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Mozilla Firefox - What A Pile Of Junk  
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2650 times:

I decided to give Firefox a whirl as everybody seems to rave about it and how it's so much better than IE cos it can open umpteen pages at a time and do hand-stands etc. Well I've got news for you - it's a pile of s**t and I'll tell you why :

1. It takes aeons to open pages where IE would have had them loaded a lot faster, although in all honesty Firefox DOES open a.net forum threads faster than IE strangely.

2. When it does finally find the page and start to open it, it gives you all the script for the page for a split second before opening the page properly, which is really amateurish and annoying.

3. The thumbnail picture quality is grainy as hell where with IE it isn't.

4. The menu buttons often require more than one click to get the drop-down menus and anything you do within the drop down menus (like sorting your bookmark order, for example) causes them to disappear once you've finished so you have to go BACK into it again to carry on where you left off. IE doesn't have this problem.

5. If you try to open more than 2 separate browser windows it gets an arsey on and either takes 20+ seconds to open the new page or just freezes and gives you a blank page.

6. Pictures take ages to load in Firefox. I thought it might have been my connection but alas no, they open just fine with IE.

7. Firefox underlines EVERY combination of 2 and 3-letter codes in these forums which is well annoying.

8. If you want to save/move/copy/paste anything you get pop up boxes constantly asking you which tool/program you'd like to use and some bizarre "clean up" button every time too, which just will not go away.

9. It constantly prompts for passwords to be remembered even though the sites own password rememberer has just asked you. Even when you click on 'remember' it still asks you the next time. Haven't they heard of cookies?  sarcastic 

10. Approximately 15% of the web pages it won't open at all and you have to get IE to the rescue again. Same applies for ftp publishing - you have to use IE there as well.


The whole "thing" is a complete pile of junk which some 12yr school kid has knocked up in his bedroom and I fail to see who/why anyone likes it other than for the tabbed browsing facility.

I know that IE is far from perfect but at least they've got the basics right and it's easy to use. Firefox will shortly be finding itself leaving my recycle bin for good.  Angry

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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2630 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
1. It takes aeons to open pages where IE would have had them loaded a lot faster, although in all honesty Firefox DOES open a.net forum threads faster than IE strangely.

Never had a problem with the speed.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):

2. When it does finally find the page and start to open it, it gives you all the script for the page for a split second before opening the page properly, which is really amateurish and annoying.

Never seen that happen.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
3. The thumbnail picture quality is grainy as hell where with IE it isn't.

Looking at both thumbs on IE and Firefox now, can't tell the difference.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
4. The menu buttons often require more than one click to get the drop-down menus and anything you do within the drop down menus (like sorting your bookmark order, for example) causes them to disappear once you've finished so you have to go BACK into it again to carry on where you left off. IE doesn't have this problem.

This one I'll give you.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
5. If you try to open more than 2 separate browser windows it gets an arsey on and either takes 20+ seconds to open the new page or just freezes and gives you a blank page.

Never had that one happen either.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
6. Pictures take ages to load in Firefox. I thought it might have been my connection but alas no, they open just fine with IE.

Never had that one again.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):

7. Firefox underlines EVERY combination of 2 and 3-letter codes in these forums which is well annoying.

That feature can be turned off if I remember correctly.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):

8. If you want to save/move/copy/paste anything you get pop up boxes constantly asking you which tool/program you'd like to use and some bizarre "clean up" button every time too, which just will not go away.

All can be changed in the settings. And I find this a useful tool, if I download something and forget where I saved it to I can just open it up from the download dialogue box.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
9. It constantly prompts for passwords to be remembered even though the sites own password rememberer has just asked you. Even when you click on 'remember' it still asks you the next time. Haven't they heard of cookies?

Mine has all the passwords I want remembered, and all those that I don't want remembered, not added automatically.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):

10. Approximately 15% of the web pages it won't open at all and you have to get IE to the rescue again. Same applies for ftp publishing - you have to use IE there as well.

All the pages open fine for me, although I have heard of the FTP issue, however, for the average internet user, I don't think that's too much of a problem. Personally, I would only use IE if it were absolutly necessary, like for a Windows Update.

Just my 2 cents.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2621 times:

My friends love FF, so I gave it a try. I gave it a month but just cant switch. It seems akward and clunky. To me IE and Safari just kinda flow.


Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2621 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
It constantly prompts for passwords to be remembered even though the sites own password rememberer has just asked you. Even when you click on 'remember' it still asks you the next time. Haven't they heard of cookies?

I think you're being unfair here. You can either ask the web site to remember your password, or you can ask Firefox. If you want the site to remember it (via cookies), you can then tell Firefox to "never ask me again". I don't see what's so frackin' difficult about that.

Save the gripe about site compatibility, none of your issues are the result of using Firefox. Sites load faster in IE? Ever heard of caching?  Yeah sure

Sorry about my hardline approach, but I just don't think your claims have any basis in reality. You could fill the Albert Hall with all the security holes in Internet Explorer.  Wink



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2611 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
1. It takes aeons to open pages where IE would have had them loaded a lot faster, although in all honesty Firefox DOES open a.net forum threads faster than IE strangely.

Some pages load faster than others. Probably if web programmers didn't right pages full of garbage they'd do better overall.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
2. When it does finally find the page and start to open it, it gives you all the script for the page for a split second before opening the page properly, which is really amateurish and annoying.

I've never seen this problem and I started using it when it was still called Firebird.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
3. The thumbnail picture quality is grainy as hell where with IE it isn't.

Thumbnails look fine to me.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
4. The menu buttons often require more than one click to get the drop-down menus and anything you do within the drop down menus (like sorting your bookmark order, for example) causes them to disappear once you've finished so you have to go BACK into it again to carry on where you left off. IE doesn't have this problem.

Must be some weird Windows issue. The only thing normal people do with drop down menus is select things (and yes, I know with Windows you can right click on a menu item to get a popup menu... that's just weird).

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
5. If you try to open more than 2 separate browser windows it gets an arsey on and either takes 20+ seconds to open the new page or just freezes and gives you a blank page.

Once you discover tabs, you'll never want more than one window open at a time, and sites that open new windows will piss you off.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
6. Pictures take ages to load in Firefox. I thought it might have been my connection but alas no, they open just fine with IE.

Never noticed an issue with this.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
7. Firefox underlines EVERY combination of 2 and 3-letter codes in these forums which is well annoying.

The site is the one putting the codes there, not Firefox.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
8. If you want to save/move/copy/paste anything you get pop up boxes constantly asking you which tool/program you'd like to use and some bizarre "clean up" button every time too, which just will not go away.

That's the download manager. You can tell it what to do and click the box to remember your choice. The download manager window "clean up" button removes finished downloads. If you go into Preferences you can tell it to close the window automatically. I also thought there was a preference to remove automatically when done. But I use an extension called Download Statusbar, so instead of getting the download manager, downloads appear in a small bar at the bottom of my window.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
9. It constantly prompts for passwords to be remembered even though the sites own password rememberer has just asked you. Even when you click on 'remember' it still asks you the next time. Haven't they heard of cookies?

These are two different features. The web site password remember uses cookies to store your info. The one where Firefox is asking you is it's own feature, which can be useful for sites that don't have a remember feature. It can only fill in the username and password box though, you still have to log yourself in. I actually don't use this feature. Preferenes - Privacy - Passwords and there's an option to turn it off.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
10. Approximately 15% of the web pages it won't open at all and you have to get IE to the rescue again. Same applies for ftp publishing - you have to use IE there as well.

Not Mozilla's fault that web developers choose to put IE-only crap on their web pages. Many times Firefox will work fine but the idiot developers put some browser sniffer on that won't let anyone in unless you use IE. There are a couple of extensions you can install, IE View and IE Tab, that will embed IE into Firefox for selected sites. Netscape 8, a variant of Firefox, has the feature built in.

It seems like it would be easier to use Windows Explorer to do FTP stuff anyway. Why should copying a file from one computer to another be different than copying file from one place on disk to another? This is one of the things I love about Konqueror (KDE's file manager).

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
I know that IE is far from perfect but at least they've got the basics right and it's easy to use. Firefox will shortly be finding itself leaving my recycle bin for good.

Have fun with all the spyware that can only install itself when you're using IE.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2601 times:

Sounds more like a problem with your computer than Firefox. Firefox is more of a memory hog and isn't as fast loading as IE. But unless you don't mind being vulnerable to spyware and god knows what else, then it's still the better choice.

Kris



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User currently offlineCaptainJon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2601 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
7. Firefox underlines EVERY combination of 2 and 3-letter codes in these forums which is well annoying.

isnt that more of a website feature opposed to a firefox feature? i assume you mean saying EWR says newark airport when you hover it?


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 3):
I think you're being unfair here. You can either ask the web site to remember your password, or you can ask Firefox. If you want the site to remember it (via cookies), you can then tell Firefox to "never ask me again". I don't see what's so frackin' difficult about that.

Save the gripe about site compatibility, none of your issues are the result of using Firefox. Sites load faster in IE? Ever heard of caching? Yeah sure

I am very aware of what the cookies and cache do. The files were all cleared because I thought that might have been why IE was loading them faster but even from a clean slate Firefox still takes beards when IE has them showing in a split second.

The same applies to password thing. Even why you click "yes please remember my password" etc, the site one is fine but whenever you return to the same site with Firefox it prompts you YET AGAIN to remember passwords and stuff.  sarcastic 

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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8502 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

I don't have hardly any of the problems that you do. I like Firefox, it's more stable and secure than IE. Although it is a memory hog...I've seen it use up to 160MB of RAM.

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 4):
Thumbnails look fine to me.

Open this page with IE then open it with Firefox and you'll immediately see the difference. IEs are crisp and clear but Firefox ones are grainy.

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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Sorry you're having problems with FF, but quite frankly it sounds more like its your install/machine than the program. FF does take more memory, but other than that, I've never noticed any of the problems you mention, across any of the dozen or show machines I've used it on in last year.


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 957 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 9):
Open this page with IE then open it with Firefox and you'll immediately see the difference. IEs are crisp and clear but Firefox ones are grainy.

Look fine to me.

I've had none of the problems you describe, and I've been using Firefox since it came out, and Mozilla 1.5 before that.

I think in this case, the problem is likely on your end...


User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

I have only one complain: sometimes, when I have two or three windows open and surfing the web, Firefox will close one or two of these windows out of the blue!

It's really annoying.


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3499 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Sounds like you need to either go back to IE or spend some more time tinkering with your settings on Firefox. I've been browsing with FF for months and have nothing but good things to say.


Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 9):
Open this page with IE then open it with Firefox and you'll immediately see the difference. IEs are crisp and clear but Firefox ones are grainy.

Normally I use Firefox on Mac OS X. The thumbnails there didn't look to great.

Just to compare, I booted up my PC into Windows Vista Beta 2 and opened the page in both Firefox 1.5.0.6 and Internet Explorer 7+ 7.0.5384.4. Still looked the same, not that great. The only thing I can think of is you have some plugin or something in IE that might be "enhancing" images.


User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2291 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 9):
Open this page with IE then open it with Firefox and you'll immediately see the difference. IEs are crisp and clear but Firefox ones are grainy.

Just tried it in IE 6.0 and FF 1.5.0 and I don't see any difference in the two. And swapping back and forth between IE and FF right now, IE locked up and I needed to use Task Manager to kill it.

I've used FF for a couple of years now, and only IE for my company's intranet pages that don't work right with FF (IE is the "company standard").

Personally, I've never experienced the problems you're talking about. I *hate* having to open new windows in IE, FF tabs are much easier to work with. When I tell FF to remember logon info it does, when I tell it not to it doesn't. If I tell it "not now" it will ask the next time I go into a site, just the way it should. And yes, you might see that all the IE and FF abbreviations in this post are underlined...that's an a.net feature (it doesn't know I'm talking about Fire Fox and not Tower Air) and the same thing shows up in IE.

YMMV, but I'm very happy with FF, and won't use IE unless absolutely necessary.



KC-135 - Passing gas and taking names!
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 15):
and the same thing shows up in IE.

No it doesn't. They're not underlined and you get the info by holding your mouse over with IE.

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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

You get the info by holding the mouse over with Firefox too. The difference is in Firefox the underline tells you that there's something there. It probably doesn't show up in IE because IE's CSS support is so horribly broken and incomplete.

User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):

Yep, I have to agree with everyone else who has responded in favor of FF. I've been using it since version .09 and won't even consider going back to IE. Microsoft can make all the attempts they want at making IE like FF but I am staying with FF. Let's face it, had FF not become as popular as it has, there's no way we'd be seeing IE7 with tabbed browsing prior to the final release of Vista.

I've enhanced my version of FF (1.5.0.6) with half a dozen or so extensions and it performs head and shoulders above any other browser I've tried (IE, Opera, Netscape, and Slim Browser).

As others have said, it sounds like the FF problems you're experiencing are either specific to the websites you're viewing or to your machine and it's settings. And finally, while you're doing those appearance comparisons, be sure and take note of the number of ads you see when using IE compared to the ones you don't see when using FF.


User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 1):

I'm with you buddy!


Yeh whoever this is saying that zilla is crap, has obviously shit computer skills, a shit computer and no bloody idea how much of a piece IE is compared to firefox.

For everyone out there don't listen to this guy, firefox kicks ass!

Another word of advice; Firefox is made by Mozilla a company who specializes in internet browzers where on the other hand IE is made by microsoft a company who specializes in windows, and IE is probably made by one dude the night before the next windows realease.


Cheers,



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Can't say I ever experienced any of above problems with FF. Occasionally, I had FF crash, but compared to the number of crashes I had with IE, it's minimal at most. And that despite not being an expert at fine-tuning FF, as so many others are.

User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
1. It takes aeons to open pages where IE would have had them loaded a lot faster, although in all honesty Firefox DOES open a.net forum threads faster than IE strangely.

In my experience, Firefox is faster on opening all pages.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
5. If you try to open more than 2 separate browser windows it gets an arsey on and either takes 20+ seconds to open the new page or just freezes and gives you a blank page.

Never happened to me.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
6. Pictures take ages to load in Firefox. I thought it might have been my connection but alas no, they open just fine with IE.

Pictures load just fine on my system.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):

7. Firefox underlines EVERY combination of 2 and 3-letter codes in these forums which is well annoying.

I've found that Firefox does NOT underline every 2 and 3-letter code, which annoys the hell out of me!

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):

8. If you want to save/move/copy/paste anything you get pop up boxes constantly asking you which tool/program you'd like to use and some bizarre "clean up" button every time too, which just will not go away.

Happened like once, when I first installed the browser.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):

9. It constantly prompts for passwords to be remembered even though the sites own password rememberer has just asked you. Even when you click on 'remember' it still asks you the next time. Haven't they heard of cookies? sarcastic

Firefox remembers my passwords just fine, it asks once, and that's that. Of course, if you're inactive for a long while, the memory of your password is erased, for security reasons, I suppose.

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
10. Approximately 15% of the web pages it won't open at all and you have to get IE to the rescue again. Same applies for ftp publishing - you have to use IE there as well.

I only have problem with my internet banking service. I have to use IE since the security program that the banking service has on my hard drive does not work with Firefox.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2370 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 9):
Open this page with IE then open it with Firefox and you'll immediately see the difference. IEs are crisp and clear but Firefox ones are grainy.

I don't have that problem when trying to open it in both firefox and IE. Same thumbnails and same quality. The website doesn't load faster in IE either. .. seems like it must be your computer


User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Woowww! Is this FF going fast!
After reading all these FF goodies I decided to try it and installed it on my PC.
Many thanx to all of you! I think that I'll never go back to IE.
The speed is unbelievable and all thumbnails are clear!
Thus I can't confirm the topics mentioned by RobK.
My FF (1.5.0.3) is working fine.



Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
Firefox will shortly be finding itself leaving my recycle bin for good.

Just a tip - if you're a Windows user, you'll need to uninstall it properly rather than drag it into the recycle bin OS X-style.


25 Agill : RobK: Have used FF for a long time now on several computers, and I haven't had any of the problems you have. For me it feels like a trip down memory l
26 Ajd1992 : I've been running FF for 2 years - I've had it only crash when i ran the BETA versions (deer park). All of those problems RobK has, i've had none of t
27 ThePRGuy : IF all those problems occur with firefox, christ knows what computer you are running. If you find IE better than THE FOX, then your computer is eithe
28 Post contains images Tmatt95 : Apart from the very ocasional hang up. Firefox has served me very well. I would suggest looking at your computer as that maybe the cause of your prob
29 Itsjustme : With the emphasis on "the PR guy" as he seems to be the only one thus far in this thread who favors IE over FF.
30 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Did you mean Internet Exploder?
31 Post contains images Sabena332 : I haven't opened an Internet Explorer window on both of my computers since I have installed Firefox on them. It is running very stable and I love all
32 Post contains links and images Tmatt95 : I have remembered an amusing link I saw on the Internet a few weeks ago. Try going to www.ie7.com If I had not switched already, that website would ha
33 DrDeke : I opened that page side-by-side in Firefox and IE and the thumbnails were exactly the same. In general, it sounds to me like something is messed up w
34 Post contains images LTU932 : Finally, I'm not alone with my opinion of Firefox being crap.
35 Bezoar : Would installing FF while an anti-viral program was running (and/or other such security programs) potentially lead to problems like this fellow is hav
36 DrDeke : It really shouldn't, if the anti-virus program comes from a reputable company. There are a lot of strange and iffy "security" programs out there thou
37 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : The only thing I would like a solution to is the little dots under the airport codes. If anyone has advice on this, please let me know. BAB
38 Solarix : I would never go back to IE. It took some getting used to but now I love Firefox Firefox + Plastikfox Clear Extensions: Adblock Plus Adblock Filterset
39 BigOrange : That's not a Mozilla problem, it's the problem of people who use MS Front Page for publishing. You can download an extension that will open the pages
40 Jwenting : no. My homesite is written all by hand and validates to the strictest W3 standards, yet doesn't work with FireFox at all. It doesn't understand one i
41 Aviation : FF is the nicest looking thing since sliced bread was aviable to cavemen!
42 Itsjustme : Then just chose from the few hundred themes available and change it's appearance. Can't do that with IE.
43 Aviation : Hahaha thats true also!
44 Schoenorama : They probably opened faster in IE because they were already in your cache. After a couple of uses in Firefox, things should be fine. I've never ever
45 ETStar : 1. you obviously like IE for the features MS decided to add to a browser while it lagged behind in terms of being a good, solid browser. Patch? 2. yo
46 RobK : It's clear you have absolutely no knowledge of IE. To sort the bookmarks you just right click and choose 'sort by name/date/whatever'. It's as simple
47 Aviation : This sound exactally like my friend... I reinstall his PC and install firefox and tell him to use it only... (He wants NO! anti-virus as it slows his
48 Itsjustme : What version of IE are you using? I have the latest, non-beta version (6.0.29) and when I right click on a favorite, the only option I see with regar
49 Post contains images RobK : There is nothing wrong with the PC in terms of speed/processor (Pent 4)/AV software. I've run AVG for years along with McAfee firewall and Spybot Sear
50 Itsjustme : Rob, that's all you had to say. You gave it try, didn't like it, and you're sticking with IE. There was no reason for: Anyway, sorry you had all the
51 Schoenorama : The only sorting you can do in IE (version 6.029) is sort by name. That's all! And have you tried yet using IE's Bookmark Organizer to actually visit
52 FlyKev : It cant be then. W3 standards ensure browser support for all major browsers. Its either your version fluked, or theres an error elsewhere. I ensure t
53 Queso : Maybe you're just using it under the wrong operating system. I am running FF on a live-CD Knoppix (Linux) install right now and it's working very well
54 Leskova : Well - I've tried FF several times over the past year(s), and I never felt even close to liking it... while I didn't have any problems loading pages (
55 Post contains links and images LTU932 : Sometimes I get the impression that this tabbed browsing makes the entire programme run slower. Sometimes I felt like I was getting all dizzy just fr
56 Sabena332 : You guys can't be serious! Tabbed browsing is one of the best inventions ever, I simply love it to have 5 or 6 or more tabs open while having only 1
57 Post contains images Leskova : ... and I prefer using Alt+TAB to change between different windows... But, seriously... it might be a great feature for some, but it annoys me. Aaaar
58 Agill : I tend to end up with 10 browser windows and a few programs open. Then it's too much if you have to alt+tab your way through all thw browser windows
59 Post contains images JamieD : I don't know what I'd do without tabbed browsing.
60 David L : I've ignored Firefox for months simply because I haven't had the problems with IE that others have (IE 7 beta with tabbed browsing). Well, after readi
61 Evan767 : AVANT BROWSER BEATS ALL OF THEM!!!!
62 David L : I'll stick to those that allow lower case text, thank you.
64 United_fan : The only thing I don't like about it is it boots you out of myspace.com alot! Other than that i like it.
65 Itsjustme : I'd see that as one of the benefits.
66 FSPilot747 : Never really had those problems. I'd take FF over IE anyday. The only problem I've had lately is that after updating my XP to service pack 2, when I c
67 RichPhitzwell : There are some tweeks that you can do with FF. Some will speed up loading, downloading, etc. A google search will bring up many hits. Most of the twee
68 ME AVN FAN : I use both Mozilla Firefox and IE beside each other. I may NOT be an export, but to me, both are very much the same. I basically decided to have Mozi
69 Itsjustme : Make it easy on yourself. Just use Firefox and install the "IE Tab" extension. That will allow you to use IE within FF.
70 Captaink : Firefox works great for me too, just that it takes up too much memory. I actually use and I am quite happy with Safari, any other pages that Safari ma
71 Mham001 : I've always thought FF got too much of a free pass on some of it's downsides. The memory issue can causee people a lot of hassle. On my older notebook
72 Agill : Do you mean that you want a new tab that is a copy of your current tab? If thats the case you can do that with the extention "Tab Mix Plus".
73 Post contains links and images SFOMEX : I can't use FF to browse my on-line bank account! It works fine until I try to log on, then I get a page telling me that I need IE or Netscape... BTW,
74 Mham001 : Outstanding. About time. Thank you!
75 Hawaiian717 : IE5 for Mac was good in its day. When it came out, it had the best standards compliance of any browser out there. The problem was that Microsoft didn
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