name:
    John
    OS is Xenialpup 7.5 64bit.
    I boot from DVD and USB flash drives.
    Same software configurations and used on the same computer, a Lenovo Thinkcentre M2
    I5 3.2 ghz, 8 gb memory. No hard drive.

    The only difference is the version of Firefox between the DVD and the 2 separate USB installs. The extensions are the same and updated to today.
    The DVD install has FF version 65.0.1
    The USB FF versions are 66.0.2 One is a Sandisk, the other a Kanguru with a 'write' switch.

    Other than updates, no sessions are saved, no cookies, no history....at all. Ever.
    Anything saved of interest is done to a different USB flash drive.

    Only one web site is affected and it's my Google Gmail.

    Up until yesterday, no issues with Gmail other than it is slow with 2step varification.
    But since yesterday, the USB versions of FF do not load 2 of the pages completely and one of them seems missing a lot.

    The DVD install with a slightly older version of FF loads properly as it has in the past.

    Below are the pages of interest.

    First the DVD results:


    1.jpg
    5.jpg

    Now the USB flash drive results:
    The next image is obviously different.
    Notice the red arrow in the last image. I had to mouse over the shadow to get at a popup window to close Gmail. (The red box covers my email address)


    2.jpg
    7.jpg

    Anyone experienced this upgrading Firefox to v 66?
    Any suggestions?

    Let me repeat.....no problems with any other web sites other than Google Gmail.
     
  2. AmyToo

    AmyToo

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    170
    First Name:
    Amy
    Firefox v66.02 on Windows 10 works fine with Gmail.
     
  3. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4,257
    First Name:
    John
    I don't use Windows :)
     
  4. AmyToo

    AmyToo

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    170
    First Name:
    Amy
    Question was about Gmail and Firefox 66. Works fine on Windows 10.

    Can't get my mouse to work with Puppy Linux in a VM.

    Might have to wait for someone running Puppy Linux on hardware to answer the question about Puppy Linux, Firefox 66, and Gmail. :)
     
  5. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4,257
    First Name:
    John

    I'm NOT using Windows :D
    There are minor differences between the versions for Windows and Linux.
    That's why I specified I was using Linux :)
    Thanks any way :)

    For me, it appears to be something in the FF version updates that's different causing a problem. And I suspect it might be specific to Linux users.
    One is dll insertion has been enabled in V66 ( not in the Linux version apparently ) and something else to do with blocking links that track through HTML pinging ( ? ).

    I don't see anything standing out in 'preferences' that's different, though.

    I haven't used a VM in a while, I'm sorry I can't help with your mouse issue.


    Probably have to wait for an updated version with out the problem :D
     
  6. AmyToo

    AmyToo

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    170
    First Name:
    Amy
    I spun up an Ubuntu VM.
    Firefox 66.0.2
    No problems with Gmail.
    It looks like you have several extensions installed. What happens if you remove them?
     
  7. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4,257
    First Name:
    John
    I disabled them one at a time, but it made no change. Same situation.

    But I did update the DVD to FF 66.0.2 and the Gmail pages worked properly.

    So, I have no idea what's going on.
    Next step, I'll remove the extensions one at a time and see what happens.


    Bionicpup is out. I'm going to install to another flash drive and see what happens.
    But that's for another day.

    I'll stay on the DVD in the mean time.
     
  8. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Messages:
    4,257
    First Name:
    John
    It took an actual deletion of an extension to find the problem.
    The culprit was the Malwarebytes browser extension.
    Merely disabling it had no result.

    But Google's Gmail now functions as it's supposed too :)
     
  9. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - Possible conflict between
  1. Alex Ethridge
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    463

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1225496

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice