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mudri
I've been having some problems for a while that I'd like to diagnose. Would high CPU usage (above 100% on a 4-core computer) caused by Firefox cause HTML videos to not play?
(Of course, I'd like to avoid the high CPU use, but hopefully I can kill two birds with one stone.)
Kitt3n
mudri, firefox version?
mudri
:version
Pentadactyl hg7226 (created 2015/08/06 07:00:07) running on:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0
38.0.5, to be specific.
auscompgeek
clearly the solution to every bug is to update firefox >_>
kbrosnan
i think that is latest esr
tcstory
it seems firefox will always treat the data in dataTransfer.getData() as url and try to open it, calling e.preventDefault has not effect
and dataTransfer.types is Array in chrome ,but Object in firefox
what the hell?
Cork
tcstory: file a bug, the spec quite clearly states it should be an array
tcstory
CO
b0at
actually
         

tcstory
Cork: .... where I should report this bug?
b0at
this shows it to be a DOMStringList: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/DataTransfer
Cork
bugzilla.mozilla.org
b0at
which may be wrong, but it's documented
Cork
"Returns an array listing the formats that were set in the dragstart event."
https://developers.whatwg.org/dnd.html
auscompgeek
kbrosnan: isn't latest esr 38.2.x?
Cork
38.2.1 is the latest
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/latest-esr
tcstory
I use firefox 40
Cork
40 isn't esr, it is the normal release
specing
oh my, upgrade from 31 to 38
my world is going to get crushed
td3_
hello is there anyway of forcing an update silently through the command line on windows?
Cork
td3_: no
td3_
Cork: :'(
Cork: how do is it done then, has to be through the GUI?
Cork
yes
there is the background service that should handle the update "automatically"
but it doesn't check for the updates as far as i know
it just moves the files
<-- isn't using windows so not 100% sure on that one
td3_: an option is to update firefox on a central location and then push it to all clients
td3_
Cork: not really feasible as this needs to be completely automated. If I open firefox it checks to see if there is an update, surely there is a way of accessing that functionality through the command line?
Cork
no, not built in
you could fetch the version info from the servers directly i guess
note that firefox has very few tools for managing it is meant for "normal" users
td3_
damn it
i wonder if there is a way of me running the firefox process *like a user* then it will auto update?
what about not checking for an update but just updating to the most recent version?
Cork
that is doable
that is how linux distros do it
td3_
excelletn :)
any ideas how to do that through the command line?
Cork
well they build it them self too though :)
td3_: you would install it just like you would normally
and... i don't think firefox has a headless windows installer
(it is just an archive on linux)
         

td3_
so if i installed (say 30) it would install and update?
version 30*
Cork
so tar -xf firefox_new_version.tar.bz2 end-location/ is all you need here :)
well it would replace the old installation
and ya, that is what a "full update" in the updater does
so it should work just fine
td3_
hmmm, so I will have a script that runs a defined firefox installer on the machine, which installs whatever version - then it should update to the most recent?
otherwise I'm going to have to wget "https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/latest/win32/uk/" get the exe and run that lol
Cork
td3_
thanks Cork
don't suppose you know how to do it for chrome and flash haha?
Cork
specifically https://wiki.mozilla.org/Installer:Command_Line_Arguments
no, chrome installs per user in there appData folder
so i suspect that will be a lot more complicated
td3_
thanks Cork
much appreciated
i'm going to install 40, then download 30 and install that
see if it goes back to 40 :)
Cork
uh goes back to 40?
you mean if auto update works if you install 30?
(it should)
td3_
yes
ok that does it
but it takes a while lol
and i think it needs to restart to go to the new version
Cork
you do
td3_
i wonder if you can restart with a flag
or once it has downloaded
its fine to turn it off surely
it will just update (even without an itnernet connection) first time.
Cork
there is no way to close firefox externally as far as i know
(i is one of my biggest problem with it actually)
td3_
fair enough
but do you think it will update (after it's downloaded the file) without an internet connection
as what will happen is it will download, then i am moving to somewhere without internet
Cork
it will update as soon as the folder gets unlocked
it has been specifically designed for that
well... the old installer at least :)
td3_
;)
Cork
there is a new slim installer
td3_
I might do it a nicer way
Cork
it requires internet
td3_
what does that do?
will that download the latest download or?
Cork
it is a small exe file that downloads the big installer :/
it is the "why is the installer so big" bogus sh*t
td3_
but if its marked for v30 will it update that?
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