Tag: GUI

Finally Fixed Firefox Showing White Form Controls With Dark Theme

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Firefox is my browser of choice. The only other choice on FreeBSD is Chromium, and I don’t like its GUI and lack of customization ability, nor do I like how it handles ignoring website colors. Being legally blind, I prefer white text on a black background. It’s just easier to read that way. I’ve been doing that since I was a kid, using a CCTV in school, where I learned that the negative contrast is just easier on my eyes.

Firefox 4 Beta9 GUI Sucks

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Firefox 4 beta 9 was released and I had to try it. It’s not in FreeBSD ports yet so I tried it under wine.. I tried it and it seems to be much, much faster than 3.6.x The speed improvement is very nice and long over due.. but the GUI? Why in the world would they get rid of the status bar? I depend on that to see where a link may be leading me to.

Trying Out KDE4

- 2 minutes, 235 words
KDE 4.1 became available in the FreeBSD ports so I figured I’d give it a try. Some stuff is missing but I like what I am seeing so far. I have been using it for the past week or so with no problems and no crashes or anything like that. It’s been stable enough that I could use it as my primary setup. The biggest thing that it’s missing are some of the customization options.