#78 Support Links Freeze Firefox

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2011-01-13
2010-11-18
Anonymous
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Windows 7 Home Premium, OptimizeGoogle 0.78.2, with both Firefox 3.6.12 and 4.0b7: Click any link in the Optimize Options, About menu, and Firefox will stop responding. No indication in the Task Manager that the program has stopped responding, but with both release of Firefox, nothing can be done.

In 3..6.12, a new window is opened when one clicks on those links, but those windows, while accessible, are also in a static, and, thus, useless state. With both releases, if you use the Windows Task Manager to end the task, and then restart Firefox, FF comes up in a very small box at the upper left-hand corner of the screen, so that one has to use the mouse to make the box wide enough to get to the upper right-hand edge in order to use the "expand" box to make FF full-sized.

Discussion

  • Phoglenix

    Phoglenix - 2010-11-18
    • status: open --> open-works-for-me
     
  • Phoglenix

    Phoglenix - 2010-11-18

    I cannot reproduce this bug in 3.6.12, although I haven't tested in 4.0b7.
    I suspect it may be something to do with your firefox settings - for example, do you have firefox in single window mode perhaps? All those links are doing is calling the javascript "window.open" with the link.
    Still, rather strange. I am curious if other people are experiencing this.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Culprit: TabMix Plus, 0.3.8.5pre101112a build release: Disable TMP, Optimize links work. Problem was been reported on the TMP forum a few minutes ago.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Disabling "Enable Single Window Mode" in TabMix Plus allows the OptimizeGoogle links to open, in new Firefox windows. This, too, has been reported to the TMP forum.

     
  • Phoglenix

    Phoglenix - 2010-11-22

    The correct solution may be to change the way in which OG opens the support links. This should be pretty easy to do (I think).

     
  • Phoglenix

    Phoglenix - 2010-11-22
    • status: open-works-for-me --> open-accepted
     
  • patrickjdempsey

    patrickjdempsey - 2011-01-13

    There should be a way to get these to act like normal hyperlinks. What would happen if we borrowed the method used by Firefox for the Get More Themes button in the Addon's Manager?

    <label id="extensionHomepage" class="text-link"
    onclick="if (event.button == 0) {openURL('http://www.optimizegoogle.com'); }">&about.website;</label>

     
  • Phoglenix

    Phoglenix - 2011-01-13

    PJD, try out that idea with TMP in single window mode (if TMP hasn't fixed the problem already) and see if it works!

     
  • patrickjdempsey

    patrickjdempsey - 2011-01-13

    Ok, I've got something working that loads the links into new tabs, which open much more fast than new windows and shouldn't be a problem for TMP single window mode. I looked into it but apparently there is no way to make a hyperlink in XUL that obeys Firefox's settings of where to open new links... however opening in a new tab is probably more natural to most users.

     
  • patrickjdempsey

    patrickjdempsey - 2011-01-13
    • assigned_to: nobody --> pjdkrunkt
     

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