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You don't need to be an expert or technical to contribute. Other editors will clean up the article if you don't have the time to read all of the guidelines.
The official support forum requires a formal review of any edits to their wiki before they are publicly available. We don't follow that model, all edits are automatically made public. Nobody "owns" an article, anybody can edit any article. Its a pretty informal community.
The old thread at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2772719 is locked due to too much spam.
CAPS-related articles need to be updated to make it clear the information doesn't apply to Firefox 29 and later.
See Bug 913734 - Remove domain policy goop from CAPS
A few examples:
♫ Runners Eternal ♫
No, not deprecated. Obsolete.
At the very least swap the text around, putting the current information first.
As mentioned above, it's <installation directory>\browser\extensions since Firefox 21.
♫ Runners Eternal ♫
Per viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1764495 the S/MIME-certificate article needs updating:
I'm running Firefox 29.0 on Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted it to open smb:// links in nautilus. I followed the instructions at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol#Firefox_3.5_and_above but they're incomplete. One must set to true the boolean variable network.protocol-handler.external.smb for Firefox to ask which application to open links with.
All of the extension listed here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Menu_differen ... x,_and_Mac now go to 404 pages.
There's a broken URL in the Recover messages from a corrupt folder Knowledge Base article at the text: "mboxrd variation".
The old URL is:
http://homepages.tesco.net./~J.deBoyneP ... rmats.html
And the new URL is:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jonathan.d ... rmats.html
One can see on waybackmachine that the old page linked to the new one before it got taken down.
I would like to request a Knowledge Base account so that if I find anything I can just go ahead and fix it on my own.
Unfortunately due to vandalism of the KB in the past we like to vet new members before we give out a KB account. No reflection on you but we don't know you at all
What sort of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.
Thanks, site administrator has been notified.
In this article in the knowledge base: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Installing_an_SMIME_certificate the last section is titled "Other people's self-signed certificates". It purports to say how to import someone else's self-signed root certificate into Thunderbird. Actually, Thunderbird won't let you do that.
For http://kb.mozillazine.org/Date_display_format or Date_display_format page in the External links section the link for International ISO-8601 Date Format on Thunderbird should be updated to its current URI:
I would like to edit, add an option to http://kb.mozillazine.org/IMAP_folder_cannot_be_deleted.
* your imap server might not support folders in folders, so deleted folder cant be send to folder Trash. You should go to (account settings - server - extension - imap server doesnt provide folder that can contains folders - please add correct english names, I have localised version only).
I think this should be the first option. Current first option makes not only folders, but messages too be removed instanlty, what is not good.
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