So here we are, most of us struggling with new obstacles day by day during all of 2020 thus far - and on top of all the other craziness, ALL the mainstream browsers are now just chrome with slightly different paint jobs. Personal Disclaimer: I absolutely detest & disdain ANY/ALL s/w that has been dumbed down or made graphical-only in a fixed manner. So=> if there was a way to make chrome variants behave very similarly to what I describe below I could tolerate brief exposures to the resource hoggy thing - but I've not been able to find any means to do this. (Too bad that Chromescape Navigator is unrelated with this concept...) ((And this title says it VERY well=> "Chrome is really bad now, what's the best navigator atm ?")) Thankfully, amidst all the chrome-izing, I've actually found that some good 'ol genuine browsing simplification remains possible, phew. My recent browser usages have been centered upon either Seamonkey or Mypal, with an unfortunate sprinkling in of chromium when absolutely forced to by badly made sites. Palemoon gets some specific uses here as well, but less than others. (Please bear in mind with all of the info here that I am now a 100% Linux user, so applying any of these ideas to 'other' OSes means that YMMV.) Here is my back-story, browser-wise: Some regular, normal updating resulted silently in Seamonkey getting the rather nasty one-way update to version 2.53.4 - and that caused outright pandemonium for me because it barfed on some of my favourite extensions & froze endlessly while I figured out which extensions I was being forced to delete. What remains of it now is VERY disappointing to say the least - as much as I have enjoyed using Seamonkey, it has become almost un-customizable just like the (now useless & unused here) Firefox that is merely a nasty chrome clone. Mypal under WINE remains a delight - fast & clean & very useful, so it has remained running with me switching between those 2 'main' browsers for appropriate uses of each (Mypal doesn't do media content at all...). This is most likely in the process of changing for me now, and here's why: Very recently I tried out the Linux release of Basilisk and much to my delight, found that it does EVERYTHING that I prefer the most - and quite perfectly, which amazes & delights me. A huge plus for me is being able to literally use ALL the extensions that customize it beautifully - with Tab Mix Plus at the very top of the list (inability to use that with Seamonkey has made that browser into a real stinker). For anyone else who prefers a browser that keeps well out of the way as a browser should, I highly recommend Basilisk now. Hopefully it will NOT also become a disaster due to the ongoing & extreme lobotomizing that seems to be taking over all the more mainstream browsers - and which has already changed Seamonkey into a bit of an abortion, sadly. ( http://www.basilisk-browser.org/download.shtml ) Lastly, this link deserves mention: http://patrol.psyced.org/ There it says (only too truthfully & painfully IMO) : A very sad truth of our times. PS: Here is a genuine old love of mine=> Just imagine the above minus the BM bar & with a text-only toolbar, and that is the shape I prefer my browsers to be in; no excess eye-rattling baloney, just show me the stuff I want to see, and NOTHING else, please.