Visual Editor has vanished

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    Help!!!! I give up.

    The visual editor / HTML tabs are gone. I’m locked into the HTML View. The problem exists whether I’m trying to create a new post or edit an old one. The problem also exists on the “edit pages” screen.

    Here is what I’ve done so far:

    1. Checked in different browsers — same problem exists in all browsers I tried: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari. (I refuse to use IE) Firefox is my main browser that I use. The others are there just to troubleshoot and make sure my blog looks good in other browsers.

    2. Updated Java.

    3. Turned off all my plug-ins / extensions and turned them one by one back on.

    4. I use the Mystique theme. Thinking it might be a corrupted CSS file or something like that, I changed my theme to several others and then changed it back to Mystique.

    None of these things have worked.

    One weird note: If I click on the “New Post” button on the toolbar (here is the link that button activates:!/post/) then the WSYWIG interface is there.

    But if I create or edit a post or page from the dashboard where it calls the links that have .php

    Then there is a problem.

    This leads me to think that the problem is with the edit.php command(?) file(?) script(?)

    I don’t know what the .php means.

    *SIGH* HELP!!!!

    Any ideas? Suggestions? I just want my WSYWIG back!!!!!

    The blog I need help with is

    The blog I need help with is


    P.S. I found some resolutions doing a Google search and one of them said something about a “display visual editor” option under User Profiles.

    There is no such check box.

    Here is a link to a screen shot of my editor (sans tabs)


    It turned out that it was my firewall. I don’t know which setting blocked the visual editor script but when I returned the firewall to “default settings’ the visual editor reappeared.

    My firewall is Intego VirusBarrier6 for Mac.


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