Mozilla Browsers & Google reCAPTCHA


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Nutshell

(See attached image.)

 

I've got Firefox, Light Firefox, K-Meleon, and SeaMonkey.

 

Several months ago my Mozilla browsers stopped displaying the latest version of Google's reCAPTCHA.
If you think this problem is uncommon please type "Firefox reCAPTCHA" into the Google search engine.

 

I got 240,000 results from my Google search.  Look at some of these titles on the first page:

 

Google captcha doesn't work on firefox
ReCaptcha impossibly difficult on Firefox exclusively
ReCAPTCHA does not work on Firefox

 

Google has a meaningless reCAPTCHA demo page that works with JavaScript disabled.  All sites using
reCAPTCHA require JavaScript enabled.

 

https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo

 

This problem with reCAPTCHA is the same with all my Gecko engine browsers.  I'm so accustom to the
style of Mozilla browsers, I feel completely lost when I try to use Chrome or other WebKit/Blink browsers.

 

Several people have suggested trying different UA (User Agent) Strings.  It doesn't work.

 

If I can't fix this reCAPTCHA problem with my Mozilla browsers, I'll be forced to uninstall all of them.

 

I need an uncommon solution for an impossible problem!

 

Thanks guys.

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The Evil Overlord

I'm not 100% sure if it'll work..., but have you tried Lunascape6, with the gecko engine enabled?

 

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Nutshell

Thanks, Evil Overlord.

 

Yesterday, I was searching for any lightweight browser that might fix this problem.  Avant is another
tri-core browser.  What I didn't know is there are two versions.  Lite and Ultimate.  Many people (like
me) downloaded the lite version and were disappointed because only the Ultimate version has the
tri-core rendering engine.

 

The Ultimate version is 82.4 MB.  Definitely not a lightweight browser!  A blogger writing about Avant
said, "it comes with a lot of crapware."  If you untick these items, they won't be installed.  That must
be the reason for the 82 MB download.

 

Lunascape is 35 MB.  I will definitely try Lunascape.

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+Biscuits Brown

Nutshell, are you outside the US? If so, I wonder if that has something to do with this. I have no problems with reCaptcha (or the new 'I am not a Robot' version) in Firefox 51.0.1

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Steven P.

I get this too when I am connected to a VPN mostly, but it has also happened on my normal connection for some sites that require it, but for me it's usually through cloudflare, with the check box totally not showing.

 

It seems to have started with the more recent versions of Chrome (updated to 56 yesterday and haven't checked yet).

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Boo Berry

It's common with VPNs, and browsers with custom user agents.

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+Gary7

I use a version of Chromium called Slimjet. It is really fast and stable, also Firefox 51.0.1 and I never had this happen.

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