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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 09:59 AM
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I have just switched to Kubuntu and am having a few issues with ATS using firefox.

Firstly the forums page does not load correctly, all the forums are not at the side of the stats and members but way down underneath them.

Also the post text does not look right, it is very weak and tricky to read.

Is this me, firefox or ats?

I would take a screenshot but have not figured out how to do that yet.




posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:07 AM
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Probably an issue with the browser not liking the css of the site. Maybe its an older browser variant of Firefox.
I would give Iceweasel a try, or if you fancy chrome, chromium.

If your feeling tech savvy, you could do an update of you packages list and an upgrade.

You can open terminal and insert the following;

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Then when it returns you to the command prompt;

sudo reboot



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

I read last week Firefox and Mozilla are giving up competing with the others. Don't know if they're done, will still support the old browsers or what.

You'll have to search that... But they made a major announcement.
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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

I thought that was only for their mobile version



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Really? I haven't seen anything on this. I wish ll these browsers would just get with it and have a unified set of features, this browser specific supports for features really put a crimp in my otherwise fine and fun filled html/css coding day.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Firefox is Firefox whether it's on Windows or Linux. Check your browser version, and make sure none of your add-on's are causing the issue. Might be better to just uninstall and reinstall.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
I read last week Firefox and Mozilla are giving up competing with the others.


originally posted by: shaneslaughta
Really? I haven't seen anything on this.

That's because it's not true. He's thinking of the Firefox OS (which was trying to compete with Android, Mobile Windows, etc.) announcement where there will be no more development on the OS. Basically, Firefox OS is dead.

The browser isn't going anywhere.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

A quick search shows lots of people complaining about the Firefox build for Kubuntu... and also Kubuntu compatibility with lots of software.

It's been my experience that Firefox has not been keeping pace with some of the more important aspects of the modern web, especially custom fonts and positioning through CSS. And of course, it's going to be even worse with less popular operating systems.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: _BoneZ_

Ok, so the browser wars are in full swing still. That is great to hear, though that shouldn't detract from my previous comment. Unified features, get it together browsers!



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
I have just switched to Kubuntu and am having a few issues with ATS using firefox.


That's all you really have to say. Linux is always a mess.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: nonspecific

A quick search shows lots of people complaining about the Firefox build for Kubuntu... and also Kubuntu compatibility with lots of software.

It's been my experience that Firefox has not been keeping pace with some of the more important aspects of the modern web, especially custom fonts and positioning through CSS. And of course, it's going to be even worse with less popular operating systems.

You would be correct, SO. They have been lagging behind a bit. Their new release of 64-bit is an improvement from what I've seen so far, but there are still some issues to be worked out.

OP: Make sure "hardware acceleration" is turned off. That may fix your issues altogether. Or not. Hard to say with the version you're using.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific


I would take a screenshot but have not figured out how to do that yet.


You should have a keyboard button saying, 'Print Screen' push that button to capture the page image, then you can copy to paint by right click on the edit heading, which will then direct you to paste.

It's very useful when a page/thread can disappear here for no obvious reason, and also any text on the saved page can lead you to the cached page on the web. I needed to do just that last night.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I am not as tech savvy as I used to be, could it be as simple as not having the correct font set installed?


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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:26 AM
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I have all kinds of compatibility issues with FF on OSX. It seems to think I'm running Windows, as all the websites I try and download from offer me .exe files and Windows offerings. Tons of sites don't work for me either, claiming my FF version is "out of date" (it's the newest one for OSX, version 44 or something).

It still runs leaner and faster though, so I use it. I used to use Chrome all the time -- but it was making my computer feel 10 years older than it really is.

I really want to like FF, but it's such a pain ... I end up having to switch to Chrome for a bunch of websites. Luckily, ATS isn't one of them.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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I am using Fedora 23 with the latest version of Firefox and everything is displaying fine. I downloaded MSTT fonts and also used the Gnome tweak tool to improve font rendering.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

I'm posting this from Linux Mint (Ubuntu-based). Firefox is working and displaying perfectly fine just as it does in Windows. While the image of your fonts looks the same as it does here in Mint, everything else is displaying correctly.

So yes, it could be a font issue with Linux. Installing more/different fonts might help.


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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

The main problem looks to be that your browser is not using the font specified for posts. It's definitely lighter weight than what our style uses. It's odd though, the menu and link/quote/reply fonts look correct.
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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I was just doing some testing here in Mint. Seems that maybe the font for posts may not be installed. Not sure what font it's supposed to be. But everything else is displaying correctly, and where it's supposed to be.

The size of the font is putting a couple things out of alignment (like signatures), but it's not breaking the site or hurting how it's being viewed.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: nonspecific

The main problem looks to be that your browser is not using the font specified for posts. It's definitely lighter weight than what our style uses. It's odd though, the menu and link/quote/reply fonts look correct.



The rest of ats looks fine, as you say the font in the post is different though, very light and elongated, it is correct when I am composing a post however, this seems a little unusual to me.



posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

There are several Firefox plugins that allow you to override the browser user agent string ie trick websites into thinking you using Chrome etc. Not sure if this may help.

User Agent Overrider

The only thing I use Chrome for now is to watch Netflix. This is currently being addressed, according to a Firefox news feed several weeks ago, as Netflix now offer an HTML5 player.




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