It had become a piece of [censored], but there are still features in IE that have yet to be matched by any browser. Mainly it's the sidebar, including:<br><br>--The search box. It's just nice to have your search results in a small box next to the browser window. <br><br>-The scrapbook. Very handy. <br><br>-Page Holder. This is still cool...the ability to bump one browser window off to the side while you search in the main window. Very handy. <br><br>-Print Preview. The control that IE gives you over printing out a web page has yet to be matched by anyone else. They've come close, but IE did it best. <br><br>IE never amounted to much on OS X...but in its glory days on OS 8 and 9, it was never matched and in some respects, was ahead of its time. <br><br>
I will probably keep IE on my Mac even though I use Safari. There are a few sites that won't let you download any info unless it is through IE. Adobe PS help always comes up in IE. The company that has my 401k only works in IE. I can view the main screen in Safari, but any of the links (like the info on my account) has to be in IE. Most annoying. <br><br>
<p>Bryan, </p> <p>For search in a sidebar, you can try <a title="Advanced Search Sidebar" target="_blank" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&category=Search Tools&numpg=10&id=1271">Advanced Search Sidebar</a> for Firefox. (You can get a similar feature in Safari - I can't remember what it's called, but I'm sure it's available at <a title="PimpMySafari" target="_blank" href="http://www.pimpmysafari.com">PimpMySafari</a>. </p> <p>For scrapbook, you can use <a title="Scrapbook" target="_blank" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=427&application=firefox">ScrapBook</a> for Firefox. It works exactly the same as IE Mac did. </p> <p>For page holder, I don't know of a specific extension for Firefox, but <a title="All-In-One Sidebar" target="_blank" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1027&application=firefox">All-In-One Sidebar</a> might do what you want. Why not just use Tabs? </p> <p>For print preview, you can try <a title="Print It!" target="_blank" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=282&application=firefox">Print It!</a> or <a title="Print Preview" target="_blank" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=314&application=firefox">Print Preview</a> for Firefox. I'm not really sure what this feature did in IE (I cant remember back that long ago) but I'm sure there's an extension to duplicate it. </p> <p>Point being, if another browser does something, there's almost a guarantee that someone has duplicated the feature for Firefox. While going to the <a title="Get Firefox" target="_blank" href="http://www.getfirefox.com">GetFirefox</a> Web site to see the exhaustive list of extensions is the first stop, you can search Google to find tons more that aren't even listed at the Firefox site. </p> <br><br>
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Thanks for all the info..I'll definitely check it out. <br><br>As for:<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Why not just use Tabs?<p><hr></blockquote><p>That works just as well, but the cool thing about the page holder was being able to look at two websites at once. Since I have a 20" screen now, It doesn't really matter much...but back in the days of the 13.8" (viewable) original iMac, it was handy. <br><br>Ahh...memories! Long before throbbing lollipops and eye candy, we had OS 8 and 9..complete with the Chooser, Extensions, Control Panels, memory allotments and system sounds!<br><br>
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