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MX-17 Repository - The Otter-browser thread

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MX-17 Repository - The Otter-browser thread

#1 Post by timkb4cq » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:39 pm

Otter-browser 0.9.99-rc9 is now available in the MX-17 test repository.

Otter Browser aims to recreate the best aspects of Opera 12.x and to revive its spirit.
It's fast & lightweight, written mostly in C++ using the Qt5 toolkit, and is released under the GPL-3.0 license.
A browser controlled by the user, not vice-versa

As with any other package in the Test repo, please leave feedback if you try it.

Enjoy!
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#2 Post by azrielle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:34 pm

Many many thanks. Been using Otter in Win7SP1 on my Acer Happy2 netbook for about a year now as a lightweight alternative to Opera. From my limited experience, it beats Vivaldi all to Hades. Much smaller resource usage. I will install it on my x131e thinkpads' MX and see if it works similarly.
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#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:04 pm

That looks pretty nice, going to have to put it on my netbook.
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#4 Post by cyrilus31 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:20 am

Thanks Tim. I will try it this evening. I've had not too much luck with otter before (I encoutered many instabilities) but it was a long time before.

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#5 Post by Richard » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:23 am

Otter seems to function very well.
Didn't crash in the half hour of use.
Only problem I found was that changing font size didn't work for me.
About half the size of my current choices for Firefox ESR.

I'll go to their site for advice.
Maybe it's a qt5 problem?
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#6 Post by timkb4cq » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:24 am

Could be. There's another RC coming out shortly. But I couldn't wait after seeing a four nines version (0.9.99-rc9) :smiley2:

When 0.10 (or 1.0 depending on their scheme) arrives I'll update it.
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#7 Post by azrielle » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:56 pm

Install was flawless--as usual--from MX-PI. Works the same as it does with Win7SP1.
Three tabs open, total 64bit RAM usage acc to Conky 447MB. Not too shabby! With Opera, same 3 tabs, 684MB.
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#8 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:20 pm

Been trying Otter for a day now. I like it - except for the font size problem reported buy Richard. Print is too small, as yet have not found how to enlarge it.

Edit 5 minutes later. Hmmm... not so sure now, has crashed several times in past few minutes.

Another edit. Otter seemed to be crashing on one item in a news sheet. However, Otter has now deceased and will not load at all. Gone back to using Pale Moon.
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#9 Post by BassMan » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:01 am

I've been using otter-browser since the last 3 weeks on my both laptops (MX-17). On my first day I choose a dark theme (appearence-settings)
which caused a crash and otter could not be restarted. After reinstallation I'm now using "system-style" appearence (default).
Up to now, with a lot settings an configurations done, not a single crash! Otter is running fast and smooth. :happy:
Had one annoying behaviour on every website : each time when hovering the mouse over a link, I got a black popup-window,
containing URL and informations about. Sometimes a very big black window ! Link-URL is always displayed in the bottom line of the browser-window.
This is ok for me. I could stop the black windows : new tab, typed about:config, checked "browser" and changed the entry in
"ToolTipsMode" to "disabled". Will continue testing otter and report back.
Edit: otter is extremly slim! Uses with 1 tab open about 130 MB of RAM! Amazing!
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Re: MX-17 Repository - The Otter-browser thread

#10 Post by Richard » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:49 pm

Found the Settings of the font sizes.
Guess I hadn't looked in the right places.

There's a lot to like about Otter.
It is quick.
I'll load it up with tabs and see how it goes.
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