I’m using i3 community edition, and I see that it comes with Palemoon.
I installed Firefox, but it is a memory hog and leaks memory after you open up 2-3 windows with 5-6 tabs per window (that’s not even that many).
Any recommendations on a lightweight and privacy-respecting browser? Chrome is out because Google; Firefox is ok but eats memory and [redacted statement] so that’s out…
How do Brave or Palemoon or Qutebrowser or …your recommended browsers… compare for handling most sites and also memory-savvy and respects privacy?
It’s owned by the Mozilla foundation.
Ah, I stand corrected then. Thanks.
In any case, does anyone know of any lighter weight browsers which will do just as good 80% of the time for a better memory footprint ?
Pretty much all ‘regular’ modern browser will be taking Gig(s) of RAM … especially once you start adding multiple tabs… whether thats chrome or ff, or whatever … welcome to the modern web.
Aside from that there are your minimalist ones … you have mentioned a few.
Falkon is another option that comes to mind - but its not the lightest.
On the other hand you mention Brave - which is neither light nor privacy-respecting.
At some point you will have to test things out and decide what features and criteria are important to you.
elinks would be lighter than all of these … but you probably want images and styling and things
There are thousands of blogs and tech magazines and all that will give you the kinds of lists and opinions you are looking for.
I dont think here is exactly the place for that.
Thank you. Even small tidbits from some people more in the know, is helpful — such as Brave not being as good on privacy as I had suspected.