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Old 10-18-2003, 02:28 AM   #1
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a big decision to change my browser? any suggestion?


i've been happy with with galeon 1.2.8
most great thing about galeon is key bindings are customizable..
i can navigate tabs using ctrl-] ctrl-[, go back,foward using ctrl-p, ctrl-n and such..

now i need to switch to something else..(just because gaim won't work with mozilla 1.0 which galeon 1.2.8 uses) ( and i don't wanna go through compiling mozilla 1.4 and latest galeon)

i tried mozilla 1.4 from current slack pkg with galeon 1.2.8 slack pkg, but it didn't quite work

so.. here's the question..
is there another browser which supports tab + customizable key binding?
(if provided in slack pkg, couldn't be better)

thanks for the help .
Old 10-18-2003, 02:49 AM   #2
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I'm not too sure if the keyboard shortcuts are customisable but I know Opera has a good load of shortcuts anyway (like changetab etc) and it is a tabbed browser.
Old 10-18-2003, 06:05 AM   #3
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Another vote for Opera. Best Linux browser there is.
Old 10-18-2003, 09:37 AM   #4
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The last time I tried the Opera client the first thing I noticed was it was quick. On orders of magnitude faster than Mozilla. It was a beta client and had an advertisment box at the top. I dropped it because with my puny 17" CRT screen space is at a premium and I can't afford any to be wasted on ads. Now I am sure you can circumvent the ads but I didn't want to go there.

So I switched to Konqueror. It has similar speed to Opera and is quite snappy. I am not quite what all the difference is in features but Konqueror seems to do just fine for me.

Just a quick question. Why don't you want to be hassled with compiling?
Old 10-18-2003, 09:41 AM   #5
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Have you tried Firebird (a mozilla basterd child)?
Old 10-18-2003, 09:45 AM   #6
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I can only recommend Mozilla Firebird... however it doesn't have custom keybindings... nevertheless it's still light and binary releases are available.
Old 10-18-2003, 02:27 PM   #7
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I use mozilla firebird. it is good.
Old 10-18-2003, 02:39 PM   #8
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opera 7.21 has been released a few days before.It is really superb.I think there is no other browser like Opera which can be operated with keyboard shorcuts only,and that too,very easy.It is really fast.7.21 does not require any additional plugins like flash etc.You dont have to open another window with opera to browse a new site,just open a new page.It is really cool.


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