Firefox - easy to uninstal?

  chub_tor 19:42 04 Mar 05
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Having read all the good reviews of Firefox now seems to be a good time to try it out - I am currently OE6 with WinXP sp2 - but being the cautious type I would like some reassurance that if it all goes pear shaped I can revert to OE6.
So is Firefox easy to uninstal? Similarly what about the Mozilla mail handler?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:00 04 Mar 05

Used it awhile ago but crashed.

Uninstalled no problem went back to I.E..

Reinstalled Firefox and tweaked last week now very fast compared with I.E..

Tweak curtsey of about:blank

in the Address bar type

about:config (hit enter)

You will see a whole load of options

Change the following values as stated:

network.http.max-connections = 64

network.http.max-connections-per-server= 20

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server= 10

network.http.pipelining = true

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests = 100 or 200 (choose one)

nglayout.initialpaint.delay = 0

network.http.request.max-start-delay = 0

If nglayout.initialpaint.delay doesn't exist, Right click, new integer.

Close Mozilla and start it again.

  Dorsai 20:31 04 Mar 05

FF is very NON-Invasive (i suspect).

It does not even need a re-boot after you install it. Ditto when you remove it.

I upgraded from version 1.0 to 1.0.1.

Uninstalled 1.0, ran the downloaded setup prog for 1.0.1 and away it went. No reboot needed. All saved info still there.

Not like Windows stuff where you have to reboot after almost every update, and then you find the data from the last version in not compatable with the new version.

I don't think it could be any easier, unless they did it for you.

  SEASHANTY 21:27 04 Mar 05

Firefox doesn't include a default email client. It works in conjunction with Thunderbird and you would have to install this separately. Firefox can easily be removed using Windows add/remove progs via Control Panel. You would still need the IE6 browser for some websites which rely solely on microsoft software in IE6. There is no reason to stop using OE for your email should you so wish. Personally I use Mozilla mail as the default because I have all three browsers installed. IE6, Mozilla 1.7.3 and Firefox v1.0. Normally I use the Firefox browser
because I like the tabbed facility and all its add ons. It is also repudedly more secure than IE6.

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