More FECT observations

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More FECT observations

Postby Apollo702 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:54 pm

Hi, and once again hats off to Chuck.

I am helping out a couple and I told them to use FECT to diagnose a troubled PM. I guided them through the process(my first time too though) and I saw some modest issues. Still, in the end it DID get the job done and identified a troublesome extension.

Window size: When they were doing it the window tended to be large for their(IMO too small monitor) and they continually had to resize it. This wasn't the end of the world and if Chuck has the time maybe that could be a bonus fix.

Printer errors: This was the big one. They didn't want to print(as there were FECT report tabs and they(me too) avoid printing.) Anyways, it would ding at them and they would have to cancel once for each extension and they(me too) run a LOT. If they cancelled one time too many it would start the list over again. My suggestion is to make printing out reports optional. It isn't my thing- but I am not the whole world. It's a free country out there.

PM site listing: Apparently a bunch of Chuck's most popular extensions are listed. It appears that FECT has vanished. What happened?

Not an issue: It took a long time and a bunch of restarts and in the end it DID get the job done! :clap: Chuck!

Chuck to the rescue?: Maybe Chuck can help the PM situation and ultimately his own flow by developing or rescuing old extensions for PM. I am sucking up here, but IMO he has the talent and temperment, time(?) to get PM's market share up and not have to worry about the Failfox/ web extension morass and help guide along a more stable platform and in the end help his projects along in the process too.
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Re: More FECT observations

Postby cbaker_admin » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:24 pm

Window size: When they were doing it the window tended to be large for their(IMO too small monitor) and they continually had to resize it. This wasn't the end of the world and if Chuck has the time maybe that could be a bonus fix.

This is more of an issue with PM (and Fx). The window size is supposed to be remembered after each restart, but sometimes it doesn't. I've had the same problem with many of my other extensions.

Printer errors: This was the big one. They didn't want to print(as there were FECT report tabs and they(me too) avoid printing.) Anyways, it would ding at them and they would have to cancel once for each extension and they(me too) run a LOT. If they cancelled one time too many it would start the list over again. My suggestion is to make printing out reports optional. It isn't my thing- but I am not the whole world. It's a free country out there.

This has got me puzzled ... FECT should not attempt to send anything to the printer, only to the screen (and then only if requested by clicking Display progress report from the FECT dropdown menu).

PM site listing: Apparently a bunch of Chuck's most popular extensions are listed. It appears that FECT has vanished. What happened?

It is there, but is listed as Extension Conflict Troubleshooter (The 'F' in FECT stands for 'Firefox' and I removed it from the title with the PM version).

Chuck to the rescue?: Maybe Chuck can help the PM situation and ultimately his own flow by developing or rescuing old extensions for PM. I am sucking up here, but IMO he has the talent and temperment, time(?) to get PM's market share up and not have to worry about the Failfox/ web extension morass and help guide along a more stable platform and in the end help his projects along in the process too.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I'm still supporting my dozen or so other extensions (including Chrome and Fx WebExtensions) and that keeps me busy enough ;)
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Re: More FECT observations

Postby Apollo702 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:17 am

cbaker_admin wrote:This has got me puzzled ... FECT should not attempt to send anything to the printer, only to the screen (and then only if requested by clicking Display progress report from the FECT dropdown menu).


When trying it again to do some recent debugging of my own I did not get them. I think that it happened when hitting one of the display session options.
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