Whatever the engines, for me, SM works better when it just comes to simple browsing. But most of my usage these days supports my two blogs, listed below. There are certain aspects in which SM comes up short. I need to use many URL's, so very often new bookmarks; many images, and the like. SM is O.K. for the URL's, but it fails for the images. If I search in Google on a name, and then click on images, in FF I get the images. In SM, I get blank rectangles which should be the images. Also, in FF, I can just use "copy image location" in the context menu. In SM, I need to go to properties and extract the link.
My default for the musicsprings blog is FF. For sciencesprings it is SM, default on one machine, but I use it on all five machines. I needed a second browser default because of the way Twitter and Facebook, linked to my blogs, are organized. So, if I am working in sciencesprings, and I need images, I need to go to FF to see them to pick out what I wan t to use.
If SM worked with images as well as FF, I would be a lot better off.
I am greatly enamored of SM. I think the SM Council is doing great work in the face of great adversity. I do believe that Mozilla purposely keeps some good things in FF without allowing them into SM. In closing tabs, xtab which works in FF does not work in the current SM build. There is one big X at the right side which I need to use. So, you know, it is not totally crippled. FF has a much better utility for storing new bookmarks. In FF, you get a dialogue box and can just re-named and pick the folder right there. In SM, any new bookmark just saves at the bottom, you need two steps to first rename it and then second move it to its proper folder. Again, not crippling, but a pain in the neck.
SM has none of the panache of FF. I, like many of you, also have at my disposal IE8, Chrome, and Safari. I prefer SM to any of these last three. In IE8, to get to cookies, saved passwords, etc., there is simply too much drilling. Safari is, typical of Apple, pretty much use it the way you get it. Chrome, adequate as a browser, feels like a tin toy.
Egad!! 'nuff said.
Happy New Year to all. We had over 30" of snow in the last storm. I was snowshoeing in a local state park. I stuck my pole in and the snow measured 110cm. I broke a snow shoe about a mile from the auto. Not fun in 30" of snow.
I hope some of you folks will check out my sciencesprings blog. And, hey, it's coming on a new year, How about making a resolution to becoming a citizen scientist? Check out BOINC and WCG, links below.
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