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Just saw a link to this from Sam Gentile's blog. This is a neat little page with a couple setting changes you can make to Firefox to speed it up *a lot*. It's so easy even your mom can handle it. Check it out! I tried it last night on 2 of my home machines, it makes a big difference! It's not that hard to do. When I first looked @ the post I said to myself 'self, this looks like some stupid show off do nothing little exercise in time wasting', but in reality, it only took a less than a minute, was ...
Did you know you can set your homepage in Firefox to multiple URLs, each of which open in a seperate tab? This may be one of the coolest things I've found yet. Go to Tools : Options : General Under the Home Page section, click on 'use current pages' and it will set your homepage to whatever pages you have open in your various tabs. If you're like me (you are, aren't you?) and use multiple webmail services, such as hotmail, gmail and my work OWA, I can set all three as my home page. Each in a different ...
Ok, so I was helping a friend this weekend with some web browsing problems, IE6, spyware, hijacked homepage and unwanted reappearing porn bookmarks, and the whole time I was working on his machine, IE was driving me nuts. I am a *huge* fan of the Ctrl + Enter shortcut to add "http://www" and ".com" into the address bar for me. His was not working, so I figured I'd just go into tools, options and reset default settings, but no luck. I finally found it under Tools\Options\Advanced-Under Browsing, ...
I like this blog thingy :-) I read something somewhere, write something about it (this system apparently does auto trackback) He notices my trackback, has something to say about it... That in fact fits to post I've been thinking of writing. I love this! Anyway, Firefox only, this is actually what scared me originally. You see Microsoft is developing is developing XAML which to my understanding is pretty much the same thing... And these will take time to converge as DHTML did. If anyone thiniks a ...
Well, I’m pretty diehard when it comes to supporting Microsoft products and technologies, as many of you know. However, I’ll admit I’ve been using a combination of IE and Firefox for the past few months. I wanted to see what all the hype was about. So, what was it all about? Not much. Browsers are browsers. Is it nice to have tabbed browsing? Yeah, it’s kind of nice. Not a big requirement of mine actually, but it’s interesting and proves valuable sometimes. Security? ...
Reading today some long ques of blogs, I have been on vacation for a few days, without any computer close by (I got to points where my hands were itching to type, but it is better without computers sometimes). Vacation was great, Israel has some beautiful sites and things to see, if you like nature, now is one of the best times to come and see awesome sights. I'll be glad to provide tour help... Anyway reading James Governor mentioning a XUL application that does Amazon, I rememberd that a few years ...
I hate to say “I told you so” but… Just a day after one security firm warned of vulnerability in Firefox and Mozilla, a rival disclosed that another eight threaten the open-source browsers. [Click here for the full story] And once again you are required to upgrade the entire browser rather than apply a patch. Dave Just because I can… ...
Welcome…to the real world. --Morpheus The problem with promoting your product as being so much better and safer than somebody else’s is that there are those that will take those claims as a challenge. Stealing market share away from Microsoft is a double-edged sword. It not only puts you into the spotlight in the minds of consumers but also in the minds of the people that want to hack something. I think that the Firefox folks are going to soon learn that the reason they appeared to be ...
As some of you may already know, I have a souped up/customized version of firefox some of those extentions to sattisfy me needs. But lately Firefox has been playing up on me. As soon as I start the the thing, it goes un responsive for a couple of minutes. Whats that all about. I presume some extention is playing up. Anybody know how I can trace? Mind you I am not looking forward to reinstalling :P ...
Robert Scoble: How I read 1000 Weblogs a day. 1. Use RSS!- Faster to load pages through RSS rather than browsing to every site manually.- You only get the sites that have been updated. No need to check every site for new content.- Content can be used by others.- Not stuck with a browser, you can use your RSS reader of choice. 2. Word of mouth.- Firefox has become so popular through word of mouth. 3. 9/11 and the Tsunami- Robert created a PubSub feed related to the tsunami. Any blog post related to ...
I had a couple recent experiences with spyware and viruses this past week. First a neighbour with more mal-ware than real apps on his pc, and second, I had problems with popups from xlime.offeroptimizer dot com on my dev laptop. I got hit hard with spyware on my laptop about a month ago, and removed everything else by hand using a combination of Google, Windows Task Manager, and my friend the Command Prompt. I went out to download a trial of the new Norton 2005 for my neighbour’s machine and ...
Mads has an initiative going to collect reports of browser incompatibility issues with SharePoint. Sig mind sharing your knowledge on tweaking those javascripts to get SPS to work A-OK on FireFox ;) ...
I just picked up some very interesting information from http://blogs.wdevs.com/coli... seems that in IE javascript can extract data out of your clipboard. It doesn't work with FireFox either because the feature is not supported or off by default. Luckily, it is a security option and it can be disabled.Go to Tools --> Internet Options...Click on the Security TabSelect Internet Zone and then click Custom Level...Scroll down to the scripting section and see ...
Today I took the chance to trial out Yahoo Desktop Search and MSN Desktop Search along with Google Desktop Search. I already had 'Lookout' and 'Blinkx' installed on my system. Yahoo Desktop Search: - I know this one is in beta, but guys make installation screens a bit better. The indexing was faster and there was simultaneous indexing done on different things i.e. email and documents and stuff ( I could see that). The things I liked about this tool was the feature of search as you type and also the ...
I Installed MSN Toolbar suite a few days ago, and I just noticed today that I'm not using it, actually I spent more time to configure it (and there aren't that much configuration options), than the time I spent searching with it. I continue to use Google desktop all the time. Why? well I can think of quite a few reasons. 1. For some reason the MSN Deskbar on my computer is flickering all the time (the buttons are blinking constantly) - which annoyes me to the the point that I turn it off, therefore ...
The secret formula for interactive web applications: iWebApp = HttpRequest as channels + Javascript objects as messages If you have Firefox installed, click on this link for a half-baked sample. SqlManager * Clicking on a table refresh its structure * Clicking on view, shows the table's content * Clicking on run, executes the SQL command Add a rich user interface like XUL and there you have it, an improved formula for a richer web experience ...
Dmitry has released the Blogjet 1.2 beta! Very cool! 1.2 includes, amungst other things, image resizing, file attachments, extended entries, excerpts and keywords, a brand new code editor with syntax highlighting and better code completion, easier account switching, XML-based drafts, typographic characters and autoreplacement of smilies, full XHTML support, I have said it before, blogging is made super easy with this tool, I wouldnt post half as much without it! Great to the firefox plugin now included ...
Over on Eric Maynard's site Useless Miscellany he pointed out a cool feature in Firefox 1.0 that I didn't know existed. The fact the some one can redirect LiveLines to a bloglines subscription is pretty damn sweet. Thxs for point that out Eric.
I use Blogjet to update my blog, I find it a very pleasant tool to use have have registered it.I am, however, somewhat frustrated with the lack of updates of late. But then again, its author Dmitry has been ill for a while.Installed Firefox 1.0 yesterday, and installed the plugin to "Blogjet this".. very handy (You need version 0.4 for use with Firefox 1.0). I was also pleasantly suprised to see a "Blogjet This" plugin for RSS Bandit. Perfect!However.. Blogjet still suffers from the blogger.GetRecentPosts ...
Whilst downloading the latest release of Maxthon, I saw an interesting comment in the reviewers list that brought me to Stephen Toulouse’s blog. If you look for the entry dated Monday, August 30, 2004 on this page. Stephen admits he runs Maxthon. Me, I occasionally keep switching back and forth because sometimes Firefox just acts weird. Anyways another interesting point, Stephen is using WSS to blog. Wayta go Stephen ...
I think I was undermining Firefox for all this while and was just neglecting and ignoring the hype around it. I was speaking of my Microsoft developer friends and engineers (they mainly use Microsoft products) and they said that around 50-60 of them have nearly abandoned Internet Explorer and now use Firefox browser for 95% of their browsing. Not all of them are located in Australia, but they are scattered in different locations. One of the guys even took the liberty of showing me off the features ...

Tejas points to the portable Firefox browser.

I see potential specially if you are the type that frequents a cyber cafe often for whatever purpose. I wonder if you could configure it with extensions.

John Haller has crafted a portable Firefox browser which can be on a USB Drive. Have'nt tried it yet, but this software will be on my 'To-try' list. At the time of this writing, the Johnhaller.com site shows that the software has been downloaded 17300 times already. Via. Marc Orchant.

Tejas Patel

I fixed the CSS styles for Managed World so that the site displays correctly now in Firefox and Netscape. Enjoy!
My tech objectives for the near future:-Start to run as a non-admin user by default on all my computers. Set up shortcuts for administrative tasks to make life easier.-Add laptop to home domain and setup handy stuff like offline file sync/briefcase, roaming profile, forlder redirection, etc. simulating the average mobile office worker as closely as possible.-Start to run Firefox for all web based activities, perhaps even uninstalling IE-Setup VMware on laptop and get a Server 2003 install setup for ...
Recently I was writing a mail to a friend of mine, who wanted to know how I customized Firefox to give me the same features as MYIE2 (which I used to love). So I thougth I'd share the content with you as well. Actually there is nothing much to it, all you got to know is the proper extension to install. My current list to duplicate most of MYIE2 (now known as Maxthon) functionality is Tab Browser Extensions (TBE) Petit TBE All in one gestures Super drag and go miniT Ie view add bookmark here copy ...
Sometimes, your application might be very database centric. You might need to summarize/retrieve data from a big database. Therefore, the query might take a long time to execute such that user cannot bare to see a hang screen for several seconds or minutes without seeing any progress. To solve this problem, you might either create something like animated GIF i.e. hourglass icons or bouncing progress bar like FireFox installer or actually tell the user on the progress of query. It's pretty simple ...
OK, I finally gave up. I am happy with Opera and IE at the moment, but there was so so much buzz about Firefox, I decided that I will install and use Firefox for a while and see it for myself. Installation went OK, but the Installation options need a bit of rework. Started using the program, found it fast and rest of the things that are already repeated 1000 times around different blogs. Although I have nothing against Firefox, but still it lacks too many features that Opera has and on the other ...
Although I still prefer to use IE and Opera 7.51 for my personal use, I see that many people are using Firefox and more and more people might be using it in the coming days. I found this link to a tool called Flexbeta FireTweaker XP 1.0 Beta. Below is a description of this tool from the website. “ Flexbeta FireTweaker XP 1.0 Beta Flexbeta FireTweaker XP is a tweaking and optimizing software for Mozilla Firefox. Flexbeta FireTweaker XP bundles more than 20 different tweaks to optimize or customize ...

Like many others, I started using FireFox as my browser due to the security scares and mostly due to performance issues of IE. It was loading slower than it used to.

However, FireFox didn't work well with certain sites, like MSDN and my bank. So downloaded all the Office and Windows updates, and gave IE another chance.

Maybe its all in my head, but the speed issues I was having before have seemed to go away, so I reset my default browser to IE

I have really been trying to get Firefox to work for me. But I still seem to have at least one or two crashes a day. Handful of sites that it doesn't want to play well with (.Text admin being one of them). I still keep coming back to Maxon (formally MyIE2). It is Explorer under the hood, but it does have tabbed browsing etc etc etc.

Looks like they have rolled out a new version - already.

I think they have also solved the Firefox dance bug.

Neowin on Firefox 0.9.1

http://blogs.msdn.com/dmass... From there and Scoble’s log it looks like Microsoft has reformed the Internet Explorer product team. Perhaps this means we’ll see an IE 7.0 after all? At this point I use IE and Avant Browser exclusively. I tried FireFox back when the name changed and found it to be a repulsive experience. However, at least on some level, it does seem to be pushing ahead where IE has stagnated. The features I use most in Avant are the tabs, ...
I am not sure if this behaviour can be recreated but this is the scenario I had. I had Firefox 0.8 installed (I think by way of setup), and when 0.9 came out today (relatively), I downloaded it (i.e. the selfcontained zip version - not the installer) and extracted it to my previous firefox directory. And just in case you wondering it was a "yes" to replace all files. What resulted was a behaviour that I call the 'firefox dance'. Running the new firefox exe causes it to repeatedly kill itself and ...
I am late to the party here, but looks like I will be using more stable versions than others did. Now as I have started using more of my Gmail account, I wanted a tool that will fetch the email into by Outlook rather than visiting everyday manually. I had heard of a tool “Pop Goes the Gmail” when I did not have a Gmail account, I finally found the tool, installed it and can now check the Gmail account from my desktop without opening “Internet Explorer” as I don't use other ...