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Old 02. Aug 2014, 05:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You are right about the support of extensions. Slimjet has an edge over Slimboat in that front as well.
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That's a shame because SlimBoat did seem nice to me. Maybe it has not gained that much exposure among the users too?

Also, I think this being the age of add-ons and extensions, people like to go for browsers which have got those. Maybe SlimBoat does fall behind in that.

Slimjet though will enjoy the benefit of extensions, being based on Chromium, so let's hope this browser does good.
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Old 02. Aug 2014, 06:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Slimjet looks as simple as Chrome at the default configuration. But you can configure it to bring out hidden features. It looks lighter than SlimBoat at first sight.
Hi, thanks for the reply. I didn't realise that you're involved with the project.

What I meant by packed stuff is the inclusion of features like integrated FB sharing, image manager, and screen capture etc none of which I use in a browser. I appreciate that others probably welcome these though.

I've been giving it a spin this afternoon anyway and yes, it seems pretty good. Performance is smooth (although I've never been one for having loads of tabs open) so I'll see how I get on with it.

At the moment I still like FF as my primary browser and Maxthon as my secondary (i.e. minimal and no add-ons for quick browsing) but I always like to try something new.

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Old 02. Aug 2014, 07:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes. I was involved in the actual development.
The way we integrate the features internally, if you use it, you can get the convenience without relying on external plugins. If you don't use it, it doesn't take your screen space or slow you down in anyway. Internally integrated features can be done much more efficiently than external addons in terms of speed and disk space overhead.

We considered using the gecko engine for a moment. But decided to pick up blink due to its multiple-process architecture which is safer and more robust from the beginning. The firefox guys wanted to switch to multiple process as well but it would break too many existing firefox extensions.


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Hi, thanks for the reply. I didn't realise that you're involved with the project.

What I meant by packed stuff is the inclusion of features like integrated FB sharing, image manager, and screen capture etc none of which I use in a browser. I appreciate that others probably welcome these though.

I've been giving it a spin this afternoon anyway and yes, it seems pretty good. Performance is smooth (although I've never been one for having loads of tabs open) so I'll see how I get on with it.

At the moment I still like FF as my primary browser and Maxthon as my secondary (i.e. minimal and no add-ons for quick browsing) but I always like to try something new.

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Old 03. Aug 2014, 01:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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What I meant by packed stuff is the inclusion of features like integrated FB sharing, image manager, and screen capture etc none of which I use in a browser. I appreciate that others probably welcome these though.
I forgot to mention about this in my post. I too think so that these features are of little importance to me, because I won't use them. Maybe these features are required by others though.
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Old 03. Aug 2014, 04:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I forgot to mention about this in my post. I too think so that these features are of little importance to me, because I won't use them. Maybe these features are required by others though.
I can appreciate Stephen's point about integrated features being more efficient than extensions, although must admit I know next to nothing about how these things work.

I suppose for me it's a bit of an OCD thing, having integrated features that I don't use. Probably silly of me but it's the way I am.

On the other hand, Slimjet does appear to handle tasks like flash chat very well so I'll give it a fair trial as Maxthon does have problems still from time to time.

The main thing I'm missing is some kind of video/flash pop-out function which is integral in Maxthon and available as an extension with Firefox. I've had a quick look in the Chrome extensions store but i might have missed something.

The extensions store does seem a bit depleted since I last visited ages ago, especially re; videos and downloading etc. I wonder if that's to do with the Google licensing technicalities that I've been reading about.
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Old 08. Oct 2014, 02:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Default You Tube problems with Slimjet

I have dowmloaded Slimjet after years of working with Slimbrowser and have found only one real complaint with it. It won't run Youtube!
I have the latest Flash Player and couldn't find any way to get this to work.
When I open YouTube and select a video to watch, nothing happens, and sometimes it even stalls the PC!

Anyone have any ideas about this?
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Old 07. Jan 2015, 08:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Does the youtube page open at all? Or it is just the video which doesn't start playing?

In Slimjet, it uses the built-in pepper flash player to handle all youtube videos. It should work just fine.

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I have dowmloaded Slimjet after years of working with Slimbrowser and have found only one real complaint with it. It won't run Youtube!
I have the latest Flash Player and couldn't find any way to get this to work.
When I open YouTube and select a video to watch, nothing happens, and sometimes it even stalls the PC!

Anyone have any ideas about this?
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Old 07. Jan 2015, 08:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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As a quick update on this thread, Slimjet is now also available for the linux platform. It should out of the box for most popular linux distributions, including ubuntu, fedora, centos, opensuse, debian, mint, etc.
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Slimjet is my primary browser on my 32bit Win 7 computer but it won't run on my 64bit Win 8.1 computer, really disappointed.
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I am sorry to hear that. Can you elaborate a little bit on the details of the problem? I have a 64bit windows 8.1 on which I run Slimjet every day without any issues.

Do you run the 32-bit slimjet or 64-bit slimjet on your Windows 8.1? Both should work, though.
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Slimjet is my primary browser on my 32bit Win 7 computer but it won't run on my 64bit Win 8.1 computer, really disappointed.
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