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Post Posted February 26th, 2015, 9:43 pm

What have the devs done now? ALL of my themes are suddenly incompatible with Firefox. Something structural?

Nah. I failed to update my developmental directories. Duh. Getting rusty.
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Post Posted March 17th, 2015, 1:17 am

When working with Firefox in RTL mode, is there a way to get DOM Inspector not to be in RTL? It's an incredible PITA to use DOM Inspector that way.

(I'm using the ForceRTL extension.)

EDIT: if you're only working with a particular element, you can usually add a style attribute on it (or do it in Stylish, I imagine) like [style="direction: rtl"]. This leaves DOM Inspector usable. The direction property does inherit, so this correctly applies to child elements too (although note there are cases where this is already set in DOM, e.g. #identity-box-label, which has [style="direction: ltr"] set on it by Firefox).
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Post Posted March 27th, 2015, 12:59 pm

Which bug changed "node info bar" (the bubble that shows element name+id+class+dimensions in the content area when you're selecting an element with the devtools HTML Inspector) styling for Firefox 37?
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Post Posted April 12th, 2015, 7:37 pm

Was there a bug that made Firefox no longer complain about CSS errors (some time back)?
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Post Posted April 13th, 2015, 5:03 am

It is working for me (using Firefox 37).
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Post Posted May 22nd, 2015, 8:15 pm

Now I have an interesting question. All of my themes are now incompatible with Firefox 38 in one small feature: they will now allow a user to change anything on the Options panel. I had to leave for Toronto, but a quick check with the DOM Inspector showed me nothing I could use.

A dedicated user posted this:

Eureka! After much research and experimentation, I found that using about:config to set the value of "browser.preferences.InContent" to false displays Options in the old floating window and allows them to work in Aeon Clouds. False was apparently the default before Firefox v38, but FF 38 changes the default value to true and thus opens Options in a fixed tab that does not presently work in Aeon Clouds.

The new default value of true (tab) in FF 38 does work with Firefox's default theme and several other themes, but not Aeon Clouds. For those of us willing to accept Options in the old floating window (false), Aeon Clouds can be made to work in Firefox 38. Alas, users who want Options in a tab (true) must either switch to a new theme to stay in FF 38 or else roll back to FF 37 in order to keep Aeon Clouds.


Setting "browser.preferences.InContent" to false indeed displays Options in the old floating window. What change have the devs made, and how do I fix it?
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Post Posted May 22nd, 2015, 8:16 pm

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Post Posted May 23rd, 2015, 12:45 am

ehume wrote:Now I have an interesting question. All of my themes are now incompatible with Firefox 38 in one small feature: they will now allow a user to change anything on the Options panel. I had to leave for Toronto, but a quick check with the DOM Inspector showed me nothing I could use.

Setting "browser.preferences.InContent" to false indeed displays Options in the old floating window. What change have the devs made, and how do I fix it?


You need to add this: https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/browser/themes/shared/incontentprefs/preferences.inc.css#290. It is used for the dialogs which are showed in a overlay. Without this the overlay is always above the content and nothing can be clicked. And if you want style this dialogs look the styles which are between "Dialog" and "End Dialog".
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Post Posted June 11th, 2015, 7:15 am

Anyone know how to make a "suggested" type tile appear in about:newtab with Fx39? I see "sponsored", but I can't get any of suggested ones to show.

According to one bug I should be able to set browser.newtabpage.directory.source to a certain test URL, visit irs.gov then see a suggested tile for that, but that's not working.

It's possible this has been backed out on Fx39 (it was already backed out of 38 and 38.0.5) and I just haven't read up to that patch yet.
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Post Posted June 11th, 2015, 10:56 am

I was able to see them only in a clean profile...
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Post Posted June 12th, 2015, 3:37 am

Thanks. I just tried that, but no luck, still the same, unfortunately. I see the "sponsored" kind but not the "suggested" kind.

I'll move this to the end of the queue and see if I learn anything working on other bugs.
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Post Posted June 12th, 2015, 8:07 am

Possibly?

Aurora: Suggested tiles moved into this release


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Post Posted June 12th, 2015, 11:56 am

WLS wrote:Aurora: Suggested tiles moved into this release


Ah, that's great, thank you. It's always a relief when the world makes sense again. (This part of it, anyway.)
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