Which browser do you use and why?
I’ve been using Firefox 4 for a few days now, and here are a few of my initial thoughts:
- It’s definitely faster as advertised. If you are a Firefox user, you will notice immediately.
- Oddly, the new Tab Bar is by default above the Tool Bar. Luckily, this is easily fixable (“right click” in the tool bar are and uncheck “Tabs on Top”).
- The Menu Bar is replaceable by a button. I’ve read reviews that indicate the button is the default look, but my Menu Bar was in tact. I’ve removed it to see what it was like without it, but I’ve since replaced it.
- The monochrome default skin isn’t terribly attractive, IMHO, and is strikingly similar to Chrome’s.
- Not all of my add-ons made the cut because they were not compatible with Firefox 4. I assume it will only be a matter of time before the add-ons catch up, and I probably needed to pear down my add-ons anyway.
- I have enough buttons on my Tool Bar that it shrinks my address more than I’d like, especially with so many of the newer and longer favicons. I’ll get over it, but I prefer long address bars. I could create another tool bar, but that would defeat the following.
- There’s certainly more screen real estate, so that’s a plus.
I didn’t intend for this to be a critical post, even though it sounds that way. I have and will continue to use Firefox as my go-to browser. And I have used IE, Chrome and Opera. For a short while, I even used Opera as my primary browser, but it was an “outside-the-box” phase I was going through.
Actually, my best user experience was with Firefox cousin Seamonkey which I used for a few years. It was the all-in-one suite I needed (think Firefox + Thunderbird + an html composer and more). I only reluctantly stopped using Seamonkey when I started using Gmail to import all of my other email accounts. In fact, if you use Outlook and Firefox, I would encourage you to give Seamonkey a try. I have even given serious consideration to returning to Seamonkey now that it is Windows 7 ready, but I think I would be returning for all the wrong reasons.
A bit of a ramble, sorry. Browser thoughts, anyone?
In honor of the King James Version’s 400th anniversary, Koinonia was giving away an Old Testament Commentary or New Testament Commentary. All you had to do to was:
To enter just comment below by Thursday evening with a common English phrase which traces its origins back to the King James Bible!
My entry: “Out of the mouth of babes.”
Here is a short message from the EFC nursery kiddos, including The Libster who is holding the “Savior” sign.
I am a part of a men’s group that meets weekly. We sort of take turns bringing a short message each week. A good friend, Doug Crum, who is a Pastor at 4th & Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater, TX, brought this last week. It’s funny and worth your time. Enjoy!
Top 10 Reasons People Go to Church
10. Free babysitting!
9. Everybody’s doing it.
8. Old habits are hard to break.
7. There’s nothing good on Sunday morning TV.
6. Four words: all you can eat (between prayer breakfast, Pot luck dinners & ice cream suppers, going to church is like living on a cruise ship).
5. To show off my new outfit.
4. I want to be a good person.
3. To catch up on the latest gossip.
2. I don’t want to go to hell.
1. God has showered his creation with His unconditional love and I want to respond to that gift by praising Him, learning more about Him, and by surrounding myself with people who will encourage one another in our walk with Him.
I recently taught a discipleship training class at our church entitled The Feasts of the Lord: Jesus Fulfills the Feasts. It was a three week (1x wk.) course.
I know I was blessed by and learned more from the study, preparation and teaching than anyone listening. Even so, I have an opportunity for an encore at the Sweetwater Aglow November meeting. It will be November 13, 10am-3pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Sweetwater. Lunch will be provided free of charge, and everyone is invited to attend. I hope to see you there.
One of these days, I will get around to posting about this.