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I use Firefox as my primary internet browser. After going through several hours of frustration of trying to access my school's Blackboard site, it came down to Firefox not working. Which surprised me and the rather frustrated IT support guy trying to help me.

It worked fine on IE7.

And I find that this happens someone frequently. Websites such as lenovo.com and ernie.erau.edu (my schools blackboard) do not always work with FF. There are many others that I cannot think of right now.

So as much as I like FF and as much as everyone praises it... It isn't perfect! IE7 ALWAYS works. FF doesn't. I must have IE7 installed as a backup browser because FF just doesn't always cut it.

So bash IE7 all you want, but it does serve its purposes. For me, it is a must have. Which means FF isn't really a complete browser.
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weird, my schools blackboard site works fine in FF iirc.

However I recently made the move to Opera and am loving it. It's tiny and...well..it's tiny. I also had some issues with flash videos in FF that were resolved in Opera, not sure what that was about.

I highly suggest trying it out if you don't want to use IE and FF is failing you, just gotta get used to the different tab-bar location.
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theres a lot of .Net 2.0 stuff that is doing that to most of the browsers other than IE7. Did you ever find out what wasn't working in FF?
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That's why there's the IETab extension for FF
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weird, my schools blackboard site works fine in FF iirc.

However I recently made the move to Opera and am loving it. It's tiny and...well..it's tiny. I also had some issues with flash videos in FF that were resolved in Opera, not sure what that was about.

I highly suggest trying it out if you don't want to use IE and FF is failing you, just gotta get used to the different tab-bar location.
Blackboard normally works just fine for me on FF. But for the past week it didn't.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Blackboard normally works just fine for me on FF. But for the past week it didn't.
Has FF updated itself lately? I know that the latest update has a problem with the latest version of flash player.
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That's weird. My BB always loaded fine in FF, although I haven't tried it in May since classes ended.
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Quote:
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That's why there's the IETab extension for FF
Lol that extension makes Firefox almost perfect.
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