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How do you workaround Firefox's limitation displaying Fluther discussions with a large number of quips?

Asked by robmandu (21275points) August 6th, 2008

Like this Askville one. After so many, they just disappear into the ether at the bottom of the web browser.

I end up going to Safari. What do you do?

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eambos's avatar

I hop on the Ol’ iPod Touch.

I wish there was an easier way to see it in FF.

lefteh's avatar

I’m using FF3 on Mac OS X and do not have that problem.

jlm11f's avatar

I usually use FF3, on XP to fluther. but when this happens, I go to IE. I first noticed this problem, when we had the “Places” game. the mods/admins are aware of the problem….

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robmandu's avatar

It was a problem back with FF2 as well. I’m on XP. Hmph.

Ah, and I can use the “IE Tab” add-on to switch the rendering engine to IE (within FF). That takes care of it, too. Feels like cheating, though.

ben's avatar

this is a known max-height bug in firefix 2. It has been fixed in firefiox 3.

jlm11f's avatar

@ben – i have FF3, and it’s not fixed.

ben's avatar

@PnL – Oh really? That’s strange. It seems to be working for me on ff3.

Can anyone else reproduce the tall page/blank problem on Firefox 3?

breedmitch's avatar

I’m still on Firefox 2. I missed the whole “Let’s write a book together” question because it got so long so fast. I’ve never recovered.
Ben, how do I apply for Firefox 3?

eambos's avatar

Go to http://www.firefox.com and download FF3.0.1.

I’m using FF3 and I still get the cut-off pages.

jlm11f's avatar

ben…i think it doesn’t work with FF3 and XP but works with FF3 and Mac?

eambos's avatar

Good deduction PnL. I’m on XP too.

jlm11f's avatar

@eambos – :). also, i just checked, doesn’t work with FF2 with vista. will try with FF3 and vista later on in the day.

Mr_M's avatar

I’ve upgraded to FF3 (with XP) and the problem STILL exists.

ben's avatar

Thanks for the info, everyone. We’ll look into a fix.

robmandu's avatar

Yah, to clarify… I’m on XP SP2 running FF 3.0.1.

Persnicula's avatar

I’m using FF2.0.0.16 on Mac OSX and can reproduce the problem consistently. Seems to happen once the number of posts gets to about 200. There are whole areas of Fluther that I can’t view because of this problem. It has made my overall initial experience on the site itself fairly frustrating for me and the hassle of trying to see things only to have them disappear has definitely tainted my first impression as a new visitor coming over at the invitation of my friends from Askville. It takes more time than I have to actually find those people here because of that problem.

ben's avatar

Okay! I think we fixed it… Is anyone still having problems?

jlm11f's avatar

ben! it works. YAY! thank you!!!!

eambos's avatar

I can finally read the fluther story in its original glory!

Hey, that rhymes!

Mr_M's avatar

Works for me now too!

ben's avatar

Great! Thanks for the patience everyone.

Now I hope you will all put IE away forever :)

robmandu's avatar

Woot! Thanks, Ben!

breedmitch's avatar

The Gods have been good to us. Rob, go get a lamb.

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