Midori

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    Ocky had started a thread a while ago here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=285803&highlight=midori. But I'd like to have one that deals specifically with Midori on Linux.

    It's currently on 0.4.6 but the Ubuntu Software Center has 0.4.3 which I installed. I'm trying it out again after quite a while and the improvements are significant (0.4.3).

    It opens most things without issue except askubuntu.com which it does open but then after a little hin und her goes crazy with CPU usage hitting 100% and staying there just like Epiphany did. Google Drive doesn't like it either and calls it unsupported. There's a GUI to change the user agent but I won't bother since I'm keeping Chrome for all things Google.

    AdBlock Plus type filter syntax is supported with two filters installed by default. Custom style sheets can also be used.

    Overall, I feel it's more customizable than Epiphany and quite a few distros deal with support in their forums. The devs also seems far more accessible.

    (If anyone hears an explosion, that's me trying to build 0.4.6 without parental supervision.)
     
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    it's the default browser on Bodhi Linux.

    pretty rough around the edges if you ask me.
    compared to the Big 3 anyway. ;)
     
  3. Hungry Man

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    Eh. Seems like all of those "other" sub 2% market share browser all suffer from one or two massive flaws. I'm barely tempted to move to Firefox despite it's massive improvements, something like Midori just isn't appealing.
     
  4. vasa1

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    Moderately "rough around the edges" and moderately flawed software helps (or forces) me to learn stuff ;) and reminds me that I'm using free software ;) ;)
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Chromium and Firefox are just as free though.
     
  6. vasa1

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    What about the other two points?

    BTW, I gave up on trying to build Midori. First it seemed I needed valac. That done, it then said I needed something like msgfmt which wasn't available via a simple apt-get. Maybe I'd have to download it from some place or the other. Too much trouble.

    There's a site called ubuntu-tweaks.com that packages a lot of newer versions of things. I'll take a look there.
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    Well if you're interested in learning I understand, of course. I just can't see any reason to use it full time.
     
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    I want to "organize" things:
    • Chrome for Gmail and GDrive and online financial transactions.
    • Firefox for most other browsing with a lot of stuff "blocked" so I don't waste time waiting for garbage to download.
    • A browser to view pages that break with Firefox (because of script blocking or whatever) or to view images because I block most of them in Firefox. Also, with this browser, I'll just delete everything at the end of a session.
    • Seamonkey for editing crap out of html pages that I want to keep on my hard disk.
    That's my thinking for now.
     
  10. vasa1

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    Spent quite some time following what appears to be outdated instructions regarding ad blocking. Anyway, finally figured things out. The relevant file is this: ~/.config/midori/extensions/libadblock.so/custom.list
     
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    It's not just askubuntu.com but a few more sites and it's not just me: https://answers.launchpad.net/midori/ question/160777

    The solution proposed is to turn off box-shadows. Let's see.
     
  12. vasa1

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    Giving up for now. I still see CPU usage getting out of hand and I can't relate it to any specific event. It's a pity because Midori is snappy, and has some features, minor ones, which I wish Chrome had. First, dark pages don't flash white while loading. Caret browsing is available. Pages with "next" at the bottom can be flipped by pressing the space bar.
     
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