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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 209 votes

    • 5 star: 145
    • 4 star: 29
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 16
  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Disastrous mess! Do not install!"

    August 28, 2013  |   By peg_c

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    It hasn't destroyed my laptop (YET)

    Cons

    1. Hangs continuously - particularly on Facebook. Slow as molasses.
    2. Will not shut down correctly. Upon rebooting, always gives popup that browser did not shut down correctly.
    3. WILL NOT UNINSTALL via Uninstall Program in Control Panel (Win7)! Uninstall window hangs, must be forced during computer shutdown!
    4. The program's Uninstaller calls the same system Uninstaller which then HANGS and does not uninstall the program. It's Kafkaesque.

    Summary

    This is the biggest hotmess POS program I've run across in years. DO NOT DOWNLOAD!! I will have to contact the company to see how to uninstall since their uninstaller calls Windows' uninstaller and it hangs permanently both ways.
    If I could give this negative 10 stars, I would!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The very best"

    August 22, 2012  |   By MaryonJeane

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    The fastest, lightest, most transparent browser of them all

    Cons

    No longer supported, as such

    Summary

    Why anyone would want to use another browser, except for those badly-built sites which only accept the 'top three' browsers, is beyond me. I don't want to be conscious of my browser when I'm browsing, I just want to get to a site, find what I want, do what I want with it, and go. This browser is perfect for doing just that. It looks outdated? I don't care - it's uncluttered (or you can make it so) and you can do virtually everything from the keyboard - so all you need to see is the websites. Isn't that the point of browsing? If I'm on a plane I don't care what the pilot is wearing, do you?

    This browser also stays fast - there's no fatal clogging as there is with Firefox, Chrome et al. It's secure if you've got all the proper security installed (and who the hell would be writing malware for K-Meleon?!?) and - touch wood - I've never suffered a successful attack in all the years I've been using K-Meleon.

    Fantastic - if only all software was this good (are you listening, Microsoft?).

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Fast Browser for Past Computers"

    November 18, 2011  |   By arul_prasanth

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    - Runs fast in my old Pentium_III-Desktop
    - It is highly customizable, which is great for power users
    - The interface is Simple and Good-Looking

    Cons

    - Occasionally runs into Script-Error
    - Hangs Sometimes, Necessitating closure of the entire window, rather than the specific tab, leading to loss of work.

    Summary

    The Browser is good for home use, but cannot be trusted for professional use.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Nice browser"

    May 8, 2011  |   By ComputerLuvr

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Had problems when I tried to use a skin with the stable version.

    Summary

    The 1.6 beta version looks promising. Have downloaded that and will try out the skins again. I like this browser whilst not my favorite it's pretty good.

    Updated on May 9, 2011

    I'd like to give this browser 4 stars. Am using 1.6.0 beta version.
    Very, Very nice :)

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  • 3.0 stars

    "This is NOT a Firefox browser-"

    April 25, 2011  |   By andreaborman

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    It has the Gecko engine the same as Firefox uses. But it is not a Firefox or Mozilla browser like Comet Bird or Safefox is.

    Cons

    They say it is based on Firefox 1 or 2 but I don't see the resemblance. Also none of the Firefox add ons will work with this browser. Because they are not compatible with this.

    Summary

    K-Melon claims it is based on an earlier version of Firefox,Firefox 1, but I do not see the connection here. Apart from the fact that it has the same engine,Gecko, that Firefox uses. So this browser is NOT a Firefox clone or alternative like,Flock,Safefox,Pale Moon,Comet Bird or the others are. I did not like the download manager or the toolbar either. Which is also different from Firefox or Safefox. This browser is better than IE or most IE based browsers,probably because it has the Gecko engine. But if you are used to Flock,Firefox or Safefox. Like me you will probably want to stay with those browsers or get Wyzo or Comet Bird. Rather than this browser,which is not as good as the Firefox browsers it "claims" to be based on.I myself would rather keep Safefox,Wyzo and the other Firefox browsers I have got,than switch to this browser. Andrea Borman.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Lightweight and highly configurable"

    April 6, 2011  |  

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    Light on resources, highly configurable security features and interface, fast loading, multi-profile and multi-session capable.

    Cons

    Comes with a goofy looking dinosaur logo, but it can be easily changed

    Summary

    A great browser that's easy to use, but also has features that will appeal to experts.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Firefox (Seamonkey) type browser"

    March 4, 2011  |   By LincNeb

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    Fast, light weight, very similar to Firefox Works well on Windows 98 and NT4. Works better than the last versions of Firefox that functioned on these OSs.

    Cons

    On cluttered web-pages, you still may have to "stop script" so you can get past the overload of advertisements. It lacks some the plug-ins that Firefox has, which would be useful to me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Keeps Older PC's Alive and Kicking"

    December 18, 2010  |   By Altered_Aaron

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    Iif you're like me and you're still using Windows ME and 56k dialup, this is pretty much the ONLY browser that can still maintain any sense of quality while surfing the net.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    I refuse to buy a whole new computer just so I can put the next bloated, irrelevant, 5-year-life-span version of Windows on it. I'm sticking with Windows M.E. until my computer dies, and right now there isn't a single bad sector on my 32 gig hard drive (which is 95% empty and more evidence of Windows being a waste). In my opinion it's a waste of money for what is essentially a glorified typewriter and email writer; and for downloading the occasional JPEG off the internet it's also unneccessary to require so much hardware.

    But thanks to K-Meleon, I'm not coerced into upgrading and buying the latest version of a piece of crap product just so I can check my email and look at JPEGs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "best browser ever, but i use version 1.6.0 beta"

    November 30, 2010  |   By hrgiger

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    fast and slim, enable to choose your own design with a very good advertising blocker inclusive

    Cons

    it is mostly not so updated as opera or ff or google chrome

    Summary

    this is the browser where I have to complain about the least

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It is light, fast, small ramprint, has essential addons"

    September 19, 2010  |  

    Version: K-Meleon 1.5.4

    Pros

    Lightest of Gecko browsers, smallest ramprint. 1.5.4 has addon manager; it has essential security addons, has or the equivalents NoScript, AdBlockPlus, RefControl, WOT, clearflash(similar to BetterPrivacy). It has builtin security features.

    Cons

    It does not support multiple homepages.

    Summary

    I really like this browser; I use it as one of my secondary browsers, along with Firefox. SeaMonkey is my default.

    K-Meleon has built in accessible security features that other ones have as addons; yet it has the same or equivalent security addons as Firefox and SeaMonkey. Though it doesn't have as many total addons as the other two Gecko browsers, it has enough for me. I use it as my dictionary browser; it has the Mozilla Dictionary addon with multiple dictionaries, a periodic table addon, SMS addon, and other management and educational addons. I chose an online free dictionary as its homepage. My word processor has a dictionary button that opens it.

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