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vooze
Hi, I have just synced a new device and normally it will download all addons, bookmarks etc. but nothing happens :/
Have waited about 20 min nows
now *
varaindemian
kbrosnan: yes, i have gstreamer-ugly installed
ATN
b0at, would you have the github link that I shared a few weeks back? It was a firefox profile.
dionysus69
hello everyone, I have an issue, when I search in firefox dev edition, the suggestion bar that pops out has dark gray background and the google suggestions appear in blue font which results in eye numbing horrible contrast, I can't seem to find a way to fix it please help! I will be forced to switch back to regular firefox
when I search I mean when I type into address bar
alanjf
Anyone know why FF doesn't save login or form info for fields with autocomplete="off" even when signon.overrideAutocomplete is set to true?
dionysus69
hello everyone, I have an issue, when I search in firefox dev edition, the suggestion bar that pops out has dark gray background and the google suggestions appear in blue font which results in eye numbing horrible contrast, I can't seem to find a way to fix it please help! I will be forced to switch back to regular firefox
Lord_Nightmare
question: can someone verify that the osx 'about firefox' crash happens on a stock/raw firefox build for osx?
basically start firefox, close the 'new tabs' tab so the window vanishes, then go to the firefox menu and choose 'about firefox'
it should open the window with no tabs in it, then immediately crash
i'm not sure if it happens because of a core firefox bug or a problem with a plugin
johelish
I'm going crazy!!! I'm trying to master mozilla specific css to change the height of a input:type field but it won't listen to me. I want to override min-height 25px so it becomes min-height 35px in firefox. But I can't get it to work. Could anyone point me in the right direction?
Cork
johelish: firefox only as in other browsers will ignore it?
johelish: there isn't any firefox only min-height, so you can't do that without js
         

_abc_
Does anyone have a link to the EXACT syntax options accepted by command line: firefox -remote 'openURL(theurl,option)' please. I have googled and all I can find is examples with new-tab or new-window. No definite syntax definition. Link to exact syntax definition (permitted values) for 'option' please? Also how does one quote the url argument on the cli, using "" or '' yields a 500 request unparseable.
Cork
_abc_: that syntax is ancient
-remote haven't done anything in firefox ever
_abc_
The syntax works, and I need to know what does work. Specifically a) quoting b) the option
Cork
it was an old legacy argument for netscape
_abc_
I need to support LTS/ESR releases. Sorry.
Cork
-remote is the default behavior
uh
_abc_
The problem is the openURL() arguments and quoting, -remote is not relevant
Cork
esr release from 1997?
it has NEVER had a meaning in firefox
_abc_
It works as is, please try to answer the question. Where is the doc for that. And it HAS a meaning, and it works now, on several firefox browsers which I use and test with on 2 platforms.
http://www-archive.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html is this the reasonably realistic doc for that cli command? The 3 forms are the only ones relevant?
Cork
_abc_: well like i said, there isn't any documentation cause -remote has been removed
it doesn't exist post ff35
_abc_
Right. So ignore remote. The openURL() is the question. Is that also removed?
Cork
openURL is part of the old -remote
_abc_
There are 3 forms with implicit supplied argument and one with popup enter url box, for openURL() and openFile(), each, right?
Cork
so, when -remote was removed, so was openURL openfile and so on
_abc_
So there is currently no way to open a browser instance on a page, in a specified named window? Or is there a new way to do this please?
Cork
not in an exiting window no
_abc_
In a named tab?
Cork
that has been explicitly prevented since a while back
no
new-tab and new-window was the options that existed
_abc_
Can one exec a locally stored piece of js to achieve that through dom, after taking care of cross domain scripting problems?
Cork
and those are -new-window and -new-tab (default) now
you could write an extension
         

_abc_
Thanks for the info so far
Just js, no extension
Cork
no you can't
_abc_
Is that a security related decision? Because it seems daft
Cork
yes, it is quite old reason though
and no i don't have it around anymore
_abc_
I can guess the reason but it does not apply for localhost
"preventing web browser automation, guaranteed success" - firefox
I assume opening the url in an iframe would work, with iframe seved locally?
*served; again, after taking care of xdomain
knob
Hello everyone. I have googled, and haven't come up with an answer. Recently, Firefox has started to display "suggested tile" at the first position in the tiles. How do I dis-able this?
auscompgeek
knob: you can disable from the new tab page, firefox even tells you how...
perhaps you missed the message when you got it, but there's a menu in the top right
knob
auscompgeek, checking now... thank you!
Mo
Tab Mix Plus does not restore sessions automatically anymore, only manually, has anyone seen that?
fizk_
Hi, why does the "Google Update" plugin show up in Firefox?
b0at
because google puts it in a system location
fizk_
b0at: what location is that exactly?
b0at
about:plugins should show the path
i'm not sure what the point of it is when on windows google chrome installs its own updater service.
fizk_
b0at: I'm seeing C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.28.15\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
b0at: that doesn't seem like a global path
b0at: does Firefox search all of C:\Program Files (x86) ?
b0at
it might bootstrap from another plugin in order to get the versioned library file. i don't know.
you can disable all plugins that you don't put into your profile by toggling plugin.scan.plid.all false in about:config
fizk_
right, what bothers me is that this is even showing up by default
b0at
this shows the places it looks: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Plugins/Guide/Plug-in_Basics#Plug-in_Detection
so it could be a registry thing. ugh.
hm, that list doesn't seem to include where flash is normally installed
fizk_
b0at: I went through all the places listed on https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Plugins/Guide/Plug-in_Basics#Plug-in_Detection but I didn't find the Google plugin in any of them
b0at
i'm seeing "npGoogleUpdate" pop up in the registry, but it's behind opaque class ids that i don't have the tools to cross-reference
so i don't know if that's where it gets picked up or not
oh, wait, there it is
fizk_
where?
b0at
it happened to be under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@tools.google.com/Google Update;version=3" for me
since windows separates 32-bit and 64-bit data
so firefox see that as if the "wow6432Node\" wasn't there, which matches the paths on developer.mozilla.org
now, you could delete wherever you find that and right click MozillaPlugins to change the permissions to make it write-only to prevent plugins from being added in the future.
fizk_
b0at: nice find, I uninstalled Chrome and the plugin was removed, so Google is purposely adding the plugin to Firefox
thanks
now to figure out why Google is doing this
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