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Posts:2,644
Registered: 08.01.04
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 1:41 AM (reply 15 of 45)



 
Regarding that internet bank: Firefox is (AFAIK) for all web-design-relevant aspects identical to Netscape. You might want to try a user agent switcher such as this one: http://update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=59&vid=62

Most of the time it will work just fine in Firefox, but the bank doesn't know that.
 

Posts:2,830
Registered: 9/1/03
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 1:47 AM (reply 16 of 45)



 
Neither Opera nor Firefox work with my internet bank -
it insists on IE or Netscape. Bummer.

if the website specifically identifies your browser as not ie (i.e. some
message like "Please use Internet Explorer 5+") then you can probably
ask firefox or mozilla to "impersonate" IE and it will work.

If they don't have this impersonate option (i remember one browser
did, but i can't remember which) you can fake it yourself via a proxy
("proxomitron" is a good one) server on your own comp, by using this
you can easily pretend you are any type of browser (it's all done via
http headers).

If, however, the site just doesn't work with the browser ... well you're stuffed :)
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 4:23 AM (reply 17 of 45)



 
does the menu show up at all ?

if so, there is a solution here, have a look at it, if
you know
javascript / vbscript you can use that to get the
properties of
your page...
http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/05/24/1
0283.aspx

Thanks, but the right click Context Menu is totally absent when the mouse is over the page contents. The Properties menu item in the File menu also does nothing.
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 4:33 AM (reply 18 of 45)



 
Neither Opera nor Firefox work with my internet bank -
it insists on IE or Netscape. Bummer.

My internet bank seems to be happy with firefox.
 

Posts:1,044
Registered: 4/16/04
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 5:10 AM (reply 19 of 45)



 
if the website specifically identifies your browser as not ie (i.e. some message like "Please use
Internet Explorer 5+") then you can probably ask firefox or mozilla to "impersonate" IE and it will work.

If they don't have this impersonate option (i remember one browser did, but i can't remember which)

Answer: OPERA

ICE
 

Posts:115
Registered: 9/2/03
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 5:28 AM (reply 20 of 45)



 
FIREFOX ROCKS!!! , The tab browsing option is fantastic, it saves you having to have multiple windows open in your taskbar and it you want a new browser window, that will goto the task bar like explorer etc...

I find the tab browsing real good when researching topics, you can have multiple tabs open in one browser window all relating to the subject, and they will load in the background. When the subject you are reading up on leads to another topic, open a new browser window and use the tabs in that window. Each browser window will then be responsible for one topic, but have multiple sources of information in the tabs..... Brillant...much better than anything else on the market and it's free......
 

Posts:319
Registered: 11/8/00
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 5:30 AM (reply 21 of 45)



 
its been a while since i used it but opera does this too
 

Posts:1,197
Registered: 10/01/04
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 5:37 AM (reply 22 of 45)



 
Firefox does indeed rock. That is all.

I actually changed my bank because my previous bank insisted that I use IE to access their online service. Sorry boys, I just don't feel like handing the hundreds of hackers and thieves out there my bank details.....and there is no way you'll ever convince me that IE is safe and secure for that sort of thing.

Vote with your wallet.
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 6:10 AM (reply 23 of 45)



 
FIREFOX ROCKS!!! , The tab browsing option is
fantastic, it saves you having to have multiple
windows open in your taskbar and it you want a new
browser window, that will goto the task bar like
explorer etc...

I find the tab browsing real good when researching
topics, you can have multiple tabs open in one browser
window all relating to the subject, and they will load
in the backgroundwiki/./. When the subject you are reading up
on leads to another topic, open a new browser window
and use the tabs in that window. Each browser window
will then be responsible for one topic, but have
multiple sources of information in the tabs.....
Brillant...much better than anything else on the
market and it's free......

Firefox Rocks in most ways, but the textarea caret is still ugly as sin and sitting in the wrong place. This problem has been reported for years and not fixed. It's close to a show stopper. Is there a way to configure this?

 

Posts:319
Registered: 11/8/00
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 6:14 AM (reply 24 of 45)



 
why do you consider this a show stopper? are you that slow at typing? it is annoying however espically when entering 'i'.
 

Posts:4,496
Registered: 19/06/02
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 6:27 AM (reply 25 of 45)



 
Firefox Rocks in most ways, but the textarea caret is
still ugly as sin and sitting in the wrong place.
This problem has been reported for years and not
fixed. It's close to a show stopper. Is there a way
to configure this?

I don't know what you mean. With FF 0.9.2 on XP everything looks fine to me. You didn't press F7 did you?
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 6:34 AM (reply 26 of 45)



 
I don't know what you mean. With FF 0.9.2 on XP
everything looks fine to me. You didn't press F7 did
you?

No, I didn't press F7 or F anything. The caret is too fat and positioned incorrectly, it covers the right half of the last letter typed, at least with 0.9.2 on W2K.
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 6:36 AM (reply 27 of 45)



 
why do you consider this a show stopper? are you that
slow at typing? it is annoying however espically when
entering 'i'.

It makes editing nearly impossible. I guess if you watch your fingers instead of the screen it wouldn't bother you, but its these sort of user interface problems that tend to drive people back to the M$ products. For all the nasty things you can say about M$ they get the user interface right most of the time.
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 6:50 AM (reply 28 of 45)



 
This is sent from FF on XP, the caret is still too large and in the wrong place.
 

Posts:65
Registered: 02-05-22
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 6:58 AM (reply 29 of 45)



 
Firefox is great, and the extensions make it even better. I downloaded the "open link in IE" extension for the pages that don't cooperate. The Google search box (with other extensions it becomes an E-Bay, Amazon, Yahoo, etc. search box) is genius.
 
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