Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Firefox 2.0 Incompatibility Fix

The zoom tools and INFO tool on the interactive map applications do not work correctly using Firefox 1.5 or Firefox 2.0. Note that the INFO tool generates inaccurate data tables due to a mouse click bug in the Firefox browser.

The best solution is to install Firefox 3.0. However, it is not fully compatible -- for example, ZOOM TO does not produce a table below the map and there is no visible bounding box for the zoom tools.

Here are two Firefox extensions that use the Internet Explorer engine to display the zoom bounding box and ZOOM TO table. These extensions also fix the mouse click bug in Firefox 1.5 and 2.0:

1. Install IE View to always view FairData maps in Internet Explorer --set to

2. Install IE Tab 1.5 -- maps will render correctly using Internet Explorer, within a Firefox tab -- set to