Firefox 1.0 released

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  1. daveb

    daveb Puritan Board Sophomore

  2. Reformingstudent

    Reformingstudent Puritan Board Junior

    I was just fixing to ask those here their opinion of Firefox. just downloaded it myself and so far I like it. Lot faster than IE and I can still use my outlook Express with it. :up: Also, has all my favorites from IE saved to Bookmarks. neat.

    Peace.

    Tom
     
  3. daveb

    daveb Puritan Board Sophomore

    The two things I like about it most are pop-up blocking (which IE now has in SP2) and tabs. It also has better css support than IE.

    I've Been using firefox/mozilla exclusively for more years than I can remember now.

    Glad you like it. :up:

    [Edited on 12-11-2004 by daveb]
     
  4. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

  5. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Here is a nice little visual summary of some features in Firefox I put together when reminded about it by Scott.

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  6. daveb

    daveb Puritan Board Sophomore

    Wow Fred, that's impressive!

    That Bible toolbar looks real handy.
     
  7. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Josh,

    I didn't understand it then and don't now. I can't think of anyone else that says that! Are you sure it is not just a first startup time (IE is faster b/c it is built into Windows) or cached pages?
     
  8. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Fred, how do you add those features?
     
  9. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    The features in the browser or the picture?
     
  10. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    In the borwser, especially the bible search!
     
  11. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    I downloaded the bible search, how do you get it to show up on the borwser?
     
  12. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    THink I got it...:bigsmile:
     
  13. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Ok, I got everything except getting the icon links to other programs onto the browser! For example, MS Word, how do I get a link to that ON the browser tool bar?
     
  14. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

    Adam,
    Did you get the bible prog into the task bar? How?
     
  15. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    I entered "Bible search Firefox" on Google and found a download of it.

    I downloaded it, closed FireFox and restarted it and there it was. Same with the weather display.

    [Edited on 5-12-2004 by houseparent]
     
  16. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Guys, give me about 30 minutes and I will have a web page up where you can get all the files.

    Adam - did you get Bible toolbar or SuperBible toolbar? The latter is an improvement on the former.
     
  17. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    I got the SUPER one now Fred!

    Thanks.

    And Josh, I have no idea why that would be happening to you. I hope someone else does. You could check out the Firefox forums.
     
  18. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

    Waiting on you Fred.
     
  19. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

    Got it; Thanks
     
  20. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    :lol:

    I have been trying to let it grow. Someone said this to me at another boad.

    Dude, unless you took the vow of the Nazarene, you need a haircut

    :lol:
     
  21. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Ok guys. I now have the web site up. You can get to it from my webpage, and then click on the link for Fred's Firefox page:

    http://tulipfaith.com

    Or go to it direct:

    http://tulipfaith.com/Firefox

    When you get there, there are links to the Firefox forum, the various extensions sites, and my extensions. The extension sites explain many of the extensions in greater detail. But you can download all my extensions directly from that one page -- Fred's Extensions. I did that for ease of use. All you need to do is left click on the GET IT for the extension and Firefox will automatically install it.

    The first time Firefox will block it and a toolbar will come up where you select that the site is trusted and you can install the file (Firefox does this to prevent Spyware installations - but my site is clean). Then you can just keep doing it from that page, without having to hunt and peck in the Extension sites.

    I am going to open a new thread for extention questions if anyone has basic configuration settings. For really tough stuff, the forums is the place to go!
     
  22. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

    Fred,
    I notice that if I try and add my own toolbar it will not tkae it?? I followed their instructions to the t??? I imagine that is how you added the files, i.e. word.
     
  23. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

  24. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Scott,

    If you get on your Yahoo Messenger, I will try and "talk" you through it
     
  25. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

    Fred,
    Im on..........
     
  26. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    I'm sending you messages. Are you getting them? Send me a message. I'm fredtgreco on the yahoo
     
  27. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

    Fred,
    I notice that the FF is really bogging down. Pages are loading much slower than my IE. I did download the Chromedit and uploaded the script for the speed tweak you suggested. I even tried a different one; it hasn't helped. I may have to bail......
     
  28. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    That is really too bad. Did you get the latest version? You can get it from my webpage (the Get Firefox button).

    I haven't noticed any slow down, but even if I did, the time savers of Firefox (tabs, BB Code, Bookmarks toolbar, all search bar) save me so much time (not to mention not having IE windows fill up my task bar) that I won't go back.

    If you are having monumental problems and want to try another alternative that has better security than IE, I can also recommend Opera. The only downside is that it has an adbar in the free version. If you have something like Ad Muncher (like I do) it is not to bad. It has tabs and a bunch of other features and is faster than both FF and IE.
     
  29. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

    Fred,
    I uploaded the latest version of FF from the MOzilla/FF site........So I don't know what to say. From what I heard, the prog itself seems to use much more memory than IE.......I don't know. I will keep it for a while and see how it goes. I would hate to have to dump it as I do like it's conveniance also. Maybe a reboot...........
     
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