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Posts posted by Dave-H

  1. 4 hours ago, DanR20 said:

    Open the addon with 7-zip or a similar program and on the root there’s a file manifest.json. If you’re using 7-zip right click edit to open it and nine lines down you’ll see:

    "strict_min_version": "68.0"

    Just change it to this:

    "strict_min_version": "52.0"

    Save and close and it should install. I already had the previous version on there so all that was needed was to swap the old one with the new one. 

    It works, thank you so much!
    The only thing which doesn't seem to work in Firefox 52.9 ESR is the snapshot feature, which does nothing.
    Personally I can live without that!
    It sometimes doesn't load when you first load a YouTube video, but the old version I was using used to do that as well.
    Refreshing the page makes it come good and it's then OK on subsequent videos.

    Off-topic here of course, but I hope this will help others.
    Cheers, Dave.

  2. 18 hours ago, DanR20 said:

    One of the best addons for youtube, Enhancer for YouTube finally got updated to 2.0.103. He put a strict min version of 68.0 but by chance I lowered it to 52.0 and tried it in UXP and it works perfectly, every setting that I can tell. There’s quite a few changes too.

    How did you "lower" it to 52.0?
    I'd be very interested to see if the new version can be made to work in Firefox 52.9 ESR.

  3. Thanks. I have tried different user agents on Facebook (I have an add-on which allows me to do that on a site by site basis) but they never seemed to make any difference.
    I don't want to use the mobile version of the site because it looks awful on my desktop.
    The new page layout has if anything made things even worse than they used to be, it's pretty slow and unresponsive even on Firefox 85!
    Why they use ridiculously bloated huge javascript routines on sites like Facebook is quite beyond me, I'm sure it's not necessary.

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  4. Well I did the registry file with the default paths that the installer should have used, had it worked, so if your path to the JRE files wasn't exactly the same you would have needed to change it of course.
    In fact you could almost certainly now move the JRE files back into a subfolder of the ASuite folder as it was before if you wanted to, and as long as you change the paths in the registry to match, it should still work.

    As regards the Java installer failure, an alternative to trying Safe Mode would be to use msconfig and disable everything that's not necessary and try in a "clean boot" mode.
    Whether this would have worked I don't know, but the installer would be more likely to still run in clean boot mode than it would be in Safe Mode.

  5. That's a very good question.
    I never had any problems installing Java on XP with the normal installer until later versions of Java 8, where the Java still worked, but the installer became incompatible with XP and wouldn't run at all.

    It's not unusual to find multiple versions of Java on a system. Because some applications need specific versions, like with your problem where it needed specifically Java 7, installing a Java 8 version, for instance, does not uninstall any earlier versions which are already present. Different versions can coexist on the system quite happily.

    The only thing I can think of is that something on the system in question was blocking the Java installer from completing everything that it had to do.
    Could be security software of course. Did you ever try installing in Safe Mode, I can't remember?
    Some installers won't work anyway in Safe Mode of course, but it's always worth a try.

    It sounds like you're fine now anyway, and if you don't have anything else on the system that needs Java I can't see any reason to worry that it's not fully installed at system level.
    Cheers, Dave.

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  6. Ah, thanks for that!

    So it just might be possible to fool it by creating a key which will match the key that the Java installer would have created.

    If you create a C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.7.0_80 folder, and move the files in the JRE folder into it, a key can probably be created to point to that folder, to make the installation as standard as possible.

    Sort of like this perhaps?

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.7]
    "RuntimeLib"="C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.7.0_80\\bin\\client\\jvm.dll"
    "JavaHome"="C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.7.0_80"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.7.0_80]
    "JavaHome"="C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.7.0_80"
    "RuntimeLib"="C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.7.0_80\\bin\\client\\jvm.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.7.0_80\MSI]
    "INSTALLDIR"="C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.7.0_80\\"


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  7. Just to be clear, the JRE folder needs to be in the same folder as the ASuite program files.
    If you just put it in the C:\Program Files folder that almost certainly won't work.
    EDIT: Oops, sorry, I see you actually did that! Remove the copy from the Program Files folder in case it's confusing things, so there's only one folder with the JRE files in it, and it's inside the C:\Program Files\ASuite folder.

  8. @videobruce

    If you're only trying to use Java 7 with one application, you may not actually need to have it installed to the system.
    I have a couple of applications which use their own Java Runtime Environment, which came as part of their installation, and they don't use the system Java.

    Try this.
    Download the compressed archive of the Java 7 Update 80 JRE (the last Java 7 version AFAIK) from here.
    Extract the files to the jre1.7.0_80 folder, and then copy it to the Program Files folder of the application that you want to use it.
    You have to extract twice, as there is a .tar file inside the .gz file. You can use 7-zip for that.
    Don't worry if there is an error message after the first extraction, it's actually all fine, just ignore it.
    Rename the copied folder to "JRE".

    If you're lucky, the application will now find the JRE and use it, and all will be well.
    If it doesn't, it may be in the settings of the application somewhere to set where it looks for the JRE, and you can set it appropriately.
    If the application won't actually run, check its registry entries and/or any configuration files to see if the Java path is there, and set it appropriately.

    Good luck!

  9. I suspect that the error message sometimes being seen (but not always, sometimes there's just a blank edit field with no error message) is just a generic one from the system software, and doesn't necessarily have any relevance to what the problem actually is.
    It's just a "I can't edit this post, and this might be why" message.

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