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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Trinity with Wayland?

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:24:13 -0700

On Wednesday 19 August 2020 11:10:06 Janek Stolarek wrote:
> > Not sure this will help, but somewhat seems related?
> No, that seems quite different. You sure you posted a correct link?
> But anyway, I decided to abandon the Wayland idea. I did to things instead.
> Firstly, I posted a bug report to nVidia forums [1]. This seems to have
> gone unnoticed, but someone has posted a similar bug report for the latest
> line of drivers [2] (450.xx - I'm on 440.xx since 450 is not yet in
> backports) and it looks like nVidia is actually working on this. There is
> hope. Secondly, I made a decision to abandon Firefox and give Vivalid a
> try. Firefox has been going in a wrong direction for me for the past couple
> of years (essentially removing configuration options and adding features
> that are major annoyance and enabled by default) and the bugs that I
> mentioned earlier were the final nail to a coffin. After the first few days
> of using Vivaldi I am very happy with it. No more tearing problems like in
> Firefox and no more problems with suspending to RAM. Most importantly,
> customizability of Vivaldi is just stellar. Performance could be better but
> I guess you can't have everything. If I don't run into any critical bugs it
> looks like I'll be staying with this browser.
> Janek
> [1]
>m-suspend/147206 [2]

I did try Vivaldi, and it has some good things about it; however, it is not 
exactly free/libre, GNU/Linux, Richard-Stallman-approved. 

For what it's worth, I found Vivaldi-Snapshot to work better for me. But I 
only use if for a few specific tasks, when I do not browse over a proxy, etc. 
Even so, Vivaldi makes connections to gezillions of different IP addresses. 
(I might have a screenshot hidden away somewhere.) Since it is for something 
I must do over a direct connection anyway, I will assume that Vivaldi is no 
worse than other browsers for protecting my data, and I only use if for a few 
tasks, or a couple sites, a few times in a month. 

Otherwise, have you considered other Mozilla-based browsers, such as Icecat, 
which can be "hacked" (in the good sense of the term) and reconfigured in all 
sorts of interesting ways that other browsers cannot. There is also PaleMoon, 
as well as a few others, and most of these preserve some of the old Mozilla 
features that we have missed. 

I am sure you have your own reasons for choice of browser, so I will refrain 
from rants against proprietary or "non-free" software.