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EasyOS Kirkstone-series version 5.6.1 released

November 10, 2023 — BarryK

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We were discussing Firefox versus Chromium on the forum:

...and Firefox won.

So Easy 5.6.1 has been released with Firefox builtin. I updated from 5.6 on my Lenovo PC, am using  it now, and have made a most unfortunate discovery.

The Firefox window flickers periodically. If I am entering text in a text-entry box, such as posting to the forum, the flicker causes the text-entry box to lose focus, and as I continue typing, the characters no longer go into the text-entry box. Where they go I don't know.

This is a showstopper!!!!

How can FF release their browser which such a serious fault?

If you want to update to 5.6.1 and try FF, by all means do so. I'm typing this post with SeaMonkey Composer, and can see the FF window has flickered a few times. Very sad.

My PC hardware is very stock-standard "VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation CoffeeLake-S GT2". Not a trail-blazing recent GPU. I have used previous version of FF without this problem.

Maybe FF is OK on other hardware, but it is essential that it works for me. So goodbye FF. The version is 119.0 and I see 119.0.1 has been released. Release notes: mention of my flickering problem.

Tonight I intend to compile the latest Chromium, and Easy 5.6.2 will be back onto Chromium builtin.    

Tags: easy