Version 10 and later don't run on Windows 98.
Version 9.64 was released in 2009 and was among the best browsers back then.
You get tabs, mouse gestures, speed dial, URL blocking and countless other features.
There's a program called KernelEx that adds a "compatibility layer" into Windows 98SE (and ME). It lets you run some Windows NT programs on Windows 98SE/ME. (Info on installing KernelEX: http://kernelex.sourceforge.net/wiki/Help:Contents)
With KernelEX, you should be able to run Firefox 10 ESR, and Opera 11.50[source] (check the wiki link, you might need ...
Have a look at K-Meleon:
free and opensource
available as installer or portable
It runs in Windows 98:
While a Pentium level processor is recommended, K-Meleon can run on 486 systems that meet the minimum RAM requirements. Please consult the release notes for particular versions of K-Meleon.
Users of Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ...
Been a while since I did but last time I used it (and don't usually use smart phone - was on a friend's) I could (IIRC) type view-source:<address>.
On a quick look over at android SE I see this answer (ie did a quick search with view-source to confirm I wasn't remembering incorrectly)
which suggests view source addon for firefox.
To be clear: I haven'...
It only does PNG, but Firefox has a way to capture the whole page built in: Shift-F2 brings up a command prompt, which includes a screenshot command. For instance, screenshot --clipboard --fullpage as I was writing this answer produced http://imgur.com/tnplKPE.
If you want something designed to be automated, phantomjs has page.render() which takes a ...
You could hardmode it and use w3m or lynx. I hear emacs has a browser now too, but I'm not sure if it's usable.
Intuitive, text-only browsing
You get warned about IFRAME's and redirections.
w3m is close in functionality but navigation keys are a bit different, and it can display images via ...
You can try Opera. It has a feature called Opera Turbo which basically takes the requested page, compresses it using Opera's servers and sends it back to your computer which minimizes bandwidth and loading times. Aside from that, Opera is pretty much your standard browser. They seem to mainly focus on speed and low bandwidth consumption making for a great ...
All of them.
As a web developer you won't get around testing and debugging your applications regularly with multiple browsers. No matter how much you like BrowserX and dislike BrowserY, when the bug only occurs in BrowserY, you need to debug it with the tools BrowserY provides. So as a web developer you need to relinquish the ...
Xmarks syncs bookmarks, history and open tabs cross browser.
I believe the open tabs sync is a premium feature but the rest is free. You can see more features here but it definitely has features you're after. I don't use this any more as I only tend to use Chrome now but I have used it for several years (up until recently)
I haven't been able to find the plugin in the NotePad's Plugin Manager, even when looking for "unstable" plugins. So, I found this in another answer on SE...
Preview HTML plugin.
Shutdown Notepad++ if it is running
Download the plugin from HERE
Unpack/unzip to a temp folder
copy the PreviewHTML.DLL file in the root of ...
You could try the RequestPolicy Continued addon for Firefox. It is an extension that prevents pages from loading resources from external sites.
For example this page loads resources from ajax.googleapis.com, gravatar.com, sstatic.net and imgur.com, which are blocked by RequestPolicy before they are loaded (unless you explicitely allow them). This has ...
I often browse in the console using w3m. Being a console app I thought that it would be intimidating, but in fact it is very easy to use. Note that w3m supports the two features that you mention: tabs and low memory usage.
For browsing simple websites such as Slashdot I find w3m even easier to use that Firefox, but for web applications (such as Stack ...
I use Nimbus Screenshot a plugin for my Firefox for this task.
You can right click any page and say "make a screenshot of the whole page" and it will.
It will open the screenshot in a new tab and allow you to modify it.
Then you hit "Done" and can save it to your hard disk, clipboard, in their cloud (and more).
As example, here is a screenshot of this ...
Source code: https://gist.github.com/ComFreek/9879093
Disclaimer: I am the author, however, I've created the script specifically for this question.
Why not Firefox?
Go to about:config page and adjust the following settings:
permissions.default.image -> 0 # Disable images by default
plugin.state.flash -> 0 # Never activate Flash
Also you may find useful the option "Don't load tabs until selected" (Options → tab "Tabs") if you ...
Chrome on android will do this natively to the language you have set as your native language
You can copy and paste the link to google translate to get it the other way around, and it will take a bare URL.
Google translate also supports downloading offline language files for offline translation on newer versions of android- go to settings, "Manage offline ...
Here is a nice summary of the situation:
Using a local(!) plugin to reduce image size and quality requires you to first download the large version. Thus you can not reduce bandwidth usage this way.
The only way to use less bandwidth is if:
Someone else downloads it all, then reduces the size and you download the smaller images. (Some networks ...
Google Chrome has a similar extension: Sidewise Tree Style Tabs. The functionality is similar, but it behaves a bit differently...
Because of the way Chrome handles its GUI, extensions don't have as much freedom to take space inside the browser window. So that means that this extension actually opens in a small separate window.
I know about a bunch of tools which claim to be able to do that. Out of curiosity I just tried all of them. I've listed the IMHO best working tools first, but YMMV:
gnome-web-photo as available in at least Debian and Ubuntu works fine and seems to be purely command-line driven despite having "gnome" in its name.
You need to pass --mode=...
// , Consider brow.sh, because of its low bandwidth but extremely flexible support for different kinds of web pages:
It also has a clever way of using True color support in terminals to render images, and supports modern replacements for SSH like MOSH.
Here are some demo pages:
Uses very basic graphics and HTML ...
I upvoted the answer from @tls, as that is also my tool of choice, after having tried many, many, screen-capture programs.
However, you might also consider trying "print to file". IIRC; the default Windows print to file only supports text, but you can Google around for one that supports graphics.
The big advantage of this is that you don't need to launch ...
Firefox, the on it based Firefox Focus/Klar, Fennec or IceCatMobile has an Incognito Mode:
and you can also choose which personal data should be deleted (beside the Incognito Mode) when you exit the browser:
maybe the new Privacy Browser is also worth a look...
Test Browsers In Virtual Machines
You can fire up a virtual machine with a specific browser installed and test against that.
There are various possible sources of the VM images:
IE Versions and platforms
Modern IE provides VM with the OS and Browser installed, to run on Linux, Windows & OS-X under Virtual Box (on all three platforms), VMWare (Win/OS-...
Tor Browser is slow because of the overhead of the Tor anonymizing overlay network, so it is probably not what you are looking for.
Brave is an open source, cross-platform web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. Brave is fast, lightweight, and includes advanced ad tracker blocking controls. Brave includes HTTPS Everywhere integration, blocks cookie capture, ...
The problem with "trustworthy" is that trust isn't something one can be recommended to...it's something that you gotta have. (I didn't watch the video but I'm sure you can technically do a rant about just any application/OS developer based on some mess ups...)
But what I would suggest is taking a look on some of the more popular browsers based on the ...
The browser Browsh suggested by user simhumileco looks OK but the images are very low resolution.
Other suggestions are:
Lynx can be configured to display images using aaview or cacaview.
w3m can be configured to display images using cacaview.
Aaview can produce images as good as this:
Cacaview adds color, and can produce images as good as this:
Your scenario is a little sparse on details but I would like to suggest that you are probably barking up the wrong tree altogether.
If you are the only author and consumer of text data, it is unlikely that a web browser, hosting provider and text areas is the best way to manage that text data. There are in fact much better ways. Here are some possibilities: