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Truga
May 4, 2014


Lipstick Apathy

I've had the same firefox profile since it was called firebird, been copying it between various machines and laptops since.

Loading firefox and clicking address bar to search on a non-ssd machine took a literal minute the first time on boot at one point, and having ~10 years of history to search through owned. Then mozilla randomly decided it'll start culling history depending on performance impact at one point and now I'm down to like a year or so

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Lambert
Apr 14, 2018
Probation
Can't post for 6 hours!


Fallen Rib

I started using Firefox when it was still called Phoenix. Didn't keep my profile, though.

apropos man
Sep 5, 2016

You get a hundred and forty one thousand years and you're out in eight!

drat. You'd think that auto-culling the history would be opt-in via a warning popup when your history stars becoming huge.

Wheany
Mar 17, 2006

Nyahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


Fun Shoe

Is there an option for always showing all toolbars in popup windows?

Harik
Sep 9, 2001


apropos man posted:

drat. You'd think that auto-culling the history would be opt-in via a warning popup when your history stars becoming huge.

This is the same software philosophy that pops up a big "Hey, would you like to wipe literally everything out of this browser that you ever wanted, irrevocably?" when it feels like it.

Truga
May 4, 2014


Lipstick Apathy

I still at times go "hey, I was reading this poo poo 3 years ago" and I type something in the address bar and nothing shows up. Firefox's address bar search is the best browser feature of any browser ever I feel, chome's doesn't behave nearly as nicely. I kinda understand why they don't want people's browsers to hang for 3 minutes while they try to type in google.com on a cold boot, but the fact that they don't even let me do that anymore (default settings were never bad, IIRC I had to go into about:config to extend history saving past 1 year) is a bit annoying, since I leave my pc on for months at a time anyway it's not a big deal for me.

jokes
Dec 20, 2012
jokes

I think I'm alone in thinking that I loving hate keeping my history around. I never want anything to do with my history ever again but every single browser makes you go through like 3 different redundancies to make sure your history isn't saved or is at least cleared whenever you use the browser.

Firefox still kinda needs an about:config tweak and maybe an extension to make sure your history is never kept.

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


Truga posted:

but the fact that they don't even let me do that anymore (default settings were never bad, IIRC I had to go into about :config to extend history saving past 1 year) is a bit annoying

You can still have a stupidly huge history, it's just that the setting to override does not exist by default. make a new int value places.history.expiration.max_pages and set it to something suitably large.

check places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages to see what firefox thinks is an appropriate number for a sense of scale -- that is dynamically generated based on machine specs.

jokes posted:

I think I'm alone in thinking that I loving hate keeping my history around.

Nope, personally I cut the history size down because old poo poo from 5 months ago in the address bar is actively detrimental to me. Firefox isn't always the best at prioritizing and old history often gets promoted in front of recent stuff. Most of the time when I'm thinking "what was that thing I looked at 3 months ago?" I can't find it in history anyways -- it's in there but I can't remember the page title or any keywords to find it. When I remember enough to call it up I can just google the poo poo.

Pikestaff
Feb 17, 2013

Arienai!


I've had more than one profile but I've been dragging my bookmarks around since Firefox 0.8, there are all sorts of monstrosities from like 2004 in there (if they still even exist )

jokes
Dec 20, 2012
jokes

I took a day and cleared all my poo poo out and went through redundant/outdated passwords in my password manager. I highly recommend doing this, especially if you keep sync on and/or drag poo poo between browsers.

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Sooner or later there will be a TV-show about digital hoarder freaks who can't stop amassing useless data. I'll be on S01E01

Truga
May 4, 2014


Lipstick Apathy

Klyith posted:

You can still have a stupidly huge history, it's just that the setting to override does not exist by default. make a new int value places.history.expiration.max_pages and set it to something suitably large.

check places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages to see what firefox thinks is an appropriate number for a sense of scale -- that is dynamically generated based on machine specs.

holy poo poo thanks, you just saved my world. as someone who never uses bookmarks because, well, being used to have a normal, searchable history, I always forget to bookmark poo poo and this is a lifesaver.

e: it was set at 160k, i set it to maxint,

Truga fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2018 around 13:52

Buff Skeleton
Oct 24, 2005



Ola posted:

Sooner or later there will be a TV-show about digital hoarder freaks who can't stop amassing useless data. I'll be on S01E01

A show about tech giants would be pretty boring tbh

Ola
Jul 19, 2004



I'm trying to understand a small bug, hopefully you all can take a look. There is an article written in Norwegian which has the letter in it, an a with a circle right on top. This one: https://www.compart.com/en/unicode/U+00E5 But when I view it in Firefox, the circle has fallen off, it's on the right hand side of the a. What's going on? It's ok in Chrome. Is there a a character map thing or something more fundamental?

Here's what they look like to me:



Here is the article: https://www.dn.no/magasinet/vin/rod...esse/2-1-422180

I'm curious if there's something on my end or on their end and the answer will be enlightening to me. Thanks for looking.

Ola fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2018 around 21:05

Flipperwaldt
Nov 11, 2011

Won't somebody think of the starving hamsters in China?



Shows the same for me, but if I change the font on the page from te requested "Noe Text" to a generic serif or sans serif, the circle is on top.

So it's a problem with the font, or whatever font is picked as a replacement in case the Noe thing isn't installed. This is on Windows. Firefox on Android renders it correctly without modification.

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

Probably an effect of Unicode normalization by some software involved in publishing the article, converting the usual single-codepoint "" to a plain "a" and a "combining ring above" character. And the font used has a bug with that "combining ring above" character.

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


nielsm posted:

Probably an effect of Unicode normalization by some software involved in publishing the article, converting the usual single-codepoint "" to a plain "a" and a "combining ring above" character. And the font used has a bug with that "combining ring above" character.

Yep, it's exactly this. Using a text editor that doesn't do full unicode but does do extended ascii gives me this:


top line - opened from source
second line - copy & pasted from browser
third line - typed using character map



Volguus
Mar 3, 2009


Looks perfectly fine here:


Im using firefox 62 on Fedora 28. I have a couple of extra programming font installed, nothing much.

isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

Looks fine for me as well, FF62 on fresh install of Win10. Only extra fonts I have should be whatever came bundled with Microsoft Office.

Nalin
Sep 28, 2007



Hair Elf

isndl posted:

Looks fine for me as well, FF62 on fresh install of Win10. Only extra fonts I have should be whatever came bundled with Microsoft Office.

Same. FF63 Beta on Win 10, no issues.

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Ola
Jul 19, 2004



Thanks guys, particularly Flipperwaldt and nielsm who probably nailed it. They seem to have discovered the issue and changed the font:

Yesterday:



Today:



Interesting bug!

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