When presented with an alert, click “show libraries”
(here you’re given an opportuinty to select “allow”, “ask”, or “deny”)
choose ASK for each of the component radio buttons
then click the green “allow” button for the alert
do not tick the “remember” checkbox
Afterward, I found that the app related to the alert was subsequently DENIED net access and I was not asked (no subsequent alerts popped up).
Whoops – now the app (opera browser) is in limbo-land! The components listed in the “component monitor configuration” screen all have either allow, or block status. Nothing with ask status is displayed.
In case “choosing the ASK setting for the ShowLibraries radioboxes” seems idiotic…
First of all, why is ASK offered as a choice (t)here then? Second, consider the larger context:
(Naw, just kick me and call me idiotic; I’ll explain the scenario in a future post, if necessary.)
In short, I believe the “component monitor configuration” screen needs to display ask status items and provide for toggling the status of any listed component between allow/ask/block rather than just allow/block.
The “focus stealing cpf.exe bug” has become really annoying and regardless what the docs say, changes to Application Monitor settings have usually required a reboot (not just close/reopen cpf.exe) to take effect. So, all things considered, rather than tinkering further (reinstalling?) to get Opera’s connectivity back, I think I’ll just uninstall the firewall and wait for v3.0
I’m not sure I’ve seen an “ask” button under show libraries. Maybe I have and just aren’t remembering it correctly. Any chance you can get a screenshot?
I agree on the reboot. I find if more efficacious to do so; most notably after something has been blocked - the block seems to stay in memory more so than an allow, or nothing at all.
Did you file a ticket with Support about the focus issue you posted in another thread? Or any of the items in your post here?
The ask button might be available only if Learn mode is (or is not) active.
(dunno, can’t recheck. I uninstalled last night.)
Yep, I submitted a ticket for the crazy focus bug… and posted to the forum to grumble about the terse, unencouraging, staff reply I received. In a followup post, one of the ‘heroes’ said they would pursue the issue further with the staff.
The "focus stealing cpf.exe bug" has become really annoying and regardless what the docs say, changes to Application Monitor settings have usually required a reboot (not just close/reopen cpf.exe) to take effect. So, all things considered, rather than tinkering further (reinstalling?) to get Opera's connectivity back, I think I'll just uninstall the firewall and wait for v3.0
What are you talking about? I made some changes in the application monitor and they didnt require a re-boot. Like i changed my winamp from allow to block. It now cannot connect to the internet. Then i put it back to allow and it was able to connect to the internet.
I’m not 100% sure what/how you mean, but I can agree that there is something wrong with the component monitor. Several programs (including RocketDock, as wrote about in a thread yesterday) ask for permission via DLL files, and I usually chose to block them. CPF does seem to have problems remembering this. Like you I also have to reboot when messing with DLL:s and the component monitor.
As far as I know, CPF 3 will be a great improvment (from an already safe and reliable firewall). Hopefully the issues with the component monitor will be solved.