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SlimBrowser Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How to transfer SlimBrowser settings from one computer to another?

Select menu "Tools:Backup & Restore:Backup Data & Settings" in SlimBrowser on the first computer to save the data and settings into a zip file. Copy the zip file to another computer. Open SlimBrowser in the other computer. Select menu "Tools:Backup & Restore:Restore Data & Settings" and select the zip file you just copied.

Q: What are the system requirements of SlimBrowser?

SlimBrowser is compatible with Windows XP (w/ sp2), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2003/2008/2012. It requires at least IE 6.0 and 256MB RAM.

Q: What rendering engine does SlimBrowser use?

A: SlimBrowser uses Microsoft Trident engine, which is the same browser engine used by Microsoft Internet Explorer. We recommend that users upgrade to Internet Explorer 9.0 if using Windows vista/7 for best web standard compliance and maximum security. For users of Windows XP, please upgrade to Internet Explorer 8.0. We also provide a webkit-based browser called SlimBoat if you prefer open source rendering engines.

Q: Can I uninstall Internet Explorer after installing SlimBrowser?

A: No. You can't. SlimBrowser depends on the trident engine included with Internet Explorer. We actually advise users to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer available their operation system.

Q: What is the encryption strength of SlimBrowser?

It depends on the version of Internet Explorer installed on your system. If you have Internet Explorer 9.0, the cipher strength is 256-bit. If you have Internet Explorer 8.0, the cipher strength is 128-bit. We advise users to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer available their operation system for maximum security.

Q: Is SlimBrowser free for commercial use?

Yes. SlimBrowser is free to both individual and commercial use.

Q: Can I offer SlimBrowser for download on my own website?

Yes. SlimBrowser is free for redistribution as long as it is kept in its original form.

Q: Is there a version of SlimBrowser available for Mac and Linux?

No. That's technically not possible due to the limitation of the trident engine used by SlimBrowser. If you need a web browser for Mac and Linux, check out our webkit-based web browser - SlimBoat.

Q: How to uninstall SlimBrowser?

Select "FlashPeak SlimBrowser: Uninstall SlimBrowser" from the start menu shortcut to uninstall SlimBrowser. You can also uninstall SlimBrowser from "Control Panel->Uninstall a program".

Q: How to upgrade to a new version of SlimBrowser?

Just install the new version of SlimBrowser into the same folder as the old version of SlimBrowser.

Q: How to set SlimBrowser as the default browser?

Select "Tools: Set As Default Browser" to set SlimBrowser as the default browser.

Q: I am not able to log into GMail due to cookie mismatch error. What can I do?

Usually SlimBrowser should be able to fix this issue automatically. In case the automatic fix doesn't work, you can select the menu "Tools:Privacy:Clean Trace: Clean Trace By Domain" and enter "google.com" as the domain name in the following dialog. After that, click OK to start the cleaning operation. When the cleaning is complete, reload the gmail login page and you should be able to login again.

 

 

More Technical FAQ is available from SlimBrowser community forum.

 

 

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