Just today I’ve tried to navigate around the Sky and Telescope site, and Firefox (13.0.1) will not let me. The browser just displays a blank page.
It appears they’ve started using some kind of link tracker. I can access the site fine in IE, which must mean that some setting I’m using in Firefox is what’s causing the problem. However, I can’t figure out what that setting might be, and my Googling hasn’t turned up anything.
Here’s a link that didn’t work. I’ve disabled it just in case it really is some malware problem on my machine (which I doubt): h ttp://www.skyandtelescope.com/r?19=961&43=225842&44=159744325&32=3186&7=162446&40=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.skyandtelescope.com%2Fcommunity%2Fskyblog%2Fnewsblog%2FLittle-Scope-Makes-Big-Finds-159744325.htmlAmong the add-ons I’m using are Adblock Plus, DoNotTrackPlus, Greasemonkey, and Noscript. However, I’ve turned them off and the problem still exists.
I’m getting a bit tired of Firefox myself. They seem to have problems opening sites or videoclips which use Adobe Flash. And the problem seems to be getting more prevalent. That could be your problem, I’m not sure. Having to constantly close Firefox constantly and switching to IE all the time has me fed up enough to just screw it and use IE all the time pretty soon.
Firefox opens skyandtelescope.com when it’s typed into the URL strip, but a warning appears across the top saying “Firefox prevented this site from opening a popup window,” because I disabled popups. (I have popups disabled in Safari, too, but no warning appears with Safari when they’re blocked.)
The link I had was from its RSS feed. The trouble was that, on the blank page that displayed, DNT+ showed 0 trackings, and thus did not let me allow www.skyandtelescope.com! I got around this by going to their home page and allowing tracking there.
I’ve been having numerous, persistent problems with the new double-digit versions of Firefox. (I don’t know what it’s up to: I’m away from that computer.) Pages show up blank or are created with no URL. Flash has seemingly stopped working entirely on many sites, if not all.
I’d say your problems are a general Firefox problem, not a site or computer problem. How does one fix the Flash issue?