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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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