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Ivan's picture

Did you try the new Netscape?

I don't feel like even trying anymore. It was so slow on my system the last time I tried. And it's too big too! What do you think?

http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/

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Thel's picture
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Don't think I'll try it either, Ivan. Safari 1.2.3's plenty zippy for me (with its Cache disabled & the Icons folder emptied occasionally).

I've tried some other X browsers and always come back to Safari. Firefox did seem a tad faster in the page-loading department (when they DID load), but a couple things about it drove me crazy[-er]. While perusing news sites & forums, I often have 8-12 pages loading in tabs, and when one fails to load in Safari, all I have to do is click its tab and hit cmd+r, then it'll usually load right away. In Firefox's tabs, when a page fails to load, its URL immediately disappears from the address field! :roll: That reallllly slowed me down, having to try & remember/figure out which link that I'd clicked was for the page that hadn't loaded.

That was an immediate deal breaker here. Who wants to THINK while they're surfin'?!? :D

"When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go." — Carol Burnett

larusson's picture
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I haven't used Netscape since ´96 ... can't imagine what they could do today to get back were they were... so many good browsers out there!

But for me, I'm staying with Safari. It does what I wan't exactly the way I wan't it to... what more can you ask? :)

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Thel wrote:

In Firefox's tabs, when a page fails to load, its URL immediately disappears from the address field! :roll: That reallllly slowed me down, having to try & remember/figure out which link that I'd clicked was for the page that hadn't loaded.

Many Firefox users complained about that, including me. Let's hope it get's fixed soon.

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Thel wrote:

...Icons folder emptied occasionally)...

Thel! You gave me an idea for a CreativeBit: 2004/08/speed-up-safari-start-up.html

thx :D

Thel's picture
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COOL!!!! :::happy dance::: Wow, I didn't realize I could just lock the dang thang, then I wouldn't have to empty it anymore. Thanks muchly, Ivan! :D

"When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go." — Carol Burnett

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Thel wrote:

COOL!!!! :::happy dance::: Wow, I didn't realize I could just lock the dang thang, then I wouldn't have to empty it anymore. Thanks muchly, Ivan! :D

i'm glad i could help... i should add a happydance smile for you :)

Thel, check out the emoticons!

Thel's picture
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*ROTFL!!!* I love it, Ivan, thanks! :happydance:

"When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go." — Carol Burnett

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