I'm really glad to greet our new brother with such a high loyality to KM in general and to KM Twin in particular!
Uhm... it's a sister... ;)
Let's try to cut your ropes now! ;-)
Just untick Tools -> Privacy -> Block Advertisements - and your problem will be gone! That was my stupid mistake to set it on by default in Twin build.
Wow, great! That works - I never thought of looking there. Thanks!
'Bookmark Importer', 'Bookmark backup' are items provided by KM extensions. Youa can
• a) safest option
open Preferences -> Macro Extension
and untick there in list 'bookmarksbkup
' and 'kmbimporter
'. Then restart;
• b) launch KM Extensions Manager
and uninstall corresponding extensions from there by the name;
• c) go to macros
subfolder in KM dir and delete 2 corresponding kmm
Thanks, that worked as well!
A small sidenote - you might want to know - when I first tried to uninstall kmbimporter in Extension Manager it told me it couldn't uninstall because of a corrupt ini-file (I swear I did not play around with any ini-files). However, after removing the kmm-files the menu entries were gone.
I haven't any heritage in case of using Trident tab. I think you have some troubles with IE itself.
Try to update it to the latest possible version - it's highly recommended for security reasons even if never use IE (it just presents in your system). For XP you need IE 8 with all updates.
I do have IE8. I don't think it's the latest version, though, as far as I know, there is a IE9 around.
But, I'm a bit weird when it comes to security. My last comp (which died of old age after almost 11 years) ran for three years without updates, without antivirus and without any Windows security - and in those three years it never saw a virus, a trojan or a malware. I fully rely on TimeFreeze, Sandboxie and my good old Sygate Firewall. I never ever go online without TimeFreeze running, I never install anything new without testing it under TimeFreeze first.
Additionally, I have MBam, SAS and Sophos Rootkit to check the system at regular intervals, CCleaner for the daily clean-out and of course Mailwasher with which I can check my mails and delete spam etc before Outlook has a chance to shovel it onto the hard drive.
When I first changed from Win98 to XP some four years ago I ran XP the 'normal' way, with an antivirus, security center and whatnot and always the latest updates. It was nothing but trouble, resulting in a bloated machine and having tons of troubles to get rid of Windows Media Player after every update and to top it off, having Avira Antivirus whining for its own updates every day. It finally brought me my first virus infection in more than a decade, and a bad one at that. Avira beeped like mad, but did nothing to prevent it.
I reinstalled the machine, threw the whole crap out and never looked back.
So I don't worry much about IE, I just ignore it. I have even uninstalled the IETab and the googlechromeframewhatever thingy from Twin+. The 'open in browser' function to call Firefox or Iron is all I need in case Twin+ can't handle a page.
Yes, Twin could have some problems here as I'm not pro but the amateur 'build developer' ;-)
Hey, for an 'amateur build developer' you've worked quite a miracle with the old K-Meleon. Twin+ is a fine, fine browser!
This problem usually is connected with file association error for type CFG in your system.
, Accelerators and Menu are (like almost all config options in KM) just files in your profile folder - accel.cfg and menus.cfg.
But you cannot delete smth from built-in menus there - only add some user items. And sure you'll need enough knowledge about syntax and how to mark up menus in KM. It's not very simple deal so don't be disappointed about these being not working
Ugh, I've noticed - my first attempts to fool around with it had all my bookmarks disappear... luckily I had saved a copy.
Unfortunately I'm rather useless when it comes to such things. I try a lot, most of which doesn't work - and if something happens to work, I usually don't know why, or how. I'm more a graphical person.
set any portable browser as default with Windows tools.
But this doesn't mean that you cannot make Twin your default
Thanks to comrade adodupan
, KM Twin has in-built set-default functional (without need of SetDefault.exe) - just open Preferences -> Browsing
and press 'Set as default browser
You got it! But moreover - to be sure this setting is saved (and as for me - to have the possibility of fast default browser switching) I use Browser TraySwitch
little free piece of software solving this problem and guaranteeing that my settings are saved.
Very useful and convenient! Try this!
Meanwhile, I've managed to trick Windows (and Sandboxie) into accepting Twin+ as the default browser. I had the old K-Meleon 1.5.4 as my default browser first, which worked as it had been installed normally. I figured they would probably just look for '...\k-meleon\k-meleon.exe', so I simply renamed the two folders - the old K-Meleon folder into 'K-Meleon 1.5.4' and the Twin+ folder into 'K-Meleon'. It worked... ;)
And I'm sure you're missing out a lot of fantastic tools - light but powerful - while not using bookmarklets!
They are able to make for you much-much of tedious manual work.
You might be right, and I will look into it one day. But I'm an old horse, I use to stick to things I know and don't warm up easily to the 'newfangled modernities'. Reckon I'm the last dinosaur in this world who has never been in Facebook, doesn't own a mobile phone or a TV set and who still uses her old, black, dial-operated bakelite telephone.
Did I mention my old Sygate Firewall? lol
What I like so much at K-Meleon and Twin+ is that it's a browser like my old Firebird used to be - quick, light and unobtrusive. Firebird had been my favorite browser and had been sorely missed all through the Firefox years. I'll never forgive Mozilla for dissing it and then making Firefox such a bloated mess. I kept the Firebird until about 60% of websites wouldn't work anymore.
K-Meleon Twin+ is much more customizable than Firebird was - if I figure out how to get along with all its functions I could make it even more 'mine'.
And I have to thank you for your work, getting the old baby into the new times and making it fit to surf the net. I only hope it will stand its ground for a long time to come.
Would you have any idea how I could get Twin+ to save the password file in another location, i.e. on another drive?