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Light Browser

Postby zadiste » 2019-11-01 11:21

Has anyone had any luck installing the Light browser (aka Firefox Lite) on their system? It seems like it might not be maintained anymore, but there is an RPM available through SourceForge. I haven't tried it yet because I'm afraid of borking my system with it. Has anyone had success with it?
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Re: Light Browser

Postby arochester » 2019-11-01 12:19

Light Firefox is discontinued.

Alternatives here: https://alternativeto.net/software/ligh ... form=linux
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Re: Light Browser

Postby darkness44 » 2019-11-26 05:50

i recommend brave
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Re: Light Browser

Postby Danielsan » 2019-11-26 15:53

If you use these extensions for Firefox you dramatically reduces the weight of the web pages and you make Firefox more responsive:

  • Privacy Badger
  • Ublock Origin
  • Disconnect
  • Decentraleyes

Plus the ones incorporated in Firefox. Otherwise a good alternative is Midori though some security issues with WebkitGTK.
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Re: Light Browser

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-11-26 15:55

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Re: Light Browser

Postby debbieanne » 2019-11-27 15:17

Danielsan wrote:If you use these extensions for Firefox you dramatically reduces the weight of the web pages and you make Firefox more responsive:
  • Privacy Badger
  • Ublock Origin
  • Disconnect
  • Decentraleyes
...

These are certainly the best candidates for privacy and speed, but they overlap in their efforts and as Disconnect advises, some of them won't work as advertised if the others are present. Therefore, I nominate Ublock Origin, Firefox itself, and Decentraleyes as able to work together. Privacy Badger has the advantage of not needing block lists or configuration. I don't know about Disconnect, but I will study it. Thanks for the reference. I hope that eventually Firefox will be able to do all these functions.
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Re: Light Browser

Postby bester69 » 2019-12-20 00:46

zadiste wrote:Has anyone had any luck installing the Light browser (aka Firefox Lite) on their system? It seems like it might not be maintained anymore, but there is an RPM available through SourceForge. I haven't tried it yet because I'm afraid of borking my system with it. Has anyone had success with it?

If you want a light browser, you must go for an old one.... Im using Operav42 since years, and still doing it, just cos new javascript engines eats a lot of CPU, and my laptop is from 2008. I just once a weak or so clean the home browswer profile with rsync to clean it and prevent any possible worm..,I also blocked extensions in browser with chattr so no hacker cant install anything in remote thought a hole or security bug.

here, the script i use with opera to clean up the config home.:
opeinit
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#!/bin/sh
#
export bootop=/home/user/LINUXDEBS/browsers

killall opera
killall opera

sudo chattr +i $bootop/opera/Extensions/ $bootop/opera.bak/Extensions/
cp -f $bootop/opera/Bookmarks* $bootop/opera.bak/
cp -f $bootop/opera/Bookmarks* /home/user/LINUXDEBS/scripts/operaBookmarks/
sudo rsync -aAXv --delete $bootop/opera.bak/ $bootop/opera/


And to update source, opera backup.:
opeupd
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#!/bin/bash
#
bootop=/home/user/LINUXDEBS/browsers/
killall opera
killall opera -9
sudo chattr +i $bootop/opera/Extensions/ $bootop/opera.bak/Extensions/
cp -f $bootop/opera/Bookmarks* /home/user/LINUXDEBS/scripts/operaBookmarks/
rsync -aAXv --delete  $bootop/opera/ $bootop/opera.bak/


And So far so good :roll: 8)
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Re: Light Browser

Postby stevepusser » 2019-12-20 02:04

Since any superlight browser seems to be suggested here: netsurf, either from the repos, or newer versions here: http://mxrepo.com/mx/testrepo/pool/test/n/netsurf/
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Re: Light Browser

Postby bester69 » 2020-03-25 18:34

I thinks this might be a great option for someone looking for a light browser
SeaMonkey 2.53.1 uses the same backend as Firefox and contains the relevant Firefox 60.3 security fixes.
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releas ... key2.53.1/
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