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[resolved] FireFox warning - how to get rid of it? (8 posts)

  1. richarduk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WTF?
    Where did this giant FireFox warning come from in my dashboard? :-)
    Clicking on 'dismiss' doesn't make it go away, so how do I get rid of it?
    If I wanted to upgrade FF I would - but I don't. So go away.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. richarduk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, but that was for a specific theme. This is just in the dashboard, presumably because of some sort of tie-in between FF and the WP developers in the latest version of FF.
    Since the developers have stuck this massive image at the top of the dashboard I thought they'd have put in some way of getting rid of it. Clicking the 'dismiss' link at the bottom of the image does nothing. Perhaps the 'dismiss' link is malfunctioning.
    Upgrading FF is a pain, because the frequent updates mean that some Addon developers appear to have got so fed up they're delaying updating until they know what's what e.g. this from the changelog of the HTML Validator site:

    Since Firefox 4+ and rapid releases, XPCOM has been unfrozen. (see here)
    This means practically that every extension by binary, like this one, needs to be recompiled for each Firefox version.
    Due that Firefox version will follow one after the other, the current model of the extension is not viable anymore at long term.

    Due to Numerous changes due to Firefox 4.0, the extension 0.9 is compatible only with Firefox 4.0

    Which means - recently - that updating FF is absolutely guaranteed to lose me a few of my Addons. Too many of which have remained incompatible now for too long - CacheViewer, IEtab, Snagit, Status Bars, Aardvark (there's a workaround for Aardvark though) and many more.

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well that nag message is from wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php -- see line 28 there -- hate to tell you to change core files but guess you could delete that line...

    [edit]

    also could see if you can use something like this explanation:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/dashboard-widget-remover?replies=3#post-1391874

  5. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Upgrade Firefox.

    If clicking on "dismiss" doesn't make the nag box go away, then you've got some sort of javascript conflict. Try switching to Twenty Eleven and deactivating all Plugins, and see if the problem persists.

    If it does, then the only resolutions are either to upgrade Firefox, use a different browser, or just live with the nag box. :)

  6. richarduk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks all.

    On restarting the computer the dismiss button worked, so I think the Javascript conflict was maybe the answer.

  7. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  8. richarduk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Excellent stuff.
    Thanks!

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