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koshari
why does my firefox window decoration disappear if the text "trans" is in the browser?
machine1
is there an easy way to repack a firefox version into a self extracting installer?
jankol
hi
everactive
how can I assign alt+F1,2,3,etc to open links
kbrosnan
everactive: only with an extension
everactive
where can i find that?
i mean this very extension
kbrosnan
i don't know that it exists. but addons.mozilla.org would be a place to start
arm
hi people. I'm here to complain about something that's been bothering me for some time now. Haven't we had enough of this tiny about:restore tabs list that can only hold 5 or 6 items? Why the **** can't it just be as large as the window, at least as tall as the window. I'm tired of browsing tabs in that little **** to restore the stuff I care about when firefox crashes (which is more usual than you'd hope)
there's not even an about:config item for that
sdwilsh
eh?
what version of firefox are you using?
         

arm
3.6
sdwilsh
it's a whole window for me
arm
hmm
sdwilsh: what version is yours?
sdwilsh
well, 3.7a2pre now, but I was using 3.6 and it was the same way...
machine1
if i extract the setup file with windows, how do i put it back the way it was?
arm
sdwilsh: http://arm.picolisp.org/sessionrestore.png
sdwilsh
maybe it is your theme?
arm
sdwilsh: I have no themes defined for all I know
sdwilsh
it looks like you are using a non-default theme
machine1
is this a good place for me to start? i need to create an installer, for windows to put on several machines. this is ff3, in article not 3.6 http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/custom-firefox-install-part-1
arm
sdwilsh: if you say so by the colors, it's a gtk theme I've set, but it has nothing to do with this
sdwilsh
(Action) shrugs
machine1
how do i pack these files back up?
theres got to be an easier way. this is a mess.
arm
machine1: honestly, I think noone is saying anything in that regard because your question is so... basic... that it should take anyone a couple of minutes to figure out
oh, wait
you are in windows?
machine1
if its so basic, then just post 1 line
yeah
arm
my bad, they may even be stuff in the regedit sh*t
machine1
arm
machine1: looking at that article made me remember how lame windows is. In any case, I think it should be enough to just back up this: C:\Documents and Settings\user account\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\
machine1
ok thanks
its not really an install setup though
jimisrvrox
hey folks in the organize bookmarks window how do you create a new sub folder with the keyboard? I hate right click new folder and i never can figure out context menu keyboard shortcuts...
         

nesoi
anyone know how I can get my 3.6 on osx to restore tabs? I have it set to restore them, but it isn't doing it
is there something I can reset?
is this a dead channel?
kbrosnan
nesoi: are you in private browsing mode?
nesoi
no kbrosnan
kbrosnan
then close firefox and delete sessionstore.bak and sessionstore.js from your profile
nesoi
where would I find those on osx?
kbrosnan
see irc.mozilla.org for the profile folder loction
because i'm lazy and there is no bot here
nesoi
hm... I don't find sessionstore.*
kbrosnan
have you set firefox never to remember your history? firefox > prefs > privacy
nesoi
no, it says use custom settings for history
and it has clear history when firefox closes checked
is that doing it?
kbrosnan
yes
nesoi
ok, thanks!
got to run... I appreciate it!
Syntropy|Laptop
I'm trying to wrap the flash plugin. The flash object I'm trying to work with opens a new tab in the browser, a behaviour which I would like to stop.
I have a feeling that flash is using javascript to open this popup window, bypassing the NoScript addon. Is there a way to view and/or intercept calls to the javascript engine?
mibster
somehow somebody changed my default search engine for stuff i type into the address bar to yahoo, i wnat google back, how do i do it?
Peng
mibster: about:config, keyword.url, right-click -> Reset.
mibster
thanks man
i tried browser.search.defaultenginename but didnt work
wait keyword.URL is set too google
(Action) scratches his head
why do i get yahoo?
also there is no reset option
Peng
It's possible your ISP is screwing with your DNS responses to send you to a search engine.
(Action) shrugs
mibster
hmm
never happened before
also i get fu*king http://www.mybrowserbar.com/ error pages when a site does not exist
i should scan for spyware i guess
PythonPup
Howdy. I am trying to install extensions globally for all users on a machine. I tried the -install-global-extension option, but now Firefox won't start. I have been searching the web, but without finding anything useful. Suggestions would be nice.
shurane
I was wondering, why doesn't the "save page as" option download external javascript files?
Mantis
does firefox show error responses by default?
shurane
Are you referring to the error console, mantis?
mariano|syzygy
is there a way to turn off javascript in a tab?
Vroomfondle
Whenever I execute FF3.6 it spawns a new instance, rather than foregrounding the old one like it used to on my system. Is this something I can control via about:config?
Volatile
hi! Is there a way to redirect mailto links to gmail somehow?
(In firefox, that is...)
Peng
Volatile: I think you can do that in Tools -> Options -> Applicatiosn.
Volatile: If not, the Gmail Notifier extension can do it, among other features./
Volatile
Hm. I'll chech the extension then, I think... Thanks!
Peng
You really should be able to do it without using an extension... I think.
Volatile
Peng; well, probably... However, I'm not really in the mood right now to spend hours trying to find out how. Maybe later. :)
Peng
Tools -> Options -> Applications, scroll down to mailto, click on it, select Gmail . . .
Like I said, "probably".
Volatile
Hmkay... Oh, yes, Edit->Preferences->Applications{mailto} had a gmail value! Thanks!
(Action) installs the now unneccesary extension
Peng
:D
(Hopefully it really works, too! :P )
Volatile
(It did, but not exactly in the same way.)
lajim
hola
Volatile
shalom
pokoko222
is history same as cached pages?
SP1
good mroning to you all
i need to know how to make sothink;s free video downloader for firefox
not able to save the addresses of the videos i download
in about:config
is this possible?
teleyinex
hi everyone
Im using firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu Hardy and I have a problem
when I'm playing a video with HTML5 code, the audio does not work if I'm playing other music with Rhythmbox
I imagine the problem has its origins in pulseaudio
do you know something about this issue?
Volatile
teleyinex; I really think this is more of a sound problem than a firefox related issue. I usually restart my sound driver in gentoo when I get some sound conflicts. Not sure how to do it or if it's even applicable for Ubuntu, though.
teleyinex
Volatile, I don't think it is a driver problem because it works perfectly well until I open a video or a song with a Gnome application
it seems like the sound device is opened by pulseaudio and that Firefox cannot open it
I will search for bugs
Cya!
therocketmaster
Hi, i got a problem with an add on.
There's one which got installed with .net framework, and i want to uninstall it.
But, it doesn't work with my browser, so i can't.
Please help me.
Volatile
hm
you mean that you installed the .net framework, and it got installed "in the background", so to say?
therocketmaster
No, it installed an add-on in the browser.
And, i can't get rid of it.
It doesn't work with it.
Volatile
Have you tried removing the folder that contains the plugin?
therocketmaster
I don't know which one is it.
Microsoft .net framework assistant 1.0
Doesn't work.
Volatile
Hm. I don't have windows, so I'm not really sure where windows put things... maybe in C:\documents and profiles\some profile or other\Application data\firefox\plugins\some folder?
either in your own profile directory or all users or administrator or something like that
That's my humble guess anyway.
Ox032F
I guess this is a widely known problem: can you tell me how to have offsetParent computed correctly on dynamically loaded elements?
GSF1200S
why does firefox go to a small 800x600 window in the upper left corner of my screen when I click maximize?
darkbalder
hi everyone
is possible switch between profiles without close firefox???
xangua
there was an extension to do that i think
kbrosnan
firefox -P -no-remote
xangua
ooh, interesting
PeskyJ
I'm thinking about having my .mozilla directory on a shared/synchronized path with a symlink to it from each machine I use, so that saved passwords, settings, etc. are shared - would this potentially cause problems if one version of firefox was updated and another not updated?
mconnor
yes
PeskyJ
oh, shame
mconnor
and a bunch of the sqlite files are opened with exclusive locks
so if you were running on one machine, the other machine will be unhappy
PeskyJ: what you really want is Weave
PeskyJ: http://mozillalabs.com/weave/
PeskyJ
ok, somethign new to look at
mconnor
you can run your own server too, if client side encryption of data isn't good enough
PeskyJ
well I was gonna chuck the whole lot in an encrypted filesystem anyhow
darkbalder
if I start frefox using firefox -P -no-remote, how i can switch profiles?
PeskyJ
and sync it using dropbox, so file locks wouldn't be a direct issue, but could cause sync issues if I left one open and used another
darkbalder
I got it, thanks
PeskyJ
mconnor, mmm, weave looks very interesting :)
mconnor
PeskyJ: good good :)
confusious
Helloooooo everybody !!
kbrosnan
hi
confusious
Can anybody explain to me...WHAT is the reason for pages trying to auto reload in Firefox ? And,should I allow them to ?
kbrosnan
i would geuss meta refresh was set
confusious
kbros are you talkin to me ? meta refresh ?
kbrosnan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_refresh
Trek
confusious: yes, kbrosnan was talking to you. META refresh is an HTML tag that can be inserted into code on a webpage that auto-refreshes after a time period
PeskyJ
confusious: yes, some webpages can set that to tell the browser to reload them after some time - or you may also be talking abotu why does firefox restore tabs when you start it? that can be controlled from the settings
kbrosnan
the server that gave the browser the web page said to check to see if it changed in x number of seconds
confusious
okay.Generally F.F.only asks me the first time the page is loaded
I wonder if this is "Noscript" or "Adblockplus" related
Doesn't anyone else ever see this with their F.F ?
Trek
confusious: no, but if you tell me the site I can see if it happens on my clean f.fox install
confusious
Hmmmmmmm.Well...1 site would be myfoxla.com
than k you trek
Trek
confusious: that page has a meta refresh tag, its autorefreshing every so often
not firefox related, web page code-related
i took a look at the source code because I do that a lot, searched for that tag
how often does it refresh for you?
confusious
Hmmmm.Okay.Well,thanks........See,when I go there Firefox says "firefox prevented this page from auto reload" Then has a button that says "allow" I always wonder what to do there
Trek
confusious: thats Firefox preventing the META tag from working, its not addon related at all
confusious
Hmmmmmm Not sure about refresh rate
I didn't think so...... I'm just always confused about whether or not to allow the reload or not
Usually if I click on "allow" I don't see anything but the same old page reloaded
Trek
confusious: i rarely use the meta tag "refresh", but the interval is set to 600 so it might refresh every several minutes or something automatically
firefox is just preventing the refresh
it may mean that nothing new happened to the site
confusious
I'm just sooooooo confused by all dis computer stuff {heh,heh}
Trek
nevertheless with that one site I don't think there's an issue with letting it refresh
confusious
Am I bothering you ? Cuz if not........what exactly is the point of "refresh" Just to see if anything new is on the page ?
Trek
indeed, confusious. thats what "refresh" means, refresh the page's content
so if nothing new or no changes are seen, then there was no change, its just a way to see if there was any new content
confusious
Beautiful.......I love you heh heh thanks for that one and now..........
Trek
and now I am off
whoops, though it was an hour from now ,my bad
anything else I can help with confusious?
confusious
Thanks so much my friend.I appreciate all the help
Trek
sorry to steal the glory from everyone else in the channel, though.
Silowyi
Is there a way to make Thunderbird always delete messages where the FROM name is the same as the TO name? I know it's silly but that is the only spam that ever passes my filters.
confusious
I {think} that may be all for the day Heh heh we'll see
Trek
i'll be here for a littlewhile longer
Silowyi
hmm ok, mozilla auto-redirects to firefox... nice
guess it's off to irc.mozilla.org
Trek
may I ask why there's a firefox channel here on freenode if mozilla has an IRC server and channel for it?
confusious
how about this one.... I using pidgin chat client.........I would like to add this channel to my buddy list...should I click on add buddy add chat or add group ??
satdav
gavin, ping
Trek
add chat confusious
confusious, but why pidgin? why not xchat or others?
satdav
OK what you trying to do
confusious
Thanks again trek figured that one out
It's just what knida came with the os that I using
kinda
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