Access to proxy parameters

Eric H. Jung eric at ericjung.net
Sun Jun 11 07:41:00 UTC 2017


Hello CaptnFlash,

No, there is no current way to do what you want with webextensions.

Eric


On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 2:32 PM, Capt'n Flash <contact at captnflash.fr> wrote:

> Hello,
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> Thanks you for your response.
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> My extension don’t need to modify proxy preferences, but only to open
> them. Once opened, a bundled application makes a screenshot of it.
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> It is a critical application, used by legal entities. The goal is to made
> an evidence of the actual proxy settings.
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> Do you think there is another way to do this with webextension ?
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> Thanks you
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> Best regards,
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> *De :* Eric H. Jung [mailto:eric at ericjung.net]
> *Envoyé :* samedi 10 juin 2017 12:40
> *À :* Capt'n Flash <contact at captnflash.fr>
> *Cc :* webextensions-support at mozilla.org
> *Objet :* Re: Access to proxy parameters
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> On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Andrew McKay <amckay at mozilla.com> wrote:
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> On 9 June 2017 at 08:44, Capt'n Flash <contact at captnflash.fr> wrote:
> > Hello,
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> > We are trying to migrate our Firefox extension to the new webextension
> > standard, and we have some difficulties.
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> > 1.       We need to open the proxies preferences. Not changing it, but
> only
> > open. Actually, we do :
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> > openDialog("chrome://browser/content/preferences/connection.xul");
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> > How can we do the same with webextension ?
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> That's not possible.
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> As Andy says, that's not possible. But that does not mean your end goal is
> not possible. What does your extension do with the proxy preferences? There
> is a proxy API you can use to change proxy settings. Have you looked at it?
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> Eric
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