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Old 18. Apr 2010, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried Arora Browser? I recently came across it, and it looks good.

http://code.google.com/p/arora/

Its based on QtWebKit, a port of Webkit engine, the same on which Qt Web Browser is built on.

Its fast to load, is lightweight, has privacy mode, has AdBlock built-in.

I gave it a try, and it seems good. I was surprised when downloads were transferred to Orbit Download Manager, without my doing anything about it. I don't know how that happened, but it was amazing... because a browser supporting external download manager is important for me, since I download a lot.

Things which I think that Arora lacks is, support for extensions... so that means no WOT, or other extensions. The browser did not seem very customizable to me. Home page button is missing, and no way to get it on.

Like Qt Web Browser, this browser has potential too.. so hope to see something good come out of it in the future. Its development had stopped in between for quite some time, but has started again since Feb 2010. So, hope to see positive changes as development goes on.

People who are interested in it, and are looking for something new to try, then you can give Arora a go.
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Old 18. Apr 2010, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've tried both and have stuck with QtWeb as my secondary browser because it feels to be a more complete product. The WOT bookmarklet works fine and is simplicity itself to use so long as you keep the bookmarks sidebar open.

http://www.mywot.com/en/blog/wot-boo...fari-and-opera
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I use Free DownloadManger and you can assign this to QtWeb easily too. Just check the Safari box under settings/monitoring and then when FDM tells you it can't find the directory it gives the option to specify it manually in which case just locate the QtWeb folder in your program files.
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The same might be possible with Arora but I haven't tried it. The Google Chrome entry in my screenshot points FDM to my SRWareIron which also works.
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Old 19. Apr 2010, 07:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks MC. You are right, at present QtWeb is more complete than Arora Browser. QtWeb has really got the potential to be a main stream browser I think. I don't remember, but I had a few issues with it. Its development is on the slower side I think.

Orbit has monitoring for Chrome too, but it cannot recognize SRWare Iron from it. There is no monitoring available for Safari though. But, Orbit works out of the box for Arora... I don't know how.
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