Lunascape

Lunascape

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 90 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.1.5
File Size:
16.5MB
Date Added:
September 16, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
227,501
Downloads Last Week:
119
Additional Requirements:
Internet Explorer 5.5 or later

Editors' review

The publisher claims Lunascape is perfect for beginners learning how to use tabbed browsing, but the actual product tells a different story. Instead of simplifying the process, this freeware browser program adds a new set of file menu options and toolbar buttons to the browser window. There's nothing groundbreaking in its design, although Internet Explorer users will easily recognize standard buttons and tool tips help with the new array of choices.

Lunascape adds the ability to quickly reload all tabs, close all tabs, and view recently closed tabs, and these extras made for impressively effective tab management. For users already accustomed to tabbed browsing, these will be welcome additions, but they don't make it easier for the newbie to get started.

Another downside: the help file failed to load in our tests. You're on your own in figuring out some of the less intuitive extras found in the expanded file menu. This includes the Functions menu, which offers an odd selection of search options and a link to translate text from Japanese to English.

Lunascape offers a wider range of tab management features and functionality for intermediate or advanced users, but the lack of support is a serious drawback, even considering its freeware status.

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    3.9

    out of 90 votes

    • 5 star: 37
    • 4 star: 25
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 8
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  • 1 stars

    "Good concept fails in use"

    December 30, 2012   |   By ckcomodo

    Version: Lunascape 6.8.1

    Pros

    Supposedly 3 rendering engines if cannot play well with a site--and this happens, even with stockbrokers.

    Cons

    Can only switch between Gecko and Trident; Web Kit(?) is buried somewhere in huge menu tree. Changing the zoom from 100% to anything else causes browser to CLOSE!

    Summary

    No Thank You. IE10 for me, 2d choice Slim Boat.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good stuff!!"

    October 07, 2012   |   By AttillaDeHunt

    Version: Lunascape 6.7

    Pros

    Fast, Efficient, Tidy, Smart.

    Cons

    Small confusion with some pages/actions. I am certain that it is soon to be updated out.

    Summary

    Like it and it should continue to improve directly. Nice to have the multiple engine option.

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  • 4 stars

    "An alternative browser"

    September 16, 2012   |   By John PIlge

    Version: Lunascape 6.7

    Pros

    Fast, flexible and useful.

    Cons

    Not many plug-ins available.

    Summary

    If you work with web sites, it is always useful to have another browser to check page rendering. This one is good for that.

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  • 5 stars

    "Multiple rendering engine and extremely configurable"

    May 30, 2012   |   By PaulMowers

    Version: Lunascape 6.7

    Pros

    IE rendering with Flash / Shockwave much faster than IE

    Cons

    So-so security and the numerous configuration options can make it hard to locate a particular functions / options to manipulate.

    Summary

    Almost as fast as SeaMonkey, faster than IE and Firefox

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  • 4 stars

    "Very Good Idea!"

    May 16, 2012   |   By Patrickej

    Version: Lunascape 6.7

    Pros

    The way this seems to almost (force) webpages to open is unique. I installed it and had a webkit download which to me seem to get the best of all (IE chrome firefox). I am impressed with it's speed. I did easily get a new skin and it installed within seconds. It has some very desirable features and I like what I have seen in the past hour of using it. I would say try this out and keep your other browsers and tweak this one a bit to see how it goes.. VERY FAST on my pc!

    Cons

    Had some flash player issues like no seperate window showing up from bluebeat.com showing the player. Did go to wgt.com and it played golf well on that without any problems.

    Summary

    Overall this is a good browser for sure! It is fast like chrome, if not faster at times.. Hands down the features and the speed make me want to keep it , even if I do not always want to use it as a main browser. I say Good Job Lunascape! Try it and see for yourself!

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome, Quick and quite fast"

    March 30, 2012   |   By psychothunder

    Version: Lunascape 6.6.0

    Pros

    I can play online games with no problems; loads super quick/fast.

    Cons

    It gets moody once a week and crashes

    Summary

    I'm keeping it quite happy with it

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  • 4 stars

    "The Best Browser Then Ever, Lunascape 6.6.0?"

    March 06, 2012   |   By Gardeneir

    Version: Lunascape 6.6.0

    Pros

    This browser is built upon IE7/8/9/?. Faraway from SlimBrowser, in many ways. This felt to be a crossing of Netscape, IE & My Browser, all in one. A retro version, by the past. Yet all updated. There is no "Xmas Needless Gewgaws". Lunascape6 felt to be a powered cart-horse too! This is how a real browser should look & work, the best weight way.

    Read more: Lunascape - Download.com http://download.cnet.com/Lunascape/3000-2356_4-10310739.html#ixzz1oLGD4AdD

    Cons

    Using the web-based mail system gets some minor problem. Gmail is only one of many web-based e-mail. I suggest its up to clean away all the letters as read, in good time. Lunascape is not the only one with these problems, by the way.

    Summary

    The feeling by the beginning of the computers is back, all retro!

    Updated on Mar 6, 2012

    There was a time with lots of knick-knacks, at all kinds of softwarez. Kept "ours" software as they should appear. Clean & faraway from decorations!

    Updated on Mar 6, 2012

    Lunascape's future browsers IS something to waiting for. These recently versions has NEVER failure me. It is all because of its plainness way. I ain't alone by waiting for the next generation versions. Very soon.., eagerly!

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast, Easy, User Friendly"

    January 26, 2012   |   By edspencer

    Version: Lunascape 6.6.0

    Pros

    Switch Rendering Engine on the fly.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    No lockups like IE and Chrome

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good browser"

    January 15, 2012   |   By Jringel05

    Version: Lunascape 6.5.8

    Pros

    Trident, Gecko and Webkit search engines all in one browser, great news ticker, very customizable. There's a lot to like about this browser. If you like menu bars you love Lunascape's interface.

    Cons

    I found it a little slow on start up but search speeds are average.
    First loads with lots of bars but they're easily unchecked to clean up the inteface.

    Summary

    Over all a very powerful and useful browser, I use it as a research browser.

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  • 5 stars

    "lunascape>firefox>chorm>ie"

    January 03, 2012   |   By biswajitapata

    Version: Lunascape 6.5.8

    Pros

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    Cons

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