SwitchProxy Problem

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Post Posted February 19th, 2005, 7:08 pm

I do not know the correct method for getting an answer to this question. I have tried to access the developer's Web site (which appears to be down). So any assistance would be appreciated.

When I have the SwitchProxy extension installed, Firefox locks up after my home page loads. I have confirmed this by using "-safe-mode" and removing then reinstalling extensions to isolate the problem.

I am not "married" to SwitchProxy, although I really need this functionality as a mobile user. So a similar tool would be acceptable as a solution.

Thanks for the assistance.


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Post Posted February 20th, 2005, 3:24 am

Have exactly the same problem since 1.0. Recent nightlies aren't working too. Have extension developer abandoned it?

It was a useful extension, nonetheless.

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Post Posted February 20th, 2005, 4:54 am

The problem lies in the fact that SwitchProxy tries to check for updates, but the responsible server can't be reached. Possible work-arounds:

* Start Firefox/Thunderbird/Mozilla normally, wait for about two minutes and disable the update checks then in Tools -> SwitchProxy -> Preferences (see this comment).
* Start Firefox/Mozilla in "Safe Mode", enter about:config into the location bar, search for switchproxy.update.notify and set it to false.
* Add the following line to the file user.js (advanced users only - alternatively see this comment):
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user_pref("switchproxy.update.notify", false);

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Post Posted February 20th, 2005, 7:40 pm

Thanks for the very clear, very accurate solution.

I hope the developer gets his site fixed! This is a great tool!


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Post Posted February 21st, 2005, 1:35 am

I started having exactly the same problem, last night (the 19th).

I'm not sure it's just an update issue, since I'm still having some problem even with update checks turned off. But, it's definitely the case that the developer's web site is down, so there seems to be some kind of timeout issue going on.


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