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Old 07-02-2010, 09:28 PM
Karl Larsen
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On 07/01/2010 01:44 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 01/07/10 08:05, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 04:20:01PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>
>>
>>> I had a perfectly working combination of Thunderbird and Firefox whereby
>>> clicking on an URL link in TB would bring up that link in
>>> Firefox......until this latest version, 3.6.6, installed earlier today
>>> :-) . That nice link has now been destroyed.
>>>
>>> FF is my default browser, its path is written correctly in its
>>> preferences (and it starts OK using this path on a command line), the
>>> config file for TB hasn't been altered....
>>>
>>> Anyone else suffering this annoyance following the upgrade of FF?
>>>
>>>
>> Yup.
>>
> Oh good, I wasn't imagining it then :-) .
>
>
>> Upgraded from FF 3.0.x to 3.6.6 (some jump, huh?) and suddenly
>> couldn't bring up FF from a URL in Mutt. Ran a few searches and found the
>> fix was to add "export BROWSER=/usr/bin/firefox" to my ~/.bashrc file.
>> After I verified that it worked I commented it out, rebooted, and saw
>> the same problem. Uncommented the entry and everything was fine.
>>
>>
> Unless what you wrote above is not quite right or I am not reading it
> correctly, adding a line into my .bashrc exactly as you show produces
> the same result as one from a dead horse :-( .
>
> But thank you for your response and suggested cure to the irritation :-) .
>
> Years of perfect co-ordination between TB and FF have gone up in smoke
> in a matter of a few minutes......I must now see how I can go back to
> the previous version of FF...
>
> BC
>
>
>
I have found another problem with 3.6.6. My Firefox no longer
displays movies. I have DSL Internet so the movies were choppy but they
could be seen. I am certain the stuff I need was not transfered to
3.6.6. I checked with apt-cache search java This lists all the packages
for java and it shows zero java. I know I got java about 6 months ago
but it has disappeared.

I do not have saved the sudo apt-get install javaxxxx and can't
seem to find it. Does anyone recall that java call?

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Old 07-02-2010, 11:24 PM
Robert Holtzman
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 04:40:12PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:

.........snip.........

>
> For many years I have had an add-on called Launchy installed in TB and
> which never worked, so I disabled it.
>
> I decided to go for broke and re-activated it. And suddenly something
> which didn't work for years sprang into life, and Launchy works! Means 3
> more mouse clicks...but whose counting, eh? :-)

That's what happened to me with my wireless connection.

That's what I like about Linux and probably computers in general. Just
when you think you know what you're doing they rise up and slap you
upside the head as a reminder of how far you still have to go. Great
little ego buster, huh?


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Old 07-03-2010, 04:36 AM
Basil Chupin
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On 03/07/10 09:24, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 04:40:12PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>
> .........snip.........
>
>
>> For many years I have had an add-on called Launchy installed in TB and
>> which never worked, so I disabled it.
>>
>> I decided to go for broke and re-activated it. And suddenly something
>> which didn't work for years sprang into life, and Launchy works! Means 3
>> more mouse clicks...but whose counting, eh? :-)
>>
> That's what happened to me with my wireless connection.
>
> That's what I like about Linux and probably computers in general. Just
> when you think you know what you're doing they rise up and slap you
> upside the head as a reminder of how far you still have to go. Great
> little ego buster, huh?
>


Nothing like a bit of excitement in one's life, eh? :-) .

I often miss Windows for this reason.....

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Old 07-03-2010, 07:50 AM
Robert Holtzman
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 02:36:04PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 03/07/10 09:24, Robert Holtzman wrote:

.........snip.........

> >
> > That's what I like about Linux and probably computers in general. Just
> > when you think you know what you're doing they rise up and slap you
> > upside the head as a reminder of how far you still have to go. Great
> > little ego buster, huh?
> >
>
>
> Nothing like a bit of excitement in one's life, eh? :-) .

Oh, it gets even more thrilling. I just found out that I now can't open
FF from slrn, my news reader.

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Old 07-03-2010, 08:48 AM
Basil Chupin
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On 03/07/10 17:50, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 02:36:04PM +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>
>> On 03/07/10 09:24, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>>
> .........snip.........
>
>
>>> That's what I like about Linux and probably computers in general. Just
>>> when you think you know what you're doing they rise up and slap you
>>> upside the head as a reminder of how far you still have to go. Great
>>> little ego buster, huh?
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Nothing like a bit of excitement in one's life, eh? :-) .
>>
> Oh, it gets even more thrilling. I just found out that I now can't open
> FF from slrn, my news reader.
>

LOL!

Fun, fun, fun.....

And to make it even more interesting to what I stated earlier that I
have this problem solved after what Traveller wrote, my wife is still
running another distro (insists that I don't change her over until the
TV series she is following ends shortly...don't ask...) and she, too, is
unable to have TB call up FF from a link; I went to look in her system
and found that what she has in TB's Preferences>Attachments has
everything in it including the kitchen sink - but no mention at all of
"http" or "https" even though I have put reference to them in the Config
editor (Preferences>Advanced>General>Config Editor). And I don't know
how to insert these items into this Attachments listing.

BC


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Old 07-03-2010, 06:42 PM
NoOp
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On 06/29/2010 11:20 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> I had a perfectly working combination of Thunderbird and Firefox whereby
> clicking on an URL link in TB would bring up that link in
> Firefox......until this latest version, 3.6.6, installed earlier today
> :-) . That nice link has now been destroyed.
>
> FF is my default browser, its path is written correctly in its
> preferences (and it starts OK using this path on a command line), the
> config file for TB hasn't been altered....
>
> Anyone else suffering this annoyance following the upgrade of FF?
>
> BC
>

Works here:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.4) Gecko/20100608
Lightning/1.0b2 Thunderbird/3.1

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100628
Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.6

But I actually have the links go to:
Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.10)
Gecko/20100504 Lightning/1.0b1 SeaMonkey/2.0.5




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Old 07-04-2010, 11:20 AM
Basil Chupin
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On 04/07/10 04:42, NoOp wrote:
> On 06/29/2010 11:20 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>
>> I had a perfectly working combination of Thunderbird and Firefox whereby
>> clicking on an URL link in TB would bring up that link in
>> Firefox......until this latest version, 3.6.6, installed earlier today
>> :-) . That nice link has now been destroyed.
>>
>> FF is my default browser, its path is written correctly in its
>> preferences (and it starts OK using this path on a command line), the
>> config file for TB hasn't been altered....
>>
>> Anyone else suffering this annoyance following the upgrade of FF?
>>
>> BC
>>
>>
> Works here:
> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.4) Gecko/20100608
> Lightning/1.0b2 Thunderbird/3.1
>
> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100628
> Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.6
>

Firstly, you are using the 64-bit version, which I am not, so is there a
difference in the coding in the apps? And secondly....

> But I actually have the links go to:
> Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.10)
> Gecko/20100504 Lightning/1.0b1 SeaMonkey/2.0.5
>

...this is strange (as far as I am concerned): having the links pointing
to something other than FF and still having FF called up from a link
shown in TB.

Or, thirdly, is this because you are using TB v3.1 which is yet to "hit
the market"?

The mind boggles..... :-)

BC

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Old 07-04-2010, 04:01 PM
NoOp
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On 07/04/2010 04:20 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 04/07/10 04:42, NoOp wrote:
...
>> Works here:
>> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.4) Gecko/20100608
>> Lightning/1.0b2 Thunderbird/3.1
>>
>> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100628
>> Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.6
>>
>
> Firstly, you are using the 64-bit version, which I am not, so is there a
> difference in the coding in the apps? And secondly....

No. Those were 32bit. 64bit looks like this:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9.1.10)
Gecko/20100512 Lightning/1.0b1 Thunderbird/3.0.5

or for a fully updated version this:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9.2.4)
Gecko/20100608 Lightning/1.0b2 Thunderbird/3.1

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100628
Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.6

Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.1.11)
Gecko/20100703 Lightning/1.0b1 SeaMonkey/2.0.6

>
>> But I actually have the links go to:
>> Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.10)
>> Gecko/20100504 Lightning/1.0b1 SeaMonkey/2.0.5
>>
>
> ...this is strange (as far as I am concerned): having the links pointing
> to something other than FF and still having FF called up from a link
> shown in TB.

No. TB goes to whatever brower that I set in
'System|Preferences|Preferred Applications'. In this case I have it set
for SeaMonkey as that is what I use for browsing & mail. When I set to
FF, the links go to FF instead.

>
> Or, thirdly, is this because you are using TB v3.1 which is yet to "hit
> the market"?

http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/
http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/3.1/releasenotes/
Release Date:
June 24, 2010

Note that I am using the Mozilla version of TB in these cases. However,
using an Ubuntu version on the test machine yields the same results.

>
> The mind boggles..... :-)
>
> BC
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:07 AM
Basil Chupin
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On 05/07/10 02:01, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/04/2010 04:20 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>
>> On 04/07/10 04:42, NoOp wrote:
>>
> ...
>
>>> Works here:
>>> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.4) Gecko/20100608
>>> Lightning/1.0b2 Thunderbird/3.1
>>>
>>> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100628
>>> Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.6
>>>
>>>
>> Firstly, you are using the 64-bit version, which I am not, so is there a
>> difference in the coding in the apps? And secondly....
>>
> No. Those were 32bit.


Of course they are - I misread what you wrote.


> Note that I am using the Mozilla version of TB in these cases. However,
> using an Ubuntu version on the test machine yields the same results.
>


It's very annoying not to know what caused this to suddenly happen after
it has been behaving faultlessly for years. Perhaps one of the addons or
the theme I am using (I don't use the default theme, it's too
plain)...dunno; and seeing as how I've now got it working, thanks to tip
to check Preferences>Attachments, I won't go chasing the reason.

BC

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Old 12-06-2010, 06:21 AM
Mark Widdicombe
 
Default Latest Firefox 3.6.6 - I don't like it...

On 01/07/10 01:52, Billie Walsh wrote:
> Could this be a return of the missing setting that has plagued
> Thunderbird off and on for the last few versions?
>
> Edit> Preferences> Advanced> Advanced Configuration> Config Editor
>

Not really. TB has not changed, it was FF which was upgraded to 3.6.6.
Unless of course whatever upgraded FF also did some damage to some
control file affecting TB and its ability to link to FF.

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