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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

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/
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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
biggrin ubbangel


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.Morph.
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Posted:Thanks for the links. smile

Just stumbled across Strange Status from Around the World


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Sym
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Sym

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Posted:Cool smile

The 3rd one down looks like a cow that is part of the cow parade. I saw loads in Prague 2 years ago. I guess about 200 cows blank fibreglass were given to local artists to paint in anyway they saw fit. Then they were put around the city in random places for the summer. It was really fun seeing what people had done!

This is 'Misteake' wink


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:bwahahaha!

thats soo cool, is there a photographic collection of them all that we can see?


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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Sym
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Sym

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Posted:Here is the web site for the Prague ones I saw:

http://prague.cowparade.com/cow/gallery/1
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There are some the I saw that are not on the web site. The best one I saw was 'moscaw':


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Here are some more:


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ubbrollsmile


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robnunchucks
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

robnunchucks

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Location: manchester uk

Total posts: 363
Posted:lol yer these were in manchester a while ago there pritty cool smile

My nunchucks vital statictics biggrin

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.:star:.
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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:I love Firefox, never had any trouble with it
got the kids add-on with the juggly man too
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/275/


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Groovy_Dream
SILVER Member since May 2005

Groovy_Dream

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Location: , Australia

Total posts: 449
Posted:I like opera more. It looks more elegant and has heaps of options, eg customisable keybindings. The built in ad blocking isn't that great, so I use another program called Ad Muncher which gets rid of EVERYTHING.

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Loewan
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

Loewan

and behold!
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Total posts: 464
Posted:The computers in uni are still using IE6. I am tempted to see if I could download and run FF2 instead. No search box and no tabs! Sucks so much its unbelievable! frown And why is IE7 still using the old XP super bright "fisher-price pre-school learning set" colour-scheme? I thought MS would want to tone it down to match the new Aero style?

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gita
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Posted:wooh! have the lil juggling man now!! biggrin yay for wandering in to random threads!!! ubblol



now if i could just shrink my new avatar enough for hop's liking, it would all be brilliant!! biggrin wink


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CaffeinatedKatie
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

CaffeinatedKatie

Teacher, Dancer, Artist, and General Smartass
Location: Portland, OR, USA

Total posts: 149
Posted:I had to stop using IE because of a severe overloading of pop-ups. I haven't had any trouble with FireFox. I don't have my own website, though, and that seems to be a sticking point.

Another really fun add-on for FF (which I just learned you can get for IE, too, for the dissenters) is Stumble. It's a free download, you fill out a list of topics you're interested in, and you get a Stumble toolbar. When you hit the Stumble button, it takes you randomly to a highly rated website related to something you're interested in. I've found some amazing art and photography, also some really really funny stuff. It's all the stuff on the internet you wanted to find but didn't know how to search for. An awesome way to waste time. wink

www.stumbleupon.com


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FireTom


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Posted:YAY for Firefox - even the new IExplorer with all it's tabbing is not getting close to it... shrug

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

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Posted:ubblol i just installed firefox onto my new computer...after hitting "yes i bloody well allow that action because i frigging started it you stupid operating system!" a few times (can you tell i'm on vista?? ubblol )

so i started up mozilla...hop as my homepage...& hop seems to have developed the shakes!? eek ubblol no wait...i just opened a new tab with another website...still with the shakes!! it seems to be okay once i log in though... shrug

could it have something to do with something i deleted? it seemed to start right after i hit delete on the thing under the back button...i think it said get started or welcome to firefox or something...

short of deleting & reinstalling - any ideas!?


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:which version of firefox?
and what do you mean by "the shakes"


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:what on earth are you doing playing with vista!?!?! thats CRAZY!!!!! why, its complete madness, like playing with fire!!! ubblol

my uni isnt going to support vista for another 18 months so microsoft will get their ship together and get rid of all the bugs in it.


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gita
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Posted:shrug it's the version that's on the front of the mozilla page...& i mean the screen goes up & down kinda fast & makes it roooolly hard to read stuff!! ubblol

methinks it has something to do with whatever i deleted...maybe i'll just go uninstall it & then reinstall it & leave stuff alone!! biggrin ubblol


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Mr Majestik
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Posted:i bet its vista playing with your mind!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:hmmm.
yea, try the reinstall
Me thinks it's a vista problem not a FF problem

Majestic: I reckon Ubuntu is already better than vista,
all it really needs is adobe software.
so in 18 months... we can but pray!
http://www.ubuntu.com/


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

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Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Posted:can't you just use wine?

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gita
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gita

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Posted:ubblol sym i like your thinking!! ubblol

i'm going to reinstall...tomorrow...it's getting a bit late now & i have been transferring data from my old computer to the new one...the hard way (i.e. load up my tiny lil flash drive thingy & swap stuff over... eek )...it's taking forever!

so i'm really looking forward to sleep... :yawn:


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:Not yet.
It boots olderversions of photoshop, but no one recommends that you seriously try to run it. (i think)
No news of good support for others - indesign and illustrator.
and anyway, the software that ties me to windows is solidworks 3D CAD software...
But hang on, I've got all the windows DLL's on this machine (xp dual boot)


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Sym
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Sym

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Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Posted:shame - it's so annoying when there is just 1 or 2 things keeping xp on your computer. For me it was IE for testing web site but I'm about to go over to some virtual computer system with images of windows, so I save the reboot at least.

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gita
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gita

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Posted:right! so i uninstalled it...found the site again...reinstalled it...

it came back! stupid shakes! it's inside the browser - not the whole screen. & those buttons i deleted yesterday were still gone! eek umm

*sigh* i think it's a microsoft conspiracy. they don't want any non-microsoft programs on my computer!!

:sad:

*wanders off muttering under her breath*


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

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Location: brizvegas, Australia

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Posted:bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 clap biggrin

I FIXED IT!!!! *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee* bounce

i just added a bookmark where those two were that i deleted...& shakes - NO MORE!!! very strange but who cares!? firefox now works on my stupid censored vista run computer!!!!!! biggrin biggrin biggrin

*woot* bounce


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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pythonjosh


pythonjosh

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Location: Seattle

Total posts: 34
Posted:As much as I love FF, it's an absolute PIG for resources. Or it may have something to do with Gmail as well. But I can't use FF any more. Too many times is it taking up >120mb of ram (typically ~200mb) and up to 50% of the CPU. IE7 works fine, but it's IE.
If anyone can help me resolve this resources issue, please do! I hate having to use IE frown


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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:python josh - agreed about the memory, but not quite that bad!
not checked this, but should sort you:
http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content/24939/How_to_reduce_the_memory_usage_on_Firefox

Got the link via lifehacker.com


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Moohaahaa
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

Moohaahaa

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Location: In Ger Land, India

Total posts: 382
Posted:Hi All,

Does anyone here use Cooliris preview stuff?

It give's you previews of website links that you mouse is hovering over.
It seems like it's gonna ferl like the difference between tabbed browsing compared with the older windows style. Do ya get ne?

Check it out;


https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2207


Some things you have to see to believe, but
Some things you have to believe in to see.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:hmm with homeofpoi in firefox the page seems to not move along to the current thread after a post is made. is anyone else getting this?!?

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Total posts: 15414
Posted:Me sometimes frown

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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:I think that is a problem with hop, not firefox. Have you tested it in an other browser?

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:it always works in exploder.

sometimes i write some client side code in Jscript that works in exploder and doesn't in FFox cus the DOM gets called differently in IE (as NAME="UniqueID") than it does in FFox (as ID="UniqueID")
malcolm's a haxor tho, and meanwhile FFox users can use IE Tab extension for FFox.

someone set us up the bomb!!!


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