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Old 21st Dec 2021, 18:35
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Posted links to Twitter not visible in Firefox

When someone, usually ORAC posts a link to Twitter it is completely invisible to me using Firefox, I can see the link in the page source code. If I reply embedding the post, the link is visible in my post.

Anyone got any idea how to cure this (without changing my preferred browser)?

Running Firefox 95.0.2 (64 bit) until the next update

I checked for another thread including Twitter or tweet but didn't find one.
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Old 21st Dec 2021, 20:50
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I have no problem seeing twitter posts in all their glory without recourse to strange and unnatural practices - for example, this post by ORAC:
https://www.pprune.org/space-flight-...l#post11159038

I am also using FF 95.02 (64-bit), so it would appear to be a setting that you have tweaked on your PC. To see if it is FF or elsewhere on your PC, try another browser - if neither allow the tweet to display, then it's probably on your PC, not in the browser (and vice-versa).

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Old 21st Dec 2021, 21:24
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I've encountered the same problem, SLXOwft, and am running the same version of Firefox. After some minutes of twiddling punctuated by several outbursts of "colo(u)rful language", I discovered that the villain was Privacy Badger. NoScript may also play a part. Are you running these add-ons?

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Old 22nd Dec 2021, 08:52
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Interesting, I'm running Privacy Badger but not NoScript (I used to run this, but found it was too intrusive, or required too much fettling to provide any benefit).
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Old 22nd Dec 2021, 18:28
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Originally Posted by SLXOwft View Post
link to Twitter it is completely invisible to me using Firefox, I can see the link in the page source code. If I reply embedding the post, the link is visible in my post.
I have often noticed similar behaviour in links (not twitter) in posts. Link magically works in a Reply with the original post Quoted. I have sometimes "helpfully" made a reply to posts including my own on the assumption that everyone is affected by this. I recently saw a non-working link and replied to create a working link but the link was then working in the original post so I deleted the reply. I think I have documented it to the "PPRuNe Problems or Queries" forum but I forget exactly. Here it is - Links to pprune in posts sometimes broken

I always check any posts I make that contain links for functioning after I post and reply to my own post with an explanatory note if the link doesn't work. The link always works in the reply.

Finally, they seem to self repair over time. ????
Here is a case of that -

MAX’s Return Delayed by FAA Reevaluation of 737 Safety Procedures
I tested the links in my original post (just above) and they failed. So I quoted the post in a reply and that was good. The links in the original post now work.I definitely am not making this up!

I use uBlock Origin - turned up a bit.

No idea what is happening.

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Old 24th Dec 2021, 23:00
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Originally Posted by Saab Dastard View Post
I have no problem seeing twitter posts in all their glory without recourse to strange and unnatural practices - for example, this post by ORAC:
https://www.pprune.org/space-flight-...l#post11159038

I am also using FF 95.02 (64-bit), so it would appear to be a setting that you have tweaked on your PC. To see if it is FF or elsewhere on your PC, try another browser - if neither allow the tweet to display, then it's probably on your PC, not in the browser (and vice-versa).

SD
Just testing url in the above post. I changed security settings (made PPRuNe an exception but it appears to have made no difference). I have always been able to see the links using Chrome on Samsung phone and can see it in Edge.

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Old 24th Dec 2021, 23:08
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Couldn't see it.
Next I turned off Block Tracking in all windows - hey presto it then displayed.

Thanks for putting me on the right track SD. (pun intended).

Now to decide whether to change to private windows only permanently.or per post. I'm naturally suspicious about trackers.
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