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Firefox 1.5 is out
drhowarddrfine

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Msg#: 45 posted 12:07 am on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Get it before they're all gone!

What, we can use links [mozilla.com] now?

 

Namaste

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Msg#: 45 posted 5:56 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Here's a tip:

- Manually search for the extentions that don't auto-update and re-install them. I have got each and every one to work again.

jdMorgan

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Msg#: 45 posted 6:12 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

> Incidentally, if a "must-have" extension isn't working, try installing "Nightly Tester Tools" to make them compatible.

Yes, but the problem is that doing that doesn't make the extension compatible, it simply overrides the compatibility check. I managed to install an old favorite "Prefbar" (prefbar.mozdev.org) -- originally made for Mozilla Suite -- using the Nightly Tester Tools extension, but the problem is that its "customize" GUI is broken in Firefox/1.5. So, I have to either hand-edit its .rdf config file, or use the GUI in Mozilla Suite to make changes, and then copy the .rdf file from my Mozilla profile over to my Firefox profile.

The majority of incompatible widgets that concern me are themes rather than extensions -- but that's just because I'm doing a lot of 'support' for other users on my network whose themes appear to be incompatible. Of course, sometimes the extension or theme truly *is* still compatible, but the 'acceptable version range' check values simply needs to be updated.

Again, I suspect that the number of compatibility problem encountered on new Firefox releases is going to drop off precipitously as the product matures, and most popular themes and extensions will be updated soon, so this is just a minor bump in the road. I'm actually very pleasantly amazed that I can notice such a speed-up in the 1.5 release -- even though I've already tweaked-in network speedups using about:config for previous versions, and I like the new features. Plus, using Firefox makes my old Netscape 2.0 soul feel warm. :)

Jim

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 45 posted 7:07 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Firefox is not able to handle my screen resolution of 1600x1200.

There is a big border at the bottom of the screen which covers 30% of the monitor, WHAT A MESS.

asquithea

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Msg#: 45 posted 7:23 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

There is a big border at the bottom of the screen which covers 30% of the monitor, WHAT A MESS.

Do you really think your screen resolution is so special? What you describe sounds very much like a broken theme or extension.

[edited by: encyclo at 12:06 am (utc) on Dec. 2, 2005]
[edit reason] appropriate language please [/edit]

Neo541

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Msg#: 45 posted 7:24 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Mine's 1600x1200, with no problem.

thrasher141

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Msg#: 45 posted 8:46 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm rollin' dubs at 2560x1024 no problem.

s_clay

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Msg#: 45 posted 10:21 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

1900*1200 and all's well.

drhowarddrfine

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Msg#: 45 posted 10:27 pm on Dec 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Same here.

moishe

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Msg#: 45 posted 3:03 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Robin_reala for that tip on the search box, very helpful:)

keyplyr

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Msg#: 45 posted 3:30 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

software installation is currently disabled... click Edit Options and try again

I remember this from last year. Where do I find this setting again?

jdMorgan

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Msg#: 45 posted 3:52 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

The implementation has changed a bit, but you can adjust installation-related settings with

Tools -> Options -> Content: Checkbox - Warn me when web sites try to install extensions or themes

Add trusted sites to the list in the "Exceptions" dialog, if desired, to avoid the warning dialog.

You can also go to the url "about:config" and right-click toggle the preference "xpinstall.enabled" if the above doesn't work for some reason (Type "xpinstall" into the filter to make finding the preference easier).

Jim

keyplyr

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Msg#: 45 posted 6:07 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Jim. While unchecking the "Warn me when..." did not help, toggling xpinstall.enabled to true did. After I'm done recovering new versions of favorite extensions, I guess I should toggle the setting back to false for security reasons, eh?

jdMorgan

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Msg#: 45 posted 6:24 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

As I understand it, even with xpinstall=true, Firefox will warn you before any installation unless you have disabled the warning feature or have whitelisted the site by adding an 'exception.' If you want to allow Firefox to automatically update (a big new feature, using small 'patch' files instead of full 4+ MB downloads), then leave update.mozilla.org in the whitelist. Same goes for themes and extensions, updated from addons.mozilla.org.

I'm happy with xpinstall enabled, and warnings from everywhere except mozilla.org, but you can certainly lock it down if you prefer.

Jim

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Msg#: 45 posted 10:03 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

A question a bit off of your discussed topic but still re firefox 1.5. Anyone spotted any significant differences of the render engine? It is kinda different, but I cannot confirm any details yet. Just wondering if I am the only one to spot something unusual in the way it works.

lorenzinho2

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Msg#: 45 posted 11:11 pm on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone having problems with autofill with the Firefox 1.5 / Mac OSX?

When I go to fill in a form field - whether it's a google query, site search on another site, title fields - firefox looks for past entries in that field.... and then locks up.

Anyone else?

davelms

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Msg#: 45 posted 12:29 pm on Dec 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

I noticed one immediate difference between 1.5 and 1.0.7

The rendering of the default theme in phpbb (all tables) is now different and the column containing the "poster details" at the left now collapses to just the size necessary to contain the details. I believe the markup includes a width, which now appears to be handled differently for whatever reason. It all seems to now depend upon whether there is content to utilise all of the width specified or not, and if not, it seems to now collapse to just that width required.

That's the only different I have noticed.

bumpaw

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Msg#: 45 posted 1:38 am on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Manually search for the extensions that don't auto-update and re-install them. I have got each and every one to work again.

I would sure like to get the Calendar Ext going again. I read it could be enabled but can't find out where.

Also if anyone has SpellBound spell checker going.

Stefan

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Msg#: 45 posted 4:06 am on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I lost the Calendar extension when I moved to 1.0, and had given up on it. In a recent thread, someone suggested I use the stand-alone version, Sunbird (which I did, and glad to have it back, etc).

You can find it here:

[mozilla.org...]

drhowarddrfine

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Msg#: 45 posted 5:42 am on Dec 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

spellbound.sourceforge.net is the home page.

mrMister

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Msg#: 45 posted 12:54 pm on Dec 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Since I installed Firefox 1.5 on this machine, I don't have any scrollbars. I'm using the mousewheel to scroll at the moment.

Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have any ideas on how I should fix it?

MatthewHSE

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Msg#: 45 posted 1:01 pm on Dec 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sounds like a theme issue; try checking for theme updates.

Frequent

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Msg#: 45 posted 3:38 pm on Dec 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Since I upgraded on my laptop I have a strange "filler" area below the lower chrome bar. Items in the lower bar work normally.

The only thing that appears in the "filler area" is a single red "^". Nothing in the area is clickable or selectable.

I tried an uninstall and fresh install but the area remains.

Any suggestions?

Freq---

Robin_reala

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Msg#: 45 posted 3:54 pm on Dec 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Usually means an incompatible extension. Try disabling them one by one and seeing which one fixes it.

Frequent

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Msg#: 45 posted 3:56 pm on Dec 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Robin_reala!

I will try that ASAP.

Freq---

D_Blackwell

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Msg#: 45 posted 12:08 am on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Didn't realize how often I scrolled through the open tabs till it busted with 1.5.. The tab scroll worked with regular tabs, and after adding the Vertigo tab extension worked with that as well - but where did it come from originally? I can't identify where it is that I should be looking for the fix. I really miss scrolling through tabs. Anybody know where I should look?

pixel_juice

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Msg#: 45 posted 1:50 am on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

I scrolled through the open tabs

Do you mean like control+tab key scrolling?

D_Blackwell

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Msg#: 45 posted 2:01 am on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

No, I just hovered anywhere over any of the tabs, and then used the mouse scroll wheel to scroll back and forth through all. Evidently I've become heavily dependent on it, because it's just driving me nuts. Especially nice with the Vertigo extension, but I had this before adding that extension.

MatthewHSE

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Msg#: 45 posted 2:58 am on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

All in One Gestures adds this feature.

D_Blackwell

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Msg#: 45 posted 3:42 am on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've added All in One Gestures, and it works like a charm. As long as I've got it, I'll check out the gestures, as that's not something I've tried, though have heard many many positive reports.

While trying out All in One Gestures, received input that Tab Mix Plus and MiniT also support tab scrolling. Aha! It was MiniT that I had. Evidently it was dumped completely with the Firefox update. Also got dumped on another machine that I updated. I have three extensions 'disabled' as not yet compatible, but MiniT just completely disappeared. I do have a file with a list with all of the extensions that I keep, but didn't think that any were missing, so didn't check it.

bill

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Msg#: 45 posted 4:04 am on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

MiniT is now built in to FF 1.5

D_Blackwell

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Msg#: 45 posted 12:29 pm on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

MiniT is now built in to FF 1.5

Should tab scrolling work by default now? Can I just make a configuration change?

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