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OK, so I've downloaded Firefox...

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SoupDragon Thu 17-Feb-05 19:58:55

... haven't noticed anything super about it yet.

Anyway, how do I delete things from the little list of options that pop up to autofill a field for you? With IE you just highlighted them and hit delete - this doesn't seem to work. It's very important that I can delete the list of thigs I've googled for - especially if we get another of those internet shopping games

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 08:33:54

Hellooooo....? Helloooooo...? Anyone there?

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 14:54:49

<<sulk>> I'm going back to IExplorer

jangly Fri 18-Feb-05 14:59:12

Tools>Options>Privacy, look for 'Saved form information' and click the clear button next to it

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 15:00:31

Ah, but I don't want to clear all of it as my address gets prefilled in lots of places. With IE you could highlight individual items and delete them. There must be an equivalent surely...?

tamum Fri 18-Feb-05 15:02:40

<whisper> I didn't like it and moved back to IE after a couple of days; email program even worse IMHO <\whisper>

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 15:10:42

If I can'c clear my google search box, I'll have to ditch Firefox

Excerpts include:
"buy a steam train" blue (internet shopping game)
"monkey brains" buy eat (internet shopping game)
"jade goody" breast (bitching about her breast enlargement)
carpets "bad taste" paisley (Internet shopping game)
and "third degree tear" flatulence (some MN thread or another!)

jangly Fri 18-Feb-05 15:12:51

There is no way of doing that. With IE though you are more likely to get Adware, Spyware, viruses, and be hacked!

jangly Fri 18-Feb-05 15:14:26

To clear that, just right-click in the search box and click 'clear search history'

Gwenick Fri 18-Feb-05 15:15:04

Not to mention more pop-ups, bugs and lots of other problems

jangly Fri 18-Feb-05 15:15:41

"There is no way of doing that" - I meant there's no way doing the same as "With IE you could highlight individual items and delete them"

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 15:15:48

In which case I'm ditching Firefox then and will trust to my firewall, antivirus and Spy Bot software. Given that I've never had a problem with anything before, Firefox has nothing to offer me really.

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 15:17:16

It's not just the Google box, it's stuff like logons where other people have used the PC etc.

And I don't get popups anyway thanks to a popup stopper

Gwenick Fri 18-Feb-05 15:18:34

Here you go 13 reasons to use Firefox over IE

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 15:18:50

(and there isn't a "clear search history" option on the Google page, that's in the FireFox Google box)

jangly Fri 18-Feb-05 15:18:53

Oh, push off then!

lunavix Fri 18-Feb-05 15:19:03

Just thought I'd post that I HATE HATE HATE IE!

I use netscape now SOOOOO much better and so much easier! IE has too many pop ups, most are porn, and it crashes every 2 minutes.

Gwenick Fri 18-Feb-05 15:20:26

logons is simple - get windows XP and then you can each have a seperate login, and unlike the others windows editions you don't have to log out (and close everything) for someone else to be able to log-in and do stuff :-)

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 15:23:33

We have Windows XP with a log on for each family member but when, say, Essbee pops round she uses my logon as it's there, logged on. Also, I may sometimes have used a different MN name which I want to delete.

Given that IE has given me no problems whatsoever (including pop ups and crashing), I see no reason to stick with Firefox as I really like to be able to delete individual bits.

Gwenick Fri 18-Feb-05 15:25:39

I'm still not sure what the problem is I can log into various websites under different names..........without logging on as a different user on xp

tamum Fri 18-Feb-05 15:27:03

I guess some of this must depend on what sites you use. I stopped using Netscape about 4 or 5 years ago because so many sites I used for work didn't work properly (crashing if you hit the back button, for example). I had used netscape for years before that without any problems. But since I've used IE I have never had probems with pop-ups (use a pop-up blocker), never ever had a virus, and it crashes about once every two years. Horses for courses I suppose

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 15:30:23

OK, if I click in my MN Nickname box I have 5 identical SoupDragons and 2 I've never used for Mumsnet. The first S one isn't SoupDragon and it irritates me. In IE I could delete the superfluous ones and it only showed me appropriate MN ones anyway.

Gwenick Fri 18-Feb-05 15:48:51

tamum - believe you me things have changed dramatically in the last 4 or 5yrs. Infact now Firefox is gaining (sp) users, while IE is losing them see here

Most web developers are now either updating their websites, or building them (which ever is relevant) to accomdate 'other' browsers, as IE continues to cause problems (only the other day Microsoft announced they'd be launching yet ANOTHER version of IE!


"The revamp has been prompted by Microsoft's growing concern with security as well as increased competition from rival browsers.

Microsoft said the new version will be far less vulnerable to the bugs that make its current browser a favourite of tech-savvy criminals."

full article here

Gwenick Fri 18-Feb-05 15:50:33

PS soup - when did you download it?? Give it at least a week or so before 'giving up' on it as there's lots of stuff to 'learn' - took me about 1 week to 'adjust' when DH swapped IE for Mozilla (hasn't got round to downloading Firefox yet LOL) and then I discovered it was much better.

SoupDragon Fri 18-Feb-05 15:53:04

Lasst night

The individual deleting thing is a big one for me. Especially as I haven't had any problems with IE whatsoever. Another niggle was that with IE, if I typed in the "add a message£ box I could move my mouse pointer outside the box and use the wheel to scroll down to the "post" box. With FF I had to click outside the "New message" box to do this. Nothing major obviously but it was irritating.

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