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Neffi
Hello. It is my understanding that Firefox may now offer to download a plugin called "Adobe Primetime CDM" when visiting certain sites like Netflix. I can't seem to get it to offer this. Are there any quirks related to this?
b0at
the plugin comes with firefox
Neffi
Not according to my plugins list. Is there any reason Firefox would silently disable this?
b0at
well,
ne1
its enabled by default
b0at
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-drm says it's only on certain platforms
Neffi
I am using stable Windows Firefox, 32-bit
b0at
and if it were disabled, it would still be listed
Neffi
Yeah, I figure as much, but it's definitely not listed
         

b0at
do you have at least version 38? that's when the article says it started being distributed.
Neffi
40, but I may have found the issue. One moment
That's got it. I was running in Windows XP mode.
Thank you guys for the help. It seems to be installing now.
haasn
By when is mozilla planning to use XUL, and will the XUL-enabled versions of firefox still receive security patches?
Also, will you be renaming the browser to something other than firefox to distinguish it?
b0at
XUL has been in firefox (firebird, phoenix) from day one.
it powers the interface.
haasn
s/to use XUL/to remove XUL/
b0at
i doubt they have that on a timeline yet
and they're going to face some _major_ backlash
not like they'd actually link to something as useful as a bugzilla entry tracking that decision...
but i don't see a tracking bug for deprecating xul or complete extensions yet
(link from the blog post, that is)
haasn
b0at: if they did link to a bugzilla entry, they would just ignore all feedback to it
so I'm not sure what the point of that would be
b0at
well, it would turn into a thread full of people saying "don't do that"
which would be a good indication they shouldn't do that, and they could leave it at that
ptrz
is there any reason why ctrl+L and ctrl+K just wouldn't work in fullscreen mode with fvwm?
haasn
b0at: but when has mozilla ever listened to feedback given in bugzilla threads? https://bugzil.la/856375 https://bugzil.la/923590 https://bugzil.la/1172126 :)
b0at
indeed
michaelrose
kind of disapointed to read https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2015/08/21/the-future-of-developing-firefox-add-ons/ discussed further at http://www.downthemall.net/the-likely-end-of-downthemall/
the problem would seem to be that without all the neat addons and unique features offered in part via firefox's addon system firefox really isn't anything special
killing all the unique addons leaves you with a slightly slower chrome basically
Sonicjosh
Has Mozilla lost their mind with these API change announcements?
At this rate of going after Crhome they'll leave gecko and switch to webkit before you kow it
It's like if Microsoft said that they were only going to be using metro apps from now on and discontinue legacy apps
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michaelrose
stop spamming
don't like it when it happens to you do you
prometheanfire
so
well, guess I'll wait to confirm, but it's looking like system-cairo is causing firefox to crash in ff-40 (because layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled was turned on by default)
th34lch3m1st
hi guys
I've made a css file for the reading mode, but when I print pages the styles are gone.
azaki
i think mozilla needs to make a follow up blog post about the webextensions move, because so far everyone is completely misinformed on the details.. =\
everyone seems to think that mozilla's new api will be as restrictive as chrome's, but on the webextensions wiki, it's clear that they plan to add new APIs for stuff like noscript, but no one seems to have understood this from the blog post.
michaelrose
azaki, I'll believe it when I see it
so apparantly unbranded versions will be made available which disable the signing requirement for addons, just curious why its important that these lack branding and why these are only available in us english?
jeffshanab
One reason I have used Firefox (since before it was called firefox) was it didn't do stupid things on my behalf like IE does. A recent upgrade to firefox however added a feature I cannot live with and need to know how to disable. It automatically modifies a URL if the server is not found. localhost:11955/myserver/etc becomes something stupid like https://www.localhost.com:11955/myserver... And
then it caches it and starts correcting me constantly. How do I turn this off?
I have turned this off in the past when firefox introduced it, but a recent update turned it back on and I do not remember how to disable.
         

azaki
jeff: i assume it's in about:config somewhere, but you'd have to google around to find the exact name of the key
http://superuser.com/questions/382905/how-to-prevent-firefox-converting-localhost-urls-into-search-queries
looks like it might be this?
jeffshanab
thanks. fixup sounds familiar and I jsut found that in google. Makes me wonder who thought that was ever a good idea, like "hide extension for known file types" LOL
azaki
it probably works fine with most URLs, but localhost is a corner case they probably didn't consider
auscompgeek
I thought localhost was hardcoded to *not* be considered for fixup
it certainly doesn't do it for me
azaki
could it depend on the port used?
i was also able to use the cups localhost web UI awhile back, without firefox trying to correct the url
jeffshanab
really stupid features. port is not alwyas 80, localhost is not the only local or intranet. searching and autofix in the url bar break the design intent.
anyway. please excuse me while I exit firefox completely (which includes chatzilla on this machine) so I can test the setting
auscompgeek
I'm pretty sure those prefs take effect immediately...
BrianBlaze420
has anyone noticed this as well?
on a lot of macs specifically, if i try to update firefox automatically it hangs
but of course I can download and re install no problem
its strange
erkan^
hello, when is Firefox available for iOS (iPhone and iPad)?
b0at
when apple allows JIT javascript engines to run other than their own
as i understand it, that's the main stumbling block
Broly
has anyone found a solutino for the massive lag that is experienced on yosemite & firefox? i'm running a mac pro and i experience insufferable lag. it seems to be related to graphics rendering or something
ntz
hello
how do I tell to the firefox to not leak a data to pages like my username .... for example if I use a firefox addon chatzilla, it leaks my username
b0at
most irc clients use your system user name as the default irc user name, yeah
ntz
I didn't find anything useful in preferences in security tab
b0at
it's somewhere in the equivalent of about:config, wherever they hide that
ntz
I guess so
b0at
thunderbird has it in options -> advanced, with a button
i remember using it in chatzilla, but don't remember where
ntz
no prob
b0at
oh, looks like it's in the general tab under preferences now
"description" is really what's known as "real name", and "username" is the user part in nick!user@host
edtoast_46
hi
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