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Varica
Is there a way to get firefox to ignore "unexpectedly closed sessions" on startup
?
satdav
gavin, ping
reed, you a group contact on freenode for firefox
[reed]
satdav: no, only mconnor and gavin
satdav: why?
satdav
due to I was going to register a channel on here for the addon support
[reed]
we don't need another channel here
satdav
OK
kingsley
Does anyone here happen to know how to add search engines to the pull down menu associated with search key words in the upper right hand corner? If so, how?
satdav
what one do you wnat to add
sdwilsh
kingsley: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins_for_Firefox
         

satdav
reed can we get a bot in here like firebot
kingsley
sdwilsh: Yes, a plugin would work. Do know if a new search engine can be configured into the menu, without resorting to a plugin?
mconnor
kingsley: searchplugins are not the same as addons
kingsley: http://mycroft.mozdev.org/ has a bunch
JanDW_
I'm getting a medium black outline on certain block elements when I hover the mouse cursor over them. I think an add-on is causing this, does anybody know what's going on?
it's driving me nuts
harth
JanDW_: sounds like an addon, yeah
JanDW_
yeah... I was hoping someone would know which one... but i guess it's not a common problem
ah... found it... for your sanity: don't ever enable "highlight microformats (test feature)" in the operator add-on options, folks. *@#$%!
SP1
can anyone here help me please
i need help with about:config in firefox
rjohnson19
You can just ask your specific question, maybe someone will know the answer.
SP1
need help with removing links in about:config for sothink video downloader
it seems every flvash video i download gets posted in about:config and i dont want that
Flash*
do you know rjohnson19
rjohnson19
You'd have to contact the extension author about why that actually keeps happenning.
SP1
oh ok
what is a good flash video downloader that works for firefox that is free
besides sothink free video downloader
rjohnson19
VideoDownload Helper
SP1
thanks let me try that
rjohnson19
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006
you could rename prefs.js in your profile to get rid of the junk prefs, if you don't have too many other prefs you care about
SP1
i have adblockplus
and publicfox i care about
i guess ill have to try something
go get rid of the other junk prefs
\to*
thanks ill bbl
joseph__
anyone here
Aggrav9d
hi, firefox! Can someone help me figure out why ff on windows sucks 500mb of ram if I leave it open for too long? All I have installed are adblock, firebug, firecookie, and total validator.
Pupeno
Is it possible for firefox to modify the CSS when you download a whole page to hard disk, so that images are downloaded or picked up from the server?
Fudge
hi is there a ubuntu repos to get thunderbird3?
Athen
is there a way to change the time that tooltips/alt text stay visible ?
         

kbrosnan
in 3.6 it should stay open till you move the mouse
Athen
I'm on 3.5.7 atm
it just seemed like something that would probably be in the about:config pages or something, I just couldn't find it
kbrosnan
might be an extension, else help > check for updates on non-linux
not an about:config pref
Athen
non-linux would be a silly system to use
Balsaq
i just went on ff and got hit with supposeedy several hundred trojan and virus...stopped the who;e computer dead in its tracks and tried to install antivirus...said i don't have any?
used task mgr to get out and ran avast and malwarebytes and hijackthis and found nothing, now running ccleaner? anyone experience this?
Cork
Balsaq: what clamed you got hit with trojans through ff=
?
kbrosnan
sounds like a fake anti virus page. they try to get you to install a program that won't uninstall unless you pay them
something like this http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/Assets/AlertMedia/defensio-ncaa-mar09.png
Balsaq
no idea
looked like windows claimed it too me
Cork
Balsaq: most likly just a scam
Balsaq
wanted me to install a antivir
seemd like a scam
Cork
the risk of you getting trojans through surfing with firefox is almost non existent
kbrosnan
Balsaq
i had just clicked on a website called pirate bay and clicked on torrents
so i used task manager to get out becasue for a minute there i was stuck
and ran all my arsenal of antivir
and it looks clean
?
kbrosnan
did the page look similar to what i linked?
Balsaq
never saw the page it was likw windows suddenly took over and windows like screens were in front of me saying i need to install something that is now in my recycle bin
and the screens had red marks infront of all the trojans
and a little install window was up to install the antivir
Cork
Balsaq: did the window look like those images?
Balsaq
it would let me X out
kbrosnan
sounds like the example images i linked above
Cork
ya
Balsaq
whatwill lokk at them kbrosnan now
kbrosnan
Balsaq
looked similar to kbrosnan window
yes kbrosnan like that!
Cork
then its just a scam page, you souldn't do anything it says
kbrosnan
afik as long as you don't run the installer they try to trick you with you are good
Balsaq
i downloaded the antivir into a file and deleted the file
but never installed it
or ran it
and am now running ccleaner
powerhouse scam
kbrosnan
it is a social attack to attempt to get you to install the software that they provide
Balsaq
well is putting it a file letting it in?
kbrosnan
no
Balsaq
whew..it is running great
quite a scam
auscompgeek
wb marienz :D
mzz
?
apparently I timed out
auscompgeek
|<-- mzz has left freenode (Changing host)
mzz, working on that freenode-firefox dual cloak? :D
mzz
maybe later
Balsaq
why cani watch youtube on ie8 and not FF?
drives me crazy
plugin?
i already have flash
auscompgeek
wfm
Balsaq
is that a swear word?
Cork
heh
auscompgeek
works for me != swearing&
Cork
Works For Me <--
Balsaq
cool, ummm why cant i play youtube vids in FF?
Cork
Balsaq: try reinstalling flash
auscompgeek
No need to repeat yourself, only draws away attention.
Balsaq
the flash ia good nstall becasue it works in ie8
Cork
Balsaq: that has nothing to do with it
Balsaq
ok
so i do 2 installs one for ff
Cork
flash for ie8 is activex, flash for firefox is netscape plugin
Balsaq
ahhh
i new you guys had the answer!
but when i had a vista copmuter (ditched it) i kept reinstalling flash for ff and it never worked...
but i guess if you say so
auscompgeek
lol, you forgot to install the NPAPI one :D
Balsaq
is that another swear word?
Cork
npapi is the name for netscape plugins
Balsaq
ahhh
auscompgeek
lol
Cork
if you download flash in ie you won't get a version that works with firefox
auscompgeek
rtfm
Balsaq
cool...so i install flash and then find the NPAPI plug in and install it
Cork
irritating enough is taht if you download it in ff you get one that works in ie >_<
auscompgeek
&
Cork
Balsaq: if you download it in ff ya
Balsaq
well iwill do it when i am in ff
i love ff but this is just weird
Cork
Balsaq: if a plain install doesn't fix it
Balsaq: goto add/remove program / Uninstall a program and remove all flash installs and try again
Balsaq
geez
Cork
add/remove program / Uninstall a program <-- you find one of these in your systems control panel
Balsaq
oh yeah im good a that
Cork
sometime flash can fail att handling its own installs :/
auscompgeek
&
Balsaq
but the part i wanna make sure of is...you are saying i need 1. a good flash install for IE8.....and....2. another good install for ff, plus a plug in called NPAPI...do i understand?
auscompgeek
NPAPI is part of Firefox itself.
Balsaq
yep i know that
auscompgeek
It's used by Firefox for plugins.
Flash for Fx uses NPAPI.
Balsaq
in the end will there ne 2 flashes in my add remove?
auscompgeek
yep
Balsaq
ill be galdarned
auscompgeek
one for IE, one for Fx, Opera, Chrome etc.
Balsaq
i can play both on this particular computer...i am going to look in add remove now (its my w7 one that i am having the prob not this xp pro)
Cork
"Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX"
"Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin"
Balsaq
ill be a monkey's uncle....2 flashes in there!
auscompgeek
:D
Balsaq
dont recall puttin em there?
Cork
Balsaq: if you download flash through firefox you get two by itself
Balsaq
ah hah
Cork
Balsaq: but if you download it through ie you only get the activex one
auscompgeek
That's weird.
Balsaq
now i see
thats what was torque ing me
Cork
its a stupid idea, but thats how adobe does it
Balsaq
i knew i didnt do 2 before
and i did this xp pro from scratch all drivers and everything
wow suddenly my curser is real fat, must of hit a key here?
uglt fat curser blinking where i type
auscompgeek
press insert :D
Cork
ya, sounds like the disability helper
Balsaq
good one!
you guys know everytning
auscompgeek
or I know everything :P
Balsaq
so far you have solved the bizarre 300 trojan issue and the fat curser issue all in one night
Cork
i'm on a roll :)
auscompgeek
lol
300 trojans!? O_o
Cork
scam web site
Balsaq
it was a fake scam in the end
Cork
scam av web site event
auscompgeek
o_O
Cork
-t
Balsaq
pirate bay, then clicked on a list of bittorrents
and got hammered
scared me to death because none of it showed up in my arsenal of AV stuff
auscompgeek
that's the problem with pirate :D
Balsaq
thought i had contracted the world beater of all trojans
the one you just cant find....
Cork
auscompgeek: that has nothing to do with piratebay actually
Balsaq: those are called rootkits ;)
Balsaq
i wonder if my arsenal handles those?
Cork
most likly not
Balsaq
avast, malwarebytes, defender and of course hjthis?
auscompgeek
RootkitRevealer :)
Balsaq
hmmmm
auscompgeek
HiJackThis should work, might not for some.
Balsaq
i luv HJthis
powerful
if you use the config tool
auscompgeek
<3 a-squared
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