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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by flowrush » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:08 pm

And I also want to commend Jasmine for being the lifeblood of Avant through the last few years. The PR Secretary ( :lol: :wink: jk) has done a wonderful job dealing with everyone's issues. If it weren't for her patience and helpfullness I don't know what this place would be like.

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by flowrush » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:06 pm

Another feature that would be nice to see is the recently closed tab's feature that FireFox has. It has definitely helped in FF when closing tabs then realizing later I there's something I could use from that page I was at, or when accidentally closing a tab that was on a very specific page.

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by bigC » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:18 pm

flowrush wrote:Another feature that would be nice to see is the recently closed tab's feature that FireFox has. It has definitely helped in FF when closing tabs then realizing later I there's something I could use from that page I was at, or when accidentally closing a tab that was on a very specific page.
View > Customize Buttons > Standard Buttons... enable the button called Closed or SHFT+CTRL+Z will open the last closed tab.

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by brawnymike » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:32 pm

You may also use the menu to reopen a closed tab by selecting

File
Open Recent
and the selecting either
Undo Close (to reopen the just-closed tab)
OR selecting one of the several recently closed tab URLs from the list

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/205578/m ... ption.html


Browser rivals have used IE9's no-XP policy as marketing ammunition. New versions from Mozilla and Google , for example, are to land later this year with limited hardware acceleration under XP .

"Firefox accelerates for Windows XP users too, something Microsoft says they can't do," said Aza Dotzler, Mozilla's lead technology evangelist, last week. "If Mozilla can accelerate browsing for the hundreds of millions of PC users on Microsoft's Windows XP, why can't Microsoft?"

Chrome will also feature partial hardware acceleration for Windows XP with version 7, which should be in users' hands in two months or less.

IE8, which debuted in March 2009 and currently has a 31.4% share, will be the most modern Microsoft browser available to Windows XP users through the operating system's support cut-off in April 2014.
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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by AXEMAN » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:11 pm

Wow dude I cannot sleep continually more than 3 hours everyday til i die sometimes i am awake for 3 or 4 days straight all i can do is rest my body but my brain keeps going with 500 thoughts all at the same time.Glad you are feeling better dude i didnot even no you were going through such things at all. All my best bud.

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by flowrush » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:30 am

Anderson: Something else that would be nice is to see Avant get speed dials like Opera has. Open a new blank page and you have several boxes each with a customizable site link. Google is almost there and Maxthon is already there. Lets make Avant the best evar!

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by bigC » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:11 pm

flowrush wrote:Anderson: Something else that would be nice is to see Avant get speed dials like Opera has. Open a new blank page and you have several boxes each with a customizable site link. Google is almost there and Maxthon is already there. Lets make Avant the best evar!
See #3 on the road map...

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by moktoman » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:36 pm

Hi, Anderson!

It's been a while since I've posted on these forums, and it's good to see that Avant Browser is still the greatest IE based browser available for Windows.

I'm using a Mac now, but I have a Windows 7 virtual machine that I've installed Avant Browser 2010 onto, so that I may continue to follow its progress.

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by Jasmine » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:22 am

moktoman wrote:Hi, Anderson!

It's been a while since I've posted on these forums, and it's good to see that Avant Browser is still the greatest IE based browser available for Windows.

I'm using a Mac now, but I have a Windows 7 virtual machine that I've installed Avant Browser 2010 onto, so that I may continue to follow its progress.

Cheers! ;)
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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by moktoman » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:46 am

Jasmine wrote:Welcome back. Youre avatar is adorable :lol:
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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by superfly86 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:35 pm

7. Integrate Firefox/Gecko render engine (Orca will be merged into Avant Browser).
8. Integrate Chrome's render engine.
How it will work ?
There will be option to choose one of those engine or what ?
Avant will still support IE engine or only gecko and chrome now ?
So Orca Browser Development is stopped and abandoned I think.
Will you add gecko/chrome engine autoupdate in order to have it's engine always actual?
Will there be support for firefox/chrome plugins ?
Please add Orca settings/autofills/passwords/cookies etc import to a new Avant.
Maybe you should cooperate with more programmers in order to make new avant avaialble earlier

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by statm1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:57 am

Yes, Mozilla addons will work with the new Avant. No word on Chrome extensions yet.
Yes, Avant will have all three engines(Trident(IE),Gecko, and Webkit)
I am sure that you will be able to import your settings to the new Avant.
How you switch between engines is not determined yet.
No info on how the engines will update. If it will without a new build.
So far as I know Orca development will be halted.
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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by superfly86 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:57 pm

I'm not sure if Support for IE is stille needed because there is not available version of IE9 for Win XP, and IE8 is outdated now but I know that a lot people still uses it.
Gecko and Chrome ? I think that this is too much now. Both engines are similar and support the same technologies.
It will be better to support two engines (ie, gecko) and do it perfectly.

I would like also see support for CCleaner and SpywareBlaster (work with these developers)
As well as Popup Blocker with updating list of types of popups.
And built in support for AdBlock/Flashblock

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by fakenjones » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:43 pm

Hey,

I was wondering if you could add in a feature which I've felt missing throughout Avant/Orca's growth. That is the ability to export your "URL Alias" list. I remember when I first got Avant, I had like 40 nice shortcuts. Next fresh install of Avant, I only put in about 25. I kept re-inputing about 10 for the next few Avant/Orca versions. However, with the latest Orca I have (the 2009 version), I didn't have the heart to input them again, knowing that any future versions, or new installs will just mean losing them, given that there is no export option.

So, it went that a very useful feature, was eventually lost to me, mainly because of my laziness, but caused by inability to export them. Now I realized too late that there was probably just a file somewhere in the Orca/Avant profile folders that I could just copy and paste into every new install. However, this method is not likely to be realized by the non-computer savvy.

Anyways, just thought I'd add my 2 cents: Export option for URL Alias would be great.

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by flowrush » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:52 am

I concur with you fakenjones. The URL Alias is one of my favorite features about Avant and a way to maintain it between releases would be wonderful.

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by bigC » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:08 pm

You can use the Backup/Restore Profiles feature under the Tools menu to save the aliases..

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by fakenjones » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:40 pm

Oh true, I guess you guys must've added it to the newer Avant versions. I don't see it in my latest Orca build. Thanks though.

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by fakenjones » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:12 am

Regarding the Download Manager:

Could you, if time permits: Allow it to use up the space in the status bar below. That space is often unused. Thanks.

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Re: Avant Browser future plans/2011 roadmap

Post by dark_n1ghtmar3 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:50 pm

I would also like to know how u plan to merge the two browsers wat about mozilla addons will they work? Whats the timeframe for a beta or even a alpha of this new browser?

1 thing i have probelms with is my url alias keep getting deleted so i managed to back them up in avant but i cant restore its not listed couldnt u have a feature to back it up online that would be so cool

thanks for the great browser my fav was always orca gota luv the mozilla addon support

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