Comodo Dragon has SO
many useful extensions, and plenty of fun & way entertaining ones too. 32-years into IT kinda
qualifies me to figure out which are fun distractions and which may
save a computer from a blue screen mess, or worse case a full formatted HD & an OS reload. Some extensions I know are (possible) malware security non-NSS tested safe additions to C.D. Mozilla's Firefox was an experience in what came out of a Trend, CA, Bit-Defender, Symantec, McAfee or Redmond's labs counter-measures to defend against rapidly evolving cyber-threats, versus what came out of a smart coders parent's basement posted to new browsers, but seldom tested to basic industry safety levels. 'Java on the rocks.' I use only browser ad-on's which keep pace with the evolving threats. Ones I know are vital for a multiple tasking work-load of browsing functions, others may not and I fault them not for setting up a solid gaming environment. WOT, McAfee S.A., Bit-D scans, IP who-is-ing, maps, weather, cookie management, e-mail alerts, no fancy games of Mahjong I don't play with games (Active-X based R luring & many freeware hits are hell on browsers. More power to you if that is what you consider a vital extension. NO I am not trying to turn the best browser into stacked (malware portals) of rows of Ask, Bing, Yahoo , Google et al toolbar choked browsing. But when I add maybe my 15th (to me very useful) icons/extensions to the only/upper C-Dragon toolbar only to watch that icon wander off into invisibility on the right side of my 22" LCD monitor. Making even access to them a dive into the Dragon control icon and do my changes there, now I'm not browsing but setting up basics I would have been able to do with 1-2 mouse-clicks if that icon hadn't peeled off the right of my screen, a simple wrap around to right under the main row of tops 20 icons to a 2nd C-Dragon toolbar would solve this. I do question the coders who deny me the GUI space to make browsing faster than going back into 'Tools' then tweaking with an extension that is doing 'something' but only by opening options on that dragon-eye icon can I even set parameters that suit my location and desired results. Gripe # 2, try to install a new extension only to be told the I have to go to the Google sign-in process, return to a URL that clearly says Web Store and fail each time to insert maybe 60% of must have tools, extensions or the icons showing on what would be nice to have, a 2nd Dragon toolbar that wraps right around the top one and make accessing it not a quit browsing (anymore) but diving into tweaking the Under the Hood to Extensions drop-down main control portal. Last time I posted this (a year ago) I got plenty of reactions about these 2 subjects to power posters/moderators rallying to justify Comodo Dragon 'perfection' does not need improvement, even down to the syntax & sentence structure I used, got so
OT that I quit even following threads & flaming replies that led away from 2 legitimate deficiencies in C.D. down to all-out posturing. I will continue to use C.D. as my default browser because it has no
equal (IMHO) just a logical next step into accommodating what everyone I introduce to the dragon finds are restrictive and untenable designer quirks that still exist 2 years after I posted the exact same 2 minor problems that my 12GB's of Intel I-7 processors of DDR3 RAM can handle the memory drain versus computers running W-7-U with just enough RAM to keep it from stack-dumping/freezing or rebooting. I seek improvements not flames
if I have insulted anyone
, ignore this, block me, & move on please
. Yes, this is a long
post (469 words/4643 total characters per 'Doc-Pad' © text utility) that covers a LOT but still comes down to 2 legitimate questions remaining unanswered since Comodo Dragon's first build. The Dragon's only toolbar overflows off the screen and an iffy 'Web Store' extension availability puts some great extensions out of my reach even when I am in the Web Store and following the how-to rules to incorporated them into a toolbar not long enough to make them easily useful. Like who just sent me a homing cookie that found a home in my core/vital Windows driver store or gave me a permanent *.ru *.dll to rip out? Sorry for this not being a 10-20 word (I.M. blurb); less would have not
allowed me to expound in exactly what I wanted to post of the gravity of having the best browser I need, more extensions/icons (I can't even see/or use with ease) for very useful reasons, not playing shoot 'em out with God only knows how many global online arm-chair snipers 1/2 my age & 10 times better than I'll ever become even I played all day every day until the day I check-out.
Thanks for any [positive] help you can provide.