1. spch's Avatar
    So when I first heard about spartan I was quite excited as there was going to be a new browser, and because I don't quite like current browsers available, Firefox becoming crappy each day, Chrome becoming a memory hog and pathetic startup time etc.

    So Spartan as most of us a pretty excited here, MS hit it with another minimalist UI. All was good untill I saw the settings menu.



    I mean are they going to make the Internet Settings IE style for whole PC. The was the main reason I never been able to use IE.

    Cortana integration, reading mode, Edge engine all good but that settings option is minimalistic as hell and what I was fearing all along.

    Spartan might be crappy Modern App like the rest of them, optimized for touch kind of useless for desktop users with mouse.

    The settings/features I would like from a browser:
    A decent download manager (not the annoying type like in IE)
    Middle Click to open new tabs and close tabs (In Firefox, half-available in Chrome)
    Tab Pinning
    Application/Protocol Association
    Managing History (Individual site removal)
    Managing Cookies (Copying or Editing or Removing Individually)
    Password Manager with Two Factor Authentication
    Good sync that works
    Cache Management (Individual Sites cache viewing and modification or removal)
    Certificate Management (When countered a bad SSL certificate give me an option to whitelist it (Because sometimes it happens just because SSL cert has expired)
    Browser wide proxy setup (NOT system wide like in current IE)

    And a whole lot of other options I can't remember right now

    Currently spartan doesn't even show any of these not even in construction, Spartan looks like a mobile browser.

    Well I had to scream about this somewhere, rant complete, enjoy your day.
    03-20-2015 02:21 PM
  2. eusty's Avatar
    It maybe the settings are 'hidden'. Most browsers (Opera/FF/Chrome) have an about:config setting which most people don't know about as they have no use for it.

    Hopefully that's the case......
    03-20-2015 02:34 PM
  3. several potatos's Avatar
    I'm thinking they haven't yet gotten to a proper GUI for the advanced settings, thus they have nothing to show. They'll more or less have to open up all these advanced settings if extensions are going to work, anyway.
    ven07 likes this.
    03-20-2015 02:38 PM
  4. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Its not even released yet, please dont jump into conclusions so fast, let it release you will get used to it...👍
    03-20-2015 02:39 PM
  5. spch's Avatar
    Its not even released yet, please dont jump into conclusions so fast, let it release you will get used to it...
    I know that but there's that fact all recent MS apps have been minimalistic in terms of features/advanced customization.

    One example, for those who remember windows media player 11 in WinXP had a ADVANCED TAG EDITOR which was never added to WMP 12 (Which never saw a single update in last 5 years) and still missing in Win8.1 / XBOX Music. I now have an extra software mp3tag to do just tag editing which was native in XP. And MS Won't even let us install WMP11 in newer windows.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    03-20-2015 03:02 PM
  6. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    I know that but there's that fact all recent MS apps have been minimalistic in terms of features/advanced customization.

    One example, for those who remember windows media player 11 in WinXP had a ADVANCED TAG EDITOR which was never added to WMP 12 (Which never saw a single update in last 5 years) and still missing in Win8.1 / XBOX Music. I now have an extra software mp3tag to do just tag editing which was native in XP. And MS Won't even let us install WMP11 in newer windows.
    Yes you can edit the id3 tags.. Here's how it works. http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/de...edia-player-12 I have edited it myself including editing album name genre year contributing artist etc!
    03-20-2015 11:22 PM
  7. sashlon's Avatar
    Wow.

    ​I isn't even released yet and we've decided its bad...
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    03-21-2015 03:56 PM
  8. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    C'mon, isn't even on the current Tech Preview. Even if it was, Tech Preview is a PREVIEW and basically, a alpha version.
    You will have to wait still 5 months to say something about it.
    You didn't even test...
    ven07, Laura Knotek and vEEP pEEP like this.
    03-21-2015 08:38 PM
  9. Asskickulater's Avatar
    I know that but there's that fact all recent MS apps have been minimalistic in terms of features/advanced customization.

    One example, for those who remember windows media player 11 in WinXP had a ADVANCED TAG EDITOR which was never added to WMP 12 (Which never saw a single update in last 5 years) and still missing in Win8.1 / XBOX Music. I now have an extra software mp3tag to do just tag editing which was native in XP. And MS Won't even let us install WMP11 in newer windows.
    ..You know tag editing iis built into explorer right? right click a song, go to properties -> details and you can change tags right there..
    03-21-2015 09:33 PM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    While others may fret, I'm eagerly awaiting to test out Spartan!!!! If I don't like it then I'll pass my judgement, but not before.. There are so many browsers out there! I mean we're spoiled for choice!!

    Currently im playing around with Maxthon :)

    If Spartan isn't all that, the world won't end for me, but I know that I'll like it (for a few of it's features).

    I want the ability to draw all over a webpage or save a webpage so I can read it later (or in any case a snapshot of it)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-21-2015 09:50 PM
  11. mlm1950's Avatar
    What did you expect?

    2
    Spartan


    adjective

    Definition of SPARTAN

    1
    : of or relating to Sparta in ancient Greece

    2
    a often not capitalized : marked by strict self-discipline or self-denial <a Spartan athlete>
    b often not capitalized : marked by simplicity, frugality, or avoidance of luxury and comfort <a Spartan room>
    03-22-2015 10:29 AM

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