I downloaded Firefox two days ago. What a cool browser.

I ditched Internet Explorer at home a few moths ago for Netscape. Every time I opened IE for the first time, it would take nearly a minute to load the first page. That was simply unacceptable and since I could not find the problem, I simply switched to another browser.

While I was using Netscape, I became addicted to tabbed browsing. It has come to the point where I detest using IE at work because I always have to open new windows instead of new tabs. There were some other cool features as well.

I heard a lot about Firefox and decided to try it. It was a nice download; less than a minute on DSL. It automatically imported my Netscape bookmarks, favourites, links and passwords. Very cool.

After I installed it, I checked out all the extensions that were available. Wowee. What a find. Now, not only do I have tabbed browsing, but I have the following:

  • Tabbed browsing manager
  • Drag and drop tabs to the order you want
  • Undo closed tabs
  • Target=“_blank” links open in new tab
  • URLs typed in address bar open in new tab
  • Links clicked on from email or IM open in new tab

Some other cool features include GMail notification, spell check (similar to IESpell), web developer toolbar, auto search by typing words, view source for a selection of text, mailto links open in the e-mail application I indicated as my system’s default application. The list goes on.

I am never going to another browser.

Get Firefox

About Kim Siever

I am a copywriter and copyeditor. I blog on writing tips mostly, but I sometimes throw in my thoughts about running a small business. Follow me on Twitter at @hotpepper.

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