Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Daveski17, Jan 9, 2013.
Release Notes 2.15
Can now be updated via Help - Check for Updates now.
If you don't mind, what is it about SeaMonkey that you like most when compared to Firefox. The last time I tried SeaMonkey (which was ages ago), I decided it wasn't for me since I don't need a 'suite' and Firefox fit my needs just fine.
Out of curiosity, I tried it a short while ago and same thing. Nevertheless, I guess the interface didn't change so it sure has a nostalgic feeling to it...
This browser has an horrible, ugly and outdated interface. Only person I see posting about it nowadays is dave
Compared to what, the non-existent interface of Chrome? I'll grant you SeaMonkey needs a little sprucing up, but it's not a half bad browser if given a chance.
I used to like it years ago when you could run the email client as a tab in the browser.. for me that was kinda handy at the time. But now I don't think you can do that anymore. The email client always starts in it's own window, and I haven't been able to find any way to start it simply as a tab in the browser.
It's a legitimate browser and is usable. It's probably used by many people.
For those that use it, updates are appreciated. For those that don't, no need to comment.
Compared to Chrome, IE, Opera, Firefox, Safari, Maxthon...
I believe Mozilla (silently) stopped the development of SeaMonkey's interface and new features.
Every changelog, almost all we have are the Gecko-related (engine) updates. At least on this aspect, the browser isn't behind (unlike K-Meleon).
It seems to be a suite. May be useful to some.
Well, K-Meleon is a dead project, so it's not really worth discussing it. Maxthon and Opera are about the only well-known browsers left with anything resembling what I'd call an interface. The rest have turned into blank pages with 2-3 buttons on the surface. Anyway, yeah, you like it or you don't, either way is fine. A lot of people like it, and I can tell you from using it myself that it has less issues with page rendering and such than Opera does.
@Ronjor: Yep, it was born from the ashes of Netscape Communicator, which became Mozilla Application Suite, which died officially but lives on in the form of SeaMonkey, maintained by community now.
I first used SM when Fx 3 wasn't working well for me a while back. It is the nearest thing to Fx that I could find. I tend to use it as a back-up to Fx, unless, of course, I'm using Fx as a back-up to SM.
In other words, you switch browsers almost like pants
It has some nice themes: Kairo's Early Blue is a classic minimalist design, & his LCARS Star Trek theme was originally coded for SeaMonkey. I like Venerable Modern by Sailfish.
Variety is the spice of life.
No, it was more like the die hard traditionalists wanted to keep it as it was. At one stage Kairo's Early Blue was considered as the default skin. It actually has two skins as default.
Nice browser. No need for anything fancy here. I have to use it on few sites which refuse to be compliant with Opera.
LOL. I can understand why since both uses Gecko engine, share somewhat similar interface and some add-ons are interchangeable.
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