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Stamps.com has upgraded their website with a new plugin that only allows printing directly to your printer. Why? Stamps.com says: USPS security regulations require Stamps.com to prevent anyone from printing postage to a PDF. For this reason, when you attempt to do so one of two things may happen: – You will receive a runtime error followed by the software closing without warning – You will receive error message 80004005 Stamps.com only supports select browsers like Firefox because of this security regulation. Many users were able to print with a system dialog before but now are altered that: To print or preview postage, you are required to install a small plugin. Click the install button and follow the instructions. After installation, you will be able to print postage. Note: During installation, if you are prompted for any settings or inputs, please leave the default values (including destination folder) unchanged, as this can prevent the plugin from working properly. If you do not see the installer window, it may be appearing behind your browser window. Please minimize your browser to see if the installer window is visible.
Firefox 9, Firebug, and YSlow had some compatibility issues which caused YSlow not to work for many users. The good news is that the Firebug, and YSlow extensions have been updated and now if you are using Firebug 1.9.1 and YSlow 3.0.9 then YSlow will work “Out of the Box” with Firefox 10. If you had these extensions previously disabled make sure re-enable them and you should be good to go.
There are two methods to Disable Auto Update in Firefox: Firefox: Disable Auto Update Method 1 Go to the “Tools” menu (in the menu bar) and choose Preferences / Options. On Mac OS X Go to the “Firefox” menu bar and choose preferences or press cmd+, Choose the “Advanced” tab and the “Update” sub tab, and then choose one of the options: Install updates automatically (recommended) Download update but let me choose whether to install them Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them Never check for updates (not recommended) Firefox: Disable Auto Update Method 2 In your browser bar type in about:config and press return. Type in app.update.auto to filter results, and look for the boolean entry. Set this to: true – firefox will auto update (default setting) false – firefox will not update automatically
Firefox: Start with Profile Manager in OS X /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -profilemanager Firefox: Start with Profile Manager in Linux ./firefox -profilemanager Firefox: Start with Profile Manager in Windows Try one of these commands, either in the run dialog box or in the command line: firefox.exe -profilemanager firefox.exe -P “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -P “C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -P
YSlow won’t work with Fire Fox 9 because it requires Firebug to work. And the latest versions of Firebug, 1.8, 1.9, and 1.10, do not work with YSlow. Until Yahoo gets around to updating their plugin, use this method to make YSlow work with your Firefox. You may want to backup your profile before doing this – instructions are provided at the end of the posting. Type in about:config into your address bar. After accepting the “this is dangerous” message right click and create a new entry. Make sure it is a BOOL. Set the name to: extensions.checkCompatibility.9.0 and then set the value to false Now visit http://getfirebug.com/releases/firebug/1.7X/ and click on the latest version of Firebug 1.7, which I believe is firebug-1.7X.0b4.xpi I’m assuming that you already have YSlow installed – but if you don’t then install it too. Restart Firefox. Voila! Now your YSlow is working again! Feel free to leave a comment to thank me or suggest any tips or tricks related to YSlow and Firefox :) You can either keep using Firebug 1.7 but if it’s really bothering you go ahead and reinstall the latest Firebug and then create a separate profile to use with YSlow. See Mozilla’s notes on using separate profiles: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_manager