Why oh WHY do they keep that utterly USELESS Web browser in Raspbian? I powered up my new Raspberry Pi today on my new 5” LCD display and tried loading up Node-Red on the browser.
That went well until I tried to edit a function – blank white window. I figured it was the LCD – so I tried it in TightVNC instead – still a white window.
I remembered that on my non-Pi machines they install Iceweasel – so off I went to get Iceweasel instead.
Surprised to say the LEAST when I installed the latter it also came with FIREFOX!! Now I’m a Chrome man but there’s nothing wrong with Firefox and so I was delighted to see that. I tried Node-Red on it and LO – worked a treat. So I’ve taken off the horrible default browser from my Pi3 and put Firefox up there instead. Looks lovely on the top.
While I was on, having learned from the experience with the NanoPis – I installed WICD while I was on – nice visual setup for WIFI.
And there it is – my sparkly Pi3 home screen.
But here’s the BIG thing – NOW all the BBC’s videos work all of a sudden – gone are the “you need Flash” messages – even BBC videos work (mind you – they won’t work on the little 5” LCD – back to “you need to install Flash” – which then doesn’t work. I’ll put that down to the LCD and have griped to my Ebay supplier. More on the touch screen later – it’s a winner.