[ALUG] Are there *any* decent web browsers out there now?!?!

Phil Thane phil at pthane.co.uk
Tue Dec 5 16:37:51 GMT 2017


Have you updated to the new FF 57? It is supposed to manage memory better, 
certainly on my old desktop it currently has >50 tabs open (using the Tree 
Style Tab plugin) without any problems. Some of those tabs have been open for 
weeks, including a few Ebay ones. I suppose looks are subjective but I didn'e 
notice a change, it's just a window to do stuff in. One thing that would 
improve it and is being worked on is the ability to hide the tab bar when 
using the tree style tabs in a side bar.

There are issues with some older plugins not working with FF57 but those few I 
use are all fine.

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On Tuesday, 5 December 2017 13:26:18 GMT Chris Green wrote:
> I'm finally getting a bit fed up with Firefox, for a couple of reasons:-
> 
>     It's seems incapable of working with eBay without going to 100%
>     CPU and slowly grinding to a halt.
> 
>     The last few updates have made it *look* decidedly clunky.
> 
>     Arcane configuration parameters required to make it so it can open
>     files on one's local file system.
> 
> 
> So, I've been looking at alternatives and there's not much that seems
> any better (they have different issues in the main).
> 
> I've been trying chromium and it certainly seems faster than Firefox
> and doesn't seem to grind to a halt on eBay, but:-
> 
>     I want a separate search bar
> 
>     You can't change the keyboard shortcuts
> 
> 
> Is anything else any better?  I've been wondering about Vivaldi, same
> underlying engine as Chromium but apparently much more configurable.
> Has anyone here tried it?  I'm just a bit wary of going 'off piste' as
> it were (not in the Ubuntu repositories).





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