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RMT25
Sep 10, 2011, 09:38 AM
I see a lot of people asking how to enable Adobe Flash on TenFourfox 6 and above here. :apple:

You can use Adobe Flash in TenFourFox 6, or above by doing this:

Type in: "about:config" in the URL/address bar
Press enter
Look/search for: tenfourfox.plugins.enabled
Set it to true. (Double click it to toggle it)
I am using Flash 10.1.102.64 in TenFourFox and it works just fine :)

-Thanks to "MAC MAN JW" at the TenFourFox blog for this easy to understand guide.

http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/



MAC MAN JW
Sep 10, 2011, 09:52 AM
I see a lot of people asking how to enable Flash on TenFourfox 6, and 7 beta here.



-Thanks to "MAC MAN JW" at the TenFourFox blog for this easy to understand guide.

http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/

Thank you for posting that in macrumors as well i did not think of that :D as long as you enable flash in tenfourfox 6 it will work in the new tenfourfox 7 (Beta) automaticaly. it is nice to have Flash again :)

garycurtis
Sep 10, 2011, 10:57 PM
I gave up and simply went back to using Safari. The 10/4/fox website is down. Adobe no longer supports Flash on Ppc machines, and I couldn't get answers on this or companion forums.

I'm quite happy with Safari. In fact I don't even know what the impetus was to use Firefox or TenFourFox in the first place. No support from those folks. Though I backed up all my TFF files, I cannot figure how to import the bookmarks. Nobody is home at TenFourFox.

But hey, it was free so there is no justification for complaining.

zen.state
Sep 11, 2011, 08:17 AM
No support from those folks. Though I backed up all my TFF files, I cannot figure how to import the bookmarks. Nobody is home at TenFourFox.

Importing bookmarks is extremely easy and is nothing any user should ever feel the need to contact the developer for. Any Mac browser I have ever used (and I have used virtually every one there is) has an import option in the file menu.

garycurtis
Sep 11, 2011, 12:07 PM
On Safari, the import bookmarks tool looks like a great fix. Two hurdles appear. Where amongst all my backups is the precise file one wants to restore?

After a lot of rummaging around I found something which I think is the right one. In Users>username>library>application assistants>firefox>data>?????>bookmarks????. In any case, it looked like a 'prime suspect'.

When I engaged the little 'Import Bookmarks' tool in Safari and then navigated to the above nest of folders, the file names were greyed out. I could Restore that particular file. Very frustrating.

All in all, this process was anything but convenient or automatic. Not very "Mac", in my opinion. Note that my bookmarks were from TenFourFox, but the only file folder/path on my Time Machine backups appeared to be FireFox. I upgraded from FireFox when that no longer supported my G-4.

ThunderSnake
Sep 11, 2011, 12:22 PM
Where amongst all my backups is the precise file one wants to restore?

Open FireFox. Go to "Bookmarks" and select "Show all Bookmarks". At the top, there should be an option to backup. Save them to your desktop. Then open Safari to import from that file.

garycurtis
Sep 11, 2011, 02:00 PM
the same dilemma reoccurs. The bookmark file (with a .json extension) is greyed out under the Safari 'Import' menu. Can't select it.

When I open that file with textedit, it is mostly scrambled text in a stream, with no url's discernible. What to do?

666sheep
Sep 11, 2011, 02:08 PM
Do "Export HTML" instead of "Backup" in TFF/FX and it'll work with Safari.

garycurtis
Sep 11, 2011, 02:21 PM
Just before reading your suggestion, I tried to export in HTML. It worked. Does that mean I'm getting smart? It sure doesn't feel like it.

In my former life, I wrote tech manuals for two airlines and trained to fly the 747. In 1990s the planes all had cockpits with what we called steam gauges. You know, dials.

By going digital, they eliminated a third pilot in the cockpit. But if I had to fly one of the modern birds, I'm sure I would crash just fumbling around trying to find things on the "desktop". A sure sign I'm getting old. Thanks for your help,

Incidentally, in a few months my close friend is giving me her i5 Intel iMac, so I won't be wallowing in the PPc swamp any longer.

Thanks for your help.

MacSince1990
Sep 15, 2011, 12:55 PM
I see a lot of people asking how to enable Adobe Flash on TenFourfox 6, and 7 beta here.



-Thanks to "MAC MAN JW" at the TenFourFox blog for this easy to understand guide.

http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/

And I feel... like an idiot. Thanks for this, no idea why something like this never occurred to me :rolleyes:

daeeatsall
Sep 15, 2011, 02:00 PM
Thank you for this! I thought I was going to have to go back to Safari. I do dig tenfourfox on my PowerPC G5, I'm on this the most due to the fact its my print hub.

daeeatsall
Sep 15, 2011, 06:44 PM
Importing bookmarks is extremely easy and is nothing any user should ever feel the need to contact the developer for. Any Mac browser I have ever used (and I have used virtually every one there is) has an import option in the file menu.
could find if this forum had a private messager, but I wanted to ask you a question about how you painted you sawtooth.

RMT25
Oct 10, 2011, 02:28 PM
tenfourfox 8 beta is out. super fast :cool:

Nameci
Oct 11, 2011, 12:28 AM
Yeah tried it, it is faster now more than ever, but it is on the heavy side in terms of memory usage compared to Camino.

I will try to evaluate if I might like it.

RMT25
Oct 21, 2011, 09:20 AM
For some reason, it uses like 2x the virtual memory than other browsers such as Opera 10.63 and Camino 2.1 beta.

Nameci
Oct 21, 2011, 11:02 AM
Gone back to Camino, since I only have 2GB RAM on my PB. If they can reduce the memory footprint to that of Camino, I might stick with it.

zen.state
Oct 21, 2011, 11:22 AM
Gone back to Camino, since I only have 2GB RAM on my PB. If they can reduce the memory footprint to that of Camino, I might stick with it.

As far as I'm concerned Camino optimized builds are the best browsers for PowerPC Macs by far and without question. Running the 7450 build of 2.09 now and love it.

adcx64
Oct 21, 2011, 02:43 PM
I found the G4 optimized build actually runs slower on my iBook. On the eMac there is no difference between the regular build and the G4 one.

zen.state
Oct 21, 2011, 02:55 PM
I found the G4 optimized build actually runs slower on my iBook. On the eMac there is no difference between the regular build and the G4 one.

You sure you're using the 7450 (blue icon) build and not the 7400 (grey icon)? Both your G4's need the 7450 build.

I notice a clear difference between the optimized and standard builds. It's not massive but certainly noticeable. I would say 10-15% faster in general and it launches about 80-100% faster.

adcx64
Oct 21, 2011, 03:13 PM
I am using the right build. I just verified this by typing machine into terminal.app

Your right about it launching faster, but on the iBook it renders pages very slowly.

Nameci
Oct 21, 2011, 03:17 PM
Not on my iBook, it pretty much terrific, I have the 1.33GHz with 1.5GB RAM, we have the same I guess?

adcx64
Oct 21, 2011, 03:18 PM
That's odd. We have the same iBook. Are you running Leopard?

Nameci
Oct 21, 2011, 03:41 PM
Yes, I am. And I am not yet on 2.0.9 on it, I am still on 2.0.7.

I am on 2.0.9 on my powermac, the difference is that on 2.0.7 it draws the object immediately while on 2.0.9 it does not, so it appears that it is slower on 2.0.9 but it is not, it is actually faster over 2.0.7 it is only visually slow.

It is supposed to be a tenfourfox thread am I right? I have tried the latest build of tff, my observation is that it is fast than camino but it is heavy on memory usage, it used near 100+mb with 3 pages open while it takes less in camino with the same pages open.

adcx64
Oct 21, 2011, 03:46 PM
Well, I guess the rule of thumb as far as browsers go is that your mileage may vary ;)

zen.state
Oct 21, 2011, 03:54 PM
Well, I guess the rule of thumb as far as browsers go is that your mileage may vary ;)

Exactly right. Everyone computes differently. I am a total efficiency whore in everything I do on my computer so I tend to get more out of apps than the average user.

prowat
Nov 12, 2011, 03:30 PM
I set tenfourfox.plugins.enabled to true, and downloaded "Low Quality Flash", for our PPC G5 mac with OSX 10.5, and have TenFourFox 8.

But I am still asked to download the latest Adobe Flash Player, when I try to
run a Youtube video.

I assume there is something else I have to do,
What is it?

Thanks for any help.

prowat
Nov 12, 2011, 11:30 PM
I've set tenfourfox.plugins.enabled to true as described by RMT25, downloaded MacTubes. Still cannot play youtube videos.
What else do I need to do to see youtube videos?

zen.state
Nov 13, 2011, 09:16 AM
I've set tenfourfox.plugins.enabled to true as described by RMT25, downloaded MacTubes. Still cannot play youtube videos.
What else do I need to do to see youtube videos?

Set the player type to Quicktime in the MacTubes preferences. I prefer not to involve the web at all and just use MacTubes. Once I got used to this different method/interface I actually prefer it. The worst thing about YT is all the stupid ignorant comments people make and using MT frees you from having to ever even look at it.

The key to finding a good solution to anything is looking at alternative methods rather than just making the mainstream one work "better".

RMT25
Dec 24, 2011, 09:21 AM
TenFourFox 9 is out now, based on Firefox 9.

http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

;)

RMT25
Apr 5, 2012, 03:41 PM
http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

TenFourFox 10.0.3 is out

jbarley
Apr 5, 2012, 04:53 PM
TenFourFox 10.0.3 is out
and has been for a month or so.

vohdoun
Apr 6, 2012, 09:23 AM
11.0 is the latest. Came out around the same time, has better viewing for pictures on their own.

RMT25
May 14, 2012, 05:22 PM
12 BETA is available here:

http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2012/04/120-available-1004-to-follow.html

vohdoun
May 14, 2012, 05:25 PM
Yeah but nearly a month ago. Decided to use it the day it went up.

RMT25
Jun 13, 2012, 04:07 PM
TenFourFox 13 was released on May 29.

Find download link here: http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2012/05/130-available.html

____

VERSION 13.0.1 not planned
as of Wednesday, June 13, 2012

RMT25
Aug 3, 2012, 11:03 AM
TenFourFox 14 beta (unstable)

TenFourFox 10.0.6 (long term release, stable)

both released on July 13th

Download: http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox/downloads/list

Plugins still work, as always.

skateny
Aug 7, 2012, 04:14 PM
I gave up and simply went back to using Safari. The 10/4/fox website is down. Adobe no longer supports Flash on Ppc machines, and I couldn't get answers on this or companion forums.

I'm quite happy with Safari. In fact I don't even know what the impetus was to use Firefox or TenFourFox in the first place. No support from those folks. Though I backed up all my TFF files, I cannot figure how to import the bookmarks. Nobody is home at TenFourFox.

But hey, it was free so there is no justification for complaining.

This is one way of installing Flash. I used another method, but I can't find the clip.

rugbygangster
Aug 10, 2012, 11:39 AM
Does Flash still run in TFF 14? For now I stick with TFF 7 because I need Flash.

RMT25
Aug 16, 2012, 02:26 PM
^ Yes, it can.

Read the first post of this thread please.

RMT25
Sep 24, 2012, 08:55 PM
TenFourFox 15 out! ;)


Download: http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox/downloads/list

Plugins still work, as always.

skateny
Sep 24, 2012, 10:58 PM
TenFourFox 15 out! ;)


Download: http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox/downloads/list

Plugins still work, as always.

Anyone know where I can download Quicktime Enabler?

jbarley
Sep 24, 2012, 11:32 PM
Try this link right here (http://tenfourfox.googlecode.com/files/tenfourfox-quicktime-enabler-alpha114.xpi)

skateny
Sep 25, 2012, 11:26 AM
Try this link right here (http://tenfourfox.googlecode.com/files/tenfourfox-quicktime-enabler-alpha114.xpi)

Thanks jb. I downloaded the file. It ends in .xpi. How do open/enable it?

jbarley
Sep 25, 2012, 01:06 PM
Thanks jb. I downloaded the file. It ends in .xpi. How do open/enable it?
According to this from a TenFourFox support page just...
quote" Drop it on TenFourFox and it will install. No restart is required; you can play videos immediately." unquote.

skateny
Sep 25, 2012, 01:29 PM
According to this from a TenFourFox support page just...
quote" Drop it on TenFourFox and it will install. No restart is required; you can play videos immediately." unquote.

It works!

Thanks again.

GermanyChris
Sep 25, 2012, 01:43 PM
Does it really run faster than aurorafox? this is not to dis TFF just that as he progressed with development it go much slower..

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/43362/aurorafox

skateny
Sep 25, 2012, 01:54 PM
Does it really run faster than aurorafox? this is not to dis TFF just that as he progressed with development it go much slower..

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/43362/aurorafox

That's a good question.

I don't know the answer, but I'm betting that AuroraFox runs faster. Just a hunch, based on the the speed decrement to which you refer.

I might put it to the test when I have the time.

Your input on this forum is much appreciated.

GermanyChris
Sep 25, 2012, 02:14 PM
That's a good question.

I don't know the answer, but I'm betting that AuroraFox runs faster. Just a hunch, based on the the speed decrement to which you refer.

I might put it to the test when I have the time.

Your input on this forum is much appreciated.

I have a quad and I sure that Aurora runs better on it than TFF..

The question is more directed the G3-G4 guys..

RMT25
Feb 4, 2013, 08:32 PM
bump :)

TenFourFox 17.0.2 is available for download

http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox/downloads/list

jonnyappledeed
Apr 7, 2013, 08:31 PM
I see a lot of people asking how to enable Adobe Flash on TenFourfox 6 and above here. :apple:



-Thanks to "MAC MAN JW" at the TenFourFox blog for this easy to understand guide.

http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/

Thanks for posting this. I first used this tutorial to get Flash 11.1.102.55 into Safari using 10.4.11 on iMac G5 2.1 (isight)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCrAKhv3R_c

I then downloaded TenFourFox 17.0.5
Then I used the tip described in your post.
Then downloaded Flash 10.1.102.64 using TFF browser. When I went to install it, Adobe gave me the message I already had a newer version.

So I went here to check:

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html

All is well, Thanks again. BTW I registered because of your post. Awesome.

RMT25
Apr 9, 2013, 04:34 PM
No problem man! glad to help :)

I don't really use my Mac anymore though. haha

using a 2005 Dell laptop now, 99% of the time