Acoo (web browser)

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Acoo
AcooBrowser1.98b744.jpg
Version 1.98
Demonstration of the multi-window interface
About
Type Web Browser
Development status Inactive
Languages German, Italian, French, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Dutch, Croatian, Portuguese, and Chinese
Engine Trident
Website AcooBrowser.com


Requirements
OS Windows

Acoo is a web browser which uses Microsoft's Trident engine, which is also used by Internet Explorer. However, this browser is significantly different than Internet Explorer in design and functionality.

To operate, it requires Internet Explorer version 5 or later to be installed. The last version of Acoo is dated September 27, 2009, and that version does not claim to be compatible with Windows 10.

Advantages

This browser offers a variety of customizations. In general, the features include the following. However, these can chance somewhat based on how a user customized it.

  • Multi-Tab/Window Browsing:Not only are tabs supported, but also webpages can be reduced to multiple "Windows" within the program's frame
  • Built-in Pop-up Blocker
  • Built-in Ad Filter
  • Built-in ActiveX Filter
  • Built-in calculator
  • Built-in Web Page Analyzer: "A powerful tools shows syntax highlighted script code the page executes, information about images, etc"
  • Built-in RSS news rendering engine
  • Records Cleaner: wipes local browsing history easily, and by default offers to do so every time the browser is closed.
  • Mouse gesture control
  • Website Groups: Open a set of websites together
  • URL Alias
  • Safe Recovery: Recover a browsing session if the browser or system crashed
  • Skinned window frames
  • Supports the "data: protocol"[1][2]

Disadvantages

Since this uses the Internet Explorer engine, it does not perform as quickly as some alternatives. Also, in some cases it may not render things as expected, especially on older operating systems. Additionally, although it can be assumed that this was a temporary problem, the default home page on version 1.98 build #744 in May 2016 directed users to a scam page which claimed the user had a virus on their computer and they ultimately need to pay to have it removed. Another issue for some might be the considerable about of screen space which is consumed by toolbars and controls. However, this lost space can be reduced by changing settings.

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