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Windows 7: Browser conspiracy theories

06 Mar 2015   #1
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 
Browser conspiracy theories

I have to use both Firefox & IE in order to do everything I want to do on my computer. Some stuff works in FF, but not IE and the other way around as well.

I've been cruising in FF until I've needed to save something or wanted add to my favorites folders. Then it's easier for me to use IE. I have designated FF as my default browser since I use it more. IE asks me every time I use it if I want to make it my default browser. I have respectfully declined.

Now if I'm using IE, I'm not allowed to copy a URL, and FF has become a total pain to use. It won't load a page, for example. It's like IE is trying to make me quit FF. And yes. I've already been in therapy. I am just wondering what's going on.


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06 Mar 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

All you have to do is uncheck the box and tell it never to ask you again, you`ll never get the question again.

Use Chrome, get rid of FF
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06 Mar 2015   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
FF Variants

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
All you have to do is uncheck the box and tell it never to ask you again, you`ll never get the question again.

Use Chrome, get rid of FF
Why make it easy for Google?

Swap to a FF variant like Pale Moon, Waterfox or Cyberfox.
They all have 64 bit versions too.
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06 Mar 2015   #4
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

'I'm not familiar with the other "foxes", and would be interested in giving one a go.

It still seems to me that it shouldn't take two browsers to equal what one should be doing...

As far as anyone know, then, there is no sabotage going on?
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06 Mar 2015   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'd agree with Lehnerus2000's advice. Personally I ditched Firefox two years ago and use Cyberfox instead.

Conspiracies? No. Privacy issues maybe.

Why stick to one browser anyway? I use at least six maybe more!
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06 Mar 2015   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

...all your browsings belong are us...
Tell me more about the other Fox-type browsers! Has the experiences been good overall?
What about plugins, extensions, etc.?
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06 Mar 2015   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Pale Moon

I still use Firefox in Linux Mint 17.1 (I think that the Linux version is 64 bit).

I've been using Pale Moon (64 bit) in Windows 7 for ~18 months.
It is supposed to be faster than FF.
I can't say that I noticed any major difference when I swapped over from FF.

Here is my Add-on Manager tab:
Browser conspiracy theories-pale-moon-add-ons.jpg
The greyed out add-ons either don't work or have been disabled by me for other reasons.
Personal Menu has been modified by me (to bypass the FF 4+ GUI issues) hence the weird version number.


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07 Mar 2015   #8
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Did all your stuff from Firefox (favorites, contacts, etc.) switch without a hitch? Is Pale Moon complicated, ois it easy enough for someone with my username?
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07 Mar 2015   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
Did all your stuff from Firefox (favorites, contacts, etc.) switch without a hitch? Is Pale Moon complicated, ois it easy enough for someone with my username?
It isn't any more complicated than any other browser (in my opinion).

You can run Firefox and Pale Moon on the same PC.

You can export your FF Bookmarks as an HTML file (using the Firefox Bookmark Manager).
You can load them using the Pale Moon Bookmark Manager.

If you want to transfer more items other than just Bookmarks, have a look at this article (also read the comments):
How to migrate a Firefox profile to Pale Moon - gHacks Tech News

You can also manually transfer your entire profile from Firefox to Pale Moon (by copying the appropriate files)
Make sure you save a backup of your FF profile (if you decide to try this method).


Also see if you can understand the FF profile structure by reading the information in this tutorial:
Firefox - Create and Run Multiple Profiles

Since Pale Mooon and Firefox are basically the same the tutorial should work.
Obviously you would need to replace references to firefox.exe with palemoon.exe as appropriate.

Note:

I have not checked that the tutorial still works with Firefox 36.
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07 Mar 2015   #10
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Thanks, lehnerus2000. I'll check it out. I'm so done with error 115! It does seem like one should be able to do all functions with a single browser, though. I guess it's just perpetual glitchmania.
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