Firefox is a really dependable web browser when it comes to security and support for the latest web technologies. People at Mozilla work round the clock making this possible for all of us. But we have to disable some of the features that we don’t really use in Firefox. For example, I don’t really use Pocket even though it is a really cool feature. And sometimes, I think of recompiling a personalized version of Firefox, stripping away the things that I personally don’t use. Guess what? Somebody has already done it and created a slimmed down version of Firefox called SlimBrowser. They have also added a few extras for more browsing fun.
SlimBrowser is based on Firefox code but it removes some of the features that are not so much mainstream. In addition, it adds some new things like a full-blown multi-threaded download manager that can be used to download huge files at high speed. Just like any popular download manager it can resume broken downloads and allows multiple connections for the same download link.
Among other features, it boasts of integrating with Facebook and Twittter, and making it easy for you to upload your pictures. You can right-click on any tab and choose to share it over Facebook and Twitter. When uploading the picture it crunches their file size making it much faster for the upload to complete. It can translate the webpage or text automatically just like in the Chrome web browser. It supports URL alias like fb and gl to be used (respectively for Facebook and Google websites) instead of typing the entire URLs.
We found that it loads faster and consumes only a little amount of RAM compared to the official Firefox browser. It is a great alternative web browser for those who are running older computers or just want to have more features added to the popular Firefox web browser.
You can download SlimBrowser from https://www.slimbrowser.net/.
Slimbrowser isn’t terrible, but the URL alias window does not work on my high-DPI Windows setup. The bottom buttons are missing, so aliases cannot be created or used.
You can use the tab key to go through Add, Remove, Change and Delete buttons 🙂
OK, I agree that “aliases cannot be created or used” was overstated. I meant that there is no reasonable way. The developer should fix this bug. There are enough alternatives so that we can avoid buggy software. Another point of trouble is your Web site– too much recent downtime! But thanks for your articles.
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