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curtlee2002
I found something that is very annoying in firefox that some other bowsers have prevented
It has no defense against an infinite alert loop
I make a test page for the problem, only open if you have no important tabs open https://poland.gotdns.org/browserbug
rjohnson19
yes, its well know. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/12572 provides the feature you are looking for, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61098 tracks it
known*
Hm, AMO appears to be having some difficulties atm...?
This is the right addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13176
curtlee2002
is there no plan to make this built in?
well, I added my vote to isn't Importance
but the bug was filed in 2000
Casper
Hi there, firefox 3.6 on linux (gentoo). If I upload something to megaupload or imageshack (and I think elsewhere too, but I hasn't recently uploaded there so can't confirm) then firefox freeze until the file is completly uploaded. Any idea what can cause the problem? it dosen't seems to be any of the extension as I disabled "half" then reenabled and disable the other half...
any idea what can cause it?
B|aSS
yes
<curtlee2002> I found something that is very annoying in firefox that some other bowsers have prevented
<curtlee2002> It has no defense against an infinite alert loop
this could do that
*could*
i found a joke about it on the internet
Joke: Exploit that hole in the firefox, sell your soul to the 0 day.
Yahweh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halting_problem
B|aSS
i made another joke out of that joke inspired from a new friend of mine
Joke: Exploit that hole in the firefox, so you can patch it for good like a strong plaster.
i like jokes.
Yahweh
want to know the biggest joke?
Your career
Your lovelife
your life
B|aSS
Thank you very much for the share Yahweh
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In computability theory, the halting problem is a decision problem which can be stated as follows: given a description of a program, decide whether the program finishes running or will run forever.
i guess it's now time to take some decision.
very strong
Alan Turing proved in 1936 that a general algorithm to solve the halting problem for all possible program-input pairs cannot exist.
i heard people say the same about portable computers not so long ago.
         

kbrosnan
mathmatical proofs are much different than prognostication about the future of the tech market
B|aSS
i guess being a genius mean you are able to see beyond logic
GodfatherofEire
Is there a list of command line opts for firefox? Namely disabling add-ons and starting in private?
kbrosnan
https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Command_Line_Options
GodfatherofEire
Thanks
How would I set it up to only use 1 or 2 add-ons while disabling the others?
kbrosnan
you would need to use more than one profile, you can't enable or disable addons from the command line
GodfatherofEire
Alright
lenswipe
hey guys
for some reason firefox wont load javascript even when javascript is enabled?
the said peice of javascript loads fine in google chrome but not firefox
anyone know why?
harth
lenswipe: how are you trying to load the javascript?
lenswipe
onclick functions
or onmouseover functions
it works fine in webkit
Semikolon
I'd like to write a Firefox extension to just react to a keypress (anytime, anywhere) to add a bookmark with a pre-defined tag.
Don't know much about writing extensions, but I've written userscripts
Casper
Hi there, firefox 3.6 on linux (gentoo). If I upload something to megaupload or imageshack (and I think elsewhere too, but I hasn't recently uploaded there so can't confirm) then firefox freeze until the file is completly uploaded. Any idea what can cause the problem? it dosen't seems to be any of the extension as I disabled "half" then reenabled and disable the other half... Any idea what can cause it and how to fix it?
Semikolon
Maybe it's better to just do as a userscript...
B|aSS
okay guy's that was in fact very easy
i got the anwser about this halting problem
very easy like 2 + 2 = 4
in fact my dad found the anwser
<B|aSS> i asked him "why since 1939 scientist of any domain question themselves about the Halting problem?"
<B|aSS> his anwser: "because people like to ask themselves that kind of question"
anybody has any other kind of problem?
the halting problem actually solved as of 2010/04/21 8:27:24 east time
dolske
this is offtopic for #firefox.
B|aSS
ah ok
sorry
i though the halting problem was not yet solved
i meant in firefox.
lifestream
Hmmm how do I make firefox (3.6) remember print settings? pdf, if it matters)
Linux
Tired2
will firefox ever handle native pdf?
lifestream
Tired2, native as in, without a pdf plugin?
Tired2
yes
or, at least an included and transparent plugin
         

Luther
I need some help guys. I am trying to copy my backup profile into my new gentoo installation and I basically took the xyzxyz.default file and put it in ~/.mozilla/firefox/ , and edited profiles.ini to reflect that. NOW I think I have a permissions problem. I want all the files inside to have this : -rw-rw-r-- (I think thats correct as my other 'working' profile has those permissions on most files), how do I recursively change perm
nadio
ANy way to block specific flash content
such as ads?
OrSpeeder
how I figure why firefox is so slow that even scrolling a webpage is taking 10 minutes (literally...)
MaxHR
Hello, what is a good addon for downloading flash video?
orbisvicis
how do I find the number of tabs, again ?
c_nick
i downloaded firefox from the mozilla.com but after extracting it to the Desktop not able to find ./configure
i downloaded FF 3.6.3 can someone help me how to install it
how to install FF3.6.3
i downloaded FF from mozilla but the folder does not have configure
i am on ubuntu
Cork
c_nick you mean how to compile it?
c_nick
yes
Cork
if you download the binary package you just extract it
c_nick
yes but then when i click on firefox from the folder the new one starts or the old one starts
or = otherwise
Cork
ya, thats the way it works normally
c_nick
so i basically want to upgrade/update
Cork
c_nick what distro do you run?
ubuntu...
sorry
c_nick
Karmic Koala
Cork
you might want to try the ppa instead
it installs in completly in the system
c_nick
hmm
Cork
else you have to replace the firefox soft link in /usr/bin
c_nick
hmm its there on the mozilla site
Cork
no thats not provided by mozilla
c_nick
i would have to add it and then run update right
Cork
no
if you run update you will reset changes like that
c_nick
uhh
Cork
if you want to use apt-get you have to grab it from ubuntu package team
c_nick
put the ppa in the software sources
and then update
Cork
ya
c_nick
how to get the ppa
Cork
sorry miss understood what you meant :)
you will still have to install firefox along side the old installation though
as ubuntu depends on parts of the firefox installation
c_nick
so is it better to change the soft link
tell me what should i do now.. i got the new firefox folder on the desktop :)
Cork
c_nick: the ppa will make most of those changes by it self
if you prefer the manual way, i would put it in /opt then run sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-opt; sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/firefox-opt /usr/bin/firefox
but remember that the last soft link will be reset when you run a firefox update of your system
c_nick
then what about the existing one
in the /home/user/.mozilla
Cork
thats the profile
not the firefox installation
c_nick
hmm
ah so u r basically creating symbolic links
Cork
ya
thats what ln -s does :)
c_nick
yes
Cork
what i do is overwriting the default firefox softlink
winXPuser
symbolic links? what are these?
c_nick
linux stuff :)
Cork
the oposit to hard link ;)
c_nick
basically it links up on thing to othe r
like the chu chu train
:P
Cork
its like a shortcut in windows basicly
winXPuser
ok
Cork
not exactly but close enough
c_nick
Cork will try what u said
Cork
c_nick: the biggest reason i run the mozilla builds is that you get a working crash reporter and the update manager works ;)
so you don't have to wait for the ubuntu team to build it
c_nick
ok
cool it worked
thanks Cork
:)
bbl
but Cork you have linked the exe from the firefox folder to the firefox-opt in user bin then from there to the firefox in user bin
why the middle man
Cork
c_nick: if you do ls -xal /usr/bin/firefox*
you will know why :)
i'm just mimicing the default way
and on top of that its simpler to recreate the symlink when it gets removed
s/removed/replaced/
c_nick
hmm
i get one in blue and one in greem
/usr/bin/firefox -> /usr/bin/firefox-opt so basically this means that firefox exe is linked to the firefox-opt
or does it mean dependencies
luneff
man ln
mikejw
does anyone know if a web browser still attempts to send a file from a POST form if the enctype is not set to multiplart
winXPuser
mikejw, are you doing it in PHP?
mikejw
yep
*multipart
does that matter?
winXPuser
I'm trying to understand the question...
Cork, any idea?
mikejw
so...
when a form is lacking enctype="multipart/form-data", I want to know if the browser will still attempt to upload any included files
but I think it seems it won't
just wanted to be sure :)
winXPuser
I even have no idea what a multipart enctype is
Cork
mikejw: as far as i know it won't
mikejw: as far as i know the browser filters the form data as there is no place to put it
atcho
how to use OPERA-like single-key shortcuts?
that is Z for back, X for Forward
winXPuser
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/12363
atcho
thanks, winXPuser
winXPuser, the addon not works well
winXPuser
atcho, what is the problem with it?
atcho
if press Z, nothing happened
the key 1 and 2 works
in opera: Feature ExtendedShortcuts, x Forward
X = Forward
Space = Fast Forward
Z = back
and more...
winXPuser
hm
so it does have these shortcuts but does not let you customize them
To configure key bindings, enter about:config in your address bar, and search for the following properties:
extensions.skts.prevTabKey
extensions.skts.nextTabKey
These properties should be set to ONE character only - the character for the key that should trigger the tab switch.
Can you try it?
atcho
an addon named `keyconfig', i donot know if it works
winXPuser
no
atcho
no, but i guess no
winXPuser
this is the about:config URL
just type it in location bar
about:config
Toinou
hello, I have a question : why the hotkey was different in windows and linux?
kbrosnan
because the operating systems say so
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