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    Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    I have 1gb of ram on my netbook. I run gnome. And with firefox, browsing is very laggy. It does affect my browsing significantly.
    If you're not using all of your ram, then gnome+FF is not the issue. Even if you were using 700+ ram, (which I doubt) why would it slow down? It either runs good or it doesn't. The issue is elsewhere. I have seen lesser pc's that do just fine with gnome and firefox.

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    Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    Quote Originally Posted by juancarlospaco View Post
    Here:

    Code:
    #!/usr/bin/env python
    import sys
    import gtk
    import webkit
    DEFAULT_URL = 'http://www.google.com' # Change this as you Wish
    class SimpleBrowser: # needs GTK, Python, Webkit-GTK
        def __init__(self):
            self.window = gtk.Window(gtk.WINDOW_TOPLEVEL)
            self.window.set_position(gtk.WIN_POS_CENTER_ALWAYS)
            self.window.connect('delete_event', self.close_application)
            self.window.set_default_size(350, 20)
            vbox = gtk.VBox(spacing=5)
            vbox.set_border_width(5)
            self.txt_url = gtk.Entry()
            self.txt_url.connect('activate', self._txt_url_activate)
            self.scrolled_window = gtk.ScrolledWindow()
            self.webview = webkit.WebView()
            self.scrolled_window.add(self.webview)
            vbox.pack_start(self.scrolled_window, fill=True, expand=True)
            self.window.add(vbox)
        def _txt_url_activate(self, entry):
            self._load(entry.get_text())
        def _load(self, url):
            self.webview.open(url)
        def open(self, url):
            self.txt_url.set_text(url)
            self.window.set_title('%s' % url)
            self._load(url)
        def show(self):
            self.window.show_all()
        def close_application(self, widget, event, data=None):
            gtk.main_quit()
    if __name__ == '__main__':
        if len(sys.argv) > 1:
            url = sys.argv[1]
        else:
            url = DEFAULT_URL
        gtk.gdk.threads_init()
        browser = SimpleBrowser()
        browser.open(url)
        browser.show()
        gtk.main()
    This browser qualify 100/100 on Acid3 Test,
    it uses less than 10Mb, Use URL as PARAMETER.
    The world's simplest web browser? Good job .
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    Smile Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    The world's simplest web browser? Good job .
    It born a day wanting something Prism-like but lightweight and more customizable,
    its not perfect, but works, maybe i add psyco later.

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    Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    I have 1gb of ram on my netbook. I run gnome. And with firefox, browsing is very laggy. It does affect my browsing significantly.
    I have two suggestions. One is that you try Chromium, it should be better than Firefox on your system. The other is that you consider Gentoo Linux. Someone else recently posted at the Gentoo forums that he switched from Ubuntu Linux to Gentoo Linux and saw his memory usage drop to 70MB of RAM at boot:

    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-828094.html

    He later posted in another thread that his memory usage is 200MB with his typical applications open (firefox being one of them I assume):

    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p...-.html#6284135

    He said that it used to be about double of that with Ubuntu and also that his system only has 512MB of RAM, so with 1GB of RAM, you should be golden.

    The main drawback to using Gentoo Linux is that installing it will take days on your netbook, because it requires that all software be compiled from source, but in my opinion it is worth it.

    Anyway, you could switch to Chromium, Gentoo Linux or both. Any of those choices should help alleviate your issues, although I suspect that your lag issues are more of a result of your netbook's processor than they are of your browser's memory usage, in which case, switching to Chromium would make the biggest difference.

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    Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
    I have two suggestions. One is that you try Chromium, it should be better than Firefox on your system. The other is that you consider Gentoo Linux. Someone else recently posted at the Gentoo forums that he switched from Ubuntu Linux to Gentoo Linux and saw his memory usage drop to 70MB of RAM at boot:

    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-828094.html

    He later posted in another thread that his memory usage is 200MB with his typical applications open (firefox being one of them I assume):

    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p...-.html#6284135

    He said that it used to be about double of that with Ubuntu and also that his system only has 512MB of RAM, so with 1GB of RAM, you should be golden.

    The main drawback to using Gentoo Linux is that installing it will take days on your netbook, because it requires that all software be compiled from source, but in my opinion it is worth it.

    Anyway, you could switch to Chromium, Gentoo Linux or both. Any of those choices should help alleviate your issues, although I suspect that your lag issues are more of a result of your netbook's processor than they are of your browser's memory usage, in which case, switching to Chromium would make the biggest difference.

    Gentoo was my main distro for a while. It served me fine, but much of the time I disliked the fact that I had to compile everything, plus there were a few wine glitches.
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    Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    hm... in QT 4.7 beta tar.gz package (i don't know how about stable release) you have a small, quite nice 'example' of browser. it uses only few mb's (as far i remember) or ram. its simply called 'browser', its in /demos directory.

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    Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    Moved to general help forum.

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    Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    You could try Midori for a browser.

    Before you go crazy with different environments and browsers, it might be a good idea to see if you can get Firefox running smoothly first.

    This is an excellent guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1193567
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    Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    .i coi rodo

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    Re: Light browser, good with rendering.

    Then get rid of that goofy icon thing. it looks rather worthless to me.
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