View Full Version : [SOLVED] JavaScript Error

November 22nd, 2012, 06:03 PM
Hi y'all,

I don't know if this is a Firefox problem or a Ubuntu (12.10) problem, but after the software updater ran a partial upgrade this morning, every time I try to navigate to a new page with Firefox 17 (which was part of the upgrade, apparently), a small box pops up with the window title JavaScript Application with the message, Error: syntax error.
This doesn't seem to happen on Chrome (to which I've fled in the meantime), but I'd really like to go back to Firefox. I have zero idea what this means or how to even start trying to fix it. Does anyone have any suggestions or things to try?

Thanks much.

November 22nd, 2012, 08:51 PM
firefox -ProfileManager

Could be something wrong with your profile. Type that into a terminal. Make sure firefox is not open. Make a new profile.

If you need more help look here (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles).

November 22nd, 2012, 09:32 PM
I've had a similar problem with firefox, and I also had to run to Chrome. However updating to the latest version of java helped me fix that problem in firefox. I hope that it might do the same for you.


November 22nd, 2012, 09:40 PM
Javascript and Java aren't the same.

Are you sure?

November 26th, 2012, 12:13 AM
Hi y'all!

It appears that this was indeed a Firefox problem, caused by the Social Fixer extension. Removed said extension and problem solved!