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What internet browser do you use?

Postby Qyzbud » March 3rd, 2008, 1:26 pm

Personally, I'm a Firefox fan, and I'm designing DKC Atlas to look best in Firefox, but am also testing it to make sure things still work in IE 7 & 6. There are some things which look a bit different from browser to browser (such as the positioning of page elements), so I'm trying to find a happy medium for everything. That said, if something can either look good in only one or the other, I'll pick Firefox.

So I ask, what browsers do you guys use to surf the 'net?
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 3rd, 2008, 1:29 pm

Firefox.

Of course, the only other thing I've tried is Internet Explorer. Ewww, Internet Explorer :x
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Simion32 » March 3rd, 2008, 2:36 pm

Firefox.

Internet explorer is a virus-ridden, no-good exploitable piece of junk.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Kowbrainz » March 3rd, 2008, 2:37 pm

IE6. I'm too lazy to update to anything else, not even to IE7 - I'm far too accustomed to IE6's button layout. :P :roll:
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby BlueTronic » March 3rd, 2008, 3:04 pm

Simion32 wrote:Firefox.

Internet explorer is a virus-ridden, no-good exploitable piece of junk.

It's even aggravating when you don't use it. Almost every program I have opens URLs in it, and I always end up having to use task manager to close it. :x
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Qyzbud » March 3rd, 2008, 3:43 pm

Kowbrainz wrote:IE6. I'm too lazy to update to anything else, not even to IE7 - I'm far too accustomed to IE6's button layout. :P :roll:

Oh my... Kowz, you seriously don't know what you're missing out on. I'll have to have a word with you... ;)
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby CM August » March 3rd, 2008, 8:42 pm

Firefox. During lunch hours my fellow workers sometimes complain about the billion viruses their computers pick up, and I keep wondering what their problem is. My only conclusion thus far: they're using IE.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby nickp17 » March 4th, 2008, 4:08 am

Qyzbud wrote:
Kowbrainz wrote:IE6. I'm too lazy to update to anything else, not even to IE7 - I'm far too accustomed to IE6's button layout. :P

Oh my... Kowz, you seriously don't know what you're missing out on. I'll have to have a word with you... ;)


yeah Kowz, Seriously.

I was just like you until I read this post. I realized this site had been running extremely slow for me. So I switched to firefox. It's working fine so far
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 4th, 2008, 8:01 am

Why do you people use AOL? Doesn't using it just make you want to punch someone?
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 4th, 2008, 8:13 am

Too much security...

Get rid of it as soon as possible.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby BlueTronic » March 4th, 2008, 8:14 am

Compared to IE, it's heaven on Earth. ;)

Yes, IE is that bad.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Jomingo » March 4th, 2008, 8:19 am

I agree, I've been down that road before.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 4th, 2008, 8:31 am

No, AOL is worse.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby BlueTronic » March 4th, 2008, 8:54 am

If AOL is worse, then IE is the worst
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Qyzbud » March 4th, 2008, 9:40 am

Don't worry guys, I managed to lure Kowz away from the dark side. All it took was a little persuasion:

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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby BlueTronic » March 4th, 2008, 10:02 am

Qyzbud wrote: - - -

Did you get him to repent? Only then can he be fogiven of his horrible sin. :P

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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 4th, 2008, 10:18 am

Haha, nice. How long did it take?
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Qyzbud » March 4th, 2008, 10:24 am

Eh... Not as long as it would have taken to optimise DKC Atlas for Internet Explorer (or AOL). Time well spent, I say. :D
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby BlueTronic » March 4th, 2008, 11:02 am

AOL needs no optimization. It works fine.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Qyzbud » March 4th, 2008, 12:07 pm

That's good to know, thanks.

I find that a little surprising, as I thought AOL Explorer was based on the same layout engine as IE (Trident). Are the next/previous buttons on Ropey Rampage's Level Info page (link) aligned perfectly with the World 1 - Level 2 text?

Like this:
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The arrows appear lower in all IE browsers I've tested.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Qyzbud » March 4th, 2008, 12:36 pm

...oh dear. :|

So when you said:
AOL needs no optimization. It works fine.

...what exactly did you mean. :P
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby BlueTronic » March 4th, 2008, 12:50 pm

You should see the 'View New Posts' page on the PSP in normal veiw mode...

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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby holysnap » March 4th, 2008, 5:08 pm

Firefox.

Your layout is awesome by the way, Qyzbud. ;)
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Tiptup Jr. » March 5th, 2008, 11:48 am

I use Internet Explorer 7. It's not too complicated, not too colorful, you know. I've tried other browsers, but I can't stand them. Seriously people, what's wrong with you guys? :o
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 5th, 2008, 11:53 am

IE messes things up, gets cluttered with useless tool bars, gets viruses, can't adblock in the slightest, has a retarded download method, doesn't have spell check, is harder to clear browsing data, can't open accidentally closed tabs, and is much harder to customize, among many other things.

Seriously, Tiptup Jr., what is wrong with you?
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby BlueTronic » March 5th, 2008, 11:54 am

Tiptup Jr. wrote:I use Internet Explorer 7. It's not too complicated, not too colorful, you know. I've tried other browsers, but I can't stand them. Seriously people, what's wrong with you guys? :o

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GUARDS!! Cuff him! :P

cfh wrote:IE messes things up, gets cluttered with useless tool bars, gets viruses, can't adblock in the slightest, has a retarded download method, doesn't have spell check, is harder to clear browsing data, can't open accidentally closed tabs, and is much harder to customize, among many other things.

Seriously, Tiptup Jr., what is wrong with you?

It doesn't even let you listen to music on in your browser. You have to download it to your computer! It doesn't even let you choose your own desktop either!
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 5th, 2008, 11:56 am

Obviously he's never actually tried any other browsers.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Tiptup Jr. » March 5th, 2008, 12:09 pm

cfh wrote:IE messes things up, gets cluttered with useless tool bars, gets viruses, can't adblock in the slightest, has a retarded download method, doesn't have spell check, is harder to clear browsing data, can't open accidentally closed tabs, and is much harder to customize, among many other things.

Seriously, Tiptup Jr., what is wrong with you?


Apparently, I'm not as geeky as you guys are. No offense, of course.

1. You can easily remove any "useless toolbars".
2. With the help of Mr. Norton, you can block every single pop-up in existence.
3. Retarded download method? Excuse me?
4. I am the king of spelling. I don't need no spell-check!
5. Yadda yadda yadda.

And for that other guy, I have tried AOL and Firefox. I just didn't like them, okay? Is that a crime? No, I think not.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 5th, 2008, 1:43 pm

Basically, IE makes everything harder. Do yourself a favor and switch to Firefox. It doesn't take long :roll:
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby nickp17 » March 5th, 2008, 2:01 pm

cfh wrote:Basically, IE makes everything harder. Do yourself a favor and switch to Firefox. It doesn't take long :roll:


Yeah, I totally back that.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Simion32 » March 5th, 2008, 2:05 pm

Tiptup Jr. wrote:1. You can easily remove any "useless toolbars".

Why bother having a browser that gets those useless toolbars?
Tiptup Jr. wrote:2. With the help of Mr. Norton, you can block every single pop-up in existence.

You can also do that with Firefox, without installing a ton of crap on your computer. I use Firefox and Kaspersky Antivirus+AntiHacker... Norton? I got rid of its trial version 3 years ago. :roll:
Tiptup Jr. wrote:3. Retarded download method? Excuse me?

It opens a window for every single file you download, no matter what you do... Firefox only opens one window. And if that annoys you, you can get an addon to remove Firefox's dowload manager and replace it with the Download Status Bar: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/26.

Seriously, Firefox makes your life much easier.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 5th, 2008, 2:20 pm

Yeah, plus essential Add-Ons like Ad Block Plus, which blocks all ads, any images/flash objects you want, and even the ads on YouTube videos. I actually didn't know there were ads on YouTube until my computer crashed and I had to use a person's computer that only has IE.

And the Download Status Bar is amazing. You have full control over your downloads, you can even pause it and resume later.

Another thing, IE always opens new windows while FIrefox opens new tabs, which is just so much better, especially when external programs link to the web.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Tiptup Jr. » March 6th, 2008, 11:31 am

How do I put this...

Yes, Internet Explorer may suck. But I don't care. I started using Internet Explorer when I was five years old, so you kind of get used to its flaws/minor imperfections. I don't get pop-ups and I don't download any
useless toolbars

So, as far as I'm concerned, IE works fine.

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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 6th, 2008, 2:56 pm

If you are lazy enough not to switch, then switching to Firefox will benefit you greatly.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby BlueTronic » March 6th, 2008, 11:49 pm

Tiptup Jr. wrote:Dern city folk yellin' at me. Git off my property! BANG!

IE: What the hill billeys use. :P
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Tiptup Jr. » March 7th, 2008, 8:43 am

Ha! That should be their slogan. I love it.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby nickp17 » March 8th, 2008, 4:34 am

haha

Ah, leave tittup alone. Heck i used IE6 for ages! I never even installed 7. :oops: But I will agree that firefox is amazing.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby cfh » March 8th, 2008, 6:59 am

nickp17 wrote:Ah, leave tittup alone.

...

Dude, you gotta stop doing that :P
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby nickp17 » March 8th, 2008, 7:23 am

cfh wrote:
nickp17 wrote:Ah, leave tittup alone.

...

Dude, you gotta stop doing that :P


:oops: haha sorry guys, this is kinda embarrassing.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Qyzbud » March 8th, 2008, 1:03 pm

Hang on, I just noticed a trend...

What internet browser do you use?
Kong-Fu: AOL
Jomingo: I have AOL 9.0

cfh: Firefox.

. . .

Sign in problems...
Jomingo: ...everyother time I post it makes me log-in again.
Kong-Fu: ...it signs me out at random times.

cfh: Strange, that never happens to me.

nickp17: I had the same problem till I switched over.


Okay guys, seriously...

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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby BlueTronic » March 8th, 2008, 1:24 pm

Did you just make the same post in 2 different threads? :P
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Qyzbud » March 8th, 2008, 1:33 pm

Haha. Okay, yeah that made me smile. Smart alec.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Kowbrainz » March 8th, 2008, 1:34 pm

To be perfectly honest, browsing around with Firefox now and nothing really feels that much better than before... :/

I guess I'll just have to get a bit more used to it.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Simion32 » March 8th, 2008, 1:42 pm

All green flags from me.

I think I had that problem once or twice, but it went away on its own.
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Re: What internet browser do you use?

Postby Qyzbud » March 8th, 2008, 1:53 pm

So I guess the main problem is with AOL... IE seems to at least function acceptably. Firefox will give the best appearance (especially on the Level Info pages of the DKCA site) and stability, I believe. Oh and Kowz - I'm a little surprised that you aren't in love with Firefox, but I'm sure you'll get to like it more in time. I do remember having to fix one or two things to work in IE6 for you, so I'm sure that you will have less chance of things like that happening. At least that's a plus for using Firefox when browsing this forum.
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