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kcj1993
when running flash in fire fox in linux if i right click a flash object and select settings the little box appears with the settings but it doesn't respond to any input
firefox*
kbrosnan
visit the settings manager directly? http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html
kcj1993
ok... It seems i need to use the one in the right click menu
i need to get it working
I need to be able to allow/deny access to my web cam
any ideas?
none?
kbrosnan
kcj1993: sorry no idea, http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/
http://forums.adobe.com/community/webplayers/flash_player
kcj1993
aww nuts; do they have a freenode channel?
auscompgeek
who knows?
kbrosnan
no idea
Trx_
hi,
firefox seems to only display a page after it has fully loaded here
any way to get firefox to display whatever it has of the page so far ?
bot idling lobby ?
saykou
good afternoon, i had download the recent firefox, and run it, but it dosent have the flash player ... witch is installed
         

hmmm
why does firefox keep pausing?
also, on win32, sometimes firefox silently fails to open the save dialog
me: "Save Image As...", firefox: "what, you clicked something?", repeat
emgent
hello, someone here?
hmmm
emgent: not likely
what does "Don't ask me this again" do?
it's the most vague checkbox i've ever seen
kbrosnan
saves the choice for opening or saving (in most cases)
hmmm
"in most cases"
how do i know what it means in all cases?
Digicrime
hi
xangua
hola
Anarch
Anybody have any code to extract a list of installed extensions from the ~mozilla/firefox/*/extensions/install.rdf files? I'm running Linux.
kbrosnan
any rdf parser tool should work
Setherd
I have a question concerning how to change the folder that Ctrl+D ("Bookmark This Page") defaults to. Currently it is set to Bookmarks Menu. A search and look at about:config did not reveal anything.
For clarification, I am bookmarking a lot of links to a folder I've created under the Bookmarks Menu. I have to select the folder to save the bookmark to every time.
And if it's worth anything, I've RTFM. :-)
Starcraftmazter
hello, i cant seem to install languages from here: http://dictionaries.mozdev.org/installation.html | Error message I get is "Install script not found"
codedread
does anyone know if Reed Loden frequents this channel?
gavin
not right now
he's [reed] here, reed on moznet
he is around
I bet you want to talk to him about https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=537362
codedread
thanks
hehe, saw you on the CC now too
i just saw his comment and thought maybe he wanted to talk about it
gavin
he's just trying to help
codedread
ah, ok
it's been awhile since i submitted a patch to mozilla - so if i did something not-quite-right, let me know
gavin
he doesn't have a particular interest in xml dom manipulations :)
he just requested review
[reed]
huh, I dunno why I'm not in this channel
codedread
oh, hi [reed]
[reed]
Hi.
I heard you were looking for me.
         

codedread
as i was saying to gavin - not sure if i dotted all the i's with that patch, that's all
not a big deal
[reed]
sicking may or may not want a test to go with it
but the patch seems ok, and it's simple enough
codedread
yeah
ok, i'll watch the bug activity
thanks
[reed]
we use irc.mozilla.org for most communication, fyi
if you want to get somebody quicker or actually find people ;)
codedread
ah ok
out of curiosity, is there a web client for that server?
gavin
codedread: er, is that the right patch?
I wouldn't expect changes to xslt code to affect your testcase...
codedread
ok
gavin
codedread: mibbit
codedread
where is the general dom appendChild stuff done?
gavin
http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/content/base/src/nsGenericElement.h#500
http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/content/base/src/nsGenericElement.cpp#3528
http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/content/base/src/nsGenericElement.cpp#3712
codedread
:) ok
that helps
guess the xslt one can't hurt though
[reed]
yeah, I only looked at the patch and not th testcase
hehe
oh well
codedread
did a search for 'appendChild', then '::appendChild' :)
thanks gavin
gavin
np
codedread
i thought it looked suspiciously easy and devoid of XPCOM stuff too :P
gavin
heh
graaaarrrr
why does firefox keep pausing?
why does firefox capitalize everything i typed while it was paused, even though i only held shift for the question mark?
auscompgeek
it probably didn't receive the Shift up
graaaarrrr
that doesn't make any sense
this thing acts like i did a shift down before i ever pressed shift
auscompgeek
the shift down was sent at the right time, but Fx didn't get the shift up at the right time
graaaarrrr
it's like it just capitaliZES JUST BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKE IT, LIKE THIS
how do i fix it?
auscompgeek
try pressing both shift keys once
graaaarrrr
and that's supposed to keep it from happening ever again?
auscompgeek
not exactly, but it should fix it :)
graaaarrrr
but it just happens randomly, usually when i type a character that uses the shift key
the whole sentence gets shifted, not just the character i held shift for
a firefox window with "
why does firefox keep pausing?
it's like firefox has to do some kind of bookkeeping every 10 seconds, but i can't figure out why or how to stop it
it's silly and ridiculous
cryton
every 10 seconds?
that'll be the session restore saving i think
graaaarrrr
why does it take so long?
cryton
dunno, do you have a lot of tabs open?
or a lot of forms with a lot of data entered into them
graaaarrrr
i have about 200 tabs open
cryton
that might be way then
s/way/why
graaaarrrr
surely not
why would 200 tabs be worse than 10 tabs?
cryton
because it has to get all the addresses for all 200 tabs and write them to a file
so if you crash, it knows where to restore you to
graaaarrrr
right, and then once it's done that, why does it keep pausing afterward?
cryton
it does it every ten seconds
graaaarrrr
i still don't see why it's necessary for firefox to freeze like this
cryton
maybe it's not very efficient or maybe the sessionrestore.js file it's writing the data to is fragmented or maybe your HD is slow or maybe it's something to do with your file system or maybe I don't know why
graaaarrrr
i've never seen any other web browser do this
cryton
if you go into about:config you can set browser.sessionstore.interval to a different value if you want
graaaarrrr
even opera is better
cryton
the default should be 10000 == 10 seconds
or disable the session restore with browser.sessionstore.enabled = false
graaaarrrr
yeah, yeah, i'll be careful, gimme the list
ok, it's 1000 seconds now, thanks for that idea
now after a couple weeks i'll see if that works at all
cryton
you set it to 100000000 then?
graaaarrrr
i set it to 1,000,000
if this fixes it, i will think this whole thing is ridiculous
auscompgeek
I set it to 120 000...
funny, I don't have browser.sessionstore.enabled in my about:config...
graaaarrrr
whoa, what version?
i'm on 3.0.8, lemme look again
i do have that option, and it's set to true
cryton
ok
jck
whenever i click on text in a page a cursor appears there
any text..
thedarkhacker
?
maybe you got a virus
jck
linux
thedarkhacker
linux has no viruses :D
maybe you installed lame addon.check your addons
kbrosnan
jck: press f7
jck
thanks..
vasser
hello
in firefox there is an option to prevent pages from auto-redirecting, is there a way of adding certain URLs to a whitelist ?
dugi
how can I start with a brand new firefox installation, that is, how can I undo all custom settings and uninstall all plugins at once?
btw, I'm on Linux.
cryton
make a new profile
but that won't effect your plugins, they're picked up from the system
BillyCrook1
I an running FF3.5 on Fedora 12, and I would like to make one bookmark that when clicked, makes a new window with multiple tabs (each with a specific url) open. Is this possible?
I know about the multiple tab homepage trick, but the same trick doesn't work in a bookmark's url field
kbrosnan
make a folder, right click open all in tabs
BillyCrook1
even better, is there a way to specify "new window, with urla, urlb, urlc etc each in their own tab," from the command line?
I'd like to script some repetitice crap I need to to regularly and instantly
repetitive*
andares
Hey, is there a way to get Firefox to NOT use the Gtk default foreground font color?
I have a black on white font, so white text is invisible now.
kbrosnan
userChrome.css or userContent.css depending on where the text is
andares
Thanks.
er, those would be in /opt/mozilla or something?
kbrosnan
~/.mozilla/firefox/...
andares
ah, thanks.
BillyCrook1
kbrosnan: i found http://www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html which appears to help
soenke_
what can i do about firefox fdatasyncing all the time and getting the hdd glow? look at this strace: http://pastebin.com/ma51ba20
it's places.sqlite :-/
subito
how can i watch quicktime videos on internet using firefox?
(is there a package to install for ubuntu)
xangua
subito: restricted-extras
subito
xangua: i don't have restricted packages, i should add something to my sources.list, maybe?
xangua: i already have the line: deb http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted
xangua
subito: depends of the desktop you are using
ubuntu-gnome: ubuntu-restricted-extras
kubuntu-kde: kubuntu-restricted-extras
xubuntu-xfce: xubuntu-restricted-extras
subito
ok i found it using apt-cache search thanks :)
xangua :but i still get 'quicktime required'
xangua
subito: restart firefox
subito
xangua: it's done, but still
xangua: should i install quicktime-utils?
no that didn't either
work*
ciupicri
what addon can I use do download flash content from web pages?
I don't want an addon specifically made for youtube
I have tried Flash Video Resources Downloader and it's useless
subito
does someone have another idea? i've rebooted and i still got the issue
xangua
ciupicri: i use flashgot
subito: do you have totem-mozilla installed
subito
xangua: no, it's installing
ciupicri
xangua, it doesn't seem to work all the time
xangua
it should be installed
ciupicri: what flavor of ubuntu do you use┬┐
ciupicri
xangua, I'm on an "ajaxy" page and it was able to detect one movie
but not another one
xangua, fedora 12 user here
firefox-3.5.6-1.fc12.x86_64
xangua
agg comfused :S
subito
great it works now :) what is totem-mozilla?
ciupicri
xangua, I need an addon that detects the currently loaded flv/swf content of the current page
and let me choose what do download
subito
xangua: actually, it's still not working, but the player is displayed, only the movie doesn't start, i guess i'll just download the .mov
soreau
http://omploader.org/vMzRraA
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