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Offline DavidR

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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2006, 11:29:20 PM »
I think gTranslate lasted about two minutes on my system before removal, if I remember rightly it translates the whole page and not selections, e.g. a post in a topic. That was/is the beauty of Translate as you select the text, right click and select the language from and to and it opens a new tab with the results, really useful and quick. I had the 0.6.0.9 a later version (which isn't mentioned on the mozilla.org page that also didn't work with f 2.0) from the authors site before it went down.
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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2006, 12:04:55 AM »
...if I remember rightly it translates the whole page and not selections...

Since I have no use for it, I'm not going to install the extension to check this for sure, but your gripe may have been addressed in a later version.

From the features list:

"...but if the page (or the selected text) is detected..."

It might be worth another look, since "Translate" appears to be dead for now.

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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2006, 12:37:05 AM »
I tried the latest gTranslate extension. With the extension hack Translate is working fine right now so the urgency isn't an issue, I have a back-up, Translation Panel, just in case, but it isn't as flexible.
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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2006, 01:22:50 AM »
Here is some info at Slashdot.  The "too-much-recursion" crash is still present in FF 2.0.  I suspect FF 2.0 might have been rushed out to keep IE 7 in check.

BTW, I found the link to the article at Portableapps to see if FF 2.0 portable is out or not.  Portable versions are recommendable when you are trying some extensions since they are easy to back up and don't make mess with your hard disks.  Actually, I am using FF portable even on my own PC.

Personally, I still stick to FF 1.5.0.7 (portable) but if the portable version of 2.0 is out, I'd try it and see which fits my browsing habit.

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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2006, 02:19:48 AM »
^^, Sorry, I must have misunderstood. From your original post, I thought you hadn't installed 2.0.

...before moving to firefox 2.0...

The latest version of "gtranslate" (0.3.1) was released on Oct 24th (the same day 2.0 Final was released).

Anyway, I'm glad you've had an opportunity to try it, and you've got the bases covered.
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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2006, 02:45:09 AM »
Thanks for the info (?) on Show Image -- I'd checked for updates a few minutes ago (via Tools/Add-ons) with no luck.

Interestingly, their site shows this new one as 2 days old -- if I try to get it, I'm getting the Install Extension window OK, but it quickly gives me a "Download error -228", whatever that means.  Server overload, maybe?

I guess it's just a matter of keep trying, since obviously they're still trying to keep up to date.
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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2006, 12:56:59 PM »
..."Download error -228", whatever that means...

I guess it's just a matter of keep trying, since obviously they're still trying to keep up to date.

I seem to remember reading that it was a bug in the RCs, but should have been fixed in the Final.

There are a couple of threads on the Mozilla forum addressing this.

From personal experience, I had the same error when I tried to download Winestripe 1.0 from the author's website. A couple of days later, the theme updated from the "Ad-ons".

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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2006, 02:04:43 PM »
Good news there is an update for FasterFox if you use it.
No news on ShowImage although I did the hack for that and it is working with 2.0.
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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2006, 04:26:10 PM »
Is Firefox 2.0 a dud?
Some are even saying that upgrading to 2.0 might not be a good idea[/b].
So what's behind all this?  Here's a quick short list of the most popular Firefox 2.0 gripes:

*Random freezes
*Poor antiphishing technology
*Confused Options dialog box
*Bulky, inconsistent theme
*Incompatibility with extensions
*Memory leaks
*CSS issues
*Buggy history bar
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But if someone tells you that it's a bad idea to use Firefox on Windows Vista,
do yourself a favor and listen to them because they are telling the truth
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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2006, 07:22:03 PM »
Bob,

I'll let you respond to your own post...

"Mozilla Ships Firefox 2.0 ... It's a Dud"
That's one person's personal opinion. Just because it appears on a blog or website doesn't change that fact. It's also just a headline trying to entice readership, and just as bad as some of the headlines used about IE7.

I would have certainly understood someone else posting this, but I'm confused as to why you would...
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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2006, 07:52:29 PM »
I've responded to the original story at ZDNET: it's a pretty atrocious piece of journalism. The author lifted his main points straight from a blog, without giving us any indication of why the opinion of the blog author is especially valuable, and then adding the phrase "Here's a quick short list of the most popular Firefox 2.0 gripes." to give the impression that more than one person has these gripes, when clearly it's just one person.

Clearly journalistic standards at ZDNET can get pretty low.

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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2006, 07:56:10 PM »
Hi FwF.

Want to go back through (FreewheelinFrank)enFox to the old ChromeEdit, it is possible with an unofficial for Firefiox 2.0: http://webdesigns.ms11.net/FrankFox/

Enjoy,

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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #42 on: October 31, 2006, 08:08:26 PM »
No news on ShowImage although I did the hack for that and it is working with 2.0.
I went back and tried again right after my last post yesterday, and it downloaded-installed just fine.  Oddly, still nothing via Tools/Add-ons, but going right to the site for it worked fine.
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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #43 on: October 31, 2006, 08:09:13 PM »
Bob,

I'll let you respond to your own post...

"Mozilla Ships Firefox 2.0 ... It's a Dud"
That's one person's personal opinion. Just because it appears on a blog or website doesn't change that fact. It's also just a headline trying to entice readership, and just as bad as some of the headlines used about IE7.

I would have certainly understood someone else posting this, but I'm confused as to why you would...

I simply passed along the information.
Please note, I didn't add any comments just supplied the links.  :)

FF2 is installed on my system even though it's not the default browser.
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Re: Firefox 2.0 and Extensions
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2006, 08:15:17 PM »
I've responded to the original story at ZDNET: it's a pretty atrocious piece of journalism

I just read the responses to this article on ZDNET.

People are hammering this guy into the ground like a tent stake.