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Argh Firefox

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By on June 8, 2012 12:55:12 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

LizMarr

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Argh Firefox, it's pretending to be Windows 8. It has a pseudo Speed Dial that is 3x3 and I can't see any way to adjust. I use the REAL Speed Dial with 10 tabs and some with 30 squares. They are going to tell me I only need nine squares?  Oh sigh, Firefox what did you have to betray your very core.

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June 8, 2012 6:21:57 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

that is not the worst in firefox 13, the worst is that it ONLY loads tabs WHEN you go to the tab, which means typically a 10 second WAIT on each tab selected and when you go to the NEXT tab ANOTHER 10 second wait.

if you are like me and have firefox open 15-20 tabs at startup, it used to load them in the background after the first tab was loaded, BUT now I MUST WAIT for EACH tab to load as I want to read it.

harpo

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June 8, 2012 6:39:53 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Isn't that an option, harpo?  I changed it from the one to the other recently because it wasn't handling loading 20 tabs at once very well.

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June 8, 2012 7:01:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

LizMarr give ,Pale moon A try I gave ff away when went  to   (4) run all fire fox ext .  and  had  no trouble with  it  at all.(http://www.palemoon.org/) IT is Farster to

 

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June 8, 2012 10:12:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting harpo99999,
if you are like me and have firefox open 15-20 tabs at startup, it used to load them in the background after the first tab was loaded, BUT now I MUST WAIT for EACH tab to load as I want to read it.

lordy.... and it's painful....  

why can't they see these things are steps backwards...   

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June 8, 2012 11:23:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Damn! You guys need a vacation! !0-20 tabs at once! What could possibly be that interesting on the net? I open 1!

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June 8, 2012 11:43:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Pro Tip: close all tabs, go outside

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June 8, 2012 11:48:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,
Pro Tip: close all tabs, go outside

But that's where the bears are!

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June 8, 2012 12:05:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,
close all tabs, go outside

It's cold outside....   

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June 8, 2012 12:59:06 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

pseudo win8? Don't you mean pseudo google chrome?

Only google chrome limits you to 8 tabs so this is a step up.

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June 8, 2012 4:07:04 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

jyther, thanks.

webgizmos, just the tabs for pms, my posts in sins, my posts in elemental, my replies in both, modding in both, my stardock store my dropbox, my file factory page, and a few other interesting sections in both elemental & sins.

fuzzy, that is where the dropbears are and you do NOT want to be dropped on by a dropbear. it is bad enough being slept upon by the CYATS, at least THEY do not start 15 to 30 metres ABOVE you and land on you in less than 1/10 of a second.

rossco_p, you are so right, that is where the DROPbears are.

sydneysiders, thanks for the link, but I am a fair distance from sydney, and the outside temp is approx 4 degrees C with rain in a coastal area(normal winter minimums are about 10 degrees c), and it looks like it might get colder (and the worst part is that the reverse cycle aircon stops working at 4 degrees C.

taltaamir,  use chrome for a different set of browsing for different types of information

harpo

 

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June 8, 2012 4:28:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

But I like my Speed Dial.

 

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June 8, 2012 8:19:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I use speed dial of FF. I'm satisfied with the nine but I have two groups of nine. FF allows you to make more than one group.

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June 8, 2012 10:48:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My "I don't know where to put this link" page has 30 very little squares. Once in a while I go through them and toss them into a better category. I think that 12 (4x3) is the default. My default is 5x6. I haven't found yet a program that I can have as many pages as I would like and also make it as many little squares. You also can skin it as it is. Background graphics and colors, fonts, and a couple other. I'm not sure why they haven't come up with the same deal for another browser. Nine little squares are just not the same - Foxfire, Chrome, or IE (I think I saw something like it in IE)

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June 8, 2012 10:54:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

IE9 ....mostly 2 tabs....one WC and the other 'Admin' .... a third might be an aircraft-sim site.... now and then a 4th...google.

That's it....

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June 8, 2012 11:15:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I use FVD Speed Dial in FF.

Is there an advantage to what you are using LizMarr?

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June 9, 2012 2:12:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm a visual person and I can't see very well. The Speed Dial type of system gives me pictures of the pages themselves, or I can use just an image of a detail (like the WC lizard) then I know what it is. The regular bookmarks with words only or pea-sized images take a bit to read and if my hand shakes the whole thing rolls back up and I have to start looking all over again (yes, they are sorted into folders) I have a bunch of seldom used links there though. Research links for my writing, links for Geocaching that I don't look at enough, graphics design and hints, photography, and so on. It isn't that I don't use bookmarks. With the visual system I click a page, say "Publishing", then look for the right image - or I have memorized "upper left", check the name, and I'm on my way. Shaking mouse day, no problem, even my smallest image is an inch and I can target it. Fast, not nearly as frustrating. I can tell you that these forums are on the aqua page, upper right square. Zoom, there already. (several copies of WC and other customizing sites are there too)

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June 9, 2012 3:31:44 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting harpo99999,
taltaamir,  use chrome for a different set of browsing for different types of information 

which is unrelated to what I said.

I said that firefox is not ripping off metro, its ripping off google chrome.

The statement that chrome and firefox are useful for different things is one I agree with (I use both, for different things) but is unrelated to my argument.

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June 10, 2012 1:26:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm trying to figure out when I opened my Firefox is if the advertisement I got automatically was FF or my ISP.

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June 10, 2012 5:36:47 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I have had speed dial available in opera for a long time. I find it annoying. There was a time when I thought it would be cool to set up a home page that had links to all of my favorite websites, but 99% of the time I just click on google anyways. Since modern browsers auto-complete your address bar with recently visited websites, I find that typing 1-3 letters and pressing enter is a very easy way to get where I need to go.

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June 11, 2012 12:35:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Speed Dial isn't for everyone that is for sure. And the one version is the only that is multi-page and configurable. The rest are about the same, mostly one page. I get disgusted pretty quick with those.

Google sends the links THROUGH their web site. Anything you click on goes through some iteration of Google first. I'm told that it is part of their analytics. The same that some places have sued them to stop or put a switch on. As for searching, the things I search for are vague enough that I might not want the place I was last time, I want the ones I found before that or I want some new ones that I haven't seen. Bookmarking keeps them where I can find them so I don't have to dig through Google's interpretation of what I want to find things.

As for the click thing, using CTRL-Click opens the link to a new tab sans going through Google - loads remarkably faster.

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June 12, 2012 1:57:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I turned off the speed dial thing. I'm using an old system at the moment and this old Pentium 4 just can't handle the speed dial setup. Another thing that angers me about Firefox is the scrolling in bookmarks. Seems it scrools back to the top without my consent.

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June 12, 2012 3:22:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

yeah, try it with shaky hands. dumb thing always scrolls up (thus the argument for any other program) I wonder how a handicapped person can use some of this software.

Your comment about Pentium 4 makes me giggle. My desktop is a P4 and my 2002 server is P90 (with something like a screaming 126 memory) The desktop was best of it's class when I got it, I have a matching laptop in a drawer. It served me well. Currently the P4 serves as a surveillance cam server, which suits it well. I recently installed QtWeb browser. It's about as plain as can be (can be run portable) And to think, I used to play WoW and EQII on the poor thing.

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June 19, 2012 11:07:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

http://click.e.mozilla.org/?qs=c79f10a6e4e0875dee8fe64d1ce960f31691c1ffd80883d37ac9e06e10cfeea1f17ab296a7413482

 

The same text as in the email I received. The title was "3 new Firefox features have arrived" Can someone tell me what the third one is? I'm having a problem finding it.

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