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  • Firefox 43 Now Officially Available, But GTK3 Gets Disabled

    Phoronix: Firefox 43 Now Officially Available, But GTK3 Gets Disabled

    Mozilla Firefox 43.0 is now officially available, but the GTK3 tool-kit support isn't enabled by default in the official Linux binaries...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ox-43-Official

  • Wilfred
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    Originally posted by ildella View Post

    Hi, for me ffmpeg is enabled by default in FF43, also all boxes here are finally blu by default https://www.youtube.com/html5
    But firefox in html5 still doesn't support vaapi. FFmpeg does, so this is somewhat puzzling. And no, chrome by default also doesn't support vaapi. :-(
    So I still use flash, since flash is faster than firefox/html5...

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  • liam
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    If you're feeling a bit adventurous, and are on the Nightly channel, try setting the env MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1
    For me, it makes an ENORMOUS difference. Two big things: smooth scrolling works (not the emulated version, but the real, lag-free native experience), and touch FINALLY works (pinch to zoom doesn't work, but you can at least scroll with your finger, and it has momentum).

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  • Dea1993
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    Originally posted by horizonbrave View Post

    please, you forgot which OS you are using. Thanks
    i'm using archlinux 64bit with xfce

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  • ElectricPrism
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    Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

    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.)
    Thanks, lucky for me the Arch maintainer auto enabled GTK3 so all Arch users should get it from the compiled AOR It's still a bit funky with the dark theme but not super far off.

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  • devsk
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    Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post

    Are you twelve, or just think like a twelve year old? I'll take GNOME 3.18+ over any KDE product. I use Qt 5 products, but the KDE stuff is 99% junk. There isn't a single KDE app I care to use. If you want to see how C++ can leave a bad taste in your mouth just look at KDE on top of Qt.
    hahaha....you ask him if he is twelve and then begin to respond like a twelve year old....:-)

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  • droidhacker
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    Originally posted by bug77 View Post

    Well, you've just described all the distros an enterprise would use.
    Still, distros shipping GTK3 will most likely compile FF w/ GTK3 support enabled anyway.
    RHEL is on GTK3 now....
    Except for EL6, which has firefox at 38.

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  • abraxxa
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    I've updated Firefox on my Ubuntu 15.10 64bit and youtube.com/html shows all features supported. The package still depends on libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.24.0) so I guess Ubuntu didn't compile their Firefox with gtk3 support. Is there another way to check and about ffmpeg and gstreamer usage too?

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  • ssokolow
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    Originally posted by bkor View Post

    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.
    I'm glad to hear it for the people who use GNOME 3, but, from what I've seen, GNOME 3 is the polar opposite of "to my tastes".

    (I run LXDE for the performance and chose KDE over GNOME back in the GNOME 2.x days after giving it a fair shot because I want my desktop to be exactly so. I ripped out and rewrote my GUI update manager when they removed the ability to turn off daily "reboot to update your kernel" nags and, as an opinionated UI/UX guy with plans to study human-computer interaction should I go on for a master's degree, just the act of repeatedly seeing action buttons in the titlebars of my dialog boxes would be enough to enrage me. Dialog boxes are supposed to be read like written words. For English, that's in left-to-right rows from top to bottom. There's decades of HCI research proving that to be the most efficient and effective way.)
    Last edited by ssokolow; 12-17-2015, 03:44 AM.

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  • bkor
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    Originally posted by lovenemesis View Post
    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.
    Agreed. Further, the GTK+ 3.19.x is moving even more themeing related bits into CSS. Meaning, Firefox with GTK+3.x enabled on GTK+3.19.x (=unstable) looks pretty terrible at the moment. This is just for the binaries that you can download off mozilla.org. Any distribution will enable GTK+3.x support anyway.

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