Linux Pale Moon Tarballs Behavior: GTK2 vs GTK3

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Linux Pale Moon Tarballs Behavior: GTK2 vs GTK3

Unread post by Night Wing » 2022-08-11, 14:43

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I'm using the newest version of linux Pale Moon 31.2.0.1 at the time of this posting.

I use 64 bit linux Pale Moon on both desktop computers and laptops running Linux Mint and now, MX Linux using a mouse. For a long time I have always used the Pale Moon GTK2 tarball. But since GTK2 is considered old, I tried the GTK3 tarball. Keep in mind I use the Menu Bar in linux Pale Moon and the Bookmarks Toolbar.

At first I really couldn't tell the difference between the two since linux Pale Moon operated the same. But I finally noticed one thing when using Pale Moon from the GTK2 tarball with it's extracted folder.

On the Bookmarks Toolbar, the horizontal portion of the toolbar, I could left click and hold down the mouse button which allowed me to grab a folder on the Bookmarks Toolbar and move it to another place on the horizontal portion of the toolbar. Fine and dandy.

But with the GTK3 tarball with it's Pale Moon extracted folder, I cannot left click my mouse button on a folder on the horizontal portion of the Bookmarks Toolbar and move the folder where I want to.

In order to do that with the GTK3 Pale Moon, I have to left click on the Bookmarks item in the Menu bar which produces a drop down context menu. Then I have to left click on the "Organize Bookmarks" which brings up the "Library" window.

In the Library window, I then have to double left click on the Bookmarks Toolbar selection which opens and shows all the folders in the Bookmarks Toolbar. Then I can drag and drop the folders where I want.

This works the same whether I'm using linux Mint 20.3 or (MX Linux 21.1). So it takes me longer to move folders on the horizontal portion of the Bookmarks Toolbar when I am using the GTK3 version of Pale Moon where it is easier to move folders on the horizontal portion of the Bookmarks Toolbar using the GTK2 version of Pale Moon.

Is anyone else noticing this?
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Re: Linux Pale Moon Tarballs Behavior: GTK2 vs GTK3

Unread post by andy80 » 2022-08-12, 02:07

Now that you mentioned this, I also note this difference; I am using openSUSE Tumbleweed with LXDE.
Another thing I noted is that you can still move ordinary bookmarks by dragging them, as well as folders in the "Bookmarks" menu, so it should be something specific to folders in the bookmark toolbar. Moreover, sometimes by left-clicking on a folder and then dragging it to the left, it gets the same "detached" aspect as when dragging ordinary bookmarks, but it doesn't move.

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Re: Linux Pale Moon Tarballs Behavior: GTK2 vs GTK3

Unread post by Night Wing » 2022-08-12, 09:44

Thanks for the confirmation.

With linux Pale Moon still being offered in GTK2, I've gone back to using linux Pale Moon this way. So I'll ride GTK2 until the day comes when it will be no longer offered.
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