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Month: May 2016

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

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 21:07:30 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 2 May 2016, E. Liddell wrote:

> 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
> responsive.

100+ tabs?!?!

pardon: I'm going to delete some remarks I read with great interest 
but have nothing right now to reply.

> 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.
> [...]

I wish I had more control over fonts (or knew better how to control 
them). I cannot bear sites with washed-out fonts (gmail) or pages with 
black background and small white (or other colors!) fonts. the 
extensions I've tried haven't been terribly effective.

> 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

I definitely DON'T want that!

>, 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.

I often have need to download streams.

> (That was probably a bit disorganized.  Sorry.)

no apologies at all needed, I found it very interesting. (again, 
forgive the deletions.)

I certainly don't have your needs (or kit!) but I would like an 
extension that keeps advertisement audio from playing.

generally I'm not that concerned about blocking ads but I see the 
point, especially on pages with far more ads than content.

I'll have a closer look at Palemoon. just tried to darken the fonts 
on gmail but didn't get very far. I just want black on a light 
background. (my main email client is actually alpine - text; so simple 
and clean.)

thanks again for the remarks.


Felmon Davis

Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
                 -- Benjamin Disraeli, "Coningsby"