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One thing I want to be very clear about here and I actually see this mistake being made often. The browser is not Foxfire. The browser is "Firefox."
It's very important that we call tools and things by their proper name so that when you are searching for solutions on the internet, you actually find the proper solutions for the tools that you're using.
So, remember that. It's important. The browser is called Firefox, not Foxfire.
Now, there are two things that I'm going to have you do.
The other thing and this actually surprises me sometimes when it happens, but there is an extension, a highly regarded extension, that sometimes people install without realizing what it does. It's the "NoScript extension."
Now, the interesting thing is - when you go to a site like Gmail.com, you may have NoScript set to allow scripting on "Gmail.com." But what you don't realize is that, after you login (or at some point in the process), the actual URL changes to be something like "mail.google.com."
NoScript sees that as a separate site that requires a separate exception for scripting.
So, if you have NoScript installed, then make sure that it is set to allow scripting on the domains on which you are currently having a problem. That means looking at the URL
NoScript is so easy to use... it actually means:
When you're on the page that is causing you a problem;
Go ahead and right-click on the NoScript icon;
And tell it to allow exceptions on this particular URL (which is usually going to be either mail.google.com or google.com, but it may be something else, so definitely pay attention to what NoScript is telling you.)
The final piece of advice I have is that if none of the above applies to you at all, one of the things that I would certainly do is uninstall Firefox and reinstall.
Actually, download and reinstall the latest copy of Firefox, simply to make sure that everything is reset to its proper initial state.
And I suppose a last ditch effort is to say, you know what? If you can't get Firefox to work, download Google Chrome.
I can guarantee you Google Chrome works great with Gmail and is a perfectly
fine browser that in recent years, I've taken to using in lieu of
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