Ok, so I decided it was time to try out the Firefox browser that most everyone is raving on about. So far I am not impressed.
In IE, when browsing the message boards, a click on a message would open that message at the top of the window, FF opens it and scrolls the view to some random spot. I have to scroll up or down just so I can read the message
FF likes to dial out on my dialup connection unless I explicitly set it to off-line mode. I am not asking it to reload a page, I just want it to keep the page I was on so I can finish reading it later. IE is well more behaved.
FF blocks popups . Score one for FF.
FF does not create well formed clicketies in forum messages, never had a problem with IE.
So far, I fail to see what the big deal about FF is. I will use it for a little while longer, playing with some of the settings to see if my experience improves. But so far I get the feeling I will be switching back to IE.
"You're obviously a superstar." - Christian Graus about me - 12 Feb '03
"Obviously ??? You're definitely a superstar!!!" mYkel - 21 Jun '04
I don't get any of these errors in FF, I have been using it for years, alongside Opera. In fact the only time I have used IE in the last 6 months is I have been developing intranet applications , where the base browser is IE. Usually when developing Internet App's I use Firefox as the base browser.
You may need to configure your FF a bit more, there are a whole bundle of extensiopn you can download which makes it cool.
As with any new software it takes time to get used to it. but then there is always the power of choice, no one piece of software is better than the other, it is the preference and skill set of the user.