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BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

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BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

I'm using FireFox Quantum v61.0.2 on my Mac running OSX 10.13.6 but oddly this morning when I went to the BBC I see this:

I see similar on other sites too.

Any thoughts on how I get rid of this?

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

I'd click try clicking on 'Homepage', then 'Skip to content' (then I'd probably be back on here asking for a better suggestion! Roll_eyes)

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

Works as it should here. Using Chrome and Win7.

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

@Anonymous - I've just been to the BBC News homepage (using FF 61.0.2 64bit) on my W7HP machine, and don't get that - the page renders perfect for me.

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

Thanks guys, but it renders fine on my son's PC too, so it is something local to me, what that is I don't know. Having said that I did spend yesterday using the Developer Console, I wonder if I've set something in there by mistake.

 

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

I've just tried again and I'm now getting this:

BBC2.png

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.


@Anonymous wrote:

Thanks guys, but it renders fine on my son's PC too, so it is something local to me, what that is I don't know. Having said that I did spend yesterday using the Developer Console, I wonder if I've set something in there by mistake.

 


I'm no expert, Moolk, but that could be a possibility. Is there a  reset option on your machine?

I know nothing about Macs, and have never played with the console on FF.

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

I assume @jab1 you're meaning a factory reset option? If so then that's not an option for me, the site is now back but as it was in my OP. I'm quite confused to be honest.

I was using the Console to test and debug my JavaScript MVVC on a site I am working on, but TBH I don't recall clicking or setting anything that would affect this.

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

Actually, @Anonymous, I was thinking more of a reset of Firefox, but as it is now back to normal, all's well.

Thinking about this problem, I seem to remember having seen it, or similar, in the past, but in my case, the whole of the page faile to render, just giving me similar to what you have at the top of your OP.

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

Only time I've seen anything similar (and still do) is on a particular web page when Adblock Plus is activated (Chrome, Win7.)

All the ads and pics are (presumably) stripped from the output which then 'collapses' into plain text links looking somewhat like yours (doesn't happen with other sites so must be something specific to that particular page.)

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

@JayG - That's exactly what it was. Thumbs_Up Maybe my debugging reset it yesterday, but at least I am a wiser man than I was this morning.

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

Maybe the BBC were up to something as the live news bookmarks weren't working the other day.

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Re: BBC Web Site (and others) showing accessibility options.

I've had this issue before using FireFox Quantum v61.0.2 on my Windows 10 64 bit machine.

Often holding down Shift and clicking the page refresh works for me.

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