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Title: alternate browsers...
Post by: spence on August 26, 2014, 08:14:02 am
Wondering what browsers people prefer these days? Due to the slowness and sludge buildup in my preferred Seamonkey & Chromium combo, I recently reinstalled Firefox... which I quit using back whenever it was still Firefox 4... weary of the frenetic pace of "updates"... Its definitely speedier than its unloved sibling Seamonkey, but its already annoying me too...

I've never used Chrome, but had become comfortable in Chromium... after playing around in [not really anymore secure] SWare Iron for a wee bit.

Seamonkey will always been a default of mine as i need the e'mail compoent, but the browser moves like molasses anymore on...

I played around with Debian's default browser Epiphany while I was using peppermint3, was quite speedy, but it crashed way too frequently.

Typing this now from within, a new to me browser called, Qupzilla... which I'm willing to play with for a while...

hmmm got my first error message in Qupzilla (your browser; Apple Safari 4 is out of date...) hmmmm

Thoughts? Discussions?
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 26, 2014, 08:25:09 am
Tried Iceweasel / Icedove / Iceowl ?

Or GNU's Icecat

Or the chromium based Maxthon

Urgh!!! .. Epiphany :o <-- closest smily I could find to one being sick
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: VinDSL on August 26, 2014, 06:59:30 pm
Tried Iceweasel / Icedove / Iceowl ?

[...] Maxthon

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...    :)
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: perknh on August 27, 2014, 05:00:51 am
1)  QupZilla appears to be an up-an-coming browser these days.  QupZilla is open source, based off of WebKit, and is supposed to have combined some of the best features of Chrome with some of the best feature of Firefox. Trusted user Slim-Fatz is the one who turned Peppermint forum onto QupZilla, and I believe he uses it as his default browser.  It is known to be light and fast.  QupZilla is pronounced cup-zil-la, and it is the default browser of newly released 4MLinux 9.1. Obviously, the team at 4MLinux sees Qupzilla as a winner.  But, for more about this browser, I'd check with Slim.Fatz.

2)  Maxthon browser for Linux is one heck of a good browser.  I can attest to that.  Maxthon takes security and privacy very seriously.  They have a zero tolerance policy on spam.  The downside of Maxthon is that their forum can feel a little pinched.  They have a banned words policy in their fourm, allegedly because they are trying to fight spam.  The upside of Maxthon forum is that it is very civil.  I befriended an insider there that is recognized tester for Maxthon on the Windows side of the ledger.  He told me the staff there was not large enough to be prepared for Maxthon's worldwide popularity, so they are running on all cylinders to keep up with demand.  Maxthon is a Chinese browser that has become international, and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Here's what Karl Mattson, the company's vice president has to say about security and privacy at Maxthon:  http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-3695-1-1.html  (http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-3695-1-1.html)

Maxthon gives you the md5 hash for your download.  Maxthon is based on Chromium and other open source software.

3)  Opera Browser for Linux is more like the old Opera of years past.  That means they haven't destroyed it yet!  They also have started a new forum.  In my opinion their old forum was patrolled by trolls, so I'm glad they got rid of it.  I had such a negative experience with their old forum that I made a password for myself for Opera forum that I can't even recover!  I just don't want to go back.  That being said, if you like the old Opera browser, it still exists for Linux.  I consider myself to be an Opera refugee who migrated to Maxthon.

4)  Midori and Konqueror are two open source browsers for Linux.  I don't have enough knowledge, or experience, with them other than to say they should be on your radar too.




Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: AndyInMokum on August 27, 2014, 07:18:41 am
I've been using QupZilla for a couple of months as my backup browser.  I have to say, I've never seen a browser this fast.  I don't think Links is as quick.  The "speed dial" is very similar to Opera and is stupid quick.  Flash is disabled by default.  That's good.  It is really a nice lightweight browser.  It seems to have everything you need and nothing you don't.   Download it and check it out.  Its in the repos.
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This is my "dark themed" QupZilla Speed Dial.

(http://s6.postimg.org/4ib557jht/Speed_Dial_Qup_Zilla_005.png) (http://postimage.org/)

 ;)
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: spence on September 08, 2014, 02:00:44 pm
Thanks for all the input folks!!!  I have been pretty pleased with Qupzilla, but not taken enough to upload my bookmarks just yet. Just tried to install iceweasel and was told it was gonna update firefox instead... so i guess i'll ditch Firefox again for a while...

Hmmm deleted Firefox 32 (ugh) and tried once again to install iceweasel, and was once again told it would be installing Firefox, so I aborted...

I knew there was a forgotten reason I've been avoiding Maxthon (made in China)...

I had Midori for a short while in peppermint3 as well, wasn't impressed, but may give it a spin again... 

EDIT so the iceweasel/ape/owl etc are debian products... integrating into peppermint a problem?
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: perknh on September 10, 2014, 09:56:48 am
Spence, I wasn't trying to raise a red flag for you when I mentioned Maxthon for Linux!  :D

All kidding aside, Maxthon for Linux works very well.  In fact, it's one of the best browsers I've ever used with Linux, and it is considered to be one of the top five browsers in the world according to Browser Choice EU.

http://www.browserchoice.eu/BrowserChoice/browserchoice_en.htm (http://www.browserchoice.eu/BrowserChoice/browserchoice_en.htm)


This is what Maxthon for Linux says about itself on its About page:

Quote
Maxthon is made possible by the Chromium open source project and other open source software.
-- Maxthon Ltd.

And here's what Karl Mattson, the Vice President of Maxthon, says about Maxthon's dedication to security and privacy.  This essay, or article, came out after the Edward Snowden leaks became public.  I believe what Karl Mattson says here should be taken seriously.

 http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-3695-1-1.html (http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-3695-1-1.html)

The trick to remember for Maxthon is when you're dealing with its Settings configuration.  You have to know to remove the mx before pressing Enter if you want to go deeper into Maxthon's settings.   Example:   Change mx://mxsettings/  to  mx://settings before pressing Enter. Then you'll then be right at home with Maxthon.  It's really Chrome and Chromium on the insides, but with a wonderful user interface on the outside -- with all the add-ons from Google's Chrome Store I might add, as well as a way to check the MD5 hash.  It even has the same dependencies as Chrome during installation.

Well, these are good things to know about Maxthon for Linux, even if you decide that Maxthon is not your cup of tea.  I just don't think most people are aware of these aspects of Maxthon which are making this browser so appealing to so many users.  Many people just hear China and run away, but there is a deeper narrative running through the story of Maxthon browser worthy of consideration.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: spence on September 13, 2014, 05:09:06 pm
"Made In China"  is [red flag / backdoor ] reason enough for me to stay away from Maxthon, just as "made by google" is why I never use Chrome... although I suppose I'm taking my chances with my [less and less frequent] use of chromium...

Anyway, wouldn't you know, the team working on  Seamonkey released 2.29  a few days ago, after choosing to abort 2.27 and 2.28 due to numerous irreconcilable code compile problems... and its regained its former speeds... happy camper here
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: perknh on September 13, 2014, 06:15:47 pm
Hello, Spence,

I had to change this post!  Maxthon for Linux isn't working well for us Linuxites now.

It's not syncing our Chrome bookmarks, apps, extensions, settings, themes, etc.

There seems to be an issue between China and Google.  It appears to me that Maxthon for Linux finds itself in the middle of this struggle whether it wants to be or not -- and, right now, the sync function within Maxthon is not working.

Here's what going on according to the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/business/international/china-clamps-down-on-web-pinching-companies-like-google.html?ref=technology&_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/business/international/china-clamps-down-on-web-pinching-companies-like-google.html?ref=technology&_r=0)

I reported the issue to Maxthon too.

http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-12936-1-1.html (http://forum.maxthon.com/thread-12936-1-1.html)

So, for the time being, I'm back to using Chrome and Firefox in Peppermint until Maxthon can sort this one out.

Spence, now you can say to me, "See, perknh, I told you so!"  ;)

perknh

Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: iamesperambient on October 11, 2014, 11:43:55 pm
i mostly use firefox 32 i'm very happy with it. I use chrome for netflix only and chromium for the SSB with ice (for quick access) but most of the time
im using firefox.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: acer on October 26, 2014, 01:18:50 pm
Have tried, Opera, Safari, Chromium, Midori, Google Chrome, IE 5/6/7/8/9/10 [due to being part of the OS, bad move Bill G]  :D
and always fell back on my safety net of Mozilla Firefox (my choice due to experience and knowledge of this browser since approx 2000 the early days)
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 26, 2014, 01:25:21 pm
Ditto .. except for IE9 and 10 (havne't really used Windows on my own PC's for a while now).

To tell the truth I've stopped looking at other browsers and just default to Firefox every time :)

I do keep Chrome orChromium installed though .. for ICE and its SSB's to work.
( I *really* wish FF would add an "--app" switch like Chrome/Chromium .. or bring back prism)
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: AndyInMokum on October 26, 2014, 01:32:23 pm
Hi acer, have you tried. Qupzilla: http://www.qupzilla.com/ (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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Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: spence on December 11, 2014, 10:45:47 pm
Hello one and all, appreciate the extra commentary while I've been out of the loop... Haven't really had any issues to triage in quite a while... but had an issue to fix and a reason to come back here to refresh my memory earlier today.

I did install Firefox32 in that last round of browser hopping... deleted it the next day... As for Maxthon, still not interested... but glad others like it... personally, i've elected to quit syncing anything... don't want to store anything on anyone else's servers... Seamonkey's synch has been broken for a long while... I find I'm not missing it... Somedays i wish there were a way to wipe/permanently delete what I used to allow it to sync, guess I'll have to trust that what i stored has long ago been overwritten since they are not repairing the sync capability to SM...

I keep trying to use Qupzilla, and am always reverting to Seamonkey to download photos or files since Qupz crashes or throws out "can't write..." errors.  No need for anyone to offer advice here, I'll bring it up in another new thread next time it happens...

Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: iamesperambient on December 18, 2014, 01:09:26 pm
Ditto .. except for IE9 and 10 (havne't really used Windows on my own PC's for a while now).

To tell the truth I've stopped looking at other browsers and just default to Firefox every time :)

I do keep Chrome orChromium installed though .. for ICE and its SSB's to work.
( I *really* wish FF would add an "--app" switch like Chrome/Chromium .. or bring back prism)


is it possible on the next peppermint respin to add firefox to the ice application or like you said does it need prism for that to happen?
if i could firefox to do SSB's i would probably remove chromium at least from my system (i sadly need chrome for nerflix hopefully it will
work in firefox in the near future) id like to just use firefox for everything i tried many browsers and firefox seems to work best on my system
and from what i gather (At least on my system) it uses less CPU memory than chrom and chromium, opera on the other hand seems to be the lightest
but it has many flaws and seems to be no longer worked on so firefox it is.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 21, 2014, 03:18:49 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)
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: iamesperambient on January 11, 2015, 10:07:57 pm
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
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: spence on February 04, 2015, 10:12:58 am

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...
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: VinDSL on February 04, 2015, 01:59:20 pm
if i recollect correctly, the ice ape/weasel/ combo is just another distro's repackaging of Seamonkey VinDSL...

Hi Spence,

I'm using:
Wikipedia gives a pretty good explanation:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Corporation_software_rebranded_by_the_Debian_project (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Corporation_software_rebranded_by_the_Debian_project)
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: sanguinemoon on May 20, 2015, 02:10:31 am
I keep Chrome around strictly for Netflix. Perknh  makes me miss Opera  (http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,903.msg7776.html#msg7776)  :'( and will not be forgiven for hurting my feelings like this  :D /proceeds to download it and forgives Perknh  :)
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: emegra on May 20, 2015, 02:51:47 am
While trying out Vector Linux on an old laptop I came across Netsurf  http://www.netsurf-browser.org/ (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




Graeme
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: mattosensei on May 25, 2015, 01:51:17 am
Hi acer, have you tried. Qupzilla: http://www.qupzilla.com/ (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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apt install qupzilla -y ;)!!

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!
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: AndyInMokum on May 25, 2015, 07:47:35 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  ;).
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: iamesperambient on May 27, 2015, 06:12:14 pm
I keep Chrome around strictly for Netflix. Perknh  makes me miss Opera  (http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,903.msg7776.html#msg7776)  :'( 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.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: mattosensei on May 31, 2015, 09:01:47 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  ;).

Thanks Andy yeh it worked fine in the end. I just had to reboot IIRC.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: sanguinemoon on June 03, 2015, 02:04:17 am
I keep Chrome around strictly for Netflix. Perknh  makes me miss Opera  (http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,903.msg7776.html#msg7776)  :'( 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.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: perknh on June 03, 2015, 04:30:17 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 (http://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15218096#Comment_15218096)

or

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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.  :(

P.S.

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

Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: ttooaatt on June 06, 2015, 03:06:55 pm
Palemoon a Firefox spin in i636 or x64.
https://www.palemoon.org/
another alternative
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: AndyInMokum on June 06, 2015, 03:48:40 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 (https://launchpad.net/~marian.kadanka/+archive/ubuntu/palemoon)
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: sanguinemoon on June 07, 2015, 07:43:26 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
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: scifidude79 on June 07, 2015, 08:56:47 am
Wait, they actually got around to fixing Opera sync?  That's good to know.  It's been broken for ages.  Though, the last time I tried Opera was sometime last year, and they didn't even have the newer version available for Linux.  It was stuck on 12, or something like that.  It's nice to see they finally have something newer available.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: perknh on June 07, 2015, 05:54:01 pm
I'm also happy to hear that Opera sync has worked for sanguinemoon.  Unfortunately it has never worked for me. :(
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: scifidude79 on June 07, 2015, 07:57:28 pm
I was using it for a while, but I never really liked it as well as Firefox or Chrome.  Though, I don't necessarily like Chrome that well, I only use it for the up to date flash player.   ::)
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: spence on June 08, 2015, 06:05:30 pm
I have never used Opera... still sticking closely with Chromium and Seamonkey... Chromium's synching works, Seamonkey's Synch has been broken for a long while because of some change in Firefox code that will never work with Seamonkey... i still don't care for Firefox... 
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: scifidude79 on June 08, 2015, 07:58:25 pm
I almost forgot about Seamonkey.  I used that for a while.  I'd probably still be using it if not for the whole flash plugin thing.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: facucsok on July 08, 2016, 11:34:05 am
If you look for Opera ( 40 v. ) you have to download it right from Softpedia .com,, And If you want Flash running you must Install PepperFlash / FreshPlayer (Plugins)
I don't know why FIrefox comes pre-installed (P-mint case) ? Maybe S-monkey, Qupzilla, Opera, Midori, But why firefox ??
  :P
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: zebedeeboss on July 08, 2016, 11:53:07 am
Hi facusok,

Welcome to the Forums.

Why would you download software from a secondary source when you can get it direct from the developer ?
https://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2016/06/life-begins-40-opera-developer-goes-40-today/ (https://www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2016/06/life-begins-40-opera-developer-goes-40-today/) Links on that page to download the software from Opera.

Why Firefox??  Maybe it's because Team Peppermint spent months and months fine tuning the OS until they got it just right.  Maybe it's because it works with out very own ICE application and the othes don't.

Not happy with the default choice... install something else. That is the beauty of Linux, you are not tied down to just one choice in software.
and please, out of curteosy, can you reduce the font size you are using.  It looks an awful lot like Shouting which is not polite ;)

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 08, 2016, 12:14:31 pm
Why Firefox ? .. because we chose to.

A better approach might have been to state why you thought Firefox was the wrong choice .. we may have been more willing to listen, but just stating your displeasure in all bold and in multiple postings then running tells us nothing and comes across as a childish tantrum.

Particularly after your other little 'display'
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,3742.msg38483.html#msg38483

Three duplicate posts removed.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: spence on November 14, 2016, 12:23:42 pm
Just in case anybody is interested in the old Netscape style intergrated browser/e'mail/irc client anymore... I thought I'd let y'all know I've recently begun playing around in the nightly development releases of Seamonkey... currently sitting at SM 2.49a1 ... leading up to a much delayed SM 2.50 release.

All is working as normal in my two installs, no bugs found yet, thought the integrated calendar addon Lightning won't land until the a2, a3 or a4 release.

If y'all like playing with these, the link is here:

https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/seamonkey/nightly/latest-comm-central-trunk/ (https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/seamonkey/nightly/latest-comm-central-trunk/)

Scroll to the bottom to find the most recent nightly related to your particualr needs. As Always back up any Mozilla profiles you have before playing with nightlies... YMMV...

Now just need to search my past posts on the subject to remind myself how to add an Icon to the lower left task bar, preferably between Firefox & File Manager, as I keep ending up on the far right  :-\
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 14, 2016, 01:43:13 pm
It *will* appear on the far right, you then right-click the panel and go to

panel > preferences > items (tab)

Highlight the new launcher (probably at the bottom of the  list), then click the arrow buttons to move it up/down the list .. you'll see it move on the panel as you do this.
Title: Re: alternate browsers...
Post by: spence on November 14, 2016, 04:42:14 pm
That's what I thought would happen intuitively... but no Seamonkey Icon has ever appeared for me in that manner...

Earlier I noticed that I could right click on the executable and select "open with another application" then I chose "create Launcher on panel" but I never found any SM launcher anywhere...

Reminder: this is a first of 4 release candidate builds...

Then again, this never worked for me when I attempted it with the last full release SM 2.40...

So I gave up and set up the PPA for this laptop that I'm sending back to Mom in exchange for a newer laptop that I'll need to triage. Really don't need to be explaining too much linux to her and she'll automagically get the update whenever it lands in the UbuntuzillaPPA