Closed Bug 440194 Opened 13 years ago Closed 13 years ago

Skype Firefox extension breaks Google maps


(Firefox :: General, defect)

3.0 Branch
Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: tony, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0

Simply try the above link and you'll notice that google maps won't load.
Looks like a javascript bug ....nonetheless it was working with firefox 2 before I upgraded.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Works fine for me.  (3.0 on Linux)

Give Firefox safe mode a try:

You can also try things in a new profile:
Hi Dave,
but have you tried on Windows?
Just pulled up Windows XP SP3 in a VirtualBox and installed Firefox 3.0.  Works fine there too.

Please test without extensions.

There's also the possibility that we're served different pages due to our locations, and the server you're connecting to has issues currently.  In any case, I get no problems with your STR here.
Having same problem loading Google maps with Firefox 3.0. Had no problems running 2.0. Operating under Windows XP Professional.
I had the same problem. By using the Safe Mode option I narrowed down the problem to the Skype extension for Firefox. Here are some details:

Windows XP SP 3
Firefox 3 (gold version)

Evernote Web Clipper v.
Skype Extension for Firefox
Stumbleupon 3.23

How to reproduce:
Download an install Skype extensions. Enable the extension and go to the basic Google Map page. The map should NOT load. Disable the extension and try again. Now the map should load.

Hope that helps.
Confirmed.  Installed Skype 3.8 which auto-installed Skype Extension for Firefox in a Windows XP SP3 VirtualBox and it breaks  Disabling the extension fixes things.

You'll need to report this to the authors, as it is not a Mozilla product.  Closing as INVALID as a result.

If you're curious, do a search here for all open and closed bugs about Skype.  It seems to cause a lot of problems.
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Summary: Google maps doesn't load → Skype Firefox extension breaks Google maps
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
Duplicate of this bug: 443362
Bug details passed along to Skype support on 6/30/2008. 

Skype support responded to bug report on 7/06/2008. They confirmed the bug and noted that the problem was fixed in the latest hotfix available for download and installation from the following URL:

I have applied the above hotfix and found that it does in fact fix the problem.
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