Alert Popup on firefox

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I keep getting this popup: I have used Spybot, and Highjackthis to see if there is a problem with my machine. Comes up clean. Only happens when I am using Firefox 1.0.

    Any suggestions?


    Thanks,

    Heeter
     

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  2. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    I get that too...kinda bugs me but not too much. I dont know how to fix it prob cause i havent bothered looking for a fix.

    Off topic...i like that sig of the duke boys :)
     
  3. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I get that when the page is slow loading,been getting it all day here.I just click it away and ignore it :laugh:
     
  4. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Found this, hope it helps Heeter:

    There is an option called
    network.http.connect.timeout
    You can access it by typing
    about:config
    in Mozilla's address bar. Right click on the option (options are sorted alphabetically) and select modify. You can then enter the new value. The number should indicates the time in seconds. Your best bet would be to experiment with different settings to see what does the job.
    If you ever want to return this setting to its default value, simply right click it and chose reset.
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi MasterShakes,

    It is actually a site that I am not trying to get on. I have never heard of that site. Yesterday I was getting these Alerts on totally different site names as well, that I never heard of either.


    Off Topic: TittleBitties, it belongs to someone in here called ApparitionX.


    Heeter
     
  6. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Understood.

    I assume you've cleared your cache. ;)

    Now check this - I believe we may have semi-traced the culprit:

    http://www.googlecommunity.com/about2579.html

    Reading through the mumbo jumbo... it appears that Bluetime is a ad banner company... and if their adserver is down, or slow... FF is timing out trying to load the banner.
     
  7. ApparitionX

    ApparitionX Sick of it all.

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    off topic :Thanks TittleBitties
    :)
     
  8. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    LOL...no prob. I use to watch that show all the time but never seen it on anymore. Cant wait till the movie comes out.

    Anyway...about the alert. I only seem to get it when i am at home on dial up. Any place i have gone that doesnt have dial up doesnt have the alert come up but we have IE at school so guess that doesnt count but my friend has it and it doesnt do anything.
     
  9. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    you know what is funny as hell?? i was reading this topic and that popup came for me aswell. the funny thing is its never happned to me before till this topic opened. :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  10. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    That popup is telling you what happened, the connection timed out when trying to connect to that ad server.
     
  11. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    yaeh ive been getting them too latley
     
  12. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks J79zlr,

    I do recognize what it means, it is just that I am not trying to access that website. It just tells me that Firefox cannot connect. I am thinking, judging from reading several other places that it is probably a dead banner ad link. But I don't understand why that just because a banner ad link on a site is dead, why am I getting the connecetion timed out alert.


    Heeter
     
  13. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Because the site it is trying to connect to is down., so it tries to connect to the server, but times out. It happens here a lot.
     
  14. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    It's annoying when it does it over and over,my finger aches clicking it away every 2 minutes :speechless: :laugh:
     
  15. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi J,

    Do you mean here as in OSNN? Could my thought on what it is be correct then? (Banner Ad Link, Someone's Sig Link)

    Thanks,

    Heeter