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  1. #11


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    Not surprising honestly.

    It's either IE immersive/Desktop, or using a Win32 browser.

    That's just the conundrum with Windows 8; apps like ebay and Amazon are really only good for 8 inch or even 10 inch tablets than they are for laptops or desktops because by default you will use the full fleshed website versus the app. Even immersive IE doesn't have a setting for a mobile/desktop website version, but yet here we are, with Newegg and other app versions of websites. That makes little sense to me OTHER than the benefits/nicities of the WinRT environment such as live tiles, pinning items to Start, and other notifications. Some exceptions like youtube, I'd rather use an app.

    So it's either make the apps more useful or even better, make your site target the latest version of the modern Interwebs Explorer to take advantage of WinRT type items if possible, like live tiles.

    But it's a shame Mozilla didn't have enough support. I like using the modern version of IE simply because of security and performance related things that aren't possible on the Desktop. It's a sandboxed app that doesn't allow things to get out of hand if you go perusing around odd places on the internet.

    In the long run, it's going to be interesting to see how WinRT progresses as both Windows and Windows Phone merge closer together code wise.

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  2. #12


    Just as well they scrapped it, didn't even try that beta because I was afraid it would damage my painstakingly set FF for desktop. For people used to FF and know what to do with it, it's the best and most customizable browser. With bunch of addons it opens in one second flat on my computer. When we are at addons, they be better of incorporating some of the features like saving to MHT, properly displaying PDF, own video downloader and flash player so most of those addons would not be necessary, but then some would call it "bloated". For me at least Modern IE is useless but desktop version runs second closest to FF. Chrome I can't make heads or tails of. I keep menu bar on FF so everything is momentarily accessible.
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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    The beauty of owning a major company like firefox is having the freedom to do or not do something.

    I read some funny comments on the internet, like

    How dare you? ..
    What are you doing? ...
    You can't do ...
    and ... who do you think you are? .. lmfao
    Like people have shares in the company. I lol

    Hi there
    Seems strange that people agree that Firefox can do what it likes -- but rant and rage against Microsoft for doing the same thing.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    The beauty of owning a major company like firefox is having the freedom to do or not do something.

    I read some funny comments on the internet, like

    How dare you? ..
    What are you doing? ...
    You can't do ...
    and ... who do you think you are? .. lmfao
    Like people have shares in the company. I lol

    Hi there
    Seems strange that people agree that Firefox can do what it likes -- but rant and rage against Microsoft for doing the same thing.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Nobody is paying for FF, that's the catch. Desktop IE is fine piece of machinery now. Except for relative lack of customization, there's nothing wrong with it.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    IMO Mozilla as a browser is only useful for connecting to the TOR network via a little app known as "piratebrowser" (appropriately enough) so when I'm in the UK or France I can still access some very well known "sites" that have been blocked - otherwise almost ANY other browser is better.

    Mozilla started going wrong when it took more effort to configure it than a new Airbus plane and had so many add ons it just became total bloatware.

    For Windows users I can't actually see what's wrong with IE11 - browsing speed these days is not so much dependent on YOUR browser, but on things like Network speeds, how many users are logged on to the target site and of course the code optimisation (if any) of the target site too.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    What I prefer about Firefox is its "ZoomTextOnly" zoom option--it's great. I can blow up the text as much as I like but the images on the page remain their original size. (Nothing is uglier, imo, than magnified bitmap...)
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    A smart move for Mozilla
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    censored & censored).
    I searched and searched, but I can't find either....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Next:
    Microsoft scraps Metro version of Windows, citing low interest


    AKA windows 9.....
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  9. #19


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    censored & censored).
    I searched and searched, but I can't find either....
    A "script blocker" and an "ad blocker".
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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    O,I C... had them both, dumped the former, still use the latter.
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