Explorer VERSUS Firefox

  Marios 20:46 14 Apr 2005

Hi again. I put Firefox form the cd of our magazine. when asked if i want it to be default i said no so i had time to try it first. Some websites require Explorer however, eg one i take part in surveys. Yet, when i attempt to do a survey i am told Explorer only works but i don't know how to to set Explorer as the default. I had a look at control panel but no much luck.

  canard 22:32 14 Apr 2005

IE tools-internet options-programs- tick the check box for IE should check to see if it is the default browser.

  canard 22:35 14 Apr 2005

Or uncheck in FF -tools-options-general-ffshould check to see if it is the default browser when starting.

  o44wen 22:53 14 Apr 2005


you could also download one of Firefox's extensions from their website, you can then open certain pages to "view in IE" here is a link to it.

I have only been using firefox for the last 3 weeks and think its much superior to IE.

click here

  Buchan 35 23:51 14 Apr 2005


  CurlyWhirly 17:14 15 Apr 2005

I have only been using firefox for the last 3 weeks and think its much superior to IE.

Me too!
I have always been a fan of IE but a recent Active X setting problem and numerous IE 'repairs' have finally convinced me of the need for a change.
I *may* go back to IE when Microsoft finally release IE version 7 (within the next few months according to reports).

  Elyse 17:37 15 Apr 2005

Firefox is in the process of fixing these issues. As mentioned previously, i suggest downloading the open page in IE extension. There are a number out there which i have found to be highly useful. One of the best benefits of firefox is the all in one mouse gestures and tabbed browsing.

Don't lose hope. Firefox is, at first, a little counterintuitive, esp. with the issues that have come from compatability, but i would recommend staying w/ it for as long as you can.

  Taw® 19:37 15 Apr 2005

Absolutely no contest FF wins hands down. You should also give avant browser a go if you dont like the feel of FF. Avant is built around IE but with lots of extras such as tabbed browsing etc good luck

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