A lot of people have complained about FanFare
's professional white background. Well, DRUNK WITH POWER after somehow kludging together a successful CSS theme for /r/MetaFilter
with zero experience, I decided to try my hand at giving our new subsite a makeover, too -- the layout is fine, but that glaring white is painful to read in a darkened teevee room. Inspired by the original soothing dark blue color scheme
from film/TV review aggregator Metacritic
(which discarded it for an unpopular redesign
years ago), I put together a complete FanFare theme
*) that adjusts not just the background and text, but stuff like visited links, link hovering, the pop-up video button and lightbox, posting page notes, live preview area, and the sidebar and Deck ad box. You can install it in Firefox (with Greasemonkey
), Chrome (with Stylish
or Blank Canvas Script Handler
), and jailbroken iOS (with Userscript Loader
, using this URL
) -- it's tested and working properly on all three. [more inside]
so I was perusing a thread, and noticed what looks like a formatting error, in this comment
. [more inside]
More and more I find myself visiting Metafilter on my Android tablet. I am using Firefox 25.0.1 on a Nexus 7 with Android 4.3. Recently, commenting has become almost impossible - namely, any kind of HTML tags get very screwed up. Typically, I'll copy a comment I want to reply to, surround that with em tags and then reply. Lately, in the process of posting, Android or Firefox or Metafilter decides to empty the closing em tag (leaving two carats) and append a set of empty carats and a closing em tag to my whole post. Trying to clean it up leads to all kinds of problems - the cursor jumps around and deletes things on its own. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it Android, Firefox, Metafilter, or some combination of all three? Any help would be appreciated.
I have a new phone (Motorola Droid Razr M), running Android 4.1.1 and I'm using Firefox (looks like 20.0?). When I click the (X New) link to enter a thread rather than the X Comments / X Answers, nothing happens. If I press and hold, I can cut and then paste the link into the browser, but just tapping it to enter the thread and jump to the latest comment/answer doesn't work. This is also true of the favorite + and the flag !. [more inside]
Grease my monkey, guvnor: Greasemonkey scripts get talked about a lot in Metatalk comments, and they seem pretty useful. I would like to ask our more Greasemonkey-oriented friends to recommend the best ones and discuss their experience of installing and using them. [more inside]
Anyone viewing MetaFilter at work or at school may want to take note of the release of Firefox 13.0; by default, every newly-created tab now "pins" a thumbnailed history of the sites you've visited
. In Win7
, the feature's part of the OS's taskbar.
MeFi Music Problem? [more inside]
I've created a new user script. It puts the long-standing tradition of suggesting ridiculous taglines for Metafilter to work. Introducing mefitaglines
, if userscripts.org is slow) and celebrating Metafilter user scripts in general
A special thanks to plutor
for his indispensable scripts and for inspiring me to make my own.
Has anyone made/can someone make higher-resolution logos for MetaFilter and related sites? [more inside]
Since the original post
asking about this has fallen off the MeTa front page, I just wanted to let people know that Deathalicious
(maker of cool scripts) has updated Metafilter MultiFavorited Multiwidth
and Metafilter Heavy Discussion Count
user scripts to be compatible with version 5 of FireFox.
If you know of other scripts that were broken by FF5 and have been fixed, please post here.
Bits of MeTa freezing in Firefox [more inside]
There's a blinking cursor now, I swear there wasn't before...and I can't keyboard-navigate correctly: What's going on? [more inside]
Logging on is not dangerous, is it? Is it? [more inside]
My computer used to stay logged into Metafilter. Now I got a new computer and it logs out every time I close firefox. I've checked my privacy settings. I do clear my history when I close firefox, but this doesn't include logged in sessions. I am not in private browsing mode. Oh also, I increase the font size on the site, but it doesn't stay increased. Site settings aren't supposed to clear either. What am I doing wrong? (Firefox 3.6)
The embedded youtube arrow thingy has disappeared for me. [more inside]
What happened to the Mefi blue and the green on my Acer Aspire one netbook? All I see is white. [more inside]
Odd stationary footer bar on all front pages in Firefox? [more inside]
This is a kinda cool concept applied to MeFi: background bars
for posts and comments (based on favorites) [more inside]
OK, I've tried fixing this myself, and I give up. Why is AskMe displaying text at a different size font to every other part of Metafilter on my home computer? [more inside]
Whenever I quit Firefox, it loses my authentication so I have to sign into Metafilter again. It didn't always do this, but for some reason, it does now. [more inside]
Cannot log in to AskMeFi under MacOS with Firefox. Can under Safari. [more inside]
If you are not using firefox you may skip this post, because it is about a tool that can help
prevent comments like this
and this [more inside]
Ctrl-shift-t collision in Firefox. [more inside]
FireFox. MetaFilter. A script on this page has stopped responding, do you want to stop the script, debug the script, or cry. Anybody else seeing this on Firefox 2.x? [more inside]
Bizarre Firefox behavior: MeFi background colors get lighter hue over time. [more inside]
I can't log in with Firefox, Safari's working just fine. Following Jessamyn's suggestions I deleted cookies & disabled greasemonkey, but just get directed back to MeFi homepage as not logged in. Anyone else having trouble? Anyone solved it? [more inside]
Greasemonkey for non-Firefox browsers? [more inside]
FYI: it took a while but last month, firefox finally surpassed IE
as the most popular browser here (that's data for the month of November).
does anybody else see this?
The "Google Custom Search" box on the blue is causing a horizontal scroll bar to appear in Firefox/Windows. The input box is just too darn large. I'd guess 100 pixels or so too wide?
I cannot access any of the metafilter sites when using Firefox. It works in IE (what I am using right now) but in firefox I get an error message page that reads as follows: [more inside]
A spiffy solution to the inline-images ban (if you use Firefox). [more inside]
In Firefox 2+, if I am on a Meta page and I click ctrl + shift + t to reopen the last tab, it jumps me down to the comment text box and places opening and closing em tags in it. If this is a Meta shortcut, could it perhaps be changed to not interfere with the Firefox shortcut, since I think a lot of MeFites use Firefox?
Anyone else getting hit with constant error alerts when using MetaFilthy? I have an "NS_ERR_DOM_INDEX_SIZE_ERR" alert popping up on every thread in FireFox 184.108.40.206, for about the last week or so. (Yes, I reported a bug to the author. Yes, I know he doesn't spend all day every day coding MetaFilthy. I'm just wondering if this is an issue with just me, with a Metafilter re-code of some sort, or problems between MetaFilthy and FF 220.127.116.11.)
Is it just me, or did my autoformatting buttons vanish with my last Firefox update (I assume this is the cause, as the two coincided)? If I have to start hand-coding hyperlinks again I will probably just go into an unresponsive fugue state instead.
I can't post on AskMe - on the preview page, hitting Post just reloads the preview page. Firefox 18.104.22.168. Not seeing any error messages either.
bug: can't submit an AskMe question. The final "post" button just reloads the page, like the "preview" button. Firefox 22.214.171.124.
New firefox vulnerability leaves people open to password theft:
Proof of concept here
Does metafilter strip out form tags?
Are there any programmers out there who would be interested in making a MetaFilthy clone/replacement for Firefox 2.0? [more inside]
I've tried clicking on this thread
four or five times using firefox on mac. Every time it borks everything - it doesn't crash, but it becomes totally non-responsive (cannot change tabs, even). Is there something evil in there, or is this just one of those things?
Wondering if it's just me, or a bug: go to my answers on AskMeFi
. Scroll down to the first answer, "comment posted at 11:35 AM CST on May-21-06", that is beneath the question, "I believe that another tenant has place an air "freshener" in the hallway out side of our apartments in violation of their lease. I want it removed. What should I do?".
When I click on this, my copy of Firefox goes a little bugshit. I can click on the tabs, but the actual display in the screen doesn't change at all, and a lot of the interface elements become unresponsive. I have to quit (not force quit, the menus are still accessible). I'm using Firefox v126.96.36.199 for Mac OS X, using the Whitehart-NC theme.
I have a small problem sorting the front page of MetaFilter. [more inside]
If I'm not logged in, this thread
--and others like it with a high post count--freeze Firefox midway through loading the page. But if I'm logged in, no problems. Has anyone else experienced this?
Flags aren't redirecting back to the thread (at least for me).
Firefox 1.0.4 (OSX)
(It's probably a simple fix, but it does mean that all those entertaining MeTa callouts and meetups that I had planned will have to wait until at least next week. You're all on notice).
Why is Metafilter "taking a massage" when I try to view the page on Firefox, but works perfectly fine when I view it in Internet Explorer? I should add that before this morning, Metafilter always worked fine in Firefox. And, despite MeFi's problems, AskMe and MeTa are working fine in Firefox right now.
The current firefox search plugins
for Mefi were written ages ago for the built-in site search (hence they don't work anymore). Can any of our hotshot code cowboy members look into making one that uses the yahoo search? I'm particularly looking for one to search AskMe.
Unable to post a FPP, I had to try several times. Firefox 1.5, Windows 2000. Error message inside.
Really not a problem, but I am curious: I click anywhere in AskMe, and Firefox doesn't ever seem to think the page is completely loaded? I get the busy signal cursor, and the Firefox load meter (bottom right-hand in Firefox) never completes, even though it seems like the whole page loads. Buh?
What's the relationship between cookies and the CaptchaImage?
I've been playing with Firefox's cookie settings, trying to make it so that I don't have to login to MeFi every time. I can't seem to make it work. Given that we're using the CaptchaImage to prevent automated posting - will this ever work? Or will I always need to login each time I come to the site (once I've closed my browser)?
At least in Firefox for Mac, the layout of Metatalk is weird. There's no lefthand margin; and the top of the page contains these links, etc.:
MetaTalk is a discussion area for topics specific to MetaFilter itself, ranging from bug reports to feature requests to questions of content. The posts are sorted by date, and tagged by category.
Some helpful links:
MetaFilter meetups that are in progress, being planned, and/or coming soon
MeFi Status Blog
The Guide to MetaFilter Wiki/FAQ
All sorts of extra MetaFilter stuff
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