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WattsvilleBlues
Jan 25, 2005

Every demon wants his pound of flesh

ante posted:

Is there an extension that will add my custom search sites (wikipedia, google maps, pornsite.ca, etc) to the right-click contextual menu la the Google toolbar?

Preferably integrating with the search engines in my FF search bar (that I've added those custom sites with the "Add to Search Bar" extension)?

Context Search might be the droid you're looking for.

Not sure if it's been posted, but there are a couple of new mockups of what the UI might look like some time in the future:

Windows Vista/7:


Mac:


More mockups here.

Also, the level of nerdrage from people on the interwebs about Firefox version numbering is horrendous, complaining that the recent releases should all be 4.1, 4.2 etc. People don't seem to get it that the new way of doing things gets performance improvements and new features to end users faster. Some folks even want Firefox to go back to the old way of doing things... you know, shipping stuff 5 months late, beta for the better part of a year.


WattsvilleBlues fucked around with this message at Aug 17, 2011 around 13:33

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NihilCredo
Jun 6, 2011

iram omni possibili modo preme:
plus una illa te diffamabit, quam multæ virtutes commendabunt



In terms of space usage, having tabs on the side is still far and away the better option. Particularly in a world where 90% of people have widescreen monitors.

(I use Tree Style Tab if you care.)

fourwood
Sep 9, 2001

Damn I'll bring them to their knees.

WattsvilleBlues posted:

Context Search might be the droid you're looking for.

Not sure if it's been posted, but there are a couple of new mockups of what the UI might look like some time in the future:

Windows Vista/7:


Mac:


More mockups here.

Also, the level of nerdrage from people on the interwebs about Firefox version numbering is horrendous, complaining that the recent releases should all be 4.1, 4.2 etc. People don't seem to get it that the new way of doing things gets performance improvements and new features to end users faster. Some folks even want Firefox to go back to the old way of doing things... you know, shipping stuff 5 months late, beta for the better part of a year

Are they really planning on a design that only has space for ~3 full-size tabs when maximized?

WattsvilleBlues
Jan 25, 2005

Every demon wants his pound of flesh

fourwood posted:

Are they really planning on a design that only has space for ~3 full-size tabs when maximized?

Well it's probably safe to assume that tabs will resize as more are opened, as is current practice. Also probably a safe bet most people are running resolutions higher than 1200x800.

Toast Museum
Dec 3, 2005

30% Iron Chef


Fangs404 posted:

Something like https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fi...firefox-button/ would solve the problem.

This doesn't seem to affect vertical space use. Even if you move the Firefox button, the tabs aren't inline with the minimize/maximize/close buttons except when Firefox is maximized.

xamphear
Apr 9, 2002

SILK FOR CALDÉ!

NihilCredo posted:

In terms of space usage, having tabs on the side is still far and away the better option. Particularly in a world where 90% of people have widescreen monitors.

(I use Tree Style Tab if you care.)
Amen to that.

hackedaccount
Sep 28, 2009


Nam Taf posted:

My forward and back buttons are hosed. Often I'll hit back and it'll do nothing - I have to press it a second time for anything to happen.

Heh, the only place I see this behavior is on the SA forums. I always have to click Back twice and sometimes Forward just refuses to work.

Met48
Mar 15, 2009


hackedaccount posted:

Heh, the only place I see this behavior is on the SA forums. I always have to click Back twice and sometimes Forward just refuses to work.

You need to use Adblock Plus to block the top ads (the bottom one can remain), it's a SA-specific problem. Speaking of which, this showed up frequently in the last thread; it might be worth noting it in the OP.

Met48 fucked around with this message at Aug 17, 2011 around 17:51

Fangs404
Dec 20, 2004

I time bomb.

Toast Museum posted:

This doesn't seem to affect vertical space use. Even if you move the Firefox button, the tabs aren't inline with the minimize/maximize/close buttons except when Firefox is maximized.

Ah, you're right. So the problem seems to be that while the Firefox button is moving, the minimize/maximize/close buttons aren't moving because the tab groups dropdown shows up below them. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/782562 looks like a good place to start because they are messing with the minimize/maximize/close buttons in userChrome.css.

Metroid48 posted:

You need to use Adblock Plus to block the top ads (the bottom one can remain), it's a SA-specific problem. Speaking of which, this showed up frequently in the last thread; it might be worth noting it in the OP.

Good call!

VerySolidSnake
Mar 16, 2004



NihilCredo posted:

In terms of space usage, having tabs on the side is still far and away the better option. Particularly in a world where 90% of people have widescreen monitors.

(I use Tree Style Tab if you care.)

This will solve my problems with having 30 tabs open! Another reason this makes sense is that 99% of websites are built around 950-1000 pixels wide.

Im_Special
Jan 2, 2011

Look At This!!! WOW!
It's F*cking Nothing.


Dang so after upgrading to FF6 this addon that I love finally broke, even changing the max version number now wont fix it, so does anyone know of a good addon that can replace this where I can get the same functionality?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fi...ddon/signature/

The addon is Signature, it was great for quickly entering in different emails and usernames for pretty much anything you needed to log into with a simple right click.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Im_Special posted:

Dang so after upgrading to FF6 this addon that I love finally broke, even changing the max version number now wont fix it, so does anyone know of a good addon that can replace this where I can get the same functionality?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fi...ddon/signature/

The addon is Signature, it was great for quickly entering in different emails and usernames for pretty much anything you needed to log into with a simple right click.

From The Addon Page posted:

October 22, 2006
This thing is *dead*

Edit: Have you tried Signature/Auto Paste/Prefill?

Misogynist
Jul 14, 2003



Clippings?

Im_Special
Jan 2, 2011

Look At This!!! WOW!
It's F*cking Nothing.


Awesome, both of those 2 suggestions seems to be exactly what I was looking for, thanks guys.

Abandon All Hope
Apr 6, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


I know this isn't a tech support forum, but has anyone else had issues with random freezing since the update? Firefox 6 has been randomly "not responding" and then coming back after about 10-15 seconds, the perpetuity is annoying.

I've tried disabling all of my add-ons, accessing bookmarks from something other than the bar, and reinstalling FF5 (clean wipe), and nothing. Hope it's just me and not Firefox, because I'll be losing my favorite browser.

LoKout
Apr 2, 2003

Professional Fetus Taster

It's been working fine for me, actually better than FF5. Have you tried making a new profile to see if that helps? If so, cleaning/compacting your SQLite databases might make a difference. They hold your history and some other stuff. CCleaner will do this for you if you want to give it a try.

Abandon All Hope
Apr 6, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


LoKout posted:

It's been working fine for me, actually better than FF5. Have you tried making a new profile to see if that helps? If so, cleaning/compacting your SQLite databases might make a difference. They hold your history and some other stuff. CCleaner will do this for you if you want to give it a try.

I tried CCleaner, but to no effect, it was the second program I installed after I formatted!

I should be clear, in FF5, this simply did not happen, it ran flawlessly. I formatted, installed FF5 and it started freezing, did a clean wipe of the former install and installed Firefox 6, to the same effects. Very strange, but I will just use something in the interim! Thanks for the suggestion LoKout!

Jack MacAskill
Feb 21, 2011



Abandon All Hope posted:

Firefox 6 has been randomly "not responding" and then coming back after about 10-15 seconds, the perpetuity is annoying.
Don't think this will help you but my firefox started doing this exact thing today, for me I'm certain it was this 'Blank Tab Multivariate Test Addon' they installed overnight. Only twice managed to open a tab of frequent pages, but I suddenly want that feature so bad...

WattsvilleBlues posted:

numbering nerdrage

I'm just bummed 'Fire Fox Five' came and went in the blink of an eye.

ChrisAsmadi
Apr 19, 2007
:D

Did Firefox 6 change the font rendering or something? It looks weird as hell. How do I put it back if they did?

VVV - Thanks for that. I don't know why they put stuff like that as the default.

ChrisAsmadi fucked around with this message at Aug 18, 2011 around 02:27

Cide
Sep 27, 2003



ChrisAsmadi posted:

Did Firefox 6 change the font rendering or something? It looks weird as hell. How do I put it back if they did?

Options -> Advanced -> Uncheck 'Use hardware acceleration when available'

B-Nasty
May 25, 2005
If a girl at a bar yells at me and lightly touches me with her finger, she deserves to be punched.

I promise you all, I will beat my wife.

Also, I've never lived a second in reality and will be a loser and a coward that goes no where for the rest of my life.

Waffnuffly posted:

Interesting - I hadn't heard of Waterfox before. How does it compare to Pale Moon?

I like Pale Moon (x64) better. It seemed faster, auto-updated properly, and I had less miscellaneous weird problems. There wasn't much difference, and much of it may be fixed/changed (this was a few months ago), but that's my unscientific study.

anne frank fanfic
Oct 31, 2005

the holocaust happened


Is 'switch to tab' still enabled in 6? And is there an easier way to disable it without another extension?

Buff Skeleton
Oct 24, 2005



B-Nasty posted:

I like Pale Moon (x64) better. It seemed faster, auto-updated properly, and I had less miscellaneous weird problems. There wasn't much difference, and much of it may be fixed/changed (this was a few months ago), but that's my unscientific study.
I haven't used Waterfox, but I've been using Pale Moon since v3 and I love it. I also love how Palemoon brought back the status bar in FF4 instead of that stupid addon bar and the disappearing URL hover thing.

Scalding Coffee
Jun 26, 2006

You're already dead.


Abandon All Hope posted:

I know this isn't a tech support forum, but has anyone else had issues with random freezing since the update? Firefox 6 has been randomly "not responding" and then coming back after about 10-15 seconds, the perpetuity is annoying.

I've tried disabling all of my add-ons, accessing bookmarks from something other than the bar, and reinstalling FF5 (clean wipe), and nothing. Hope it's just me and not Firefox, because I'll be losing my favorite browser.
Open Windows Task Manager and check your system handles under performance. It was around 17000 before the update and it eventually reached 320000 and my computer is slow as hell.
Goddamn automatic update. I am reverting.

edit: Slowdown solved.

Scalding Coffee fucked around with this message at Aug 18, 2011 around 16:02

The Belgian
Oct 28, 2008

Truly a better person than you


Hey, I was wondering how safe firefox sync is, can anyone give me some more information?

Fangs404
Dec 20, 2004

I time bomb.

The Belgian posted:

Hey, I was wondering how safe firefox sync is, can anyone give me some more information?

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/mobile/sync/

Basically:
  • All communications between you and Mozilla are encrypted.
  • All your stuff is encrypted on their servers with a 32-character (including dashes) key. They don't keep a record of this key, and if you ever lose it, you can't ever access your data again.

Lowclock
Oct 26, 2005


Fangs404 posted:

[*]Right click anywhere and make a new boolean entry extensions.checkCompatibility.<version> where <version> is the version number (i.e., 6.0b is for 6.0 beta, nightly is for the nightly releases, etc.).
[*]Set this entry to true.
I think you meant false.

Sereri
Sep 30, 2008

awwwrigami



Fangs404 posted:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/mobile/sync/

Basically:
  • All communications between you and Mozilla are encrypted.
  • All your stuff is encrypted on their servers with a 32-character (including dashes) key. They don't keep a record of this key, and if you ever lose it, you can't ever access your data again.

And if that's not enough you can run your own sync server.

Lowclock
Oct 26, 2005


Nice, I didn't know there were other builds out there. I'm trying Waterfox and it seems pretty fast compared to vanilla. Maybe the 64-bit java link they have on their site should be in the OP too?

Fangs404
Dec 20, 2004

I time bomb.

Lowclock posted:

I think you meant false.

Fixed!

Lowclock posted:

Nice, I didn't know there were other builds out there. I'm trying Waterfox and it seems pretty fast compared to vanilla. Maybe the 64-bit java link they have on their site should be in the OP too?

Good call.

cre3d
Aug 11, 2004
the one and only

Toast Museum posted:

This doesn't seem to affect vertical space use. Even if you move the Firefox button, the tabs aren't inline with the minimize/maximize/close buttons except when Firefox is maximized.

This was driving me insane as well. After wasting about 2 hours at work today, I finally found a solution that works



https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fi...appmenu-button/

Such a simple thing, I can't even begin to understand why it's not the default.

Cool Matty
Jan 8, 2006
Usuyami no Sekai

Anyone know of a simple extension that lets you just stack tabs like Opera? It's the only feature I really, really want that Opera has. I don't really want to use panorama, as it's awful (things are hidden, so I forget they're there). I hear a few extensions offer this as an option, but ideally I just want an extension that only does this, fast and easy.

Fangs404
Dec 20, 2004

I time bomb.

Does anyone know of an ETA for e10s (tabs as separate processes)? It's the one thing they're pretty vague about on the roadmap that I really want to know more about.

boblemoche
Apr 11, 2008


Fangs404 posted:

Does anyone know of an ETA for e10s (tabs as separate processes)? It's the one thing they're pretty vague about on the roadmap that I really want to know more about.

It keeps slipping, I think it was first planned for Firefox 4. Since then, it's been very quiet on this front.

From their wiki :
Schedule Goal: 1-April-2010 (that was for phase 2 of the project, which as far as I know is still the current phase).

RZApublican
Nov 6, 2007

So many horrible memories for Past Karkat...

Fangs404 posted:

Does anyone know of an ETA for e10s (tabs as separate processes)? It's the one thing they're pretty vague about on the roadmap that I really want to know more about.

The most recent thing I've heard was that it's supposed to be a part of Firefox 8. Given what they're supposed to be doing in 8 with garbage collecting and other under the hood changes, it might actually happen this time, but I wouldn't hold them to it.

Ryokurin
Jul 14, 2001

Wanna Die?

7 is now Beta and 8 is Aurora now btw.

So far the biggest change I see in 8 (although this may had existed in nightly) is that on the first start it gives you a window where you can disable 3rd forced plugins and the Aurora button is blue.

I blew out my profile as I was having freezes so I can't really tell if it really is faster than 7 was but it certainly feels like it. BTW, if you experience similar and use Lastpass disable it and use the xpi version instead. Seems to be due to a bug that only happens on x64 systems per a blog post I ran into. https://lastpass.com/lp_no_bin.xpi

Microsoft Spy
Jun 10, 2002

Corporate whore x2.

Ryokurin posted:


So far the biggest change I see in 8 (although this may had existed in nightly) is that on the first start it gives you a window where you can disable 3rd forced plugins and the Aurora button is blue.


Yes it was in nightly, there are actually quite a few projects regarding add-ons coming to fruition. Add-on SDK 1.0 (JetPack) is a big one and we are looking at a bunch of ways to help add-on developers with it. You can see the full set of stuff here http://blog.mozilla.com/futurerelea...firefoxaurora8/

Edit: Yes my username is MS Spy but I am now the Security Program Manager for Mozilla...but the name stays.

Standish
May 21, 2001



RZApublican posted:

The most recent thing I've heard was that it's supposed to be a part of Firefox 8. Given what they're supposed to be doing in 8 with garbage collecting and other under the hood changes, it might actually happen this time, but I wouldn't hold them to it.
Firefox 8 is now Aurora, which does not get major new features added to it, so E10S definitely isn't going to be in that.

Process separation isn't even enabled in the Firefox 9 nightly builds yet (you have to build firefox yourself with a special compile flag) so I wouldn't count on it being in FF9 either.

VisAbsoluta
Dec 18, 2009



Could you guys reccomend me a good screenshot extension? I used to have Screengrab, but it seems like they hosed some things up and it doesn't even work on some sites.

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NihilCredo
Jun 6, 2011

iram omni possibili modo preme:
plus una illa te diffamabit, quam multæ virtutes commendabunt



VisAbsoluta posted:

Could you guys reccomend me a good screenshot extension? I used to have Screengrab, but it seems like they hosed some things up and it doesn't even work on some sites.

The Imgur extension works pretty well if that's what you want to do. For saving to your HD, FastStone Capture blows out of the water everything else I've tried in both features and speed, but it's payware.

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