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  • #31
    Originally posted by Dea1993 View Post
    i've just update, and on my notebook firefox 43 use gtk3.
    furthermore, now use ffmpeg, and now html5 support on youtube is finally complete (we can select every resolution)
    please, you forgot which OS you are using. Thanks

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    • #32
      Originally posted by monraaf View Post
      Good thing about GNOME3 apps is that they somehow managed to simplify interface and intuitively add new features at the same time!
      Your intuition is far better than mine. I have serious learning to do to find my way around Gnome3.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by magika View Post
        Jeesus christ! If user's distro is not stale shit like RHEL or some LTS fossil, which is probably not, since user is able to install FF43 on it, then GTK3 is present and will be pulled in by package manager with FF update.[/FONT][/COLOR]
        I don't know. If you're running a modern distro wouldn't you just grab FF through your package manager from the distro repositories?

        RHEL or some ancient system actually seems like the one place people might want to download the binaries straight from mozilla, because the distro wouldn't be packaging it directly anymore.

        Fedora has been packaging it with GTK3 for a while now.

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        • #34
          Is it possible to enable GTK3 in Firefox 43, and if so how without installing a non-official binary.

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          • #35
            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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            • #36
              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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              • #37
                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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                • #38
                  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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                  • #39
                    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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                    • #40
                      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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