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post #3291 of 7225
Just delete the folder, the profile (if you dont want to use firefox ofc) and start whatever browser you want to use and select 'yes' when it asks you if you want it as default.
post #3292 of 7225
MrAlex, can you upload somewhere source files or this new release with "old installer"? For a long time I have portable version of waterfox, and when it was updating I've just opened installer like an archive and copied files from "core" folder to my "firefox" folder. Now new version of installer has this .rsrc and .data files so I can't just copy it to destination folder, and if I copy files from ordinary installed waterfox to my portable waterfox folder - it just not working.
Sorry for my language, English not my native.
post #3293 of 7225
well i did try to delete the WF folder but it was locked by something using it at the time ( it wasn't WF running ^^) , but i was more concerned if there was any reg entries to deal with?

i assume not.

cheers

p.s. its not that i dont want to use WF im just trying to remove it so i can re-install it properly
post #3294 of 7225
Jack Dinn - Do you have admin rights to your machine? Right click the taskbar and go to task manager to see if you see the waterfox.exe/firefox.exe task running. If so, right click on the process and choose to stop/kill that process. Flash sometimes gets hung up with WF/FF leaving some components running even thought the program has been closed. As a matter of fact both WF and FF had an issue with Add-ons hanging a while back. Haven't seen that on 14 though. Hope that helps!
post #3295 of 7225
cheers, it was the divx updater that was holding it, i have now removed WF and am back on FF.

I might re-install WF at some point but i had problems last time like the shortcuts it made pointed to the x86 programfiles folder for some reason and i couldn't get the divx vod plugin to work either and then there was the odd crash when i first run it. Probably just me being an idiot.

However im sure ill give it another go shortly as iv been using it for a long while now and was always quite happy with it apart from the non-working auto update.


Thx,
jd.
post #3296 of 7225
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First of all the problems have occurred because people cant read. It was clearly explained we needed to uninstall to install the new version.

Sorry, but I find that a condescending statement and personally insulting - I as many others did as it was asked, uninstalled first and had nearly all the issues simply because the name is different. So no, you are totally incorrect. If it was that important the installer should have been programmed to refuse to install when discovering an older version - app development 101!
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I was scared to loose

You mean "lose" unless you were frightened to set your tabs free to roam the world unhindered
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my tabs but did as told and no problems for me (W8 RP x64). This is the first time we had to uninstall before installing the new version because of the the exe name change. Next time it wont be needed but if you change the name again we will have to, causing more problems.

Or fixing even more problems by going back and having them never to return. Many have probably either not bothered with v14 yet or have gone back to v13 waiting for a proper release.
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Waterfox should also try to evolve and not stay stuck with firefox.exe. We might as well go back to x32 as some plugins dont work! Move forward and fix issues to make the product better.

What evolution - the coding is still Mozilla's Firefox and this project will pretty much die in the near future once Mozilla themselves start to release 64bit versions. The writing's on the wall and I'm sure they'll the appreciate the efforts of this project to make their own release as good if not better.
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There are also some problems which seem to be cosmetic. Complaining about an icon, a way of docking, flash, etc. Those a not real problems or at least WF problems.

Yes it is - you try dealing with support calls for people because of such "cosmetic" things. It's these kinds of issues that make the product look untested and unprofessional, neither of which are true, but that's the impression given.
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If WF is crashing, is slow, has memory leaks, security issues, doesnt display pages as it should, etc. those are real problems.

Yes they are, and WF 14 seems to have these also - I've never had WF processes crash on me so many times, in fact v13 never did that I can recall.
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I dont like the Updater, I prefer the way it was before, when I clicked the Help menu to check for updates when I wanted to but this is not a life threatening thing so I dont complaing about it. There was a way to disable it from checking for updates every time the PC was idle (this was extreme) so problem solved. Now I can check for updates when I want.
I like the project, have been using it for a while and want it to be better and not just stall to keep people happy.

The WF updater or even what Mozilla uses have not been popular with me either, but at least it's not as insidious as Google's Chrome updater - a real pain to remove. The updater should be an installer option so we can choose to not use it.

Also is Waterfox a "fork" of Firefox? If not, then the name should remain Firefox as it's purely a recompile of the official source code - what add-on or 3rd party app developer is going to support a niche version of Firefox just because their code is looking for the official executable name.
post #3297 of 7225
I can tell you my ongoing Adobe/Waterfox issue was infact the fault of my video card overclock setting. Though it passed all normal tests in a benchmark, it apparently was causing issues. I set it back to stock and now not a single problem! Waterfox works with most of my plugins/addons without issue. The only two I have are Logitech FlowScroll and Logitech Device Detection, which, I've contacted Logitech asking them to update both.
post #3298 of 7225
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Also is Waterfox a "fork" of Firefox? If not, then the name should remain Firefox as it's purely a recompile of the official source code - what add-on or 3rd party app developer is going to support a niche version of Firefox just because their code is looking for the official executable name.

Fork or not, the name "Firefox" can't be used since it violates the trademark of firefox. ALL unofficial builds built from the firefox code can't use the name "firefox" as its official branding.

See trademark logo, branding and visual identity section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Firefox
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post #3299 of 7225
All hello. I`m use Waterfox at 12.0 version. WF like me better than original FF. Goodjob, brothas)) thnx
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But i very sad, that build only install-version, not also portable. Last year i discovered for myself an portable-soft, and forget what is installation thumb.gif .
But i havn`t search Waterfox 13.0 on portable variable in all net sozo.gif My attempts in SpoonStudio and VMware ThinApp is no effect too stun.gif
I build portable WF13.0 only on "shortcut-method (in appearence of shortcut to wf.exe write path to you profile)"
And i have very painfull question: whether to wait portable-version or "DIY"?
P.S.:Sorry for my "albanian" lachen.gif , eng isn`t my native lang.
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2nd question: If i copy-past myself profile (folder profile) from 13.0 to 14.0, is it worked? Because i have much visual-tabs on Fast-Dial add-on and don`t want lost them frown.gif
Edited by Trommy - 8/5/12 at 10:42am
post #3300 of 7225
Installed waterfox as soon as I rebuilt my PC, just wanted to try it out, but I guess now its my permanant browser!
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