Firefox for dummies!

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  1. Boots

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    I was a die hard MyIE2 fan until I tried Firefox.... no popups, no spyware, no security holes, and it's nice and fast with TONS of features. Definetly try it out and see what you think.

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    Firefox 0.9.2

    Download Links
    Windows Version
    Mac OS X Version
    Linux Version

    Homepage -> click here

    Extensions
    (install one at a time, close and re-open firefox after each install)

    Google Toolbar - no browser can go without a google toolbar
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    IE View - stumble across an IE specific page? right click and IE view
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    Ad Block - allows you to right click on an ad and remove it forever!


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    Dictionary Search - gives you a right-click dictionary search!
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    Gmail Notifier - monitors your gmail account and tells you if you if you get new mail
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    BBCode Menu - Give you BBCode built into your browser menu's

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    Tab Browser Extensions - Set the options as follows for a good setup almost identical to MyIE2
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    this will make bookmarks open in new tabs (thanks to winter hill gang)
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    Tab Browser Preferences - also has a few nice tabbing features


    Advanced Users:

    Firefox Tweaks

    Type "about:config" in the adress field.

    Set the value of network.http.pipelining boolean "true"
    Set the value of network.http.pipelining.maxrequests integer 100
    Set the value of network.http.proxy.pipelining boolean "true"
    network.http.max-connections integer 60
    network.http.max-connections-per-server integer 32
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy integer 16
    network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server integer 8


    Optimized CPU specific builds:

    http://www.moox.ws/tech/mozilla/


    TO REMOVE THE DEFAULT GOOGLE TOOLBAR

    on the menu View | Toolbars | Customize

    then:

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    Lemme know what you think :D

    Installing Java via XPI (Extension)

    http://java.mozdev.org/java_xpis/


    Custom quick searches

     
  2. DC5-S

    If you go, go balls deep

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    Been using it for a few days now. Once I got used to configuring the damn thing, it works really well. It's teh new h0tness!
     
  3. Smokey

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    What'd i tell u..
     
  4. Tony

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    Baaaam!1 just set up the new PC tonight & this'll fit perfectly on it!! Thanks for remindin me Boots!

    OK! to bad Windows doesn't recognize any of those files! least mine don't! wadda I gotta do here Bootsy?
     
  5. Boots

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    install firefox first :D then the extensions
     
  6. Tony

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    haha I did foo
     
  7. Boots

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    when you open up each link click on the install link
     
  8. Tony

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    did that
     
  9. LeMar

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    I've been using this for a lil while now. I love it.
     
  10. beaker

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    safari for me still.........
     
  11. LeMar

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    Try firefox Beak... takes some getting used to but it's equally as good as safari.
     
  12. beaker

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    my computer would die if i tried to put anything else on it. Not happening.
     
  13. Ed

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    I'm hooked. This is a great browser :bigthumb:
     
  14. Shafft

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    i'm not overly impressed yet...
     
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    The BugMeNot feature is the best feature for me with firefox.

    For any site that requires a user/pass, you right click and choose BugMeNot. It connects to a database and searches for a username and pass for the site you're on. I haven't tried it with porn sites, but it works great for sports sites (ie. espn insider) :D
     
  16. Shafft

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    ok.. the ad blocker alone is worth it.
     
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    It doesn't work all that great with the sites i visit (meaning that once i go back to the page the ads come back). Still a great feature though.
     
  18. Tony

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    I like it so far! werd the add blocker rules! & the Gmail account indicator!
     
  19. Boots

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    you gotta use the wildcard man!!
     
  20. Tony

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    Still seems alot slower loadin pages than IE though! specially when Flashpacks & whatnot are involved! see what happens! I think I might stick with IE though
     
  21. Boots

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    Slower? :wtf:

    something is wrong.. it's definetly the same speed if not faster then IE
     
  22. Shafft

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    I agree .. it's slower loading pages..
     
  23. Muricane

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    Whoa...
     
  24. LEX

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    Wow. Good writeup. Thanks. Does anyone know where I can find the dictionary, ebay, google, yahoo, IMDB search bar extension package? I had it for firefox 0.8 but now it's gone :(
     
  25. Boots

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    oooo, those sound cool... I'll keep my eye open.. let me know if you find em
     
  26. Lex Lucas

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    Is it possible to have a new tab open up automatically when you open one of your favorites?
     
  27. Boots

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    I'm looking for a way to do that :D
     
  28. Winter Hill Gang

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    I installed this last night ... there are some definite cool features ... Although I agree with a few others that it seems slower to load
     
  29. Lex Lucas

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    Sweet, let me know if you find anything.
     
  30. Winter Hill Gang

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  31. Boots

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    score... gonna put that in the top post
     
  32. Lex Lucas

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    :bowdown: now it has everything I want it to!
     
  33. PhD

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    u mad cuz i'm stylin on u

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    two questions...


    can gmail log in each time without clicking the gmail notifier

    and can the same thing be done with outlook.
     
  34. Boots

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    right click on the gmail notifier and goto options :D

    as for other pop3 accounts, not sure
     
  35. Jenn

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    How do I add the gmail notifier?
     

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