doing registry before downloading firefox 1.5+

ilmbgMarch 10, 2012

I need to look at San Antonio tax appraisal. It only supports Firefox1.5+, Explorer6 and Netscape 7.

I was going to download FF1.5+ and it said I have to do 'registry cleaner' first. I have read several of your comments saying how much you didn't like the consequences of Registry Cleaners.

What should I do?

Thanks

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ccdry

post the url. i doubt current browsers would have trouble.
is there a login?
the website may be out of date.
if the site gives you this message *and* refuses to show the proper page, the site is "stupid". you need to spoof the old browser "user agent"..

i avoid ie, but fiddler may be easiest.

firefox must have at least one extension that spoofs UA.

ua spoofing is sort of built into opera, so that may be fastest to try.

or try iron portable
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-portable-programs.htm#bfp-web-browser
http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_news.php
http://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=662
choose one to paste into ua.ini
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.8.0.9) Gecko/20061206 Firefox/1.5.0.9
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.0.2) Gecko/20030208 Netscape/7.02
__________
registry clean *message* sounds like nonsense or worse.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 4:14PM
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ilmbg

Now that I think of it- why would I even have to download FF? I use IE, Win 7 starter... I can get on sites without a problem today- why wouldn't I be able to do the search if they use Explorer6? Isn't that old/included with what I have?

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 4:22PM
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mikie_gw

Firefox just hours ago released a new public version 11
.. so version 1.5 surely must be old.

... I didnt know the Netscape Navigator browser still existed. Think it disappeared over 10 yrs ago.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 4:35PM
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ccdry

i think win7 came with ie8, but ie9 is now current IE version, afaik.
Really any browser newer than ie6 sp1 (2001?) should work. but the page is "stupidly" "sniffing" ua.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 4:39PM
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grandms

Is it possible FF1.5 + means FF1.5 and any version following? That's what the + means to me.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 4:39PM
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kudzu9

ilmbg-
I agree that that notice only means: "This web site won't work properly with browser versions earlier than those specified." I've never heard of any web site saying it will only work with an old version of a browser, or that you would have to find and install an old version to use the web site. Just go to the site with your current browser and try it. It won't hurt anything to just try, and it's a lot easier than bothering to mess around putting some old version of a browser on your computer.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 5:18PM
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ilmbg

thanks all- I talked with my real estate neighbor who said she has been on that site with my computer before. The site is www.bcad.org. She said you don't need a 'log-in'.
Here is a 'real address':
11707 Huebner san antonio tx 78230- Walgreens
Thanks

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 6:42PM
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ccdry

another quick way, that i forgot about. download k-meleon from sourceforge. http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/download.php
Full packages with installer
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/kmeleon/K-Meleon1.5.4en-US.exe
7zip packages without installer
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/kmeleon/K-Meleon1.5.4en-US.7z

startup k-meleon.exe
click through this menu:
http://rerouting.org/tip-trick-it/cannot-write-facebooks-wall-when-using-k-meleon-154-44.html
but choose "Custom". a box will open. paste the msie 6 UA that i posted above.
go to "stupid" the website. it should not show the "stupid" error message.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 6:45PM
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ilmbg

thanks ccdry- but that is a wee bit beyond my computer comprehension... I did type in the http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/download.php....full package with installer...then all it did is constant 'buffering' as in a movie clip. Nothing would ever happen after that. You are probably way ahead of me!
Did you go to the www.bcad.org site? If so, what happened for you?
Thanks

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 8:14PM
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zep516

11707 Huebner Road
San Antonio, TX 78230

Owner: WALGREENS #04551-S-PPT CHARLES R WALGREEN III-CHM
Total value for property: $1,296,750
Taxes assessed: $34,339
Assessments for tax year: 2009

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/bexar-county/H/Huebner-Road-52.html#ixzz1oldIexWF

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 8:27PM
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ilmbg

ok zep!! I dont understand why I cant get 'through'. When I tried I did 'Search', entered the address, then got '0' for results.
Why would I have to download k-meleon as ccdry suggested?
Thanks

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 12:26AM
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ilmbg

I got it!!! Finally! Dont know why...but I dont care!
Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 12:31AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

No you don't have to install any other browsers, all the message meant was that it needs that version or higher of either FF or IE which is what you have.
Some of those sites take a few tries.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 1:20AM
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ilmbg

I spoke too soon- Yes, I got onto the first part. But when I went to 'details' it says 'server application client c/B application'.
I guess I jumped up and down too early...

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 1:21AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

The actual page for the address you gave is at the link below.
Have you just tried clearing the cache on your browser? You never did tell us what version of IE you are using.

Here is a link that might be useful: address information

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 3:30AM
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cat_ky

Do you have a firewall that might be preventing you going there? I tried both IE and Firefox here, and no problem getting to the site. Good Luck. :-)Cat

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 11:45AM
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ilmbg

Sorry, I thought I did..IE 9.0.5
I am finally able to get to the first page of the Bexar county tax info, but there are many pages, and when I try to go to page '2', it gives me the same info - 'Client errorC/B'.
Raven- when I try to go through the 'address information' you posted it also gives me the 'clientC/B error'.
I need to look at 200 tax listings...
I so appreciate what you have tried to tell me, although ccdry, yours is way above my head!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 11:47AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

run ATF the directions are on the same page
ATF-Cleaner

it can be run on any version of windows, it does not mention 7 but it has been run on many 7 systems both 32 and 64 bit.

the other thing I would try is to disable all add ons on your IE9 and try that way.
How to manage add-ons in Internet Explorer 9

If that does not work then trying the latest version of firefox or chrome might work I have had no problems going anywhere on that site with any browser.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 3:02PM
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