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  1. 6 points
    to fix recaptcha issue: for PM27 users: 1. goto about:config, add new Boolean value named "dom.messageChannel.enabled" and set it "true". 2. reload the page that has recaptcha next PM27 build will address it.
  2. 5 points
    I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you're asking specifically for the Windows XP SP3 OS and the Spotify web player on a Mozilla type browser, there exist several serious reasons this isn't possible! 1, Spotify is one of the commercial media outlets that heavily use DRM for content protection; on Firefox and its forks, content decryption is delegated to CDMs (Content-Decryption-Modules), which are closed-source modules ("blackboxed") bundled with the open-source browser, to satisfy user watching/listening needs. 2. Mozilla had first incorporated Adobe Primetime CDM for the decryption of DRM'd content (a CDM familiar to XP users, as it is currently being "exploited" to enable h264/aac decoding support in the FxESR 52.x.x browser (... and some of its forks); this is not, however, a use intended initially by the Mozilla devs ), but that CDM was abolished in Fx 53.0+ in favour of the universally accepted, Google-owned, Widevine CDM. 3. As you probably know, all Mozilla browsers come without native support for patented decoders, like h264 (for video) and aac (for audio); if Mozilla went the "Google Chrome" way and bundled these decoders with Firefox, they'd have to pay annually huge sums of money as license fees to the patent holders (namely to the MPEG-LA group); they opted for a far less costly solution, that is to rely on system decoders (the ones bundled with the actual OS). 4. Speaking of Microsoft and the Windows OS, the first iteration of Windows with native h264/aac decoders came with the launch of Windows 7 OEM, though its predecessor OS, Windows Vista, was, too, equipped with similar support (be it less refined) when "Platform Update Supplement" for Vista SP2 was released via Windows Update.... Microsoft chose not to bestow h264/aac decoding support to Windows XP which is, in a way, the deal-breaker in your query... 5. Widevine CDM inside Firefox (or one of its forks) only executes decryption of the DRM'd media streams, the decrypted stream has then to be properly decoded to video and/or audio; Widevine in Firefox has been programmed to search for decoders only in the OS level (not the browser); remember that it is (very) closed source, this assumption is the result of tests only, no actual code for Widevine is, of course, publicly released... 6. Since Windows XP lacks native system decoders (and no, installed codec-packs don't work for Widevine), the Mozilla devs have disabled Widevine on XP, and only enabled it on Vista SP2 upwards; hence, minimum system requirements for services that employ Widevine on Firefox is WinVistaSP2+; however, since Vista has been EOL'd by Microsoft, this is currently read as Win7SP1+... 7. Specifically in the case of the Moonchild Productions' Pale Moon fork, because of their opposition to the closed-source nature of CDMs, they have purposely disabled DRM (CDMs) in the browser, so it's currently impossible to use DRM'd services (e.g Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.) in that browser, regardless of OS; the same holds true for New Moon 27+28, both Pale Moon forks... 8. Certain services that rely on Widevine did implement, at least in the past, a workaround when WV was absent in the browser, and that was to use the Microsoft owned Silverlight NPAPI browser plugin for both decryption+decoding; Silverlight has been deprecated by Microsoft and NPAPI plugins (except Adobe Flash) have been deprecated by all the major browser vendors, so using Silverlight in a browser as a WV fallback is pretty much a moot point; I am not subscribed to Spotify, so I can't be 100% sure it doesn't support Silverlight in Pale Moon (ergo New Moon); this chance is very bleak, if you ask me, though... 9. Of the rest of the "roytam1" browsers, excluding KM-Goanna and FxESR 45, only Serpent 52.9.0 and Serpent 55.0.0 were compiled with Widevine support, but, as stated previously, only if you are on Windows Vista SP2 or later; on XP, WV is disabled and doesn't show up inside about:plugins... (NB: Widevine on Serpent 55.0.0 on Windows Vista was initially non-functional (worked OK in Win7+), but this was rectified in https://github.com/roytam1/basilisk55/commit/cbc95b1 ; many thanks @roytam1 ) I wrote this analysis not only as an answer to your own query, but as a point of reference for other XP users... On XP, the only remedy I possibly see is trying to work things out with the last working version (49) of Google Chrome there; GC comes with its own version of patented decoders, and, AFAIK, has Widevine v1.4.8.903 inside; perhaps install an extension to fake a recent Chrome version to Spotify and see what comes out of it... Best of luck!
  3. 4 points
    ... I had explained this in fine detail in the past ; perhaps it was lost when the forum's database was corrupted back in June 1. First grab latest Polish language pack (for PaleMoon 28) from http://addons.palemoon.org/language-packs/ Do not install in NM28, just save to file (it should have an .xpi extension, filename=pl.xpi). 2. An .xpi file is just a renamed .zip file; if you have 7-zip installed, it can decompress .xpi files without issue; if not, rename the file to pl.zip and use your favourite archiver app to extract to a pl folder. 3. Open the folder and locate file install.rdf ; open that file in a proper text-editor (Notepad++, PSPad, etc.); if you don't have a proper text-editor installed (you should), use Window's notepad as a last resort... 4. Locate line 31 of that file; it should read: <em:maxVersion>28.0.*</em:maxVersion> 5. Change "28.0.*" to "28.1.*", save the change and close the file in your text-editor. { 5a. Optionally, you can also change line 12 to read: em:version="28.1.0" and then save the change to file } 6. Select all contents of folder pl (but not the actual folder itself) and re-zip them back to a pl.xpi file (you can also rename that to 28.1.0_pl.xpi, for telling apart from original download...) 7. Open latest NM28 (v28.1.0a1) and navigate to about:addons (addons manager); drag and drop file (28.1.0_)pl.xpi; it should offer you to install it; a browser restart would be needed... 8. For the LP to apply, you'd have to set in about:config general.useragent.locale;pl (followed by another browser restart). DISCLAIMER: The procedure outlined is just a hack; the localization may break with any future NM 28.1.x update, if new strings are added to the code by Moonchild devs for which no translated Polish strings are there in the installed pack; according to the extent of the breakage, some functions may be broken, or even the whole browser might be unable to start; in that case, start in safe mode, disable the language pack and restart in normal mode (en-US GUI). You should inquire about updated packs at the GitHub repo... @kitaro1 : That should also interest you! @roytam1: Maybe also pin this post to first page, because people seem to be unable to apply what is a simple procedure for you and me...
  4. 4 points
    you are heavily mistaken , reality is vista sp2 is better than windows 7
  5. 4 points
    +1. I see no reason to abandon XP just because updates stop. I didn't abandon XP when they stopped the first time (and I didn't know about POSReady '09)!
  6. 4 points
    Life is good because it is so varied I see those as features and advantages of Windows 7 when compared to 10. jaclaz
  7. 4 points
  8. 3 points
    Hello there Since you appear to be a fellow Vista user, I decided to help and investigate... Two major issues for me: 1) I don't know any Polish, 2) (obviously) I'm not in Poland currently... I had to use a lot of Google Translate to decipher all these messages (in Polish) I was presented with and to be able to click the right on-screen buttons... I then had to find video content that wasn't geo-fenced (restricted to Polish IPs, only ); I think I settled for Ameryka-Marzen-Odcinek-12 I tried a variety of browsers on my Vista laptop, but to no avail; I suffered exactly what you reported, i.e. a black rectangle in the supposed place of their embedded player... I then kindly asked my sister to test that URL on her Firefox Quantum v61.0.2 (32-bit) copy on her Win7 SP1 64-bit laptop: she had to temporarily disable uBlock0 on that site, but, lo and behold, the programme started playing in an HTML5 player... After some further troubleshooting I did, I think I've solved the riddle: That (nasty!) Polish site performs User-Agent sniffing and simply doesn't like the Vista (NT 6.0) part of the UA, so they decline to load their player on Vista machines (didn't test, but I'm sure the same fate is reserved for XP, too, i.e. NT 5.x) The solution I chose was to apply a site-specific-UA-override (SSUAO) for "www.ipla.tv" to mimic Fx 62 (due imminently) on Win7 OS; in a "roytam1" browser (NM27/28, Serpent 52.9.0/55.0.0) open about:config and create a new string pref with name=general.useragent.override.www.ipla.tv value=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0 restart browser, clear cookies for "www.ipla.tv" and reload VOD page; you are then presented with so you have to disable adblocker (ublock0 in my case) and reload ; after reloading, you have to literally sit in front of at least 3min worth of ads; if you change to another tab, the ads and time counter are paused and only resume if you focus back to that tab... Very nasty behaviour indeed Finally, after the ordeal ends, main video starts playing: The test above was conducted on a Windows Vista SP2 32-bit Home Premium laptop, browser was latest New Moon 27 offering (v27.9.1a1, 32-bit, 2018-08-24) with lav-dll-lite-mmx dlls put correctly in place...
  9. 3 points
    Huh? It's a local proxy; the "server" is your own PC! I presume you own it, or at least control it....
  10. 3 points
    @curiosil That isn't helpful at all. Vista > 7 in my experience to be honest, but let's not drift too far off-topic. Is there any chance you can provide an installer that can auto-update some day to the latest test build, that when initialising you can set as the default browser/etc.? I'd say don't make it at all a priority but for the less technically inclined it would be a godsend...
  11. 3 points
    The real alarm bell that should have gone off was not that OneDrive didn't support MS program files, but the reasons why it would exclude them. So it is obviously not doing just a file copy when it is copying files to the online folder, otherwise, it wouldn't matter if a file was a PST or not. I wouldn't be surprised if the file uploader is actually reading the contents of files before or during the file transfer.
  12. 3 points
    I agree, there will I'm sure be a dedicated thread or two or more about finally abandoning XP after next April. I personally have no intention of doing so!
  13. 3 points
    YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://patrickhlauke.github.io/recaptcha/ Mypal 27.9.4 + XP works again. Verified. In browsers that do not work, the same should be done: New Moon SEE 27.8.0a1+ XP, New Moon 27.9.1a1 + XP, New Moon 27.9.1a1 + Windows 7, Mypal 27.9.4 + XP, K-Meleon 76.0 (20180818) + XP Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
  14. 2 points
    StartIsBack++ 2.7 RC2 http://www.startisback.com/StartIsBackPlusPlus_setup.exe - Support for Dark tooltips on taskbar and desktop - Support for extended (shift+right-click) context menu for UWP apps: Copy path (AppID) and Open Folder.
  15. 2 points
  16. 2 points
    Thank you very much VistaLover. Some great info there. Perhaps it should be pinned.
  17. 2 points
    Also, keep in mind Roytam's disclaimer about Basilisk 55 (Moebius): Basilisk 55 should nonetheless be reasonably secure. But for the (how does glnz put it) supercalifragilistic-XP-paranoid, Basilisk 52 & NM 28 are probably the safest of Roytam's offerings.
  18. 2 points
    These are actually just regular updates to fix bugs in the .NET July Updates. I did not come across them from my regular sources, so good catching! I'll be adding them to the repository. These are just the Security and Quality Rollups of July 2018, and those are always superseeded by the newest ones available (in this case, the August ones, which I already have in the repository). Thank you so much. Just having people using the repo is enough motivation to keep it updated from month to month. If this makes it easier for people to stay on anything that is not W10, it's a victory
  19. 2 points
    Incredible how hard they are making it now already! :-( Manually adding "/versions/" still works - at the moment: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-default-1/versions/
  20. 2 points
    That's right. A little history: I originally found ProxHTTPSProxy on a forum for the Proxomitron (a local proxy for filtering ads). There was a need to break https: internally on the user's PC so Proxomitron could do its ad-filtering thing on secure Web sites, and then to re-create https: security so it would all be transparent to the Web browser. I realized we could use it even if Proxomitron wasn't involved, in order to use newer https: protocols, ciphers, etc. with older browsers that have outdated security. Then Heinoganda took it over and has kept it up-to-date as OpenSSL (which it's based on) has evolved.
  21. 2 points
    @greenhillmaniac Are you missing KB4339291 & KB4339854 in July's updates? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4339291/security-update-for-security-feature-bypass-vulnerability-in-windows https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4339291 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4339854/win32k-elevation-of-privilege-vulnerability-in-windows https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4339854 Edit: I forgot KB4340007 (.NET) Security Only update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 4.5.2, and 4.6 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4340007/security-only-update-for-net-framework-2-0-sp2-3-0-sp2-4-5-2-and-4-6-f https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4340007 ------------- Thanks again for keeping your repository updated :) .
  22. 2 points
    Well, I'm NOT a fan of auto-updating. If anyone want to make an auto-updater, please go ahead, you have freedom to do so. If you just want a notifier, you may just go to my freesoft blog and subscribe the Atom/RSS feed.
  23. 2 points
    Not strictly Windows 10 related, but close enough to be worth mentioning here, a good analysis/rant on OneDrive, aptly titled "OneDrive Down the Road to Madness": http://www.eejournal.com/article/onedrive-down-the-road-to-madness/ jaclaz
  24. 2 points
    @FranceBB That Windows XP POS machine was mentioned in The Register: It liiives! Sorta. Gentle azure glow of Windows XP clocked in Tesco's self-checkouts, no less
  25. 2 points
    I've later found out that there are even newer hal.dlls (v. 5.1.2600.5687), but just for multicore processors (and not needed unless one's machne has more than 8 logical processors). They're found in KB958244 and, as above, the KB article is gone, but the hotfix remains available by request from MS. Long live, XP!