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SlimJet Browser
« on: May 30, 2016, 03:13:39 am »
Hi All

I may be late to the game but I have found SlimJet Browser (based on google chrome) and at the moment it seems a lot faster ?
http://www.slimjet.com/en/dlpage.php

A J Reissig does a review here
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It may simply be the "New" effect but I am going to use it for a week or two and see how it goes. Initially, it appears to be better than Vivaldi.

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 04:18:02 am »
I've used it in the past (on Windows) and it is a fast and feature rich browser. The only problem that I had was that after every update a part of the settings/customizations were reset... not sure if it's still a fact or if it was a Windows-thing?

zebedeeboss, thanks for reminding me of Slimjet!
I think I will give it another shot and this time on Peppermint!  :)
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 09:39:11 am »
Is there a download for it other than a .exe file?  That's all I see.

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Re: SlimJet Browser
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 09:49:29 am »
Thanks murraymint.  That's a different site than the one zebedeeboss linked to.  In fact, that's a different browser altogether since the one he linked to is called "SlimBrowser" and that's actually "SlimJet," what the thread title says.  ;)  (no worries, we all make mistakes)

Anywho, I'll take a look at it, even though I'm not a huge Google Chrome fan.  I do so love trying new stuff, though.  :D

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 10:03:22 am »
Hi


apologies to all - top post edited with correct link - my bad


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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 10:07:22 am »
Although I don't know how fast Opera is when compared to SlimJet, Opera is considerably faster than Vivaldi, Firefox, or Chromium when running an older computer.

You need to know a couple of tricks, though, before using Opera.

1) First, you'll want to install Opera from the terminal because I see no security or encryption on its download page.  Although this post says that this installation method works only for 64-bit computers (which was true when I originally posted it*), this method of installation also works now for 32-bit computers too:

http://forums.opera.com/discussion/1863135/a-way-i-found-to-install-opera-stable-from-the-terminal/p1

2) You will want to become a superuser in order to use Opera's advanced settings.  Because that's when all the fun begins.  To become a superuser, you need to go to settings and then, with the arrows which are below SHIFT and next to CTRL enter: ^ ^ v v < > < > b a   Then accept Opera's terms and conditions.

That's it!  Now you're off and running with Opera!!  :)


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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2016, 10:57:31 am »
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To become a superuser, you need to go to settings and then, with the arrows which are below SHIFT and next to CTRL enter: ^ ^ v v < > < > b a

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Ooops .. sorry perknh, I seem to have destroyed your last posting about Opera .. that's twice recently I've hit "modify" instead of "quote", then messed up someone elses post  :-[
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2016, 11:20:22 am »
Ooops .. sorry perknh, I seem to have destroyed your last posting about Opera .. that's twice recently I've hit "modify" instead of "quote", then messed up someone elses post  :-[

That's, okay, PCNetSpec.  Few people want to go through all that nonsense anyway.

My 4 wishes for Opera are:

1) A secure and encrypted download page.

2) Advanced settings that are easy to access.

3) A Chrome-like search engines page --which allows users to add search engines and then be able to make any of them default.

4) A forum where a user is free to edit his posts without any time restrictions.

Opera doesn't seem to want to implement any of these ideas.  It always talks about its small user base.  Personally, I think any of these reasons could be some of the reasons why.  There is considerable gain to be had with Opea after one jumps through all these hoops, but I don't understand what Opera gains from making things needlessly difficult for its users.  :-\

I'm sure it's just easier to use SlimJet.  ;)


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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2016, 11:49:24 am »
Ooops .. sorry perknh, I seem to have destroyed your last posting about Opera .. that's twice recently I've hit "modify" instead of "quote", then messed up someone elses post  :-[

Bwahahahaha !  Don't worry about it -- I do it all the time.  I'm just getting better at covering my tracks, by prudent use of the [Backspace] button, and so forth.

Now, if I could just remember which sub-forum I'm in, so as to not accidently post screenies of P7 in the wrong places.  :D

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2016, 12:02:32 pm »
Ooops .. sorry perknh, I seem to have destroyed your last posting about Opera .. that's twice recently I've hit "modify" instead of "quote", then messed up someone elses post  :-[

Bwahahahaha !  Don't worry about it -- I do it all the time.

So now I know what happened to all of those highly intelligent, complex but elegantly explained solutions that I have posted, but ended up reading as though some moron had tried to write a solution  ::) :D

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2016, 03:10:43 pm »
Bwahahahaha !  Don't worry about it -- I do it all the time.  I'm just getting better at covering my tracks, by prudent use of the [Backspace] button, and so forth.

Since we've moved to SSL you can't do that .. believe me I tried  :-[
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2016, 03:21:47 pm »
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[size=78%]Although I don't know how fast Opera is when compared to SlimJet, Opera is considerably faster than Vivaldi, Firefox, or Chromium when running an older computer.[/size]



You need to know a couple of tricks, though, before using Opera.

1) First, you'll want to install Opera from the terminal because I see no security or encryption on its download page.  Although this post says that this installation method works only for 64-bit computers (which was true when I originally posted it*), this method of installation also works now for 32-bit computers too:

http://forums.opera.com/discussion/1863135/a-way-i-found-to-install-opera-stable-from-the-terminal/p1

2) You will want to become a superuser in order to use Opera's advanced settings.  Because that's when all the fun begins.  To become a superuser, you need to go to settings and then, with the arrows which are below SHIFT and next to CTRL enter: ^ ^ v v < > < > b a   Then accept Opera's terms and conditions.

That's it!  Now you're off and running with Opera!! 


* Somewhere in this link you'll see PCNetSpec's name in the credits too! 

« Last Edit: Today at 16:39:29 by perknh »


all I can say is thank goodness for browser history :D


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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2016, 03:26:28 pm »
Ahh, that could  be my problem .. I have firefox disk caching disabled.
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2016, 11:21:55 am »
Hi All - UPDATE
Since installing this browser, an update was announced, so I downloaded the .deb file. Installed it OK and all my settings are still there.  So that's one tick.
The other tick is, it has performed faultlessly and STILL appears quicker than ordinary Chrome/Chromium and quicker than Firefox; So for me it's a keeper.
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