Light weight Web Browser for fast search and reading ?

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  1. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Guys,

    I use Mozilla Firefox almost all the time, it has nice features and plugins, I am satisfied with its over all performance, but still it takes some time to start up using 100% CPU usage. I need a web browser which may appear within 2 seconds of click and ready to search using less CPU resources, I don't want to use such browser for video watching or multimedia purposes, but it must have tabs, I intend to use that browser for just reading purpose since I do not need flash support for that. I'll keep Firefox as my main browser.

    So do you have any suggestion ?

    For some idea :- http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/alternative-windows-web-browsers/

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-web-browser-lightweight.htm

    http://www.computerworld.com/articl...ers-free-lightweight-and-low-maintenance.html

    I can download any browser and test it, but it'll take 100s of MBs of data, so it's better to ask users who have used it, hence asking, Please suggest which lightweight browser you prefer for reading purposes ?!

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  3. jackprince

    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    I have switched to Chrome about 3 years ago and except for a few hiccups at the very beginning I didn't have any complain till date. I also used to be a avid Mozilla user, but chrome is as easy and as user-friendly, and to my delight much lighter than Firefox. You may try it.
     
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    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    Lynx FTW.
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  7. aliyah

    aliyah Regular Member

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    chrome is faster but if u need for reading then try UC browser is has a night mode reading surfing is less painfull for eyes
     
  8. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Google Chrome, This loads quick and works well on Windows.
     
  9. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Yeah, I am on Windows !
    @sorcerer I use both the OS Linus & Windows, but currently mostly on Windows.

    Perhaps Lynx doesn't support tabs ?
     
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  11. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Sorry guys I downloaded and installed Lynx but I am :scared2:
    actually I want Chrome like look and speed like Lynx :)

    Should I try Qupzilla ?
    [​IMG]

    Lol I tried Avant Browser Jan 2016 build and DFI forum main page showed this "

    "You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.
    You should upgrade or use an alternative browser."

    Same with SlimBrowser.
     
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  12. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Trying Maxthon and Midori now, will tell you after using them.

    @pmaitra @LETHALFORCE

    I get this message on some browsers :-
    "You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.
    You should upgrade or use an alternative browser."

    And alternative browser link takes you to Google Chrome, is this message a suggestion by DFI or such browsers are really out of date ? :confused1:
     
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    Lions Of Punjab Regular Member

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    I too have tried many browsers . chrome works fine and is an all rounder .
     
  14. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Actually I have tried Chrome, Opera and others but almost a year or 2 years back. I want to try something quicker and lighter, off course if nothing satisfies me I'll start using Chrome.

    As of now Maxthon looking good ! will try Midori after it.
     
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    bose Senior Member Senior Member

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    try out Google Chrome... it is fast and I use it the most...
     
  16. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Ok, Avante Browser, SlimBrowser were crap, they were quick to start but slow while surfing, DFI page took 17-20 seconds to get fully loaded on them, so uninstalled.

    Installed and kept Maxthon and Chrome along-with Firefox, others were simply crap. Since they took much time in opening the web pages, while I wanted a quick browser.

    Chrome and Firefox the are fastest (even after FF is heavily loaded). Maxthon is also appreciable, testing it.

    Chrome having "search by Voice" looking nice. :)
     
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    VIP Ultra Nationalist Senior Member

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    Chrome is a battery killer and if you open lots of tabs, it hangs the system like hell. FF is awesome, I know people don't use IE anymore but newer versions are good, don't try Edge right now as it's buggy as hell but for formal use, you can give it a shot. Opera is also good as it uses blink of chrome so, choice is yours.
     
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  18. Gessler

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    @A chauhan If you want Chrome-like layout & extensions, then I suggest Torch browser. Been using it for over 5 years - real goddamn fast for me (40mbps connection & a system with 16gb RAM is what I've got). You should definitely try it.

    http://torchbrowser.com/

    This browser has the additional Media Grabber feature. You can directly download whatever video or music is playing on your current page. Even from Youtube. It also has an inbuilt Torrenting application - all the pirate-friendly stuff in one place! :cool3:

    ...unless you already have uTorrent. Then stick with it.
     
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  19. punjab47

    punjab47 महाबलामहावीर्यामहासत्यपराक्रमासर्वाग्रेक्षत्रियाजट Banned

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    I use chrome on mobile just because I like the new lollipop task switcher tab integration.

    Otherwise Uc browser.

    For pc, I use Firefox nightly & Comodo Dragon which is secure version of chromium.
     
  20. anoop_mig25

    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Well both FF and chrome are tool slow on my legacy system and hell they get hanged on if i open too much tabs.

    I would like to see how torch browser works .let see @Gessler
     
  21. Gessler

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    Download it....trust me it would be worth it.
     

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