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Has anyone used this Slimjet web browser?

by stvjhson / July 15, 2014 6:44 AM PDT

It's one of the browsers based on the Chromium project. According to its website http://www.slimjet.com, it keeps most of the features available in Chrome while adding a bunch of extra features to make your life easier or do things faster. It also adds more options to make it more customizable than Chrome. Notably, its toolbar is customizable and you can add/remove buttons just you do it in Firefox.

I've tried for a couple of weeks and so far it lives up to their claims. I like Chrome's speed and reliability but its lack of options is always a turn-off for me. Slimjet does satisfy my desire to customize and optimize. It has direct support of URL alias which is a big plus for a keyboard junkie like me.

I guess people who are interested might check it out and share your thoughts.

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Yuck !
by itsdigger / July 15, 2014 6:56 AM PDT

Just another Trident based browser (Internet Explorer) with a new skin.

Just as susceptible to viruses and maleware ,

Avoid it......

Digger

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Slimjet uses Blink engine
by stvjhson / July 16, 2014 3:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Yuck !

No. It has nothing to do with trident. It runs on Google's blink engine. Its user agent is Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/35.0.1916.114 Safari/537.36 .

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Avoid. It's just another Trident.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2014 3:40 PM PDT

Junk.

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Slimjet uses Blink engine
by stvjhson / July 16, 2014 3:36 PM PDT

No. It has nothing to do with trident. It runs on Google's blink engine. It has a 40MB setup package and has the rendering engine included.

Maybe you confused it with SlimBrowser, the trident-based equivalent from the same company. Slimjet is the latest new product from FlashPeak.

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Could not find the source to it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2014 3:06 PM PDT

As such, and unlike Firefox no one can vet if this browser is equipped to log and report home privacy information.

There's a reason for open source and after the NSA revelations, it's more important than ever.
Bob

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I found it
by itsdigger / July 17, 2014 3:19 PM PDT
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