One browser too many

It struck me this morning that I end up using too many browsers. For example, at this precise moment, I have Firefox, Chromium, Seamonkey, Epiphany and Opera being used for all the content that I need to take a peek at. Which is a far cry from the days of having shell access and, using the console to browse. These days, I tend to complain about the browser experience on my e71 more than on the Maemo. Which says a lot about what I am using to be online.

And, all because at some point in time I had a kickstart that pulled in Firefox, Epiphany and Seamonkey. Chromium looks to be a decent enough browser in spite of that annoying bit about not being able to handle Complex Text Layout. Remember to read this fine blog post if you want to set it up for Leonidas/Fedora 11.

Speaking of Firefox, at some point recently, I was using a boatload of add-ons to aid my browsing habits. The one that did come in handy was the Tree Style Tab add-on. It did reveal interesting patterns in the paths that I follow while browsing. Another nifty add-on is the Split Browser one, couple it with Tabs Open Relative and, you have a much more intuitive experience while browsing.

Update: The comments led me to Feedly, which I find to be awesome.

6 thoughts on “One browser too many”

  1. I have boatloads of browsers, too. For better or worse, I have been rather decisively stuck to Firefox after discovering TreeStyleTabs and (most importantly!) Feedly.

    I never thought I would be interested in a web-based feed reader (since it defeats the fun of having news feeds on the go), but this thing is just too awesome. Until either Feedly starts working in Epiphany and Chrome, or Liferea starts being like Feedly, I am sufficiently locked in to Firefox.
    Thankfully, 3.5 is pretty awesome 🙂

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    sankarshan Reply:

    Feedly is an awesome piece of work. Thanks for the pointer.

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  2. Midori, Epiphany, Firefox, and Safari 4 in WINE here.

    When it is complete, Midori will be the best, but after Epiphany switches to Webkit, I expect it to catch up quickly.

    If it’s not a native GTK app, it doesn’t work with gnome-globalmenu, so I avoid it whenever possible. Abiword for Writer, Gnumeric for Spreadsheet, etc.

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    ethana2 Reply:

    Actually, I have chromium installed on my other Ubuntu (I always dual boot two versions, one for stability, the other for features.) …and whenever something kills my X11, I make due with elinks. I tried dillo a few times, meh, it’s not GTK either. Same with Opera.

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  3. Hey Sankar,
    ERally sorry for jumping into the wrong area. I’m Feroze from Chennai. Ive been using Ubuntu for 6 months and am kinda bored as it is very.. um.. n00bish.. I’m game for something more complex like fedora.

    I’m basically looking for Fedora 11 DVD. But its too large to dload on a 128kbps connection. I couldnt find any Gtalk or Yahoo chat so I’m posting here.

    Do you use any IM?

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