[Bug 205169] Re: Offline mode not defeatable in FF3

Eric Lee Elliott eric at eric-elliott.com
Sat May 24 14:08:40 UTC 2008

John Vivirito wrote:
> Firefox should always use online mode if a connection is found that is
> default and i highly doubt Upstream will be changing that since the
> default purpose of a web browser is to browse the web. Please explain
> your request in more detail and steps to reproduce what you wish it to
> do and what it does now.
> Marking as a Wishlist bug.
> ** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
> Sourcepackagename: firefox => firefox-3.0
>    Importance: Undecided => Wishlist
>        Status: New => Incomplete
I use a Sierra AC875 cellular modem to access Internet via 
cellular network.  Sometimes I use 802.11b for Internet 
access.  FF3 switches off line during use, for no apparent 
reason.  FF3 usually starts off line, causing me to either 
switch FF3 to on line or quit using FF3.  I quit using FF3. 
  My computers are set to not allow upgrade to FF3.  I will 
switch to Konqueror for all uses before I will use FF3 with 
automatic off line switch active.

MSIE, last I used it, did not have to be switched, did not 
have an apparent line mode control.  Just type a file or web 
address to load it in MSIE.  Why MUST FF3 have automatic 
shift off line and manual shift on line?

Users also should not have to frequently switch FF3 on line 
due to some stupid obscure goal of FF3 Upstream.  Ubuntu & 
Kubuntu are adding features that are more like Windiz and 
are reasons users switch away from Windiz.  FF3 off line 
mode being selected, against desires of user, is another 
step toward Windiz.

All that has little bearing on problem of automatic off line 
switching by FF3.  FF3 goes off line while Thunderbird 
continues to connect.  All other applications continue to 
connect to Internet, apparently not bothered by my means of 
Internet access, yet FF3 switches off line.  None of the 
other applications require me to push the clutch and move 
shifter to on line.

I used to install FF3 periodically to check for off line fix 
but quit that when I found FF3 not ruins FF2.  Even purging 
FF2 and FF3 does not allow restoration of normal FF2 
operation in Kubuntu 8.

FF Upstream can continue with this off line thing and 
continue to lose users.


God Bless You,

Eric Lee Elliott

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