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Opera (Presto) v12.18

webfork on 26 Feb 2016
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Feb 2016
  • Suggested by Chris Mehl

Version note: Please see this entry for the latest version of Opera.

Opera (Presto) is a discontinued version of the Opera web browser, meaning feature development and maintenance for this version of Opera has ceased. Compared to the newer version based on Google Chrome, it features a leaner memory footprint, more user-interface customization, an RSS reader, integrated e-mail client, IRC chat, and native BitTorrent support. A variety of extensions are available to further extend functionality.

Alternative Portable versions:

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and run the installer
  2. Select Options and, from the Install menu, choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set the Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. opera.exe will auto-launch after install
Similar/alternative apps: SeaMonkey Portable, Firefox Portable, Chromium Portable, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
http://www.opera.com/blogs/security/2016/02/opera-12-and-opera-mail-security-update/
Latest comments
billon on 2016-02-15 18:59

UPDATED TO 12.18!!!11
no changelog yet on off. page

Specular on 2016-02-16 07:31

@billon mmm, it's odd. Just had a pop-up informing of a new version to download which is apparently v12.18 yet no official changelog has been released.

However did find an old My Opera stalwart who posted some of the changes over on the Vivaldi forums. Will continue this discussion on the PF thread...

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:15

Opera@USB v12.18 is available.

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Lynx Portable v2.8.7 Rev 2

webfork on 1 Nov 2015
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Sep 2012
  • Suggested by ABC

Lynx is a text-based web browser with support for HTML4 (no CSS), HTTP 1.1, tables, frames, and more. Includes full keyboard shortcut support.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch LynxPortable.exe.

K-Meleon v75.1 Updated

webfork on 23 May 2018
  • 65MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by BigD

K-Meleon is a fast, customizable, and lightweight web browser that supports tabs and many skins, tools, and can be configured to work with common extensions like Flash and Adblock.

The program is based on the Gecko layout engine used in Firefox.

Alternatively, K-Meleon Portable is also available.

NOTE: this program hasn't been updated since 2015 and may contain vulnerabilities.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves APPDATA\Mozilla\Extensions
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the 7z package and open using 7-zip or Universal Extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In this folder, edit profile.ini to include the following:

    [profile]
    path=profiles
    isRelative=1

  3. Launch k-meleon.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Qupzilla, Firefox, SeaMonkey
What's new?
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2018-05-15 07:56

@Happy.Camper2
The versions you mentioned are not yet official stable releases.

Midas on 2018-05-16 07:09

For what it is worth and from my experience, official and stable regarding K-Meleon can be a rather fuzzy concept... ;)

Happy.Camper2 on 2018-05-16 15:13

Hi All,
I just couldn't resist posting about KM 76 Goanna because I haven't had any problems with it and it's really been fun learning about this browser over the years.

Developers and moderators are so compassionate and concerned about this browser and also about what the users think.
It really makes you feel like getting involved no matter how small or big the remarks or suggestions might be.

It's definitely a community forum effort and they will go out of their way to help you with your technical problems.

It's funny...even though these releases aren't stable, I've never had any qualms about downloading any of the versions.
I don't worry about little mistakes in programming but when things start crashing down around me then it's time to uninstall.
I've never had to uninstall any KM version and if I ever have to,
I'll just go to the next version or the version before, whichever I have to do.
Are any of you developers? Maybe you could give them a hand over at KM Forums:
http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/

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QtWeb v3.8.5

billon on 4 Feb 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2013
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QtWeb is a web browser focused on strong privacy and a clean environment. While running, no traces are left on the host machine while browsing and none are left behind after a browser "reset" in the privacy menu. All toolbars, including navigation bar, can be turned off or docked anywhere, and even moved outside the main browsing window. Includes built-in support for Torrent downloads and ad-blocking functionality can be easily enabled.

Based on Qt framework and Apple's WebKit rendering engine (also used by Apple Safari).

Security note: development of this browser appears to have stalled and the software may be subject to security vulnerabilities.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QtWeb.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QupZilla
What's new?
  • Qt Framework is upgraded to the version 4.8.5.
  • Added Shift-JIS encoding.
  • Redesigned searches dialog and model.
  • WebInspector integration improved.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2013-09-09 22:11

Not bad but can't work with Java.

ttttt11111 on 2013-09-17 17:14

I was worried that QtWeb was as dead as K-meleon. It hadn't been updated in more than a year. Thankfully, I was wrong.

QtWeb makes for a great secondary browser or portable browser, or even as a primary browser if you don't like bloatware. It's small and fits on a flash ram of at least 2GB, and contains all modern web technologies except java.

The lack of java isn't a problem for those who don't visit sites laden with that crap. It works with adobe flash, so youtube and other sites work fine.

The only downside to QtWeb is a lack of plugins or extensions. It would be nice to have an adblocker (especially for youtube) or other content blocker.

SYSTEM on 2016-09-26 18:03

I adjusted the entry for the fact that Qt is now a publicly traded company, no longer owned by Digia. (Funnily enough, it's traded in Nasdaq Helsinki, of all stock exchanges...)

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Off By One Web Browser v3.5d

webfork on 14 Feb 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2006
  • Suggested by David Miller

The Off By One Web Browser is a small and fast browser with full HTML 3.2 support. It is a completely self-contained, stand-alone application with no dependencies on any other browser or browser component. As it does not support Java, Javascript or Flash, you won't get problems with popups and spyware, but many pages will not render as they do in other browsers.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package (with or without OpenSSL DLLs) and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file called OB1.INI in that folder (otherwise the application will write to C:\WINDOWS\OB1.INI by default)
  3. Launch OB1.exe
What's new? Jan2, 2006: Fixed a bug introduced in V3.5.c which identified the browser as running on a CE system in the UserAgent header.
Latest comments
outskirter on 2011-12-27 22:19

This simple and speedy browser would have been quite useful to me back in the days before Google Street View, YouTube, online banking, etc. etc., none of which it can support. Oh well, a nice trip down memory lane, anyway! LOL

abc on 2011-12-27 22:35

@Outskirter: qtweb might be better alternative for you

Cattleya on 2013-07-31 04:23

Without Unicode today make this browser useless.

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