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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2009, 12:11:39 AM »

...There is nothing that IE has that FF didn't already have in use.
It's been my experience also that IE is constantly playing catchup to Foxfire.

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privacy browser mode that IE 8 has
As simple as adding the extension to FF....
Will you clarify this procedure? I haven't figured out yet an as easy a way to access privacy as the new IE8.

IE "Privacy Browser Mode" is nothing really.  I've surfed the net for years like this;

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InPrivate Browsing will let users control whether IE 8 saves their browsing history, cookies, and other Internet data. InPrivate Blocking will inform users about sites that can track their browsing history, and will allow them to block such activity. InPrivate Subscriptions will let users choose which Web sites to subscribe to or block.

A fourth feature, Delete Browsing History, gives users control over their browsing history after visiting a Web site.

All those things have been available with FF for years.  There's several options for this built right in.  I have mine set to dump history, any cookies (most are blocked to begin with) and cache every time I close the browser.  NoScript takes care of everything else mentioned and then some.  IE8 is nothing really.  It's still years behind Firefox and likely will never catch up.

How many themes are there for IE?  There's thousands for Firefox.  How many extensions?  None that I know of.  Firefox has thousands of them.  As a bonus, it's more reliable, much faster, and much safer.
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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2009, 12:17:34 AM »

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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2009, 12:19:18 AM »

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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2009, 12:20:41 AM »

Any application that does not work in Firefox is certainly behind the times.  Most companies realized this several years ago.


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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2009, 12:22:26 AM »

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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2009, 12:25:48 AM »

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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2009, 12:29:58 AM »

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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2009, 12:54:13 AM »

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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 01:10:24 AM »

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Re: Firefox browser
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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2009, 01:35:26 AM »

I beg to differ.  Many people use Firefox.  That's obvious in this thread if you read all the comments. 

Many people would love to be able to use Myhouse Online in Firefox.  This thread may not serve a useful purpose to you, but I didn't know this forum was here to serve you alone.

Like I said much earlier, if you have no useful solution to the question I asked, please kindly move along and stop trying to make this your misguided soapbox.

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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2009, 01:36:42 AM »

I removed my posts. This thread serves no useful purpose.

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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2009, 01:41:04 AM »

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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2009, 11:14:36 AM »

It was a hard sell for me to switch over to Foxfire several years ago but once I did I'm very happy with it. While there maybe some disagreement as to the market shares of the various browsers, it is clear to me that the competition has actually forced IE to be a better browser. We could continue to "debate"* the individual merits of one versus the other forever. e.g. I love the built in "real time" spell checker that Foxfire has but you can get a spell checker for IE also. Etc.....

Bottom line: Both are free and everyone has the option to choose and use the one they want.

*Since this topic seems to of strayed from a debate to a evangelist attempt to convert others and has left the realm of a home automation topic, I think it's time to close this topic.
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Re: Firefox browser
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2009, 11:58:49 AM »

well, I'd didn't start this thread for the purpose of swaying anyone towards Firefox.  I could care less what browser or OS other people use.  Heck, if you want to use a rotary phone or write checks at the grocery store, then go for it.  If you want to surf the web through AOL and Exploder, by all means, do.  Just don't give me grief for moving forward.  I simply asked if anyone knows a way to use ActiveX within Firefox.   I didn't expect someone to show up and start slamming it as some "less than 5%" browser.  (I'm still laughing about that)

Since I use Firefox exclusively on all of my Windows and Linux machines, along with using Firefox on my Portable Apps memory stick, and I also use AHP, it's an important topic for me.  I also use a few other web-enabled devices (handheld and car computer) that also don't use ActiveX so it'd be nice to figure out a workaround.
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