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New Version of Firefox
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Peanut    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:16:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Firefox folks,

There is a new version of Mozilla's Firefox available. It is the long awaited "full" version. The new version is actually v1.0.

Yes, it is still better than Internet Explorer. It is still free. It is WAY more secure than Microscrap Internet Explorer. It still blocks 99.9% of the pop-ups.


KatG    Posted 11-10-2004 at 17:09:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Since I downloaded Firefox my puter is running alot faster...even in other applications such as MSN and Yahoo...Did ya'lls puters run faster...wonder why but glad it does...KAtG


~Lenore    Posted 11-10-2004 at 20:46:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I did it with no difficulty.
It is different and I will have to learn where all my "stuff" is.
Is there a difference in the mouse click on foxfire?
Seems peanut mentioned something about that.
I am going to check on my little neighbor lady and then hopefully going to sleep the night through. Night y'all.


Donna from Mo    Posted 11-10-2004 at 14:49:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
The ONLY thing I don't like about Firefox is that when I use Yahoo mail, I can't use the fonts and colors in mail I send. So I have to open IE to use my Yahoo mail.


Upgrading    Posted 11-10-2004 at 13:26:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
For anyone using an older version that wants to upgrade:

Mozilla recommends uninstalling the old version before you attempt to install version 1.0.

As usual, I did not follow the instructions and installed 1.0 on top of the old version. I did not have any problems but someone else might if you dont uninstall first.

- Peanut


Donna from Mo    Posted 11-10-2004 at 14:45:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now you tell me; I didn't have any problem either, though.


KatG    Posted 11-10-2004 at 13:20:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Peanut I rebooted...lol...and it started right up...Think I am going to like this...got to get use to the different aspects but it looks good..Thought I had lost "My favorites" but it was under bookmarks...Come on Lenore and give it a try..I am going to explore...KAtG


Yup    Posted 11-10-2004 at 13:23:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Crazy machines. Amazing that a reboot fixes anything. :^)

You've gotta try the tab browsing. Go up to the File menu, and click on New Tab. You can open up all sorts of tabs each with different web pages for extreme web surfing.

Glad you got it running.

- Peanut


KatG    Posted 11-10-2004 at 13:08:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okay got it downlaoded and installed and it won't open up when I click on it...What am I doing wrong??? KAt


Peanut    Posted 11-10-2004 at 13:15:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Forgive me if these sound like dumb questions but I have to ask:

1) Did you single or double click (depends on your PC setup)?
2) What version of Windows are you running?
3) How much RAM (memory) do you have on your PC?

Try right clicking with your mouse pointer over the Firefox icon. Then select Open in the popup menu. Does it run then?


KatG    Posted 11-10-2004 at 13:39:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh I got it up and going now...my old mind remember I probably needed to reboot to start a new applicationa dn sure enough I did...I am running WINXP..Double click...and got 90% left...Got a few timed out errors...any idea why...I am on a dial up connection to the ISP and it is SLOW...but that is the price I pay for living in the "boonies",,lol,,Thaks for the help Peanut...KAtG


Peanut    Posted 11-10-2004 at 14:06:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
The default "timeout" timer cannot be changed in this version of Firefox. It is on the list of features to add to future releases. So for now, you are a slave to the dial-up boonie syndrome.


~Lenore    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:30:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
.. peanut what do I do to download it?
I need lots of help, like step by step.
Clod keeps telling me I need to get Mozilla,
but I am .



Lenore~    Posted 11-10-2004 at 12:12:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've heard nothing but rave reviews about Firefox but I've tried it twice and it was so slow I couldn't stand it. Took forever for the pages to load. Perhaps it was just my computer or something I don't know but thought I would let you know about that. I dumped it twice.

Doc


Linda/Utah    Posted 11-10-2004 at 14:42:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore, for us Firefox is very slow to load when we are starting up the program. But, once it is up, any pages we load using the tab feature are nearly intantaneous.

I installed a Firefox extension feature that allows me to drag any link with my mouse, drop that link on a blank part of the page and a new tab opens up with that link. For example, if there's a Kountrylife thread I want to read, I drag the link to that thread to a blank spot on the page and release my mouse button. That allows me to continue to read on the main page, while the thread is loading in a new tab.


KatG    Posted 11-10-2004 at 14:06:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is running unbeiveably fast for me right now..I may screw it up anytime...KAtG


I'm Surprised    Posted 11-10-2004 at 12:16:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I run WinXP (yes I installed SP2) and use Firefox as my default browser. I had speed problems using Internet Explorer. The first time I used Firefox, my page display speed increased dramatically. As soon as I installed Service Pack 2 for XP my page display speed slowed a little but not near as slow as it used to be in Internet Explorer.

There may be some settings that can be adjusted to make your browsing experience faster with Firefox. Of course that assumes you have any interest in trying it again.

- Peanut


Peanut    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:45:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
- Go to www.mozilla.com
- You'll see, at the top of the website, a big banner that says "Firefox 1.0 is here"
- Just below the banner there is a link that says "Free Download". This is what you want to click on (assuming you are running Windows as your operating system)
- A popup box should appear asking if you want to save the download to disk. Click yes.
- You'll probably see a status bar as the download occurs. It will save the installation download to your Windows desktop.
- Once downloaded, close out of all other programs running (including Internet Explorer)
- Click on the icon on your desktop titled "Firefox Setup 1.0".
- Follow the setup wizard (it is very easy). Click on normal installation as opposed to custom. This is the easiest install.
- The setup will ask you if you want Firefox to import all your settings (home page, etc) and Favorites from Internet Explorer. You will want to select this option. All settings migrate to Firefox automatically and accurately.
- The setup will ask you if you want Firefox to be your default browser. Yes should be your selection.
- That's about it. It will tell you when it is finished. Then you simply launch Firefox and come back here and tell us how easy it was.

Give it a try. If you don't like it, you can always remove it. I can also walk you through that process if you need help. Have fun.


KatG    Posted 11-10-2004 at 12:23:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It ask me if I wanted to run it or save it...I hit run...HAve I messed up already>>>


Peanut    Posted 11-10-2004 at 12:25:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
You did not mess up. As long as it saves the installation program to your desktop, you'll be fine.

If it didn't simply download it again and click Save.



KatG    Posted 11-10-2004 at 12:27:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is downloading...16% done...This won't wipe out my MSN messenager huh??? KAt


Nope    Posted 11-10-2004 at 12:31:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Completely separate software applications.

- Peanut


KatG    Posted 11-10-2004 at 12:19:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okay I am going to give this a try...Does it have an IM also>>> KAtg


Nope    Posted 11-10-2004 at 12:30:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
It does not have IM native to Firefox. Now you can download any IM application you want and run it separately from Firefox and it will work like you are used to.

My $.02 regarding IM >>>>>> IM is a security hole. There are hackers and generally rotten eggs that write code that exploits the "guts" of IM. When you use IM, you are in effect leaving a "window" open to your computer that allows messaging traffic instant access to your computer. This "window" does not know the difference between a true message and a virus disguised as a message. Both come cleanly onto your PC. I know people love IM but I would recommend against it if someone were to ask.

- Peanut


KatG    Posted 11-10-2004 at 13:11:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looked on the control panel and it is saved but can't open it when I click on the desktop icon??


Clod    Posted 11-10-2004 at 15:04:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have some PCs with the older version of Firefox. I like Mozilla Firefox and will not run Explorer except downloading Win updates.Because MS does not like Mozilla to update on.But when I get off Explorer I scan
for spyware and find some.I never find spywear on Mozilla. Lenore,I think it takes me almost 30 mins to download Mozilla on the standard modem.If I was you I would get ISP as a server.


~Lenore    Posted 11-10-2004 at 16:02:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I loaded it but cant seem to find yahoo messenger.
How did you get yours to work, Clod?


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