I really need (as do many) a command line option to enable -p1 or disable -p0 proxies on startup. (assume that proxy IP's have already been entered). I'd like to be able to "c:\mozilla\mozilla -p1" or "c:\mozilla\mozilla -p0" I change two to three times a day (back and forth, dialup vs LAN) Also, need to have a hot key....CTL-ALT-F9 (something like that) pops up a box if proxy enbabled "Disable Proxies?" YES/NO or pops up a box if proxy disabled "Enable Proxies?" YES/NO Yes, I know it's easy to go Edit/Preferences/Advanced/Proxies/Radio Button/OK...but it's just a lot of steps....pain. This would really be a cool feature.
Marking this bug as a DUPLICATE of bug 100523 If you disagree with this action, please feel free to REOPEN this bug. Thanks for helping with mozilla. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 100523 ***
100523 appears to me to be a COMPLETELY different issue. Although the bog 100523 starts off saying, "I need a way to update proxy settings without drilling down", it ENDS in a COMPLETELY different direction dealing with problems moving networks and "not picking up DHCP changes" as the root problem. Although not picking up DHCP changes is a problem (as I've noticed before)...my ENHANCEMENT request as NOTHING to do iwt that. I'm perfectly willing to stop and restart the browser when I change networks. My enhancement requrest says "put command line parameters" on mozilla so I don't have to drill down and change proxy settings every time I change networks. Leave 100523 as a "BUG" that says "mozilla doesn't automatically pick up DHCP changes". These appear to me to be VERY different issues. One is configuration of the browser, the other is a bug.
To be honest, I disagree. bug 10523 is quite clearly titled: [RFE]quick proxy switching for mobile/roaming users which seems to be the aim of your request. That is not the bug for the DHCP issues, it is one for development of proxy configuration designed for people who want to change it easily on the fly. I assumed that this would be better than what you suggested. I really doubt that we want loads of command line parameters for every setting people might want to be different on each startup - we are not a command line app. Anyway, just my humble opinion - sorry for any inconvenience caused. David
duping again. I agree with David. although there's some discussion of different issues in the comments, that bug is what the summary and the original report say it is - a way of quickly switching between proxies. that's what you want, isn't it? *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 100523 ***
This is XP-line commands, as I understand it.
-> defaults. This bug is a depends on bug 43429. First we would have to implement that, then we would need to add the line command support. Please think along component lines. If your feature will use (or add) other stuff, you need to talk to module owners and default owners of the components to see if you will need to create depends bugs.
mass reassigning to nobody.
Why don't we just close this. As folks don't agree that we should have a command line option availalable, and we'll all deal with "ProxySwitch" or some other add-on to change proxies after Firefox starts...making the user do it himself....ok I had a specific business process I was trying to implement...but this was a long time ago...and we went a different direction (Using I.E and writing a batch and executable program to change Registry settings for proxy connections)...So, this is no-longer required of mozilla/firefox. So...I guess this isn't necessary...