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Firefox to remove support for heavyweight themes

 

From a thread in the Palemoon forum

 

 

You like your Noia, FT DeepDark and similar themes for your browser? Sorry if you're using Firefox (and direct clones) -- once this lands, support for what Mozila calls "heavyweight themes" will be gone. You'll have the Mozilla way (maybe with custom toolbar backgrounds AKA personas AKA lightweight themes) or the highway to choose from

 

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=10093

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Can anybody help me sort out a recurring problem I have with Firefox. Since the arrival of, I think it was Firefox 39 or Firefox 40, I am constantly getting a a script error on numerous websites which refers to a problem with Shockwave. It's annoying because the browser often freezes up and I must have to close down the browser upwards of a dozen times on some days. It's becoming very annoying and makes me think it's time to move on to another browser. I don't want to though as I've been using Firefox since December 2004. However all these constant updates are just seemingly wrecking what was once a reliable browser.

 

Firefox has a help page that deals with this issue but I can't get their solution to work for me

 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/warning-unresponsive-plugin

 

Has anyone got any suggestions on what I can do to sort out this problem?

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I assume that you have tried updating the flash player plugin?

 

You could try setting the player to "Ask to Activate" in the Add-ons manager.

That way flash will not play unless you let it, although you do get a warning in a pop- bar under the address bar  to ask when it tries to run.

 

I keep mine like that, so any flash content on a webpage doesn't even get a chance to run, and so can't give a script error.

 

Have you tried refreshing your firefox installation?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings.

 

 

My prefered method of fixing persistent FFx problems-

 

You could try a full reinstall of FFx, rather than an update from the 'stub' downloader.

This can be done without loosing your current settings, bookmarks, etc.

 

To do a full reload then, rather than using the updater from 'About Firefox' in the menus, visit the 'Systems & Language' webpage, download a full version from there and install it.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

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Can anybody help me sort out a recurring problem I have with Firefox. Since the arrival of, I think it was Firefox 39 or Firefox 40, I am constantly getting a a script error on numerous websites which refers to a problem with Shockwave. It's annoying because the browser often freezes up and I must have to close down the browser upwards of a dozen times on some days. It's becoming very annoying and makes me think it's time to move on to another browser. I don't want to though as I've been using Firefox since December 2004. However all these constant updates are just seemingly wrecking what was once a reliable browser.

 

Firefox has a help page that deals with this issue but I can't get their solution to work for me

 

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/warning-unresponsive-plugin

 

Has anyone got any suggestions on what I can do to sort out this problem?

No suggestions for you I'm afraid, but you're not alone, I've been having regular Flash hangs for at least couple of months now.

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Can anybody help me sort out a recurring problem I have with Firefox. Since the arrival of, I think it was Firefox 39 or Firefox 40, I am constantly getting a a script error on numerous websites which refers to a problem with Shockwave.

try uninstall/disable shockwave player

for me, it's useless unless you're playing online games

 

For flash player, try disable hardware acceleration and protected mode

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try uninstall/disable shockwave player

for me, it's useless unless you're playing online games

I'm pretty sure that Flash hangs in Firefox (I should know given the amount I see) inform you that SHOCKWAVE Flash is unresponsive, so probably nothing to do with Shockwave player (didn't even realise that still existed lol)

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Oops, I also thought that Shockwave player itself was now defunct and that Robbie was talking about Shockwave Flash.

 

Same answers as I gave above though, just substitute the names.

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Firefox to remove support for heavyweight themes

 

From a thread in the Palemoon forum

 

 

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=10093

https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/planning-the-future-of-complete-themes/5306

 

Will there be SJW themes?

 is this a response to Brotli? :lol:

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Thanks to all for the suggestions re: the problem I'm having with Firefox. I've managed to get the problem sorted out on my desktop computer but can't get it sorted out on my laptop! The settings on both computers are exactly the same so I don't know why Firefox works fine on one but not the other. Very curious.

 

What I did was to disable then re-enable Shockwave Flash on both computers. It's worked for my desktop but not the laptop... I think I might have to uninstall Firefox from the laptop and then reinstall it and hopefully that will work.

 

Of course the next update to Firefox, due in a few weeks time, will probably bring back the problem... oh for the days of Firefox 1.0 when everything was so simple!

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Thanks to all for the suggestions re: the problem I'm having with Firefox. I've managed to get the problem sorted out on my desktop computer but can't get it sorted out on my laptop! The settings on both computers are exactly the same so I don't know why Firefox works fine on one but not the other. Very curious.

 

What I did was to disable then re-enable Shockwave Flash on both computers. It's worked for my desktop but not the laptop... I think I might have to uninstall Firefox from the laptop and then reinstall it and hopefully that will work.

 

Of course the next update to Firefox, due in a few weeks time, will probably bring back the problem... oh for the days of Firefox 1.0 when everything was so simple!

I followed the earlier suggestion of disabling hardware acceleration and protected mode and so far (coincidentally or not) the Flash crashes have stopped. Not got round to re-enabling one at a time to narrow down which of the two was at fault (presuming the fix is not actually coincidence)

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Am I missing something or have you pasted the wrong link?

 

Well spotted.. you win the Piriform Prize of the Month :)

 

(hazel rummages in the moderators cupboard and finds the 'special' prize tin of biscuits !)

 

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/10/04/here-are-you-options-for-running-unsigned-add-ons-in-firefox/

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Looks for my biscuits, cries when they are found to be gone

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Well spotted.. you win the Piriform Prize of the Month :)

 

(hazel rummages in the moderators cupboard and finds the 'special' prize tin of biscuits !)

 

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/10/04/here-are-you-options-for-running-unsigned-add-ons-in-firefox/

Yay, I win ^_^

 

Hang on, these say best before Dec 97, you sure these are safe??? :D

 

This whole signed addons thing seems to be failing badly, I assume they are hoping making it compulsory will force devs to actually take it up. Especially when addons as simple as the British English dictionary are unsigned (and therefore this update will break spellcheck), along with 6 others I have that are currently unsigned.

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Firefox 43 is now out (not sure if it's on the updater yet)

 

thanks hazelnut :)

 

Version 43.0

15. December 2015

 

What’s New

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ff v43.0.1 on 18. dezember 2015

 

no notes yet

I would guess it's something like this:

 

Release notes:

Fix bug introduced in version 43.0 :P

 

(On a more serious note, according to the Mozilla forum it's something to do with this bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1079858 )

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Watch out for Push notifications to be launched in build 44

 

 

Push notifications allow websites to notify the user even if the site itself is no longer open. It is a notification system that can be utilized by sites to inform users about new messages or items available on site among other things.

 

Info about this and how to disable it

 

 http://www.ghacks.net/2015/11/04/everything-you-need-to-know-about-push-notifications-in-firefox/

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I would guess it's something like this:

 

Release notes:

Fix bug introduced in version 43.0 :P

 

to funny :D but no

 

Reference: Release notes for Firefox 43.0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

but now i have one :) perhaps I have overlooked it  :D 

 

Fixed

Prepare to use SHA-256 signing certificate for Windows builds, to meet new Microsoft signing requirement (1079858)

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Watch out for Push notifications to be launched in build 44

 

 

Info about this and how to disable it

 

 http://www.ghacks.net/2015/11/04/everything-you-need-to-know-about-push-notifications-in-firefox/

Hmmm, I can see one or two sites where this might be of use, but in general that sounds like a horrible feature. If I close a site, I'm done with it, I don't want it nagging me to come back every five mins <_<

 

I do find it bizarre that Mozilla spent the last year or two stripping out functionality in the name of streamlining the browser, yet keep chucking in new tosh like this.

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