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the8thark

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Can you recommend an internet browser application . . .
that is not safari, not chrome and not firefox.

Until I get a new Mac I need a safari alternative. chrome and firefox are both 100% unsuitable for the job for multiple reasons.
So does anyone know of a good browser that would be worth looking into?

I currently have Opera and Tor installed. What do you think of those? Do you like them or do know of an alternative that is better?
 

Madhatter32

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Brave is good. But I think Firefox and Safari are pretty good as well. Not sure why those two do not suffice for you but, like I said, Brave is good.
 
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nicfle

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I have started using Brave. I know it`s based on Chromium. Still, fells to handle memory better than Safari or Chrome.
 
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svanstrom

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Can you recommend an internet browser application . . .
that is not safari, not chrome and not firefox.

Until I get a new Mac I need a safari alternative. chrome and firefox are both 100% unsuitable for the job for multiple reasons.
So does anyone know of a good browser that would be worth looking into?

I currently have Opera and Tor installed. What do you think of those? Do you like them or do know of an alternative that is better?
Since I get to completely make up what your actual requirements are I'm going to suggest Lynx; which is easily installed using Homebrew. 👍
 
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the8thark

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Since I get to completely make up what your actual requirements are I'm going to suggest Lynx; which is easily installed using Homebrew. 👍
Nice joke. But thanks for the suggestion though.
My requirements at the moment are just basic internet browsing in browsers that are not the above 3 I mentioned. Safari would be my go to, but because I have problem/bug with Safari and it's an older version of Safari (for a 2011 iMac) it's probably better to look for a more up to date browser that still gets security updates.

Of cause when I get an M1 iMac hopefully this issue with Safari will not exist there.

There's also Edge. It's my current favorite having used Firefox, Brave and Safari.
Never heard of it before, I'll certainly do my research on it and will try it out. Thank you.
 
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svanstrom

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Nice joke. But thanks for the suggestion though.
My requirements at the moment are just basic internet browsing in browsers that are not the above 3 I mentioned. Safari would be my go to, but because I have problem/bug with Safari and it's an older version of Safari (for a 2011 iMac) it's probably better to look for a more up to date browser that still gets security updates.
Lynx is quite a handy lil browser.

Anyways, with your situation… I'd have a look at https://www.dillo.org.
 
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Sital

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Also thinking about... But for Brave runs nice and I like it a bit more than Edge?

Why did Edge win at your system?

I forget the exact issue/annoyance I had with Brave, but I want to say it was a problem with video autoplay or cookie management. Sorry I can't be more specific.
 
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Rodan52

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My advice would be to stick to what works for you, Opera would not be my choice but as you have said Brave had problems with some of your content it's likely a "simple" browser will not fill your requirements.
Why not describe your problem with Safari and see if we can help you get it running minus "bugs"?
 
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JosephAW

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There no news about “the new internet” browser for macOS. :rolleyes:
 
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davidlv

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I forget the exact issue/annoyance I had with Brave, but I want to say it was a problem with video autoplay or cookie management. Sorry I can't be more specific.
As far as I know, Edge, Brave, and Avast may be all customized versions of Chromium, which is usually updated (https://chromium.woolyss.com/) promptly to match the latest version of googlechrome, but without the data mining associated with that browser - that is the "ungoogled" spec on the woolyss page. Avast is updated often, but I haven't found a way to tell what the current version available is from the Avast HP (https://www.avast.co.jp/secure-browser#mac).
Chromium can use extensions etc., from the Google store, but it has to be set as the default browser to install them (I may be wrong about that, but I cannot install anything if Firefox is set as the default).
I use Chromium as a 3rd browser for usage cases where FF and Safari do not work, rare but it has happened.
 
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oxvectors

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Can you recommend an internet browser application . . .
that is not safari, not chrome and not firefox.

Until I get a new Mac I need a safari alternative. chrome and firefox are both 100% unsuitable for the job for multiple reasons.
So does anyone know of a good browser that would be worth looking into?

I currently have Opera and Tor installed. What do you think of those? Do you like them or do know of an alternative that is better?
+1 for Brave as my default, and +1 for Edge as an up & coming favorite. Pleasantly surprised with Edge- the current version is much better than the first gen.
 
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yurc

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inside your DSDT
Chromium based :
Brave
MS Edge
Vivaldi (true Opera spiritual successor)
Opera GX (albeit a bit gaudy)

Gecko :
Firefox or Waterfox should be fine too.
 
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IowaLynn

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Edge makes syncing across platforms easy so my favorites and prefs are there, along with history, collections. Also some built-in ad blocking. But I use full AdGuard Pro everywhere.
 
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PDJ-SF

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I use Brave as my primary. It is Chromiun based so it may not solve your problem.
 
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Phil77354

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Brave with Tor for private browsing used to be my preference. Recently it gave me an error indicating that something was wrong or expired with one of the files associated with Tor, so I deleted that file. Now I can't get Tor to work with Brave and can't figure out how to do so (if I am using Brave and try to use private browsing with Tor, it will display 'Tor disconnected' and is stuck there).

Anyway, I ended up downloading Tor itself and use it when I want to do private browsing, so that accomplishes the same thing as far as I can tell.

Still, I don't understand what happened with my Brave setup and why I can't use it with Tor.
 
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Rodan52

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After quite a while using Brave across all my Mac devices I have decided to give Vivaldi another try. It has evolved quite a bit since the early versions and still has many unique workflow features you will not find elsewhere.
 
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