Problems MacG5

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Aurelio Mesquita

02 Oct, 2018 11:54 AM

Dear friends
Since 1 week ago, I have problems with TenFourFox. Does not read Youtube movies, very slow, does not configure ad-ons, difficulties in using Gmail. I'm unhappy because I use Mac G5 I'm a Portuguese senior visual artist. For many years I have used TenFourFox.
Thank you for your interesting work.

Technical data: Mac PPC G5 2.3 Ghz dual 3 Gb RAM - MacOS 10.4.11 - TenFourFox FPR 9

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 03 Oct, 2018 08:01 PM

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    There seems to be quite a lot going on. Some questions for clarification:

    1) Do you have MSE enabled? (go to Preferences>TenFourFox and check 'Enable MSE') This is important for YouTube.
    2) Which add-ons are affected by what you describe as "does not configure"? If all of them are affected: What do you mean by "does not configure ad-ons"?
    3) Please describe you difficulties using Gmail. Otherwise it will be hard to troubleshoot the problems.

  2. 2 Posted by aurelio on 11 Oct, 2018 09:38 AM

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    Chris, thanks for the contact.

    1 - MSE is enabled
    2 - Add-ons that have worked, not now
    3 - *Difficulties started 3 weeks ago*, suddenly. Re-installed TenFourFox.
    In general:
    -performance worsened with the 'parity' versions.
    -videos with difficulty (with jumps) with MSE enabled. Does not load the
    YouTube page.
    -Movies look good with option (right side of the mouse) QuickTime (version
    QT Player 7.6.4)
    -slowness in the load Google maps
    -Too slow in Gmail, I see in 'html'.

    What's up? TenFourFox is a good and great solution for OS 10.4.11 that
    should continue. Bless you!
    Thank you very much.

    Chris (chtrusch) <[email blocked]> escreveu no dia quarta,
    3/10/2018 à(s) 21:01:

  3. 3 Posted by kathiallyson on 13 Oct, 2018 07:21 PM

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    Nothing would play on YouTube lately, thought I was losing my mind… came here, saw reference to MSE, turned it on (why was it off? no idea), and the Power Mac G5 is back to its monster self playing some Prince for me. Thanks Chris.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 13 Oct, 2018 08:46 PM

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    Aurelio, all add-ons concerned with YouTube on your list will have stopped working a while ago when YouTube changed its layout. There is nothing we can do about this. There is no support for Flash, therefore all add-ons using Flash have stopped working several yers ago in TenFourFox. Maybe it's time for a profile refresh to clean out old garbage that slows down your computer: Go to Help> Troubleshooting Information and click Refresh TenFourFox.

    Kathiallyson, you're welcome, MSE will be turned on by default in the next version of TFF.

  5. 5 Posted by aurelio on 25 Oct, 2018 07:26 PM

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    TenFourFox FPR 10 has improved a lot. Thank you.
    But Gmail remains heavy ...

    Chris (chtrusch) <[email blocked]> escreveu no dia sábado,
    13/10/2018 à(s) 21:47:

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 28 Oct, 2018 01:48 PM

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    There will always be websites that are a bit slow. There is only so much magic you can do in software on hardware that's more than a decade old.

    Web access portals for email seems to be especially hard on the browser no matter which provider you use. (The only decent one I know of is, surprisingly, the 'light' version of MS Outlook.)

    BTW I still find Apple's Mail v3.6 quite capable with the security certificates and updated HTML engine provided by Leopard Webkit. It's very performant and stable (unlike the versions of Mail that Apple has blessed its users with in more recent OSes).

  7. 7 Posted by polluks on 30 Oct, 2018 01:23 AM

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    At least you should use Gmail with the simple HTML interface.

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