General Updates

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Apologies for the lack of updates because I've been pretty busy lately. I do read your comments though.

Just a quick response to some of your reported problems regarding Gmail Checker:

  • 2-step verification works fine on my end. If it doesn't work on your side. Please email me the debug log. Without the debug log, I've got no idea what the problem is.
  • Browser freeze when checking mail. This is unfortunately true if your system isn't fast enough. I wrote this extension a long time ago and Firefox didn't support multi-threaded extensions back then so all extensions and the browser had to run on the same thread. Background threading for extensions has been added to Firefox 4 [ref] so this issue is solvable. I just need time to implement this. Hopefully soon!
Posted at 04:36 pm in Firefox

Comments

  1. I am not sure if this was previously reported so I am trying to explain it here.

    Starting with the new way Firefox implemented private mode (private window mode) it seems that the login will not work in private mode.

    steps to reproduce:

    1. start private window

    2. close normal firefox window

    3. login through gmail checker

    4. try to open a tab with one of the gmail accounts

    result: the user will not be logged but you get to the usual gmail login page.

    Cheers.

    Frirefox 20.0.1
    Gmail checker: 2.6.1
    by gitr on Thursday, 2 May 2013, 11:16 am #
  2. little question. How to change the username and password for news system if I forgot mine.. Cant find the right file to edit. Thanks
    by Dew on Saturday, 18 May 2013, 12:54 pm #
  3. Hi,

    first of all, thanks for this great extension.

    On Fedora 18 X86_64 Firefox 21.0 Gmail Checker 2.6.1 ; I still have the problem of multiple notifications caused by multiple windows.

    Please let me know I can provide additional information, I'll be happy to help.

    Regards,

    Edouard
    by Edouard on Thursday, 30 May 2013, 10:27 am #
  4. Gitr, the cookies are handled differently on private browsing mode. I haven't figured out how to work around this yet.

    Edouard, the windows have their own copies of emails. That's why you got that problem. In future release, I can make them share the same set of emails to resolve this problem.

    Dew, just replace your copy of users.txt with the original file and your login account will be reset to 'demo/demo'.
    by NT on Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 01:39 am #
  5. NT, thanks for the explanation, I think it's a good idea.
    by Edouard on Thursday, 6 June 2013, 02:13 pm #
  6. Of all the checkers I have tried, I have found yours to be the most useful and unobtrusive.

    Ideally, it would be able to open 2 mailbox accounts at the same time. I work around that by closing one mailbox tab before opening another account.

    Any plan to port this to Chrome?
    by hrsider@gmail.com on Saturday, 13 July 2013, 02:04 am #
  7. Hi,

    First of all, thanks for making this; I've been happily using it for years now...!

    I've recently been having problems with the notification pop-ups though. The thing is I use Growl to get my notifications (for gmail and other stuff). I've recently updated FF (now 22.0 on mac OS X 10.7.5) and since then (i.e. since they introduced notifications for download completions, at least I don't remember there were some before), the notifications are not given by Growl but by FF itself. The thing is they don't look as good and they only are available on the very desktop I'm working on.

    Would you have any idea how to tell FF to not deal with notifications and leave it to Growl, as it previously did?

    Cheers

    (While I'm writing this, I got to think Growl may actually be the problem here...)
    by Balluduku on Thursday, 25 July 2013, 12:34 pm #
  8. Thanks for the info about the privacy mode issue.

    I hope you have some time in the future to solve that. :)

    Cheers.
    by gitr on Thursday, 22 August 2013, 05:40 pm #
  9. Anyone alse have issues with right-clicking and getting options such as delete etc on a specific email?

    This function just disapeared for me a while back.

    Im on Firefox 23.0.1 and Gmail Checker 2.6.2
    by Mac on Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 05:24 pm #