SeaMonkey 2.14 released

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    Cheers JR :thumb:
     
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    Just for fun, I am give it a try for browser and mail. So far, so good. It does seem a slight bit slower than Firefox for browsing, but overall, not bad. Brings back memories when I used to use it years ago.... :)
     
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    I haven't noticed any difference in browsing speed, although it can initially start up a tad slower than Fx. I suppose it depends on your system & how SM is set up. If you want to add any extensions I recommend Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks 1.3 .

    Also you can very easily change SM's default search engine from Google without going into <about:config>. And they've finally fixed the inbuilt translator. ;)
     
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    Cool, thanks for the tips... Seems to be picking up a bit now. I'll play with it for a few days and see how I like it. Nice that it's still around though... :)
     
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    I honestly prefer it to Firefox. There's just something about it I really like, although I'm not sure exactly what. It's worth checking out the PrefBar extension as well.

    Also, try this theme: Venerable Modern

    I think it is really good. I do like Sailfish's Simply Green/Simple Blue Firefox themes as well.

    Another tip is that you will have to make your own plug-ins directory for some .dll plug-ins as it doesn't exist in SeaMonkey (although it does in Firefox). Particularly np-mswmp.dll (Windows Media Player).

    You can actually just copy & paste Firefox's entire folder into it. Or make a folder & paste the .dll file into it.

    I'm used to doing this because I use the PortableApps version a lot.




    SM Plugins folder screeshot.jpg
     
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    I'm not sure why I like it either, but I do.. The mail client works pretty well, I'm surprised. I think it's even a bit cleaner and more reliable and bug free than Thunderbird. I don't have any plugins really, just using Adblock Plus for now. I keep things pretty simple... so far, so good.
     
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    It's probably wise to keep it simple. I have a few extensions that I really use installed. SmoothScroll & Tab Clicking Options are a must on a laptop for me. PrefBar is good for a lot of things (especially easily clearing the cache & toggling Java on/off) & I remember it from K-Meleon. ABP & NoScript as well. I went through a phase of zillions of extensions installed but it did noticeably affect performance amongst other things. So now I just have a few favourites installed.
     
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