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b0at
this is interesting: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2015/10/07/proposed-principles-for-content-blocking/
they say "Content blocking software should focus on addressing potential user needs (such as on performance, security, and privacy) instead of blocking specific types of content (such as advertising)."
i wonder if that means built-in canvas disabling will finally happen.
or is that too lucrative?
Condoulo
So why is it that after a crash Firefox seems to lose it's ability to remember my sync information? >.> I have to reset my password for Firefox sync to even work again, even though I know my password.
krizoek
hi. every day when i open up my firefox for android the session seem to change. is the cookies and session-id changed every day?
wsky
hey, what would be the reason for thunderbird to connect to a digicert server?
evdw87
wsky: to setup a secure connection for embeded content
b0at
i would guess checking for revocation or querying an ocsp thing, but that's a shot in the dark.
bambu
Hety
*Hey
Does firefox developer edition support firecookie or a similar cookie editor/manageR?
I understand you can install firebug 3.0 however the features offered are already provided
I just need to manipulate a cookie.
ended up using alert(document.cookie)
:p
Charlotte
do firefox profiles include network settings as things tat change?
s/tat/that/
lizzie
hiii Charlotte!
         

Charlotte
heyy
lizzie
hey I have a question... when firefox gives me the malicious software warning for a site, how do I see the specifics of what was reported there?
the info link just takes me to a totally generic page
b0at
Charlotte: the ones set from within firefox, yes
if it uses the system proxy settings, that's out of its control, of course
Charlotte
awesome ty just need a profile for proxied and no proxied at work, facebook via my vps tunnel is slow as hell xD
b0at
there are extensions to switch between proxy settings, too
Charlotte
I would need it per tab b0at
b0at
ah
Charlotte
yeah so it's easier just to have two profiles
b0at
yep
Charlotte
firefox -P is for profile manager how do i select profile with a flag?
b0at
firefox -p "profile name"
Charlotte
oh derp thanks
what....'firefox -P' argument p requires a profile name
I used uppercase :/
oh --ProfileManager must have been reading old docs or something
b0at
lizzie: i'm not sure if they give any more info, but if they do it'd probably be straight from google's safe browsing project (which is what firefox uses)
and false positives are rampant.
hm, looks like appeals go through https://www.stopbadware.org/request-review
but it doesn't look like they offer a detailed report without requesting a review
lizzie
b0at: yeah. right now kickass.to (torrent site) is on there, and I'm wondering if the site actually had malvertising or some malware takeover, or if it's just that someone downloaded a bad torrent :P
honestly that's pretty sketchy that google's safe browsing project effectively censors sites without having to give a reason
b0at
indeed
killer
Hey how can I set firefox to never use more than 850 Mb of ram , it goes beyond 1gb after certain time , even if only one tab is opened
Cork
killer: that would indicate that either the page leaks memory or one of your extensions does
killer
I use scrapbook(reason I use firefox) and Ad block plus
Cork ^^
Cork
check about:memory so see where the memory goes
scrapbook sounds like it could consume a lot of memory
frenda
hey there
         

Cork
and abp is known to use quite a bit of memory until later firefox
frenda
Do you know anyway to open https://reg.pnu.ac.ir/forms/authenticateuser/login.htm (our university CMS) with firefox! It just can be open with IE6 or IE7, because the site heveaily depends on ActiveX that was a modules in older windows.
Cork
frenda: no, only ie supports activex
there isn't much you can do about it
there is ietab
so you can load it in a firefox tab
but that is about all you can do
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=ietab
haven't used it is ages on ages so can't recommend one over the other
frenda
Not available for your platform!
Cork
oh, your on linux or mac?
frenda
Linux
Cork
then wine is your best option
(man i didn't know schools still used ie only solutions...)
frenda
Does it have an IE?
Cork
yes
like i said windows+ie is the only thing that supports activex
killer
Moreover , firefox doesn't release memory , when I close all but one tab after an hour of browsing
Cork
not even microsoft edge (there new browser) supports activex
killer: again, ya it sounds like something your using is leaking memory
killer
Can You recommend a memory efficient addon for offline saving ? (I don't like pocket )
Cork
no i ca't
*can't
never used one
HEGX64
can someone help me, firefox is deleting my history automatically, I've tried changing `places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages` but the about:config doesn't let me
I change to interger value from 5318 to something else (eg 531800 or just 5310) and press ok and it doesn't change
Cork
HEGX64: you mean it removes the history on each restart, or just "too early"?
HEGX64
I'd like to keep all of my history
Cork
HEGX64
Cork
ya, i just found the same thing in mxr :)
http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/components/places/nsPlacesExpiration.js#760
trashi
hi, i saw an article in the mozilla blog about the integration of DRM. (https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/05/14/drm-and-the-challenge-of-serving-users/) as far as i know the latest windows releases already support DRM and the article speaks about the integration of DRM in linux systems (article is from may 2014). in my linux-based 41.x firefox release there is no DRM support. is there any roadmap or article about the drm implementation of dr
m for linux systems? thank you
well, maybe this is the wrong channel for firefox question (saw the topic description and that there is second chanel #firefox :-))
auscompgeek
uhh, this *is* #firefox
you must be hallucinating.
trashi
oh ... sorry (i thought i was typing "join #mozilla")
auscompgeek
DRM support on Linux is pending Adobe supporting Linux
you'll probably be waiting several years, knowing Adobe
trashi
argh ... i hate the whole adobe/drm/content-protection-paranoia
ok thank you for the info
allizom
auscompgeek: wasn't the CDM supposed to run in a sandbox, isolated from the underlying OS? The fact that is not supported is refreshing anyway
auscompgeek
allizom: yes, but it's still a binary plugin
lizzie
I'm just amazed by the naivete of content producers. if drm *does* reduce piracy, it's an extremely short term effect.
auscompgeek
much like how openh264 is distributed
lizzie
long term it just pushes more and more people to throw up their hands and visit a torrent site, since they get a less crappy experience that way
HEGX64
more to the point most stuff has DRM but there is still piracy going on now
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