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    Phoenix 0.5 - it's lovely (also how to get mouse gestures working)

    Phoenix 0.5 has just been released - I'm using it now and it's fantastic. I've already got it set as my default browser and I've just switched my girlfriend to using it as well (it took less than 30 seconds to convince her - she already uses Mozilla and Phoenix clearly blows Mozilla away in terms of performance).

    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/phoe...ase-notes.html

    If you have previously installed Phoenix 0.4 you will need to delete your current Phoenix directory and create a new profile the first time you run 0.5 - be sure to read the instructions for doing this on the release notes page.

    Instructions for getting mouse gestures working in Phoenix (with the right or middle mouse button) can be found
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    Is anyone else hooked on Phoenix yet? I've been using 0.4 for a while but 0.5 is even nicer.

    Oh, and the Windows installer is a paltry 6.1 MB

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    Aaaargh, I only installed 0.4 recently! Not sure about the fangled gubbins for installing new version.

    I found 0.4 quite buggy. For example the "set as default browser" pop up comes up, but the "don't ask again" checkbox is not displaying properly, damnded annoying (and I don't want it as default...yet, Moz is still King on my PC).

    Perhaps I'll install 0.5 on another PC - what are improvements over 0.4?
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    I just got it installed and its great. Not overloaded with features and runs fast. I haven't used Mozilla much, so I don't know how much alike it is, but it certainly its nice.

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    Yes, Phoenix gets my vote. Amazing - 2 months ago IE6 was my preferred browser, then I discovered the tabbed browser feature in Netscape, then I shifted to Mozilla (more 'cutting edge' and less 'bloatware' than Netscape), and now I've just switched to Phoenix because it's focused on being a fast, fantastic, standards compliant browser with zero bloatware (unless I specifically choose to install the extras).

    Gotta love those Phoenix Extensions!

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    I've just installed it and it's looking good. My only complaint so far is that it sends an IE6 useragent by default? Even if there was an easy way to change it that's not good, as it skews your web stats a bit.

    Oh and I also seem to get the occassional error on startup, something to do with NS_newunionenumerator - has anyone else experienced this? It doesn't seem to prevent anything from working.

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    I was hooked with 0.1.. so much better than IE or mozilla, or any other browser available for that matter..
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    Originally posted by spaceman
    2 months ago IE6 was my preferred browser, then I discovered the tabbed browser feature in Netscape, then I shifted to Mozilla (more 'cutting edge' and less 'bloatware' than Netscape), and now I've just switched to Phoenix
    next, you'll be switching to lynx
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    I would use it as my primary browser was it not for the fact that code in php tags on vB boards has loads of line breaks and looks a mess. Does anyone else find this annoying when using gecko browsers? I realise it's not gecko's fault, but I look at these kind of boards a lot and so it's something that annoys me a lot of the time. I've tried fiddling with the font settings to no avail.

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    Originally posted by tfountain
    I've just installed it and it's looking good. My only complaint so far is that it sends an IE6 useragent by default?
    I have never experienced that... Did you install and then uninstall the UA bar by any chance?
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    Considering it's purported "light-weightedness", it still weighs in at a rather hefty 16MB of memory. I like the Phoenix project and support it, but it still needs a little work, which is expected, since this is after all a 0.5 release

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    I stumbled across it at .3 and instantly became a fan. It has given me memory leaks, which tend to happen more often at Sitepoint Forums than anywhere else.

    I'm currently using nightly
    Gecko/20021210 Phoenix/0.5

    Can't wait for Thunderbird to get relased as well.

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