Latest release 45.x

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15 Sep, 2016 07:51 PM

I d/l the latest version as soon as it was available, but had to revert to the previous version 38.10. New version was impossibly slow and completely stalled, then froze in both Gmail and Google. Fortunately I always save the previous working versions.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 16 Sep, 2016 01:01 AM

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    I'm sorry to hear that, but this reply is being typed in it and we went through an entire beta cycle without any reports like this. You are of course welcome to use 38.10 for as long as it serves your purpose, but the issue is likely local and without any additional information about your system I don't have any suggestions to offer you.

  2. 2 Posted by Neil hansen on 16 Sep, 2016 04:05 AM

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    Hi, I'm having problems trying to download 45.4.0. It races through and says download is downloading and then says completed from the sourceforge site. The problem is nothing appears at all. Is there anything I should do?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 16 Sep, 2016 04:07 AM

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    It's possible SourceForge (or more likely the mirror it's connecting you to) is having intermittent difficulties. I'd just try later.

  4. 4 Posted by landolphe on 16 Sep, 2016 02:37 PM

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    Running OS 10.5.8 on an iBook G4 w 1.5G RAM. There are no problems of any
    kind elsewhere; only with this latest release of TFF. ???

    *M Landolphe D'Aquin-B MD ThD*

  5. 5 Posted by Neil A. Hansen on 16 Sep, 2016 07:35 PM

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    Thank you kindly for sending this to my attention. Very fully appreciated.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 16 Sep, 2016 09:03 PM

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    landophe, I'm not sure what to tell you, since I was on an iBook G4 this morning and browsing normally. If you find something you suspect may be a compatibility issue, please let me know and I'll investigate.

  7. 7 Posted by KGB on 20 Sep, 2016 07:18 PM

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    Version 45.4 on G5 is slow to clear cache under Advanced Preferences.

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 20 Sep, 2016 08:49 PM

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    You're right, it takes some time, but it does succeed eventually. I'm not sure why. It's either something like a database related performance issue we also see when exporting/importing a large amount of bookmarks or deleting a month's worth of history at once, or the number shown at "Your web content cache…" in the panel doesn't update properly. If you hit cmd+R a few time at about:preferences#advanced you can force it to update.

  9. 9 Posted by keithgbeatty on 20 Sep, 2016 09:00 PM

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    Thanks for the command R tip.

    I also notice a new performance improvement under help:troubleshooting
    information:tuneup box:refresh tenfour fox... works like a champ, but
    need to reset larger fonts for the old eyes.


  10. 10 Posted by Peace and Justi... on 21 Sep, 2016 07:41 PM

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    Using os 10.4.11 on a G5. Won't update a daily news blog site, instead keeps loading the cached version from before I upgraded to 45.0. Looked at the console that says:

    An unbalanced tree was written using document.write() causing data from the network to be reparsed. For more information

    Probably going to revert back to last version unless there's an easy fix to this.
    dan h
    portland or

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 21 Sep, 2016 11:48 PM

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    That error is simply saying things will run slower that way, not "not at all."

    Stuck pages in the cache are usually best fixed by resetting your cache or resetting your entire profile. Instructions for that are at the bottom right ("How to reset your profile").

  12. 12 Posted by Peace and Justi... on 22 Sep, 2016 12:17 AM

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    Thanks, reset it. Don't remember having to do that on any previous upgrades, but it worked.

  13. 13 Posted by Peace and Justi... on 22 Sep, 2016 12:18 AM

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    THanks-- replied to the thread, but FYI it worked, even though I don't
    remember having to do that on any previous upgrade.

  14. 14 Posted by FiliDelc on 22 Sep, 2016 08:18 PM

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    Running v. 45.4 on a '01 G3 600mhz iBook, after some hesitation right after d/l, there were two .zip files at first and the main one refused to unpack, until the problem.. resolved itself, it is now running stable and remarkably quicker compared to v. 38. Many thanks for helping me keeping this 15 year old machine alive!

  15. 15 Posted by Keith on 02 Oct, 2016 04:50 PM

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    45.4 does not clear cookies. This is a fatal error. I have reverted to 37.

  16. Support Staff 16 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 02 Oct, 2016 05:08 PM

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    Kindly be more specific so we can investigate.

  17. 17 Posted by keithgbeatty on 02 Oct, 2016 05:32 PM

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    After I delete cookies they disappear then are refilled. I opened
    tenfour 37 and cookies cleared. Ten minutes later the same issue
    arose. I placed both copies of tenfourfox in the trash and loaded
    tenfour fox from another SSD. The cookies now clear.

      I may have a virus. I downloaded cleanmymac_classic from macpaw a
    few days ago. How to find the virus? I may rewrite the corrupted SSD
    from the uninfected SSD. Life is a bowl of cherries.


  18. Support Staff 18 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 03 Oct, 2016 09:23 AM

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    So, is the problem you were having with TenFourFox (cookies) now, kind of, solved?

    I have no personal experience with antivirus software on the Mac. The only thing I can say is that what you downloaded seems to be a legit app (like Onyx or TinkerTool System or the like), only it doesn't seem to be suited to find viruses. Friends of mine use ClamXav on PPC Macs, but I don't think it's necessary or worth the hassle to install antivirus software on Macs in general.

    Restoring from a known good backup is always a good idea, this is probably the easiest thing to do if you think something has gone awry.

  19. 19 Posted by keithgbeatty on 03 Oct, 2016 07:11 PM

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    Best I can tell I was clearing cookies manually with a page open.
    Naturally the page filled my cookie cache as fast as I cleared it. I
    never saw that before, but I understand the behavior of the web page.

    45.4 does not clear cookies upon closing. I won't be using 45.4. I'll
    search my downloads for an old version that does clear cookies upon
    closing. Right now I am using a 37.? and it does not clear cookies
    upon closing either. Perhaps that feature emerged with 38. I do like
    that 37 clears cookies and cache with one click whereas 38 requires
    separate buttons for each.

    I hate cookies. I clear them often. A browser version that makes
    cookie clearing awkward is not an option.

    Thank you for the beautiful browsers you have ported for me.


  20. Support Staff 20 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 04 Oct, 2016 02:21 AM

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    Under the Privacy tab in Preferences, is the setting under Keep until set to I close TenFourFox? If you don't see this option, change TenFourFox will to Use custom options for history and you will be given more settings to select from.

    The default actually is not to clear cookies upon exiting the browser, and that has been the case for some time. There was never a TenFourFox 37.

  21. 21 Posted by keithgbeatty on 04 Oct, 2016 02:31 AM

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    Thanks for the handholding. I am age seventy and a former
    biochemist. I think I am sharp, but.... Send me a link to donate a
    small amount. You guys are special.


  22. 22 Posted by Robin Campbell on 25 Oct, 2016 07:09 PM

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    Same problems as landolphe, and same solution by reverting to 38.10

    G5, 10.5.8

  23. 23 Posted by keithgbeatty on 27 Oct, 2016 03:51 AM

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    My 45.4 crashed and cannot reload. I downloaded a new copy. No help.
    I used disc utility and disc warrior to correct any corrupted files.
    No help. Refresh froze. I searched for preference files and cannot
    find any. I compacted all files of tenfourfox. no help.

    Where do I download a version 38, please.


  24. Support Staff 24 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 27 Oct, 2016 06:17 AM

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    Keithgbeatty, please quit TenFourFox, go to Macintosh HD>users>[your name]>Library>Application Support in the Finder. Rename the "Firefox" folder to "Firefox old", then start TenFourFox.

  25. 25 Posted by Thom on 06 Dec, 2016 12:36 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: the little details, icons, etc do not show in any previous version of ttf

    * imac - g5 - ppc - osx 10.5.8 - safari 5.0.6 - tenfourfoxg5 45.4.0 - 1.5gb ram
    * problem: the little details, icons, etc do not show in any previous version of ttf that i have used. that is true on any site: yahoo mail, news\opinion sites\etc. also, using the 'down' arrow usually jumps the page to the bottom, not just a line or two.
    * is something i am not doing or doing wrong or can do?
    * thanks.

  26. 26 Posted by keithgbeatty on 06 Dec, 2016 01:14 PM

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    For the arrow issue go to Apple system preferences: appearance: select
    smooth scroll and jump to here.

    I am a user like you, but glad to help. Don't know how you linked to me.


  27. Support Staff 27 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 06 Dec, 2016 02:26 PM

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    Thank you, Keith.

    Thom, I have split your ticket into a new one since it is not closely related to the other issues in this ticket. Please follow up there.

  28. 28 Posted by keithgbeatty on 06 Dec, 2016 05:08 PM

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    I have no issues. You have the wrong email address for some reason.
    [email blocked]

    45.5.1 works great! I am forever grateful.


  29. 29 Posted by tom scaletta on 06 Dec, 2016 11:55 PM

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    * i am not sure what you referring to. i mentioned problems i have had with tenfourfox in terms of properly showing what is on a web site page. i use yahoo mail and tenfourfox does not show the icons for the various functions on the inbox and subsequent pages.
    * also, what e-mail are you talking about? mine is correct and has been for the pat 17 or so years.

    On Tue, 12/6/16, keithgbeatty <[email blocked]> wrote:

     Subject: Re: Latest release 45.x [Problems #8219]
     To: [email blocked]
     Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:08 PM

     #yiv2491024780 pre {
     width:92%;margin:10px 2%;padding:5px
     2%;background:#efefef;border:1px solid #d6d6d6;}
     #yiv2491024780 blockquote {
     margin-left:0;padding-left:1em;border-left:5px solid #ccc;}

               // Please reply above this

  30. 30 Posted by tom scaletta on 07 Dec, 2016 12:02 AM

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    keith --
    * thanks for the tip. i had already selected smooth scrolling, but left the jump option on the next page. we'll see what happens.
    * don't know how we got connected. from an e-mail from cameron it seems he put us together for some reason. our concerns and comments were different. \\ thom

    On Tue, 12/6/16, keithgbeatty <[email blocked]> wrote:

     Subject: Re: Latest release 45.x [Problems #8219]
     To: [email blocked]
     Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:14 AM

     #yiv0476767967 pre {
     width:92%;margin:10px 2%;padding:5px
     2%;background:#efefef;border:1px solid #d6d6d6;}
     #yiv0476767967 blockquote {
     margin-left:0;padding-left:1em;border-left:5px solid #ccc;}

               // Please reply above this

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