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Old 29. Jul 2012, 08:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anupam, I was referring to QtWebKit browsers not Webkit. QtWebKit browsers are ones that uses Nokia's Qt port of webkit and runs multiplatform.
Oh OK, thanks for that information. I was not aware of that.
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Old 29. Jul 2012, 08:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Anupam, Thanks a lot for the great detailed review.
My pleasure . And thanks for responding here, it's really appreciated.

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Ad blocker is on the way and we have finished most of the coding work for it. Ad blocker should be available when we release 1.0.13.
That's a great news. I think inclusion of an adblocker will be definitely a big plus for SlimBoat.

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As for the importing of bookmarks, the current version 1.0.12 should support importing from IE, Slimbrowser, Firefox and Chrome. But you won't see all the options if you don't have all the other browsers installed.
I do have Firefox installed on my system, but I did not see any option to import bookmarks from it. Only the option to import from IE is shown there.
Do you mean to say I need to have all other three browsers installed on my system, for the options to be visible? Or, do you mean, the relevant browser needs to be installed, for which the option should be there?

Another thing I noticed regarding the bookmarks. On choosing the option to export bookmarks, I see that SlimBoat only allows bookmarks to be exported to .xbel/.xml format only. But, with that, it won't be possible to import that file into other browsers, because most browsers support importing from html file.

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Anupam, I did notice the problem about saving as pdf on gizmo's homepage. I will check out what goes wrong. Thanks for reporting the issue.
Thanks for that.

Hope that SlimBoat, which really looks like a good browser, gets the attention that it so rightly deserves. I hope your team continues to develop it into a great browser. Great job so far, and good luck for the development ahead .
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Old 31. Jul 2012, 09:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I see there's no option to stop loading a webpage in Slimboat. There's a refresh button but no stop loading page button. Stephen, is it possible to provide a dual function button that lets you to refresh a page after it finishes loading, and to stop loading a webpage while it loads?
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Old 31. Jul 2012, 09:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Good observation that, GJ. True, there is no Stop button.
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Old 29. Sep 2012, 08:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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SlimBoat updated to 1.1.4. The changelog is not yet available on their website, so don't know what the changes are.
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The changelog is not yet updated on the SlimBoat site. However, from what I observed after installing latest version, posting here.

An ad-blocker is now integrated into the browser, which I think they did it in the past few releases. So, that's great, and it will really enhance the browser.

The feature of not loading flash automatically is also in the browser now. Good addition.

However, some problems still remain.

The bookmark manager still does not show options to import bookmark from browsers, except IE.

But, good thing is that bookmarks can now be exported to HTML file.

The save as pdf feature still does not work well for Gizmo's Freeware homepage.
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Old 04. Oct 2012, 07:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Updated to version 1.1.5 .. mainly a bugfix release.

http://www.slimboat.com/en/whatisnew.htm

I suspect the changes marked as 1.1.2 might be for 1.1.4, but am not sure.
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However, some problems still remain.

The bookmark manager still does not show options to import bookmark from browsers, except IE.

But, good thing is that bookmarks can now be exported to HTML file.

The save as pdf feature still does not work well for Gizmo's Freeware homepage.
Bookmark manager shows options to import from browsers that are *installed* on the system as it can import only from browsers that can be detected, not portable versions. For me it also gave options to import from Firefox along with IE (havn't installed Chrome and Opera on my new desktop yet). You still can import bookmarks from html/xm files if you're using portable browsers.

Save as pdf works as intended for the Gizmo's homepage. The feature clears off all the background except for the article content extracting them perfectly. Here's what it looks like.

http://imgur.com/zj4Rd
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Old 07. Oct 2012, 06:41 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I too have Firefox installed on my system, but SlimBoat does not detect it. I am using a portable version of SlimBoat, maybe that's why?
I know I can import bookmarks via HTML, but I do not want to do that. I am just saying that the feature provided does not work as intended.

I too get the same pdf as in the image, but that's not what TSA homepage looks like, does it? It has many elements, and only a few are showing. That's not complete IMO.
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Am using the portable version of Slimboat too, and it detects the major browsers installed on the system. Here's a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/iluIo.jpg

Save as pdf feature usually (not in all cases) doesn't extract the complete webpage but only the article content (middle) leaving alone the background elements (content available in left and right sidebars, even ads) as they aren't useful. Readers like to save as pdf mainly because of this, else they could resort to saving the webpage as html that extracts the whole page, but that isn't much useful.

For example if readers wants to read the best free web browser article offline, they save the page as pdf so that, only the writing part is visible. Same applies to readability add-on.
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