I recently began to use Mozilla Firefox 2.0… I was pretty amazed by all its handy functions. Right now I configured it the way I’m used to, smooth-scrolling on, the toolbars are arranged the IE-way, and I also downloaded some add-ons… It just feels very solid and you know whether a page is loading or not. So I’m very happy with this great program.
Since I began using the Internet, the default Windows browser Internet Explorer with its flaws was always my choice. Back then it was still updated regularly, got improved visuals and had a fast loading time because it was the Explorer at the same time. Also, most people were using it and I knew that when I wanted to build websites, I needed to make them work for most people’s configurations.
I didn’t want to switch to Mozilla at first because I was simply used to IE and didn’t have any problems with it (the integrated pop-up blocker, Google toolbar and GetRight worked together well) and features like tabs seemed useless to me. I did install it in order to test new websites… So what made me switch? Well I tried to install IE7, but it requires a genuine version of Windows (o noes the hax!), so I tried version 2.0 of Firefox.
The great thing about it is its flexibility. You can configure everything, and what remains can be achieved by installing add-ons! The extendable search bar is maybe the feature that impressed me most… Because previously, I needed to go to my bookmarks->find Wikipedia->wait for it to load->type my search keywords… That took a long time compared to now! Another handy feature is the way Bloglines can be integrated; now I just have to click on the RSS feed icon next to a website’s URL and can add the feed to my Bloglines easily! I also like the dictionary/spell-checker function, which I’m also using while blogging now. Using the Morning Coffee add-on, I can quickly load all the forums, Bloglines and deviantART… FlashGet allows me to continue using GetRight for the downloads… And even tabs are nice 😉