Disappearing Toolbar/Dashboard

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  • #128414

    lephemer
    Member

    I’m not quite sure what it’s called, but the section at the top of the page when you’re logged in with links to ‘Dashboard’, ‘Write New Post’, etc.

    It seems to have disappeared i.e. is not there anymore

    Is this just my computer, or is it a WP thing? And if it isn’t a WP thing, is there a way to make it re-appear?

    #128652

    wordguru
    Member

    Try the solutions in this thread:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=13824&page&replies=16

    It seems to be a case of clashing cookies.

    #128653

    lephemer
    Member

    Thank you! I managed to have it fixed.

    #128954

    lephemer
    Member

    Update – I tried doing what was advised in the other thread, and it worked, but only momentarily. Now the blue bar has disappeared again, and deleting cookies-deleting files-then logging out does not seem to have any effect.

    #128956

    katm
    Member

    What security software do you have running. I’ve read reports of McAfee and wp.com not playing nice.

    Try whitelisting the site in whatever program you’re using.

    This mostly assumes you’re using Windows.

    If you’re on a Mac, Safari doesn’t always play nice with wp.com. Try Firefox or Camino in that case.

    #128960

    popseoul
    Member

    I have the same problem on Internet explorer but on Firefox, it returns.

    #128962

    lephemer
    Member

    I use AVG, which doesn’t seem to have a whitelist function.

    I don’t think it’s resulting from my security software, since it’s a recent problem and I’ve had the security software did not seem to affect the bar/dashboard before.

    #128963

    raincoaster
    Member

    I use AVG as well, and haven’t noticed this problem.

    #128965

    katm
    Member

    OK. I was thinking more along the lines of software that includes a firewall (like Kaspersky Internet Security Suite). AVG, AFAIK, is just a virus scanner.

    #128967

    If it’s the free version, that’s correct. The paid version is a complete security suite.

    #129034

    lephemer
    Member

    Hmm, anyways, I don’t think it’s a problem with the security software that I’m using. Is there any other way for me to try and get the blue bar back?

    #129035

    options
    Member

    as all local mind-readers are taking a vacation right now, what the OS, browser/version, other security software you’re using to surf .com? also, your blog URL, please.

    #129040

    lephemer
    Member

    Please, forgive me neglecting to remember that the local mind-readers are on vacation.

    I use Windows 2000 Professional, Internet Explorer 6.0 (might need to check that since I’m not on the computer I usually use right now), and no other security software apart from AVG Free.

    http://infinitesimally.wordpress.com

    #129041

    susanwiggs
    Member

    You’ve probably already done this, but try logging out and then logging back in. Happy writing,
    Susan

    #129048

    lephemer
    Member

    Yep, I’ve tried that and it hasn’t worked.

    #129049

    options
    Member

    try another browser. if you (being logged in) can see the blue bar so longed for then problem is in the IE ‘Security’ settings: admin bar requires Javascript: it appears, JS is either disabled for the ‘Internet’ zone or .wordpress.com domain is in the ‘Restrictes Sites’ list: make sure wp.com is not in the RS list, else reset I. zone to the Default level (if it says it has a Custom one).

    #129050

    lephemer
    Member

    I only have IE installed, and I’d rather not install another.

    I tried changing the security setting, but there has been no effect.

    The error message displayed in the status bar is so:

    Line: 705
    Char: 2
    Error: Object required
    Code: 0
    URL: http://infinitesimally.wordpress.com

    #129051

    options
    Member

    > I’d rather not install another browser.

    it’s a pity, but then all we all have is to presume it’s just something with your comp. to be ultimately sure, I’d still recommend to give it a try with Opera — it’s light, fast and secure.

    while being logged in with _correct_ security settings, you should be able to access a document at: http://wordpress.com/js/admin-bar-.php ,
    open it with Notepad (if it doesn’t show up in the browser window), it should be non empty and contain some gibberish starting with:adminbar='<div id=\"wpcombar\">... if it says: adminbar='' or empty then something is completely wrong.

    you might also want to check MSIE privacy settings and whether it connected to the Internet over some HTTP proxy which blocks ad banners (Privoxy, Proxomitron… et al).

    #129055

    lephemer
    Member

    Okay, I tried doing that.

    When I opened it with IE, it said adminbar=”, but when I opened it with Notepad, it was not empty and it contained the commands <div…>, etc.

    #129056

    atthe404
    Member

    Local mind readers on vacation? Heck they have been abducted by aliens. :)

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