alternative browser recommendations ?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Bethrezen, Sep 7, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Bethrezen

    Bethrezen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2002
    Posts:
    546
    hi all

    i was wondering if anyone could recommend a better browser than IE coz being security minded i have been doing away with bloted insecure Microsoft tech first was outlook express then was media player and now I'm looking to replace IE

    so here is what I'm looking for

    it needs to be small fast unbloted newb friendly and secure and here is passably the hardest bit i need it to be able to run apps like IE spell that are designed for IE as i use them quite heavily

    any recommendations ??
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Posts:
    13,330
    Location:
    Netherlands
  3. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Posts:
    2,854
    Location:
    The Gateway to the Blue Hills,WI.
    I don't know if you can use IE Spell on either of these browsers as I don't use IE Spell.

    Mozilla Firebird is a lean browser that is light on resources from my experience with it.
    Pretty fast for surfing speed also.

    I use Opera 7.20 beta and I like it so far.
    It's not as resource- hungry on my system as Mozilla is.

    You could try a few browsers and see if one has what you want.
     
  4. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Posts:
    1,016
    The program installs as a new button in the IE toolbar (as well as a new menu item under "Tools") - after filling in a form, just hit the ieSpell button and it pops up a dialog, similar to the MS Word spell check. ieSpell also works (right-click menu only) on other IE based browsers such as Crazy Browser, MSN, My IE, MyIE2, Net Captor, etc
     
  5. Bethrezen

    Bethrezen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2002
    Posts:
    546
    Hi all

    Thanks for ya replies in response to this I have decided that I'm going to use firebird as it is very much like IE easy to use all be it a lil weird as I been using IE for so long but so far I'm liking it and it fits most of the criteria I'm looking for however I have one massive problem no spell checker which is drag as I rely upon IE spell a lot especially when I'm in forums like this so I need to know if there is a spell checker that works with firebird

    Blessed Be
     
  6. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Posts:
    2,854
    Location:
    The Gateway to the Blue Hills,WI.
    Hi Bethrezen.

    Have you tried the Mozilla Firebird Discussion(forum) tab?
    It should be next to Mozilla Firebird Help tab on the Firebird Toolbar.

    If you don't hear from anyone here,maybe someone at that forum will know of an extension or third party spell checker for Firebird.
    I looked thru the extensions(Tools>Options>Extensions>get extensions)and I didn't see a spell checker listed.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.