I finally did it.

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I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:32 pm

Ditched Firefox. As one of my every day browsers, that is. Of course it still has a place of honor in my browser collection.
Still use Tor (which is Firefox based) for the occasional dodgy stuff and to get around regional restrictions.

Now it's Slimjet for nearly everything. I have already been using it for a while for business purposes.

Chromium based, but does not call home except for periodic updates (asks politely before installing).
Yes I checked and did not take their word for it.

https://www.slimjet.com/en/featurelist.php
https://www.slimjet.com/en/webhelp/index.htm

AdBlock completely integrated with the browser.

Additional extensions installed:

NoScript (I consider this absolutely essential)
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... cbfeoakpjm

A little thingy to prevent YouTube from auto playing.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... dfnejkpegd

I also checked out the Brave browser, but decided it was too unstable for everyday use.
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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:12 pm

What? You stopped using this???

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I use Brave for everyday use. Works a treat.
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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:42 pm

I have an image of the original install floppy. It will install but not run. Something about Windows 3.1 sockets being missing.

I switched to Mozilla when it came out (my post about it is somewhere here).

The last version of Netscape (the number slips my mind) will run on Win 7, but I don't have it installed.

Most of my browser collection is disk imaged on CD.

Currently installed:
Firefox 28 -- This is the least recent version that can handle current YouTube. All I deleted was the desktop shortcut.
Tor -- Always the latest.
Slimjet -- Always the latest.

And of course :)
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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:19 am

Here we go.

Knew I had this pic stashed somewhere. 8)
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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:27 am

You should use the 1996 style template!

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Witness » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:36 am

↑ That's a night in the box! :x

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:19 am

The 1982 then.

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Witness » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:26 am

:surrender:

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:57 pm

Addendum:

It turns out Slimjet's built in ad blocker is not 100% compatible with YouTube, so I whitelisted YouTube and added an extension which is a YouTube specific ad blocker.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... edklmejhmh

The two YouTube specific extensions and the way I have configured them are together exactly equivalent to a Greasemonkey script I was running on Firefox.
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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:12 pm

Addendum:

The Brave browser folks have finally released version 1.0 . I have installed it and tested it a little, and apparently they have fixed the issue that concerned me before.

I will probably play with it some more later, but doe now it is merely back in my collection.

Also a general observation -- I have been 100% Flash free for a while (including Firefox).
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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:40 pm

Only thing I don't like about the Brave browser is the nudging to sing up to get paid to look at ads. Otherwise it seems pretty good.
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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:13 am

Pyrrho wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:40 pm
Only thing I don't like about the Brave browser is the nudging to sing up to get paid to look at ads. Otherwise it seems pretty good.
It's an interesting business model.
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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:02 pm

Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:26 pm

Update:

Disabled the native ad blocker, added Ad Block Plus (what I had on Firefox),
got rid of the special You Tube ad blocker (not needed with Ad Block Plus).
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"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
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People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Witness » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:27 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:02 pm
Just added this thing.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... maellmclnh
For me it's https://tranquility.ushnisha.com/, but I seldom use it.

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:36 am

Witness wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:27 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:02 pm
Just added this thing.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... maellmclnh
For me it's https://tranquility.ushnisha.com/, but I seldom use it.
I may do a comparison.

Not right now.
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"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
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People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:42 pm

Checked it out.
I still prefer "Reader View".
https://add0n.com/chrome-reader-view.html

What I particularly like is the "Switch to Reader View" context-menu item, while being able to make the rest of the stuff nearly invisible.

But like you, I find I'm not using it much.
Basically for the occasional link to Fox News which is a particularly ill behaved site.
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"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
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People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Witness » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:22 pm

Once you've gotten rid of the ads, pop-ups & overlays, most sites are OK-ish. (I had to use un-modded Edge recently, the experience made me wonder how people put up with that.)

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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Bananas?-Yes » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:15 am

This thread caught my attention and I decided to investigate that SlimJet stuff and then I installed it on a Win7 machine and it seems interesting. In fact, I am using it right now.

But I am confused about how it can be a clone of Chrome and allow us to look like it is the regular Google Chrome when we are on a Google site, but it is not Chrome, right?

And I am noticing something that is really beginning to gnaw at me. I can't find a proper manual. Yes, I know there is the forum for SlimBrowser and SlimJet and all that. And there are all those pages of a kind of manual, but without images to guide certain people along into understanding exactly how to do certain things there are going to be a whole mess of mistakes by the average lady/fella that are sort of like beginners.

It seems to me that the more sophisticated our IT world gets the less and less the professionals have time to make the old style manuals with images to guide people along.

It is the style with all sorts of programs.

I mean, look at what happened when I asked y'all to check my work at AVG. And, yes, I view that as work.

You folks think I am off my rocker to be demanding that things be put right over there. And you might be right.

Folks just don't have the time for that sort of work, anymore.

Now, if I am totally wrong and there is a wonderful image-laden manual for SlimJet out there I will eat my words and drink the SC Water of Guilt, after you point me to where that manual is.

Oh yes, and Abdul Alhazred, thank you for pointing me in the direction of this SlimJet browser. (Yes, I know that upper-case 'J' is against their rules.) I didn't like Chrome because of that auto update style. Plus Google is simply starting to dig way too deep into my backyard. They will be in my basement soon.
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Re: I finally did it.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:29 am

Slimjet user forum:

https://www.slimjet.com/en/forum/index.php

My moniker over there is 'Passenger'.
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.