View Full Version : What's the deal with Firefox 12 & Hotmail?

05-06-2012, 10:27 PM
Most new releases of Firefox has some type of issue that draws a number of complaints, up until this week, I was one of the lucky ones, with no issues to report.

But Firefox 12 has a very bad bug, I can sign into my Hotmail account, but cannot view or delete messages. Have to use an alternative browser (Opera). This is one big PITA, Hotmail is my main email account, the one that I use for business. I have another that I use for forums & others that I use when I know I'm going to get junk (like which comes with "free" software).

I've reported the issue to the folks at Mozilla, left my email for notification of when it gets fixed (thousands have reported the issue).

Anyone else here having problems with FF12? I'm either going to have to move forward with the next beta version, or roll back to FF11, as this is intolerable.


05-06-2012, 11:03 PM
Found the issue, & this is why it may not apply to all.

The heavily pushed Foxit Reader & FF12, or 13 Beta, isn't compatible. Once I disabled it in FF's control panel (Add ons>Plugins), I was able to use Hotmail normally. There was a recent update to Foxit that MBAM flagged, will have to check that, as I've updated most of my Windows installs to the recent version.

Thought I'd pass it on.


05-07-2012, 04:29 PM
Found the resolution. It's not Firefox 12. It's the latest version of Foxit Reader, version, which at first auto updated, & MBAM flagged as potential malware during the updating process. Removed Foxit altogether, downloaded a clean version, the one listed above, installed & still Hotmail links wouldn't open.

So I then uninstalled that version, & re-installed the older one ( & all was fine again.

Download Foxit Reader - FileHippo.com (http://www.filehippo.com/download_foxit/11378/)

If one uses Firefox (any version) as their default browser, with the latest Foxit Reader installed, make sure to have the one that I linked installed, otherwise, Hotmail links won't open, the only thing one can do is login.

What a mess! I never recall Adobe Reader having this sort of issue.