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Author Topic: [SOLVED] firefox/icewm doesn't change title bar  (Read 2085 times)

roarde

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[SOLVED] firefox/icewm doesn't change title bar
« on: August 08, 2010, 11:56:50 am »

Using VL 6.0 light, firefox, icewm with IceGil Grey theme.

When viewing the site http://www.forthcommunity.com/, the window's title bar doesn't change to the webpage's title. I'm sure this is due to the bullet in the title; but other users, including some using icewm/ff, are reporting no problem.

If I use the same setup, but Opera instead, the title bar changes but displays an odd character in place of the bullet.

How do I find and fix the source of the problem?
« Last Edit: August 09, 2010, 04:35:46 pm by sixforty »
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Re: firefox/icewm doesn't change title bar
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 06:16:16 pm »

I get the same results as you at that site with Firefox 3.6.8 and VL6 Light. The Firefox title bar does change at other sites and in Opera 10.60. I don't  know why the title bar doesn't change at that site but it does at others. Perhaps it's due to coding at the site? I don't know enough about HTML to hazard a guess.
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Re: firefox/icewm doesn't change title bar
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 11:59:37 am »

I would try changing encoding to utf-8. It used to be a problem some time ago because many applications were not unicode aware, but I think it's safe now (I use it). Anyway, it is easy to revert if you find problems.
Open your /etc/profile.d/lang.sh, find the line starting with export LANG= and make it look like this:

export LANG=xx_XX.utf-8

Where xx_XX is your locale.

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Re: [SOLVED] firefox/icewm doesn't change title bar
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 04:36:35 pm »

That was it, rbistolfi. Thank you.
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