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Which web browser do you use most?
Authored by: justjim on Mar 27, '12 01:58:05PM

I've used NONproprietary, OPEN-source Firefox for some years now; always keep it up to date.
I fall back on PROPRIETARY, SECRET-source Safari ONLY when FF can't do something (e.g.for some strange reason, FF won't log-in to the local Home Depot's public wifi site; I log-in with Safari, then switch to FF for all my diddling there).
Using FF is largely a matter of principle. I FAR prefer open-source, rather than proprietary, secretive, hidden, gawd-knows-HOW-they'll-do-what-to-us-next closed-source products - even if they are (for now) "free".

I HAVE been irritated that FF dropped its allowing us to feed some (many?, most?) javascript commands to it - which I used routinely, to change FF's window-position. (Have to keep an obsolete FF 6.0.2 version available, just to quickly reposition the FF window - and then switch back to the current FF version.) Although apparently unexplained to we, The Great Unwashed, apparently it was some kind of idiotic nanny behavior for the FF "deciders".
(And no; going to current FF's Preferences>Content and checking "Enable JavaScript" and "Allow scripts to Move or resize popup windows" and "Raise or lower windows" does NOT enable use of, for instance, "javascript:window.resizeTo(1400,1110);window.moveTo(1020,50)".
VERY irritating!



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Which web browser do you use most?
Authored by: dzurn on Mar 28, '12 08:06:14AM
idiotic nanny behavior for the FF "deciders".

Much more of the browser's usefulness seems to be determined by the "deciders" than the theoretical availability of the sourcecode. And since WebKit is also open-source (www.webkit.org), we are now talking about 'more-or-less' free stuff (maybe with a proprietary wrapper).

And if you haven't actually looked at the source code yourself so far, how much of a difference is it between whether you could do it, or just don't do it yet?

I'm not trolling, it's a serious question.

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