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Re: Re: [trinity-users] Re: Plans on updating Konqueror?

From: "Dave Lers" <lists@...>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 11:31:47 -0700
Kate Draven wrote:
>> andre_debian@... wrote:
>> > On Monday 02 May 2016 13:09:56 Lisi Reisz wrote:
>> >> On Monday 02 May 2016 12:00:51 andre_debian@... wrote:
>> >> > I think that Konqueror is not a navigator
>> >> It used to be a superb one.  For years it was my browser of
>> choice.
>> > I'm asking myself how you can consider that Konqueror
>> > "is a superb one" navigator.
>> It depends on your definition of "navigator". Almost everything I do
>> on my PC is done using Konqueror as a navigator to
>> view/play/edit/run
>> files/programs, local and remote - things no other web browser or
>> file
>> manager can do. While Konqueror is essentially my desktop and could
>> get me anyhere I want/need to go, sometimes the menu or taskbar are
>> faster/easier.
>> That said, it is frustrating that I can only use Konqueror to view
>> websites I know it can handle. I still use Konqueror as a gateway
>> browser ('open with Chromium') because there are enough of my
>> regular
>> sites that still work in Konqueror and I prefer the
>> simpler/depreciated Google interface. Maybe I'm stubborn, but
>> Iceweasel and Chromium are pigs and not something to leave running
>> when you're using a Pi2 PC.
>> ...It's probably a pipe dream, but it would be real nice if there
>> were
>> a way that I could have a whitelist of sites that would open in
>> Konqueror with all others automatically opening in an external
>> browser.
> I agree, konqueror is an essential tool for me. I've written tons of
> servicemenus, to image,audio video conversion etc. All the sites I
> want to go to work well in konq. It's the sites that are overloaded
> with java scripts, flash etc that give it problems.

While that is the primary issue, even relatively simple sites (e.g.
Wikipedia) have rendering issues.

> It's safe gateway browser though. I have
> java and java script turned off in konq so I can examine a website
> before opening it in FF, SM, Opera. I don't use Chromium (Chrome)
> because I don't trust google anymore. That and it is a pig on
> resources.

Yeah, I have a hard time with anything Google these days (scary
behemoth), but I've come to prefer Chromium over Iceweasel and haven't
found anything else that works reliably (though it has been a while
since I've used Opera).

> In time I'm sure webkit or the like can be added to konq returning it
> to a great web browser as well. Patience in the key here.

I wish I had your optimism, I'm really amazed how little traction TDE
has, even more so Konqueror - thanks in part to the Dolphin over
Konqueror boondoggle. I don't know the current state, but the
Konqueror webkit engine (option in KDE4?) wasn't reliably better. In
any case, it's a welcome surprise to hear that someone else still
finds Konqueror indispensable.