Browser inventory. General discussion

General discussion about Slimjet, or other issues related to web browser in general.
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Re: Browser inventory. General discussion

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Which extensions?
OS -- Windows 7
Slimjet 35.0.2.0

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Giving Opera a whirl.

I don't expect it to be one of my regular browsers, but I'm intrigued by the built in VPN.
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Report on Opera:

By this test: https://html5test.com/

Not as up to speed as Slimjet, with a score of 474 to Slimjet's 523.

I like the VPN feature.

I will keep it, but as I expected not making it my default.
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Slimjet totally deleted, including data. Then ...

1) Slimjet reinstalled clean.
2) Import my bookmarks from Brave.
3) Using the native ad-blocker with a few of my custom filters. We'll see if that's enough.
4) Tweak a few cosmetic settings.

No more extensively worked over mess.
Performance much snappier now. Considering coming home. :mrgreen:

Extensions: Just the YouTube stuff.

Inventory
Brave (still default for now)
Slimjet
Opera
Tor

What each does that the others simply do not
Brave -- Torrents run in browser. Sort of does Tor.
Slimjet -- YouTube downloads.
Opera -- VPN
Tor -- Properly does Tor.
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Vivaldi has been my main browser for a long time, and Slimjet was my secondary, but now that Slimjet has made their bookmark sidebar unusable I only use it for special purposes, namely downloading youtubes.

What browsers have good old fashioned bookmark sidebars besides Vivaldi?

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Both SeaMonkey and Pale Moon can show bookmarks in the sidebar.

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Thank you, but - I downloaded Sea Monkey but quickly deleted it because i couldn't find an option for a bookmark sidebar. Then I downloaded Pale Moon. It looks the same as Sea Monkey so I deleted it too.

I hope nothing happens to Vivaldi.

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In general, Chromium based browsers don't do bookmarks in the sidebar, though Opera is modified to allow that (not by default).
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Passenger wrote:
Mon May 23, 2022 8:39 am
In general, Chromium based browsers don't do bookmarks in the sidebar, though Opera is modified to allow that (not by default).


OK, Opera has it, plus a free VPN. It was my favorite browser years ago, until they messed it up. Thanks.

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How did they mess it up? I use it when I need the VPN.

In general every browser is some sort of trade off.
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