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  • Google Chrome started sucking recently - bugs on Facebook, other issues.
    ... I've found I could use my Firefox now for most purposes: smooth loading, Facebook doesn't seem to glitch there, etc.

    My antimalware software might have corrupted my Chrome by wiping out some files - not many. It works though.
    The other thing is, I can't abandon Chrome altogether because its having certain features Firefox doesn't: on Facebook, I can post the clipboard image directly to the chat or even post update with Chrome but not with my Firefox ;_;

  • How many browser engines are there?

    Having a shortage of up-to-date browsers here, I'm willing to try something other than one and the same Chromium.
    I mean my Firefox might still be on Gecko, and my Opera 11 is HOT :love: but... 😕
    Where one spits, there's Chromium now: Vivaldi, Schmivaldi, whatever.
    Well, I don't mean IE, of course: having this 11 here, I might not even know how to use it.crazy.

    Yes, the old Opera's one is the best forever.
    Having a task like to play games and watch movies, my 11 is THE ONLY one to NOT HAVE ANY stuttering. EVER. :happy:

  • How many browser engines are there? ...

    Roughly speaking, there's about 18 engines, of which only about 13 will run directly on a Windows desktop/laptop. Of those, around 8 engines are used in the more commonly recognizable browser names. Moreover, many of those 8 engines are simply forks or offspring of other engine designs, bearing many of the same characteristics and limitations as their parents.

    In reality, there are only 5 primary engine lines currently being used for Windows browsers: all the variants within the KHTML/Webkit/Chromium/Blink lineage, Gecko, Trident, Presto, and EdgeHTML. As you've observed, the largest array of browsers currently exists based on chromium/Blink engines, largely because that engine is open-source and maintained by the chromium consortium, thus sparing the browser makers from having to maintain it themselves.

  • What's Trident?
    'Edge' is like Windows' Edge, no more?

  • What's Trident?

    Internet Explorer's engine.

  • Thank you, Leo!
    🍌

    And Presto is owned by Opera and that's it, right?
    Which means read the first lines of that post of mine - boooring! 💤

  • And Presto is owned by Opera and that's it, right?

    Yep, Presto is/was the engine of old Opera.

  • Yep, Presto is/was the engine of old Opera.

    It still is - many people do still use Old Good Opera. For now...

  • In reality, there are only 5 primary engine lines currently being used for Windows browsers: all the variants within the KHTML/Webkit/Chromium/Blink lineage, Gecko, Trident, Presto, and EdgeHTML.

    Firefox are going to abandon Gecko, aren't they?

    So - what are we're gonna be left with then?

    1. Chromium.
    2. Chromium.
    3. Chromium.
    4. Chromium.
    5. Windows' Edge.
      :rip:
  • In reality, there are only 5 primary engine lines currently being used for Windows browsers: all the variants within the KHTML/Webkit/Chromium/Blink lineage, Gecko, Trident, Presto, and EdgeHTML.

    Firefox are going to abandon Gecko, aren't they?
    So - what are we're gonna be left with then?

    1. Chromium.
    2. Chromium.
    3. Chromium.
    4. Chromium.
    5. Windows' Edge.

    Firefox is not abandoning Gecko, and definitely aren't adopting chromium. They have an experimental new engine called Servo, but it's mainly for research purposes and they plan to integrate parts of it into gecko over time.

  • Threatdown, is that right? 🙂

  • I used Google Chrome for years, then because Chrome dumped Win XP in April 2016 I changed to Opera.

    I have found Opera a brilliant browser and IMO is far better than Chrome.

    A tiny irritation is that Pricespy keeps coming back on my Speed Dial with every update. I have read the previous threads and did not see any means of stopping this.

    Is there any way that the Pricespy Speed dial can be blocked ?

  • ...
    A tiny irritation is that Pricespy keeps coming back on my Speed Dial with every update. I have read the previous threads and did not see any means of stopping this. Is there any way that the Pricespy Speed dial can be blocked ?

    The short answer is "no". The best background perspective thus far lies in this thread, which you may already have read: https://forums.opera.com/topic/14034/unrequested-bookmark-added-to-my-speed-dial

  • Thanks Blacbird. No big deal, rather than keep deleting Pricespy I`ll just leave it there unloved.

  • Anybody knows anything about 'Yandex browser'?

  • Anybody knows anything about 'Yandex browser'?

    Well, for now is the only browser with a powerful search engine where you can search "how to kill obama" or "kill the monkey" and you won't be in jail after that. That will not be possible after 5-10 years so where is the fun?
    Edit: "The whole wide world's got a monkey on its back" - from Kill the Monkey song. ☕

  • Forget about Yandex.

    Anybody ever used Midori?
    Or is it brand new? 😕

  • Midori on Linux has been around a while, it is a webkit-based browser with a UI built on QT. As QT is cross-platform I suppose they must be able to migrate the whole browser to Windows... but I never really used the Linux version. I can't claim it will be any different from Chromium or Opera or Vivaldi.

  • Thank you.

    SlimJet has been praised here on the forums, as I remember.
    Same site says it's a lightweight browser. Do you think it means it's easy on CPU and/or memory?

  • Midori is fast! :eek:

    Had some layout deficiencies having maximised the window (on this site - first one). (Initially the app opens in a rather narrow window.)

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