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Post Posted April 6th, 2016, 8:37 am

See here.

I've been giving it a spin today. It won't be my default but nice to have options.

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Post Posted April 6th, 2016, 8:59 pm

Its YABB(Yet Another Blink Browser). Its the same option with a new skin.
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Post Posted April 7th, 2016, 2:26 am

No, it's not. Have you looked at the reviews? It's essentially a souped-up version of the old Opera but using the Blink engine. So it's aimed at old Opera (12.x) users who don't like the stripped-down Opera 15+ versions and people who want more customisability.

For most users this doesn't matter, but there's a niche.

So far it has a few usability niggles for me but it's not too bad as a 1.0. However, Firefox will remain my default. I have Opera and Chrome installed as well. I sometimes use Opera as a "better Chrome" in fact, as it has a bit better usability (for me).

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Post Posted April 9th, 2016, 12:55 am

Ahh, its the same option with an old skin. ;)

I have it installed after one of the slowest downloads of a browser ever. It even uses Chrome's extension store. From what I can tell, it is definitely Chromium based. I'm not knocking it for being true Oprah reborn. If it can shave a few percentage points from Google, the better. But I suppose with this level of customization, its going to hurt Firefox more.
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Post Posted April 9th, 2016, 3:13 am

Mine downloaded fine. Didn't notice any speed slowness.

Re: hurting Firefox, the old Opera had similar customisability but it still sat at < 2% market share. Tbh, for me, all current browsers have a long way to go to make me jettison Firefox as default, despite my having "issues" with Firefox. But I do use alternatives in specific contexts.

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Post Posted April 9th, 2016, 5:29 am

Omega X wrote:Its YABB(Yet Another Blink Browser). Its the same option with a new skin.

Perhaps, but e.g. Opera/Blink and Vivaldi are definitely nicer to have around as a Blink browser than Chromium itself. And let's face it, even though Vivaldi has several issues to work out before I'd even vaguely consider using it as my main, it's the only Blink browser that seems to be interested in competing for the spot at all.
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Post Posted April 9th, 2016, 6:03 am

I used a couple of the old alpha versions on Linux. I'd rather use Chromium than Vivaldi on Linux if I'm going to use Blink. I can't see the point of Vivaldi on Windows. Although, unlike Avast's SafeZone browser, at least Vivaldi isn't a Blink/Opera clone.
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Post Posted April 12th, 2016, 4:45 am

I found this interesting. The former Oprah dev did an AMA on Reddit. Someone mentioned that the interface was written in Javascript. He mentioned that there were no plans to replace it with another language.
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Post Posted April 14th, 2016, 3:42 am

Frenzie wrote:
Omega X wrote:Its YABB(Yet Another Blink Browser). Its the same option with a new skin.

Perhaps, but e.g. Opera/Blink and Vivaldi are definitely nicer to have around as a Blink browser than Chromium itself. And let's face it, even though Vivaldi has several issues to work out before I'd even vaguely consider using it as my main, it's the only Blink browser that seems to be interested in competing for the spot at all.


I actually tend to use Opera now as an alternative to Chrome because it has a bit better usability for me. E.g., browsing in most recently used order, keyboard shortcut for paste and go... I only recently found an extension for the latter in Firefox after a very old one was unsupported from yonks ago.

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Post Posted June 29th, 2016, 6:42 pm

FWIW the latest Snapshot version now has a way to create Themes, I reckon someone really thought this out well, a few minutes and mine looks very Night Launchy.
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Post Posted July 1st, 2016, 11:06 pm

They need to fix their junk Cookie Manager. That's the only thing that keeps me from touching it more often.
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