Firefox + Plug-ins

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ming, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Don't particularly like Mozilla at present as I'm so used to using IE for browsing and stuff, but am trying to familiarise myself with Firefox.

    The bit that P!$$3$ me off the most with Firefox is that it tells me that I need to download and install a plug-in on a huge number of websites... those that uses flash and shockwave.... java included.
    Would have thought Mozilla included these stuff in Firefox from the beginning.
    Got no choice but to download and install it.... So, I click on the thing to download the plug-in and hey... nothing bloody happens. All I get is the usual "downloading" window that does not download anything, gives me the option to press Next. And when I do press Next, it says the plug-in has been installed. Restart Firefox, and it tells me that I need to download a plug-in...

    What the h3ll is wrong with this damn thing?
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Sorry.. my bad...found the solution to my prob, but still cheesed off with the thing. haha
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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  4. jcheng

    jcheng OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I think it should be "about:plugins" (without quotes).
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    you have to go and fetch them for MSIE as well, so its not really different, but yes the Firefox, click this to go and get it doesnt really work as well as it should but at least its trying which is more than can be said for internet explorer
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    You still have to get the plugins for IE, like Geffy already stated. Besides that though, Firefox is designed to be very small in size, allowing for the users to customize it with all of the plugins/extensions/themes that they want. That way, it's not bloated to begin with, full of features that many people don't want.
     
  7. ming

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    I've got around the problem now thanx.
     
  8. NetRyder

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    Oops, mistake at the spur of the moment. [​IMG]
     
  9. mooo

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    more help

    Since this is about firefox, i might as well ask..
    When i try to log into hotmail, i get a white page that says "done" at the bottom, how do i go about making it so i can login and go directly to hotmail instead of this error.
    I have the newest version of firefox and i am a little confused on why this happens