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naotachannel
 
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Post Posted September 14th, 2009, 8:13 pm

There's a theme I would like to install, but the author says to set "signed applets codebase_principal_support" to true -

Is that a good idea?

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Post Posted September 15th, 2009, 10:11 am

Give scripts using codebase principals access advanced scripting capabilities. Setting this preference to "true" is often used to allow IRC websites to gain access to the OS's clipboard at the expense of a security risk.

about:config entries.

Note that you only need to enable that preference if you want to configure the Noia theme; you can use it with the default settings without any about:config preference.

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Post Posted September 15th, 2009, 12:16 pm

There's no way to configure it without posing a security risk?

Are there any other themes that do that?

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Post Posted September 15th, 2009, 2:26 pm

naotachannel wrote:There's no way to configure it without posing a security risk?

Don't use the theme's theme options, if it bothers you that much.

Are there any other themes that do that?

Yep, every other theme that offers theme users, er, theme options. Do you know what part of Firefox a theme needs to access to do this? - userChrome.css (and in the past, userContent.css). That is the total sum of 'security risk'.
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Post Posted September 15th, 2009, 6:48 pm

Well - if it's not a security risk, then maybe Mozilla should stop saying that it is.

Anyway - I looked at over 100 themes, and couldn't find any others that want the user to change anything in about:config, so if you know of some I didn't see Frank. please tell me what they are.

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Post Posted September 16th, 2009, 1:05 pm

What sort of things do you configure in a theme? The ones I use just install without any option to set anything in the theme.

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Post Posted September 16th, 2009, 1:56 pm

Anonymosity wrote:What sort of things do you configure in a theme?

Image

Other themes have additional features that can only be enabled by manually adding a stylesheet to userContent.css (e.g. Silvermel, see revision 2499).

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Post Posted September 17th, 2009, 11:22 am

I see. Thanks for the info. I do configure themes, but I do it by editing stylesheets from the archive, and in some cases, images also.

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