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Fancyman
06-09-2006, 10:33 PM
Does anyone use a browser other than Internet Explorer?

What are the best options?

I just Updated to IE 7 . . . it sucks so bad

Anyone know if it is possible to revert back to 6.0?

Foeni
06-09-2006, 10:37 PM
Firefox is very popular browser, and it works just fine.

Digital_Ice
06-09-2006, 10:39 PM
there are no other browsers, ff is king.

i wouldnt touch msie with a barge-pole

runangl
07-09-2006, 03:19 AM
i can't believe you used IE for this long... i used firefox/mozilla when i was on a PC, and that was years ago.

acliff
07-09-2006, 07:13 AM
Now she's gone over to the dark side...

barrington
07-09-2006, 07:38 AM
I cannot believe that people are happy to use Internet Explorer, though not being aware of alternatives is a good excuse. I invite anyone to use Firefox for a week... you'll never ever, ever go back to MSIE.

acliff
07-09-2006, 07:43 AM
There was once a time when I was using opera or netscape...
Unsurprisingly I felt right at home with the Mozilla powerhouse.

deviljet88
07-09-2006, 08:45 AM
Firefox's a memory hog.. leave it open for too long and it's Mem Usage rockets up... Been home for nearly 2 hours with it open: 110,860K... The security on it is worth the memory usage I guess.. But for a regular user who just looks at entirely safe sites, well-respected news websites etc, don't see why IE isn't enough.

acliff
07-09-2006, 09:31 AM
Firefox's a memory hog.. leave it open for too long and it's Mem Usage rockets up... Been home for nearly 2 hours with it open: 110,860K... The security on it is worth the memory usage I guess.. But for a regular user who just looks at entirely safe sites, well-respected news websites etc, don't see why IE isn't enough.

Why would you look at entirely safe sites, well-respected websites? What a waste of the internet!
And from what I remember, IE was a resource hog too.

I'm hoping that the new version of firefox will be a bit more memory friendly, but having 2gb of ram solves a large number of problems.

deviljet88
07-09-2006, 10:14 AM
In my usage, IE hasn't been as much a resource hog by far. Try it yourself, open up both, then walk away. Firefox will start off using more resources and will extend the gap by a ridiculous amount fairly soon.

But yes, with 2gb of RAM you don't really care about much huh... Damn my 512. Damn my other computer which is only 256.

hasselbrad
07-09-2006, 01:30 PM
Firefox > IE. Period.
I don't really worry with "resource hogging" because I close the browser when I'm not at my desk. IE is like a fucking black hole for viruses, sucking everything that even gets near the computer in. I swear to God, sometimes it seemed like there was an "Actively Seek Out Viruses, Spam and Everything Else Nefarious" box that I forgot to unclick.

acliff
07-09-2006, 01:51 PM
Firefox > IE. Period.
I don't really worry with "resource hogging" because I close the browser when I'm not at my desk. IE is like a fucking black hole for viruses, sucking everything that even gets near the computer in. I swear to God, sometimes it seemed like there was an "Actively Seek Out Viruses, Spam and Everything Else Nefarious" box that I forgot to unclick.

The one time I used internet explorer for something, because some website didn't want to work on firefox, my computer got flooded with the kind of adware that pops up in your notification area telling you that you need to download their program to get rid of adware. The type which randomly opens up tens of ie windows. And having experienced it, it is an absolute bugger to get rid of.

Internet Explorer not recommended.

deviljet88
07-09-2006, 02:23 PM
What sites do you people visit, geez :S

Ranman
07-09-2006, 02:31 PM
What sites do you people visit, geez :S

Porno

calereneau
07-09-2006, 03:46 PM
I've never noticed any resource hogging going on with firefox. I recently downloaded Firefox 2 Beta 2 and it seems to be pretty nice. Same ol' Firefox with added features that make it a little easier to browse. Still no slowdown for me though.

acliff
07-09-2006, 03:52 PM
Porno

Atta boy

DanMan
08-09-2006, 12:59 AM
OK, Im feeling like a twit here. IE user, where do I get Firefox?:icon_err:

Mandy
08-09-2006, 01:01 AM
http://www.mozilla.com/products/download.html?product=firefox-1.5.0.6&os=win&lang=en-US

DanMan
08-09-2006, 08:55 PM
Thanks Mandy:)

Fancyman
08-09-2006, 09:33 PM
still use internet explorer because its all ive ever known.
i am closing this window and get firefox
when i come back,

ill be a new man

Godspeed everyone

aspro
09-09-2006, 01:04 PM
Gah, it's Safari or it's nothing. ;)

Opera is the fastest browser I've ever used, but Firefox is probably my favourite on the PC side.

runangl
09-09-2006, 05:55 PM
yah... i'm a safari user as well... but most of these unfortunate souls don't use osX... so that's out for them, sadly.

Fancyman
13-09-2006, 09:50 PM
I was tempted to post as soon as i got firefox, but decided to test drive it so I'd have something useful to say. Overall, I like. It is def better than IE. I have noticed a few preference thing that irritate me that I havent figured out how to fix Maybe you experienced users can help?

1) How can i get web pages to use the entire window as opposed to haveing a whole lot of grey on the edges?

2) In microsoft out look i used to have a 2 line view of my emails with a window on the right to preview the email, but with fire fox its just a list and a single click opens the email and takes up the whole screen

3)can i move the google bar down underneath the other tool bar rather than hidden in the upper right corner?

Thank you to everyone who has helped enhance my internet experience.

Thank you to everyone who helps me with these new minor, but tolerable issues.

Fuck you to everyone else.

Fuck you to Haz.

Mandy
13-09-2006, 09:52 PM
I didn't answer because I figured someone else would know a lot more about it than I would. I still love you, Fancyman.

Digital_Ice
13-09-2006, 09:55 PM
1) eh? grey lines?

2) thats not a question

3) yes.

Fancyman
13-09-2006, 10:14 PM
Well, after Ice made me feel dumb I decided to look into the issues a little deeper.

1) I'm guessing beacuse i use a high resolution the web pages dont take up the entire browser window. In EI everything was center, in mozilla everything is left justified. Anyway, I guess it doesn't matter, it just seems off cause i'm not used to it.

2) Is there a way to fix it?

3) How?

Fuck you to Digital_Ice

Un-Fuck You to Mandy

Ranman
13-09-2006, 10:18 PM
Fuck you to Digital_Ice



How dare you say that, The pox on you

Digital_Ice
13-09-2006, 10:19 PM
haahaa, chill dude! (admittedly i expected it, hence the deliberate provocation)

1) I thought it might be that, but i was giving you the benefit of the doubt (honest)

2) erm, firefox isn't an email client. are you using thunderbird?

3) right click on toolbars and click customise, arrange them as you please

Arbery
14-09-2006, 12:12 PM
I've had firefox on my PC for ages but never bothered using it...and i read this thread about half an hour ago and started using and decided...it kicks IE's ass!

Fancyman
15-09-2006, 02:55 AM
I know firefox isnt an email client.

I get my email from my school. I log on and it opens microsoft outlook web access and i can go about my emailing business. The view is perfect. folders on the left, two line view of folder contents center and preview of mail on the right.

ok, here are some screen shots

before:
http://www.sighost.us/members/jvh4jvh4/olbefore.jpg

after:
http://www.sighost.us/members/jvh4jvh4/olafter.jpg

i figured out that in IE there is an option to toggle "read view on or off"
but in firefox no such option exists,

Soy muy confuso
English: I gots no fuckin' clue whats goin' on up in here, aight?

Mandy
15-09-2006, 02:58 AM
Soy muy confuso
English: I gots no fuckin' clue whats goin' on up in here, aight?

Sounds a little more like Blackinese to me.

Firefox is a bit of an adjustment. Definitely easier to read e-mails like that. Right click the e-mail and hit "open in new tab." It's amazing.