Alternative Browsers


I'm skeptical! I'd be interested to see a screen recording of that happening successfully! :unsure:
I'm skeptical too LOL It's probably why I lost 'em several times in the past, but not in a good while.

I have yet to build the new PC in my specs and am on a new cheap laptop ATM, but I stand by what I said.

I'm probably already at several hundreds now on this laptop. I don't know if there's an easy way to count tabs and forgot how I know I had 1000+ in the past. If not, I for sure had between 500 and 1000.

So again, I'm happy you don't need a plugin anymore to recall all tabs and that it has become more solid.

In theory it should not be that hard either, especially as the tabs are just showing up but are not actually loading until you click on one.
 

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    Windows 11
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    Intel Core i5 13600K (3.5 GHz)
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    Z790 Gaming X AX (Rev. 1.1)
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    64 GB
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    nVidia 1050 Ti
Some guy named Edwin at Eleven Forums scared some people off here
Yeah..., I still have some reservations about it..., whaddaya gonna do!? 🤷‍♂️
I just fool around with it under complete anonymity.
 

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    Windows 11
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    ASUS ROG Strix
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    Windows 11
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    ASUS VivoBook
If not, I for sure had between 500 and 1000.
Please explain how you go about that. Do you load 500 - 1000 tabs then slowly browse through them all!?!?!? You must have a lot of interests!!!
I'm only interested in elevenforums and my mail! I wouldn't know where the hell to start with 1000 tabs open!!! :p
 

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    Windows 11
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    ASUS ROG Strix
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    Windows 11
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    Laptop
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    ASUS VivoBook

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    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
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    HP ZBook G2
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    Intel® Core i7 5500u
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    HP
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    8 GB
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    HP Zbook G4
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    Xeon 1535m v6
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    HP
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    32 GB
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    1TB SSD
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    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
Qtwebkit: The only Webkit based browsers still available for Windows are Falkon and Otter.

Apple halted its Windows Safari around 2011. The installer is still on the Internet but the browser will never be updated.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
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    HP ZBook G2
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    Intel® Core i7 5500u
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    HP
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    8 GB
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    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
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    HP Zbook G4
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    Xeon 1535m v6
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    HP
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I was hoping to hear from some who have tried Arc Browser..., I tried it a few times..., I just can't get into it, maybe it's just what you're used to! 🤷‍♂️
It's similar to Sleipnir 6

I've been doing some reading on Arc, and it has a couple of cool features, like auto file download renaming, and auto tab renaming, that seems like they might be a win. Also, that easy profiles and the Split View - being able to view multiple tabs side by side, I think is a really good feature that all browsers should have (without having to decouple individual tabs from the main browser interface). And Native Profiles *and* a separate Spaces feature, too.

The biggest issue I can see is that there are a lot of reports of it going stupid (particularly on Windows installs). After installation and a use or a couple of uses, you go to run it and it acts like it is not even there. I suspect that it might be a failure in an automatic update procedure, but I'm only just now trying it.

As for Tab Grouping - Chrome does it very well, with the ability to not only group, but save (and hide completely from the tab bar). But, you may have to enable a Chrome flag or two to get the new functionality (I did it manually, so I've had it for a while, IO don't know if it is now on by default or not).

On Firefox, my browser of choice, I use Container Tab Groups - it brings the mobility of tab grouping and takes it to a whole new level, with each group being isolated from the others, allowing for multiple unique logins to the same site, and has one major advantage over Edge's tab grouping, in that it only loads the pages as you actually view them, instead of refreshing every page in every group every time you open the browser.

Which is how I have 172 tabs 'open' (but grouped, and thus not actually refreshed) in Firefox:

Screenshot 2024-05-02 132429.png
 

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    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
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    HomeBrew
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
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    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
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    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
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    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
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    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
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    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
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    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
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    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
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    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
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    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
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    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
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    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
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    Dell Latitude E5470
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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    Dell
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    16 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
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    1920 * 1080
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    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
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    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
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    Dell
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    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
I use Firefox in Windows 11 as Default. Opera in MX Linux 23.2 AHS and SlimJet in Arch Linux.
 

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    11 Pro 24H2 26100.1150
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    Digital Storm Velox
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    Intel Core i9-10940X
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    MSI X299 PRO (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
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    128 GB DDR4 3200 MHz Corsair Vengance LPX
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    Integrated Motherboard Audio-Realtek
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    CORSAIR XENEON 32QHD165
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    VELOX
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    Corsair M65 Pro
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    1000Gb's Down-20 Up
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    Firefox 129.0
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    Cyber power CP1350AVRLCD -UPS
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    Arch Linux
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    Intel NUC13ANHi3
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    Intel Core i3 1315u
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    NUC13AN
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    64GB GSKILL DDR4 3200
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    Dell 2419HGCF
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    1TB Crucial M2NVME
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    External 90 Watt
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    NUC Tall
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    Fan
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    Razer
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    Logitech
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    1GB
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    Slimjet 43.0.1.0
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    quiet & fast
Firefox for my daily websites.
Brave for Funsites and other Stuff like that.
 

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    Windows 10
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    Custom
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    Ryzen 7 5700X
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    Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite V2
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    2 x 16 GB DDR 4 - 3200 - G.Skill RipJaws V
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    ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070
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    OnBoard Realtek
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    2 x Dell S2721DGF
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    2560 x 1440 @ 165 MHZ
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    1 TB Kingston KC3000 M.2PCIe 4.0
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    be quiet! Pure Power 12 M Modular 80+ Gold
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    Phanteks Eclipse P600s
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    be quit! Dark Rock Pro 4
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    Logitech G213 Prodigy
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    Logitech G502 Hero
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    1000 MBit Cable DSL
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    Firefox
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    Microsoft Defender

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
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    Intel NUC12WSHi7
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    12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P, 2100 MHz
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    NUC12WSBi7
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    64 GB
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    Intel Iris Xe
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    built-in Realtek HD audio
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    Dell U3219Q
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    3840x2160 @ 60Hz
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    Samsung SSD 990 PRO 1TB
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    CODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Clears
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    Linux Mint 21.2 (Cinnamon)
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    Intel NUC8i5BEH
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    Intel Core i5-8259U CPU @ 2.30GHz
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    32 GB
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    Iris Plus 655
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    CODE 104-Key Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Clear

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    Windows 11
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    ASUS ROG Strix
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    Windows 11
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    ASUS VivoBook
I think power user is a misprint.
It does begin with p though.


Denis
 

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    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 23H2 Build 22631.3447
for me:

Firefox ESR
Vivaldi
Brave
Opera
Pale Moon (a little surprised nobody else has mentioned this one)
 

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    windows 10 ltsc
Any browser that doesn’t use Chromium. Firefox is heading to become the last man standing.
I heard about the SeaMonkey project, will give it a try one day, maybe.

I'm a big fan of Alphabet (because every company out there is collecting your data, whether you like it or not), and I'm vested heavily into Google's ecosystem, with 4 independent Workspace accounts (aka 4 domains), along with numerous individual accounts.

That being said, Firefox has always been a favorite of mine.

I actualy preferred original edge before it was "chrominated". It was faster and used less resources, particularly on the old 1GB Windows tablets.

I have to agree - The 'new' (now old) Edge browser was a ton faster, and well suited for use - it gave everything out there a good run for its money for all but perhaps (maybe) the most hardcore testing.

The move to Chromium-based browser didn't make sense then - but with everything they've incorporated now into Edge, it makes total sense - it allowed Microsoft to shift development away from the entire core of the browser, and shift that to just the addons and integrations that they want Edge to have, because the core comes from The Chromium Project - smart on their part.

Those are Tab Groups, (done properly, I might add), they can be collapsed.

View attachment 90336

Chrome does groups at least as well as other browsers do now, with a few functions enabled in `chrome://flags` for early adopters (like me) - though I think they are now live for everyone.

You can easily add tabs to / remove tabs from groups. Enabling Saving them keeps them persistent even through Chrome restarts (Manually or automatic). And you can hide groups, which places them in a small part of the Browser toolbar area at the top left (and if you have many groups, also provides a nice overflow menu for them).

One of my groups:

Screenshot 2024-05-20 133154.png

Same group collapsed (simply click on the group name):

Screenshot 2024-05-20 133212.png

All of my groups:

Screenshot 2024-05-20 133141.png

How to hide a group to the Toolbar:

Screenshot 2024-05-20 133441.png

Don't let that Pr0nBuk one fool you - my domain registrar is porkbun.com | An oddly satisfying experience. - and that is an anagram of Pr0nBuk (if you replace the "0" with an "o"). So I made a humorous (group) name that I would never forget - and raises quite a few eyebrows when folks see it, creating a natural talking point).


Screenshot 2024-05-20 133507.png


I've just started messing with Arc. It takes some getting used to, especially if you've been using Firefox since the Blake days. 😀

Took me a minute to get used to the Spaces idea, but I see why it's useful. I also like the Split feature. All-in-all, I think I'll keep going with it, but it'll take a lot to supplant Firefox for me.

I've been doing some reading on Arc, and it has a couple of cool features, like auto file download renaming, and auto tab renaming, that seems like they might be a win. Also, that easy profiles and the Split View - being able to view multiple tabs side by side, I think is a really good feature that all browsers should have (without having to decouple individual tabs from the main browser interface). And Native Profiles *and* a separate Spaces feature, too.

The biggest issue I can see is that there are a lot of reports of it going stupid (particularly on Windows installs). After installation and a use or a couple of uses, you go to run it and it acts like it is not even there. I suspect that it might be a failure in an automatic update procedure, but I'm only just now trying it.

As for Tab Grouping - Chrome does it very well, with the ability to not only group, but save (and hide completely from the tab bar). But, you may have to enable a Chrome flag or two to get the new functionality (I did it manually, so I've had it for a while, IO don't know if it is now on by default or not).

On Firefox, my browser of choice, I use Container Tab Groups - it brings the mobility of tab grouping and takes it to a whole new level, with each group being isolated from the others, allowing for multiple unique logins to the same site, and has one major advantage over Edge's tab grouping, in that it only loads the pages as you actually view them, instead of refreshing every page in every group every time you open the browser.

Which is how I have 172 tabs 'open' (but grouped, and thus not actually refreshed) in Firefox:

View attachment 95024

I've used Arc a lot more in the last week, finally getting a chance to take a closer look at it.

For one thing, it will (most likely) require that a user affirm that it is a paradigm shift in terms of how it deals with the web and presents it to the user. You will literally need to change the way that you think about browsing before Arc will become something that you are comfortable with.

And these are words I'm paraphrasing from a tech journalist - see Arc browser for Windows — better than Chrome? (By Chris Hoffman, formerly of How-To Geek - We Explain Technology

I had access to Arc for Windows for months during its waitlist-only, pre-release period before its official stable launch last week. It’s a compelling web browser, although it requires you transform how you think about your browsing experience.

Whether you want to do that is up to you — but there are serious potential productivity boosts if you do.

Now, on to my review.

OK, so I’ve created a bunch of Spaces with their own dedicated Profiles, and this looks promising - But it still has some bugs to work out.

  1. According to Arc documentation, you can add a Profile to a Space, which to me seems counterintuitive - I would think you add Spaces to a Profile, by the definition of what a profile actually is.
https://resources.arc.net/hc/en-us/articles/19227964556183-Profiles-Separate-Work-Personal-Browsing

However, it does it all reasonably well.
  1. Navigating Spaces is a bit of a PITA.
https://resources.arc.net/hc/en-us/articles/19228064149143-Spaces-Distinct-Browsing-Areas

Which happen to be tiny dots at the bottom of the nav panel:

Screenshot 2024-05-17 192139.png

However, there is one other shortcut: To move left, [CTRL] + [ALT] + [<–], and similarly, to move right, [CTRL] + [ALT] + [–>]. And this can be done without having to click in the sidebar, too.
  1. Deleting profiles is a bit tricky - it says to remove the Profile from all your Spaces, but even with a single profile I had for a single Space, deleting the Space had no effect - so it seems you actually have to move a Space to another Profile (or, in their vernacular, Associate a different profile with the current Space associated with the Profile that you want to delete) and then you can delete the Profile.

  2. There is no way to re-organize the layout, as you create new Spaces, they appear sequentially to the right of the last space. Hopefully this will change.

Now, bear in mind that active Spaces, and particularly with Arc’s pre-loading feature enabled, means after a while it will suck up some serious RAM. I had 13 profiles, each a unique Space, and each space had 2-3 tabs open (The vast majority only had 2, one the Google.com website, and another the GMail interface, for 10 different Google and Workspace accounts), and it was at 4 GB. Now, having 128 GB of RAM, not a big deal for me - but for someone who has a laptop with only 8 (or even 16) GB, and running Windows, this could be a problem. If you tend to keep tabs open a lot, might need to look into the archiving feature, and more importantly, adjust the default 12 hour auto-archive time down to something more aggressive).

Also, a really interesting bug I’ve run into is that sometimes when taking tabs and making them favorites at the top (aka pinning them) Arc would inadvertently take me to my first custom Space. Not cool, but it happened to me 6 different times when setting up other Spaces. Fortunately, though, it didn’t also bring the tab over to the other Space, so that helped.

I think the next Space I’m going to make is one for here and the various URLs I also keep open with here (9to5, AA, DL, Ars and Neowin), and start using that Space instead of my normal Firefox + CTG addon. I’m going to push the limit of Arc since I do have such a lot of RAM, but I suspect that some of my stuff will remain in Firefox (like all my banking stuff) for now.


As Chris mentioned - this requires a retraining of your mind on how things work.

Fortunately for me, I’m already pretty used to a similar setup thanks to Fx + CTG - it has almost all the same features as Arc does, though packaged and presented to Fx users in a very different way. I’d love to see Arc incorporate one or two features from CTG - like this listing of all the different containers I have in Firefox:

Screenshot 2024-05-17 194053.png

Including that New Temporary Container (Space in Arc vernacular) at the bottom - I don’t want to have to name it every single time if I am going to throw it away - just make it.

Oh, and Arc is good about not opening all the tabs and verifying them after you close it and open it again, much like Firefox - but it has a ways to go in terms of efficiency.

Screenshot 2024-05-17 194312.png

Pretty close in use right now - but I only have one active tab in Firefox, and one in Arc. Total, I think around 30 tabs across all the Spaces in Arc, and 138 tabs across all the Containers in Fx:

Screenshot 2024-05-17 194320.png

But going to another space and just opening the 'Pinned" GMail tab, and Arc shoots up dramatically:

Screenshot 2024-05-17 194512.png

Regardless of this, though, I am still gonna recommend this for everyone to try - it’s a game changer, especially since it can help you eliminate having to run multiple browsers / Multiple (separately loaded) Profiles. And their system of Routes is a great feature, one I’ve also had and been using for a while with CTG - for example, in my screenshot above, I have specific sites always opening in specific containers - so if I happen to run across a site that wants to open Gentoo.org, for example, I get a nice little popup asking me if I want to open it in the current container or in the Gentoo container.

If you do try it - give it at least a few weeks - you really need to actively use it for a while before you get to see how well this works. It was the same for me with CTG in Fx - As I learned more of its features and started using it more, I realized that I could never again use a regular Fx browser without it installed. I suspect I’ll have some of the same sentiments with Arc soon enough.
 

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    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
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    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
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    Dell
    Case
    Dell
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    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
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    Dell
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    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
Cent Browser Update:
v5.1.1130.128 [2024-06-24]

-Shortcut key settings supported Ctrl+Alt
-Allowed to open new windows while the browser was hidden by boss key
-[Bug fixes] "Export passwords" menu command does not work
-[Bug fixes] Check update process sometimes cannot exit
-[Bug fixes] Tab bar font is not rendered by MacType
-[Bug fixes] Renderer process crashes in some cases (STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH)
 

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    Windows 11
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    ASUS ROG Strix
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    Windows 11
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
i used to use Netscape Navigator many moons ago but now i use Vivaldi browser i dont have another browser on the system.
Vivaldi does my email, my online calendar and my web browsing and everything is saved and synced.
it works on my computer Windows, it works on my phone Android, it works on Linux. its all i need ..
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 24" AiO
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 5825u
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    64GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Ryzen 7 5825u
    Sound Card
    RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" HP
    Hard Drives
    1TB M2 SSD Partitioned ..
    250GB C:/Windows .. 750GB D:/Home
    2x 1TB USB HDD External Storage.
    Internet Speed
    900MB full fibre
    Browser
    Vivaldi .. Browser, Calendar, eMail.
    Antivirus
    AVG Internet Security
    Other Info
    Mainly Open Source Software
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 24" AiO
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 5500u
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    32GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon GPU
    Sound Card
    RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP
    Hard Drives
    512GB M2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    900MB Full Fibre
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    AVG Internet Security
    Other Info
    Mainly Windows Software
    'The Wife's Computer'
Arc has been updating quite a lot, including bug fixes, and it has been my daily driver for a while now, and one thing I love is that, if you create multiple Spaces, like I have, and you have a Logitech Mouse with the back and forward buttons - you can 'swipe' between the Spaces using the buttons. Works with both my MX Master 3 for Business and my MX Master 3S (both using Logitech Options+ but not having any browser specific addons in Options+).

With my (admittedly convoluted) setup of Arc, it is working extremely well in the way that I expect it to. I've even set up folders now in my most used Spaces, group URLs under similar categories as I used in Firefox and Firefox Nightly. It certainly caters to my niche use case very, very well.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge , Arc
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
Cent Browser Update:
v5.1.1130.129 [2024-06-27]

[Bug fixes] STATUS_BREAKPOINT crash on some websites
[Bug fixes] Web pages crash after portable version auto upgraded
[Bug fixes] Wiping browsing data always cleans up multilogin tabs
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
And don't forget Chromium itself, probably the basis of many browsers.

Exactly, The Edge Browser from Microsoft is based on Chromium and it's for a reason. Brave as well. It's a very controversial topic anyhow. From a security standpoint, some swear by chromium, and others by firefox. I tend to lean towards chromium as being more secure. They will all have holes that are discovered, Google has the budget for it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
Exactly, The Edge Browser from Microsoft is based on Chromium and it's for a reason. Brave as well. It's a very controversial topic anyhow. From a security standpoint, some swear by chromium, and others by firefox. I tend to lean towards chromium as being more secure. They will all have holes that are discovered, Google has the budget for it.
Choosing to run the browser under the supervision of Sandboxie-Plus takes reasonable care of it IMO, even if you use the free version. Security hardening the sandbox is a paid featureset, but only adds these 2 optional abilities neither of which should normally be required to be able to secure the browser:
  • Restrict syscall elevation to approved known safe / filtered sys calls
  • Limit access to device endpoints to known safe / filtered endpoints
Choosing Firefox Portable instead of regular Firefox adds more possibilities due to the AllowMultipleInstances=true setting that you can add in FirefoxPortable.ini, which regular Firefox does not have. It also is possible to register a portable browser as an app so that, next, it will be possible to set it as your Default browser. SetDefaultBrowser – Set the Default Browser per command line or script – the kolbicz blog
Sandboxie-Plus has an option, Forced Folders, that you can use to force Firefox Portable to always run sandboxed. To still be able to update Firefox Portable outside the sandbox you can temporarily rename the folder that contains Firefox Portable (or temporarily remove the folder from Forced Folders).

As for Chromium based browsers, I haven't really felt the need to use them for anything. I think it's a real shame that so many people prefer Blink... it will assimulate you if you don't watch out. lol :p
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
  • Operating System
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF

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