Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
Ray K wrote:
Robert Kaiser wrote:
Ray K wrote:
My only real problem with SM is the slow browser.
What do you find slow? We're using the same browser component as
Firefox 2 in SeaMonkey 1.1 and the same as Firefox 3.1 in SeaMonkey
2, so I wonder how it can be different in speed.
Now that I've installed FF3, I see that my concern over migrating from
SM was not warranted. All the bookmarks, history, passwords, etc.
migrated effortlessly as part of one of the installation choices.
Congratulations to the developers for that.
For whatever reasons, FF is dramatically faster that SM 1.1.14 (and
IE). Maybe SM doesn't like my W2k, or maybe some of my other settings
are slowing SM but not FF. Maybe FF's excellent popup blocker is the
My home page is my.yahoo.com. With SM, when I click on a link, the new
page often - but certainly not every time - is delayed in opening.
Task Manager shows SM as Not Responding. At the bottom status line, I
see Read (or Waiting for) l.yimg.com. If I wait, sometimes up to a
minute, SM starts responding and the page loads. With FF, this has not
happened so far.
One other immediate improvement. With SM, if I received an email with
a wmv attachment, and double-clicked it, it would not play unless all
SM windows were closed. This is not a problem with FF.
1. If I scroll down on my my.yahoo.com home page and click on a link,
after viewing the new page and clicking on Back, the scroll bar on
my.yahoo.com returns to the top position instead of its previous lower
position. This is mainly a problem with links from my.yahoo.com
(regardless if I've signed in or not).
If I start from simply yahoo.com, scroll down, click a link and then
return, the scroll bar does return to it previous position. So it
appears to be be something odd about my.yahoo.com, but IE manages to
remember the previous scroll position.
2. With SM, as I type a previous visited address in the the URL box,
autocomplete would put the most likely address right into the box so
all I'd have to do is press Enter. Now, FF is similar to IE; it merely
opens a drop-down list for me to choose from. I have to use an arrow
key first to make the selection, then press Enter. Also, I'm not wild
about the two lines that appear for each entry.
3. Tools/Options seem much more limited in some ways. I don't see a
way of modifying the autocomplete operation mentioned in 2 above. I
don't see a password manager. I thought that Parental control was
missing, but now I see that it is an add-on.
4. It would be nice to be able to delete items that appear when I
click on History, either by highlighting the item and pressing Delete
or opening a right-click menu with Delete and Delete All as options.
Maybe some of the above issues are because I haven't explored FF
enough yet. But I certainly do love the increased speed. Now I have to
don't forget, you're comparing apples to oranges. FF3 and SM 1.1x are
not the same. You need to compare SM1.1x to FF2.x or SM2 to FF3.
....and, to be fairer still, Ray should be comparing SM to FF AND TB,
i.e. both running at once! (so the RAM useage is closer!)
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