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Fixed  Style Chooser is having fits (multiple styles)

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#1
I was okay as long as I had no more than 2 styles, the one shipped with it and mine (Secret City Designs) the one in yellow.
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However, I have more styles to add so that users can download free styles to use from my site. They need to see them on my site as a demo. I had loaded two and decided to check to see how they were working. So I went to the style chooser:
Firefox_stylechooser.PNG

And picked Celebration as you can see...
Firefox_adminprofile.PNG

However, what I see is still the first image: Secret City Designs.
I checked in Opera and it works fine. I've cleared my cache and it still doesn't help. Short of clearing out passwords, history, the entire nine yards which is something I really do not want to do each time I want to change styles, I don't know why it's holding onto it so hard. And it's not something I need my clients to have to do either.

Any help? Or is Firefox just being a pill?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
I just tested here and on my local install with Firefox and I don't get the problem you're reporting.

Have you tried CTRL+F5, that normally resolves any issues with FF.
 

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#4
I've gotten Firefox to refresh several times, it still won't budge off my personal default theme to allow for a different choice to view others.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#5
I'm not sure what to suggest.

You say it works OK in other browsers and I can't reproduce the problem on 2 sites using Firefox.

Presumably you're using the same account on each browser?
It's not that you've forced that style?
 

Elizabeth

Well-known member
#6
Yes, I am using the same account in each browser to be fair. I checked to make sure I wasn't forcing the style...did that once before to myself.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#7
FWIW, I just checked your site using FF, Chrome and IE and I was able to change the style in each one to check all styles.

I would just try restarting Firefox and/or your computer.
 

Steve F

Well-known member
#9
I get this also on my localhost. Clearing history, cache ect works ok for a while but the problem comes back. Trying to switch to any style just reloads the page and the style remains the same as before choosing to switch. If I log out I am able to switch styles without issues in all browsers I have installed, IE8, Chrome & FF.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#10
This is causing me grief too.. 2 installs of xf, erratic behavior.

edit: confirmed. At least on one test site, cannot select with ff, but can in chrome.. this has never happened before with xf.

We are also working through some other things.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#11
To be clear, we reverted the footer template which was outdated, and the issue still exists.. only in fire fox.

Yes I cleared the cache, and did a hard re-fresh.

EDIT: we only have 2 styles. Default, and custom style.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#13
I'm taking a stab in the dark, but moving this to bugs to remind me to look at it. When changing the style as a logged in user, clear the style cookie.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#14
I'm taking a stab in the dark, but moving this to bugs to remind me to look at it. When changing the style as a logged in user, clear the style cookie.
That did it.

Deleted the xf_style_id cookie which was set to 3. Now I can select the default skin. I changed back and forth several times and now it works fine..

:)
 

Miko

Well-known member
#15
I'm taking a stab in the dark, but moving this to bugs to remind me to look at it. When changing the style as a logged in user, clear the style cookie.
Thank you for the "temporary solution"
.
Logging out and then logging back in causes the same problem until manually deleting the xf_style_id cookie again.

Weird things on my localhost is working fine.

I'm using Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 on Mac OS X 10.6.6
 

Miko

Well-known member
#18
Do any of you have debug mode on? I was having the same issues and corrected it when I disabled debug mode.
Debug is turned on, on my localhost and it's working fine.

My second test server with Debug turned off, it's not working.

Opposite of your situation :p
 

John

Well-known member
#19
Debug is turned on, on my localhost and it's working fine.

My second test server with Debug turned off, it's not working.

Opposite of your situation :p
Yeah, once I turned debug back on I was fine as well...without having to delete any cookies. Most odd :/
 

Miko

Well-known member
#20
Yeah, once I turned debug back on I was fine as well...without having to delete any cookies. Most odd :/
Very odd indeed, funny things on my localhost is working perfectly.
For a moment I thought I messed something up when I upgraded my dev forum... I'm glad it wasn't my code!