Not work sometimes-progressbar is empty and gets stuck

Jun 3, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Edited Jun 3, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Thankyou for Rehost Image Webdeveloper.

Sometimes it does not work and the progressbar opens empty and is stuck. What is more of a problem is that it will not disappear and is still there when switching tabs or closing tab and re-opening tab. Esc or delete cache won't make it go away. And when it is stuck there... then there is no way for it to upload an image if re-try.

Only way to get rid of it is to do a firefox restart. That is a problem when I am working and have many tabs and editors open and can't close them for ff restart.

How can I get it to Cancel or allow for re-try or just disappear for re-try? Please help me with this.


Jun 3, 2012 at 5:47 PM

That means an upload failed but something went wrong and the "upload complete" code didn't get run somehow. Can you provide a set of steps to reproduce the problem? Is there any accompanying error in Tools -> Web Developer -> Error Console?

Jun 14, 2012 at 1:36 PM
Edited Jun 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Thankyou for Rehost Image Addon and thankyou for your response. 

The problem is still occurring sometimes. Please I need this working thankyou.

Yes there is 2 things in the Error Console.

var successMessage = this.rehostImageBundle.getString("message.success") + " " + this.newHttpLocation;

Jun 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Thanks; that looks like useful info. I'll look into this when I get a chance.

Jun 20, 2012 at 4:47 AM
Edited Jun 20, 2012 at 4:59 AM

This happened again... image uploading  progressbar empty and gets permanently stuck until firefox restart... but with a different error in the error console.

us.engy.rehostImage.main.reportCompletion(false, riBundle.getString("error.uploadfailed"));

Jan 21, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I have the exact same problem and it began when Firefox upgraded itself to v18. Using Mac OS X 10.7 and Firefox 18.01. Sometimes I can get it to work by changing the upload service, i.e., switching to imgr from imageshack. Hope this helps.

Jan 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM


To RandomEngy

Okay I have found that it occurs if I try to rehost image that is .ico or a database64 or if it is an image viewed from my pictures file like this.
But not sure if there are other cases for this occurrence too.

Okay but if it fails for those attempted uploads, it would be best if there was a popup that stated that kind of format/file cannot be uploaded and the progressbar would just quit on it's own after a few seconds instead of just getting stuck there permanently until firefox restart.
Can something like that be implemented?


(Thanks bugmenot2.)


Jan 22, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Are you all on Mac? I can't reproduce these problems with FF 18 on Windows.

Jan 22, 2013 at 3:47 AM

WindowsVista firefox 17.

Will not go to firefox18 for awhile because of other firefox addons not compatible it yet.


Here. Test these images to rehost. Put in the urlbar and press enter. Then try to rehost. I tested with imageshack (without an account.)

#1(this is your own forum website tab favicon which is a .ico







Jan 22, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Hmm. Those pop up an error as normal for me. Maybe another extension is interfering; that has happened before.

Jan 22, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Okay... I tested in a new clean profile with just 2 other firefox addons. (Stylish and Stylish Custom)

New Clean Profile
When trying to upload .ico image, I get an Upload Failed Popup and there is no progressbar stuck. I do not get that popup in my default profile.
So it must have something to do with a firefox addon for .ico images. I have 60 addons and it would be such a big job to have to check them all to find which is the culprit. Plus... everytime I do that all my  Statusbar Toolbarbuttons and Menuitems are all mixed up into a new order that I don't want. So much problem.
Is there a list of addons that you have that is known to cause issues with  Rehost Image.
Upload Failed Popup

New Clean Profile


Worked fine. Image was uploaded by Rehost Image.


New Clean Profile
Trying to upload a base64 image I have the same problem, Progressbar stuck empty in status bar. No Upload Failed notification popup.



Not sure other instances yet of what steps cause this problem.


Jan 22, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I'll look at fixing #3. As for a list of incompatible addons, there is no list because I don't know of any right now. I could start a list or contact the extension author if you could figure out which one it was.

Jan 25, 2013 at 4:10 AM

Here is another example that causes the progressbar to be stuck. Fix?


Jan 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM

That last one works for me; tried in both imageshack and imgur.

Jan 26, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Just submitted 1.5.7: Should fix the problem with the base64 data: URL.

Jan 27, 2013 at 7:54 AM
Edited Jan 27, 2013 at 8:00 AM

I moved on to firefox18 and updated all my addons. (WindowsVista).
Problem seems resolved so far... except for the base64 data:URL.
(Also I see that the previous Rehost Image version 1.5.5 causes this issue. So anyone else, keep up and always have the latest version).

So I am looking forward to your 1.5.7 version with the fix for base64 data:URL.
It's not posted on the mainpage of yet because it is still under review, but  I will be downloading it later and hopefully it works.
Thankyou RandomEngy for responding on this forum and for trying to fix.
Thankyou for Rehost Image.





Feb 7, 2013 at 7:42 AM
Edited Feb 7, 2013 at 7:44 AM

WindowsVista Firefox 18.0.2 and some versions before that. Rehost Image 1.5.7 and must have been 1.5.6 too.

Okay it looks like this is the cause of the problem.
Menu Editor (Version 1.2.7 and possibly earlier versions too).
(why does this url not appear correctly on this forum?needs fixing,spacing wrong)

Menu Editor has 270,639 downloaders, so many will be affected with this problem.

Please confirm if it is a problem also for you.
Is it possible for you to have a workaround so that Rehost Image can be compatible with Menu Editor as I cannot give up Menu Editor.

Do you have Menu Editor too?
Feb 7, 2013 at 7:56 AM
Edited Feb 7, 2013 at 8:04 AM

WindowsVista Firefox 18.0.2 Rehost Image 1.5.7
►data image base64
►Menu Editor addon disabled

● With this base64, both imgur and imageshack gave me a png url. That's great!


● But with some base64 I get error popups. Why the inconsistency? Why can it not work for all base64 and both imgur and imageshack?

● With this one I get png url with imgur but get error with imageshack. But at least it pops up and the progressbar closes


● This one fails (but shows fail popup and closed progressbar) for both imgur and imageshack. I guess because of the x-icon inside data:image/x-icon;base64,


Thankyou for version 1.5.7 (bbcode is messed up in this forum)
Feb 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM
That second one with the pencil works in all cases for me. For the third one it's just the image hosting services rejecting the image. Apparently Firefox can deal with it but those upload services can't.
Feb 8, 2013 at 3:43 AM

WindowsVista Firefox 18.0.2

Did you read my post above that one?
Does Firefox Addon Menu Editor interfere with your Rehost Image too like mine?
I need to keep Menu Editor, so I am hoping you can make a fix to make Rehost Image compatible with Menu Editor.
Feb 8, 2013 at 3:58 AM
Menu Editor with default settings doesn't appear to interfere with Rehost Image for me.