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Old 27 February 2008, 00:00   #21
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Old 27 February 2008, 00:05   #22
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Old 27 February 2008, 02:21   #23
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Extensions! But only if you use them of course.

There are two extensions I can't live without anymore and they are :

Ad-block Plus (Which no other browser does without jumping through hoops)
Foxmarks (Which no other browser does, as far as I can see)
I agree on Adblock Plus. I also use (somewhat daily):

IE Tab - allows you to open a tab using the IE rendering engine, for sites with FF compatibility problems. (I also have it mapped for file:// URLs because I'd rather have Explorer open those as normal file system folders)
Translator - puts a working translate button on the status bar
Auto Copy - copies highlighted text, etc. to the clipboard automatically

I also have a download manager I use (can rip pages, schedule downloads, etc.) but I don't have it installed on this computer so I forget the name.
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Old 27 February 2008, 16:57   #24
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would be cool also for *GNU* projects like IceWeasel reach many downloads
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Old 27 February 2008, 18:34   #25
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Firefox = Firefag

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Old 27 February 2008, 18:41   #26
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ya I remember that broswer, wasn't developed by AT&T?
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Old 29 February 2008, 02:49   #27
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I might have a thorough dislike for Firefox now. Before I updates, I could find the cache and locate a youtube video, name it to .AVI extension and play it without being on the net.

I could refresh that cache directory as I downloaded, ensuring the youtube vid was being saved to disk. Now, the file DELETES itself after it finishes downloading.

How dare those bastards delete a file I just downloaded, FFS. Or maybe this is youtube, I dunno. But it happened after I updated FireFox.

EDIT: Yes, I use AdBlock as well. Very, very good.
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Old 29 February 2008, 19:12   #28
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please fealfree to explain the advantages and all that
If you use Firefox instead of IE, web developers won't hunt you down and kill you.
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Just install one of the many video download extensions (ex. Video DownloadHelper). Then you don't need to search through your internet cache.
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Old 07 March 2008, 21:44   #30
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I tried Firfox for the past couple of days.

Biggest useless piece of software I've used.

It's slow, pages refuse to load unless forced with reloading/refreshed several times on certain sites. IBrowse is better

Sticking with IE7 for the foreseeable future.
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Old 08 March 2008, 00:01   #31
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I tried Firfox for the past couple of days.

Biggest useless piece of software I've used.

It's slow, pages refuse to load unless forced with reloading/refreshed several times on certain sites. IBrowse is better

Sticking with IE7 for the foreseeable future.
IBrowse & IE are better? Sorry Paul, this is ridiculous.
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Old 08 March 2008, 00:05   #32
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I know, I'm bowing out to Micro$haft but I hate change. Might go back to IE 5 at this rate.

Bah, bring back BBS's, my Amiga can once more drop carrier mid-download
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Old 08 March 2008, 00:06   #33
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Yes and BTX, PC DOS etc.
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Old 17 May 2008, 07:20   #34
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500 million blindfolded downloads. Firefox is such a mediocre piece of software.
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Old 19 May 2008, 01:21   #35
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Translator - puts a working translate button on the status bar
Cool, might have to download that later. The biggest selling point of Firefox for me is the extensions/plugins, though I like the way it handles tabs, bookmarks and other things too. Here are the plugins I have installed:

Adblock (note, not the same as Adblock Plus, though I'm not really sure what seperates the two)
AutoSlideshow - Shows a slideshow of all images on a page.
BlockSite - Block websites you don't want to visit again, useful when websites get hijacked by hackers and you get automatically redirected elsewhere.
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ChatZilla - IRC client for Firefox
Connect to address - Allows you to highlight a written (not hyperlinked) web address and connect to it without going through the usual copy and paste business.
Download Statusbar - Moves the information about the files you are downloading to a statusbar at the base of your browser window rather than letting Firefox open a new window for downloads.
Firebug - Web development plugin. Don't really use it much, but I've got it just in case I get curious about the code structure of the webpage I'm looking at.
Firefox Showcase - Bit like the show all tabs function in IE7, one of the few features of that browser I thought was cool.
FireFTP - FTP client for Firefox.
FlashGot - Allows you to easily use external download managers to take care of your downloads. Allows you to download multiple files (such as all media from a website) efficiently.
FoxyTunes - Control any media player from Firefox. One cool thing about this is that if you open your media player (WinAmp for instance) in advance, you can get FoxyTunes to stream things like mp3 files you find on the net, so you don't have to download the whole thing before listening to it.
Go to WindizUpdate - Means you can access Windows updates without going through IE.
NoScript - Blocks Javascript and other plugins for websites, the idea being you only allow scripts for websites you trust to run.
PicLens - Utterly cool. I'll explain more in a minute.
Resurrect Pages - Gives you options to connect to websites through Google Cache and others if the website is currently not allowing you to connect to it.
SearchWith - Gives you a bunch of websites you can use to search with, so you could, for example, look up a word you found using a dictionary to find the meaning.
ShowIP - Shows the IP address (and other hosting information) of a website. Just for fun really.
VideoDownloader - Download videos from YouTube and a bunch of other video sharing websites. Can also download all embedded objects on a page such as movies, mp3s, etc...

I didn't really explain PicLens, as it doesn't sound impressive, but it is a cool function. Take a Google Image Search, for example, press the PicLens button, and you're brought into a really nice environment for looking through your image search results. Best way to see what I mean is to try it:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5579

Firefox 3 is really close to being released now, from what I've heard its got some good features, though Firefox 2 has certainly served me well up until now.
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Old 19 May 2008, 01:36   #36
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I didn't really explain PicLens, as it doesn't sound impressive, but it is a cool function. Take a Google Image Search, for example, press the PicLens button, and you're brought into a really nice environment for looking through your image search results. Best way to see what I mean is to try it:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5579
Like, duuude!

HOL totally needs PicLens support!
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Old 19 May 2008, 02:03   #37
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Woah, PicLens rocks!
Thank you HenryCase for this nice Plugin!

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HOL totally needs PicLens support!
Please try to make it possible RCK!
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Old 21 May 2008, 11:58   #38
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Seems crazy that you get a browser and then have all these addons. Must take ages after a reinstall to get it the way you want.

I.E. 7 for me is all I use. Flash and Silverlight are about the only plugins I use.



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Old 21 May 2008, 12:04   #39
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Must take ages after a reinstall to get it the way you want.
5 secs for me.
You can either:
1. copy the profile/prog folder contents by hand, and store it onto another partition on your hd or upload to your email
2. use an extension (FEBE) that stores and archives all the necessary data in your desired location on your harddrive or you can upload it to your email
3. use an extension (GMail something ) that uploads all the necessary data onto your gmail account and automatically download/uploads once you log on.

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