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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2011, 01:33:24 am »
Lol, i use Lynx to talk to my Fido server  ;D
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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2011, 08:25:15 am »
Firefox is now becoming a right pain in the backside for me on my laptop.
New tabs take ages to open.
Sometimes 'Not Responding' hangs for ages, especially when running youtube.
Sometimes it crashes.
The latest IE on my main PC is also a nightmare.

What are the most recent and recommended browsers?

How do I cleanly and fully uninstall firefox and IE if I make a change?

How do I transfer my favourites/bookmarks if i make a change?

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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2011, 01:12:03 pm »
Close, it is possible to uninstall FF and not loose all your bookmarks when you reinstall.

If you want, pm me your phone number and I will talk you through it.
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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2011, 01:22:40 pm »
Alternately...... you could use Mozbackup. It's a fairly handy tool for backing up bookmarks and settings in Mozilla to a single backup file.

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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2011, 01:39:09 pm »
helpful answers / offers fellas - thanks

main question - which browser would be better than FF or IE latest?


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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2011, 03:00:22 pm »
Just a thought, Close........ but have you set a rule in your firewall to allow 'plugin-container.exe'? 

Mine ran like a pig until I sorted that out.........

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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2011, 03:03:36 pm »
Hi,
In IE 9 and erlier you can export favorits by doing the following:

The way you do it in IE8 and earlier is: "Click the Favorites button,  click the arrow next to the Add to Favorites button,   and then click Import and Export".

There is no arrow next to the add favorites button in IE9.

It's been moved under "File".  Click the File button, then click Import and export, then either export to or import from a flie; then follow the instructions to complete the file import or export.

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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2011, 03:38:50 pm »
IE ?
Are you kidding ?
Please tell me you're kidding.

@ Close : PALE MOON !!!!
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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2011, 03:53:27 pm »
Just a thought, Close........ but have you set a rule in your firewall to allow 'plugin-container.exe'?  

Mine ran like a pig until I sorted that out.........
Can you tell me what exactly is going on there? What is there to sort out, exactly?
Thanks.

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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2011, 04:43:36 pm »
The plugin container takes care of the flash and java plugins and such, and if your firewall blocks it, it will slow everything down like mad, beyond causing crashes.

But yeah, use Pale Moon and it's migration tool.
It's Firefox without the bloat or the other crap.
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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2011, 04:49:36 pm »
I've already run into a problem with Pale Moon... I use the standard Windows magnifying tool (otherwise I can't read or see what I'm writing) and it doesn't react to the cursor positions in Pale Moon. The only browsers which I've found to actually support this are IE and Firefox. I used Chrome for a brief period of time and that also refused to support it (not sure how it is now, though).
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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2011, 06:39:12 pm »
Cue-

Further to Dan's explanation......... As of Firefox update to version 3.16 or 3.18 or so (can't remember which), they decided to allow 'plugin-container.exe' to handle extensions. What happened though, was that firewalls blocked it automatically and it wasn't very well explained to the average newbie that it was ok to allow it. Ergo, it ended up blocked and Firefox would go bonkers as a result.

It took me five minutes of head scratching before I'd figured out what they'd done......... but I've unblocked a fair few PC's whose owners have been tearing their hair out trying to figure out what was going on.

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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2011, 07:06:27 pm »
I'm not sure if plugin-container.exe is blocked or not. I do have been wondering what it was before, when I saw it in the task manager for the first time. I can't really find a rule to allow the exe to send or receive connections - but then again I don't know under which name it resides in that list.
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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2011, 09:27:21 pm »
Whichever firewall you have, there will be a facility in the settings for allowing or restricting access for any programmes requiring network access. These generally take the form of rules lists and are usually divided into three main lists: Trusted, Untrusted and Restricted Access (or by some other name, but the function remains the same). You can set custom rules yourself, but those are the three basic attributes of your rules lists.

You need to find those settings and make sure 'plugin-container.exe' is allowed access, or it ceases to function properly and causes no end of silly buggers in Firefox.

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Re: Which browser?
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2011, 11:05:10 pm »
Just a thought, Close........ but have you set a rule in your firewall to allow 'plugin-container.exe'? 

Just looked and it has full access

ok

so if I go with Pale Moon and transfer my bookmarks ok, how do I fully uninstall my other browsers? I don't need more than one do I?

 

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