Firefox 3.6.8 and Thunderbird 3.0.6

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Wed Jul 28 01:54:28 UTC 2010

On 28/07/10 05:11, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-07-28 at 00:05 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 27/07/10 23:49, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>        Got a large update to Firefox and Thunderbird this morning. I
>>> rebooted the computer. Both Firefox and Thunderbird when coming up
>>> talked about external drivers and the the system loaded. I checked and
>>> clicking a URL in a message on Thunderbird brings the URL up on Firefox
>>> automatic.
>>>        Thunderbird appears to be working just as it was. I went to the
>>> java test web page with Firefox and it said I have java installed, but
>>> recommended a later version. I went to some movie trailers on a NY Times
>>> page and Firefox could not open them. This indicates a loss of the Adobe
>>> Flash files.
>> I just went to the NY Times site and watched 2 videos - so Firefox can
>> open them without hassles.
>> Which add-ons do you have installed on Firefox? Do you have NoScript
>> installed? If so, do you know how to use it?
> I>THINK<  I figured out one of the problems. I could no longer access
> PBS videos, even while using the older firefox, and once I disabled
> Flash Block, I could get to viewing the videos. Seems like some websites
> aren't gonna give you a free ride unless you allow them to bend you
> over. Try the same site with Flash Block disabled. See what happens.
> Just go into tools/addons and disable the whole thing,  Karl.
> Ric

I personally consider that you need these to be installed in FF:


All have configuration files so you can allow or disallow sites - for 
example, for Flashblock you can have your PBS in the "Whitelist" and 
Flashblock will let it thru.

As for NoScript you can temporarily (ie until you turn off FF) a portion 
of the site to do what you want to do. I don't know if you have had 
NoScript installed but if haven't yet the do so and then see what 
"hangers on" there are on any site - third party sites which the 
original one allows on their page(s).

Have a look at the descriptions for each of the above and see for 
yourself what each does and why.


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