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Old 11-30-2010, 06:39 AM   #11
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I can truthfully say that were I in the market for a product - I wouldn't buy one with such an irritating way of advertising. The Dell thing is awful.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:03 AM   #12
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Dell today... yesterday it was a different ad.
Alix, you should turn off Adblocker and ENJOY!

(My personal opinion is that any advertising venue that forces me
to make changes to my browser, etc, is TOO INTRUSIVE and should not be.)
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:51 AM   #13
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GrillingFool, no WAY!!! I love my Firefox, and can't believe it took me so long to switch over. However, on my laptop (MacBook) I see ads, but not the ones you are describing. I just have the regular banner ads and haven't seen any of those irritating ones.

I've passed the info along folks! Please keep letting us know about the problems with the drop down ads and we'll look into it.
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GrillingFool, no WAY!!! I love my Firefox, and can't believe it took me so long to switch over. However, on my laptop (MacBook) I see ads
So why havent you switched to FF for Mac?????
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:55 AM   #15
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There's a FF for Mac???? Really? I never thought to check! Safari has been pleasant and I don't find I get as many ads with it, but I'm off to check now. GB!
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If you are looking at browsers, check out Chrome from Google. I was a loyal FireFox user for years. It's still on both of my machines, but I almost always use Chrome now. The only thing I miss is the password manager. A friend of mine finds that his laptop runs 25-30% longer on battery if he uses Chrome instead of FireFox. They are both memory hogs, but Chrome seems to release memory better than FireFox. I don't have to reboot to make Chrome give me back that memory.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:13 PM   #18
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I tried Chrome and have heard great things about it too. The deal breaker for me though was that Chrome did not have an ad-blocker at the time.
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I tried Chrome and have heard great things about it too. The deal breaker for me though was that Chrome did not have an ad-blocker at the time.
I am only using two extensions with Chrome - session manager and Wiki Companion. I don't see those ads that people were complaining about. There are lots of other extensions. https://chrome.google.com/extensions?

I tried it when it came out. I didn't have a "C Drive" on that computer, so it wouldn't install properly and it wouldn't remove the bits it had installed They had hard-coded to C! I expect better from Google. I don't think it is fixed, but I made sure that my current machines have "C Drives". (I sometimes use partitions.)
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I wondered if it was a work thing. OK, thanks June. I'll take this to the techies and see if anything can be done.
I don't think so, Alix. It's happening here at home, and I use Firefox exclusively.
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