Fire Fox_A Very Good Browser

By astroram ยท 26 replies
Nov 16, 2004
  1. A Very good browser- Firefox. Try it and get rid of your problems,securitywise I mean, with IE. Please post your opinion with Fire fox and the optional mail cleint Thunderbird.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Wow! That's great man! I had never heard of this wonderful thing before! I will try it right away and post my experiences with this new technology and perhaps start a campaign to convince other people to use this completely unknown and new dimension in computing..
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Way to go Nodsu lol

    Regards Howard
    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Is this a real post or just spam? I'm honestly not sure.
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Seems pretty lame if it is spam, and not very good if it is legit.
  6. astroram

    astroram TS Rookie Topic Starter

    And that is the wonderful thing about thunder, the lightning part I mean. It gets rid off many beautiful things. Fast.
    :D :D :D :D
  7. mindspin

    mindspin TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Using it for about 1 year now. Best browser ever!
  8. Jay_kuby

    Jay_kuby TS Rookie

    yes i use fire fox it is very good indeed

    Jay :grinthumb :grinthumb :grinthumb :D
  9. avin

    avin TS Rookie

    Firefox problems

    I installed Firefox 2 weeks ago. By and large OK, but 2 nagging problems:

    1) While signing into Hotmail, even if I check the box that says 'Do not remember my e-mail address...", the next time my email address appears in the field.

    2) When accessing my company intranet with Firefox, none of the 'buttons' or their secondary buttons work (Sorry, I don't know the correct terminology, but basically the site has buttons like Phone Directory. When you click on it, three additional buttons should slide out, saying UK directory, US directory, HK directory.) It works fine in Internet Exploder, but the buttons/links just don't show up or work with Firefox.

    Can anyone help please? Thanks

  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    1: you have remembering form contents turned on in FireFox. Turn it off.
    2: The designers of the intranet page have very limited brain capacity and have made the page usable only in IE.

    None of these is Firefox's fault.
  11. avin

    avin TS Rookie

    Nodsu, thanks for the post. I had already turned 'remember forms' off (under Tools, Options, Privacy, Saved Form Information) - but this didn't help. Any other ideas?
  12. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Maybe clear the already saved forms content and also clear any cookies.
  13. NeonShadow

    NeonShadow TS Rookie

    I have been using FireFox for about 2 months now. Im really glad that I did. When I was using IE I just kept getting pop-ups and spyware. Whenever I would run Spybot or Adwear It would find like 36 things everyday.

    2 weeks into running Firefox I ran Ad-wear. It found NOTHING! And im glad. I recommended Firefox to many people, and they are happy. Im glad I did my part. :bounce:
  14. M4GIC1

    M4GIC1 TS Rookie

    I only have one problem with Firefox. It seems slow compared to IE. Other than that, I love it.
  15. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Wow that's strange I have always thought it was much quicker because it isn't a bloated as IE. Maybe try defragging and clearing out some temp files.
  16. Jay_kuby

    Jay_kuby TS Rookie

    I use tempcleaner and ad awere SE personal to clean my pc it works for me

  17. kbennett

    kbennett TS Rookie

    i use a different browser

    it is not as popular as fire fox but it is just as good its called slimbrowser its flippin awesome
  18. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It's just another IE frontend and features all the security holes of it.
  19. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat TS Rookie Posts: 94

    I don't understand..... I've never had a problem with IE on MY MACHINE. What are these holes you people talk about? Update your windows/IE, read's security bulletins, quit going to porn sites, quit clicking on random links and stop following spam email links. I've used both browsers and could personally care less about firefox. It's like all you guys are on a band wagon or something, raging against some machine that quite honestly is as functional as firefox. It is true that IE has holes in it's security but so does Firefox. This reminds me of those guys who sit around and talk about how good Unix is and how they hacked the girls locker room with it. Just my 2 quarters, let the flameing begin.
  20. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    firefox is far inferior to Mozilla. and NO -firefox is NOT mozilla (although it is made by the same people)
  21. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    Ugh - UNIX ..... we have it at work and it must be one of the most user unfriendly operating sysems ever invented..... I absolutely hate it.
  22. MorphiusManson

    MorphiusManson TS Rookie

    I am a Lenovo/IBM lead technician. I often install Firefox for users that seem to be advanced browswers and hang out in all the wrong places.

    The new V.2 of Firefox was designed by open source people to accomodate both XP ( NTFS Platform ) and Apple OSX and Linux ( Mandrake or Red Hat ) Users.

    This browser has caused serious conflicts with certain antivirus GUI's
    namely " PC-Cillin " and " PandaVirus Platinum " yet, by a source of Linux based writers. (Hmmm)

    When you install the newer service packs IE7, and ect ect, you will create conflicts that make your PC run like you have spywarez or .exe Trojans. Mouse lockup. slow everything......... stick with you old stuff for now or revert to what you had.

    MS-VISTA is a ripoff media edition of OSX ( and I hate apple pc's )

    stick with your current working O/S..... and browsers.

    if you have any questions by all means PM me ..... i am happy top share the news that we get 6 week in advance of the public on new releases of GUI's

    Another stay away is Nero 7 . has a bunch of really cool tools. Too bad it crashes/freezes every other time.

    Also be careful with updating your Ofiice XP Pro with the 2007 Student/Teacher edition cause you think your getting newer .... your gettin a new skin with about 20 new fonts, new skins, a newer 'looking' GUI and HALF the functionality.

    I fix on average 10-20 IBM laptops per day and about the same in Desktops with all major brands on the desktops. At Lenovo we specialize in Lappyz

    ask me anything and I'll give you the latest hardcore TRUTH.

    *pinky swear*

    Morphius Manson .... " God of Sleep, Son of a Murderer " :)

    Peeeeeeeece OUT >>>>>>>>>
  23. hooah212002

    hooah212002 TS Rookie

    I get popups in firefox. Don't know how to get rid of them. They read at the top of the page "Advertisement NSIS Media". I have checked my allowed popup pages and it is not on there. It isnt a page, just a random popup ad. Any help? MAybe some AdBlock help?
  24. Marcelhobbyist

    Marcelhobbyist TS Rookie

    Firefox blues.

    Despite numerous posting across the web, Mozilla/Firefox (or something) has disabled my ability to select and delete Download History, Saved Forms or Saved Passwords. Everything else seems to get deleted but when I go to "Tools" and "Clear Private Data" it's impossible to highlight these three items for deletion. Oddly, if I go to "Tools" then "Options" then "Settings," it appears that all of the items are checked and ready for deletion. Not the case when I actually go to delete them. This happens whether I check "Ask me before clearing private data" or not.

    Got help?
  25. Yakob

    Yakob TS Rookie Posts: 55

    Firefox is great. so is Thunderbird. go to Firefox Addons through the firefox browser and put in some excellent addons. :) Firefox Is Great.

    If you get ads on FF get AdBlock Plus from the addon site, it's free and you can add specific ads etc :) oh and hit ctrl + Shift + del to clear private data: cookies saved forms etc. or set it upo to be removed when you close FF
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