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The new IE10, favorites, and two different experiences

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Without the ability to make Favorites into a sidebar, Chrome will never be my main browser. It's been Firefox for me since 2010 or so, when I finally ventured out from IE.

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  2. #22


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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Chrome link to extention for favorites sidebar - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hrome-ntp-icon
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  3. #23


    People are acting like MS will end all support of previous OS's the day Win 8 hits the shelf. They still support XP after 10+ years.
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  4. #24


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jladwig View Post
    Chrome link to extention for favorites sidebar - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hrome-ntp-icon
    Thanks, but there are too many bad reviews at this point in time, and they far outweigh my problems with Firefox.
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  5. #25


    That link says it's a sidebar like in Firefox? What is that? I've never seen any favorites/bookmarks sidebar in Firefox. I have the Bookmarks toolbar at the top, below the address bar, which I use * ALL * THE * TIME * for my frequently visited sites.
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  6. #26


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    That link says it's a sidebar like in Firefox? What is that? I've never seen any favorites/bookmarks sidebar in Firefox. I have the Bookmarks toolbar at the top, below the address bar, which I use * ALL * THE * TIME * for my frequently visited sites.
    View->Sidebar->Bookmarks. It's a built-in feature of Firefox. There is also a toolbar button you can add, plus a History button. I always add them both, side by side.

    I use the bookmarks toolbar, too, but I have way more bookmarks than can fit there, and I use many of them regularly, which is why the sidebar is an absolute requirement for my primary browser.
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  7. #27


    oh... meh, I've always had the Menu bar turned off in Win7 for the last few versions of FF so I never even saw the Sidebar option in the View menu. Plus I like to just hit the Bookmarks button and pull it down to go to a bookmark if I need to, and have my most viewed sites on top. I'd rather not have a sidebar taking up space all the time.

    My home XP machine has the menu bar showing, but even there I still just hit Bookmarks to pull down the menu and go where I want to go. Since my most-visited sites are in the Bookmarks toolbar (one of my favorite FF features), I really don't use the Bookmarks menu all that much.
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  8. #28


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I always run Firefox maximized, and the sidebar makes good use of the space on my 1680x1050 monitor. In fact, I wouldn't run a browser maximized without having something like the sidebar taking up ~ 25% of the horizontal space on a widescreen monitor.
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  9. #29


    I installed Chrome a little while ago and it is significantly slower then IE10 or Waterfox.
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    I always run Firefox maximized, and the sidebar makes good use of the space on my 1680x1050 monitor. In fact, I wouldn't run a browser maximized without having something like the sidebar taking up ~ 25% of the horizontal space on a widescreen monitor.
    I used to run FF a little smaller than my 1680x1050 screen at home, to keep some of my desktop icons visible all the time, but then whenever my wife would use it she would always maximize it, as if it would make web content larger or something

    At work I run FF full height of the 1920x1080 display (minus task bar), but about 75% of the width so that the desktop gadgets, Winamp, and a few icons are always visible.
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