"Smartness-free" web browser?

Lorenzo Salvadore phascolarctos at protonmail.ch
Fri Feb 15 16:07:07 UTC 2019

> On 2/15/19 9:23 AM, Arthur Chance wrote:
> > On 15/02/2019 15:18, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> >
> > > Dear Experts,
> > > I am looking for "Smartness-free" web browser. In the past I was using
> > > midori, but today I was bitten in my backside by "smartness" introduced
> > > into latest midori.
> > > Why. I have a bunch of machines with older 3ware RAIDs. The last I loved
> > > for having web interface. To the contrary to command line, especially in
> > > case of hardware RAID management, it is much more difficult to screw up
> > > when using GUI.
> > > In the past, when firefox went all the way about SSL certificates,
> > > midori was my life preserver. I do access these RAID web interfaces
> > > locally, and I do know what's going on inside these machines... I can
> > > disable SSL in 3ware RAID daemon (this time it just doesn't accept
> > > certificates 3ware daemon presents - to way for me to affect that that I
> > > can find) but... I just don't like some piece of software thinking it is
> > > smarter than I am when I use it. Dough.
> > > Any suggestions, anybody?
> >
> > Depending on how much graphic decoration the GUI uses, maybe a text
> > based browser like lynx might serve your needs?
> Thanks for suggestion!
> Alas, 3ware uses frames which lunx doesn't support...

I did not understand very well your requirements (my fault: I think I lack experience
in what you are doing), but I can suggest two web browsers that are pretty basic.

I usa falkon, which is the new version of qupzilla. I choosed Qupzilla/Falkon for its
simplicity: it always does what I ask without fancy useless things, and if something
gets in my way, I can usually disable it. However it is based on qt5, thus it might
be too complex for your needs.

In that case, I am pretty sure dillo makes your deal: it's awful, unusable for any modern
website (at least, this is my opinion). But it might be perfect for you, I think it can deal
with your web interfaces.

Lorenzo Salvadore.

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