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Avant Browser

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Version: 10.x
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URL: http://www.avantbrowser.com
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.12.

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What works

Wise installer/uninstaller (absetup.exe/uninst.exe) - Never really had problems with the installer. Will install the wrapper under Wine emulating Win95 - WinXP.

Avant.exe - The browser can be run with Wine emulating Win95 - WinXP, but perhaps the 'smoothest' operation is when it's installed and run under Win95. Some websites render (e.g. Freebsd.org, Netbsd.org, MSN.com) but others just don't go anywhere (i.e. they just continue to load). It appears that the webpages are downloaded, but aren't immediately rendered. After a few seconds, if you stop the page loading, go back in the history, then go forward to the page attempted to be loaded, the page will render correctly. The browser also pops an icon into the SystemTray.

What does not

General: None of the keyword shortcuts for the toolbar work. Clicking on them does work, but the keyboard shortcuts are no-goes. None of the radio or checkboxes show whether they've been checked or not. The Address: bar and the 'Open a Link:' dropdown flicker and don't properly display the URL previously input.

A summary run-down of the toolbar commands:

File -> Save... : It's kind of hit-and-miss on full website pages you can save (saving just the plain HTML page works)

->Print Preview: Crashes the browser

->Send a Link: Doesn't do anything

->Exit: While this does close the browser, it never saves the exit option selected. And Avant comes back up thinking it has crashed.

Edit ->Find on this Page...: doesn't work.

Tools->Avant Browser Options...: doesn't show up fully. However, if the Systray Avant Browser icon is right-clicked and 'Customize Tray Icon...' is chosen, the Options page comes up fully.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Not much

Hardware tested

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
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ShowSlackware 10.2Apr 30 20060.9.12.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 10.2Apr 30 20060.9.11.No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 10.2Apr 04 20060.9.11.No No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 10.2Apr 30 20060.9.10.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 10.2Mar 16 20060.9.10.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Running Avant Browser 10.1, build <= 40, on pre-0.9.8 Wine versions

On versions of Wine prior to 0.9.8, the operation of the browser appears to work better if:

1) You start-up the browser with the following command:

WINEDLLOVERRIDES='ole32=n' wine c:\program files\avant browser\avant.exe

2) And turn-off the 'Address' bar (View->Address Bar).  Once you turn-off the 'Address' bar, the UI seems to start responding more correctly (not perfectly, but more correctly).

HOWTO

1. Install IE (ie4linux works for me).

2. Download and install the Avant Browser.

3. Change to the Avant Browser install directory (default location is C':Program FilesAvant Browser').

4. Start the browser:

wine avant.exe

(See Note above if you're using a pre-0.9.8 Wine version)

5. The browser will start and a splash screen will be displayed. It'll appear the browser has stopped.

6. Click the 'View' toolbar menuitem and uncheck the 'Address Bar' option.  If you can't see the toolbar, just click where the toolbar would be.  Eventually, you'll a toolbar menuitem, and the other ones should show.  Click 'View' and uncheck the 'Address Bar' option.

7. Things should start going then.

HOWTO

1. Install IE (ie4linux works for me).

2. Download and install the Avant Browser.

3. Change to the Avant Browser install directory (default location is C':Program FilesAvant Browser').

4. Start the browser:

wine avant.exe

(See Note above if you're using a pre-0.9.8 Wine version)

5. The browser will start and a splash screen will be displayed. It'll appear the browser has stopped.

6. Click the 'View' toolbar menuitem and uncheck the 'Address Bar' option. If you can't see the toolbar, just click where the toolbar would be. Eventually, you'll a toolbar menuitem, and the other ones should show. Click 'View' and uncheck the 'Address Bar' option.

7. Things should start going then.

Running Avant Browser 10.1, build <= 40, on pre-0.9.8 Wine versions

On versions of Wine prior to 0.9.8, the operation of the browser appears to work better if:

1) You start-up the browser with the following command:

WINEDLLOVERRIDES='ole32=n' wine c:\program files\avant browser\avant.exe

2) And turn-off the 'Address' bar (View->Address Bar).  Once you turn-off the 'Address' bar, the UI seems to start responding more correctly (not perfectly, but more correctly).

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