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RubberTurnip.org: Why Galeon is the Perfect Browser

Nov 02, 2001, 18:44 (61 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Ogley)

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"Galeon has supported tabbed browsing since version 0.8.3 or 0.8.4, back at the end of 2000, a feature Mozilla has only officially included in 0.9.5, and this feature has now become quite mature, with the amount of control the user has over the behaviour of the tabs and their close buttons reaching a point where I consider it complete. The usefulness of this feature simply cannot be overstated. Desktop real-estate is a valuable commodity (I could of course have dozens of virtual desktops, but I prefer to use one main desktop with a couple of additional ones for specific applications) and having one browser window with several tabs is infinitely preferable to perhaps as many as ten individual windows. Galeon will even open popups as tabs (or block them altogether).

The one other feature of Galeon upon which I have come to rely is the Smart Bookmarks. A toolbar with search fields for, well, basically whatever you want. There are a good number of predefined ones, but I suspect it is possible to create your own. I've never tried this, as the four things I want are already defined.

These fantastic features coupled with Galeon's speed and size (my stripped binary is only 828k!) mean that I could not reccomend another browser to anyone. It is applications like Galeon that will ensure that Linux does become more of a force in desktop computing, it is simply the best browser around, on any platform. Period."

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