2004-08-26 Branch builds

  • Fixed: 256357 - Can't drag proxy icon to desktop (since ~August 20).
  • Fixed: 256089 - Dragging links from pages to bookmarks doesn't work (since August 18).
  • Fixed: 256822 - JS window objects leaked when opening / closing windows.
  • Fixed: 242586 - Add search engines: eBay, Yahoo, Amazon, and Dictionary.com.
  • Fixed: 256932 - Add support for exposing elements by their id/name in the global scope (IE compat) (quirks mode only).
  • Fixed: Move undetected document.all support to quirks mode.
  • Fixed: 227283 - Attempting to print when no printer selected for system causes "Unknown Printing Error Occured".
  • Fixed: 231529 - Optionally enable unprompted NTLM authentication.
  • Fixed: 250900 - NsIBrowserHistory corrupts URI strings [was: crash when a long malformed URL is entered in the Location Bar].
  • Fixed: part of 253046 - Adding license dialog to plugin installation UI.
  • Fixed: 256076 - Potential security hole: Go back to old profile salting method (8.slt subdirectory instead of profilename.3).
  • Fixed: 255238 - Creating a new profile in Firefox (via profile manager) doesn't salt directory name.
  • Fixed: 232399 - Dragging links to the bookmarks button should open the "Add Bookmark" dialog.
  • Since August 10: 255123 - [Windows] Opening internet shortcut (.url file) restores second window when all windows minimized.
  • Since ~August 5: 254525 - [Windows] Opening internet shortcut (.url file) brings error dialog when firefox is already running.
  • Since ~July 23: 254040 - Incorrect address in address bar after typing phrase for I'm Feeling Lucky Google search.

Windows builds: Official Windows, Official Windows installer (discussion), bangbang's O2 G7 SSE2

Linux builds: No official Linux builds.

Mac builds: Official Mac

25 Responses to “2004-08-26 Branch builds”

  1. Ryan S Says:

    Today is a really great step forward for all of us that use Firefox with a Microsoft proxy server. Bug 231529 makes it far more likely that Firefox could become the alternate browser at my workplace.

  2. amake Says:

    I’m glad they’re putting some good default “extra” search engines in there. It’s annoying having to re-do them every time I upgrade.

    Now they just need to ditch Yahoo search, and put in Wikipedia and Google Image searches.

  3. Rirath Says:

    Indeed, Yahoo isn’t the best choice. But, it fits with the recent “95%” theme of changes. 95% don’t know or care of the amazing Wikipedia. 95% know the name (of the obsolete) Yahoo.

    Glad to see this many fixes, regardless.

  4. anon y mouse Says:

    On Mac OS X, when I open a new tab, I can type through to the other page. Also, if I open a new window, if I scroll with the wheel, the rear window scrolls rather than the front one.

  5. berkut Says:

    does anyone else notice that with builds 0825+, opening many tabs sometimes will freeze the browser?

  6. Cris Says:

    I’ve noticed that there is a new bar at the top when a page has content that requires an extra plugin that isn’t installed. When clicked on Firefox tries to search for the suitable plugin. I tried it on a page that I know needed flash, but it didn’t find anything. I’m just wondering if in the final, Firefox will be able to find suitable download for the basic plugins like QuickTime, Flash, Shockwave, and Java.


  7. Jafe Mourner Says:

    Oh man that is an awesome idea, Wikipedia search by default! :)

  8. Jugalator Says:

    Maybe if they added a Wiki search, people would notice this great site. I’m not for adding multiple searches of the same kind, but an IMDb search could also help broaden the spectrum for the general public. Then they’d have the regular web search, movie, dictionary, eBay, and Amazon for books, music and so on. This may seem too much, but it could be seen as big advantages to uninformed users (magazine reviewers? :-)) who don’t know / bother to add more.

  9. Rav^ Says:

    And mobygames.com as a games reference

  10. Adam Hauner Says:

    Move undetected document.all support to quirks mode – which bug it was?

  11. Rob... Says:

    How can you call Yahoo! obsolete when Google licensed their search technology recently ?

  12. amake Says:

    The reason for that is Yahoo! owns a patent relating to Google’s AdWords. Except that it wasn’t even Yahoo! that had the original patent (they bought the company that did), and the lawsuit about it was filed back in 2002. Yahoo! certainly is obsolete.
    (Full story here: http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3392531)

  13. AJ Says:

    Berkut: opening many tabs at once *always* did froze the browser :-)

  14. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Adam, document.all was moved into quirks mode as part of bug 256932.

  15. MJ Says:

    Someone want to add in wiki search and imdb searches to bug 242586? I think those would be great additions to default search options :)

  16. Jugalator Says:

    Seems like they’re going for the top 5 Mycroft plugins. Too bad they aren’t going for the top 6, or IMDb would’ve been included. I added my thoughts to the bug anyway, especially since I also noticed Amazon.com is just at #10 and Wikipedia at #5! Hmm

  17. Craig Says:

    “95% don’t know or care of the amazing Wikipedia. 95% know the name (of the obsolete) Yahoo.”

    Which is why it’s such a good idea to add it. When people see Wikipedia listed alongside such top-notch sites as Google, Amazon, and Ebay, it gives the impression that Wiki is also a top-notch site and they’ll check it out. Plus it’s always good to have a built in encyclopedic search.

  18. Jeff Walden Says:

    Bug 255437 will introduce a keyword search through Wikipedia, if that’s any consolation.

    I just wonder if that bug will be fixed before 1.0PR or not, because it’s not marked as blocking anything and seems almost dormant (well, as dormant as a bug can get during late pre-release when it hasn’t been touched in four days).

  19. Rirath Says:

    I’m not saying adding more advanced searchs in is a bad idea, I’m just saying it fits with their recent changes… whether I agree or not.

    Personally I never use the search bar. Quicksearch bookmarks and quicksearch keywords are far more convenient to me. Especially since the search bar doesn’t clear.

  20. showdax Says:

    http://www.dict.org/ would be nice to have as a default search keyword.

    I find it to be a bit nicer than dictionary.com with the extra databases and all, but it’s probably not popular enough to warrant adding.

  21. jerome Says:

    About bug 256076, anyone wants to comment why salting is required for better security?

    Feel free to email me

  22. Maniac Says:

    > When clicked on Firefox tries to search for the suitable plugin. I tried it on a page that I know needed flash, but it didn’t find anything.

    I’ve filed a bug on this issue: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=257148
    It is still unconfirmed, so please add your confirming comment if you like…

  23. Hank Says:

    typing anything into the Google search bar in the regular Firefox toolbar causes a crash, repeatably, for me with Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040829 Firefox/0.9.1+

    Problem survives reboot. Typically, Talkback always comes up having forgotten all about me after this happens (as it seems to do most of the time) asking for my name and permission to report.

    Just me?

  24. Brian Says:

    If they’re going to include the “top 5” most popular mycroft extensions, and Dictionary.com is one and so is Wikipedia… why not replace Dictionary.com wihth Wiktionary?


  25. Jugalator Says:

    I personally find Dictionary.com to be more complete than Wiktionary.org.

    Just picking a random word:


    Let’s pick a slightly more common one: