Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Mozilla Firefox

I've been using the Mozilla Firefox 0.9 browser all morning and I have to say that I am very impressed.  There are a few things that I can't do with Mozilla that I can do on Internet Explorer that I have found so far:

  • All the little weblets (I think that's what they're called), like my "Blogjet This" buttons are not compatible with Mozilla.  I haven't decided how much I care about that yet.
  • The Google toolbar doesn't work.  That having been said, Mozilla blocks pop-ups itself and there is a Google search box in the toolbar.

Mozilla seems to render pages must faster than IE, and it is not wide open to ActiveX controls, meaning that it's harder for malicious spyware apps to install on your machine.  I really like the fact that upon its initial launch, Mozilla imported all my Favorites, cached files, history, etc.

The best feature of the bowser seems to be browsing in tabs rather than having 47 windows open at the same time.  Once a window has been opened, it appears in a separate tab at the top of the bowser environment -- very cool stuff.

I recommend checking this out -- it's free to download.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Better than the google bar: "quick searches". Pull down the Bookmarks menu, select Quick Searches. Right click on the Google quicksearch. You'll see how a quick search is constructed... but before you close the box, change the keyword box to be "gg". Now click OK. When you want to search, open Firefox, hit Alt-D (to position focus on the address bar), type "gg x y z", and press enter. Super fast searches! I changed my I'm Feeling Lucky Quick Search to use keyword "ggl".

-Brian St. Pierre