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.
First Nameluke ...
on 08 Mar, 2017 11:39 AM
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?
From: Chris (chtrusch) <[email blocked]>
To: [email blocked] Sent: Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 17:13
Subject: Re: can't upgrade to tenfourfox 45 [Problems #8374]
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?
Jim, please try again. Go to
http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/ then scroll down to 'It’s easy to upgrade.', select your processor and download should begin automatically on sourceforge.net. 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.
Voice of reason
on 21 Nov, 2017 04:17 AM
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".
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.
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?
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.
 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]
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
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.
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?
Jim, go here on your G5 using TenFourFox (whatever version you have installed):
https://tinyurl.com/tffdirect 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.