Lightweight web browser for offline use

I have 6 web browsers installed on my Linux system. I wanted to check which one that uses the least amount of memory with add-ons/extensions disabled to be used when reading local HTML-based documentation. Interestingly, the answer is Konqueror. Sure one can always use something like lynx, but I wanted to compare browsers that can display frames and images.

4 thoughts on “Lightweight web browser for offline use

  1. Hmm … seems unlikely unless you are running KDE. Also what browsers did you check? You can get a patched version of Dillo that supports frames. And what about Links2 or w3m-img. I think you need to widen your view when choosing between lightweight browsers.

  2. Regarding the KDE comment, try running Konqueror under something like fluxbox. Make sure no other KDE apps are running and remember to include the memory usage for any KDE processes.

  3. Originally posted by ruario:

    Regarding the KDE comment, try running Konqueror under something like fluxbox. Make sure no other KDE apps are running and remember to include the memory usage for any KDE processes.

    You are correct. I forgot to take KDE into account. Under Enlightenment 0.17.3: Opera uses around 211 MB, Firefox uses around 237 MB and Chrome around 290 MB. In safe mode Firefox consumes around 112 MB, Chrome uses around 80 MB idle with all extensions disabled.

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