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Downloading And Using Firefox Browser


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#1 ghead

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 04:35 PM

Currently I have windows xp service pack 2 media center edition and microsoft internet explorer browser. I am interested in firefox but have never changed a broswer before and not sure how to do it. Is there anything I need to know as far as firefox conflicting or causing any problems with whats on my computer?
Anything else I should try before I try firefox?

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 05:14 PM

Actually, importing your favourites, etc., from IE is very easy. I currently use FF, Mozilla, Opera, and IE with no conflicts. Some pages that are not web-standard compliant, will not work properly with FF/Mozilla (MS sites, for example). However, FF has many small "extensions" or plug-ins that allow you to configure it to your tastes, and one of the is "IEView" which will open a page in IE with a simple right click.
You may need to install Flash and Java (JRE). See the FAQ here for links and instructions:
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/faq#plugins
There is a good introduction/tutorial on Ff here:
http://opensourcearticles.com/articles/fir...english/part_01

Hope this helps. I think once you get the hang of it, you will never willingly use IE again. Many members here use Ff, so you have a large support group if you need it.
Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 02 March 2006 - 05:15 PM.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 08:51 PM

Cool; sounds good, I guess I'll go try it now. Gett'n tired of IE saying it has to close it's window down due to a browser error.

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