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#1 User is offline   aotsukisho 

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:11 AM

I can't believe there's no Firefox thread yet... I know I mentioned it in Geek Gear, but it's so awesome it needs its own thread.

Anyway, DC gets some income if we recruit new users of Firefox with the Google Toolbar... if you're considering downloading Firefox, please do so through the link on the bottom!

I know that almost the whole Otaku Crew use it, who else loves Firefox?
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 10:50 AM

Firefox is good. I installed the google thingy from the link on the bottom, and that works great. :D
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:09 PM

yes! yea, everyone, if u ever need to dl firefox plz use our bottomish logo thing! btw, firefox rocks. im currently using portable firefox from my flash drive, avalible from johnhaller.com (the authors name is john haller lol)
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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:12 AM

What's the difference of portable Firefox to regular Firefox, Unyo? I don't get it. :huh:
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 09:39 PM

portable firefox is a firefox u can run off your flash drive, and its meant to preserve the life of your flash drive by disabling cache and history and other yucky stuff that requires a lot of writing ot the flash drive. Plus if u wanna run firefox off your flash drive, u need a launcher (long technical explaination that im too lazy to type right now)
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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:50 AM

Oh, I see. So Portable Firefox allows you to run it without a launcher? Or is PF the launcher?
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:09 PM

Basically speaking, the 'Portable FireFox' is FireFox on a MUCH smaller scale, and it keeps your bookmarks intact. It just doesn't write images/websites to your Temporary Cache and History, which it usually would.
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:56 AM

so the temporary cach and history thing are bad to have?
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:04 PM

on a flash drive yea. it goes "mmmmn! yummeh, lets write to the drive" *flooble flooble*

essentially a lot of constant reading and writing to the drive is a bad thing. HDs are made to handle that kind of stress, but not flash drives. Go feel your flash drive after you copy a big file to it next time, if its anything like my (crappy) flash drive, it'll be hot :( hot = not good

oh and for your earlier question yea, PortableFirefox is the launcher to launch firefox with some settings and important paths tweaked. It comes in a bundle, so all you have to do is download it and extract it and then have fun putting all your bookmarks and stuff. some extentions dont work though. they also have a new website out, portableapps.com
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 01:33 PM

cool. How come some extensions don't work though? is there a particular function or jobs that don't work?

my flash drive sucks, it's a 16mb piece of crap. :( it gets hot the instant you plug it in. I got it for free, so I can't really complain though... :(
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Posted 01 July 2006 - 11:32 AM

I've noticed that Mozilla is supporting both 1.0.x and 1.5.x versions of Firefox, and that they're somewhat different in appearance, especially the options panel. I wonder if they're the same besides that?
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:30 AM

*necromancy*

2.0.0.3 is the newest version (I think) and I was forced to upgrade (1.0.7 kept memoryleaking and crashing). I don't really regret it, all my favorite extensions still work and my favorite extension (SessionSaver) is now integrated into the main program itself! Yay

The only thing I don't like is that they now have a maximum-tabs-per-Firefox-width now. In 1.0.7, they used to keep getting smaller and smaller until only the icon in the tab was left, but now they limit you to a certain number (I'm guessing) based on how many pixels wide the browser is. Also, I noticed that the 'X' to close tabs has been relocated to on the tab in focus...but sometimes, all the open tabs have X's on them. ?_? trying to figure out why this is the case.

I like the skin though. Everything has a clean feel to it somehow.
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:25 PM

yea the new tabs are kinda weird, i liked the tiny things before, i could have billions of em open xD.

for the skin though, i like the old one <P the new ones seem a little too fuzzy for me, so i use winstripe modern
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 04:58 PM

Older skin was better IMO, new one seems too...clean? It's almost too perfect, everything is so round. What the hell happened to my square buttons.
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:39 AM

i use 1.5, the buttons are still square so if you like it you can use this version, gbafan.
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 09:44 PM

When I upgraded to 2.0, there was the options of choosing themes. Bah, I just stuck to the regular default because of some difficulties with the a theme I chose. Remember, don't choose the Super Mario Bros. theme because it's too difficult on the eyes and it's the super old animation from the very first game so it's not that clean.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:39 AM

you can choose a theme? i have 2.0 but i didnt see anything about a layout theme o_O i guess i just missed it then... i wouldnt mind trying the super mario bros. one, haha.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 09:41 PM

^ yeah, there's plenty on the Firefox official website.

I figured out how to bypass the tab-limiting stuff, look for these two values in about:config
browser.tabs.tabClipWidth
browser.tabs.tabMinWidth

I changed both of them to 25, and the tabs squish normally!
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:52 AM

I just changed mine :)

*Dang it, i think my dog just pooped, I smell something very nasty!!!*
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 11:13 PM

I found a good tweaking guide for getting the best out of Firefox, check it out. I know it helped me a lot.

http://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...ticleId=9020880
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:43 AM

I am testing Firefox 3 beta 2. it sucks. sooo many bugs!!!!!!
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:36 PM

aw that's a shame, hopefully they can get the bugs ironed out of the RC's and get Firefox 3 final out soon. :)
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 04:15 PM

right now I have two bugs on bugzilla:
https://bugzilla.moz...g.cgi?id=410368
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https://bugzilla.moz...g.cgi?id=410492
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:59 AM

hmm, I don't know if it's a bug or a nonoptimized algorithm, but I've had this happen twice so far (Firefox 2.0.0.11)...when Firefox freezes, it usually saves your pages okay (minus of course, ones that were opened close to the time of crash). However, twice when I had to close Firefox through the taskmanager, all my tabs weren't save, and, as far as I can tell, my active (if not all) cookies are deleted. This is quite troublesome, since that means I have to relogin to about half a dozen sites I use on a regular basis. It's not that big of a problem, but it's a kind of irritating to have to go through it.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:00 PM

hmm that does sound irritating, I hope it doesn't happen to me :( I wonder when their gonna finish Firefox 3?
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 10:21 PM

I am going to get that sessionsaver thing, sounds suuuuper helpful. I don't really like bookmarks much since I never look at them ever again, so this kind of thing sounds awesome.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:19 PM

lol you don't need it anymore, Firefox has a built in Sessionsaver now. Besides, the old one used to cause crashes with Gmail and other problems.
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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:51 PM

Bump on Firefox, I found a handy about:config tweaking guide for all versions you might want to check out (it even includes values that do stuff but aren't there default)!

http://www.tweakguid...Firefox_10.html
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 12:30 AM

hmm, gheytube crashed my Firefox three times tonight, all on separate occasions. It wasn't limited to any particular video(s), in fact the videos that crashed it were viewable after a reload.
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:48 AM

hope you guys have Firefox 3 by now... Mozilla is gonna stop supporting Firefox 2 in December.

http://www.infoworld.com/archives/emailPri...nal_days_1.html
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