24 no longer supports plugins, period (if you turned them on in
the unsupported configuration for 17, they won't work now). For
Vimeo, you can download the video to disk to play; there are a
number of addons that will facilitate this. For embedded YouTube
videos, the QTE works for some; for others, you can usually right
click to open it in a new window, and QTE or MTE will work with
QTE and MTE don't work with Vimeo, so that won't solve your
What do you mean to right click with an imac G3? I always run
into this same type of response whenever I inquire about video
playback. Also, your instructions about video playback options are
vague to say the least, as well as the instructions from the links
to video options that you provide. I have yet to determine how to
make video activate from my desktop. I just keep clicking and
mousing until something positive happens.
And just how do I send this file. I see no obvious option.
Tom, if your primary use of the browser is Flash-type video, you
really should simply bite the bullet and get an Intel Mac -- there
is never going to be another release of PowerPC Flash again, and I
have no plans to expend significant work in supporting the aging
version that exists. You don't pay us for this; you don't have to
use it. I can't tell from your reply how to make the directions
For the record, however, if you don't have a two-button mouse,
Ctrl-Click will also work as a right-mouse equivalent.
Your Ctrl-Click tip was helpful. Of course, you are right, I should
bite the bullet and rely on a different computer. But I have bought 4
imacs (insurance policies against having to do that}. When the time
comes to bite the bullet, I will keep my horses working as long as I
can, take the one I use daily offline, and buy something cheap for
Internet use only. I could personally do without Internet video. I
wish it would disappear. I have been waiting for years for it to
become a reliable and useful option instead of a neovelty. I don't
want the computer for entertainment. I want it for the work that can
be accomplished with it.
on 13 Dec, 2013 04:58 AM
Kindly take note that MANY users of TenFourFox do not share your
intense disdain of plugins and had re-enable plugins in their
copies of TenFourFox and take personal responsibility for any
stability or security implications.
It appears that you have taken positive action in v24 to interdict
such personal preferences in order to forcibly comply with your own
personal anti-plugins bias.
Your reply to this question poster is tantamount to 'you don't pay
for it. If you don't like it, bugger off, dump your G3/G4/G5 and
buy a new computer'. Look at this fro a user's point of view: This
is a rather astounding and frankly obnoxious expression of
'attitude' on your part.
Kindly take a moment and consider the wishes of the many who
politely do not share your anti-plugins bias and reconsider your
continuing to block the use of any plugins. To not do so sends a
message that 'your G4 is junk now, unless you set it up the way I
want it to be" and such a message is anathema to us typically
individualistic Mac users. Website development work such as I
engage in REQUIRES the option of viewing videos from multiple
sources of multiple types.
What about SoundCloud. I read somewhere that there is a solution
for SoundCloud, but I cannot recall where I read this.
SoundCloud should be a html5 player, but I still get this message:
"You need Adobe Flash to play this track. Please install Flash and
reload the page."
In short, plugins don't work anymore in TenFourfox. Not because
we don't like them. This has technical reasons (Mozilla, plugin
vendors) and security reasons, both of which we aren't responsible
for. So even if we wanted them to and had the resources to maintain
their browser integration, plugins wouldn't work.
If you need plugins, the only thing I can recommend is to keep
TenFourFox 17 or use Safari. Or buy an Intel Mac.