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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Lordo » Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:20 pm

You have time to watch TV?
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:36 pm

Lordo wrote:You have time to watch TV?

Not right now, but on Xmas day when they all come over for the annual dinner party I’ll be playing that in the background on the TV.

Mind you, I’ve had to go over 3-4 thousand IPTV channels in the past 6 months so “watching TV” became work!
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Lordo » Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:14 am

Over here the broadcasting is so shit, I have cancelled my licence to the BBC and all other broadcast.

I can watch exactly what I want to without watching or contributing to BBC coffers to pay their right wing presenters stupid money. I feel better for it too. I no longer get angry at their fascist bullshit propaganda.


Of course now if I visit anybody's house and they are watching TV if they do not switch it off I make my excuses and leave. We are losing the art of conversation and enetrtaining our families by way of communicating.

Watching all so much TV is wasting your life away.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:38 am

Lordo wrote:Over here the broadcasting is so shit, I have cancelled my licence to the BBC and all other broadcast.

I can watch exactly what I want to without watching or contributing to BBC coffers to pay their right wing presenters stupid money. I feel better for it too. I no longer get angry at their fascist bullshit propaganda.


Of course now if I visit anybody's house and they are watching TV if they do not switch it off I make my excuses and leave. We are losing the art of conversation and enetrtaining our families by way of communicating.

Watching all so much TV is wasting your life away.

Well standard TV is always crap no matter which country, which is why so many households are subscribing to cable these days.

I quite enjoy American motor sports like NASCAR, funny cars, dragsters, etc and then a little MMA, and then some great 80s and 90s music channels, and then there’s some really clever and funny anime channels, and then of course there are excellent documentaries from good networks like RT and DW.

My browser offers 2000 such channels for free and ad-free, so I don’t need to watch standard TV anymore.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:12 pm

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You have to make your browser a LOT more user friendly and provide a lot more step by step (and verified to be correct) user instructions GR.

I really wasted a lot of time to get started...
The instructions say that you can add bookmarks directly from the text file in the program's folder but that's not true.

The first thing I discovered was that there was no FFoxFavs.txt file in the UserFiles folder so there is no way to add/modify bookmarks imported from Firefox using that file. Firefox's bookmarks however do get imported fine, without FFoxFavs.txt file ever been created.

Then I thought of adding new bookmarks using Web-Sites.txt. Added just 2 bookmarks manually. None of them worked. I discovered you have to do it from Main Menu/web Sites/Edit. It pops up a copy(?) of Web-Sites.txt.
I did these couple of changes
My Sites
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RGRU
https://rg.ru/
RT steam
https://rt-glb.gcdn.co/live/rtnews/playlist_4500Kb.m3u8

Popular Sites
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Amazon.com

After pressing the update button they both worked fine and stayed permanently on the menu.
The translator also works fine.
But surprise-surprise the original Web-Sites.txt file in the program's folder hasn't changed by one iota... Very contradictory to the instructions provided within the program

I will go on adding some more.

Thanks I will go ahead and add a few more links. Other than the first 4 lines of this post, the rest are more meant to be instructions to forum members, who may want to use it for accessing presently inaccessible sites. I mean all those sites that the Empire of all Evil and lies has deprived from us. :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:17 pm

This online guide explains the different ways (single, many, etc) of adding bookmarks...

https://theclassictools.com/UsersGuide.htm


NB: When you MANUALLY edit the menu text file, it won't automatically reload the bookmarks to show your changes.

So you need to close the menu and reload it so the manually modified entries load.

But anyway, why can't you just click on the HEART icon to add a favorite?

But surprise-surprise the original Web-Sites.txt file in the program's folder hasn't changed by one iota.

That's not your copy... it's just a bare-bones file copied over ONCE to your personal folder.

Your stuff is in here...

C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\ClassicUser
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:18 pm

So suppose I have the program on a USB stick will I lose all my bookmarks when I plug it in another computer?
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:23 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:So suppose I have the program on a USB stick will I lose all my bookmarks when I plug it in another computer?

This is hard!

You're gonna need to copy/carry your ClassicUser folder contents on the USB and then copy those files in the right place on the other machine!

I understand you're looking for perfect portability but it seems impossible to implement automatically.


Does Firefox do it?

Had the program kept all your stuff in the browsers own folder then you would’ve deleted them when you upgrade to a newer version, so I had to keep them separate.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Pyrpolizer » Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:36 pm

OK no problem. Other portable programs lose everything by just moving their folder from one place to another on the same computer.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:38 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:OK no problem. Other portable programs lose everything by just moving their folder from one place to another on the same computer.

They're even less portable then.

Yeah, browser portability has always been a nightmare.
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