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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:34 pm

Sotos wrote:Vivaldi has this feature build in, but this is not the point. The point is that different people need different things, and if you just add whatever YOU think is useful, then you are just bloating the browser. In any case it would be pointless anyway.. so don't waste your time trying to support extensions. ;)

I don’t agree with the concept of programmable browsers for security, stability, uniformity, and other reasons.

Btw, that’s a funny find you made there… reminds me of Win 3.1! :)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Sotos » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:39 pm

Get Real! wrote:I don’t agree with the concept of programmable browsers for security, stability, uniformity, and other reasons.


The same can be said for many other things. For example you can't get a virus on a dumb phone, it is way harder to hack a dumb phone, all of them are uniform and they are more stable than smart phones. But today nobody cares about dumb phones.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:04 pm

Sotos wrote:
Get Real! wrote:I don’t agree with the concept of programmable browsers for security, stability, uniformity, and other reasons.


The same can be said for many other things. For example you can't get a virus on a dumb phone, it is way harder to hack a dumb phone, all of them are uniform and they are more stable than smart phones. But today nobody cares about dumb phones.

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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:44 pm

The latest v1.7 of the Classic browser is now available. The latest version includes...

* Tab buttons have been changed to tab-like shapes.

* Chromium text blurring that was affecting Adjust Page, Add Favorite, Add Membership, dialogs, and Menu Setup... finally sussed out and eliminated.

* New “Search Refine” gives you searching advice in Multi-Search. The great tool now gives great advice for more refined searching.

* New JavaScript V8 engine fine-tuning discoveries push page-loading speed to insane level.

* Now you can contact non-clickable email addresses by highlighting and R-clicking on them, just as you are able to open non-clickable URLs.

* Text Search completely rewritten with a better interface and multiple search options.

* Discovered more Google servers communicating with Chromium and blocked them.

* Menu appearance setup now has extra options to configure the appearance of menu headings.

* Upgraded to a more recent Chromium engine; it's not a full step up to v59 (which just failed our tests unfortunately), but a sub-upgrade.

* New “Multi-Frame Mode” means multiple sites in one tab are now a reality; like TVs having PiP (Picture in Picture). Fantastic!

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

Postby Get Real! » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:39 pm

Miscellaneous things you should know about…

Chromium 59 was made available a couple of days ago so if you use Chrome or any Chromium-based browser you will be affected if auto-updates are enabled.

Be aware that that this update now includes support for the “Chrome online payment system” which no doubt you’ll start seeing implemented on websites soon with the logo from the links I posted earlier.

Basically, Google has invented a “wrapper” or “shroud” around credit card transactions so they can access banking details and *maybe* even bully financial institutions for royalties.

You may have also noted the “insecure website” message bullshit when logging onto websites such as the CF… don’t believe the… “Google cares about your safety” bullshit that is circulating in many junk articles on the Internet!

Google couldn’t care less about your safety but they care a lot about your money and all your details so by having a wrapper around digital payment systems they’ll be accessing your banking details and by forcing websites to purchase “SSL certificates” (in order to be branded a “secure” website) they’ll be making billions in multiple ways.

Some of you may have also noticed the “wrapper” placed around Google’s search engine for spying purposes. To see the difference try Google search from my browser where you’ll find the wrapper has “mysteriously” vanished!

Definitely do not ever process an online transaction via Google’s payment system and start planning your move to a secure browser that doesn’t violate your privacy.

That’s it for now.

Btw... you can add "0.0.0.0 support.google.com" to your HOSTS file for now to block that stupid pop-up window.

I'll see what I can do about such violations soon.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:03 am

...can this browser work on a phone?
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:18 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...can this browser work on a phone?

Desktop only.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:16 pm

Paphitis, was kind enough to create an FB page for the Classic browser but like I explained to him earlier I really don’t have the time to manage it and not to mention that I don’t even use FB.

So… do we have a volunteer who is good at using FB and has some time to kill running/managing this thing? :?

I have no idea what it involves... so let us know guys! :)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:47 pm

:shock: Oh dear it looks like Sotos is going to have to download yet another extension to keep up! :?

How many have we got so far Sotos… two dozen? :? <---- :lol:

See if you can figure out what extension you’ll need this time to keep up, from the image… :lol:

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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Sotos » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:59 pm

You are missing the point. Lets assume for a while that you had a proper browser and all you were missing was the ability to add extensions. Here are some of the extensions I have on this browser:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... fekeahmflj
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... pkjnoahfmg
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ejjpmmiank
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... nkighmdlei
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... pahkbfbgej
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... jcamhihfaj

I also have extensions that are not in the Crhome Web Store, such as an extension for programming my programmable remote control. What is certain is that you couldn't keep up with my needs, let alone the needs of every other user in the world. Not only adding all possible functionality that extensions can provide is impossible, but even if you somehow managed to do that then your browser would be supper bloated. The browser I am using needs to have everything I need and as little as possible of anything that I don't need. So I tell you again ... you are wasting your time on this part also. What you should implement is support for the Chrome Web Store, not trying to replicate the functionality of a handful of extensions that would be useless to most.
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