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  • Faster than Internet Explorer

    and I'm happy to say it really IS!! Its Firefox. Opening all these horse photos and especially from the show photographers is so much faster now. It was recently listed as one of the BEST top 25 free programs too.

    It allows you to transfer all of your bookmarks and such also. I couldn't live without all my special links to my horse related sites.

    Thought I would share...give it a try.
    "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"

  • #2
    Absolutely! I downloaded FF a few months ago and never went back to IE. IE would freeze up on me so often, but FF never has once. I found it's not quite as robust as IE in some areas, though. It doesn't allow for some plug-ins that IE has, so some menus and programming options either don't display or operate as they should.


    • #3
      I agree. I don't understand why ANYONE would still be using IE as their main browser. I've been using it for over 3 years and would never go back.

      Don't forget to check out the Firefox Extensions. To keep this horse related, here are the ones that I consider most HR:

      FasterFox - Exactly what it says. Speeds up Firefox even more.

      AdBlock - Allows you to block annoying images, especially annoying animated images (I won't mention which horse bulletin board I know puts a huge bar of annoying animated images all down the right side, but you can probably guess).

      FlashGot -- Allows you to download all the links/movies/whatever on one page in one fell swoop.

      ForecastFox -- Displays forecast and any special weather alerts on the bottom of your Firefox status bar. Great for people like me who are anal retentive about weather out at the barn!

      You can find Firefox extensions at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:1.
      Head Geek at The Saddle Geek Blog http://www.thesaddlegeek.com/


      • #4
        Don't forget Pimpzilla for fun "buttons" and I love the weather bar at the bottom of my browser!
        Click here before you buy.


        • #5
          Firefox is definitely the best alternative to IE out there. I can hack the crap out of it and it performs wonderfully. The only things I don't like are the memory usage aspects of it but that has (hopefully) been addressed in 3.0 which is coming out of beta testing shortly. One extension that I recommend you use is DownThemAll. Not only does it do exactly what it sounds like but it does it VERY fast by using multiple server connections. Even with just one server connection it downloads files significantly faster than Firefox's downloader. Another extension that you should get is the IE Tab. It renders a page inside Firefox using the IE engine so if you are looking at a page that was created with FrontPage formatting and it doesn't look right at all in Firefox, you just click a little button and the page reloads using the IE engine which should display the page without having things all over the place.
          Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


          • #6
            I downloaded it a few days ago and I absolutely LOVE it! Everything is faster, it doesn't freeze up on me like IE when I open too many tabs or images, and downloads are ridiculously quick.
            Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die.

            ~ Douglas MacArthur


            • #7
              I like Mozilla FF a lot too. However, there are some websites that I can't open in FF. (like the MI horsepage site) And there appear to be some variations in appearance at times--I'm working on our company website and I have to pull it up in both FF and IE when I make changes to see if they are reflected the same or not.

              But I agree, for the horsey sites? I really like using FF when I can because it does seem to work a lot better for pics, vids, and the like.
              A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

              Might be a reason, never an excuse...


              • #8
                We moved this thread to the Help forum as a reference for those looking for browser information to potentially improve their BB (and other website) interaction experiences.

                Thanks for the information.


                • #9
                  I'm an Opera user myself. Still very fast, tabbed browsing, and tons less spyware than IE or FF.
                  Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BuddyRoo View Post
                    I like Mozilla FF a lot too. However, there are some websites that I can't open in FF. (like the MI horsepage site) And there appear to be some variations in appearance at times--I'm working on our company website and I have to pull it up in both FF and IE when I make changes to see if they are reflected the same or not.

                    But I agree, for the horsey sites? I really like using FF when I can because it does seem to work a lot better for pics, vids, and the like.
                    Get IE Tab. Once you install it, all you have to do is click on the Firefox icon in the lower right hand corner and it loads your current page with the IE engine but inside the FF browser so you can view it in a new tab and flip between the two effortlessly. It's completely transparent so the only thing you are missing from the IE browser is the menus and such.
                    Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!