can't upgrade to tenfourfox 45

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Luke Spillane

07 Mar, 2017 04:38 PM

Hi there, I've been using tenfourfox for the past year and it's been great.. thanks for your hard work to revive the mac! The only issue I have is upgrading to the new 45 version. I get reminders that I've clicked many times but seem to just go round in circles on the website. I eventually the other day re-downloaded the mac G5 version of tenfourfox45 which is what I'm running ( my machine is 2.3ghz dual core, 8GB ram) and re-installed it.
I thought I was on the latest but then the reminders to upgrade to 45 are still appearing. Any advice?

Also does tenfourfox play HTML5 videos? It's always played youtube vids fine until today when its come up with a message saying 'your browser does not recognise any of the video formats available, click to ask about html5.

thanks Luke

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 07 Mar, 2017 05:13 PM

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    Hello Luke, click TenFourFox>About TenFourFox in the Menu bar. Does it say 45.8.0?

    TenFourFox plays web.m HTML5 video, which means it will play about everything on Youtube. It doesn't play H.264 HTML5 video. For some Youtube videos uploaded less than a few hours ago you may need to wait a bit until Youtube has finished encoding them to web.m. If the browser doesn't play any Youtube video, something is clearly wrong with your installation. Please check on the version first, then we'll see what can be done.

  2. 2 Posted by First Nameluke ... on 08 Mar, 2017 11:39 AM

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    Hi Chris, right yeah the version of tenfourfox is 45.7.0. After what you said the YouTube videos were recent uploads that I was testing on the Mac so that could explain it. I guess I'm pretty much upto date then?

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 08 Mar, 2017 04:27 PM

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    Almost :-) You should update to 45.8.

  4. 4 Posted by Jim Bee on 18 Nov, 2017 03:58 AM

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    I've tried to download update 45x. The progress bar activates, counts down but no file downloads. I've clicked the "direct link" option but am not sure what to select from the table that comes up.
    I'm now running 38x.
    I've tried this before. The message box "strongly" urging me to update appears frequently.
    How shall I proceed?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 19 Nov, 2017 02:21 PM

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    Jim, have a look at your Downloads folder.

  6. 6 Posted by Voice of reason on 20 Nov, 2017 05:43 PM

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    I checked the downloads folder and did Spotlight search, I'm not
    finding the file.


    Can you attach it to an email?


  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 20 Nov, 2017 06:02 PM

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    Jim, please try again. Go to
    then scroll down to 'It’s easy to upgrade.', select your processor and download should begin automatically on Click the download arrow (see attached screenshot) to watch the progress. If that doesn't work, please report back and we'll find a solution.

  8. 8 Posted by Voice of reason on 21 Nov, 2017 04:17 AM

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    Still no go. I've tried via both Google and Yahoo. The green progress
    bar that counts down the seconds goes to zero and the Source Forge
    list of versions comes up, but a message comes up in the burgundy
    colored download panel (under the arrow) that "the fpr4/TenFourFox
    file could not be found or is not available".

    What should I try next?



  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 21 Nov, 2017 07:15 AM

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    I still cannot reproduce this. Even if I use TenFourFox 38, I can download all processor versions without a problem.

    I do see the message
    'The "/fpr4/TenFourFox7400..downloadpostdownload' file could not be found or is not available. Please select another file.'
    when the download has finished, but this does not affect the download per se.

    I'm not sure, though, what you mean by
    'I've tried via both Google and Yahoo.'
    None of these are necessary or involved in the steps to download the browser.

    Please try the following:

    • Try downloading the file with Safari
    • In TenFourFox, go to Preferences>General and check where downloaded files are saved.
    • In TenFourfox, go to Help>Troubleshooting Information>Refresh TenFourFox. This will remove add-ons and reset custom settings that might interfer with the download.

  10. 10 Posted by Math-sense on 20 Dec, 2017 08:44 PM

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    I downloaded the install zip on my Intel macbook pro and transferred
    via thumb drive. So now I have Feature Parity Release 4.
    Unfortunately, my browser is much slower to the point of hardly being
    useable. What should I do?


  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 27 Dec, 2017 03:26 PM

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    Jim, TenFourFox is made for PowerPC Macs. The best solution for you is to update your Intel Mac (if possible) to at least Mac OS X 10.9 and use regular Firefox. If your Mac can't update to a more recent system and the latest versions of TFF are too slow on your hardware (note that you should try the G3 version, if any), I'm afraid you're out of options if you want an up-to date, secure web-browser.

    [edit] I see you probably meant you downloaded the installer on your Intel Mac and transferred it to you PPC Mac (?) If so, try resetting your profile if TFF is too slow. This will remove add-ons and reset preferences to the defaults without touching your bookmarks and browsing history. Go to Help>Troubleshooting Information>Refresh TenFourFox to start. [/edit]

  12. 12 Posted by Math-sense on 27 Dec, 2017 06:10 PM

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    I do use both the PPC and Intel Macs, with more recent development on
    the Intels. But I have a large number of files on the PPC-G5 that I
    regularly access and that will only run under software on the PPC, so
    I'll also continue to use the G-5 platform as long as possible (I'm
    on it right now).

    Are you saying the G3 TFF version might run on my G5? If I run the
    install zip file will it override the current TFF v. 4 without any
    other steps?

    If it doesn't work, will I be able to easily switch back to the
    current v. 4?

    I do appreciate all your efforts to keep the early machines operable.


  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 27 Dec, 2017 06:56 PM

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    Please use the G5 version for your G5 Mac. The G3 version will run on there also, but it will be slower.

  14. 14 Posted by Math-sense on 08 Jun, 2018 03:05 AM

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    Past attempts to upgrade Tenfourfox on my G5 have been futile. I
    continue to receive notices and would like to upgrade.

    Since my download attempts on the G5 haven't worked, I'm trying to
    download the release 7 and save to my Intel imac. From the
    Sourceforge page, I choose download and it seems to work, so I select
    Save but there's no option to navigate to a folder so I can't find
    the file. Spotlight doesn't find it either so I suspect it isn't

    Can you just send me a link. And if I then download it to the Intel
    imac, should I just be able to copy it over to the G5? If I do that,
    then, after saving my bookmarks should I delete the Tenfourfox
    version I'm using before installing the upgrade?


  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 09 Jun, 2018 12:05 AM

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    Jim, go here on your G5 using TenFourFox (whatever version you have installed):
    and click "Please use this direct link".
    Then click Tools>Downloads in the Menu bar. It should have "TenFourFoxG5-FPR7" on top of the list. Click the looking glass, it will lead you to the place it was downloaded to in the Finder.

    Please report back if that worked and we'll go from there.

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