Browsers, E-mail, & Web Apps forum

General discussion

With the end of FF 3.6, looking for a new browser

by platinum_78 / May 3, 2012 12:33 AM PDT

Hello all,

With my beloved FF 3.6 at the end of its life, I'm looking for a replacement.

My requirements are a status bar, customizable toolbars (so I can have back/forward, refresh and home in a group), menu bar, a web developer/debugger package (such as Firebug), and preferably a throbber or the ability to add one with an extension.

Currently 3.6 fits the bill perfectly, and I know that it will be tough to fill its shoes. I've tried Chrome (no status bar, too simplistic looking toolbars for my taste), opera (found the toolbars confusing) Safari (can't customize the tool bars, no throbber), IE9 and FF7.

I dislike the trend toward making desktop browsers look like mobile/touch interfaces, so I'm hoping there's still a browser out there for the desktop market.

Please no flame wars - I'm just looking for suggestions of other browsers to try.

Thanks for your time!

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: With the end of FF 3.6, looking for a new browser
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: With the end of FF 3.6, looking for a new browser
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Here are the 2 I am looking at
by TWB404 / May 3, 2012 12:44 AM PDT
Collapse -
Thanks so much for the reply
by platinum_78 / May 3, 2012 11:47 PM PDT

Thanks TWB404, I have never looked at SeaMonkey before, and it has everything I want - status bar, toolbar similar to FF 3.6, web developer tools, and even the throbber which no other modern browser seems to have anymore.

I am definitely moving to SeaMonkey. Thanks!

Collapse -
Your Welcome
by TWB404 / May 4, 2012 12:20 AM PDT

I am leaning heavily in the direction of SeaMonkey. I am just one of those people who live by the once burnt twice shy. I have a bad feeling someone is going to force those running the SeaMonkey project to ruin it like they did FF. Glad I was able to help.

Collapse -
Doesn't the newer versions of FF do all that?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 3, 2012 8:44 PM PDT

I can with mine.

Although I have no idea what that 'throbber' is. May be I shouldn't know.


Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
Laptops 20,090 discussions
Security 30,722 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
Phones 16,252 discussions
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions


Roku Streaming Stick 2016

Roku has the most apps, the simplest interface and the best search, making it CNET's favorite way to stream Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO and all the rest.