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Posted by: Misty
Date: April 25, 2009 05:57PM

If K-Meleon would put in the Add-Ons like Firefox has, I'd never use Firefox again. K-Meleon is truly the fastest browser out there.......why does no one know about this?

Add more customization options to K-Meleon!

And don't forget the StumbleUpon toolbar...........I am missing it sorely; and also tabbed browsing.

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Re: Here's what to do!
Posted by: reeko124
Date: April 25, 2009 06:31PM

There is about 70 on those pages combined of different addon's and/or extensions.

I have said a few times that its sad to see all these people and their hard work not get recognized more for the great browser they put out.You can't force someone to use it. I have honestly tried every browser that I could find and nothing beats this browser. I am making a skin for it as we speak because basically I am not as smart as the guys that make the addons or their own version of the browser so I want to contribute something.

I also wanted to put out what do you think makes browsers slower?

Its the addon's grinning smiley

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Re: Here's what to do!
Posted by: guenter
Date: April 26, 2009 12:22PM

If K-Meleon would put in the Add-Ons like Firefox has,...

then K-Meleon would also inherit that what You do not like with Firefox.

The XUL user interface that is the father of the Firefox extension system makes for example that Firefox has a slow start...

The Firefox User Interface & XUL extensions often use Java Script for their functionality. Java Script is not compiled but interpreted at runtime...

p.s. You can test some of that Yourself. Rename K-Meleons chrome folder copy the chrome folder of a firefox with the same GRE to the K-Meleon directory and start K-Meleon.

Interpreting User Interface and Extensions Java Script at runtime consumes 5+% of Firefox' speed with JavaScript execution. So when You compare identical GRE versions running for K-Meleon & Firefox there must be this difference. You can test some of that Yourself when You place K-Meleon 1.6 core components inside a Firefox 3+ Folder and run a Java Script Benchmarks (1st with Firefox and then with K-Meleon exe from the same folder / this works for older non static Firefox builds also).

The start-up is noticeably slower. That is why for each new major K-Meleon version a user and a dev bite the bullet & look what can be done to diminish chrome size.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/26/2009 12:36PM by guenter.

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