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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

Just about everything with a few caveats (see below).

What does not

The window is not resizable and the Address: bar (in the main window, the 'Open a link' dialog box, and the 'Tools->Avant Browser Options...' dialog box) causes rendering of the window to freeze.  You can turn-off the Address: bar by clicking 'View->Address Bar'.  The Address: bar in the 'Open a link' dialog box works and the input is editable, it just doesn't update as new is added/deleted.  The 'Avant Browser Options...' window will freeze (because there's an 'Address' bar on the first page of the Options), but just click on the left area and the window will complete rendering.  None of the keyboard shortcuts work for the main window, but clicking them does work.  The radio and checkboxes work, but showup more as smudges when they're checked rather than a 'proper' looking check/radio box.  

Workarounds

What was not tested

I think I got it all.

Hardware tested

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
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 
CurrentSlackware 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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