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Firefox 3 and fullscreen mode

John.ennew, as far as I know the --fullscreen option only works with the AutoHide addon. If I run "firefox --fullscreen mythtv.org" (I'm still on FF2) with my default profile, which doesn't have the AutoHide addon installed, then it doesn't go into fullscreen and ignores the url I pass to it. I have no idea if this addon works with FF3, though the website for it seems to imply it does work with the beta version. Oscarsfriend 08:06, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

OK, so I deleted it for now, just in case it causes any confusion. If you know otherwise, John.ennew, feel free to restore it, or write it again (if, for example, AutoHide does not work with FF3). Oscarsfriend 08:16, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

No, this now makes a lot of sense! Will install the plugins mentioned and update my findings this evening. Rgds, John

Firefox 3

I just added a general comment about FF3 compatibility to the addon section. If someone is using FF3, it would be nice if they could check the compatibility of addons. Also, just because an addon won't let you install it in FF3 might not mean it doesn't actually work. It may be possible to unzip the .xpi file, edit the version numbers in one of the files so FF3 will let it install, then zip it back up into an .xpi file, and install it. (The .xpi files appear to just be zip files.) I've only done this once before, and a long time ago, so I can't remember exactly how to do this [EDIT: it's in the install.rdf file, there is a line for the maximum FF version you are allowed to install the addon for]. It might be worth trying this for addons that are no longer being updated (some of them are quite old now).

Also, I gather that FF3 has a built-in zoom mode that it way better than PageZoom. If someone could write up something on that, it would be nice. Oscarsfriend 08:56, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Better alternative to PageZoom

I thought I'd mention this here rather than in the main article, because I haven't got it all figured out, and the solution is not really suitable for my set-up. As I understand it FF3 has a built in zoom mode (haven't tried it myself), which I understand is far superior to the PageZoom addon. So if you're using FF3, then you should probably use that. However, if you still want to use FF2 (maybe it has some addons not supported under FF3), then there may be a better alternative to PageZoom. xrandr is a command that can be used to change the screen resolution. Firefox could be launched via a script that looks something like this:

xrandr -s 15
firefox --fullscreen $url
xrandr -s 0

which should switch to a lower resolution run Firefox, then when you exit Firefox switch back to the default resolution. The only problem is if you use your mythbox as a desktop as well, it messes all your icons up. Not sure what it does to the mythfrontend running in the background. But I thought it worth a mention, in case anyone can find a use for it. If someone does, please write it up and add it to the Firefox article. Oscarsfriend 18:15, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Troubleshooting section: troubles

This section basically seems outdated, the ${11} parameter just makes no sense and the way described provides to little feedback to be really useful.