Mozilla pieces versus Mozilla Suite

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Doug Chadduck, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Finally broke down a couple weeks ago and downloaded Firefox and
    Thunderbird. Newbie and pleased to be here. Guess the only reason I
    waited so long is I had to do it on a machine that didn't go on the
    internet very often. Mainly used for photos and music. But, movin' on up.

    Now I see there is a Mozilla Suite I was not aware of. Is there anything
    in the suite that would make it worthwhile redoing things and going that
    route? Or is the whole only as good as the parts I've already got?
    Sometimes when I read all the selling info and site info it just starts
    to sound like bleh bleh bleh. So thought I'd see what thoughts might be
    out here.

    Mainly curiousity cause, so far, I haven't found anything I wanted to do
    that I couldn't do. Thanks Doug
    Doug Chadduck, Dec 2, 2005
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  2. Differences between the suite and Firefox/Thunderbird

    Its all about choice.
    You can go with the suite (Mozilla) or choose Firefox and any other
    email program, or go with Thunderbird, and your choice of browser. You
    can mix and match to get exactly what you want.

    Suite development has been stopped by directly, but has been
    taken up by a private group under the name of SeaMonkey, so further
    updates will be forthcoming.
    Moz Champion (Dan), Dec 2, 2005
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  3. Doug Chadduck

    gwtc Guest

    I think that the biggest thing that Moz has over FF is the ability to
    have more than one bookmark file, and you can switch between them
    easily. I have several, three for my various business activities, one
    for my investments, one for all my bookmarklets, one for my geneology,
    one for misc stuff, and a few others.
    gwtc, Dec 2, 2005
  4. There are pros and cons for each product, as I said, its about choice
    and whatever 'does the job' best for you and the way you operate.
    Moz Champion (Dan), Dec 2, 2005
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    Charani Guest

    The only thing that Mozilla Suite has which isn't available (AFAIK) in
    the component parts is Composer which is used for making web pages. I
    can use that where I find others impossible to use.
    Charani, Dec 2, 2005
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    Larry Hazel Guest

    Also, you must bring up TB to check for email or leave TB running all
    the time. I wish Firefox would periodically check for new email.
    Larry Hazel, Dec 2, 2005
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    Arne Guest

    Firefox is only a browser, so how could it check for new mail? :)

    That's just one of many reasons I prefer Mozilla Suite over Ff/Tb. When
    the browser is open, the mail app is also running in the background (and
    vice versa) and can check for new mail, and give an "alert icon" when
    new mail arrives. But I can also open the the mail app separately if I
    wish to do so. However, most of the time I have both open anyway. :)


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    Arne, Dec 2, 2005
  8. Doug Chadduck

    gwtc Guest

    How can FF check for mail when its a browser only.
    gwtc, Dec 2, 2005
  9. Doug Chadduck

    Larry Hazel Guest

    It would take a bit of extra code, but shouldn't be too difficult.
    Especially if TB is the mail client. It just needs to check if there is
    any. It wouldn't need to process the mail in any way.
    Larry Hazel, Dec 2, 2005
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    gwtc Guest

    if thats all it takes, then why don't you develop an extension for it?
    gwtc, Dec 2, 2005
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    Jedi Fans Guest

    NVU is the continuation of the Composer <>
    Jedi Fans, Dec 2, 2005
  12. Doug Chadduck

    Ralph Fox Guest

    On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 09:54:55 -0600, in message
    There are stand-alone notifiers which will do this.

    Use one of these. Then you won't even need Firefox running.
    Ralph Fox, Dec 2, 2005
  13. Doug Chadduck

    gwtc Guest

    how about recommending some and telling us where to get them. Thanks
    gwtc, Dec 2, 2005
  14. Doug Chadduck

    Larry Hazel Guest

    I try to stay above C level :)
    Larry Hazel, Dec 3, 2005
  15. gwtc, you surely have heard me recommend Poptray before. ;)

    It sits in the systray and checks mail on selected accounts at a user
    specified interval. It has a white/black list feature, and can also run
    custom filters to delete spam from the server before it even hits the
    inbox of your mail ap.

    I can't imagine email without it. The only drawback is its Windows only.
    I would love to learn of Mac and Linux equivalents.

    Leonidas Jones, Dec 3, 2005
  16. I am interested in that as well, particularly any that work on OSX or

    Leonidas Jones, Dec 3, 2005
  17. Doug Chadduck

    gwtc Guest

    Yes, thanks Lee, but I wanted Fox to tell me about his.
    gwtc, Dec 3, 2005
  18. OP here

    Thanks for the discussion. Picked up a couple tips.
    It doesn't look like I'm missing anything I want by leaving things
    piecemeal. Only thing I could think of would be the ability to open FF
    from Thunderbird. Can hit "read mail" when I'm in FF, and that opens
    Thunderbird, but can only get to FF, from Thunderbird, if Ihave a URL in
    an e-mail etc. Else I have to open FF from scratch. Maybe 1.85 extra
    seconds of energy. Dang. Guess some things just have to be worked for.

    Grin Thanks
    Doug Chadduck, Dec 3, 2005
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    gwtc Guest

    gwtc, Dec 3, 2005
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    Charani Guest

    Many thanks for that :))
    Charani, Dec 3, 2005
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