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Re: altering middle-click behaviour in epiphany (was Re: multiple epiphany process)

Jon Dowland wrote:
> At 1150783598 past the epoch, Willie Wonka wrote:
> > Since Epiphany is based upon the XUL Gecko engine that
> > Moz/FF uses (I think I said that correctly) - it also
> > incorporates the magical--> 'about:config'
> Wow I didn't know that! I've been looking for a way of
> disabling tabs in epiphany. So I bring that up -
> > FWIW - I also have this preference set to TRUE;
> > browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick
> Aha. This preferences is set to false for me. But middle
> clicks _do_ open new tabs. So I wonder, does epiphany
> actually honour these settings at all?

Well Alice -- let's see how deep this rabbit hole goes :-)

I too can NOT (as of yet) get Epiphany to alter it's middle-click
either = it opens a new tab, no matter which setting I give it.
I too have changed the about:config entry fro TRUE to FALSE -- just
now...AND I've closed the browser and restarted it -- no go :-(

See this;
(notice the mozilla items that I put the many ******'s around ...below)

~$ apt-cache show epiphany-browser

Package: epiphany-browser
Priority: optional
Section: gnome
Installed-Size: 7324
Maintainer: Jordi Mallach <jordi@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Version: 1.4.8-3
Provides: www-browser
Depends: libart-2.0-2 (>= 2.3.16), libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.7.2), libbonobo2-0
(>= 2.8.0), libbonoboui2-0 (>= 2.5.4), libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-21), libgcc1
(>= 1:3.4.1-3), libgconf2-4 (>= 2.8.1), libglade2-0 (>=1:2.4.2-2),
libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.6.0), libgnome2-0 (>= 2.8.0), libgnomecanvas2-0 (>=
2.6.0), libgnomeui-0 (>= 2.8.0), libgnomevfs2-0 (>= 2.8.3-7),
libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.6.0), libice6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0), liborbit2 (>=
1:2.10.0), libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.8.1), libpopt0 (>= 1.7), libsm6 | xlibs
(>> 4.1.0), libstdc++5 (>= 1:3.3.4-1), libx11-6 | xlibs (>> 4.1.0),
libxml2 (>= 2.6.16), zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1),
*********mozilla-browser********* (>= 2:1.7.6), mozilla-psm (>=
2:1.7.6), scrollkeeper, gconf2 (>= 2.2.0), debconf, gnome-icon-theme
(>= 1.0.6)
Recommends: yelp, epiphany-extensions
Suggests: mozilla-bonobo
**********Conflicts: mozilla-browser (>= 2:1.8)***************
Size: 3030926
MD5sum: 7d8f50972c9e4e4ba879a13f65c3a132
Description: Intuitive GNOME web browser
 A simple yet powerful GNOME web browser targeted at
 non-technical users. Its principles are simplicity and standards
 compliance. Simplicity is achieved by a well designed user interface
 reliance on external applications for performing external tasks (such
 reading email). Simplicity should not mean less powerful.  Standards
 compliance is achieved on the HTML side by using the Gecko
 rendering engine, as developed for the Mozilla browser; and on the
 interface side by closely following the GNOME Human Interface
 (HIG) and by close integration with the GNOME desktop.

Hopefully you don't try this command (as I did at first);

~$ apt-cache show epiphany
Notice, if you leave off the '-browser' part you'll get something
ENTIRLY different :-)

So I found what I wanted eventually;
DEPENDS = greater than or equal to mozilla-browser 1.7.6 - but 
CONFLICTS with greater than or equal to  1.8 -- go figure! :-o

Now...I wonder what will happen when I 'eventually' Reboot the system
(Up for a few days now).

Also - I have BOTH GNOME and KDE installed, but Gnome _had_ been
default, but I changed that as soon as I did this install of Debian
3.1r1, and installed KDE - and switched (dpkg-reconfigure kdm) to 'kdm'
from 'gdm'. IOW, for some unknown reason, the Debian Installer chose
Gnome over KDE for me - or I likely missed something during the Setup.
Once I did the Base-config, I loaded up on X and then KDE stuff -- in
the meantime, the 'gdm' kept wanting me to login upon every reboot...I
may have played around with some GNOME apps before fully installing and
using KDE.

So <sigh>

Conflict between GTK+ and QT ...eh? I don't know

There are many many remnants of gnome left on this box, and I still use
an occassional app (like Epiphany) and I have NOT yet fired up Mozilla
Suite (Installed), nor Firefox (not Installed) -- so perhaps in there
somewhere is a clue?

Most of my experience using... 
* about:config
* Prefs.js and User.js
* userChrome.css (originally named and stored as
* userContent.css (originally named and stored as
Once one edits these last 2 files, you remove the -example, and now you
have the Orig -example file _and_ your customized *user* files.

...I learned while I was running win98 -- On Debian; I don't know
exactly where, and more specifically "which" files these browsers are
reading to get their settings, but I'll keep looking. I mean I've found
*some* that look like they're the culprit, but I'll have to play with
it more. 

Perhaps I'll fire up Mozilla just to take a peek at what it's Settings

I think Linux just mounted my 3 winblows partitions without me telling
it to -- I guess it's time to reboot....<double sigh> ...but it's
likely more KDE's fault (and the lack of enough RAM) than the
underlying kernel's.


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