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by Grumpy Old Lady
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Security
Topic: Beginner Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Beginner Questions

Hi Gregory G. I apologise for writing so much at a level that was probably too much information. Most people learn by doing, not reading, and I think you will probably benefit a lot by trying things, and breaking them, and then fixing them, yourself. That's how I learned most things I know, not just...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Flash Cookies
Replies: 17
Views: 7256

Re: Flash Cookies

Not allowing Flash to create and use temporary files can break some sites. Usability is enhanced if they are removed when you're done instead. Since the boards are wonderfully quiet, I used my NS time to try a few different Flash servings on this machine with any writing to the ~/.macromedia/Flash_...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: NoScript Support
Topic: Object element alternate display
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Object element alternate display

Link?
Screenshot of what happens, if relevant?
by Grumpy Old Lady
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: NoScript Support
Topic: ABE Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: ABE Problem

This is what I did: Using NS 1.9.8.1, with no scripts allowed, I linked straight to m without any error messages from ABE. The IP that the url linked to was in the range 195.137.236.0-23, Mermaid Consulting ApS, if that's where you wanted to link. Can you confirm that this blocking happens with the ...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Security
Topic: Beginner Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Beginner Questions

Hi, Most browser password managers are for convenience, not security, and it's the user's decision about what kinds of use those passwords could be put to if hacked whether they want to use managers. For general web use, over unencrypted connections, it really doesn't worry me personally whether pas...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Flash Cookies
Replies: 17
Views: 7256

Re: Flash Cookies

NOTE FOR Fx 3.5.x USERS Objections extension installation will be blocked by the Extensions Manager - reason given is incompatibility with 3.5.x. I overrode the compatibility flag to test it and found the straightforward settings UI alone makes it worthwhile - - because I have found in the past tha...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Flash Cookies
Replies: 17
Views: 7256

Re: Flash Cookies

Amazing, gents! Heaps of information and links.
I vote this thread gets saved in Web.
by Grumpy Old Lady
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: NoScript Support
Topic: Pull down menu display
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Pull down menu display

Confirmed in a clean default profile with a default NS 1.9.8.1 as the only extension. The second screenshot is confusing wrt the description: there appear to be other extensions besides NS installed, and the NS settings appear to be customised. If the object of the report is to help Giorgio to fix s...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Flash Cookies
Replies: 17
Views: 7256

Re: Flash Cookies

Not allowing Flash to create and use temporary files can break some sites. Of course mileage may vary :-) but I'd feel bad not sharing what I know. I had the #SharedObjects write protected in OS X for a couple of years without noticing any access problems to sites. But then I've never been a big us...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Flash Cookies
Replies: 17
Views: 7256

Re: Flash Cookies

I use BetterPrivacy . Thanks Alan Baxter. If an OS X - or any system at all - user simply wants to prevent any Flash cookies setting, there is the simple method of changing the permissions on the Macromedia directory or sub directory to read-only. Or what about ditching the directory and replacing ...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Web Tech
Topic: Flash Cookies
Replies: 17
Views: 7256

Re: Flash Cookies

Foam Head wrote:
a dedicated AddOn,

URL for this?
or a manual remover like Flash Cookie Remover.


Not useful in this case with an OP using OS X
by Grumpy Old Lady
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: NoScript Support
Topic: Global installation fails for FX 3.0.13
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Global installation fails for FX 3.0.13

That line of code won't succeed unless you are running as root and have a path to the directory where your NS xpi is. And even then, success is a very varied thing across various linux distros according to the quick search I just did. I don't think it's limited to NS. And the NS permissions are, in ...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: NoScript Support
Topic: Sticky Business
Replies: 23
Views: 5413

Re: Sticky Business

Quoth nagan
I do not know what Giorgio has to say ....


Probably busy, as always :-)
Anyway, why not help him when he gets to the thread, by doing the elimination of settings and/or other addons?
You're in the driver's seat here. And therube if you can persuade him :-)
by Grumpy Old Lady
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: NoScript Support
Topic: Sticky Business
Replies: 23
Views: 5413

Re: Sticky Business

Whatever refreshes happen, I can always get access to the menu items at any of the steps, but you can't at the last step so... We are against a page refresh at this point ...Right? Of course the page refreshes at each change of permissions in my setup. That's normal/expected behaviour for NS. It ap...
by Grumpy Old Lady
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: NoScript Support
Topic: Sticky Business
Replies: 23
Views: 5413

Re: Sticky Business

Quoth therube: (just whose bug is it anyhow) Ha! Looks like it's yours now :-) The status bar "artifact" (Status Bar Label placeholder?) shows here too in the clean profile NS-only test. The thing "pushes" the icon westwards as it is populated with script messages. I recall tryin...