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snowhole
18 Mar 09,, 15:12
I've been using Firefox 3 for months, but recently I'm having trouble accessing certain websites with FF (says 'Bad Request'). After I asked around I found that it was FF's fault. So I tried Google Browser, which, well, although not as good looking as FF (I have custom outfit on the FF), but browsing speed is surprisingly MUCH faster. Unfortunately Google Browser doesn't seem to support the middle button of the mouse (I can still scroll the wheel to slide up and down, but can not click middle button to pop up a round cursor to scroll pages).

So having seen that there are different browsers with distinguished features, I would like to hear your ideas about web browsers. Maybe recommend some for me?

Cheers.
Snowhole

tankie
18 Mar 09,, 16:02
I've been using Firefox 3 for months, but recently I'm having trouble accessing certain websites with FF (says 'Bad Request'). After I asked around I found that it was FF's fault. So I tried Google Browser, which, well, although not as good looking as FF (I have custom outfit on the FF), but browsing speed is surprisingly MUCH faster. Unfortunately Google Browser doesn't seem to support the middle button of the mouse (I can still scroll the wheel to slide up and down, but can not left-click middle button to pop up a round cursor to scroll pages).

So having seen that there are different browsers with distinguished features, I would like to hear your ideas about web browsers. Maybe recommend some for me?

Cheers.
Snowhole

I found the same problems with F/F as well , it was ok for showing which sites were suspect but sloooooooooooooowwwwww ;)

dave lukins
18 Mar 09,, 16:45
I found the same problems with F/F as well , it was ok for showing which sites were suspect but sloooooooooooooowwwwww ;)

For what we need it for, try IE7

Knaur Amarsh
18 Mar 09,, 16:49
For what we need it for, try IE7

Thats what I prefer.

If I have problems accessing something with it, then I use Opera.

snowhole
18 Mar 09,, 16:56
IE7 is way toooooooo slow to open, and takes up too much memory to run (making other things slow as well). I'm really not a fan of it.

nebula82
18 Mar 09,, 16:59
I've been using Firefox 3 for months, but recently I'm having trouble accessing certain websites with FF (says 'Bad Request'). After I asked around I found that it was FF's fault. So I tried Google Browser, which, well, although not as good looking as FF (I have custom outfit on the FF), but browsing speed is surprisingly MUCH faster. Unfortunately Google Browser doesn't seem to support the middle button of the mouse (I can still scroll the wheel to slide up and down, but can not left-click middle button to pop up a round cursor to scroll pages).

So having seen that there are different browsers with distinguished features, I would like to hear your ideas about web browsers. Maybe recommend some for me?

Cheers.
Snowhole

I had some problems with FF 3 too. It wouldn't display the layout of websites properly. So I went back to FF 2, which I've been extremely satisfied with for a long time.

Btw, isn't FF 3 still beta? That might explain our problems with it!

Nebula82.

snowhole
18 Mar 09,, 17:11
FF is 3.0.7 now. This number doesn't seem to be a beta but I don't know...
On its pages I don't see anything saying beta :S
http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/


I had many problems with FF 3 too. It wouldn't display the layout of websites properly. So I went back to FF 2, which I've been extremely satisfied with for a long time.

Btw, isn't FF 3 still beta? That might explain our problems with it!

Nebula82.

As for the layout problem, I believe when you maximize the window it would be fine (unless this page is really big). But still there are some pages that FF can't display well.

bonehead
18 Mar 09,, 17:36
I have EI and Safari preloaded on my Mac. After running Safari the first time i never looked back. IE has never been used.

snowhole
18 Mar 09,, 17:51
Yea just trying Safari now... Looks pretty, and it is fairly fast (not as fast as the google one though). But it seems to take up too much memory as well. And the fonts I applied doesn't work on some pages, and Chinese characters are not well laid out. :S

But the good thing about it is that I can use my middle button again.

sohamsri
18 Mar 09,, 18:22
In Safari(if installed on windows), you won't be able to open hotmail and a few other sites.

Although it was fast and a looker, lack of support for several websites made me uninstall it.

Currently, I use IE8 and Google Chrome.
Hate Firefox.

dave lukins
18 Mar 09,, 18:39
Currently, I use IE8 and Google Chrome.
Hate Firefox.

IE8:cool: Now I'm jealous

ArmchairGeneral
18 Mar 09,, 18:59
Chrome's nice.

Kommunist
18 Mar 09,, 19:11
I use FF3.0.x (been a long time now), and haven't faced any problems so far. Advantage of FF is the number of addons and plugins it supports. I have the NoScript addon/plugin installed, which is great for security. Also, it can block most advertisements if required. Also, it is the browser with least security faults.

Not to mention the hot skins, giving it different great looks (see screenshot):cool:

sohamsri
19 Mar 09,, 01:55
^^^

Yeah... the same "looks" which gobble up your RAM, and take too much time to start.
So you end up with a big, fat and slow browser which pretends to hide its incompetency by its looks.

I see that you have opened Mininova.....Pirate !! :eek: :))

gunnut
19 Mar 09,, 02:00
IE6 and FF3 portable. If one doesn't work, the other will. If neither works, then the site is not good enough.

sohamsri
19 Mar 09,, 02:09
IE8:cool: Now I'm jealous

You can download it too, sir.(Presuming you have XP SP2)
I just got mine preinstalled in Vista.

In looks, its hardly different from IE7, but has a modified engine for better speed.
Its two main features are - Accelerators and InPrivate browsing...about which Microsoft says...."Now you can shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won't accidentally find out or use a shared computer without leaving a trace." :rolleyes:

TopHatter
19 Mar 09,, 02:46
I made the jump to FireFox a few months ago. Generally speaking I like it and I really like the idea of having something less vulnerable to all the crap out there (my recent problems not withstanding).

On the other hand, my AOL webmail gets pictures blocked quite a bit by FF. IE7 has no problem with them.

Any thoughts?

Tronic
19 Mar 09,, 02:56
Firefox ever since I got it. Rarely given me any problems.


Currently, I use IE8 and Google Chrome.
Hate Firefox.

IE8 seems to have many bugs. I've had it keep popping up hundreds of windows at the same time, until finally I have had to click the restart button.

Yukon65
19 Mar 09,, 04:29
Yup Firefox also the browser I use the most. Find IE seems to get hacked the most out of the browsers.

tinymarae
19 Mar 09,, 04:30
I made the jump to FireFox a few months ago. Generally speaking I like it and I really like the idea of having something less vulnerable to all the crap out there (my recent problems not withstanding).

On the other hand, my AOL webmail gets pictures blocked quite a bit by FF. IE7 has no problem with them.

Any thoughts?

Do you have any add-ons like adblock (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865) installed?

LetsTalk
19 Mar 09,, 04:57
I am a happy FF user, use IE at work and every time I do I miss my FF.

Kommunist
19 Mar 09,, 05:29
^^^

Yeah... the same "looks" which gobble up your RAM, and take too much time to start.
So you end up with a big, fat and slow browser which pretends to hide its incompetency by its looks.

Hey, looks do matter. :cool::biggrin: Other than that, google XSS (Cross Site Scripting), and then NoScript plugin:tongue:. Lots of ther plugins like Ad Block Plus and Flashget are supported. Security wise too, FF is the best.

FF is quite fast, and if you have 2GB DDR2, it doesn't matter, unless some heavy application like Photoshop PS3, or Visual Studio 2008 is running.


I see that you have opened Mininova.....Pirate !! :eek: :))
:eek::biggrin::biggrin:

KRON1
19 Mar 09,, 05:32
I like Firefox until I try to watch a video that comes up blank. People just don't want to get off IE.

Kommunist
19 Mar 09,, 05:38
I like Firefox until I try to watch a video that comes up blank. People just don't want to get off IE.

Do you have Adobe Flash Player installed, if not then go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:7 and get it.

Also, if you have NoScript or AdBlock Plus, set security settings for them to allow flash objects.

snowhole
19 Mar 09,, 05:45
I like Firefox until I try to watch a video that comes up blank. People just don't want to get off IE.

You can install an add-on called MediaWrap to enable all the flash/in-page-videos on FF.

FF itself is quite mediocre IMHO. It's all the add-ons that make it great. I really am gonna miss FF if I can't solve the problem mentioned at the beginning of the thread. But I really can't do without this website that just appears 'Bad Request' on FF (but fine with all other browsers I've tried).

I'm using Google Chrome right now. Love the browsing speed but actually I am missing FF already.

KRON1
19 Mar 09,, 05:56
Tell me more about this google chrome. I already use their toolbar and love it.

snowhole
19 Mar 09,, 06:02
I can't say much other than what I've already said. After all, I just picked it up yesterday myself. Although it has some shortcomings that I still have to get used to, it's damn fast, I really love the smooth browsing it provides. You may wish to try it yourself, and if you don't like it just uninstall it.

sohamsri
19 Mar 09,, 11:45
Tell me more about this google chrome. I already use their toolbar and love it.

There's not much to it, and thats the point.
It's simple, light, fast and effective. Everything required from a web browser.

TopHatter
20 Mar 09,, 01:51
Do you have any add-ons like adblock (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865) installed?
Not that I'm aware of.

Sometimes the pictures show up, mostly they don't. But they always do under IE7

tinymarae
20 Mar 09,, 04:47
Not that I'm aware of.

Sometimes the pictures show up, mostly they don't. But they always do under IE7
I am almost sure that one of the add-ons is the culprit.

In Firefox, Look at Tools -> Add-ons. You will see all the add-ons installed.
Disable all of them and see if your problem goes away.
If you have the patience and want to identify the culprit selectively enable/disable each one of them.

davidbond
20 Mar 09,, 06:48
I have more appetite for FireFox```

payeng
20 Mar 09,, 07:06
Tell me more about this google chrome. I already use their toolbar and love it.
I installed Google Chrome few weeks back and my PC got infected by virus namely GoogleUpdate.exe now even I have uninstalled it yet this virus exist:frown:

snowhole
20 Mar 09,, 08:05
I installed Google Chrome few weeks back and my PC got infected by virus namely GoogleUpdate.exe now even I have uninstalled it yet this virus exist:frown:

What anti-virus are you using? I believe this 'GoogleUpdater.exe' in your computer is this same friendly thing (although yours won't be Chinese as mine, shown in the bottom right of the picture below) in my laptop. I just had a McAfee full scan and didn't find a virus.

Sometimes anti-virus softwares get over-sensitive and define some good as bad (Kaspersky picked out explorer.exe as a virus on my previous PC and deleted it, making that day of my life miserable). When you encounter something you are not sure whether or not it's a virus or something similar, you could always search online to check and determine for yourself.

ghostkru
20 Mar 09,, 23:28
i prefer IE7 or IE8 for compatibility
and opera for speed and security

PS i believe firefox is overrated

payeng
21 Mar 09,, 00:01
What anti-virus are you using? I believe this 'GoogleUpdater.exe' in your computer is this same friendly thing (although yours won't be Chinese as mine, shown in the bottom right of the picture below) in my laptop. I just had a McAfee full scan and didn't find a virus.

Sometimes anti-virus softwares get over-sensitive and define some good as bad (Kaspersky picked out explorer.exe as a virus on my previous PC and deleted it, making that day of my life miserable). When you encounter something you are not sure whether or not it's a virus or something similar, you could always search online to check and determine for yourself.

doubt since I have no more google thing left in my pc for time being still atleast two processing file of GoogleUpdate.exe. Well I use Avast free home edition and it sucks maybe I will try bittorrent next, actually sometimes processing file get infected by virus and the remedy should be repair not delete, somewhere I have read that GoogleUpdate has got a bug in it .

sohamsri
21 Mar 09,, 08:30
doubt since I have no more google thing left in my pc for time being still atleast two processing file of GoogleUpdate.exe. Well I use Avast free home edition and it sucks maybe I will try bittorrent next, actually sometimes processing file get infected by virus and the remedy should be repair not delete, somewhere I have read that GoogleUpdate has got a bug in it .

OMG!
Googleupdate.exe is not a virus ! Maybe its not uninstalling because you tried to directly delete the file or the folder.

Avast is a disgrace to anti-viruses, and by the way you talked about trying bittorrent next...

Mate,
Bittorrent is a torrent-downloading software. It is not an antivirus.

KRON1
21 Mar 09,, 08:43
I don't want google update messing up my system.

bolo121
21 Mar 09,, 09:24
Opera for evah!

Knaur Amarsh
21 Mar 09,, 10:04
Opera for evah!

Agreed :cool:

payeng
21 Mar 09,, 12:02
OMG!
Googleupdate.exe is not a virus ! Maybe its not uninstalling because you tried to directly delete the file or the folder.

Avast is a disgrace to anti-viruses, and by the way you talked about trying bittorrent next...

Mate,
Bittorrent is a torrent-downloading software. It is not an antivirus.

my apology for Bitdefender should be the term instead, thanks for pointing out.

Anyways I want GoogleUpdate.exe out of my PC but it is not done:(

Malayali
25 Mar 09,, 02:50
Opera

snowhole
29 Mar 09,, 07:02
I just deleted 'cookies' and now FF is all fine again :)))
Bye bye everything else lol.

ArmchairGeneral
29 Mar 09,, 14:22
Finally got Chrome on my home computer. Much beautifulness. Had a little trouble with Facebook at first, but now it's running fine. Fast, and I love being able to search google, wiki, imdb, and anything else I want from the address bar.