TenFourFoxBox

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dronecatcher, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

    Dronecatcher

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2014
    Location:
    Lincolnshire, UK
    #1
  2. Hack5190 macrumors 6502a

    Hack5190

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2015
    Location:
    Stuck on Earth in the USA
    #2
    Been working with Apple's built in sandbox feature of Leopard in a (poor) attempt to do something similar. With TenFourFoxBox I now have a Gmail app (aka: Mailplane).

    Thanks for pointing us to this, it's a good idea and will allow me to focus on some of my other PPC ideas...
     
  3. tevion5 macrumors 68000

    tevion5

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    Ireland
    #3
    One user on that linked page said he was waiting to buy "the ARM based MacBook".
    I applaud his patience, if also detest his ignorance.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Location:
    Elkton, Maryland
    #4
    I would much rather use a tool from the TenFourFox team than a Fluid release that is a couple of years old. Props to Kaiser and his team!
     
  5. bobesch macrumors 6502a

    bobesch

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2015
    Location:
    Kiel, Germany
    #5
    Interesting, but I didn't give it a try yet...
    Currently I'm happy with "WebKit for Tiger" on my Clamshell and "WebKit for Leopard" for the rest (thanks to this forum).
    "WebKit for Tiger" is also provided by the developer(s) of Ten4Fox - so many Kudos into their direction.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    #6
    I've tried it and really like it, quick to set up and very simple in it's implementation.
    Looking forward for what is to come.
     
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

    Joined:
    May 28, 2006
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #7
    Agreed. Works very well as intended. The lack of UI chrome really speeds up browsing complex sites on the TiBook.
     
  8. teymur macrumors newbie

    teymur

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    #8
    This works great on my iBook G4!
    Especially facebook seems to load much quicker in a box.

    Thanks for posting the info!
     
  9. flyrod macrumors 6502

    flyrod

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    #9
    I tried it and it didn't like a long URL from wunderground, but once I cut it down enough it worked. I just had to navigate some to get where I wanted. Nice option to have; thanks!
     
  10. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    #10
    anyone figured out how to block ads in TenFourBox?
    I've been ad free for so long now that this could be a deal breaker.
     
  11. MacCubed macrumors 68000

    MacCubed

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Location:
    Florida
    #11
    If you're on Leopard, try Glimmer AdBlocker. It is a system wide ad-blocker that should work in TFB
     
  12. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    #12
    Thanks for that, works like a charm.
     
  13. MacCubed macrumors 68000

    MacCubed

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Location:
    Florida
    #13
    No problem! Glad it worked
     
  14. MacCubed macrumors 68000

    MacCubed

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Location:
    Florida
    #14
    I noted that some people who commented on Kaiser's post wanted to use TFB with a re-named version of the TFF but it threw them an error. I found a fix if any of you guys are those people.

    The first picture shows my Dock with TFF called "Firefox" to match the icon.

    Picture 1.png

    This error will occur when TFF's name does not match up with the expected name in TFB

    Picture 9.png

    To fix this, a little poking around is required.

    Step 1. Open your Applications folder and find TFB, right click it, choose "Show Package Contents"

    Picture 2.png

    Step 2. Click Contents>Mac OS> Right click "foxbox" and Open With TextEdit

    Picture 3.png

    Step 3. Once in TextEdit, find you specific version of TFF based on you architecture. In my case, it was "TenFourFox7450". Once found, change "TenFourFoxXXXX" to the name you have set for the Application. I changed mine to Firefox

    Picture 4.png

    Step 4. Save and exit, reopen TFB and it will Launch!

    Picture 5.png

    Step 5. Even though TFB launches, once a FoxBox is created, it will not run. The FoxBox works the same way, expecting a certain name of TFF that is not there.

    Step 6. Follow the same procedure listed above to get the Fox Box to open.

    Step 7. You're done! TFB now works with custom named TFF apps!

    Picture 8.png
     
  15. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    #15
    I like the fact that it works on Tiger, just wish there was some way to block the ads in Tiger which can make for a less then optimal browsing experience.
     

Share This Page