favorite "unknown" browser

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  1. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    What is your favorite unheard of browser?Ive been looking for some alternatives to safari and firefox but havent come along any good ones yet
     
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  4. freesonwang macrumors member

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    Are there specific features you are looking for that Firefox and Safari aren't offering?

    If you want super light-weight and super speed (I feel even beyond Safari), try Camino.

    I believe that Shiira has a nice Tab Expose feature (which Firefox has with add-ons but sometimes they aren't terribly stable).
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  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Firefox
    IE
    Chrome
    Safari
    Opera

    These are the top 5 browsers being used at this time. Most web designers don't really test with other browsers.
     
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    i would only consider unknown browsers when they are really unknown, i.e., not gecko, trident, preston or webkit based.

    so

    iCab. I dont know how much you will like it tho.
     
  8. mesa macrumors newbie

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    iCab has been WebKit based since version 4.0.
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    well, thats unfortunate, now there is no unknown browsers for me anymore.
     
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    i didnt like seamonkeys old school look.sunrise just didnt run fast enough.ill try out your guys other suggestions in a bit
     
  12. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    fluid is pretty bad...
     
  13. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    stainless was pretty,but lacked a bookmark bar and bookmark iimport abilitiy so i cant use it i have too many bookmarks to manually do it
     
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    Not having cookies is a good idea for me sometimes.
     
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    That's pretty known.

    Songbird.
     
  17. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Not so much a browser as it is a media player...it's pretty terrible web browsing last time I checked. ;) (rendering issues abound.)
     
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    Wyzo would not overwrite firefox would it?
     
  19. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    I used Shiira for a while back in the days before Safari 3. When Safari 3 did come out it broke it in some ways but luckily there was always SuperShiira, which is now Demeter.

    I kept using Demeter until it was overtaken by Safari in speed and WebKit compatibility (the Shiira devs seems to have a problem using WebKit - both Shiira 1 and 2 fail the Acid3 test).

    Now I'm running WebKit nightly builds in Safari 4. The only browser I've considered switching to recently is Stainless but it constantly freezes my computer entirely if I try to do too much. Only the clock and cursor work. I also don't like it that Stainless doesn't use a normal "About" window or a logical update window. Throwing extra browser windows at me is just annoying.
     
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    :confused:

    mt
     
  21. GroovyLinuxGuy macrumors regular

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    w3m

    Text browser I use it along with Alpine (a mail client) from the terminal in OS X and linux
     
  22. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

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    If you want a stupid small browser that actually still manages to show most things decently, there's always dillo.

    But as for less-known browsers that are still useful, I'm loving Stainless. It's really no-frills, so don't expect a lot of weird features, and it has no autocomplete yet, but I like the bookmark shelf (well, I like that it auto-hides and doesn't take up vertical space), parallel sessions, and the raw speed.

    And since mesa's here...I think what it really needs is topsites and tabs in the title bar (or at least the option for that) :) Oh, and auto-linkification of URLs that are written in plaintext (something I come across all too frequently).
     

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