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Re: Mozilla Suite vs. Firefox



On Fri, 2006-05-05 at 10:32 -0600, Robin Laing wrote:
> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> >> Mozillas settings are far worse, a whole lot of things spread about all
> >> over the place.
> > 
> > 
> > That may be so, but I prefer them to the setup of Firefox. I am
> > learning in this thread that I am not alone.
> > 
> 
> I used Mozilla until a few weeks ago.  I tried FF with the Tab Mix Plus 
> Extension and I won't look back at Mozilla.  At least is a page decides 
> to crash my browser, it doesn't take Thunderbird down.  Less crashes in 
> FF as well.
> 
> With a couple of tweaks to about:config, FF is much faster as well.
> 
> I do agree with many of the posters, the configuration settings should 
> be clearer.  I miss the cookie manager in the Tools menu most of all.
> 
> As with using any tool, it takes some time to adapt.  I am very happy 
> with FF. :)
> 
> The best that could happen is for FF/TB and Mozilla to work towards the 
> same code base.  There are good things in both.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Robin Laing
Ok, I have to jusp in. One aspect of firefox is a real mess. That is the
enabling of pluins. Sometimes it is a matter of getting the plugin in
to /usr/lib/firefox--x/plugins. Sometimes it isd a matter of changing
mozzpluggerrc. In any case what you get when you go to about:pluggins
has no relationship to the pluggin list you get when you go to edit->
prperties-> Downloads. I have a FC5 machine with no mozpluggerrc in
which video and audio works perfectly, and I have another machine that I
have diddled around with and video works but audio works only from
certain sources.

Its a mess. I liked the interface where you told the browser that input
of a certain mime-type with a particular extension should be processed
by this application. Where has that clarity gone.

-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


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