Windows 10: Not able to post to Facebook

Discus and support Not able to post to Facebook in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; When I try to post to FB from my desktop the window to which I'm trying to post gets dark then goes away. I switched the PC to my wife's desktop and... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Fred22, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Fred22 Win User

    Not able to post to Facebook


    When I try to post to FB from my desktop the window to which I'm trying to post gets dark then goes away. I switched the PC to my wife's desktop and there are no FB problems, only on my desktop. Any ideas on this one?

    :)
     
    Fred22, Mar 13, 2017
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  2. Not able to post to Facebook

    My Windows Phone is pulling in facebook content (my contacts, and my news feed) the facebook chat feature is working as well. But when I try to post an update or share something to facebook it says it can't post to facebook. I thought this was a permissions
    thing so I checked my facebook account but it says I gave my windows phone permission to post. I tried deleting my account, doing a hard reset on my phone, deleting the facebook permission then setting it back up but nothing as worked.

    Anyone else having an issue like this?
     
    Chris Weems, Mar 13, 2017
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  3. EdHans Win User
    Not able to post to Facebook

    have you tried installing the facebook app from the marketplace and posting from there?
     
    EdHans, Mar 13, 2017
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  4. Not able to post to Facebook

    Hi Fred.

    I would clear all your history, temp pages, cookies etc. Most browser now a days call it "Browsing Data"

    If you clear you need to know login names and passwords.

    Not sure which browser you are using. You could try another to see if it machine specific or browser specific.


    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Mar 14, 2017
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  5. Fred22 Win User
    I'm using Firefox if that helps. I've had this happen mainly on my new desktop and the funny thing is, my wife can switch to her desktop (2 user accts) and post away. This has also happened a couple of times on my laptop, but I can usually log off and on and that takes care of it. So you think disc cleaning would help? Just use the on board apps or use something like CCleaner and set it to clean ALL cookies, etc.?
     
    Fred22, Mar 18, 2017
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  6. Fred22 Win User
    I opened Internet Explorer and accessed Facebook that way. Asked for my password and , bingo. I was able to post. Then went back to my desktop where I have a shortcut to FB (obviously accessed via Firefox) and could not post. Looks like your browser theory is spot on.
     
    Fred22, Mar 18, 2017
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  7. Progress.

    I would not run any of those Cleaner products. This comment will likely set off a debate... let's save that for another day.

    Let's concentrate on Firefox. Fist you can clear all your cached content. Click on the three bars, upper right, the hamburger, then click on Options. Along the left click Advance, then on Network Tab and in the section Cached Web Content, Click clear now.

    You will likely need to know your passwords. Shut Firefox down, start again and test.

    If this fails time to reset your firefox browser. Click on the three bars, click on the "Question Mark" near bottom, click on Trouble Shooting. Window opens. Upper right, two options, Refresh and safe mode. You can try safe mode (for browser, not windows). If this fails "Refresh".

    While you are on this screen note your profile folder. This is something you want to backup occasionally. This has your bookmarks, plug-ins, passwords, etc. Should it become corrupt you can access your backup. Makes it really handy to move Firefox to new machine. Same applies for Thunderbird should you be using their mail client.


    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Mar 18, 2017
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  8. kipper Win User

    Not able to post to Facebook

    Same thing happened to me with Firefox about a week ago, clearing all cookies, history, nothing seemed to help.....

    So, I did a refresh of Firefox which created a new profile and that fixed my problem, so I am thinking somehow I screwed up the profile but not sure.......My problem started after the last big update on windows so maybe that had something to do with it......
     
    kipper, Mar 18, 2017
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  9. shimshom Win User
    In FF options go to the privacy tab and make sure Accept third-party cookies is set to Always and see if that helps
     
    shimshom, Mar 19, 2017
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  10. Fred22 Win User
     
    Fred22, Mar 20, 2017
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  11. Sorry to hear this. Very unexpected as this was a simple browser refresh.

    When you say you click on folders, that is the icon beside the Star, right? Are we talking bookmarks or history. How did they show? Indeed my bookmarks show in a drop down box but mine goes to end of page.

    This article shows you how to get bookmarks back. Scroll down a little in article to get to restore.

    Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to anot... - Mozilla Support Community

    Before doing this please confirm by going "show all bookmarks" that they aren't already there.

    So you cleared your browsing cache and that didn't work.

    You then tried their safe mode and finally refresh and that made things awful.

    Myself I would do the refresh again as that is supposed to reset things. If that doesn't work you need to start with a new profile as Kipper mentioned. This should not be necessary unless your profile was / is corrupt.

    You could start with a new profile but that is like starting over. If you want a new profile note the folder name of current profile as you should be able to copy bookmarks over.

    How to Set Up and Use Multiple Profiles (User Accounts) in Firefox

    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Mar 20, 2017
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  12. Fred22 Win User
    Wouldn't open in safe mode but I refreshed. A tech friend of mine who set up the computer called and walked me through getting back all my shortcuts, folders, etc. So everything is restored but I still can't post on Facebook 99% of the time on my desktop, and the laptop which I'm on right now had a problem this AM. So I definitely believe it's Firefox causing the problems. I even downloaded a new version and same problems. Thank you so much for your assistance and concern. If you have any further suggestions please share them with me.
     
    Fred22, Mar 21, 2017
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  13. Not able to post to Facebook

    What add ins / extensions are you running?
     
    Caledon Ken, Mar 21, 2017
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  14. Fred22 Win User
    When I click on the privacy tab I don't see anything about cookies. Also, I'm unable to create new folders.
     
    Fred22, Mar 21, 2017
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  15. Fred22 Win User
    Not sure, Ken. How do I find out? As I told the other member, I'm also unable to create new folders.
     
    Fred22, Mar 21, 2017
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