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Old 10-01-2017, 07:48 PM   #1
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All of a sudden, both Firefox and Chrome are unable to use the "Standard" editor options for making posts on this forum.

In futile attempts to fix this, I've restarted the browser, I've tried other browsers, and I've restarted the whole blasted computer. I've gone into the User Settings and changed it from the Standard Editor to the Basic Text Editor and back to Standard. (It seems the BBCode still works if I add it in manually...)

Is it me, or are there others having this issue? Any workarounds that don't have me changing browsers?
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:16 PM   #2
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Using Opera here, and having no issues with the standard editor. I'd have to set up a laptop to try anything else right now.
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:11 PM   #3
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Not seeing a difference. Do you have a script blocker of some sort active?
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:19 PM   #4
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Not seeing a difference. Do you have a script blocker of some sort active?
No third-party cross-browser blockers on this computer, and that doesn't explain why it'd affect ALL my browsers, even after rebooting. (IE, Firwefox, Chrome, and Safari are all affected), nor why it conked in the middle of a session.

Seems my next step is uninstalling and reinstalling all four plus Opera. :(
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:30 PM   #5
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Virus scanner update?
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:49 PM   #6
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I'm having similar issues, also on Firefox (v56, 64-bit).

I also can't access any of the pop-up menus that I believe use javascript, such as Forum Tools and Thread Tools. Clicking on one of those just jumps me to the bottom of the page, instead of opening the menu.

ETA: This does not seem to be happening to me on the RPGnet forums, just here. I don't visit any other forums enough to compare.
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:03 PM   #7
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Might look at the page source to see if something is eating the javascript. For example, the thread tools link to me looks like:
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<td class="vbmenu_control" id="threadtools" nowrap="nowrap">
<a href="/showthread.php?t=152052&amp;nojs=1#goto_threadtools">Thread Tools</a>
<script type="text/javascript"> vbmenu_register("threadtools"); </script>
</td>
The third line is what's causing the menu to be sensitive to clicks (indirectly; the function is defined in vbulletin_global.js). Something like a virus scanner would delete or modify that line; on the other hand, disabling scripts at a browser level would just mean the browser ignored that line.
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:04 PM   #8
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Interesting. I see that there are Forum Tools and Thread Tools items at the bottom of the page, which may be why I'm now being sent down there when I click on those links. But they used to be menus.... And the editor icons still don't work.

ETA: I should say, those items at the bottom of the page appear to be inserted after I click those 'menu' items at the top of the page. They aren't there before that.
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:07 PM   #9
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I'm having similar issues, also on Firefox (v56, 64-bit).

I also can't access any of the pop-up menus that I believe use javascript, such as Forum Tools and Thread Tools. Clicking on one of those just jumps me to the bottom of the page, instead of opening the menu.

ETA: This does not seem to be happening to me on the RPGnet forums, just here. I don't visit any other forums enough to compare.
This is exactly the same issue I'm having. I noted that when I click on my name the various tabs aren't tabs, too. And yeah, it's not on any other forum that I've seen, just this one. Also not just on Firefox (all my browsers have been affected), which was the weird part.

Strange that we're the only two people being affected by this...
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:18 PM   #10
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Turning on my script blocker replicates that behavior, it's normal for disabled javascript. The question is why it's being disabled. Possibly some trusted sites setting is new?
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