Jumped on the Firefox bandwagon

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by keb, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
  2. "You must think in Russian... think in Russian!"

    Make my day and identify the source of the quote.

    You may now return to the original thread, already in progress.
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ho ho, easy. firefox the movie, staring clint eastwood, based on firefox the book by craig thomas, wherein mitchell gant must remember to think in russian to activate the thought-controlled weapon systems, in this case the reward defense pods.

    did you read firefox down, the sequel? excellent book as well, great story.
  4. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Make sure you have the latest build. I had similar problems until I downloaded vers. 0.8.
  5. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I'm using 0.9. I had the same thing happening on 0.8 and all versions previous (and all versions of Mozilla as well.) I guess it's just one of those things. I've done searches on various Mozilla forums and no one seems to have a clear idea of a fix or what causes it in the first place.
  6. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    You might try Opera. There's a free version and a quite a few people on another group I'm on swear by it. I'm just happy with Firefox and haven't tried it... yet.
  7. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I've used Opera for years and LOVE it. Don't know much about firefox but I'll check it out later and give it a shot.

    Opera's got native popup blocking that WORKS!! 100%!!!
    Tabbed viewing is cool too. having multiple sites open in one running copy of the application... The only way to E-Bay IMHO!!!
    It can also keep tabs on your session and if you close it out or it crashes when you launch again you can select your previous session and it goes right to the site(s) you were on when it stopped.
    All that and there are a bunch of keyboard shortcuts. Having the "Z" key do the same thing as the "Back" button has taken miles off of my mouse and is a huge time saver....

    I'm sure there are more features, but those are the ones that locked it in for me...
    Maybe I'll learn some new tricks from Firefox!!!
  8. I switched over to Firefox about a week ago. Alot better than IE!
  9. i've been using myIE2 at home for a while. tabbed viewing, pop-up blocker. very nice and not nearly as much ad/spy ware as with IE. maybe i should just buy protection software...

  10. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc

    well, i've read it, john...actually, your post and mycranium's are the only ones that made sense to me :D
  11. I'm using it as we speak. It's been a few weeks and I'd been getting loaded with spyware on IE. Since then, I've been relatively safe and I'm getting used to the way it works.
  12. Here's how to speed it up a bit:

    in your adress bar, type "about:config" (without the ""), then find the following values and do:

    nglayout.initialpaint.delay set to 0
    network.http.max-connections set to 64
    network.http.max-connections-per-server set to 21
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server set to 8
    network.http.pipelining set to true
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests set to 200
    network.http.proxy.pipelining set to true

    Ow, and check out the turbo: browser.turbo.enabled :D
  13. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
  14. You know, IE has that built in too...it's the Backspace Key.
  15. or alt-left/right arrow