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  • #21
    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post

    At last for me it does. Video playback while using the acceleration is very stable. I'm using a AMD card.
    And performance-wise (CPU/GPU-load)? F.i. if you run a YT-video in FF, in comparison to the same video in VLC?

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    • #22
      Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

      I don't mind it. However, I did not like the update a couple of weeks ago that put the address bar on the bottom. My first 30 seconds of use was all "WTF happened to muh browser?!?!" and then I opened the settings menu and fixed it.
      In my case a little wizard guided me to configure the new Firefox (it was not a fresh installation, it was an update). I remember the wizard did ask if I wanted my address bar as I used to or if I wanted to use the new suggested mode. I decided to give it a go and... still getting used to it.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by sverris View Post

        And performance-wise (CPU/GPU-load)? F.i. if you run a YT-video in FF, in comparison to the same video in VLC?
        I'd never being able to run YT videos above 720p on VLC, so never bothered with CPU utilization. The FF utilization on 1080p/60fps videos, with hw accel is around 10% on a quad core i7 3770k (stock speed). Same video on that CPU without accel is around 20/30%.

        Obviously, a weaker CPU will benefit the most. Some CPUs that stutter on 1080p/60 videos may now play them smoothly.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by pal666 View Post
          i have to switch to chromium on like every second pdf. firefox even helpfully says at the top of the page that it couldn't render it correctly
          Curious... could you share a sample pdf that is broken on firefox? Cheers.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by higgslagrangian View Post

            Curious... could you share a sample pdf that is broken on firefox? Cheers.
            It's damn slow with very complex documents like some maps with huge amount of detail.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by skeevy420
              I don't mind it. However, I did not like the update a couple of weeks ago that put the address bar on the bottom. My first 30 seconds of use was all "WTF happened to muh browser?!?!" and then I opened the settings menu and fixed it.
              It makes sense on a phone if you are operating it with one hand. Otherwise your thumb would be unable to reach the address bar.

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              • #27
                Originally posted by cynical View Post

                It makes sense on a phone if you are operating it with one hand. Otherwise your thumb would be unable to reach the address bar.
                Yes.
                Giving an option to put the address bar down makes more sense and helpfully since its very annoying to reach address bar at the top with single hand use case. Most of the time, users in mobile prefer "Single hand" to do things unless they have to type.

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by loganj View Post
                  meanwhie the android version looks like a cheap copy of a standard browser that comes with any phone (not chrome)
                  Firefox is my favorite browser on Android (LineageOS). I definitely prefer it over Chrome. Standard browsers usually look like Chrome with different icon to me.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by frank007
                    I've been waiting for Nvidia support for video acceleration. I know ffmpeg can handle Nvidia GPUs very well. Or can I use some kind of vaapi-to-Nvidia converter?
                    This is probably the best thing available right now. https://github.com/xtknight/vdpau-va-driver-vp9

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                    • #30
                      The new Alpenglow theme is not so pretty. But there is a third-party Microsoft Edge theme for Firefox that looks amazing.

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