dropbox compatibility

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Marya Hart

28 Oct, 2020 07:39 PM

On an iMac G5, with OS 10.5.8, and the most recent TenFourFox browser uploaded, I'm still not able to use dropbox. The display is partial, can't navigate around the window, and there's an error message up about the browser being too old. Help! Suggestions?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 07 Nov, 2020 11:31 AM

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    I'm also on 10.5, but I don't use Dropbox, so I can't really test much (dropbox.com looks fine to me). Have you tried Leopard Webkit? It's usually a good alternative for services which consist of web apps rather than traditional websites.

    Generally I think it's now time to deploy a two-browser strategy on PPC Mac OS X to be able to use as much of the web as possible, TFF being more up-to-date with security and SSL/TLS support, while LWK supports some CSS and JavaScript features which aren't implemented in TFF (yet). I don't see any alternative if you want to keep using these old Macs on the web.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 07 Nov, 2020 07:44 PM

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    I've also heard people have better success with a different user agent. The Classilla one allegedly presents a simplified interface that still functions.

  3. 3 Posted by Marya Hart on 07 Nov, 2020 08:08 PM

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    Hi Cameron

    Could you explain what you mean? I’m really just trying to stumble along, and “different user agent” means nothing to me.


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