Firefox vs IE

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Southern Kiwi, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    Any "gotcha's" for newbies?
    Opinions welcome

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    Southern Kiwi, Oct 30, 2005
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  2. Southern Kiwi wrote:
    > Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    > I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    > Any "gotcha's" for newbies?


    Tip (If you haven't discovered it already :)), you can open links in a
    new tab by middle-clicking on them, and you can close an open tab by
    middle-clicking on it too.

    The major "Gotcha" in Firefox is that when you open a new tab or window
    for a link, and there is an error loading that page, the address bar is
    never filled in so you lose the link and can't try to load the page
    again. I don't know why it hasn't been fixed yet.

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
    Nicholas Sherlock, Oct 30, 2005
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  3. Southern Kiwi

    Shane Guest

    On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 07:37:38 +1300, Southern Kiwi wrote:

    > Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    > I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    > Any "gotcha's" for newbies?



    It puts hairs on your chest


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    Shane, Oct 30, 2005
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  4. Southern Kiwi

    steve Guest

    Southern Kiwi wrote:

    > Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?


    iss betta.

    > I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen


    Glad to see you finally made it. :)

    > Any "gotcha's" for newbies?


    None I can think of. It's juss betta.

    > Opinions welcome
     
    steve, Oct 30, 2005
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  5. Southern Kiwi

    MarkH Guest

    "Southern Kiwi" <southern_kiwi@*spamsucks*hotmail.com> wrote in
    news:436512ff$:

    > Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    > I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    > Any "gotcha's" for newbies?
    > Opinions welcome


    For me as a computer tech the only gotcha is that when I am at a customers
    and they only have IE then I go WTF, where are the tabs? Seriously it is a
    complete bitch to have to use IE now.

    At home I have several PCs (4 in my room, often all running). All 4 of
    those PCs have Opera as the main browser and Firefox as the backup browser.
    On 3 of them the 3rd browser is Konquerer, but I don't use that much. On 1
    PC the 3rd browser is IE (unless I boot from the 2nd HDD and then Konquerer
    is the 3rd browser) and I don't use that much either. If fact it is
    extremely rare for any of the browsers to have a problem with a web page.
    During the month of October I has one page that would not work with Opera
    (and I use the web a lot), but it worked fine with Firefox.

    I have now been using Mozilla/Firefox/Opera for a couple of years and I
    don't miss IE at all, in fact I really dislike using IE now.


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    young woman. There was no possible way she could have been mistaken
    for a young man in any language, especially Braille."
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    MarkH, Oct 30, 2005
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  6. Southern Kiwi

    Daniel Guest

    Southern Kiwi wrote:
    > Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    > I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    > Any "gotcha's" for newbies?
    > Opinions welcome
    >

    I'm a Firefox user as well.

    The only reason I keep IE installed is for the Windows Updates.
    Plus, there a certain applications that require the IE rendering engine
    that are not Outlook.

    I think there are only two things that IE can do, that Firefox can't:-
    * ActiveX
    * Handling pages that rely on IE's non-standard JVM (I've noticed this
    with a couple of PopCap games)
     
    Daniel, Oct 30, 2005
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  7. Southern Kiwi

    thingy Guest

    Southern Kiwi wrote:
    > Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    > I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    > Any "gotcha's" for newbies?
    > Opinions welcome
    >


    It needs to be kept patched just like IE.

    Otherwise it is my preference.

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Oct 30, 2005
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  8. Southern Kiwi

    thingy Guest

    Shane wrote:
    > On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 07:37:38 +1300, Southern Kiwi wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    >>I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    >>Any "gotcha's" for newbies?

    >
    >
    >
    > It puts hairs on your chest
    >
    >


    Better not let my GF near it then...

    hairy boobs does so not appeal...

    ;]

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Oct 30, 2005
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  9. Southern Kiwi

    ~misfit~ Guest

    thingy wrote:
    > Shane wrote:
    >> On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 07:37:38 +1300, Southern Kiwi wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    >>> I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    >>> Any "gotcha's" for newbies?

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> It puts hairs on your chest
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Better not let my GF near it then...
    >
    > hairy boobs does so not appeal...
    >
    > ;]


    Never been to jail huh?

    ;-)
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    ~misfit~, Oct 30, 2005
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  10. Southern Kiwi

    EMB Guest

    Southern Kiwi wrote:
    > Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    > I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    > Any "gotcha's" for newbies?
    > Opinions welcome
    >


    For about 98% of browsing it's bloody good. The other 2% of pages are
    broken - either due to active-x or due to bad HTML that only displays
    properly in IE.

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    EMB
     
    EMB, Oct 30, 2005
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  11. Southern Kiwi

    ~misfit~ Guest

    steve wrote:
    > Southern Kiwi wrote:
    >
    >> Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?

    >
    > iss betta.
    >
    >> I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen

    >
    > Glad to see you finally made it. :)
    >
    >> Any "gotcha's" for newbies?

    >
    > None I can think of. It's juss betta.
    >
    >> Opinions welcome


    I pretty much agree with what steve said. Been using Firefox for about 6
    months now. The only thing that irks me is, I have my start menu set up to
    show favourites. When you add a favourite to IE it shows up there, allowing
    one-click access to sites. With Firefox it doesn't do that so I have to
    start Firefox, then go through favourites and find it. Small annoyance but
    annoyance none-the-less.
    --
    ~misfit~
     
    ~misfit~, Oct 30, 2005
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  12. Southern Kiwi

    Shane Guest

    On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 09:39:58 +1300, ~misfit~ wrote:

    > thingy wrote:
    >> Shane wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 07:37:38 +1300, Southern Kiwi wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    >>>> I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    >>>> Any "gotcha's" for newbies?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> It puts hairs on your chest
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Better not let my GF near it then...
    >>
    >> hairy boobs does so not appeal...
    >>
    >> ;]

    >
    > Never been to jail huh?
    >
    > ;-)


    OK.. that scared me

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    Shane, Oct 30, 2005
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  13. Southern Kiwi

    steve Guest

    ~misfit~ wrote:

    > steve wrote:
    >> Southern Kiwi wrote:
    >>
    >>> Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?

    >>
    >> iss betta.
    >>
    >>> I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen

    >>
    >> Glad to see you finally made it. :)
    >>
    >>> Any "gotcha's" for newbies?

    >>
    >> None I can think of. It's juss betta.
    >>
    >>> Opinions welcome

    >
    > I pretty much agree with what steve said. Been using Firefox for about 6
    > months now. The only thing that irks me is, I have my start menu set up to
    > show favourites. When you add a favourite to IE it shows up there,
    > allowing one-click access to sites. With Firefox it doesn't do that so I
    > have to start Firefox, then go through favourites and find it. Small
    > annoyance but annoyance none-the-less.


    If you're using Linux and KDE, the most recent web sites accessed show up in

    Launch -> Recent Documents
     
    steve, Oct 30, 2005
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  14. Southern Kiwi

    steve Guest

    Daniel wrote:

    > The only reason I keep IE installed is for the Windows Updates.


    .....and it's damned near impossible to uninstall it without causing problems
    later on.
     
    steve, Oct 30, 2005
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  15. Southern Kiwi

    steve Guest

    EMB wrote:

    > Southern Kiwi wrote:
    >> Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    >> I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    >> Any "gotcha's" for newbies?
    >> Opinions welcome
    >>

    >
    > For about 98% of browsing it's bloody good. The other 2% of pages are
    > broken - either due to active-x or due to bad HTML that only displays
    > properly in IE.


    Fortunately, there are fairly rare...and usually not the only site offering
    relevant content - or the best.
     
    steve, Oct 30, 2005
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  16. ~misfit~ wrote:

    >
    > I pretty much agree with what steve said. Been using Firefox for about 6
    > months now. The only thing that irks me is, I have my start menu set up to
    > show favorites. When you add a favorite to IE it shows up there,
    > allowing one-click access to sites. With Firefox it doesn't do that so I
    > have to start Firefox, then go through favorites and find it. Small
    > annoyance but annoyance none-the-less.
    > ~misfit~


    I keep a folder of favorites on the desktop,start firefox from there.
    grumpy
     
    grumpyoldhori, Oct 30, 2005
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  17. Southern Kiwi

    Rob J Guest

    In article <dk351p$ksl$>,
    says...
    > Southern Kiwi wrote:
    > > Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    > > I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    > > Any "gotcha's" for newbies?

    >
    > Tip (If you haven't discovered it already :)), you can open links in a
    > new tab by middle-clicking on them, and you can close an open tab by
    > middle-clicking on it too.
    >
    > The major "Gotcha" in Firefox is that when you open a new tab or window
    > for a link, and there is an error loading that page, the address bar is
    > never filled in so you lose the link and can't try to load the page
    > again. I don't know why it hasn't been fixed yet.


    Because enough people haven't complained?
     
    Rob J, Oct 30, 2005
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  18. Southern Kiwi

    Rob J Guest

    In article <dk351p$ksl$>,
    says...
    > Southern Kiwi wrote:
    > > Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    > > I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    > > Any "gotcha's" for newbies?

    >
    > Tip (If you haven't discovered it already :)), you can open links in a
    > new tab by middle-clicking on them, and you can close an open tab by
    > middle-clicking on it too.
    >
    > The major "Gotcha" in Firefox is that when you open a new tab or window
    > for a link, and there is an error loading that page, the address bar is
    > never filled in so you lose the link and can't try to load the page
    > again. I don't know why it hasn't been fixed yet.


    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=254714
     
    Rob J, Oct 30, 2005
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  19. Southern Kiwi

    thingy Guest

    ~misfit~ wrote:
    > thingy wrote:
    >
    >>Shane wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 07:37:38 +1300, Southern Kiwi wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    >>>>I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    >>>>Any "gotcha's" for newbies?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>It puts hairs on your chest
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>Better not let my GF near it then...
    >>
    >>hairy boobs does so not appeal...
    >>
    >>;]

    >
    >
    > Never been to jail huh?
    >
    > ;-)



    lol....nope....better make sure I never do.....

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Oct 31, 2005
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  20. Southern Kiwi

    thingy Guest

    Shane wrote:
    > On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 09:39:58 +1300, ~misfit~ wrote:
    >
    >
    >>thingy wrote:
    >>
    >>>Shane wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 07:37:38 +1300, Southern Kiwi wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Trying Firefox, seems a lot faster loading pages, why would that be?
    >>>>>I like the tabs and the "bigger" screen
    >>>>>Any "gotcha's" for newbies?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>It puts hairs on your chest
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>Better not let my GF near it then...
    >>>
    >>>hairy boobs does so not appeal...
    >>>
    >>>;]

    >>
    >>Never been to jail huh?
    >>
    >>;-)

    >
    >
    > OK.. that scared me
    >


    me too....

    eekkkkkkk!

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Oct 31, 2005
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