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Good evening everybody

Opera 12 64 bits (currently 12.01 1532) takes the 32 bits plugins : oopp (out of process plugins). It seems Opera doesn't recommend this 64 bits edition which, if you install it, is considered as a separate browser.

Nightly 64, Waterfox and IE9 64 bits don't.
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Originally Posted by dqwf View Post

Just make sure the installer removes the previous WaterFox as people cant read! That should solve most of the whining.

Also, maybe a window that says that the EA plugin is not 64bit.
Not that simple since the older installer was completely different. I also don't think it's worth changing around stuff to make Waterfox 'work better'. Just post a tutorial on how to fix the various issues and leave it at that.
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Originally Posted by dqwf View Post

Just make sure the installer removes the previous WaterFox as people cant read! That should solve most of the whining.

Also, maybe a window that says that the EA plugin is not 64bit.

 

I could have used an external script (either JS or VBS), but most anti-virus software programs don't like that and flag it as suspicious behavior. This problem only occurs from 13 > 14 anyway.

 

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Good evening everybody

Opera 12 64 bits (currently 12.01 1532) takes the 32 bits plugins : oopp (out of process plugins). It seems Opera doesn't recommend this 64 bits edition which, if you install it, is considered as a separate browser.

Nightly 64, Waterfox and IE9 64 bits don't.

 

There was a version of Firefox 4 (64-Bit) which used 32-Bit plugins. But things have changed since then and it may not be possible (although I don't see why not, and I'll start looking into it.)

    
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If people want to use 32 bit plugins why dont they use FF? All this backward compatibility is exactly why we are in this mess. I wish everything was 64 bit (5 years ago), dont know why it isnt, cant think of any reason.

I use WF, dont even have Flash installed for it. If I need Flash, I open IE, use Flash and then close it (doesnt happen that often anyway). I just dont like Flash and want it gone!

Is it so hard to open FF, use your 32 bit plugin and close it when done? Use WF for TRUE 64 bit browsing.

It is 2012 and we are still running 32 bit crap!
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Wait 5 more years, perhaps 64-bit browsers will become mainstream then. I'm personally waiting for a 64-bit Google Chrome build. biggrin.gif
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Won't even take that long. FF is only the beginning! wheee.gif

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It might be longer, the way vendors drag their heels with 64-bit support of various programs and plugins... that and Microsoft finally stops providing 32-bit builds of Windows.
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Why is there a 64 bit version of Chrome for Linux but not Windows? It cant be the FF excuse that extensions wont work. I used to be a Chrome user and moved to WF because it wasnt 64 bit.

Can anyone that actually programs tell me what is so difficult about compiling 64 bit code other than changing a couple of settings on the compiler? If the 32 bit code is there, is it really that hard to compile 64 bit code?

Is it because people cant read instructions, complain about pinning an icon, changing of an executable name or plugins dont work since they are 32 bit?

I can only guess it is because developers dont want to deal with user's complaints.
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Ask Google why, but it's probably because Chrome won't currently compile a 64-bit binary on Windows. Go ahead, give it a try.
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There was a version of Firefox 4 (64-Bit) which used 32-Bit plugins. But things have changed since then and it may not be possible (although I don't see why not, and I'll start looking into it.)
Thks for your answer. Interesting.
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