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[quote="Eugen Mezei"] I am playing around with an older laptop I inherited with the final wish to get it to an usefull piece of hardware on which you still can work today. Ofcourse I choosed KM as it claims to be a lightweight, fast browser for old hardware. Normally you don't notice it, as we use to have our monitors set on at least 16K colors, but it hit me on this laptop: besides having a good LCD panel wiht 1024x786 pixels (that was very advanced for its days) it can only represent 256 colors. So it hit me that KM uses for all his icons more than 256 colors. Who needs this? Is it really necessary that every tiny button has thousands of colours? 256 would be more than enough, I would say 16 colors is exactly right, but ofcourse most of the buttonicons could be drawed with 4 colours also. I don't know if fever colors will make the browser faster, but it for sure it will make it usable on some old hardware. Can it be done by myself to change the buttons with colorreduced (16 colors) ones? Another thing I noticed: After downgrading to IE 4.0 (originally an IE 5.5 was installed on this Win95 laptop) I had some problems with KM. After striping IE completly from the laptop (with the 98lite tool), even more problems occured, so that at the moment KM is practically unusable. How tihgt is KM tied to parts of IE? Greetings, Eugen[/quote]
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