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Old 02. Feb 2011, 09:22 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Ccleaner doesnt show rockmelt...
and rockmelt's concept is great
i can chat with frnds without havin to log in fb...see notifications and feeds
there are a few bugs with chat that i have mentioned to rockmelt...and the extensions need to be shown on navigation bar instead of app edge...but everything else is working fine...
still testing more
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Old 02. Feb 2011, 09:34 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks for your feedback .

Well, the changelog of latest version of CCleaner shows support for RockMelt. Are you using the latest version?
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Old 04. Feb 2011, 01:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Yes i am using the latest version but i dont see rockmelt separately as chrome and firefox are shown
have tried many chrome addons and all are working fine with rockmelt
just some bugs need to be ironed out
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Old 04. Feb 2011, 08:03 AM   #24 (permalink)
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What is the procedure to get RockMelt... Av_Crazy?
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Old 04. Feb 2011, 04:56 PM   #25 (permalink)
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gimme ur id..ill send u an invite
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Old 04. Feb 2011, 05:07 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Sent via PM . Thanks.
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Old 13. Feb 2011, 07:22 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I had a brief encounter with RockMelt, and I am going to share my experience here.

I do use Facebook, and I was curious as to what RockMelt would be like. I wanted to download RockMelt to try it out. I went to the RockMelt site to download the browser, but there was no download available. Instead, it says you have to connect to Facebook for an invitation. On clicking it, a Facebook login page appeared. I was not ready for that, that's why I had asked Av_Crazy here to share how he downloaded the browser. Well, it turned out, he had to send me an invite on Facebook for that. Well OK, I got the invite after adding Av_Crazy to my friend list on Facebook, and I got the link to download RockMelt from, but I was hugely disappointed when after all that hoopla, what I got was 545 KB of online installer. Now, if that was what to be offered as an invite, they could have provided that on the site too. I am not a big fan on these online installers.

Anyways, to take it further, I let the online installer run. For slower connections, this could be a problem. Once the download was complete, and the installation was starting, I got an alert from WinPatrol that RockMelt update had been added to startup. I allowed it for the time being. I observed the "Application Data" folder, and there RockMelt had installed a whole lot of files... over 60 MB.

I had thought that I would get a browser in front of me once the installation had completed. Instead, I was again greeted with a Facebook login page straight-away. The kind that I had got when I wanted to download RockMelt from their site. Anyways, I logged in to Facebook to see where it took me next. On the next screen I was greeted with a whole lot of permissions that RockMelt required, which included my personal information from Facebook, friend list etc etc etc. It was a scary list I must say. One thing that really bothered me was one permission where it said that it would have access to my user data while I was not using that application. Well, I was really not ready for all this... so I declined. The installation stopped, and the screens went away.

I uninstalled RockMelt right away after that.

Well, OK, the browser is supposed to be centered around social networking... but to me, this browser seems to be centered around Facebook. They call it RockMelt Browser, and I expected to see a browser... atleast on installation. I never got around to see how the browser looked like. Straight away, asking for a Facebook login, and all the permissions, was in total bad taste.

I have a Facebook login, and I use it. I can very well access everything from my Facebook account from any browser. Now, why would I give a whole lot of permissions to RockMelt? I am not that much of a frantic Facebook user, to do such a thing.

In their privacy FAQ, which I read just now, they try to convince that they won't be sharing personal information, or user data with Facebook, or any other third party... and they also mentioned that "we agree that the permissions look scary"... and give reasons to convince, and I might agree with the reasons... but still, I do not feel comfortable giving all that permissions to RockMelt. I was also put off greatly that immediately after installation, they had to ask for the Facebook login, and these permissions, without showing even a glimpse of what the browser looked like. Not my cup of tea.

On uninstallation, the Application Data folder of RockMelt was not deleted, and it left files behind. When I tried to delete the folder, it did not get deleted, because RockMelt update process was still running. I had to terminate it, and then I was able to delete the folder. It also did not delete the startup entry that it had made. I had to do that manually. After all that, I got two more alerts from WinPatrol about the update process being added to Scheduled Tasks list.

This browser might appeal to heavy users of Facebook, but I found out, its not for me. And after this, I will not be trying any such social browser anymore. I had wanted to try Flock too, but I was put off by the online installer. I think that it would have gone the same way too.
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Old 14. Feb 2011, 02:14 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Thats a very detailed post anupam...and yes it mostly revolves around facebook so it asks for fb login at startup coz the friends edge and app edge are both mainly for facebook...i think u should have atleast tried it once and then u could have revoked rockmelt's permissions from application
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Old 14. Feb 2011, 10:04 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Well, if it revolves so much around Facebook, they should call it "RockMelt Facebook Browser", to make it clear.

Can it open other sites, besides Facebook?

Nah, the scary permissions list was enough for me, to not go further.
After uninstallation, a survey page had opened up, and in that I chose permissions, and privacy concerns, as the reason for uninstalling RockMelt.

I felt that they could have asked for Facebook permissions, and setting up RockMelt to configure Facebook, after the installation was over, and after the browser window opened. The straight away Facebook setup was too much for me.
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Old 14. Feb 2011, 03:57 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Nah, the scary permissions list was enough for me, to not go further.
After uninstallation, a survey page had opened up, and in that I chose permissions, and privacy concerns, as the reason for uninstalling RockMelt..
Thanks Anupam for the update.

Wanted to share something about Facebook (in a way rockmelt business).
I have a friend who creates "not so good" Facebook app and earns very decent money sitting at home (more that I do breaking my head in IT). Creates a app with any tacky line - put a survey (complete it to access the app...survey gets the money) - also get all sort of permissions in users profile. He has around 15-20 apps - Facebook keeps on deleting it, over time he create new ones and promote it with the help of the ones that are not deleted - each app has approx 1 lakh users - mostly US - He say he has power to post in all of there walls - and in turn effect all in their friend list - Also i have a bumper offer from him - he says - u need to promote anything - then let me know - i will do it ...
So what i meant is - that main business of these browsers is to get in your wall, get your personal data - browser/ surfing / performance is secondary.
Facebook is a big big business model (as everyone knows)...

Of the permission thing that you were concerned about - MANY apps in Facebook requests unlimited access - and most say yes to it without understanding the consequences.

Facebook is MAY be well intentioned but in MY opinion things around it grows because of peoples' ignorance.
No Rockmelt for me - thank you.
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