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Posted on 06/12/2008 6:02:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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I’ve been using the beta 3 for a couple of weeks now....I like it.
How so? Please do explain.
I believe that is yet another way to say that IE security sucks.
For one thing, Google pays them a bundle for using Google as the default search engine and landing page.
I read a blog on Linux Mint where the guy who put Mint together was begging folks not to change the default from Mint Google, ‘cause it was his main source of income. He said Mozilla wasn’t all too happy about it. LOL
Why is mine on the right?
I’ve been using the betas of version 3 and the newest “release” and the memory problems have been resolved. They’ve plugged the leaks.
Yep. Just tried that...and it does just what you said.
I love Firefox, but I hope the new version is more stable than 2.0.14. I’ve been using it since 1.something back in late 2004, but the latest release has been buggy for me. It hangs regularly for 30+ seconds, and it sometimes crashes or closes itself without any warnings. I never had any problems with any previous versions over a half-dozen computers and have been waiting anxiously for an upgrade that will undo these problems.
Try this: Virtual Magnifying Glass -- works on Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X, and is dialable for power.
NoScript is a pain in the behind when you also have Stumble. I found it extremely irritating to have to do so much work to view items that came up on pages I stumbled onto!
Any chance you’ve heard of Dealio.com? I got some kind of toolbar stuck on my FF when I picked up the ‘Foxit’ pdf extension. I went and disabled it, but on occasion in getting a 503/504 page I get sent to this damned redirected srch.dealio.com. Pain in the tuchas!
3RC1 and RC2 have been great on my desktop; unusable on my two older laptops. Start out OK, but before long (one minute) are using 100% of the CPU and disk thrashing like crazy. Happens even in safe mode. No obvious configuration or resource problem and Firefox developers have not made any headway on the bug I submitted.
Nope, never have. But a suggestion, when ever you download a freebe like foxit.pdf, see if they have a "custom" install. If they do, just install the basic application and not the bells and whistles they like to add on.
I do wish someone would set up the Tabs so we could select where to put them; I'd prefer the right side and 90o text isn't that tough to discern.
Regarding memory leaks, I haven’t been troubled by them for several years since installing an automatic memory recovery utility called Memturbo. I have version 2 installed but looking tonight I see they are up to version 4. There may also be competing similar programs out there, I never really looked.
I’m a big fan of Opera. Seems faster than Firefox to me. Is definitely about 5 million times faster than IE. In addition all of the built in features already handle the most popular addons for Firefox. The only problem is that in an IE world, its strict standards adherence can cause problems.
My biggest complaint is that every time they change some tiny something in Firefox in order to claim it’s a new version, your extensions and themes are broken. I’ll wait a while before checking this one out.
I just drag & drop (with left mouse button) from FireFox to the desktop.
Nice. You learn something new every day. :-)
Happened twice now and I have no idea why.
I checked google and there were some fixes listed that did not work for me.
I wouldn't necessarily agree. Or that Apples are more secure because Windows sucks. Microsoft products are bigger targets. Hackers would rather invest their energy doing the most damage.
It’s getting color management, cool! The one thing I like (soon to be “liked”) Safari better for is that it does proper color management.
Maybe, maybe not. An extension can be "broken" in one of two ways:
1) It can simply not be compatible with the new version. But this is not always the case.
2) The author put a version as the maximum version it will run on, even though it will run on later versions. Firefox respects this max version flag (there's a min version one too), and won't run it if the version is outside of the range.
I can give you instructions for how to modify extensions to increase the allowed version. You only need Notepad and a compression utility that can work with .jar files. No guarantee the extension will actually work with the new version, as in #1 above.
I have a crapload of addons, some of which may not be compatible with v3. I’d rather wait a couple of months to give the authors time to update them before upgrading to the new version, but I’m not sure if the newer, better, shiner auto-updating Firefox will let me block the updates it’s so excited about looking for. Is there a way to do that?
How do you like Stumble? I was interested and almost downloaded, but didn’t quite.
Tools > Options > Advanced > Update
Change it from “Automatically download and install the update” to “Ask me what I want to do”.
A common myth. And quite wrong.
Microsoft software is more easily exploitable. That's why they're targeted.
Just like bank robbers hit local banks but not Fort Knox.
I think it's more a matter of windows being the lowest-hanging fruit due to design decisions made years ago that have still not been corrected. It's been shown many times over that security through obscurity isn't all it's cracked up to be.
I love firefox! It has a feature that allows you to download videos from the web, such as from YouTube, if used in conjunction with its plug-in and the free Adobe Media Player. Invaluable.
Maybe I’ll install it and give it a try, then. Only problem is I have AdBlock as well, and don’t want to get rid of it, so they may tend to squabble.
It couldn’t be any simpler!!!!
How I couldn’t have figured out or tried that, I have no idea or defense....
I’m just stupid, I guess..
THANKS a LOT.