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#1 2021-05-05 16:41:23

jt1122
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Light browser

Hi,

Mate & Gnome have their own browsers which are typically light on resource requirements.

Are there similar xfce light browsers? minimal resource requirement is imperative. Adblocking + incognito are a big plus.

Thanks

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#2 2021-05-05 18:44:22

ToZ
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Re: Light browser

Xfce doesn't have a browser per se as a core application. In the past, there was some sort of relationship with the "midori" browser (which was frequently packaged with Xfce), but that browser seems to have moved off on its own. It supports adblocking and incognito.

There are also other light-weight browsers available that you could run in Xfce including the gnome and mate browsers.

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#3 2021-05-05 18:56:26

jt1122
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Re: Light browser

ToZ wrote:

Xfce doesn't have a browser per se as a core application. In the past, there was some sort of relationship with the "midori" browser (which was frequently packaged with Xfce), but that browser seems to have moved off on its own. It supports adblocking and incognito.

There are also other light-weight browsers available that you could run in Xfce including the gnome and mate browsers.

Thanks.

I played around w Midori before but when I tried it was pretty bare-bones.
Would you know other projects which aren't tied to a specific desktop? (I'm guessing installing the G/M ones  requires tons of dependencies).

Cheers

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#4 2021-05-05 19:24:36

ToZ
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Re: Light browser

jt1122 wrote:

Would you know other projects which aren't tied to a specific desktop? (I'm guessing installing the G/M ones  requires tons of dependencies).

Cheers

min browser? I've used this one in the past. Takes a little getting used to, but is minimal (as the name suggests) and supports content blocking and privacy mode.

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#5 2021-05-06 11:46:21

jt1122
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Re: Light browser

ToZ wrote:

min browser? I've used this one in the past. Takes a little getting used to, but is minimal (as the name suggests) and supports content blocking and privacy mode.

Thanks, I'll try min.

Cheers

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#6 2021-05-06 12:52:31

JASx
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Re: Light browser

There's a divide between too light and full-featured. Among the full-featured browsers, my lightest favorite is Pale Moon. It's a slimmed down Firefox.  I like the GNOME browser (Epiphany?). Pale Moon is probably lighter, but I'm not exact there. There's another difference between light on system resources and light browsing. If the latter is your goal, that has mostly to do with the sites you visit and the tools you mention... loading images, video, etc.

Incognito in Firefox derivatives is "--private". It is possible in Linux to do adblocking outside the browser, yet if not available you'll just need to make sure whatever browser you use has compatible extensions. Outside-the-browser is preferable because you don't have to give up privacy.

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#7 2021-05-06 13:42:16

jt1122
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Re: Light browser

Thanks. For me light = light on resources.

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#8 2021-05-06 14:53:59

Clio
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Re: Light browser

Netsurf is a light browser:
https://www.netsurf-browser.org/about/

Dillo is minimalistic:
https://www.dillo.org/

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#9 2021-05-06 16:41:17

jt1122
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Re: Light browser

Thanks.

I tried netsurf - some webpages didn't display (blank screen, even with JS enabled).

Is Dillo alive? its website shows the latest update is from June 2015.

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#10 2021-05-06 22:59:56

JASx
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Re: Light browser

You need a real browser unless you're toying around. Other than old versions of the main browsers, I use Pale Moon and Seamonkey.

I'm in a lightened version of Firefox. It works well for modest browsing, but it's version 40s-era. 22mb

https://sourceforge.net/projects/lightfirefox/

Last edited by JASx (2021-05-06 23:02:52)

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#11 2021-05-07 11:19:00

jt1122
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Re: Light browser

From those I've tried Min (suggested by TorZ) is the most capable. The others might be fine for wikipedia style pages but that's about it.

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