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Chrome-like plugin for Firefox?

by minimalist / September 18, 2008 4:21 AM PDT

Chrome just isn't working out for me. There are too many pages it won't render properly and some pages it won't go to at all even though Firefox has no problem (some of the CNN sub pages, go figure).

But I love the ability to have a series of tabs automatically open when I launch my browser (my web mail, my calendar, my to do list, and my RSS feeds). I've searched through the available plug ins for Firefox but can;t find one that does this. I know Firefox can reopen the tabs you had open when you closed the browser but that's not really the same thing.

Anybody have a good plug-in out there that I'm missing?

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Multiple home pages
by SPIRIdk / September 18, 2008 6:09 AM PDT

You can set multiple home pages in Firefox, just separate them with a pipe (|).

So if you would like Buzz Out Loud, Gmail and Google Reader to load when you open Firefox you could set your home page to this:
http://bol.cnet.com|http://gmail.com|http://reader.google.com

This will open the three sites in three separate tabs.

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thanks
by minimalist / September 18, 2008 8:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Multiple home pages

I'll give that a try.

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Firefox add-on called Speed Dial
by Papa Chango / September 18, 2008 6:38 AM PDT

Since Google decided to launch its open source browser but not in Linux, I had to launch it through WINE. It's nice and light but I need my Firefox extensions! I usually have two tabs load when I started FF and really liked Chrome's starting page with the most 9 most visited sites.

Someone on the LinuxOutlaws forums was talking about that feature and posted a link to the Firefox add-on called Speed Dial that is similar: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4810

I now have my top 9, 12, 126, etc. sites appear like in Chrome every time I start FF. I dont need it for the webmail since I have the Gmail and yahoo notifier addons already.

A browser is a browser. Firefox, Konqueror, Opera, Epiphany, Flock... they all do the same thing so to the end user its almost the same. But the FF extensions make me more productive (which is a hard feat to do).

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Eh
by Nicholas Buenk / September 18, 2008 6:45 AM PDT

No matter what plugin you get for firefox, you're still stuck with gecko rather than webkit. Wink

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And?
by Slikkster / September 18, 2008 10:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Eh

What does "stuck" with Gecko mean? Oh yeah, I forgot. Gecko isn't an Apple product.

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Safari and Chrome are noticeably faster than Firefox
by minimalist / September 18, 2008 12:40 PM PDT
In reply to: And?

Webkit is not perfect but it is fast and that has nothing to do with fanboyism.

On windows I'll stick with Firefox. But on Mac I'll take Safari anyday. When Chrome comes out for the Mac I'll give it a try too.

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I admit I am a webkit fanboy
by Nicholas Buenk / September 18, 2008 10:07 PM PDT
In reply to: And?

Small fast and efficient engine. Supports the latest web standards faster than anyone but opera. Basis of Safari and Chrome. As well as many phone web browsers, Android, iPhone and Nokia procisely because it's small and efficient nature makes it a perfect fit for mobile devices.
Gecko is bloated and complicated by comparison.

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And I admit...
by Slikkster / September 19, 2008 5:53 AM PDT

that it sure seems you and I fight a lot here, lol. But I hope you don't take it personally. Just spirited discussions, that's all. Have a good weekend.

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