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    • #3275502


      by tony hopkinson ·

      In reply to Firefox 2

      Well FF has always taken longer to load than IE, simply because 90% of IE is already loaded with the OS.
      Must be environmental differences, I don’t get that tool bar at all.

      Didn’t notice the images either. I’ll have a look tonight, I’m stuck with IE6 at work, for security reasons believe it or not.

      • #3275498

        IE for security reasons??

        by dmambo ·

        In reply to Hmm

        Isn’t that a bit like having window screens on a submarine for flood prevention?

        Watching this thread with interest. I downloaded FF2 yesterday, but did not have time to install. Maybe I’ll wait one more day. Still working with v.1.0.7.

        • #3275922

          That’s what I was told

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to IE for security reasons??

          Company policy.
          Put FF 2.0 on yesterday, worth it just for the spell checker. You’ve missed a few security updates if you are still on 1.0.7

        • #3275755

          Installed FF2

          by dmambo ·

          In reply to That’s what I was told

          Running great. I like the look. I was running 1.0.7 at work and 1.7 at home.

          AdBlock is a nice extension. I don’t have to look at that guy in the Dice ad that I had been seeing on about half of my TR page loads. I think they should get a better photo of that dude for their ads.

        • #3138165

          Get NoScript as well

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to Installed FF2

          kills a lot more of the unwanted stuff, once you’ve allowed the ones you need.

      • #3275918

        Update on images

        by tony hopkinson ·

        In reply to Hmm

        Not seeing anything like that.
        FF2.0 adblock and noscript and now the spell checker, no other add ons.

    • #3275448

      Your PC has got SOMETHING

      by techexec2 ·

      In reply to Firefox 2

      Your PC has got SOMETHING. It may just be pop ups are not blocked. Or, some brand new malware that your defenses do not yet know about.

      I upgraded to FF2 yesterday. No problems at all. No pop ups. No odd bookmarks. Nothing.

      Note: I do have NOSCRIPT running and it does not allow JavaScript for any website unless I explicitly say so. Those pop ups are likely coming from JavaScript.

    • #3275770


      by kiltie ·

      In reply to Firefox 2

      I tested FF2 again today, and those smiley pop ups seem to have disappeared. 🙂

      I noticed a vertical line appearing when I click on a blank area of the page, the same line you get in a text input field, but it happens all over the place.

      When I downloaded FF2, it installed itself on top of the existing Firefox, without a murmer. Which I found odd, as programs normally prompt you when upgrading.

      I called up a web page that I already knew needed a Java plug in to display correctly. FF2 did indeed spot that it was missing and offered to install the missing plug in. Which was great, but I got suspicious when it took over 20 mins to do that on a DSL connection.
      I checked, and found that it hadn’t installed “just a plug in”. FF2 had installed the whole Java package:
      [b]J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6[/b]

      Which is some “plug in”, weighing in at 119MB !!!!

      Oh well, at least those darn smileys have gone 🙂

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