Leaner surfing with the SeaMonkey Internet Suite


Much like Firefox, SeaMonkey offers an advanced configuration dialog, which you access by typing about:config in the address bar of the browser. After confirming the warning prompt, you are taken to a page with configuration settings in a list (Figure 6). To find specific parameters, enter the desired term in the search bar. A click on the relevant entry opens it. However, you should exercise caution, because incorrect settings can break the browser.

Figure 6: Like Firefox, SeaMonkey gives users access to settings hidden deep in the system via about:config.


SeaMonkey is a full-service web suite for users who are looking for a lean alternative to Firefox and Thunderbird. Thanks to the common underpinnings, SeaMonkey keeps pace with Firefox in terms of security. Integrating some add-ons might require a little manual work to convert Firefox add-ons to a format supported by SeaMonkey.

The 64-bit version is only available in English as of this writing, but a clear menu structure and simple nomenclature make the English version accessible for those who use English as a second language. SeaMonkey is extremely stable and fast, and its support for current standards such as HTML5 mean that it's more than ready for production use.

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