IE Phantom Pain
Sometimes I have to use IE at work. Whenever I do, I find myself constantly using Mozilla shortcuts and features. I'm always middle-clicking on links. In Mozilla this opens the link in a new tab. In IE, this opens the Logitech Scroll Wheel. Or I start typing, attempting to use typeaheadfind, which of course does nothing in IE. Being a web developer, View Source is the other big one. I'm constantly hitting CTRL-U or highlighting some text and looking for "View Selection Source" in the IE context menu. After an unsuccessful attempt, I have to stop myself and copy/paste the URL back into a new tab in Phoenix.
Do you ever find yourself using Mozilla shortcuts in IE? Which ones?
Ctrl+T. I got bored of this not doing anything in IE, so I stopped using it. IE, that is.
middle click constantly. I generally slam my mouse on the pad when I realize I have to waste a right click move locate left click in order to make a new window from link.
IE is the bane of usability, I have become increasingly convinced of this. I wonder how Microserfs stand it.
I middle click all the time. It drives me nuts when the little arrow from intellimouse comes up and super-scrolls my window away. Now not only did I not get another window, I have no idea where I was on my page...
Adding to the chorus of voices for middle-click. Who even bothers using the scroll-drag function in IE, anyways? I've got my scroll wheel set to flip a page at a time, which is much faster anyways.
CTRL +, CTRL -, CTRL L, CTRL T, CTRL enter, CTRL leftmouseclick on link. CTRL D without having to hit enter after that., Shift leftmouseclick to save a file instead of opening it in a new window (?!)
And I think many more, but I IE doesn't get much more to do then getting the new critical updates...
Forgot one that I realy love when I'm browsing the wrong sites without enabling pop-up controll: CTRL Q to completely quit the browser and all active windows. sry
Ctrl-T, without a doubt. View selection source is a big one for me as well, since web design is my business. With all this love of tabs, I'm surprised Safari doesn't have them-- not that I need to be tempted to get a Mac.
Thanks for coming back. :) Are you kidding? I use Phoenix shortcuts all over the place! Just today I was in Microsoft Access and wanted to view a different form than the one I was in: ctrl + t.
And, I'm always using Mouse Gestures in Windows Explorer. Is there any way to use Gecko as a good file explorer?
I suggest that the IE naysayers look at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/previous/webaccess/default.asp
Specifically http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/previous/webaccess/webdevaccess.asp for View Selection Source and a DOM tree.
But I do like that Moz has these things built in. And of course, tabs, tabs, tabs!
PS- Phoenix is my main browser, I only use IE for braindead web sites (which are getting fewer and farther between).
We need an IE icon set to go with the IE theme!
'View Image' in the context menu. One of my favorite features from the old Netscape days.
We need an IE icon set to go with the IE theme!Here you go! — MXN
CTRL + +: After using mozilla for awhile, I cannot stand small fonts!
IE lacks this shortcut, and plus, the font + and - feature doesn't even work most of the time...
typeaheadfind and ctrl u. whats worse is that i use macs at work so it's 'apple' instead of ctrl. i do have 'apple-l' though.
oh, and i've never liked tabs anyway but i guess i'm on my own here. with that and the mac thing does that mean i'm banned?
I've enabled CTRL + Mousewheel to allow me to increase and decrease font size on the fly. Use it all the time. It's one of the reasons I can't stand IE. Friend of mine was watching me look something up and started giving me a bad time about my screen resolution being too high. As he spoke, I just increased the font size to the point that he could read it across the room. It shut him up.
Typeaheadfind and toolbar keywords. All the time I catch myself typing in g (space) "something or other" to search using Google. w3 (space) anotherpointless.com for validation. And whois (space) somedomain.com for a whois lookup.
Ctrl+T. Ctrl+U. Type ahead find.
I'm always trying to find Security and it just doesn't exist. I'm always doing CTRL+CLICK and CTRL+U and the Middle Click...
I love Mozilla. I use it everywhere I can download and install it to.