Edit: Yes, I'm using IE right now. I'm on a friend's computer and he doesn't have another browser installed.
James wrote:I suppose I've been spoiled by Firefox. I find several annoying things about the updated Netscape suite that I've grown accustomed to having in Firefox. The biggest of these is the ease of Search and tabbed browsing. I've said it before, tabbed browsing in Firefox is a BREEZE. Just a simple click on the New Tab button and you're on your way. I know I can use hotkeys to do it in NS but I prefer toolbar buttons.
What are you talking about? "Hotkeys?" I just click the "New Tab" button next to the tabs. Does that not show for you?
James wrote:Search is another matter. I despise Netscape Search. It's riddled with advertising traps and frequently the advertising gets in the way of an actual, useful search. I can't seem to customize the main Search button next to the address bar to give me anything but Netscape. I can, through Mycroft, customize the Seach in the sidebar but the fact is, I don't like to use the sidebar. In Firefox I already have the Google Search bar up beside my address bar and it's ready to go.
Again, what are you talking about? I hate Netscape Search too, and I also don't use the sidebar. But when I add search engines through Mycroft, and select them as the default search engine in Preferences, they work when I type searches into the address bar, and their pages are brought up when I click the "Search" button next to the address bar. While I can't get the toolbar "Search" button to pull up anything but Netscape Search, I simply deselect it in Preferences. Why do you need it as long as the "Search" button next to the address bar works? But it doesn't work for you? That sounds like a problem on your machine. Have you tried a new profile? What about selecting a different default search engine, clicking "OK," and then reselecting Google?
James wrote:I'll be consigning NS to a secondary role I'm afraid. Firefox just keeps getting better and better and I can hardly wait for it to go gold.
I haven't tried Firefox yet, but I've heard great things about it. But for now, I'm very satisfied with Netscape 7.2. I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems with it.
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