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    Firefox

    Is any one using Firefox?

    What do you think of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by owen watkin
    Is any one using Firefox?

    What do you think of it?
    Yes. I use it a lot and like lots about it. However not all websites are firefox-friendly and revert to IE for those.

    Chess Chat is firefox-friendly and so causes no issue.
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    Woohoo! Who doesn't love tabbing?

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    Unfortunately it's a fact of life that you need multiple browsers to comfortably view the internet these days. Each browser interprets even very basic pages differently, and many sites are tuned to one browser or another.

    I wouldn't consider any non-tabbed browser for day-to-day use. Firefox is first choice, and I have also looked at Opera (which is pretty good, and now without adbars - but I rejected for some weird object alignment behaviour). IE is necessary to view some content, but is insecure, and non-tabbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Yes. I use it a lot and like lots about it. However not all websites are firefox-friendly and revert to IE for those.

    Chess Chat is firefox-friendly and so causes no issue.
    I use the Firefox/Thunderbird combo but I also have Netscape because it has the ability to allow you to set Firefox or IE mode for viewing of pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Bellette
    I use the Firefox/Thunderbird combo but I also have Netscape because it has the ability to allow you to set Firefox or IE mode for viewing of pages.

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    or you could install IE Tab for Firefox. It lets you load a particular tab using IE as the rendering engine, and even set certain sites to always display in IE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephaniah
    or you could install IE Tab for Firefox. It lets you load a particular tab using IE as the rendering engine, and even set certain sites to always display in IE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephaniah
    or you could install IE Tab for Firefox. It lets you load a particular tab using IE as the rendering engine, and even set certain sites to always display in IE.
    Hot Diggity, that's cool!

    So now for all those users that have been hanging out for tabs in IE: it's here, and it's called Firefox.

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    Is anyone else having problems with FF 1.5? It is sooo buggy. My themes and extensions won't behave correctly.

    Also, now I can't seem to reinstall 1.0.7.

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    not really...

    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    Is anyone else having problems with FF 1.5? It is sooo buggy. My themes and extensions won't behave correctly.

    Also, now I can't seem to reinstall 1.0.7.

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    Haven't had any problems on windows or linux. Perhaps try exporting all your bookmarks.. deleting your profile (%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox), un/reinstall firefox and start fresh.

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    Firefox cache files

    I prefer Firefox to Safari (I have an iMac g5) but haven't worked out how to keep copies of the .swf chess tutorial movies from chess.fm using it. I would prefer just to use the one browser.

    With Safari you just opened up the Activity file from the Window menu and option clicked the .swf file and it would download. How does it work with Firefox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    Is anyone else having problems with FF 1.5? It is sooo buggy. My themes and extensions won't behave correctly.

    Also, now I can't seem to reinstall 1.0.7.
    I'm still using 1.0.6 which seems pretty stable.
    I'll avoid upgrading for now based on your experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    Is anyone else having problems with FF 1.5? It is sooo buggy. My themes and extensions won't behave correctly.

    Also, now I can't seem to reinstall 1.0.7.

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    You could also try Opera. It's got a nice interface (with this skin at least), is fast, has mouse gestures built in, runs on just about everthing. It's proper free now, no banner ads or anything like that. yeA.

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    For anyone using Firefox, you simply must install the Stumble plugin.

    You select from a list things that interest you (eg jokes, board games, computers, religion and many many more) press a button, and it automatically finds you an interesting website.

    You can vote thumbs up or thumbs down for each one, so that you get ones you like more often.

    10/10.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Overall, Firefox is clearly much safer to use than the Internet Explorer

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