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View Poll Results: Internet Browsers - what do you use?
Internet Explorer 110 16.03%
Netscape 4 0.58%
Mozilla Firefox 353 51.46%
Opera 61 8.89%
Apple Safari 22 3.21%
The new kid on the block, Chrome from Google 119 17.35%
Any other?? Please specify 17 2.48%
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Old 19th December 2008, 19:31   #406
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...Not the most, by a very, very, very long way!

I use it, and as it is my home PC, I really have a choice --- so all those people who refuse to give anything MS houseroom are way more anti-MS than I am.

But I don't remember many things that give me any good feeling about the company or the way that it does business.

My lack of surprise at the 7-8 hours was thinking back to the last time I installed anything that caused the message: .NET Framework nnn required. Very unpleasant and time consuming.

Things that I like about Microsoft: Excel (second positive mention from me here today), Sol (solitaire), Notepad...
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Old 19th December 2008, 22:05   #407
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Arrow The browser wars

Chrome is a nifty package all the way, quick and light. But alas, not much in the way of plug-ins and gadgets as Firefox.

Firefox was my favorite browser till I happened to use chrome. I still use it- albeit much less often (2-3 times a week), and that too to open sites which have online PDF content in them, which chrome finds it tough to do.

Another cool feature about chrome is the way you can drag a tab out of the window to open up a new window, or to drag in a window to make a new tab!- google has really put thought into this
I guess its not going to be long before developers come out with apps for the Chrome too.

Till then

Speed & ease - Chrome 5/5
Features - Firefox 5/5
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Old 12th January 2009, 15:03   #408
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Google Chrome 2.0 Alpha Released! Interesting Stuff to try, I guess...

Google spins out Chrome 2.0 pre-beta alpha ? The Register

The best thing in this whole news is that it is now using its on HTTP parser which means more platform independence. So they predict that a Linux & Mac version may be reality with the new version whenever it is RTWed. Autocomplete & some other new features complete the new browser offering meaning MS forced to being more compliant in intermediate future. Yaay!!

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You are the most anti-MS person. Aren't you?
I guess there would be competition for that post; and I am a strong contender. but then, I am more pro-Free Software than anti MS. ;-)
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Old 12th January 2009, 23:49   #410
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Google Chrome is VERY fast and is the best bet if you dont want addons. Firefox is best if you do. But Chrome is soooooooooo user friendly.
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I recently stumbled across an excellent Firefox addOn "Auto-Pager".

This works like charm for most website having "next" links. As soon as you scroll to the end of page, it automatically starts loading next page (e.g. next page of google search results), so it keeps on extending your web page from multiple next links to a single page.

I am completely hooked to this add-On. Even better thing is that you can customize it for any website and share with others. Even our friendly T-BHP search results or thread pages can be serialized using this addOn.

Firefox rocks!
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RX135 How exactly does this add on work. Do we need to customize it, I am not able to make it work.
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RX135 How exactly does this add on work. Do we need to customize it, I am not able to make it work.
This works out of box for many websites.

For T-BHP, I had to do a bit of customization. I am pasting the code here.

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<autopager>
<site><urlPattern>http://www\.team-bhp\.com/forum/(.*)/(.*).html</urlPattern>
<guid>EE5042D9-A5D8-A83B-7F7E-82EF-D40F-CFE4</guid>
<margin>2</margin>
<owner>YourName</owner>
<urlIsRegex>true</urlIsRegex>
<contentXPath>//body/div[@id='posts']</contentXPath>
<testLink>http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-drives-initial-ownership-reports/49758-i10-kappa-white-angel-comes-home.html</testLink>
<linkXPath>//a[@class='smallfont' and contains(@title,'Next Page')]</linkXPath>
<desc>Team-BHP</desc>
</site>
</autopager>
Import this in your autopager and see if that works for you.
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This has been a standard feature in opera for several versions now.
Opera: Discover Opera browser
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This has been a standard feature in opera for several versions now.
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I haven't used it, but that seems pretty limited to what Opera can understand as next link. No way to customize it either. Firefox extension can be customized as well as shared with other users. But if Opera built-in feature is smart enough to understand any next links, then that should be good enough.

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I guess there is no customization available in Opera and it looks for standard words such as 'next' in the page.
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This works out of box for many websites.

For T-BHP, I had to do a bit of customization. I am pasting the code here.



Import this in your autopager and see if that works for you.
Excellent! I just wish there was something like this for a mobile browser for my blackberry too!

Good work RX135!
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Anyone apart from me using Epiphany Browser?I use the gecko engine now(webkit is unstable imho!).
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Opera mini anyone????
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I use opera mini on my phone. Excellent browser for the phone especially with our pathetic GPRS speeds.
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