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06 Jan, 2014

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Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera - Fix

I had a client contact me with an email containing the following screenshot of a popup which has suddenly appeared when viewing their website with certain browsers - a website which has been up and live for over 12 months with no issues.

Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera

Looking around the web I found out that the issue was caused with both an Internet Explorer update and a jQuery plugin called 'curvycorners' which I use for sorting the CSS3 border-radius compatibility issue with older browsers.

Apparently back in November 2013 Microsoft released an update for Internet Explorer which changed its user agent from

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/6.0)

to

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv 11.0) like Gecko

With the big noticeable change being the missing MSIE which has been around for years. Several website scripts, whether they be the likes of php or javascript detect this value in the user agent details to control such things as browser compatibility for websites.

The problem script was the previous mentioned curvycorners that was causing the popup 'Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera'.

The fix that I found was to simply note out the following content in the curvycorners.js file, so change this...

}
    else curvyCorners.alert('Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera');
};

... to this.

}
    /* else curvyCorners.alert('Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera'); */
};

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9 Response

  1. avatar

    Michael

    21 Apr 2014
    ok this looks useful.
    everytime I try to access something in my dns 320 page this error comes out.
    where to I insert this is info u writing?
  2. avatar

    me@grafxflow

    21 Apr 2014
    If you find the curvycorners.js file and make the above amend it will stop the error message appearing.
  3. avatar

    Bernard

    06 Jun 2014
    I made the suggest change in the curvycorners.js file and the annoying popup has gone. I appreciate your help.
  4. avatar

    me@grafxflow

    06 Jun 2014
    Always glad to help.
  5. avatar

    Carol

    16 Aug 2014
    I am not sure how to how to find the curvycorners.js file. When I do, do I type in the content you have on line 3? Sorry to be so dumb.
  6. avatar

    me@grafxflow

    16 Aug 2014
    Hi Carol,

    The file should be in a folder called something like 'js' or 'javascript'. Best way to find out is by using your browser to view the source code.

    Once you find the file just replace the line


    else curvyCorners.alert('Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera');


    with


    /* else curvyCorners.alert('Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera'); */


    Hope this helps.
  7. avatar

    erfan

    17 Oct 2014
    why is every time I log onto a web site and I get the message"scanstyles does nothing in webkit/firefox/opera" how can I get rid of this
  8. avatar

    me@grafxflow

    17 Oct 2014
    If it's your own website then you can change the above code - but if not I am afraid it's the website(s) owners/developers who needs to update their code accordingly.
  9. avatar

    Cor van Dijk

    02 Nov 2014
    Used software Joomla 3.3.6 and swMenuFree 8.3

    The words you give I could not find in both files.

    I found the phrase in curvycorners.src.js what is almost simular; in Line 1449


    else curvyCorners.alert('Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera');


    I changed it to:


    else /* curvyCorners.alert('Scanstyles does nothing in Webkit/Firefox/Opera'); */


    Thank you for the given solution me@grafxflow!

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