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What's the downside of Mozilla FireFox?

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  1. thewolfe

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    What's the downside of Mozilla FireFox?

    I've heard a lot of people talk about it to avoid viruses but is there some negatives?
     
  2. rpndt1

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    I have been using it for several months and there are a few downsides I see with the program, although not many.

    The major one, and this really isn't a big deal: some sites cannot be viewed by FF and you must use IE. I have had to do this exactly twice, and both with yahoo's launch.com

    the other one is dumb: you need an extension to access FTP sites. Not a big deal for the average user.

    Bottom line: what firefox lacks, you can make up with extensions.
     
  3. LauraMJ

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    As mentioned, Firefox usually has an extension to cover any web-browsing problems or idiosyncracies of the web. Which is a plus, I feel, since it allows the initial installation of Firefox to take up minimal resources. You then add on only those things (extensions) that you will actually use and the browser isn't cluttered up with things you will never use or want (a waste of space).

    I haven't found a downside to it yet, and I've been using it for nearly a year.
     
  4. rpndt1

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    Yup, no downsides...yet.
     
  5. thewolfe

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    Thanks for the insight.
     
  6. GreenBud

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    I like it alot and take any chance I can get not to use a Microsoft product.

    I had a problem. The program did some kind of 'reset' which caused me to lose all my settings (bookmarks, etc). I have no idea what happened.
     
  7. DrewGBowman

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    I edit/write HTML and the only downside ive seen is that FF is really very brutal a strict to the W3C code.

    I also have only noticed 2 slight bugs:
    On installation the "Start FF Now button" doesnt work,
    and the setting to have new links open as tabs doesnt work (but you just have to press CTRL)


    As a plus though Google's GMAIL will not open with IE, but will with FF
     
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    A lot of companies use ActiveX for intranet sites...like putting in times in timesheets...those don't work well with Firefox...unless a site is using specific IE-related APIs, Firefox should work fine.
     
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    The Windows Update site does not work with FireFox, so you need IE if you want to manually update IE and XP. But FireFox works great everywhere I go. Only problem I ran in to was downloading a pdf file using FireFox and Adobe Reader 6, couldn't get out of Adobe Reader. Solution was to dl and install Adobe Reader 7.
     
  10. Roshith

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    well....one problem i have found with firefox is that i get a lot of error saying " This page contains no data" or something like that...
     
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