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georgij
How can I fix magnet link with deluge
I asked in #deluge
they said it was a firefox question
And didnt get any help here
so have to take matters in to my own hads
as usual
triple_xxx
how do you track new updates or versions for firefox??
georgij
u plug a cable up ur ass
kensanata
When I click on the feed icon I get the option to 'Subscribe to X...' -- when I click that link I get a "Opening X" dialog asking me what application to use. Somehow this particular Firefox doesn't know that the Atom feed is a web feed.
triple_xxx
wow what set hime off
kensanata
In Preferences, the Content Type "Web Feed" is linked to "Preview in Firefox" so that part is correct.
This is Ubuntu on a macppc architecture...
Maybe a missing /etc/mailcap entry?
kbrosnan
if you want them bookmarked in firefox i would look at resetting your localstore.rdf file in the profile
triple_xxx
some of these web feeds I didn't choose How do I get ride of them.... or is there a good add-on for feeds
kbrosnan
right click delete
         

triple_xxx
manage feeds add-on
I will google this
cenar
triple_xxx: He just was too impatient and annoyed he didn't get an answer in 2 minutes
And firefox normally automatically checks for updates
Or what do you mean?
pyronik
hello, when downloading files using firefox I have been getting the following error message frequently for larger files "could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.
"
any help with this issue would be appreciated
syrius
how do I change about:config settings from commandline?
augustl
aww, I can't use DOMParser inside my worker =/
are there any lightweight worker alternatives that has the DOM available?
or, how can I perform CPU intensive work without causing the slow script warning?
setting some timeouts, perhaps?
kbrosnan
Raccoon
What happened to Iceweasel?
Peng
Ask them. :P
kbrosnan
debian is responsible for iceweasle
belak
Is there a way to disable the thumbnails when I drag a tab?
Specifically in linux
dodddummy
peng, i did a bit of testing and it seems that if i just put one word in the address bar which isn't a valid site, it goes to that site to do the dns redirection. however if i enter multiple words it uses keyword.url
aum
hi - i can't get ff3.6 to recognise java plugin (on linux) - i've symlinked the jre's libjavaplugin_oji.so into ff's plugins directory, still no good - doesn't show up on about:plugins
i've tried with both java 1.5 and 1.6
kbrosnan
x86? x64?
aum
x86
kbrosnan
java -version returns?
aum
java version "1.6.0_14"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_14-b08)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode, sharing)
is that too old?
kbrosnan
no
aum
(Action) tries again, this time with 1.6.0_18
kbrosnan
need to make sure it is java 14 that you are symlinking then
the version numbers need to line up exactly
aum
still no good:
java version "1.6.0_18"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_18-b07)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 16.0-b13, mixed mode, sharing)
it's only ff 3.6 that i've had trouble with
earlier ff versions, java plugin worked fine
on ff3.6, java plugin gets completely ignored
ahh, i'm a victim of bad documentation
ff wasn't looking in its own plugins dir, it was looking in ~/.mozilla/plugins
wtf
i've symlinked libjavaplugin_oji.so into ~/.mozilla/firefox and ~/.mozilla/plugins
still not getting found
this is getting pretty freaken frustrating
ahh, it's definitely a ff 3.6 thing
ff 3.5.2 finds the java plugin, no worries
         

MissPiggy
hi do know if you can save files from the Net thing in firebug?
(and how ?)
its not possible?
syrius
is there a way to get firefox to say what the default directory for a given profile?
MissPiggy
this is so frustrating omg
kbrosnan
as an extension?
MissPiggy: http://groups.google.com/group/firebug
MissPiggy
what about iT?
kbrosnan
generally the best place to get Firebug info
MissPiggy
just people complaining that it doesn't have the faeture :/
can you save files out of the cache without using CacheViewer (extension)?
well you can save them with right click, but you get an HTML file that is a hex coded version so I'll have to convert that back to binary which is a hassle
CorpX
im trying to do a complete save on a webpage, but some files are missing and firefox quits saving the images in the middle when it finds a missing one
any way i can just ignore the missing ones?
anom01y
how do I change the color of the search bar's text ? (right now it is white on a white background, and I cannot see it. It is from a theme).
I could only find google results for changing the address bars's text color, which I used one and it works fine, but not for the search bar
man what a stupid bug
there is no way to change the text color for the search-container
in usercrome.css
syrius
what is the config file that firefox uses for its preferences?
Jan|
where is the default footer persona image ?
anom01y
wow I hacked the crap out of it now it works
Jan|
the font size changees when I apply a persona
augustl
I want a div to be as high as the page or higher. Doable without JS?
(higher than the page if it has enough content in it)
laeg
what is the best way to run two instances of ff simultaneously?
i need one socks wrapped, one not
fakeer
How to set configure firefox so that the master password is not asked always and especially when I start browser? I want to be prompted only at times when I do things like seeing saved passwords.
laeg
fakeer: that's most likely why you're being asked for the master
one of your homepages is probably using your pass?
fakeer
laeg: yeah..many .. for example gmail..launchpad, yoono etc.. but I don't want it to ask me at that time.. rather I want to be prompted only when I am able to watch the password in plain text.. like in saved passwords>show passwords..
augustl
is there a -moz-box-shadow-color?
I want to change the color of the box shadow when hovering, would be nice to not have to duplicate the entire -moz-box-shadow
laeg
fakeer: yeah i understand. the reason it's asking for it is because it's using a saved password, i had a similar issue and just had to disable the master
there's probably some workaround i just haven't looked for it
theadmin
Uh hello everyone. I wondered about built-in support for Personas... are Themes now an outdated way or something?
kbrosnan
theadmin: no
theadmin
kbrosnan: I see. Well, thanks
bmm
My firefox is constantly doing something while I'm not doing something with firefox. I found some configurations to keep that to a minimum (wrote them on a blog-post).
However, it is still busy, so I did an strace -p [firefox pid] and found it is constantly doing poll and futex. Is there some way to keep it from polling and have it use select or something like that?
(any other tips on getting Firefox to just go to sleep when I'm not using it?)
mibster
hello, why are css3 properties prefixed with a strange prefix instead of just implementing them as they should be implemented according to the w3c?
amee2k
evening everyone
about NoScript... how do i get rid of the "scripts currently forbidden ..." message at the bottom... permanently!
Jan|
where is the default footer persona image ?
mibster
amee2k: rightclick, options, notifications, search
amee2k
mibster: thanks a lot, man!
these popup bars drive me nuts
hm... i've been trying to get rid of the "missing plugin" one at the top as well (which extra annoyingly slides into the visible area)
mibster
np
syrius
http://www.torproject.org/torbutton/faq.html.en#recommendedextensions
tor project recommends to use adblock plus with easyprivacy+easylist does that mean that you don't need the easylist for your language or region?
t3rk3l
namd
I440r
how can i stop firefox from detaching instead of closing when i hit the X button?
this happens in both linux and windows and is VERY VERY VERY annoying because i cannot launch another instalce of firefox until i killall or control alt delete to get the taskman to kill it
rjohnson19
mibster: the -moz prefix means that property is not final yet, they are implementing a draft spec
I440r
errr" another instance" please read thru my crappy typing lol
rjohnson19
I440r: You are closing all windows, including any download wndow?
I440r
im hitting the X
there are no downloadsx
if i launch firefox in windows or linux the X does not kill the firefox process
it detaches it from its window and the process remains
it does not kill firefox
rjohnson19
It doesn't terminate instantaneously or just never terminates? Try in Safe Mode http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode
I440r
it never terminates
linux doesnt have a safe mode.
this happens in arch linux, gentoo linux windows xp, windows 7
rjohnson19
Firefox's Safe Mode
I440r
errr
kbrosnan
which is present in all versions of firefox
I440r
i will try this in safe mode but what will it prove?
rjohnson19
An add-on or plugin could be interfering with the shutdown process of Firefox.
kbrosnan
extension or setting issue if it shuts down cleanly
I440r
if i run in safe mode and disable everything its ONLY disabling and resetting things for SAFE mode right?
launch it normally and all my crap is NOT reset right?
kbrosnan
as long as you don't check the any of the check boxes in the safe mode dialog
I440r
well i was able to launch in safe mode, hit the X and see that firefox was shut down correctly
but it will do that in normal most sometiems too
kbrosnan
do you use the ghostery extension?
I440r
hell yes
is that known to cause issues?
kbrosnan
known issue with the extension, report it to the author
I440r
aha
if its a known issue doesnt he already know about it? lol
kbrosnan
known as a bug has been filed in bugzilla
I440r
oh can i ask a politically incorrect question?
aha
why does firefox wh**e itself out to google
personally i would prefer that google useage be DISCOURAGED not encouraged
google is the reason i use ghostery basically
kbrosnan
there is a contract till 2011 that google is the default search engine and home page
I440r
why?
they paid firefox for that?
kbrosnan
yes
I440r
next time make a deal with http://www.startpage.com/
they dont save your IP address or track your searches and are not responsible for 99% of the spam currently floating around the web
google is worse than microsoft and aol combined. their "dont be evil" is a smokescreen :
i dont trust google one iota
mconnor
google was picked, in the beginning, because it was the choice of the vast majority of our users
that continues to be the case, and the fact that we can fund operations through a revenue agreement is a key to continued development
I440r
yes. me too but when most of the sites you go to have google adsense on them you start to ask questions and see just how much google CANNOT be trusted
mconnor
whether that would be another company when the current contract expires is something that gets debated, but users always have the choice to switch
I440r
yes. every time i install firefox i have the choice to go thru the various configs and remove google from my toolbars and home pages
mconnor
Weave will help with that, of course
I440r
http://www.startpage.com/eng/protect-privacy.html <--- that page basically convinced me to not use googles search engine and to block everything of theirs
mconnor
but not all the way there yet
I440r: it's entirely true that google is interested in knowing more about you, so they can target ads etc more effectively
that's how they make so much money, of course
d1b
mconnor: it is entirelly true that all search engines are as well.
google just does it better.
mconnor
perhaps
d1b
I440r: google don't be evil is better than microsoft's um ... well will come up with some gimmic later...
I440r
mconnor, i saw an advert on the tv the other day for a anti snore product. $20 with guaranteed refund if not satisfied. even if 100% of the people who used ti got their refund the makers of this snake oil will STILL make a profit
d1b
mconnor: from a SEO point of view, bing is still msn (easy to spam)
I440r
d1b, its still a LIE
d1b
I440r: it is all a lie.
I440r
except the cake
mconnor
mmm, cake
d1b
i dont' trust any of them, google does it better so i use their services.
no one knows if bing actually will remove user data after 6 months
they say they are moving towards that, well good but how would i even know for certain.
I440r
startpage does not log it to begin with
d1b
answer -> i won't so it doesn't matter.
I440r
and any logs they do keep are purged within 48 hours, sometimes less
d1b
I440r: look up googlesharing and or Tor
mconnor
I440r: at elast, that's what they claim ;)
d1b
'claim'
I440r
mconnor, true you can never KNOW they are not fibbing their ass off lol
what is tor?
d1b
I440r: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60333
mconnor
anyway, the short version is: it's not a simple decision. what users will use anyway, that matters, what keeps the lights on, without screwing users, that matters, lots o fother factors matter too
I440r
oh. instead of allowing google to track me i allow googlesharing to track me
who then sells the data to google?
:)
d1b
I440r: look up Tor if you care then...
mconnor
yeah, if you want to really be private, use Tor
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