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Re: Ping: David E. Ross Re: PrefBar check boxes.

On 12/22/2017 8:43 AM, jetjock wrote:
> David E. Ross wrote:
>> On 12/21/2017 8:00 AM, jetjock wrote:
>>> David E. Ross wrote:
>>>> On 12/17/2017 3:15 PM, jetjock wrote:
>>>>> David,
>>>>>  I searched your Website for the answer to this with no luck, so will 
>>>>> try here. I found a post from you on 3/6/15 in Google Groups in which 
>>>>> you stated:
>>>>> "HTML5 media are not Flash and are thus independent of Flash.
>>>>> PrefBar is a browser extension. I don't like PrefBar's inherent Flash
>>>>> blocking capability since it allows the Flash content file to download
>>>>> and then renames the content file. Instead, I created a PrefBar
>>>>> checkbox that enables or disables the Flashblock extension. I created a
>>>>> separate PrefBar checkbox that enables or disables Gecko's HTML5 media
>>>>> capability."
>>>>> The pertinent part of which is the last sentence. At some point you must 
>>>>> have shared info on how you did that, as I have those check boxes in my 
>>>>> PrefBar. I am now setting up a new machine for my wife, and would like 
>>>>> to add those boxes to her PrefBar, but I can't find how I did it 
>>>>> anywhere. Would you be kind enough to help out again? Many thanks.
>>>> NOTE WELL:  None of the following works for Firefox with Webextensions.
>>>> This only applies if your browser still accepts .xpi extensions.
>>>> For the PrebBar checkboxes that I use, you must first install the
>>>> Flashblock extension from <http://flashblock.mozdev.org/>.  Note that
>>>> there are separate versions for Firefox and SeaMonkey.  To have separate
>>>> controls for Flash and HTML5 Media, the options for Flashblock must have
>>>> the checkbox for "Block HTML5 video as well" unchecked on the General tab.
>>>> If you already have the two checkboxes for Flashblock and HTML5 Media:
>>>> 1.  On your own PC, right-click on the PrefBar tool bar in your browser
>>>> and select Customize PrefBar from the pull-down context menu.
>>>> 2.  On the PrefBar window, locate the checkbox for enabling and
>>>> disabling FlashBlock, right-click on it, and select Export from the
>>>> pull-down context menu.
>>>> 3.  In the Export Buttons to File navigation window, navigate to where
>>>> you want to save the button and select the Save button.
>>>> 4.  With the PrefBar window still open, repeat steps #2 and #3 for the
>>>> HTML5 Media checkbox.
>>>> 5.  Transfer the two .btn files to your wife's PC.
>>>> 6.  On your wife's PC, right-click on the PrefBar tool bar in her
>>>> browser and select Customize PrefBar from the pull-down context menu.
>>>> 7.  On the PrefBar window, under either Available Items or Enabled Items
>>>> (whichever is appropriate), right-click any place, and select Import
>>> >from the pull-down context menu.
>>>> 8.  In the Import Buttons from File navigation window, navigate to where
>>>> you saved the Flashblock checkbox .btn file, select it, and select the
>>>> Open button.
>>>> 9.  With the PrefBar window still open, repeat step #8 for the HTML5
>>>> Media .btn file.
>>>> 10.  ith the PrefBar window still open, drag and drop each checkbox to
>>>> where your wife wants them on her PrefBar tool bar.
>>>> NOTE:  If you have trouble locating the checkboxes on your own PC,
>>>> right-click on a suspected item and select Edit from the pull-down
>>>> context menu.
>>>> a.  The Flashblock checkbox has Prefstring flashblock.enabled.
>>>> b.  The HTML5 Media checkbox has Prefstring media.autoplay.enabled.
>>> Many thanks, David. I finally had time to get to this and it worked 
>>> great! Maybe you could make the buttons(and any others you feel are 
>>> useful) available on your Website?
>> Most of the PrefBar buttons, checkboxes, etc that I created I provided
>> to the PrefBar Web site at <http://prefbar.tuxfamily.org/buttons.html>.
>> However, PrefBar as we know it is no longer being maintained because of
>> the change of Firefox to using Webextension; this include the PrefBar
>> Web site, which still exists but is only being updated relative to
>> Webextensions.  Also, a few of the items I created were so specialized
>> that I felt they were not of general interest; so I did not send them to
>> the PrefBar Web site.
>> If you are using SeaMonkey, let me know.  If you are indeed using
>> SeaMonkey, I will try to create a page on my Web site that provides
>> those PrefBar items that I created but kept private.
>> Note that I plan to stop updating SeaMonkey and Thunderbird when they
>> are forced to follow Firefox into Webextensions, at least until the 28
>> SeaMonkey extensions and 15 Thunderbird that I installed have
>> equivalents either inherent in the vanilla applications or
>> Webextensions.  At least four of the SeaMonkey extensions restore
>> capabilities that the Mozilla developers decided users did not want,
>> despite user complaints that they were indeed wanted.
> I am using FF version 49.0.2, which I plan to stay with as long as I 
> can. I checked the tuxfamily site before I posted to you, but neither of 
> the buttons I wanted were there. Thanks for the help.

What buttons did you want?

David E. Ross

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