I don't think the Skype/Firefox thing is a big
deal, it's just an issue check that comes up whenever Firefox updates. I
have no idea what the add-on is, but I can look for the name with the next
I haven't used Skype for a long time, so I don't
know if that add-on is causing any problems or not. The last time I used
it, I don't think I was getting that error message... but when I was using Skype
with video the picture kept freezing on me - I thought at the time it was
because my hard drive was failing, but now I suspect it might have more to do
with my wireless router not being powerful enough. Anyway, the message
comes up whenever Firefox updates, even if I'm not running Skype at the
As for SignPuddle, I'm not too worried about it
right now... I only have one project on the go, and I'm waiting for my
illustrator to get some pictures to me before I can go any farther with
it. Besides, I'm using SignBank for that project and I had no trouble
bringing my columns into it.
The biggest problem I've been having lately is when
I've been trying to print out a copy of some of the SignMails that have been
coming around lately. If I print them straight from Outlook Express, I can
only get it to print one column per page. However, if I
right-click on each column, copy it and paste it into another program
(I usually use OpenOffice Writer), that tends to work. It can get a
little tedious, but since there's currently a limit to the number of signs that
can be mailed, it's not too bad.
I remember, some time ago, trying to get some
signs with a transparent background and I don't remember ever getting
that to work. (One of the more recent threads, where someone - I
forget who - was getting a black background instead of transparent, reminded me
of it because I've had the same issue.)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 8:03
Subject: Re: Editing SignWriting
Documents Around the World
January 28, 2011
Hi Kelly Jo and Charles -
That is so interesting. I am not having the Firefox problems with Skype
on my Mac...That is clearly a Firefox conflict with Skype that never happened
before...I assume on Windows?
Kelly Jo - can you name the skype add-on? Because maybe Charles could
eliminate that add-on...
Or just don't turn on Skype all the time - only use it occasionally by
appointment like I do ;-)
Regarding SignPuddle 1.6 - that will not be out for a while - I do not
know when, maybe in a month or two - so waiting for SignPuddle 1.6 is not a
good idea -
If you want to try to get signs out of SignPuddle, Kelly Jo, I am here to
help - I do it daily with no problem, so I am curious what you are
On Jan 28, 2011, at 6:39 PM, KJ wrote:
I have some problems similar to Charles.
The last several times Firefox has upgraded, I've gotten a message about
Firefox and a particular Skype add-on not being compatible. I've also
had real trouble getting signs out of SignPuddle and into other
programs. Again, I haven't worked on that for a while so I don't know
if those problems are still as much of an issue as they were several months
ago. I know there are a bunch of fixes supposed to be coming soon so
I'm waiting for confirmation that SignPuddle has been updated; then I'm
going to try some of these things again and see if they work
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 2:33
Subject: Re: Editing SignWriting Documents
Around the World
January 28, 2011
I am sorry you are having computer troubles...I had those recently
too...something totally different, but it does take patience ...so no
worries...we will figure it all out slowly but surely -
for sending this sign from SignPuddle in .PNG format:
It is well written
and fun to read! Yes.... I could read it!
If Firefox is a problem,
go back to what worked for you before...
Firefox works for me and
others, but if it is not compatible with your computer then that is ok
I use Skype all the time, but it is not inside any web
browser, so it has no connection with any web browser, does it?
it possible that your internet connection is not working well?
On Jan 28, 2011, at 1:15 PM, Charles
> Can you read this? I can't. When I use
Internet Explorer, I can clip directly from Sign Puddle. I am now in
Mozilla Firefox, the latest version, and now I can't do anything other
than edit the SignPuddle. That is not functionality.
> I expect to be able to
clip from SignPuddle (in Firefox) and paste in Firefox Mozilla, same
version, what gives. In Explorer I can do it but I can't in
SignPuddle's own software. I give up.
> I can read the comments
from your lessons for the Brazilian Sign Puddle, but when I try to
respond, I cannot put in anything from Ethiopian sign language by the
method YOU taught me to clip and paste.
> And now i am told that
SKYPE for Firefox is unstable. I can use Firefox to put something
here as an illustration, but NOT imbedded,
> I now can't use Skype
> I want ONE program that
can edit the SignPuddle, clip that sign into a window, not saved as a
separate file, float directly into email as a .jpg or .png, and not have
major security problems and incompatibility.
> That program is NOT
mozilla, nor firefox. I'm trying both and now cannot do anything I'm
used to doing in SignPuddle without a problem in Internet Explorer, or
Skype, or some other incompatibility.
> It stinks.