Category Archives: Firefox

A little mouse hack

A major theme of the upcoming Firefox 4 release is improving speed and responsiveness, especially in the user interface. It’s easy to see issues where responsiveness is on the order of seconds (like waiting for an update to apply, or … Continue reading

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Status update

One of these things I did not actually work on: JavaScript / js-ctypes implementation of WeaveCrypto Migration and replacement of localstore.rdf with a .json backing store Rickrolling Fligtar’s new dashboard Tab-modal dialogs proof-of-concept Fix multiple master-password dialogs with session restore … Continue reading

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Weave, crypto, and JavaScript

tl;dr: fa20ae35b8ac53b28dde4fc333aba21f :-) Up until now, Mozilla’s Weave add-on has been living with an awkward implementation detail: a binary component. When I wrote Weave’s current cryptographic component back in 2008, in order to use the crypto code that’s already in … Continue reading

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Status and stuff

A bit of stuff I’ve been up to lately: CSS Transitions for videocontrols. Finally got around to landing this. There’s really no visible change, but it replaces and simplifies a whole bunch of Javascript-driven animation code. CSS Transitions are really … Continue reading

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I <3 XUL

(reference) ;-)

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Not quite smooth as buttah…

So, I finally got around to watching this video which has been been making the rounds as of late (not a Rickroll, I swear to god! WHY DOES NO ONE TRUST ME?! :-). I fired it up the 1080p version … Continue reading

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No big whoop

The URL shown here is making the rounds. WARNING: don’t visit this URL unless you’re prepared to have your browser crash (the screenshot is from a current trunk nightly, which survives the Flash crash due to Out Of Process Plugins … Continue reading

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Crashed Plugin UI

Yesterday I landed bug 538910, which introduces some new UI for when a plugin crashes. This builds on top of the fantastic Out Of Process Plugins (OOPPs) work from the Electrolysis team, which allows the browser to keep running even … Continue reading

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Handy trick

If you’re involved with developing on Mozilla, odds are you’ve got at least one or two (dozen? :) profiles for testing. Some used regularly, some created-and-forgotten for one-off testing, some you’ve forgotten what they’re for. And you probably jump through … Continue reading

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Sneaky software installs

The Mozilla Plugin Check page was released today, so I loaded it up to see the latest changes. “Looks good,” I thought, and skimmed the list of plugins it displayed for me. Quicktime, Silverlight, Flash, and… Woah, wait. Silverlight? On … Continue reading

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