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by Bit Mad
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?
Replies: 25
Views: 1396

Re: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?

Now on 52.2.0 (32-bit) ESR on XP and the problem seems resolved.
Also latest update on Mint seems to have done the trick so far.
Yay! :D
by Bit Mad
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?
Replies: 25
Views: 1396

Re: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?

Yes and no, I'm still getting use out of it :)
by Bit Mad
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?
Replies: 25
Views: 1396

Re: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?

I'm using Pale Moon now on XP, and it doesn't slow down at all. Firefox is just a joke at the moment, I'm waiting for a new version - not long ago it seemed there were new ones every week or two but there's never one when you want one! Is there any way I can run another browser on my lightweight XFC...
by Bit Mad
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?
Replies: 25
Views: 1396

Re: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?

I do use NoScript and an Ad blocker, both on Mint and Win XP, that's why I use FF in the first place - but it's still almost unusable on both machines.
I really hope there's a problem that they're aware of, and it's soon to be fixed.
by Bit Mad
Mon May 29, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?
Replies: 25
Views: 1396

Re: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?

Seems like on XP just one rogue script taking too long to respond can peg the CPU at 100% and make the whole thing grind to a halt. I'm getting quite fed up with it!
by Bit Mad
Mon May 29, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?
Replies: 25
Views: 1396

Re: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?

I sometimes use an XP laptop (slow but more or less bearable!) and it's suffering similar lock-ups, and my son reports he's given up on Firefox on his Win 10 lappy and is using Chrome now.
Have they done something stupid, I have to wonder?
by Bit Mad
Mon May 29, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?
Replies: 25
Views: 1396

Is Firefox too demanding now for older h/ware?

Has anyone else noticed that Firefox slows down and hangs completely, on creaking old hardware? With the latest version, after 10 minutes or so it suddenly becomes unresponsive, thrashing the hdd, and will carry on like that for so long that it's easier to wait 30 seconds for task manager to finally...
by Bit Mad
Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How do I get FireFox scrollbars to work as normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: How do I get FireFox scrollbars to work as normal?

That's done the trick, brilliant, many thanks :D
by Bit Mad
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How do I get FireFox scrollbars to work as normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: How do I get FireFox scrollbars to work as normal?

Thanks, both.

I've added the file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini - I presume I have to restart the browser for it to take effect?
by Bit Mad
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How do I get FireFox scrollbars to work as normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 730

[Solved] How do I get FireFox scrollbars to work as normal?

I'm using FF 47 on 17.3 Rosa Xfce, Theme: Mint-X, Style Arc-Wise-Userlist (after some annoying messing about trying to get a reasonable appearance of scrollbars in general). When I click in the background of the scrollbar it doesn't move up or down a page like it used to (like it still does on Windo...
by Bit Mad
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: No "up/down a bit" buttons on scroll bars?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: No "up/down a bit" buttons on scroll bars?!

Thanks, I've changed to Arc-Wise-Userlist and the buttons have come back!
:D
by Bit Mad
Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: No "up/down a bit" buttons on scroll bars?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: No "up/down a bit" buttons on scroll bars?!

Thanks, I'll take a look at that later (on a different machine right now).

It's when a webpage is taking ages to load and being unresponsive, I habitually click on the down-a-bit- arrow and sit back and wait for the page to move so I know it's ready to read.
by Bit Mad
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: No "up/down a bit" buttons on scroll bars?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

No "up/down a bit" buttons on scroll bars?!

I'm using Mint 17 XFCE and I'm surprised to see that scroll bars can be clicked to move up/down a whole page but there are no buttons to go up/down just a few lines. Why on Earth not? Can that be added in somehow with some config somewhere? Am I the only person in the world who uses this?! :?
by Bit Mad
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Https not working on older Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Https not working on older Mint

It's looking happy. At one point I was considering splashing £130+ on a new tablet+keyboard affair but they all seem to be Windows 10 with no way to dual boot with Mint. Stuff that!
So in my world, I've now got £130 to spend on some other toy instead :lol:
by Bit Mad
Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Https not working on older Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Https not working on older Mint

Got it booted up off a USB stick (via LiLi from a Windows laptop) and it's looking great! WiFi works (much quicker to connect than before) and screen brightness adjustments work perfectly. Seems snappy, can browse all the sites I couldn't reach before. I have to wait for a new backup drive to arrive...
by Bit Mad
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Https not working on older Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Https not working on older Mint

Thanks, you guys are very helpful, * thumbs up *
by Bit Mad
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Https not working on older Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Https not working on older Mint

OK I'm warming to the idea. I'll get a new USB stick to back things up, and play with some fresh new Mints via another bootable stick and see what happens. Is there a version more suited to my old Samsung N140 netbook hardware or should it just about cope with them all? I'd rather stick with the mos...
by Bit Mad
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Https not working on older Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Https not working on older Mint

So anyway, is there anything I can do to read Slashdot on this thing, even if it's a via a https-http converting proxy service somewhere? I don't need to be logged in, I don't need anything secure. Failing that, I guess I'll have to consider a back-up, new version, and all the joys of getting wifi a...
by Bit Mad
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Https not working on older Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Https not working on older Mint

I'm using an obscure version of a not-so-popular-as-it-was browser on a similarly obscure version of a niche Linux OS for half an hour a day on 2 or 3 big name websites with almost everything blocked bar the bare minimum and I'm 'asking' for it?! Wow, your paranoia is even worse than mine! :lol:
by Bit Mad
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Https not working on older Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Https not working on older Mint

Thanks but it's only used for bedtime reading, mainly Slashdot, and I stick to a small number of safe websites (with noscript and adblock etc) so how is anything nasty going to attack me?
:)

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