recent 'improvement' to twitter??

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recent 'improvement' to twitter??

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I don't have a Twitter account but I do have a Firefox bookmark to stuckling2's Twitter feed. As of yesterday the way the page is rendered has changed. The header image no longer spans the window, I get huge white borders either side of a narrow window. It feels like the page is being rendered to fit a smart phone.

Also, when I click on the bookmark I usually get an 'oops something went wrong' message yet using ctrl+reload refreshes the page and there is no problem. Yes, I've tried clearing the cache.

Any Twiter users out there who know anything about this change?

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No help from me, I'm afraid - I've blocked both Facebook and Twitter in Firefox...
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What url are you using? It doesn't begin with mobile. or m. by any chance?
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Leif wrote:What url are you using? It doesn't begin with mobile. or m. by any chance?
No, thought of that one already. The url is a regular 'https://twitter.com/...' one

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Just tried using Edge and IE, I don't have Chrome. Twitter looks OK in both of those browsers.

Conclusion, it's something to do with FF v66.0.1, which arrived on my PC recently.

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OK, that's just weird / perverse.

Now that I've moaned about it here, it's all gone back to normal.

FF must have noticed I switched to the dark side so it decided to behave again.

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So the Power of Posting even affects Twitter! :thumbup:
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It seems so.

I wish I knew what I did to fix it though :shrug:

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As soon as you let a techie near a computer, the problem will immediately go away. :flee:

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Could have said that it will probably go back to normal.

Same here. I.e. no account, but bookmarks to a couple of feeds (micro blogs?).

I get what you describe every now and then, a couple of times per month/year. Yes, looks like a mobile version. I thought they were testing a new layout. At least since almost a year back, or something. And it changes some things for those not logged in. Closing the browser and cleaning the cache seems to solve it quickly.
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Leif wrote:What url are you using? It doesn't begin with mobile. or m. by any chance?
Don't know how it is in the rest of the world, although most of us tend to wander the web across borders, but here most mobile pages are gone or going away replaced by responsive web design; the oh so fun streamlining.* For old mobiles it was a step backwards, obviously. But a couple sites have created mini versions (after removing m.), that can be really useful.

And some sites that still have a m/mobile version recognise that you are arriving with computer, changing to full version. That said, twitter doesn't seem to be one of them, there is a mobile version.

(xkcd)

* Add infinite scroll and relative date formats and you have my major gripes with recent changes on the web.
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