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unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Sigh.

So, if you use 'overflow-y: scroll' on Lion, you get an empty scroll bar ALONGSIDE the 'regular' scroll bar.

FIREFOXXXXXXX!!!

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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?

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

WattsvilleBlues posted:

Mozilla has announced today that the Electrolysis project, which aims to make Firefox a multiprocess application, will be put in pause for the foreseeable future.

Source.

I have awful problems with Firefox responsiveness. I think Adblock Plus causes most of them though. I can't even watch YouTube anymore without pauses every few seconds.
I don't think I've quite had the problems others have, but man, when a developer (group) decides that making their application multi-process isn't a priority... especially with the issues being seen now.. yikes.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

nexus6 posted:

I find myself constantly switching back and forth between Firefox and Chrome and it's frustrating because it's tiny changes that make the difference for me.

Firefox:
+ Extensions are done better in my opinion. Lastpass and Stylish in Chrome are horrible and there's no Greasefire equivalent
+ I have more control over customising the appearance

Chrome:
+ New tabs open next to my current one, so I don't have to scroll all the way to the end to fnd it
+ Firebug is great, but I wish it had the 'Add new style' button like the webkit inspector
I'm not even sure why people use Firebug, the Webkit inspector is awesome all by itself. I often find being in Firebug is irritating and slow.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

nexus6 posted:

Because then I wouldn't be using Firefox, but I do agree with you.
Not to completely rag on Firebug. For the longest time it was the only game in town that mattered. When I'm using Firefox to test, I will absolutely use Firebug over the current iteration of the in-built web dev tools. I just find that WebKit's Web Inspector is far faster and more comprehensive. Though, occasionally, I miss having the various Firebug plugins (ala DrupalBug, FirePHP, FireQuery, etc)

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Alereon posted:

In an interesting blog post from Nicholas Nethercote, the Memshrink guy, it was revealed that the McAfee Side Advisor add-on leaks most of the memory the browser allocates, easily resulting in memory usage over 1GB. This underscores the impact of third-party antivirus programs on system performance and reliability in general, and the impact of even popular add-ons on Firefox performance in particular.
I read a performance report from Mozilla (the results seem to have disappeared) a while ago regarding the cold-start times of Firefox with various add ons installed.

Third party code, no matter how well sandboxed is going to have a visible impact on the application and system as a whole. Firefox is by no means a simple system, a shutdown processes that takes several seconds is really not completely unreasonable.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

OWA is a towering landscape of divs too.

Though, it's a vast improvement over the old version...

Only registered members can see post attachments!

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Moses posted:

I'm on Windows 7 for this purpose (use Safari on OS X Lion).

Thanks very much for the suggestion...I rememember CCleaner from way back in the day.
You're in luck.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Firefox 13 is officially out:




Edit: Release Notes

unruly fucked around with this message at 23:15 on Jun 4, 2012

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Is anyone not seeing any of the site previews in the new tab page?

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Colonel Sanders posted:

OK I really do not like the new way to view images where they are placed centered on a black screen. Is there anything I can do about this?
There are some userchrome/content CSS fixes that you can apply. A quick search fails me right now, but they're out there.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

PirateBob posted:

I'm not seeing any sort of new tab page at all. Might be because of Tab Mix Plus, I guess.
Seems to be more than just us, but I can't seem to find any real postings about it.

I actually just built a new tab page and stuck it up on my website. Upshot is that it's available to all my browsers and it's consistent across them.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Toast Museum posted:

If you want to avoid the new tab page entirely, go to about :config and set browser.newtab.url to about :blank.
I actually wanted to use it, but since the site previews and result generations are broken for me, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

PirateBob posted:

Anyone else having trouble with sabnzbd in FF13? (usenet app with browser interface)

I'm getting "The address isn't valid" when trying to open [::1]:8080/sabnzbd/
try localhost instead of IPv6?

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

dud root posted:

Are there any addins for caching ahead with some intelligence? eg load the next page of a thread in the background if it exists. Would be ideal for picture or gif threads
This is what it's supposed to do already. Now depending on how the page is constructed, it may not pick up on the cues laid out by it. I'm not sure if an extension would really help.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

pseudorandom name posted:

No it doesn't. That's not something you can even do, because web developers are idiots.

Google ran into a ton of problems when they introduced their Web Accelerator, and finally had to give up on it entirely.
Not sure if you're replying to me, but here's the documentation on how to setup prefetching. It's not really that hard.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

kapinga posted:

And this only works if the web developer has specifically included additional code to indicate the pages to prefetch. It isn't just scanning the page for an <a> tag with the label "Next" or anything.

Does anyone have information as to how widespread the prefetching tags are in use?
I think you'll find them commonly in CMSes where the feature can be easily automated. Forums would be an excellent use of it as well.

I wonder if you could somehow, through JavaScript, add appropriate link tags to the header and have the browser actually pick up on it. That way you could have a very simple extension that provides link prefetching for pages that lack it.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

kapinga posted:

I was thinking forums at first, but what about the instance where the next page is having posts actively added to it? In that case, you load up page 1 and the browser caches page 2. When you finally get to page 2, 10 new posts have been added. Will the browser refresh or check in any way that the page has changed since it was pre-fetched?


Also on CMS's, I can see how it would be easy to implement, but how widespread is it actually? I don't work with them, so I'm genuinely curious.
The browser only will prefetch a page, no DOM/JS processing happens until the request is actually triggered. Basically it just dumps the page content into the cache for faster retrieval. If there are more prefetch markers, the browser isn't processing them (this could lead to an infinite request loop with dynamic pages).

As far as CMSes, you see it pretty commonly in WordPress, especially with the better themes. It speeds up paging through a blog's history. I try to use it where possible (and easy), otherwise smart use of a primed page cache can make a site feel snappier than simple prefetching, especially if you have users who are unlikely to spend a long time on a single page (see: reddit).

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

LeftistMuslimObama posted:

I'm at work, what's behind the link?
A terror of unimaginable depths. (Animeu porn)

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Winter is Cuming posted:

So how are the Firefox web dev tools shaping up?
In 20.x, I was very pleasantly surprised that they have moved into the realm of "usable", however they're firmly behind Chrome and Safari's developer console(s). There still isn't any mechanism to view stored cookies from that site, nor inspect localStorage (and a number of other things).

Regardless, if they keep the pace up, it'll be not long now before they finally have a good set of developer tools better than (IMO, klunky) Firebug.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Gorilla Salad posted:

Hey, remember when we all left Ablock Plus in the dirt? I wonder what they're doing now?


Adblock Plus finds the end-game of its business model: Selling ads
You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Nalin posted:

Does PageShot allow you to take a screenshot of the whole page until the end, instead of just the current viewport? I would like something to replace "Awesome Screenshot".
Not 100% sure, but the built in dev tools have had this available, too.

Shift + F2, then type "screenshot --fullpage <optional file name>" and you'll get a PNG saved in your downloads folder that covers the entire page. Some sites with CSS that sets "position: fixed" may look funky, but it works.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Rangpur posted:

So is FireFox still a decent choice for a Mac or have I been left in the dust by younger, hipper browsers?
It's not as punchy as Safari or Chrome, but once loaded it runs fine.

unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

Generic Monk posted:

(e: wrt transmission i managed to unfuck this by deleting the connection and resetting it up. which i probably should have thought of before posting the issue on an internet forum. just as well that fixed it since i have no idea where the osx version of this app keeps its files that persist between installs)
Most preference files are in the (hidden) ~/Library/Application Support and/or ~/Library/Preferences -- Depends largely on the application, but those are safe bets for 90% of the apps you'll encounter in the wild.

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unruly
May 12, 2002

YES!!!

TalkLittle posted:

So I've been one of those people resisting the Firefox/Pocket integration bullshit, thinking it's unnecessary and going out of my way to hide all the Pocket functionality. I didn't feel bad about hiding sponsored stories because I do regularly donate to Mozilla.

Today though I hit pretty much the ideal use case for Pocket, and was partly converted, assuming I hit this use case again in the future. I was reading a series of long wiki articles that, being wiki articles, were poo poo to read unless using Firefox's Reader mode. But wanted to be able to read them on my tablet too, especially when offline. So I said screw it, I'll try Pocket, and pretty much its core features solve the problem I was having. It has nicer fonts than Firefox Reader mode too.

But if I didn't own a tablet, or if I knew I would get Internet connectivity all day no matter where I was, then I couldn't think of a situation to use Pocket over simple bookmarks.
I used Pocket as an alternative to Instapaper for a while. I didn't like the ads, and the integration was only mediocre. Honestly, I had a hard time remembering to check it regularly after I dumped a bunch of sites into it.

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