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Arkenfox’s page on extensions is helpful for cutting down your extension list by using built in browser tools and expanding the capabilities of the few you should keep.


I’m not super concerned as a user of the search engine and not the browser. When I see stuff like this it certainly gets me paying a bit more attention, but I think DDG is still fine and I don’t mind using it while it continues to have the best experience for privacy-conscious search engines. This appears to be a legitimate issue with the browser, but nearly every bad headline I’ve seen about the search engine has turned out to be complete bs.

If this is enough to shake your trust in anything they touch, fair enough, but I’m not there yet.


Have none of these been updated to libadwaita, or are you forcing the old Adwaita theme in libadwaita applications?

I love GNOME but I really don’t like the flatter direction they’re taking.


I’m going to paste my comment from a similar topic:

I find that conversation flourishes when you limit it to a certain degree. In spaces which are completely open and have a massive range of opinion, what you’ll find is mostly yelling at each other over broad talking points that everyone is already familiar with. After a while, nothing of interest comes out of the far left clashing with the far right all the time. But when you limit it, time can be spent doing other things than yelling at the dickhead on the other side who you have little to no overlap with and see as a dire enemy. You can talk about nuances in principles, differences in organizing, etc. It makes for richer, more interesting conversation.

There’s also quite a huge range within the umbrella of leftism, and honestly we already have a huge enough gap there that there’s a lot of worthless clashing. Broadening that would only make the site worse.


It’s contextual. “Females” is often a slightly nicer way of saying “removed,” but it’s also often just a neutral term. I’d say the top comment from /u/frankaiden02 in that thread gets it right.



Valve games do have pretty good ones! I’ve had mixed results with the new Vulkan options they introduced…they’re typically faster than the OpenGL versions but are more prone to crashes and such.


What are the best Linux native ports?
I've never been a "no tux no bux" person, but I have to admit that I am a little worried about possible over-reliance on Proton in the years ahead. I'd like to support more Linux native games, but so many of them have ports so awful that there's no reason not to use WINE anyway. Whether they be actually broken, slow due to OpenGL, or just generally wonky...there's a lot of shitty ports out there. So I'm curious: what ones are particularly polished or impressive?
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I’m still getting results for the few of these I tried. People on other sites are also reporting that it’s working for them.

iirc this has happened before and it was just a mistake in how they implemented bing results. I hope that’s the case here again.


And finally people need to eat and earn money on the internet, either you sell a product (which needs advertising) or you are the person who does that promo or advert.

Ignoring the nitpicking of what “advertising” means, no they don’t. The internet doesn’t have to be an avenue for people to make money. You may prefer that to be the case, but it is not an absolute requirement. Personally, I would prefer this ad-driven web collapse entirely so that the only web pages are small sustainable passion projects.


Oh jeez that’s a shame. It at least makes me feel better about not being on Android anymore…I missed NewPipe, but if it holds a weak stance like that as a project then I’d rather use something better anyway.

There is no ethical advertising.


I’m not saying it’s useless, but I can’t imagine what I’d want this for. Can someone give a practical use for these different movement options?


I’m not saying it’s difficult, but it’s a relatively shaky experience not meant for regular usage. They’re called “Testing” and “Unstable” for a reason. Sid requires you to watch your updates and be sure nothing fucky is happening…that’s a notable extra step to just using your system that not everyone wants to deal with.

I love Debian and all but use Fedora on most of my machines simply because for my use case of high spec gaming, up to date packages are all but required and using a system designed to be used that way is a much smoother experience than using the development version of a system not trying at all to cater to my needs.


Because Fedora tries harder than Debian to be an approachable and polished system out of the box. That, and if you need newer packages than what’s in Debian Stable then the experience is better on a distro like Fedora than making Testing or Sid work. Not to say that those options are bad, but depending on what you value Fedora might be closer to what you previously got out of Ubuntu than Debian.


It’s certainly possible that that was the order of things, but given that Twitter started out somewhat more idealistic and open, I wouldn’t be surprised if as soon as the financial ties and responsibilities toward Twitter fell away, he had a chance to look around at the state of the internet and feel genuine remorse.

Fuck him regardless, but I don’t think he necessarily planned it to be this way. It’s reasonably likely that we’re watching a monster finally start to process how much harm they’ve caused the world.



While this redefining of the term is happening, that isn’t what’s meant here.


What makes the “rules of the community” relevant here? Would you have no problem if the rules specifically disallowed your opinions?

Rules are guidelines and should always be loose, left up to human judgement and enforcement. If everything must be outlined with a specific rule, then you’re just inviting constant rules lawyering for the rest of time instead of effectively taking care of people who make your community worse.

I suggest reading On a technicality.


I find that conversation flourishes when you limit it to a certain degree. In spaces which are completely open and have a massive range of opinion, what you’ll find is mostly yelling at each other over broad talking points that everyone is already familiar with. After a while, nothing of interest comes out of the far left clashing with the far right all the time. But when you limit it, time can be spent doing other things than yelling at the dickhead on the other side who you have little to no overlap with and see as a dire enemy. You can talk about nuances in principles, differences in organizing, etc. It makes for richer, more interesting conversation.


I use Beehaw some, but honestly I don’t think federation is all that useful for this kind of site vs self hostable regular link aggregator software. Do I really want lemmy.ml’s music community and 3 other instances’ music communities, all of which being held up by one or two posters each? Not really. And at the moment, lemmy.ml has the only community sizable enough for regular usage.


I’d like to throw my hand in with this sentiment. I always liked Adwaita because it was modern but independent, not chasing trends for the sake of it. Now all of a sudden they’re not only chasing the flat trend, but chasing the much more extreme older version of it that reminds me more of the initial Material apps than anything going on in 2022. It’s hard to read, much uglier, and gives up much of the identity GNOME has held onto compared to other modern desktops.

A lot has been said about libadwaita and the wrench it throws into the world of themes, but the pill would be a lot easier to swallow if it didn’t come at the same time as the worst theme the project has ever deployed. It honestly really surprises me, as Adwaita and Clearlooks before it were both top-notch visual styles and I never thought such a regression would come from the GNOME team.






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Elden Ring freesync / VRR issues?
I'm able to work around this by manually setting my monitor to their fps cap of 60, but if I leave it at 165hz with freesync on, it'll rapidly swing between 60 and 165, as if it has no idea where to land and adding a noticeable amount of stuttering in the process. I've only ever seen this noted on random ProtonDB reports and it's just so strange, as it works just fine with every other game I've played, where at the very worst it's just useless. Currently experiencing this on GNOME with x11 on amd hardware, but I've had it happen with other setups as well. I guess this is a PSA as well. If you have a high refresh rate display, set it directly to 60hz to improve your experience in these games. Normally freesync would make this unnecessary, but that's not the case here.
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Is anyone else bothered by banners?
Banners are fuckhuge. Even fitting wide ones like [/c/gaming](https://lemmy.ml/c/gaming) take up most of the page, and then there's vertical ones like [/c/anime](https://lemmy.ml/c/anime) which are kind of absurd. I admit that it's worse for me because I have to use the site zoomed in and wish the site was more left-aligned, but even at standard zoom, a typical community page will only show 2 actual posts and part of another one. It's overwhelming. I appreciate the bit of customizability, but I think they go a bit overboard.
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