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[quote=xectis] Hi there Folks, I hope the developers will also read this as it's good news though will give my own humble advise for a better K-Meleon experience. I recently concluded an assessment to investigate the overall quality from a variety of browsers (40 in all) with a low tech, low specs computer. From the beautiful to the ugly, fastest to slowest, memory friendly to heavy hoggers, most popular to the alien kind plus the facility to render most pages correctly. The purpose of using a low tech computer was to indicate how well implemented a browser was developed to cope with either low or high tech hardware. To cut a long story short there were four browsers that came on top, amongst the losers were the 'big 4': Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari. For the purpose of this test I used Windows XP SP2 and a Compaq Armada E500, Pentium III/700GHz with 256 MB memory and a 30GB with a speed of 4000 rpm. The winner (of modern, still in development browsers) with the combination of speed, fairly good customization options, page rendering (though not perfect) and very little memory issues was K-meleon 1.6.0, although the un-official K-MeleonCCFME0.096.4 was a little bit faster. With K-Meleon you somehow felt that things were going to happen fairly quikly and with little lag so that was a joy to behold. As far as visual skin appeal K-meleon was well behind compared to others like Orca, Lunascape (also the only browser with triple engine rendering options which is a great and unique idea) and I guess the 'big 4', as I call them, also had some great looking skins. So to my taste I have kept K-Meleon, Orca and Lunascape for different reasons but K-Meleon is the one I have in mind first when browsing the web. It's one if not the best browser at using little memory, 70k max mostly!. Of course it all depends on what you're using but that is my experience. This all means K-Meleon is happy to play ball with a low tech computer so I imagine it will have the speed of light with an up to date modern computer. Overall it is my winner so well done K-Meleon developers. I am sure the developers may have tricks up their sleeve in forthcoming versions of K-Meleon, never the less here is my own advise for some options to enhance a user's browsing experience. Am guessing some of my thoughts may already have been covered elsewhere on the forum/s but here it goes anyway: 1 - When copying an address or a series of words on the URL or second address bar, make the option to 'paste and go' without making a further click, just like in Opera. 2 - Some or most browsers offer the option to remember and paste the user's name and or password on a personal email provider's box, as an example, so less work to do. 3 - Have triple rendering engines perhaps? It would cover all bases for now. 4 - Better skins/themes development for a more pleasant visual experience. 5 - Make one dedicated page to download full implemented extentions, plugins, skin themes, dictionaries etc (just like in Firefox) without having to look at different places. Also make the browser re-start automatically (if need be) after a file installation although it's still tedious to have to re-start everytime an extention/plugin/theme is installed. 6 - Talking about dictionaries, would be great to have as many language options as Firefox offers. Am sure there few other good things that can be implemented so all the best for K-Meleon! xectis[/quote]
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