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advena
24-05-2013, 08:36 PM
Am wondering if anyone has used or knows about the Iron browser from SrWare. Any thoughts or opinions ?

GameJunkie
24-05-2013, 08:38 PM
never heard of it

Speedy Gonzales
24-05-2013, 11:21 PM
Its built on chrome code. but doesnt install all their crap spyware stuff

zqwerty
24-05-2013, 11:25 PM
It's very good, use the Portable version then you can move it round and no install hassles.

When you update just open the new version in a newly labeled folder and drag the Profile folder from the older version into the new folder.

catspyjamas
25-05-2013, 08:42 AM
Yeah I use iron as my spare browser. It's pretty good though personally I prefer FF. As someone else said it's just like chrome and you can install extensions for chrome on it too.

I've never had to do what zqwerty mentioned when updating versions though. I just run the installer for the new version (without uninstalling the previous) and all of my settings are carried over. I've never lost my settings doing this. EDIT - I don't use the portable version though, so that might be why. Missed that when I read the post.

PPp
25-05-2013, 05:50 PM
I've been having a look at Comodo Dragon, quite impressed. Its the same as Iron in that it uses the Chome engine but has been tweaked up in the security department. Its pretty quick, and the pages look good. I haven't got into all the settings yet, I'll be playing with them later.

Greg
26-05-2013, 12:26 AM
Thanks to this thread I got Iron today. Liking it a lot so far.

zqwerty
26-05-2013, 02:33 AM
Try opening Gmail with it, best I've seen for that job which is what I mainly use it for, I too prefer Firefox for normal browsing, I have 55 add-ons I have used for years now.

See here:

Adblock Plus 2.2.4
Advanced Dork: 2.3.3.6
Ant Video Downloader 2.4.7.8 [DISABLED]
BetterPrivacy 1.68
CoLT 2.6.1
Config Descriptions 1.0
CookieCuller 1.4
Copy Links 0.1.7
Copy Plain Text 0.3.3
Delete Bookmark Icons 0.5.3
Disconnect 3.1.2
Download Statusbar 0.9.10
DownloadHelper 4.9.14
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus 1.2.3
EPUBReader 1.4.2.1
Favicon Picker 3 0.5
FaviconizeTab 1.0.6
FEBE 7.1.0
Find All 3.4
FVD Speed Dial with Full Online Sync 4.3.7 [DISABLED]
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on 0.9.6
Grab and Drag 3.1.9
Greasemonkey 1.9
HackTheWeb 1.3.20
IDM CC 7.3.28 [DISABLED]
Image-Show-Hide 0.2.8.1
Link Pad 1.6.4 [DISABLED]
Locationbar˛ 1.0.6
Morning Coffee 1.35
MR Tech Toolkit 6.0.4.9000
Nightly Tester Tools 3.5
No Tooltip Timeout 1.1
NoScript 2.6.6.1
Nuke Anything Enhanced 1.0.2
Open link in... 1.9
Password Exporter 1.2.1
Paste and Go 2 0.8
Reddit Enhancement Suite 4.1.2
Research Word 1.3.7
Resizeable Textarea 0.1d
Sage 1.4.15
Search By Image (by Google) 1.1.2 [DISABLED]
SearchLoad Options 0.7.4
Show Image 0.4.2
Site Launcher 2.4.0
SkipScreen 0.7.0
Speed Dial 0.9.6.15
Stylish 1.3.2
Super DragAndGo 0.2.6
Tab History 1.0.6 [DISABLED]
Tab History Menu 2.1.1 [DISABLED]
Tab Mix Plus 0.4.1.0
Tab Utilities 1.5.1 [DISABLED]
Text Link 4.1.2013040601
UrlbarExt 1.8.1
Wolfram Alpha Google 1.1 [DISABLED]
WordWeb one-click lookup 5.0.1701 [DISABLED]

LOL

Speedy Gonzales
26-05-2013, 10:12 AM
At the mo, I'm trying out Cyberfox, built on foxfire. But it's 64 bit. Similar to Palemoon which is also 64 bit. But its meant to be faster. Its not too bad so far.

Only thing that doesn't work with it, since its 64 bit, is the FF Windows media plugin. Since it's 32 bit only. But, I can live with that.

I've found out (so far) that it doesn't say it's running (like when you quit 32 bit FF), and try to run it again, you have to go into task manager to kill its process. This is one annoying thing I found with FF.

advena
26-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Thanks to you all for the responses to my query re. Iron browser. I think it might be interesting to try and perhaps also Comodo Dragon. I'll say now that the reason I initally hesitated was in reading the Iron homepage - some fairly jittery English language there and that made me a bit nervous. Thanks again

notechyet
26-05-2013, 04:41 PM
Another browser which you can customize is coolnovo. It's based on chrome-plus. I had tried chrome before though without a bookmarks sidebar a browser is no/little use to me. coolnovo does that and plenty other stuff. Have been using it for a day or so.Seems to be good and I might move on from FF. :D

gary67
26-05-2013, 05:01 PM
At the mo, I'm trying out Cyberfox, built on foxfire. But it's 64 bit. Similar to Palemoon which is also 64 bit. But its meant to be faster. Its not too bad so far.

Only thing that doesn't work with it, since its 64 bit, is the FF Windows media plugin. Since it's 32 bit only. But, I can live with that.

I've found out (so far) that it doesn't say it's running (like when you quit 32 bit FF), and try to run it again, you have to go into task manager to kill its process. This is one annoying thing I found with FF.

Do addons and plugins all work as I tried a couple of 64bit browsers and plugins which I use quite a bit didn't work