Posted Feb 11, 2004 18:44 UTC (Wed) by dcoutts
Parent article: A grumpy user's browser review
I'm using Galeon 1.3.12 on Gentoo (and I've been using most of the recent earlier releases) and I've never found that it eats memory.
For example top currently reports galeon-bin with 5 threads to be using 43M RES and 33m SHR. Although at the moment I've only got 5 tabs open, my browser session has been open for hours visiting complicated comercial sites as well as nice standards-complient sites (like LWN!).
I agree on the point about the borked bookmark editor. In 1.2.x there was this feature where you could bookmark the current page just by traversing down through the bookmark menu and selecting "add bookmark here" on the deired submenu. That was much simpler, easier, quicker and more intuitive. Plus, it made it easy to structure your bookmarks (unlike IE's "add bookmark" which just adds the page to the top level menu, leaving you to organise them later - which of course nobody ever does).
That was the primary complaint my father had too, and he's not a techie so it's a more important criticism from an "ordinary user usability" point of view.
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