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Windows 8.1 breaks Facebook Messenger


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#1 Richard C.

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  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro & Mac OSX
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:45

Opening the app launches several pages in my browser that look the same as the app itself, re-installing hasn't fixed this problem. After closing them the app works fine, but its just strange.




#2 Anibal P

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  • OS: Win 8.1
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 13:49

Facebook needs to update their garbage, they've had more than enough time to get it right



#3 Vinylchan

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 00:54

I would rather word this as "Facebook Messenger is broken on Windows 8.1"



#4 OP Richard C.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 16:37

I thought about that however it works fine in 8.0



#5 Fish

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 18:49

FB Messenger has been doing this for me too lately. Win7.

 

I blame messenger, it's not the first time I've seen it do this.



#6 jordanspringer

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 19:01

I had to run facebook.com in compatibility mode. It appears LOTS of sites see the IE11 user agent string and determine you are running an old/outdated browser, when in reality, the website isn't designed to detect IE11 user agent strings. This is what was happening to google.com earlier last week too I believe, except Google fixed this, and Microsoft hadn't updated their compatibility lists yet.