Bug reports – lets squish those nasty critters

Tuesday, 17th January at 11:54 pm 14 comments

A few people have reported Firefox crashes which may be to do with ViewMyCurrency.

If you have experienced a serious problem with ViewMyCurrency and you have 5 minutes to spare then I would be very grateful to receive a bug report.

Submitting a bug report
I think the best way to get all the information I need is to install another extension called Infolister.
Note there are two different versions:

Then once you’ve restarted Firefox, type about:info into the address box
Please copy and paste all of the info into an email and send it to vmc_bugs@hamstersoup.com

Bonus points if you can explain when the problem occurs. (Immediately on startup, visiting a particular website etc)

Many thanks!


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  • 1. ViewMyCurrency » Premature promises  |  Tuesday, 24th January at 12:01 am

    […] Speaking of random events, it seems that a few people have experienced browsers hang-ups after installing ViewMyCurrency. That totally sucks and I want to solve this. It looks like some particular combination of extensions causes a conflict. I’m still looking into it, so far the only common factor is that all the detailed bug reports I’ve received so far are from people named Peter! […]

  • 2. Itchan  |  Tuesday, 24th January at 10:32 am

    Hi. I love this extension but I have a problem with it. I would like to include HKD and USD in the recognized currencies list. Since they use the same symbole $, the alert tells me to remove one of them and that the symbol can be edited later. However, I cannot find how to edit the symbol. This may not be a bug but just because of my ignorance… I would be appreciative if you could give me any suggestion. Thank you in advance.

  • 3. Will  |  Tuesday, 24th January at 10:38 am

    Hi Itchan, I’m afraid you can’t edit the symbols yet. I’m still working on that feature.

    The elegant solution will be to have different modes (locales) for different domains or URLs. It’s coming, but it’s not ready yet.

    I talked about this here:

  • 4. Claes  |  Sunday, 29th January at 12:46 am

    Hi, I saw you hade changed the currenct for SEK from “ur” to the correct “kr” – thanks! However, the Alpha release doesn’t work for me. I get three 3 red question marks down in the status bar instead of the currency. Looking forward to seeing this killer extension getting fixed! Thanks!

  • 5. Will  |  Sunday, 29th January at 2:55 am

    Claes: Sorry to hear it isn’t working. Could you try the latest alpha again? If that doesn’t work could you follow the steps described above to submit a detailed bug report. I’d like to fix your problem!

  • 6. Simon  |  Monday, 30th January at 9:49 am

    I downloaded version 0.384 with the auto update function, restarted Firefox and went through the setup process.

    If you check the options dialog afterwards (I turned the conversion on in the tray) all the currencies are set to NaN but the values are converted:

    “The Lisa was first introduced in January 1983 (announced on January 19) at a cost of €0.0000000000 ($9,995) US (€0.0000000000 ($19,000) in 0.0000000000 € (2005 dollars)).”
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Lisa

    Looks like a small bug to me… could you add some kind of currency updating right after the setup process? I waited 3 minutes but the list isn’t updated yet.

  • 7. Will  |  Monday, 30th January at 10:10 am

    Simon: Thanks for your bug report, I’m working on a solution right now.

  • 8. Simon  |  Monday, 30th January at 3:33 pm

    Me again… with a small feature request.

    Could you change the HTML to force the space between the currency sign and the numbers with the   (non braking space) character? This would force the currency sign to stay with the numbers while a normal space will brake the whole thing at the end of a line.


  • 9. Simon  |  Monday, 30th January at 3:35 pm

    Update: WordPress translated the HTML code in my previous post, the character for the non braking space is this:  

  • 10. Simon  |  Thursday, 2nd February at 10:53 am

    Another strange bug thing in your 0.384 release. I have 2 “my currencies”: Euros and Pounds but the webpage isn’t update when I click the signs at in the status bar. I have to click (selection is changed to the next currency in the list) and reload the webpage to see the result. Haven’t tested if this issue is solved in the 0.385 release or not.

  • 11. Simon  |  Friday, 3rd February at 9:27 am

    Another small bug report in version 0.386.

    I added the UK currency in my source currency list in the option screen but it was already in the list. Result: got some error on how to change the symbols instead of a message saying that the UK currency was already in the my currencies list.

    Two solutions: remove the used currencies from the complete currency list of change the error notification saying that this currency is in the my currencies list.

  • 12. Simon  |  Friday, 3rd February at 9:47 am

    Looks like I’m not doing anything useful today but here is another “bug” thing: $0.01 is converted to €0.00. Could be some theoretical discussion on how this should be converted ($0.01 is not €0.01) but it’s certainly not €0.

  • 13. Will  |  Friday, 3rd February at 10:25 am

    Simon: two good bug reports … thanks. I’ll probably need proper bug-tracking software soon, but for now they have been added to post-it note pile.

  • 14. M. Dubb  |  Wednesday, 30th April at 11:55 am

    Bug: Problem with US to ZA Rand

    There seems to be a problem with US to ZA Rand.
    Instead of the Dollar exchange rate I get a one to one which is incorrect.


    At http://www.amazon.com/Sony-God-War-Chains-Olympus/dp/B000R3BN4M/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1201109628&sr=8-1
    ——- I saw: ————
    Price: R40 ($39.99)
    ——- Expected to see: –
    $39 US Dollar(s) = R293.674 South African Rand(s)

    Browser: [Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080404 Firefox/], ver: [0.3897], source: [USD $, EUR €, GBP £, JPY ¥, CAD $, AUD A$, CHF S₣, CNY 元], target: [ZAR R], current: [ZAR R], langs: [en-us, en], theme: [classic/1.0],

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