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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:32 am

To-do in the next version:

Prompt the user with the default Chrome bookmarks directory so that they can change it if for some reason it's not valid for them!
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:56 am

Btw STUD, if your Windows has system files/directories HIDDEN by default, then you won’t be able to see the files/paths I mention.

Another reason why this browser is only suitable for those that are well versed with, and in full control of their Windows.

A power user would know how to instantly disable hidden file names… in fact such a person would have their Windows already set up with this stupid thing disabled.

I’ve resigned to the fact that most people out there won’t be able to use this browser so yesterday I wrote a 5 question multiple choice test which I’ll implement before anyone downloads from now on.

If they can’t pass with 5/5 correct answers then the download won’t initiate so they don’t waste their time with a browser that is not suitable for them. I’ll just politely inform them to look for another browser.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:39 pm

The Classic Browser v2.1 is now available for download...


* Now you can also scrape all styling properties found on websites (colors and fonts).

* Improved Tab Manager and HTML5 reports for better readability.

* Right-click on the “New Tab” button for a handy surprise… (not telling what)

* Enabled accelerated page painting in the browser by default.

* Previously we had 44 hard-coded font styles to choose from to customize our menus but now the browser will detect and make all Windows-supplied fonts available for use.

* The Classic is a dynamic cache-less browser and as such ETags are of no use but we have still provided an ETag interceptor for you just for fun in the program Options!

* Embedded Resource Blocking - is the blocking of any external (3rd party) resource not originating from the website you are currently loading/viewing such as images, videos, fonts, buttons, ads, libraries, style sheets, payment systems, etc.

* Sanitize pages of annoying flashing ads etc... betting and adult sites are the most likely culprits these days.

* Minor Chromium engine update. v61 was tested ok but was found 7mb larger and sluggish so we'll leave it for now.

* More stringent privacy reports. More info and more geekiness like they should be!

* System Information has been extended to include GeoLocation and Network Connection details. It got geekier!

http://theclassictools.com/

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

Postby Get Real! » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:36 am

The Classic Browser v2.2 is now available for download...

* New "Extract Resources" will extract all external resources from pages including Frames/Videos/Objects/Embeds.

* Customized HTML5 Video player will now display a download button if the source is a video URL such as an MP4 etc, but blobs (ie: Vimeo etc) are not yet supported for DL.

* R-clicking on images now automatically expands/fits them to screen size (not stretched) to give the mouse wheel a rest.

* A nice new color scheme has been added to be used as default and new default color schemes for menus. A special theme created by a special person.

* Some conflicting glitches when R-clicking on editable elements (the Highlight menu appearing when the Edit menu should) have finally been sorted!

* New quick and powerful way to break out of persistent full screens… press [Esc] twice.

* Now when extracting the source code of a page you can select between the server or dynamic versions and perform comparisons.

* Much improved "Extract Links" utility. This is a rewrite.

* Lots of other minor optimizations/improvements here and there.


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

Postby Get Real! » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:05 pm

New special edition of The Classic Browser v2.3 out soon with many new powerful features and enhancements including…


* New developer tools “Element Explorer” and “Element Exposer” will enable you to reveal the properties/events/script of all elements visible on a page as you hover over them.

* Multi Search has now been boosted by 12 additional Meta-Search engines.

* New "User Text Macros" have been added via CTRL keys F1 to F5 in the program options. Assign any text string to these to use in websites with a key press.

* A new resource allocation model has been adopted for the browser which basically makes the CPU and GPU concentrate more on the active tab than inactive tabs or those that are loading.

* Now when selecting colors for your menus or program options, you can also enter hex color codes manually by right-clicking on the color inputs.

* Extended the system information to include extracted O/S colors.

* Support for new conical gradients offers new multiple interesting appearance options.

* Modified behavior... entries in the “Session History Menu” will now open in a new tab with a R-click or in the same tab with a left click. To dismiss it click on its top bar.

* Menu and Dialog box transparency is now selectable in the browser options under “Appearance schemes”.


Because nothing looks like it or performs like it! 8)

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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:01 am

I’m very pleased to bring you the special PORTABLE edition of The Classic Browser v2.3

You won’t find an EXE installation file but neither will you face installation headaches if you are not the system administrator.

Now you’ll find a ZIP file which you should R-click and select “unzip archive” or whatever the standard Windows message is.

You can then copy the extracted folder “The Classic Browser v2.3” wherever you like such as the root directory C:\ or just run the program directly from your downloads directory.

Please note: NEVER try to copy manually into “C:\Program Files” or “C:\Program Files (x86)” because these are special system folders for installation programs only.

If you also want a shortcut on your desktop just R-click on Classic.exe and follow the Windows procedure through.

For the latest news on exactly what you’re getting with this version see the online news text file.

That’s it... it should serve you well and I hope you’ll be in touch if it doesn’t. :wink:

Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to the Bahamas! :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:52 am

v2.4 is now available for download...

* Bug: Multi-Search refuses to go into Multi-Frame mode. This problem has now been corrected.

* Bug: On small netbooks dialog box buttons disappear. This problem has now been corrected.

* Bug: Tab history menus not updating as you navigate. This problem has now been corrected.

* Bug: Auto-download wrongly fetches the old Classic-W7.exe. It will now load the home site and let you choose which flavor.

* The RSS/Atom viewer's control panel gets an updated look.

* New handy developer tools... Color Picker + Font Picker + Character Picker + Color Maker

* Extended the cleanup batch file's targets (See separate section in the online news file for details).

* Some tabs will now take about 1s to close because the browser now deletes every single element of the loaded page individually to encourage Chromium’s “garbage collector” to take note and release the memory being held; desperately trying different things to get that God forsaken Chromium "memory manager" (read abysmal failure) to work! :?


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

Postby Get Real! » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:46 pm

v2.5 is now available for download...

* The viewing filters that we can already apply to websites via Adjust Page (normal, grayscale, sepia, inversion, hue rotation) can now also be applied to all menus!
This should be good news to all those that are color blind or those looking for additional properties to further manipulate menu appearance.

* Further improved Text and Image scraping for superior and speedier extraction.

* The browser will no longer allow useless skinny scrollbars on the main body of a page, but all other scrollbar styling will remain unaffected.

* Extended System Info to include Windows environment variables.

* You can now edit pages "LIVE" in the browser via "Page Editor" in the Developer Tools and get a copy of the modified page via "Page Operations > Page Scraping > Extract Source > Dynamic".
NB: This is just intended for fun.

* Additional handy developer tools; Color Shade Picker and the Advanced Color Maker.

* Miscellaneous cosmetic changes and code optimization/refinement.


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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Robin Hood » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:21 am

You will have to forgive my ignorance regarding ‘computers’ but ......... but is your browser akin to GOOGLE? In other words does it perform the same functions? I have a question:

I have noticed over the last few months that any ‘query’ entered into the Google search box that is in any way related to current events, from Syria, Brexit, Russian interference in US elections, economics and even to World banking etc. delivers millions of results ...... but at least the first 9-10 pages are virtually ALL main stream media and official sites. You have to really search to find any alternate independent narrative. It was not like this until quite recently. It appears the responses are being biased to put ‘official’ thinking ahead of anything that would question it?

Does your browser do the same? Do you use algorithms to bias search results? :?:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 am

Robin Hood wrote:You will have to forgive my ignorance regarding ‘computers’ but ......... but is your browser akin to GOOGLE? In other words does it perform the same functions? I have a question:

I have noticed over the last few months that any ‘query’ entered into the Google search box that is in any way related to current events, from Syria, Brexit, Russian interference in US elections, economics and even to World banking etc. delivers millions of results ...... but at least the first 9-10 pages are virtually ALL main stream media and official sites. You have to really search to find any alternate independent narrative. It was not like this until quite recently. It appears the responses are being biased to put ‘official’ thinking ahead of anything that would question it?

Does your browser do the same? Do you use algorithms to bias search results? :?:

Mine offers multiple search engines to choose from when opening a new tab if you R-click instead of L-click on the little “new tab” thingie like this…

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Google is but one of many search engines to choose from. Also, the google version offered in mine is different to the one offered in Chrome because it doesn't include the spying wrapper...

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As can be seen in the image, I'm getting the "old" look because that's the actual Google engine but the one in Chrome is a "skinned" one for spying and other reasons.
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