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  • bkor
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    Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

    As a workaround for that, here's what I've been doing for years:
    1. Set a WM rule that causes normal Firefox windows to start undecorated (borderless) or set a keybind to toggle window decorations and use it.
    2. Either rely on Alt+LeftClick dragging to move the window or install an extension like Tab Counter which doesn't register an input handler so it can be used as a grab handle via your GTK+ theme's support for moving the window by grabbing empty menubar regions.
    3. Resize using Alt+RightClick dragging (NOTE: Some WMs may have this feature turned off by default)
    4. Rely on the WM's equivalent to Aero Snap for handling maximization.

    (You may also want Tab Wheel Scroll so you can slam your mouse to the top of the screen and scroll to switch tabs while maximized like in Chrome.)
    There are two GNOME extensions which change Firefox to behave like a GNOME 3 application. I've been using these for ages and they work quite well.

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  • lovenemesis
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    I think it's totally understandable to ship official build with gtk2 by default.
    The people who goes there will probably be the ones who cannot get latest firefox from the distro repo. e.g. CentOS 5.
    These distro may also unlikely to have updated GTK3 installed be default.

    For other distro, just poke the package maintainer to modify the script and compiling arguments.
    Just like what Fedora has been doing for a long time.

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  • ssokolow
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    Originally posted by ElectricPrism View Post
    Is it possible to enable GTK3 in Firefox 43, and if so how without installing a non-official binary.
    It's a compile-time thing, so I don't think so... but I'm given to understand that Aurora channel releases are using GTK+ 3.x (they are via the Ubuntu PPA and people in #firefox had trouble pointing me to a non-GTK+ 3.x Aurora build when I asked) and Aurora channel is quite stable, GTK+ 3.x-related bugs aside. (Plus, it lets you enable installing unsigned extensions if you so desire.)

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  • ssokolow
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    Originally posted by monraaf View Post
    Does GTK3 mean that Firefox will finally have CSD (tabs in titlebar) by default? That's awesome!!! I've been waiting this for so long!!!
    It had that in Windows version for years but Firefox for Linux was second class citizen. Better later than never!
    I'm still using Firefox even though it is lagging behind other browsers but news like this makes me happy! It proves that Firefox is not dead, it just takes more time to embrace cool new underlying technologies!
    As a workaround for that, here's what I've been doing for years:
    1. Set a WM rule that causes normal Firefox windows to start undecorated (borderless) or set a keybind to toggle window decorations and use it.
    2. Either rely on Alt+LeftClick dragging to move the window or install an extension like Tab Counter which doesn't register an input handler so it can be used as a grab handle via your GTK+ theme's support for moving the window by grabbing empty menubar regions.
    3. Resize using Alt+RightClick dragging (NOTE: Some WMs may have this feature turned off by default)
    4. Rely on the WM's equivalent to Aero Snap for handling maximization.

    (You may also want Tab Wheel Scroll so you can slam your mouse to the top of the screen and scroll to switch tabs while maximized like in Chrome.)

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  • ssokolow
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    Originally posted by duby229 View Post
    Well, I am having problems with ff43 silently crashing to the desktop. No error messages on the console. I'm not sure where firefox would log ctd events. This whole "silent" crash bs is a big problem. I'm not stupid and I at least want to know wtf. It just doesn't seem like anybody gives a crap about error and crash handling anymore. It gets totally ignored in favor of complete silence. It sucks.

    I mean really, have we moved so far from Unix philosphies that we really don't care about handling problems anymore? Why!
    If you're running an official "downloaded from Mozilla" build, you should get a crash reporter dialog when you encounter a CTD. If you're running a distro-specific build, it's the distro's responsibility to set up something like Ubuntu's apport.

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  • ildella
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    Originally posted by shmerl View Post
    That's a poor argument. GTK3 should be installed everywhere already. Also, this build is still not using ffmpeg which is really disappointing, since it's not using gstreamer 1.x either. Why can't Mozilla pull these things together already?
    Hi, for me ffmpeg is enabled by default in FF43, also all boxes here are finally blu by default https://www.youtube.com/html5

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  • duby229
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    Well, I am having problems with ff43 silently crashing to the desktop. No error messages on the console. I'm not sure where firefox would log ctd events. This whole "silent" crash bs is a big problem. I'm not stupid and I at least want to know wtf. It just doesn't seem like anybody gives a crap about error and crash handling anymore. It gets totally ignored in favor of complete silence. It sucks.

    I mean really, have we moved so far from Unix philosphies that we really don't care about handling problems anymore? Why!
    Last edited by duby229; 12-16-2015, 01:32 AM.

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  • ElectricPrism
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    Originally posted by ElectricPrism View Post
    Is it possible to enable GTK3 in Firefox 43, and if so how without installing a non-official binary.
    It seems that Arch Linux users using the main repo will have GTK3 support enabled.

    https://projects.archlinux.org/svnto...0d540219992df6

    https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/c...d_gtk3/cy0a6zz

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  • Awesomeness
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    Originally posted by ElectricPrism View Post
    Is it possible to enable GTK3 in Firefox 43, and if so how without installing a non-official binary.
    At least Fedora and Arch default to GTK 3.

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  • ElectricPrism
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    Is it possible to enable GTK3 in Firefox 43, and if so how without installing a non-official binary.

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