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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!

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Here are the 2 I am looking at
by TWB404 / May 3, 2012 12:44 AM PDT
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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!

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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.

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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.


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