I upgraded from (I believe) Firefox 43.0.1 to Firefox 47.0.1 on FreeBSD. After the upgrade, I see that the scroll bars - both appearance and behavior - have been changed,…
I upgraded from (I believe) Firefox 43.0.1 to Firefox 47.0.1 on FreeBSD.
After the upgrade, I see that the scroll bars - both appearance and behavior - have been changed, and for the worse.
the fact that the scroll bar is narrower is annoying, but can be worked with. Though making a smaller space to grab the scroll bar indicator and move your viewport to where you want to be on a page is more difficult and more likely to cause frustration, it would be nice if the width could be restored.
Second, the "up" arrow and the "down" arrow used to click one line[ish] up or down have been removed. I can only see this as a decision to reduce the usability of the browser.
The major problem, and this may be a "look for a functional browser" problem, is that when you click in the scroll bar, instead of the expected behavior of scrolling up one "screen" if you click above the current position or down one "screen" if you click below the cursor, the behavior is to unexpectedly click to where the mouse cursor is. If you're on a short page, this isn't much of a problem, but if you are on a large page, the makers of Firefox have just made reading web pages incredibly difficult, as you have to fight with a narrow scroll bar to try to move an indicator a tiny bit by carefully dragging it - and in come cases, moving just a pixel or two down or up could cover several screens of a page. On any long page, firefox has just become unusable as a means of effectively reading that content.
In addition, double clicking on the blank space in the tab bar no longer opens a new tab. Instead, it does nothing.
Is there any way to get these two major usability issues addressed?
This MacBook Pro (15-inch-late 2011) 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB MHz RAM, Intel Graphics 3000 512 MB ... running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4. ... It successfully launches…
This MacBook Pro (15-inch-late 2011) 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB MHz RAM, Intel Graphics 3000 512 MB ... running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4. ... It successfully launches Firefox (I downloaded upgrade on 03/03/2018 (Firefox 60.0).) But, then it just freezes until the machine times out on something critical -- and it totally CRASHES the entire MacBook Pro. After, crashing, I have had to reset the machine. I have EVEN replaced MacOS High Sierra and then re-downloaded and replaced Firefox 60.0 on a "clean" system. Apple Safari (NOTE: Safari is what I am sending this message on right now has NO PROBLEMs on the system!)
The system also has problems with Aspyr's Civilization V. They said that it is the Intel Graphics Card that causes the issues and they have NOT been able to correct the issue for their gaming software.
I have NO ISSUES ON RUNNING 99% of the installed application software that was downloaded via Apple MacOS App Store. What can I do? I have ALWAYS SUPPORTED MOZILLA and wish to use what is supposed to be a superior browser product -- FIREFOX 60.0!