Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st May 2006 22:31 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "The next version of Firefox will come out of the virtual box with Google's anti-phishing tools built in. While the Googlified security services have been available through use of the Google Toolbar for either Firefox or IE6 for quite some time already, this marks the first default installation. And we all know how much Google values the defaults."
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repaying the favor
by Dreadstar on Thu 1st Jun 2006 08:34 UTC
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2006-01-21

usually when an Opera thread comes up all the Firefox shills try to hijack it, so i make no apologies for asking this Opera question in a Firefox thread. Here's my question, I am almost totally fed up with Opera because when using multiple tabs, the pages I load in the background keep yanking focus away from the page
I'm trying to type passwords etc in. It is really super frustrating, it nullifies the utility of having tabbed browsing. Amazon's pages are totally aggressive this way, so is Lycos, but now it seems that ALL webmasters are learning this trick. I have been an Opera user since v3.62, but am completely fed up. So I thought maybe you open source guys could explain what code snippet is behind this since it's obviously proliferating throughout the web, and could tell me if Firefox is aware of the issue or vulnerable to the issue. It's a big enough deal that if Firefox is immune to it I may ditch Opera. The current beta fails to communicate with online purchasing forms such as albertsons.com, and there is already a prior annoyance where I can be typing into a form before all the ads on it load, and then when they do the page will yank my cursor into a text field I already filled and overwrite it. No wonder they dropped their slogan of
"simply the best internet experience", more like best way to get continuously p*ssed off. Does Firefox have these issues? And I mean on a page from a dial-up, not from your own hard drive. As long as there are dial-ups then browsers should still be counted on to work on them.

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RE: repaying the favor
by Axord on Thu 1st Jun 2006 21:25 in reply to "repaying the favor"
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2005-06-30

and could tell me if Firefox is aware of the issue or vulnerable to the issue.

Looking at bugzilla, it appears that this was fixed in Firefox in 2004.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=124750

there is already a prior annoyance where I can be typing into a form before all the ads on it load, and then when they do the page will yank my cursor into a text field I already filled and overwrite it.

That, sadly, I believe this is still a problem in Firefox as well.

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