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by arcman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Help
Topic: Avant Alternative?
Replies: 19
Views: 9124

Avant Alternative?

I've used Avant since 2009 and, sadly, it's never worked properly. What a shame, because it has, by far, the best interface of any browser I've used since NetCaptor. I like the look, the tabs, the bookmark bar, autofill and the ability to lay it out the way you want it. Honestly, it's perfect for me...
by arcman
Mon May 15, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Help
Topic: Firefox add-ons problem
Replies: 5
Views: 7833

Re: Firefox add-ons problem

Chrome engine in Avant
by arcman
Mon May 15, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Help
Topic: Firefox add-ons problem
Replies: 5
Views: 7833

Re: Firefox add-ons problem

Yep, same thing here. Happened in the last build. Just another in the long list of annoyances from this program. After multiple daily crashes with the plugin module in Firefox over the last five years, I've finally given up on it. Though there's a few things with Chrome I don't like, it hasn't crash...
by arcman
Sun May 14, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Help
Topic: Font Changer with Google Web Fonts
Replies: 0
Views: 9588

Font Changer with Google Web Fonts

Has anyone managed to get this working using the Chrome engine? I've finally given up on the daily crashes using the Firefox version. Chrome doesn't crash but even though I've set the defualt font to Tahoma, it continues to use Times New Roman on many sites (individual listings in Craigslist are alw...
by arcman
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Bug Reports
Topic: AB hangs when playing video or flash
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: AB hangs when playing video or flash

Good luck on that one. I've been complaining about this for years. I am convinced the people who've built this program do not want it fixed or fnished (at least with Firefox). There's been dozens and dozens of updates but none have fixed the Flash crashing. I've disabled Flash, which helps, but the ...
by arcman
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Avant Browser Bug Reports
Topic: Typing in search box jumps to address bar
Replies: 0
Views: 931

Typing in search box jumps to address bar

Now another problem... When visiting the first site after booting my machine and I start typing into a search box, the cursor immediately jumps to the address bar. (I'm using Firefox.) Avant never did this before the last two builds. Once you click back to the search box, it's back to normal and doe...
by arcman
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Bug Reports
Topic: I've been using this thing since 2009. Will this ever get fixed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: I've been using this thing since 2009. Will this ever get fixed?

Now there's another issue when using Firefox.

When I click on a link that shows just an individual photo, it pushes it up and partially out of the browser window. I can see only the bottom half of the photo.

This does not happen with IE or Chrome.
by arcman
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Bug Reports
Topic: I've been using this thing since 2009. Will this ever get fixed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: I've been using this thing since 2009. Will this ever get fixed?

What a surprise.... It's back to crashing full time.
by arcman
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Bug Reports
Topic: I've been using this thing since 2009. Will this ever get fixed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: I've been using this thing since 2009. Will this ever get fixed?

The latest version has helped with the crashing. Much better. It's only locked up once in the last ten days or so. Bad part... Google maps is now painfully slow using Firefox. The satellite mode is close to being unusable with extremely slow scrolling. Chrome woks fine but unfortunately, I don't lik...
by arcman
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Bug Reports
Topic: I've been using this thing since 2009. Will this ever get fixed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

I've been using this thing since 2009. Will this ever get fixed?

This thing crashes daily. Constant locking up and having to go into Task Manager to kill it. Am I the only one this happens to? I can't believe I still put up with this. I'm using Firefox and the only Addons I have are Acrobat and Shockwave and those are set on 'Ask to Activate'. I'm constantly havi...
by arcman
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Resolved Issues
Topic: Delay in webpages loading
Replies: 3
Views: 11119

Re: Delay in webpages loading

WooHoo! Fixed that. It was a problem with upgrading Nvidia's drivers. I deleted all the stuff related to the "3D Experience" and that fixed both delays.
by arcman
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Resolved Issues
Topic: Delay in webpages loading
Replies: 3
Views: 11119

Re: Delay in webpages loading

Well, this is odd. I just found my video player, Media Player Classic is showing the same symptoms. Pretty much the exact same delay. The Light Alloy video player does the same thing but for some reason, VLC does not.

Oh well... I guess I've got some digging to do.
by arcman
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Resolved Issues
Topic: Delay in webpages loading
Replies: 3
Views: 11119

Delay in webpages loading

Not long after upgrading to 2015 (build 1), Firefox now has a 4-5 second delay in loading initial webpages. This is consistent on every site. This does not happen when using either the Chrome or IE engines. I may have inadvertently caused this but I can't find anything in the preferences for Avant o...
by arcman
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Avant Browser Requests
Topic: Wasted space on toolbars
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: Wasted space on toolbars

I hadn't tried that and it actually helps... a bit. Using the Compact style does remove one toolbar height but it's a bit kludged. On the top row starting from the left, I now have the Avant logo, one letter from the webpage title (see below), the normal menu (file, view etc.), the minimize and exit...
by arcman
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Requests
Topic: Wasted space on toolbars
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Wasted space on toolbars

Is there any chance of making a current version with toolbars that looked like they did back in version 197? It was the last version that had smaller height toolbars and the top bar had the color of whatever you had in windows. I've never been fond of this latest style so I've struggled with 197 for...
by arcman
Sat May 17, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Help
Topic: Going back... Goes Blank
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Going back... Goes Blank

I'm using the Firefox engine. Also, removing the IE tab 2 didn't fix the locking browser for long. I now disabled the last add-on, WordWeb, and we'll see if that stops the locking. Every once in a while the whole thing blows up and Avant resets to default preferences. Any way to find the prefs file ...
by arcman
Fri May 16, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Help
Topic: Going back... Goes Blank
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Going back... Goes Blank

Here's another odd thing that's been going on for a while. Often after visiting a Google linked website, when using the back button in Avant, it skips back two pages to a blank Google page instead of the previous search results page. I can't forward click but have to hit the back button again and th...
by arcman
Thu May 15, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Help
Topic: Program lockup... as usual
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Program lockup... as usual

You got it! Unchecking it fixed it. Somehow that must be default in the newer versions as I did not check that box. Odd, after going back to version 197, it remained. I had updated on a couple of occasions and until this time, I'd never had this issue. Also, it looks like disabling the IE Tab 2 has ...
by arcman
Tue May 13, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Avant Browser Help
Topic: Program lockup... as usual
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Program lockup... as usual

First thing I did.

I tried changing the font, which does what it's supposed to do, but it does not fix the headers. For some reason, so far, this only shows up at Craigslist.

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