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Firefox Vs Internet Explorer Answered

I was going to call this "firefox rules" but thats a bit biased. Any way I wanna hear peoples veiws on the subject. Let the Battle Begin.

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LasVegas

12 years ago

I like FireFox. In general I prefer Safari. What I dislike is web pages that force me to use one or the other. One of my favorite pages did just that. They made their website work only in Firefox. I don't use that site anymore. They don't know why, I'm sure. I'm not going to tell them either.

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AeshirLasVegas

Reply 12 years ago

Opera has a feature that lets you mask it as IE or Mozilla. w00t

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josh92176Aeshir

Reply 11 years ago

There's a plugin one for firefox that does that too. Its very customisable, one guy got it once to connect to the Wii shop channel! I think they (Nintendo) have stopped people doing that now though!

You can download it here if anyone is interested.

-josh

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its a lionAeshir

Reply 11 years ago

how? i cant find the setting anywhere. i downloaded opera last night, and i like it better than ff and ie... instructables however, does not display correctly. so... how do i get it to mask as mozilla?

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Aeshirits a lion

Reply 11 years ago

It won't make the main navbar work (I have that problem too), you can do it by right clicking on the page, click Edit site preferences, then click the Network tab.

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its a lionAeshir

Reply 11 years ago

yeah, i got it figured out about 2 minutes after i posted that. i meant to delete it, but i forgot to. i realized that it didnt fix the problem... i think i can live with it though... there was something else i was going to ask you when i made it back here, but i have forgotten what it is now...

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zachninmeAeshir

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah, its not hard to do, you can do it in Fx, but its still just not nice ;P

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bloody0986

11 years ago

Firefox is better because it has extensions. Safari (Which is now for Windows) is much faster.

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KentsOkay

11 years ago

FIYA FOX OWNS!!!!!!!!!!

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Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

Firefox..faster, better protection, better tabbed browsing, tab bookmarks, addons, and IE has some bugs with coding. Plus IE sucks with png images.

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crestind

12 years ago

As horrible as IE is, Firefox looks horrible and has no decent skins. IE7 looks awesome but uses massive amounts of memory... And is Instructables being recoded right now? IE is suddenly not reading the pagese properly.

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whatsisfacecrestind

Reply 11 years ago

Ever thought about making your own? Have a look at mine ;-)

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Baron Awhatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

Please Whatsisface, i am in a dilemma yet again, and aquire your advice. Click on my name to see my new topic. -Baron

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maninamousesuit

11 years ago

i just got standard macafee but it still piles on with the hijackers

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Goodhartmaninamousesuit

Reply 11 years ago

sounds like you need to tighten up security on your machine then

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maninamousesuit

11 years ago

my internet explorer is being besieged by bots that hijack your home page but i am not savvy enough to block them all. especially those annoying ones for gambling sites yaaaaaaah!!!!! any one can help? puleeze

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Goodhartmaninamousesuit

Reply 11 years ago

You have a firewall ? Sometimes just going to the wrong site initiates a bad download of malware.

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Goodhart

11 years ago

Let me throw a monkey wrench in here then: I prefer Mozilla "Flock". But it lacks as much support (extension-wise) as Firefox. Still, I use it at home and use Firefox at work, since it actually loads moments and not minutes after clicking on the icon. The ONLY time I use MSIE v.7 is to log onto work email from home. I lose many of my functions if I use any other browser (although they work, they are limited)

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trebuchet03

12 years ago

FireBug is a pretty good reason for Firefox for anyone that has ever written a line of code meant for the web ;)

Heh, my parent's, despite my efforts, are still using AOL. My mom got a spoof eMail asking for eBay information. Just for fun, I followed the link (it was a very convincing eMail for someone that's not paying attention). FF caught the url spoofing and halted everything. It gave me the option "Get me Out of Here!" or 'This is not blah blah blah.' Just another reason why my parents should get off aol :) Use IE, just not aol.

My only complaint about FF is that it's apparent that it is a memory hog.

I also use konqueror from time to time (when the linux box is in gui mode) :P I too am biased, I even use OpenOffice as opposed to Microsoft Office :)

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zachninmetrebuchet03

Reply 11 years ago

There'sHeh -- we're very similar :P

I use Epiphany, a GTK browser based on the gecko engine. It doesn't have some extensions, like FireBug, supported natively, but I'm pretty sure there's a wrapper for them -- I just use Fx if I need that stuff. However, at least the way I installed, all the extensions came with it, and you just select them from a menu. (There's roughly 50, but there's 10 or so that make the browser over-the-top)

there's a few things that I just *love* about it. For one, the bookmarking system allows you to bookmark with blanks, I have a bookmark on my toolbar for wikipedia, I just type in the title and I get the page. Same goes for google ;-)

I also love the way the tabs work, and the Tab Group extension perfects it. When you open a link in a new tab (middle click or ctrl+click), it opens a tab to the right (tab 2). If you open another tab on the same page (tab 1) without viewing the other tab (2), it will go right of the 2nd tab, which I use all the time when reading my feeds. It doesn't sound revolutionary, but it really is awesome ;-)

It also lets you know if you're leaving a page with form data that you've entered -- saves some disraught...

And although not everyone will find it awesome -- python is deeply connected to it. Python extensions, python consoles, I love it :P

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ghicken

11 years ago

Firefox definitely.

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Aeshir

12 years ago

Both suck. But Firefox is better. I can't believe Microsoft actually thinks IE is a competitive browser. w00t they put in RSS and tabbed browsing....pathetic!

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Zujus

12 years ago

Opera Opera Opera! (if smth going wrong with old sites then firefox)

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AeshirZujus

Reply 12 years ago

I LOVE TEH OPERA!

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Ezza

12 years ago

Although some people don't like the look of firefox, I think it's advantages are obvious. Its faster, safer, easier and allows more room for individuality. Go Firefox!

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frank26080115Ezza

Reply 12 years ago

If they don't like the new look of 2.0 then you can download the original from the theme download pages

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westfw

12 years ago

Firefox runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. IE only runs on Windows. Enough said.

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chenkerchops

12 years ago

Using internet explorer is about as fun as a self-circumsision.

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photozz

12 years ago

firefox rules.