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9 Reasons why Mozilla Firefox is better than Internet Explorer

Firefox MozillaFirefox, one of the largest used browsers by webmasters and normal users worldwide, is the favorite browsers for most of the internet users due to a lot of reasons, the reason might vary depending on the user, as it has some advantages for normal users and some other for webmasters. I love using mozilla firefox, and never use Internet explorer, except for testing the design adjustments of any website that i work on.

Here are a few reasons why i love using Firefox over Internet Explorer are the following –

1. Themes - There are 2 default and various other themes available for firefox, making it look better always with our choice of colors and design. Internet explorer shows just the standard theme that actually is a lot boring one.

2. Bookmark window options - When i bookmark a website, the bookmark window shows some small information about the website that is bookmarked in Firefox, and also there is a keyword search option within the bookmarks when we have a huge list of websites bookmarked, making our search for bookmark easier. Internet explorer probably doesn’t know what Bookmark is? There is a favorites option that has no special features in it.

3. Volume of deletion of cookies - Both the browsers Internet explorer and firefox have the option of deletion of cookies, but the biggest difference in the volume of deletion. Former has the option of deletion of all the cookies together, thus we are left with no choice of retaining some of them, but the latter has a good option of deleting the cookies individually and thus we can save the one’s that we need, and delete which we want to.

4. Features of downloading - There is a download manager with Firefox, which lets us know how much download is on progress and how much is left. And it always downloads files at a specific location without always asking the user for the download location. And main good factor is that an ongoing download can be paused in firefox. But in Internet explorer, we always have to select for a location for download, and download cannot be paused if once started.

5. Script running errors - While opening a big flash or large script running site, firefox asks for conformation whether the script can be continued to run or should it be stopped. On the other hand, internet explorer just crashes and shuts down if the script can’t be handled and run by it.

6. Managing your passwords - Dedicated password manager for saving, editing and deleting passwords for your website logins are available in firefox, but the same can not be done in internet explorer, as no special password saving systems are there in it.

7. Usage of multiple versions of browser - This is for the webmasters especially who are always building websites etc. As the whole world does not use the same version of browser at once, so the websites gave to be tested in various versions of the same browser. Having more than 1 browser version in firefox used together is available in firefox but if we are using internet explorer, only one version can be used at once. Not that useful for webmasters.

8. Image format support for favicons - Favicons in internet explorer can not be of any image format, and can not be animated too. IE supports just BMP and ICO formats of images for favicons, but firefox supports almost 7-8 types of formats of images including GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, ICO and others. Animated images are also supported by firefox to use as favicons.

9. Opening multiple bookmarks at once - Many bookmarks can be opened at once in different tabs in firefox, but this is not at all available in internet explorer as it doesn’t have any good option of bookmarking at least.

I was just wondering are there any webmasters who are using Internet explorer? I hope most are not :)

Comments

  1. wow thats an excellent big list of reasons why IE sucks and Firefox would be recommended. BTW which browser do you use for mobile phone blogging?

    Though iam not much into themes, but the add-on’s & multi tab features rock.

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  2. wow thats an excellent big list of reasons why IE sucks and Firefox would be recommended. BTW which browser do you use for mobile phone blogging?

    Though iam not much into themes, but the add-on’s & multi tab features rock.

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  3. Nice list there. Yes webmasters get some good options and addons on firefox but not on the other.

  4. Nice list there. Yes webmasters get some good options and addons on firefox but not on the other.

  5. Amit, i am using Opera mini for my phone as a browser. It is awesome with beautiful shortcuts and features. Will post something about it soon :)

  6. Amit, i am using Opera mini for my phone as a browser. It is awesome with beautiful shortcuts and features. Will post something about it soon :)

  7. And so one more reason as stated by someone in digitalpoint forums, and i forgot to mention it in the list – there is a plugin available by which we can view a web page in internet explorer version in the firefox browser itself. :)

  8. And so one more reason as stated by someone in digitalpoint forums, and i forgot to mention it in the list – there is a plugin available by which we can view a web page in internet explorer version in the firefox browser itself. :)

  9. Yes… That would be nice for some sites like ‘Dataone Stats Page’ which only works on IE..

    Nice post chetan!!!

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  10. Yes… That would be nice for some sites like ‘Dataone Stats Page’ which only works on IE..

    Nice post chetan!!!

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  11. Dude, you forgot add-ons. The primary reason i use Firefox is because of the large number of add-ons avaiable.

  12. Dude, you forgot add-ons. The primary reason i use Firefox is because of the large number of add-ons avaiable.

  13. Heh yeah i am really a big dumb, tried to go deep with the plus points. And forgot the basic differences and advantages.

  14. Heh yeah i am really a big dumb, tried to go deep with the plus points. And forgot the basic differences and advantages.

  15. download mozilla firefox :

    yeah theres a lot of reasons to choose FF over IE. and its a bummer that our office still uses IE. grrrr. i like opening a lot of tabs at once!

  16. download mozilla firefox :

    yeah theres a lot of reasons to choose FF over IE. and its a bummer that our office still uses IE. grrrr. i like opening a lot of tabs at once!

  17. i too prefer to use Firefox rather than IE … as the plus points u have already explained y to use FF instead of IE ;)

    i have installed some ad-ons helpful for SEO work or helpful for a webmaster while surfing ..it ROcks

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  18. i too prefer to use Firefox rather than IE … as the plus points u have already explained y to use FF instead of IE ;)

    i have installed some ad-ons helpful for SEO work or helpful for a webmaster while surfing ..it ROcks

    Puneet’s last blog post..Google Spins It’s Web to Site Creation & Management

  19. mozila firefox download :

    hey guys, i heard that there’s firefox4 now in beta. i dont know if they’ve officially released it, have they?

  20. mozila firefox download :

    hey guys, i heard that there’s firefox4 now in beta. i dont know if they’ve officially released it, have they?

  21. mozzila firefox download :

    i know this is sorta outta the blue for this entry, but since i heard the mention of flock..i just wanna say… i just dont get that prog! my dad uses that for his laptop and sometimes i have to use it too. sometimes i crashes and i dont get it. it happens when i open too many tabs. grrrr.

  22. mozzila firefox download :

    i know this is sorta outta the blue for this entry, but since i heard the mention of flock..i just wanna say… i just dont get that prog! my dad uses that for his laptop and sometimes i have to use it too. sometimes i crashes and i dont get it. it happens when i open too many tabs. grrrr.

  23. When visiting a website, firefox is much faster than IE. Some website doesn’t really work well in IE but Firefox, it shows it all. In terms of security, i am more comfortable with firefox, but as for IE, sometime i really worry i might click on the wrong thing…

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  24. When visiting a website, firefox is much faster than IE. Some website doesn’t really work well in IE but Firefox, it shows it all. In terms of security, i am more comfortable with firefox, but as for IE, sometime i really worry i might click on the wrong thing…

    david cheong’s last blog post..Earn a million dollar with contents

  25. Phil Benwell :

    I fully agree. I am a newish user to firefox but with all the extra plug ins etc it just makes more sense to me.

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  26. Phil Benwell :

    I fully agree. I am a newish user to firefox but with all the extra plug ins etc it just makes more sense to me.

    Phil Benwell’s last blog post..First tutorial has been added.

  27. I have heard that Opera is also a good browser and that it is the one that follows standards based web design the closest, do any of you use Opera?

  28. I have heard that Opera is also a good browser and that it is the one that follows standards based web design the closest, do any of you use Opera?

  29. I do use Opera Mini in my phone, but not in my laptop :)

  30. I do use Opera Mini in my phone, but not in my laptop :)

  31. HELL YEAH – Firefox rules.

    I did a similar post over at my blog last month:

    http://ismooch.blogspot.com/2008/02/why-firefox-is-better.html

    seems these sort of posts are becoming popular… why? cos IE sucks

    Chris Spring’s last blog post..Glaze Touch and Fresh

  32. HELL YEAH – Firefox rules.

    I did a similar post over at my blog last month:

    http://ismooch.blogspot.com/2008/02/why-firefox-is-better.html

    seems these sort of posts are becoming popular… why? cos IE sucks

    Chris Spring’s last blog post..Glaze Touch and Fresh

  33. Nice resources. Thanks for sharing. I always use firefox.

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  34. Nice resources. Thanks for sharing. I always use firefox.

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  35. Yeah, IE has fell off a lot… I’m an official Firefox user now! Well, except when I’m at work lol

    Jay
    DatMoney.com

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  36. Yeah, IE has fell off a lot… I’m an official Firefox user now! Well, except when I’m at work lol

    Jay
    DatMoney.com

    Jay’s last blog post..If You Didn’t have Entrecard, Your Blog Would Have No Visitors

  37. I was previously using internet explorer, want to know if there is any option of shifting bookmarks to firefox. Please tell me.

  38. I was previously using internet explorer, want to know if there is any option of shifting bookmarks to firefox. Please tell me.

  39. Firefox just FEELS better, while IE leaves a bitter aftertaste. Plus, the Windows interface is soooo out of date.

    Crystal’s last blog post..Why Niche Blogging Isn’t for Me (and You)

  40. Firefox just FEELS better, while IE leaves a bitter aftertaste. Plus, the Windows interface is soooo out of date.

    Crystal’s last blog post..Why Niche Blogging Isn’t for Me (and You)

  41. this is a strong argument for firefox…i still like my old fashioned ie though…i should make the switch though.

    Chelle’s last blog post..The Pursuit of Happiness: The Secrets to Being Happy

  42. this is a strong argument for firefox…i still like my old fashioned ie though…i should make the switch though.

    Chelle’s last blog post..The Pursuit of Happiness: The Secrets to Being Happy

  43. I finally made the switch today and I’m loving firefox. So much less lag too, never even knew.

  44. I finally made the switch today and I’m loving firefox. So much less lag too, never even knew.

  45. Switch my friend, and switch fast! You’ll love all the plugins available for FF.

    Crystal’s last blog post..Chatter at the Orthodontist’s

  46. Switch my friend, and switch fast! You’ll love all the plugins available for FF.

    Crystal’s last blog post..Chatter at the Orthodontist’s

  47. There are some more features which are not in the list here there are various add ons which are there in the Firefox which makes it superior, Like different add ons. From theme to music player, from screen shots to color picker, from page rank, Alexa to downloader.
    These add ons are of tremendous help to webmasters as well as to common peoples.

  48. There are some more features which are not in the list here there are various add ons which are there in the Firefox which makes it superior, Like different add ons. From theme to music player, from screen shots to color picker, from page rank, Alexa to downloader.
    These add ons are of tremendous help to webmasters as well as to common peoples.

  49. I have never had a problem with firefox. It is much faster, safer and smoother than Internet Explorer. When I used Internet Explorer, it was slow, unsafe and sluggish. One time it crashed when I used Internet Explorer. I have never had a problem with firefox. I will stick with it permanently.

  50. I have never had a problem with firefox. It is much faster, safer and smoother than Internet Explorer. When I used Internet Explorer, it was slow, unsafe and sluggish. One time it crashed when I used Internet Explorer. I have never had a problem with firefox. I will stick with it permanently.

  51. 42waystosporkyourself :

    FIREFOX WILL RULE THE WORLD (or at least it will if everybody downloads it) Besides, IE is crap and slow. FireFox is much better

    THANK YOU MOZILLA! (at least someone can get something right)

  52. 42waystosporkyourself :

    FIREFOX WILL RULE THE WORLD (or at least it will if everybody downloads it) Besides, IE is crap and slow. FireFox is much better

    THANK YOU MOZILLA! (at least someone can get something right)

  53. William- Bill E. the kid Ammerman :

    I appreciate the postings!! Being, “Deaf-disabled,” I’ve been on-line since 1989? I got rid of Internet Explorer within, 2 weeks and have loved Firefox! Thankfully, even though, I’ve upgraded computers to Windows’s Professional, I’ve never used Internet Explorer? Maybe, in a way I’ve fooled them all?

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