Beware of the 'Opera'!
Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:26 PM
But since version 9 things clearly took a turn south and get worst and worst with each new version. Now finally Opera did it. I did went back to IE and give my apologies to M$.
No IE was never the best browser. It was an OK browser. But it is today still an OK browser, something neighter FireFox nor Opera nor Chrom nor any of their numberous offsprings can claim anymore.
I tryed them all and they are toy-browsers!
They require so much RAM to show a site, that it would be easier on the resources to download the site as a BMP and display that!
They keep moving options and features around and quite frequently rename them.
On a regular basis they replace useful features by useless ones.
Who the #§$% needs a build in spellchecker or the browser to automaticly download a million pages in the background, just because one stumbled across a hub page?
Who needs mouse gestures? Or phishing protection? If you're to dumb to read the address bar, get back to school. You're too stupid to use the internet!
What one needs, is the fastest possible access to all the features for daily use.
Guess what, those features arn't just 3 and their names are not twitter, facebook and youtube!
Opera 11 just closed all open tabs on me, because i wanted to clear the private data.
In which world are open tabs considered private data?!!!
Even better! There is no way to configure 'Clear private data' in preferences.
Once one clicks on 'Clear private data' there's a little dot that leads to the configuration menu.
How stupid of me, to expect all settings in the settings dialog and not spread out across the whole damn browser!
When i upgrade a software, i need to be able to configure it to the status quo of the old version asap and not check after every button click if there's a configuration menu somewhere too.
Damn, i would pay good money for a professionaly usable browser, like we use to have for free!
Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:47 PM
Also simple mouse gestures are very useful for back/foward/reload/newtab options, but I have them implemented as a plugin.
the other garbage? I agree. usless waste of space and resources
Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:39 PM
I still use some old 3rd party party browser gui, which use the trident engine.
If you want it really simple, look for MFC browser at Microsoft or webbrowser control, like:
But with every new version of IE, it too looses functionality.
Since it was never open source, there's no way to fix that problem.
But even with writing a own 'browser' the problem is, that, if not all, at least most of the resource burning features are embedded in the rendering engines themselfs.
I have neighter the time nor the knowledge to write a own rendering engine and not to speak of the problem, to convince all the website-smiths to not block the browser.
Judging by the direction browsers, Windows and Linux move, it can't be long until we eighter have to stop doing productive things with computers or write all our software and OS ourselfs.
All that just because the software companies have discovered, that idiot users pay way more for less, than the tech-sawy users.
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