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NousDefionsDoc
12-07-2004, 15:02
ISpell doesn't work with it. But I still like it.

DanUCSB
12-07-2004, 15:21
Agreed. I'm a big fan of Firefox. Combined with some new Linux on my laptop (installed by my darling and much-smarter-than-myself wife), I'm getting absolutely zero of the virus/spyware/infiltration problems I received previously.

NousDefionsDoc
12-07-2004, 15:33
If anybody runs across a spell check for it, please post the link.

Martin
12-07-2004, 15:40
NDD: On a related note, you might want to have a look at Evolution. Used it previously (before setting up a web interface to the IMAP-SSL server) and thought it was very good.

Kyobanim
12-07-2004, 15:40
Check sourceforge.net. They're the open source people.

edited link- thanks Martin

Dan
12-07-2004, 22:11
If anybody runs across a spell check for it, please post the link.

NDD, Something that is very nice about FireFox is the extensions you can add to it. These extensions add new functions to FireFox for you to customize your browser.

There are numerous spell checker extensions. In your FireFox browser select "Tools" and then select "extensions". This will show you which extensions you are using...select the "get more extensions" in the lower right. This will show the recommended list of different extensions. Some of these are very, very cool...I use some of these for development myself.

I haven't tried this one, but here's a link you can try:
http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/

Or use Google to find some:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=firefox+extensions+spelling+checker&spell=1

gits
12-07-2004, 22:13
I love firefox I get bearly any pop ups using it unlike IExplorer

Smokin Joe
12-07-2004, 22:35
Firefox is the Sh*t. Thanks guys for pointing it out. One question though. How do you disable the pop-ups blocker. I.e. it won't open PM's in a seperate window, the tool bar say's "Blocked pop-up" or something to that effect and I can't find the window to temp disable them for this site.

Gypsy
12-07-2004, 22:56
Smokin Joe, I don't know if this will work on Fire Fox, but I have the google pop up blocker on my IE. When you get a PM notification if you first hold down the control key then click on "ok" it should open the second window.

NousDefionsDoc
12-08-2004, 01:55
Thanks Dan, I downloaded it and will try it out. I was looking through the extentions in the program. A lot of cool stuff. I've got one that gives me the DHS alert level in a little box in the bottom of the browser.

vsvo
12-08-2004, 09:13
How do you disable the pop-ups blocker. I.e. it won't open PM's in a seperate window, the tool bar say's "Blocked pop-up" or something to that effect and I can't find the window to temp disable them for this site.

Joe, when you get a blocked pop-up, you can click in the warning message right under the URL line, and there's an option to allow pop-ups for that site.

You can also go to Tools--->Options, then click Web Features along the left hand side. The first item on the list on the right is Block Pop Up Windows. You can uncheck that, or leave it checked, but click on Allowed Sites and enter the URL for this site and other sites where you want to allow pop-ups.

The Reaper
12-08-2004, 09:55
Do you have to dump IE when you upload Firefox, or can you keep both available?

What is the downside to Firefox? Sites that won't open or run correctly, etc.?

TR

Achilles
12-08-2004, 10:00
No downside to firefox when compared to internet explorer. Its an open source program and a collaborative (sp?) effort between many sources to release the best web browser possible. I like it much better than IE.

hoepoe
12-08-2004, 10:00
No, you can run both on the same machine with no problem whatsoever.

There are Micro$oft based websites that will not allow a non-micosoft browser to view the site content....

I believe there is an extension for Firefox to allow it to masquarade as IE...


Hoepoe

Martin
12-08-2004, 10:04
Do you have to dump IE when you upload Firefox, or can you keep both available?

You can keep both available.

What is the downside to Firefox? Sites that won't open or run correctly, etc.?

TR

There are very few sites that does not work with non-IE browsers. This may be due to the coding of the site. It is a rare issue nowadays.

An other example is my bank which requires a special plugin for secure transfer of data. Most popular plugins are available though.

vsvo
12-08-2004, 10:08
Do you have to dump IE when you upload Firefox, or can you keep both available?

What is the downside to Firefox? Sites that won't open or run correctly, etc.?

TR

TR, you can keep IE. You can even open both at the same time. I've only run into this rarely, but sometimes when you are accessing a site that has been optimized for IE, Firefox will have some problems with it. For example, I use Lexis/Nexis for school. It won't open correctly in Firefox, and the help desk won't help b/c they don't support it. Other than that, I always use Firefox.

I read that Firefox is based on the old Netscape code, which is funny b/c I hated Netscape.

vsvo
12-08-2004, 10:11
Oops, sorry for the redundant post, I was typing.....

Hoepoe, thanks for the tip, I'll look for the masquerade extension.

vsvo
12-15-2004, 14:07
From PC Mag...
******

Make Way for Mozilla
ARTICLE DATE: 12.28.04
By John R.Quain

Is spyware slowing down your surfing? If so, you may want to join millions of others who are hopping off the Microsoft Internet Explorer merry-go-round and jumping on the Firefox browser bandwagon.

According to Web analytics firm WebSideStory, at the beginning of June over 95.48 percent of American Web surfers were using IE, but by October's end, that percentage had fallen to 92.86. Where did those users go? Most of them apparently switched to Mozilla and its open-source derivative browser, Firefox.

"It's the first time we've seen IE's market share decline in the six years we've covered it," says WebSideStory CEO Jeff Lunsford. "It looks like people are switching at a rate of about half a percentage point a month."

Many analysts have speculated that surfers are switching in order to avoid the security headaches and spyware that are plaguing IE. Indeed, Firefox, which was downloaded one million times in the first 24 hours after version 1.0's release, does not allow ActiveX programs to run or let so-called trusted sites circumvent security settings. That's how the program is able to avoid spyware infections, says Firefox director of engineering Chris Hofmann.

According to Hofmann, the Firefox e-mail client companion, Thunderbird, should be finished by December.

NousDefionsDoc
12-15-2004, 14:37
The market does it again. Wasn't part of the MS trial about Explorer? Build a better mousetrap...

vsvo
12-15-2004, 15:18
Exactly NDD. MS tried to leverage the dominance of Windows to ram IE down everyone's throat. Gotta love free markets....

Dan
12-15-2004, 20:37
I think FireFox's goal was 10% of the market by end of 2004...they are close now.

NousDefionsDoc
12-23-2004, 18:44
I just noticed that on the bookmarks, there's a little icon by the names of some of the sites. Some sites have their own icons, but on mine, PS.com has the red Yahoo Y. Is it hard to put our own icon like that?

Sigi
12-28-2004, 17:13
Great advice on Firefox. Runs smooth and have not had a popup in 5 days.
Actually I like it better than IE for other reasons as well, especially organizing my webpages and customizing how I view the web - much easier than IE. Thanks for the heads up NDD.

NousDefionsDoc
12-28-2004, 17:33
Thank Dan and Kyo and the other Gurus. Its their world, I'm just browsing in it.

Sigi
12-28-2004, 17:39
Dan and Kyobanim you guys rock. Thank you. Solved a host of problems for me.