Problems moving to Quantum #5

SWMBO presented me with another little conundrum today...

Previously when we were using an infinitely configurable Firefox she has a
"Stop" button on her toolbar but there doesn't seem to be such a thing in
Quantum, for today a site she was on went loony, throbber continually
whirling, Firefox unresponsive.

She would like to know, Where is the stop button? and how do I stop it
without closing down Firefox?

Interestingly, I'd also like to know the same...

Thanks
Dor

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Ormail
7/27/2018 8:00:41 PM
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On 07/27/2018 03:00 PM, Ormail wrote:
> SWMBO presented me with another little conundrum today...
> 
> Previously when we were using an infinitely configurable Firefox she has a
> "Stop" button on her toolbar but there doesn't seem to be such a thing in
> Quantum, for today a site she was on went loony, throbber continually
> whirling, Firefox unresponsive.
> 
> She would like to know, Where is the stop button? and how do I stop it
> without closing down Firefox?
> 
> Interestingly, I'd also like to know the same...
> 
> Thanks
> Dor

The stop button on FF is in the same place as the reload button, and 
should appear while a page is being loaded.

-- 
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"Micro$oft, the company that makes spreading malware easy."
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Mark
7/27/2018 9:01:25 PM
In article
<mailman.414.1532725317.17372.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org>,
   Mark Lloyd <not@mail.invalid> wrote:
> On 07/27/2018 03:00 PM, Ormail wrote:
> > SWMBO presented me with another little conundrum today...
> > 
> > Previously when we were using an infinitely configurable Firefox she
> > has a "Stop" button on her toolbar but there doesn't seem to be such a
> > thing in Quantum, for today a site she was on went loony, throbber
> > continually whirling, Firefox unresponsive.
> > 
> > She would like to know, Where is the stop button? and how do I stop it
> > without closing down Firefox?
> > 
> > Interestingly, I'd also like to know the same...
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Dor

> The stop button on FF is in the same place as the reload button, and 
> should appear while a page is being loaded.

Gordon ...king Bennett, so it sort of is... It's there, then it's not,
then it's there again, then it's not...

Unfortunately while her throbber was running wild there was nothing on the
toolbar with an X in it.

Thanks for the reminder...  I think...

Dor

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Ormail
7/28/2018 5:35:58 AM
On 28 Jul, das@ormail.co.uk wrote:
> In article
> <mailman.414.1532725317.17372.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org>,
>    Mark Lloyd <not@mail.invalid> wrote:
> > On 07/27/2018 03:00 PM, Ormail wrote:
> > > SWMBO presented me with another little conundrum today...
> > > 
> > > Previously when we were using an infinitely configurable Firefox she
> > > has a "Stop" button on her toolbar but there doesn't seem to be such a
> > > thing in Quantum, for today a site she was on went loony, throbber
> > > continually whirling, Firefox unresponsive.
> > > 
> > > She would like to know, Where is the stop button? and how do I stop it
> > > without closing down Firefox?
> > > 
> > > Interestingly, I'd also like to know the same...
> > > 
> > > Thanks
> > > Dor

> > The stop button on FF is in the same place as the reload button, and 
> > should appear while a page is being loaded.

> Gordon ...king Bennett, so it sort of is... It's there, then it's not,
> then it's there again, then it's not...

> Unfortunately while her throbber was running wild there was nothing on
> the toolbar with an X in it.

> Thanks for the reminder...  I think...

> Dor

Oh yes, apparently according to SWMBO I forgot one important thing...
Possibly two.  :-(

1) How can the two functions of that button be separated out?

If that can't be done...

2) How can a STOP button be put on the toolbar?

Thanks
Dor

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Ormail
7/28/2018 5:44:13 AM
Ormail wrote:

> 1) How can the two functions of that button be separated out?
> 
> 2) How can a STOP button be put on the toolbar?

I think neither are possible, you just have to get used to the split 
personality stop/reload button.

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Andy
7/28/2018 9:25:59 AM
In message 
<mailman.435.1532756755.17373.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org>, Ormail 
<das@ormail.co.uk> writes:
>On 28 Jul, das@ormail.co.uk wrote:
>> In article
>> <mailman.414.1532725317.17372.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org>,
>>    Mark Lloyd <not@mail.invalid> wrote:
>> > On 07/27/2018 03:00 PM, Ormail wrote:
[]
>> > > She would like to know, Where is the stop button? and how do I stop it
>> > > without closing down Firefox?
>> > >
>> > > Interestingly, I'd also like to know the same...
[]
>> > The stop button on FF is in the same place as the reload button, and
>> > should appear while a page is being loaded.
>
>> Gordon ...king Bennett, so it sort of is... It's there, then it's not,
>> then it's there again, then it's not...
>
>> Unfortunately while her throbber was running wild there was nothing on
>> the toolbar with an X in it.
>
>> Thanks for the reminder...  I think...
>
>> Dor
>
>Oh yes, apparently according to SWMBO I forgot one important thing...
>Possibly two.  :-(
>
>1) How can the two functions of that button be separated out?
>
>If that can't be done...

I guess, at some point, someone thought:
If it's stopped, you don't need a stop button (true);
if it's loading, you don't need a reload button (mostly true);
so hey, why don't we put them in the same place, and save some space? I 
guess they were quite pleased with the idea at the time.

It does have at least one disadvantage: if you go for it to stop a page 
loading, and it just happens to finish just as you click it, your "stop" 
instruction becomes a "reload" instruction - the opposite of what you 
wanted.
>
>2) How can a STOP button be put on the toolbar?

Would be nice (-:
>
>Thanks
>Dor
>
John
-- 
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

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J
7/28/2018 9:51:06 AM
In article
<mailman.425.1532771877.17372.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org>,
   J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG-255@255soft.uk> wrote:
> In message 
> <mailman.435.1532756755.17373.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org>, Ormail 
> <das@ormail.co.uk> writes:

[Snip]

> >If that can't be done...

> I guess, at some point, someone thought:
> If it's stopped, you don't need a stop button (true);
> if it's loading, you don't need a reload button (mostly true);
> so hey, why don't we put them in the same place, and save some space? I 
> guess they were quite pleased with the idea at the time.

> It does have at least one disadvantage: if you go for it to stop a page 
> loading, and it just happens to finish just as you click it, your "stop" 
> instruction becomes a "reload" instruction - the opposite of what you 
> wanted.
> >
> >2) How can a STOP button be put on the toolbar?

> Would be nice (-:

Interesting you should say that...

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/halt-hammerzeit/

I installed that in my Quantum and tried her ever whirling URL, clicked
the halt-hammerzeit stop button on the toolbar and yehaw! it stopped.

All very interesting, but after I'd explained to her how the dual function
Stop/Reload button worked, she decided it was good enough so she won't be
needing the Stop addon... Grrr!

Dor

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Ormail
7/28/2018 11:25:16 AM
On 07/28/2018 12:35 AM, Ormail wrote:

[snip]

> Unfortunately while her throbber was running wild there was nothing on the
> toolbar with an X in it.
> 
> Thanks for the reminder...  I think...
> 
> Dor

These things (like the throbber) look like progress indicators. I didn't 
like it when I discovered they were not. I first found out doing a 
download in MSIE (this was probably before FF existed, since I didn't 
use IE much after FF .8). I could disconnect the network cable, and it 
looked like it was still downloading.

-- 
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"I have noticed all my life that many people think they have religion
when they are troubled with dyspepsia." -- R.G. Ingersoll
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Mark
7/28/2018 3:33:24 PM
On 07/28/2018 12:44 AM, Ormail wrote:

[snip]

> Oh yes, apparently according to SWMBO I forgot one important thing...
> Possibly two.  :-(
> 
> 1) How can the two functions of that button be separated out?
> 
> If that can't be done...
> 
> 2) How can a STOP button be put on the toolbar?
> 
> Thanks
> Dor

That (the stop button always being there) would be useful, if it worked. 
I have had that (FF busy, no stop button) happen and would have to quit 
and restart FF.

-- 
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"I have noticed all my life that many people think they have religion
when they are troubled with dyspepsia." -- R.G. Ingersoll
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Mark
7/28/2018 3:35:56 PM
On 7/28/2018 11:35 AM, Mark Lloyd wrote:
> On 07/28/2018 12:44 AM, Ormail wrote:
> 
> [snip]
> 
>> Oh yes, apparently according to SWMBO I forgot one important thing...
>> Possibly two.  :-(
>>
>> 1) How can the two functions of that button be separated out?
>>
>> If that can't be done...
>>
>> 2) How can a STOP button be put on the toolbar?
>>
>> Thanks
>> Dor
> 
> That (the stop button always being there) would be useful, if it worked. 
> I have had that (FF busy, no stop button) happen and would have to quit 
> and restart FF.
> 

There is a stop button available as an extension and it works very well 
in Quantum
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responder
7/28/2018 4:20:29 PM
In article
<mailman.429.1532794870.17372.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org>,
   responder <responder@nospam.net> wrote:

[Snip]

> There is a stop button available as an extension and it works very well 
> in Quantum

Yup! and earlier today I posted a URL for the one I found...

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/halt-hammerzeit/

Dor

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Ormail
7/28/2018 8:04:08 PM
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