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Remove "Connection refused" popup dialogs

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nidhogg
 
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Post Posted November 6th, 2002, 11:16 am

Hi,

When visiting web sites that are under heavy load it is frequent to have a "connection refused" dialog pop up. Those popup dialogs are extremely annoying as it requires to close the popup and restart the process you used to visit the URL (type in the url text box, click a bookmark entry, whatever).

IMHO, it would be much better to display the warning message somewhere else (display a special html page with the error message or something...) and enable the user to just hit F5 to try again. Or there could be a "retry" button on the dialog. Anything that provides a way to quickly retry would be much appreciated :)

Nidhogg

PS: very nice browser, keep up the good work !

Ted Mielczarek
 
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Post Posted November 6th, 2002, 11:35 am

Try adding this to user.js in your profile directory:
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user_pref("browser.xul.error_pages.enabled", true);


That will display all errors as webpages.

nidhogg
 
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Post Posted November 6th, 2002, 11:45 am

That's better, thanks a lot :)

It is still impossible to just press F5 but I guess I can move my mouse and click the retry link for the time being.

joeyo

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Post Posted November 6th, 2002, 1:52 pm

Is there a way to do the same thing for plugin dialog boxes? It's insanely annoying to have to hit cancel every time one of those pops up for some plugin that I don't have and don't especially want to download (flash, quicktime, etc...)

thanks
/joeyo

clav
 
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Post Posted November 6th, 2002, 2:03 pm

does anyone know why the error pages are disabled as standard?

as far as i remember they were enabled in Phoenix 0.2 and worked fine. the text was incomplete, but that hardly mattered

I hate the popup windows, because when you back to the tab it's says about:blank in the url bar, so you may have no idea what the page was going to be

leoz

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Post Posted November 6th, 2002, 2:12 pm

clav wrote:does anyone know why the error pages are disabled as standard?

as far as i remember they were enabled in Phoenix 0.2 and worked fine. the text was incomplete, but that hardly mattered

I hate the popup windows, because when you back to the tab it's says about:blank in the url bar, so you may have no idea what the page was going to be


Unfortunately I don't have a complete answer for you. Asa gave me the complete answer
on the old forums awhile back and there is a bug in bugzilla for tracking progress.

I think there are some problems with history when error pages are used - so back/forward
may not work as you expect - which is why they turned it off.

I use error pages and have been very happy with them - hopefully at some point they'll
get turned on by default again.

laszlo

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Post Posted November 6th, 2002, 2:19 pm

leoz wrote:[...] and there is a bug in bugzilla for tracking progress.

Bug 28586 - Should use error page and not dialog for inaccessible pages (placeholder)

Ted Mielczarek
 
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Post Posted November 6th, 2002, 7:21 pm

joeyo wrote:Is there a way to do the same thing for plugin dialog boxes? It's insanely annoying to have to hit cancel every time one of those pops up for some plugin that I don't have and don't especially want to download (flash, quicktime, etc...)

thanks
/joeyo


http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83754

It's still in progress. Would be nice if they'd finish that. I might take a crack at it with the existing patch when I get my new computer setup.

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