October 2007

Animated GIFs

Here is a handy tip for dealing with a site that has animated GIFs, pressing ‘ESC’ key will pause animated GIF’s on a page (broken with Firefox 20 and newer). This works in both Firefox and Internet Exploiter.  Note: in order to ‘resume’ the animation you will need to refresh/reload the page. You can test this out with the image below: Additional options via an about:config tweak: In a new tab type about:config in the address bar and press enter In the filter field type animation In the results listed double-click on image.animation_mode In the pop-up box type in one…

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Adapted from Thunderbird How To Manage Profiles Your Thunderbird profile not only contains all your preferences and extensions but your e-mail folders and messages as well. Moving your profile is not that difficult. One thing to keep in mind though is your Thunderbird profile can get quite large depending on the size of the e-mail messages you have saved so you will need to copy it to a CD/DVD or Flash Drive. Step 1: Locate Your Profile Folder:   On Windows 7, click the Windows Start button and type %APPDATA%\Thunderbird\Profiles\ in the Search box at the bottom of the Start…

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Weekly Update 2007-10-29

Note: Due to Day Light Savings time ending next Sunday and my work schedule, I will not be able to get the meeting notes posted until the following Tuesday. Here’s an overview of this week’s Update Meeting: Fx 2.0.0.8/Fx 2.0.0.9 : Fx 2.0.0.9 Firedrill Release Code Freeze: Release Candidate 1: Friday – October 26th Beta Users Release: Monday – October 29th Target Ship Date: Thursday – November 1st TBird 1.5.0.13 – No Report TBird 2.0.0.8 – TB2.0.0.8 on hold until this afternoon’s meeting about possible FF 2.0.0.9 firedrill TBird 3 – No Report Calendar Project – 0.7 version of Lightning…

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Firefox 2.0.0.9 Coming

On Friday – October 26th, there was a Fx 2.0.0.9 Test Day which means the final release of Fx 2.0.0.9 should be coming out some time this week. I have seen unconfirmed reports that this release date is going to be this Thursday – November 1st. Should have more info soon from the Mozilla Weekly Update meeting. Update:  Beta users release will be coming later today.

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Moving TBird Profile

Your TBird profile not only contains all your preferences and extensions but your e-mail folders and messages as well. Moving your profile is not that difficult. One thing to keep in mind though is your TBird profile can get quite large depending on the size of the e-mail messages you have saved so you will need to copy it to a CD/DVD or Flash Drive. Step 1: Locate Your Profile Folder: On Windows Vista/XP/2000, the path is usually %AppData%\Thunderbird\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\, where xxxxxxxx is a random string of 8 characters. Just browse to C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\ on Windows XP/2000 or…

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Blip.tv Vista Video Thoughts

Here are some thoughts about the Blip.tv Windows Vista video: A Combination of Windows CE + ME + NT – Never used Windows CE or ME (although my friend had it and didn’t seemed too difficult to work with). I’ve used NT in a corporate environment and it seemed to work fairly well, given it is a Microsoft product. Six Versions – I recall a while back when they were introducing Vista the six different versions. I have the Home Premium Edition. Not really sure how that compares to the Basic Home Edition (other than it must be better if…

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Fx 2.0.0.8 Regressions Update

As was pointed out in this week’s update meeting notes, there are some issues with the recent Fx 2.0.0.8 upgrade.  As of Monday morning this was the list of known Regressions: 391412/400406 – layout regression with CSS (Win XP/Vista, Mac, Linux) 400421 – dynamically removing an <area> makes the whole map disappear (Win XP/Vista, Mac, Linux) 400467 – After upgrading to FF 2.0.0.8 Java applets stop working on Vista [Fx 2.0.0.8/JAVA/Vista Issues] 400714 – Flash crashes on Mac have skyrocketed in FF 2008 Here are a couple more we have found from Mozilla Developer News and the appear only to…

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Fx 2.0.0.8/JAVA/Vista Issues

As mentioned in today’s Weekly Update, a serious regression involving Firefox 2.0.0.8 and JAVA (JRE 1.6 update 3)on Windows Vista ONLY has been identified. Bug 400467: Java broken on Vista after Firefox 2.0.0.8 upgrade (says Java Not Found, Or Not Working). Reviewing the bug report, the bug filer had upgraded to Fx 2.0.0.8 earlier that morning and attempted to launch/play a JAVA based game at Pogo.com and was told that they could access the site with IE7. There is a possible work-around for this: Right click Firefox icon and choose “Run as administrator” Accept UAC prompt Enter any site which…

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Weekly Update 2007-10-22

Here’s an overview of this week’s Update Meeting: Fx 2.0.0.8/Fx 2.0.0.9 Fx 2.0.0.8 Released: Thursday, October 18th Over the weekend there were reports of some serious regressions, for which we are considering a Fx 2009 firedrill We will have an FF 2009 triage meeting today at 2:30 PDT, #2009, x204 We will triage the nominations list here Known Regressions: 391412/400406 – layout regression 400421 – dynamically removing an <area> makes the whole map disappear 400467 – After upgrading to FF 2.0.0.8 Java applets stop working on Vista [Fx 2.0.0.8/JAVA/Vista Issues] 400714 – Flash crashes on Mac have skyrocketed in FF…

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