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MiniBrowser

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
out of 1 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    5,159
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 20, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    648.22KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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For all you Vista users, this tiny browser fits into your Windows sidebar. Unfortunately, the tiny screen size doesn't work with most Web pages.

As you might expect, MiniBrowser has a small user interface. The problem, though, is that the window and navigational buttons are so small that you'll need a magnifying glass to read them. We had to squint our eyes to make sure we typed our Web addresses correctly. When we tried to browse the Web, we found its performance very sluggish. We also received a barrage of script error messages from the very start. As we slowly traveled from page to page, we noticed that most of the Web pages would not fit in the tiny window. You can make the window a little larger, but not enough to fit most of the page. On several occasions, when we visited a specific site, we were unable to click on the links to take us to the next page because they had been cut off by the tiny window. We were stuck.

The publisher touts this browser more for Web radio and videos, but if you can't navigate to find the radio or video links, its pointless. We recommend that you skip this troublesome browser. We were able to quickly uninstall it directly from our sidebar.

 
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4 stars

"Pay no attention to the negative editor review"

October 12, 2015  |  By jjtinkerer

2015-10-12 13:27:59  |  By jjtinkerer

 |  Version: MiniBrowser 0.7.2

Pros

External browser button opens current page in default browser. Tabs open in default browser. Multiple instances allowed if opened from gadget gallery. Settings allow for simplest window possible, or toolbars for any or all available functions. Two definable window sizes from 10x10 to 5120x1280 with easy swap button. Auto reloader setting for xseconds. Javascript compatable. Zoomable 10% to 1000% from easy zoom tool. Back/forward buttons. No history record; always incognito. Definable homepage. Simple. Easy. Works.

Cons

Sluggish but manageable. No window scaling. No tabs. Uses Internet Explorer security settings which is a minus if you don't use IE (Because I haven't configured IE I did find web pages with errors but none on sites I visit regularly) Only offers two definable window sizes. Settings panel is a mouse-over pop-up menu so many might not know it exists. Automatically installs in gadget gallery; can't install to thumb drive. Does not zoom from mouse wheel. No bookmarks. No password features. Settings define every instance; only one home page, manual address input needed for additional instances therefor I recommend a custom links page for its home page. Supporting website is no longer active.

Summary

I run a home server that uses extensive javascript and PHP. This little browser handled all flawlessly. It suits my need to monitor my sites perfectly. It isn't going to replace your default browser. It wasn't intended to. It is designed to be an unobtrusive window into a specific page on the web. Perfect to keep an eye on inboxes, forums and chats. Of all the web page monitors I've tried this is the easiest and the most flexible. Its pros far outweigh its cons. It is a shame it didn't get better press.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Eduardo Mancero
Publisher web site http://www.minibrowser.info
Release Date March 20, 2011
Date Added March 20, 2011
Version 0.7.2
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 648.22KB
File Name minibrowser072.gadget
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,159
Downloads Last Week 10
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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