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Old 03-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Firefox does not react on certain menus


Hi there,

my father bought a new laptop to himself and it had a SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 installed on it.
I am using OpenSuse on my own machine, so I thought it should be pretty straigt forward to manage that. But as it always is, there is something odd.

He realized he could not manage to click on buttons in certain menus on certain websites. It was in his web interface for his mail account and I found the same behaviour to happen in my hotmail.com account as well.
If I write a new email and then change to my my inbox for example without having saved the mail there is a menu pointing out I am dismissing the current Email without sending it (as I have the german version the text may be a little different in different languages). Anyway it leaves me with the two buttons "cancel" and "OK" and whatever I do next it does not happen anything in that tab. I can click on it and it seems it it pushed but nothing happens.

As this is the same behaviour my father had with his email account this seems to be a general setting or problem, which (I think) could maybe be easily solved, if I knew the right buttons.

So have you any idea what I could try or look at to solve that.

Thanks in advance!
Cheers!
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Microsoft's Hotmail BLOCKS linux from using it
there is a browser/OS check, it is looking for MS windows 7 or vista using IE

install in firefox "user agent switcher" ( it is in the add ons )
and set it to reply as internet explorer 9 on windows 7


also there might be a java issue

and if "No-script" and / or "ad block plus" are being used they NEED to be configured
"Ghostery " can also stop some buttons working if the tracking cookies( AND the third party tracking cookies ) ARE NEEDED for the buttons to work
some sites do do that , they force you to install the advertisers tracking cookies for the site to work
 
Old 03-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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Microsoft's Hotmail BLOCKS linux from using it
there is a browser/OS check, it is looking for MS windows 7 or vista using IE
I am hardly a fan of Microsoft but this claim seems a bit extreme. Some features may not work with a Mozilla based browser.

I am using Firefox 16 on Debian Wheezy. No issues at all with HotMail/Live/Outlook.com and have no issues whatsoever, other than getting the message that I am using an unsupported browser and some features may be disabled. Now mind you I really only use it for email but as well I have no issues with the (soon to die) web based Messenger service I must use to communicate with others.

I do now have any add-ons installed, so as JohN VV suggested, worth looking into any that may disable scripts and such. I remember when I was using NoScript, it made many sites break.
 
Old 03-03-2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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Hey,

I do not think this is a general Hotmail on Linux problem as I am using it on my own Laptop without any problems. This problem is more likely to be something weird with Java or Javascropt or whatever is responsible for the user dialogue because it happens on different webpages with the same dialogue as well. I just have found one for me in hotmail, which i though could be testet by a couple of people very easily.

So probably the first question is, what kind of dialogue is that? I am not familiar with webprogramming, so I dont know. Maybe we could then figure out, what could be changed in the settings.

And as far as I can see, there are no Add-ons as Addblock for example installed. This is a pretty virgin Firefox.
Does anyone know how to do updates on SLED?

Cheers,
SlotA
 
Old 03-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #5
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SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop
is a NON-FREE operating system
so
step 1
register the install and buy the support contract from novell
bought preinstalled it should have a one year contract , and only needs registering
http://www.novell.com/support/
http://support.novell.com/support_options.html

then if a root password is used and not the first normal used
"su -" VS. " sudo "

Code:
su -
---- the root password when asked for ---
zypper update
or

Code:
sudo zypper update
or
from yast
the "Add and remove software " gui
update it
or
apper will pop up a notice in the system tray about updates

Last edited by John VV; 03-03-2013 at 03:44 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2013, 01:25 AM   #6
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So I cannot just use regular OpenSuse packages to do updates, can I?
Thats a pitty, I thought this could work out, but my father wants to use the system as long as possible and he does not like changes...
I guess if I try to argue with him about installing a different distribution he just will install Windows...

Well, I will at least try to update the software tonight and see, if there is any difference. I took a look at the Firefox version and it seemed to be either 7 or 10, so pretty old I guess. Although I lost the overview if they are releasing a major version every week...

Cheers,
SlotA
 
Old 03-04-2013, 02:24 AM   #7
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So I cannot just use regular OpenSuse packages to do updates, can I?
NO , you can not use opensuse 12.2 updates on SELD 11

Quote:
guess if I try to argue with him about installing a different distribution he just will install Windows...
you should have about a 1 year license that came with the laptop

contact Novell sales
and register the install

Quote:
Firefox version and it seemed to be either 7 or 10, so pretty old I guess. Although I lost the overview if they are releasing a major version every week...
as of Firefox 13
updates are auto installed
the current is Firefox 19.0
 
Old 03-17-2013, 04:09 PM   #8
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Hey guys,

so updating made the trick with the weird behaviour regarding the menus!

Thanks a lot!
SlotA
 
Old 03-17-2013, 04:32 PM   #9
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buy the novell license !
or install opensuse


for a temporary fix without the required license
well you can remove the OpenSUSE 12.2 firefox from SELD11


and install the offical firefox from the web site

download ff
Warning: 32 bit firefox and 64 bit firefox need different plugins set up and installed


--- 32 bit English lang. USA --
https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla....ux-i686/en-US/

remove the opensuse ff
Code:
su -
zypper search firefox 
---- from the list then remove it ----
zypper remove MozillaFirefox
as root
extract the " firefox-19.0.2.tar.bz2"
--- you might need to install "bzip two "
Code:
su -
zypper se zip
---- from the list ----
zypper in bzip2
r-click on the firefox archive from the desktop manager
extract it
copy it to /opt
"/opt/firefox "
add /opt/firefox to the system $PATH
and that should be it
 
Old 03-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #10
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I have had similar issues but with Ubuntu on a MyBB forum I run.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 10:51 PM   #11
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Bro microsoft blocked it
 
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