Author Topic: [SOLVED] FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)  (Read 5819 times)

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The WebRep Symbols (not the AddOn icon - thats working) e.g. in the Google result-lists are missing in FF4 (final).
They are present and working in IE8.

Is it just my system or what is the cure to this?

Win 7 Pro 64bit (SP 1), German Version.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 08:32:27 PM by Zyndstoff »
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 11:39:48 PM »
I can corfim that in the Google result-lists symbols are missing in FF4.
But they are present and working in IE8 and IE9.
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 12:21:46 AM »
They were if I remember rightly they were missing when I did a google search earlier today on firefox 3.6.15, avast 6.0.1035 and XP Pro SP3.

Edit: Just checked on my win7 netbook with firefox 3.6.15 and 6.0.1035 and no webrep icon in the google results.
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 07:16:59 AM »
Thx for your responses.
So it seems it's not a 64 bit issue and not a Firefox 4 issue either.

Happens with FF 3.6 and FF 4 with Avast 6.0.1035.

Any official remarks / answers to this from Avast Devs are highly appreciated.  ;)
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 11:06:42 AM »
Zyndstoff,
thanks for reporting this, seems to be a Firefox 3.x bug related to reading of the localization files. For whatever reason Firefox ignores the string on the 1st line and proceeds to load strings from the 2ns line onwards. Up to now we were not using the string on the 1st line but started to do so recently. This lead to the extension malfunction. We shall insert a dummy entry on the 1st line - this fixes the issue. Firefox 4 users are not affected by this bug.

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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 11:17:23 AM »
Zyndstoff,
thanks for reporting this, seems to be a Firefox 3.x bug related to reading of the localization files. For whatever reason Firefox ignores the string on the 1st line and proceeds to load strings from the 2ns line onwards. Up to now we were not using the string on the 1st line but started to do so recently. This lead to the extension malfunction. We shall insert a dummy entry on the 1st line - this fixes the issue. Firefox 4 users are not affected by this bug.

I am a Firefox 4 User, and I am affected.
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 11:19:05 AM »
I have the same bug in firefox 4 final.


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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 05:07:18 PM »
Zyndstoff,
thanks for reporting this, seems to be a Firefox 3.x bug related to reading of the localization files. For whatever reason Firefox ignores the string on the 1st line and proceeds to load strings from the 2ns line onwards. Up to now we were not using the string on the 1st line but started to do so recently. This lead to the extension malfunction. We shall insert a dummy entry on the 1st line - this fixes the issue. Firefox 4 users are not affected by this bug.

I am a Firefox 4 User, and I am affected.

Certainly is effecting this firefox 4.0 final edition, avast 6.0.1035 user also.
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 05:14:09 PM »
Ok, anyway let's wait for the next program update and report back whether if it has not been resolved.

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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011, 05:19:11 PM »
what's the problem ??? ;D
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2011, 05:30:38 PM »
Had no problem with Firefox 3.6.15 and now Firefox 4.0 with the WebRep icons in Google search results.  I don't use Yahoo search but just tried it and the WebRep icons are missing in Yahoo search.

This on WinXP Pro SP3 with Avast Free 6.0.1035 Beta.

Edit: Just realized that Yahoo search results page requires JavaScript enabled for the page to see the WebRep icon on the urls, while Google search doesn't.

However, both results pages require JavaScript enabled for the WebRep pop-up on hover.
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2011, 07:53:14 PM »

Inserting a dummy line in the file wrc.properties resolved the problems here.
Go to (avast program folder)\webrep\ff\locale\de-DE\ and edit the file wrc.properties and add the following line in the beginning:
foo=bar

Note: If you use a different locale then you need to edit the file in the appropriate directory (ie. locale\en-US\ etc.)
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2011, 08:24:58 PM »
That worked in the en-gb local also, I don't know if you did, but I disabled avast self-defence first before editing the wrc.properties. You also have to restart firefox for the change to take effect.
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Re: FF4 (final) WebRep Symbols missing on Win 7 Pro x64 (German)
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2011, 08:30:59 PM »
Yes, you're right. I thought that to be taken for granted.  ;D

I also had to start the editor as Admin via right-click in order to be able to save the file in the folder.
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2011, 08:40:05 PM »
Yes, you're right. I thought that to be taken for granted.  ;D

I know, but you would be surprised how many wouldn't have even considered it until it failed and they posted about it, which is why I mentioned it ;D

I also had to start the editor as Admin via right-click in order to be able to save the file in the folder.

That's one that I would usually forget to mention, using XP Pro on my main system I'm not troubled with that major pain in the rear, UAC.
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