jueves, 27 de julio de 2017

Chromium browsers as an alternative to Firefox (Opera,..)

Personally, I prefer FF and its amazing XUL add-ins but...

Sometimes it is necessary to use something different

For official Chrome.
1 Disable the crap
     Windows,  Administrative tools, Task scheduler, Updates
(it is scaring to see big companies relying in this services)


For Opera. (a cleaner chrome)
0-Download your prefer version
    ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/
1- Import Bookmarks
    Settings, Browser, Default browser
2- Add dictionaries
    Settings, Browser, Languages
3- disable updates (add as parameter to a batch file)
    --disable-update
    (verify in about)
4- Install extension
     Download Chrome Extension
5- advanced config/experiments (a kind of about:config)
    opera://flags


To use Java with Opera,the last Opera supporting NPAPI (Netscape Plugin API) is  v30
v36 recognize NPAPI plugins but they don't work :(

Extensions

Grab the .nex file and rename it to end in .crx.
Install the best extensions.
-CRX viewer (can view inside crx/nex/xpi files)
-Web Developer
-Violentmonkey (clone of grease monkey)
-Adblock


From chrome shop (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions)
-FoxyProxy Standard
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For Chromium 
from Chromium open source project

Last version with NPAPI (requires chrome://flags/#enable-npapi)
Chromium build 45.0.2416.0-win32

Differences Firefox/Chromium

  • Developer tools, Network
in Chrome by default the log is not accumulative, so
Developer tools, Network, check "Preserve log"

  • add-on extension
.xpi (renamed .zip with XUL) vs .crx(Chrome) .nex (Opera)

Web containing crx files:
https://www.crx4chrome.com

Internal information/configuration 
chrome://net-internals/
 (proxy, export, events,...)
chrome://memory
chrome://dns
chrome://memory-redirect/
chrome://version/
chrome://flags/    (similar to about:config)
chrome://about (in Chromium, list of chrome:// URLs)

opera://config  (config tab)
opera://about
opera://extensions

about:dns
about:net-internals

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