Changes between Version 66 and Version 67 of firefox


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Timestamp:
06/29/2020 04:51:28 PM (15 months ago)
Author:
ken@…
Comment:

firefox - remove very old items

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    11= Firefox =
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    3 == WideVine plugin and glibc-2.31 ==
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    5 If you use Spotify, Netflix, Amazon Prime (for music or video, I guess) or Tidal there was a crash with firefox-68.5.0esr. This should be fixed in 68.6.0esr.
    6 
    7 == Certificate Problems ==
    8 
    9 With some sites, particularly sourceforge, from time to time firefox will report certificate problems and refuse to connect.
    10 The last time this happened to me was after the machine had crashed and rebooted. Before that it was working fine, no software in the trust/certs area had been updated. In about:config, changing security.pki.distrust_ca_policy to 0 fixed this.
    11 
    12 == Note for people using package management ==
    13 
    14 Up until firefox-58, the libraries were installed in /usr/lib/firefox-NN.0{,.N}.
    15 But with firefox-59 they are now installed in /usr/lib/firefox. This might impact you when you upgrade after 59 (some package managers might gripe about overwriting existing files).
    16 
    17 == Building with gtk+-3 ==
    18 
    19 (ken: deleted my old comments, gtk3 is now the default and since at least ff44 it has been fine,
    20 except that gtk > 3.19 has required a patch  to restore scrollbars - the patches have been in the book)
    21 
    22 == Broken scrollbars with gtk+-3 in BLFS-7.10 ==
    23 
    24 On some machines, the gtk3 scrollbars (thin, slider with curved ends) were replaced  by gtk2-style bars with arrows at their end which could be clicked, but '''without''' any button on the slider - it could still be  dragged, but there was no visual indication of where you were in the page.
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    26 This was eventually identified as a ''theme'' problem - e.g. xfce-winter is now inadequate.  A workaround is to install gnome-themes-standard and to edit  ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini to contain
    27 
    28 {{{
    29 [Settings]
    30 gtk-theme-name=Adwaita
    31 
    32 }}}
    33 
    34 Any other settings in that file are probably ok.
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    365== Profiles ==
     
    4211You can also tell firefox to use a profile which it warns is old, either by invoking it from a term in xorg using 'MOZ_ALLOW_DOWNGRADE=1 firefox' or by invoking it as 'firefox --allow-downgrade'. The latter invocation has been troublesome in the past but appears to work with 68.2.0 and can be used from a desktop 'launcher'.
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    44 == evince plugin (gtk3 builds) ==
    45 If you build evince, it creates /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libevbrowserplugin.so
    46 
    47 That purports to offer support for inter-alia tiff files, ps files, pdfs, comic book - but it will never work.
    48 See [​https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1092126 ] : best to remove that plugin.
    49 
    5013== Which version should I use ? ==
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