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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:55 am

Sotos wrote:I wrote another reply but I deleted it. I will just let you live in your own world :|

:shock: How kind of you to allow a madman to continue imagining everything he’s done! 8)

Truly admirable... :)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:03 am

Your “generalist” theories have clearly failed you Sotos, because you are obviously very ignorant of what it takes to write a modern browser.

But of course without any experience how can you know… no surprises there! :roll:

For your info, a modern browser’s page-onload event handler alone; which runs into a few kilobytes of multiple nested child-handlers and their complex logic, would blow your mind away!

And you were suggesting that such things can be achieved with bits and pieces of miscellaneous obsolete Internet snippets? :?

How naïve… which reminds me of the famous Cypriot saying: :)

“Abou en boxo bou don horon xeri bolla traouthkia”

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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:03 am

Oh shit… it looks like Dr Generalist will have to download and install yet another Chrome extension to keep up because the Classic browser now opens all online Ms Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files in a browser tab and with the option to save to your hard disk.

Which calls for another Cypriot saying...

"Ella bappou na sou dixo da ambellia sou…"

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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:08 pm

New v1.9 is now available for download:

* Improved video streaming support both in terms of stream detection and subsequent handling. Easily set up your provider in the Options.

* Extended Multi-Links...

Now you can designate the opening of Multi-links in Tab mode. For example:

Open two links in MF mode : http://abc.com~http://xyz.com

Open two links in Tab mode : !http://abc.com~http://xyz.com

Just by adding an exclamation mark at the front of the URL string.

* Added two more color schemes.

* Restored broken Ecosia favlink.

* Special View from the main menu has been removed as it's no longer needed. Now you can just R-click on elements to hide.

* The first stage of automatic updates has been completed... it'll trigger when v2.0 is out. Detects and prompts to download for now. Set this feature as required in the program's options.

* Some nifty maintenance work carried out.

* Fixed bug in "Add Membership" which would prevent a new membership entry from getting saved if you jumped to another tab and back again; usually to copy a URL or something.

* Added Ms Office support. Now all online Ms Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files will open in a new tab with the option to save to your hard disk.

* Check and update your DirectX via... Main Menu > Browser Options > Miscellaneous Tools > DirectX

http://theclassictools.com/

That's it for now boys & girls and may my pinkie's force be with you... 8)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:56 pm

v2.0 is now available for download:

* Non-standard HTTP request header fields serving Google's tracking empire are no longer honored, including:

X-Origin --> Now returns http://theclassictools.com/
X-Referer --> Now returns http://theclassictools.com/
X-ClientDetails --> Now returns the user agent
X-Client-Data --> Now returns the user agent
X-Chrome-Variations --> Now returns the user agent
X-Forwarded-For --> Now returns an empty value
X-Forwarded-Host --> Now returns an empty value
X-Forwarded-Proto --> Now returns an empty value

* Minor glitches discovered here and there ironed out.

* Expose the server's initial response headers via: Main Menu > Developer Tools > Response Headers

* Privacy violation reports - Just right-click on the add-favorite icon (heart) to find out what each website is up to.

* You can now declare a Site Membership directly from a menu entry. R-click > Add Memb > etc...

* Upgraded to the Chromium Engine v60. (Tests fine minus transparency)

* Transparency has NOT been fixed in the latest NW so this feature remains disabled until further notice.

That's it for now boys & girls... :)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:23 am

Downloaded it last night.

Have not had much chance to use it yet, but found to save url I have to run as administrator. Not that impressed with the blocky bright orange bits but I am not too happy with the rather more minimalist look of many windows 10 progs and i can live with a bit of an iffy colour scheme.


Still have to import my bookmarks or favourites from chrome, so it will be functional for me. Then I will see how fast it is, doing my usual stuff though my home machine is a lowly celeron n2820 based machine, which is like slow, and then some, and like now, I tend to use my iPad mini for a lot of stuff.

(Hoping to get a i5 or better (surface pro?) for xmas ......... Got to be smallish with touchscreen

Company installed AV stopped me trying to install it on my work beast. Said the download site was dodgy...
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:11 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:Company installed AV stopped me trying to install it on my work beast. Said the download site was dodgy...

That can be easily sorted…

Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Highlight AV and click “remove”.

There you go! :)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:52 am

Get Real! wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:Company installed AV stopped me trying to install it on my work beast. Said the download site was dodgy...

That can be easily sorted…

Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Highlight AV and click “remove”.

There you go! :)


Removing AV on the work beast is a Sacking offence.....company beast...company policies...
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:56 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:Company installed AV stopped me trying to install it on my work beast. Said the download site was dodgy...

That can be easily sorted…

Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Highlight AV and click “remove”.

There you go! :)


Removing AV on the work beast is a Sacking offence.....company beast...company policies...

Look, it’ll do that any time you attempt to DL from a HTTP site. Just ignore it.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:55 am

If it was a warning with an option to proceed I would. Unfortunately it seems to be a block. We have lots of them . Sites like youtube, facebook, most to do with cars, online shopping, software, property, forums, bulletin etc, all seem to be stopped on our network. Quite lucky that for some reason CF is not blocked.

We are increasingly cyber security conscious, which is partly linked to GDPR to protect personal data, prevent unauthorised financial transactions, etc, and to otherwise protect against malware, such the recent ransomeware attacks.

That said, there might be a way. Might bring my work beast home.
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