chook
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September 23rd, 2010 at 4:43:50 PM permalink
Quote: weaselman

Firefox window won't fill your monitor screen or the website view won't fill the firefox window?
The first thing I'd try would be to uninstall/disable that add-on and see if that fixes your problem :)



It happens for all sites.
I've found a new add-on, which I'm going to try, which is supposed to set default.
WYB there's a new update for Firefox downloading at the moment.
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weaselman
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September 23rd, 2010 at 4:47:57 PM permalink
Quote: chook

It happens for all sites.


Right, I got that.
Still trying to find out what the problem is though - is it that you want the firefox window to occupy your entire screen, and it doesn't or is it that the content of the website inside the firefox window is too small and does not occupy the whole window.


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I've found a new add-on, which I'm going to try, which is supposed to set default.



I am not kidding - actually disabling one/some of your add-ons is likely to fix the problem.
I would recommend disabling them all to start, and then re-enabling one-by-one to see which one(s) is/are causing it.
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chook
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September 23rd, 2010 at 4:52:45 PM permalink
Quote: weaselman

Right, I got that.
Still trying to find out what the problem is though - is it that you want the firefox window to occupy your entire screen, and it doesn't or is it that the content of the website inside the firefox window is too small and does not occupy the whole window.
I am not kidding - actually disabling one/some of your add-ons is likely to fix the problem.
I would recommend disabling them all to start, and then re-enabling one-by-one to see which one(s) is/are causing it.



It's the content.
I'll have to wait for update to finish before checking add-ons.
Thanks.
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EvenBob
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September 23rd, 2010 at 10:39:21 PM permalink
I switched to Firefox 6 weeks ago and frankly it seems exactly the same as Explorer. In fact, I've had more problems with it than I ever had with Explorer. I don't get whats supposed to be so great.
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chook
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September 23rd, 2010 at 10:55:51 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I switched to Firefox 6 weeks ago and frankly it seems exactly the same as Explorer. In fact, I've had more problems with it than I ever had with Explorer. I don't get whats supposed to be so great.



It used to be better. ME might have caught up.
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chook
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September 24th, 2010 at 2:47:20 AM permalink
Quote: weaselman

Right, I got that.
Still trying to find out what the problem is though - is it that you want the firefox window to occupy your entire screen, and it doesn't or is it that the content of the website inside the firefox window is too small and does not occupy the whole window.
I am not kidding - actually disabling one/some of your add-ons is likely to fix the problem.
I would recommend disabling them all to start, and then re-enabling one-by-one to see which one(s) is/are causing it.



I think I fixed it.
You need the add-on "Default Full Zoom Level".
In the add-ons page you can adjust the default size by using the options button for that add-on.
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weaselman
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September 24th, 2010 at 4:34:09 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I switched to Firefox 6 weeks ago and frankly it seems exactly the same as Explorer. In fact, I've had more problems with it than I ever had with Explorer. I don't get whats supposed to be so great.


The problem with explorer is not about its interface features, but about the fact that it displays half of internet incorrectly, and, perhaps, even more importantly, that it is slow like hell.

Firefox is a lot faster, standard compliant, and it has unsurpassed flexibility and set of features and add-ons. It bites it in the ass sometimes - 99% of time the problems you see with FF, are not because of FF itself, but are caused by some kind of incompatibility in one (or more) of the add-ons you have installed.

My biggest problem with firefox though is its memory consumption. It can eat up to a gig right away when you start it, and if you leave it running for a few days, it just keeps climbing up and up, until it brings the whole system to its knees.
If you don't need all the flexibility and customization abilities it offers (and you probably do not, unless you are a web programmer or designer), then then best choice today in my opinion is google chrome - it is lightning fast, extremely light-weight, 99% compliant, very stable and reliable. My beta version does crash every now and then, but because it is so fast, even that is barely annoying at all - it just flashes the window and restarts itself seamlessly, also, each tab is a separate process, so even if one crashes, all the others are unaffected. I have 45 tabs open right now in my firefox, so you can probably see why chrome's approach looks a lot more appealing to me.
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SanchoPanza
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September 24th, 2010 at 5:17:20 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I switched to Firefox 6 weeks ago and frankly it seems exactly the same as Explorer. In fact, I've had more problems with it than I ever had with Explorer. I don't get whats supposed to be so great.


If Internet Explorer ever has features like NoScript, Better Privacy, Download Helper, Ad Block and so on, it might be worthy of consideration. Until then, it is nowhere near Firefox's level.

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