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How can I use multiple browsers more efficiently?

Any tools/tricks/plugins for surfing the internet with more than one browser at a time? I use Firefox, Opera, and Chrome all at the same time and want some way to get links and data from one to the other without continually copying and pasting. [more inside]
posted by meowzilla on Sep 8, 2010 - 7 answers

 

My browsers have ADD

How do I get my browser(s) to stop back tracking? When I use both Firefox and Chrome on my office computer, the browser will automatically flip back to the previous page (as if I hit the "back" button) after about 30 seconds. It will actually keep doing it until it gets back to the first page I opened in the browser. It doesn't happen with all web pages (Gmail and Metafilter seem fine), but it's particularly a problem with media sites (e.g. local newspapers, the Atlantic, Good Magazine). I mostly get around it by holding 'ctrl' when I click a link so it opens in a new tab and can't back track. But it's a pain in the butt. Is there a way to stop this?
posted by dry white toast on Jul 30, 2010 - 15 answers

I can't stay logged in to any websites

Suddenly today, I can't stay logged into anything - Google, Facebook, Metafilter, Twitter, Flickr, etc. I've run through a bunch of possibilities, but could the power cutting out last night have done something? [more inside]
posted by peep on Nov 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I make Chrome appear Firefoxy?

I like to watch a lot of streaming video especially for sports games. I usually use the Google Chrome browser. But some sites' media players say they only work with Firefox or IE and won't even give me the chance of trying it out in Chrome. Is there a way to trick the sites into thinking Chrome is really one of the approved browsers? Or is there really some fundamental difference that makes the players break in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Can firefox mimic the Windows integration of IE?

If throw an address like c:\my documents into an IE address bar, it opens up the folder in windows explorer. If I put the same thing in a firefox address bar, I get an html page that displays the folder/files as a series of links down the page. Anyway to get firefox to replicate the IE behavior on this type of address?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Apr 11, 2008 - 7 answers

I want my Firefox!

Why is Firefox so sluggish on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by trip and a half on Jul 21, 2007 - 10 answers

How can I open a specific web shortcut (from the desktop) in a specific web browser?

How can I open a specific web shortcut (from the desktop) in a specific web browser? [more inside]
posted by covert7 on May 5, 2007 - 13 answers

How do i go all the way back?

With Firefox 2.0 (did not happen on 1.5.) when I return to the previous page via the back button, I am always sent to the top of the previous page regardless of how far I had scrolled down prior to jumping to the next page. Can I set it to go back to the spot I had scrolled to and not to the top or am I stuck? (My current workaround is to use the add on script that creates a duplicate tab)
posted by JohnnyGunn on Nov 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Firefox Issues

Firefox 1.5.0.7 weirdness. Please help. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Oct 4, 2006 - 4 answers

NO, I would not like to open the link in a new tab

Can I get rid of the "open in new tab" option on the right-click menu in firefox? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Jul 22, 2006 - 12 answers

Re-installed WinXP Won't Show CSS Images

Re-installed Windows XP on my old laptop (Sony PCG-SRX87). Let it run through all the updates. Now neither IE nor Firefox will show CSS background images. [more inside]
posted by ao4047 on Jun 12, 2006 - 2 answers

Is there a perfect OSX web browser out there for me?

I'm trying to find a (stable) OSX web browser that... A) allows you to select text and right-click to search for that text in Google, AND B) displays bookmarks in the bookmarks toolbar as favicons (not just plain text buttons). [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah on Apr 27, 2006 - 12 answers

Is the new IE broswer, Beta 2 as good as Firefox?

Is the beta2 Internet Explorer broswer as good as or a replacement for Firefox? [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Feb 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Firefox stalls on certain sites and Opera 8 font-rendering bug

I'm having major problems with both Firefox (my browser of choice) and Opera 8. Firefox stalls consistently for a considerable amount of time (1 min - 5 mins) on specific sites (for instance del.icio.us/popular/) and Opera has a font-rendering bug on most sites (for instance, again, del.icio.us/popular/). [more inside]
posted by Frankieist on Dec 17, 2005 - 15 answers

Firefox back-button speed issues

So I downloaded Flock and became instantly indifferent, until I noticed it's near Opera-like rendering speed via the back-button. Sluggish back button (again, compared to Opera) action is my least favorite thing about Firefox. Given that Flock is based on Firefox, can I mimic Flock's speedy rendering on already visited pages in Firefox sans digging into code? [more inside]
posted by jikel_morten on Oct 21, 2005 - 13 answers

Is it just me, or does Firefox kinda suck anymore?

In less than a month, I've had Firefox crash on one machine -- a new G4 Powerbook relatively free from stuff like GUI mods, extra software, a million extensions, etc. -- more than 15 times. Usually, it's while doing something innocuous, like trying to open a new tab. I have the same problem on my G5. [more inside]
posted by mrkinla on Jun 22, 2005 - 21 answers

Firefox extension problems

All my firefox extensions in the Extensions window are greyed out, none of them work, and right clicking doesn't give me any workable options that are not greyed out. What's up? They used to work.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 10, 2005 - 3 answers

Why has my Firefox slowed down?

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 - 8 answers

Why can't I subscribe to RSS feeds in Firefox?

I am having a bit of trouble using RSS on Firefox. Whenever I click on one of the little orange RSS boxes, I am taken to a page which states, at the top, "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below." followed by a code listing that I presume is the document tree mentioned above. Am I supposed to do something with that?

I suspect there is a real simple answer to this that will make me look like a dork, but I can cope with that if it results in figuring this out.
posted by John Smallberries on Jan 16, 2005 - 10 answers

Printing .jpgs

Printing .JPG images from the internets- help! [mi] [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Dec 17, 2004 - 6 answers

I'm switching from IE to Firefox. What extensions can't I live without?

Ok, I'm making the big switch from IE to Firefox (now that it has gone 1.0). What extensions can't I live without?
posted by darainwa on Nov 10, 2004 - 20 answers

Camino vs Firefox

Compare and contrast Camino and Firefox for OSX. What are the key differences? How are they similar? Which would do you prefer?
posted by mhaw on Aug 11, 2004 - 10 answers

Firefox and Unicode

Why does Firefox insist on loading pages with Unicode character coding, when I prefer Western character coding? The former turns high-ASCII characters like ยง into question marks; the latter displays these normally. Does this happen to anyone else, and can I fix it?
posted by PrinceValium on Jun 27, 2004 - 14 answers

How to import updated bookmarks from IE to Firefox?

Finally decided to make Firefox my default browser, but the bookmarks it imported from IE are four months old. Is there any way to get the updated ones without handcopying?
posted by casarkos on Mar 8, 2004 - 3 answers

Is it possible to stop Mozilla/Firefox from truncating tooltips?

Is it possible to stop Mozilla/Firefox from truncating tooltips (or whatever the link title="popping stuff" popup things are called)? I assume this is somehow a "feature," not a bug, but it really pisses me off.
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 16, 2004 - 1 answer

How can I sort my Firefox bookmarks the way IE does?

Firebirdfox question. I've been trying to find a browser I like, and after playing with Opera, Mozilla, and Firebird, I settled on firefox. Now I can't figure out how to make it feel familiar, the way IE does. For starters, I would really like my bookmarks to sort the same way, directories listed first a-->z, followed by links stored in the top level also sorted a-->z. It doesn't appear to care if an imported bookmark is a directory or an actual link, and it really annoys me. [more inside]
posted by Grod on Feb 9, 2004 - 11 answers

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