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  1. Alan S

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    Even though Safari and Chrome are the best browsers by many measures, I still use FireFox mostly do to inertia.

    FireFox has one fantastic feature for web developers. It is the FireBug plug-in.
     


  2. Naughtius Maximus

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    I've been trying chrome for the past week or so, (largely as a result of this thread, tbh:)), but there's something I'm still struggling with.

    Does anyone know how to set a minimum font size?
     
  3. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

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  4. Naughtius Maximus

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    Well, default fonts? Who'd have thought have looking there?!?!?! :D

    Thanks mate :)
     


  5. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

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    No problem. :cool:
     
  6. Naughtius Maximus

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    Actually, I thought I'd checked that out. Clearly the old Alzheimer's is kicking in again :D
     
  7. Moises

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    chrome
     
  8. That Phat Hat

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    I just installed Chrome. It's superfast, but a little wonky. I like it overall though.

    That said, I use Mobile Safari for about 90% of my browsing these days.
     
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    Switched to Opera both on my Mac and my new phone (N900, Maemo), and am very happy with it. I had speed problems with firefox on MacOS, and Opera alwawys had an excellent reputation... frankly, I don't understand why there are so few people using it.
     
  10. striker

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    OT.

    How can one zoom in and out with Firefox on a Mac? I don't see any obvious icons on the tool bar.
     
  11. benztown

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    Opera 11 is pretty neat as it finally has extensions. I still prefer Safari though and I use Firefox 4 Beta as secondary browser. Firefox 3.x really was too slow, but now it's up there with the rest.
    I'd still pick Firefox over Opera because it's still the most customizable browser out there.

    Either via a pinch motion on the touchpad, or with [cmd]+[+] / [cmd]+[-]
     
  12. Moises

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    I asked myself the same question and you got to understand that everyones condition from early on Windows to use explore so people don't think that there's better browsers..... Conditioning happens through school and business places.
     
  13. striker

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    Thanks. However, if I zoom in too much, the right hand side of the image no longer shows up on the screen and there is no scroll bar for me to scroll left or right to center the image. Is there a way around it?
     
  14. laasan

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    right, that must be it. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Moises

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    not everyone is computer wiz.......Windows is basically what everyone knows and is brought up on there for thinking thats theres actually better browsers then explorer might not come to mind.
     
  16. laasan

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    it does if you buy your windows pc in the EU.
    also, care to explain why explorer has been loosing so much ground the last couple of years?
     
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    The explorer is mostly used in a business surrounding where the admins tend to stick with what is easy to administrate on a large scale, plus they wouldn't want to encourage browsing the internet anyway.
    I know that in Germany the IE loses market share massively on weekends.

    The other group using IE is those who simply don't care, the occasional surfer who don't know and don't care too much about the browser. For them it works well enough, so why bother?
     
  18. benztown

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    I'm sorry, I don't know what the problem is. When I zoom in on an image, the scroll bar automatically shows up. I can't even find an entry in the property panel where one could turn this off.

    I did run into similar problems with .svg files on my Safari browser in the past, but that seems to have been fixed. Plus it was never really a problem because I only ran into .svg images on Wikipedia where you can also choose to watch a .png file instead.

    Which Firefox version are you using? I'm using the Firefox 4.0 Beta 8, so there might be a problem with older Firefox 3.x versions.

    Here's what Mozilla has to say on their help page:
    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Missing vertical scroll bar

    It doesn't sound too helpful, but you might try to clear your cache, maybe that helps...
     
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    The explorer is mostly used in a business surrounding where the admins tend to stick with what is easy to administrate on a large scale, plus they wouldn't want to encourage browsing the internet anyway.
    I know that in Germany the IE loses market share massively on weekends.

    The other group using IE is those who simply don't care, the occasional surfer who don't know and don't care too much about the browser. For them it works well enough, so why bother?
     
  20. laasan

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    you really are quite a confused individual.
     
  21. striker

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    Thanks. The problem seems to have gone away.
     
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    Er.... :confused:
     
  24. Moises

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    ..........
     
  25. Naughtius Maximus

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    I'm sorry, you've lost me. Are you saying that benztown's post answers that specific point and you are, in the vernacular, quoting it 'for truth' (QFT)?
     
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