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I just got FF

  1. Apr 11, 2006 #1
    Well, this afternoon, I decided to get Firefox and use it instead of IE. I'm stunned. It is odd, but I think it is better as a whole :)

    /me goes to convert some IE blasphemy people.
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2006 #2
    Only now???? :surprised Anyway, have fun and load it with a ton of extensions! :biggrin:
     
  4. Apr 11, 2006 #3

    arildno

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    I am relieved that it was FireFox you were talking about.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2006 #4
    I use Internet explorer. Whats wrong with using IE??
     
  6. Apr 11, 2006 #5
    its not as safe as Firefox
     
  7. Apr 11, 2006 #6
    Safe? What do you do, dl porn and warez?
     
  8. Apr 11, 2006 #7

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    When I installed FF on the lab computer, everyone made fun of me for being a geek, and insisted IE was just fine. Now that they've had a chance to play with it, I think all but one person in the lab is using FF. :biggrin: Like any new software, it takes a little time to get used to it and learn where things are, but once you find out how to customize it, it's hard to imagine you used anything else (at least if you're on a PC...I'm still happy with Safari on my Mac, and actually made my FF settings look a lot like Safari just for ease of finding things when I switch back and forth). The only thing I don't like, and maybe there's a way to change it that I just haven't found yet, is that when you have multiple tabs open, there only one button to close them, so you can only close the active window. I like Safari's tabs where each one has its own little "X" on it to close it, so you don't have to select a tab to close it. That's good when I've just opened 10 new tabs, bounced through all of them, and just need to keep a few open after I've gleaned what I need from the others.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2006 #8
    only they doesn't carry objectionable traits...i once got a virus through homepage of one professor...
     
  10. Apr 11, 2006 #9
    This makes tabbed browsing a whole lot better...
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1122/
     
  11. Apr 11, 2006 #10
    Moonbear, you can also try rightclicking ;)
     
  12. Apr 11, 2006 #11

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    It's that easy? :biggrin: :redface:
     
  13. Apr 11, 2006 #12
    and of course "close" </sarcasm> :D
     
  14. Apr 11, 2006 #13

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    If you click your wheel on a link it opens in a new tab.

    If you click your wheel on a tab it closes the tab.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2006 #14
    Thank you dav2008, that was perhabs the best command so far for FF.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2006 #15

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    I like the All-In-One Gestures Extension. You basically hold down the right mouse button and move the mouse up to open a new tab or you could move the mouse down and then to the left to close the tab. You can even more between tabs by holding the right button, moving the mouse up and then right or left.

    Also, don't forget to get the Adblock extension.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2006 #16
    My parents force me to use IE and won't let me use FF:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  18. Apr 11, 2006 #17

    Pengwuino

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    I hate those gesture programs. I could never get them to do what i really wanted and i'd forget my gestures a lot.
     
  19. Apr 11, 2006 #18

    dduardo

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    scott1, you do know you can install firefox without bothering IE? You can even stick firefox on a USB memory stick and run it from there.

    http://portablefirefox.mozdev.org/
     
  20. Apr 11, 2006 #19
    Thanks the main problem they had with it is that it is that interferd with IE.
     
  21. Apr 11, 2006 #20

    Moonbear

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    I tried that, but then it blocks the menu for our cafeteria on the intranet home page. :rolleyes: I couldn't find any way to tell it to not block certain sites, and checking the cafeteria menu is very important when it's time to decide to eat there or go out. :shy:
     
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