Firefox 3.6.8 and Thunderbird 3.0.6

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Wed Jul 28 01:59:43 UTC 2010

On 28/07/10 05:22, Karl Larsen wrote:
> On 07/27/2010 01:11 PM, 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
>       Hi Ric I went to tools-extensions and there I think I found Flash
> Block but not certain. I deleted one item that could have been Flash
> Block. The other thing called Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.9rc2 is
> still there but turned off.

Well, I have Flashblock and it is not the one which causes problems - 
because I do not have ANY URL listed in the "Whitelist" in Flashblock.

It is NoScript which is causing the hassle which is why I asked you if 
you knew how to use it. Temporarily allowing newyorktimes itself and 
another thirdparty site allows you to play the videos. You will find the 
same with YouTube (and many other sites of course).

But having NoScript is an absolute necessity as far as I am concerned.


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