[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
870.613.1398 or 800.827.5038
eric at eric-elliott.com http://eric-elliott.com
245 Rainbow Drive
Livingston TX 77399-2045
Offline mode not defeatable in FF3
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