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jamielaw

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I am using HostsMan. Cheers for the link it was quite interesting.

I have found what causes the error message to be displayed. But the value for the string is boolean with no option to change it i.e. i have a choice of true or false. Somehow i need to change this string to display a message e.g. "This is a restricted website!!!". Obviously FireFox looks up this string when a restricted website is accessed so its not like i can simply create a new string, neither can i create a string with the same name it simply only allows true or false.

This string below:

browser.xul.error_pages.enabled

Anyone got any ideas on that?

Cheers for the continued help :whistling:

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Seems it is now working. On restricted websites i get the message "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.xxxxxx.com". Cheers everyone! :whistling: Just one last question, any ideas how to edit that message to something else.

Cheers

Jamie

P.S. Don't ask how i did it because i don't know. :blink:
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You can't connect to certain websites since they are loaded in your HOSTS file.
Assuming you are running a good HOSTS file de-obfuscate this URL:
http://xxx.coolwebsearch.com - Your HOSTS file should block the URL from loading.

To you previous query -

Why do I see the "unable to connect" message (Firefox only)
The solution is to set the following in about:config to false:
browser.xul.error_pages.enabled


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Why do I see the "unable to connect" message (Firefox only)
The solution is to set the following in about:config to false:
browser.xul.error_pages.enabled


This didn't work as i sort of implied in an earlier post. I am happy with how it is at the moment i just wondered if i could change the message (see last post).

Cheers :whistling:

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Jamie, I'm all out of ideas and suggestions - best bet, check with the Moz Folks

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... On restricted websites i get the message "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.xxxxxx.com". Cheers everyone! :whistling: Just one last question, any ideas how to edit that message to something else. ...

You seem to be finding the answers better than I can. The related information for the messages given by FF can be found here:

Firefox: 1.5 Network Error Messages

One you want is under "connectionFailure". Not sure FF has a page you could edit properly.

Wish I could research this more at this time.

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You seem to be finding the answers better than I can


More luck than research :whistling:

Firefox: 1.5 Network Error Messages


This basically just tells you what error is displayed. The reasons listed are IDENTICAL to the ones you get if you open a page in Firefox where the website server is down or something. Not entirely surely why they made that page. Cheers for that though. As i previously stated in my earlier post i have got past that stage. I have now got to the point where i have an error message being displayed (not an error page as in the above link). I have posted in the Firefox forum as suggested by siljaline. Just see what they say now.

Cheers for all the help it has been very useful!

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I was hoping you could find the page that FF allowed you to edit messages like that. It may be there and I hope the response from the forum is favorable.

BTW, the TargetAlert extension does work. Emailed the author and he says version 1.5 on the link I gave is the one. I have it installed now and works like a charm.

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It does it indeed! I tried the first link the person provided and that download didn't work. But when you said it worked i then looked through the website for a download link and then it seemed to work. Any ideas how to set it up to indicated a restricted link? It only appears to show "good" things e.g opening websites in new windows etc. Things like opening Active-X, or restricted sites is not included.

Glad you noticed it was working! I was wondering why it didn't work :whistling:

Cheers

Jamie
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