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Windows 7: Browser suggestions? (for specific tasks)

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Slickone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Browser suggestions? (for specific tasks)

Looking for suggestions from people who've tried most of the browsers out there. I'm looking for the best browser for each of two situations (so two different browsers, likely). This includes lesser used browsers, not just the popular ones. ie. Pale Moon, Basilisk, Waterfox, Sea Monkey, Maxthon, Vivaldi. I will not install Chrome or Edge however.

1. Which browser would be best if I only want a separate browser install to use for Gmail (to more quickly access a separate Google account)? Looking for fast startup time, and fast rendering of Gmail's bloated UI.

2. Which browser would handle having several youtube (or others) video stream tabs open and me switching back and forth between them? Looking for fast switching, and the browser not getting to slow to make it difficult to access UI features (full sceen, etc.).


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I use Firefox for most browsing. I use Opera as my secondary browser. Basically I use whichever one works best for whichever website I am visiting.

If your computer doesn't have much memory, it won't matter which browser you are using; the browser can do only so much. Make sure you have at least 8 GB of memory, if your computer will let you install that much.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

You might consider Chromium. Not the same thing as Chrome, but similar. My understanding is that Chromium is the open-source project that Chrome is based on. Theoretically, it doesn't track you, at least as much as Chromium, but I have seen conflicting opinions on this. But it is fast and efficient, if that is what you are looking for. If tracking is an issue (and it should be for everyone), I would do some research. There may be ways to insure it would not track you (Chromium, that is). I doubt that you can make Chrome not track you; it's what it does, like Google. It's how they make money. Since Chromium is open-source, it doesn't try to make money, other than donations, of course.
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2 Days Ago   #4
Slickone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
You might consider Chromium. Not the same thing as Chrome, but similar. My understanding is that Chromium is the open-source project that Chrome is based on. Theoretically, it doesn't track you, at least as much as Chromium, but I have seen conflicting opinions on this. But it is fast and efficient, if that is what you are looking for. If tracking is an issue (and it should be for everyone), I would do some research. There may be ways to insure it would not track you (Chromium, that is). I doubt that you can make Chrome not track you; it's what it does, like Google. It's how they make money. Since Chromium is open-source, it doesn't try to make money, other than donations, of course.
Thanks for the tip. Do you know if Chromium installs anything else that always runs, even when the browser isn't running? Chrome did when I tried it a few years ago.
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2 Days Ago   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yo do know you can use SMTP with Gmail and Thunderbird? You don't need to use their asinine web interface. You might have to go into Gmail's settings and disable less secure Apps though.
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