Firefox Has Turned Into An Unusable POS

Discussion in 'Techforge' started by $corp, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Uncle Albert

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    Are you remembering to think your commands in Russian?

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  2. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    God I hope not.

    IE6 has a HUGE security vulnerability.
  3. Uncle Albert

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    Definitely IE6 at work. Not my problem if security is weak here.

    Checked last night. I'm using IE8 at home.
  4. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    Except it doesn't matter how many firewalls you have, certain browsers still have security issues.

    The whole Google problem in China? Created through Internet Explorer.

    IE6 is outdated and by far the worst browser in the world to use. If your work forces you, kick your boss in the balls and spit in his face. :bergman:
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  5. Sean the Puritan

    Sean the Puritan Endut! Hoch Hech!

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    With Firefox, I use Foxmarks to synchronize my bookmarks across all of the computers that I use.

    How do I do the same thing if I decide to try out Opera?
  6. The Night Funky

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    Opera Link
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  7. $corp

    $corp Dirty Old Chinaman

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    I am now using Opera as my main browser. Wow, I am surprised at how fast this went from a Firefox suxxx thread to an Opera thread.

    One complaint I have: the tabs should be below the address bar, not the other way around. I wish you could change this. It's a small thing, but still a bit annoying.

    Also, whenever I hit the quicklaunch, it opens up in a new tab, and I want it to open up in a new window instead. But yeah, the speed and stability more than makes up for this.


    EDIT: Ok, another complaint: Do any of you have problems with Flash and Opera? I've tried several times to uninstall and reinstall the latest Flash player, and it keeps telling me to upgrade to the latest version before I can watch any video. :blink:
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  8. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    Yeah, have to admit that WF works better with Opera.
  9. Hood

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    I think I'll have to give Opera a tickle.
    I tired to view this Flash heavy website just now. I increasingly get nothing with Firefox on such websites and have to use IE.
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  10. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    Yeah, Firefox crashes on sites like that for me. Kinda pathetic.
  11. Powaqqatsi

    Powaqqatsi Haters gonna hate.

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    Maybe I went to the wrong pages but I didn't see any flash there. Just regular old html/css/js...
  12. The Night Funky

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    Its an inherent feature. Poke around on the Opera forums as there's some obsessive folks there who'll be more than happy to answer your questions.

    Opera's mobile browser is highly rated (their iPhone version is screamingly fast), so if you've got a phone that can run a different browser than what's installed might want to check out Opera Mini as well.
  13. $corp

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    I just noticed....if you roll over your tabs, it show a little preview of thwat the page looks like! Holy shit, that is awesome!

    Anyone discover any cool lil widgets or toys for their Opera? I am looking for a good ad blocker.
  14. The Night Funky

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    If you right click on the blank spot on a page, you can block ads with Opera's built-in ad blocker. Here's some other tips on blocking ads in Opera and you might want to give Proxomitron a try. Its a bit out-dated, but still blocks a number of ads easily.
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  15. Volpone

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    The "Speed Dial" thing that comes up as a default is kind of annoying to me right now, but when I actually get around to setting it up it could be pretty slick.
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  17. MikeH92467

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    I've always like Opera's blazing speed, but I can't get it to where the same tabs come up every time. I set it for "current" but it only pulled up one tab. Can we get it to do that? If it is everything else goes buh, bye!
  18. The Night Funky

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    Yes, I'm not entirely sure how to do it, since they changed where the necessary settings are (I set it up several different versions ago, and they've just remained with Opera as each new upgrade came out). One thing you'll need to do is get it to show you the startup dialog, which you can access via the preferences menu. Dig around in the Opera forums, as I'm sure someone's already asked the question. If not, you'll probably get the answer fairly quickly.
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  19. MikeH92467

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    Found it! WHOOOT!!!! :yays:
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  20. Kyle

    Kyle You will regret this!

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    Man, you suckers. I've been using Opera for years. Welcome to the family.
  21. Zombie

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    Well it's your fault for not telling us. :bailey:
  22. Sean the Puritan

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    Tried out Opera, didn't see any change in performance.

    Sticking to Firefox.
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  23. Kyle

    Kyle You will regret this!

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    I did, but then people were like, "But, but, but, I need my egg timer Firefox extension."
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  24. The Night Funky

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    Then you'd better nuke your system and start all over again, because you've got something installed on there that you shouldn't have. Regardless of which browser you prefer, you should notice a distinct performance between them. I have Safari, IE8, Opera, Firefox, and Chrome on my PC (a 1.2 Ghz AMD processor with about 1 gig of RAM) and each one of them launches and runs at different rates of speed. If you're having the same problems with Opera that you were having with FF, then you've got issues with your machine. Either you're trying to do too much at one time, or you've got some malware buried in your system which you can only get rid of by nuking your box and starting from scratch.
  25. Zombie

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    :lol:

    What the hell is an egg timer extension?

    No wonder Firefox is turning into bloatware.

    :lol:
  26. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

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    Wow.

    Sure of yourself much?
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  27. Sean the Puritan

    Sean the Puritan Endut! Hoch Hech!

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    Your facts are uncoordinated.

    I'm not having any "problems" with Firefox.

    I thought I made this clear in Post #3.
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  28. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

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    I have a developer I'm working with right now on a new backend for my business. He bills me with a firefox timer extension.

    I kid you not.
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  29. TheBrew

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    I would, but I think the Secret Service would probably tackle me pretty quickly.

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  30. Caboose

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    :shrug: IE works for me as well and intend to keep using it even with the baggage.


    I tried FF for a while and just couldn't get all the hubbub about it and can't for the life of me see why everyone seems to think it's the bees knees.
    The last crash I decided to leave it out and go back to IE8 on this machine and 7 on my other systems.