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 Post subject: Web Browser Recommendations Needed
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:03 pm 
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I need a web browser that will enable me to scroll smoothly and quickly through my Facebook timeline/news feed. I have tried all of the ones included in the metapackage installer.

The best one is Chromium, however I would rather not use a browser not associated with Google (big brother).

Opera also did a good job, but I don't trust a proprietary browser.

Palemoon did a fair job.

The rest either did a poor job or were not usable on Facebook.

I assume the browsers included in the metapackage installer were chosen for good reasons, so I am reluctant to use any others. Or would it be fine to use others?

Any recommendations? My only requirement is that I need to have easily accessible bookmarks

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 Post subject: Re: Web Browser Recommendations Needed
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Web Browser Recommendations Needed
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:32 pm 
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I have no problem with firefox on my facebook account. But I have not entered facebook on my low powered machines yet.

Just my horse powered gear like this.

Code:
$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 4.8.1-antix.1-686-smp-pae i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.9.3)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8 Distro: antiX-15-V_386-full Killah P 30 June 2015
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude E4310 v: 0001
           Mobo: Dell model: 0T6M8G v: A01 Bios: Dell v: A03 date: 07/08/2010
Battery    BAT0: charge: 44.0 Wh 104.6% condition: 42.1/44.0 Wh (96%)
           model: Samsung SDI DELL RM6618A status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5 M 520 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9575
           clock speeds: max: 2400 MHz 1: 1466 MHz 2: 1866 MHz 3: 1333 MHz 4: 1333 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.1-antix.1-686-smp-pae
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 6040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 60.0GB (47.9% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 60.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 7.6G used: 3.9G (54%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /home size: 48G used: 23G (52%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 185 Uptime: 6:09 Memory: 500.2/8021.7MB
           Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.3.0


So I cannot recommend something yet till I boot up one of my single core atom netbooks.
I do run SeaMonkey like Anti suggested on my low spec challenged gear.
As well as Qupzilla or http://www.qtweb.net/download.html Edit; Added info http://www.qtweb.net/compare.php

But Like I said. I have not entered my facebook account yet with that gear. My atom netbooks have 2 gig of ram in them.
But the cpu is atom N270.

Edit: Just logged into my facebook account with QTWeb browser. If you download it. Make sure the file is excutable by checking properties in rox filer. I launch from /home/username goes here/QtWeb or just left click it in rox file manager.
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Qtweb

will laiunch it from inside a terminal also. I already know it is now a unsupported browser. But I deal with what is available sometimes.

My ram usage is about 390MB or so. With Icewm and Conky going.

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 Post subject: Re: Web Browser Recommendations Needed
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:16 pm 
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plenty scrolling-related adjustable firefox preferences exist
and several extensions (to spare you from wading through about:config details?) are available to tweak those
for instance: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... scrolling/

Quote:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/981140

Type about:config in the URL and filter general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS change the value as 1000 and try it.

If, it doesn't work try this

Type about:config in the URL and filter mousewheel.enable_pixel_scrolling and change the value as false

seems scrolling in firefox is a common complaint.
546 upvotes here
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments ... scrolling/


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 Post subject: Re: Web Browser Recommendations Needed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:14 pm 
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rokytnji wrote:
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So I cannot recommend something yet till I boot up one of my single core atom netbooks.
I do run SeaMonkey like Anti suggested on my low spec challenged gear.
As well as Qupzilla or http://www.qtweb.net/download.html Edit; Added info http://www.qtweb.net/compare.php

But Like I said. I have not entered my facebook account yet with that gear. My atom netbooks have 2 gig of ram in them.
But the cpu is atom N270.

Edit: Just logged into my facebook account with QTWeb browser. If you download it. Make sure the file is excutable by checking properties in rox filer. I launch from /home/username goes here/QtWeb or just left click it in rox file manager.
Typing
Code:
Qtweb

will laiunch it from inside a terminal also. I already know it is now a unsupported browser. But I deal with what is available sometimes.

My ram usage is about 390MB or so. With Icewm and Conky going.


Roky,

On QTWeb I see it doesn't have java support. Any idea if/what there is out there that won't work as a result?

Anoyher issue for me is userids/passwords. I seem to get more and more, and can't remember them because what one site allows, others don't allow, and so its almost hopeless. I'm looking for a way to manage and transfer these between browsers

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 Post subject: Re: Web Browser Recommendations Needed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:01 pm 
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" Any idea if/what there is out there that won't work as a result?"

No. But I see no java plugin support as a kind of plus. Facebook did not seem to mind me using it.

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 Post subject: Re: Web Browser Recommendations Needed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:03 pm 
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Keepass is a good password handler.

Code:
apt search keepass
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
keepass2/stable 2.28+dfsg-1 all
  Password manager

keepass2-doc/stable 2.28+dfsg-1 all
  Password manager - Documentation

keepassx/stable 0.4.3+dfsg-0.1+deb8u1 i386
  Cross Platform Password Manager

kpcli/stable 2.7-1 all
  command line interface to KeePassX password manager databases

libfile-keepass-perl/stable 2.03-1 all
  interface to KeePass V1 and V2 database files

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 Post subject: Re: Web Browser Recommendations Needed
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:37 am 
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Thanks Roky... I'll have to try it

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