Advice on Firefox.

  Meshuga 16:33 29 Oct 05
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Am considering using Firefox instead of IE. Would welcome any advice on installing and use of same. Is it a straightforward installation without having to do anything with IE and is it easy to return to IE if I wished. PC is on XP home sp2. Many thanks.

  Methedrine 16:35 29 Oct 05

Very straightforward to install. You can import your favourites from IE. Uninstall through Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

  wotbus@ 16:37 29 Oct 05

Pimps and good to use. Also easy to switch between the two.

  VoG II 16:37 29 Oct 05

Yes it is perfectly straightforward. Keep an eye on the questions during the installation and do NOT elect to make Firefox your default browser. You can always do this later on if you decide that you prefer it to IE.

  SANTOS7 16:38 29 Oct 05

click here
A far more secure browser than IE6, has its own tweaks and mods and will happily co-exist with IE6
you might find your browsing a tad faster as well all in all a usefull addition to your desktop...

  Meshuga 16:56 29 Oct 05

Many thanks Methedrine-wotbus-VoG-Santos7 for your advice. Looks promising. Will give it a try in the near future. Having to go off line now but will respond tomorrow to any further advice. Meshuga.

  Meshuga 19:57 29 Oct 05

Bump

  octal 20:11 29 Oct 05

Excellent browser, the only downside is that sometimes certain extensions can corrupt the profile which means setting another one up, once you are aware of that its not a problem. Just make sure you back up you bookmarks regularly.

  rawprawn 20:18 29 Oct 05

Use them together with no problem until you decide which you like best.

  Stuartli 21:02 29 Oct 05

To speed up Firefox without having to use about:config, go to:

click here

and download Finetune Firefox (free utility).

Setting it up is quick and self-explanatory.

  flimbo 21:50 29 Oct 05

Or even better just usr the Fasterfox extension.

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