FireFox for MB'ing?
I've used IE for years but today I downloaded FireFox- just thought I'd give it a go.
Does anyone know if there are any known issues with FF and any of the bookies sites?
One site that I've found that works much "better" with FF is Bet24. I could never get it to work properly in IE- it always messed the frames up Works a dream in FF. And FF seems SO much faster to me.
I've recently made the switch too, been using it for two months now and no issues whatsoever. Opera doesn't seem to like betfair though for me.
Firefox has neat little plugins like the 'User Agent Switcher' and 'wmlbrowser' which can display and trick bookies mobile websites into thinking you're using a mobile phone
I've been using firefox for years (if you count its historical predecesors, like NCSA Mosaic, since 1994!) and never had any issues. I now use Google Chrome for everything apart from betting. Some slight issues with betfair but nothing that would cause you to lose money unless you expect horses to be listed in a sensible order
Oh, and I wasn't sure about tracking through quidco when I started so I do tend to switch to IE where I can safely delete cookies for cashback and signups.
I use firefox over IE as a rule, never had any real problems i can think of.
Have a plan and stick to it
Firefox is a much better browser than IE for everything. But I tend to use Google Chrome nowadays. The only downside I have found with this is Betmate which refuses to work in it.
Firefox for me too. Made the switch about a year ago and never looked back. A far superior browser.
Play with the add-ons. Check out a split screen add-on so you can run bookies + Betfair/Detdaq at the same time. You can also find currency converters and don't forget the gruss software add-on for Betfair that will refresh the odds every second if you're doing horses
fire fox all the way for me ... i visit lots of other sites (gaming etc) ... i still get shocked when i log on from another computer and see all the adverts on the sites i browse everyday
i dont think anything can beat all the add ons like add blocker ... well unless maybe google chrome (but ive never heard of that until today)
I do use IE though when signing up to bookies for cash back ... why well its less well protected (due to the addons) so i just figure stuff like cookies stand more of a chance of being tracked
Same here. I got really annoyed with Firefox because it consumes huge amounts of memory and very quickly grinds my PC to a halt.
Originally Posted by Prof
Google Chrome is much faster and betfair works a lot better. In Firefox, it is like a game with moving targets as the screen frequently but randomly changes size.
Apart from its dislike of betmate (and SJ betslips), the other downside for me is that since installing it my PC crashes a bit too often than is comfortable (though the cause may not be Chrome but BFilter which I installed at the same time - BFilter cuts out all the ads from whichever browser you use).
Gah I had meant to write up a full on article about match betting with Firefox and all the various tips, tricks and addons that are useful, but am always so busy moderating the forum that I never got around to it
My favourite add-ons are:
Well that's the main addons I use... there are stacks of other good tips for using Firefox I was going to go on about as well in this article that never happened (stuff like using keywords for every bookie for quick navigation, keywords for searching for odds comparison matches on bestbetting etc, bookmarklets for browsing/reading this forum quickly, etc etc)... maybe some day when I don't have another 30 new posts to read/moderate at 1.37am!!
- ReminderFox - allows you to create reminders inside firefox and gives you alerts when things are due to be done, very very useful for when you've just put on a qualifying bet and are expecting a bonus to be added within 48hrs or w/e, just set up a reminder for 2 days time to remind you to check back on it.
- ReloadEvery - allows you to reload the page every x seconds, very useful for refreshing bookmaker prices (esp. on horses) for when you've queued a lay bet on a volatile market.
- CookieSwap - allows you to keep a number of different 'cookie profiles' so that you can switch easily from one lot of cookies to another quickly. Actually not sure I use it that much for match betting but it's useful perhaps for some who, ahem, have various partner friendly endeavours going on.
- DuplicateTab - this allows you to 'clone' the tab you're currently using so that the cloned tab has the same browsing history as the original. Hard to explain how this is useful, but it's probably the extension that I use the most/would be most sorry to lose, it's just central to everything I do.
- Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer - I have hundreds if not thousands of bookmarks and add/remove them regularly. Foxmarks allows you to keep your bookmarks synchronized across different machines easily so you always have the latest bookmarks up to date.
- QuickSum - this is one that I had to hack at myself because it stopped working in Firefox3 and the author never maintained it/ upgraded it. QuickSum allows you to select a lot of different cells in an HTML table and show you the total of all the cells you selected in the status bar - really really useful for example if you're trying to work out how much wagering you've done at a bookie, you'd just press/hold control and then left click/hold all the cells in your accounts page for the bets you've place and you get a total for all those wagers in the status bar... cracking!
Tags for this Thread