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Offline SUSZANNAH

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AOL browser -v- IE
« on: January 19, 2005, 01:26:04 AM »
Does anyone know which browser Aol uses? and which is the safest Aol or IE?  :)

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Re: AOL browser -v- IE
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2005, 01:33:07 AM »
Used to be Netscape, but I think the latest is built on I.E.

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Re: AOL browser -v- IE
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2005, 01:34:40 AM »
mmmm. so it doesn't really matter which one I use then, as they are both the same?

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005, 01:39:53 AM »
The latest build should have tabbed browsing which I.E. hasn't, and also some other "nanny" features peculiar to AOL's style of web browsing.  Personally I use Firefox.  I'm not the best person to ask as I've never used AOL, just from what I've seen on other pc's.

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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2005, 02:10:26 PM »
Does anyone know which browser Aol uses? and which is the safest Aol or IE?  :)

AOL has always used IE. It uses all of IE's settings so the security is the same ;)

They did play around for a while with using a mozilla based browser but ultimately stuck with IE.

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Re: AOL browser -v- IE
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2005, 01:12:00 AM »
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They did play around for a while with using a mozilla based browser but ultimately stuck with IE.
That's actually strange considering they own Netscape. They where also the biggest complainer in the lawsuit agains MS.
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Re: AOL browser -v- IE
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2005, 01:14:34 AM »
mmmm the only way I can view the member flags is using IE, with AOL browser I can only see the map  :-\

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2005, 02:15:46 PM »
mmmm the only way I can view the member flags is using IE, with AOL browser I can only see the map  :-\

There must be something in the AOHELL browser settings, like the firefox option to block or display images that are not on the local website domain.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2005, 02:23:28 PM »
mmmm the only way I can view the member flags is using IE, with AOL browser I can only see the map  :-\

I don't know what "member flags" is - but AOL does do it's own cacheing - so try to right click on the page in question and click "refresh"

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Really, much of the AOL client content is delivered via Active x

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2005, 03:13:47 PM »
toadbee,

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I don't know what "member flags" is

Click on the 'MEMBER MAP' button at the top of the screen, after you place your location (pin) on the map, it will display your flag near your name.

See here for better description: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10436.0


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Re: AOL browser -v- IE
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2005, 03:32:41 PM »
 ;D  I don't think it works with "themis" skin - i.e. there's no button  :-X

Thats quite a groovy map ;)

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Re: AOL browser -v- IE
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2005, 05:13:50 PM »
You can temporarily switch to the default theme and add your pin and revert to the theme of your choice.
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Re: AOL browser -v- IE
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2005, 06:20:03 PM »
For some strange reason it seems to be working with Aol browser now, I didn't even alter anything  :)

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Re: AOL browser -v- IE
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2005, 06:21:55 PM »
Ahhh, its them mysterious computer Gremlins then  :)

Glad your problem is fixed

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Re: AOL browser -v- IE
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2005, 03:18:58 PM »
I have been converted, heard so many of you use Firefox, installed it with lots of help, hope I have better luck with this one  ;D ;D