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Ryulong
The "Remember Me" feature is not working on a particular website I visit. Would this be an issue with Firefox or the website?
Peng_
Ryulong: The website is probably telling Firefox not to save the password. Use the bookmarklet https://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/forms.html#remember_password or an equivalent Greasemonkey script to override it.
Ryulong
It's saving the password and log in information
It is not saving my log in over browser sessions though
Which I now realize I should have clarified first
Peng_
Oh, wait, duh. Sorry, I'm way below my required sleep threshold.
Ryulong: Dunno. Make sure you haven't configured Firefox to only accept cookies for the current session.
Ryulong
It's only affecting two websites
threesixty3d
does anyone know if there's a way to encrypt data stored on the disk by thunderbird?
i'm not interested in pgp stuff, but in local encryption of mail archives etc
Ryulong
and I know one has been giving me this problem for months
but this other one just started giving me these problems yesterday
tyrok
How do I adjust Firefox to allow an XMLHttpRequest from my computer to the internet for testing purposes?
Let me rephrase that, to reduce possible confusion: from a file on my computer to the internet
TimoKA
i have the same prob, i think it's the new ff
only with gmail and studivz
         

Ryulong
I have no idea what the problem is. I reinstalled Firefox. I deleted all of the cookies for the site and began a new log in session. But it still logs me out once I shut down Firefox. And it's only for these two sites, and I know one has a problem anyway. And I've just discovered it's not specific to Firefox
aklwioxie
hi, I am testing the html5 video tag and i can't get the video to loop, it plays and all but firefox ignores the loop
is the loop thingy even implemented yet?
rjohnson19
aklwioxie: short answer is no, see https://developer.mozilla.org/En/HTML/Element/Video
when it works correctly, developer.mozilla.org is a good resource for questions like that
aklwioxie
okay, thank you
that's sad though :(
dolske
oh, that's not supported yet?
rjohnson19
in the referenced bug, looks like there is a jquery way to mimic it.
dolske
ah. bug 449157.
AaronCampbell
It seems that using a flash uploader with FF 3.6.3 on Windows 7 I'm prompted for my Windows login? Also, when I enter the right user/pass it seems to just stick rather than upload?
poningru
(Action) shakes head in shame
razass
im looking for a plugin that I had installed called 'colorpicker' that doesnt' seam to be available any longer
nickaugust
hey can someone help me install spidermonkey? i'm having a hell of a time
CaptainTrek
(Action) waves
echelon
hi
why doesn't the volume control in html5 video and audio player not stay open long enough for you to adjust it
kbrosnan
it is a bug
echelon
oh, i thought it was a feature
Peng_
Maybe Mozilla was bribed by the hearing-aid industry!
echelon
also, i don't think the the browser should automatically assume a website has a favicon
Peng_
In what way is it assuming? The GET /favicon.ico?
echelon
yeah
Peng_
What's wrong with doing that?
         

echelon
unnecessary request, the website should have <link>
Peng_
Except for types of media that don't support <link>
echelon
could be handled by setting the mime-type
Peng_
In what way?
Eh, could be handled with an HTTP header too.
echelon
like.. <link rel="icon" href="favicon.ext" type="image/type">
dolske
sites _should_, but afaik many still don't. IE started it. :/
Cork
the old "this works in IE, it should work in Firefox too"
level1
hi
kbrosnan
hello
level1
Im using firebug. I want to debug a drag and drop script, but if there is an error in the script, firebug grabs the error and then firefox becomes unresponsive and I have to kill it with the task manager. I could disable break-on-error, but is there a better way?
krambiorix
hi guys
is this the IRC channel for thunderbird issues?
Peng_
krambiorix: irc.mozilla.org #thunderbird
(Action) points to /topic
yareckon
anyone else experiencing intermittent problems with data entry where occasionally firefox will randomly "select all" every few keypresses in a form element? Causes next keystroke to delete what has been typed.
happening to me in google search bar as well as in document window
industrial
You know what would be nice
a firebug feature with the existing element inspect funationality to provide a bit of javascript for selecting that particular element with prototype or jQuery
click, copy, paste, go :P
ikaruga2099
in linux, if i have an intel atom CPU, what optimized build of FF should I use?
gavin
the one from getfirefox.com
ikaruga2099
gavin: um are u sure?
gavin
yes
ikaruga2099
gavin: when was the main FF compiled specifically for netbooks?
gavin
it isn't
"compiling specifically for netbooks" isn't particularly useful
ikaruga2099
gavin: um with all due respect, what the hell are u talking about? There's noticeable speed improvement when u use a CPU optimized version
TigerDuck
Hi there. Is there a way to temporarily disable headers and footers when printing a webpage from Firefox? Maybe by using some javascript or the like?
gavin
ikaruga2099: you've measured?
ikaruga2099
gavin: it's called the FF is all of sudden useable measruement...
FF is usable on my desktop when I use Pale Moon... the default build is unusable
too slow
gavin: if u want hard numbers, go to the swiftfox website
gavin
the pale moon site claims a 25% win on sunspider
25% isn't going to make the difference between "usable" and "unusable"
ikaruga2099
gavin: actually it does
that's the difference between waiting 30s for FF to "come alive" each time u give it focus
anyway it looks like i found what i was looking for... the version of FF that's optimized for intel atom's is swiftweasel-prescott
gavin
hah, their 25% number is with the JIT disabled
ikaruga2099
gavin: that's really great...
i haven't really found any difference
it looks like FF is getting too bloated
gavin
I'm confused... you just said earlier that there was a huge difference
ikaruga2099
gavin: JIT enabled vs JIT disabled
i haven't missed JIT one bit
gavin
so you don't see a difference between JIT vs. no JIT, but you see a huge difference between "pale moon" and normal firefox builds?
ikaruga2099
um ... right ... i guess i'm now talking about features
since u did say pale moon doesn't use JIT
i haven't really seen a difference in surfing
everything still works like before
gavin
I didn't say that
I said that the performance claim on the website comes from measurements made with the JIT disabled, apparently
which isn't a very useful comparison
ikaruga2099
then i misuderstood you then
gavin
I'm very surprised that you see a difference between the pale moon builds and the official ones
have you tried both with new profiles?
ikaruga2099
but like i said, as an actual user, what i see is default FF = sluggish to the point of being unusable. Optimized build FF = zippy almost as fast as Chrome
yup
the only addons I use is Weave
and apparently i'm not the only one
(that sees a difference)
otherwise, there wouldn't be a thriving community for optimized builds
if u don't believe that it's faster, just ask someone more knowledgable to give u a better performance test
i'm not that person unfortunately\
gavin
the information on the website isn't particularly useful
he mentions "[disabling] unnecessary/unused code" without mentioning what exactly or providing patches
ikaruga2099
that's not the only optimized build
there's also swiftfox
gavin
and there are several misunderstanding of what the pieces of code he does mention do
ikaruga2099
like i said, there's also swiftfox
well gotta go
gavin
the swiftfox website seems to have even less information...
alexsdutton
Does anyone know whether the Accept header on an XMLHttpRequest is supposed to be preserved across redirects? (I've tried 301, 302, 303 and it's not being preserved)
macsim
hi, is it possible to auto-subscribe imap folder with thunderbird ?
teleyinex
hi there
do you know why my javascript is going too slow?
I have tried the demo of box2d js and it goes really really slow
if I open it with chrome it goes fast as hell
I have chechek the options in about:config
with jit enabled for chrome and content
I have tried it with a new created profile
having the same result
also, I have the same problem with firefox3.7
any idea?
dgd_
teleyinex, what does the js error console say?
teleyinex
how can I open it?
ok
I have opened it
I will load again the web page and see what happens
with this web page: http://hacks.mozilla.org/2009/07/tracemonkey-overview/
you have an example for measuring the JS speed
with firefox 3.6 I get 41 seconds
with Chromium (aka chrome) 167 mseconds
so, here firefox is faster but with the other web it is impossible to play with the box2d js example
by the way
all I see are warnings
and while I'm running the box2d web, my cpu gets really choppy
dgd_
sounds like you've got a bug somewhere
you running linux or other?
teleyinex
linux
but where?
as I'm using the ppa of Ubuntu for the last version of firefox
and I have tried the official tar.bz2s of Mozilla
and in any case, I get the same problems
it's kinda weird
dgd_
can't offer much in the way of help
ck out the #javascript channels?
teleyinex
nop
let me try it there ;)
thanks for the advice
blue_anna
hey I'm getting blocks for characters on some web pages -- how can I set up language support in Firefox ?
like for example 'ýý' U+024B62 -- this doesnt render for me
from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8
kbrosnan
blue_anna: system must not have a font for the character specified
blue_anna
kbrosnan: yea I was starting to think that -- I tried deja vu -- its a reference font for unicode, it's *supposed* to have it
but I'm not 100% positive I've set firefox to use that font in that page
kbrosnan
os?
blue_anna
kbrosnan: can you verify, please, that for that wikipedia page, I should change the fonts en "unicode" and "unicode utf-8" ?
kbrosnan: ubuntu
kbrosnan
i don't think that will help, if you recached the font info Firefox should pick that up
blue_anna
kbrosnan: what does that mean?
kbrosnan
new fonts will only be used after running the command fc-cache -f
blue_anna
kbrosnan: ooooh! thank you :)
kbrosnan
though if you used the package manager to add the fonts it should do that for you
blue_anna
kbrosnan: I didnt add the font, it was already on the system. I just told firefoxto use it
kbrosnan: actually, it looks like wikipedia must specify which font to use because, I just changed fonts to a visibly different one and, no change on the page
kbrosnan
the font settings are only used for fallback if the page does not specify a font
blue_anna
kbrosnan: so you think the page is specifying a font on it that cannot display its own content?
I mean it sounds funny but its possible
kbrosnan
what page are you having a problem with?
blue_anna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utf-8
under the Description paragraph there's a table
the last line in the table gives me a square with numbers in it nstead of a proper chracter
kbrosnan
i don't know that that character has a known glyph
blue_anna
kbrosnan: yea, me neither. but it would be odd to include it as an example glyph if it isnt a glpyh at all
kbrosnan
for U+024B62 google does not know, nor http://www.fileformat.info/ which has a good reference of unicode glyphs
blue_anna
ok -- I buy it, seems like its not supposed to display in the first place then :)
thanks. I'm gonna drop a note on that page -thats bad mojo imho :)
no actually that fileformat page does have a glyph http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/24b62/index.htm
it's kana
kbrosnan
maybe the leading 0 was mucking it up
blue_anna
kbrosnan: I dunno how you searched for it, when I did it came right up :P
kbrosnan
U+024B62 and 024B62
blue_anna
BHOTI
blck hole of the internet :P
Velmont
Soo... Does anyone know if Firefox will implement reading timestamp from ogg-files? Because right now it's impossible for me to sync slides to the conference video because firefox has no idea whatsoever on how laggy the live video is.
It does give me play time, -- but that is since you yourself started looking at the video. That is of no use. I need absolute time :-) E.g. from when the video started recording, or timestamp from the ogg-file (clock).
Shadowz
I had set up my the settings on mozilla firefox to get past the blocking system that prevented me from doing certain tasks. Can somebody help me try and find out why it tells me that the connection is refused.
It was working fine, previously. I was doing a connection to the ssh of my server.
I was guided through the setup by a friend whom is not present.. so does anybody have any experience with using a shell server as the firefox server?
kbrosnan
Shadowz: doubtful, depends on the os and the port on the server that was set up for you. there are about 65000 different ports that could have been choosen
Shadowz
Oh, ok.
Well, i think the ports are all the same as they were previously when it was working.
I think it was actually a PuTTY config that i messed with.
kbrosnan
Velmont: in streaming or just playback of previously recorded media?
Velmont
kbrosnan: streaming.
kbrosnan
well for putty http://www.devdaily.com/unix/edu/putty-ssh-tunnel-firefox-socks-proxy/2-configure-putty-ssh-tunnel-ssh-server.shtml though you would need to recall what the ports were
Velmont
kbrosnan: Ogg does have absolute time information, but I can't get to it from firefox (or any other browser for that matter :-) ).
Shadowz
kbrosnan: thanks. :)
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