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    So, I had some time the other night and thought I would download Firefox as suggested by others to see what it was all about. This is the screenshot I get when I open the browser. Is this correct?



    Somehow, it doesn't "look" all that inviting to use. Am I missing something? :scratchchin:
    John W.
    Indy

  • #2
    Looks correct to me. You're not missing anything, but you can add as much as you want to :biglaugh: You can mess with various themes to change the look, or you can get add-ons to add functionality.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox

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    • #3
      I briefly looked at the add-ons but didn't see anything at all about "themes."
      John W.
      Indy

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      • #4
        Originally posted by quadman
        I briefly looked at the add-ons but didn't see anything at all about "themes."
        Left side menu under categories, the last one should be "themes".

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dweekie
          Left side menu under categories, the last one should be "themes".
          Ahhh.... ok I see that now once I'm on the "add on" page. I guess I should have searched there first. I just didnt see anything on that blank sign on page with the Google search engine smack dab in the middle of the thing. :no clue:

          Thanks dweekie!
          John W.
          Indy

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          • #6
            You can use a different home page. I go to yahoo and set that as my default home page.

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            • #7
              John,

              Even though I still have AOL, I'm writing this through MF right now. I use it 95% of the time, and many time just use AOL's dialer to get a port to open MF. It will take a little while to get used to as it's a little different. Sort of like dating someone after a divorce.

              Bookmarks are your favorites, although maybe not as comfortable as AOL. One add-on to get immediately is ad blocker. You can also go through all the other add-ons to see if there are any you like.

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              • #8
                Get add-ons, they're great and help customize your browsing "experience."

                Anyone else use mouse gestures?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by scc135
                  Get add-ons, they're great and help customize your browsing "experience."

                  Anyone else use mouse gestures?
                  I use Opera web browser, and I kept inadvertantly activating them by accident, so I turned them off. I guess I'm fidgety :fryingpan:

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                  • #10
                    If you want to try a bunch of different themes without downloading them all I would recommend something like Personas. I think it is the number one download right now. I tried it out and its pretty darn cool if you don't like taking a lot of time to design your own look.

                    http://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/

                    Definitely get ad block. Its a must have for forums that do a lot of banner ads.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dweekie
                      I use Opera web browser, and I kept inadvertantly activating them by accident, so I turned them off. I guess I'm fidgety :fryingpan:
                      Happened when I 1st tried Opera, but when you get to know the basics like rightclick-leftclick for back and rightclick-mousedown for open in new tab, it speeds up browsing so much, I just go used to it. Call it laziness but I hate going up to the upper left to click back when a simple gesture is so much easier.

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                      • #12
                        The point of firefox isn't how much is there but how much isn't there. It is free of a lot of the bloat ware IE suffers.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mep
                          The point of firefox isn't how much is there but how much isn't there. It is free of a lot of the bloat ware IE suffers.
                          IE8 is pretty much bloat free.

                          I went from being an IE 7 user to FF 3.0, then back to IE 8. If I left FF open all day at work it could easily use 500MB of memory (known memory leak). IE8 has worked great and seems just as fast.

                          If someone really wants a bloat free app they should be using Chrome.

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