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Old 06-06-2021, 09:03 AM   #646
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DAYUM! That was easier than falling off my chair after three bourbons on the rocks. OUTSTANDING!

Now running FF 89.0 fully sync'd and customized. It's noticeably faster -- and I MEAN noticeably -- than ol' v68.x ESR, for sure. Also, it seems to be much less of a CPU cycle hog. About 450M RAM with 11 tabs open and one of them playing music on YouTube. CPU sitting at 1.2%. Can't complain about that.

Thank you Ruari Oedegaard and drgibbon (credit for a fix)!

And thank you, onebuck and bassmadrigal for your assistance!

I'm a HAPPY Firefox user! Been pretty loyal to Mozilla since waaaay back on Mozilla Browser in Win 98.
I too feel that FF 89 has crisp response and works better. I like the new theme choices available, especially 'light'. I am also glad to see other members contribute their use of Ruari's script. I have my habits and usually do things my own way (reason for using Slackware for the past 3 decades). I like to see things being performed manually. Just habits from pre-GUI days. I like things out in the open and performed in a manner acceptable to me.

EDIT: You might find this link interesting; https://www.tweaksforgeeks.com/firef...rface-changes/

Have fun & enjoy FF 89 on Slackware64!

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Old 06-06-2021, 09:32 AM   #647
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At first, I didn't like the simplified interface. The toolbar icons are plain and simple like in Chromium. However, Ive quickly got used to it. It actually looks just like my Thunderbird. Took me a bit to appreciate the "floating" tabs, but I kinda' like it now.

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Old 06-07-2021, 09:57 PM   #648
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Very interesting!!

Hi,

Food for thought;
Quote:
./mirror-slackware-current.sh
#
# Mirroring slackware64-current from rsync://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/slackware/slackware64-current ...
#
Changing to /mnt/sdc2/slackware//slackware64-current ...
Mon Jun 7 21:52:44 CDT 2021 [1452]: Getting ChangeLog.txt...
0a1,131
> Mon Jun 7 18:53:49 UTC 2021
> Hey folks! Sorry about the delay in getting this batch out but I had other
> distractions going on here last week that prevented getting this one wrapped
> up. Anyway, probably the highlight of this update set is that we've decided
> to abandon the 5.10 LTS kernel in favor of following the latest one. We've
> never really had a policy that required LTS in a stable release although that
> is how it has been done for years, but based on comments from the Slackware
> community it seems like 5.10 LTS isn't getting a lot of love and lacks
> hardware support that people need now. Conversely, the reports on 5.12 have
> been almost entirely positive, so we're going to provide what we think is the
> best available kernel. It's unlikely that we'll see another LTS prior to
> release, so the plan for maintenance is to keep following the latest kernels
> as needed for security purposes. If that means we have to jump to a new branch
> while supporting the stable release, we'll start the kernel out in testing
> first until we've had some feedback that it's safe to move it to the patches
> directory. Sooner or later we will end up on an LTS kernel again, and at that
> point we'll just roll with that one. Feel free to comment (or complain) about
> this plan on LQ... I'll be curious to see what people think. Anyway, enjoy!
Have fun & enjoy Slackware!
 
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:10 AM   #649
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Took me a bit to appreciate the "floating" tabs, but I kinda' like it now.

One thing I didn't care for was the fatness (too tall) of the tabs in the new Proton interface.


I've fixed that today, though...

To make tabs thinner:

- About:config -> browser.compact.mode.show -> make True
- R-click toolbar -> Density Setting -> Compact mode (not supported)


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This thins the tabs down about 25%... just the right size for me now.
 
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