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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted November 09, 2004 10:02      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'll have to download this when I get home. But Allot of people may move away from IE Here is a story on it.

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I have been using Firefox for a few months now, and I love it. No spyware, no popups, and easy to use features. I upgraded to 1.0PR a few weeks ago, and today loaded 1.0. It is better than ever. I highly recommend it over IE. [thumbsup]
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Icon 1 posted November 09, 2004 11:28      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have been playing with Firefox, Pheonix, and whatever flavor it was for about 2 years now. I could never get why everyone kept say Mozilla when this was out.

I am downloading 1.0 and can't wait to get home and upgrade there too. I just hope I don''t have to reinstall all my plugins.

edit:

Oops! I meant Firebird. I still have a copy of 0.6.1 in a backup directory. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted November 09, 2004 11:31      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Firewhat?

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Icon 1 posted November 09, 2004 11:47      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Firewhat?

Wasn't that like, a helicopter or somethin'?
[Confused]

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Love Firefox! I've been using it for a little over a month now. I don't miss those stupid Effing pop-ups one little bit.

BTW - I dig the tabs, too.

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quote:
Originally posted by CommanderShroom:
I just hope I don''t have to reinstall all my plugins.

After you install, it automatically checks to see if your plugins are compatible with 1.0. If they aren't, it will disable them (trust me...leave them disabled...it will totally screw everything up if you try and enable them again). You will then be given the option to check for updates for the ones that are no longer compatible.
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quote:
Originally posted by klynn:
BTW - I dig the tabs, too.

Did you download the "DroptoTab" extension? That is the best! You can just drag a link to the "open in new tab" or "open in new window" icon on the tool bar and it does it automatically! No more "right click-scroll to open in new tab-click again"!
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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Firewhat?

Wasn't that like, a helicopter or somethin'?
[Confused]

Ahhh...Spungo has graced this thread with his unique wit [Wink] (love ya!) Now, all we need is a fly-by from Cap'n Vic and this thread will be complete! (Smoochies!)

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quote:
Originally posted by Black Widow:
Did you download the "DroptoTab" extension? That is the best! You can just drag a link to the "open in new tab" or "open in new window" icon on the tool bar and it does it automatically! No more "right click-scroll to open in new tab-click again"!

Haven't nabbed that one. But, that's okay. I want my fingers to grow up to be big and strong. If I didn't go through those couple extra clicks, they may end up weak and puny. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by klynn:
Ahhh...Spungo has graced this thread with his unique wit [Wink]

Uh, yeah, that's right - it was a joke... [Wink]

Hey - did you know that the original St Albans (in Hertfordshire) was where the only English pope came from (Pope Adrian IV, a.k.a. Nicholas Breakspeare)? Interesting, huh? [Smile]

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Actually, Yes. That is an interesting factoid, Spungo. I think I'll google some info about this area and zee Pope. I'm fairly new to St. Albans and don't know much about it.

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quote:
Originally posted by Black Widow:
quote:
Originally posted by klynn:
BTW - I dig the tabs, too.

Did you download the "DroptoTab" extension? That is the best! You can just drag a link to the "open in new tab" or "open in new window" icon on the tool bar and it does it automatically! No more "right click-scroll to open in new tab-click again"!
Or you could just middle-click the link...
(or Ctrl-click it if you have a 1/2 button mouse [w/o X11 chording])
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/mouse

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Or you could just middle-click the link...
(or Ctrl-click it if you have a 1/2 button mouse [w/o X11 chording])
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/mouse

Clicking with the scroll wheel acts as a middle-click for Windows users...
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quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Or you could just middle-click the link...
(or Ctrl-click it if you have a 1/2 button mouse [w/o X11 chording])
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/mouse

Clicking with the scroll wheel acts as a middle-click for Windows users...
/me holds his tongue.

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by Stibbons:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Or you could just middle-click the link...
(or Ctrl-click it if you have a 1/2 button mouse [w/o X11 chording])
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/mouse

Clicking with the scroll wheel acts as a middle-click for Windows users...
/me holds his tongue.
Sorry dman, you know that really wasn't directed at you!

/me crosses fingers [Smile]

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Did the install on my XP box. And it only killed my Wikipedia plug-in. So I still have the plug-ins I truly use. Open in IE, and the adblock.

Fire fox is the best thing since sliced bread!

It's the bee's knees.

It's so hip it has to walk through doors sideways! </Zaphod>

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Since I started using Firefox on the computers at our office, I have had 3 straight weeks of zero spyware, tracking cookies, viruses, etc. Life is great.
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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Or you could just middle-click the link...
(or Ctrl-click it if you have a 1/2 button mouse [w/o X11 chording])
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/mouse

OMG I learn something new every day!

/smacks forehead [Roll Eyes]

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I am so happy with firefox, but then again I've always been a mozilla fan (aside from a flirtation with safari when it was first released). have used all the flavors at one time or another, think I still have chimera and phoenix on my 9.2.2 partition.

anyway, lost a few extensions (luckily not ones I used heavily) and search engines (easy enough to replace) upon install today and all is well in browserland [Big Grin] .

oh, and am loving the foxytunes extension too [thumbsup]

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Okay...let the bitching begin....

I am having one heck of a time with the new Firefox release tonight. Earlier it crashed when I was searching Google Images...and less then an hour ago it made my Trillian stop working. It HAS TO be Firefox, because I've had no problems before the install today, and now I'm using (GAK!) IE with no problems.

Ended up doing a system restore to pre-install today. Now Firefox doesn't work at all.

Perhaps I spoke too soon about how wonderful it is. I am going to try a re-install of Firefox later on, but if it doesn't work I am going to be one very sad lady.

Edit: R&R'd Firefox, seems to be running fine now. I'm sure I'll know more tomorrow. =/

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The only reason to keep IE around is because I can't get Fileplanet to work with firefox. That saddens me to no end.

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Safari seemed to be running slow last night, so I d/l'ed firefox for the mac. I was impressed with its speed, so I'll be playing with that for a while. I've been using it at work for ages (on windows).
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The best part of it is that it does RSS now. I've been using it since 0.8 (Before that I already used Mozilla) It's been quite a while since I last used IE.
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quote:
Ahhh...Spungo has graced this thread with his unique wit [Wink] (love ya!) Now, all we need is a fly-by from Cap'n Vic and this thread will be complete! (Smoochies!)

**sniff** Leave for awhile and he's got someone new already.
[cry baby] [Wink]

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