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Thought id download it as you always hear how good it is and movie streaming websites say they stream faster thru firefox. I cant see anything to benefit from it, cant access yahoo mail thru it, ke… Read More
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9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
Thought id download it as you always hear how good it is and movie streaming websites say they stream faster thru firefox.

I cant see anything to benefit from it, cant access yahoo mail thru it, keep needing to download new things to watch bbciplayer for instance, all my favourates are mixed up and called bookmarks? to me it just appears to be the same but different, ok so you can put add- ons on, great you can do that with vista anyway.

Please prove me wrong.
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9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
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banned#1
Yeah, it sucks. You get what you pay for....
#2
Your not wrong, although no doubt a thousand die hards will say different on here.
It doesn't work for half the sites you want to access, and these days is no longer any safer than IE.
There is no point in having two programs to do the same thing so Firefox is gone since at the very least I need to access the Microsoft Update site.
#3
Try this... https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10
No ads and faster browsing...:)

A lot of other things better in upcoming Firefox 3 (not yet released but you can get a beta)
#4
KDH001
Your not wrong, although no doubt a thousand die hards will say different on here.
It doesn't work for half the sites you want to access, and these days is no longer any safer than IE.
There is no point in having two programs to do the same thing so Firefox is gone since at the very least I need to access the Microsoft Update site.


I love IE too :) for websites that does not work on FF
#5
i think firefox is very good, the best browser i've used :)
#6
Firefox takes a little more work out of the box but the great thing about it I think is that you can get it just right for you. For instance I have a session manager which remembers all the pages and tabs I had open the next time I restart. I have an Up button to allow me to navigate back through the directory structure of websites. (for instance to find a main site rather than the forum) I have an Auto reload button which lets me set say an ebay page I'm looking at to auto update every 30 seconds or 5 seconds etc.

and I have buttons to quickly turn off Java and javascript on sites which might try to attack you with it (such as starting auto downloads, or millions of pop-ups) and the of course there is ad block plus, which is great, and kills most ads on most sites, automatically updating it's user-maintained database.

Oh and there is spell check built in, the page printing is smarter, code usually executes much closer to how it ought to rather than microsoft's "interpretation" and if I need to use IE for any reason I have IEtab, which lets me load an IE window inside a firefox tab and quickly switch between the two.

Oh yeah and I have a nice skin to match the rest of my custom setup.
#7
firefox rules - better than IE anyday
#8
m1lz;1855387
firefox rules - better than IE anyday


Agreed :thumbsup:

just look at tabbed browsing in ie7 :shock:
#9
Oh the other thing you have to realise is that firefox is responsible for IE7! we'd all be stuck using the piece of cr*p IE6 if firefox hadn't come and shuck the foundations a little.

Yes IE7 might do most of what firefox does, but IE6 certainly didn't and it's security was awful. Competition is what it's all about.
#10
i find it faster and i have got no problem with any website at all!! never have since i downloaded it. Not much difference i just prefer the layout ad the speed
#11
I find i only use IE now for sucky websites written in non-standard code.

For everyday surfing etc I use firefox, and for going to retailers through quidco etc I use Opera.

So yes, firefox is basically the mutt's nuts!
#12
I just couldn't get on with it :oops:
banned#13
no problems with any websites here either. IE is really for beginners who just want basic browsing. FF is for superusers who know how and what extra features to make use of.

What are peoples favourite add-ons.

I like :-

foxmarks bookmarks synchroniser
colourful tabs
tab mix plus
gutil

And I love the quick search feature for imdb, wikipedia etc.
#14
I think a lot of the Firefox fans come from the web design aspect. IE has many bugs in the way it reads html and css, which require workarounds, whereas Firefox behaves appropriatly. I think IE8 fixes these issues but it is in beta testing. The ideal for designers would be to have one standard, but that isnt going to happen, the market will continue to be dominated by IE but Firefox is gaining market share
#15
I love all the addons I get with Firefox (Rikai Chan, Foxyproxy etc)
banned#16
IE users should look here to see just how much you can add to FF to improve the whole browsing experience.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
#17
have used firefox for along time now, it is much better than any version of internet explorer i've ever used. would never go back to IE now. don't think that there is much of a speed difference between the two but the functionality of firefox is far greater than IE. my favourite bits are the in-line spell checker and the search box in the corner that can search pretty much whichever site you want.

i've just downloaded ff3.05 beta this morning. its got some great new features. anyone else using it?
#18
In truth all the main browsers are good and will do what the majority of people want.

Firefox is a good browser, but then so are IE and Opera. A lot of the things that Firefox does that are claimed to be innovative/advantages (such as tabbed browsing, etc.) I'd been using in Opera before Firefox was even launched, but for some reason Firefox is the computer press'/geeks favourite. I still prefer Opera to both IE or Firefox, but that's just me.

These days it's more a matter of personal preference than any real reason to pick one browser or the other, so try them all and see which fits you best. :)
#19
I've tried both and firefox is by far greater than IE!
#20
I cant believe you are even asking this question.
#21
Isn't the main reason to using Firefox is the security? Hackers exploit IE since its the most popular browser.
#22
Well, I got a free version and I find that its alot better than AOL.
#23
nightswimmer
In truth all the main browsers are good and will do what the majority of people want.

Firefox is a good browser, but then so are IE and Opera. A lot of the things that Firefox does that are claimed to be innovative/advantages (such as tabbed browsing, etc.) I'd been using in Opera before Firefox was even launched, but for some reason Firefox is the computer press'/geeks favourite. I still prefer Opera to both IE or Firefox, but that's just me.

These days it's more a matter of personal preference than any real reason to pick one browser or the other, so try them all and see which fits you best. :)


I think Opera is good, but it's not quite as intuative as Firefox IMHO.
#24
Ive listend to the for and against and also looked through all the add ons, tried a few(that worked) and think its rather gimicky! Also no difference in speed on my computer.

IE is simple and does exactly what it says on the tin.
#25
Good to have both. Some pages give problems in FF but overall it speeds things up and reduces crashes etc. IMO IE is generally better but it don't half hog resources. When I'm doing some serious multirtasking I use FF. One program in the family that I love above all else though is Foxit reader. So good not to have to use adobe reader - now that is a resource hogger!
#26
guerilla
have used firefox for along time now, it is much better than any version of internet explorer i've ever used. would never go back to IE now. don't think that there is much of a speed difference between the two but the functionality of firefox is far greater than IE. my favourite bits are the in-line spell checker and the search box in the corner that can search pretty much whichever site you want.

i've just downloaded ff3.05 beta this morning. its got some great new features. anyone else using it?


Yes, i'm on it as we speak, got it on sunday. So far so good, except when signing into hotmail it mixes between live hotmail and classic version of hotmail.

But don't let this put you off Firefox - had the other versions for over a year and haven't looked back once.
Oh, and Adblock Plus is possibly the best Add-on in the world
#27
cornish
I cant see anything to benefit from it, cant access yahoo mail thru it,


Not only can I access yahoo mail, I have a yahoo mail add on which means I know when I have a new message, and it stores my usernames/passwords so I can switch between accounts quickly and easily and then navigate to the site with the click of a mouse

bruffterman
Oh and there is spell check built in, the page printing is smarter, code usually executes much closer to how it ought to rather than microsoft's "interpretation" and if I need to use IE for any reason I have IEtab, which lets me load an IE window inside a firefox tab and quickly switch between the two.


Same here, for some reason I have to use in on tesco - but it is easy to switch to an IE tab
#28
forgot to mention you can also really easily create your own search bars, to go in the search bar box. for instance you could create one to search quidco for without having to go to the website. i think i just really like firefox
#29
Firefox is my browser of choice, Safari is 2nd choice.
#30
Money Spinning
Firefox is my browser of choice, Safari is 2nd choice.
Agree With You There :thumbsup:
#31
the mac is a rip off tho
#32
richto
Yeah, it sucks. You get what you pay for....


A bit like IE then?

I like Firefx more down the fact that, at its barebones it's much quicker and more stable than IE. However, at the end of the day, it's what suits me so each to their own.
#33
yeh man firefox is excellent with the add ons you just need to know how to use it properly.
#34
I personally like seamonkey which is a suite of apps and works with the excellent "mozbackup" so i never loose anything, only come across 1 site that didnt like it
#35
Horses for courses, its the same old debates.

PS3 Vs Xbox360, IE7 Vs FF, science Vs religion, its comes down to personal preference and I accept that someone of you like IE7 and some of you like FF, its like a toolbox you choose the tools you can use well and suit your needs.

coolio

One thing though, I have my personal USB stick which has a portable version of FF (which includes all my favourites, settings etc for any PC) on it, I have yet to find away to do it with IE7 though.
#36
csiman
IE users should look here to see just how much you can add to FF to improve the whole browsing experience.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/


When I tried firefox around the time 2.0 was released I made an extensive trawl through the plug-ins and I found absolutely no useful ones that IE6 w/ add-ons couldn't duplicate the functionality of.

Liddle ol' me
Good to have both. Some pages give problems in FF but overall it speeds things up and reduces crashes etc. IMO IE is generally better but it don't half hog resources. When I'm doing some serious multirtasking I use FF. One program in the family that I love above all else though is Foxit reader. So good not to have to use adobe reader - now that is a resource hogger!


Surely you've got that the wrong way round? Firefox is the one that's been notorious for hogging memory compared to IE and Opera, using double or triple the amount for the same set of tabs.

Foxit reader is pretty good and a lot faster than acrobat reader, I just wish it was more reliable.

guerilla
forgot to mention you can also really easily create your own search bars, to go in the search bar box. for instance you could create one to search quidco for without having to go to the website. i think i just really like firefox


You mean much like you can do in opera and I assume IE?

Personally I use Maxthon classic as my primary browser. It's a bit of a pig and suffers from all IE's problems but I'll keep using it until either another browser can duplicate all it's functions or the 2.0 rewrite gets all it's features.

Opera is my secondary browser when for Maxthon's acting up.

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