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What do you mean no forward or back buttons? I have them.

The green arrows at the top of the screen...they were completely gone and nowhere to be found. super annoying.

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If you have the extension (add-on) "Toolbar Buttons" you will (I don't know how) have access to many different defunct extensions just by dragging the button(s) to any accepting toolbar. I think it's a leftover freak from the beta trials that somehow survived.

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Nope they werent even in the customize window. Thats what bugged me the most so i just dumped it and went back to ff2......and on to opera 9.5. :)

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Opera's browser market share should be going up now. Hopefully Mozilla fixes the FF3 issues, but they've lost me forever.

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The FF addon site is just useless right now. I feel like I am on dial up with a 20 year old computer trying to use that site. It's ridiculous. Probably all the band wagon boys trying to download extensions all at once.

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I'm quite happy with FF3...however would happily go with Opera if it had something like Adblock Plus.

Opera with the HOSTS file can't be beat:

http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

 

I manage them with HostsMan and its browser speed up proxy HostsServer:

http://www.abelhadigital.com

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Opera with the HOSTS file can't be beat:

Plus Opera does have a built in site & image excluder called Blocked Content. I've imported thousands of blocked sites directly into Opera after the MVPS.org HOSTS file just wasn't enough.

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Plus Opera does have a built in site & image excluder called Blocked Content. I've imported thousands of blocked sites directly into Opera after the MVPS.org HOSTS file just wasn't enough.
As my daughter would say Keewlness

 

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Firefox 3, in my computer, just performs faster/better than Firefox 2. It starts faster, loads sites quicker, and consumes less memory in my observations.

 

I just wish that Opera had a granular control of ads and scripts like in Adblock Plus and NoScript, without sacrificing startup time. Then I would be a happy camper. :D

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Just installed...with the few addons that I do use, I couldn't be happier.

 

Adblock Plus

Forecast Fox Enhanced

Gmail Manager

IE Tab

NASA Night Launch Theme

 

Memory usage drops so much when minimized. Loving it, and will not change.

 

 

AJ

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Every screen shot I see of FF3 or skin preview on the addon site has an over sized back button. I don't have that. I set the icon size to small or large and I don't have an over sized back button. Is that only on Vista or what?

 

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Plus Opera does have a built in site & image excluder called Blocked Content. I've imported thousands of blocked sites directly into Opera after the MVPS.org HOSTS file just wasn't enough.

 

I wasn't happy with this and found it buggy my side (my luck)

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Every screen shot I see of FF3 or skin preview on the addon site has an over sized back button. I don't have that. I set the icon size to small or large and I don't have an over sized back button. Is that only on Vista or what?

 

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I have no problem with the sizing of the BACK button as well. I'm running Vista

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If you select to use small icons the Back button becomes the same size and format as the Forward button.

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If you select to use small icons the Back button becomes the same size and format as the Forward button.

 

Yes but I tried it on both the small icon and big icon setting and neither way has the big back button that I keep seeing in screen shots. I am on XP so is the big back button an Vista thing?

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I just wish that Opera had a granular control of ads and scripts like in Adblock Plus and NoScript, without sacrificing startup time. Then I would be a happy camper. :D

 

I have no problem with the Opera content blocker. I add a filter list from the several available and I am very happy with the ad blocking.

 

As for NoScript that functionality is built right into Opera as well. Just disable java script globally in Opera settings than enable it on a per site basis with Opera's Site Preferences feature. Site Preferences is one of Opera's best features. I use it to manage cookies to. I set Opera to delete new cookies on exit but disable that on sites I want to keep cookies for so they are white listed.

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I am truly baffled! Firefox has been my rock for some time now, but after trying FF3 I'm as wary as I ever was with IE.

 

I'm a bit late on the uptake, but I installed FF3 on my work mc today - instantly disappointed cos it reported 80% of my extensions failed to work :(

Anyway, I thought maybe it'll take a while for the developers to update them - the main concern was my fav - IETab didn't work (no updates avail. etc.) - a lot of my work sites need IE to work properly, so I thought - bin it - re-install FF2; did so and it all crashed ...! Again, and again - only FF safe mode worked ...

Somehow, I recovered FF2 (numerous reboots etc.) and was able to resume work (with FF2) and forgot about it until I got home.

 

I had sent the link to download FF3 to my home address (before all the hoo-ha), and for some reason (morbid curiosity perhaps?) I installed FF3 and it only complained about 10% of my extensions.....WTF?? I know I have some different extensions at work & home (such as at home I like the Dilbert add-in [can't have that at work!], etc.), but most are common such as IETab (which did not complain - in fact it updated..!)

 

What is going on?? My home mc is Vista (32 bit), my work mc is XP - why the difference??? I'm writing this now in FF3 (may sound even weirder but it is physically different looking [and not just Vista diifs.] from FF3 on my work mc)

 

All my fav. extensions work sweet on Vista, but not on XP - huh?? Why?

I can understand the other way round - what happened to FF3?

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I am truly baffled! Firefox has been my rock for some time now, but after trying FF3 I'm as wary as I ever was with IE.

 

I'm a bit late on the uptake, but I installed FF3 on my work mc today - instantly disappointed cos it reported 80% of my extensions failed to work :(

Anyway, I thought maybe it'll take a while for the developers to update them - the main concern was my fav - IETab didn't work (no updates avail. etc.) - a lot of my work sites need IE to work properly, so I thought - bin it - re-install FF2; did so and it all crashed ...! Again, and again - only FF safe mode worked ...

Somehow, I recovered FF2 (numerous reboots etc.) and was able to resume work (with FF2) and forgot about it until I got home.

 

I had sent the link to download FF3 to my home address (before all the hoo-ha), and for some reason (morbid curiosity perhaps?) I installed FF3 and it only complained about 10% of my extensions.....WTF?? I know I have some different extensions at work & home (such as at home I like the Dilbert add-in [can't have that at work!], etc.), but most are common such as IETab (which did not complain - in fact it updated..!)

 

What is going on?? My home mc is Vista (32 bit), my work mc is XP - why the difference??? I'm writing this now in FF3 (may sound even weirder but it is physically different looking [and not just Vista diifs.] from FF3 on my work mc)

 

All my fav. extensions work sweet on Vista, but not on XP - huh?? Why?

I can understand the other way round - what happened to FF3?

 

 

I dunno what went wrong with you. Currently, I use the following add-ons :

 

Adblock Plus

Adblock FilterSet.G Updater

Basics

Download Statusbar

Feed Sidebar

Firebug 1.2.0b3

FireGestures

Flashblock

ForecastFox

Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer

Nightly Tester Tools (currently disabled. its only there when I decide to test those supposedly 'incompatible')

Open IT Online

User Agent Switcher

IETab

 

Skins - Aquatint Black Gloss, Past Modern.

 

I've not had any problems so far. Generally, what most people seem to come across, (ie - crashes, slowness, etc) I've not found. I've had nothing but smooth sailing since beta 5. It's odd.

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I dunno what went wrong with you. Currently, I use the following add-ons :

 

Adblock Plus

Adblock FilterSet.G Updater

Basics

Download Statusbar

Feed Sidebar

Firebug 1.2.0b3

FireGestures

Flashblock

ForecastFox

Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer

Nightly Tester Tools (currently disabled. its only there when I decide to test those supposedly 'incompatible')

Open IT Online

User Agent Switcher

IETab

 

Skins - Aquatint Black Gloss, Past Modern.

 

I've not had any problems so far. Generally, what most people seem to come across, (ie - crashes, slowness, etc) I've not found. I've had nothing but smooth sailing since beta 5. It's odd.

 

Would you please explain just how the IE Tab works? I have it but not quite sure what to do with it. Can I get windows update through it?

Thanks

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