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Few Enhncements

Lunascape is a great browser and i am using if for a while. I have a few suggestions to share,

- When i type something on the address bar apart from the url, can you please have those searched via a selected search engine.

- Can you please animate the tab when the page is loading instead of just showing the - symbol

- I am not much of a coder, is there a way that luna browser has a default download engine as like the flashgot addon in FF to download videos and files and web spider sorts of things.

- FF has defaults on how a new tab open should behave, like active the new tab only when a link is clicked, dont activate the new tab when new tab is opened by pressing ctrl and the link, such sort of things can this be behaved in luna browser also.

- when i had logged into an email id and when i switch to different engine it guides me back to the login screen, can you please provide an option to behave as it is now or to have the sessions carried out to all the 3 engines so that i get the same page when switching.

- Can you please implement private browsing functions.

- Is there any way that the speech engine be enabled, so that it recognizes the words or url as we speak and reads the selected words or the whole web page.

- When a word is selected can the antonyms/synonyms/wiki be also shown.

Can you have all the engines be available in a single package for offline install.

Vinod Kumar

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Hi Vinod,

Thank you very much for your questions and for many useful suggestions. I comment on each in turn, below.

 

> 1. When i type something on the address bar apart from the url, can you please have those searched via a selected search engine.

You can associate the search engine of your choice with the address bar if you go to Lunascape Settings - Tool Bar - Address Bar, and click the Edit button. In the text file that opens (named AddressSearchEngine), you can add the URL of any search engine, including appropriate parameters, in the same way as the item "Google I'm Feeling Lucky" already registered in the file. Once you save and close the text file, the item you added will appear in the pulldown menu under "Default Address-Bar Search Engine". Select your search engine and close Lunascape Settings by clicking OK. If searching still doesn't work in the address bar, you have probably entered an incorrect search engine URL. Make sure it is correct by entering it directly into the address bar with an arbitrary search string, to check that this produces a page of search results, before you register your search URL in Lunascape Settings.

 

> 2. Can you please animate the tab when the page is loading instead of just showing the - symbol

Thank you for your suggestion, we have registered it in our database to be considered for a future release.

 

> 3. I am not much of a coder, is there a way that luna browser has a default download engine as like the flashgot addon in FF to download videos and files and web spider sorts of things.

There is no Lunascape-specific download manager that intercepts all downloads the way FlashGot does, but if you set Gecko as your default engine (got to Lunascape Settings - General Settings - Default Engine and select Gecko in the pulldown menu) you can probably install and use FlashGot in Lunascape.

 

> 4. FF has defaults on how a new tab open should behave, like active the new tab only when a link is clicked, dont activate the new tab when new tab is opened by pressing ctrl and the link, such sort of things can this be behaved in luna browser also.

In Lunascape, you can use a combination of tab settings and mouse-action settings to achieve the situation you describe. First, to activate the new tab when opening a link in a new tab, go to Lunascape Settings - Tab - Open Tab and check the option "Always activate a new tab" under "Open tabs (control within browser)". Next, to not activate the new tab when you CTRL+click a link, go to Lunascape Settings - Mouse Action - Link and in the pulldown menu "Ctrl + Left Click", select "Open link in a new but inactive tab".

 

> 5. when i had logged into an email id and when i switch to different engine it guides me back to the login screen, can you please provide an option to behave as it is now or to have the sessions carried out to all the 3 engines so that i get the same page when switching.

As you point out, there is indeed no simultaneous login for all three engines in Lunascape. We thank you for your suggestion and we have registered it in our database for future consideration.

 

> 6. Can you please implement private browsing functions.

Thank you for your suggestion, we have registered this as well. In the meantime, you can set Lunascape to always delete your history and cookies when you close the browser, by going to Lunascape Settings - General - Privacy and checking all the options.

 

> 7.  Is there any way that the speech engine be enabled, so that it recognizes the words or url as we speak and reads the selected words or the whole web page.

You can use the accessibility tools of your Windows operating system to have text read out to you or to have the computer recognize spoken commands and text, but there is no speech recognition feature in the Lunascape browser itself. We have registered your question as a request for such a feature, to be considered for a future release.

 

> 8. When a word is selected can the antonyms/synonyms/wiki be also shown.

You can add any search engine (e.g., for looking up antonyms and synonyms) you like to the menu that appears when you highlight a word (the Highlighted Search menu), but there is currently now way to have the search results appear directly in that menu. To add an arbitrary search engine to the Highlighted Search menu, first open the Settings sidebar via View - Sidebars - Settings, then right-click the item "Highlighted Search", select "Add New Search Engine...", and fill in the required details in the dialog that opens.

 

> 9. Can you have all the engines be available in a single package for offline install.

If you download the full installer from https://sites.google.com/a/lunascape-inc.com/en/products/web-browser-pc/orion, you can then install Lunascape and all its engines later offline. However, note that the Trident engine is not actually included in the installer, because Lunascape uses the Trident engine of the Internet Explorer browser that is installed on your Windows system by default.

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