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Firefox and Youtube.com new
      #5730681 - 03/13/13 04:48 PM

I started using Firefox full time about 6 months ago and for the life of me, I can't figure out why every time I click on a link to a Youtube video (usually here on CN), the Youtube screen comes up and the video portion stays black. It will never play. I always have to go to Chrome to watch it. I know its a setting, but I can't figure out which one.

I'm on the latest version, 19.0.2. I've got Youtube.com listed as an exception to "Block Pop-Ups".

I use WebRoot anti-virus and have all "http" websites as "low" security level, so I can't imagine that that's the problem.

Do any of you FireFox gurus have a suggestion for me?

Thanks


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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5730772 - 03/13/13 05:46 PM

I figured it out. I had disabled Java Script in Firefox. I didn't realize it was necessary for YouTube.

Thanks


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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5731487 - 03/14/13 01:01 AM

I actually looked in FF to see if I could find your problem, only to realize I have no idea how to set the browser up nor a clue about what the settings there actually do.

Now I know about Java Script. That's a start!


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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com new [Re: herrointment]
      #5731764 - 03/14/13 08:28 AM

If you are going to disable javascript - use an extension like NoScript. You can then enable on a site by site basis.

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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com new [Re: herrointment]
      #5731870 - 03/14/13 09:44 AM

Quote:

I actually looked in FF to see if I could find your problem, only to realize I have no idea how to set the browser up nor a clue about what the settings there actually do.

Now I know about Java Script. That's a start!




Yeah, ain't it fun?


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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com new [Re: weezy]
      #5731872 - 03/14/13 09:45 AM

Quote:

If you are going to disable javascript - use an extension like NoScript. You can then enable on a site by site basis.




Weezy,

You got me there. Can you link me to a site that will explain what you said?


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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5733134 - 03/14/13 10:18 PM

Google Quickjava. It is an add on for Firefox. Shows up in the bottom toolbar as small boxes. You can click on each box independantly and enable/disable Javascript, Java, Silverlight, Cookies, Flash and a few more. Really neat add on.

Dan in NY


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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com new [Re: Dan G]
      #5733689 - 03/15/13 09:18 AM

Dan,

Thanks for the heads-up on Quickjava. Looks interesting.


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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5734576 - 03/15/13 05:46 PM

Quote:

Quote:

If you are going to disable javascript - use an extension like NoScript. You can then enable on a site by site basis.





Weezy,

You got me there. Can you link me to a site that will explain what you said?



https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/noscript/

If I go to Yahoo for example - I can forbid Yahoo entirely, hide most of the advertising, forbid graphics, etc.
I can select all of the above on any site.

If you allow everything - most pages will allow Facebook Net, Twitter, Google Analytics, Doubleclick,Etc. I only allow what I want,


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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com [Re: weezy]
      #5735147 - 03/15/13 10:28 PM

Thanks Weezy, I'll check it out.

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Re: Firefox and Youtube.com new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5739860 - 03/17/13 11:48 PM



I just upgraded to FF 20.0 as a backup browser..


http://www.filehippo.com/download_firefox/


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