InterWeb Browser for OS X 10.6 & 10.7

InterWeb is a free and Open Source XUL-based web browser, featuring the well-known Firefox-style "Australis" interface and operation.

It supports a wide array of features required for the Modern Web, including advanced scripting, CSS, HTML5 and downloadable font support. It also fully supports all NPAPI plugins (e.g. Java, Unity web player, Media plugins, Authentication plugins).

32-bit Mac OS X 10.6 and above. (60.9.5 updated 08/07/2021) Download here

Language Packs and Dictionaries available here
 
For basic emoji support on 10.6 click here

Download source here

NOTE: Install this extension to patch web components polyfill which is needed for github to work.

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These are released "as-is" with the hope that they will be useful.
As such, there is no warranty of any kind.
 
If i never decide to update these again you can always use White Star or Chromium Legacy or Firefox Legacy on 10.7 and above. This version uses patches from parrotgeeks Firefox legacy.

70 comments:

  1. Great.
    Too bad that even in this browser it is not possible to adjust the (annoying) line spacing between the favorite folders. I have a lot of favorites and a 27-inch screen isn't enough to hold the folders.
    Well instead with Artic Fox.

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  2. Thank you, great job. I use InterWeb in Mountain Lion.

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  3. I can't open Advanced Settings on OS X 10.6. Any thoughts?

    Neville

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    1. It's a known issue with the 10.6 version. You can still modify the advanced preferences via about:config if you need to.

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    2. I can't open them on 10.7.5 either

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  4. Great job. I still using on macosx mountain lion. Thanks !!!

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  5. Excellent work! I may yet get another eighteen months out of this 2007 Mac Mini, saving resources, doing a bit less damage to the planet. All the best from Co Donegal, Ireland.

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  6. This is by far the best browser for Mac OS X SnowLeopard!
    Please - I want to donate!
    Ironically - I have to use an older Version of Chromium (remember, I'm running SnowLeopard) to comment

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  7. Okay, now with Interweb 60.9.2 this site is working - only google tells me: "Your browser is not supported anymore. Please update to a more recent one." so, again, I have to use chromium (Version 49.0.2623.112)

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    1. Glad you find it useful. You may want to try a different user agent to get some of googles services to play nice. Easiest way is with a user agent switcher extension. Otherwise poke around in about:config.

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    2. For instance, in about:config, change "general.useragent.override" to: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/70.0.3538.77 Safari/537.36
      This allows me to post here using snow leopard.

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  8. Tryed it, and...
    ...it worked.
    Many thanks. Oh, and I'm serious: I want to donate - how can I?

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    1. Appreciate the offer, but since i based these browsers off of free open source software i don't feel it'd be right to accept donations. Keeping old hardware usable and out of landfills is all i really wanted.

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  9. Honour to whom honour is due.

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  10. Great work as usual. Thank you. I have just installed the new release. I use it beside ArcticFox for site that AF doesn't open entirely (arte.tv for exemple). I just wonder how to put it in french with an xpi file.

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    1. I just added a link to some common language packs and dictionaries. Please let me know it they work for you.

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  11. Hello Wicknix,

    French "fr.xpi" works fine after dealing with "about:config" and restart.
    Thanks!

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  12. Thank you for all your work on up to date browsers for snow leopard. I especially like interweb with foxpep added.
    I am trying to use wowfunhappy's https proxy with interweb, but there are no network settings available to set proxy to "no".
    Can you tell me what I need to change to about:config to do this?
    Thanks
    Snowlover

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  13. Sure. Set "network.proxy.type" to 0 (zero)

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  14. Great job, thanks!
    A few weeks ago, my bank decided not to full support the Firefox in my old Macbook. After I found your browser, the banking works fine now, thanks again!

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  15. Loaded this onto my old OG 2006 Macbook which I lovingly maintain and am extremely happy with the results. I was having a hard time finding a modern 32-bit 10.6 browser and here it is. Thank you!

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  16. Hi. I was searching for a browser for my old Powerbook and I found it. Looks great, but I want to install the spanish language pack, Can you explain me how to do that?
    Thanks in advance.
    Fabian

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    1. I don't use language packs or dictionaries. Maybe somebody who does can help. However i think its as simple as drag n drop the .xpi on to an empty browser window to install it, then change language in the preferences.

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    2. Thank you very much for your work. The browser works perfect!
      Fabian

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  17. Hi, I noticed in the latest InterWeb that the "Advanced" tab in Preferences doesn't work. Even trying about:preferences#advanced doesn't do anything.

    Is this a bug or ...?

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    1. Yeah, known bug that i haven't been able to trace yet. All those settings are still accessible via about:config though.

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  18. The extension enabling polyfills is dead.I cant even tell if i need it or is it only for github participants.
    Thank for all this. I'm hardware maxed at OX 10.7 with most of my machines running 10.6 and the bbc sounds stopped working on 10.6 about 2 weeks ago. That could get me to buy new hardware!

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    1. Sorry about that. Link fixed. It's really only needed for github, so not everybody installs that extension.

      I just tested: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_one
      and it's playing fine here (i'm in the U.S.)

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    2. "This player no longer works properly on your device. You'll need to update your browser or device to continue"
      But i'm on 32bit imac core duo, 10.6.11. I Imagine its the 32-bit part that's the catch. I'm in Cincinnati, us.

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    3. Odd. The browser is built as 32bit, so i doubt that matters. Here is a screenshot of it working here. https://i.postimg.cc/bwKn1JX0/bbcsounds.png

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    4. Oops! My very embarassing error. Interweb is fine for BBC. I'd been running through so many browsers that it was legacy firefox(nightly) on 10.6.8 that was giving me that result. I can only say: Doh!

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  19. Does anyone else have a problem with monochrome blue video? I'm running InterWeb on Fienix PPC distribution on a G5.

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    1. That's a bug introduced in firefox 52 on powerpc. Easiest workaround is to install mozplugger, greasemonkey and viewtube to get proper colors in embedded videos.

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  20. As of recently i'm once again to sign-on the blogger (google-) account with InterWeb.
    The general.useragent.override hack seems not to work anymore (google tells me the browser I'm using is unsecure).
    Btw what happened to your SnowMonkey Site?

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    1. Keep trying different user agent strings. Google services are tough to trick if you aren't using chrome/edge. As for SnowMonkey... somebody flagged it for some reason and google removed it on me.

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  21. Sorry, I mean't :
    it's once again impossible to sign-on the blogger (google-) account with InterWeb (for this comment etc.).

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  22. Thank you for the (SnowLeopard-) update. After changing the about:config entry to Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64; rv:73.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/73.0 I'm again able to log in to google an write this comment.
    Great! You're so generous and helpful.

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  23. I recently got a complete audio recording rig for my studio and the seller insisted I stay on 10.8.5 on the 5.1 Mac Pro I got for my old pro tools stuff and plugins, you sir are a life saver, thank you so much for giving this recording beast some modern internet usability for the odd e-mail or video, since waterfox works very poorly and this other than being a tad slow is rock solid, again thank you.

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  24. 60.9.4 won't open on my 10.6.8 MacBook:

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    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Crashed Thread: 0

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libc++.1.dylib
    Referenced from: /Users/ken/My/Comm/Web Browsers/InterWeb/InterWeb-60.9.4-mac/InterWeb.app/Contents/MacOS/interweb
    Reason: image not found
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    Possibly because there is no /usr/lib/libc++.1.dylib in 10.6.8, only libstdc++.6.dylib and libstdc++.6.0.9.dylib .

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    1. Strange. That lib *should* be linked to the browser. At any rate, to get it to work, right click on the interweb.app and choose "show package contents". Then go to the folder Contents/MacOS and copy libc++.1.dylib and libc++abi.dylib to /usr/lib.

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    2. Or better yet. I uploaded it again with the needed libs relinked to it. Download it again. Should work this time.

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    3. Works! Thank you.

      (Ironically, blogspot commenting doesn't work with InterWeb, I had to use TenSixFox....)

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    4. Yeah, Google services don't like interwebs user agent. Scroll up a few comments and use what Bodo posted and it'll work on blogspot again.

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  25. No, that's not it. Tried a bunch of useragents, but InterWebs won't pop up the blogspot CAPTCHA (for Anonymous posting) like TenSixFox does with just the Firefox 45-esr useragent.

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  26. Hi, I have been using this browser for a while and noticed that YouTube and Google Drive is very slow, with Drive taking 2-3 minutes to fully load and navigation is sluggish. I am using mac os 10.7.5 on a late 2006 macbook. Is there a way to speed it up?

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    1. You could use the mobile versions of those sites to speed them up. A user agent switcher extension would come in handy for this.

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  27. I installed 10.6 in VMWare, but only ArcticFox works. SpiderWeb is missing navigation icons and won't display the requested page. Same for InterWeb. Preview also can't display images, for that matter, while Safari/ArcticFox can. Have you tried these browsers in a VM?

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    1. No, i have not tried them with a VM. They do require 10.6.8 however. Not tested on any older point releases.

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  28. I can't use Google drive to download, as it keeps crashing.
    maybe you could add archive.org download links

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    1. Do you have another machine you could download with? Then just copy to a usb drive or use target disk mode to transfer them over.

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  29. Great job! thank you very much

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  30. Wohooo! Great, great, great.

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  31. Thank you for making it possible to browse the web on my aging Mac.
    Only thing is I can not upload an attachment in outlook and can not download using Google Drive. Would there be a setting somewhere to enable this?

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    1. I'm not sure about outlook attachments, but i have no issue downloading or uploading to google drive. You might want to play around with different user agent strings in about:config or install a user agent switcher add-on. Try something like: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0

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    2. Your value was spot on, Thank you again.

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  32. Any idea on why wvxu.org (smattering of others, too) semi-loads, with no pics and unclickable buttons. Not Interweb's problem, other browsers same result - its gotta be osx 10.7.5 causing it. checking page source reveals not much (to me) though i dont remember seeing "brightspotcdn" before. I've switched user agent variously, no dice. I suspect this will prove un-get-aroundable. I'm pretty angry that public radio would move to such an exclusionary tech, its not as though they fixed something, its just "new look" to signal a new broom. Ah well. Thanks

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    1. Not really 10.7.5's fault. You can blame google and chrome for that. The web is becoming a chrome monopoly just like the old days when every site was coded to work with IE. To get around that try chromium-legacy. It's a patched version of current chrome for 10.7-10.9. You can find it here: https://github.com/blueboxd/chromium-legacy/releases

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  33. Just wanted you to know using z970mp's discovery of ytprivate.com I can get 720p youtube playback inside Interweb only using about 40% CPU. Which is pretty incredible, if you think about it. Even beats tenfivetube, but only slightly.

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  34. Hello, I'm trying to build Interweb on my 10.6.8 machine. Are there any build instructions?

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    1. It wont build on 10.6. You'll need 10.7 or higher, the 10.7sdk, and macports. Then just build it like any other mozilla based browser.

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  35. Thanks for InterWeb. It's allowing me to stay on 10.6.8 after Sept 1 certificate troubles in Firefox 48.

    My only problem is with voice.google.com. It does not recognize that I've changed the microphone permission to 'allow'. When I attempt to make a call, I get text saying to click to give microphone permission, but no link. This is with or without user agent
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 11.6; rv:93.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/93.0

    Suggestions welcome.
    Thanks again.

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    1. Hmm. That i don't have a clue as i don't use google voice. Sorry.

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  36. Thanks for doing this! InterWeb is a lifesaver. But ...

    Am I crazy or was there a 64-bit build earlier? I've been using it for a while and came to check if there is an update ... now I can't see it. :(

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