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  1. 1) Yes, I'm using XP on several PCs and have numerous friends asking me even to make fresh install of XP instead Vista or 7. 2) Still ot sure about what you name 'hacks' - it seems that you are talking about malware intrusion not about tweaks for making XP updated or smth like that. So I hadn't such probs for years and still haven't now. My setup makes my Win life safe and unobtrusive. 3) No I don't use IE8 (except some times when several apps do open web exclusively in IE). You've asked about safe browser? I use K-Meleon and it's my first defense line due to its rarity, native portability and lack of support for all the active things like toolbars or standard extensions. Being precise, you can install and use part of Firefox XPIs, but no one program (incl. malware) cannot.
  2. New thread for next version of K-Meleon
  3. K-Meleon 76 beta 2 + update Gecko 38.3Fixed login managerFixed historFixed addon installationFixed injectJS return valueFixed about:preferencesReduce cpu usage when minimizedFixed -webapp and -profilesDir Fixed sessions undo not restoring scroll positionFixed kmeleon ask to save password even when set not toFixed gecko eating event (accel and other things not working randomly), may have side effectFixed save as page complete can fail with bad link in a page.Fixed xpi installationFixed crash when restoring a session with a badly formatted urlFixed open macro function not supporting unicode hostnameFixed can't scroll when selecting text with gestures enabledFixed memory leak when downloading faviconAdded: save as text (For translator, string 62271 added in kmeleon.dll)Added: Close empty tab after downloadFixed: session may not loadFixed: possible memory corruption when reading $URLAdded features from gestures2: draw gesture and command navSearch/ID_NAV_SEARCH (search selected text)
  4. ​​K-Meleon 75.1 final installer K-Meleon 75.1 final portable K-Meleon 76 alpha may not load on some older systems. Please, test it and report if doesn't to find the reason.
  5. K-Meleon 75.1 Pro - my custom portable build with some additions, fixes and make-up ;-) Users say that it's more convenient in use than official KM. Try it. Use it. Enjoy it!
  6. K-Meleon 75.1 RC installer K-Meleon 75.1 RC portable Update 1 Last update allows override OS-inherited menu for URLbar with customizable KM menu. That gives us long awaited possibility to add 'Paste And Go' command here, for example. You need to edit your menus.cfg file (use profile one to save your settings over all new updates) adding there this code: URLBar{!Edit&Paste And Go=macros(Go_Paste)} ...or feel free to change command list in 'URLBar' block for your needs. This is K-Meleon - the most customizable browser ever! P.S. More changes in this version: favicons store type changed - all your favicon cache will be vanished at the first start and rebuilt in process of browsing;more page focus problems solved;'Copy Link Text' command added to link context menu by default;video/animation freezes while switching tabs fixed;severe bug with clearing portable profiles under second update finally fixed.
  7. K-Meleon 75.1 beta Update and one more update for it (unpack in KM75.1b folder replacing old files)
  8. Old themes let you have different sizes. New ones could be tuned through config files but it all need some resource preparing (icons themselves at least)
  9. K-Meleon 75 final: installer and portable.
  10. jaclaz seems to be most realistic person here. There isn't any 'security model' good by default. There isn't some attack surface constantly being decreased by new defending techs and tools. All the balance is dynamic - and it would be greatest mistake to think that some solution is final. Look: Chrome is supposed to be the safest browser - by design. But the latest Facebook malware epidemies were spread only by users with Chrome as the technic was to install malicious extension designed for this browser (and most of its clones). Next point. Everyone say: "Update, update and one more time update!". Well, OK. Done. Who can manage all the knowledge about fresh vulnerabilities - we, users (even advanced ones) or people from the dark side? You know answer. They do. Not we. Paradoxically, but newly updated system is more attractive and unrestricted field for villain than old good stable with known holes. New software, new modules, new functions mean new security holes. They learn and use them faster than we react and start defending. That's why I say 98 nowadays is the safest OS from Windows That's why I say that need of updating is seriously overestimated. That's why we can't rely on any even slightly outdated research saying that some tech or ware provides the best defence. Provided. At the moment of release. Not now. What I can recommend here? Not so much. Decrease attack surface by not using popular products, popular setup. Apply all the possible proactive defense to your current setup (it may be WinXP or Win 7SP1, but you really can stop racing this Updates Grand Prix). Well, the only real system-level tool that work are policies/Applocker or EMET. But may be better do not install what you don't use. For XP I refused from .NET at all (except 1.1 that goes with SP3). After deinstallation I found that only 1 (!) application stopped working. And it was just wallpaper changer that I couls replace with a number of alternatives. But I decide to install back only .NET 2.0 needed. Well, I've updated IE to the last version available (but never intend to use it for surfing) and refused from other popular browsers in favor of K-Meleon. I've changed Adobe Reader for Foxit. I use Skype through Trillian (voice only) or have video calls with ooVoo. Sylpheed instead of Outlook, Thunderbird etc. The second point is content filtration - so I use adblockers along with web filters. DNS filtering is good but I use K9 Web Protection (and the second option could be web-filter from Forticlient). Next I use AnVir Task Manager for advanced startup control. Last but not least one is DrBrain antivirus ;-) This doesn't mean I restrict myself in where to go and what to do. My security concept - on the contrary - lets me work as admin, visit any sites , install software etc. It works. And lets me work too. I'm the real owner of my PC. I don't need all these real-time AV-monsters, eating all the power and resources and producing conflicts. But I spend some unused time of my CPU to regular checks with good AV-scaner and some other selected antimalware stuff. No malware last number of years. For me and my family. (And they aren't PC expert-level users )
  11. Hi, all! I'm the 'last maintainer' of K-Meleon :-) Yes, tomasz86, you're right. Partly. K-meleon not was but IS the very light browser among 'big' ones. And even now it handles properly (sometime with extra tricks needed) about 90% of web sites. The main purpose of K-Meleon Twin (as part of all project resurrection) is to reattract attention to its existence in order to get new coders involved - and thus to solve the problem of integration new Geckos into old K-Meleon corpse ;-) How to make people use it? I've combined all the power solutions from KM community and created Twin, which can handle pages not only with Gecko but with Webkit too. K-meleon stays significantly lighter than SeaMonkey or any other modern browser, so the main target group are oldtimers, who are browsing web with 5-10 years old PCs. Even 15 y.o. ones are supposed. But it would be wrong to suggest this exhaustive. Using KM on the modern PC - is the pure fun. Load dozens of pages simultaneously and it wouldn't eat all the RAM (Chrome will slowdown any 2Gb RAM PC), all switching between tabs are lightning fast. And more - KM stays unbeatable in terms of extensibility due to its MacroLanguage and of personalization. Macro extensions do have MINIMUM MINIMORUM footprint on the system and the possibilities of tweaking KM according to your taste are incomparable with other browsers. What are Chrome skins? Just different coloring and some wallpaper? Even FF Personas are far away from KM - as it's too difficult to combine them with themes. KM allows change almost all - buttons, background, menus, hotkeys etc... Yes - it's rather uncommon and laborious but it's THERE! So, I don't think KM (even with modern engine) could become mainstream browser but it has a chance to stay good alternative for 'Big Four'. And only think it misses - is the some buzz about it. Why Chrome and FF are making new build so frequently? Only to remain in newsfeeds. Obviously. News rules the World! Our goal is to make news about K-Meleon. KM Twin is the biggest newsmaker at this time :-)