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After reading about new IE7 being realeased I thought YA, but reading about Firefox in the thread I thought I would at least try it out, being very not insused over IE shutting down on me all the time, And for not every had tryed anything else but IE, I'm liking Firefox so far. I been using it in the site that constanly crash IE and sofar so good. I also like the Google search feature.
Thanks to those that mentined Firefox I think I might stick with it.
 

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I too was apprehensive about switching to anything other than IE, but after trying out Firefox I'm not going back. :)
 

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Been using Firefox for quite a while, no complaints. No more (well...far fewer) bugs creeping into my system.

Love the multi-tab feature [ctrl-T]
 

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BCintrepid said:
I also like the Google search feature.

Same here. What's even more cool is that you can add search engines and switch to default to a different one if so desired. On my file server, instead of the Google search, my default is a Bit Torrent search. :)
 

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I personally hate tabbed browsing. I guess from all those years of graphic designing/editing, my left hand is used to always being on the keyboard so I find the ALT+TAB command to switch between windows much easier. Also that and I have the Alt+Tab Power Toy where it displays a thumbnail of program I'm switching to. Keyboard shortcuts are much easier than moving the mouse around.
 

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smc1377 said:
I personally hate tabbed browsing. I guess from all those years of graphic designing/editing, my left hand is used to always being on the keyboard so I find the ALT+TAB command to switch between windows much easier. Also that and I have the Alt+Tab Power Toy where it displays a thumbnail of program I'm switching to. Keyboard shortcuts are much easier than moving the mouse around.
I also prefer the Alt-Tab to tabbed browsing. If IE7 has tabbed browsing I hope there is a way to shut it off. If not I might just stick with ver6 as long as I can.

But if you are a Microsoft hater and just want to use something different I would suggest opera. I think it has a much better GUI than firefox. I tried firefox and thought it sucked.
 

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smc1377 said:
I personally hate tabbed browsing. I guess from all those years of graphic designing/editing, my left hand is used to always being on the keyboard so I find the ALT+TAB command to switch between windows much easier. Also that and I have the Alt+Tab Power Toy where it displays a thumbnail of program I'm switching to. Keyboard shortcuts are much easier than moving the mouse around.
Ctrl+Tab will cycle between the open tabs

And what is this power toy you speak of? Windows has displayed a thumbnail of the programs in the alt+tab box for as long as i can remember...
 

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Avenger said:

Reminds me of that video of the guy in a cubicle beating the **** out of his computer.

BTW I've got a dual boot with Linux. I tried installing the Linux version of Opera but it sucks green tomatoes. On Linux firefox is the best.
 

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LHSDriver01 said:
Ctrl+Tab will cycle between the open tabs

And what is this power toy you speak of? Windows has displayed a thumbnail of the programs in the alt+tab box for as long as i can remember...
Usually it's just the program icon that shows up when you hold down ALT and cycle thru the programs with the TAB key. With the Power Toy, it's an actual screen capture of each program as you cycle thru them with the TAB key.
 

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smc1377 said:
Usually it's just the program icon that shows up when you hold down ALT and cycle thru the programs with the TAB key. With the Power Toy, it's an actual screen capture of each program as you cycle thru them with the TAB key.


oooh! i want it!

where can i get it?
 

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LHSDriver01 said:
oooh! i want it!

where can i get it?
I don't know if it's available for other versions, but I know for sure it's available for Windows XP.

Go to the microsoft site and search for "XP Power Toys". A list of different tools will come up and you can pick and choose which ones you'd like to install.

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Here is the website.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx


Some that come to mind are. . .

An upgraded calculator that has scientific functions

A handy image resizing program where you can basically right click on any image file and in that menu that pops up, you can choose "resize image" and another screen will pop up for quick resizing of images. That way, you won't have to use Photoshop or what have you to do it.
 

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I really liked Firefox when I first tried it. It seemed to load content a hell of a lot faster than IE did. My only beef with it was that certain embedded content (mostly video clips using WMA technology) would not play. So I have recently found Avant. It is a browswer that uses the basic IE interface but has all the same functionality as Firefox does. Tabbed browsers, Pop-Up Blockers and my new favorite the Ad blocker. Check it out and download it here http://www.avantbrowser.com/
 

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smc1377 said:
I don't know if it's available for other versions, but I know for sure it's available for Windows XP.

Go to the microsoft site and search for "XP Power Toys". A list of different tools will come up and you can pick and choose which ones you'd like to install.

**EDIT**
Here is the website.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx


Some that come to mind are. . .

An upgraded calculator that has scientific functions

A handy image resizing program where you can basically right click on any image file and in that menu that pops up, you can choose "resize image" and another screen will pop up for quick resizing of images. That way, you won't have to use Photoshop or what have you to do it.

eh, they are only for XP, doesn't work on any previous version... (I run win2K)

oh well. Not worth "upgrading" to XP for. I find 2000 to be more stable anyways ;)
 

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Wow, a fellow NT5.0 user. I must say that I find Win 2kPro to be VERY stable. Using Opera and Firefox and only a very select # of programs installed on my computer is why I still have little problems with it years after it was built.

As far as tabbed browsing, I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't like it. Personally, I don't like having 20 million tabs on my taskbar below. Generally speaking, I open several windows at once. Right now I have 4-different web pages openned.

I don't know what Opera verson Alderran has been using, but despite finding Opera very stable (with the rare, severe once-twice-a-year-crashes), I find Firefox's GUI much more astheticly pleasing. Opera is FAR better at preventing webpages from openning up a seperate window.
 

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Give this a shot for a little more speed from Firefox.

1. Type "about:config" in the address field.
2. Set the value of network.http.pipelining to "true".
3. Set the value of network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to "100".
4. Set the value of network.http.proxy.pipelining to "true"
5. Set the value of nglayout.initialpaint.delay to "0"

More options: (These configs are known to put a deal of stress on the server.)
network.http.max-connections 30
network.http.max-connections-per-server 8
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy 8 (again, for proxy)
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server 8
 
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