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Something new in Firefox?
« on: October 14, 2010, 03:57:13 PM »
I just today noticed something new in Firefox (3.6.10). When I hover over text of 14' for example, a tool tip pops up with the metric equivalent. It appears to have a magnifying glass icon with a letter A in it.

Have you seen this? Do you know where it came from? I upgraded Skype but I doubt that did it.

Oops. I think I can answer before posting this.  :D

There was an automatic update of the  Google Toolbar add-on. I'm betting that is where this came from. I don't normally shut down Firefox but today I did because of the Skype update. When I reloaded Firefox I was informed that Google had updated the toolbar.

You might want to check it out. 8)

Test: 4.2672 m long. Apparently it only converts one way.

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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 04:08:26 PM »
It works on my computer and I don't use the google tool bar. 

It works on only the first number in your above post but not the last.

test  18'

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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 06:05:41 PM »
It doesn't work on my Firefox.  It doesn't even remember my password for this site.  I have to log in every time I go off site. 
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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 07:42:37 PM »
You got a cookie problem somewhere.
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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 07:47:28 PM »
Mine works with  1"  and 1' and 1 lb and 1 acre and 1 ounce and 1 yard 1 gallons  1 inch and so forth.  It won't work work the other way
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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 07:56:12 PM »

Has anyone noticed this feature prior to this week?

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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 08:06:13 PM »
Jeff, I just disabled the Google toolbar and it stopped giving the tool tip. (Have to restart...)

Two things to check: Tools | Add-ons and View | Toolbars.
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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 09:00:14 PM »
I don't have the google tool bar enabled. I dont like it. The only tool bars I enable are menu and navigation. It is in the list of things under view. I can tell you this computer has not had a browser update in many weeks. I don't allow any auto-updates.
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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010, 10:14:48 PM »
How do you not allow any auto-updates?  Is that something simple to do.  This thing is continually updating something several times a week.  It slows down to a crawl and McAfee, Microsoft Windows,  Java, Adobe, or something is updating and then bugging me about wanting to restart.
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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010, 10:56:28 PM »
You would need to check each program's configuration settings. Most will have a place to ask permission before updating.  I know windows vista and 7 both ask me before hand.
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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2010, 11:02:28 PM »
I know more about Foxfire that Firefox.  Tim
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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2010, 12:24:43 AM »
It won't work work the other way

That's discrimination!  I demand equality!  They must convert the other way, too!

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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2010, 04:47:14 AM »
I have not seen it here. Something must have gotten installed, like an extension. I have my doubts it's a firefox built-in feature.
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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2010, 10:44:47 AM »
It does not work with Firefox 3.6.10 on the Mac.

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Re: Something new in Firefox?
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2010, 10:45:56 AM »
Me either same as Warbird.
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