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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Firefox 3 does not like TYPO3

My main website, I have it since 1997, is Marlies' Creative Universe and I use the TYPO3 content management system for it. After a steep learning curve it has served me well and I know how to use it and frankly it would be a real pain in the you know what to switch all those pages, in the hundreds, to another system. I regularly add content to keep the site fresh. I don't write anything personal on the website and never have, hence this blog. Well it seems that Firefox 3 does not get along very well with TYPO3.

After my reinstallation of my operating system on my computer I also upgraded to Firefox 3 and then logged on the my website and to my horror the 3 column backend ended up with only 2 columns. That meant the main column where I tell TYPO3 what to do had disappeared. A quick internet search revealed that there is a patch, an extension, to get it back. Sure enough, that did the trick.

Then, today I wanted to put a note on the site about my Firefox 3 and TYPO3 problems. I logged in, there were 3 columns, I found the page and started to create a new content element and that's when things didn't go so smoothly. I could input header data, but once I wanted to write in the RTE text box there was no cursor. How the heck was I supposed to write an article? Well, most people would tell me to just use IE7, but I didn't want to do that. So what was I supposed to do? Then I remembered that I have the IE switch add-on installed for my Firefox 3. So I gingerly clicked on the switch button, had to re-log in, found the page, opened the content element that I had saved with only the header and placed the cursor in the RTE text box and to my surprise the cursor stayed and I could write my article. Now that is going to be very helpful until the problem with Firefox 3 is sorted out.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Marlies,

just update to a recent TYPO3 Version (4.1.7 oder 4.2.1). That should fix your Problem.

Chris

::>MARLIES COHEN<:: said...

Thanks Chris, will do.

Marlies