Author Topic: A question about 32bit Google Chrome (in the post 32bit Google Chrome era)  (Read 76 times)

Dan

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Hi everyone; I hope you're all doing well!

I have a question that may draw some criticism for my stupidity...but here goes... ;D

My wife uses our old 32bit laptop to watch Netflix and Amazon videos. The 32bit Firefox has stopped playing them for some reason, and I can't figure out why.

So...

I did some searching and found the last release of the 32bit version of Google Chrome. I threw caution to the wind...downloaded it and installed it. It plays both Netflix and Amazon perfectly.

So...

I made apps for both of them so that they would open in their own window. I then added "NoDisplay=true" to Google Chrome's desktop.file in /usr/share/applications so that the Chrome browser isn't "available" for my wife to use for browsing. All that can be done with Chrome is watching either Netflix or Amazon.

That's basically all that computer is used for...but...am I playing with fire?  ;D

Is anyone else experiencing this problem with 32bit Firefox lately? Firefox plays both perfectly on our 64bit machines...

Thanks!

Dan

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32bit Firefox is working for me again...not sure what the problem was.