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Last post Author Topic: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser  (Read 17866 times)

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SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« on: May 07, 2010, 03:10:58 PM »
I was using the 5 alpha and just noticed they have 5.0.380 beta for download.
I've been using it a few hours.  Page loads are faster and smoother than the alpha.

I just installed it right over the alpha.  Didn't seem to hurt anything.

http://www.srware.ne....php?f=18&t=1482

You can use XMarks to sync your bookmarks without using a google account.
So far the major piece missing is syncing/exporting passwords.  You could try
something like LastPass but I prefer something similar to SyncPlaces that lets
me use my own ftp site.


« Last Edit: May 07, 2010, 03:13:48 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 04:45:00 PM »
Iron 4 is really quite new and is merely at version 4.0.280. So, are the changes going to be huge, or why is it version 5, instead of 4.1 or 4.5 or something alike?

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010, 05:30:05 PM »
I'm not sure what technically the differences are.  Mabye to do with extensions.  I know it's way fast.  I didn't have any stability problems with the alpha.  This beta is even smoother and faster.

I have 4 extensions installed.  I only have this window open. It's running 6 copies of iron.exe.  But I don't mind.  I don't notice any drag on my dual core with only 2 GB ram. It's just fast off the dime.  Plus when the pages load they don't seem to "flip" so much.  Used to be an effect like somebody rippling a window shade as the page loads.  A lot less noticeable now.


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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 06:29:30 PM »
trying it; yes, it really is very fast!

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 06:48:32 PM »
-however, when I click "tell me about Google Translate" it will open http://www.srware.net/forum/  ??? I wanted to disable the translation service because it is annoying to me, but now I need to use it in order to understand the German forum, so I can learn how to disable it!
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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 07:53:02 PM »
I don't know. I can't register for the forum because the graphic "enter the numbers and letters" to register is a blur. I sent 'em email, no reply.

There's an English forum.  How to get the registration to work is beyond me.
I think just about everything works the same as Chrome but some of the data are stored in a different folder. Most of the stuff is in Chromium instead of Google/Chrome. You might ask in Chrome forum.

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 05:52:18 AM »
I can't register for the forum because the graphic "enter the numbers and letters" to register is a blur.

-you're right; this really is badly blurred!


2010-05-08_125055-710.jpg


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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 07:27:54 AM »
It's not blurred, it's 3d. 5E7SN I believe :)

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2010, 10:50:49 AM »
Whatever it is, it seems they don't want a lot of traffic.  I sent mail to support and root and even through the contact for the base SRWare page.  No reply.

I've tried a few themes and it seems like just about everything Chrome works in Iron unless it assumes a google chrome folder location.

But I'm set if I can get password sync.  All the rest of this stuff is trifling.  It's sort of like Opera in that most of the behavior you want is built in.  If you hold the middle mouse button it will scroll around the page etc..  I have to right click to open in a new tab in the foreground, middle click opens a new tab in the background and I don't see any adjustment.. but it's not worth adding a Tab extension to fix it.  It's close enough.

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2010, 12:40:50 PM »
Check out Fanboy's Adblock List if you really want to make SRWare Iron fly.  :-*

You may want to copy the original adblock.ini to another location just in case Fanboy's config file doesn't suit you. I've had no issues whatsoever--seems to work flawlessly.

btw on my computer Iron won't launch without an existing file named "adblock.ini" (whether original or modified).

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2010, 12:51:08 PM »
I'm using AdThwart extension with defaults.  Seems to block most popups except for the one on SRWare site itself.

https://chrome.googl...lbpkdaibdccddilifddb

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2010, 01:06:50 PM »
I'm using AdThwart extension with defaults.  Seems to block most popups except for the one on SRWare site itself.

https://chrome.googl...lbpkdaibdccddilifddb

I just visited the main SRWare site. Popup, what popup? ;)

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2010, 01:33:28 PM »
Here's another adblock Chrome extension--Blocker. It's currently in beta stage, and it's based on Fanboy's Adblock List. :up:

https://chrome.googl...hcmcpfglmhngjpgimcmm

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2010, 03:54:29 PM »
Thanks for the link.  If it becomes a problem I'll try it.

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2010, 04:32:12 PM »
just in case there's anyone else like me who hasnt heard of the iron browser, here's some info from
http://www.srware.ne...ware_srware_iron.php

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SRWare Iron: The browser of the future - based on the free Sourcecode "Chromium" - without any problems at privacy and security

Google's Web browser Chrome thrilled with an extremely fast site rendering, a sleek design and innovative features.  But it also gets critic from data protection specialists , for reasons such as creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions. SRWare Iron is a real alternative. The browser is based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome - but without the critical points that the privacy concern.

We could therefore create a browser with which you can now use the innovative features without worrying about your privacy.

We want our users to participate in our work and make the browser free to download under the name "SRWare Iron" into the net.

What does Iron makes different? Read here.
Tom

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2010, 08:25:03 PM »
Here's another adblock Chrome extension--Blocker. It's currently in beta stage, and it's based on Fanboy's Adblock List. :up:

https://chrome.googl...hcmcpfglmhngjpgimcmm


btw, are you using something to sync passwords?
I haven't tried RoboForm. The description doesn't sound that great.
Messed with LastPass a bit, but it didn't grab me.

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2010, 11:30:33 PM »
Check out Fanboy's Adblock List if you really want to make SRWare Iron fly.  :-*

You may want to copy the original adblock.ini to another location just in case Fanboy's config file doesn't suit you. I've had no issues whatsoever--seems to work flawlessly.

btw on my computer Iron won't launch without an existing file named "adblock.ini" (whether original or modified).

Thanks for that link.  Looks like when I installed the beta over the top of the alpha, it overwrote adblock.ini with the dummy version.. nothing but comments.  Guess that's why I got the pop-up. :)

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2010, 07:41:54 PM »
is there a portable version for this browser? i mean officially supported..

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2010, 10:40:50 PM »
is there a portable version for this browser? i mean officially supported..

See link in top post.

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2010, 11:35:55 PM »
thanks for the link. tried it a bit but it seems that Chromium in general doesn't work with my mouse's smooth scroll. the screen jerks each time i use the mouse wheel. i had the same problem with Google's Chrome as well.

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2010, 03:15:30 AM »
-must be your mouse, causing it. At least mine works well:

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Edited:
Sorry; I am only testing the installed version.
I now see you were using the portable.
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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2010, 04:58:25 AM »
could be my mouse but other browsers do not have this behaviour. anyway i found this Smooth Scroll extension and am gonna see if it helps.

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2010, 02:19:10 PM »
could be my mouse but other browsers do not have this behaviour. anyway i found this Smooth Scroll extension and am gonna see if it helps.

Yes, there seems to be some issue with newer SRWare versions and Logitech mice.

With the older portable Iron 3.0.197 there was no issue, but with portable Iron 4.0.280 my mouse movement was seriously impaired-- to the point Iron was completely unuseable.

I now have both the older and newer portable SRWare versions running smoothly on my system. Can't comment on any issues with this latest beta.

Unfortunately, I'm not exactly sure what change I made to "fix" the mouse issue. Strange as I know this is gonna sound--try running Iron in Sandboxie to see if there's any change in mouse function. All I know is it worked for me.

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2010, 02:33:34 PM »
@MilesAhead:
I don't know of a decent password sync app. I searched for a while, even saw that you asked the question in another forum. ;)

If I find anything promising, I'll be sure to mention it here.

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Re: SRWare Iron 5.0.380 beta browser
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2010, 02:55:15 PM »
@MilesAhead:
I don't know of a decent password sync app. I searched for a while, even saw that you asked the question in another forum. ;)

If I find anything promising, I'll be sure to mention it here.

Thanks. I appreciate it.
Even if they made provision for export it wouldn't be so bad.  I tried a few utilities that pry the passwords out of the Chromium data, but the format never seems to be compatible with FF to use SyncPlaces 2nd hand.