Someone posted a link to a browser based IM client that did AIM, Yahoo, MSN and ICQ on MeFi, and I've searched but can't find. [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Oct 13, 2005 -
I want to disguise my browser. I want all text to be black on white background, all images replaced by the "alt" text. I wouldn't mind if all text were one font as well. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by patrickje
on Sep 28, 2005 -
How to make a browser accept cookies again after I've already told it to reject it? [more inside]
posted by state fxn
on Sep 11, 2005 -
During the course of Hurricane Katrina, I updated a single entry at LiveJournal numerous times with stories of New Orleanians who rode out the hurricane. It was linked to both from a few comments in MetaFilter and also from BoingBoing and other sites. Unfortunately, a LJ bug truncated the first few entries of the post, and I need to find someone out there with a cached copy of my entry at http://insomnia.livejournal.com/599039.html ... can't find it on google or archive.org.
Anyone out there have a cache of this, or have any novel ideas on how to find such a cached entry?
posted by insomnia_lj
on Sep 9, 2005 -
Our IT department installed a proprietary portal, that, in addition to requiring that popups be enabled, only works with Mozilla and not Firefox. And IE. Given that Firefox and Mozilla use the same rendering engine, is there an easy way to fool the evil portal into thinking that Firefox for OS X is really Mozilla? [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Aug 25, 2005 -
LoafingFilter: I am looking for a web browser that looks like an excel spreadsheet. [more inside]
posted by bryak
on Aug 21, 2005 -
After many happy months with Firefox, my Firefox Calendar has disappeared, along with all my appointments and due dates. [more inside]
posted by walla
on Aug 3, 2005 -
I downloaded the updates for Firefox and now the browser refuses to open. How can I get my life back?
posted by bamassippi
on Aug 1, 2005 -
When I try to log into hotmail, I get this error: "The operation timed out when attempting to contact..." This has been going on for a week. Yet my husband can get into his hotmail account just fine. I've tried logging in using Firefox and IE, but I get the error in both browsers. I've tried on my desktop and my laptop. Neither works. My husband can get into his hotmail using any browser and any PC. What gives? Does hotmail have a vendetta against me?
posted by Evangeline
on Jul 25, 2005 -
Firefox Filter: I can't believe I have to aske this question but I'm exasperated. When I highlight a word or phrase in Firefox and right click... [more inside]
posted by Heminator
on Jun 25, 2005 -
As a new convert to Getting Things Done, I want to incorporate the GTDTiddlyWiki
into my Palm Tungsten T. In order to do that I need a web browser of some sort but can't seem to find one that is A.) free and B.) designed for the Palm. Any suggestions for an application I could download? Is this even possible?
posted by karmaville
on Jun 6, 2005 -
Is there a greasemonkey extension or something for Firefox that will unobtrusively change websites so they have a black background with white text? Basically, I want everything to look like Maddox's site
, for the same reasons he designs his site that way: [more inside]
posted by monsterhero
on May 26, 2005 -
Is it possible to configure MS Sharepoint to allow access from the Safari web browser? [more inside]
posted by mkultra
on Mar 11, 2005 -
I have been using FireFox for a while now and prefer it to other browser offerings but am having a recurring issue that I can't seem to find any help on. Everytime I try to download and install a new theme or extension, it downloads, FireFox asks me if I want to install it, it appears to install it but the extension or theme never shows up in the relevant window. Did I change some setting to break the extensions? (MI) [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Jan 28, 2005 -
This may be old hat, but does anyone know why Firefox (any version) chokes on Flash? It bogs down on both Mac and PC and generally runs terribly whenever anything Flash-related is on the webpage. Also, can anything be done to fix the problem that doesn't involve blocking the flash movies/animation?
posted by riffraff
on Jan 18, 2005 -
Why has my Firefox slowed down?
It started a few day ago. Sometimes it takes several minutes for a page to load. Some only partially load, then stop. Some don't load at all. Not every page is this way, but I'd say about 20% suffer from one of these problems. IE is zipping right along though. I did a virus check, ran Spy-bot and Ad-Aware and cleaned up my registry. Yet the problem persists. Oh, I'm running 1.0 and XP Pro.
posted by zorro astor
on Jan 17, 2005 -
Has anyone had experience with Camino? Does it make use of OS X services? I love Firefox, but I also love the "Make Stickie from Selection." Can both these great tastes taste great together?
posted by OmieWise
on Dec 18, 2004 -
Lately, I am being driven mad - MAD, I tell you - by the poor use of screen real estate on standard online NYT story pages. I have begun wildly searching out the 'printer friendly' button, squinting through the thicket of blinking garbage and navigational chrome and the one-quarter or less of actual story, pausing only to note the advertiser name in my shitlist Moleskine.
Is there anyway to reconfigure the default links to redirect to the printer pages in-browser, so that my desparate seaches are ended, with the link being forwarded automagically?
posted by mwhybark
on Dec 18, 2004 -
IE5 Mac bug (I think): A site I am working on looks fine on all platforms except IE 5.2 Mac. Basically, it adds space around [p] elements and inside [td] elements which shouldn't be there, and misinterprets selectors in baffling ways.
Is there a well known way to fix this kind of behavior other than saying 'to hell with it'?
posted by signal
on Dec 7, 2004 -
How do I get hyperlinks in MS Office 2003 (SP1) to open in my default browser (Maxthon 1.1) rather than IE? I'm on WinXP SP2. Hyperlinks on the desktop or in other apps (e.g., Eudora) open correctly in Maxthon.
posted by DevilsAdvocate
on Dec 4, 2004 -
posted by Pericles
on Nov 24, 2004 -
I like the way Foxylicious
copies my delicious bookmarks into my browser, but is there anything which will work the other way, copying my bookmarks into delicious, using perhaps the menu structure for the tags?
posted by feelinglistless
on Nov 12, 2004 -
Firefox ~ Mozilla
What is the relationship between Firefox and Mozilla? Is Firefox just the revised browser component of the suite of programs called Mozilla?
posted by ParisParamus
on Oct 28, 2004 -
What do you use to block ads when you browse the internet? Does it ever erroneously block sites? Does it cost much, does it have special features? I'm looking for something to scrub the web clean - any/all platforms - without blocking innocent third parties. [more inside]
posted by dabitch
on Oct 28, 2004 -
I've been Drudged! How can the drudgereport launch a popup window when I am using Firefox? It is the only site that seems to be able to do that. Constructive answers only please, I'm sure that the first response will be "don't read drudge". I can't help it, I love sensationalism.
posted by jonah
on Oct 18, 2004 -
Firefox question: Why do my cookies for sites such as the Washington Post or New York Times keep disappearing? I can not say for sure, but it seems time related - if I do not visit the site in a few weeks all of a sudden it is asking for my login info. Is there some way to prevent this?
posted by caddis
on Sep 29, 2004 -
Firefox: How do I get it to simply save jpg's already downloaded, rather than downloading them again after hitting Save? Fetching the big APOD pic twice does not make much sense, especially on a dial-up. PS: The Firefox Help is almost useless. I am beginning to have my doubts about the utility of this browser over IE.
posted by mischief
on Sep 27, 2004 -
MacBrowserHell: I just updgraded from a Lombard 333 Mhz Powerbook to a G4 667 TiBook with 1GB RAM. Camino now seems to run dog-slow. And the others have their troubles... [more inside]
posted by weston
on Aug 22, 2004 -
I really love using Firefox instead of IE as my browser, but I'm having problems with Firefox at work. About half the time I try to use it at work, it won't load anything. It tells me that the page timed out. Whenever this happens, I have to browse with IE instead until Firefox starts working again, several minutes later. I have no problems with Firefox at home. I've heard this is a firewall-related issue, but I don't really understand. Is there a way to fix this?
posted by Tin Man
on Aug 13, 2004 -
I'm on a fresh install of Firefox 0.9.3 and I'm frequently getting a line of black diamonds with white question marks inside of them when I load a page. Sometimes it just flashes and goes away and the page loads; other times, the page isn't loading at all. I've checked my settings and Googled it but can't figure out what this is. Been using Firefox for some time now and never seen this prior to this install. Any ideas?
posted by rushmc
on Aug 8, 2004 -
What's a relatively easy way to script browser actions (events?) in Windows XP? (mi) [more inside]
posted by bingo
on Aug 8, 2004 -
I just gave up on two pages in quick succession; the first hung while it waited and waited on something from akamai, which was apparently taking a nap just then, and the second while it waited and waited on something from doubleclick, equally asleep. Like I care whether a page manages to do its dirty background business with doubleclick. Is there any browser that has a [SKIP IT] button you can click that means "give up on what you're trying to get right now, skip over it, go on and load the rest of the page"? Would such a button be feasable?Or have I been missing something that's been in front of me all the time?
posted by jfuller
on Jul 28, 2004 -
Mozilla? Firefox? Camino? I'm ready to try a new browser, but I'm confused by the differences between these three. Currently using Safari 1.2.2 on an iMac and an iBook, both with 10.3.4. I have a license for Opera, but it's simply more than I need. I don't need IRC and I don't need HTML (yet?). I would like for it to sync bookmarks between the 2 Macs (I have iSync and a .mac account) and to work reasonably well with AppleMail, Address Book, etc. What's the best choice for a non-geeky girl?
posted by Alylex
on Jul 4, 2004 -
AOL comapatibility filter...I have a client that uses AOL. He says that the site isn't working on his computer. I suspect it's an old junker, but is there anyway that I can check this? My google fu is not working today apparently.
posted by damnitkage
on Jun 16, 2004 -
I have searched and searched in vain: Is there anywhere I can get browser stats that tell me the OS and
the browsers as a percentage (instead of one or the other)? Alternatively, is there anywhere I can find browsers -- including sub-releases (5.0, 5.1, etc) -- as a percentage? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on May 26, 2004 -
Web browser cookies. Is it worthwhile to examine each one as it comes, or is the average person who fears cookies from unknown sources really wasting their time? Please attack or defend this
. How do you find the balance between protecting your browsing history from marketers and surfing quickly and efficiently? Not looking for shaving tips. [more inside]
posted by bingo
on May 13, 2004 -
Does anybody know of a decent browser for Mac OS 9? I'm stuck on it at work, using an unofficial hack of Mozilla 1.3.1, and I'm getting left behind. [more inside]
posted by bonaldi
on Apr 28, 2004 -
I can't look at my own weblog. I'm using Mozilla, and I get a message that says:
The file / cannot be found. Please check the location and try again.
I've tried to access it through the very few people who've linked me, and I get the same message. I've tried typing in, and I get the same message. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by interrobang
on Apr 27, 2004 -
Ok, I love Firefox. I have been using it since it came out. The question I have is that every now and then I will go to load a page and it says Cannot Resolve Host. Yet if I open it in IE it loads perfectly fine. Now this wouldn't be that big of a deal if it happened seldomly, however this happens after about 5 minutes of heavy website browsing. All of a sudden NO domain can be reached until I fire up IE first.
I do not have this problem with IE, nor do I get this problem on my mac with Safari or IE Mac. My question is, Did I screw up a setting somewhere in Firefox that it just hangs? Does anyone else suffer from this same problem? And is there a solution? [more inside]
posted by thebwit
on Mar 31, 2004 -
Browser questions: (1) are there any browsers that have word-wrap options? I find that when I read certain pages, specifically Usenet via Google Groups, each line runs way past the edge of the screen, and I have to scroll to the right to read. (2) Are there any browsers that have word-wrap options for print? I'm tired of having to remember to set orientation to landscape so the right edge of text doesn't get cut off. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Mar 24, 2004 -
Apparent CSS or related markup problem. This page
renders mostly correctly in IE6, but most of the content disappears under Moz. It's a hybrid CSS/table layout. I need your Browser-Fu! [more inside] [more inside]
posted by weston
on Mar 12, 2004 -