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  1. (Sorry, didn't have time to respond to this before.) I agree with your general point, but I'm not sure how much Google is to blame in this particular case. The thing is, programmers often tend to be pretty lazy when having to do maintenance tasks, because these aren't seen as "cool" and "innovative"... And this bug is a bit of a special case, because it takes almost 30 min to run a single test case, whether you're trying to track down where the regression originated, or trying to fix it. Let me give you a rough rundown of the process I went through with this (let's skip this long story for them normal people ; and this isn't about me looking for extra credit, honest! ) OK, so now consider that during virtually every step of this, you have to run a whole lot of 30 min (or longer) tests to make sure of your guesses or fixes. I am, of course, a great guy and all , but even with my highly vested hobbyist interest in solving this issue it took me several months to get through this all. Obviously not months of straight work on this alone, and obviously I didn't just sit around gaping at the screen every time I ran a test, but started the test and then did something else while it ran, but the whole thing still took time. Now, imagine I was an elite coder working at Mozilla , and generally supposed to work on some other stuff besides this. And, let's say you were my manager. Are you sure you'd let me spend all this time on this one, apparently (but really not) intermittent issue that seems to be affecting only a few people (really affecting all, but 99.99% of those people wouldn't put 2 and 2 together and notice the very specific interval and would instead write these freezes off as internet issues or whatever else) on a "legacy" OS that doesn't have that long to live anyway (or so you think, not knowing about POSReady, and MSFN )? And would I, an elite Mozilla engineer , want you to make me spend my precious time on something like this? I mean, even without the whole Windows driver dive and leak hunting thing they obviously wouldn't get into (the leak hadn't happened yet, either), it's a lot of work that isn't "cool", nor "innovative"! This is not to say that I excuse the fact that they don't even run tests for longer playback, etc., etc. We all know Mozilla has lots of problems with their attitude and policies, and there are many things they aren't doing that they should be doing (and vice versa). I definitely do blame them for letting this fall through the cracks and not doing more to fix this. But as far as Google goes, since they probably weren't using cubeb, maybe they themselves never ran into this bug (at least its more obvious, 2x:xx version), and since this isn't an issue specific to Youtube, I think I wouldn't blame them too much for this one. But there is Microsoft, who introduced this bug in the first place with that pretty dumb coding error...
    13 points
  2. Hello to all, Since late 2020 I have been searching for a relatively new browser that could run on Windows XP because I have an old but very nice laptop that I want being functional. In my quest I found the Firefox based browsers (K-meleon, Mypal, etc.) but they were a little heavier for my laptop. I then searched if there was a Chromium based browser and I found out the thread below and started testing the 360 Extreme Explorer (the Russian Repack version). https://msfn.org/board/topic/182304-extreme-explorer-360-chromium-78-86-general-discussion/ Other interest links: http://retrobrowsers.com/windowsxp https://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/2019/05/360-extreme-chrome-browser.html https://msfn.org/board/topic/182794-updated-browser-list-for-windows-xp/ The main issue was the connections that the browser made with servers in China. I thought that I could bypass that issue by using a firewall with a lot of rules, but I changed my mind later because that was not a proper way to fix this problem. Then I discovered from some websites and users in this platform (thanks for that) that those connections could be erased through modifications in the browser files. I tested this discovery a little, and got really good results. In order to deal with the original source, I downloaded the browser directly from the chinese page and started modifying the corresponding files. I do not know exactly what the RuRepackers did to their version of the browser and I really do not want to get involved in knowing it. The RuRepackers made some of the changes to the browser through the "User Data" folder. That folder appears only when the browser is executed once. I did not wanted to follow that approach because if you lose or delete the folder for whatever reason, the browser will launch with the default settings like if it were downloaded directly from the original chinese page. Through some files (being "chrome.dll" one of the most important) I managed editing those default settings and made them work to not depend on a single run of the browser to be able to modify it. All the changes I followed comply with the following conditions: 1) Remove every chinese unwanted connection. 2) Delete unnecessary files. 3) Translate and correct text to English. If 1) is not satisfied, a modified version of this browser should not be posted (security is first). In my experience, after all the changes related to 1) were made, I did not find chinese connections when using the browser. Please tell me if you find any chinese connection. However 2) and 3) may not be totally achieved due to the large number of files related with this browser. A partial achievement of 2) and 3) may be enough for the browser to work properly. I could add more conditions to the list above but only if the corresponding modifications can be made in the original files that come with the browser installer. The intention that I have with this browser is to provide a secure, well translated and without bloatware browser based on a relatively new version of Chromium that anyone can use to keep using their older OS (Windows XP), without having security worries and with the capacity of navigating through the web without much difficulty. The above conditions are based on a Chromium based browser called "Ungoogled Chromium" 84.0.4147.125 (Official Build) (32 bits) on Windows 7 SP1 x86. Most of the removed 360EE files do not appear in the Ungoogled Chromium browser and some translation work was based on this browser as well. Link to Ungoogled Chromium downloads (there are several pages that provide builds of this browser, this is from which I downloaded the version I use): https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/ I also deleted everything related to the 360 account (it is not possible to login) since I do not think anyone want to use it. Compatibility: This browser works on Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 SP1 as far as I could test (the SSE2 instruction set is required). If there are problems in the execution of this browser on other OSes, I do not think it is possible to modify the files in order to make it work. Performance: The older versions of this browser run better on older and low resources computers. With v9 and v11 you can use the web pretty decently. However with v12 and v13, it starts behaving more slowly. Extensions recommended: - Ublock Origin --> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=es - I don't care about cookies --> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/i-dont-care-about-cookies/fihnjjcciajhdojfnbdddfaoknhalnja (If you want to add more, be aware that the more extensions you have, more resources the browser will use) Programs used: - 7zip ---> https://www.7-zip.org - HxD Hex Editor ---> https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/ - TCPLogView ---> https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html - Resource Hacker ---> http://angusj.com/resourcehacker/ - Chrome PAK Customizer ---> https://github.com/myfreeer/chrome-pak-customizer - grepWin (Windows 7) ---> https://tools.stefankueng.com/grepWin.html - Diff Checker ---> https://www.diffchecker.com/diff - Online Unicode Tools ---> https://onlineunicodetools.com/convert-code-points-to-unicode - Deepl Translator ---> https://www.deepl.com/translator - Google Translate ---> https://translate.google.com/ - WinMerge ---> https://winmerge.org/ - LiveTcpUdpWatch ---> https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/live_tcp_udp_watch.html - Wireshark ---> https://www.wireshark.org/ Modified Version download links: v9 --> (Updated 29/07/21) Version: 9.5.0.138 Based on Chromium: 63.0.3239.132 Browser --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/g2u94jz35ig3vmr/360EE_9.5.0.138_Modified.7z/file Modification notes --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/k3ff8a98daj6iok/360EE_9.5.0.138_Modified_Notes.txt/file v11 --> (Updated 29/07/21) Version: 11.0.2251.0 Based on Chromium: 69.0.3497.100 Browser --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/cx7tav03pme37f2/360EE_11.0.2251.0_Modified.7z/file Modification notes --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/i1higd31up6r42r/360EE_11.0.2251.0_Modified_Notes.txt/file v12 --> (Updated 29/07/21) Version: 12.0.1592.0 Based on Chromium: 78.0.3904.108 Browser --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/wpy8ldkev4nijul/360EE_12.0.1592.0_Modified.7z/file Modification notes --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/c7jig98agjszarf/360EE_12.0.1592.0_Modified_Notes.txt/file v13 --> (Updated 29/07/21) Version: 13.0.2250.0 Based on Chromium: 86.0.4240.198 Browser --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/725uk7bsck3x3ku/360EE_13.0.2250.0_Modified.7z/file Modification notes --> https://www.mediafire.com/file/toqee19btkil8h0/360EE_13.0.2250.0_Modified_Notes.txt/file Note: The changes I made are so many that maybe some little errors related to translation and/or the building of the modification notes can be present so please tell me if you find any. Also, if you want to propose something else, please be aware that I do not have a lot of free time and that at any moment, I could be gone for a while for whatever reasons (I do not intend to be rude with this comment, feel free to speak yourself). If anyone wants to help, it will be truly appreciated. Themes: If you want to change the browser's theme at any moment, you can access the URL shown below. However, I am not sure if it is a safe direction since it is from the chinese company. There are many themes that can be added through this URL but it is not a secure option (I think this functionality is broken). https://skin.chrome.360.cn/new/index.php If you want to do it the secure way, you can only change the theme for v11 and v12 and only to the "Classic", "Chrome" and "Dark" themes. The steps involve the file "Preferences" in the User Data/Default path. Open it with a text editor and search for the "jisu9" entry and modify the original line you will see, to --> "id": "jisu9" --> Classic theme to --> "id": "jisu9_chrome" --> Chrome theme to --> "id": "jisu9_dark" --> Dark theme Original download links (do not install directly on your computer, unzip with 7zip) (if someone wants to test or make its own modifications): v9 --> https://down.360safe.com/cse/360cse_9.5.0.138.exe v11 --> https://down.360safe.com/cse/360cse_11.0.2251.0.exe v12 --> https://down.360safe.com/cse/360cse_12.0.1592.0.exe v13 --> https://down.360safe.com/cse/360cse_13.0.2250.0.exe Some stuff I remember that I left behind (could not find the source of the problem and they are not a big issue): v9 - If you put the mouse over a tab that is reproducing audio, chinese text will appear (indication that the tab is playing audio) (could not find the source). - Adfilter option button on the browser preferences can not be removed since some modifications break the browser preferences page (this happens to all versions). v11 - Cannot modify the "chrome_elf.dll" file (specifically "crash.browser.360.cn" and "pvstat.qihoo.com" entries) (happens on v11 and v12). - At first run the browser shows a "select theme" window. There are images that display chinese text so it is not translatable (directly). I left it like that because it is not that annoying. v12 - Remnant of login popup only on first run (press Escape to interact with the browser) (happens on v12 and v13). - New search-box style option displays some chinese text when it is checked and the "Settings" button (on the drop-down menu of the search-box) does not display the word "Settings" (could not find the source) (happens on v12 and v13). Thanks to all the following for the information I could gather for the modification of this browser: @Windows 2000, @VistaLover, @Sampei.Nihira, @win32, @DragonSC7601, @redapple0204, @blackwingcat, @404notfound, @Cixert, @thebuildone, @ArcticFoxie, @Dixel, The Russian Repackers, @dmiranda, @we3fan, @athlonxpuser and @Greyfox77 I really hope this can help someone. Cheers. Humming Owl
    10 points
  3. I guess this is my cue to stop procrastinating and finally post the fix I made for this I've had a few people test it for 4 months now on all kinds of sites on both XP x86 and x64, and the jury says this indeed fixes the 2x:xx video stoppage issue and doesn't seem to introduce any new problems. I honestly didn't intend for the testing period to be quite this long, but summer heat can have a detrimental effect on one's brain and thus plans. Since my own browser builds are based on Centaury, but I still consider myself a (lurking) MSFN patriot and this is the home of @roytam1's Serpent, I'm just going to post the fixed media/libcubeb/src/cubeb_winmm.c on Pastebin to avoid playing favorites (and signing up on Github ) I'm not sure how often @feodor2 visits here these days, so maybe someone on Github could mention this in https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/issues/1 if he doesn't pick this up soon enough. What has been tested: MP4/VP9/VP8 (and plain audio MP3/etc) streaming/local chunked/single-file sped-up/slowed-down 27+ hrs long playback (see the technical details for why) Youtube/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/TV station streams/etc/etc (nor did we forget p0rn/pirate sites, which of course are no different from a technical POV... ). Among other things, a 75-year old lady watched the entirety of Prince Philip's funeral with this fix in effect and had no complaints. What has NOT been tested: Pale Moon-based builds (as opposed to Basilisk), because I don't use NM or Mypal. Since this is a UXP platform level fix, the front-end should have no effect. I obviously don't have access to every sound card out there, but since the MS driver causing these problems should be common in all configurations, I'd expect the fix to work with pretty much every card. new-fangled formats like AV1 (I'd expect them work, though). DRM-ed streams, since no Widevine on XP (but again, this should work with those as well if DRM itself worked). @roytam1, @feodor2 I didn't create a preference for turning this fix off, because it turned out the normal pref system is no longer compatible with C code, and once it became evident enough that the fix was pretty solid, I didn't feel like hacking something together to make preffing work for a library-level change like this. You're welcome to pref it, of course, but based on the length of testing with no issues discovered, I dare claim it's safe to include without a pref. Here's a general overview of why this problem was happening (you may be surprised ): And, some more technical specifics, incl. about where the 2x:xx times come from (this is also included as a comment in the source code): EDIT: Writing this up amply reminded me how much I LOVE making long posts using this board's post editor... BBCode FTW!
    10 points
  4. LGTM will commit it in short period. EDIT: committed in goanna3 and 4 repo, other repos will be followed later. https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commit/85149582f1000cd801350ebaa73151872c521d4f https://github.com/roytam1/palemoon27/commit/2d96070f5334a82b3cb3133c822b8ae5a372c411 https://github.com/roytam1/mozilla45esr/commit/bf2771bde24a18e3ab13ead251befca1ac630d7b https://github.com/roytam1/basilisk55/commit/6fd60b08fe3f33fc0c7245427a25251dd6008690 https://github.com/roytam1/palemoon26/commit/a66d2e44121f0684044f86abed116dc1d686d17f
    8 points
  5. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210731-f94c0da-uxp-620374316-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win64-git-20210731-f94c0da-uxp-620374316-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210731-f94c0da-uxp-620374316-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210731-61f3c7277-uxp-620374316-xpmod.7z Win32 SSE https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210731-61f3c7277-uxp-620374316-xpmod-sse.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win64-git-20210731-61f3c7277-uxp-620374316-xpmod.7z Official UXP changes since my last build: - [no issue] Replace PurpleBlock with SegmentedVector to reduce indirect memory accesses when calling suspect (738448aa0) - Issue #1781 - Follow-up: fix debug assert in MergeMultiplicativeR() (620374316) No official Basilisk changes since my last build. Official Pale-Moon changes since my last build: - Issue #1875 - Rebrand Help menu item URI from FF to PM. (61f3c7277) My changes since my last build: - cubeb_winmm.c overflow fix by mixit@MSFN, Thanks! This should fix the famous 23m18s freeze bug for audio/video playback. (85149582f)
    6 points
  6. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210717-f481d07-uxp-c198ef11b-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win64-git-20210717-f481d07-uxp-c198ef11b-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210717-f481d07-uxp-c198ef11b-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210717-bc8ffc38c-uxp-c198ef11b-xpmod.7z Win32 SSE https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210717-bc8ffc38c-uxp-c198ef11b-xpmod-sse.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win64-git-20210717-bc8ffc38c-uxp-c198ef11b-xpmod.7z Official UXP changes since my last build: - [network] Stop treating http and https as different for encoding schemes. (5e6305573) - Issue #1757 - Follow-up: Remove some stray WPT leftovers. (a58b35c01) - Issue #1792 - Part 1: Remove superfluous check for abstract ancestors. (6e7adbe74) - Issue #1792 - Part 2: Move GetParentObject() to EventTarget.h for re-use. (ea0e4de69) - Issue #1792 - Part 3: Add ConstructibleEventTarget helper class. (1b86eb76f) - Issue #1792 - Part 4: Implement constructors for the EventTarget interface. (82b1fdca1) - Issue #1793 - Add a border-bottom to toolbox (3b7f2ddd3) - Issue #1793 - Add a border-bottom to treecols header (1327910cd) - Issue #1793 - Only use proper Aero Styling in the Toolkit Error Console on Windows 7 (cc934f826) - Issue #1793 - Only use Glass on the Toolkit Download Manager on Windows 7 (3003f52e1) - [network] Stop blocking 10080 (8ea119da4) - [network] Add some sanity checks to deserialized nsStandardURLs (8cc2f6ba9) - [network] Make CacheIOThread::ThreadFunc hold reference to thread. (6fe78cec8) - [ANGLE] Cherry-pick upstream fix (ce2938d27) - [NSPR] Lock access to PRCallOnceType members in PR_CallOnce* for thread safety. (361743b22) - [gfx] Hard-block old mesa/nouveau versions (00f9e2436) - [accessibility] Remove selection listeners from shutting down PresShell. (684000d9a) - Revert "[accessibility] Remove selection listeners from shutting down PresShell." (caf98496b) - [layout] Ensure we set the primary frame for native anon content where needed. (c198ef11b) Official Basilisk changes since my last build: - Issue MoonchildProductions/UXP#1793 - Override the global style for Windows 10 that adds a bottom border to the toolbox widget (bb7d7ee) - Back-end branch pointer update. (df5c3d8) - Back-end branch pointer update. (f481d07) Official Pale-Moon changes since my last build: - Back-end branch pointer update (112d5aa5c) - Issue MoonchildProductions/UXP#1793 - Override the global style for Windows 10 that adds a bottom border to the toolbox widget (16e923413) - Back-end branch pointer update (bc8ffc38c) My changes since my last build: - partly imported from bk55: - import changes from tenfourfox: - closes #645: M171156 +TLDs TZs (bcc143f7b) - follow-up rev ccb3ecd, add vista check (fb4c5454c)
    6 points
  7. ... Freedom of expression? My... behind! (pardon my French ... Pun intended, as OPer is from France ). Loading the linked URI in latest Serpent 52.9.0 32-bit, I'm seeing the following: ShadowRoot is part of Google Chrome's WebComponents framework... Shaka Player is a Google-owned web player framework, in the posted screengrab it's looking for EME (Encrypted Media Extensions), i.e. DRM support (aka WidevineCDM, another Google "asset" ) in the browser... Finally, apart from the CORS issue spotted by @roytam1 , the site produces two more errors: To sum up, this is yet another site coded in a way to cater exclusively to latest Chrome and variants ; I wouldn't call this "freedom", would you? (at least where user freedom to choose a browser is concerned... ); in the same vein, citing that 360EE and (Chr)Edge can handle the site/web player fine is a redundant thing to say; the web of 2021 revolves solely around Chrome, period...
    6 points
  8. Fingers crossed. Honestly, unless they're hell-bent on flushing all memory of XP, I can't think of a good reason for why they wouldn't accept this fix. Let's hope Tobin won't have a heart attack if his so-called "MSFN hackers" manage to get official recognition. (Less name-calling, cussing, and paranoid lashing out at people who have been helping their project, and maybe they wouldn't need appeals like UXP development: it doesn't magically happen...) EDIT: If Tobin or someone else from PM reads this: sarcasm aside, I'm actually not saying this to fan the flames of conflict, the point is that it's painful to watch the upstream I believe most of us would ideally like to support and root for make that as hard as possible, and not just for MSFN members, but also a number of those in their own community.
    5 points
  9. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210724-f94c0da-uxp-74989fb28-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win64-git-20210724-f94c0da-uxp-74989fb28-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210724-f94c0da-uxp-74989fb28-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210724-40852a372-uxp-74989fb28-xpmod.7z Win32 SSE https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210724-40852a372-uxp-74989fb28-xpmod-sse.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win64-git-20210724-40852a372-uxp-74989fb28-xpmod.7z Official UXP changes since my last build: - WIP: Base implementation (f864b515d) - Issue #1725 - Fix logic in PerformPromiseAllSettled. (5764d0c28) - Merge branch 'master' into Promise-allSettled (22377b86a) - Merge pull request 'Implement Promise.allSettled()' (#1796) from athenian200/UXP:Promise-allSettled into master (74989fb28) Official Basilisk changes since my last build: - Back-end branch pointer update (f94c0da) Official Pale-Moon changes since my last build: - Back-end branch pointer update (1d67dc09e) - New cycle. (40852a372)
    5 points
  10. I have yet to find a way, as 2019's x64 installer crashes early on (for now). And implementation of 32 bit functions for the x86 installers is forthcoming. There were no formal bundled updates until November, as things were just added in at will. So it will be impossible to do so for that period. Too busy for November to May. But now that the structure of the project is evolving, there should be one for the next release, likely in August or September.
    5 points
  11. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210710-e29e57e-uxp-3163b3af1-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win64-git-20210710-e29e57e-uxp-3163b3af1-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210710-e29e57e-uxp-3163b3af1-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210710-3b0f3d79b-uxp-3163b3af1-xpmod.7z Win32 SSE https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210710-3b0f3d79b-uxp-3163b3af1-xpmod-sse.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win64-git-20210710-3b0f3d79b-uxp-3163b3af1-xpmod.7z Official UXP changes since my last build: - [toolkit] Slightly lighten light-mode logopage background (1fb9257ed) - [network] Enable brotli compression on http for sites that offer it. (3163b3af1) No official Basilisk changes since my last build. Official Pale-Moon changes since my last build: - Issue #1872 - Part 6: Revisit styling to base it more on previous about:home (ead4d3049) - Issue #1872 - Part 7: Make the the search placeholder less obnoxious. (52427b7b7) - Remove unnecessary (and interfering) code for tabbed privacy preferences category. (5551a5d27) - Issue #1872 - Part 8: Tweak, cleanup and finalize. (294476aef) - Back-end branch pointer update (396f5ebf4) - Back-end branch pointer update (3b0f3d79b)
    5 points
  12. New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210703-e29e57e-uxp-72d0b8670-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win64-git-20210703-e29e57e-uxp-72d0b8670-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rthost.win/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.8.win32-git-20210703-e29e57e-uxp-72d0b8670-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210703-6377d48fa-uxp-72d0b8670-xpmod.7z Win32 SSE https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win32-git-20210703-6377d48fa-uxp-72d0b8670-xpmod-sse.7z Win64 https://o.rthost.win/palemoon/palemoon-28.10.4a1.win64-git-20210703-6377d48fa-uxp-72d0b8670-xpmod.7z Official UXP changes since my last build: - Issue #1751 - Remove Mac/ARM C fallback on gcc from pixman (2215d8467) - [Toolkit] Update logopage styling. (72d0b8670) No official Basilisk changes since my last build. Official Pale-Moon changes since my last build: - Re-organize the Privacy category in preferences. (0a124f1cc) - Change the hard-coded "Learn more" link with DNT to our own page. (05ec62a88) - Remove unneeded .org (ce1c2371b) - Back-end branch pointer update (77af8d965) - Merge pull request 'Remove unneeded .org' (#1874) from micwoj92/Pale-Moon:master into master (5df934464) - Issue #1872 - Part 1: Update and align about:home and newtab search box styling (5949c1e59) - Issue #1872 - Part 2: De-duplicate search engine logos in the source and unify. (5287a9ff7) - Issue #1872 - Part 3: Fix about:home search form width. (0f6b56f58) - Issue #1872 - Part 4: Tweak search box styling some more. (e920bbb3f) - Issue #1872 - Part 5: Align about:home background with other pages. (eed7d4c70) - Back-end branch pointer update (6377d48fa)
    5 points
  13. ... This is Windows XP SPx you're still talking about , official Mozilla Firefox builds NEVER supported natively the h264 proprietary decoder in HTML5 video; the decoder is patented and its native inclusion in a browser requires the browser authors pay a "handsome" fee to the patent owners (the MPEG4 consortium). Google are rich enough to afford that fee, so Google Chrome comes bundled with that decoder (AVC=h264) and hence it's capable of native h264 playback under Windows XP... When Adobe Flash Player was around, it itself came with bundled h264/aac decoders (again, because Adobe are rich), so MP4 video streams could be played, via that plugin, even in browsers (like Firefox) without that decoder built-in (and XP users, like yourself, were "happy"...). When many video sites abandoned Flash and instead started using HTML5 embedded web players, the lack of h264 decoder in Firefox rose to the surface, again for Windows XP users ONLY... Your favourite OS is deficient in this sector because the vendor, Microsoft, did not equip it originally with that patented decoder, nor a provision was made to add it in a later stage via an update... You see, Mozilla, instead of paying the h264 patent fee, decided to shift the "issue" to the OS itself, so that Firefox could make use of the h264 decoder already present in the OS (as Microsoft had already paid that fee themselves); unfortunately for you, h264 dec is only present in Vista SP2+Platform-Update-Supplement and higher - the way for Firefox to use it is through Microsoft's WMF (Windows Media Foundation) framework, so you can't bring h264 support to Firefox under XP via installing Codec Packs (these are used for DirectX media players, like WMP). The Adobe Primetime CDM (content decryption module) came with a bundled h264 decoder (patent fee paid by Adobe) and as a side-effect (its primary purpose was DRM) it can be used as an HTML5 h264 decoder in versions of Firefox that supported the CDM (off the top of my head, I think it was v47.0-51.0 officially, but v52.0 also works) - again, this is solely for XP... Regarding Roytam1 browsers: New Moon 27 doesn't support h264 natively (on any OS), but you can "install" such support by downloading an additional "package" (lav), extracting it and placing some DLLs adjacent to "palemoon.exe". The UXP-based browsers, like New Moon 28 and Serpent 52, come with a special "kludge", i.e. h264 decoding support is included in the ffvpx third party library (for XP's sake only, the UXP-based browsers can still use WMF's native decoder, if on Vista SP2 and up...). Lastly, HTML5 video decoding in a browser under XP is S/W only, so the video watching performance you get depends, among other things, on the video codec selected to begin with and your CPU; some codecs are taxing your CPU more heavily than others; the higher the resolution/bitrate/framerate, the more your CPU suffers; performance of the youtube webpage alone (which is a literal beast of JS and CSS code currently) depends on the browser engine, CPU, GPU, available bandwidth, CDN you are served from, content blockers, etc. so, while I find these "stats-for-nerds" logs to be of some substance, they have little statistical weight when compared between different setups... The Adobe Primetime CDM requires SP3 for Windows XP... His "log" mentions the av01 video codec, aka av1/AOM, do note AOM != AVC, official Firefox ESR 52 never supported that codec; the codec is, however, supported in UXP browsers via a pref: media.av1.enabled;true but decoding taxes heavily your CPU... PS: @UCyborg 's post appeared in the middle of writing this , he's right, of course, but my post expands on what he kindly posted...
    4 points
  14. Cool, thanks! And you even gave (ample!) proper credit and everything, quite unlike the "thieving hacker" image certain folks at MCP like to project of you, lol!
    4 points
  15. Let's see here... Looks like my latest Centaury build uses roughly 6.2 GB altogether, 1.4 GB for the source and 4.8 GB for the "object directory" with build results. This is a release build, debug would be somewhat larger - so let's say 7-8 GB in total. MozillaBuild is roughly 0.8 GB. The full DirectX SDK is 1.2 GB installed (although you really only need a few MB from it). For Windows 10 EWDK based builds (like @feodor2 does them) the EWDK .iso (that you can mount as-is) is 6-9 GB depending on version (getting bigger), but you don't have to install VS and the Windows SDK, so you can still save quite a bit that way. It was pretty funny to see Moonchild arrogantly lecture feodor2 that he didn't "understand how software in general works" because feodor2 didn't want to install all the extra bloat that comes with VS, whereas Mozilla have been using stripped down tools packages since well before Firefox 52.0 that UXP is based on (see the history of their toolchain packaging script). (OK, so they do the install once, but then package the components they actually need and use that package for subsequent builds.) If you did that (installed, repackaged, uninstalled) with the current official MCP requirements for Pale Moon/Basilisk, you'd end up with only 1.3 GB for all the required VS and SDK stuff, huge space savings! You're very welcome Since I don't plan on distributing my own builds publicly, I guess you'll have to wait until @roytam1 and/or @feodor2 merge this into their builds, so quite possibly only until this week-end for Serpent (although they'll likely want to spend a bit more time testing this on their own).
    4 points
  16. v13 build 2206 rebuild 2 file size == 90.0 MB v13 build 2206 rebuild 3 file size == 70.2 MB login resources have been removed (which also removed Avatar context menu [may bring it back in a later rebuild to use as dropdown for chrome URLs]) @Humming Owl's v12 modfications have been ported to v13 -- no more gstatic connection on First Run --- I have not tested for possible side effects but will report if I do find any all settings pages fit in one 1920x1080 viewport - it always bugged me that you could be three dialogs in, close that third dialog, and the second dialog defaulted itself back to the top and you have to find where you were at, just annoying so I fit all to one page https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/qyyimm3h58r3963/360Chrome%202206%20rebuild%203%20-%20unran%20-%20MSFN.zip
    4 points
  17. Forgive the delay in my response. Obviously I would recommend the lists I used to use as well,you can find them in this thread a few pages back. You might also consider the experimental list below: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gwarser/filter-lists/master/lan-block.txt
    4 points
  18. Those with an existing installation of uBO-legacy should have been updated automatically via GitHub; those (like me) who have auto-update turned-off, manually check for available updates and you should be offered new v1.16.4.30; lastly, those who want to install for the first time or experience auto/manual GitHub update "issues", the URI to the XPI file is found below: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock-for-firefox-legacy/releases/tag/firefox-legacy-1.16.4.30 This last release aims to mitigate the security vulnerability mentioned just previously in this thread by our security guru, i.e. @Sampei.Nihira
    4 points
  19. How about a little tiny bit of context? Where I work, we fire people for clicking on "beware" links - so simply out of habit you won't get me to click on your link. I think our IT Dept calls it "spear phishing" but I could be mistaken on their terminology.
    4 points
  20. In order to use Cisco Webex on Windows XP you have to 1) Download the modified v12 version from this thread, extract it with 7z in a folder you want and press escape only the first time you open it (download link from first post: https://www.mediafire.com/file/pjthbixelfylwhd/360EE_12.0.1592.0_Modified.7z/file) 2) Install this extention by going to this site: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/user-agent-switcher-for-c/djflhoibgkdhkhhcedjiklpkjnoahfmg 3) Right click on the icon that appears up right after installing it and click on settings. 4) Add a new user agent string so that webex.com thinks you are logging in from a Windows 10 device like this one that works from me: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/91.0.4472.164 Safari/537.36 To do that, after clicking on settings, copy paste the above user agent string on the field "New User-Agent String", put a name on the field "New User-agent name" and a number on the field "Indicator Flag". I just put 1. Press ADD 5) Go to https://signin.webex.com just click on the icon of the extention, select chrome and then the name of your user agent string. The page will refresh. If you want to deactivate it, just select chrome and then default. This will enable sites to see that you are using a Windows XP computer again. Note: The sign in button does not work for me on webex.com with this version of 360 so i log in from this url: https://signin.webex.com/
    4 points
  21. PR submitted! https://github.com/mozilla/cubeb/pull/656
    3 points
  22. Thanks, man! Ran a quick test on both with MP4, seems to "work for me". Hopefully the same will be the case for everyone!
    3 points
  23. the change is caused by https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commit/9e19d368129f7405c09fdddc75c06e1ba46ed10c to add dark-theme support. if you don't like this change and want previous look, you may manually editing <root folder>\omni.ja\chrome\toolkit\content\global\logopage.xhtml and change back the values using left side of commit above for the time being. maybe I can do something more for this. EDIT: a fix has been committed to custom tree. will become available in next build: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commit/d6a5a51430ca21c72debe8d7818c6da72969f56f
    3 points
  24. Most of the complaints I've seen have been on their support site though, not at Bugzilla where the devs would see them first hand. And there never seemed to be that many people joining in and confirming the bug. The point @grey_rat kindly reminded us about would also definitely play a role in this. In any case, far be it from me to absolve Mozilla from its responsibility, I've mostly just been meaning to point out that there have been interfering factors along the way that don't (in this case) necessarily involve full-on Google agents within Mozilla's ranks. Thanks! After I found that it didn't matter if I used an online stream or a local file, I just downloaded a a random longish file VP8 WEBM video from search results, which happened to be this one. As you said, you won't be able to stream it because FF 15.0 can't handle the current HTTPS ciphers, but you can play it locally. (I've got to say, by the time I was finally done with the fix, I was totally haunted by the faces of those debate participants! ) Sure thing, go for it , but maybe wait until people have had a chance to play with your builds? I'd thought of this too, but I didn't want to bring it up before it's been confirmed that the fix works well for everyone. But it'd definitely be a nice subversion to "side load" this XP-specific fix into the current Firefox code via their stand-alone cubeb lib, after they took great care to remove all traces of XP from their main tree! That's an excellent point! It's been a long time since I switched from Flash to the Primetime codec for H.264, so Mozilla's messing around with H.264 and especially its support on XP has faded from memory a bit. Yeah, those watching MP4/H.264 stuff using the Flash player wouldn't see this 2x:xx issue (I think - never tested for it specifically) and wouldn't have anything to report until maybe the last few XP-compatible Firefox versions, by which time Mozilla barely cared about XP any more. And VP8/9, which Firefox supported natively, were mostly available on Youtube, hence the strong association with the site for a long time.
    3 points
  25. So, won't you tell how it's done? The picture alone doesn't mean anything, this forum is mainly for helping.
    3 points
  26. That may be it. My version of Office 2010 (which came as an unexpected bonus CD when I bought a copy of Office XP on eBay) is different: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010. Looks like several users on the linked thread have that version as well. From linked thread: No problem for XP users, of course, but it looks like Win 10 users unlucky enough to have this nag will still get nagged monthly after each update.
    3 points
  27. @Drugwash I echo what @Goodmaneuver said, please find help. I've been to your country many times, and while I know very well that it's hard for many people in Romania, it's not a third world country, and nobody should be "starving" there in the 21st century. If there is anything we can do to help, even just helping you to pay your electricity bill, please don't be afraid to say. This is a community of friends, even though we will never physically meet, and to find a fellow member in such a position is very saddening. Cheers, Dave.
    3 points
  28. This personally irritates me! I posted a First Run connections log for Basilisk several posts up. I counted eleven First Run connections in Basilisk yet they have gone completely unnoticed for "decades" yet one solitary gstatic connection in 360Chrome has the World in a Frenzy? Explain that, please! I'm showing Basilisk to make repeated connections with Cloudfare - why no frenzy? I'm showng Basilisk to make several connections with googleusercontent - why no frenzy? I'm showing Basilisk to make several connections with deploy.static.akamaitechnologies - why no frenzy? I'm showing Basilisk to make several connections with MCI Communications Services in Ashburn, VA - why no frenzy? I'm showing Basilisk to make several connections with Microsoft Corporation at One Microsoft Way in Richmond, WA - why no frenzy? What am I missing here? A blind trust for anything Firefox? Again, I wholly and fully support taking measures to make our own browsing experience free of telemetry! I've got nothing to "hide" and there is a balance between returning to driving a horse-drawn buggy and just allowing telemetry to go unchecked. But I have to admit, I really don't think that it is too much to ask for the folks that have such a great concern for 360Chrome making one solitary gstatic connection to have an equal concern for what their Firefox browsers have been logging for DECADES but has gone "unchecked" or "blindly trusted".
    3 points
  29. ... If you search my posts' history with "Serpent 55" as a search filter, no doubt you'll find I posted about this repeatedly... "55" as an appVersion was chosen by upstream for their ill-fated Moebius platform purely for "sensational-istic" purposes... The platform code itself was forked off a code snapshot of an early version of Mozilla Nightly 53.0a1, so not even close to release channel Firefox v53.0.x ...
    3 points
  30. I'm back! Sorry I've been out of sight for so long. See my profile for more info. Anyway, the Clean Flash Installer is up to 34.0.0.164175. The latest version should always be at the top of this page: https://github.com/CleanFlash/installer/releases. I have it working in IE (who cares) and Basilisk on both XP and 7. Although Flash works in Chrome up to version 87, I assume there's no hope for Chromium-based Edge on Win 7? Edge versions as far back as 77 just display a brief "not supported after December 2020" bar at the top. Doesn't even stay onscreen long enough to read! Apparently Edge has its own time-bomb independent of the ones in Flash 32. The batch file version of Clean Flash is more recent than the installer version: 34.0.0.175. It's near the top of this page (scroll down to the Windows version): https://github.com/darktohka/clean-flash-builds/releases
    3 points
  31. The machine in question only had one IDE channel on the main board, which was detected by the OS as the primary channel. The IDE on the sound card was not detected by the BIOS but only by the OS (and designated as secondary channel), so one could not boot the machine from a HDD connected to that channel. I don't recall if there was any jumper on the sound card that would specifically choose which channel should the IDE be assigned to. If your main board already had two IDE channels then the OS would indeed have had trouble with a third one on the sound card, since only with the advent of SATA did the Windows OS start to acknowledge and configure more than two IDE channels - something the Win9x line doesn't do AFAIK. To mount an additional HDD to that particular machine it would need an extra IDE channel, either built into a soundcard or separate as an ISA card. The machine only has ISA slots and a VESA slot - no PCI. Any IDE2SATA adapters should be compatible with the old IDE/ATA standard employed by such ISA card. I vaguely remember having a few "newer" (at the time) HDDs that wouldn't be detected by the BIOS at all due to certain differences between the board IDE controller's standard and the standard used in the HDDs, so an adapter may face the same problem. BIOS hot swapping works but one must be extremely careful with every aspect of the operation. It's crucial that the chips are the exact same model or pin to pin compatible if they come from different brands/manufacturers. Sometimes they may be pin to pin compatible but operate with different voltage (i.e. 3.3V vs 5V, or 5V vs 12V), so that should also be taken into account. Two apparently identical main boards may use completely different chips so don't take board ID for granted. Accurate chip datasheets are mandatory.
    3 points
  32. The vulnerability described below affects uBlock Origin Legacy: https://github.com/vtriolet/writings/blob/main/posts/2021/ublock_origin_and_umatrix_denial_of_service.adoc https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock-for-firefox-legacy/issues/310#issuecomment-876323719
    3 points
  33. sure, thanks for bringing this up! https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commit/fb4c5454c80ccc87610494f47b6c2264056397c5
    3 points
  34. Greetings from Slovakia. Here is my knowledge of using Windows Vista Business SP2 64 bit (OEM licensed)> Server 2008 (via Vista_SHA2_WUC) on a 13 year old ntb Fujitsu Esprimo V6545 in 2021. - Windows Defender manually updated via mpas-fe from Microsoft, - monthly cumulative updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog manually (last July 2021), - .Net Framework 4.7.2 last update January 2020. (I have successfully installed .Net Framework 4.8, but I do not recommend disabling multiple applications that worked normally in Vista) - Browsers: IE9 - last update January 2020 MyPal 64bit –v. 29.2.1 Serpent 64bit -52.9.0 of July 9, 2021 New Moon 64bit –v.28.10.4a.1 of 8 July 2021 Default: 360 Chrome Browser v. 13.0.2250.0 (Chrome ver. 86.0.4249.198) with Chrome Store add-ons. Security and protection: on a monthly basis, I manually run the applications JRT, RKill, mbam, Kaspersky TDSSKiller, HitmanPro_x64, adwcleaner-7-2-7. The system is clean, without MW, AdWare, SpyWare. The peculiarity is that Microsoft did not end the updates for Server 2008 even in 2021, for which thanks, because the Vista OS team is still alive, fast, 99% usable even at the beginning of the third decade of the second millennium ...
    3 points
  35. Why would you use text editor to edit binary file, which is what .doc is? The proper editor for .doc is MS Word or at least any alternative that supports the format (think programs like LibreOffice Writer). Or you can have fun with hex editor, good luck not corrupting it if you don't know how .doc works internally.
    3 points
  36. With Win 7, then with more effort with Win 8.1, I had developed a fully secure, private system setup that I managed with a deny-by-default firewall setup and a number of layers of atypical protection against malware. I was involved with every decision whether to allow an application to communicate online. With Win 10 I have been forced to give up the deny-by-default firewall setup. Nowadays, too many applications require too much complex network communication to make it practical to manage such a setup, and they keep changing! I have retained some of what I had set up before, but I don't feel nearly as secure, because I just am not able to keep on top of what talks to what. There is a real cost to having an extra 100 processes running. What's curious is that I'm not really doing any more work - I mean, back then I had Skype teleconferencing and eMail and web browsing and remote control over other systems, etc. on my Win 8.1 setup. It was initially a bit of a feat to get things like Skype - which is promiscuous as hell online - to work within constraints but I ultimately accomplished it. But now we have Teams and shared Office documents and Bluejeans and Zoom and 50 different ways to get those same things done that someone else requires in order for me to do my job. Because someone else thinks those things are important to be able to do. If anything the slightly less stable nature of the latest OSs cut into my productive time. I can never seem to print anything reliably any more. That never used to be a problem; now it is. The most useful things I do are still done the "old fashioned" way - developed right here locally on my computer system then shared later. Who thinks they're more productive while on a video call? Who isn't overloaded by all the inputs? But because everyone else seems to have swallowed the hype that "cloud apps are better" there's no getting away from it. It's a bit like walking quietly along a street to go to the store then being swept up by an overwhelming crowd of people headed to a riot. You end up being pushed and shoved to where you don't want to go, rather than reaching your intended destination, and you don't get to do what you wanted to do. You can't even remember what you wanted to do. And there is nothing you could have done to create a different outcome. -Noel
    3 points
  37. the site has some UXP unfriendly CORS headers: 20:54:13.153 Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://eu-west.video-cdn.crowdbunker.com/cb-medias2/videos/01F9FMBT2PB72YBXCPKTYMCFCH/240p-133. (Reason: missing token ‘range’ in CORS header ‘Access-Control-Allow-Headers’ from CORS preflight channel). 1 (unknown)
    3 points
  38. I have done several cosmetic tweaks since my last update. I'm officially done tweaking and have everything where I like it. Only need to download and replace one file -- https://www.dropbox.com/s/dzafuzylfgpvqzu/options.zip?dl=0 I don't remember the full list, but to name a few of the changes -- Extensions text on Settings - Basic now lines up with above tabs that were shifted to allow Mouse Gestures to fit even when bold/selected Search dropdown box in Settings - Basic now smaller and text is centered Overall padding between sections has been reduced so most pages don't popup a scrollbar on a 1920x1080 screen Font Size for custom font smaller and centered Switch Tab milliseconds box smaller (I think this one was already centered) Download location boxes larger (admittedly to fit my exact folder selection) Advanced Tab Web Content boxes now displayed in-line with surrounding text Lab Tab prerender box smaller (now the same size as other boxes used throughout various settings) Power Save percentage box now displayed in-line with surrounding text (basically adds a space between the box and the start of the text that follows the box) Security Tab green-box caret now aligns with checkbox
    3 points
  39. http://geocities.ws/jumper/
    3 points
  40. I agree with @Mr.Scienceman2000 My mom "had to" have a LAPTOP about 8yrs or so ago and none of us could talk her out of it at the time She spent close to $2,400 when a comparable desktop was only around $600. Not only does IT NEVER LEAVE THE DESK, but we had to get her a larger monitor because the laptop's display was too small, a keyboard because the laptop keyboard didn't have a number pad, and a mouse because she didn't like the fingerpad. ALL OF WHICH we told her from DAY ONE that she wouldn't be happy with and that a desktop would be the way to go.
    3 points
  41. @we3fan Try setting media.webm.enabled to false in about:config page and see how it performs. Should only need a reload of the page to take effect if you had a video open before you've set it, YouTube's stats->Codecs will then say avc1. Edit: wait, if you insist on Firefox 52 and my memory is right, you need a plugin that will do the decoding of H.264 (AVC1) streams if you disable the above pref. Disabling it on its own will leave no codec to fallback on that FX will be able to decode.
    2 points
  42. When there was Firefox 15, the video was watched in flash-plugin No problem 23 minutes in VLC or WMP plugins Flash player on Youtube was disabled at the beginning of 50 versions Firefox https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/Calendar Firefox 52 - Release Date 2017-03-07 07.2017 - When Flash on Youtube was completely removed
    2 points
  43. The good news is, there should be a solution for Flash. Seems Adobe is still updating it for the China market. The bad news is, Adobe cripples the Chinese version to only run in China. Plus it has all the government-mandated spyware.... But the other good news is, there's a GitHub project called Clean Flash that removes the region restrictions and spyware! It's all discussed in this thread (at the XP forum, but it applies to newer Windows versions too; I'm running Flash 34.0.0.164 under Win 7): Runs just fine in IE 11, as well as Chrome & Firefox (prior to the most recent few versions; see post for details). Edge appears to be hopeless though.
    2 points
  44. 88.0.1 is the latest that works
    2 points
  45. I'm feeling: Settled I'm going to take a much needed break from this great forum and return to my simple existence. Its is time for me appreciate what I do have and be thankful for every moment I have left remaining - the 'here and now' - 'today', as we never know what tomorrow will bring, or if tomorrow will even come! When security and privacy concern(s) morph into increased anxiety and worry .. that calls for a "Time Out" .. for me at least to regain (whats left of) my sanity. All the best to everyone - stay safe and healthy!
    2 points
  46. Okay, I decided to put my money where my mouth is. I think you'll agree this to be proof. We know that UA-CH did not exist in Chrome 80 and we know that UA-CH is enabled by default in Chrome 92. html5test.com gives that "imitates" in the results for Chrome 80 and for Chrome 92 - has nothing to do with UA-CH (which I "think" was your claim, not sure? I can't follow your posts at times). And as my geometry teacher used to say -- Q. E. D.
    2 points
  47. FWIW, today @RainyShadow's site does load fully/as expected even from my default Greek IP : This is from latest St52, 32-bit; by the looks of it, they ("avb.bg") must have suffered a temporary glitch with their CDNs, serving different parts of the world... Hopefully, the issue has been also rectified for RainyShadow, so probably crisis averted (for now?) ...
    2 points
  48. Every Direct3D game uses 100% CPU with V-Sync, which is necessary for good visual quality. They are not necessarily "old" games relative to the age of WinXP. This leads to inability to run any background tasks on single core without stuttering or crackling sound. OpenGL works correctly. Some older games even run at high priority, which makes the problem worse, to an unresponsive keyboard. Those games need to be patched. The current layout of YouTube uses CPU whenever its tab is in the foreground. It's but one example of a bloated site. Often I find Opera browser with its slower JS engine grinding to halt while displaying seemingly plain looking flat design site. Inefficiency has been increasing for as long as computers have existed. The majority software has been described as bloated at some point, and this is sometimes used as an argument why software bloat is not real. Software is like a gas. It expands to fill the container. I'm surprised that people pay money to use heavy "streaming" websites. Viewing media in a browser is always uncomfortable.
    2 points
  49. No problem! I just googled "detectportal.palemoon.org" (4 results). [Edit] I just noticed that network.captive-portal-service.enabled is already set to false by default in New Moon 28.
    2 points
  50. I’m sure it works fine with YouTube’s Polymer v1, but if you changed your user agent in order to be served Polymer v2, I believe it would be most unsatisfactory. As I stated above, “Whenever Google deprecates Polymer v1” (which they obviously haven’t done yet), Chromium 49-based and Firefox 52-based browsers (including UXP browsers) will not be able to display YouTube’s homepage. I first learned about this in VistaLover’s February 26, 2020 post (near the bottom of it) and subsequent discussion in that now-dormant thread. I was sufficiently concerned that I actually tried Yandex 17.4.1 on Vista (reluctantly, since it is Russian), and confirmed that this Chromium 57 backport is served Polymer v2 by default. I assume that the same is true for 360 and other Chinese backports (except “Advanced Chrome,” which is known to not work so well with YouTube).
    2 points

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