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Need Browser reccomendations now that FF3 is not compataible

by bus / June 22, 2008 10:24 AM PDT

Can I just keep using FF2 or is there something better that will be updated with security updates?

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What about the others?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 10:25 AM PDT

Opera, etc.

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(NT) Thx, looks very do-able
by bus / June 22, 2008 10:48 AM PDT
In reply to: What about the others?
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tried Opera but can't print pages correctly
by bus / June 28, 2008 2:37 AM PDT
In reply to: What about the others?

I liked Opera until I tried to print with it. Got postage size printouts that were not readable. I often print and read later due to eye trouble.

Still using FF2. Not sure about the others, Sea Monkey was on the list till I saw a post that noted printing problems.

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There is a problem with printing since...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2008 4:41 AM PDT

Web browsers have no standards for print formatting. To get better output I paste into my word processor.

Until a standard emerges I expect trouble in that area for years.

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Thx for the info on browser printing,
by bus / June 29, 2008 3:23 AM PDT

I will keep that in mind while browsing for a new browser. I was spoiled by how well FF2 did printouts. I got away from cut and pasting into a word processor when using FF but will most likely go back to that process and settle for Opera. I liked its on page zoom control.

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(NT) So why not stick with FF2?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 3:47 AM PDT
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With FF3 out FF2 may not kept up to date
by bus / June 29, 2008 7:10 AM PDT

With win98 as my OS, using FF reduced my shut down problems to nothing compared to IE. Seems the active X and cookies were just jamming things up on shut down, but with FF's cleanup on shut down and no active X, things went much better. FF2 may no longer be updated/patched due to the newer FF3. I thought it might become more of a security risk. Just needed to see if there was another browser out there that would be kept up to date and work as well as FF2. I will stick with FF2, but I was hoping to maintain the same level of security/update with a browser version that would continue to be supported.

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"A browser that would continue to be supported".
by Kees Bakker / June 29, 2008 7:18 AM PDT

It's understandable that - if the OS is getting unsupported - so are the applications. You'll have to live with that.


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(NT) Just checking, didn't want to miss out
by bus / June 29, 2008 7:43 AM PDT
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An archive of (too many?) browsers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 7:20 AM PDT
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(NT) Thx for the Link, Will do.
by bus / June 29, 2008 7:48 AM PDT
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If you are having Shutdown problems
by skycatcher / June 29, 2008 10:39 PM PDT

Should you ever decide to go back to IE6, and are having Shutdown problems, use CCleaner with all the boxes checked - and use the Reg Cleaner part as well (several times until no errors appear).

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Thx for the advice on CCleaner
by bus / January 13, 2010 8:52 AM PST

I have been using CCleaner for over a year now thanks to your advice. I now have it installed on all my computers. I been noting a renewed interest in CCleaner by posters due to its ability to deal with Flash Player cookies. That is a plus plus, great tool thanks for the recommendation.

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Run Firefox 3 in Windows 98 using KernelEx
by otr_man / July 31, 2010 3:43 AM PDT

Firefox 3 runs under Windows 98SE / ME if you install the Kernel Extender (KernelEx), which provides sophisticated unicode support for Windows 9x.

Project page and downloads:

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