Facebook "like" causes lockup

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14 Nov, 2017 06:05 PM

If I hover over the "like" icon on a FB post, when the icon options window tries to open, the application locks up and I get the pinwheel of death. It does this every time with no exceptions. But if I click "like" fast enough that the options window does not open up, it registers the like and does not crash. So it is the launching of the options bubble that causes the crash. I tried fresh install of your app no change. G5 dual 1.8 OS10.5.8 TenFour 4.0

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  1. Support Staff 31 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 02 Dec, 2017 11:44 PM

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    Chris, are you able to narrow the window a little further? I'm trying to determine if it's something specific about 45 as a base (will be very hard to fix) or one of our local changes (may be more amenable)?

  2. 32 Posted by Michael on 03 Dec, 2017 02:23 AM

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    If it helps any, I had Facebook Chat on while experiencing the "Like" issue, but it was still on when the issue resolved itself. I've since turned CHAT off and it made no difference; "Like" still works.

  3. Support Staff 33 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 03 Dec, 2017 07:55 AM

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    TFF 45.4.0 doesn't have the pproblem, TFF 45.5.0b1 does. I don't see any versions inbetweed these two I could test. Are there?

  4. 34 Posted by shelbyism on 03 Dec, 2017 04:03 PM

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    I saved all my old versions lol

    What's the safest old version to use?


  5. Support Staff 35 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 03 Dec, 2017 06:11 PM

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    TenFourFox 45.4.0 is the last version that works correctly for this Facebook feature. (Whether or not you can talk about 'correct' when it comes to FB's JS is a different question). However, it's not safe to use for security reasons, and I do not recommend using 45.4.0. What I recommend instead (for now) is a workaround: Just click 'Like', without hovering, then move the mouse away quickly. This way you can still 'like' like you used to do before FB introduced the popup feature.

  6. Support Staff 36 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 04 Dec, 2017 02:04 AM

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    I don't see any versions inbetweed these two I could test. Are there?

    Unfortunately, no, but that does narrow down the regression window substantially, thanks. I'll see what I can find in the changesets. This implies it's our bug locally.

  7. Support Staff 37 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 04 Dec, 2017 02:10 AM

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    This problem has been accepted into the worklist as issue 453: https://github.com/classilla/tenfourfox/issues/453

  8. 38 Posted by shelbyism on 04 Dec, 2017 02:44 AM

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    Thanks! good work...

  9. Support Staff 39 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 04 Dec, 2017 02:46 AM

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    Please don't assume this will be fixed by the next release; there's only one of me and I don't use Facebook personally. I'll try to look into it for anything that jumps out as a possible regression, though.

  10. 40 Posted by shelbyism on 04 Dec, 2017 02:47 AM

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    It's cool, i just meant good job figuring out there was a problem and
    where it might be... it's a process.

  11. 41 Posted by shelbyism on 04 Dec, 2017 03:23 PM

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    Nothing personal. But I think it's a flaw in design logistics to build
    a browser that is not tested and viable on perhaps the most popular
    website on the planet. Even if you never use it personally. Just sayin.

  12. Support Staff 42 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 04 Dec, 2017 08:12 PM

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    Just to make this clear: Beta versions are released on a regular basis on the blog
    Nothing of this kind was reported by the test audience at the time the v45.5 betas were released (September & October 2016), very likely because Facebook hadn't introduced the code change yet that's now causing the problem. Therefore we didn't really have a chance to catch this bug. Additionally, Facebook is a really mean website that uses a lot of unconventional Javascript coding. They may test in Firefox when they introduce new features or code changes, but from our experiences we can be reasonably sure they don't test in TenFourFox.

  13. 43 Posted by shelbyism on 04 Dec, 2017 08:23 PM

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    Ok. I'm a good citizen. Thanks

  14. 44 Posted by Michael on 04 Dec, 2017 08:24 PM

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    I refer to Facebook as "bloatware." Too many "features."

  15. 45 Posted by shelbyism on 04 Dec, 2017 08:34 PM

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    Truth. Say it one more time, I'll deactivate my account. At least for
    a day.

  16. 46 Posted by shelbyism on 12 Dec, 2017 04:39 PM

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    Interesting, I am fining 38.10 to be the best latest version on FB and
    it displays a message from FB stating "update your browser to enjoy
    all of the latest features of FB" which ironically means less of the
    browser choking bullshit that they call features. :)

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