#31158 closed defect (worksforme)

#31152 new defect Cannot make comments on Disqus

Reported by: mwolfe Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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I was able to comment on Disqus using Tor until 2 days ago. My tor would not connect, so I upgraded to the alpha Tor, which connected, but could not comment. I tried going back, but my previous TorBrowser 8.5 could no longer comment. I was told to delete the TorBrower and download a new copy (which I did) but lots was left over. The last comment was if I could not delete the old version, start a new ticket.

On the Macintosh, a lot is stored in the user's Library. Under Application Support is a TorBrowser file with lots in it. A new copy of Tor has all the old bookmarks and preferences. New copies could not comment on Disqus, because the login tab could not communicate with the comment tab, so one could log in once (takes a long time because of the Captcha that does not like Tor, but one can eventually get through), then the log in tab closes and you're back at the comment tab that thinks you are not logged in. Clicking login again causes the screen to flicker as it checks the login page and finds you're logged in, but you're back at the comment page unable to comment.

I went back from TorBrowser 8.5 to 7.5, and I can comment. I then tried TorBrower 8.0 with all that was left in the Library, and could not comment, but I did get some interesting error messages (attached)

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disquserror.png (761.4 KB) - added by mwolfe 16 months ago.
unsupported.png (16.4 KB) - added by mwolfe 16 months ago.
torversion8.png (94.4 KB) - added by mwolfe 16 months ago.

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Change History (5)

Changed 16 months ago by mwolfe

Attachment: disquserror.png added

Changed 16 months ago by mwolfe

Attachment: unsupported.png added

Changed 16 months ago by mwolfe

Attachment: torversion8.png added

comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by mwolfe

My copy of OSX got corrupted. The means by which TorBrowser 8.5 allows tabs to communicate stopped working. TorBrowser 7.5 worked, because it uses a different method, but the method used by TorBrower 8 is different, and somehow, whatever was corrupted in OSX 10.11.6 would not allow tabs to communicate.

I reinstalled OSX, and now I can comment on Disqus.

comment:2 Changed 16 months ago by gk

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Glad it got solved!

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