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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Brave 8 2.26%
Chrome 40 11.30%
Chromium 22 6.21%
Dillo 1 0.28%
dwb 0 0%
Epiphany 0 0%
Falkon 4 1.13%
Firefox 204 57.63%
Konqueror 1 0.28%
links/elinks 4 1.13%
Luakit 0 0%
lynx 3 0.85%
NetRider 2 0.56%
Opera 10 2.82%
PaleMoon 11 3.11%
qutebrowser 4 1.13%
rekonq 0 0%
SeaMonkey 12 3.39%
Uzbl 0 0%
Vivaldi 22 6.21%
w3m 1 0.28%
Otter Browser 1 0.28%
Waterfox 3 0.85%
Iridium 1 0.28%
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:14 AM   #46
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However you did not list the important reasons why it has been forked.
Basically Pale Moon is a security hardened version of Firefox, and of course
it is slightly older because it takes a lot of time to harden a particular browser version,
and by the time you have done all the tweaks of course a few newer FF versions would come out
Actually, I recall Pale Moon originally touting better support for newer hardware. However, as time passed, Firefox started changing in ways many people didn't like, and Firefox forks like Pale Moon, Basilisk, and Waterfox became a refuge.

Ironically, I've now found Pale Moon to be better on older processors than Firefox. Likewise for computers with limited RAM.
 
Old 01-11-2019, 03:56 AM   #47
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I've now found Pale Moon to be better on older processors than Firefox
Probably because if Palemoon (consciously) doesn't support some web bloat, it doesn't load it and your browsing experience is better
 
Old 01-11-2019, 04:09 AM   #48
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Firefox for me across all devices.
 
Old 01-11-2019, 12:53 PM   #49
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Pale Moon for me. I like the support for the Pentadactyl extension which has link following and quick marks. Also, Pale Moon is more lightweight in my test than other browsers with JavaScript, HTML5 and Gnash support. Ever since Firefox dropped support for legacy extensions FF doesn't have support for an extension with quick marks. I'll try to avoid Google's browser outside of my Android phone and checking my web site. I did use SeaMonkey and like its having an integrated email client. But, SeaMonkey hasn't been updated since last July except by a third party whose builds won't run on Devuan stable. Also, SeaMonkey doesn't have any extensions with quick mark support.
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:07 PM   #50
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Still Firefox for me... still holdin' on'...
 
Old 01-12-2019, 07:35 AM   #51
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Pale Moon would be my first choice, followed by Firefox and Vivaldi.
 
Old 01-12-2019, 08:21 AM   #52
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Firefox. I will have to check out Vivaldi though...
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:12 AM   #53
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+1 for firefox
 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:22 PM   #54
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I always just use it, which is most suitable for a particular purpose. Otherwise, Firefox is the primary one.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 09:32 AM   #55
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I left firefox in disgust when they did the Australis UI upgrade - 5 years ago? The we-know-better-than-you-what-you-want Microsoft style management attitude just doesn't fly with me. I bounced to PaleMoon for a while, but left them for several reasons, mostly due to their FU attitude towards Slackware. I migrated to WaterFox, and while there is no love lost there either, it gets the job done. Chrome for video watching, but after many many years with firefox, the Chrome UI rubs me wrong.

Honestly I'm kinda in browser limbo. Firefox went down the toilet AFAIC, but I haven't found anything I like since then.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 09:39 AM   #56
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I left firefox in disgust when they did the Australis UI upgrade - 5 years ago? The we-know-better-than-you-what-you-want Microsoft style management attitude just doesn't fly with me. I bounced to PaleMoon for a while, but left them for several reasons, mostly due to their FU attitude towards Slackware. I migrated to WaterFox, and while there is no love lost there either, it gets the job done. Chrome for video watching, but after many many years with firefox, the Chrome UI rubs me wrong.

Honestly I'm kinda in browser limbo. Firefox went down the toilet AFAIC, but I haven't found anything I like since then.
Try Vivaldi. Quite a few Slackers have moved over to it of late. ruario is one of the devs and often answers questions in the Vivaldi thread.

Here's the script for downloading the latest Vivaldi and converting it into a Slackware package.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 10:05 AM   #57
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Try Vivaldi. Quite a few Slackers have moved over to it of late. ruario is one of the devs and often answers questions in the Vivaldi thread.

Here's the script for downloading the latest Vivaldi and converting it into a Slackware package.
I'm actually looking at it this morning. I'll play with it a bit - any idea how to move tabs below the address bar? I know, I know, Browser devs think no one should ever do that, but I'm a hold out on that one...WaterFox still lets me do that, which is really the only reason I still use it.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 10:11 AM   #58
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I'm actually looking at it this morning. I'll play with it a bit - any idea how to move tabs below the address bar? I know, I know, Browser devs think no one should ever do that, but I'm a hold out on that one...WaterFox still lets me do that, which is really the only reason I still use it.
I don't think there's an option to move tabs directly below the address bar. But you can move the address bar to the bottom, move the tabs to the bottom, to the left or right of the screen. Play around with the settings in the 'address bar' and 'tabs' areas of Settings.

Honestly, I would take any questions or suggestions to the Vivaldi thread and see what the Slackware community/Vivaldi dev[s] can do for you. The browser has a heavy focus on customisation, so you may find another way of doing things that's to your liking.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 04:43 PM   #59
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Whichever one does sane things with Page Up and Page Down.

I love firefox.....

..except the fact that you can never tell what the blue blazing hell it's going to do when you push the page up or page down key drives me RAGING NUTS!!!

Guess what I want to happen when I hit the page up key?

I WANT IT TO SCROLL UP ONE PAGE.

I never ever ever ever want it to do _anything_ else!
 
Old 01-15-2019, 02:08 AM   #60
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Firefox is my first choice
 
  


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