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13_ 10-03-2012 11:28 AM

Lightweight browser.
 
Hi all, I am looking for lightweight browser. FF and Seamonkey are beginning to run slow on my old machines and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. When using FF I only use adblock and downloadhelper, so the other would need to support those or something similar.

Thanks.

custangro 10-03-2012 11:35 AM

This link might help

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10t...ng-system/2120

I like "Midori" in that list

HTH

--C

tronayne 10-03-2012 11:37 AM

Well, there's Konqeror (komes with KDE) that might lighten up the load a little (and there are most likely others). But, for really light weight give lynx a shot -- it's text only and kinda refreshing every now and again.

Hope this helps some.

snowpine 10-03-2012 12:16 PM

Block flash, block ads, block scripts... this will speed up your browsing with any browser.

H_TeXMeX_H 10-03-2012 12:19 PM

If you need those features, then the lightest one is firefox. I've tried lots of browsers and none compare in terms of features and speed. I wanted to switch because of their rapid release schedule, but it seems that they have slowed it down a bit, and things are better. Maybe they'll get back to normal. What exactly is slow ?

cortman 10-03-2012 12:21 PM

elinks. :)

Seriously, if you're browsing forums/blogs mostly, a text based browser is clean and super fast.

T3slider 10-03-2012 12:22 PM

To block ads in any browser, you can run privoxy or use the hosts file from here (clicking on 0 text file at the side will give you a plaintext file). I use Firefox and ABP so I haven't really had a need for privoxy, but I do use a slightly tweaked version of that hosts file and it blocks most ads in any browser without any real side effects. Just place your actual /etc/hosts content near the top of the file (replacing the stuff between the <localhost> and </localhost> tags) and place the file in /etc/hosts. For best results you should update that file once in a while with new versions from the linked site.

amani 10-03-2012 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowpine (Post 4796149)
Block flash, block ads, block scripts... this will speed up your browsing with any browser.

In addition, you can stop 'load images', third party cookies in FF

Soderlund 10-03-2012 06:06 PM

I recommend Links in graphics mode.

http://links.twibright.com

There's no flash or JavaScript, which is fine for me since I disable them anyway. It doesn't support CSS either, so pages look very plain, but it supports images (just not animated gifs), bookmarks and session cookies.

I don't know about ad blocking, but I think you can block images (at least there's a menu called "Blocked images" -- I haven't tried it).

For the websites that depend on JavaScript, I use Uzbl (WebKit): http://uzbl.org

surf is also a nice WebKit browser: http://surf.suckless.org

parcox 10-03-2012 07:23 PM

I use Qupzilla as alternative to Firefox in Slackware. It comes with default AdBlock tool which is very usefull and is available on slackbuilds.org

+1 qupzilla

ukiuki 10-03-2012 07:27 PM

This is lightweight !
http://www.dillo.org/

Regards

TobiSGD 10-03-2012 07:30 PM

If Firefox worked for you til now I would give Opera a chance, it has a smaller footprint, but is also a fully fledged browser.

D1ver 10-03-2012 07:41 PM

Midori is pretty good, but it's still pretty early in development.

A fun browser to play around with is uzbl. It's a very lightweight webkit browser, with keyboard navigation in mind.

Pixxt 10-03-2012 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parcox (Post 4796493)
I use Qupzilla as alternative to Firefox in Slackware. It comes with default AdBlock tool which is very usefull and is available on slackbuilds.org

+1 qupzilla

I have been impressed with Qupzilla in the short time Ive been using it. Not one crash yet(crosses fingers), unlike rekonq and konquer.

jvencent 10-04-2012 11:13 AM

lynx


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