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K-meleon web browser is a great Microsoft Explorer alternative especially if you are using an older computer. It is a fast
light weight browser, light weight meaning it uses very low system resources. It is also a very small program at about 6MB.
Personally I used Internet Explorer for many years, since the beginning and making the change was a little scary at first.
Soon after though, it became my default browser and will probably become yours.
K-meleon is based on the Mozilla browser engine which includes FireFox, another great web browser with many free plugins
available just about anywhere, and comes with the Google toolbar, a very handy toolbar I'm sure everyone knows about. If you
have a brand new machine, perhaps then you should lean towards FireFox. The settings below are also true for FireFox, except
there are many more. If you are just looking for a simple fast browser to replace the not so error friendly Internet Explorer,
K-meleon is it! One thing though, don't uninstall your Internet explorer, because sometimes you will run across a site that
just doesn't support any of Mozzilla's browsers. These are becoming fewer and fewer though. There is even a handy right click
option to open the page with Explorer.
There are way too many tools and features to tell about that K-meleon has to offer at the moment, but one very nice
feature all would agree with is the mouse navigation, which if you want you can change. With mouse navigation you can hold
down right click and move in any direction to navigate. *Here's an example: Slide the mouse left, then hold down right click
and keep sliding left, and you will go back 1 page. Do this to the right and you go the next page. Once this technique is
mastered you can move your mouse less than half an inch, instead of six inches like most beginners.
Once you get used to K-meleon a little bit, if you like tweaking things, below is a bunch of nice little tweaks to make
K-meleon even faster. My favorite part! Of course you should back up the original so if something goes wrong you can revert
back without reinstalling but these are basic and that won't happen, but still, always back up!
**There are many more than listed below and if you are curious about others listed in the about:config, just search it
up on google for descriptions. Also if you don't see it on the list, like pipelining for instance, just add it in, it's safe.
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** these settings are based on high speed internet. If you are getting booted from your connection you may have to lower
("network.__") settings to lower fields. The defaults are listed for convenience.
In the address bar type--> about:config then enter.
> Enable Smooth Scrolling *I found this too blurry, you may not.
> Change to normal Google search:
> Do not Reuse Active Mozilla Browser
> Number of backup copies to keep for prefs.js (ie: bak, .bak1, etc.)
> Turn on timer-based reflow management
> Sets the allowed time between reflows in microseconds
> Set the number of reflows to do before waiting for the rest of the page to arrive
> Enable Improve pipelining:
("network.http.pipelining.firstrequest", true); //Default is false
("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 100); //Default is 4
> Increase Multi-Threaded Downloading performance
("network.http.max-connections", 60); //Default is 24
("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 32); //Default is 8
("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 16); //Default is 4
("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 8); //Default is 2
> Remove painting delay when loading pages
("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0); // Default is 250
> Show full path for plugin file on about:plugins page
** the full path was removed for security purposes, please keep that in mind
("plugin.expose_full_path", true); // Default is false
You can also change skins and all sorts of other things. I may add to this at another time. For now you get this!
Good luck, It's really simple.
By the way, if you do manage to break something, it's not my fault. You followed the advice, and that's all it is, advice.
Though I can't imagine anyone screwing this one up.