19 Dec 2015

And Then FF 43....

This is a quick post for those of you that may use Firefox and the RSS reader add-on Sage. It's definitely for those of you that have just updated Firefox to 43.0.1 and have found Sage has been disabled with no visible way, in the add-on area, to able him.

Seems Mozilla won't accept any add-on or extension now without a certificate. I'd explain what that's all about if I had a clue. Let's just say it's a security do-dad and from Firefox 44 they say you won't even be allowed to override the settings as per below. How cool are these high tech outfits then? Seems like Sage should be getting some certificates signed before Firefox 44 is freed.

Anyhoo, if you fall into the Firefox 43.0.1 vs. no Sage bracket, try this; type about:config in the address bar, click past the warning, go all the way down to find xpinstall and double click him to change the value from 'true' to 'false'. I had several xpinstall entries with three showing 'true'. I changed all three to 'false', restarted Firefox and the Sage icon was back in the menu bar and working. I'm assuming this'll work for any add-on not 'supported' by the latest Firefox release.

On a final note, with recent Firefox releases, are you getting locked up on quite a few sites with that script thingy telling you it's stopped working and offering – continue  - ignore – or stop script? Non of those choices worked for me and it was a Task Manager shut him down and restart jobby. Found a possible cure – working for me at time of typing: Settings – Privacy and check Always use private browsing mode. Time will tell I guess.

Hope the above helps anyone who's still digging about looking for cures and please don't shout at me if the above 'cures' cause your computer to melt.

Shall we have a couple of jokes for Saturday? Pardon? Yup, of course they're old ones. I only know old anything.

A Muslim was sitting next to Paddy on a plane.
The stewardess passes Paddy a whisky and asks the Muslim if he’d like one.
He replied, “I’d rather be raped by whores than drink whisky!”
Upon hearing this Paddy handed his drink back and said “Me too; I didn’t know we had a choice.”

A policeman spots a huge black guy dancing on the roof of a Ford so he radios for backup.
"What's the situation?" asks Control.
"A big fat black bloke's dancing on a car roof." says the Bobby.
"Whoa! You can't say that over the radio!" replies the shocked Controller,
"You have to use the politically correct terminology"
"Right.  Zulu... Tango... Sierra."

Quote;  Douglas Adams.
“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” 

            John Brunner.

“It's supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button.”
            Douglas Adams.
“First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.”

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