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Good Grief! I've just stumbled onto Firefox by mistake...

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Inghouls2 Fri 06-Nov-09 19:49:12

and Mumsnet looks like a completely different website!
I had no idea
there's a whole new world out there...
it's got blue and white stripes biscuit
<shuffles back to safari>

Biobytes Fri 06-Nov-09 19:51:06


[Goes to download firefox]

Inghouls2 Fri 06-Nov-09 19:53:54

yy it does
Am I missing something good?

fruitshootsandheaves Fri 06-Nov-09 19:58:15

oh yes, so it does.
<shuffles back to safari with Inghouls> (ppssssst halloween is over you can stop being ghouly now)

morningpaper Fri 06-Nov-09 19:59:06

it's much BETTER

Ingles2 Fri 06-Nov-09 20:04:03

<shrugs off spectre>
it's not MP, it's like scrolling your way down a buntastic deck chair!

bluebump Fri 06-Nov-09 20:06:27

I like Firefox, it's far better than internet explorer anyway.

LeonieBurningHeapy Fri 06-Nov-09 20:08:59

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bibbitybobbityhat Fri 06-Nov-09 20:09:46

I have no clue what you are talking about but I really do wish I did sad.

choufleur Fri 06-Nov-09 20:10:16

much better than safari. and IE is terrible,

what colour is this on safari?

IdrisTheDragon Fri 06-Nov-09 20:10:53

Firefox is great smile

throckenholt Fri 06-Nov-09 20:12:59

gimp is hideous though !

It doesn't have to be blue and white stripes - you can customise it (or at least go classical).

theyoungvisiter Fri 06-Nov-09 20:14:19

That's weird - I used to access MN from firefox at home and explorer from work and they both looked the same.

Admittedly I am on maternity leave and have not accessed explorer for a few months, but it certainly used to look the same on either browser?

Are you sure it's not just that you are using MN classic on one and modern on the other, or summat?

Leonie - another open-sourcer here. So much so that I have de-installed windows and now operate entirely in unbuntu. I love open-office. It's so much more versatile than Word.

Fruitbatlings Fri 06-Nov-09 20:14:26

Safari looks exactly the same on my Mac hmm

Goober Fri 06-Nov-09 20:15:25

Only ever use FF.

What is Safari?

alwayslookingforanswers Fri 06-Nov-09 20:16:22

Firefox and Thunderbird here, do have Gimp - but rarely usely. Still using word though.

Looks fine to me.........

Ingles2 Fri 06-Nov-09 20:17:34

My active convo's page on safari is loverly...
black and white, no thick blue boxes, nowt!
<relishes being a luddite>

Booyhoo Fri 06-Nov-09 20:19:20

i dont know what i use blush

i just type in mn and up it comes.

<shuffles away in blissful ignorance>

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 06-Nov-09 20:19:40

Are you talking about internet browsers? How do I know what I've got [dim emoticon] please?

fruitshootsandheaves Fri 06-Nov-09 20:20:58

bbhat what do you click on to get online?

theyoungvisiter Fri 06-Nov-09 20:22:53

bbh - if it's the one that came with your machine it's almost certainly explorer, because that's what's installed by default on windows.

But you can find out by clicking on help, about on your browser, or by hovering over the launch icon.

alwayslookingforanswers Fri 06-Nov-09 20:23:10

Ingles - I've just gone to customise and selected "sober workplace"

and it's now all black and white - sounds like you've just got it customized differently on safari smile

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 06-Nov-09 20:24:49

An e with a circle round it like a planet.

How do you "stumble" on to Firefox? Don't you have to download it or install it?

Why is it better than what I've got?


theyoungvisiter Fri 06-Nov-09 20:29:35

that's explorer.

Principally firefox is more versatile (it has add-ons so you can customise it to how you want it more easily) and it's open source - so completely free.

It's also supposed to be less prone to viruses as most viruses are targetted towards explorer.

It's often a bit faster, especially on slower machines.

Some non-technical info here

theyoungvisiter Fri 06-Nov-09 20:30:58

You have to download it, it can be done here

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