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Release: NewsFox 1.0.9.4.1

NewsFox 1.0.9.4.1 is released. Changes from 1.0.9.4 to 1.0.9.4.1:

  • Code preventing NewsFox from working with E10S fixed.
  • Minor
    • Highlighting keywords bug improved. (bug#26042)

Keywords can now be in different colors and can be highlighted in titles, feeds, and groups. In 1.0.9.4, highlighting was turned on in all of these which caused perceptible lag in general NewsFox functions. In 1.0.9.4.1, highlighting is turned on in titles and feeds, but not in groups or search groups. These settings can be adjusted in about:config with the boolean settings newsfox.advanced.keywordFeed, newsfox.advanced.keywordGroup, and newsfox.advanced.keywordSearch. The first turns on highlighting in feeds, the second in groups, and the third in search groups. For search groups to be highlighted both the second and third options must be true. The default is true, false, false. These values in about:config are not created by default and so must be created by hand to change from the defaults.

NewsFox also now tries to use the colors specified in options for highlighting feeds and groups. There are two limitations: 1) Colors are applied from the bottom of the keyword list up, hence for a feed with multiple keywords, the color will be the highest color in the list of keywords, and 2) I can't get changes to happen without a restart when keyword colors are changed(unregistering a data: stylesheet doesn't seem to work). Any CSS in newsfox.css is applied after the CSS changing the feed and group colors.

Beginning in Firefox (who knows when), E10S(multi-process) mode will be enabled. This entirely breaks some advanced features of NewsFox. Firefox has now been changed so the basic parts of NewsFox that do not involve communication among different tabs will work. Actually, Firefox added code so 1.0.9.4 would boot exactly once in E10S mode, now 1.0.9.4.1 has rewritten the boot code to work.

R Pruitt (wa84it AT gmail.com)


Release: NewsFox 1.0.9.4

NewsFox 1.0.9.4 is released. Changes from 1.0.9.3 to 1.0.9.4:

  • Code preventing NewsFox from working with E10S enabled removed since Firefox changes allow NewsFox to work.
  • Minor
    • Highlighting keywords bug fixed. (bug#26042)
    • New preference newsfox.z.setHeader allows overriding default user agent for xmlhttprequest.

Setting newsfox.z.setHeader in about:config allows using a header other than the default Mozilla/5.0 NewsFox/[version#] when Newsfox requests feed data.

Highlighting of keywords is improved. See bug#26042 for details.

Beginning in Firefox (who knows when), E10S(multi-process) mode will be enabled. This entirely breaks the advanced features of NewsFox. Firefox has now been changed so the basic parts of NewsFox that do not involve communication among different tabs will work.

R Pruitt (wa84it AT gmail.com)

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