Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




186 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 105945 14-Jul-2012 18:45 Send private message

I've had IE on my computer(s) for years and have always used it without a problem, but now it is just so slow..... I downloaded Firefox ages ago but haven't used it.
I've just tried to open something on IE just now and it still hasn't opened!
I am on firefox now and would like to use this as my default browser as it is very fast - I opened what I needed and got on the geekzone webisite and IE still hasn't opened!

Question - how can I tranfer / export all my 'favourites' to firefox? - is there an easy way to do this

an advice would be helpful! Thanks

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1569 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 311


  Reply # 655664 14-Jul-2012 19:05 Send private message





Artificial intelligence is no match, for natural stupidity



654 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted

  Reply # 655665 14-Jul-2012 19:06

If you think Firefox is fast, wait until you try Chrome...

1569 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 311


  Reply # 655666 14-Jul-2012 19:07 Send private message

KevinL: If you think Firefox is fast, wait until you try Chrome...

+1




Artificial intelligence is no match, for natural stupidity



16724 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1523

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 655667 14-Jul-2012 19:07 Send private message

Chrome and FF are great






186 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 655672 14-Jul-2012 19:19 Send private message

thanks - that was easy - now how do I make firefox my default browser - so when I open links in my e-mail...etc... firefox comes up and not IE?

BDFL
50374 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4866

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 655673 14-Jul-2012 19:21 Send private message

Internet Explorer only gets slow if you load add-ons. If you install all the toolbars and other non-useful things offered then yes, it will be slow. The same with other browsers.

First, what Windows version are you running? If you are running Windows 7, have you installed Internet Explorer 9 yet? Have you applied *ALL* Windows Updates offered?

When was the last time you run a full antivirus and antispyware scan?

In Internet Explorer, open Settings | Manage Add-ons and disable everything there. Open Control Panel | Programs and remove all toolbars and unnecessary programs.

Are you running Avast or other antivirus with web scanner? If yes, then those can be making everything slow by trying to scan every page you load. If your PC is slow, these scan will make your browser - any browser - slow as well.

There are lots of things to check. Blindly saying one browser is faster than the other doesn't help.




654 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20

Trusted

  Reply # 655674 14-Jul-2012 19:22

OnceBitten: thanks - that was easy - now how do I make firefox my default browser - so when I open links in my e-mail...etc... firefox comes up and not IE?


http://bit.ly/Ns9HR5



186 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 655681 14-Jul-2012 19:26 Send private message

OnceBitten: thanks - that was easy - now how do I make firefox my default browser - so when I open links in my e-mail...etc... firefox comes up and not IE?


already figured it out thanks!



186 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 655687 14-Jul-2012 19:39 Send private message

freitasm: Internet Explorer only gets slow if you load add-ons. If you install all the toolbars and other non-useful things offered then yes, it will be slow. The same with other browsers.

First, what Windows version are you running? If you are running Windows 7, have you installed Internet Explorer 9 yet? Have you applied *ALL* Windows Updates offered?

When was the last time you run a full antivirus and antispyware scan?

In Internet Explorer, open Settings | Manage Add-ons and disable everything there. Open Control Panel | Programs and remove all toolbars and unnecessary programs.

Are you running Avast or other antivirus with web scanner? If yes, then those can be making everything slow by trying to scan every page you load. If your PC is slow, these scan will make your browser - any browser - slow as well.

There are lots of things to check. Blindly saying one browser is faster than the other doesn't help.


didn't have any 'add ons' or non useful toolbars - not sure what version of IE I had
I have Norton360 so viruses and spyware get filtered out automatically before they get to my PC (so I believe)
haven't done a separate virus scan or run CC cleaner for a while. I don't believe that Norton was scanning each page.
I'll will do a CC clean as my PC is probably due for one, but IE is just not opening at all....

353 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 657035 17-Jul-2012 13:51 Send private message

I use "PlainOldFavorites" for Firefox, which shares your old Favourites folder, so any added favourites show in both browsers. Means you don't have to copy across or import or anything.
You can install it her: http://www.iosart.com/firefox/plainoldfavorites/

1194 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 219

Subscriber

  Reply # 657047 17-Jul-2012 13:58 Send private message

After using for firefox for years I moved to Chrome a few months ago. Still has a few bugs, but much faster and cloud sync bookmarks etc make me happy in the pants.

xpd

GTA5 Nut
6502 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 389

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 657052 17-Jul-2012 14:07 Send private message

Lias: After using for firefox for years I moved to Chrome a few months ago. Still has a few bugs, but much faster and cloud sync bookmarks etc make me happy in the pants.


+1

Fx started going backwards for me, so gave Chrome another shot and havent looked back.





XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Check out "Like A Storm" - Official Site

GPKC GTA5 Crew - Fun, social, NZ based

Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / ASUS 260X / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258



1210 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 197


  Reply # 657056 17-Jul-2012 14:14 Send private message

xpd: 
Fx started going backwards for me, so gave Chrome another shot and havent looked back.



I also stopped using Firefox but, although I use Chrome occasionally, I just don't like it. Sure its fast, but the whole UI drives me nuts. I really like Opera but some sites are just so badly coded that Opera chokes on them. It's still my browser-of-choice & I really love the turbo mode for those times when my connection is slow. 

gzt

4751 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 278


  Reply # 657058 17-Jul-2012 14:21 Send private message

Opera is still the only browser with sensible management and sensible caching for multiple tabs.

I use chrome and safari for browsing on the Mac platform.

Infrastructure Geek
3769 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 112

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 657067 17-Jul-2012 14:40 Send private message

freitasm: Internet Explorer only gets slow if you load add-ons. If you install all the toolbars and other non-useful things offered then yes, it will be slow. The same with other browsers.


if you have too big a cache for temporary files, and never clear it, that can also slow it down.




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Police Camera Van Disguise
Created by Reanalyse, last reply by lNomNoml on 21-Dec-2014 23:33 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Do I have the right to return this?
Created by corksta, last reply by kiwibro111 on 21-Dec-2014 23:54 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Slaughter of Innocents
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 19-Dec-2014 17:46 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


youtube downloader
Created by Ford, last reply by jarledb on 22-Dec-2014 16:57 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


What has Geekzone led you to buy?
Created by russelo, last reply by jarledb on 22-Dec-2014 16:41 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Spray Foam Insulation
Created by AACTech, last reply by timbosan on 19-Dec-2014 16:58 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Crew Drinking on Flights - Why!?
Created by networkn, last reply by Geektastic on 22-Dec-2014 09:35 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Some lowlife is using my easy to remember number to commit idiocy
Created by joker97, last reply by joker97 on 22-Dec-2014 15:48 (15 replies)


Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.