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  • Firefox Reality: Linux-Supported Browser For AR/VR Mixed Reality

    Phoronix: Firefox Reality: Linux-Supported Browser For AR/VR Mixed Reality

    Mozilla has today announced Firefox Reality as "a new kind of web browser that has been designed from the ground up to work on stand-alone virtual and augmented reality (or mixed reality) headsets."..

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Reality-VR-AR

  • #2
    I do not see how this would improve anyone's workflow.

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    • #3
      Michael Where are you getting this from? Have you talked with someone at Mozilla.
      The announcements and the code make it look like so far this is for mobile and standalone HMDs only.

      edit:
      Oh I see. http://news.softpedia.com/news/mozil...s-520534.shtml
      Somehow I doubt it.
      Last edited by haagch; 03 April 2018, 11:29 AM.

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      • #4
        So it’s a regular desktop window, with the same regular UI elements, in VR. Wow.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by haagch View Post
          Michael Where are you getting this from? Have you talked with someone at Mozilla.
          The announcements and the code make it look like so far this is for mobile and standalone HMDs only.
          From the person that wrote in the tip, but checking further now...
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            This is so utterly pointless. Why not just use any of the other available 3rd party tools that can do the same thing with any other application? At least then you get to use any application you want, not just Firefox.

            At the very least, they could've made it so you could view multiple tabs at a time or your bookmarks just by turning your head, but even that is obsoleted by 3rd party window managers. Another option would be to better integrate with websites that support VR-compatible videos but aren't compatible with VR headsets, like Youtube's 360 degree videos.

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            • #7
              Would be nice to see finally full Wayland support. So far there is just a blank page rendered by the Firefox-Wayland nightly build (maybe due some issues with Gtk) on Plasma-Wayland.

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              • #8
                I think Mozilla's management would benefit from more rigorous drug screening

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
                  This is so utterly pointless. Why not just use any of the other available 3rd party tools that can do the same thing with any other application? At least then you get to use any application you want, not just Firefox.

                  At the very least, they could've made it so you could view multiple tabs at a time or your bookmarks just by turning your head, but even that is obsoleted by 3rd party window managers. Another option would be to better integrate with websites that support VR-compatible videos but aren't compatible with VR headsets, like Youtube's 360 degree videos.
                  I think a big reason for this push is to compete with all the first party VR browser offerings from Samsung, Google, etc. while providing users with an easy entry point for WebVR content. A VR browser makes getting into and out of WebVR content far easier than a traditional browser on your phone.

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                  • #10
                    sooo.... no support for htc vive headset... just the standalone version?

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