#301 F31 Change: Firefox Wayland By Default On Gnome
Closed 3 years ago by pbokoc. Opened 4 years ago by bcotton.

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Changed title to reflect that FESCo has delayed this to F31

Metadata Update from @mareksu:
- Issue assigned to mareksu

4 years ago

@stransky, could you please review my draft for the Firefox+Wayland release note?

Firefox now uses the Wayland back end in GNOME

In the GNOME Wayland session, Firefox now uses the native Wayland display back end by default. The benefits of the native Wayland back end are:

  • Faster user interface
  • Better support for HiDPI displays, respecting the desktop scale factor
  • Smoother font rendering

This change affects Firefox only in the GNOME Wayland session. In all other environments, Firefox still uses the X11 or XWayland back end. This includes:

  • The GNOME X11 session
  • The KDE Plasma desktop environment, both the Wayland and X11 session
  • All other Wayland or X11 desktop environments and window managers

If you need to use Firefox with the X11 back end on GNOME Wayland, install the firefox-x11 package.

Thanks a lot for the release notes!

Also please add note about flash plugin - it's disabled on Wayland backend and you need to use firefox-x11 for it.

Thanks @stransky, I've added that information to the release note.

Metadata Update from @pbokoc:
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

3 years ago

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