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Old 10. Jul 2009, 06:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Also, K-meleon doesn't use much memory. But Firefox uses up to 300MB and it's too much for one of the laptops I like to use.
What a pity they've stopped selling memory chips...

For those of us using more than one (1) extensions, or two, the following extensions are of possible interest:

FEBE
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2109

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your extensions individually into installable .xpi files. Now you can easily synchronize your office and home browsers.

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CLEO
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2942

CLEO (Compact Library Extension Organizer) is a Firefox extension that works with FEBE* to package any number of extensions/themes into a single, installable .xpi file.

The combination of both will allow you to simply only use those extensions you really really need for the task at hand.
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Old 10. Jul 2009, 06:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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When I said download speed, I maybe used the wrong term. The test site says (trying to translate from Swedish): The control is made by us sending "phoney (?) traffic" to your computer from a nearby web site and vice versa.

By the way, K-Meleon 1.5.3 also have started to deteriorate: At the same measurement time point as above, the speed was 16.75.
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Old 10. Jul 2009, 06:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Forgive my ignorance, but isn't K-meleon just an add-on to IE? Doesn't it use the basic IE engine? If so, are you concerned about the same security issues that IE has?
OK, forgiven, but K-Meleon uses the Gecko-Engine, and is basically Firefox as it once was supposed to be - but that is a looong story. (Mozilla Suite too overloaded -> Slim Firefox, but LOL)
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Old 10. Jul 2009, 06:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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No, K-meleon is a cut-down Firefox. I wouldn't skin IE, what's the point? It's lovely just as it is
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Old 10. Jul 2009, 06:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
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When I said download speed, I maybe used the wrong term. The test site says (trying to translate from Swedish): The control is made by us sending "phoney (?) traffic" to your computer from a nearby web site and vice versa.
Ah ok Bengt ... thanks for clearing that up. But still, I feel FF 3.5 is faster than the previous version. Haven't noticed any slowing up. I would still be sticking with Firefox .
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Old 10. Jul 2009, 06:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My apologies. I was thinking of some of the other "skinned" IE clones out there.

I too have noticed that FF 3.5 is slower. In fact, it loads slower and then freezes for a couple seconds for me. So, I've been looking at using another browser. I just uninstalled Chrome (didn't like it) and installed SRWare Iron. But, it will never become my main browser. Nothing will become my main browser unless it supports Roboform.

Unfortunately, according to Roboform's website, K-Meleon does not even support Roboform.

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K-Meleon -- NOT supported
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Old 10. Jul 2009, 06:29 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Anupam, do you really think I should stick to Firefox despite the speed problem? Why?
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Old 10. Jul 2009, 06:44 PM   #28 (permalink)
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No Bengt, I did not say that you should stick to Firefox, despite the speed problem. I never suggested that. I was expressing only my opinion, that I, myself, would stick to Firefox, coz I find it the best amongst the lot.

There are many choices available nowadays, in the world of browsers, and its up on an individual which browser he/she wants to use. Its a personal choice . There are other browsers, which are as good as Firefox, and maybe better, in some ways.

I just said that, I personally would stick with Firefox. I have tried Opera, and I really liked it. In fact, some of the features which Firefox achieves with the add-ons... Opera has them inbuilt. And Opera has given numerous amount of ideas to the browser world, which are truly commendable. But, I don't use Opera as my main browser, because of some reasons, like several sites, which I use don't open up correctly... I don't like that it does not show the loading of sites below as a bar, which makes it difficult to see, if the site is loading or not, with a slow connection. There are not a number of widgets that Opera has, and I miss some that are there in Firefox.

I have also tried Google Chrome, fast... good.. but I don't like it using more memory, and also sending huge statistics back to Google.

I have tried SRWare Iron... but experienced some problems with it, and also the lack of add-ons.

I keep returning to Firefox... for me its the best, and I will stick with it.
Others may have some other personal choice, and thats the way it should be .
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OK Anupam, thanks for the clarification. I will test IE8 for a while (haven't had any problems so far) and maybe I will go back to Firefox after a while. In any case I will constantly look out for new versions.
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Old 10. Jul 2009, 08:25 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Apart from the Alpha version which I've tried I notice SeaMonkey released an updated version of their standard model on 22nd June. Does anyone know where this stands now in the scheme of things regarding speed and security? I know the usual addons I have now for Firefox are all available.
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