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MyIE2 kicks some serious @ss!

I've been a MyIE2 user for almost a year now. I think that on Windows it is the next best thing after sliced bread. It is especially convenient for heavy-duty "multi-threaded" web surfing with 20 and more locations opened at once.

Pros (in order of importance to me):

a) opens everything in Tabs - no clutter with multiple windows

b) uses standard Windows components which are most of the time already loaded in memory - thus very fast

c) easy to open follow-up links in new tabs when reading something, let them load over the modem while still reading the original document, then switch to those tabs

d) compatible with IE6

e) blocks pop-ups

Cons:

uses standard Windows dll's, so when there are holes in IE, MyIE2 is susceptible as well.

I use mozilla under Linux so it is a fine browser. And it has all the usability features I need. However, under Windows it feels "heavy" and sluggish. So, as they say, "the best is the enemy of the good". I still keep Mozilla around to go to untrusted cites and avoid being trojaned through IE holes.

I tried Firebird, and it also felt sluggish.

Any other opinions?

Mr Curiousity
Sunday, January 25, 2004

I use Firebird for all the reasons you use MyIE2 (the only thing "sluggish" about it is the loadup time, and since I generally keep it running all the time, I don't pay that penalty very often).

Firebird also has a really killer Extension system, where developers can changed just about any behavior they want. Things like the Live HTTP Headers and the Flash Click-to-Play extensions are total dreams for me.

In the end, that one Con -- IE's bugs are MyIE2's bugs -- is enough to keep me away. IE is an absolute disaster for bugs at times.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Sunday, January 25, 2004

... and I use Opera for the same reasons you guys use FireBird or the IE-based browser that is MyIE... except Opera loads faster and crashes less :-D

FredF
Sunday, January 25, 2004

What I want is a browser that automatically blocks forum spam.


Sunday, January 25, 2004

I tried using sliced bread on my Win2K machine but it gummed up my floppy drive.

Not recommended.

Jimmy Jo-jo
Sunday, January 25, 2004

I also use MyIE2. Before that, I used NetCaptor, but MyIE2 is more powerful.

There is a ton of IE-based, tabbed browsers, like AvantBrowser, SlimBrowser, etc, etc - I did not have the time to test them all.

To me, the fact that it's IE 6 is a very important advantage. It means compatibility with 99.9% of the web sites out there, lots of utilities which are compatible with it, etc.

I use RoboForm to fill forms, and FlashGet for downloads. Guess what - MyIE2 is compatible with both, can show the toolbars of both, etc.

Also, I don't want to use Mozilla or Netscape, because years ago, they crashed and crashed and crashed and crashed like crazy.

They may be better now, but my trust in them is totally gone.

Johnson
Monday, January 26, 2004

One thing I don't like about MyIE2 is that when clicking on links that are pop-up in nature (such as comment forms on weblogs) it simply opens them up in a new tab.

Otherwise, it's a great browser and as someone else said, it allows compatibility with so many sites -- especially banking sites that rely on IE only.

Chi Lambda
Monday, January 26, 2004

>> except Opera loads faster and crashes less :-D

Opera has a neat feature -- if you (accidentally) close the browser with a couple dozen tabs loaded up, on the next startup it offers to reload them all.

Burned myself a couple of times with that on Firebird :)

Alex.ro
Monday, January 26, 2004

Opera's "resume browsing where I was before the crash" feature is incredibly cool.

Opera has another neat feature, which is that it lets you reorganize and even regroup tabs on the fly.  Getting too many windows open?  Take the five open JoS forum windows and drag them all into the same tabbed window.

Sam Livingston-Gray
Monday, January 26, 2004

Also, I don't want to use IE, because for so many years , it required weekly security updates.

It may be better now, but my trust in it is totally gone.

fool for python
Monday, January 26, 2004

...on the other hand, once or twice a day, Opera encounters something here on this forum that it doesn't like, and refuses to load a thread until I've reloaded it about ten times.  Maybe it's time to fork over for the latest major-version release.  ;>

Sam Livingston-Gray
Monday, January 26, 2004

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