SlimBrowser

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filibuster
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SlimBrowser
Apr 18, 2013

Just started trialling SlimBrowser as an alternative to IE10 and after configuring it to my liking, I have to admit I find it an extremely enjoyable browsing experience with no hiccups thus far on my win 7 machine. The only thing I miss is a % status indicator after zooming which I have only found on IE.

I just wondered if any of you out there have had long term experience with it, and thus discovered any shortcomings that have turned you off it and made you revert back to your previously favoured browser.

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In reply to filibuster, Apr 27, 2013

filibuster wrote:

Just started trialling SlimBrowser as an alternative to IE10 and after configuring it to my liking, I have to admit I find it an extremely enjoyable browsing experience with no hiccups thus far on my win 7 machine. The only thing I miss is a % status indicator after zooming which I have only found on IE.

I just wondered if any of you out there have had long term experience with it, and thus discovered any shortcomings that have turned you off it and made you revert back to your previously favoured browser.

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filibuster (Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, UK)
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Meh.. I tried it out and was very happy with the speed.. for about 5 minutes.. then, as I was browsing around different sites - I experienced the same slowdown and freezes that firefox experiences... its not the browser nor the PC - its the sites themselves.  They are now so loaded down with ads, comment engines, dynamic scripts and what not - that it takes foreever at times just to load some simple text on the screen so I can read the page!

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In reply to fuego6, Apr 28, 2013

Hi fuego and thanks for your response.

It's about a week now and still favouring it immensley, without any issues whatsoever.

This is what I am discovering: -

Capture screenshot built in (and used many times)

Automatically imports all favourites from previous browser

Automatically imported all my tabs from previous browser

Favourites auto-arranged in alphabetical order

Roboform works well although not entirely needed because it has its own password encryption software built in.

Can be personalised with skins (Rainbow and barik gold looks good.)

Can show local weather temperatures, and a single click gives 7 – day forecast.

Video download tab for grabbing off You Tube

Ad blocker and pop-up blocker built into the tools tab

The 'Help' tab gives numerous video tutorials to get one started on the right footing.

Still discovering other nice touches.

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In reply to filibuster, Apr 28, 2013

filibuster wrote:

Hi fuego and thanks for your response.

It's about a week now and still favouring it immensley, without any issues whatsoever.

This is what I am discovering: -

Capture screenshot built in (and used many times)

Automatically imports all favourites from previous browser

Automatically imported all my tabs from previous browser

Favourites auto-arranged in alphabetical order

Roboform works well although not entirely needed because it has its own password encryption software built in.

Can be personalised with skins (Rainbow and barik gold looks good.)

Can show local weather temperatures, and a single click gives 7 – day forecast.

Video download tab for grabbing off You Tube

Ad blocker and pop-up blocker built into the tools tab

The 'Help' tab gives numerous video tutorials to get one started on the right footing.

Still discovering other nice touches.

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filibuster (Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, UK)
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Well.. I should give it another shot on my home machine.. I think my work network was really bad this week so that could be the results of the poor response.  I do miss the mouse gestures though to move around the web... hope they can add that in soon because without plugins for things like this - its hard to use for me.  Thx for sharing!

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