MozillaZine

The new (incredibly annoying) status popup

Discussion of general topics about Seamonkey
jeffw_00
 
Posts: 445
Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 3:23 pm

Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 10:55 am

HI - so since 2.46 - everything i close SeaMonkey, I get a status window that it's Deleting Browsing History, etc. I can't seem to move this, and it appears in the top left, which is exactly where I need to click on the app behind it. So I have to wait or cancel. Can I get rid of this? Move it off-screen?

Thanks!
/j

Anonymosity
 
Posts: 8448
Joined: May 7th, 2007, 12:07 pm

Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 12:12 pm

When I close SeaMonkey, I get a dialog box asking me if I want to clear private data, and allowing me to change my choices of what to clear. I actually like that, since I do not always want to clear data. That box appears right in the middle of the screen, however. I have no idea how one would get it to move elsewhere (and am not really interested in doing that).

barbaz
 
Posts: 1665
Joined: October 1st, 2014, 3:25 pm

Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 12:34 pm

jeffw_00 wrote:HI - so since 2.46 - everything i close SeaMonkey, I get a status window that it's Deleting Browsing History, etc. [...] Can I get rid of this?

SeaMonkey Preferences > Privacy & Security > Private Data, it'll be one of the top two checkboxes you're looking for, I think.


Anonymosity wrote:I actually like that, since I do not always want to clear data. That box appears right in the middle of the screen, however. I have no idea how one would get it to move elsewhere (and am not really interested in doing that).

Good for you.

Meanwhile, the OP has different interests and is asking for help making their browser how they would like it.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

jeffw_00
 
Posts: 445
Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 3:23 pm

Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 12:37 pm

Actually, the OP is wondering if there's a way to turn off this new feature. I assume it was there to make visible that SM actually runs for a few seconds after you close it, and that's a good idea. However, it would be nice if it could be a little less visible (or visible in a more convenient place)

thank you
/j
[and yes, that did seem like a bit of a thread hijack, although I think the poster meant well. :-) ]

therube

User avatar
 
Posts: 17536
Joined: March 10th, 2004, 9:59 pm
Location: Maryland USA

Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 6:50 am

I wasn't seeing any dialog on Quit?
Might it be an extension that is displaying the dialog?
(When I tried it, first time, it took a LONG time before SeaMonkey finally exited memory. Some sort of dialog would have been nice in that instance. I actually thought I had hung. Seem to recall an old bug where clearing cache on shutdown caused a hang, but I didn't find it.)

(Otherwise 2.46 seems to have a bunch of ugly dialogs that I don't recall "interfering" in the past. Bottom right corner, on the completion of a download, I think is one. UGLY. And password prompts, the what do you want to do, ugly.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

jeffw_00
 
Posts: 445
Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 3:23 pm

Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 8:10 am

therube - do you have boxes checked to clear history on exit, etc?

barbaz
 
Posts: 1665
Joined: October 1st, 2014, 3:25 pm

Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 9:48 am

therube, it's not an extension. If you check both boxes like I mentioned above, you'll see the dialog on quit.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

Frank Lion

User avatar
 
Posts: 19356
Joined: April 23rd, 2004, 6:59 pm
Location: ... The Exorcist....United Kingdom

Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 6:23 pm

therube wrote:(Otherwise 2.46 seems to have a bunch of ugly dialogs that I don't recall "interfering" in the past. Bottom right corner, on the completion of a download, I think is one. UGLY. And password prompts, the what do you want to do, ugly.)

Try reading my userChrome thread, I did that Download popup size fix ages ago.
Metal Lion latest SeaMonkey & Thunderbird Themes - Sea Monkey and Silver Sea Monkey
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke (attrib.)

therube

User avatar
 
Posts: 17536
Joined: March 10th, 2004, 9:59 pm
Location: Maryland USA

Post Posted February 19th, 2017, 6:15 am

If you check both boxes like I mentioned above, you'll see the dialog on quit.

Still didn't see it. I'll keep on looking ;-) (I have it set to only clear Cache.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

jeffw_00
 
Posts: 445
Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 3:23 pm

Post Posted February 19th, 2017, 7:51 am

set it to clear browsing history you'll see it

barbaz
 
Posts: 1665
Joined: October 1st, 2014, 3:25 pm

Post Posted February 19th, 2017, 9:21 am

therube, I see it in a new, clean profile if I set just these options -
[img]
[/img]

It doesn't matter how the other checkboxes there are set. If those top two I've outlined are checked, you'll get the dialog on quit.
Last edited by barbaz on April 26th, 2017, 7:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

therube

User avatar
 
Posts: 17536
Joined: March 10th, 2004, 9:59 pm
Location: Maryland USA

Post Posted February 20th, 2017, 10:43 am

I can assume we are NOT talking about this dialog:
Anyhow, I still have not see anything, upper left?
(Seems I've been on both XP & Win7.)

Image
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

barbaz
 
Posts: 1665
Joined: October 1st, 2014, 3:25 pm

Post Posted February 20th, 2017, 11:08 am

therube wrote:I can assume we are NOT talking about this dialog:

Oh. I assumed we ARE talking about that one.

jeffw_00, if that's not what you mean, can you please post a screenshot of what you're seeing?
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

jeffw_00
 
Posts: 445
Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 3:23 pm

Post Posted February 20th, 2017, 11:17 am

Edit -> PReferences =>Privacy & Security -> PRivate Data = a screen similar to what you sow above but is stored as default - check the boxes there

Return to SeaMonkey General


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest