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Old 11-10-2006, 12:49 AM   #1
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No problems at all with my mother's notoriously IE/Windows banking site. In fact, it was very slick on my Mac.

However, when coming in here and to my own vBulletin site, I experienced some very strange and apparently random red backgrounds to some links. It looks like a CSS problem to me.
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:03 AM   #2
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However, when coming in here and to my own vBulletin site, I experienced some very strange and apparently random red backgrounds to some links. It looks like a CSS problem to me.
Looks like a user stylesheet that colors the background of rel="nofollow" links red. Is a user stylesheet included with FF2?

I have a user stylesheet that I use with Mozilla, and have set it up to color such links with a green background - with the exact same effect you are seeing, only the color is different! The rel attribute was added to some links here with the latest forum software upgrade (which I noticed immediately because of my stylesheet ).

I like seeing where such links are, which is why I added it to my stylesheet; if it disturbs you, you could just remove it (or comment it out) from your user stylesheet.
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However, when coming in here and to my own vBulletin site, I experienced some very strange and apparently random red backgrounds to some links. It looks like a CSS problem to me.
Nothing like that here, so it is not a general Mac Firefox issue.

Today, though — after a week or more of decent behavior — Firefox 2 is so slow I am using Camino instead. I switched mainly to see if the problem was my cable service, Firefox, our forum, or something else — appears pretty surely to be Firefox. Probably fix it with a restart, but I have something open I don’t want to lose, so am waiting and seeing. <g>

Edit: Well, phooey. It was too painful, so I restarted Firefox. Now it works just fine. I have found this behavior for a while (not just with FF2) — after a few days, it slows to a crawl. Restarting fixes it. Tsk.

   
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Looks like a user stylesheet that colors the background of rel="nofollow" links red. Is a user stylesheet included with FF2?
Not that I can see, and I've never touched the style sheets in Firefox. It certainly didn't happen in 1.5.0.7 or 1.5.0.8, and I just downloaded version 2 and allowed it to take the settings from the earlier versions.

I'll see what it looks like after a restart of the Mac, which I don't want to do just now.

But it's even slower than 1.5.0.x, so I doubt if I'll use it at all, and just go back to Camino, which is a little buggy, but also much, much faster.

   
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FF2 is even slower than FF1.5.0.x was on this machine. It's basically unusable.

I also need to restart my machine, but don't want to do so just yet. I have some data entry to do in FileMaker 8.5, and that behaves strangely when I do a restart, so I'm putting it off.

We'll see if the odd appearance disappears after a restart.

   
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Not that I can see, and I've never touched the style sheets in Firefox. It certainly didn't happen in 1.5.0.7 or 1.5.0.8, and I just downloaded version 2 and allowed it to take the settings from the earlier versions.
Well, compare my screenshot with what you're seeing - and compare link code of your red oens with link code of your normally-colored ones: it must be a stylesheet, either the "internal" stylesheeet, or a (default) user stylesheet. Which means it can be changed.

   
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