Firefox Features
September 15, 2004 7:11 PM   Subscribe

I am an unapologetic Firefox fanboy. This is the only piece of software for which I have feelings bordering on love. Which is why it pains me to say that new pr 0.10 is annoying me. There are lots of sites that I have multiple logins for and I miss the ability to 1, be able to place the cursor in the login field, press the down arrow, and chose the login I want. And 2, be able to type the first few letters of the login and hit tab to auto complete the login and populate the password field. Anyone figure out how to get these features back?
posted by Grod to Computers & Internet (16 answers total)
 
It still works the right way for me
posted by Mick at 8:05 PM on September 15, 2004


Ditto. Maybe try asking the Mozillazine Forums ?
posted by cheaily at 8:06 PM on September 15, 2004


Works here too.

Standard answers:
1. There is a new release after 0.10, called 1.0PR. Try that.
2. Uninstall previous version before installing new one. Create clean profile.
posted by mr.marx at 8:12 PM on September 15, 2004


um, that was a typo. I have version 1.0 Preview Release
posted by Grod at 8:26 PM on September 15, 2004


For the hell of it I went through the rather aderous process of completely removing all traces of firefox from my system including all registry entries and then did a clean install. Now that everything is back the way it should be, I am extremely frustrated to find that I cannot get a dropdown list of my user names.
posted by Grod at 11:02 PM on September 15, 2004


for anyone else with this problem, I posted a thread on Mozillazine... if a solution does not appear on askMe, perhaps one will appear here
posted by Grod at 11:20 PM on September 15, 2004


Let them first figure out a way to make all those plugins and extensions work with version 1.0

At the moment, they all don't work. Yay!
posted by madman at 1:25 AM on September 16, 2004


did the display used to jump around so much every time you follow a link? i just upgraded from 0.9 to 1 and am really bugged by that.
posted by andrew cooke at 4:16 AM on September 16, 2004


When I set up Firefox Pre1 it asked me if I wanted to migrate data from a 0.9 or 0.8 version., but I don't see that now.

If you have Mozilla installed, you might import your mozilla settings to see if that pulls in your firefox stuff too. It seems that Moz and Firefox on my machine have maintained bookmarks/settings accross profiles, and I don't think this was my care and feeding, but maybe?

As for plugins/extensions there is a christmas tree like icon that's either red, blue, or green in the upper right corner next to the pulser that will update your extentions if you click it.

Andrew, I noticed that there's a new little info line just below the bookmark bar that jumps up and pushes the main window down when the browser blocks a popup or has other actions it takes that you might want to undo. They copied it from the new IE, and I don't think that it's visible enough to be the right UI choice. I noticed page shifting from this. So, that might be a feature, not a bug.
posted by putzface_dickman at 5:02 AM on September 16, 2004


I went through the rather aderous process of completely removing all traces of firefox from my system . . . I am extremely frustrated to find that I cannot get a dropdown list of my user names.

Wouldn't the first part preclude the second?
posted by yerfatma at 5:47 AM on September 16, 2004


So it sounds like we wait for a while before installing 1.0pr, no?
posted by signal at 6:48 AM on September 16, 2004


I installed it last night (OS X) and am having no problems; some of the extensions aren't working but usually they sort that out pretty quickly.
posted by fionab at 7:27 AM on September 16, 2004


fionab: Not quick enough! I NEED my url2NewTab extension amd jonesing badly without it. Sadly, the developer(s) do not respond to posts on their own messageboard.
posted by billsaysthis at 12:24 PM on September 16, 2004


yerfatma, good catch, I backed up those files in an archive and removed everything else.
posted by Grod at 5:52 PM on September 16, 2004


The solution
(and I don't know why because I didn't disable this during the upgrade nor change any of the default settings after the clean install)

open a blank tab and type about:config in the filter box type: browser.formfill.enable and hit enter/return. set the value to "true". Voila.
posted by Grod at 7:11 PM on September 16, 2004


The only real problem is that this means firefox is remembering everything I type into forms, and I don't like that.
posted by Grod at 9:56 AM on September 17, 2004


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