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VJ
18th November 2009, 12:26
Hello,

I like to monitor a server that shows output on a website (I also interact with it via this website). I don't need full blown browser functionality (addressbar, back/forward buttons, flash, ...), just need a window that is as "clutterfree" as possible and a browser that uses as little memory as possible (the pages to be rendered is quite simple).

At the moment, I'm using Fennec. Any other/better alternatives?
I'm using Firefox for regular browsing, but it occasionally freezes (or allocates huge amounts of memory).

Thanks!

Jörg

Fat Tone
18th November 2009, 12:33
A few lines of .net?

VJ
18th November 2009, 23:13
Interesting thought! :)
I will have to get started with .net though, but still interesting...

Fat Tone
18th November 2009, 23:27
IIRC one of the first tutorials puts s simple browser control on a basic form.

VJ
19th November 2009, 00:40
I should really check it out...
But I also came across HTML Application (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms536496%28VS.85%29.aspx), which may also serve my purpose... :)

Guess I'll know things to do tonight... :D

VJ
19th November 2009, 01:28
It looked so easy, and I couldn't wait....


<HEAD>
<TITLE>my app</TITLE>
<HTA:APPLICATION ID="oMyApp"
APPLICATIONNAME="my app"
CAPTION="yes"
SCROLL="no"
SHOWINTASKBAR="yes"
SINGLEINSTANCE="no"
SYSMENU="yes">
</HEAD>
<BODY leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" rightmargin="0" bottommargin="0">
<IFRAME SRC="http://forums.murc.ws" APPLICATION="no" WIDTH="100%" HEIGHT="100%">
</BODY>
this, saved as a .hta file does more or less what I want (but with a different url)!
(just need to tweak it a bit: icon, sizes, borders, ....)

Just one question: as it is using the Internet Explorer renderer, how efficient will it be with memory? Or do I just have to test to find out? Because the main reason to look for something lightweight was memory/cpu usage, second reason was simplified user interface.