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Firefox 0.9

Author:  Amailer [ Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:40 pm ]
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Well as you may all know FireFox 0.9 is out it's cool (as always..)
either way, Im having some problems..
1. All the .swf (flash files) show up as broken quicktime files
2. When ever I open all the links (as tabs) from my bookmark folder, it doesn't override the other sites/tabs that are alreayd open anymore, HELP HOW TO FIX THIS?

Thank you.

Author:  Andy [ Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:24 pm ]
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why doesnt mouse gesters work??

Author:  Amailer [ Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:38 pm ]
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Anyone know? Why on earth is Quicktime using .swf files.. -.- only with firefox...agr

Author:  Tony [ Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:53 pm ]
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eh? check quicktime filetype assosiations...

preferences->file type->miscellaneous->flash

Author:  Amailer [ Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:21 am ]
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tried that no luck (opened browser closed it also Sad)

Author:  Mazer [ Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:16 am ]
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My first guess was that you'd need to get the plugin again (since you had a new version of the browser). As for mouse gestures:

(from Release Notes)

Old Extensions and Themes

To prevent the kind of problems we had with the 0.8 release (users were having the browser not start with "No XBL Binding for Browser" errors, and finding that their theme was broken), when you run 0.9 for the first time all of your extensions will be automatically disabled, and the theme will be reset to the default. You must then look for newer versions of your extensions that are compatible with Firefox 0.9 since the extension API has changed. After Firefox 0.9 these updates should be more seamless.

Author:  templest [ Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:21 am ]
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wtf? when did this happen!? Shocked

I spent all day yesterday working on mah physics final project (I built a solar powered toy car) 8), so I missed this bit of news, be assured I'll get it as soon as I get home! Very Happy

Author:  Paul [ Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:13 pm ]
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I have firefox, what are mouse gestures Eh

Author:  Mazer [ Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:54 am ]
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Oh you poor kid. Go to the extensions page, you'll see. Trust me, you'll love 'em.

Author:  SuperGenius [ Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:32 am ]
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Where can I get firefox for winXP? I am curious to try it out since you guys seem to like it so much.

Author:  Paul [ Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:35 pm ]
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I just downloaded it, and it works, I have xp...

Author:  Amailer [ Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:49 pm ]
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I fixed the quicktime/flash problem. Now just the tab problem to be solved.. *sigh*

Author:  Paul [ Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:59 pm ]
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I don't have any of those problems, just got firefox 0.9, its great, dunno what I'd do if I didn't find out there were themes to use... yay! Now is there anyway I can get compsci users' name effects to show?

Author:  Paul [ Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:50 pm ]
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I dunno how, but there's something wrong with the javascript in mozilla

if you'll go to my personal page:

with IE, upon mouseover, the banner opaques and goes back to transparent if you move off of it.

But with firefox, its buggy Sad

Author:  wtd [ Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:56 pm ]
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Paul Bian wrote:
I dunno how, but there's something wrong with the javascript in mozilla

if you'll go to my personal page:

with IE, upon mouseover, the banner opaques and goes back to transparent if you move off of it.

But with firefox, its buggy Sad

Works fine in Firefox 0.8.

Author:  Amailer [ Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:26 pm ]
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err use styles for such things...look here

Author:  Paul [ Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:42 pm ]
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isn't that what it is right now?

Author:  Martin [ Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:32 am ]
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Mouse gestures use the right mouse button now

Author:  Amailer [ Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:59 am ]
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you got the option to change that, and btw I fixed the tab problem Very Happy *about:config*

Author:  SuperGenius [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:56 am ]
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I just got firefox... looks cool but I'm confused with the mouse gestures you're talking about...

Author:  the_short1 [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:56 am ]
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new firefox ability that beats IE....

alternate text is showed Where the picture was..... instead of having to move mouse over the picture...!!!!!

this is really cool cuz i made a status indicator in html for my webserver..

a picture is at webserver that picture syasy online..
.then..... if that picture cant show (webserver down) then alt text is offline.... so it lookz like normal texts.... its wickled! GO FIREFOX!!

yea ... i formated comp right before i got new firefox ... so getting everyting again was no big deal.. only thing i forgot to backup was my firefox bookmark file Sad i backed up my IE tho.. Sad shitty!!!
lost 3 weeks of favourites...

anyone here have the java PLUGIN?
i know if u download the JRE runtime it comes with the plugin..,. except that pakage is 60 MB!! i have no harddrive space to waste like that......


look into the settings of firefox.... in advanced u can turn off an option which is called ' Allow sites to install software'

if u disable that.... u dont get as many of those stupid GAIN ad's etc..... althop firefox already blocked some..... but thats a new thing to this version!

Author:  SuperGenius [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:07 pm ]
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i figured out those mouse gestures... awesome. However, compsci looks a little different in firefox, which bugs me. Oh well.

Author:  rizzix [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:14 pm ]
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yes it does.. cuz there's some non-standard html/javascript/css coding into this site that works only on ie. hey who knows dan said he's working on v3. so lets wait and see.. these bugs could be fixed.

Author:  Mazer [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:30 pm ]
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Has anybody else had weird problems with firefox0.9 on linux? It used to be that I would middle-mouse-click on a tab to close it, but now if I do that it'll go to a different website. Also, whenever I scroll (using middle mouse again), if I press the middle mouse button to stop scrolling, it'll take me to some (seemingly) random page. Sometimes it tries to make me to "" (no, that's not my typo), and once or twice to some IRS page. This is on Mandrake10.0 running enlightenment (it's even worse if I try to use kde). I'll check out the firefox message boards.

Author:  SuperGenius [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:32 pm ]
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firefox seems to run a lot faster than IE on my system as well. Very Happy

Author:  the_short1 [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:56 pm ]
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it is..

only thing that takes longer is the initial loading time..... but after that.. pages load faster..

CTRL+ click to open in new tab ((for some noobs that may not know)

yea and its MUCH safer ... pop ups usually carry the GAIN software and viruses...

that JAVA thing is the only reall piss me off factor..

cuz i cant play some games... and cant use geocities pagebuilder...

ok.... thats IT... im getting thsoe mouse gestures....... i feel left out and everyones been ranting about them from the very start!

Author:  Amailer [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:02 pm ]
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Everything works perfect for me now Very Happy

type about:config to check out your config, and allow sutff if you wanna.

Author:  the_short1 [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:46 pm ]
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thanks amailer... thats wicked... never new so many optiolns!!!

Author:  rizzix [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:52 pm ]
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yea all mozilla browsers include an about:config

Author:  the_short1 [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:59 pm ]
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shit is their mouse gestured for win98??? i downloaded it off there except it was in .xpi <xp isntall format and i cant open that Sad

btw: A4Tech have a WICKED program for their mice..... if this small little program is running... if u middle mouse click u get a tiny menu to pop up.... from there u can open programs.... do actions like copy pasta... back forward.. refresh.... see whats on ur DESKTOP without minimizing everything.... TONS of crap.....

all this is customizable..

GO: A 4 Tech

their mice KICK ASS.... i had a noiseless p2p/serial scrool mouse... and it was da best ive ever had.... except my family broke the wire inside so it dont work well anymore.... <shorts out and whatnot...
Sad BASTARDS... and i got it for 10$ at a computer shop.... with that software disk with it and all.....

is the firefox mouse gestures like dat???

btw: whats the best theme for firefox ya'll ?? what do u use?

Author:  Mazer [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:16 pm ]
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the_short1 wrote:
shit is their mouse gestured for win98??? i downloaded it off there except it was in .xpi <xp isntall format and i cant open that Sad

XP install format? No, I really don't think so. That's just the extension they use.

the_short1 wrote:

btw: A4Tech have a WICKED program for their mice..... if this small little program is running...

.... with that software disk with it and all.....

I don't think all of that was really necessary.

the_short1 wrote:
is the firefox mouse gestures like dat???

No, they are gestures. How mine is set up: hold right mouse button and
-drag up to open a new tab
-drag left to go back
-drag right to go forward
-drag down-right to close tab
And there's alot more. Very customizable.

Author:  Amailer [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:19 pm ]
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I find the web developement extension most helpful, don't like the mouse gestures at all. Idk why, keyboard shortcuts are better for me Very Happy
and I like the google bar Very Happy

Author:  the_short1 [ Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:29 pm ]
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ok.... i have the google picture... dictionary .com .. and theursaurs .com.... and i have google CANADA one...

except whenever i use the canada one its searches pages from CANADA only <the radio button is selected like that.... is their any way to make it do all webpages on default???? i use google canada cuz its canadian Razz


srry mazer.... i tend to SPAM a lot when im extremly happy (i got Gmail account today)

Author:  SuperGenius [ Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:56 pm ]
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I want to set firefox to my default browser, but is there a way to do this so the change is only applied to my windows xp user account and not the other ones on this machine?

Author:  SuperGenius [ Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:37 pm ]
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I noticed that when I was looking at mozilla's extension's page in IE the pane on the left was too far right and it overlapped the middle pane... is this kind of incompatilibility common?

Author:  the_short1 [ Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:52 pm ]
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yea... maybe 1 in 25 sites will have their tabs off like that in FIREFOX..

its a sacrifice.... but firefox is still well worth it..

Author:  Paul [ Thu Jun 24, 2004 7:12 pm ]
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is there any way that I CAN see the glow effects on compsci with firefox?

Author:  SuperGenius [ Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:56 pm ]
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Amailer's signature I am using "Netscape(Mozilla) to view this page"

What is the connection between netscape and firefox, if any?

Author:  rizzix [ Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:42 pm ]
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Mozilla is the connection. Mozilla is the base code for netscape and firefox. But netscape is really outdated. Firefox uses the latest mozilla Gecko engine for rendering webpages.

Author:  Kingnoz [ Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:27 pm ]
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All i can say is wow! Shocked

I just installed the firefox 0.9 and i am impressed

Author:  SuperGenius [ Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:09 pm ]
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make sure you installed mouse gestures because that is what impressed me most about it.

Author:  Kingnoz [ Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:44 pm ]
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those mouse gestures are is the ultimate lazy tool...another tool at the hands of man

Author:  the_short1 [ Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:15 pm ]
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wow... that is all i can say... WOW....

Noia 2.0 eXtreme is just AMAZING compared to defaulkt firefox 0.9 DEFAULT

who knew a theme change could make that much difference..

just top let all u with default theme know... better ones are out there!

btw: i figured out the xp install fformat.... ur NOT sposed to DOWNLOAd ur sposed to install of the website.,..

the reason it woukd not do that... i DISABLED the option that says...' allow sites to install software'... <<for security reasons...

Author:  Amailer [ Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:47 am ]
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Firefox 0.9.1 is out!

Author:  the_short1 [ Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:50 am ]
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:S whats new/? is their any point to reinstal it?

good they updating like crzy... more then i can say for M$

Author:  Amailer [ Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:16 am ]
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that's new. And having many updates is not a good thing, because updates 1 after another means there were many bugs int he eairler one :S so M$ -.-

EDIT: Actually that is for 0.9, idk what's new in 0.9.1 maybe bug fixes

Author:  Amailer [ Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:40 am ]
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Okay, bell just mailed me msn premium some how oddly yesterday, so i decided to install it today. I was testing the browser speed out with FireFox and the one msn premium uses.. i think it's IE it's self..
NOW, my counding of time could be screwed, but the MSN on is up to the same speed as firefox, i tried it on suprnova, it loaded faster.. but ont he actual IE it loads 30 seconds after it has loaded on firefox.. what the hell?

And when if i go to another site, type it loads up as if it was already there, WHAT THE HELL?

Except now, when i clicked 'forums' on msn w/e, it took loger to load the firefox, firefox loaded in 3 seconds or so. But then when i tried it agian, it laods the same speed.
Could it be? they are the same speed?

Author:  Mazer [ Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:08 pm ]
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What if you try clearing the cache for both browsers before timing them?

Author:  Amailer [ Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:29 am ]
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I did actually, i see no diffrence. I do see tons of diffrence when i run the normal IE...

Author:  the_short1 [ Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:22 am ]
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hmmm...... well oviously msn premium is better.....

they purposely made hotmail slow and stupid for the rest of us... and they are making it slowly worse so eventually everyone weill pay... cuz they are used to the hotmail service and dont want to chagne...

yea well... IE dont update a lot cuz they just leave the bugs there (they have just as much if nbot more) to piss us off instead of fixing them... they wait years to fix them bugs... wehreas firefox fixs them RITE away..

Author:  Amailer [ Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:50 am ]
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I still prefere FirefoX... tabs are just the best

Author:  Andy [ Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:56 am ]
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well.. they did rip that off netscape 7

Author:  the_short1 [ Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:38 pm ]
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did they?? i thoguht it was other way around... Thinking

Author:  wtd [ Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:48 pm ]
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Netscape Navigator, at least following the 4.x series has been built on top of Mozilla. Firefox is built off this same base. Firefox, however, is quicker to incorporate changes and improvements.

Author:  Amailer [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:53 am ]
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SHS` wrote:

hmmm for the SVG one... the firefox image changed to a blue globe Shocked and i see no diffrence :S

Author:  the_short1 [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:24 am ]
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when dis ssh write then? where??

and wth is svg?


Author:  Amailer [ Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:14 pm ]
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apprently you can make game with it?

Author:  the_short1 [ Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:06 am ]
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hey all... i was looking in 'about:config' for the settings for text sizes (since ones in optionb pagses dont work) i want it to permanantly make all text bigger so its eaier to read (i far away from monitor)...

and i found this.... it was set to false on default and i didn;t even know about it.... i just turned it to true to see how it is.... (i really like about:config, very nice ... change all settings in firefox...)

and so far.. maybe its just me... but pages are loading muchg faster... -amailers slow signature! <<< trying to get a better host for u amailer... just wait...(just for signatures)

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Author:  Amailer [ Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:24 am ]
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My sig loads slow Sad,
never knww...

Author:  the_short1 [ Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:45 am ]
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cant find it.... anyone know where setting is to change all fonts..... like i tried in options but it didnlt work for me..

like when u pres CTRL and + it makes all text biggger and easier to read.... but when i close firefox... it goes back to default size next loading,.... anyone know where/ how to make it stay??? thx...

Author:  Amailer [ Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:14 am ]
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Mozilla FireFox 0.9.3 released

Intresting, their getting more and more secruity bugs Sad

eh, this code below is suppose to make browsing faster for people who have fast connections..(got it from the first link)
toadeater wrote:

Installs pretty quickly compared to some other software I could mention.

I just installed it now, took about two minutes to download and install. No rebooting necessary. Painless improvement.

Btw, add this into your user.js if you have a fast cable connection, it sped up Firefox significantly for me:

// Force frames to be resizable
user_pref("layout.frames.force_resizability", true);
// This one makes a huge difference. Last value in milliseconds (default is 250)
user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0);
// Enable pipelining:
user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 64);
user_pref("network.http.pipelining.firstrequest", true);
user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 128);
user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 48);
user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 48);
user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 24);
user_pref("plugin.expose_full_path", true);
user_pref("content.interrupt.parsing", true);
user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5);
user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 7250000);
user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000);
user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true);
user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 250000);
// Stop reusing active windows:
user_pref("advanced.system.supportDDEExec", false);
// More DOM/JavaScript options
// Make sure all pop-up windows are resizable:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.resizable", true);
// Make sure all pop-up windows are minimizable:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.minimizable", true);
// Always display the menu in pop-up windows:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.menubar", true);
// Always display the Navigation Toolbar in pop-up windows:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.location", true);
// Always display the scrollbar in pop-up windows:
user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.scrollbars", true);

If it doesn't help you, just delete it from user.js again or adjust the settings. Firefox by default seems to be configured for the "average" user, this will make it take more advantage of fast connections.

Author:  the_short1 [ Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:02 am ]
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firefox is still a new thing.... they are still in progress of making it PERFECT.... just wait... firefox's team seems very devoted and very good workers... they will achive perfection... thats prob why they are making so many updates...

hell... microsoft prob has a lot more... but they just dont wana admit it.. cuz then they have to work to fix it Razz

firefox is still and always will be more safer then IE...

cuz... pop ups are the ones that will cary viruses ( yes... from underground sites,...) one pop up leads to another... and another ... then a virus or hacked browser.... firefox's searching and homepage never get screwed up for me.. unlike IE

blocks a lot fo those security warnings (from gain etc)

Author:  templest [ Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:41 pm ]
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Face it, Internet Explorer stopped updating a long time ago. Netscape is basically just patching it's own browser with mozilla updates (and even now it's stopped updadting indefinetly). Firefox is the only browser out there that's still working on itself.

(Although I've heard rumors about IE 7 -- I really doubt it'll be that great of an improvement.)

Author:  Amailer [ Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:35 am ]
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IE is still updating... i think there was an update some time ago, hmm

Author:  the_short1 [ Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:43 am ]
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yea.... just wait..if theres ie7.. it will also have tabs... just wiat and watch..

firefox's team is very active.. i dont think theyll ever stop updating..

has anyone here tried that cable speed booster thingy?

did it work for any of yu?

btw ... try this one out too

run a couplete test..

and under AUTOFIX category... download the internet speed one.
it boosted me a bit i think..

* unless u download autofixes... pcpitstop will do NOTHING do ur computer setup..

its wicked tho... shows hard drive health... gives suggestions.. CPU performance... internet performance... rating aginst others...

all around really good site... and registration is not needed... but i recoment so u can track progress and see if u are improving ur score etc..

Author:  templest [ Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:57 am ]
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Actually I tried the speed booster code, cleared my cache' and weant to newgrounds, compsci, slashdot, ect... all loading very, very fast. I'm impressed. I'm actually saving this bit of code onto my next backup DVD, it'll come in very handy.

Author:  the_short1 [ Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:04 am ]
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FYI... to all those with only one user on their pc (like automatic log in , no user list....) < me....

the name of the file will be


its in program files\ mozilla firefox\greprefs

Author:  Amailer [ Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:44 pm ]
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Gmail Notifier 0.3.3

Author:  the_short1 [ Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:32 am ]
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is what he meant to say

also gmail compose is pretty good

instead of opening hotmail or outlook to send mail (when u click on a mailto: link...) it opens a gmail compose window!!!!!!!!!!

just show all extensions and go to page 6

Author:  Amailer [ Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:42 am ]
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Oh, nice.
What's the link?


Author:  the_short1 [ Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:34 pm ]
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ok i cant edit all.js or user.js for some of u

when i open in notepad its fine... as soon i as i save.

it turns this:


into this


so i did all the settings manually in the about:config thing and using the filter..

i noticed 3 or so options that are in taht speed booster code do not exist... so if ur doing it manually.. dont streess... their just not there

also i think its made it faster.... enjoy.

best bet... COPY that file as a backup somewehre else

i had to redo all my settings 3 times and reinstall firefox cuz of it ?>

then i thought of backing it up

since i could not open the file and then just save in a new location either.. cuz notepad being screwy
and i tried in wordpad... same effect

maybe its cuz im using hte windows 98 version of notepad.. me dont know.


only flaw... if u put ur password wrong it will continue to say logging in forever.... until u press cancle and redo it again but with the correct password..

so comented lines

Author:  JHanson90 [ Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:45 pm ]
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This isn't really going with the flow of the rest of the topic, but I'm having an issue with Mozilla. JavaScript works just fine and all, but Java does not work. I went to about:plugins and it said that Java was installed properly. I've tried a few times to reinstall Mozilla and Java, but nothing has worked.

Any help?

Author:  rizzix [ Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:42 am ]
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its possible. i've had problems as such before.. well on windows anyway. this is another reason i prefer a mac to a win. cuz the macs have standardized the location of browser plugins.

in any case try this.. uninstall java, firefox and mozilla. then download and install mozilla then firefox, and then go to and install java (but if ur a java developer then i'd recommend look at the Java Tutorials and Java Help section and u'd might be able to find some stuff on installing the JDK

Author:  the_short1 [ Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:03 pm ]
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another good etension for firefox... AdBlock.... works good.!

blocks pictures themselves.. not the host it came from *well u can already do that with firefox...).. or block iframs...... good stuff!!!

WARNING: do not use gmail compose.... for one: didn;lt work for me.... for two... when it was installed... holding ctrl while clicking on a link did not open in new tab.... i had to remove it for that function to work again...

yea.,.. JAVA is a biotch.... . they dont offer the pluging seperate no more.. u have to install the 60mb JRE isntead.. Sad and for ppl like me with only 2gig hd.... it gets rough,...

so i need to use stupid Ie for playing JAVA games... and geocities..... Sad

hint: if u hate having those stupid security warnings... like gain etc.... u can go into advanced options and uncheck 'allow site to install software"... u just gota recheck it again if u want to install any extensions for firefox tho....

thought i would share some of my findings with the rest of compsci folk to make firefox more enjoyable!

Author:  rizzix [ Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:40 am ]
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java plugin is only for i.e

u need to install the complete JRE for other browser support and for running java apps locally

Author:  bugzpodder [ Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:59 am ]
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what's so good about firefox that makes it better than IE?? i downloaded firefox and all i could get is page not supported because i am using firefox instead of IE??

Author:  rizzix [ Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:25 pm ]
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there are sooo many benifets for firefox.. ie is just imply a pain.. but some fooish web developers design their site for ie only.. what do u expect?

Author:  the_short1 [ Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:05 pm ]
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the number of webpages that are not compatible are few... well at least ive only ran into a few...

but for the benefits... its all worth it..

built it pop up stoper.... extension... <like gmail alert, adblock.etc.... skins..... tabs... faster...safer.....bookmark toolbar ..... lookz better...

thats only the tip of the iceberg.... theirs a lot more..

Author:  Amailer [ Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:24 pm ]
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The only one iv seen is lol

Author:  SuperGenius [ Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:14 pm ]
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i had problems at or some other similar place when iw as looking at digital cameras, but the main think about firefox for me is that it is very customixable. Also it runs a little faster than IE.

Author:  rizzix [ Sat Sep 04, 2004 5:35 pm ]
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its very fast. but i guess the only engine faster than gecko would be khtml engine (aka safari, or konqueror)

Author:  the_short1 [ Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:54 pm ]
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thanks to amailer who posted this link in the iCal thread..

u can download this program to add on to mozilla... or firefox...
i havnt tried it yet.. but its base4d on the mac program.. iCal..

Author:  Artimes [ Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:55 am ]
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Long story short, get FireFox or I'll hunt you down and sick my flesh eating orge on you.

Author:  templest [ Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:10 pm ]
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FireFox Release Candidate 1 is out! Get your today!

Author:  SuperGenius [ Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:10 pm ]
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grr... i tried to install the new version and everything got messed up.

Author:  Paul [ Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:24 pm ]
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Um... question, will I lose extensions if I install new?

Author:  Cervantes [ Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:27 pm ]
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Author:  templest [ Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:44 pm ]
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Uninstall the old one but do not allow it to delete your FireFox folder. Then, install the new one in the same place where you installed the last version, which is most likely just defaults. And voila, the beauty is, when you run RC1 for the first time, it automatically updates all your plugins/extensions to run appropriately.

Author:  SuperGenius [ Sat Sep 18, 2004 8:54 pm ]
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does anyone know if it is possible to install v. 0.93 and 1.0pr at the same time?

i tried installing 1.0 to a different directory but that didnt work, and i wated to go back to what i had before so i uninstalled both and reinstalled 0.93..

Author:  Andy [ Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:20 pm ]
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before, you could dl ff's directry zip.. but i dunno about now

Author:  SuperGenius [ Sat Sep 18, 2004 11:13 pm ]
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i browsed for a different target for the 1.0 install, and it created a new icon on my desktop when it was finished. After i clicked the icon that was there before that should have led to the 0.93 version it launched the 1.0 version...

Author:  Cervantes [ Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:22 am ]
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templest wrote:
Uninstall the old one but do not allow it to delete your FireFox folder. Then, install the new one in the same place where you installed the last version, which is most likely just defaults. And voila, the beauty is, when you run RC1 for the first time, it automatically updates all your plugins/extensions to run appropriately.

you still lose your plugins/extensions, whether you do it that way or just install it overtop of your previous version of firefox.
the problem is, some extensions aren't compatible yet.

Author:  Amailer [ Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:52 am ]
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No you don't,
You do lose some of your themese, well you don't lose them its just that their not updated for 1.0 PR. But they will be soon Smile

I got everything here from my firefox 0.9.3 or w/e, bookmarks, extensions and themes (but all the themes are unaviabale for 1.0 Sad)

P.S Most of the extensions are compatible Smile
Im using..
DOM Inspector
Web Developer
BBcode - Not avaiable Sad
Mozilla Calendar

Author:  templest [ Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:34 pm ]
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I followed the steps I mentioned above and didn't lose anything at all. I still have the same bookmarks, saved passwords, cookies, cache, and plugins (mind you, I only use AdBlock and BugMeNot). The "Auto Updater" updated everything, and in a few seconds, I was sent merrily skipping along my happy trail.

Author:  Mazer [ Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:21 pm ]
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I didn't follow any of the above instructions. And the only problem I had was that I had to go find the update for all in one gestures. Everything else was fine. Although... I see they decided to change the downloads shortcut, AGAIN...

Author:  templest [ Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:24 pm ]
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Mazer wrote:
Although... I see they decided to change the downloads shortcut, AGAIN...

I noticed that. Very annoying, I'm already used to "CTRL+Y". "J" is too far away from the LCTRL in my opinion.j

Author:  Amailer [ Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:42 pm ]
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Ya that does suck and it is too far, well for the left hand atleast Wink
But Im having weird problems with the 1.0PR version of firefox.. um odd>

But i didn't have any problems with any of my extensions, they all work perefectly! (except for bbcode, something that i never use Smile)

Author:  Paul [ Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:07 pm ]
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What are the improvements?

Author:  the_short1 [ Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:42 am ]
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im gona wait till the next release so they have a chance to fix any and all bugs that may come up.. also so all my extensions becoem compatable..

and thx for the advice to keepign extensions...... since i have a lot of extensions.. password reminders .. etc...

Gmail Notifier, bandwith tester, couple themes, adblock, mozilla calender... dom.... download it all..... + some more that i forget since i have not been on my comp in a month Sad

Author:  wtd [ Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:41 am ]
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Paul wrote:
What are the improvements?

The new method of "Find" is worth the update by itself.

Instead of popping up a new window, it uses a bar at the bottom of the screen so that anything it finds can't be hidden by the dialog itself.

Author:  Paul [ Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:18 pm ]
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Um... i think I already have that, and I didn't dl a new version for at least a month.

Author:  templest [ Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:30 pm ]
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ya sure?

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Author:  Paul [ Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:33 pm ]
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oh, I thought u were talking about the thing where u just type, and it highlights the stuff on screen, and on the bottom left it would say "find stopped" or w/e

Author:  Mazer [ Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:35 pm ]
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At first it was weird because it's so small and tucked away all down there. But now I'm liking it more. Inobtrusive, efficient, and I like how it let's you know if the phrase wasn't found once you've typed something that doesn't appear on the page.

Author:  Martin [ Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:38 pm ]
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I liked how you used to be able to just type and it would find links right there for you.

Author:  rizzix [ Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:12 am ]
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u can still do that Razz instead of typing / type in '

some more tips:

When focused on a link, the following keys will work:
* Enter - activate the link
* Shift+Enter - save the page that the link points to
* Ctrl+Enter (Cmd+Enter on Mac) - open the link in a new window
* Insert - open the link in a new foreground or background tab, depending on the "Load links in the background" pref. under Preferences - Navigator - Tabbed Browsing.
* Shift+Insert - same as Insert, but does the opposite of the foreground/background pref

Author:  Amailer [ Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:43 pm ]
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2 Million downloads.
Wooo. I just noticed Smile

Author:  wtd [ Sun Sep 26, 2004 9:32 pm ]
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Amailer wrote:
2 Million downloads.
Wooo. I just noticed Smile

Nice, but half of those are just the same people who downloaded .9 upgrading. Smile

Author:  Amailer [ Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:44 am ]
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wtd wrote:
Amailer wrote:
2 Million downloads.
Wooo. I just noticed Smile

Nice, but half of those are just the same people who downloaded .9 upgrading. Smile

OH, um they should have checked if the people who are downloading their software, are using firefox if so don't count their download Rolling Eyes

Author:  SuperGenius [ Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:37 pm ]
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I wanted to use firefox at school, but the compsci teacher shot that down. I say nuts to that.

Author:  wtd [ Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:45 pm ]
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SuperGenius wrote:
I wanted to use firefox at school, but the compsci teacher shot that down. I say nuts to that.

I would say you need to find a new teacher. There's nothing more dangerous in education than a teacher who isn't enthusiastic about what they're doing, and only someone like that could continue to push an antiquated browser like IE or something newer, free, and considerably better.

Author:  Amailer [ Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:03 am ]
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security patch
Btw anyone see that 'arrow' or 'icon' on the top right conner of your screen yet?

Author:  Maverick [ Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:46 pm ]
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thats sweet, u can search right frum there

Author:  wtd [ Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:44 pm ]
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Amailer wrote:
Btw anyone see that 'arrow' or 'icon' on the top right conner of your screen yet?

I have no idea what you're talking about.

Author:  Amailer [ Sat Oct 02, 2004 5:27 pm ]
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the read icon
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for updates

Author:  the_short1 [ Tue Oct 05, 2004 3:49 pm ]
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whats this 0.1 deal about ? and 1.0PR... i know thast public release.. but whats the .1 and difference from pr.... i seen in on compatability for extensions...


maybe also udate the topic na,e...