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InvisibleautomanM
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firefox switch
    #3546722 - 12/27/04 04:33 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

i just made the switch to firefox. i have always used IE, but decided to try something new. any pointers on how to use this browser to its full benefit?


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InvisibleSlite
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Re: firefox switch [Re: automan]
    #3547064 - 12/27/04 07:50 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I just played around with it at first to get the feel of the thing and learn where everything is. There is no guidebook I know of which is better than just experimenting yourself. At first I had to remind myself to use tabs and other features but after a few weeks I was doing it automatically and taking full advantage of Firefox. You can also try looking for extensions, some are very very useful.. I recommend Mouse Gestures to start with, they can really speed up browsing and make it a more fluid experience.

Play around with Firefox and you'll soon be wondering how you ever survived with Internet Explorer.


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Re: firefox switch [Re: automan]
    #3548035 - 12/27/04 02:27 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

yes, pick a cool theme. I like noia extreme.

get a few extensions. I recommend these:

adblock: blocks all advertisement
tabbrowser preferences: manages how your tabs function
ieview: for those few websites that suck/require IE.
useragent switcher: for those few websites that suck/require IE

for adblock, copy/paste this into a .txt file & import:

Quote:

[Adblock]
/\D\d{2,3}x\d{2,3}\D/
googlesyndication
us.yimg.com/a/
/\/buy_assets\//
/[\W\d_](top|bottom|left|right|)?banner(s|id=|\d|_)[\W\d]/
/[\W\d](double|fast)click[\W\d]/
/[\W\d]click(stream|thrutraffic|thru|xchange)[\W\d]/
/[\W\d]value(stream|xchange|click)[\W\d]/
/[\W\d]dime(xchange|click)[\W\d]/
/[\W\d](onlineads?|ad(banner|click|-?flow|frame|ima?g(es?)?|_id|js|log|serv(er|e)?|stream|_string|s|trix|type|vertisements?|v|vert|xchange)?)[\W\d]/
/(hot|spy)log/
/[\W_](b(an|nr)s?|jump|redir(ect|s)?|stat)[\W_]/
/\W(cy|r)?c(ou)?nt(er|ed)?\W/
/p(artner|ing\.cgi|romotion)/
reklama
/sp(onsor|ymagic)/
/top(100|cto)/





With this filter, you'll block 99% of advertising.

here are some browser speed tweaks that I recommend:

Quote:

browser.cache.memory.capacity : 65536
browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl : true
browser.xul.error_pages.enabled : true
content.interrupt.parsing : true
content.max.tokenizing.time : 3000000
content.maxtextrun : 8191
content.notify.backoffcount : 5
content.notify.interval : 750000
content.notify.ontimer : true
content.switch.threshold : 750000
network.http.max-connections : 32
network.http.max-connections-per-server : 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy : 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server : 4
network.http.pipelining : true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests : 8
network.http.proxy.pipelining : true
nglayout.initialpaint.delay : 750
plugin.expose_full_path : true
signed.applets.codebase_principal_support : true





enter these values in by typing about:config in your address bar. If the entries do not exist, add them.


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Re: firefox switch [Re: Vvellum]
    #3549072 - 12/27/04 07:06 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

thanks for all the info. these programs are awesome, though, i think i'm going extension happy :smirk: .
i'm also really digging thunderbird. when used with FreePOP, i can check yahoo mail, gmail, hotmail, my shroomery mail, etc.


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Re: firefox switch [Re: automan]
    #3550960 - 12/28/04 01:01 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Wow, I spent about 10 minutes tweaking it to my liking and bang, I was hooked. I'm usually a sour bugger when it comes to switching to things I'm unfamiliar with, but an opera > firefox or ie > firefox migration is really very gentle. I was comfortable within the first day of browsing. :thumbup:

If you need me to, I can pull up a pretty handy tweak for firefox. It'll optimize your broadband connection and takes only a couple of minutes. Although I take no recognition for it, and it's something that some people can figure out on their own. In fact I think it may have already been posted here..


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Re: firefox switch [Re: automan]
    #3551122 - 12/28/04 01:38 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

complete anonymous web surfing works well with firefox as well if you feel inclined. It sifts through about 300 anonymous proxies to find you the quickest. the latest version can be a bit buggy though, try and find an earlier one.


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Re: firefox switch [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #3551555 - 12/28/04 03:34 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

here's a good proxy manager: http://jgillick.nettripper.com/switchproxy


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Re: firefox switch [Re: Vvellum]
    #3559924 - 12/30/04 01:56 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

bi0 that was great post man, I love firefox, but now i love it more


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Re: firefox switch [Re: runnerup]
    #3560329 - 12/30/04 05:25 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

cool man.

I also recommend the context search plugin
get that
and then visit: http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html
and download whatever search engine you'd like

with the extension you can right-click highlight a word
and search with your custom search engines.
the search will open up in a new tab.


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Re: firefox switch [Re: automan]
    #3564026 - 12/31/04 03:25 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: firefox switch [Re: joe666]
    #3565339 - 12/31/04 02:32 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)



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"A politician is like a baby's diaper, it should be changed often and for the same reason"-Coy Turner Sr.

"what is a weed, a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered"--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'm sippin Hennessy, riding on my muthafucking enemies" -Meek Mill.



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Re: firefox switch [Re: joe666]
    #3566450 - 12/31/04 09:01 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Firefox is awesome.
I recomend Nuke Anything extension too. This allows you to remove just about anything on a page by right clicking and choosing remove this object.


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Re: firefox switch [Re: andjor]
    #3568209 - 01/01/05 03:11 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

hey i've got a little question that's been bugging me... is there anyway to make links open by default in a new tab, instead of in a new browser window? i know, you can just right click and say "open link in new tab" but there should be a way to set this as default - i just can't find it!


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Re: firefox switch [Re: Krishna]
    #3568327 - 01/01/05 04:35 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Krishna said:
hey i've got a little question that's been bugging me... is there anyway to make links open by default in a new tab, instead of in a new browser window? i know, you can just right click and say "open link in new tab" but there should be a way to set this as default - i just can't find it!




Quote:

bi0 said:
tabbrowser preferences: manages how your tabs function




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Re: firefox switch [Re: blink]
    #3570144 - 01/02/05 07:01 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yup, tabbrowser preferences is the way to go. You can also middle-click a link to open it in a new tab.


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Opera [Re: aje]
    #3597721 - 01/08/05 11:20 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Firefox is great compared to IE.
Now that you have switched over to Firefox jump on the
worlds fastest browser !!  :grin: :thumbup:
http://www.opera.com/


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Re: Opera [Re: RazorFire]
    #3598508 - 01/08/05 03:11 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

ur right, its faster for me, but i'd prefer to not deal with the banner ads


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Re: Opera [Re: automan]
    #3599284 - 01/08/05 05:47 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yeah i actually bought a license so i wouldnt have to put up with the banner. PLUS, the license is working for every version they are coming out with. :thumbup: :tongue2:


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Re: Opera [Re: RazorFire]
    #3599940 - 01/08/05 08:13 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

opera rocks :thumbup:


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