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This topic contains 29 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  omen 12 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #4033

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    Which do you use and why?

  • #20231

    omen
    Participant

    I.E.
    Cos it was already installed. I.E. does what its supposed to and I don’t see the need to change.

  • #20232

    maniacrobot
    Participant

    Same,

    Has the popup blocker as well which is handy with SP2

  • #20233

    peter_b
    Participant

    make fire fox run faster for broadband: Read Below

    forevergeek.com has a useful guide on speeding up firefox for broadband users. basically after getting to the hidden config settings you set the browser to request more data that it usually does.

    1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:

    network.http.pipelining network.
    http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

    Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.

    2. Alter the entries as follows:

    Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”

    Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”

    Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

    3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0”. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

    If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!

  • #20235

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    yeah, u really should not do that because it puts more stress on to the server of the site your visting

    anway
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4472219.stm

    i use firefox because i

    1. it has a good popup blocker (i.e. either blocks all or none) firefox 90% lets the popups i want thought i that i want and blocks the ones i don’t

    2. it runs faster than i.e.

    3. addware + spyware no problems,

    4. cool extensions

    5. open source rules

    6. because of firefox MS has to actually develope i.e. (i.e. 7 is comming out earlier)

    i’m sure there are more reasons, i’m not a expert. Blackaura (the dc scene best coder) always makes huge techinical post why forefox it better

  • #20238

    omen
    Participant

    If i really cared about downloading things a couple of seconds faster or stopping more of the infrequent pop-ups i get, maybe i’d change, but as I don’t surf like mad, i see no need to change. *shrug*

  • #20249

    monument
    Participant
  • #20250

    peter_b
    Participant

    seems a little slow.
    also what i didnt like about it was i set it to be my default browser for gmail notifier to load when i have mail. Yet somehow even after changing this setting in gmail notifier to now make internet explorer the default. It ignores it and loads firefox.
    Dunno whether notifer does something to set this, or firefox is responsible.

  • #20253

    Ronny
    Participant

    Has to be Firefox.

    1) Tabs are very useful. I hate how IE opens up so many windows, though I think this may have been recently changed with SP2.

    2) Only having to type ‘gamedevelopers’ into the address bar saves a bit of hassle having to enter the full url.

    3) Better security. Though I never had any real problems with IE…

    4) The interface looks a lot better in my opinion. There’s less clutter on the screen so you can see more of the websites without having to scroll so much.

    5) Faster as well for downloading.

    These are all simple things, though when they all come together it makes for a much better application. :)

  • #20254

    Paul_Conway
    Participant

    Firefox for sure.

    The main reason is definitly the tabs feature. So handy to use and keeps you screen nice and tidy :)

    Plus it doesnt get detroyed by spyware etc, like in IE, the nav bar always gets deleted, annoying toolbars get installed and thats just the start of it. Its just plain rubbish. Im using firefox over a year now and i have had not 1 single problem yet. I couldnt be without it.

    Everyone should at least try it to see what a difference it can make. I was reluctant to convery at the start, as i didnt see much point but i dont regret it now.

  • #20255

    peter_b
    Participant

    Firefox for sure.

    The main reason is definitly the tabs feature. So handy to use and keeps you screen nice and tidy :)

    [/quote:083d235bad]

    opera also has that feature i think. its a pretty nice browser too. seems to be pretty light on the resources, even when you have loads if pages tabbed etc.
    although i dont like that its not 100% free (you have to pay i think to remove the adverts in the top right corner)

  • #20261

    omen
    Participant

    Only having to type ‘gamedevelopers’ into the address bar saves a bit of hassle having to enter the full url.[/quote:1306ca6556]
    Is typing in .ie really that big a hassel ???
    Plus you only have to type in the first few letters after a while due to it being bookmarked.

  • #20262

    Ronny
    Participant

    Is typing in .ie really that big a hassel ???
    Plus you only have to type in the first few letters after a while due to it being bookmarked. [/quote:a0840863cc]
    It most certainly is! Just think about it. Add up all the time over a period of one year that you spend typing in ‘.ie’, ‘.co.uk’ and ‘.com’.

    So many things could be done with the saved time. ;)

  • #20263

    peter_b
    Participant

    It most certainly is! Just think about it. Add up all the time over a period of one year that you spend typing in ‘.ie’, ‘.co.uk’ and ‘.com’.

    [/quote:8621485d18]

    legends!

    although i suspect if we could get that time back we’d probably waste it on crap games like “mission impossible:operation surma”.

    stay well away from this title, i bought it off cdwow for 13 euro. there was a reason! bloody shocking. Controls rubbish, ai rubbish, story uninteresting and weapons about as useful as a paperclip and rubber band.. As no mission impossible music, some crap rip off version. surely thats the main reason you purchase the game. that music playing as your blowing away enemies..

  • #20265

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    tabbing! i could i forget! i have my homepage setup as 5 tabbed pages…. for me using i.e. is a pain

  • #20269

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I use firefox 1.03. Tabbing is good and it seems to block alot of crap.

    I used opera years ago, but it seemed to have memory issues when I opened alot of windows, so I never went back.

  • #20270

    gizmo
    Participant

    Firefox all the way….

    For all the above reasons plus for all the nifty plugins available for it. :)

  • #20284

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Firefox. It’s simply a better browser.

  • #20290

    Paul_Conway
    Participant

    Is typing in .ie really that big a hassel ???
    Plus you only have to type in the first few letters after a while due to it being bookmarked. [/quote:7ff3e21750]

    Same goes for firefox, and not forgetting that handy little google search bar in the top right hand corner. The power of google is always at your finger tips, without having to open a fresh page/tab everytime you want to search something.

    Also, i find that the download manager is a lot better, it lets you pause at anytime.

    Come on Omen, come to the light side :)

  • #20292

    omen
    Participant

    Well i figured it would be the same. Not having to type 3 extra characers for a url isn’t a good enough reason to change for me.

    Hey, if it was installed on my machine I’d use it. Am just too lazy to go searching for, installing and learning a new app when the one i have is fine. I’d probably like it, but am too lazy :)

  • #20294

    Paul_Conway
    Participant

    Think your being a bit hard on yourself there Omen, i dont see how you could get into Core by being lazy :)

    For your own health and safety, i suggest you try it out, and get rid of that IE garbage.

  • #20296

    omen
    Participant

    Haha…give that man a humour award :)

  • #20298

    Ronny
    Participant

    Paul is right, it’s for your own benefit. Just click on the Free Download link to the right of the screen.

    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    Enjoy!

  • #20299

    Paul_Conway
    Participant

    Doooo iiit…..

  • #20302

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    become one of us…………one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us

  • #20308

    omen
    Participant

    Okay, fine…its pretty.

    My msg reply box on gd.ie has shrunk with firefox for some reason though…weird.

    I guess its like using Notepad until someone tells you to try installing Editplus. :)

  • #20311

    Ronny
    Participant

    My msg reply box on gd.ie has shrunk with firefox for some reason though…weird. [/quote:00e0ad4cc7]
    Funny that. My message reply box did the exact same thing on gd.ie, yet it doesn’t affect any other forum.

    When I first got Firefox I didn’t really see what the fuss was all about. It’s the little things that you begin to use that make it all worth it. Just give it some time. :)

  • #20318

    omen
    Participant

    Okay, when using IE, clicking on a link in here will open a new IE window. Seeing as FireFox has tabs, can you set it so that it opens the new window instead as a new tab ??

  • #20320

    Paul_Conway
    Participant

    But the point of using the tab system is that you dont have to have a multiple windows open at once. All your windows, ie tabs, are contained within one window.

    If your using a mouse will a roller or middle mouse button, click a link with either and it will open it in a new tab. Also to get rid of tab, hover over it with the mouse and middle mouse click to get rid of it.

    Theres loads of other stuff to, but as Ronny said, just give it time. Im telling you, you never go back.

  • #20322

    omen
    Participant

    sorry. worded badly…am wanting to open as tab instead of new window as its now doing.
    Middle mouse….got it.

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