The NewsFactor Network has
been running a series on "alternative" web browsers. Thefirst installment covered Mozilla and the derived
Netscape; thesecond installment covers "A Night at the Opera" and
"the Mighty Konqueror".
A short, but well-written, story.
just wanted to tell you how I love Konqueror. It's really a great browser, even was without tabs. I especially love view profiles, how bookmarks load so really quick and the font enlargement code.
I tend to not have flash flugins enabled, because they only consume CPU and download and are advertising anyway.
Hm... that would be it. Probably not hard to do, probably confusing to the user, probably somebody will do it?
Install kdeaddons, then go to Tools -> HTML settings. I don't think it remembers per-site though.
Wow, that already makes my day. :-)
I totally agree. I tried the suse 8.1-evaluation and it's really astonishing how far this KDE/linux thing has come. But why are the fonts so crappy in Mandrake compared to when i run Konqueror on SuSE? They really make konqueror shine even more.
Have you tried Mandrake 9.0? Personally, I am very impressed with the fonts.
> But why are the fonts so crappy in Mandrake compared to when
> i run Konqueror on SuSE?
Have you enabled font antialiasing in KDE's Control Center in Mandrake ?. Maybe SuSE does it automatically for each user. Antialiased fonts in my ML 9.0 look very nice :-)
If you're talking 8.2 or some version lke that, there was a majoe break i the way one of teh RPM's was compiled (I honestly forget which I think maybe freetype, but I honestly forget). There's was an upgrade out not long after 8.2's release, but there was a small hack to fix it (for the most part) first.
Look for some lines towards the bottom that mention removing AA from certain sized fonts. I'm sorry I can't be more descriptive than this as it was a while back and I only did it once or twice. You'll see something along these lines:
any family == "mono"
all slant == roman
all weight < bold
So just look for those "match" sections. Just shove a # infornt of the lines, and restart your X server. I THINK konsole was a bit messed up after that, but a quick re-config of that and all was well in Pretty Font Land, IIRC. That's the hack to get pretty fonts in MDK 8.2 (or perhaps any distro that has messed up fonts, that I found anyay, YMMV).
I find it ironic that the site crashes my Konq/2.2.2 on Mandrake 8.2 quite nicely.
It is still my primary browser though, since it is very fast and works for nearly every site I go to.
is kghostview a PDF viewing program? because when i attempt to open a PDF file that's either embedded in konqueror or in the standalone kghostview program, i receive the message:
Could not open file myfile.pdf.
i've tried this with serveral different PDFs created at different sources.
anyway, i read here that konqueror can render PDF's, but i don't know the secret.
this aside, konqueror is the best browser i've used.....
Yes, kghostview can view PS and PDF files.
If neither work, maybe you're missing gs??
Could be the famous renaming of the gs binary or something like that, IIRC some Mandrake KDE packages were fixed for that.
i use KDE-3 konqueror on RH8.0 and feel, it responds
much faster than in any other RH distro. the look
is great too. as far as PDFs are concerned, my
embedded PS/PDF viewer is working just fine.
i moreover configured konqueror to use acroread
plugin (of netscape) to display PDFs and it is
working fine too. i initially had problems with
acroread, but, changing /etc/sysconfig/i18n fixed
the problem :
acrobat's plugin can be downloaded from their
site. it's a bit slow initially but, has full PDF display
features, like bookmarks.
I didn't find this article very convincing. It seemed to leave a lot of information out. Nice to spread the word about the existence of these other browsers, but I'd prefer it if the article provided a little more reliable and useful information..
"though Opera also pioneered tabbed browsing and mouse gestures, which have found their way into Mozilla and Konqueror, another IE alternative"
Is this true? Does Konqueror have mouse gestures? If so how do I use them? Even if so, this statement is still misleading since Mozilla only supports gestures through an extension and Konqueror only has tabbed browsing in a version that won't be officially released until next month.And then there's the whole question of what really counts as 'pioneered'.
Personally, I consider Phoenix to be better at actual web browsing than Konqueror (and Opera too) even though it is not officially released yet either. I love Konqueror for file management and I wish it were also the best browser so I didn't have to install anything else, but at the moment it is not.
Mouse gestures are definately something I would like to see in Konqueror, and I don't think they're already there. Actually, this is the only thing I'm missing. Konqueror has become my favourite browser and I usually don't use any other.
You can try this (hopefully to be in 3.2) : http://dforce.sh.cvut.cz/~seli/en/khotkeys/