Rob,

Your message surprises me, as I've always used FF as my main browser, but (due to the business I'm in) I also use Chrome, IE, Safari, Opera and Edge on a regular basis.

I've never once had to clear my cache for something in FF to work. Could it be that your FF cache database is corrupt? Have you tried creating a new profile?

With regards to searching in the omnibox... seems to me that all browsers, including Firefox, work that way. Don't they? Firefox has a separate search box, but if you type your search in the URL box, it'll still search on it (unless it recognizes it as a valid URL). Unless you're using an old version?

Why would you even consider IE? I mean, this is a browser that even Microsoft says not to use, and has said they are not developing it further. While there are some nice things about it, it has no future... I wouldn't consider using it unless you must for compatibility with an old application.


On 2/15/2017 9:51 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
After the umpteenth time (today) of having to clear my cache to get to
sites in FF I finally had enough and switched to Chrome. Made it my
default browser.

The import bookmarks from FF doesn't work. There is a way to export your
FF bookmarks to a html file and import that html file which worked for me.
Not exactly the way I would want it but, kind of ok.

I do not like to search from the "omnibox" I want that to only do URLs. I
found a February 2017 article on how to go to chrome://flags/. and turn it
off but I couldn't find the flag they noted. I checked and I am on the
current version of Chrome.
Found another article which talked about an advanced setting but that also
turns off predictive URL and I'm not ready to turn that off yet. I have
some long urls I use and I can type faster than drilling down through
bookmarks. I have a coworker and I swear if should had a click pad for
every letter of the alphabet should would mouse everything. And she used
to be one of those "take my 3180 terminal??? from my cold dead hands..."
type of people.

Thought about IE but I'm still on Windows 7 Professional using IE11
(they're spinning me up a new PC as I type). IE doesn't play well with
IBM Navigator for i. Downright hideous. And IBM does not list IE as a
supported browser for Nav.


Rob Berendt


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