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Subject: IE vs FIREFOX
Date Posted: 7/9/2010 10:52 AM ET
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Is it possible to have both IE and Firefox???  I am having a problem with the copy/paste feature with IE and have been told that Firefox is much better.  I have always had IE and like most people, I hate to change, expecially if I end up not liking Firefox and then having to change all over again!!

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 10:55 AM ET
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Norma,

You can have both IE and Firefox on the same machine.  PBS was programmed to run at optimal levels using FireFox.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 11:02 AM ET
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You can have as many browsers as you want on your computer. I have 3 but only because I removed IE completely because I hated it.

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Date Posted: 7/9/2010 11:47 AM ET
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Norma, I think you'll find that Firefox is a far superior browser to IE.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 12:16 PM ET
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I have Crome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.  Neither Crome or Firefox works with PBS for me on either of my computers.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 12:22 PM ET
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Only FireFox works for me. IE makes the pages too large to fit on the screen and I have to scroll left and right to see everything.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 3:04 PM ET
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Amee - Do you have a Mac? DH also hates IE and wished he can remove it completely but if you have a PC, you can only get security updates for Windows via IE.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 3:08 PM ET
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I run both IE & Firefox, neither have given me any problems (PBS or otherwise).  I find both to be efficient and rather effortless.

No need to delete one or the other unless you really want to.  Sometimes I have Firefox and IE windows open at the same time.



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Date Posted: 7/9/2010 3:26 PM ET
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Amee - Do you have a Mac? DH also hates IE and wished he can remove it completely but if you have a PC, you can only get security updates for Windows via IE.

I have a PC. I've never had any problems receiving security updates. It asks me to update a few times a month and it's never not worked. I haven't had IE for over a year now, I believe.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 4:25 PM ET
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I have IE, Firefox and Chrome on my PCs.   I use Firefox 99% of the time.  I thought I was having some browser issues so I downloaded Chrome and I like that a lot too.  I really dislike IE so it's pretty rare I use that.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 4:27 PM ET
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Well, I downloaded Firefox and went to experiment on how copy & paste worked.  It is easier to do this in Firefox, but there is no link established!  Now what am I doing wrong?? 

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 5:47 PM ET
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I have Firefox and Safari on my Mac.  PBS and Safari speak to one another only grudgingly so I use Firefox which does exactly what I tell it to do.  Tried IE early on in my surfing days and hated it.  On Mac, Safari and Firefox work much better.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 5:58 PM ET
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The site recommends Firefox, since the site was built using Firefox.  I run both Firefox and IE and Firefox works much better than IE. 

Safari is the only browswer not recommend by PBS. 

From the help docs:

  • We recommend that our members use Firefox to access PBS.
    • Firefox is a FREE browser, and is the most stable and secure browser we have found.  It is the browser of choice for the PBS Team.  
    • Most PBS login problems can be solved by using Firefox. 
    • There are also some site features that non-Firefox users will not see, but these do not affect the use of the site.
  • If you have a Mac, you will probably need to download Firefox.
    • The latest versions of the Safari browser have significant incompatibilities with the site. 
    • We have many Mac-using members, and a lot of them say they like Firefox better than Safari. 
    • The site works very well using Firefox on a Mac.

Configure your browser to work with PBS

For most members, this will not be necessary!  You will only need to do this if you have altered your browser settings from default, and you are having trouble with aspects of the site (most commonly, with printing).

If you are using Firefox (available at http://www.mozilla.com) you should not have any difficulties using the site.  If you do:

  • Check that your popup blocker is NOT enabled for PBS (you can adjust this in your Firefox preferences)
  • If you are running NoScript, make sure that you allow paperbackswap.com and allow yahooapis.com.  See NoScript and PaperBackSwap for more information.
  • Make sure that javascript is enabled (for PCs this checkbox is under Tools > Options > Content; for Macs this checkbox is found under Preferences > Content)

If you are using Internet Explorer

  • Check the version: IE version 6 is outdated and very, very buggy.  You will probably have trouble logging in, navigating parts of the site, and using buttons on the site.  You need to upgrade if you are using IE 6.  You can upgrade at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/
  • If you are using IE 7 or IE 8 and you are having trouble printing a wrapper:
    • This could be because your browser is set not to run the script that checks (1) for a pending request from the same requestor  (2) to be sure the requestor has not canceled the request before you print
    • You should set your security settings (under Tools > Internet Options) to Medium-High.
      • Microsoft recommends this as a general-purpose setting.
    • If you prefer to keep your Internet Security settings set to High for general browsing
      • please add http://www.paperbackswap.com and our parters at http://yui.yahooapis.com to your Trusted Sites list (under Tools > Internet Options). 
      • Make sure that the security level for your Trusted Sites is no higher than Medium-High.

If you are using another browser

  • Disable your pop-up blocker for the PBS site (we don't have advertising popups)
  • Make sure your browser supports javascript and that it is set to enable javascript

If you are unable to see images on the site

  • You need to configure your browser/computer to allow access to the pbsstatic.com domain. This is the domain for the images (ie, book covers) displayed on the site.
Date Posted: 7/9/2010 6:14 PM ET
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Here is an old link on how to copy and paste usng firefox and IE

http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=180982

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 6:14 PM ET
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Here is an old link on how to copy and paste usng firefox and IE

http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=180982

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 8:41 PM ET
Member Since: 12/26/2008
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I used to only use Safari, but I had major issues with posting to the boards.  It would not do paragraph breaks al all.

I downloaded Firefox and the problem is fixed.  Of course, PBS then made Safari work flawlessly.  So, I go between the two browsers.  When one is PMSing, the other one will do.

Subject: Firefox and IE
Date Posted: 7/12/2010 12:12 AM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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I have both on my computer. I use Firefox almost exclusively. My daughter, using the same computer uses IE. They both work for us....