Galeon is a Gnome browser, and runs in Linux. It was started because the developers thought it would run faster as a native application than with Mozilla’s XUL interface. It’s really great, and I love it, but Firefox’s extensions are a siren song I can’t ignore.
I tried switching a few months back, and it just didn’t work for me. Too many things didn’t work at all (like editing bookmarks). Those seem to be resolved now, so we’re giving it another go. The real litmus test is that my wife is also trying it.
There are several things that Firefox does not that Galeon does that I’ll miss greatly. One is more than one Bookmarks Toolbar. In Galeon I can turn any bookmarks folder into a bar.
Another is setting Alt-R to be the reload key-combo. It’s just a habit learned from Netscape 4 in fvwm95. I’d still like to be able to edit those though.
And lastly, being able to get a middle click paste to load in a new tab. In Linux, you can copy a URL from anywhere, and middle click anywhere in the browser and it’ll load the page. In Galeon it loads it in a new tab. In Firefox it loads it in current tab. I even got the Extra Tab Features extention, no luck. 🙁
If anyone has any advice on these, please let me know,