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Firefox 46 tooltips unreadable
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bkbk

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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2016, 12:13    Post subject:  Firefox 46 tooltips unreadable  

In Firefox 46.0.1 I find that the tooltips that appear when the mouse hovers over icons are unreadable (black text on an almost black background). Is there a way to fix that? This is with Tahrpup 6.0.5 with the recent tahrfix update and Firefox using the default theme. (I also found that Firefox crashes whenever I try to print a shipping label in ebay, but that's another story.) Thx.
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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2016, 14:37    Post subject:  

Others may know more about this, but I did do some brief testing and did notice the dark tooltips.

In fact I think you may find that it is NOT using the default theme but one that comes with the libgtk-3 package. Changing to default theme should fix the tooltips, but I don't think Puppy's theme changer GUI can be used for gtk-3

What you can do is edit /$HOME/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini so it has
Code:
gtk-theme-name = Default

$HOME is root unless running as spot
Restart X or even reboot if necessary
I think the crashing may be related to the theme as well
You may wish to hunt for some other themes and try installing those.
Wheezy has Bluebird which works OK and looks better than Default.
For now you could switch to a gtk-2 Firefox such as a compiled version or the latest ESR Firefox.

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bkbk

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PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2016, 12:52    Post subject:  

Thanks. The change to the gtk-theme-name fixed the tooltips. I don't know about the crashing yet.
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rockedge


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PostPosted: Tue 24 May 2016, 16:16    Post subject:  

I downloaded and extracted firefox 46.0.1 to /opt and firefox would not start.
Then found out using PPM and installing libgtk-3-0_3.10.8 that firefox works and the un-readable dark tool tips are readable again.

Strange is I downloaded the same firefox (I think) just a few days ago and it started right up but the tool tips were dark.
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rockedge


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PostPosted: Wed 25 May 2016, 07:24    Post subject:  

after using firefox 46 and 2 reboots later the tool tips turned dark again!

I used the change in the settings.ini as described above and changed to the default theme and the tool tips are readable again.
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DustyPixel

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul 2016, 20:41    Post subject: Firefox 46 tooltips unreadable  

OscarTalks -
Thanks for this. I've been having a similar problem with Firefox 47 in Tahrpup. Someone on another site suggested I try Stylish, an add-on in Firefox which enables the user to download extensions which modify the appearance of a webpage, to solve this. Through Stylish I found some tooltips downloads from userstyles.org which only fixed some of them - the change to 'Default' in settings.ini suggested here fixed everything.
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duckguy


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 15:36    Post subject: Black on Black Tooltips in Firefox
Subject description: Use pFind File Finder to Locate gtk-3.0
 

OscarTalks wrote:
... the dark tooltips. ... the libgtk-3 package ...

... edit /$HOME/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini ...
Code:
gtk-theme-name = Default
...
Oscar!! Thanks so very much for this. The bug still exists in Firefox 64.0 64-bit, using Tahrpup 64 v 6.0.5. Black on black tooltips is fantastic, but with the above mod, I have a black-on-yellow tooltip with black outlines. Somehow I find this easier to read? 'Laughing'

I should point out it's easier to locate the needed file by doing a search with the 'pFind file finder' included in the 'Filesystem' menu of most versions of Puppy Linux. Since I've got mine installed in an SSD this was a matter of seconds, but even with a conventional HD it should be pretty straightforward. I clicked on the result of the search, and it opened up in Geany which made editing simple.

Hope this helps clear any confusion for neophytes. B'H.

PS: Still have no sound while opening YouTube with this browser - any suggestions?
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Semme


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 17:29    Post subject:  

Yo! DG Mate.. Me thinks you're looking for this to get sound working.
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duckguy


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 20:18    Post subject: Firefox No Sound in Upgraded Versions
Subject description: No Sound in FF 64 - Running Tahr64 v 6.0.5
 

Semme wrote:
... you're looking for this to get sound ...
Thanks so very much. I installed it, and rebooted, loaded the FF browser, and navigated to YouTube. I have the beautiful sounds of silence. Although that's what I started with?

Do I have to go into the Terminal to activate a flag or something?

In any case, this box is running Tahr64 v 6.0.5 and FF64 v 64.0. ... and lucky me ... it is the "QUANTUM" edition!!

Woohoo. B'H.
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Semme


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 20:24    Post subject:  

Are you running Pup with a frugal save file or folder?
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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 22:21    Post subject:  

Try launching from terminal by typing
Code:
apulse firefox

Arrange your /usr/bin/firefox to be a script to launch this way

This apulse .pet package puts the apulse libraries in a sub-directory /usr/lib/apulse rather than over-writing the ones in /usr/lib so you have to use the little apulse wrapper script when you launch firefox.

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