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kbrosnan
kenny_s: i'm not sure what choices ted made when designing that tool
yq
Supporting SOCKS5 and not supporting SOCKS5 username/password seems rather bizarre
kenny_s
kbrosnan, but do I need the chrome folder or not?
kbrosnan
i would trust the documentation
kurzweil4
if Firefox is using a proxy, and a page loads a Flash video conference application, does that streaming video also pass through the proxy?
brlancer
depends how Firefox is using the proxy
if you've configured a proxy within Firefox, then "no", because Flash does not read Firefox proxy information
if you've configured a proxy outside Firefox (system or network level), then "yes", because Flash should be connecting to the site in the same way Firefox would
lnxnt
hi all!
can I use a windows firefox profile on a linux machine ?
hello?
kurzweil4
brlancer: so how do you configure flash to use the proxy?
kenny_s
is it possible to make extension available only on when specific site is opened in browser?
I want to develop extension just for specific site
         

brlancer
kurzweil4: you use a system or network level proxy
I don't believe Flash can be configured to use a proxy and Firefox allows plugins to handle their own network connections
kurzweil4
ok ..thanks
flamt
18:49 < flamt> http://ansistego.sf.net/telepathic-critterdrug.tgz
18:50 < flamt> added a communal hallucination canvas o_o
18:50 < flamt> to draw and watch
18:50 < flamt> 3d well time bounded with rewind
18:50 < flamt> brb
http://ansistego.sf.net/critter-art.png
Chris-_-
what on earth would cause this http://pastebin.com/d2edb0bcf to fail in an on/off manner on each refresh of a page (that's what im doing atleast) inside an extension/plugin
it'll go true->false->true ... it should logically work and "even" does work if dont do it inside an extension, e.g tryit editor
fedorauser162
why will firefox remember my username of facebook but not my password?
awatkins
fedorauser162: It does remember it
It's just hidden
why Facebook does what it does&
fedorauser162
hmm
awatkins, what about some sites that ff wont save username or password?
awatkins
That's to do with the 'autocomplete=0' property
You can get round that with a bookmarklet, I believe
fedorauser162
how so?
my bank for example
awatkins
https://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/forms.html
Well I'd advise against using it with your bank. :p
https://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/forms.html#remember_password specifically
UDP11_
Does anyone know why I cannot see source code when of a window that popups when I try to compose new message, you know the window with recepient, subject, message...
If I go to see website's source I will only get source of that thing in the background
I see the source only if I select the text of the compose message, and then click view selection source
*In facebook specifically
awatkins
I don't believe that 'view source' takes accounts of (javascript) updates to the document
It only shows the actual page originally supplied
whilst 'view selection source' simply does what it says.
Cork[home]
thats correct
view source will show the source
while if you select the content it will generate shource from the dom
*source
flamt
http://ansistego.sf.net/critter-art-2.png
person
I lost my master password for the password manager; how can I back up the old vault thingy and start a new one (I invented my own cringey words; I hope no-one minds :) )?
kbrosnan
person: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Forgot+my+master+password
person
thanks kbrosnan
DrJ
what do you do if all your bookmarks and bookmark buttons dissappear
they did on me after restarting firefox
xangua
try to revocer them from the bookmarks backup
DrJ
wait a minute
I just got a notification for 3.6RC1
lets see if installing that fixes
crap
nope
where is this bookmarks backup
         

ver
what OS are you using
xangua
DrJ: bookmarks>organize>import>restore
DrJ
Xp
xangua
and please usa stable vercion ;)
version*
ver
𐑝𐑻𐑠𐑳𐑯*
xangua
¿¿
DrJ
okay
that restore thing didn't work
however
they do appear in safe mode
k
creating backup in safe mode
now to attempt to restore that in normal mode
(Action) crosses fingers
pk_
ho wto reset everything in firefox....i mean remove any sites i visited or any forms i filled
DrJ
crap
pk_
except add ons
DrJ
unable to process backup file
I think I am screwed
pk_
yes you are
xangua
pk_: edit>preferences>privacy
DrJ: then try co manualy copy your 'places' file in your firefox profile
pk_
hhm then?
privacy----???
xangua
in linux is located in /home/user/.mozilla/firefox/whathever.default/places.sqlite
gavin
pk_: ctrl+shift+delete
pk_
thank you
it worked
DrJ
this is so depressing nothing works
they show in safe mode
gavin
what's the problem?
oh, bookmarks don't appear
what extensions do you have installed?
that's pretty much the only thing that changes in safe mode that could be related
(or themes)
DrJ
ah ty so much
I went through my list of addons disabling one by one
it was torbutton that did it
once I disabled that
bookmarks back
I was starting to get worried I would have to go through the hassle of recreating them
MaxHR
Hello, can someone recommend an extension to allow permanent saving of sessions? I currently have the issue where if I twice decide to not load my saved session, it gets cleared from the manager
Accesshater
MaxHR: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2324/
something like that?
MaxHR
checking it out now, slow to load on 28.8 dialup
Accesshater: I can't really tell, have you used this extension? It doesn't seem that different from what FF has by default, though I can't tell till I install it
Accesshater
i also cant tell till i install it
i never used an addon like that and i dont really need it
im just using google
MaxHR
Accesshater: you don't save sessions then?
Accesshater
nope
why should i :p
i bookmark important pages + awesome bar
if i really really need to save a session i just let firefox crash
MaxHR
I have multiple pages always going, around 20 or so tabs, things I may not want to bookmark
20 max
usually more like 5-10, don't always finish in one session
Accesshater
history. awesome bar
i always have 10+ tabs open
MaxHR
thats more work, having to go back and recreate a set of over 10 tabs, tedious
Accesshater
just try the addon
because i wont do it for you :p
MaxHR
lol, why would you
Accesshater
well sometimes i do that for people who dont know how to work with the addon :p
MaxHR
I will try searching more in the addon area
Accesshater
good luck :)
MaxHR
ah, ic, I can install it myself, its just a matter of speed at the moment
I may try installing it later, I have a few webpages Im reading that are still loading
thx for the suggestion
Accesshater
yw
flamt
http://boards.4chan.org/g/res/7608589
amine
hey
hey, I have a client who's firefox (latest version) keeps growing to 250+ MB of virtual ram, and 200+ MB of physical ram. I've disabled his addons, I've reset all his settings. I don't know what to do at this point to find the cause.
pisecx
Hi. I can not turn off my firefox. Probably after the latest update. I turn it off, but it is still in the process list.
Is it a known bug?
amine
pisecx: do you have the downloads window up, maybe?
pisecx
nope
amine: just every time when I turn it off - it is still in the process list and gets half of my processor =)
amine
pisecx: not too sure, then. You can try irc.mozilla.org #firefox I got help pretty fast there
pisecx
oh, ok
mythos
hi, is there a way to show in fullscreenmode the status/context-informations on the bottom of the browser?
APERSON
where can I control the height for the notification bar?
endri
is there any addon to download streams that you are playing on firefox
Wakou
Hi Folks... Anyone have any ideas with this please?: http://forums.opensuse.org/applications/430517-horrible-graphics-firefox.html#post2101741
mydog2
morning...
kbrosnan
Wakou: does the firefox build from mozilla.com have the same issue?
dhrosa
hello, how can I make links opened in new tabs open right after the current tab (like Chrome), instead of all the way at the end?
yoritomo
hello all
xangua
i think with an addon, i can't remember the name
yoritomo
anyone is using kompozer ?
i am using kompozer 0.8b1 under karmic64
xangua
anyways fx 3.6 has that behavior dhrosa
yoritomo
i installed the french dictionnary by the extensions utility
then when i am writing my pages, nothing happens, how to make it works .?
when i check on addons, the preferences tab is disabled for the dictionnary
how to use it please ?
Cork[home]
or you can install firefox 3.6 rc1
yoritomo
i would like it to underline the wrong words same like in thunderbird or firefox
Cork[home]
it opens ralative to the current tab by default
*relative
yoritomo
anyone can inform me please ? i was reading many tutorial but none told about such problem
dhrosa
xangua: I see, thanks
Cork[home]
yoritomo: if you right click in the textarea you should be able to change it from the context menu
yoritomo
i installed the abc icon but still be greyed, when i enable on the options, spell checking that display a message but still nothing
Cork[home]
dhrosa: ff 3.6 will be out in a few weeks, and it will have it by default
yoritomo: have you activated the new dictionary?
yoritomo
Cork[home] on right click for spell checking on the list i just have "add dictionnary" but i can't even
it is set as enabled in the addons
Cork[home]
yoritomo: what exactly have you installed then?
cause it should be listed there if its installed
yoritomo
myspell-dict.fr.xpi
Cork[home]
you need one of the ones from here => https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=french&cat=3%2C0
yoritomo
could not install , version not compatible with compozer
Cork[home] i got the dictionnary from their website
looks like a bug
Cork[home]
i'm not sure
kbrosnan
i think there is a kompozer channe on irc.mozilla.org else make use of their forums
yoritomo
little question anyway, when i am going to the extension directory i can't see anything significative, is it normal? looks like it has been installed in a wrong directory
Extensions.rdf and installed-extensions-processed.txt
Cork[home]
it might be that your extensions.rdf is corrupt
yoritomo
<RDF>
<Seq about="urn:mozilla:extension:root"/>
<Seq about="urn:mozilla:theme:root"/>
</RDF>
Cork[home]
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Unable+to+install+add-ons#Corrupt_extension_files
mydog2
morning...
Gh3rssp
Hello.
mydog2
is there a way to make firefox function as an IE browser..
Gh3rssp
What do you mean?
mydog2
an older version of msie (5/6 i think) doesn't handle javascript...
Gh3rssp
...Why?
mydog2
so it gets the unjava version of content from the server..
Cork[home]
mydog2: you mean emulate the rendering of old ie browsers?
mydog2
i'd like to be able to do the same thing with firefox for testing..
exactly!
i've been looking at altering the user string from the about:config..
Cork[home]
mydog2: old ie browsers are super broken, you can't ever emulate that in firefox
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