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

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 19:42:37 -0400
On Mon, 2 May 2016 18:38:15 -0400 (EDT)
Felmon Davis <davisf@...> wrote:

> On Mon, 2 May 2016, E. Liddell wrote:
> > (Me?  PaleMoon, which is a fork of Firefox from before they trashed
> > the UI, but I'm a control freak with unusual requirements.)
> please just a little bit about how Palemoon suits your control 
> freak/unusual requirements?

Basically, it has all of the configurability Firefox had before Mozilla
started systematically gutting it a little while back.  This includes supporting
at least 75% of the Firefox extensions that existed when it was forked.

My primary browser profile has a whole bunch of add-ons and settings
designed to keep me from seeing anything I don't want to see.  I don't,
as a general rule, load scripts, video, audio, webfonts, or even images
unless I actually feel that they'll add something to the page.  The extension
I use for image filtering (ImgLikeOpera) no longer works with Firefox,
and all the substitutes I've tried are inferior.  It still works perfectly well 
with PaleMoon.  Like I said, control freak. ;)

In this profile, I typically have 100+ tabs open, spread across eight windows.  
PaleMoon doesn't seem to have any problem with this, and remains

The profile I use when dabbling in web development has a completely
different set of extensions--Firebug and such.  Another profile points
at a proxy server.  Not all browsers make it easy to have multiple diverse
profiles for the same user.

Also, because PaleMoon uses the old, pre-Australis Firefox UI, it doesn't
try to hide important things that I want to see, like the address bar and main
menu.  It's even still got a status bar.  And the tabs are where I expect them
to be, above the content and below the address bar.  It's *possible* to
wrestle current versions of Firefox around to the point where they look
sane, but you have to download and configure a couple of extra extensions
that wouldn't be necessary if they'd just left well enough alone.

Note that I do not claim that PaleMoon is particularly lightweight.  My
main desktop is fairly beefy for a Linux box (3.2 GHz quad-core,
16GB RAM), and the only things that (sometimes) eat more memory
than those 100+ browser tabs are VirtualBox and some really heavy

I should also note that there are certain features that a lot of people seem 
to want  that I *don't* need.  I don't care about multiple device 
synchronization support, for instance, and I don't generally watch streaming 
video.  So I don't know how good my browser of choice is at those things.

(That was probably a bit disorganized.  Sorry.)

E. Liddell