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Google Chrome alternative

Postby Konomios on Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:59 pm

Hi all!

I'm looking for a program that I can use in place of Google Chrome. On windows I use Chrome to run online programs that are Java applets. I use that browser because I can create an "application shortcut" which opens the webpage in a browser window that has no toolbars, menus or status bar. Also, as it is a separate program from my main (firefox) browser, any problems with Java wont affect my browsing. As far as I know a firefox extension wouldn't be able to do that.

So the short version of that is: I would like a light-weight web browser that can run Java applets and be customised to remove all but the webpage and title bar.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Google Chrome alternative

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:27 pm

F11 in the interim.
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Re: Google Chrome alternative

Postby Konomios on Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:42 pm

I think I've found something that works. Prism from Mozilla (I found it's actually in the mint software manager... after all that searching). It creates a nice shortcut on my desktop and displays the url without loads of menu bars. Only thing is it does have one bar at the bottom, but beggars can't be choosers I suppose. :)
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Re: Google Chrome alternative

Postby simta on Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:53 am

you tried epiphany?
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Re: Google Chrome alternative

Postby gravity0 on Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:06 am

In my opinion the best stills Firefox 3
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Re: Google Chrome alternative

Postby Konomios on Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:20 pm

gravity0, yeah I love Firefox 3 which is why it is my main browser. Unfortunately all the windows run in the same process which can cause problems when Java crashes. Plus I'd probably need an extension to hide all the status bar, menu bar, etc.

simta!, Epiphany looks great! I googled a way to hide the menu bar and it turned out all I needed to do is find the setting in the gconf-editor. Thanks simta!
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