[clug] some Firefox questions
eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Tue Aug 28 11:16:05 GMT 2007
Nope, still gets the decorated one. However, it is not always the same.
It seems to look the name up, and if it fails (or fails to connect)
then it tries to decorate the name (which I want to stop).
I tried to access 'e1' and 'e5', both described in my DNS, both having
a proper local IP), and both decorated names actually exist (www.e.com).
Neither has a web server.
The first correctly fails as inaccessible while the second attempts
the decorated name. Naturally my proxy has a rule to block these addresses.
Go figure. I hoped that there is an option to 'never change the host
and filename' but allow to default the protocol.
Kim Holburn wrote:
> I find adding the full URL should do that ie: http://e7
> Does that work?
> On 2007/Aug/28, at 12:46 PM, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>> Kim Holburn wrote:
>>> On 2007/Aug/28, at 2:24 AM, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>>> I have a few questions about configuring Firefox. I have RH/F9 here,
>>>> Firefox 2.0.
>>>> I had a look at about:config and could not clearly see it there.
>>>> 1) I want to get the download prompt when I click a link to a non
>>>> html filetype,
>>>> and never launch an application (I will then configure some
>>>> helpers myself). For example, pdf files now launch a viewer and I
>>>> want to
>>>> stop this. My preferences show that no file types are configured.
>>> It's not in about:config it's about MIME handling.
>>> In Firefox 1 there was a mime extension. It doesn't work in Firefox
>>> 2. Preferences->Content->Configure how firefox handles certain types
>>> of file ?
>>> That said there are 2 separate issues. When you click on a link that
>>> has an extension that extension could mean anything to the server, it
>>> is defined in the server. The client is told by the first line of
>>> response from the server what mime type the URL actually is, then the
>>> file follows. I forget the exact format of this but it's something
>>> for a normal html file.
>>> For a file ending in .pdf it mostly is a PDF file but the browser
>>> only knows this because of the mime type the server has told it.
>>> To view a PDF as a PDF rather than download it, requires a plugin. I
>>> hate that too. Find and ditch the plugin.
>>>> 2) Typing a bad URL activates a search. I want this to never happen.
>>> there are 2 settings in firefox:
>> Yes, this did it. Thanks. How about a follow-up question?
>> I now get Firefox attempting to fetch 'www.yadayadayada.com' when I type
>> 'yadayadayada' in the address. I would like to disable this completion.
>> I really want Firefox to only go to the exact address that I want.
>> I found when I want to access my own local machine (e.g. e7) Firefox
>> brings back 'www.e7.com' and not the local address (e7.eyal.emu.id.au).
>>> set keyword.enabled to false
>>>> 3) Whenever I update Firefox it goes to a Mozilla webpage rather
>>>> than to my
>>>> configured home. I do not like this "call home" feature, is there
>>>> an option
>>>> to disable this?
>>> For my system I think this is a once off for each upgrade. After the
>>> first upgrade page my firefox reverts to it's normal "home page". I
>>> just shut it.
>>> Kim Holburn
>>> IT Network & Security Consultant
>>> Ph: +39 06 855 4294 M: +39 3494957443
>>> mailto:kim at holburn.net aim://kimholburn
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>>> Democracy imposed from without is the severest form of tyranny.
>>> -- Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Analog, Apr 1961
>> Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)
> Kim Holburn
> IT Network & Security Consultant
> Ph: +39 06 855 4294 M: +39 3494957443
> mailto:kim at holburn.net aim://kimholburn
> skype://kholburn - PGP Public Key on request
> Democracy imposed from without is the severest form of tyranny.
> -- Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Analog, Apr 1961
Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)
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