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Firefox users

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stumbo, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Song Surgeon slow downer. https://tinyurl.com/y5dcuqjg
    I've had pretty good success with Firefox and I was wondering if anyone has the same experience or not?

    I've also installed several add-on so I thought it might be useful if other TBr's would post your most useful add-ons.

    I installed two today: Auto-Page and Tree Style Tab.

    Auto-Page creates and infinite "scroll" of a multi-page website, i.e, it keeps adding pages at the bottom of the screen so you don't have to keep hitting "next page".

    Tree Style Tab creates an outline form for your open tabs on the right side of your screen and keeps together any pages open in one website, no matter what order they were opened.

    I also use Adblock Plus, IE View, Java Quick Starter, Download Status Bar, Google Tool Bar for Firefox.

    All have worked w/o problems and made using FF very user friendly.
  2. Oldbar. I much prefer the more compact Firefox 2 drop down history to that in Firefox 3.
  3. dinghy


    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    I use download status bar and meebo. That auto page thing sounds interesting though.
  4. crimson_basser


    Jul 9, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    Ive been using Firefox since i got my Imac and its been great.

    No popups or anything of the like, and its always fast.

    And all my friends who use it have had the same results.

    Its great :) in my opinion of course
  5. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Can we add links?

    i'd like that auto-page thing.
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    That sounds pretty slick. How well does it work on a Talkbass megathread?
  7. I just started using it this last month and so far so good. No problems to report as of yet. It's so much better than IE. I was ready to blow my brains out with IE.
  8. Go up to your Tools menu and click on it. Then click on Add-Ons. From there it will give you a list of add ons you can install.
  9. FaceDown3000


    Feb 6, 2008
    I've been using FF for several years now and am pretty happy.

    DownloadHelper is a pretty usefull add-on that makes it easy to download vids of your favorite band/bassplayer/whatsoever from Youtube, etc.
  10. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Another cheer for FF.

    I also use AdBlock. When those "Gay Chubby Dating" advertisements were showing up on TB; those with AdBlock were all like :confused: and everyone else was like :mad: or :hyper: (I don't judge).

    There is a scroll zoom add-on that allows you to right click on an image and use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out It's called Image Zoom.

    I use No Script on a recommendation by Munjibinga.

    Lastly I use ForecastFox which gives me a little weather forecast in the tool bar. It's accuweather so I don't know how accurate it actually is, but It works for a general idea of the temp and if it is going to precipitate. Great for me as I never watch the news.

    EDIT: Okay the Gay Chubby Dating Ads didn't really cause that much of a stir.
  11. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    I was using FF for Linux (Ubuntu) and it worked great up until a few months ago when it stopped displaying some information, such as links, images and other critical items on pages (but only on Talkbass :confused:) I tried for a week to figure out what the problem was since it didn't affect other browsers and it also didn't affect other sites and then I gave up. Now I just use Epiphany web browser, unless I connect with my other PC (running WinXP) and FF works just fine.

    Maybe I should try again and reinstall FF to see if it will display properly. Hopefully the problem will have fixed itself. :p
  12. froglips


    Feb 9, 2009
    I use it with no script and a few over laping antivirus antispam anti mallware software progs to protect myself from the nasty interweb viruses and the like.

    IMHO anyone that still uses Internet Explorer is completely retarded in this day and age of computers/interweb. You are just asking to be infected if you do not use something else.

    Especially if you look at intereb porn and/or use any social networking web sites such as myspace and the like.
  13. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Song Surgeon slow downer. https://tinyurl.com/y5dcuqjg
    There are various options such as limiting the number of pages and such. Check it out! You can always disable it.
  14. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Added on the auto-pager....I like it. Works good with TB.
  15. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize!

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I added the auto-pager too. Works great. Thanks Stumbo!
  16. I added the Ad Blocker and it allows pages to load a little quicker since they're not loading all those stupid ads.
  17. Got a ton of stuff installed - Foxmarks (essential if you have more than one computer), Firebug and Web Developer (essential if you do web design and development), Adblock Plus, Greasemonkey, TwitterFox, StumbleUpon, ScribeFire (for in-browser blogging)...

    Quite why anybody uses anything else is beyond me. Firefox has everything else beaten in terms of usability, features, security, compatability and expandability.
  18. This sucks. The Tree tabs are not working for me at all. It sucks, because it sounds like exactly what I need. Am I using it wrong?

    Example: I go to talkbass.com. Viewing the forums, I start middle clicking open new tabs for all the threads I want to read. They should be happening in a new tree with this addon, but they just open as a new tab in the usual place, with no "treeing" happening.


    At first when I installed it it was an older version. I searched and found the version that was supposed to work with my version of FF I have (3.0.7), still no go.
  19. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Anyone having issues using FF on Vista? I 'was' a loyal FF user (while running XP) until I needed a new laptop. I installed it and kept getting browser crashes. I'm back to using IE (for now).

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