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  1. I think yes, after all Adobe only changed it at version 10.1 when they went from "Coral" to "Argo". There's been no complaints on the Adobe Flash forums. However, there have been complaints that the web installer (not the above direct links) doesn't always work in IE. .
  2. It's not just me, then! Managed to actually crash the post editor earlier this evening. Not sure how...
  3. Also, if you don't like the previous change, made in Firefox 6, which was to have only the base domain in black and white and the rest of the URL in the address bar in a rather weedy pale grey, then you can modify browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false as well. So, setting browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false will put everything back to black and white and setting browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false will show http:// again, which is doubly useful because there is a bug with cutting and pasting URLs when it is missing. That bug is marked WONTFIX for Firefox 7. .
  4. This quick release was causing no end of problems & bizarre responses on Mozilla's 20 main European mirrors yesterday, but all seems good now. .
  5. Operation b79 (against Kelihos) is behind the reason that the MRT update was re-issued this month from Windows Updates. In other words, that's why Windows Update re-offered the MRT for September again after Tuesday 27th, even if you had already installed it following Patch Tuesday (which was on 13th). .
  6. IMO they only did this to copy Chrome and look like other browsers. Incidentally, it's only for http:// not for https:// i.e. not for "secure" connections. The good point is that Firefox is so much more configurable than anything else available, once you find out the "magic" option name buried in about:config. (OffTopic) I say "secure" (in quotes) because with DigiNotar-gate and with the latest MitM (Man-in-the-Middle) attack on TLS (Transport Layer Security) is anything really secure any more? .
  7. It's been reported on the Mozilla Add-ons blog, as follows: The simple workaround, for those already affected, is to install a special Add-on that recovers the others. See Add-ons hidden after updating to Firefox 7 and download and install and run the Add-on Recovery Tool as explained in the article. .
  8. Well, if you haven't already updated then DON'T, because the update has been pulled, due to a problem with disappearing add-ons. Full details are in the BugZilla (at #680802), but briefly, you'll probably notice (or maybe you didn't) that NoScript and/or Adblock Plus disappeared when you updated (plus anything else that was in "staging" at the time). Meanwhile, Mozilla are working on releasing Firefox 7.0.1. .
  9. Another Process Explorer update? Seems like we've had an update about every two weeks since 15.00 was released. .
  10. There is a public report available on just how bad DigiNotar were: Fox-IT DigiNotar Certificate Authority breach “Operation Black Tulip” Interim Report (PDF file, 407 KB) They weren't revoked earlier, because they never told anybody that they had been hacked. They are now being investigated by the Dutch Public Prosecutor for possible negligence. Of course, Apple have not responded to any of this so iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks -- everything Apple -- are all still vulnerable. .
  11. Firefox 6.0.2 will be released tomorrow, for the same reason that 6.0.1 was released. DigiNotar-gate is increasingly looking like a total Internet Security meltdown. .
  12. Turns out that the official estimate (according to DigiNotar) is, to put it mildy, an understatement. Several hundred false security certificates is nearer the truth. (Google has banned about 250 in its Chrome browser). This makes ComodoGate look like a minor incident, in comparison. .
  13. Looks like some of the problems with the post editor have been fixed. .
  14. This version includes support for Firefox 6 and Firefox 7 Beta.
  15. The reason Firefox was updated is because of the revelation that the Dutch Certification Authority, DigiNotar, has been hacked and has issued dozens of false SSL security certificates, including a global (wildcard) certificate for Google that is actually being used in the Middle East DigiNotar have therefore been removed as a trusted Root Authority in the Mozilla root certificate store. This affects everything Mozilla, including all branches of Firefox (release, Beta and Aurora) as well as ThunderBird. DigiNotar has also been removed as a trusted Root Authority by Microsoft, since this affects every current version of Windows, too.
  16. Looks especially cool at that price. It's supposed to be quite a bit slower than an iPad2 but, again, at that price, who cares? In the UK, prices were slashed on 22 August to equal the USA prices (£89.00 for the 16GB, from £399 and £115 for the 32GB, from £479) and apparently sold out in less than an hour -- long before I even knew about the reduction. Those original prices are were the exact same price as the iPad 2 WiFi 16GB & 32GB currently sells for at the London Apple store. I'm not surprised that they didn't sell many at that price. .
  17. Firefox 6.0 has been released. Many blogs and websites prematurely announced the release yesterday, giving links to the ftp server usually used by testers and developers. However, now it has been actually released, and a "Check for Updates" resulted in a 6.6 MB download and update. Despite this, some of the official release channel links are not yet up. What's new? According to the Release Notes:- The latest version of Firefox has the following changes: The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you're visiting Streamlined the look of the site identity block Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API Added support for EventSource / server-sent events Added support for window.matchMedia Added Scratchpad, an interactive JavaScript prototyping environment Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it Improved usability of the Web Console Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama Fixed several stability issues Fixed several security issues It's also supposed to be a bit faster. View the full article
  18. OK, -- they're both web page benchmarking plugins for Firebug. Now I understand what you're doing to the front page. .
  19. So, what are Pagespeed and YSlow scores? (I have no idea what you are referring to) .
  20. Well, that phrase led me all round the interwebs... Named after the dog star (Sirius) and the period when it rises with the sun (heliacal rising). The conjunction of Sirius with the Sun was believed by the Romans and Greeks to cause extra heat in the summer period of July/August (dates vary according to who you believe). Nowadays, this cause is recognised as complete rubbish, because it's all due to the tilting of the earth's axis w.r.t the Sun. And Sirius apparently isn't a single star -- it's a binary (Sirius A & Sirius B). Amazing how much you can learn from Wikipedia Nice pic, too! .
  21. First thing would be to gather details of the BSODs. What exactly is the stop error number after the screen shows "STOP error" ? Example: STOP Error 0x0000007B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE The only sure way of testing memory is to run something like MemTest. Download a bootable ISO for MemTest86+ from: http://www.memtest.org/ and burn it to a CD. .
  22. Umm, didn't even notice that there was an Unlink button, until you pointed it out However, perhaps I should have explained fully that I was trying to edit the link, not delete it. Previously I successfully dragged a link, in the same way that greenknight also discovered, bringing both the URL -- and the text over it -- in one go. This time just the URL was pasted, so I had to try and put the text in afterwards. The new editor works fine to convert some existing text to a link, by:- first highlighting the text, then clicking the link button, then pasting the URL. It's the reverse that I can't do. It's not the end of the world -- clicking Toggle editing mode to switch the editing mode to Standard, as I wrote last time, and as mentioned by gUiTaR_mIkE can always be used as a fallback. .
  23. Picking up on the problems with the editor, the only way I have found to edit links in posts if inserting links goes wrong, is to switch from Rich Text to Standard by clicking the Toggle editing mode button (the vague grey one at the top left of the button panel). Nothing else I've tried, nor any other suggestions made so far, have worked for me. .
  24. Not sure what's currently in and what's out but you could add Kaspersky's TDSSKiller. .
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