• demise of FB w/FF and w/Opera

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Tue Oct 26 20:49:00 2021
    Well.. It has finally come to pass. Facebook doesn't operate
    100% with FireFox 52.8.0 or Opera 36.

    The dynamics required to start a message in the Messenger panel
    for replies doesn't work. The cursor might sit blinking in the
    message field, but there is no reponse with keystrokes.

    As much as I lothe using FB, it is however the only way to
    reach (or spy on) some friends or relatives.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Wed Oct 27 04:23:39 2021
    Re: demise of FB w/FF and w/Opera
    By: Ogg to All on Tue Oct 26 2021 08:49 pm

    Well.. It has finally come to pass. Facebook doesn't operate
    100% with FireFox 52.8.0 or Opera 36.

    The dynamics required to start a message in the Messenger panel
    for replies doesn't work. The cursor might sit blinking in the
    message field, but there is no reponse with keystrokes.

    As much as I lothe using FB, it is however the only way to
    reach (or spy on) some friends or relatives.

    i think you might have some sort of issue on your end, because i just installed opera and logged into fb and i am using the messenger feature fine. just sent someone a msg.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Ogg on Wed Oct 27 09:32:57 2021
    Re: demise of FB w/FF and w/Opera
    By: Ogg to All on Tue Oct 26 2021 08:49 pm

    Well.. It has finally come to pass. Facebook doesn't operate
    100% with FireFox 52.8.0 or Opera 36.

    The dynamics required to start a message in the Messenger panel
    for replies doesn't work. The cursor might sit blinking in the
    message field, but there is no reponse with keystrokes.

    It might not be a sign of demise for Facebook. I have a feeling Facebook (like other companies) probably focus more on their mobile app rather than making sure their web site works 100% for desktop users, unfortunately. I've noticed even their web site these days seems more optimized for mobile use. If I make my web browser window bigger on the screen, I think it looks a little weird - The news feed takes up a fixed-width center column, with some links on the left and contacts on the right. If you have a big monitor and maximize the browser window, there's a lot of empty space on the page.

    Nightfox

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Wed Oct 27 07:42:00 2021
    Hello MRO!

    ** On Wednesday 27.10.21 - 04:23, MRO wrote to Ogg:

    i think you might have some sort of issue on your end,
    because i just installed opera and logged into fb and i am
    using the messenger feature fine. just sent someone a msg.
    -+-

    This what I see (or rather, don't see) using Opera 36.

    https://susepaste.org/78166337

    The Messenger window never populates.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Wed Oct 27 12:05:52 2021
    Re: demise of FB w/FF and w/Opera
    By: Ogg to MRO on Wed Oct 27 2021 07:42 am

    Hello MRO!

    ** On Wednesday 27.10.21 - 04:23, MRO wrote to Ogg:

    i think you might have some sort of issue on your end,
    because i just installed opera and logged into fb and i am
    using the messenger feature fine. just sent someone a msg.
    -+-

    This what I see (or rather, don't see) using Opera 36.

    https://susepaste.org/78166337

    The Messenger window never populates.

    it doesn't do that to me. could be you got reported and they did a shadow ban on your ass with one of their services. it happened to me when i was trolling on fb. msger wouldnt load entirely. only happened on one account i had.

    use another computer and another browser and see if you have that issue.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Ogg on Wed Oct 27 08:30:00 2021
    Ogg wrote to All <=-

    Well.. It has finally come to pass. Facebook doesn't operate
    100% with FireFox 52.8.0 or Opera 36.

    Are those current versions? I'm playing around with switching from Chrome to Firefox (again), but I barely use Facebook these days.

    I stopped using remote desktop to access my work laptop; instead I've been using Edge on my home system and using the Microsoft 365 apps. I'm pretty happy with the setup, and like being able to keep work in a different
    browser.


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  • From Nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Ogg on Mon Nov 8 18:44:25 2021
    Ogg wrote:
    Well.. It has finally come to pass. Facebook doesn't operate
    100% with FireFox 52.8.0 or Opera 36.

    Is this some really old posting or something? My Opera is v 79.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nelgin on Mon Nov 8 20:25:47 2021
    Re: Re: demise of FB w/FF and w/Opera
    By: Nelgin to Ogg on Mon Nov 08 2021 06:44 pm

    Ogg wrote:
    Well.. It has finally come to pass. Facebook doesn't operate
    100% with FireFox 52.8.0 or Opera 36.

    Is this some really old posting or something? My Opera is v 79.

    looks like firefox is v 94, also.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Nelgin on Tue Nov 9 21:05:00 2021
    Hello Nelgin!

    ** On Monday 08.11.21 - 18:44, Nelgin wrote to Ogg:

    Ogg wrote:
    Well.. It has finally come to pass. Facebook doesn't operate
    100% with FireFox 52.8.0 or Opera 36.

    Is this some really old posting or something? My Opera is v 79.

    I think Opera 36 is the highest that is supported on XP. My XP
    laptop is my preferred machine.

    Anyway.. the Facebook matter kinda cleared up actually. There
    was apparently a big lag in the prompt field in Messenger. The
    delay is not as bad anymore.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Wed Nov 10 17:09:03 2021
    Re: demise of FB w/FF and w/Opera
    By: Ogg to Nelgin on Tue Nov 09 2021 09:05 pm

    Hello Nelgin!

    ** On Monday 08.11.21 - 18:44, Nelgin wrote to Ogg:

    Ogg wrote:
    Well.. It has finally come to pass. Facebook doesn't operate
    100% with FireFox 52.8.0 or Opera 36.

    Is this some really old posting or something? My Opera is v 79.

    I think Opera 36 is the highest that is supported on XP. My XP
    laptop is my preferred machine.

    Anyway.. the Facebook matter kinda cleared up actually. There
    was apparently a big lag in the prompt field in Messenger. The
    delay is not as bad anymore.

    I'd consider that a qwake up call to install Tiny Core Linux or some other lightweight operating system on it which is still modern.Unless the thing has less than 2 Gb of RAM, in which case it is not much use as a desktop if you load a new OS on it.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Arelor on Wed Nov 10 20:45:16 2021
    Re: demise of FB w/FF and w/Opera
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Wed Nov 10 2021 05:09 pm

    I'd consider that a qwake up call to install Tiny Core Linux or some other lightweight operating system on it which is still modern.Unless the thing has less than 2 Gb of RAM, in which case it is not much use as a desktop if you load a new OS on it.


    yeah someone shouldnt be running windows xp nowadays. he can get a computer that runs windows 10 for pretty cheap.

    i have 3 computers in my basement that can run windows 10 just fine. that's if the moisture didnt fuck them up
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Sun Nov 14 07:48:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Wednesday 10.11.21 - 17:09, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    Anyway.. the Facebook matter kinda cleared up actually. There
    was apparently a big lag in the prompt field in Messenger. The
    delay is not as bad anymore.

    I'd consider that a qwake up call to install Tiny Core Linux or some other lightweight operating system on it which is still modern.Unless the thing has less than 2 Gb of RAM, in which case it is not much use as a desktop
    if you load a new OS on it.

    I have noticed that some of the distros would allow operating
    newer versions of FF. That would be good.

    The Thinkpad has 3GB ram - the max. I have tried several
    LiveCDs on it. Mint or Cinnamon cooperated quite nicely.

    But I am not going to let poor Facebook performance determine
    my computer future. ;)

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Sun Nov 14 15:51:56 2021
    Re: demise of FB w/FF and w/Opera
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Sun Nov 14 2021 07:48 am

    The Thinkpad has 3GB ram - the max. I have tried several
    LiveCDs on it. Mint or Cinnamon cooperated quite nicely.


    I think that, unless you use some OS specific application, upgrading that machine to Linux is a no-brainer.

    Not because of Facebook specifically. A lot of not-so-modern web applications will give you trouble with old browsers and operating systems.

    Not to mention it is reckless to use an old unsuported OS in an Internet facing machine.

    Given the upgrade cost is zero, you could make yourself a gift and use something more recent.

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