Dammit, I'm starting to like Firefox.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I've been playing with SeaMonkey a bit lately, trying to find a more stable, full-featured clone of Thunderbird, and somehow I wound up installing Firefox. Now I'm getting used to the tabbed browsing thing, and I'm starting to appreciate the ability to add XPI extensions. Shit, next thing you know I'll be going on and on about how much IE sucks.
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    'bout damned time. ;)
     
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    and one day you'll stumble upon Opera and will no longer be a little boy. It will be wonderful. But for now... well... you know.
     
  5. Peyomp

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    How have you lived without tabbed browsing?

    Firefox is love/hate for me. It eats memory. It gets balls slow and unstable when its open for a long time. But it is reasonably fast, and has firebug which makes my day so many days.

    You know whats almost easier to develop for? IE7. Although still no good debugger, it chews most everything I write that Firefox will, and looks pretty doing it. Who the fuck woulda thought?
     
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    jmechy Calmer then you are.

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    for now he wastes time trying to add features to a bare bones browser, only to discover it has memory leaks and security holes.
     
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    But IE crashes every third click. And I can't have PixelZilla on IE :wtc:
     
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    And Opera is still better. Get over it.
     
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    I installed Opera about an hour ago while reading this thread. I just finished importing all my bookmarks from FF, this thing is sweet. Mouse gestures+maximized web viewing (no status bar, can turn off other bars), oh and that magic wand thing FTW.

    EDIT: and LOL @ not having used tabbed browsing before. Even IE has had that for a little while.
     
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    You'd probably have thought the same of Apache whenever it was young.
     
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    Can Opera save sessions?

    EDIT: Nevermind... I installed Opera see that it will save sessions... this is pretty cool!
     
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  12. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't see the point of tabbed browsing. I have ie set to open up a seperate window with each link.
    If I want to click on a tab, I can do it in the toolbar.

    I don't even use tabs when I'm using Firefox.
     
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    from an organizational standpoint, tabbed browsing is the way. So much cleaner, and great for switching between pages.
     
  14. Peyomp

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    Opera is for dookie eaters. For some reason it is ugly on OS X.
     
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    It looks great on Windows, so I dunno about OSX. And regardless, function over form... I'd rather have it look okay, and work GREAT (opera) instead of look okay and be SHIT (firefox).
     
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    Firefox crashes sometimes. It freezes sometimes. Other than that I have no complaints. I use it because of firebug. Does Opera have firebug or equivalent?
     
  17. BigPaul

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    Why is it that Opera displays things different from firefox?
     
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    jmechy Calmer then you are.

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    jmechy Calmer then you are.

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    I have nfc what firebug is, but it sounds like Developer Tools, which is built in to opera.
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  20. Jay487

    Jay487 What's Life If You Ain't Enjoyin' It?

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    every time I tried firefox, I ended up going back to IE.

    I recently got fed up with IE again, and tried firefox, and now I love it (all the bugs I experienced before seem to be gone :dunno: ) must be a newer version
     
  21. deusexaethera

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    That's exactly the attitude I used to have, but I've discovered that opening a single FF window and exclusively using tabs is just as effective, plus I can't rearrange taskbar buttons.
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    According to Jolly, it's because most web servers don't identify Opera correctly, but if you tell Opera to lie and say it's Firefox, then it works fine.

    Anyway, I tried Opera before and it just didn't hold my interest -- mouse gestures just aren't something that's useful for me, I've tried them before, and I'd rather add features to a bare browser than accept the features included with a full-featured browser. Hell, I only even started using Firefox because I'm running Linux on one of my machines now and I didn't have a choice.
     
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  23. Zappy

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    Firefox has mouse gestures and f11 = maximized web viewing, not sure about magic wand thing, but theres probley an extension some where :fawk:
     
  24. Peyomp

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    Firebug gives me very verbose JS error messages, and shows me every AJAX request back and forth.

    Can Opera do that?
     
  25. piratepenguin

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    Opera's "magic wand thing" is owned by Firefox's password manager from all that I can see.

    Firefox doesn't have mouse gestures.. :s I'm sure it's available as an extension though.

    Firefox's desktop integration is the bomb. With the latest nightlies drag and drop fits in perfectly at least with GNOME. On Opera, text selection is even inconsistent. You double click a word and a fucking context menu comes up :|
     

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