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#171641 - 12/02/07 12:57 PM Stepping back from the abyss  
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I am trying to squeeze another year out of this W/98 machine so I dumped Internet Exploder and loaded Firefox (based on reviews here)
So far so good. I am 36 hours without a crash, closing on the record.


Greg Fretwell

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#171644 - 12/02/07 02:07 PM Re: Stepping back from the abyss [Re: gfretwell]  
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada...eh
Good choice, Greg. I've been using Firefox for a couple years now, and I have had no problems with it. The good folks at Mozilla seem to have figured out how to stop pop-ups dead in their tracks 'cause I almost never get any while using Firefox. Once in a while a web page won't load properly so I use I.E. to view it...and whad'ya know...I get pop-ups. (and pop-unders too)
I guess the Micro$oft guys are too busy fixing security flaws to spend the time to build a good web browser.


Shawn.


#171651 - 12/02/07 07:08 PM Re: Stepping back from the abyss [Re: SP4RX]  
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Be sure you run a spyware remover before you move to Firefox. some spyware will cause Firefox not to load a site, forcing you to open IE which it can control. Go to the digital goddess site and get on from her. komando.com


#171653 - 12/02/07 08:30 PM Re: Stepping back from the abyss [Re: WESTUPLACE]  
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You guys make my head spin! Thank goodness I have my lil' rocket scientist. I just cry (Pi## & moan) a little (Too much counter productive) and she handles it.
I'm so (computer) technicaly chalenged it aint funny!


#171674 - 12/03/07 02:25 AM Re: Stepping back from the abyss [Re: leland]  
gfretwell  Offline


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How does the spell check work. I don't seem to be getting the suggestions of what I should have typed.


Greg Fretwell

#171714 - 12/03/07 11:10 PM Re: Stepping back from the abyss [Re: gfretwell]  
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Greg, here is speed trick for Firefox. Since this is old information, I don't know if it works with newer versions of Firefox. Scroll down to Nick's post.

https://www.electrical-contractor.n...ox&topic=0&Search=true#Post51511

steve

Last edited by stamcon; 12/03/07 11:10 PM.

#171715 - 12/03/07 11:34 PM Re: Stepping back from the abyss [Re: stamcon]  
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I looked at the tweeks (a word not in spell check but right click pops up the guesses so I'm good).

At any rate I am not tweeking anything for speed right now. I go fast enough and this is solid. I am not messing with it.
I am now a few days without a crash, every minute is a new record.


Greg Fretwell


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