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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Paphitis » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:22 pm

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Hello, I am really enjoying your browser! I have two requests: 1. Please modernize the user interface and 2. Please add the ability to search in the address bar. Other than that, a fantastic browser. Also, in what country is your headquarters located?

Thanks


Headquarters? :? :lol:


So when are you going to modernize the 70s retro user interface mate? :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:53 am

Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Hello, I am really enjoying your browser! I have two requests: 1. Please modernize the user interface and 2. Please add the ability to search in the address bar. Other than that, a fantastic browser. Also, in what country is your headquarters located?

Thanks


Headquarters? :? :lol:

So when are you going to modernize the 70s retro user interface mate? :lol:

Those who think Chrome/FF/Edge/Opera look good, should stick to those and quit looking for adventure.

I recall having a wife that looked really good… but in the end I replaced her. :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:06 am

The Classic Browser v4.2 is now available for download:

1. The flexibility of the browser's address field has been extended once again! You can now type URLs, domains, IPs, or search text. The latter will now load your preferred search engine in a new tab with the search text passed to it.

The logic used to predict what the user is trying to do is very simple:

example 1: "x://hello.there" <-- it has a "://" so it must be a URL so just load it.

example 2: "hello.there" <-- it has a period so it must be a domain so add a "http://" to it and load it.

example 3: "hello there" <-- it has no period and no "://" so it must be search text which we pass onto the selected search engine.


2. You'll now find a new little surprise under... Main Menu > Browser Functions > Windows Help (<--Some of you need this)

3. You can now toggle the “sandboxing” (attribute) of a Tab from the Macro Menu under "Handy Tools". This feature is useful as an example, for when a website prevents you from copying things from it. We accomplish this by reloading the page with no JavaScript permitted thus disabling their ability to prevent you.

4. Corrected a bug with bad page titles containing HTML tags. Shocking stupidity by some website authors!

5. Due to the Classic’s exceptional page-loading speeds, we have removed the “Page Loading Cut-Off” option and replaced it with the new “Web Storage Reporting” tool.

Subsequently, we improved and streamlined the reporting of (1) Script Errors (2) PostMessages (3) Web Storage activity and (4) Request Headers, all of which should be of interest to developers.

6. ETag blocking gets a facelift and now also reports which of the ETags intercepted are the dodgy ones! NB: Etags have no effect on cacheless browsers but it's fun playing with them.

7. Numerous improvements/optimizations are also included.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Paphitis » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:47 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Hello, I am really enjoying your browser! I have two requests: 1. Please modernize the user interface and 2. Please add the ability to search in the address bar. Other than that, a fantastic browser. Also, in what country is your headquarters located?

Thanks


Headquarters? :? :lol:

So when are you going to modernize the 70s retro user interface mate? :lol:

Those who think Chrome/FF/Edge/Opera look good, should stick to those and quit looking for adventure.

I recall having a wife that looked really good… but in the end I replaced her. :lol:


Are you sure she didn't replace you Reh? :wink:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:23 pm

Now that we've sorted Youtube out, I've been contemplating whether we can do something similar to other popular sites like FB, Twitter, Whatsup, and maybe others... :?

What "extra functionality" can we add to such sites to captivate users? :twisted:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:15 am

The Classic Browser v4.3 is now available for download!

NB: This version is a special emergency release to correct a few accumulated bugs that surfaced from the massive work that went into v4.2, including...


Fixed bug #1: Restricted Youtube videos were not displaying our injected play icon. Shame on us!

Fixed bug #2: Multiple entries of the “Kid's Menu” (<- discovered that yet?) were being created under Embedded Scripts when saving the browser options.

Fixed bug #3: Cookie/privacy banner checking would sometimes generate an error when attempting to defeat a removed/hidden scrollbar.

Fixed bug #4: Browser Error Messages were crude and would stop activity dead in its tracks, but they've now been tamed and displaying bonus Stack info.

Fixed bug #5: The 999th Memory Watch update bug has also been sorted so it will now reset like it should.

Fixed bug #6: Memory Watch would update insanely when browsing youtube but no more.

Fixed bug #7: Extract Elements now correctly lists the individual classes found in a document and all columns are now Alpha-sorted.


And last but not least... "Extract Codespace" is a new powerful website scraper added to expose the global codespace (code section) of a website.


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

Postby Paphitis » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:21 am

And there we have it folks.

The Classic Browser ======> we will switch the internet off, so you can feel safe! :lol:

Kind of like, we will ban sex, so you don't get an STD! :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:29 am

Paphitis wrote:And there we have it folks.

The Classic Browser ======> we will switch the internet off, so you can feel safe! :lol:

Kind of like, we will ban sex, so you don't get an STD! :lol:

Here’s the FUN Paphitis…

* No website cookie/privacy banners.
* No ads following you around.
* No ads while watching Youtube videos and no restricted videos.
* No obligatory one-sided agreements with browser corporations.
* No browser hijacking from 3rd parties.
* No browser cache and no surfing history.

The list goes on and on...


So how does your shit compare? Don't tell me, I already know... it's SHIT! :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Paphitis » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:49 am

Don't forget about Sashimi Get Real! Too many parasites.

But then again, Japan has the highest life expectancy in the world Get Real!

Might need to start eating parasite infested Sashimi after all. :lol:

BTW, I don't have any adds on ANY of my browsers either. Not a single add anywhere. And that's without switching off the internet! 8)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Pyrpolizer » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:58 pm

I think I did mention I get more that 100 junk emails per day, causing me a headache.
I did place filters but still I have to look at the description to make sure they are really junk and not something I was actually waiting to receive.
During the last month or so I noticed that immediately after doing a search in online stores trying to find something to buy,
I start receiving email ads for the exact same product I was looking for!!
This is enough proof that our standard browsers are somehow hijacked.

So is GR's classic the all in one solution?
Only Paphitis and Donald Trump would know :lol: :lol: :lol:
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