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Postby anamnesis on Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:55 am

I know Midori from it's very early state on, and I always liked it. Very light and fast. The version 0.2.4 (available in the repos) is a great step forward:
1. nice fonts out of the box :lol:
2. flash and java out of the box
3. html5 support

If you're tired of the lame firefox/iceweasel-wargame in Debian, if you don't like chrome(ium) very much, maybe Midori is your baby. It's my main browser now.
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby cliste on Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:31 pm

I must say I like what I see having downloaded it, wikipedia however doesn't show/render at all (one of the first sites I was on, after searching for the Midori site in Midori!)

A work in progress, and I like what has been done so far! :) But I'll be sticking with the fox for now..
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby anamnesis on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:39 am

cliste wrote:I must say I like what I see having downloaded it, wikipedia however doesn't show/render at all (one of the first sites I was on, after searching for the Midori site in Midori!)

A work in progress, and I like what has been done so far! :) But I'll be sticking with the fox for now..


Hu? No wikipedia prob here. No online banking prob. No online chess prob. Midori rocks.
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby kei84 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:35 pm

Midori 0.2.6 has been my main browser since it was released.
It's very stable and never crashed.
It's working great in LMDE.
I recommend it to anyone who wants a clean and light browser.
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby SteveHoffmanUK on Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:06 pm

Hmmm, interesting. Having read the recommendation, I installed Midori in my LMDE, and it doesn't run at all! Installation seemed OK, I find it in the LM applications menu, but when I click on it, it says "Starting Midori" and the round whizzy thing (!) goes round and round for maybe 15-20 seconds, then it just dies. Even tried rebooting a la Windows, but no luck.

Why, I wonder?
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby ukbrian on Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:45 pm

I just couldn't live without the Speed Dial add-on in Firefox
screen dump http://lin.me.uk/pics/speed-dial.png

It might not be the fastest but it's so functional.
No more bookmarks, it does a much better job with it's drag n drop of dials and makes my browsing a pleasure
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby craigevil on Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:56 pm

Firefox is and always has been my preferred browser.

I do have midori installed. Never really use it much.

midori:
Installed: 0.2.7-1.1
Candidate: 0.2.7-1.1
Version table:
*** 0.2.7-1.1 0
500 http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/ sid/main i386 Packages
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby meandean on Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:04 pm

I use chromium but midori is cool too. I do not find any full feature browser to be any faster/lighter than another full feature browser.

...if you want fast and light then Dillo2
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby secipolla on Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:19 pm

Or links2 (flashblock included!)
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby flygon250 on Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:23 pm

I would like to hear some opinions on Midori vs Epiphany, seeing as they are the two main webkit-based GTK browsers in the Debian repos (I know you can add Chrome, but it's not in the standard repos). I have always leaned towards Epiphany myself, but it doesn't seem to be all that light (it uses about the same number of resources as Firefox/Opera)

If you are on KDE, then Arora is pretty much a qt-based equivalent of Midori.

Personally, I use Opera as my main browser. Chrome(ium) and the rest of the Webkit crew may be faster, Firefox may be more flexible, but Opera is the best all-rounder in my opinion, plus it has a rock-solid security record.

EDIT: Actually, I might give Midori a try. It seems to have all of the Opera features that I use the mos; an.ad blocker, speed dial and a cookie manager (although it doesn't have the consensual cookie blocker, which is what I like the most about Opera) but with the Webkit speed advantage and actually being open-source.

EDIT 2: I discovered that you can set Midori to accept session cookies only, which is awesome, seeing as session cookies are the only cookies which are actually useful for the user. The rest are tracking cookies which collect data for companies (mostly for advertising purposes) without asking. which deserved to be blocked.
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby cliste on Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:33 pm

anamnesis wrote:Hu? No wikipedia prob here.


I take the wiki problems back, it's back to showing fine, I'm not quite sure what happened there but it's working fine now! :)

Galeon and Midori are my secondary browsers now, I'd like to be able to set up a keyword search like in firefox, if anyone knows how/if possible!
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby kei84 on Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:40 pm

SteveHoffmanUK wrote:Hmmm, interesting. Having read the recommendation, I installed Midori in my LMDE, and it doesn't run at all! Installation seemed OK, I find it in the LM applications menu, but when I click on it, it says "Starting Midori" and the round whizzy thing (!) goes round and round for maybe 15-20 seconds, then it just dies. Even tried rebooting a la Windows, but no luck.

Why, I wonder?


Which version of Midori are using? Did you compile, use Synaptic or deb package?

I use Midori 0.2.6 + couple of scripts like Flaskblock and works great.
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby secipolla on Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:04 am

cliste wrote:Galeon and Midori are my secondary browsers now, I'd like to be able to set up a keyword search like in firefox, if anyone knows how/if possible!

Have a look at the (tiny) video I made: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gle6g9

BTW, Midori renders this forum much better than Firefox. It seems to render fonts smoother all around. In this forum they're larger but in gmail they're tinier.
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby ukbrian on Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:29 am

Folks needs are different, I want one that it's easy to make what used to be a bookmark that you can find easily again later others want blistering speed.
No other Speed Dial comes close to what this developer did with the Firefox Speed Dial add-on and that's what I need/want.
10 second between frames anim at http://lin.me.uk/pics/anim-sd.gif
He's a very, very skilled developer it's got drag n drop etc.
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby JohnnyC35 on Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:05 pm

If you collect Air Miles go with Firefox 3.0-3.9 (4 doesn't like the toolbar) If Air Miles supported another browser, or if another browser supported Firefox toolbars I would try it out. well.. and there there's IE that the toolbar works with but who uses IE in Linux?
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby craigevil on Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:30 pm

BTW you can get midori 2.8 from the frickelplatz repo

http://frickelplatz.de/debian/dists/sid ... 3_i386.deb

Its new and shiny. :)

$ apt-cache policy midori
midori:
Installed: 0.2.8-0~git20101003
Candidate: 0.2.8-0~git20101003
Version table:
*** 0.2.8-0~git20101003 0
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby secipolla on Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:46 pm

Thank you very much for that, craigevil.
I had installed the Lucid version from the PPA :oops:
The locally built ones, for some unknown reason to me just open a blank page instead of the speed dial (I suspect some config. file is the culprit because speed dial works with installed packages but if I open the locally built it opens a blank page instead and then next time speed dial doesn't work even in the installed package and I have to delete my local configuration - haven't tracked the culprit file, though).

Will add that frickelplatz.de repo right now.
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby craigevil on Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:13 pm

secipolla wrote:Thank you very much for that, craigevil.
I had installed the Lucid version from the PPA :oops:
The locally built ones, for some unknown reason to me just open a blank page instead of the speed dial (I suspect some config. file is the culprit because speed dial works with installed packages but if I open the locally built it opens a blank page instead and then next time speed dial doesn't work even in the installed package and I have to delete my local configuration - haven't tracked the culprit file, though).

Will add that frickelplatz.de repo right now.

Hadret's has a newer version but it also wanted to install a newer version of libcairo. So I stayed with the frickelplatz version.

If you are looking for a new version of something or a package not in the normal Debian/Mint repos take a look at my Giant sources.list. I update it any time I come across a new repo.

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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby cliste on Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:54 pm

secipolla wrote:
cliste wrote:Galeon and Midori are my secondary browsers now, I'd like to be able to set up a keyword search like in firefox, if anyone knows how/if possible!

Have a look at the (tiny) video I made: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gle6g9

BTW, Midori renders this forum much better than Firefox. It seems to render fonts smoother all around. In this forum they're larger but in gmail they're tinier.


You are a hero!

Not quite as easy to set it up, but that's boosted midori in my estimation! :D
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Re: Browser recommendation

Postby secipolla on Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:13 pm

Thank you for the compliment, cliste. Midori has many features, version 0.2.8 is already quite ahead from 0.2.4 (but it will come down to Debian testing in the due time).
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