One word - needlesearch - this did it for me a few weeks ago - lovely search toolbar which allows you to integrate pretty much any online search into your toolbar - http://needlesearch.mozdev.org/
Using accesskeys in Firefox (and IE even) is far easier than the unholy shift+escape combination in Opera.Originally Posted by DougBTX
Can't say I've ever used an access keyOriginally Posted by vgarcia
A few things annoy me in Firefox, but overall I prefer it over IE.
Well it's needlesearch from lauriek, or Using accesskeys from Vinnie so far. Time is running out, deadline is 11:59 20-4-2004 CET!
I'm 99% sure this has been said, but when I see the ... after page 5 it makes me not want to read past page 1. So... my 2 cents:
How the hell is ActiveX beneficial? It's gotta be the worst thing about IE!
It makes some neat things possible, like an entirely online, always updated virus scanner.
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yeah and all that spam loaded behind your back. funny, not sure what virus scanner you use but mine doesn't use IE. in fact it doesn't use a browser at all to update. any of them that I see do. you can do anything and everthing on the net without IE.
success is not by chance, it is by choice.
McAfee VirusScan Online requires Internet Explorer and ActiveX.Originally Posted by Sahajin
When the ActiveX security settings are set correctly (as mine are... ), there's little chance of something installing that you don't want. The only ActiveX controls I use are Windows Update, Office Update, and the Flash installer. And for the first two, ActiveX is beneficial because there's no other convenient way to do it.
I sense circular debate...
That'll be because the same functionality which lets a virus scanner scan you computer, is the functionality which lets a virus scan your address bookOriginally Posted by compuwhiz7
Hmm, winners... I think my deadline is padded.
Winner is: needlesearch, though you will get a red spacer image instead of a transparent one due to the fact that needlesearch relies on a feature already brought up: extensions in FF. You have a PM
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You won't get the dreadful pop ups! And yes..."Tabbed Browsing"
again, I still don't need IE. I update virus scan with mcafee's update. You choose to use ActiveX and online scanning, I do not and I still surf happy. I install ServicePacks at my convenience, I do not let windows choose for me. so yeah you can still do it without using IE or activeX.Originally Posted by compuwhiz7
success is not by chance, it is by choice.
Another reason I use Opera: If it crashes (or something else crashes your computer, or you just press the "off" button etc etc) then it remembers what you were doing, which pages were open, any emails you are half way through writing and all that
Yes, that's undoubtedly my favorite feature of Opera. The snap-back (back and forward navigation) is my second favorite feature. Paste+Go for form-fields is my third (come on browser developers, put this option in other browsers, I hate having to rightclick->paste then switch to the keyboard to press enter, it's annoying). I could keep going but that gives a pretty good estimate of the reason I use Opera. It doubles, if not triples, my productivity.Originally Posted by DougBTX
I am using the free opera off of the site.. Does that matter?? cause if the paid version is better they should have that built into the free one. I sure wouldn't buy a browser (when FF is free) that didn't do all the things FF could do for me..
The only difference between the paid and free version of Opera is the ads.Originally Posted by Jspew
Exactly. I made the switch, and I don't miss Internet Explorer really. I am still having a few problems adjusting to the toolbars, but that is about it. I also like the way it seems to be more standardized as far as W3C specs in coding.Originally Posted by RockNRollPig
I.E. If you using a xhtml 1.0 strict doctype in I.E. and try making a horizontal line by using <td bgcolor="#000000"><img src="1px.gif" width="1" height="1"></td>, I.E. will display that, but in Firefox, it will look horrible. Now by switching to xhtml 1.0 transitional, the problem is solved. I like that a lot, seems like things are more standards-compliant in firefox.
That's a big thing tough! Now my toolbars take up less space than the ads by themselves You can't do that in FF without loosing functionality! I can't see the tabs in O, but I can stil use them via the scroll wheel on my mouseOriginally Posted by vgarcia
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