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So I switched to Mozilla...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Brendan, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, I switched browsers from IE (yeah, I know, that's why I switched) to Mozilla this afternoon, then spent a bit tweaking the skin and preferences and what have you. My brother's been using it for about a year, and with the new computer I decided I'll go use it. I used another browser, Opera a while back, and wasn't impressed. Now I am.

    It's great, supports everything that IE does, and it's got a kickass popup blocker. To test out said blocker, I decided to go up against the three heaviest hitters in the book: Porn (I'm 18, it's legal, quit snickering), Warez, and Game Cheats.

    Nary a popup was to be had. Nothing got through. I was thorourly impressed that it worked that well.

    Tabbed browsing is also the only way to go, having finally experienced it. I dig it. It's got a couple twitches, like it makes the posing window for TB about half the width, but generally it's good company.

    Free, looks sharp, block popups and downloads (NO Gator!) and generally is more secure than IE. I'm very happy I made the switch.

  2. Nice, I think Ill switch to it too. Thx for the link.
  3. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I suppose IE has grown obsolete now....so I might as well switch, but what's the difference between Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird?
  4. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i like mozilla - i have phoenix on my computer for stuff that opera doesn't like, and i have installed plugins for tabbed browsing and mouse gestures.

    but opera is the best for me. i don't have any navigation buttons or anything on the screen. just bookmarks, my address bar, and the tabs on the bottom - back, forward, refresh, close, etc are all mouse gestures. sure there are some websites it doesn't like (microsoft.com designed their website to look like crap on opera - the font reduces down to the size of ant poop) but it's the most 'friendly' browser for me.
  5. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I dunno, I never really liked Opera, but that was a long time ago.

    I'm using Mozilla 1.4, and thus far, nothing significant enough to make me go back to IE. I don't like that my posting window here on TB is only 22 characters wide, which makes it kinda funky to post longer paragraphs, but thus far, it's only TB, so I'm dealing. I wanted to cut back on TB anyway.

    It's other nice trick is that whenever I click on an attachment, I get a window that asks how I want to open it (Default/Choose Program/Save to disk) and no matter what I do, I can't make it just open the attachement in a new tab/window. Oh well. For the popup blocking it does, I'll conisder it a trade off. Shoot, it's only a couple clicks extra.
  6. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Didnt we all agree that standard notation was better? :D
  7. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    ...we DID!? I was using scientific notation all this time. Crap. That might just explain some things...
  8. Sofa King

    Sofa King

    Aug 20, 2000
    Rowlett, TX
    I decided to download Mozilla and try it out for myself. So far I like it... I know I'll definately love it when I go to the popup-laden sites I frequent (NOT PORN!) and not have to deal with them :)
  9. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I'm using Camino which is developed by the Mozilla Org. it's their open source browser project, updated nightly with new builds. It's excellent, very fast, and reliable.

    Though that 22 character thing here at TB is kind of annoying, but I've gotten used to it.

    On a side note I recently deleted IE from my computer entirely, 22 megs of wasted space has been recycled.
  10. guess who is a new mozilla-er... :hyper:
  11. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Ok, so I know at least that it's Mozilla in general, not mine in specific. I'm getting used to it already. No biggie, really, just different.
  12. whoa... this is freaky... :eek:

    maybe there is somewhere you can change the size of text fields or something... ill look into it :D
  13. I'll try it.
  14. k i looked into it so to speak and no luck :( guess we are stuck with 22 character text fields for tb
  15. Wow, this is really cool. I know what you mean by the annoying window thing, but I will get used to it in no time. But this browser does rule.
  16. indeed, thanks to brendan for showing me this. i like it a lot.
  17. How do I make TB my "home page" thing? Because I don't think it remebers from the IE stuff.
  18. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Edit - Preferences - Navigator. Middle of the window, you'll see the text feild for Home Page.

    And boom, TB as your hompage. Nice touch: it imports all of your IE Bookmarks.

    And yes, this browser does rule. It also comes in a nice variety of skins, which is uber cool. IE just never looked right with a skin.
  19. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Hmm, I like it. You are right, the small window will take some getting used to. I don't know, I'll see how I like it after a few days.
  20. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Hmm, it seems now that IE is much faster than mozilla. It took like 5 minutes to actually submit the above message, and that's never a problem with IE...