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yitz_
Can I somehow run two different instances of FF at once (ie different profiles)?
Or, say, on two X11 servers at once
Peng
yitz_: Pass -no-remote
yitz_: Or set MOZ_NO_REMOTE=1
yitz_
Thanks
Meh. firefox -no-remote: "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system."
Peng
You probably needed to start the first one with it too.
yitz_
Hm. Will try
Nope. Didn't help
Peng
Oh, wait. It says Firefox is running but not responding? Maybe you have some other instance frozen in the background? Check ps. I dunno.
yitz_
pgrep doesn't show any instance of firefox
I can open a first instance fine with -no-remote but attempting to open a second produces that message
Peng
yitz_: What version?
yitz_
3.6
         

Peng
Sorry, I dunno.
yitz_
About says "Namoroka/3.6"
http://blog.codefront.net/2007/03/01/running-two-firefox-profiles-simultaneously/ works :)
Peng
.....Oh. It _was_ trying to open a new instance -- with the same profile that was already in use, so it gave an error. Maybe.
yitz_
Yeah. You need a different profile for it to work...
Or at the very least to explicitly specify a profile
Peng
I always run the profile manager -- -ProfileManager
sybariten
hey
need suggestions on how to solve something
its a download-issue... mass-download. On our intranet, we have pictures (thumbnails) which are links, to files
the thing is, they are not links directly to the files. You end up on a sort of "presentation page", that looks basicly the same for each file... and there is a DL link on that page
those links are different ofcourse. But, the problem is, as i said, that the files i want arent directly linked from the image thumbnails on our start page... in that case i'd have used DTA
so basicly i'm thinking of making a shell script or something
Flynsarmy
Anyone know of an extension that lets you hide statusbar icons?
syrius
how do you kill a specific firefox profile?
I try to run this one profile it tells me it is still running
it has --no-remote
I don't want to have to force quit all firefox instances
mtx_init
How come firefox spell check says this word is spelled wrong "specialization" and offered a replacement with specialisation
syrius
depends on the dictionary you se
also you could have by accident changed it
mtx_init
well im using the default
its a fresh install
it happens on every instance of firefox ive ever used
syrius
also the dictionaries for various programs don't seem to have all the words in english language
so sometimes I have to add them
like with pidgin with deniability
deniability would come up spelled wrong with pidgin
mtx_init
hopefully goggles spelly will solve all of this.
Peng
Or you could install the en-US dictionary somehow, if it's what yo uwant.
(Not sure where to find it, though, aside from downloading an en-US Firefox build.)
Satisfied
anybody know of an add-on or greasemonkey script that will enable h264 in youtubes html5 beta? Not sure why mozilla/firefox will not support this... i mean, flash is supported and that's a pretty horrible proprietary solution
Jef91
Anyone here know where firefox mobile saves files to by defgault on my n900? I can't find it even when I search my device...
cryptic0
what does it mean when I can't access certain websites through firefox on one machine, but I can when using another machine on the same network.
Peng
Perhaps the two machines have different DNS records cached?
cryptic0
Peng: how can I rectify that? nonworking machine is linux, working machine is vista
both using firefox
Peng
cryptic0: It was just one possibility. Can you elaborate on "can't access"? What error do you get?
There's probably a page on http://support.mozilla.com/ about this
         

cryptic0
Peng: no errors, firefox keeps trying to connect, but doesn't succeeed. Then it times out. However, another machine has no problem accessing that website
Peng
cryptic0: Like I said, there's probably a page about it more useful than I am...
cryptic0: Does it say "connection refused"? "Timed out"? Present a blank page?
cryptic0
timed out
I wonder if I need to make any changes to /etc/resolv.conf
Peng
Any changes related to this? Probably not/
cryptic0
ok
Peng
OK, what _I_ would do is to see what IP the Linux one is connecting to with iftop, but there's probably better software to use, and I dunno how to check it on Vista.
cryptic0
Peng: u there?
I think the problem may have been that I was connected over a ssh tunnel to my university campus network. Which I have been told, routes all my traffic through university network. May be thats' why I was getting timeout
Peng
Not really.
Oh. That could do it...
cryptic0
I disconnected the vpnc and now the websites are working. Wheneve I connect with vpnc, it starts a new device tn0 with a new ip address.
powrsurg
any recommendations on how to market a Firefox extension?
Satisfied
contract a marketing company ?
powrsurg
well, market might not be the best choice of words
basically, it can load popular javascript frameworks like jquery, prototype, etc from the hard disk instead of downloading them from the Web server
I figure some developers may be interested in saving on bandwidth
beinghuman
so every time i start firefox in windows 7 my mouse goes bonkers
the throbber next to the mouse changes into a star
kthomas_vh
why does FF on windows lose tabs for its windows, that is, you can have four windows open but only 3 show in the windows program bar?
Basstard`
How do I disable Firefox's use (abuse) of video memory? Intel 865G and load up a large image, then it crashes X. Fedora 12 KDE. Firefox 3.5.8.
SP1
hi all
i need some help with being able to completly stop firefox latest version when i try to run it and it says its already running but it doesnt show in task manager
hi t3rk3l
t3rk3l
hi ho
SP1
hey what do you know about klilling firefox?
t3rk3l
i have no idea
SP1
killing i meant
t3rk3l
it should be in the taskmanager, when its running
SP1
seems at times after i need to reboot firefox i end it and try to rerun it and it says its already running but it doesnt show up in the task manager
t3rk3l
i dont know any commands at all
SP1
that is the strangest thing
t3rk3l
did you wait long enough befor starting ff again?
SP1
yes
5-10 seconds
dolske
sometimes it can take a while to shut down
t3rk3l
thats not really much time to completely close ff
SP1
it doesnt happen all the time just off and on when it wants to act up
usually when i shut it down then quickly rerun it it does run
dolske
but if you're checking the task manager / ps output before restarting it something else might be going on.
SP1
task manager /ps output
where does that get saved?
dolske
Which Firefox version do you have?
SP1
3.6 i believe
t3rk3l
i propose to wait half up to a minute
dolske
hmm, ok. 3.6 should be better than 3.5, but I think there are still cases where shutdown may take more than a few seconds.
t3rk3l
*agree*
SP1
it is weird though 20014 version of firefox didnt have this problem
2.0.0.14
t3rk3l
i have win 7 pro x64 and have to wait up to a minute
SP1
i see
dolske
Lots has changed since Firefox 2.
t3rk3l
because my firefox is collecting ram -.-
SP1
im on xp p[ro with sp2 update
t3rk3l
thats another problem since last system reinstall
SP1
is there any way to make it shutdowen faster
Shutdown*
ok well thanks for the help
im back needing to ask a question
how might i be able to use my bookmarks from v3.6 firefox in firefox v2.0.0.14
if anyone can quickly help me id sure;ly appreciate it
auscompgeek
gavin, ping
gavin
auscompgeek: pong
auscompgeek
gavin, I can't seem to connect to moznet.
gavin
try sand.mozilla.org ?
auscompgeek
Hm, just wait a moment, I'll configure cZ to recognise that as part of moznet :D
(Action) looks through cZ's code
Oh great, seems ChatZilla is borking over a weird error.
Let's try another instance of ChatZilla, shall we?
(Action) closes this instance of ChatZilla, brb
Must be something wrong on my side.
Let's try Mibbit.
Well now, hiding behind Mibbit worked :)
MaxHR
Hello, looking to stop pages from auto reloading, also from replacing or blocking my right click menu options, how can these two things be done? ( addons or config settings or ...)
auscompgeek
Auto-reloading and redirecting? There's an option for that.
MaxHR
hehe, cool, lay it on me :)
auscompgeek
Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page
West
any ops around?
MaxHR
auscompgeek: ok, so that will block this behavior then? what about the right-click menu modifying, know about that one?
I found a few promising options, but would like to know if you have experience with one or other
http://www.firefoxtutor.com/17/unblockcontext/
looks good
auscompgeek
West, you aren't after a firefox cloak, are you?
If you help out here, I might give you the link :)
West
Cool, I will keep that in mind.
thanks
MaxHR
np, I hopefully I will stop being bugged by websites gone wild
phrozen77
q: does anyone have an idea if a linux firefox profile will work on osx?
auscompgeek
phr0z3n, should work, I don't see why not.
phrozen77
we'll see :)
meco
Why cannot I find Urdu as one of the languages for Firefox?
In Preferences > Content > Languages I find 17 variants of Arabic, but not Urdu.
I'm using Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.18) Gecko/2010021501 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.0.18
robert_
I get "Error: .330" when loading gmail chat in 3.5.8
West
(Action) pokes benf
robert_
(Action) pokes Adam West
sledgeas
hello
FF 3.x(3.6): BUG: Double-clicking on a downloaded file in the Tools->Downloads, it opens up with the _first app in the list_ under that file type in Applications, no matter what is selected there. I.e. under "PDF document" I have Always Ask, Save File, *Use GIMP, Use evince*, Use Other, Application Details (under the latter i have only evince..) How can I at least re-order the Open-With app list in the Applications?
Kangarooo
hello is here firefox developers?
kbrosnan
sledgeas: it uses the os's default application handler
Kangarooo
heres one sugestion https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0/+bug/294187/comments/7 to have search engine wizard on first time opening FF
heres another sugestion to make FF handle xmpp:kangarooo@gmail.com links https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+bug/510343
sledgeas
kbrosnan: thanks, you are right, but the order is not right. In my nautilus PDF's Open With I have evince and gimp (in that order). evince is the default, but from Tools->Downloads it opens with gimp, because it's the first in the list of Edit->Preferences->Applications->PDF Document
Kangarooo
kbrosnan
Kangarooo: the second one is the os's fault. ubuntu needs to set a default protocol handler in the gnome vfs handler
the first seems to be a ubuntu decision. firefox as shipped by mozilla has everything localized in one downloadable file
sledgeas: might be cached in mimetypes.rdf, removing that file from the firefox profile with firefox closed should reset it to the default os handler
sledgeas
ok, let's give it a try
Kangarooo
sledgeas
kbrosnan: hm, now it offered just and only the GIMP as a program to open PDF, evince is gone. very weird, probably a link between gnome and firefox is of somehow broken..
kbrosnan
Kangarooo: should be a dupliacate of something pre-existing
though i need to head to work, might be back on in ~h1:30
CVirus
I added an addon to enable smooth scrolling but then I uninstalled it and restart firefox and it is still working although it is not in the list of addons !
wait .. I removed another addon :S
sorry
Kangarooo
kbrosnan: what about that last one? didnt understand - dublicate? bug is about that firefox in ubuntu has 1px border outside of it. so if i move mouse to right side of screen its 1px away from slider.. so to move slider i need to move mouse 1px away from right side to activate slider.
kbrosnan: and what about a first time opening wizard for search engine choosing?
Gtekkz_
I got a question: is it possible to put a popup window from firefox on top of all other applications? (skype, msn,...)
I got a question: is it possible to put a popup window from a browser on top of all other applications? (skype, msn,...). This is for a game with javascript
mzz
I hope not
marienz
that is: you can pop up a window, but that's frequently blocked, and how far "above" everything else it ends up is up to the os
adac
If some elements from the web application are marked as to be cached. How long does ff keep those elements in the cache?
zjblabs
how can I make a set of extensions/themes etc avaliable globally (or rather, install them for all firefox users instead of having it saved in the user's profile)?
yermandu
i compile and install gnash and now how i can set the plugins folders?
grobda24
Should it work restoring a backed up profile from windows to a linux Firefox ?
(Action) says hi
fragalot
Hey - is anyone else having trouble with firefox 3 and secure connections beeing IMPOSSIBLE to override?
more specifically - www.ma3d.com
therocketmaster
I have an issue to report.
A certain website has problems.
WeeJeWel
Is there a plugin that will automaticly sync my bookmarks toolbar to google bookmarks?
AlienDK
Hello
kbrosnan
WeeJeWel: http://www.google.com/search?q=google+bookmarks+site%3Aaddons.mozilla.org%2Fen-US
AlienDK
WeeJeWel: I recommend that you do not use ANY Google products or services
GOOGLE IS EVIL!
WeeJeWel
yeyeye
What do you wanna do about it?
AlienDK
Not use any Google products or services
:)
thats what I'm gonna do
KB1JWQ
AlienDK: What, you want an apology from them?
AlienDK: Here you go: http://www.theonion.com/content/news/google_responds_to_privacy
WeeJeWel
They still monitor your browsing behavior using adsense I'm afraid
AlienDK
lol
Yes
but I DNS block those
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