Archive for the ‘Fingerfox (SE)’ Category

Known bug: HTTP Auth login in Firefox 4

March 25th, 2011 01:59 AM GMT+0100 by Anders Jensen

Update: This bug has been fixed in Fingerfox (SE) version 2.21.x

As some of you have already noticed, Fingerfox (SE) does not work with HTTP Auth / htaccess login windows in Firefox 4. As a side-effect, it doesn’t work with the master password either. I just want to inform you all, that I am aware of this issue, and I will look into it as soon as possible.

I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Fingerprint Reader on Windows 7 (Fingerfox (SE) will continue)

October 27th, 2009 10:48 PM GMT+0100 by Anders Jensen

A few days ago I told you that I was not going to continue development on Fingerfox (SE), since the MS Fingerprint Reader software was incompatible with Windows 7.
However, someone managed to workaround the hard block of the installer. This means that it is possible to make it work on Windows 7, and therefore, I will continue developing Fingerfox (SE). Forget the old blogpost.

Click here to read how you can get MS Fingerprint Reader to work on Windows 7.

Fingerfox (SE) to be discontinued

October 23rd, 2009 10:46 PM GMT+0200 by Anders Jensen

NOTE: Forget all about this, I have found a way to make it work on Windows 7
Read more in this blogpost.

I am terribly sorry to tell you that Fingerfox (SE) is most likely going to be discontinued. Continue to read if you want to know why.

I got my Windows 7 Ultimate Retail copy yesterday, and now had to install the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader software on Windows 7.
I had already read forum posts saying that it should be possible to make the software work on Windows 7.
However this seems to be the case only with Windows 7 Beta and RC – in the retail version, Microsoft has enabled a hard block on the installer. This means that you cannot simply ignore that “warning” – the software is not allowed to install.

I have tried to disable the “Program Compatibility Assistant” both by disabling the service and using Local Group Policy. Neither seems to work – still denies installation.

This means that the MS Fingerprint Reader driver and software is not installable on Windows 7.
UPDATE: I have found a way
Fingerfox (SE) will NOT be discontinued anyway.

Therefore, I am no longer able to use the Fingerprint Reader myself. Considering that many people will probably soon upgrade to Windows 7, and many people use 64 bit (also not supported), it seems that the need for Fingerfox (SE) will be decreasing. I know some people use Fingerfox (SE) with other fingerprint reader products, but this is not enough for me to continue developing Fingerfox (SE).

If anyone finds a solution that makes the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader software installable on Windows 7 retail, please tell me – and I will certainly keep developing Fingerfox (SE).
Solution found

There have been a few feature suggestions and bug reports since the last release, and I will implement these in Fingerfox (SE) soon. After that last release, Fingerfox (SE) will be discontinued.

NOTE: Forget all about this, I have found a way to make it work on Windows 7
Read more in this blogpost.

I hope you understand my decision.