Who may need K-Meleon?

    So, let's talk about the main thing: why do we need K-Meleon in our time, when around hundreds of different browsers?

    What for? To whom? For what?

    The first answer that is usually given to this question is for those with low-end or older computers. And this is logical: on all not new systems, KM has more than one year of well-deserved reputation as a leading full-featured lightweight.
    In part, the forced lag behind the "advanced" front of the development of top browsers KM actually turned to its advantage as a niche browser for the "old timers". So on the still quite numerous computers of the P4 era, surviving their age in the shadow of WinXP, or even Win2k, K-Meleon is almost the only modern browser that allows you to work without brutal brakes and restrictions.

    Secondthe answer also lies in the temporal aspect. Gradually, the development of browsers makes them (like some other software classes) more and more unlike classical Windows programs - with a title bar, a menu bar and many buttons.
    The mass user wants simplicity, and large "marketing" companies, joyfully booming, chase after a large herd, gradually losing differences and their uniqueness. Firefox was first forced to accept the pace of development of Chrome, and then outwardly mimic the competitor. Opera and at all became the next chromoclone. Even IE’s super-conservative donkey tries its best to be like those who threw it off the throne.
    However, in this race, the interests of users who are accustomed to traditional “old school” things are completely ignored (just like MS Office didn’t give a damn about those who don’t like ribbon, but office users at least have a lot of free, free and other alternatives. // as a complete offtopic, I note that the most convenient office for me as a user, I think, is the very poorly distributed Corel WordPerfect Office //). Where to go to a poor browser rogue, missing buttons, menus and other wealth? Today - only to our pangolin. Third

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    the answer is as close to the second as the first. Love for one or another interface is often determined not only by aesthetic tastes and habits, but also by production necessity. If for most browsers today (like computers with other gadgets in general) is a means of consumption (a “big spoon”, so to speak), then for an advanced population that unexpectedly became a minority in their own territory, as a rule, a browser is not only a window to the world , but also a kind of multitool for performing various production, creative tasks. That is a tool.
    No matter how much you laugh at the hundreds of buttons of the old Word, this is one of the simplest ways to speed up and ease your work for a user who is not ready to remember dozens of hotkey combinations (and sometimes they are stupidly missing for all programs in which such a user works).
    The same is true for K-Meleon, which is its main and unique tool for its users. Where else can you find a browser to which you can screw almost any third-party tool, where any windows-program can be made an extension of the browser - in the literal sense! Screw it on - and make a separate button for it - or a menu item. Fourth

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    The answer is based precisely on this - customization and personalization as such. A boring classic interface? Menu? Standard theme? Enough tolerating this! K-Meleon can be anything: with any number of buttons (if you want - without them at all!) Of any size (but you have to draw “any size” yourself), with and without a menu (we can also put everything in a right click on a single button), and if you really want to - you can remove this strip that takes away valuable screen space from the window title! You can also rivet additional menus or remove existing ones - everything is in your hands (although you won’t be able to attach your head).

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    By the way, about the head. Fifththe answer option suggests that K-Meleon today is almost the best browser for smart, thinking, as well as those who are just learning to be such. Being one of the most “Linux” products for Windows by the method of configuration, our pangolin is an ideal training ground for:
    • productive work with WWW;
    • fine-tuning of programs;
    • syntax and morphology features of various configuration files and configuration principles using the file system;
    • scripting and macros;
    • and even creating graphic images.


    In general, our many-faced reptile comrade is an excellent exhibit and model object for the educational system.

    The sixth category is the developers themselves (beginners or just interested). The presence of a fairly powerful macro language allows you to create a variety of extensions for the browser with truly bottomless functionality (in particular, using third-party utilities, including console consoleless ones).
    In addition, some web professionals may be interested in the ability to easily transfer an open page (or link) to any external browser - for this, KM has long had an extension (created by the community) that adds the corresponding items to the menu. I don’t know another browser with similar functionality, executed as 1 text file (i.e. extremely fast and easy). Finally,

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    The seventh part of our Marlezon ballet is the most ordinary users who simply love speed and speed. Believe me, K-Meleon “flies” even on the weakest of modern computers. Well, where even Chrome doesn’t limp, and jumps - KM is just lightning fast. And that, you know, is a special feeling.
    Especially when you're used to opening dozens of tabs and shoveling mountains of information.

    PS Beyond the brackets of our consideration, there is one more reason that is nevertheless interesting to all categories of windows users: security.
    For a number of reasons, K-Meleon also has unique trump cards: being a rather rare browser, it is much less prone to various attacks and problems of the "big brothers". Yes, it has the same Firefox engine and plugins that are common to all, but inaccessible to a significant part of the modern infection: it’s unlikely that any malware will fit into the shortcut of its launch (as many malware and advertising rubbish have done recently) - firstly, it’s little known, and secondly, it is most often portable and not registered in the system; or take different annoying toolbars that like to install themselves in the same Fox - in KM they also have no chance, even if they are suddenly installed (fortunately, you can now enable the installation of FF extensions, which is disabled by default). Purely architectural, they have nowhere to get up - here changing the GUI from XUL to MFC is good for the browser again (we remember

    One way or another, and the experience of cameleoners shows that they may well consider their browser as an extra line of defense against unsafe garbage that floods the Network. The line is not exclusively powerful, but active and useful.


    Russian team K-Meleon

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