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Last posted Nov 13, 2009 at 08:55AM EST. Added Nov 11, 2009 at 06:27PM EST
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k.. i finally decided to get firefox. and i love it. stop laughing Jostin
and i just want to know.
what are some good Add ons that a channer would need..

ps. i allready have downloadthemall , noscript, and adblock.

Nov 11, 2009 at 06:27PM EST
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I use Internet Explorer.

Because…

I’m…

a badass.

Nov 11, 2009 at 06:29PM EST
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I’m running Mac, so Safari and/or FF. FF for ED and the chan, ad blocker is a must for those. :P

Nov 11, 2009 at 06:32PM EST
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Stop it Redspear…

Nov 11, 2009 at 06:48PM EST
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IE’s rendering engine sucks. Firefox’s is awesome.

Also, what version are you running?

Lastly, I recommend Personas, FoxyProxy (if you have Privoxy or Proximizer, this need not apply), Tor button (if you have Tor), NetVideo Hunter (only supports .flv files, but good for downloading videos), and FireGestures. Note that some of these add-ons don’t work with 3.6b2 and up (though versions 3.6b2 and up have native support for Personas).

Nov 11, 2009 at 08:12PM EST
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@tomberry what is your problem? Do you have something against horses on boats with cats?

Nov 11, 2009 at 09:00PM EST
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I switch back & forth between Firefox and Chrome

Chrome is faster, but I can’t live without some of my web development extensions. And AddArt and my Rickroll Blocker :)

Nov 12, 2009 at 01:47AM EST
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@Jamie:
Same.
I’ve got Firefox “Minefield” 3.7a1pre right now. A lot of my addons don’t work, though. Understandable considering the fact that it’s not even in Alpha yet. But man is it fast. Really fast. Faster than Chrome.
Speaking of Chrome, right now I’ve got Chrome 4.0.223.16 Beta. Fast. Also, themes! (Finally.)
I’ve been considering subscribing to the developer builds, though. Still not sure.

As a last resort, Safari 4. It’s a fast, stable browser (it stutters on Flash, and sometimes doesn’t render things properly, but it’s not that bad).

@Hector:
What kinds of addons are you looking for?

Nov 12, 2009 at 02:03AM EST
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@Shadowfury:
addons that are good for someone that is on fourums and 4chan alot

Nov 12, 2009 at 01:53PM EST
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Look up the speed tweaks and do them (about:cache), I would also get rid of the dotted focus lines and the vertical scrollbar if you use your mouse for scrolling.

Addons:
iMacros
Simple Boss Key
Stylish
Tab mix plus
Xmarks
Betterprivacy

Nov 12, 2009 at 02:09PM EST
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@Real Genius:
You can subscribe to either the Beta or Developer channels to get the latest beta or developer’s build of Chrome. The instructions are at http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel

You can also get the latest trunk build of Mozilla Firefox 3.7 here, but I wouldn’t recommend it unless you know what you’re doing.

Also, I just subscribed to the Chromium Developer Channel. I’ve got Chrome 4.0.237.0 Alpha now. Noticeable difference in speed. Also, it seems to render pages quicker. But, it’s still considerably slower than Firefox 3.7.

Nov 13, 2009 at 12:58AM EST
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I use Firefow.
But what about Opera ?
I heard some good reviews but never got to experiment it myself.
What’s your opinion about it ?

Nov 13, 2009 at 03:39AM EST
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@Tomberry:
I haven’t tested it thoroughly yet, but so far it’s not half bad. It got a 100/100 on the Acid3 test, and it conforms to most Web 2.0 standards. It’s pretty fast as well. It’s speed is comparable to Firefox 3.7a1pre or Chromium 4.0.137.0.
It also starts really fast. Not as fast as Chrome, but it’s faster than Firefox 3.5.5 and 3.7a1pre. This could possibly be attributed to my addons, though.

There is a problem with scripts, though. It doesn’t render AJAX properly, and it stutters with Flash, Java, and JavaScript. It will render them, just improperly and slowly.

It does have a rather interesting feature, though, it has what Opera calls “Turbo Boost”, which is their way of saying that it supports server-side compression. It makes a huge difference when loading large pages, but graphics loose quality.

Overall, it’s not a bad browser. It’s great for things like HTML-based websites, but not for webapps. The main reason is the rendering engine. Presto, the same rendering engine used in Opera-based mobile browsers (Nintendo DS Browser, Wii’s Internet Channel, certain Sybian-based phones, and some dumbphones) is also used in their desktop application. Until they fix it, I’ll stick with Gecko and Webkit based browsers, thank you very much.

Nov 13, 2009 at 04:08AM EST
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I use Firefox.
At first I used IE for years, but after downloading Firefox you’ll never go back.

Nov 13, 2009 at 08:55AM EST
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