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Typheus Web Browser 0.3 Alpha [Application] by elrunethe2nd Typheus Web Browser 0.3 Alpha [Application] by elrunethe2nd

Now in 0.3! Hotfix should no longer be required. 


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Get it here:


    Mediafire:

    Box.net

    Dropbox:

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Change Log:

v0.1
-App created.

v0.2
-Homepage support added.
-Fixed user settings saving issue.
-Added SDK download link to fix crash issues and remedy botched deployment.
-Improved instructions.

v0.3
-Tab title bug fixed. 
-Focus automatically given to address bar when tab opened. 
-Scaling bug when Maximized which caused the taskbar to be hidden fixed.
-Dependencies fixed, prerequisite DLLs added to package.
-Install package tweaked.

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About:


Before we begin, this is for Vista, 7 and 8.
However, provided you have the latest version of the .NET framework installed, you may be able to coax other versions of Windows to use this software.

This software is in alpha. 
No guarantees are made by the use of this software, even as to it's intended use, and no warranty is provided either implicit or explicit in it's use. 
You use this software at your own risk: I cannot be made liable for any damages that occur to you, your person or your property by direct or indirect use of this software. 
This software has been developed in the space of 10 hours. It has been tested locally on my machine and on a Windows 7 VM. 
Take that how you will. Bug reports are welcome, and users should consider it in no way finished. I can't see how it could conceivably break your Windows install, and an uninstaller is provided.


So here is this.


What it is:

This is a web browser. The real deal. It browses the web while looking cool. Purely for novelty.
It's based off of Andrew Hussie's webcomic Homestuck. So if you don't get it, go check that out or something.

What you get:
Tabs (because I love tabs)
Bookmarks
A Homepage

It should all look like the preview. Obviously there will be variance between versions of Windows.

Tabs can be closed with the middle mouse button. This is how I manage my tabs in Chrome on my PC and I think everyone should do it this way. Furthermore, tabs were already a step away from the original project specifications that Andrew Hussie laid down when he invented this, so I didn't want to clutter the UI more with X'es everywhere.

Obvious note, I am not and cannot be responsible for unsafe browsing practices. Keep an antivirus going and be aware that if you relied on Chrome's notes like "This Website Contains Malicious Software!" you will not get those anymore. So be safe, damnit.


The Science:

For those of you that have dabbled in software development, this was created with WPF, aka Windows Presentation Foundation, which is a core component of the new GUI model for .NET. The .NET programming language I've chosen is C# because it's sweet and easy to use.

This application is a wrapper for Awesomium (yes you read that right), which is itself a .NET wrapper for Chromium (not Chrome, I stress, Chromium, the underlying technology inside it).
Awesomium is copyright Awesomium Inc.


How to use it:

1) Run the setup file

"Oh, that was easy".

    Tabs:
        Use Ctrl+t or File > New Tab to open a new tab.
        Click with the middle mouse button on a tab header to close the tab.

    Bookmarks:
        Open the bookmarks pane and hit "+" to add the current site to your bookmarks.
        Delete a bookmark with the "X".
        Bookmarks persist between sessions.

    Homepage:
        Go to File > Set Homepage to set the current page as your homepage.


How to uninstall:

Simple.
Run the uninstaller in C:/Program Files(x86)/Rune, or in the relevant start menu program group. 


B-b-b-but Installers Are For Squares!:

I guess?
You can extract this package and run it yourself. 
[Check back soon, uploading]


B-b-b-but I Don't Trust You!:

And that's fine. 
If you have a copy of Visual Studio, you can compile it yourself.
The source code is available here: [Check back soon, uploading]

Also, virus scan it first if you're so doubtful. What do you want from me?


Credits:

All code and content is attributed to me.
The Awesomium Core is property of Awesomium Inc and is used freely as per their TOS.
This install software is provided by InstallSimple.
The Typheus Icon is attributed to reaper334 (thanks!!) (reaper334.deviantart.com), used with permission.
All design and the Homestuck IP is attributed to Andrew Hussie, MSPaintAdventures.

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Legacy Versions:

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NO SUPPORT IS OFFERED FOR THESE PACKAGES. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

v2.0:

   Mediafire:
        www.mediafire.com/download/u3q…

    Box.net:
        www.box.com/s/ch7adu2vgwq2uh3g…

v2.0 SOURCE:

    Box.net:

Having trouble with this version? 
Get the Awesomium SDK from here: awesomium.com/

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Add a Comment:
 
:icondynamaticnitrochanyt:
DynamaticNitroChanYT Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
by the way do you have a browser thing for the abraxas denizen?
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:iconijklk:
ijklk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Says I need net 4.5 up, but I already have 4.8!
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:iconcandyflosstrash:
CandyflossTrash Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
found a weird bug where every time I type a non-address in the search bar the program crashes but otherwise I love it :3
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:iconbluejay486:
bluejay486 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it gave my computer a virus...
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:iconijklk:
ijklk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Really???
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:iconwelcome-to-0z:
Welcome-to-0z Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think you can someday make a mac version?
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:iconcubester64:
Cubester64 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
I tried to install it, but I got an error message about not having ".NET 4.5 or higher" or something along those lines. However, I am running Windows 8, and when I tired to install .NET 4 from Microsoft, it said I already had the newest version already. I would appreciate if you could answer.
-Software Trier Junkie
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:iconijklk:
ijklk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Same!
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:icongentleshy:
Gentleshy Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Student General Artist
same.
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:icondonkey-fish:
Donkey-Fish Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it
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:iconridleythespacedragon:
RidleyTheSpaceDragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey! I really wanna use this, but when I download it it says "You need microsoft .NET framwork!". So, I go and download it, but it ssays I aready have it! I tried the other downloads and they worked, but if I pressed any button it says "Typheus Browser stopped working".
I installed the required SDK and everything. Please help!
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Win8/Win10?
I suspect you've got a new OS that ships with new versions of .NET. We're up to 4.6 iirc now.

I suspect what is happening is that the installer is checking for a .NET version number in the registry, is seeing one it doesn't recognize (because it's too new) and is throwing an error.

Not sure what you can do to fix this one tbh.
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:iconmercuryx:
MercuryX Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Oh weird apparently I have no choice but to search for sites using the "google" homepage that it seems to always go to when I press home. Even though I set another site as my home page.
The "address" bar doesn't seem to do anything, looks like its just for show because no site I paste into it works. "googling" for a site seems to work. And then going to it from the search list works.
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:iconmercuryx:
MercuryX Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Has anyone got any site to work? I am testing it out[separately] and all the sites I usually go to don't even load on it. In fact one site crashed.....
And a lot of other sites just wont load at all, it just says "loading"
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:iconmercuryx:
MercuryX Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Found a homepage to add to it.
www.8bitdash.com/
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:iconmercuryx:
MercuryX Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
wait....this is a real browser? And its 8bit? Is this a dream?
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:iconenderkidisellie:
enderkidisellie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student General Artist
why cantit be for mac T.T
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alas, Apple do not believe in the .NET framework. Or Visual Studio.
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:icongamergirl1016:
GamerGirl1016 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm sorry, it looks like two other people already asked, but what should I do if it gives me the .NET v4.5 update notice? I already tried what you suggested below and it did not work.
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:iconxxphoenix74xx:
xXPhoenix74Xx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
are there adblockers? If there are, 100% all the way with this browser.
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alas, no. This is just a fancy C# wrapper of Chromium's internal engine to be honest. 
It would be nice, but making this fully featured would be really quite a task and I'm am a huge sloth. 

What you can do to make this viable, though, is modify your hosts file instead of using an ad blocker. There are lists you can add to your hosts file that'll block the content completely before it even reaches the browser level.
Personally, I'm using MVPS HOSTS from here: winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

Glad you like it, either way. 
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:iconsanoy1:
sanoy1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 We really need help finding a UX designer, preferably one that has a background designing a web browser. please contact me at yonasberhe@webpushers.com
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My sincere apologies, I'm employed as a designer at this time already, and WPF probably isn't the UI facing technology you're looking for for your browser implementation. 

I wish you the best of luck, either way, and thank you for trying. I appreciate the thought. 
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:iconnoobishdestoryer:
noobishDestoryer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Norton & Chrome Says This Application Is Dangerous. Maybe Check The Mediafire Download For Viruses?
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chrome warns on the download of all .exe's. As for Norton, eh. That's Norton. 
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:icongiacomino1999:
Giacomino1999 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
I downloaded it and scanned it with my anti-virus software and it was squeaky clean.
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:iconnoobishdestoryer:
noobishDestoryer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Norton & Google Chrome Says The Application Is Dangerous? Maybe Look The Mediafire Download For Viruses?
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:iconrpchimera:
RPChimera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Hnnnnnngh. Every time I try INSTALLING IT, it says I need .NET 4.5. But I already have it installed. But it still asks. BUT I HAVE IT INSTALLED.
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:iconexo-bot:
Exo-Bot Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Error message? You may need to uninstall 4.5, install 4.0 and then install 4.5 again.

I'll update it to be built in .Net 3.5 next time, which should solve that issue."
The author said it earlier below :3
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:iconlollubuyer:
Lollubuyer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this looks sweet, but i would also like to get this on my mac too... Mac support?
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alas, no. C# is part of .NET, and .NET, though open sourced now, is Microsoft tech.
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:iconskwudley:
Skwudley Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Every time I open it, regardless of what source I use, even the Legacy versions, it says that Windows has encountered a problem. It closes. It works just fine to the point where I type something and click enter in the url bar, and then that's what it does...
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:iconubercharizard:
UberCharizard Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So when you don't have .Net framework 4.5 and it asks you if you want to install it now, it links you to 4.0.
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:iconubercharizard:
UberCharizard Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, I had 4.5 already install apparently and I can't open it.  :(  I'm on Windows 7
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Error message? You may need to uninstall 4.5, install 4.0 and then install 4.5 again.

I'll update it to be built in .Net 3.5 next time, which should solve that issue. 
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:iconubercharizard:
UberCharizard Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Weird way of fixing it but I'll try that after school
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:iconubercharizard:
UberCharizard Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oooOOOoooO
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Statistics suggest that ~1300 people have downloaded this software as of version 0.2. Here's hoping for a successful 0.3.
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:iconpalsorow:
Palsorow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Will there be an update with less crashing? That would be sweeeeeet
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I've just updated it with some UX improvements and also removed the requirement for users to download the Awesomium SDK. I'll release another with some smarts in place to handle crashes next, I guess.
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:iconmasterkill213:
masterkill213 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I'm now in act 5 
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:iconshadowmeere:
Shadowmeere Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i've tried to run this on my computer, i have the message that this is not an application valid for win32

but still, for what i've seen this looks awesome ^w^ <3
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it was pretty hastily assembled. Most of my software here is the result of brief software 'jams'. I'll probably tear it down and rebuild it soon.
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:iconi-am-a-mindles-drone:
I-am-a-mindles-drone Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   General Artist
I downloaded and set up everything you directed me to here, by Typheus still crashes every time I try to get on mspaintadventures.com. is there anything I can do to fix that?
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try now. I've updated it to 0.3. Should now no longer require the Awesomium SDK and therefore be stabler, I hope.
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:iconi-am-a-mindles-drone:
I-am-a-mindles-drone Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   General Artist
Thanks so much! you're awesome. ^^
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:iconelrunethe2nd:
elrunethe2nd Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. I'm glad you like it.
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:iconhawk-ashes:
Hawk-Ashes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
i installed it and everything looks fine exept everytime i open it and type in a url like for example www.tumblr.com then it says it has stopped working and my computer "checks for solution" for a few seconds and then the program closes. (ive tried it several times)
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