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User currently offlineMalina From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 146 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

I recently turned my back on Microsoft Internet Explorer, installing and setting up Mozilla Firefox as my default browser.

Benefits: no more pop-ups and with the help of the Mozilla Adblock plugin, I am released of ad-banners, pestering ad-iframes and flash-animations now, on any site I visit.

So surfing the net becomes a bit more comfortable, secure, and less annoying. Anyone else here being a fan of Firefox?

Regards
Mike

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User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 999 times:

I'm using it right now.. for some reason it REALLY lags my system up..
I even look in the Win XP Task manager and its only using 24,448K.
Oh well, it running fine now... Otherwise yes, its a good browser but I'm having problems with the cookies and staying logged in as a First Class Member.


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 973 times:

Benefits: no more pop-ups and with the help of the Mozilla Adblock plugin, I am released of ad-banners, pestering ad-iframes and flash-animations now, on any site I visit.

http://toolbar.google.com/

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 964 times:

Yeah, before making such a quick decision about IE why dont you look at all of your options? All you have to do is download the google toolbar, and it has a popup blocker.

User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 958 times:

Another very very good perk of Mozilla : you middle-button click on a link, and the link is opened on a second tab - not a second window, and just that makes me use that browser - perfect for forum browsing.

707


User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 945 times:

Really?? I must try that sometime  Laugh out loud
Thanks


User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 920 times:

Yep the tabs rule, plus it is not subject to all the security holes and flaws of IE.

Regards



YES URLS in signature!!!
User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 909 times:

i use firefox aswell.
i also strongly suggest the use of the extensions "things they left out", "tabbrowser extensions" and "mouse gestures".
as good and usable as opera with more speed, cant beat that.



10=2
User currently offlineZonks From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 902 times:

I run Mozilla Firebird 0.7 and like the others, my favourite thing about it is the whole tabs system. As others have mentioned, it's nice not to not worry about the security issues of running Microsoft IE. My only problem with Mozilla is that sometimes Java doesn't really work, but that's a minor inconvenience.

I also use Mozilla Thunderbird for email and that's where the good security really comes into play, as opposed to Outlook Express. Just thinking about it makes me shudder.


User currently offlineUTA_FLYINGHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 885 times:

What 707cmf said :
Another very very good perk of Mozilla : you middle-button click on a link, and the link is opened on a second tab - not a second window, and just that makes me use that browser - perfect for forum browsing.


What 707cmf meant :
Another very very good perk of Mozilla : you middle-button click on a link, and the link is opened on a second tab - not a second window, and just that makes me use that browser - perfect for clicking on my own pictures and giving me cheap hits.


 Laugh out loud
UTA



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User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 880 times:

I also use Mozilla Thunderbird for email and that's where the good security really comes into play, as opposed to Outlook Express. Just thinking about it makes me shudder.

yeah, if you don't mind having it crash on you every ten minutes.
Heck, I don't know if I love Firefox as much as I loathe Thunderbird.. (we have to use both at work...)

707


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 852 times:

The only problems I have with Thunderbird is when my mail server is acting up. And that's not a Tbird problem. I've been using Tbird since version 0.2, it's currently at 0.5. Mac OS X.

David / MRY


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 842 times:

right now i'm using avant. it's nice except it blocks the anet first class sign up window too. so yea, another nice featre is that when you open multiple windows it stays within one browser window, kind of like opening multiple pictures in photoshop. it also remembers web pages, in case you inadvertantly close it.


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Firefox is the best Windows platform browser available.

Safari is the best Macintosh platform browser available, although you Mac OS 9 folks should get Firefox as well.

N


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 830 times:

Cancidas,

Firefox lets you specify sites to exclude from popup blocking.

Gigneil,

Personally I like Firefox more than Safari on OS X, but both are better than IE. Do you know of anyone who has released an OS 9 build of Firefox? Mozilla only provides binaries for OS X, Windows, and Linux, and there are some others that are contributed, but I don't see OS 9 as a contributed build. I haven't seen OS 9 supported by Mozilla in a while; I think the last version of Netscape that supported OS 9 was a 7.0.x version; 7.1 doesn't.

On OS 9 I find IE 5 is pretty good, and Netscape 7.0 is usable, but OS 9 is pretty much ignored these days in browser development.

David / MRY


User currently offlineMalina From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 821 times:

One other thing I like about Mozilla Browsers is that you can adjust them to your needs down to the details. In the end it's like "this is MY OWN personal browser now". And there are a lot of things that are not possible with the Internet Explorer, like having three different start pages in on window... if you need that.
I still have IE on my computer, but I only use it to download Windows service packs and patches.

I also use Mozilla Thunderbird as my email application, I did not have any problems with it so far. I like its integrated junkmail controls.


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