User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 In the moment they have a big flash on the right side of the mentioned website http://www.spiegel.de/; as I didn't install the plugin (or rather, the system administrator didn't) I don't see anything but the placeholder for unknown content. Every time I use the mouse-wheel and erraneously come over the flash (happens even more often on pages where the flash is positioned somewhere else on the page) the "default plugin" dialog will pop up and bother me. Actually I have no idea if this is Mozilla's fault or if the default handling of the mouse-wheel on SuSE8.2/KDE3.1.1; if it's Mozilla's fault, it'd be nice if there was a "never download the plugin for this MIME-type" box to make the default plugin dialog shut up forever. I have no idea if this also happens under Windows - if it does I suppose it's a real bug as this behaviour will make the people install all kinds of plugins just to get rid of the plugin-dialog. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Use the mouse wheel to scroll down on the page http://www.spiegel.de while having the mouse-pointer positioned over the flash on the right 2. "default plugin" dialog pops up Actual Results: The default plugin dialog pops up each time I use the mouse wheel over a plugin-content spaceholder for content I have no plugin for Expected Results: The default plugin dialog should remember if it asked me before if I wanted to download the plugin and don't ask me again.
just remove or rename the null plugin, it is responsible for offering installation of missing plugins. On windows that is npnul32.dll in the plugins folder.
Well, under Unix I had success with editing the "do-not-edit" file .mozilla/pluginreg.dat and replacing the path to the null-plugin with /dev/null. But anyway, that's not the perfect solution for the problem, I suppose.
Ehmmm... trash my last comment. Doesn't work, I didn't test sufficiently.
It's a dupe of #270377 where I attached a patch to fix this unfriendly behaviour.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 270377 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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