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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #30 on: 27. March 2016, 12:24:14 »
I tested it only with youtube, but that worked without serious problems. I think I had some issues on the first try, but then they vent away on their own on subsequent tries.


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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #31 on: 27. March 2016, 17:22:01 »
I can't get youtube HTML5 to work at all. Have you installed flash?

I tried to connect my phone, but libmtp and mtpfs failed. I gather that gvfs-mtp is pretty dependable. It's much lighter than android-file-transfer! I think I'll add my vote for gvfs.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #32 on: 27. March 2016, 17:24:42 »
I'm not sure if I have flash. I installed chromium at some point, maybe some came with it?

I checked that gvfs does not seem to run if filemanager is not used, and is reasonably light. I'll be adding it.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #33 on: 27. March 2016, 17:52:02 »
Okay, I'm trying xombrero and also vivaldi that was suggested earlier. Iḿ really liking vivaldi, but cannot choose it because it is gtk2 and heavy. But it is fast, sleek, nice looking, innovative and easy to configure.

I'll see if I can configure xombreros keybindings to work a bit more like other browsers. If so, I' m considering using it.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #34 on: 27. March 2016, 20:04:20 »
Okay, xombrero is now more usable that I unbinded ctrl+arrows from tab changing (because that is needed for text editing) and bound ctrl+l to focusing the address bar.

Following "issues" remain:
1) I wish there was a way to make address bar to work as a search bar if the typed item is not a url.

2) youtube does not work.

3) one cannot post to manjaro forums with it.


If I can solve these issues through configuration, it could be made the default browser.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #35 on: 01. April 2016, 11:03:36 »
I regularly build firefox-gtk3 packages, they seem to work well, but I'm not yet sure if it's completely gtk3 or if there are some components left that require gtk2.
If you're interested, I'll give you my mozconfig file for testing, as well as a recent signed binary package. It has all the firefox crap disabled, like webrtc, websms etc., so it's quite a bit lighter than vanilla firefox.
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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #36 on: 01. April 2016, 11:09:52 »
Afaik, it still uses gtk2 too. If you can verify that it can be built without gtk2, I would be very interested. But if you can share your package, would be interesting.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #37 on: 02. April 2016, 12:12:12 »
I sent you a PM re firefox-gtk3.
It's still a bit heavy even with many things disabled.
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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #38 on: 02. April 2016, 12:49:32 »
Thanks. Even plain firefox should still be lighter than chromium, and having a fully featured browser comes with price. It could be an option for 64bit version at least, if it is otherwise feasible.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #39 on: 03. April 2016, 05:08:36 »
Why not consider using vimb for the web browser. It can be compile to used gtk3. The only downside is no tabs. But have support for tabbed. For a web browser. It still getting a lot of update.
http://fanglingsu.github.io/vimb/

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #40 on: 03. April 2016, 06:31:13 »
I'll give it a try. By the looks of documentation, if I comparr it with xombrero, advantages seem to be:
xombrero:
- tabs
- works like normal browser if you want it to

Vimb:
- autocompletion

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #41 on: 03. April 2016, 19:28:58 »
Okay, additional pros for vimb:

- Fastest browser I have ever seen. I miss the page loading if I blink.
- very clean interface


cons:
- New user will not be able to use it at all without reaging the man page
- not in the repos (small issue, as the package is tiny.

Ram usage is in the same class as xombrero. Issues with media and gtk theme are the same unsuprisingly.

Probably cannot be default because of insufficient approachability, but it sure is a cool browser.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #42 on: 06. April 2016, 21:11:56 »
Okay, I tried firefox-gtk3. It works as intended and does not require gtk2. I'm very much tempted to use it. Not super light like the others, but quite light still and does not ned to be changed immediately.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #43 on: 07. April 2016, 13:11:18 »
Nice to hear!
It's possible to further trim down the firefox-gtk3 build; there are still a few options that can be disabled.
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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #44 on: 22. April 2016, 12:44:11 »
I have a suggestions about terminal app. there is new app called Terminix, I tested it yesterday and it was awesome. it have tiling (something like in spacefm) ability to save sessions, uses GTK3 and have pretty good amount of hotkeys that you can configure, but only with dconf-editor for this moment.