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Question What is your favorite web browser?

What is your favorite web browser?
What is the default web browser on your system?
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My current fav is links+.
Someone on reddit convinced me to try it.

It doesn't feel bloated and slow.
It doesn't crash,
or freeze my machine.
It doesn't hurt my eyes with
dark mode plugins that flash white
when you change pages.
It lets me set the color of the page background and text.
I feel very safe using it because it has no JS capability.

It has a graphic mode and a text mode.
I use the graphic mode for reading html offline.
I use the text mode with tmux for surfing,
as tmux gives it copy and paste capability.

The only downside and its a big one,
copying and pasting is difficult.
If the developers fix that it would be perfect.
Oh and it isn't easy to figure out,
as some things are done in an unusual way.
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text mode --> links works well for me.
otherwise I like firefox's security setting capability
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The people who work on the Serenity operating system are creating a new web browser (independent HTML/CSS/JS engines) for their OS. Looking to port it to OpenBSD once it is in a more complete state.
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My ultimate minimalist browser would be ed(1).
It would call programs from the OpenBSD base system using ksh.
It would need something to make the html readable,
so perhaps I would look at the links+ code for that.

The only thing stopping me doing that is ed(1)
writes everything to a temp file in /tmp,
and then out to the file ed.hup if ed(1) crashes.
I looked at ed(1)'s code but couldn't see
how to make that functionality optional,
as it is tightly integrated.

Edit: ^^^
On thinking about it again,
I could use less to display the web pages.
And if I want to copy parts of them
I could press 'v' to get ed(1) or vi(1),
or just use the mouse.

There is edbrowse which is a browser based on ed(1).
It has some very good ideas,
but it uses javascript,
uses a different regex to ed(1),
has too many commands for me,
and has a different scripting system to ed(1).

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For general purpose graphical browsing my favourite is SeaMonkey. I have to admit, though, on some sites it has problems I've been unable to fix (possibly my fault). If it fails I use firefox, or if chrome is necessary I have an older version of Iridium (debian binary); it is actually very good for streaming video.

For text browsing, which I also do a lot of, I use lynx, mostly. I also have links, and felinks which has some minimal JS capability (it also crashes a lot ).
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My favourite browser is mothra(1).

I use www/chromium in OpenBSD but Firefox in Linux.

EDIT: and Edge in my Win10 VM.
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Firefox-esr in OpenBSD
Ungoogled-Chromium in Linux
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I just tried out dillo for offline reading, because links+ wouldn't display some code properly. It is very fast. I tried the browser from suckless but it scrolled horribly slow on the same page that dillo had no problems with. Dillo accepts your colors through a css file, which overrides all websites. I thought copy and paste would work with it because the instrutions said it would. Sadly no. Perhaps copy and paste between applications is an OpenBSD issue?
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There is a couple posts here regarding copy/paste that have been helpful to some.
sorry, i don't have time right now to post link, but next visit might.
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