Two issues with Firefox 1.04

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Faun, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Faun

    Faun Guest

    Hi,
    Been a user of FF since version...um...0.7 or something, but now I have
    to ask.

    First, is there a way to disable this light-yellowish bar at the top
    that says that plugins are missing? I hate the fact that it nags me
    about that I have to install Flash to see all contents on the page I'm
    viewing. Yeah, like that will happen. More crappy ads I can view, for
    FREE to boot. I don't think so.

    Second, will there ever be a better what I guess is called an
    "autoscrolling mechanism" in FF? It's the one you invoke by clicking
    with the mouse wheel I'm talking about. Now it works so that in order to
    stop the autoscrolling, you have to click somewhere, whereas I would
    like it to stop the autoscrolling if I just scrolled slightly using the
    mouse wheel, as it works in most other apps I've used.

    Having to click somewhere to stop this function is, well, "dangerous"
    since you can accidentally click on things that you shouldn't have
    clicked...if you get my meaning.

    Is there some setting somewhere that I can change?

    Okay, so I'm fed up and irritated. Any suggestions on what can be done
    about these two things, just so my blood pressure can get to normal
    levels again?

    TIA



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    Faun, Jun 29, 2005
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  2. Faun

    Doug G Guest

    Faun wrote:
    > Hi,
    > Been a user of FF since version...um...0.7 or something, but now I have
    > to ask.
    >
    > First, is there a way to disable this light-yellowish bar at the top
    > that says that plugins are missing? I hate the fact that it nags me
    > about that I have to install Flash to see all contents on the page I'm
    > viewing. Yeah, like that will happen. More crappy ads I can view, for
    > FREE to boot. I don't think so.
    >
    > Second, will there ever be a better what I guess is called an
    > "autoscrolling mechanism" in FF? It's the one you invoke by clicking
    > with the mouse wheel I'm talking about. Now it works so that in order to
    > stop the autoscrolling, you have to click somewhere, whereas I would
    > like it to stop the autoscrolling if I just scrolled slightly using the
    > mouse wheel, as it works in most other apps I've used.
    >
    > Having to click somewhere to stop this function is, well, "dangerous"
    > since you can accidentally click on things that you shouldn't have
    > clicked...if you get my meaning.
    >
    > Is there some setting somewhere that I can change?
    >
    > Okay, so I'm fed up and irritated. Any suggestions on what can be done
    > about these two things, just so my blood pressure can get to normal
    > levels again?
    >
    > TIA


    1. Try http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries#Plugin..2A
    2. Beats me. My scroll button is set to go back a page.
     
    Doug G, Jun 29, 2005
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  3. Faun

    Avalanche Guest

    On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 01:11:34 +0200, Faun <> wrote:

    >
    >Hi,
    >Been a user of FF since version...um...0.7 or something, but now I have
    >to ask.
    >
    >First, is there a way to disable this light-yellowish bar at the top
    >that says that plugins are missing? I hate the fact that it nags me
    >about that I have to install Flash to see all contents on the page I'm
    >viewing. Yeah, like that will happen. More crappy ads I can view, for
    >FREE to boot. I don't think so.
    >
    >Second, will there ever be a better what I guess is called an
    >"autoscrolling mechanism" in FF? It's the one you invoke by clicking
    >with the mouse wheel I'm talking about. Now it works so that in order to
    >stop the autoscrolling, you have to click somewhere, whereas I would
    >like it to stop the autoscrolling if I just scrolled slightly using the
    >mouse wheel, as it works in most other apps I've used.
    >
    >Having to click somewhere to stop this function is, well, "dangerous"
    >since you can accidentally click on things that you shouldn't have
    >clicked...if you get my meaning.
    >
    >Is there some setting somewhere that I can change?
    >
    >Okay, so I'm fed up and irritated. Any suggestions on what can be done
    >about these two things, just so my blood pressure can get to normal
    >levels again?
    >
    >TIA
    >
    >
    >
    >Q.

    What scroll button? I don't see one.

    Brad
     
    Avalanche, Jun 29, 2005
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  4. Faun

    Z Guest

    Avalanche wrote:
    >>Second, will there ever be a better what I guess is called an
    >>"autoscrolling mechanism" in FF? It's the one you invoke by clicking
    >>with the mouse wheel I'm talking about. Now it works so that in order to
    >>stop the autoscrolling, you have to click somewhere, whereas I would
    >>like it to stop the autoscrolling if I just scrolled slightly using the
    >>mouse wheel, as it works in most other apps I've used.
    >>
    >>Having to click somewhere to stop this function is, well, "dangerous"
    >>since you can accidentally click on things that you shouldn't have
    >>clicked...if you get my meaning.
    >>
    >>Is there some setting somewhere that I can change?


    > What scroll button? I don't see one.


    The mouse wheel. If you depress the mouse wheel while the wheel is
    moving, you get a scroll symbol: a circle containing up and down arrows
    and a center dot ... moving the mouse pointer anywhere above the center
    dot scrolls the page up, and below the center scrolls down.

    It's VERY annoying. You must click somewhere on the page to get out of
    the autoscrolling mode.

    See the .jpg here:
    http://www.mzarlenga.com/mousescroll.jpg

    Note the circle above George Bush's picture (and slightly to the left of
    center) and below "Drudge Report"
     
    Z, Jun 29, 2005
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  5. Faun

    Avalanche Guest

    On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 19:32:48 -0700, Z <> wrote:

    >Avalanche wrote:
    >>>Second, will there ever be a better what I guess is called an
    >>>"autoscrolling mechanism" in FF? It's the one you invoke by clicking
    >>>with the mouse wheel I'm talking about. Now it works so that in order to
    >>>stop the autoscrolling, you have to click somewhere, whereas I would
    >>>like it to stop the autoscrolling if I just scrolled slightly using the
    >>>mouse wheel, as it works in most other apps I've used.
    >>>
    >>>Having to click somewhere to stop this function is, well, "dangerous"
    >>>since you can accidentally click on things that you shouldn't have
    >>>clicked...if you get my meaning.
    >>>
    >>>Is there some setting somewhere that I can change?

    >
    >> What scroll button? I don't see one.

    >
    >The mouse wheel. If you depress the mouse wheel while the wheel is
    >moving, you get a scroll symbol: a circle containing up and down arrows
    >and a center dot ... moving the mouse pointer anywhere above the center
    >dot scrolls the page up, and below the center scrolls down.
    >
    >It's VERY annoying. You must click somewhere on the page to get out of
    >the autoscrolling mode.


    Thanks. I must have done it a few times by mistake - I wondered what
    was going on and, panickng, just moved and clicked til it stopped:) It
    does seem that the mouse button or wheel. or 'page down' would be
    sufficient,
    >
    >See the .jpg here:
    >http://www.mzarlenga.com/mousescroll.jpg
    >
    >Note the circle above George Bush's picture (and slightly to the left of
    >center) and below "Drudge Report"
     
    Avalanche, Jun 29, 2005
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  6. Faun

    Faun Guest

    In article <>,
    says...

    > was going on and, panickng, just moved and clicked til it stopped:) It
    > does seem that the mouse button or wheel. or 'page down' would be
    > sufficient,


    The autoscroll thingy is useful when you read longer texts. Adjust the
    window size, put that thing in slow motion and you don't have to do
    anything but read. So, I'm lazy... ;-)


    Faun
     
    Faun, Jun 29, 2005
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  7. Faun

    Faun Guest

    Faun, Jun 29, 2005
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  8. Hendrik Maryns, Jun 29, 2005
    #8
  9. Faun

    Clippy Guest

    Z wrote:
    > Avalanche wrote:
    >>> Second, will there ever be a better what I guess is called an
    >>> "autoscrolling mechanism" in FF? It's the one you invoke by clicking
    >>> with the mouse wheel I'm talking about. Now it works so that in order
    >>> to stop the autoscrolling, you have to click somewhere, whereas I
    >>> would like it to stop the autoscrolling if I just scrolled slightly
    >>> using the mouse wheel, as it works in most other apps I've used.
    >>>
    >>> Having to click somewhere to stop this function is, well, "dangerous"
    >>> since you can accidentally click on things that you shouldn't have
    >>> clicked...if you get my meaning.
    >>>
    >>> Is there some setting somewhere that I can change?

    >
    >> What scroll button? I don't see one.

    >
    > The mouse wheel. If you depress the mouse wheel while the wheel is
    > moving, you get a scroll symbol: a circle containing up and down arrows
    > and a center dot ... moving the mouse pointer anywhere above the center
    > dot scrolls the page up, and below the center scrolls down.
    >
    > It's VERY annoying. You must click somewhere on the page to get out of
    > the autoscrolling mode.
    >
    > See the .jpg here:
    > http://www.mzarlenga.com/mousescroll.jpg
    >
    > Note the circle above George Bush's picture (and slightly to the left of
    > center) and below "Drudge Report"


    Just scroll the wheel without depressing it. It won't then continue to
    scroll after you stop.

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    Clippy, Jun 29, 2005
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  10. Faun

    Splibbilla Guest

    Faun <> in news:MPG.1d2bf78818a27ca69899e7@207.14.113.17:

    > First, is there a way to disable this light-yellowish bar at the top
    > that says that plugins are missing?


    nopt sure about that. i geuss i've seen that when i click on an xpi link, but then i usually just have to set something to download
    by default.

    >I hate the fact that it nags me
    > about that I have to install Flash to see all contents on the page I'm
    > viewing.


    convert some annoyances like hidden flash, WuMP ( :) ), and midi, by using proxomitron. it also kills a lot of other annoyances
     
    Splibbilla, Jun 29, 2005
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  11. Faun

    Splibbilla Guest

    Faun <> in news:MPG.1d2bf78818a27ca69899e7@207.14.113.17:

    > Second, will there ever be a better what I guess is called an
    >"autoscrolling mechanism" in FF? It's the one you invoke by clicking
    > with the mouse wheel I'm talking about. Now it works so that in order to
    > stop the autoscrolling, you have to click somewhere, whereas I would
    > like it to stop the autoscrolling if I just scrolled slightly using the
    > mouse wheel, as it works in most other apps I've used.


    might be something you can adjust with your mouse software on a "per app" basis

    i was wondering if this was what you were talking about, but i don't hinkt it helps
    http://www.google.dk/search?ie=utf-8&hl=en&q=mousewheel.withcontrolkey.action
     
    Splibbilla, Jun 30, 2005
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  12. Faun

    Z Guest

    Clippy wrote:
    > Just scroll the wheel without depressing it. It won't then continue to
    > scroll after you stop.


    "Doc, I have pain in my knees when I stand up."
    "Well, don't stand up!"

    Oh yeah, that's a useful solution.
     
    Z, Jun 30, 2005
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  13. Faun

    Z Guest

    Faun wrote:
    > Second, will there ever be a better what I guess is called an
    > "autoscrolling mechanism" in FF? It's the one you invoke by clicking
    > with the mouse wheel I'm talking about. Now it works so that in order to
    > stop the autoscrolling, you have to click somewhere, whereas I would
    > like it to stop the autoscrolling if I just scrolled slightly using the
    > mouse wheel, as it works in most other apps I've used.
    >
    > Having to click somewhere to stop this function is, well, "dangerous"
    > since you can accidentally click on things that you shouldn't have
    > clicked...if you get my meaning.
    >
    > Is there some setting somewhere that I can change?


    Found it.

    Tools > Options > Advanced > Browsing > Use Autoscrolling
     
    Z, Jun 30, 2005
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  14. Faun

    Faun Guest

    In article <>,
    says...

    > Just scroll the wheel without depressing it. It won't then continue to
    > scroll after you stop.


    Well, thanks, but I would really like it to work the way I explained, or
    similar to it. Pressing down the mouse wheel for any extended period of
    time is not exactly what I had in mind.

    Thanks anyway.


    Faun
     
    Faun, Jul 1, 2005
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  15. Faun

    Faun Guest

    In article <Xns9684A35545F907@64.85.239.19>,
    says...

    > Faun <> in news:MPG.1d2bf78818a27ca69899e7@207.14.113.17:
    >
    > > First, is there a way to disable this light-yellowish bar at the top
    > > that says that plugins are missing?

    >
    > nopt sure about that. i geuss i've seen that when i click on an xpi link, but then i usually just have to set something to download
    > by default.
    >
    > >I hate the fact that it nags me
    > > about that I have to install Flash to see all contents on the page I'm
    > > viewing.

    >
    > convert some annoyances like hidden flash, WuMP ( :) ), and midi, by using proxomitron. it also kills a lot of other annoyances


    The trick with the about:config worked like a charm. :)


    Faun
     
    Faun, Jul 1, 2005
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  16. Faun

    Faun Guest

    In article <Xns9684A4876FFDE7@64.85.239.19>,
    says...

    > might be something you can adjust with your mouse software on a "per app" basis


    Nope, it's a cheapish mouse I bought a long time ago, so it has no
    settings at all, other than what you can do with Control Panel by
    default.

    > i was wondering if this was what you were talking about, but i don't hinkt it helps
    > http://www.google.dk/search?ie=utf-8&hl=en&q=mousewheel.withcontrolkey.action


    I don't either. ;-)

    Seriously, though. I suspect what I'm looking for has to be written into
    Fx somehow, either by changing its code, or by writing some kind of
    plug-in or extension or something.


    Faun
     
    Faun, Jul 1, 2005
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  17. Faun

    Faun Guest

    In article <nyLwe.990$>, says...

    > Found it.
    >
    > Tools > Options > Advanced > Browsing > Use Autoscrolling


    I think you missed my point. I'm not looking for a way to turn it off
    altogether, I'm looking for a way to make it stop scrolling other than
    having to click with either mouse button.

    One additional solution is to click with the mouse wheel again, but
    this, too, isn't exactly what I'm looking for. Oh, well. I hope they
    will change the behaviour later on.

    Thanks anyway.


    Faun
     
    Faun, Jul 1, 2005
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  18. Faun

    Z Guest

    Faun wrote:
    >>Tools > Options > Advanced > Browsing > Use Autoscrolling


    > I think you missed my point. I'm not looking for a way to turn it off
    > altogether, I'm looking for a way to make it stop scrolling other than
    > having to click with either mouse button.


    Yes, I did miss your point. I had been looking for a way to turn it off
    for months.
     
    Z, Jul 1, 2005
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  19. Faun

    Faun Guest

    In article <4Hbxe.10109$>, says...

    > Yes, I did miss your point. I had been looking for a way to turn it off
    > for months.


    I guess you have one of those mice where the mouse wheel is easily
    clicked? It seems this can be found, more often than not, on M$ mice.

    The pressure needed to click with the wheel on my mouse is quite high,
    compared to what one would expect. Probably why I've found a use for the
    autoscroll feature: when reading longer texts.

    Had it been one of those other types of mice, I would probably have
    turned it off as well.


    Faun
     
    Faun, Jul 1, 2005
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  20. Faun

    Z Guest

    Faun wrote:
    >>Yes, I did miss your point. I had been looking for a way to turn it off
    >>for months.


    > I guess you have one of those mice where the mouse wheel is easily
    > clicked?


    You've got it exactly backwards.

    The problem happens when I deliberately middle click but accidentally
    move the wheel a bit when I press down.
     
    Z, Jul 1, 2005
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