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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:51 pm

v3.0 is now available for download...


* Added new developer gadget "Color Blender".

* Fixed a rare bug with some sites not closing from the tab and instead generating a browser error.

* New color scheme #21 now used as default as inspired by a gorgeous Mercedes Benz model (we got the manufacturer’s exact colors!)

* Font size adjustments are now adjustable by the half pixel for all user menus and browser appearance.

* The "onbeforeunload" JavaScript event is no longer supported due to browser incompatibility.

* Corrected two setup detection bugs in the "Basic Setup Checklist".

* System Info now includes battery info and got a bit of a makeover.

* Privacy Violation Report now highlights malformed cookies.

* The combined upgrades of Chromium Engine v65.0.3325.162 + Node.js + Node-webkit with this release appear to have cured the mouse bug!


Very pleased with this new version... :)

http://theclassictools.com/
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:04 am

The Classic Browser v3.1 is now available for download:

* The browser's HOME button has now acquired a dual role... the R-click can now take you to the viewing website's home URL.

* The Tab closing delay has been removed seeing that the Chromium engine's memory manager has improved.

* Corrected some incorrect system detections under "SysInfo" made via node.js, with alternative techniques that are more accurate.

* Corrected some strange behavior when generating Node Trees for some websites.

* Improved the Session History Menu.

* The unreliable meta-search engine Info.com has been replaced by Webopedia.

* A new browser shutdown procedure has been incorporated to ensure the Chromium session is properly pruned upon browser exit.

* Developer tool "HTML5 Checker" got a bit of a makeover.

* Upgraded to the Chromium Engine v65.0.3325.181

* Now you can choose between a 32bit and 64bit version of the browser but keep in mind that the 64bit is an 18MB larger package, more memory hungry, and as expected does not appear to offer any advantages. Browsers should not be confused with software like AutoCAD where 64bit makes sense! :)


That's it for now...
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:15 am

What’s coming in v3.2

Some users have complained that backing up their stuff to the desktop and then copying them back into a new version of the browser is a pain and we agree 100% therefore in the next version we’re going to move all user files (menus/settings/passwords/etc) to the new folder...

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\ClassicUser

So that you will never have to get involved with backing up again! You’ll download a new version and it will instantly find and load all your stuff in this directory without your involvement.

It’ll be a huge step in the right direction because we want the Classic experience to be as effortless as possible.

We would also like to add an automated “Do you want assistance to set up the browser?” feature, for first time users.

These two moves will make life much more pleasant for newcomers and experienced users alike.

Looking forward to start coding all this and I hope it all goes smoothly! :)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Paphitis » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:04 am

Do you have support (Codec) for Netflix, Hulu, and Stan yet?

Auto updates?

Do me a favour. Download Opera and tell me what you think. It's interesting and you might get some ideas.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:57 am

Paphitis wrote:Do you have support (Codec) for Netflix, Hulu, and Stan yet?


Netflix/Hulu require browser support for something called "widevine" which although it's supposed to have been recently added to Chromium, it doesn't seem to be working in my tests via flags like...

--enable-widevine-cdm --cache-path=c:\temp\cache

--ppapi-out-of-process --register-pepper-plugins="widevinecdmadapter.dll;application/x-ppapi-widevine-cdm"


And I've run out of ideas for now on how to get this to work! :?

There's just not enough info on this at the moment and it's all pretty chaotic.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Paphitis » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:11 am

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Do you have support (Codec) for Netflix, Hulu, and Stan yet?


Netflix/Hulu require browser support for something called "widevine" which although it's supposed to have been recently added to Chromium, it doesn't seem to be working in my tests via flags like...

--enable-widevine-cdm --cache-path=c:\temp\cache

--ppapi-out-of-process --register-pepper-plugins="widevinecdmadapter.dll;application/x-ppapi-widevine-cdm"


And I've run out of ideas for now on how to get this to work! :?

There's just not enough info on this at the moment and it's all pretty chaotic.


Seems to be a big issue. Every browser apart from the big ones have this issue.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:50 am

Get Real! wrote:What’s coming in v3.2

Some users have complained that backing up their stuff to the desktop and then copying them back into a new version of the browser is a pain and we agree 100% therefore in the next version we’re going to move all user files (menus/settings/passwords/etc) to the new folder...

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\ClassicUser

So that you will never have to get involved with backing up again! You’ll download a new version and it will instantly find and load all your stuff in this directory without your involvement.

It’ll be a huge step in the right direction because we want the Classic experience to be as effortless as possible.

We would also like to add an automated “Do you want assistance to set up the browser?” feature, for first time users.

These two moves will make life much more pleasant for newcomers and experienced users alike.

Looking forward to start coding all this and I hope it all goes smoothly! :)

:shock: All done, and surprisingly it went very smoothly and it all works like a charm!

So the next version is going to be very easy to set up via the automatic guiding process that kicks in. :)

No more excuses...
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:45 pm

The Classic Browser v3.2 is now available for download (PLEASE READ IMPORTANT CHANGES)


* All user files (menus/settings/passwords/etc) are now kept in the new universal folder... C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\ClassicUser

This means that you’ll never have to worry about backing up your settings and copying them back again to set up a new version of the program.

It also means that you'll be able to use more than one version of the browser (ie: 32-bit and 64-bit, or older version) all sharing the same user settings.

Therefore, the "User Backup" function from the Main Menu has been removed and your /Desktop/ClassicSave folder from any previous version will be used if found.

* EXISTING USERS please note: Save your settings using the "User Backup" from the main menu for the last time. You can later delete /Desktop/ClassicSave.

* First time users are now prompted for automated assistance to set up the browser.

* Fixed an IE/Edge bookmark/favorites importing bug. (apologies)

* Added a "Re-Import" Bookmarks/Favorites function for all 3rd party imported bookmark menus. NB: This is not a "synch" function but a delete and re-import.

* Embedded YouTubes are no longer permitted to autoplay; we are constantly cracking down on unsolicited noise pollution.

* The Chromium engine flags department has been fine-tuned, the boring but significant details of which are available upon request.


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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:02 pm

The Classic Browser v3.3 is now available for download

(Please note important change and archive name change to Classic-32.zip and Classic-64.zip)

* NB: One or more tools will no longer work if the downloaded version (32bit/64bit) doesn’t match your Windows version, due to Windows privilege incompatibilities.

* Improved System Info module.

* Improved Tab Manager reports.

* Improved Node Tree generation.

* Improved HTML5 reports.

* New developer tool... website thumbnail snipping. (This tool will not work if you don't get the exact version (32bit/64bit) to match your Windows OS)

* New reporting... File Download Reports for the browsing session.

* Yes... we saw the two little bugs that slipped in the last version and flattened them.


That's all for now...
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:48 pm

The Classic Browser v3.4 is now available for download...

* This version is a maintenance release which contains unspecified improvements, modifications, extensions and bug fixes.


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