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Posts:4,496
Registered: 19/06/02
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 7:09 AM (reply 30 of 45)



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

Increase your screen resolution : /
 

Posts:319
Registered: 11/8/00
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 7:11 AM (reply 31 of 45)



 
Your problem is not with firefox it is with the Gecko rendering engine, K-Meleon has the same problem (also uses the gecko engine). Any browser based on this engine will have the same problem. therefore your going to have to use Opera or IE out of the mainstream browsers.
 

Posts:5,627
Registered: 3/22/04
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 7:45 AM (reply 32 of 45)



 
lynx is the best browser.
 

Posts:428
Registered: 26.06.00
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 8:07 AM (reply 33 of 45)



 
Small motivantional list of browsers

- IE (latest and greatest version, what ever the hype of the day is) just because 80% of the people world wide uses it, don't ask me why.
- Mozilla, especially with the Webdeveloper plugin (also for firefox) : http://www.chrispederick.com/work/firefox/webdeveloper/
- FireFox, just because Mozilla is so last spring ;-)
- Opera, just a great browser
- If you're running Mac: safari (heard good things about it, but i'm not a mac user, thought I would mention it)

But ehmmmmzzzzz............ nevermind ;-)
 

Posts:428
Registered: 26.06.00
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 8:11 AM (reply 34 of 45)



 
lynx is the best browser.

you need a fashion upgrade fs, links is the way to go, they have frames and tables now adays in websites (don't ask me why, but lynx is outdated and links is the way to go now).
 

Posts:31,095
Registered: 4/30/99
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 8:11 AM (reply 35 of 45)



 
I liked Opera (the browser that is, as well as the art form) because it allowed you to open pages in multiple tabs, which were arranged across the top of the screen. Very convenient. Then I downloaded a new version, and all of a sudden it doesn't do tabs any more. Instead it does the old-fashioned Windows MDI windows, where if you want to know what windows are available you have to go and click on the "Windows" menu. A major step backwards. Besides which, when I installed the new version it didn't preserve my bookmarks. Extremely amateurish.

Now I'm using Firefox. It does tabs the way they should be done.

PC²
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 10:26 AM (reply 36 of 45)



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

Increase your screen resolution : /

This almost works, but these fora do not obey the sizes specified in the FireFox options. the real problem is the Gecko engine. Messing with the screen resolution made the problem a lot better on the simple HTML page, but not really for the real problem. Setting the minimum font size helps a bit.
 

Posts:89
Registered: 12/3/03
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 12:17 PM (reply 37 of 45)



 
I don't know if they are considered browsers in their own right, but I currently use Maxthon and used to use Avant. Both use the IE rendering engine and serve up tons of features and extensions that plain IE lacks, namely tabbed browsing, skinning, mouse gestures, etc.

What I don't know is if they are susceptible to the same security breaches that IE is since they use the IE core. I would guess so, but I don't know for sure.

Karl
 

Posts:24,036
Registered: 2/3/03
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 12:29 PM (reply 38 of 45)



 
I liked Opera (the browser that is, as well as the art
form) because it allowed you to open pages in multiple
tabs, which were arranged across the top of the
screen. Very convenient. Then I downloaded a new
version, and all of a sudden it doesn't do tabs any
more. Instead it does the old-fashioned Windows MDI
windows, where if you want to know what windows are
available you have to go and click on the "Windows"
menu. A major step backwards. Besides which,
when I installed the new version it didn't preserve my
bookmarks. Extremely amateurish.

The tabs are still available - they haven't gone away - you just have more choices as to how you want to display your windows. I'm using Opera 7, tabs and all. As far as the bookmarks, they're just a flat text file that you can copy into your new installation directory. If you installed over the old directory, it should have retained your settings.


Now I'm using Firefox. It does tabs the way they
should be done.

Not to try to pull you away from Firefox, or anything... :o)
 

Posts:6,750
Registered: 1/25/04
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 12:45 PM (reply 39 of 45)



 
I just downloaded and installed Firefox on your recommendations. Seems pretty nice except for the caret problem. Not a show-stopper probably. However, I do have one other problem. Opera has an option for whether you want bookmarks to open in a new page or reuse an existing page (tab, in Firefox-speak). I cannot find any such option in Firefox, either in the options pages or the help. This is a pretty important feature for me - anybody know of how to configure this?
 

Posts:31,095
Registered: 4/30/99
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 1:48 PM (reply 40 of 45)



 
The tabs are still available - they haven't gone away
- you just have more choices as to how you want to
display your windows. I'm using Opera 7, tabs and all.

Yeah? I couldn't find how to do that after about 15 minutes of digging through their help system. And I'm pretty good at finding information if it's findable. By the way, this was an "upgrade" from Opera 7.something to Opera 7.5.

As far as the bookmarks, they're just a flat text file
that you can copy into your new installation
directory. If you installed over the old directory, it
should have retained your settings.

"Should have" isn't too helpful.
 

Posts:4,496
Registered: 19/06/02
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 23, 2004 2:44 AM (reply 41 of 45)



 
Opera has an option for whether you want bookmarks to open
in a new page or reuse an existing page (tab, in Firefox-speak). I
cannot find any such option in Firefox, either in the
options pages or the help. This is a pretty important
feature for me - anybody know of how to configure
this?

You can use left click to open a bookmark in the same window or the mouse scroller (middle button) to open the bookmark in a new tab. Alternatively right click on the bookmark and you'll get a little menu with these options.
 

Posts:6,750
Registered: 1/25/04
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 23, 2004 9:02 AM (reply 42 of 45)



 
Thank you! Prob. solved. ;-)
 

Posts:5,904
Registered: 04/03/99
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 23, 2004 9:06 AM (reply 43 of 45)



 

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.

Unfortunately, the hackers and thieves out there are also able to vote with your wallet...

( I like Firefox, and happily Lloyds and Cahoot both seem browser agnostic).

D.
 

Posts:6,750
Registered: 1/25/04
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 23, 2004 9:43 AM (reply 44 of 45)



 
Well Fargo also does not care.
 
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