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Al. C
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      03-21-2005
I had to re-boot this morning after shutting down due to a freak
thunderstorm. I'd done a number of (Debian) apt-get upgrades all week
before the reboot.

This is very strange. When I open Firefox and go to Edit, Pref, and look at
the plugin screen it is blank. None are listed. Also, when I 'run' a pdf
file it opens up in a new window. WRONG! It should open in the existing
window.

Get this. When I enter "about lugins" I get a screen with all the plugins
listed. Very nice. THEN when I go to the Pref. screen I see them all
AND.... when I run the pdf, it works like a plugin should!

WHY does doing the 'about lugins' thing enable the pluglins. This state is
NOT saved. Next time I start up FF I have to do the about lugins thing
AGAIN.

All was well before the restart!

What is going on? Anyone?

Al




 
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Rom
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      03-21-2005
On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 00:47:41 GMT, Al. C rambled:

> I had to re-boot this morning after shutting down due to a freak
> thunderstorm. I'd done a number of (Debian) apt-get upgrades all week
> before the reboot.
>
> This is very strange. When I open Firefox and go to Edit, Pref, and look at
> the plugin screen it is blank. None are listed. Also, when I 'run' a pdf
> file it opens up in a new window. WRONG! It should open in the existing
> window.
>
> Get this. When I enter "about lugins" I get a screen with all the plugins
> listed. Very nice. THEN when I go to the Pref. screen I see them all
> AND.... when I run the pdf, it works like a plugin should!
>
> WHY does doing the 'about lugins' thing enable the pluglins. This state is
> NOT saved. Next time I start up FF I have to do the about lugins thing
> AGAIN.
>
> All was well before the restart!
>
> What is going on? Anyone?


It's a bug when Java is disabled:
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=273785>

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Al. C
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      03-21-2005
Rom wrote:

>> WHY does doing the 'about lugins' thing enable the pluglins. This state
>> is NOT saved. Next time I start up FF I have to do the about lugins
>> thing AGAIN.
>>
>> All was well before the restart!
>>
>> What is going on? Anyone?

>
> It's a bug when Java is disabled:
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=273785>



Thank you for letting me know. I read the bug report. It's true. I HAD
disabled Java. As soon as I re-enabled it, all was fine.

Al

 
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