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Glåss
Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:How to make the web better for you,
If you haven't already, stop using Internet Explore and get Firefox
www.getfirefox.com

Firefox it's a dream, and while Internet Explorer 7 is the best of the IE it is basically just a poor copy Firefox, and desperately trying to catch up.

For me, the main reason Firefox is good is the extension, with Firefox add-ons you can make this program and the internet look and behave how you want to.
Hate all these adverts? I don't I haven't seen more than 10 in a year with Addblock plus.
I Can't read French very well but want to follow the poi discussion on Jongle.net - use foxlingo.
etc etc

OK, so here is a thread for all the Firefox fans to post about their favorite extensions, and modifications.
Here are my Firefox extensions I couldn't live without:
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Adblock plus https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1865/
br>(remember how the web used to look! - removes nearly all adverts from all websites - ahhhh smile)

Stumble upon https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/138/
br>(there goes your life, you want brilliant websites on subjects you're interested in, here they are smile

Foxlingo https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2444/
br>(translate toolbar translates almost any web page to almost any languages while keeping the formatting biggrin )

Customise google: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/743/
br>make Google like it used to be - useful, rather than all paid and commercial results at the top.
Essentially the first 2 and all the side results in Google are paid adverts, hence it is not giving you the best results, it give the results which have the most interest in making some money out of you... hmm, with the customize Google add in, you turn off all the adverts! Google how it was back when it used to be useful for finding things on the web rather than for viewing adverts

British English dictionary (for built in spell checker)
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3366/
br>Or American English dictionary (for built in spell checker)
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3497/
br>
and Noscript https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/722/
br>(Disables javascript -Good security for when you're browsing in the dark corners of the web)

Web developer toolbar (for coders only)
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/60/
br>________________________________________________________________

Thread is following Yakumos suggestion in this thread:
http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/show...rt/1#Post750664
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So what Add ons/ browsers are you guys using?
Firefox - the Fire spinners browser biggrin

Drew
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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:firefox has a japanese add-on ubblove

(thanks be to adya for telling me about it!)


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:I ubblove firefox. I have one of the kids add-ons, so i have little monsters and things instead of arrow buttons! It's ace.
Also, when the page loads, there's a dude in the top right hand corner juggling ubblove

BRILLIANT!


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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poig
poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 19th Jun 2006
Total posts: 1590
Posted:Oooh, where d'ya get that add-on?


I want it! juggle


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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:colourful tabs:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1368/
br>
and tab mix plus: undo close tab, seperate session manager for tabs, and lots of other useful functions:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1122/
br>
in fact, pretty much all the tab plugins are useful:

https://addons.mozilla.org/search.php?q=tabs&type=E&app=firefox
br>
I love em all! (unfortunately they don't all work together... frown )


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted: Written by: Glss



Web developer toolbar (for coders only)

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/60/






I don't agree - I use it loads as an easy way to turn off style sheets: ctrl+shift+s will remove all CSS styles from a page and allow me to use ctrl+mouse wheel to make the text bigger. It's great as I find reading some web sites very hard with the default stlye.



If there is a web site I use a lot the I can use greasemonkey (http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/) to change the page in the way I want. There are loads of scripts (http://userscripts.org/) for it that could add that 1 feature you've been wanting from a web site.



Some other tips:



Keywords

Bookmark a page in the normal way, then go to your bookmarks menu, right click on the bookmark you just made and select properties.



In that box, enter something in the keyword field and press ok. Now you can just type that keyword in the address bar and you'll go to that page. For example, I have the HoP forum home page with the keyword of hop - so I just type hop and I'm there smile



Keywords with place holders

I use wikipedia and google maps a lot. Using the keyword tip above, you can put place holders in the keyword. For example my wikipedia bookmark is like:



URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%s
br>
keyword: wiki



Note the %s at the end. This means that anything I type after the wiki (like "wiki poi") will be placed in the URL I go to, so typeing in "wiki poi" takes me to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/poi.
br>


I do the same for google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=%s and type "map cambridge") and loads of other sites.





Searching

In the search box, use alt+up and down to select the search engine you want.



You can also use the middle mouse wheel as a button (just press down to click it). middle clicking on an open tab will close it, middle clicking on a link will open it in a new tab. Holding down the middle button whilst clicking either left or right will move you to the left or right tab.



That's all I can think of for now!



hug


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:i found firefox a peice of crap, I couldn't log in to some web sites I'm a member of it was slower than IE 7 on my PC and changed fon'ts for nearly everything. so I deleted it... dunno why it didn't like me frown

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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jeff(fake)
jeff(fake)

Scientist of Fortune
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 15th Apr 2005
Total posts: 1189
Posted:I had some problem with some website using an early version of firefox. Newer updates sorted it right out, and firefox 2.0 has just rocked my world so far.

According to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle of Quantum Dynamics, we may already be making love right now...

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:I've never had any problems with firefox - and I'd been using it about over 6 months before fireofx 1 came out.

At the moemnt, I have 1.5, 2 and 3 alpha 1 installed (I keep up to date with the nightly build).

Mynci: you should try a reinstall of FF2. It's fixed a load of problems and it's worth a try, even if you do go back to IE after a while.


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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polarity
polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1228
Posted:The Platypus Extension works with Greasemonkey like an editor built into Firefox. It lets you edit pages you're reading, and generates the Greasemonkey scripts to make the changes permanent.

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ALT+LEFT ARROW = Back
ALT+RIGHT ARROW = Forward
SHIFT+MOUSE WHEEL = Back and Forward
CTRL+R = Reload
ESCAPE = Stop Loading
ALT+HOME = Home

Now you can turn off the big buttons, Rearrange your toolbar into just one line, and get some more screen space.

If you still want some buttons, but don't want them taking up space because you don't use them that often, you can use All-In-One Sidebar to put a toolbar on the side of the screen you prefer, and it can be hidden until you move your mouse to the edge of the screen and click.

The buttons on the sidebar can open things in a panel that pops out from the side of the screen, a bit like the bookmarks or history panel. It saves having Extensions or Downloas popping up little windows of their own.

You can put almost anything into the sidebar panel (another page, source code). It acts like a second tab that is viewable alongside the main one.

Really handy use of the space if you have a widescreen display.


You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
Member Since: 27th Aug 2006
Total posts: 4728
Posted:I have been using Firefox pretty much since I set up my pc....
I only use IE for my online course work cause that's the server that the school uses and it works better that way... shrug

I just can't quite keep it in my head sometimes whether it's Firefox...or Foxfire...
Braincramp, ya know?


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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polarity
polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1228
Posted:Try using OSX and XP on the same computer, It may be FireFox for both, but the shortcuts are all different.

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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Yakumo
Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:Deepest Sender http://deepestsender.mozdev.org/
br>blog poster for livejournal, blogger, wordpress, MSN spaces or metaWeblog.

slashdotter http://www.efinke.com/slashdotter/
if your into the techy news page www.slashdot.org

user agent switcher http://chrispederick.com/work/useragentswitcher/
lets you make websites think your browser is IE/Opera or anything you want (wii) if bad code is making it reject your browser.


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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:IE tabs

put IE into Fire fox.... smile good for web developers i presume!


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Richee
HOP librarian
Location: Prague
Member Since: 15th Jan 2002
Total posts: 1841
Posted:Advanced configuration(url): about:config
New tab shortcut: [ctrl]+[T]
Next tab shortcut: [ctrl]+[tab]

enjoy the fire,

:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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Zenooph
Zenooph

psychadelic pyro
Location: Johannesburg
Member Since: 26th Aug 2006
Total posts: 570
Posted:Firefox is awesome.

It's actually recommended by our company because of it's security.

I also have this nifty little add-on that allows me to download embedded movies. Can't remember where I got it though, just found it on one of my surfing expeditions


Normality is the playground of the unimaginative

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I downloaded FF2 frown and it wouldn't let me log in to my own website... it REALLY annoyed me.

It wouldn't let me log on to a couple of other sites because it said they weren't secure enough, I'll be honest I could probably change some setting or other (I'm not very techy ubblol ) so I could visit them but all the font's changed and page layouts were horrible and I just couldn't get the configurations right... I only just got my PC working well by adding another 160Gb of Hard-drive and deleting all the spyware on my PC. I think I'll stick with IE until I start to have problems...


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Zenooph
Zenooph

psychadelic pyro
Location: Johannesburg
Member Since: 26th Aug 2006
Total posts: 570
Posted:Each to their own, I guess.

I had similar problems initially, but it had to do with Java not being enabled to use FF.

The security settings for FF are already setup in the version we download from our server and I can access pretty much any site.

But as I said, each to their own. If you're comfortable with IE use it.

I can't use it because I'm obsessive about our network security and I'm scared someone breaks in via the many loopholes in IE, but that might just be the voices in my head talking


Normality is the playground of the unimaginative

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the_mods_stole_my_name
the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:ff2 is frikkin amazing! how anybody still uses IE is a mystery to me, ff2 is sooo much better. its faster, easier to use, and you get a cool little logo of a fox on fire, spinning round the world to go on your desktop! what more could anybody want?!!!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

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O.B.E.S.E.

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Yakumo
Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:video Ook! https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2584/
download embedded movies (as flv's from youtube, google video, other formats elsewhere)



-- Though not a FF plugin it's useful to know that Riva FLV Encoder (free) can convert FLV to AVI. --



riva doesn't work any more actually, this is great though :

http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=SUPER_1

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:I'm trying to download a theme for my ff2, but it just wont come up. It says downloaded and then restart FF... but then nothing happens! frown

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I had that happen to Valura. I tried to get the juggling man. I'm guessing it's because it clashes with another extention I've already got.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:Guys, in your browser, if you go to Tools, then add-ons, you should be able to disable or enable the add-ons. Have a go and see what happens hug

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:It's not there to enable hun, I don't know why.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:oh that's poo. Even when you go, Tools, Add-ons, and then Themes? Juggly man is under themes. hug

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:He isn't there.... he vanished like an old oak table ubblol

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ado-p
ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1368/
br>
I like this one, makes all the tabs different colors

smile


Love is the law.

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Meg beat you to that one!

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FireByNite
FireByNite

Are you up for it??
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 8th Dec 2004
Total posts: 349
Posted:my daughter downloaded the xmas theme to our computer
falling snow at the top of the window biggrin


Are you up for it?
wink;)

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robnunchucks
robnunchucks

enthusiast
Location: manchester uk
Member Since: 14th Jul 2004
Total posts: 363
Posted:of course not only is firefox one of the best browsers out there. There mascot is one of the coolist creatures around everyone should have a firefox



An Actual firefox


Non-Https Image Link




cute aint he biggrin

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handle lenght: 16 inches
chain length: 2 inches

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poig
poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 19th Jun 2006
Total posts: 1590
Posted:awww hug2

THE hop Pyro.
(with parents)
Unowned

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