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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2014, 06:18:49 pm »
Firefox is incapable of doing "--app" mode .. it can do something similar but then it can't have multiple windowed instances open at the same time from the same account.

This WAS possible with prism, but prism was discontinued some time ago  :'(

The upshot .. it's currently impossible to get Ice SSB's to work with Firefox.
(maybe when they fully implement e10s multi processing in Firefox)
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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2015, 01:07:57 am »
usually when i open ice apps i do them one at a time.
so if i could even do one at a time with firefox that would be ok with me.
i heard there is a way  to do this some how by adding a desktop icon( somethign im not really interested in doing as i prefer a clean desktop. what a shame they abandoned prism it would have been awesome to be able to use firefox for everything but than again netflix doesn't work in firefox natively so...meh
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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2015, 01:12:58 pm »

Same here.

The only browser I've been using, lately, in Peppermint is Iceweasel. 

I'm dizzily smitten by this trio (browser/mail client/calendar).

Can't remember the last time I used Maxthon.  I don't have anything against it, but...    :)

if i recollect correctly, the ice ape/weasel/ combo is just another distro's repackaging of Seamonkey VinDSL...
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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2015, 04:59:20 pm »
if i recollect correctly, the ice ape/weasel/ combo is just another distro's repackaging of Seamonkey VinDSL...

Hi Spence,

I'm using:
  • Iceweasel (Mozilla Firefox browser fork - handles non-free components differently)
  • Icedove (mail client based on Mozilla Thunderbird, but made entirely of free software)
  • Iceowl (a calendar app based on Mozilla Sunbird, but made entirely of free software)
Wikipedia gives a pretty good explanation:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Corporation_software_rebranded_by_the_Debian_project
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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2015, 05:10:31 am »
I keep Chrome around strictly for Netflix. Perknh makes me miss Opera   :'( and will not be forgiven for hurting my feelings like this  :D /proceeds to download it and forgives Perknh  :)

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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2015, 05:51:47 am »
While trying out Vector Linux on an old laptop I came across Netsurf  http://www.netsurf-browser.org/

very impressed with it, and it's lightening fast I've no idea if it would work with Ice apps but if it did I would say it would make a very good alternative to Chromium for Peppermint




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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2015, 04:51:17 am »
Hi acer, have you tried. Qupzilla: http://www.qupzilla.com/.  It is very light, very secure and it goes like a "Bat Out Of Hell" to quote Meatloaf.  I use it as my backup browser.  Its in the repos.
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Hi Andy I'm looking for the fastest browser for an old, low powered netbook so am giving this a try. How do I unblock flash? I see the 'F/Play' button but the video area goes black when I press it.

For normal usage I use Firefox but as mentioned - am looking for the fastest (least likely to hang/slow down) browser for low specced machines. Qup seems pretty good so far. Thanks!

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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2015, 10:47:35 am »
Hi mattosensei, I'm presuming you downloaded QupZilla from the repository.  I haven't used it in a while.  I just downloaded it again and its still working like a rocket.  I just ran some Flash based YouTube videos and they all work fine.  In QupZilla open up the preferences: Edit > Peferences > Browsing > Web Configuration.  Make sure the, Allow Netscape Plugins (Flash plugin) box is checked/ticked.  Also, if you're running a low spec machine, give the video a few seconds to load before you start it - good luck  ;).
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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2015, 09:12:14 pm »
I keep Chrome around strictly for Netflix. Perknh makes me miss Opera   :'( and will not be forgiven for hurting my feelings like this  :D /proceeds to download it and forgives Perknh  :)

same here i use chrome only for netflix and firefox for everything else. Once firefox allows native HTML5 for netflix im ditching chrome for good.
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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2015, 12:01:47 pm »
Hi mattosensei, I'm presuming you downloaded QupZilla from the repository.  I haven't used it in a while.  I just downloaded it again and its still working like a rocket.  I just ran some Flash based YouTube videos and they all work fine.  In QupZilla open up the preferences: Edit > Peferences > Browsing > Web Configuration.  Make sure the, Allow Netscape Plugins (Flash plugin) box is checked/ticked.  Also, if you're running a low spec machine, give the video a few seconds to load before you start it - good luck  ;).

Thanks Andy yeh it worked fine in the end. I just had to reboot IIRC.

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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2015, 05:04:17 am »
I keep Chrome around strictly for Netflix. Perknh makes me miss Opera   :'( and will not be forgiven for hurting my feelings like this  :D /proceeds to download it and forgives Perknh  :)

same here i use chrome only for netflix and firefox for everything else. Once firefox allows native HTML5 for netflix im ditching chrome for good.
The latest Opera and Firefox can /almost/ play Netflix shows. It starts to,  getting my hopes up, but then gets an error  :'( Trying to force Silverlight :puke: to run under Wine is an ugly solution.

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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2015, 07:30:17 am »
I just caught this thread, so sorry for the delay in response:

If you have a 64-bit computer you can install Opera Stable via the terminal if you'd like, and remember to enter the second "Install the key" command a second time at the very end.

http://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15218096#Comment_15218096

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If you have a 32-bit computer, you can download Opera for Linux too.  But the 32-bit installation will not be Opera Stable.  It will be either Opera Dev or Opera Beta, so it cannot be installed via the command line at this point.  (There's probably a way to manipulate the commands to do so, but I don't know how.  And I can't experiment with this either because I don't have a 32-bit computer.)

Opera Stable is getting better and better.  The stacking ability within Opera's New Tab Start Page is excellent.  They've also got a great set of themes now.  But the downside for me has been I've had no luck of getting synchronization to work.  So if you've got two installations of Opera, over time they end up being quite different from each other.  And that gets rather old after a while.  You think you've saved something for future use, and you have --but it's just located in the other installation you have of Opera.  >:(

Opera also shut down its desktop team in Oslo.  Also, one of their very best men quit over this shut down in protest.  His name is Ruarí Ødegaard, and, for me, this guy gave me some hope for the future of Opera browser.  But if he ends up at Vivaldi, I may end up there too.  I know this fellow knows what Opera desktop users want with Opera.  Right now I'm still waiting to see how things develop with the desktop with the Polish team.*

*If the Polish team in Opera works anything like the Polish team within Sparky Linux, Opera will be just fine.  (The Sparky team has some terrific people over there.)  But, no matter what, little by little, Opera Browser is losing its Scandinavian charm.  Believe me, it was a great loss for Opera when Ruarí left their ranks, and I'm certain that the morale over at Opera isn't very good these days.  :(

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One strange thing that I noticed both yesterday and today in Opera is that Flash is being blocked.  I use AdBlock as a tool in all my Chromium-based browsers.  But I always permit Peppermint Forum's entire domain to run ads --to help monetize Peppermint.  I have to permit Flash to work for me in Opera --every time I want to use it. (Digging deeper Opera says that blocking is controlled by Ghostery.  But, I haven't installed Ghostery.  I find this experience a bit strange.  Maybe the new Opera browser has a poltergeist!  ;D

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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2015, 06:06:55 pm »
Palemoon a Firefox spin in i636 or x64.
https://www.palemoon.org/
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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2015, 06:48:40 pm »
Palemoon a Firefox spin in i636 or x64.
https://www.palemoon.org/
another alternative

It looks interesting.  There's also a viable ppa for it at this link: https://launchpad.net/~marian.kadanka/+archive/ubuntu/palemoon
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Re: alternate browsers...
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2015, 10:43:26 am »
.  They've also got a great set of themes now.  But the downside for me has been I've had no luck of getting synchronization to work.  So if you've got two installations of Opera, over time they end up being quite different from each other.

You might need to more patient with it.  When I installed Opera stable, I thought sync was sunk. None of my bookmarks were imported.  :'( But several minutes later, they appeared  :o