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[quote=bigD] [Background History] For the last 2 weeks I've been testing various web browsers to see which one would be the best for my needs and preferences. The reason for wanting a new browser is because I never did like IE. And Firefox uses WAY too much memory (and never releases it until you close the browser). Here are some of the broswers I've tried... Avant, Orca, QTWeb, Sleipnir, Opera (don't waste your time with any of them) Then I came across K-Meleon. It sounded like the perfect browser. My needs and/or preferences are simple. a) The browser should not use HUGE amounts of memory. b) Web items such as Flash/Shockwave should be blocked in the same manner that FF's FlashBlock does. c) Web items such as advertisement images should be blocked and replaced by a placeholder so that the fluidity of the web page design remains intact. d) There should be a spellchecker. e) Configuring the browser to a users preferences should be fairly easy (while allowing for complex settings). f) And last but not least... it should be able to handle web pages that are "specifically" designed for IE. In other words... I shouldn't be forced to switch to IE just to view one specific website. I did some research before downloading and installing K-Meleon to be sure it met with most (if not all) of the criteria that I've set above. Most of the research was done right here at this forum. [Latest History] I installed v1.5.2 two days ago on my WinXP (using the full installer) and set it up the way I would prefer it to be. I was EXTREMELY impressed until... a) The flash blocker blocks Falsh but with no FlashBlock placeholder button to allow viewing (if I so wished to). b) The flash blocker did NOT block Shockwave at all. c) I do not see any spell checking going on. d) It doesn't handle "some" websites that are IE specific. e) Advertising images are not shown with a placeholder. (which meant I accidently clicked on a "rollout" ad image) (which really ticked me off) As to the "Flash/Shockwave problem"... Yes I've tried the suggestion on this forum page. (http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?3,87151) But it did NOT work (and the link to the already modified "embed.jar" is just an empty file). Before you say maybe I didn't do it right... yes I am a qualified website builder and application programmer (albeit only as a hobby). I spent more than 4 hours trying slight variations of the flashblock.xml but ever one of them caused v1.5.2 (on my computer) to crash. By crash I mean... The browser would start up. It attempted to load "about:blank". Then the browser closed. Followed by... the Microsoft error dialog popping up asking me if I want to send an error report to them (which I did not do). Restoring the original "embed.jar" allowed K-Meleon to run normally again. Which makes me wonder... could it be possible, in some way, that it's doesn't work because of my configuration settings? I would think that, that shouldn't matter. As to the "spell checking" problem... I could have sworn I saw that v1.5.2 has it. Or is it something planned for the next version? As to "specific IE websites"... is there a way to "temporarily" navigate these sites as an IE browser? The reason for asking is because one job-hunting website that I need to go to on a daily basis refuses to let me open links in a new tab (which if I can not do... makes it a real pain in the butt). Job-hunting here in JAX, FL is at an all time high. First one to see a job-posting gets it. As to the "ad image placeholder"... is there such a thing? If not... could it be a new feature in the next version? Please do NOT take any of the above as me bitching. I totally understand the pressures a programmer faces. I just need some help in resolving these issues in a friendly way. Why? Because I feel K-Meleon is... "thee" perfect web browser! bigD saying... Thanks In Advance for any/all help. :)[/quote]
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