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October 27th, 2006


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07:52 pm - Damnitalltohell: firefox
Well, it looks like it's time to try FireFox again. LiveJournal has managed to make reading individual journals of people with certain kinds of layouts virtually impossible, so, as much as I'm dreading it, it looks like FireFox is going to be my next browser update.

*sighs*

And I so, so wanted to avoid this.

Why can't sites learn to use clean, easy HTML that doesn't mess up everything you want to read?

*rolls eyes*

Time to join the latter-half of this decade.

Stupid LJ. Stupid FireFox.

I'm gonna miss this old bird. Alas, FireBird release 0.7, you have served me well.
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From:road_trip_judi
Date:October 27th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
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Hey, at least a new firefox was just released a day or two ago. Maybe it'll work better for you now...
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 27th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh, joy: a point oh release.

Those are my favourites.

Maybe I'll just stick it out another two months while they work out more bugs. . .
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From:singingwren
Date:October 27th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Aww, poor old man. Firefox is cool and cute and way more useful than that old bird of yours. Get over it and get on with the times. ;P
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 27th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Well, after the update, I'm now magically able to read your LJ without creativly using the "tab" key to maneuvor around the page because it refuses to scroll.

I guess that means that I'm able to get back to reading some journals I've been trying to catch up on. Finally.
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From:rfunk
Date:October 27th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)

Welcome to 2006

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Why can't sites learn to use clean, easy HTML that doesn't mess up everything you want to read?

That's exactly what they're doing. They're just doing it with current standards, which Firebird 0.7 just has no idea what to do with, or doesn't do correctly.

It might also help if you turn on "View comment pages in your own journal style" over in Viewing Options
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 27th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Welcome to 2006

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Viewing comment pages in my style doesn't help. I still can't access, say, singingwren's journal, because the page refuses to scroll, so I can't get to a comment page.

I would particularly appreciate it if Mozilla's Knowledge Base maybe wasn't timing out over and over again. That might dispose me better toward them. . .

Still no bookmarks in FireFox. . .
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From:ramona66
Date:October 27th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
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i like your hat.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 27th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I like my hat, too.

I like your windmill.

*tilts*
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From:acousticdryad
Date:October 27th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
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I like Firefox. It stole all my favorites once (or so I thought), but I found them. Weren't you upset at it doing that to you once too? I can help ya find em if so.
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From:unnamed525
Date:October 27th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
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There are some extensions you'll probably want: AdBlock Plus being chief among them.
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From:prophet_maid
Date:October 27th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Interesting. Kevin does a good deal of html work, and is quite excellent at it. Whenever he makes a website, he can always get it to work in Firefox, but it takes a lot more tweaking to get it to run in IE. So, from what I've seen, it's easier to program for Firefox than IE cuz Microsoft is the evilzzzzz!
From:gothicsquish
Date:October 29th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
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yup yup. I haven't read up on the new IE, but IE is soooo out of date, its fustrating to see how it breaks everything.
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From:qryztufre
Date:October 27th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
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The coders for LJ all use a special magickal browser that works perfectly well for whatever upgrade strikes their fancy. Bugger all the rest of us...

Seriously, I've submitted tickets complaining & they said that it was my problem not theres & that I should upgrade...as if LJ is sooooo state of the art, that IE 6 is incompatable? IMHO, mind boggling...

But then, it's exactly this reason that I demanded a refund...as I started having issues loading pages (and I HATE HATE HATE the new editor) 3 days after I gave money...

*shrug*
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From:rfunk
Date:October 28th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)

IE6

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Heh, IE6 *is* incompatible. Seriously. Ask any web developer. :-)

Most web developers (except the ones from the "make it work in IE and ignore other browsers and the interoperability standards" school of web development) would be much happier if IE6 were used by far less than the current ~80% of the audience. Every other browser actually follows standards sensibly, rather than (like MS) making up their own behavior because they don't like the standards.

Not to mention that IE6 is actually pretty old now - probably older than chronarchy's Firebird 0.7, I believe. Though at least its age means that people know by now how to get around its oddities; IE7 will fix things but leave just enough unfixed to bring a whole new world of chaos to web developers.

OK, I'll stop ranting now.
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From:romandruid
Date:October 28th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)

WWJD?

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I've been using Firefox (now on 1.5.0.7) for months now, both at home and work. Never had any problem with my bookmarks at all. And once I got the hang of them, I like the tabbed browser. For one thing, I can leave my web email up at work, but switch the tab to the firm Intranet, so when someone looks over my shoulder and sees what I have running in my taskbar, I can retain that angelic look of innocence.

It won't *import* your favorites, or it creates another folder for favorites elsewhere? Now I'm SURE a creative dude like you can figure out a way around that.

My only problem is with those few sites that aren't compatible with FF. I still have IE, and I have to use it for NetDocuments, but I've been able to use the IE tab extension for everything else. No problem.
From:snakesinspace
Date:October 30th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)
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Who do you think you are, you aren't allowed to have a browser preference that is different than other people!
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 30th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
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I know. Shame on me. I should totally learn to follow the crowd and buy in.

And here I am, just finding out this morning that FireFox is incapable of logging into a site that FireBird runs great on, and that I need for work.

*sighs*

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