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Mr Richardson

15 Apr, 2018 11:51 PM

Dear Sir,

have tried finding which version but when i type in machine it shows nothing, can you advise

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 16 Apr, 2018 02:52 PM

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    The 'machine' command is meant to be entered in the Terminal. The Termianl is in Applications>Utilities (or just do a Spotlight search for Terminal.app).

  2. 2 Posted by Richard Richard... on 16 Apr, 2018 03:14 PM

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    Thank you for that and for some reason it would not show and then
    after some more tries it showed as 7450.

    Its great we have this browser and it has helped but the videos of the
    tube are really not doing well.

    I have 512 Ram memory but i think I will get the 1 x 2 gb Ram.


    Mr Richardson

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 16 Apr, 2018 03:59 PM

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    Glad it worked.

    TenFourFox doesn't have hardware video support (like Safari has), therefore you might want to switch to a lower resolution (240p or 144p) on YouTube.

    Installing more RAM is a very good decision, this really helps.

  4. 4 Posted by Richard Richard... on 16 Apr, 2018 04:40 PM

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    tried to download TenFour onto my other Power PC which is the same as
    I have two and safari won't allow it and yet I then tried on the mac
    that I have ten four on and tried to download it again but even this
    won't allow it now and yet it was only on the 6th that this was

    Any ideas.


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 17 Apr, 2018 01:38 AM

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    Richard, are you sure that your system is functioning properly? These symptoms sound quite bizarre. TenFourFox should have no problem downloading itself, either. If you like, please post a screenshot of whatever error message you're getting.

  6. 6 Posted by Richard Richard... on 17 Apr, 2018 02:27 PM

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    Dear Cameron Kaiser,

    it could be as the you tube on the 10.4.11 Safari used to be okay, a
    bit slow, but now the you tube page loads with all the other
    information but the screen remains just blank so maybe this could be
    the Safari. But then why on the other unit as well as you tube on that
    is the same.

    Maybe its a system provider that could be the problem.

    Will try again and send you the info.


  7. 7 Posted by Richard Richard... on 17 Apr, 2018 04:33 PM

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    Re when I click on 7450 ("G4e")

    then the Safari page shows

    Safari can't open page "htpps:/sourceforge.net etc

    because Safari can't establish a secure connection to the server

    can you help


  8. 8 Posted by Richard Richard... on 17 Apr, 2018 04:44 PM

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    can you explain the difference between the Download

    7450 G4e to click on


    TenFourFox Downloader

    that is for PowerMacs only

    does Power Mac mean Powerbook G4 as that is what I have but its a PC

    When I click on this then it begins to download on the newer version
    Mac which is a 2007 and yet the 2005 PowerBook G4 was with the 7450
    G4e download.


  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 17 Apr, 2018 04:45 PM

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    Here are the options you have:

    • Use another computer (a current Mac or Windows PC) to download the .zip file, and copy it to your Power Mac on a CD or USB drive. You don't need to use a Power Mac to download TenFourFox, just to run it.

    • Use a computer with TenFourFox (versions 31-45.x or any FPR version) to download the .zip file, and copy it in the same way.

    • Use the TenFourFox Downloader. The Downloader only works on Power Macs. The TenFourFox website should detect that you are using an older version of Safari and offer a link to the Downloader. The Downloader does not require a secure connection to download it. Get the Downloader, open the .dmg and run the application inside. The Downloader will figure out the correct version and securely download TenFourFox. Once this is done, then you can just use TenFourFox to download future versions.

  10. 10 Posted by Richard Richard... on 17 Apr, 2018 04:46 PM

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    so I have two

    PowerBook G4

    a 2005 and 2007

    the 2005 had TenFourFox onto it via clicking on 7450 G4e

    and yet the 2007 this would not happen

    both are 7450

    and both are Safari 10.4.11


  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 17 Apr, 2018 04:49 PM

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    There is no such thing as a 2007 PowerBook G4. If your year is correct, that is an Intel MacBook of some derivation. TenFourFox is not intended for Intel Macs.

  12. 12 Posted by Richard Richard... on 17 Apr, 2018 04:55 PM

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    written on the about this MAC

    Mac OSX 10.4.11 1983-2007

    1.5 GHz PowerPC G4

    512 RAm

    CPU Type PowerPC G4 (1.2)

    167 MHz


  13. 13 Posted by Richard Richard... on 17 Apr, 2018 05:12 PM

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    if I need to how do I remove tenfourfox from the computer.


  14. Support Staff 14 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 18 Apr, 2018 12:19 AM

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    2007 is the copyright date for that version of Mac OS X, not the date of the computer's manufacture. I don't understand what you mean by "this would not happen." Do you get an error message? What exactly does the computer do when you try to install it?

    You can simply remove TenFourFox by dragging it from /Applications to the trash can. There is no uninstallation procedure.

  15. 15 Posted by Richard Richard... on 18 Apr, 2018 12:25 AM

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    the message on the Safari page says that it can't connect to the
    server sourceforge securely, thats all and its on the safari page
    after i tried to download.

    the tenfourfox was downloaded into the other mac using just the download.


  16. Support Staff 16 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 18 Apr, 2018 12:29 AM

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    Richard: that is what the Downloader is for. To explain as simply as I can:

    • Go to http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/ using Safari from that computer.

    • The site should detect you are using Safari and offer a link for the Downloader.

    • Click on the Downloader link to download it.

    • Double click the .dmg to open it.

    • Double click the Downloader application inside of the disk image.

    • Select the location to download TenFourFox to.

    If this doesn't work, or doesn't make sense, you'll need to use another computer to do the download; I'm not sure what more I can do to help.

  17. 17 Posted by Richard Richard... on 18 Apr, 2018 12:33 AM

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    thats okay, done all this and its okay now.

    But for some reasons both Mac's are the same and yet when tenfourfox
    was downloaded i could use the 7450 G4 e click

    but on the other Mac had to use downloader. Not sure why there was a
    difference when both are 7450.


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