Re: firefox > Preferences > When Firefox starts.
- Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:43:46 -0500
- From: David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: firefox > Preferences > When Firefox starts.
On Sun 21 Apr 2019 at 20:30:53 (-0700), peter@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> From: David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:13:11 -0500
> > I run two instances of FF, one as me (for banking etc) and one as
> > another user (for browsing).
> Interesting. Thanks. For banking & etc. you have a dedicated user id
> and login?
The other way round: I bank as me, and browse as user "flash", hence
which looks after changing user and allowing flash to display on
the X display. (It also checks that I don't try to run a browser if
I'm not using the most recent Debian version on that particular host.)
Thus, my own files are inaccessible by the flash browser.
> would have thought that unnecessary. Should be possible to accomplish
> the results with processing on the server and HTML5 on the client.
> Technology bloat?
Yes. Banks, like everyone else, seem to feel the need to indulge their
graphics fantasies on their websites. I guess it's pandering to the
smart phone generation. Speaking of which, I guess we're lucky to
still have Internet banking on computers; so much is now aimed at
mobiles. For a period, I had to login to Chase twice to get a
proper interface—the first login would give me the mobile's site,
with just two impotent buttons, period.
> > I just checked out clean shutdowns and restarts with my own
> > instance of FF and it's all OK.
> OK, thanks. The complaint at firefox startup here is probably only
> following a crash of firefox. Curt's suggestion to set
> browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes to 0 seems appropriate.
> > Does the behaviour reported in your OP cause you *great* concern?
> No. Just wastes time. Opening a simple local HTML home page requires
> roughly a minute rather than roughly a second.
I tend to forget that, because my /etc/hosts file has ~14000 lines,
pages appear a lot faster here.
> > I tried Opera on a slow laptop ...
> Thanks for mentioning that.
Yes, disappointing. The fix, for me, was /etc/hosts:
The only downside (which I don't understand) is that
# scp -p <TAB><TAB>
threatens to list ~14000 filename completions
(IOW every hostname in /etc/hosts), but *only* as root.