Firefox pisses me off

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  1. Zombie Pornstar

    Zombie Pornstar I'm cumming RAWL

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    EVERY time I use firefox I get a message saying how the flash player has had an error and that I am strongly reccomended to restart firefox immediatly. I have reinstalled both firefox and the macromedia shockwave flashplayer to no avail. Whenever I watch a youtube video, it freezes halfway through and I have to restart firefox. Am I alone here?
     
  2. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Looks like it.

    You might try the official Firefox forums?:dunno:
     
  3. Schproda

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    Sounds like you need to reinstall Flash.
     
  4. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Opera > FF.
     
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    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    I use Opera at work most of the time, but I find myself using IE more and more because some sites simply don't work or don't work well in Opera of FF.
     
  6. P07r0457

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    I can think of only one site that doesn't like Opera, and it's not because it doesn't work, but because the shitty webdev actually uses jscript to pop up a message box every page asking you to use MSIE. Stupid US Bank.
     
  7. EkriirkE

    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    I just stick to the faster Internet Explorer
     
  8. Schproda

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    I use Opera too but on pages with a lot of animations it crawls compared to IE.
     
  9. Clarity

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    not as much utility in ie.
     
  10. Clarity

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    opera seems more efficient in memory management, but i hate it's layout. just personal preferences, the the extra mem firefox uses isn't dealbreaker. sometimes i use IE after a reformat. it makes the computer feel fresh :bowdown:
     
  11. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    you can completely skin/modify opera as you see fit. I used to skin it to look like firefox.
     
  12. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Skinning eats memory. That said, Stardock WindowBlinds 5.0 is the best skinning engine I've found to-date. A lot of programs that are skinnable use their skinning engine, specially adapted to fit just the one program instead of the entire OS.
     
  13. P07r0457

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    WindowBlinds 5 is like the shittiest most bloated WM ever... I guess it figures you'd like it!
     
  14. Clarity

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    i'm using opera now. the 25k vs 80k has won me over.


    RELEASE YOUR SECRETS OF SKINNING!
     
  15. Clarity

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    although, i don't like opera's cookie config. i have to set it to allow all sites.
     
  16. Clarity

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    alright, i spent 5 min figuring opera out, and it looks just like ff.

    the only difference, is i can't duplicate the bookmarks toolbar in ff.
     
  17. deusexaethera

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    WindowBlinds is something I like...I guess it figures you'd say it's shitty!
     
  18. jmechy

    jmechy Calmer then you are.

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    like having a bar under (or above) the address bar that you have links on? Go to customize, turn on personal bar, and then you can drag and drop links from your address bar or a webpage on to that bar.
     
  19. piratepenguin

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    Did I ever tell ye about the little security issue I found in Opera which they're completely ignoring?

    It affects multi-user machines with world-readable home directories (which is a lot of non-Windows machines). The config dir Opera creates is world readable, as well as everything inside it. All the directories are world executable, so any other user on the machine can peek through everything in your Opera config - including your cookies. So then (in most cases, some people don't trust cookies - I do, when I'm using Firefox) they can get access to a lot of your accounts on web sites (and change passwords etc, maybe make some money selling them back!). They can also get your magic-wand saved passwords.

    Firefox, Mozilla etc, all setup world+group-inaccessible profile directories, and not only that, the few confidential files (cookies.txt, signons.txt (stores saved passwords) and a few more) are also locked down to be world+group-unreadable.

    I emailed Opera about this not-long after Opera 9.00 was released, and got no reply. It wasn't fixed in Opera 9.01. I also notified Secunia and I guess they're too lazy to setup the security page for Opera 9.
     
  20. P07r0457

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    so chmod the dir and stop being a whiny little bitch.
     
  21. piratepenguin

    piratepenguin New Member

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    I did that long long ago.

    I was just pointing out that Opera developers don't give a crap about somebody's security.
     
  22. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Eh...more likely they're taking the typical Linux approach of assuming that users will think of these things themselves and configure them accordingly. Windows and Mac OS on the other hand, would take the approach of configuring the folder for a typical users' needs, sparing them the trouble of having to think about it. That kind of attitude is what's really holding Linux back in the desktop market.
     
  23. piratepenguin

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    That kind of attitude is what's holding Opera back from the desktop browser market :big grin:

    Not many people have discovered this security flaw (I haven't heard of it from anyone else), what does that tell you? I know alot of GNU/Linux users who use Opera, and they never noticed it. If Opera expects them to ensure their should-be-secure files are secure, pffft, they're fucking stupid.

    The "typical Linux approach" - that is bullshit. The typical approach on GNU/Linux is for applications to be secure, setup secure enviornments for the user, not the other way around (which would be more of a Microsoft Windows approach). A large amount of my hidden files in my home directory are world-unreadable because so many of them contain confidential info. I didn't fucking lock them down, the applications do. The only one I ever felt the need to lock down is Opera.
    edit: the cracking-related files are there from when I used to play slavehack, lol
     
  24. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    All I know is that every time I or anyone I know has installed Linux, the first thing we had to do was spend about six hours tweaking obtuse little settings. Granted, Windows doesn't usually allow you to tweak those obtuse little settings, but then again it usually isn't necessary to tweak them, either.

    I suppose the more Joe-User-oriented Linux builds come with preconfigured settings that are more along the lines of what a typical user would need, but it's still not up to par with what a paid corporation can come up with. I don't know if *nix users hail OSX as what *nix could be, but they should.
     
  25. piratepenguin

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    If you don't like/want the tweaking, don't use Gentoo, Slackware, LFS or any of those kinda distros. Use Ubuntu or SUSE (both developed at least partly by paid-entities BTW - Canonical and Novell. Oh and IBM and Google and Sun and NVIDIA and fuckloads more huge corporations who contribute patches to free software projects these OSes use (Linux, Firefox)) or something like that.
    What about Windows!? :p
     

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