View Full Version : red cross ghosted in firefox

mark c
15-08-2009, 09:31 AM
Using ff 3.5.2 sometimes the red cross "stop loading page" gets ghosted and doesn't work. I suspect it's loading ads and stops you stopping the ads getting delivered but I don't really don't know. I've had a look on the internet but can't find anything exactly right. Anybody got any info on this? Maybe it's a conflict with another program.
XP pro
Windows firewall
Any ideas much appreciated.m

15-08-2009, 10:54 AM
Pressing your "Escape" key does the same thing. Maybe try that instead?

mark c
15-08-2009, 11:13 AM
Yes thanks, and Ctrl + R does too, but I was wondering what causes this ghosting.

15-08-2009, 03:32 PM
Start it in safe mode, which is firefox in a fresh new profile and without any addons.

Run>firefox -safe-mode


mark c
16-08-2009, 12:10 PM
Hmm well thanks for that but I don't really want to operate in safe mode.

16-08-2009, 12:35 PM
No, the point of this is to test whether if its firefox itself that is the problem or addons/profile!

mark c
16-08-2009, 01:31 PM
Oh I see. So I go start/run> space hyphen safe hyphen mode. OK. Never knowingly added any add-ons. I'll give it a try and get back to you. At a different computer right now.