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Sick & tired of Internet Explorer hack exploits? Use this

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Tim Cooper, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Tim Cooper

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    Chaps,
    Don't know if this has already been discussed tooo lazy to search ;)
    I for one am sick & tired of the hacked-to-hell IE6, sick of the bugs, sick of the constant battle with security exploits & the constant patches that are meant to fix it....yeah right :rolleyes:
    I have for the last few days been using Mozilla Firefox & IMHO is very good indeed. With the harmfull active x commands removed the security is much improved, in my case i've had not one malware "product" on my machine since installing Firefox.
    There is as standard a nifty pop up & ad blocker & it WORKS :eek: Installing was really easy & with the import wizard all your passwords bookmarks etc are installed for you.
    Any cons? Well apart from installing flash you can't play media player 9 thru Firefox like you can with IE6 but they are working on it.
    Being an open source program improvements & plugins are coming in all the time so you can keep it nice & slim or bloat it out, it's up to you :clap:
    Did i mention that it's free :clap: :smashin: :eek: :eek:
    Ohh & it's "skinable" i like this very much.
    Cheers.
    Tim.
     
  2. Mark Ward

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    Another vote for Firefox here. Very fast, stable and the inbuilt popup blocker works really well.

    There's masses of plugin to allow customisations and the after using tabbed browsing using IE is like using a non-wheel mouse when your own has one.

    You can't/won't go back after trying it.

    Mark.
     
  3. Adrenochrome

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    How long does it take to import your favourites etc?

    Mines has been stuck on the saved form history for the last 10 mins!!

    Adrenochrome.
     
  4. Tim Cooper

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    Seconds....Firefox gives you the option to import at the end of it's install, you don't have to import there, you can import via the browser after it's installed. Sounds like it's got it's knickers in a twist.....did you have IE6 running while you were installing?
    Tim.
     
  5. Adrenochrome

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    Yes i had ie6 running :oops:

    Thanks Tim.

    Adrenochrome.
     
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    Think it is time I jumped on board. Heard many a good thing about this app.
     
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    Funny enough this week I have also jumped ship to firefox and thunderbird.. very nice love the tabs and the shortcut "g" in the address bar to search google..

    Superb!
     
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    I installed Firefox on Monday night and, so far, it seems pretty good. Can't see any reason to back to IE6.

    John
     
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    Liked Firefox a lot especially it's mail client Thunderbird, giving Opera 7.5 a whirl now and it's very good as well. If only my banking site and BT Yahoo mail site would accept another browser other than Explorer 6 then I'd change in a shot. E6 keep crashing my machine (alcan5mw.sys error if anybody has any pointers) so it looks like I can change my bank and ISP or run two browsers both options are a pain. :mad:
     
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    Install the UserAgent Switcher Extension for FireFox and set it to identify itself as IE6 and *probably* your bank site and BTYahoo Mail site will work. It's just lazy coding on most sites that hardcode that the browser identity must be IE6 so they don't have to test the security with other browsers.
     
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    I'm a Firefox / Thunderbird user as well...........Loads better than IE6, no more problems with viruses / hacks / spyware ect.

    A funky freebie backup program for Firefox & Thunderbird can be found here.
    http://backup.jasnapaka.com/

    I think the only problem i have with Firefox, is poorly coded pages and only work in IE. Apart from that, IE doesn't get any use.
     
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    groovyclam

    Opera has a function like this and doesn't solve the problem. :(
     
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    Tabbed browsing is a great feature.
     
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    I've been using Mozilla and Firefox for ages, they're excellent :)

    Dave
     
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    I have an annoying problem with Firefox and was wondering if it's just me. When I go into the Computer Hardware Forum page from the main one, then go back to the main forum listing page, it doesn't remember where I was before - that is it displays the main page starting at the top and I have to scroll all the way down again. This never happened with Internet Explorer.
    Is this a problem with my setup or does everyone have this problem ?
     
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    I've just installed Firefox after all the +ve comments and I'm having the same problem. It's a major pain when working down a long list of items with links. Does anybody know a fix for this other than opening each link in a new window?
     
  19. Tim Cooper

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    Hi Chaps,
    Works for me??????
    Tim.
     
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    what I've noticed (now I've been looking for when the problem occurs) is that it goes wrong if I go back to the previous page before the current one has finished loading. If I wait until the page is fully displayed it works OK. I think I probably press the back button on my mouse before the page has fully loaded a lot of the time so this may explain what is going on ?
     
  21. BBD

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    JohnG -In my case it doesn't make any difference.

    I've just checked IE against Firefox on this website:
    http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/light_weight_laptops.htm
    If I click on the 'details' link for the Tosh at the bottom of the page. Wait for the new page to load then click the back arrow. Firefox returns to the top of the page whilst IE returns back to the bottom of the page.
     
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    Another vote for firefox, it's great

    :cool:
     

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