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Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-03-26 13:12
by woteb
Edbarx, I don't know what DE or WM you're using, but yesterday this (see below) helped me a lot with XFCE and a much larger (19") screen:

Ugly fonts in XFCE

1. Create a file local.fonts in /etc/font

Paste this content:

<match target="font">
<edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
<bool>true</bool>
</edit>
<edit name="hinting" mode="assign">
<bool>true</bool>
</edit>
<edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">
<const>hintslight</const>
</edit>
<edit mode="assign" name="lcdfilter">
<const>lcddefault</const>
</edit>
</match>

Save this file.

2. Empty all XFCE files in ~/.cache/session

3. Create a file .Xresources in your home directory

Paste this content:
Xft.dpi: 96
Xft.antialias: true
Xft.hinting: true
Xft.rgba: rgb
Xft.autohint: false
Xft.hintstyle: hintslight
Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault

Save this file.

4. Execute this command:
xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources

5. Log out and log in.

Perhaps this will help you any further. Now also Openbox looks much brighter and smoother.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-03-26 13:38
by Danielsan
Ehi... Did you remember the icon I made for Iceweasel?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8-C4a ... sp=sharing

Now I have to switch to the original Firefox icons set... :(
By the way why does nobody speak about Icecat?

I think it must be more reliable than Pale Moon, I had difficult to compile it trough Git so I would try with the OpenSuse builder.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-03-27 09:03
by edbarx
To Woteb:

I am using XFCE 4.10. The only problem I had with fonts was Palemoon's use of unsmoothed fonts which stressed my eyes' focusing muscles unneccessarily. I followed advice from Stevepusser who instructed to use "dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config". That presented me with a debconf TUI interface that asked me several questions about how I want my fonts rendered on my system as is apparently as systemwide setting. After following Stevepusser's advice my fonts are smoothed and not stressful on my eyes.

Again, I wish to thank you for taking your time to help me. I will add a window manager in case XFCE continues with its quest of welcoming more bloat. If fonts appear as I wish them in a window manager, that will be another option for a graphical interface that I can use. If not, I will use your instructions to setup font rendering the way I want it.

Again, many thanks.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-03-27 09:09
by edbarx
Danielsan wrote:Ehi... Did you remember the icon I made for Iceweasel?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8-C4a ... sp=sharing

Now I have to switch to the original Firefox icons set... :(
By the way why does nobody speak about Icecat?

I think it must be more reliable than Pale Moon, I had difficult to compile it trough Git so I would try with the OpenSuse builder.


Danielsan, I had the same impression the first time I used a precompiled Palemoon installation the link to which is unimportant since it evidently was not compiled for Debian/Devuan. However, after following Stevepusser's advice, I can now enjoy reliable websurfing that doesn't overload my system forcing my CPU fan to get into frequent fits of frenzy and an undue RAM consumption. My advice is to follow Stevepusser's advice as it has proven to be good advice: I am a witness to that. You can keep Chrome/Chromium and Iceweasel/Firefox for nasty websites that require a modern super-bloated web-browser whenever the need forces you to visit such sites.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-03-29 03:56
by Chiefahol
Iceweasel is Firefox.

Makes more sense if you call it what it is.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-03-29 12:27
by edbarx
Chiefahol wrote:Iceweasel is Firefox.

Makes more sense if you call it what it is.


Those who have been using Debian and Iceweasel know pretty well that Iceweasel WAS NOT Firefox. Maybe, the present Iceweasel is Firefox, but definitely the Iceweasel many users have been using for so many years does not have all the sluggishness and bloat that the current Iceweasel has. I and many others had to resort to alternatives so that we could continue to use our hardware. Users of extremely powerful hardware employing several processor cores together with a huge RAM and a GPU intended for gamers, cannot make a good comparison. Iceweasel was lean, fast and efficient on hardware; the current Iceweasel is Firefox with a different name.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-03-30 09:11
by Nili
If I wouldn't have other alternative of choices, then i would been upset.

For quite some time I have been disappointed by the changes of Firefox since version 24.
In my opinion Iceweasel wasn't just a simple Firefox other name.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-03-30 15:20
by geekosupremo
Maybe it's my commercial software Stockholm Syndrom talking ... but what is it about Firefox post v. 24 that is so philosophically disturbing?

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-03-31 09:07
by Ardouos
geekosupremo wrote:Maybe it's my commercial software Stockholm Syndrom talking ... but what is it about Firefox post v. 24 that is so philosophically disturbing?

It just started receiving a lot of changes that people did not really like. Added bloat making it heavier and a change in the interface (australis).

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-04-01 18:24
by geekosupremo
Ardouos wrote:It just started receiving a lot of changes that people did not really like. Added bloat making it heavier and a change in the interface (australis).


Thanks for that. Coming to this "late" (about 8 months ago) I don't have the long memory of what Iceweasel was.

The Australis is contensious, even to me. I dislike it mostly because I have to remeber if I'm in Chrome or Firefox when just glancing at the interface. I understand why they did it ... I just not a huge fan.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-04-01 18:26
by HuangLao
One solution Seamonkey. Not in repos, but you can download the binary and run it with no problems from /home.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-04-02 23:32
by MARKMENTAL
I use the Firefox 45 esr edition from Mozilla website it works great on Jessie and should be supported for a good while.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-05-20 03:11
by compute34ymk
Did mozilla offer GNU some sort of deal or what?
What happened to GNU saying firefox wasn't free and the firefox artwork?

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-05-20 07:19
by Ardouos
compute34ymk wrote:Did mozilla offer GNU some sort of deal or what?
What happened to GNU saying firefox wasn't free and the firefox artwork?


Mozilla Firefox was always GNU/ Free software, it is just now compatible with the DSFG.

Re: Am I the only one that is sad that Iceweasel is changing

PostPosted: 2016-06-04 00:21
by Güy
I prefer the firefox icon. But speaking of browsers, the only thing I was sad about is that the x86 version of google-chrome was ended, so no more drm video streaming on those old machines.