Dialup & Firefox issues

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by Trotsky311, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I came home from college, and put firefox 1.0 on this computer. it's a dell POS (1.3 GHz, 40gig HD, 128MB ram, dialup through msn internet), but i do what i can to keep it going. antivirus, firewall, everything set to autoupdate while i'm gone so i don't have to come home and fix it for the parents.

    But, whenever i come to a site, say hipforums, and try to log in using firefox, i put in my name and pw, and click 'login' and a button pops up saying "document contains no data" and all i can do is click "ok"

    I can login using IE (like now) but it makes me sick to have to use IE when the firefox icon is just sitting on the desktop.
  2. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    well, i went to tools-->options-->general-->connection settings

    and it had the first thing selected for proxies. so i told it to do the 'auto configure'
    and it seems to have fixed it.

    i can feel that everyone who posted here is grateful for the solution.
  3. haha, glad you figured it out. :)
  4. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    it's broke again. switching that option doesn't seem to do anything.
  5. Shockw4ve

    Shockw4ve Member

    I had a problem similar to this that was being caused by cookies. I had to delete the hipforum cookie for internet explorer because it wouldn't let me login with firefox. Once I erased the cookies for internet explorer I had no problems logging in with firefox. That might not be the case for you, but I would at least give it a try.
  6. Jack_Straw2208

    Jack_Straw2208 Senior Member

    i got a firefox shirt for christmas... we dont even use it anymore?

    what are some of the benifits over IE?
  7. Tô®n

    Tô®n Member

    here is a tip of how to make firefox faster...
    .Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:


    Change Those entries to what fallows

    Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
    Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
    Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 40.
    Then right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it

    and set its value to 0.
  8. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    I started using Firefox recently, and I was more than happy to drop IE on it's ass...
  9. Firefox > * > IE
  10. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

    The only downside I have found with Firefox is that when I compose a message in hotmail, it can only be done in plain text.
  11. J-P

    J-P Member

    It makes me mad that a company like microsoft would do things like this to try and influence people to stop using firefox. These may just be things that don't work together, but it sounds to me like the folks at microsoft are being jerks.
  12. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

    It might not be that Micro$oft is responsable for Firefox only composing in plain text.Actually it can be good thing in a way because if are a member of any Yahoo groups, these groups will only accept messages in plain text. The odd thing is if you type in a web site address , even though you are typing it in as plain text, it still comes out as a a hyperlink at the other end.

    Let's give credit where credit is due.With hotmail you have the most up to date virus scanning, you can block senders, they have a junk mail filter and are quite good dealing with spammers.BTW those infamous three from Chicago had a hotmail address until I complained about it. I got a very short and abusive email form someone when thier court case was going in on.They never got 1c out of me.If I ever visit USA would it be wrong of me buy them each a Mars bar for all thier trouble and eight years' jail they are each serving?

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