Which browser do you use in XP?

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    cornemuse

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    I have MyPal installed. So far I see no benefit over firefox. I've only tried it twice. (its an experiment!) It looks (layouts) remarkably similar to FF, can one install ff extensions/addons?

    -c-
     
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    If you're using any browser based on Pale Moon (New Moon, MyPal, ArticFox) you will have to use legacy XUL extensions (no going to mozilla.addons.org because they are incompatible - WEBEX).

    Get some from Pale Moon's website:

    https://addons.palemoon.org/extensions/

    Optionally, install the Classic Add-ons archive extension which gives you access to almost all legacy Firefox extensions:

    https://www.xpforums.com/threads/regarding-serpent-browser.933970/#post-3263355

    Centaury has experimental support for WEBEX so some addons from mozilla.addons.org will work as well as legacy XUL - best of both worlds.
     
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    I'm not entirely sure what all the differences are, though at first glance it looks like MyPal is based on a newer version than ArticFox.
     
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    MyPal 28.13.0 should be released soon.
     
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    xphelper

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    Lately, I have been having one URL issue. It's "MyHermes" tracking (parcel). I have to use Opera or Firefox which can display properly, just not in Basilisk.

    I have updated the string to 80.0 since, still the same (blank content and unable to click on Track with response). I was wondering whether you have the same issue with Serpent.
     

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    Google Chrome is the best
     
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    flavallee

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    Google Chrome hasn't supported Windows XP in years, so you're probably using a very old version.
     
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    xphelper

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    UPDATE: I had someone complaining that YouTube main page doesn't load properly. After much by trial and error, I found out that less is more in the useragent strings. After I have changed them into

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; rv:80.0) Firefox/80.0

    Both sites now display fine.
     
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    Gew

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    Firefox and Chrome, side by side! ;)
     
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    hello xphelper,
    pls explain the above 'solve', ie. the solve [to the above issue]
    ty in advance.
     
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    xphelper

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    At first I didn't understand why some pages on Basilisk loaded either as blanks or incomplete and some I was unable to login properly, notably the eBay page kept asking for the CATPCHA madness, frustrating users no end. Then I found out that changing the useragent value solved the display problem. Newer is not always better, e.g.
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; rv:81.0) Firefox/81.0.0
    will make YouTube main page stop loading properly. I have to change it back to the old XP string
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:52.59.12) Gecko/20160044 Firefox/52.59.12

    My suggestion is that, when there is no problem just leave things as they are. When there is a mysterious problem experiment which string to use see if it solves the problem (after noting down the original string first of course, in case you need to go back to that.)

    It's also useful to keep other browsers.

    There is no definitive answer which string is the panacea, because we have no control over how these sites make changes. All we can do is to adapt. Someday when these sites stop using useragent values, XP users might have to face a new problem. We will tackle it when the time comes. I have a Windows10 chromebook as a back up too, in case getting into difficulty in an emergency situation.

    Hope the above info make sense ?
     
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    flavallee

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    Version 28.15.0 of the MyPal browser should be released soon.
     
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    hoobeeyoo

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    in deed. thnk u.
    a back-up chine or laptop is all ways ''a good thing''. an essential as far as adaptions are concerned i have found expensively.
    an eg of such a terrible thing, ''The Unexpected[twice, ffs! ohhh no! oh yes, yes indeedy! ft.]. a nasty viri based or moreso hidded within memory...a usb stick, way back when.
    a box of what was supposedly ''treats''...a manifest of goodies that were unknown but, very cheap! goody! said the fellah who bought outright via a nice price.
    however...the goodies turned out to be a set of real[hidden] badies with a set of surround 5.1 mini speakers and mechanism to allow such as surr sound from a tv. gr8
    the gift was indeed trojan based.
    a virus named RAMnIT...rammed it...rt down anyone's throat w/o knowing in the slightest.
    the viri was self replicatory.
    but, not to start with.
    after virus cleaning...all seemed well.
    however this nasty thing hid itself[from ME...oh no!!! nooo, oh fek!] et al.
    on a camera memory card.
    they got me. 2x. twice on that cross...oh dear. and it was.
    2 fully ladened HDD...both ext.
    500Gs then each. alota loadsa!
    man, i died twice all cos of the same nasty little bug!
    watch out, there's a theives all about...
    MWB, malwarebytes at that time was purchased by me then
    and i paid for it!!!!
    be carefull Will Robinson[danger danger danger]
    said Robo...
    i did nay hear it...say that, say anything.
    [did you?] be warry, all ways
    [said with respect of course, to all and to anyone, even to them ole shift shapers disguised as v. writers and business men[mostly!] ].
     
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    Chiron

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    I'm with Firefox 52.9.0, the latest XP-compatible version.
    Lately I run into problems with some websites that systematically returned an ominous "Access Denied" page instead of the one I needed, which forced me to install a parallel Win7 - which I did rather reluctantly.

    Hope this won't be the case with XPforums...:rolleyes:
     
    Chiron, Nov 3, 2020
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    I use four web browsers, FireFox, MyPal, Basilisk, and Tor. But not all at the same time. :)
     
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