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Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 7:13 PM



 
Is there a good browser out there?

I recently rebuilt my W2K system and installed IE 6.0, it seems to have forgotten how to do the right-click pop up menu and the page properties from the File menu. So I can no longer get the URL of the page I'm looking at, this makes posting links to old messages difficult. I've spent hours on google trying to find a solution, does anybody know what's doing on?

I also installed FireFox 0.9.2 and it of course does the page properties very well, but the <textarea> caret is fat and ugly and sitting right on top of the last character typed. Much searching on google shows that this has been a annoyance for quite some time. eg. http://philringnalda.com/blog/category/mozilla.php see Sept 25 2002 entry.

Here's the HTML (from the forum form) to reproduce the FireFox ugly caret, so it's not the forums
<html><textarea name="body" wrap="virtual" cols="80" rows="15" style="width:600px;"></html>
 

Posts:24,036
Registered: 2/3/03
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 7:20 PM (reply 1 of 45)



 
I'm a big fan of Opera...
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 7:26 PM (reply 2 of 45)



 
I'm a big fan of Opera...
Is that Verdi, Wagner or Weill?
 

Posts:474
Registered: 3/12/04
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 7:27 PM (reply 3 of 45)



 
I like Opera too.Will i get a duke dollar too ;-)
 

Posts:24,036
Registered: 2/3/03
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 7:45 PM (reply 4 of 45)



 
I'm a big fan of Opera...
Is that Verdi, Wagner or Weill?

I'm reminded of a quotation of Mark Twain: "Wagner's music is better than it sounds".

LOL

P.S. How dare you omit Puccini? ;o)
 

Posts:24,036
Registered: 2/3/03
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 7:46 PM (reply 5 of 45)



 
Opera's only drawback (in my mind) is the licensing fee (I'm cheap). It's an excellent browser, particularly well suited for web developers.
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 7:57 PM (reply 6 of 45)



 
Opera's only drawback (in my mind) is the licensing
fee (I'm cheap). It's an excellent browser,
particularly well suited for web developers.

$39US won't break the bank, I'll give it a try. Thanks.
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 7:59 PM (reply 7 of 45)



 
I'm a big fan of Opera...
Is that Verdi, Wagner or Weill?

I'm reminded of a quotation of Mark Twain: "Wagner's
music is better than it sounds".

LOL

P.S. How dare you omit Puccini? ;o)

Like my fave, Mozart, Puccini does have a name that starts with a V sound, so he just didn't cut it. :-)
 

Posts:3,328
Registered: 01-10-05
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 8:01 PM (reply 8 of 45)



 
I like Opera too.Will i get a duke dollar too ;-)

Of course, that's what they're for. From now on the dukes are for other suggestions, good reasons to blow the 39 bucks, or clever comments on Opera of the musical variety.
 

Posts:2,830
Registered: 9/1/03
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 9:24 PM (reply 9 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/2004/05/24/140283.aspx
 

Posts:2,909
Registered: 13.8.2003
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 11:00 PM (reply 10 of 45)



 
I use opera too and I wouldn't mind paying for it (now I'm just sticking with the ads). It's a robust browser and firefox seems like it's on a diet compared to it (items seem to be contained in many menus in opera, so you don't have to search for the exactly correct one. Firefox doesn't seem to have that (or I'm using it wrong)).
 

Posts:10,967
Registered: 4/7/01
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 21, 2004 11:01 PM (reply 11 of 45)



 
Add the Address Bar following IE's menu buttons and the page URL will always show. Can then be copied/pasted, etc.

Right click context menu can be easily customized, see http://www.siteexperts.com/tips/hj/ts01/index.asp
 

Posts:192
Registered: 30/05/01
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 12:48 AM (reply 12 of 45)



 
I was getting a bit bored of IE and wanted to try something different. I've installed Opera, Netscape and Firefox so far.

Opera has the nicest interface, tabbed pages, mouse gestures, sessions, etc but does have problems rendering quite a few pages (or more likely the html is dodgy and too IE-specific). - I also get lots of problems with forms that have calendars for date fields, the year 2004 always appears as 104 and generates validation errors when the form is submitted. It has integrated searches for a number of search engines, but I miss the google toolbar.

Firefox seems a bit bland at first - but there are tons of extensions available at http://texturizer.net/firefox/extensions/ among others. (Including a google toolbar).

Netscape is the most compatible browser (after IE) but is just too aol-centric for my liking and will be uninstalled in the near future.

Anyone know if you can get Safari for the pc?
 

Posts:319
Registered: 11/8/00
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 1:06 AM (reply 13 of 45)



 
I've just switched over to using firefox on my windows machine and use Galeon on my linux box. I like the non bloted nature of both of them. Firefox even works with my internet bank, the world is changing for the better.
 

Posts:192
Registered: 30/05/01
Re: Is there a Good Browser?  
Jul 22, 2004 1:15 AM (reply 14 of 45)



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