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http transfer in Firefox

By house ·
I have noticed an issue with Firefox. When accessing a cheap router/gateway device through web interface that has a download/upload mode for flash upgrades through 80 or 8080, IE will give me some indication that the http transfer is taking place.

ie. the status bar displays a "status bar" for lack of a better term

Firefox, however, gives me no indication that the transfer is taking place. Does anyone know off hand what feature is responsible for displaying this activity in IE, and what I can do for the Firefox status bar to comply. This is the only thing that I use IE for. Please advise. All brainstorming is welcome. I will be researching this issue as well.

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by house In reply to http transfer in Firefox

Forgot to mention... don't bother suggesting "Consult with the manufacturer"

We are the manufacturer.

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by Jaqui In reply to http transfer in Firefox

you're talking about the activity log that every other browser displays center in the status bar?
or the progress indicator, ( colour block ) on the right?

there is another activity indicator, in the logo on the top righ.

the progress indicator may be one of the disabled features mentioned in the docs, editing several different .css files will activate these features.

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This file sets the display rules for various elements in the Firefox user interface and is located in the sub-folder called chrome in your profile folder. As with user.js, this file does not exist by default, so you need to create it before you can start adding your preferences. There's actually an example file that exists by default, called userChrome-example.css. Basically, you can just rename that file by removing the -example part.

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by house In reply to

Poster rated this answer.
Thanks a million... this will start someone down the right track...

...and here are some example prefs

I will work on it from here.

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by glyall In reply to http transfer in Firefox

does the cheap route/gateway have NAT on it?

just thinking why IE see the status bar and Foxfire does not, maybe it is trying to use IE instead of Foxfire as the default browser. Maybe it is trying to use IE.

good luck

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by house In reply to http transfer in Firefox

I'm talking about the (I guess it's the progress indicator) bar in the status bar

eg. |||||||||||||||||||||

The activty logo on the top right is useless to me.

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by house In reply to http transfer in Firefox

Yes... the gatway device is a NAT device, though I don't know why that would matter

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