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#2791 Demz

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:05

Is there any way to automatically clear all download history without having to delete browsing history?

the only way oyou can/could do that an thats most likely with by using a Download Manager Extension


#2792 1941

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 19:45

Is it only me or is Mozilla trying to eliminate Themes? I am using the Nightly builds and it says that I don't have one installed. It used to say the default theme. When you go to AMO and click on Themes you are given a bunch of Persona's to look at. To get to the real themes you now have to click on Complete Themes.

#2793 Kirkburn

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 23:47

Is it only me or is Mozilla trying to eliminate Themes? I am using the Nightly builds and it says that I don't have one installed. It used to say the default theme. When you go to AMO and click on Themes you are given a bunch of Persona's to look at. To get to the real themes you now have to click on Complete Themes.

No, that is not trying to 'eliminate' themes. It's simply that Personas suit most people, and cause far fewer long-term issues.

(It has nothing to do with the version of Firefox you're using)

#2794 1941

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 23:57

I am using the Nightly Builds and there are very few Themes that are compatible. There are also not that many compatible with Fx 17. I used to make and publish persona's and they do the job. I can see in the near future themes will be gone.

#2795 Demz

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:21

IMO . Themes cause nothing but problems an always have. Persona's are so much easier. i couldnt care a less if Mozilla got rid of Themes totally an stuck with Persona's only. at the end of the day, people only need Persona's which doesnt really do anything to the Browsers Code like some or a lot of Themes do.

#2796 Kirkburn

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:37

I am using the Nightly Builds and there are very few Themes that are compatible. There are also not that many compatible with Fx 17. I used to make and publish persona's and they do the job. I can see in the near future themes will be gone.

Nightlies are always going to have lower compatibility than the release browsers - you cannot use it as a measuring stick of trends. Addon authors simply are not as bothered about supporting it, especially since it can introduce a breaking change at any moment.

Besides, it doesn't mean full themes will be gone in future - in fact, that's simply not really possible, given that it would require a massive lockdown of how Firefox addons work... and that's not happening.

#2797 1941

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 14:31

Well , I have 33 add-ons that work perfectly fine. If you look in the Theme section at AMO you will find many themes that are not even compatible with the released version of Firefox. If the devs that make thems do not start making them compatible with the latest release they may well become a thing of the past. With CSS and Persona's I have no use for a theme.

#2798 Kirkburn

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 16:31

Well , I have 33 add-ons that work perfectly fine. If you look in the Theme section at AMO you will find many themes that are not even compatible with the released version of Firefox. If the devs that make thems do not start making them compatible with the latest release they may well become a thing of the past. With CSS and Persona's I have no use for a theme.

If people stop making Themes, then yes, they will become a thing of the past - but that's kind of tautology. It doesn't mean Firefox will ever drop support itself.

I suspect the reduced popularity of themes is just a combination of reasons: Personas are simple and suit many people, Firefox is changing more rapidly meaning a theme that hasn't been touched for a while simply stops working, and people are just happier with the existing Firefox UI (Firefox improvements and/or OS-related general improvements like XP to Vista).

#2799 Kyang

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 16:16

Getting this:

ASSERT: Giving up waiting for the tab closing animation to finish (bug 608589)
Stack Trace:
0:([object XULElement],[object XULElement])

All the time now. It's said to be, "fixed", but, well, there it is.

Anyone else getting said message?

#2800 1941

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 16:52

Getting this:

ASSERT: Giving up waiting for the tab closing animation to finish (bug 608589)
Stack Trace:
0:([object XULElement],[object XULElement])

All the time now. It's said to be, "fixed", but, well, there it is.

Anyone else getting said message?


Not me, I am using Firefox 20 Beta 1

If people stop making Themes, then yes, they will become a thing of the past - but that's kind of tautology. It doesn't mean Firefox will ever drop support itself.

I suspect the reduced popularity of themes is just a combination of reasons: Personas are simple and suit many people, Firefox is changing more rapidly meaning a theme that hasn't been touched for a while simply stops working, and people are just happier with the existing Firefox UI (Firefox improvements and/or OS-related general improvements like XP to Vista).


Then all of the current themes need to be made compatible by the devs to the latest release or be removed after 30 days.

#2801 Kyang

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 17:51

Not me, I am using Firefox 20 Beta 1


Sorry. You reminded me, I should have mentioned the version I'm using. Latest Nightly, 22. I first started to encounter said error in version 21, IIRC.

#2802 +Zlip792

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 17:52

Getting this:

ASSERT: Giving up waiting for the tab closing animation to finish (bug 608589)
Stack Trace:
0:([object XULElement],[object XULElement])

All the time now. It's said to be, "fixed", but, well, there it is.

Anyone else getting said message?


This message is making me annoying as well...

#2803 vanx

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 18:21

Hmm, is it just me or does release 19.0 starts spiking CPU usage after a while which causes strong lagginess? One half of a core's usage is in the top 3 all the time and CPU usage of the process is 12-13 of a Quad Core machine.

#2804 Semtex

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 18:31

Getting this:

ASSERT: Giving up waiting for the tab closing animation to finish (bug 608589)
Stack Trace:
0:([object XULElement],[object XULElement])

All the time now. It's said to be, "fixed", but, well, there it is.

Anyone else getting said message?


Type in url bar about:config -> hit enter -> confirm Mozilla Security "Bla bla" -> in Filter bar past this text browser.tabs.animate -> double click on search result to switch from true to false-> suppose be solved.

I think Your problem is causing some tab extension, in my case that was Tab Utilities, now I use again Tab Mix Plus dev version and my problem is solved once for good ;)

#2805 1941

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 19:00

Hmm, is it just me or does release 19.0 starts spiking CPU usage after a while which causes strong lagginess? One half of a core's usage is in the top 3 all the time and CPU usage of the process is 12-13 of a Quad Core machine.


It was not for me but maybe I didn't use it long enough. I went to the Firefox 20 Beta