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Do we actually have a release version?
I see that the new weekly version #260 is version 1.0.81!
Let's hope we're there soon!
True, but I only follow the weeklies channel!
In fact I think we've had two release candidates since the last weekly build, which seems a bit strange.
...for three months!
Just sayin'.
Otter Browser Forum / Re: a major crush
Right click on the page, select "Website Preferences" and it's under the "Scripting" tab.
Read this thread from here.
It worked for me, and YouTube plays videos using HTML5 fine for me with Windows XP SP3.
Yes, Opera 12 picks up the list of installed browsers from here - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet
Sorry I should have added this to this thread ages ago, and forgot about it!
The Windows sound when using the browser "back" button no longer happens now, and hasn't done for quite a few weeklies now.
I don't know whether this change was by accident or design, but I just thought I ought to mention that it isn't an issue any more!
Well yes that could well be true, but as you say it's finding someone with the necessary knowledge (and will) to look at fixing the issues.
Thank you very much for still providing builds that work at all on XP for us diehards!
Almost all other browsers have abandoned XP completely now (Firefox is just about to when 52ESR is retired).
Thanks. I've got it set to open a new downloads tab now, and it's working fine.
I have 8GB of RAM, so unlikely to be that!
The page is still partially loading and then Otter just closes.
Weekly #224.
Probably yet another thing that only happens on Windows XP!
Thanks! So silly I didn't spot that option!
I've noticed in recent weeklies that the Downloads tab no longer seems to open automatically when a download is started.
Was that behaviour changed? I thought that was rather useful.
I can't find any setting to change the behaviour, which there was in Opera 12 IIRC.
Cheers, Dave.
Otter just closes down if I try loading that page!
Otter Browser Forum / Re: Spell Checker
@DaveH, that sounds like issue specific to Windows XP. :-/
Oh dear, I was afraid you were going to say that!
Is that because hunspell isn't compatible with XP, or is it an Otter thing?
Otter Browser Forum / Re: Spell Checker
Spell check still crashing in weekly #212.
Also does exactly the same with a clean profile.
Anyone any ideas?
Otter Browser Forum / Re: Spell Checker
I've now found and added an en_GB dictionary, and made that the default in about:config.
It correctly appears ticked as the in-use choice when I look in the "Dictionaries" right click menu.
It's still crashing every time I right click in a text box however. I have Norton Crashguard installed, which allows me to revive it, and I can then enter text into the box, as I am doing now, but every single word is marked as being mis-spelled!
Otter Browser Forum / Re: Spell Checker
Thanks, I have made some progress since my last message!
I found a us-EN dictionary, which consists of a en-US.aff file and a en-US.dic file.
I put them both into the otter\profile\dictionaries folder, and they are being recognised.
I now have an entry "American English (United States) [US]" entry on the menu.
Unfortunately as soon as I try to use it, I get a crash in ibstdc++-6.dll reported.
Is this a Windows XP problem perhaps? I hope not.
 ???  :(  ???
Otter Browser Forum / Re: Spell Checker
Ah, thank you!
Sorry for the delay in responding, I didn't get an e-mail notification of your reply for some reason.
From what you're saying, I've got to install hunspell separately. I was assuming that it came with the browser!
Hunspell.exe isn't anywhere on my system anyway, so I will have to find it.
Cheers, Dave.
Otter Browser Forum / Spell Checker
Can anyone tell me how the spellcheck on Otter is supposed to work?
I'm using the latest weeklies.
I gather that you're supposed to use hunspell compatible didtionaries, but I have none installed at the moment.
Right clicking on a text input box shows nothing under the "Dictionaries" entry on the popup menu.
I've tried finding dictionaries, and putting them into a "dictionaries" folder within my Otter profile folder, but still nothing.
There seem to be several formats of hunspell dictionaries available though, which type does the implementation in Otter need?
Thanks, Dave.
I noticed that the spell checker isn't working too, but there again, I haven't installed any dictionaries!
I gather you're supposed to put hunspell dictionaries into a "dictionaries" subfolder in the profile folder.
Is that right?
I've searched but I can't find any dictionary files that actually seem to be recognised, the "Dictionaries" option on the right click menu in text input boxes doesn't show anything.
Where can I find a compatible UK English dictionary file?
Thanks Emdek, well that's very strange then!
As I said, Otter has always done this on my machine, and I kept thinking that one day the issue would just go away, but if there's no obvious cause for it it's obviously not something that can be just "fixed"!
I'm not sure under what circumstances the Windows "Exclamation" sound is played anyway.
I will have to investigate that to see if there is anything related to Otter that would be likely to trigger it.
I have many other browsers installed, IE, Firefox, Opera 12 and Opera 36, even the last Safari for Windows (!) and none of them do this.
Something I've been meaning to ask about for ages.
When using Otter, every time I press the "Back" or "Forward" buttons on my mouse, Windows plays the "Exclamation" sound.
This does not happen with any other browser.
It doesn't happen if I use the UI buttons. The mouse buttons do what they should do, but why should they play a sound?
Any idea why that would be happening, as it is a bit annoying?!
I can't see any relevant settings.
I'm using the latest weekly #208, but the issue has always been there with Otter for as long as I can remember.
Thanks, Dave.
You could try using the files in the folder referenced here in my earlier discussion with Emdek.
They are from the XP SP2 package.
That made YouTube HTML5 work again for me in the Otter weekly builds.