Over the last few months I’ve been loving Flock due to it’s integration with Flickr, RSS feeds and del.icio.us while delivering Mozilla rock solid browsing. However a wee bit of instability meant I returned to Firefox. That return is now permanent as I’ve not had one Firefox issue, browsing feels snappier and it’s quicker to launch. Also, I’ve found some better replacements for Flock’s built in features.
Google Reader has been out for a while and recently had some updates. I didn’t pay much attention as I used Flocks built in RSS manager. However using Google Reader for the past couple of weeks has been great. Far easier to manage multiple RSS feeds, quicker and no checking locally of every RSS feed has meant this is now my RSS manager. RSS feeds now available on the move as Google Reader has a mobile version for use on phones.
Sharing of bookmarks has always been a bit of an issue for me. I’ve tried different services over the years and never got one I liked. Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer for Firefox looks to be the answer. Once installed it allows you to sync your bookmarks between multiple machines with the sync happening silently in the background. You can also visit their website and see your bookmarks meaning your bookmarks should no longer be out of reach or sync.
As for Flickr uploading, I’ve went back to the Flcikr uploader which is a universal binary and works a treat. So goodbye Flock – a nice browser that’s been too slow to develop with too many superior competitors.
Updated to new version of Flock which is based on the latest and greatest Firefox 188.8.131.52. Working well and this time I also sorted my bookmarks out removing redundant or easy to Google links and reducing their number by half – used Gordon’s post as a guide.
This cleanup has lead to making Flock my default browser – it really is that good and can’t be more highly recomended as it does everything that Firefox does but more. I also found a solution to getting my back button working in Flock:
Just wanted to add that I recently purchased a Logitech MX610, and likewise the default mapped “back and forward” buttons (via Logitech’s SetPoint) do not work.
Temporarily, to get the “back” button to work, I mapped it to keystroke ‘BACKSPACE’.
Enable Mouse Back Button
Blogged with Flock
A great extension for Firefox – BumbleSearch. Can easily switch off shopping results from a Google search, search other sites from the same Google search page and also cross search ebay, Amazon, Digg etc. Can turn on search highlighting which makes finding info on a page very easy. Also has some sidebar note capturing functionality which I don’t use. Well worth installing.
Finally, after a long beta period, Firefox 1.0 will be available tomorrow. If you haven’t already, download from Mozilla.org. I will eventually get round to listing some must have plug-ins. Someday. Soon. Maybe.
Looks like the browser wars are back. Spread Firefox has been launched to promote the Firefox 1.0 preview release. Even the previous owner of the domain firefox.com has handed it over. Using Firefox is a joy compared to Internet Explorer, but I can’t see them overhauling IE. It really is only the geeks and the tech-savvy that are using Firefox at the moment – it will be a while before the average user downloads Firefox and understands the difference.
Spellbound is a spell checker for Firefox. Installed and working well so hopefully a few less spelling errors on the blog from now on.
It had to happen. The IE dev team (newly re-created again after thinking they had sewn up the browser market) have a blog. Looking at the list of popular requests, it looks like most folk want Firefix bundled with XP as the default browser if the feature list is anything to go by.
People want people to download Mozilla Firefox
It also looks like the dev team have a sense of humour.
So a flaw in Firefox has finally been found – get version 0.9.2 to fix that problem. At first glance it seems to dent the argument that Firefox is more secure and safer than good old IE. However, look a little deeepr and you’ll see just how quickly the issue was resolved. In just over a day and a half the new release of Firefox was posted for everyone to download – also the Mozilla team were quite open about the flaw. Microsoft have a lot to learn. For a timeline of the fix from first find to download available click here.
Since moving to WordPress the site has always had a problem displaying in IE. Well, it looks like I was a victim of the Peek-a-boo IE6 Bug. Now that I’ve applied a fix hopefully it displays a bit better – well it looks better from my pc anyway. All thats left to figure out is why the Now Playing code doesn’t display fully. Pity everyone hasn’t moved to Firefox.