Talk:Firefox

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Typing article names directly into address bar

Go to about:config in firefox, then scroll down to keyword.URL, double-click it and change it to

http://www.organicdesign.co.nz/
One issue with this is that you can't use a name with a dot in it, you have to change dots to %2e for the name to work --Nad 23:19, 25 Jan 2007 (NZST)
What exactly does this do? --Sven 07:00, 23 September 2007 (NZST)
It allows you to type a naked article name into the address bar and have it automatically preceed your wiki domain name. --Nad 09:10, 23 September 2007 (NZST)

Firefox 2

Regarding typos, I installed Firefox 2 yesterday and it spell checks text in edit-boxes. I really recommend it, all i needed to do was install the Australian-English dictionary. It works a treat, although it seems to have a problem recognising "oligarcheous" :-)--Milan 12:19, 26 Oct 2006 (NZDT)

Cool I can't wait for the new version of utterly-hideous-piece-of-shit-bloatware to download!
Remember, "better" is "good enough" for most people. But then you're not like most people, which in this case is definitely a "Good Thing" :-)
Damn edit/save wiki keys don't fuckin work now - now look where your damn trusting-fatware-to-do-anything-right ideas have got us!!!!!!!
Thanks for the warning... incidentally we have to use SAP here and it works on safari, and firefox but not our friendly trusted IE browser for OS X--Sven 16:49, 26 Oct 2006 (NZDT)
Nope not putting up with it, I've nuked ff2 and gone back to 1.5. The lack of quick-keys is too much of a pain in the arse, and the only good thing it offered was this spell-checker, but it insists on american spelling even after I removed us-en from the list. --Nad 09:37, 27 Oct 2006 (NZDT)

Firefox & IE7

Hi Aran, I am having a problem on Internet Explorer 7 when I view the Todo page. Formatting between the navigation (left hand) pane and main window becomes merged. The Bookmark links in the navigation pane also no longer work correctly. When clicked they simply expand to show the underlying link, but in the navigation pane, rather than main window. Unless I go to this page the OD site seems to be behaving perfectly normally. --Sven

Yip I know about those problems - the best solution is not to use IE --Nad 21:38, 25 Jan 2007 (NZST)
There might be a bit of a backlash to ie7 from microsoft customers, as I think they have made the options configuration different enough to be annoying aswell as the general look and feel. Firefox seems slow to start but once going I have found to be quicker to use tabs with than ie7 --Sven 22:57, 25 Jan 2007 (NZST)
Yeah I find Firefox a bit of a pig (I've stuck with 1.5.x since FF2 doesn't allow the quick keys for edit/save etc). I have to restart it every few days since it has memory leaks. But it's tabs are very quick and its javascript seems to be way quicker than IE's too. --Nad 23:18, 25 Jan 2007 (NZST)

Reducing Firefox's Memory Use

Firefox is one of the fattest pigs around! I'm running it on Ubuntu Linux and have to restart it every few hours after it consumes 350MB of my RAM and starts slowing everything else down too much. I found this link which has some pointers (that don't work!) on how to reduce its usage.