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Postby BigJon@Work » Tue May 30, 2006 10:52 am

:evil: IE 6
:evil: Netscape 7.2
:?: Opera 8
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Postby barfle » Tue May 30, 2006 10:59 am

MS IE6 :evil:
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue May 30, 2006 12:28 pm

MS IE6 (NMCI variant) :evil:
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Postby navneeth » Tue May 30, 2006 12:30 pm

Firefox 1.5.0.3 :D
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Postby GreatCarouser » Tue May 30, 2006 7:38 pm

:evil:

The aforementioned Firefox...Navneeth can PM though...perhaps there's hope after all
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Postby GreatCarouser » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:51 am

Firefox 2.0 releases tomorrow for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is virtually the same as the test version that can still be downloaded at their home site.
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Postby navneeth » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:43 am

Yes! :crazy: Although many people are now blaming them for including a LOT of stuff making it quite bigger than it was when it came out. I agree, even though I've wondered why many features (that can be obtained from extensions) weren't included by default.
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Postby navneeth » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:04 pm

I think you can already get it via their FTP site...
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/f ... eases/2.0/
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Postby BigJon » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:05 pm

I am now a Firefox user. I went to upgrade from Netscape 7.2 at eBay's recommendation, and I discovered Netscape 8.0 no longer offers an email reader; it is purely a browser now, not a suite. It also has the IE rendering engine contained within, which makes it a security threat in my book. Thunderbird seems a nice reader and it is compatible with my Netscape 7.2 files, so Firefox and Thunderbird it is for me. No mods yet, but there are a few thing I miss from Netscape that I will be searching for in the extensions forums.

What extensions can't you live without?

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Spell Check

Postby BigJon » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:50 pm

Here's a favelet I can't do without. An in-line spelling checker for my forum postings. It can be a little quirky, but it works great for the most part.
http://www.spellingcow.com/favelet.html
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Postby navneeth » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:03 am

I guess you won't be needing that now, Big Jon. :)

I can't live without Tabs Mix Plus, but most, if not all, of its features are now incorporated into 2.0. A combination of Reliby (updates all your live bookmarks with one click) and live click.

Then comes Dictionary Tooltip, BBCode (a must for forum junkies), Term Blaster. At the moment I have 18 out of 24 extns. running.
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Postby BigJon » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:16 am

navneeth wrote:I guess you won't be needing that now, Big Jon.

Why not? What am I missing?

That's quite a list, Nav!
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Postby navneeth » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:33 am

BigJon wrote:
navneeth wrote:I guess you won't be needing that now, Big Jon.

Why not? What am I missing?

That's quite a list, Nav!


That's because the latest Firefox has an inline spell checker. And as I type, I see the words BigJon, navneeth and Nav underlined in red. But the worst part is that it also says the word colour is spelt incorrectly. :rant: Got to change the dictionary.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:47 pm

navneeth wrote:...it also says the word colour is spelt incorrectly. :rant: Got to change the dictionary.

Do you have a selection of English variants in the dictionary settings? Or do you have to manually enter the non-California settings in a User Dictionary?

I'm stuck with Outlook at work, but by selecting Word as my email processor, I get all the various Word dictionaries. I can set it to recognize the different spelling conventions of English. I have no use for the Japanese or Greek dictionaries :lol:
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Postby navneeth » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:56 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:Do you have a selection of English variants in the dictionary settings? Or do you have to manually enter the non-California settings in a User Dictionary?

I have to manually install the non-Californian English dictionary (or any other non-English language).

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/dict ... lang=en-US
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Postby Serenity » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:21 pm

How about a nice slang dictionary link? 8)
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Postby Serenity » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:51 am

Just downloaded IE7. They copied the tabs idea that was a main selling point for Firefox. I can hear Daffy Duck saying "You're dethpicable." All it needs now is to detach the name Microsoft from Explorer so it won't be targeted by hackers everywhere.
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Postby jamiebk » Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:20 pm

Serenity wrote:Just downloaded IE7. They copied the tabs idea that was a main selling point for Firefox. I can hear Daffy Duck saying "You're dethpicable." All it needs now is to detach the name Microsoft from Explorer so it won't be targeted by hackers everywhere.


I have been using it too (IE7). I really like the tabbing, especially when I am working on multiple tasks on the computer. Keeps my bottom taskbar more organized and accessible. I don't like where they stuck the "refresh" and "close" buttons though. I wish I could find a way to put them over on the left near the "favorites" star.
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Postby navneeth » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:09 pm

Practically every "new" feature of the latest IE was taken from other browsers. But tabs go back to a time long before Mozilla came on to the scene. I think every (popular) browser today has tabs.
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Postby BigJon@Work » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:26 pm

I finally upgraded to FireFox 2. I love the in-line spell checker, but try finding any help on it. FireFox's included help is poor. The web-based help isn't much better. I found the solution to my problem on a non-Mozilla site.

One thing I find annoying is if I type a URL and hit enter, it doesn't go to that page, I must click on the arrow to the right. Is there a setting where it will accept enter instead of needing to click the button?
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