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Browser replacement? (Solved, for now!)

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Browser replacement? (Solved, for now!)

#1 Post by Bierhundt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:04 pm

I've gotten tired of the huge footprint of Firefox, and don't need all of the whistles, bells, and buzzers of FF, Chrome, Opera, Chromiium etc., etc.. So I've been looking at smaller browsers suitable for Linux that still have an adblocker, most pros/cons say these smaller ones aren't yet ready, they have problems rendering websites, etc., and I don't want a text-based one. I looked at Pale Moon (recommended to me a few weeks ago), but it's supposedly missing some things for Linux, made primarily for Win. So I downloaded and installed Midori and Qupzilla just to take them out for a spin. Any opinions yea or nay on these two?
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https://beebom.com/best-web-browsers-for-linux/ wrote:Pale Moon started out as an optimized Firefox build for Windows, but has since expanded onto other platforms, and has moved away from Firefox in a number of ways. The most obvious is the decision to retain the classic Firefox UI instead of switching to Australis. This makes Pale Moon a desirable alternative for dissatisfied Firefox users, but there are a few caveats. Its Windows-centric legacy shows in a number of places, notably in the fact that the profile migration tool is not available for Linux. Pale Moon also isn’t fully compatible with Firefox add-ons, and some of the more popular extensions don’t work with it. If that’s not an obstacle for you, Pale Moon is an easy recommendation for anyone tired of Mozilla’s antics.
https://beebom.com/best-web-browsers-for-linux/ wrote:Midori is a lightweight alternative browser for GTK-based desktop environments, such as GNOME or Xfce. It supports both GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3, and it’s based on WebKit. Due to its fast startup time and responsiveness, it has become the default browser for a number of Linux distributions. Like many browsers on this list, it follows the Opera rather than Firefox approach to providing features out-of-the-box: it comes with support for user scripts and styles, smart bookmarks, ad blocking, mouse gestures, and a speed dial, among other things.
https://beebom.com/best-web-browsers-for-linux/ wrote:QupZilla could be viewed as Midori’s Qt counterpart in the context of this list. Although the name sounds similar, it has no relation to Mozilla. It offers a lightweight yet feature-packed alternative to its better-known competitors. QupZilla is based on WebKit, and comes with with its own ad blocker and speed dial. It also offers an interesting approach to viewing bookmarks, history and RSS feeds – it unifies them all in a single window. Another distinguishing feature is that QupZilla tries to seamlessly integrate with the user’s environment.
Watcha think, eh?
Any other recomendations?
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Re: Browser replacement?

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:08 pm

Qupzilla is my choice.
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#3 Post by anticapitalista » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:09 pm

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Re: Browser replacement?

#4 Post by Bierhundt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:46 pm

anticapitalista wrote:seamonkey

https://www.seamonkey-project.org/
I read somewhere that Debian has stopped developing Seamonkey - I used to prefer that to FF and others. Thanks, I'll look into that!

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#5 Post by Bierhundt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:50 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:Qupzilla is my choice.
I was hoping I'd hear from someone that actually uses it - that makes a difference. Thanks Jerry !

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#6 Post by wulf » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:32 pm

I like Waterfox. It's a little more privacy focused, and of course, you can ramp that up to your own requirements by going into the "about:config" page. It also supports most of the old favourite add-ons that Mozilla recently exorcised from it's newest incarnation..

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#7 Post by KoO » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:09 pm

I run Waterfox as a portable version if I'm using MX and i like it too, seems a bit more compatible with web sites then Palemoon. Their no Waterfox in the repo
I would give Qupzilla a try but the repo version is a but to old for me. Latest version 2.2.6 but it seems to need Qt 5.9 > MX Qt 5.7 webkit

May ask if they could be updated..

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Re: Browser replacement?

#8 Post by azrielle » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:54 am

I like Mozilla Lite, and Slimjet. And Otter when I can find it. Midori is a bit... sparse.
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#9 Post by ian.d.brunton » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:18 am

I've been using Palemoon because it supports the FF extensions I really want, specifically Pentadactyl. However, it doesn't support all the ones I like, and it's not hard to see that it will become less compatible over time as FF continues to develop in its current direction and Palemoon developers will have to re-engineer more and more extensions.

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#10 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:12 am

KoO wrote:I would give Qupzilla a try but the repo version is a but to old for me. Latest version 2.2.6 but it seems to need Qt 5.9 > MX Qt 5.7 webkit

May ask if they could be updated..
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