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Old 10-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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This link might help

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

I like "Midori" in that list

HTH

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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Block flash, block ads, block scripts... this will speed up your browsing with any browser.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 11:19 AM   #5
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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 ?
 
Old 10-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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elinks.

Seriously, if you're browsing forums/blogs mostly, a text based browser is clean and super fast.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 11:31 AM   #8
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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
 
Old 10-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #9
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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
 
Old 10-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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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
 
Old 10-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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This is lightweight !
http://www.dillo.org/

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #13
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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.
 
Old 10-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 10:13 AM   #15
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