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Author Topic: K-Meleon anyone?  (Read 4572 times)

dantheman

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K-Meleon anyone?
« on: February 13, 2014, 07:59:28 AM »
With Firefox (Chrome) Australis on the way soon, i'm considering viable alternatives like Seamonkey, Palemoon and even K-Meleon which is now at 74b2 !


Anyone recall this lightweight browser?

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 08:20:47 AM »
Palemoon was getting good press here on dc - I was considering trying it as FF was struggling a bit here (win7 x64), but havent yet...

I used K-Meleon for a while on earlyish XP, seems like a long time ago now. I know app103 recommends it for older machines. I've been with FF so long - with TabMixPlus and Session-saver - that I just was never really bothered to even try Chrome much. But, FWIW, for the same reason I wouldnt go back to K-Meleon either.
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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 08:25:01 AM »
Good point.
Extensions have always been a if not the major player for Firefox.  :-*
I just don't understand the disrepect the Mozilla Foundation is showing to extension devs by removing the addons bar for example.  :down:

p.s. did notice that K-Meleon is working on Linux version too!

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 08:45:50 AM »
Wow, the K-Meleon guys found a way to continue development? Neat!
Time to check it once again...

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 09:11:03 AM »
Palemoon was getting good press here on dc - I was considering trying it as FF was struggling a bit here (win7 x64), but havent yet...

I used K-Meleon for a while on earlyish XP, seems like a long time ago now. I know app103 recommends it for older machines. I've been with FF so long - with TabMixPlus and Session-saver - that I just was never really bothered to even try Chrome much. But, FWIW, for the same reason I wouldnt go back to K-Meleon either.

Hmm, somewhere in here is my view too.

- I've been trying out PaleMoon for years, and haven't seen any of the actual "optimizations for Windows" they talk about. I tend to use for minor technical reasons such as a slightly different menu bar, it is Not-FF so if something does crash FF, Palemoon is still running in a different process, and just that on my task bar I can color code things blue and orange via using both browsers at once
- But there is a minor bug where Miles' BBSS program won't behave right for me on Palemoon!

So I don't know what KMeleon is up to. One time a couple of years ago I checked in with it, but they hadn't updated their font rendering code at that time so pages looked a bit yukky. But "It's 2014 and all that", so I might look.


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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 12:19:52 PM »
@tomos,

There's a session saver incorporated and a shortcut key 'ctrl+alt+s'

Now if i can find the 'search as you type' feature i like so much about Firefox ...

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 02:23:45 PM »
Its now at version 74 Beta 3. You can read ore about it and get its download link by going to http://kmeleon.sourc...um/read.php?8,127127.

dantheman: its been added to the new beta.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 02:46:34 PM by Zero3K »

dantheman

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 04:31:21 PM »
Thanks for the tip Zero!
Appreciate the heads up!  :Thmbsup:


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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 05:13:47 PM »
^really? A 3 years brake,
and after 2 months it should be ready for daily use?
BETAtesting, is what I think.

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 06:20:38 PM »
It works well except for two crashes I experienced in the previous beta. So far I haven't experienced them again in the new beta.

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2014, 10:12:50 PM »
A new update for the latest beta was made available today. You can get it at http://kmeleon.sourc...eleon74.0Beta3up2.7z.

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2014, 09:20:36 AM »
did K-Meleon undergo any radical version number changes like Mozilla? because the last version i have is named as thus, K-Meleon1.5.4en-US.exe.

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2014, 10:12:15 AM »
I think the high version number is temporary.

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2014, 09:21:24 PM »
A new version (75 Beta 1) has been made available for downloading since yesterday. You can find more info about it and the link to download it by going to http://kmeleon.sourc...um/read.php?8,131009.

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2014, 10:04:35 PM »
Altho I haven't tried K-Meleon I looked at the screen shots and prefer to stick with SeaMonkey Portable.
I would like to speak up for SeaMonkey Portable--
-you can easily move or copy the entire folder anywhere; another drive, OS, or wherever,
-you can make 1 or 2 backup copies in case the main copy gets goofed,
-it gives you a built-in Desktop email server,
-as of this post it is actively supported by its creators,
-unlike Chrome, I can easily change background color to off-white and save my eyes from e-'snow blindness', or switch to white when the website requires it.

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2014, 02:47:27 AM »

If it were "just up to competition" this last couple of posts would work for me, but when you start getting quasi-forced ads vs the general sneakiness of Google (Chrome), I get a little upset that just doing "old style computing" is getting so hard! (You know, just do a command, and not have to out-think the weird-ware drifting by!)

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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2014, 03:46:54 AM »
Using K-Meleon since 2009.
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Re: K-Meleon anyone?
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2014, 10:35:52 PM »
I used K-Melon a number of years ago.  It was lightening fast. I don't remember why I quit using it.   :(