I may be switching from FF to IE

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  1. shegeek72

    shegeek72 Guest

    As much as I hate to say it, I may be switching from Firefox (v3.6.3)
    to IE8. Why? I'm getting tired of getting 'you need to install a
    missing plugin.' Then when I hit install I get 'install manually.' So
    I have to go to the software's website, download and install it
    manually and hope it works (sometimes doesn't). Also, FF continually
    crashes, usually when I'm deleting emails from my yahoo account. And
    when I'm on facebook and try to play a video I often get 'an error
    occurred, please try again later.' However, when I use IE it plays
    fine.

    I've used FF for years because of the security holes in IE. However,
    with IE8 MS seems to have addressed those vulnerabilities. When I
    check for exploits, FF seems to have just as many, or nearly as many,
    as IE. And I have to admit I like IE's interface better - it's
    slicker.

    I did a check on mozilla.com to find out about the problems with FF
    and there were many, including crashing while on yahoo. Their answer?
    They blamed yahoo. I'm sorry, but that just smacks of 'we're too lazy
    to fix FF so we're blaming it on somebody else.' I thought the whole
    point of open source was thousands of people could tweak the code to
    solve the problems I'm having. Am I wrong?
     
    shegeek72, Jun 10, 2010
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  2. On 6/10/2010 13:39, shegeek72 wrote:
    > As much as I hate to say it, I may be switching from Firefox (v3.6.3)
    > to IE8. Why? I'm getting tired of getting 'you need to install a
    > missing plugin.' Then when I hit install I get 'install manually.' So
    > I have to go to the software's website, download and install it
    > manually and hope it works (sometimes doesn't). Also, FF continually
    > crashes, usually when I'm deleting emails from my yahoo account. And
    > when I'm on facebook and try to play a video I often get 'an error
    > occurred, please try again later.' However, when I use IE it plays
    > fine.
    >
    > I've used FF for years because of the security holes in IE. However,
    > with IE8 MS seems to have addressed those vulnerabilities. When I
    > check for exploits, FF seems to have just as many, or nearly as many,
    > as IE. And I have to admit I like IE's interface better - it's
    > slicker.


    *BACKUP* your current Firefox profile, un-install Firefox, then
    re-install Firefox and start a NEW profile!! If it worked, restore
    bookmarks and other stuff into the new profile!


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    Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps), Jun 10, 2010
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  3. On 6/10/2010 13:39, shegeek72 wrote:
    > As much as I hate to say it, I may be switching from Firefox (v3.6.3)
    > to IE8. Why? I'm getting tired of getting 'you need to install a
    > missing plugin.' Then when I hit install I get 'install manually.' So


    Is it Flash or Quicktime?

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    Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps), Jun 10, 2010
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  4. shegeek72

    Guest

    On Wed, 9 Jun 2010 22:39:38 -0700 (PDT), shegeek72
    <> wrote:

    >As much as I hate to say it, I may be switching from Firefox (v3.6.3)
    >to IE8. Why? I'm getting tired of getting 'you need to install a
    >missing plugin.' Then when I hit install I get 'install manually.' So
    >I have to go to the software's website, download and install it
    >manually and hope it works (sometimes doesn't). Also, FF continually
    >crashes, usually when I'm deleting emails from my yahoo account. And
    >when I'm on facebook and try to play a video I often get 'an error
    >occurred, please try again later.' However, when I use IE it plays
    >fine.
    >
    >I've used FF for years because of the security holes in IE. However,
    >with IE8 MS seems to have addressed those vulnerabilities. When I
    >check for exploits, FF seems to have just as many, or nearly as many,
    >as IE. And I have to admit I like IE's interface better - it's
    >slicker.
    >
    >I did a check on mozilla.com to find out about the problems with FF
    >and there were many, including crashing while on yahoo. Their answer?
    >They blamed yahoo. I'm sorry, but that just smacks of 'we're too lazy
    >to fix FF so we're blaming it on somebody else.' I thought the whole
    >point of open source was thousands of people could tweak the code to
    >solve the problems I'm having. Am I wrong?


    Is this a THREAT ?????

    Here's a suggestion. Get the add-on "Flash Block" disable all flash
    content. That damn flash crap is what crashes browsers in general.
    I rarely ever have FF crash. On the other hand IE6 crashes all the
    time. On the rare occasion FF crashes, it's always due to flash
    player.

    I should note I'm running the last version of FF2.x (On windows98se).
    Maybe you should go back to FF2.x. I dont know how FF3.x works since
    it wont run on Win98.

    The one nice thing about the Flash Blocker is that you dont get any of
    that useless flash advertising or other junk. Yet, if you want to
    watch a youtube video, just click on the video and it will open even
    with the blocker enabled.

    Quicktime could also be a problem is you have that POS installed. I
    have not allowed it on my computer since it corrupted my whole
    operating system around 1999 or 2000.
     
    , Jun 10, 2010
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  5. shegeek72

    Jon Danniken Guest

    shegeek72 wrote:
    > As much as I hate to say it, I may be switching from Firefox (v3.6.3)
    > to IE8.


    I'm still stuck using IE6.x until I can find a browser that does inline
    auto-complete from the address bar, using entries from the
    favorites/bookmarks folder/file.

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Jun 10, 2010
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  6. > I'm still stuck using IE6.x until I can find a browser that does inline
    > auto-complete from the address bar, using entries from the
    > favorites/bookmarks folder/file.
    >


    Firefox is doing it, isn't it?

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    Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps), Jun 10, 2010
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  7. shegeek72

    John Doe Guest

    shegeek72 <karmictaragem 2die4.com> wrote:

    > As much as I hate to say it, I may be switching from Firefox
    > (v3.6.3) to IE8. Why?


    Because you forgot what Internet Explorer is like.

    Next question.
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    John Doe, Jun 10, 2010
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  8. shegeek72

    John Doe Guest

    "Jon Danniken" <jonSPAMMENOTdanniken yahSPAMhoo.com> wrote:

    > shegeek72 wrote:


    >> As much as I hate to say it, I may be switching from Firefox
    >> (v3.6.3) to IE8.

    >
    > I'm still stuck using IE6.x


    Too bad, Firefox is much better than Internet Explorer. Firefox is
    almost as intuitive as Total Annihilation was. Just one of many
    ways Firefox is superior over Internet Explorer... If your
    connection or power is somehow interrupted, the next time you
    start Firefox, it will offer to replace all of the windows the way
    you had them before. That kind of thing reminds me of how pathetic
    Microsoft programming really is. And it gets worse. Internet
    Explorer is the only program I have that does not know how to
    interpret my mouse settings properly. For some bizarre reason, the
    scroll wheel erroneously switches to freewheeling mode in Internet
    Explorer.

    But whatever, do whatever you feel like doing, it is your loss not
    mine.
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    > until I can find a browser that does inline
    > auto-complete from the address bar, using entries from the
    > favorites/bookmarks folder/file.
    >
    > Jon
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


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    > From: "Jon Danniken" <jonSPAMMENOTdanniken yahSPAMhoo.com>
    > Newsgroups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.fan.mozilla
    > Subject: Re: I may be switching from FF to IE
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  9. shegeek72

    Jon Danniken Guest

    Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps) wrote:
    >> I'm still stuck using IE6.x until I can find a browser that does
    >> inline auto-complete from the address bar, using entries from the
    >> favorites/bookmarks folder/file.
    >>

    >
    > Firefox is doing it, isn't it?


    Not the last time I checked. If they were to do it, I'd be using FF as my
    default browser.

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Jun 10, 2010
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  10. shegeek72

    Justin Guest

    Jon Danniken wrote on [Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:30:45 -0700]:
    > Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps) wrote:
    >>> I'm still stuck using IE6.x until I can find a browser that does
    >>> inline auto-complete from the address bar, using entries from the
    >>> favorites/bookmarks folder/file.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Firefox is doing it, isn't it?

    >
    > Not the last time I checked. If they were to do it, I'd be using FF as my
    > default browser.


    FF does it, and has for a while
     
    Justin, Jun 11, 2010
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  11. > Not the last time I checked. If they were to do it, I'd be using FF as my
    > default browser.


    I believe both Chrome and Firefox are doing it! Try again! :)

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  12. shegeek72

    Jon Danniken Guest

    Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps) wrote:
    >> Not the last time I checked. If they were to do it, I'd be using FF
    >> as my default browser.

    >
    > I believe both Chrome and Firefox are doing it! Try again! :)


    I do use FF occasionally, but I haven't seen it. Using version 3.08, no
    in-line auto-complete.

    Is it a special add-on or something?

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Jun 11, 2010
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  13. > I do use FF occasionally, but I haven't seen it. Using version 3.08, no
    > in-line auto-complete.


    By auto-complete, did you mean website address auto-complete, or
    bookmark auto-complete?

    You need to cache the website address first by visiting it once, then
    you could auto-complete it next time!

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    Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps), Jun 11, 2010
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  14. shegeek72

    Jon Danniken Guest

    Justin wrote:
    > Jon Danniken wrote on [Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:30:45 -0700]:
    >> Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps) wrote:
    >>>> I'm still stuck using IE6.x until I can find a browser that does
    >>>> inline auto-complete from the address bar, using entries from the
    >>>> favorites/bookmarks folder/file.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Firefox is doing it, isn't it?

    >>
    >> Not the last time I checked. If they were to do it, I'd be using FF
    >> as my default browser.

    >
    > FF does it, and has for a while


    How do you turn it on? I have 3.0.8, no inline auto-complete.

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Jun 11, 2010
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  15. > I do use FF occasionally, but I haven't seen it. Using version 3.08, no
    > in-line auto-complete.
    >
    > Is it a special add-on or something?


    AH... Firefox can import the history from IE!!! As I said in another
    post: no history, no auto-complete!

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    Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps), Jun 11, 2010
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  16. shegeek72

    Justin Guest

    Jon Danniken wrote on [Fri, 11 Jun 2010 05:50:59 -0700]:
    > Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps) wrote:
    >>> Not the last time I checked. If they were to do it, I'd be using FF
    >>> as my default browser.

    >>
    >> I believe both Chrome and Firefox are doing it! Try again! :)

    >
    > I do use FF occasionally, but I haven't seen it. Using version 3.08, no
    > in-line auto-complete.
    >
    > Is it a special add-on or something?


    3.08 is an OLD version and out of support.
     
    Justin, Jun 11, 2010
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  17. shegeek72

    Justin Guest

    Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps) wrote on [Fri, 11 Jun 2010 21:33:33 +0800]:
    >> I do use FF occasionally, but I haven't seen it. Using version 3.08, no
    >> in-line auto-complete.
    >>
    >> Is it a special add-on or something?

    >
    > AH... Firefox can import the history from IE!!! As I said in another
    > post: no history, no auto-complete!


    I am using 3.6.3 and it auto completes bookmarks I have never visited since
    I imported them from Netscape years ago
     
    Justin, Jun 11, 2010
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  18. shegeek72

    Justin Guest

    Jon Danniken wrote on [Fri, 11 Jun 2010 05:54:53 -0700]:
    > Justin wrote:
    >> Jon Danniken wrote on [Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:30:45 -0700]:
    >>> Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps) wrote:
    >>>>> I'm still stuck using IE6.x until I can find a browser that does
    >>>>> inline auto-complete from the address bar, using entries from the
    >>>>> favorites/bookmarks folder/file.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Firefox is doing it, isn't it?
    >>>
    >>> Not the last time I checked. If they were to do it, I'd be using FF
    >>> as my default browser.

    >>
    >> FF does it, and has for a while

    >
    > How do you turn it on? I have 3.0.8, no inline auto-complete.


    Upgrade to a supported version, 3.6.3 does it by default
     
    Justin, Jun 11, 2010
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  19. shegeek72

    Jon Danniken Guest

    Justin wrote:
    > Jon Danniken wrote on [Fri, 11 Jun 2010 05:54:53 -0700]:
    >> Justin wrote:
    >>> Jon Danniken wrote on [Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:30:45 -0700]:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> I'm still stuck using IE6.x until I can find a browser that does
    >>>>>> inline auto-complete from the address bar, using entries from the
    >>>>>> favorites/bookmarks folder/file.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Firefox is doing it, isn't it?
    >>>>
    >>>> Not the last time I checked. If they were to do it, I'd be using
    >>>> FF as my default browser.
    >>>
    >>> FF does it, and has for a while

    >>
    >> How do you turn it on? I have 3.0.8, no inline auto-complete.

    >
    > Upgrade to a supported version, 3.6.3 does it by default


    Nope, just downloaded and installed it, and imported my favorites from IE.
    I still do not have inline auto-complete of favorites/bookmarks in the
    address bar.

    Thanks for prompting me to upgrade my FF installation, though.

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Jun 11, 2010
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  20. shegeek72

    Jon Danniken Guest

    Man-wai Chang to The Door (33600bps) wrote:
    >> I do use FF occasionally, but I haven't seen it. Using version
    >> 3.08, no in-line auto-complete.

    >
    > By auto-complete, did you mean website address auto-complete, or
    > bookmark auto-complete?


    I mean favorites/bookmark inline auto-complete from the address bar, known
    as "inline autocomplete". For instance, as I have with IE6.x, I have a
    favorite called, "g oogle", which has an affiliated URL of
    www.google.com.

    When I type "g" into the address field, it finishes it up as "g oogle",
    and hitting "RETURN" takes me to www.google.com.

    Likewise, I have a favorite called "gg oogle image search", with an
    associated URL of http://www.google.com/imghp . When I type "gg " into
    the address bar, it completes it as "gg oogle image search", and hitting
    "RETURN" takes me to http://www.google.com/imghp.

    Additionally, I have a favorite called "ggg oogle groups search", with an
    associated URL of http://groups.google.com/advanced_search . When I type
    "ggg " into the address bar, it completes it as "ggg oogle groups
    search", and hitting RETURN takes me to
    http://groups.google.com/advanced_search.

    That's what inline auto-complete is. Unfortunately, Microsoft removed it
    completely (not just disabled it) beginning with IE7, and AFAIK there are no
    other browsers which implement it.\\

    It is the only reason that I am still using IE6.

    Jon
     
    Jon Danniken, Jun 11, 2010
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