Back to Firebird, again...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Westside guy, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    After the latest Safari update I decided to give it a go, once again, as my default browser. I must say it just keeps getting better! But when it comes to doing Web page development, I found I just couldn't do without one Firebird/Mozilla feature - the JavaScript console.

    If I'm trying to do anything at all complicated with JavaScript, it's just so darn handy to have that debugger window available so I can see exactly what is going wrong.

    I realize to the majority of people this doesn't matter in the least. ;) But I thought I'd mention it on the off-chance that someone will pop in and say "Silly boy! You can do that in Safari by using xxxx". So.... ?
     
  2. legion macrumors 6502a

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    Firebird rocks! That's all I have to say.

    Long live truly open software; especially when all the other browsers are always playing catch-up to the features already offered.

    (and no one makes stupid disclaimers of not being able to support an OS that was on the market less than 6 months ago)
     
  3. Sol macrumors 68000

    Sol

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    Firebird is the best browser

    I use FireBird because Safari crashes on launch in my computer since I tried to launch an updated version with an older version in the drive. I have tried erasing preference files and every other Safari related item but the crash on launch persisted even after all that. The feature I miss most from Safari was the sophisticated links bar in every browser window that made a trip to the file menu less necessary.

    Anyway, I started using Mozilla and after I got sick of the long loading times and irritating features like the built-in eMail client I downloaded Firebird and have been using that ever since. It is fast, it displays every page the way it was meant to look, and in some web-sites like Think Secret and Wired.com it can do some tricks that are not available in lesser browsers. For example, when visiting ThinkSecret.com by clicking on the bottom-left part of Firebird I can change the background and text sizes of the pages!

    My only complaint with FireBird is that Playsite.com does not work on it. This is strange because I could launch Java games and play them with Mozilla but with FireBird I do not get any further than the loading screen.
     

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